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NEW DELHI (AP) — India's main Hindu nationalist party appeared to make strong electoral gains in four heartland states Sunday, sidelining the ruling Congress party in a race seen as a test before next year's general election, according to preliminary results.
By Ed Cropley and Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - With hymns and eulogies, South Africans of all colors and creeds remembered Nelson Mandela in a day of prayers on Sunday, holding him up as an example of freedom and forgiveness to build a better nation and world. Mandela, South Africa's first black president who steered his nation out of apartheid and into multi-racial democracy, died on Thursday at the age of 95 after months of illness. Crowds have piled flowers, candles, balloons and messages outside his Johannesburg home. At the cavernous Regina Mundi church in Soweto, South Africa's largest Catholic Church, hundreds of mourners young and old gathered to pray for Mandela and the nation's future.