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Obama: Mandela 'courageous and profoundly good'

America's first black president Barack Obama paid solemn tribute Thursday to South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela, dubbing him "influential, courageous and profoundly good." Duration: 0:42 Dec 6, 2013
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Mandela's legacy of hope for South Africa

With Nelson Mandela's death, attention turns to the legacy of a man whos achievements had already passed into the history books during his lifetime. Duration: 2:43 Dec 6, 2013
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US fast food workers strike for a 'living wage'

Federally contracted employees at the McDonald's in Washington's National Air and Space Museum walked off their jobs Thursday to join the nationwide strike calling for "living wages" for fast food workers. Duration: 0:58 Dec 6, 2013
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Colombia tries to identify 5.000 children killed in violence

Colombia’s Institute of Legal Medicine seeks to restore the identity of 5,000 children who died in the last decades, many of them due to the country’s armed conflict, and were buried as unidentified victims in unmarked graves. Duration: 0:57 Dec 6, 2013
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Post-revolt Egypt TV soaps tackle taboos, real life

Shady political types, police abuses, corruption at the heart of the state: "new" topics tackled in Egypt's popular soap operas are far removed from traditional family sagas and classic comedies. Duration: 1:15 Dec 6, 2013
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Tunisia jails rapper over lyrics 'insulting' to police

A Tunisian rapper was jailed on Thursday for four months over songs deemed insulting to police, in a retrial that his supporters say proves the authorities are harassing dissident artists. Duration: 0:46 Dec 6, 2013
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High winds as storm hits the Netherlands

A fierce storm battered northern Europe Thursday, leaving three people dead or missing, causing mass transport disruption and threatening the biggest tidal surge in decades. Duration: 00:34 Dec 6, 2013
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Giant Christmas tree set up on Vatican square

Workers set up the traditional Christmas tree on Saint Peter's square in the Vatican on December 5, 2013. The tree, that was cut in Regensburg, Germany, is 25 metres tall, weighs 7,2 tons and is 45-years-old. Duration: 00:37 Dec 6, 2013
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At least 8 dead in car bomb attack in Somalia's Puntland

At least eight people were killed Thursday when a suicide car bomber rammed a convoy in Somalia's northern port of Bossasso, a region harbouring Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents where tensions are high ahead of elections in January. Duration: 00:27 Dec 5, 2013
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Yoko Ono in Japan promotes campaign against hunger

Yoko Ono is in Tokyo to promote a campaign against hunger in the world, with the slogan "Imagine There's No Hunger" which was inspired by a popular song by former husband John Lennon. Duration: 01:03 Dec 5, 2013