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North Korea executes Kim Jong-un's uncle as 'traitor'

Jang Song-thaek, previously one of the country's most powerful men, accused of plotting to overthrow state<p>North Korea has executed Kim Jong-un's uncle as a "traitor for all ages" who confessed to planning a coup, state media has announced.<p>Jang Song-thaek, previously one of the country's most …

Mandela: The Miracle Maker

The extraordinary life of the man who liberated South Africa—and then kept the country from falling apart.<p>Nelson Mandela, who died December 5, …

The inbetweeners: life as a middle child

Can the story of our lives be told in isolation from those around us? Or does where we fall in the family make all the difference?<p>I am destined to be the person who changes your life, or at least gives it a really good try. People like me become presidents and prime ministers. People like me are …

Nelson Mandela's friend describes his last days

A rare video has emerged showing one of Nelson’s Mandela’s friends and former prison mates speaking publicly about his last days.<p>Anti-apartheid activist, Ahmed Kathrada, was imprisoned with the former president of South Africa, considered by many to be the “father of the nation.”<p>Speaking at the …

The Week in Review: The 50th Anniversary of the JFK Assassination

Inside Flipboard / November 22, 2013<p>This week marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The youngest elected …

United and Chelsea beaten as Liverpool go second | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Champions Manchester United crashed to a second home Premier League defeat in four days when they lost 1-0 to Newcastle United on Saturday while Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea suffered a shock 3-2 loss at Stoke City.<p>Manchester United manager David Moyes (R) reacts as Patrice Evra …

Qunu mourns Mandela ahead of family burial

In front of the modest brick house of his childhood, people in the small village of Nelson Mandela’s formative years have been paying tribute.<p>In eight days’ time this tiny backwater will be at the centre of the worlds’s attention when Madiba comes home to be laid to rest.<p>The burial will take place …

North Korea frees US war veteran

North Korea has released American war veteran Merill E. Newman after more than a month’s detention in the country.<p>Newman had been visiting North Korea as a tourist when he was arrested at the end of October.<p>He was then held on suspicion of committing “hostile acts” against the state during the …

Maya Angelou writes poem in honour of Nelson Mandela

Angelou's poem, His Day is Done, is circulated in 15 languages as a tribute to Mandela 'on behalf of the American people'<p>The American writer Maya Angelou has written and recited a poem in honour of Nelson Mandela, whom she met in the 1960s when she lived in Cairo.<p>In the poem, His Day is Done, …

The Week in Review: Nelson Mandela, RIP

Inside Flipboard / December 6, 2013<p>As just about everyone knows by now, Nelson Mandela, the prominent politician and leader who led South Africa out …