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Riaan Manser and Vasti Geldenhuys become the first crew ever to row from mainland Africa to mainland North America. (Credit: CBS 2)

2 South African Explorers Make History In New York Harbor

With Lady Liberty as their witness, pioneering explorers Riaan Manser and Vasti Geldenhuys crossed the finish line, completing their trans-Atlantic rowing adventure with a long hug and tears.

06/20/2014

Oscar Pistorius at the Pretoria High Court (Photo by Herman Verwey/Foto24Gallo Images/Getty Images)

High Drama At Pistorius Murder Trial As Cross-Examination Concludes

Pistorius steered away from a direct response to the prosecutor’s invitation to take the blame for Reeva Steenkamp’s killing, saying only that he opened fire because he believed his life was under threat.

04/15/2014

Oscar Pistorius at the Pretoria High Court (Photo by Herman Verwey/Foto24Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Witness Describes ‘Blood-Curdling’ Screams As Pistorius Murder Trial Begins

Michell Burger, a woman who lives on an estate next to Pistorius’ gated community, said she and her husband were awoken by the screams in the pre-dawn hours of Feb. 14 last year, when Oscar Pistorius killed Reeva Steenkamp.

03/03/2014

The coffin of South African former president Nelson Mandela is carried on a gun carrier for a traditional burial during his funeral in Qunu on December 15, 2013. (Credit: FELIX DLANGAMANDLA/AFP/Getty Images)

Nelson Mandela Buried In South Africa

Nelson Mandela was buried Sunday after a funeral ceremony that included a 21-gun salute.

12/15/2013

Anti-apartheid leader and member of the African National Congress (ANC) Nelson Mandela raises fist while addressing a crowd of residents from the Phola park squatter camp on September 05, 1990 in Tokoza. (TREVOR SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Nelson Mandela’s Body Returns Home Ahead Of Burial

As motorcyclists in uniform and armored personnel carriers escorted the vehicle carrying Mandela’s casket to the family compound, people lining the route sang, applauded and, in some cases, wept.

12/14/2013

Mandla Mandela, one of the grandsons of Nelson Mandela, prays during a Mass in Johannesburg on Dec. 8, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Nelson Mandela Remembered Near And Far On National Day Of Prayer

While South Africans of all races flocked to houses of worship Sunday for a national day of prayer and reflection to honor Nelson Mandela on Sunday, the former South African president and civil rights icon was also being remembered in the United States.

12/08/2013

South African President Nelson Mandela raises his fist during a meeting in Mpumalanga on Nov. 13, 1993. (credit: Getty Images)

Liguori: Mandela Used Sport As A Vehicle For His Message Of Unification

Nelson Mandela used sport to inspire and transform. The great leader, a boxer in his youth, understood the power of sport to influence and unify.

12/06/2013

Former South African president Nelson Mandela (Photo: Getty Images)

Nelson Mandela, Former South African President, Dead At 95

His death closes the final chapter in Africa’s struggle to cast off white rule, leaving the world with indelible memories of a man of astonishing grace and good humor.

12/05/2013

Nelson Mandela appears onstage during the 46664 Concert In Celebration Of Nelson Mandela's Life held at Hyde Park on June 27, 2008 in London, England.  (Photo by Gareth Davies/Getty Images)

Nelson Mandela’s Condition Becomes Critical

Former South African President Nelson Mandela’s condition has become critical, the South African presidency said Sunday afternoon.

06/23/2013

Oscar Pistorius in court on Feb. 22, 2013 (credit: ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

Oscar Pistorius’ Bail Restrictions Eased; Will He Run At Worlds?

Oscar Pistorius can leave South Africa to compete in international track meets, a judge ruled on Thursday as he upheld the Olympic athlete’s appeal against some of his bail restrictions.

03/28/2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg - Jan. 22, 2013 (credit: Spencer T Tucker / Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg Announces Mayors’ Summit To Fight Climate Change

A summit of city mayors will convene in February of next year in Johannesburg, to discuss ways to fight global climate change.

03/12/2013

Baby Born On Plane

New Mother Gives Birth On Flight To JFK

A plane landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport this weekend with an extra passenger.

03/10/2013

Carl Pistorius  (ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

Pistorius’ Older Brother Faces Culpable Homicide Charge

The murder case involving Olympic star Oscar Pistorius took another unexpected turn Sunday with the news that his older brother, Carl, is himself facing charges for the death of a woman in a traffic accident.

02/24/2013

Oscar Pistorius (credit: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Oscar Pistorius Granted Bail Pending Murder Trial

Chief Magistrate Desmond Nair made the ruling Friday after four days of arguments from prosecution and defense in Pistorius’ bail hearing, and after spending about one hour and 45 minutes announcing his decision.

02/22/2013

Oscar Pistorius in court on Feb. 22, 2013 (credit: ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

Twist In Pistorius Case As Lead Investigator Faces Attempted Murder Charges

South Africa’s top detective was appointed lead investigator in the Oscar Pistorius case Thursday, replacing a veteran policeman who was charged with attempted murder in the latest shock development to hit a case being watched closely by the nation.

02/21/2013

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