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S. African Cops Charged in Gruesome Dragging Death

Protesters demand bail be denied to accused police

(Newser) - Nine South African police officers accused in the gruesome death of a Mozambican taxi driver late last month have been charged with murder, reports the BBC . Taxi driver Mido Macia was filmed being arrested on Feb. 26; the video shows police tying his hands to the back of a vehicle... More »

Mandela's 'Sparkle Fading,' Says Wife

Makes comments as former leader diagnosed with lung infection

(Newser) - The first specifics of Nelson Mandela's condition are trickling out following the former president's weekend hospitalization , and they're both encouraging and heart-tugging. The New York Times reports that his condition has been revealed as a recurring lung infection, and he is reportedly "responding to the treatment.... More »

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