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By Stella Mapenzauswa and Steve Holland JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuba's Raul Castro at a memorial for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, a rare gesture between the leaders of two ideological opponents that reflected the anti-apartheid hero's spirit of reconciliation. But the peace and harmony did not stretch to South African President Jacob Zuma, whom the crowd at the rain-soaked Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg booed and jeered as he prepared to give his closing address. Mandela's death at the age of 95 has diverted attention from a slew of corruption scandals in Zuma's administration, while underscoring the gulf between South Africa's first black president, a giant of the 20th century, and its fourth. "But what Zuma speaks, he doesn't live.
In the study, researchers looked at the eating habits of more than 40,000 women, who didn't have depression at the study's start. It's all too easy to grab a cola on-the-go, but the same study in Brain, Behavior and Immunity study indicated that soft drinks as part of a regular diet may also contribute to depression. Fast Food: People who eat fast food are 51 percent more likely to develop depression than those who don't, according to a 2012 study in the journal Public Health Nutrition. Keep in mind that eating a small portion of any one food is unlikely to raise depression risk, so don't worry if you've just eaten your first heaping bowl of pasta in ages, or had the very occasional fast food burger.
PARIS (AP) — Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai lashed out at the United States, accusing it of making threats in the dispute over an agreement to keep U.S. troops in the country beyond 2014.
The Canadian company WestJet has many believing in Christmas miracles after a video showcasing the airline's generosity (and marketing savvy) went viral. In the five-and-a-half-minute piece, "Virtual Santa" asked unsuspecting Calgary-bound passengers what they would like for Christmas. The customers then boarded their flights from Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel upped the anti with Afghan President Hamid Karzai Sunday morning, threatening to pull all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan if a security deal is not agreed to soon. Karzai was expected to sign a long-term security deal that would keep U.S. troops and U.S. money in Afghanistan for the next decade after a group of tribal elders approved it last month. Last week, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said that the so-called zero option - pulling all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan by the end of 2014 - was on the table if Karzai refused to deal. "If we don't have a bilateral security agreement, which I've noted, that means we can't protect our forces that would be here after 2014, no international partners will come, Afghanistan essentially will be alone.