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Noise from the vuvuzelas during the 2010 World Cup caused problems for players on the field as well as TV viewers. (Getty Images)

2014 World Cup Noisemakers Quieter Than Vuvuzelas

The new instrument, a rattle called the caxirola, is said to make about the same noise as a normal conversation.

12/07/2013

The front pages of British newspapers report on the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela on Dec. 6, 2013 in London, England. (credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

‘He Belongs To The Ages': Mandela Mourned The World Over

In nearly seven decades spent fighting for freedom and equality, Nelson Mandela inspired and challenged the world to stand up for others. As word of Mandela’s death spread, current and former presidents, athletes and entertainers, and people around the world spoke about the life and legacy of the former South African leader.

12/06/2013

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

Ali: Mandela Inspired Others To ‘Reach For What Appeared To Be Impossible’

Muhammad Ali paid tribute to Nelson Mandela as a symbol of forgiveness who inspired others to “reach for what appeared to be impossible,” as the boxing great joined in mourning the death of the South African anti-apartheid leader on Thursday.

12/06/2013

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela’s Death Draws Celebrity Reactions on Twitter

Former South African President Nelson Mandela died at age 95 on Thursday, and the world quickly took to popular social medias sites to mourn the passing of the South African leader.

12/05/2013

Nelson Mandela. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Nelson Mandela, Former South African President and Global Icon, Dies at 95

Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa and anti-apartheid revolutionary, has died at the age of 95.

12/05/2013

Nobel peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks alongside President Barack Obama following a tour of the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation Youth Centre in Cape Town, South Africa, on June 30, 2013. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Tutu To Obama: ‘Your Failure, Whether You Like It Or Not, Is Our Failure’

Everywhere he went in Africa, President Barack Obama was competing with history.

07/03/2013

Basking in an exuberant welcome, President Barack Obama on Monday declared a new era in U.S. relations with Africa based on strategic investment as opposed to charitable aid. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Declares New Era Of US-Africa Relations, Touts Bush Administration AIDS Work

Basking in an exuberant welcome, President Barack Obama on Monday declared a new era in U.S. relations with Africa based on strategic investment as opposed to charitable aid.

07/01/2013

President Barack Obama has chosen a top Democratic Party official and former White House aide to be the U.S. ambassador to South Africa, one of four diplomatic posts Obama moved to fill on Thursday. (CREDIT:  / White House Photo)

Obama Taps Top Democratic Party Official For Ambassadorship

President Barack Obama has chosen a top Democratic Party official and former White House aide to be the U.S. ambassador to South Africa, one of four diplomatic posts Obama moved to fill on Thursday.

06/27/2013

South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela waves as he arrives to attend the 2010 World Cup football final Netherlands vs. Spain on July 11, 2010 at Soccer City stadium in Soweto, suburban Johannesburg. (credit: THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

Mandela Looks Frail, ‘Grey-Skinned’ In New Video

South African President Jacob Zuma said he found Nelson Mandela “in good shape and in good spirits” Monday but a video of his encounter with the ailing anti-apartheid icon belies those cheery words, showing him with a vacant look on his face.

04/29/2013

File photo of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her trip to South Africa. (credit: AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Clinton Hits Dance Floor At South Africa State Dinner

Hillary Clinton just wants to dance with somebody.

08/08/2012

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