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World Cup 2010: Soccer unites South Africa

 If there was one sport that helped South Africans overcome a racially segregated society that kept Blacks down under the country's apartheid system - it was soccer.

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All eyes on South Africa as World Cup set to kickoff

Soccer fans worldwide are gearing up for the most popular sporting event on the planet, the 2010 World Cup, set to kickoff June 11 for the first time on African soil in South Africa.

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Unholy alliance: Israel, apartheid South Africa and nukes

Sasha Polakow-Suransky's book "Unspoken Alliance: Israel's Secret Relationship with Apartheid South Africa" has ripped the lid off the secret world of unholy alliances and weapons of mass destruction.

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World Notes: Uganda, Romania, Australia

Water strife in Africa, missile defense in Romania, refugee rights in Australia.

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World Notes: Afghanistan, Greece, Egypt, South Africa, Ecuador, Cuba

Afghanistan's women and children, Greece and arms dealers, Egypt's protest upsurge, South African transport strike, Ecuador's water, Cuba's no-nukes stand.

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World Notes: Venezuela, Hungary, Tanzania

Venezuela and China sign major deals, reactionaries win in Hungary, Tanzania grants citizenship to refugees.

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World Notes: Senegal, Kyrgyzstan, Israel

French military leaving Senegal, Kyrgyzstan coup impacts Afghanistan, Israel's nukes remain.

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Death of South African rightist highlights ongoing problems

The death of far-right white supremacist Eugene Terre'Blanche, beaten and slashed on his farm on April 3, highlights problems South Africa still faces on labor, land and racism.

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World Notes: S. Africa, Spain, E. Timor

No land for South Africa's black women, Spanish workers take a hit, Indonesian impunity still reverberates in East Timor.

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World Notes: Somalia, Cuba, Russia

Somalia danger signs; new Cuban Five campaign; Russians still like "Soviet."

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