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06-29 Obama praises Mandela 'inspiration' Pretoria, South Africa
C. 06-29 Tour de Farce first stage disrupted by errant team bus Corsica, Southern France
3. 06-29 Dozens arrested at gay pride rally in Russia St. Petersburg
E. 06-29 Air strikes shake Syria city of Homs Homs, Syria
F. 06-29 China's Xinjiang hit by fresh unrest Hotan, Xinjiang, Western China
G. 06-29 Eight soldiers killed by roadside bomb Yala, Thailand
7. 06-29 Crowds gather for anti-Morsi rally Tahrir Square, Cairo
I. 06-29 Wimbledon: Djokovic, Serena shine, advance Wimbledon, London

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Jun.29   South Africa     Obama praises Mandela 'inspiration' Map of Pretoria South Africa
  US President Barack Obama has praised Nelson Mandela as 'an inspiration to the world' while visiting South Africa


  Southern France Tour de Farce first stage disrupted by errant team bus  The opening stage in Corsica Saturday descended into utter chaos after a team bus became trapped under the finishing gantry in Bastia

  St. Petersburg Dozens arrested at gay pride rally in Russia  Police have arrested gay rights activists and nationalists who confronted them at a rally declared illegal under a law against 'gay propaganda'

  Syria Air strikes shake Syria city of Homs  Syrian war planes and ground forces have struck at rebel-held districts of the city of Homs, say activists

  Melbourne Australia edge Lions to square series  The British and Irish Lions face a final-Test decider next Saturday after Australia hit back to win a desperately tense second Test in Melbourne

  Western China China's Xinjiang hit by fresh unrest  More than 100 people riding motorcycles, some wielding knives, have attacked a police station, according to state-run media

  Thailand Eight soldiers killed by roadside bomb  Eight soldiers have been killed by a roadside bomb in Thailand's restive south, police say, in one of the deadliest attacks on the security forces in recent years

Day News


  Cairo   Crowds gather for anti-Morsi rally Map of Tahrir Square Egypt  Crowds are gathering in Cairo's Tahrir Square ahead of a mass rally to demand the resignation of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi

  London Wimbledon: Djokovic, Serena shine, advance  The top-ranked Serb is dispatching Jeremy Chardy of France 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. Williams is brushing aside 42-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm 6-2, 6-0

  Somalia Top Islamist flown to Mogadishu  Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, has arrived in the capital Mogadishu amid reports of a split in the al-Shabab group.

  Germany Washington 'bugged key EU offices'  Der Spiegel magazine says it has seen a secret document showing the US has bugged EU offices in Washington and at UN headquarters

  Istanbul Thousands hold anti-government demo in Istanbul  Thousands gathered in Istanbul's Taksim Square on Saturday to protest against the harsh police treatment of demonstrators

  Argentina Argentina takes down Columbus statue from pedestal  Workers with cranes have taken down a controversial statue of Christopher Columbus in Argentina's capital for restoration

Evening News


  England Stones triumph in Glastonbury debut  The Rolling Stones' hit-packed Glastonbury debut has been hailed as 'the high spot of 43 years' of the festival by organiser Michael Eavis

  Global WHO to recommend earlier HIV drugs  New guidelines for HIV treatment could see millions more people in developing countries getting life-saving medicine

  Southern California Dozens treated as heat grips US west  Dozens of people across western states have been treated for exhaustion and dehydration, as the region is continuing to bake in a heat wave

San Francisco Bay Area , June 29, 2013 Timeline