We regret that due to a technical error our report of Nelson Mandela's death was unintentionally published. It has now been taken down.
In the first day of closing arguments, the prosecution has painted South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius as a liar. The judge is to decide a verdict after the defense's closing arguments, scheduled for Friday.
Senegal has closed its border with Guinea and imposed controls for boats and ships hailing from Ebola-hit countries Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. South Africa has imposed similar measures for travelers.
Millions of South Africans have marked the first Mandela Day since the death of the freedom icon last December. Every year on Mandela's birthday citizens are called on to devote 67 minutes to community service.
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