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The world remembers Nelson Mandela's shining attributes; his frailties remain a footnote
(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)The Associated Press A woman has her picture taken at a makeshift memorial for Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa, Saturday Dec. 7, 2013, where preparations are underway for Mandela to ...
121 years later, 'L' still defining Chicago
As the "L" carried Chicagoans to work and home for the past 121 years, its girders and beams provided a rusty picture frame for the city's skyline and neighborhoods. The screech of binding wheels as a line of cars bends around its tight curves ...
10 metal tracks even non-metal-heads will love
Metal after the early eighties, whether thrash, death, doom or black, is the embarrassing corpse moldering over there in the corner at the pop music feast — the slavering funkless abomination that should-not-be, on the radio or anywhere else.
A Leader in Mao’s Cultural Revolution Faces His Past
BEIJING — ON the surface, at least, there is not much about Chen Xiaolu to suggest a lifetime of regret. The son of one of Communist China’s founding generals, he enjoyed privilege at an early age and then a career as a business consultant ...
Footballer's Qatar woes put spotlight on 'kafala' system
Dubai (AFP) - A French footballer's struggle to leave Qatar has highlighted the controversial "kafala" system giving sponsors control over foreign workers' lives in the country that will host the 2022 World Cup. Zahir Belounis was able to finally depart ...
Mandela's death likely to boost South African tourism
South African Airways Vacations quickly canceled promotion of its packaged tours to Nelson Mandela-related sites upon news of the leader's death Thursday, even as other tour operators ramped up marketing efforts of their Mandela-themed tours.