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1 year 11 months ago

South Africa: Mandela discharged from the hospital

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Former President Nelson Mandela was discharged from a hospital on Saturday following treatment for pneumonia, the presidency said in news that cheered South Africans who had waited tensely for health updates on a beloved national figure. Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who spent 27 years in prison for...

2 years 2 weeks ago

South Africa: Mandela in hospital for tests

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Nelson Mandela, the former South African president and anti-apartheid leader, was admitted to a hospital on Saturday for a scheduled medical check-up and doctors say there is no cause for "alarm," the president's office said. Presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said 94-year-old Mandela went in the afternoon for...

2 years 3 months ago

South Africa: Mandela in hospital over Christmas

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South Africa's presidency says former leader Nelson Mandela will spend Christmas Day in hospital. The presidency says in a statement that Mandela's doctors confirmed the news on Monday. The anti-apartheid figure was admitted Dec. 8 to a hospital in Pretoria, the South African capital. He was diagnosed...

4 years 8 months ago

Marijuana charges dropped against Paris Hilton

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (AP) - A court in South Africa has dropped the marijuana-smoking case against Paris Hilton. The socialite appeared late Friday in a FIFA World Cup courtroom after being arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana at a quarterfinal between Brazil and the Netherlands. "Paris Hilton...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Shark attacks plunge, recession cited

Shark attacks along U.S. coastal waters fell sharply in 2009, according to an annual report released Monday, and the scientist behind the data thinks the reason could have been the weak economy. "The big story is that the number of attacks in the United States dropped dramatically from 41...

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