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  • Fake signer at Mandela event accused in mob attack

    Fake signer at Mandela event accused in mob attack

    Monday, December 16 2013 3:46 PM EST2013-12-16 20:46:17 GMT
    Just when it seemed the scandal over the bogus sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial had run its course, a cousin and three friends say he was part of a mob that accosted two men found with a stolen television and burned them to death by setting fire to tires placed around their necks.
    Just when it seemed the scandal over the bogus sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial had run its course, a cousin and three friends say he was part of a mob that accosted two men found with a stolen television and burned them to death by setting fire to tires placed around their necks.
  • Fake signer at Mandela event says he hallucinated

    Fake signer at Mandela event says he hallucinated

    Thursday, December 12 2013 8:53 PM EST2013-12-13 01:53:57 GMT
    The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial says he suffers from schizophrenia and hallucinated and saw angels while gesturing incoherently just 3 feet away from President Barack Obama and other world leaders, outraging deaf people worldwide who said his signs amounted to gibberish.
    The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial says he suffers from schizophrenia and hallucinated and saw angels while gesturing incoherently just 3 feet away from President Barack Obama and other world leaders, outraging deaf people worldwide who said his signs amounted to gibberish.
  • Interpreter for deaf at Nelson Mandela memorial service called fake

    Interpreter for deaf at Nelson Mandela memorial service called fake

    Wednesday, December 11 2013 8:05 PM EST2013-12-12 01:05:24 GMT
    The sign-language interpreter on stage at Nelson Mandela's globally broadcast memorial service was a faker who was waving his arms around meaninglessly, advocates for the deaf said Wednesday.
    The sign-language interpreter on stage at Nelson Mandela's globally broadcast memorial service was a faker who was waving his arms around meaninglessly, advocates for the deaf said Wednesday.
  • Biden speaks at Mandela celebration in DC

    Biden speaks at Mandela celebration in DC

    Wednesday, December 11 2013 5:54 PM EST2013-12-11 22:54:47 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden was among many speakers at a memorial service at Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday celebrating the life of the late South African President Nelson Mandela.
    Vice President Joe Biden was among many speakers at a memorial service at Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday celebrating the life of the late South African President Nelson Mandela.
  • WATCH: Obama speaks at Mandela's memorial service

    WATCH: Obama speaks at Mandela's memorial service

    Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:11 PM EST2013-12-11 02:11:50 GMT
    Amid cheers and song for the prisoner who became peacemaker, President Barack Obama energized tens of thousands of spectators and nearly 100 visiting heads of state Tuesday with a plea for the world to emulate Nelson Mandela, "the last great liberator of the 20th century."
    Amid cheers and song for the prisoner who became peacemaker, President Barack Obama energized tens of thousands of spectators and nearly 100 visiting heads of state Tuesday with a plea for the world to emulate Nelson Mandela, "the last great liberator of the 20th century."
  • Mandela mourned as inspiration in many struggles

    Mandela mourned as inspiration in many struggles

    Friday, December 6 2013 8:17 PM EST2013-12-07 01:17:19 GMT

    Nelson Mandela led black South Africans in their struggle to throw off the yoke of white rule and then helped the entire nation heal the wounds of racial division. The measure of his influence was in the varied and immediate outpouring Friday from people around the globe in response to his death.

    Nelson Mandela led black South Africans in their struggle to throw off the yoke of white rule and then helped the entire nation heal the wounds of racial division. The measure of his influence was in the varied and immediate outpouring Friday from people around the globe in response to his death.

  • Obama, Bush, Clinton to travel to South Africa to honor Mandela

    Obama, Bush, Clinton to travel to South Africa to honor Mandela

    Friday, December 6 2013 8:13 PM EST2013-12-07 01:13:10 GMT
    At least three American presidents will travel to South Africa to attend memorial services for anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95.
    At least three American presidents will travel to South Africa to attend memorial services for anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95.
  • Memorial for Mandela planned at National Cathedral

    Memorial for Mandela planned at National Cathedral

    Friday, December 6 2013 4:11 PM EST2013-12-06 21:11:37 GMT
    A memorial for former South African leader Nelson Mandela is being planned at the Washington National Cathedral.
    A memorial for former South African leader Nelson Mandela is being planned at the Washington National Cathedral.
  • Celebrating the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela

    Celebrating the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela

    Friday, December 6 2013 10:48 AM EST2013-12-06 15:48:25 GMT
    Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool of the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa will hold a press conference to announce the plans to celebrate the life, legacy and values of Nelson Mandela on Friday.
    Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool of the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa will hold a press conference to announce the plans to celebrate the life, legacy and values of Nelson Mandela on Friday.
  • South Africans pay tribute to Mandela

    South Africans pay tribute to Mandela

    Friday, December 6 2013 8:36 AM EST2013-12-06 13:36:45 GMT
    People across South Africa are commemorating Nelson Mandela with song, tears and prayers as the government prepares funeral ceremonies that will draw leaders and other dignitaries from around the globe.
    People across South Africa are commemorating Nelson Mandela with song, tears and prayers as the government prepares funeral ceremonies that will draw leaders and other dignitaries from around the globe.
  • Nelson Mandela dies at age 95

