Originally published on Fri December 6, 2013 9:57 am
Nelson Mandela, who was born in a country that viewed him as a second-class citizen, died Thursday as one of the most respected statesmen in the world. He was 95.
President Jacob Zuma announced the death in a televised speech.
Originally published on Sun October 27, 2013 3:59 pm
Originally published on Sat October 26, 2013 6:46 pm
Vo Nguyen Giap, the Vietnamese general who masterminded the defeat of French colonial forces at Dien Bien Phu and the Tet Offensive that turned many Americans against the Vietnam War, has died at 102.
Giap, whose legacy in Vietnam is second only to Ho Chi Minh, the revolutionary communist leader, died Friday at a hospital in the capital, Hanoi, a government official tells news agencies.
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