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German sprint champion Julian Reus challenges Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to 100m race

Borussia Dortmund winger Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he can run faster than Usain Bolt. Now Germany sprint champion Julian Reus wants him to prove it<p>Germany's 100m sprint champion Julian Reus has challenged Borussia Dortmund winger Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to a sprint race to prove whether the …

South Africa buries 'greatest son' Mandela | Reuters

QUNU, South Africa (Reuters) - South Africa buried Nelson Mandela on Sunday, leaving the multi-racial democracy he founded without its living inspiration and still striving for the “Rainbow Nation” ideal of shared prosperity he had dreamed of.<p>The Nobel peace laureate, who was held in apartheid …

Nelson Mandela buried at Qunu ancestral home

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South Africa

BBC News (World) on Twitter: "Scene inside marquee in Qunu where funeral service for Nelson #Mandela is being held http://t.co/qyjgJ3KLBk http://t.co/3oCcAGmTuC"

Mandela lies in state as thousands say 'goodbye'

Thousands of people have queued to view the body of former South African President Nelson Mandela in the country’s capital, Pretoria.<p>Crowds also gathered to catch a glimpse of Mandela’s coffin as it was taken in procession to the Union Buildings, where his body will lie in state from Wednesday to …

Friend and foe, world leaders coming together for Mandela | Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Nearly 90 leaders from across the world, some of them locked in enmity, are flying to South Africa for memorials to Nelson Mandela that will hail one of humanity’s great peacemakers.<p>Officials said on Monday that U.S. President Barack Obama and Raul Castro from Cuba, …

Mandela's legacy in Johannesburg

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” When Nelson Mandela wrote these words, he could not have imagined how deep an impact he would have on South Africa even …

South Africa remembers Mandela in Day of Prayer

Sunday is a day of prayer in South Africa as the country enters a week of mourning ahead of the state funeral and burial of Nelson Mandela.<p>The father of the nation will be remembered up and down the country, in the cities and the sparsely-populated countryside, in chapels and churches and meeting …

South Africans remember Mandela with praise and prayers | Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - With hymns and eulogies, South Africans of all colours and creeds remembered Nelson Mandela in a day of prayers on Sunday, holding him up as a symbol of freedom, forgiveness and hope for the nation and the world.<p>At churches, mosques, synagogues and community halls from the …

South Africa scrum-half and rugby 'genius' Joost Van der Westhuizen comes to terms with death sentence

Scrum-half Joost Van der Westhuizen wants to be remembered as the best rugby player of all time and not for the motor neurone disease that stops him playing with his son<p>It takes just a couple of glances of those famous piercing eyes. One look at the bottle of water on the table, another at his …

Neymar: Barcelona to sign Brazil striker from Santos

<b>Barcelona have agreed a deal to sign Brazil striker Neymar from Santos.</b><p>The 21-year-old will finalise a five-year-deal on Monday.<p>A Barcelona statement read: "FC Barcelona and Santos have agreed terms for Neymar. The 21-year old is one of the most promising footballers on the planet."<p>Neymar da Silva …

Soccer