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Nelson Mandela Improving: Report

Nelson Mandela condition improves

South African President Jacob Zuma says that the condition of Nelson Mandela has improved overnight. The statement comes after he visited the anti-apartheid hero in the hospital in Pretoria. According to CNN, Zuma said that Mandela’s medical team told him that the former President “remains critical but is now stable.” Mandela, who is 94 and… Read more »

Japanese Man Sues TV Station For Being Too ‘Americanized’

Japanese TV Sued

A man recently sued a TV network in Japan for using too many English words in its programming. Japanese broadcaster NHK is being sued by 71-year-old Hoji Takahashi for “undue mental stress” over the amount of foreign words he encounters on the channel. The pensioner said the overuse of English loanwords makes it hard for… Read more »

Nelson Mandela’s Daughter Says Family Is Holding On Until ‘Very End’

Nelson Mandela On Life Support

Nelson Mandela is critically ill, but his oldest daughter says he is still responding to touch and opening his eyes. Speaking to the state-run South African Broadcasting Corp., his daughter says: “I reiterate that Tata is very critical, that anything is imminent. But I want to emphasize again that it’s only God who knows when the time… Read more »

Singapore Haze Sparks First Arrest In Dangerous Fires [Video]

Singapore Haze

The life-threatening Singapore haze, which reached record highs for air pollution readings, has now sparked the first arrest. The Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) broke through the 400 reading on Friday — which the BBC and other media sources reported as the highest-ever level in Singapore’s history. CNN explained that a PSI reading of 300 is… Read more »

Nelson Mandela In Critical Condition, President Zuma Announces

Nelson Mandela Health Deteriorating

Nelson Mandela is in critical condition after his condition deteriorated over the weekend. The change in the former South African president’s condition was announced by President Jacob Zuma. Presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj announced the condition change for Mandela on Sunday, 16 days after the anti-apartheid icon entered a hospital in Pretoria. Mandela, 94, has experienced… Read more »

‘Canada Bans Masks’ Law Goes Into Effect

Canada bans masks

The “Canada bans masks” law that makes it a serious felony to wear a mask during an unlawful assembly is now Canadian law. Conviction can carry a prison sentence of as much as ten years. According to a CBC report, Bill C-309 was proclaimed law during a ceremony in the Canadian Senate Wednesday. The debated… Read more »