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WORLD NOTES: July 12

Egypt: ‘Emergency’ rule goes on Italy: Racism is official policy Occupied Territories: Israel limits water Argentina: Summit highlights integration, solidarity Cuba: U.S. actions condemned

Honoring Nelson Mandela at 90

Statesmen, royalty and major world figures in business, sports and entertainment celebrated the life of South African anti-apartheid and national liberation leader Nelson Mandela during a Hyde Park concert in London, June 27. The event honored Mandela’s 90th birthday, which is July 18, and comes 20 years after the 1988 Free Mandela concert that was held in London to demand his release from prison.

Colombia: hostages freed but troubles remain

The July 2 liberation of hostages held by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) was welcomed by world leaders, ranging from U.S. officials and French President Nicolas Sarkozy to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who earlier negotiated the release of six hostages held by FARC.