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/ 9 April 2008

More honours for Thought Leader

Hot on the heels of winning blog of the year at the SA Blog Awards, the <i>Mail & Guardian Online</i>’s <i>Thought Leader</i> has been named an "official honoree" by the Webby Awards, alongside blogs by CNN, CBS News, the <i>New Yorker</i>, CNBC, the <i>New York Times</i>, <i>Time</i> magazine and the Observer Media Group.

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/ 12 February 2008

CBS staff kidnapped in Iraq

Two employees of United States broadcaster CBS News, one reportedly a British journalist, have been kidnapped in Iraq. The United Kingdom journalist was seized by gunmen in Basra with his interpreter on Sunday, according to the Iraqi news agency Aswat al-Iraq (Voice of Iraq).

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/ 8 January 2008

Musharraf vows to punish Bhutto’s killers

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said on Tuesday his government was committed to finding the truth behind the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto and he vowed to punish her killers. Bhutto, twice Pakistan’s prime minister, was killed in an attack on December 27 as she left an election rally in Rawalpindi.

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/ 27 November 2007

NFL star dies after being shot

The National Football League’s (NFL) Sean Taylor, a star defensive player for the Washington Redskins, died on Tuesday after being shot at his home near Miami, local television stations in Washington reported. Taylor (24), who was the Redskins first pick in the 2004 draft, was shot in the leg, severing his femoral artery, during an apparent home robbery on Monday.