    Nelson Mandela dies at age 95

    Thursday, December 5 2013 11:48 PM EST2013-12-06 04:48:08 GMT
    Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95.
    Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95.
  • Leave your thoughts on Nelson Mandela

    Leave your thoughts on Nelson Mandela

    Thursday, December 5 2013 11:47 PM EST2013-12-06 04:47:14 GMT
    Let everyone know what Nelson Mandela meant to you. Leave your thoughts, prayers and condolences for him here. Also comment on our MyFoxDC Facebook and Twitter pages.
    Let everyone know what Nelson Mandela meant to you. Leave your thoughts, prayers and condolences for him here. Also comment on our MyFoxDC Facebook and Twitter pages.
  • Obama mourns death of icon Nelson Mandela

    Obama mourns death of icon Nelson Mandela

    Thursday, December 5 2013 10:47 PM EST2013-12-06 03:47:15 GMT
    Counting himself among the millions influenced by Nelson Mandela, President Barack Obama on Thursday mourned the death of the anti-apartheid icon with whom he shares the distinction of being his nation's first black president.
    Counting himself among the millions influenced by Nelson Mandela, President Barack Obama on Thursday mourned the death of the anti-apartheid icon with whom he shares the distinction of being his nation's first black president.
  • Celebrities pay tribute to Nelson Mandela

    Celebrities pay tribute to Nelson Mandela

    Thursday, December 5 2013 10:47 PM EST2013-12-06 03:47:02 GMT
    Celebrity reactions Thursday to the death of Nelson Mandela.
    Celebrity reactions Thursday to the death of Nelson Mandela.
  • Mandela, anti-apartheid icon, mourned world over

    Mandela, anti-apartheid icon, mourned world over

    Thursday, December 5 2013 10:46 PM EST2013-12-06 03:46:53 GMT
    The death of Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president who fought apartheid both as a prisoner of that system of white rule and later as a political leader, drew an outpouring of messages from around the globe. Here is some of the reaction.
    The death of Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president who fought apartheid both as a prisoner of that system of white rule and later as a political leader, drew an outpouring of messages from around the globe. Here is some of the reaction.
  • Major events in the life of Nelson Mandela

    Major events in the life of Nelson Mandela

    Thursday, December 5 2013 10:46 PM EST2013-12-06 03:46:25 GMT
    Chronology of the major events in the life of Nelson Mandela, who has passed away at the age of 95.
    Chronology of the major events in the life of Nelson Mandela, who has passed away at the age of 95.
  • 5 key moments in Mandela's life

    5 key moments in Mandela's life

    Thursday, December 5 2013 10:46 PM EST2013-12-06 03:46:13 GMT
    Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa's first black president, was regarded as one of the great figures of the past century for his generosity of spirit, sacrifices in the name of equality and his efforts to reconcile the races in South Africa amid the ever-present specter of conflict.
    Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa's first black president, was regarded as one of the great figures of the past century for his generosity of spirit, sacrifices in the name of equality and his efforts to reconcile the races in South Africa amid the ever-present specter of conflict.
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  • Man convicted of murder in fatal sauce pan beating

    Man convicted of murder in fatal sauce pan beating

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:48:41 GMT
    A man who claimed he was high on drugs and hearing voices when he fatally beat an elderly man with a sauce pan has been found guilty of felony murder.
    A New Jersey man who said he was high on drugs and hearing voices when he fatally beat an elderly man with a sauce pan has been convicted of murder.
  • Several new animals on display at NYC zoos

    Several new animals on display at NYC zoos

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:44:02 GMT
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    The Wildlife Conservation Society's zoos in New York City have debut some interesting new animals in their habitats in recent weeks. The flagship Bronx Zoo is now home to a herd of endangered Turkmenian flare-horned markhor, a species of mountain goat native to Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Some river otter pups are getting to know their home in Prospect Park, and the Queens Zoo has some new majestic American bison.
    The Wildlife Conservation Society's zoos in New York City have debut some interesting new animals in their habitats in recent weeks. The flagship Bronx Zoo is now home to a herd of endangered Turkmenian flare-horned markhor, a species of mountain goat native to Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Some river otter pups are getting to know their home in Prospect Park, and the Queens Zoo has some new majestic American bison.
  • 2 U.S. marshals, 1 NYPD detective wounded; fugitive killed in Manhattan

    2 U.S. marshals, 1 NYPD detective wounded; fugitive killed in Manhattan

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:14:05 GMT
    One of the two deputy U.S. marshals shot in the West Village was released from the hospital on Tuesday. The marshals and an NYPD detective were seriously wounded in a shootout with fugitive sexual assault suspect Charles Richard Mozdir, officials said. The shootout happened in a smoke shop called Smoking Culture on West 4th Street near Jones Street. Mozdir was killed.
    One of the two deputy U.S. marshals shot in the West Village was released from the hospital on Tuesday. The marshals and an NYPD detective were seriously wounded in a shootout with fugitive sexual assault suspect Charles Richard Mozdir, officials said. The shootout happened in a smoke shop called Smoking Culture on West 4th Street near Jones Street. Mozdir was killed.
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