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Le premier président noir d'Afrique du Sud, Nelson Mandela, hospitalisé dans un état critique à près de 95 ans, envisageait dès 1998 sa mort prochaine avec "optimisme", dans une vidéo amateur révélée par la chaîne américaine CBS. Durée: 00:41.
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Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck released surveillance video Wednesday in hopes that the public can identify a man they says is a suspect in the shooting of two detectives. Video silent from source. (June 27)Copyright 2013 The Associated Press
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Alarming video footage from India's financial capital shows a leopard creeping into an apartment block foyer and snatching a small dog, which it quickly drags away from the scene.Duration: 00:22
Kevin Rudd has been sworn in as Australian prime minister for the second time, a day after he ousted Julia Gillard and three months before national elections that polls suggest their Labor party may lose heavily....http://www.euronews.net/
President Barack Obama has arrived in Senegal with his family at the start of an eight-day trip to Africa. The US hopes the tour will jump-start its relationship with the continent where many feel neglected by the Obama administration....http://www.euronews.net/
Speculation about the deterioration in the health of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela intensified after President Jacob Zuma cancelled his trip to Mozambique.Zuma made his decision after visiting the 94-year-old in the Pretoria hospital where he has been receiving treatment for a lung infection....http://www.euronews.net/
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Kevin Rudd was sworn in as Australian prime minister for the second time on Thursday (June 27), a day after toppling Julia Gillard and three months out from scheduled elections with polls suggesting the ruling Labor Party is staring at a devastating defeat. Rudd's resurrection as prime minister comes after three years of bitter infighting within the Labor leadership and as the world's 12th largest economy faces challenges from a slowdown in top trade partner China. Late on Wednesday (June 26) Rudd, a Mandarin-speaking former diplomat, highlighted the difficulties associated with "the end of China's resource boom" and said he would work to rebuild the government's strained relations with the business community. He made no mention of whether he would change policy or bring forward elections due on September 14.
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There's a breakout hit in the Japanese gaming world. The star? A little brown mushroom called a nameko. It's featured in a trilogy of smartphone games called 'Nameko Saibai kit.' WSJ's Daisuke Wakabayashi reports. Copyright 2013, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
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As Obama has outlined his new climate plan, we ask if he will he be able to fulfill his promise of a greener future. Inside Story Americas, with presenter Shihab Rattansi, is joined by guests: Dana Nuccitelli, an environmental scientist and contributor to the Guardian newspaper; and Daniel Kessler, a media campaigner, who works with 350.org to build a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis.
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In a huge victory for gays and lesbians, the US Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a law denying federal benefits to homosexual couples and cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California.Duration:00:57
In a historic victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court cleared the way for married gay couples to receive federal benefits and allowed the resumption of same-sex marriage in California. (June 26)Copyright 2013 The Associated Press
A friend who was on the phone with 17-year-old Trayvon Martin moments before he was fatally shot by George Zimmerman testified that Martin described the man following him as "a creepy-ass cracker" and he thought he had evaded him. (June 26)Copyright 2013 The Associated Press
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Thousands of Chilean students marched in Santiago on Wednesday in a new round of demonstrations aimed at pressing the government on education reform. The marches were part of a 24-hour strike called by the National Convention of Students to demand free higher education and condemn conservative President Sebastian Pinera. Pinera has touted recent educational reforms including expanded grants and student loan reforms, but students, who say the education system is profit-driven and only accessible to the well-off and well-connected, have said the reforms do not go far enough. Violent clashes erupted, with police firing water cannon and tear gas at hooded protesters as flames poured from makeshift barricades. Students, both secondary and university, have led regular demonstrations, calling for a free and quality education for all Chileans since the protest movement started in 2011. The conservative Pinera, whose f
STORY: Celebrations after the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday handed a significant victory to gay rights advocates by ruling that married gay men and women are eligible for federal benefits and paving the way for same-sex marriage in California. The two cases, both decided on 5-4 votes, concerned the constitutionality of a key part of a federal law, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), that denied benefits to same-sex married couples and a California state law enacted in 2008, called Proposition 8, that banned gay marriage. The court struck down a central part of DOMA and let stand a lower-court ruling throwing out California's voter-approved ban on gay marriage. The Supreme Court rulings come amid rapid progress for advocates of gay marriage in recent months and years in the United States and internationally. Opinion polls show a steady increase in U.S. public support for gay marriage. Gay marriage is an issue that stirs cultural, religious and political passi