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The vuvuzela, African culture and spirit of football: notes from the Edge

The vuvuzela horns are destined to be one of the lasting remembrances of the 2010 World Cup held here in South Africa, says author Wayne Edge.

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Vatican praises Beatles, sidesteps growing scandal

The Vatican newspaper paid tribute to the Fab Four this weekend - can the Beatles rescue the Vatican?

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Cuban food production is up

President Raul Castro last year signaled increased food production as Cuba's top priority.

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Kool & the Gang sing in Havana

Robert "Kool" Bell, leader of the U.S. rhythm and blues group Kool & the Gang said the group's concert in Havana would be dedicated to the fraternity and unity of the peoples.

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New films use humor to make sharp points

Film luminaries like Michael Moore, Matt Damon, George Clooney and Palestinian director Elia Suleiman spotlighted movies mixing wit and wisdom at last month's Toronto Film Festival.

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A U.S. musician pays tribute to Mercedes Sosa

Argentinian folksinger Mercedes Sosa was known the world over as “the voice of the voiceless.”

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Mercedes Sosa, Argentinian singer for justice, dies

Mercedes Sosa, who died Sunday, will live in the hearts of lovers of the Nueva Cancion and of social justice.

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