A fake sign language interpreter took to the stage during Tuesday's memorial for anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, gesticulating gibberish before a global audience of millions and outraging deaf people across the world. DeafSA, South Africa's leading deaf association, condemned the presence of the unknown man at the memorial to Mandela attended by President Jacob Zuma and scores of world leaders including U.S. President Barack Obama. He just invented his signs as he went along," said Delphin Hlungwane, an official South African sign language interpreter at DeafSA.
KIEV (Reuters) - U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland on Wednesday complained to Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich about actions against protesters that were "absolutely impermissible" in a democratic society. Nuland told reporters in Kiev that she had had "tough but realistic talks" with Yanukovich which lasted for more than two hours. Overnight, riot police moved against demonstrators in Kiev in the authorities' biggest attempt yet to reclaim the streets after weeks of protests. (reporting by Richard Balmforth, writing by Elizabeth Piper, editing by)