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Sign language interpreter at Mandela memorial was a fake
Johannesburg – While millions across the globe were inspired and moved by speeches made at former President Nelson Mandela’s memorial service on Tuesday, the international deaf community expressed outrage over what they say was a fake sign language interpreter. According to a report on Australian site, SBS News, deaf South African and board member of […]
End of road for VW's iconic camper vans
Ten years after Volkswagen's legendary Beetle drove off into the sunset, the German carmaker's other main icon, the camper van, takes its leave from the world's automobile stage this month. In the vast firmament of the automobile industry, the camper van's star shines almost as brightly as that of the Beetle. The worldwide popularity of both vehicles helped VW become a global carmaker. It was the Beetle -- the Type 1 -- that gave birth to the company that is currently the world's third-biggest automaker.
Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year
NEW YORK (AP) — Pope Francis has been selected by Time magazine as the Person of the Year.
World leaders bow, pray at Nelson Mandela's casket
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — World leaders bowed and prayed Wednesday before the flag-draped casket containing the body of Nelson Mandela, having a final look at the anti-apartheid icon in the amphitheater where he was sworn in 19 years earlier as South Africa's first black president.
Mandela ceremony interpreter called a 'fake'
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela's memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake," the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Tuesday.