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Air Force band, flyby send off retiring Air Force chief

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Guests at the change of command ceremony for the Air Force leadership were treated to a military band performance and a show in the sky on Friday at Fernando Air Base here.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comments by world leaders about Ariel Sharon

In this Monday, April 26, 2004 file photo, Marking Israeli Memorial Day, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon greets family members of terror victims, after a memorial ceremony for Israeli civilians who have been killed since Israel's founding 56 years ago, at Mt. Herzl Cemetery, in Jerusalem. Sharon, the hard-charging Israeli general and prime minister who was admired and hated for his battlefield exploits and ambitions to reshape the Middle East, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. He was 85. AP

A selection of memorable quotes about Ariel Sharon, Israel’s former prime minister who died Saturday at age 85

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Major events in the life of Ariel Sharon

In this Wednesday Feb. 7, 2001 file photo, Ariel Sharon, then Israel's Prime Minister-elect, looks up as he touches Judaism holiest site, the Western Wall, in Jerusalem. The son of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon says his father has died on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. The 85-year-old Sharon had been in a coma since a debilitating stroke eight years ago. His son Gilad Sharon said: "He has gone. He went when he decided to go." AP

A look at the life of Ariel Sharon, Israel’s former prime minister who died Saturday at the age of 85: Feb. 26, 1928: Born to Russian immigrants in farming community of Kfar Malal north of Tel Aviv.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘Madiba’: Peacemaker, master of forgiveness

Nelson Mandela. AP FILE PHOTO

Nelson Mandela was a master of forgiveness. South Africa’s first black president spent nearly a third of his life as a prisoner of apartheid, yet he sought to win over its defeated guardians in a relatively peaceful transition of power that inspired the world.

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

World leaders, celebrities remember Nelson Mandela’s legacy

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Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, arguably the personification of democracy and unity, has left his legacy imprinted on the world and on its influential personalities.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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