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With a "goooooal," Chicagoans celebrate World Cup opener: Mexico vs. South Africa

CHICAGO - In a sea of green jerseys hundreds proudly cheered for Mexico here early Friday morning, June 11, at a local indoor soccer gym as the North American nation competed against South Africa in the much-anticipated opening game of the 2010 World Cup.

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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: 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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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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South Africa honors 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s freedom

Thousands of South Africans and political leaders paid tribute to freedom-fighter and world peace crusader Nelson Mandela last week.

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World Notes

In World Notes this week: Canada, South Africa, Dominican Republic, Taiwan, Cuba, Afghanistan.

World Notes: Cuba, Western Sahara, Afghanistan, Philippines, South Africa, Haiti

Cuba: Children a privileged class In televised comments on the 20th anniversary of the UN adoption of a Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF official José Juan Ortiz indicated that of nine million children dying each year from preventable causes, none are Cuban.

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