July

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Basil Davidson, path-breaking historian of Africa, dies at 95

Basil Davidson, the great radical journalist whose books introduced a mass audience to Africa's history, died on July 9 at the age of 95.

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Cuba releases prisoners, will U.S. reciprocate?

It remains to be seen whether, or how, the United States might respond with a reciprocal gesture that could begin to thaw the long-frozen relations between the two governments.

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Costa Ricans protest military pact with U.S

The Costa Rican opposition is protesting an announced agreement that would allow 7,000 U.S. troops to operate on Costa Rican soil, coordinated with 46 U.S. ships in territorial waters.

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World Cup fans cheer “Thank you Africa!”

SOWETO, South Africa -- South Africa will never be the same. That sums up the end of this World Cup 2010 Event.

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World Cup: a celebration of life

PRETORIA, South Africa -- Make no mistake about it in hosting the 2010 World Cup the Black government of South Africa performed wonderfully.

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UN lets all sides claim victory on Korea crisis

UNITED NATIONS - A UN Security Council statement, reflecting weeks of  diplomatic wrangling over the March 26 sinking of the South Korean military ship Cheonan, seems to have diffused tensions.

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Spain: new rulers of soccer world

History has been made as Spain won its first World Cup in "Soccer City" Johannesburg defeating Netherlands 1-0.

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2010 World Cup: The last game

A final reflection on the 2010 World Cup from South Africa.

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Tour de France thrills!

Since I was young, I have loved cycling, especially the Tour de France, race for the 'Maillot Jaune' (yellow jersey), the golden fleece of cycling.

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Greek workers stage second general strike in two weeks

Two million Greek workers walked off the job for the second time in two weeks Thursday after the country's Parliament backed slashing of the nation's pension system.

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