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Honoring Mandela, In Gestures Large And Small

South Africans paused Tuesday to bid farewell to the country's first black president, but there was nothing somber about it. They sang and shouted and ululated, with some making themselves hoarse even before a memorial service at the country's biggest stadium.
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Obama Calls For Self-Reflection On Mandela's 'Heroic Life'

Coverage of the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg includes part of President Obama's speech.
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In Egypt, Protests Shift To University Campuses

Student activism is now at the heart of dissent against the state. But like Egypt itself, the movement is divided. Secular and Islamist protesters are closing down their campuses and demanding that the police be tried for their crimes.
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'We Are Here ... To Tell Madiba That His Long Walk Is Over'

Tens of thousands crowded into South Africa's national soccer stadium in Johannesburg in the pouring rain to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, who helped transform the nation. The deputy president of the African National Congress party, Cyril Ramaphosa, made the opening remarks, referring to Mandela by his clan name.
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Rain Is Pouring On Capacity Crowd At Mandela Memorial

On the day Nelson Mandela emerged from 27 years in prison, it was raining in Johannesburg — a good omen in South Africa. It was pouring again Tuesday on a stadium overflowing with those celebrating and saying farewell to Mandela. Steve Inskeep has the latest on Tuesday's public memorial service.
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Malala, Hailed Around The World, Controversial At Home

Malala Yousafzai is feted across the world for her courageous stance against the Taliban's violent repression of the right of girls to be educated. The 16-year-old has become the poster child for the West's core values of gender equality and liberal democracy. But some Pakistanis wonder whether she's being exploited.
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AP Reporter Tracks Down Bodies In Mali

Steve Inskeep talks with Rukmini Callimachi, who brings a whole new meaning to the term "dogged reporter." Last summer, while in Mali, the West Africa bureau chief for the AP personally found and exhumed six alleged victims of illegal military assassinations and brought out their families to identify them.
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Mandela Memorial Service Underway In South Africa

People danced and swayed to music under a sea of colorful rain umbrellas as crowds gathered at a huge soccer stadium in Johannesburg on Tuesday to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela.
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South Africa Honors Mandela, An 'Incomparable Force Of Leadership'

With a mix of joyful, mournful and soulful music tens of thousands of South Africans and dozens of world leaders gathered in a huge soccer stadium to celebrate the country's emancipator. Nelson Mandela was remembered as an "incomparable force of leadership."
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Israel, Jordan, Palestinians Strike Water-Sharing Deal

Under the agreement, Jordan would build a desalination plant and a pipeline would be built from the Gulf of Aqaba to the Dead Sea.

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