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World NowA disgraced former police chief of South Africa and Interpol boss serving a 15-year prison sentence for corruption was released Friday on medical parole, with officials insisting he didn’t get preferential treatment. Correctional Services Minister...
World NowSecretary of State Hillary Clinton launched a tour across Africa on Tuesday by promising “partnership not patronage” with African nations....
World NowChinese manager slain at controversial coal mine: In a riot over a pay dispute, enraged Zambian miners killed the Chinese mine manager, Wu Shengzai, 50, and wounded another representative of the Chinese-owned Collum coal mine, according to Zambian...
The South African art gallery that displayed an explicit painting of President Jacob Zuma has removed the offending work of art, according to The Times' World Now blog. The decision was made amid a climate of protest and escalating social unrest...
Tags: Arts, Arts and Culture, Barack Obama
Norway is home to perhaps the most inmate-friendly prison in the world (as mentioned previously in "News of the Weird"), but the correctional system has an imminent crisis, as Anders Behring Breivik (the confessed killer of 77 people last year) is nearing...
Tags: Japan, Norway, Religion and Belief, Pentecost, Arts and Culture
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — It was a most unusual burglary. Thieves got in through the bathroom window and walked past the flat-screen TV, DVD player, expensive camera and a couple of brand-new cellphones. Instead, they took 20 external hard drives...
World NowThe former boss of South Africa's ruling party youth league won't be given a reprieve of his expulsion from the African National Congress for bringing the party into disrepute, a decision likely to spell the end of his political ambitions....
World NowOne day after being fired, former South African police chief Bheki Cele accused his critics of trying to discredit him and pledged to clear his name. Cele, who was sacked Tuesday by President Jacob Zuma amid accusations of dishonesty and impropriety, said...
World NowSouth African President Jacob Zuma settles legal case over controversial painting, "The Spear" depicting him with genitals exposed: After weeks of confrontation and torment over the controversial painting, “The Spear” depicting South African...
An artist in South Africa has landed in hot water over a painting depicting the country's president, Jacob Zuma, with exposed genitalia. "The Spear," a painting by Brett Murray, shows a clothed Zuma standing in a defiant pose, with his penis and...
Tags: Artists, Fine Artists, Arts and Culture, Arts, Africa
World NowGcina Malindi, a lawyer for South African President Jacob Zuma, broke down and wept after tough questioning from a white High Court judge, in a hearing on Zuma's efforts to have a portrait depicting him with genitals exposed banned from all public...
World NowSouth Africa's President Zuma sues over painting depicting him unzipped: A painting by a white Cape Town artist, Brett Murray, depicting South African President Jacob Zuma as Soviet leader Lenin -- but with his genitals exposed -- has caused a storm of...
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