Global Week in Review: South African Police Lied About Marikana Shootings

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  • Egypt Forces Launch Raid on Islamist Stronghold, Officer Killed
  • Nintendo’s Hiroshi Yamauchi Dies at 85
  • UN: “Clear and Convincing Evidence” of Syria Chemical Attack
  • 12 Years a Slave Wins Audience Award at International Film Festival
  • Navy Yard Shooting Leaves 1 Gunman, Multiple People Dead
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  • Muslims in Montreal Protest Religious Clothing Ban
  • Major Storms Kill 53 in Mexico
  • South Korean Soldiers Fatally Shoot Man Crossing Border
  • Nigerian Community Refuses Multimillion Settlement from Shell
  • Righting the Wrecked Costa Concordia
  • Rebels and Troops Continue Deadly Fighting in Southern Philippines
  • Nigerian Police Allege Youths Retaliate, Kill Officer
  • Afghan Presidential Race Begins
  • South African Police Lied About Marikana Massacre
  • Sirleaf's Son Resigns
  • Congolese Nun Wins UN Prize for Refugee Work
  • ICC Trial Sparks More Controversy in Kenya
  • Sudan President’s Request Sparks Outrage
  • Land Conflicts Pose Major Threat to Global Businesses

Nintendo’s Hiroshi Yamauchi Dies at 85

Hiroshi Yamauchi, the successful Japanese businessman who spearheaded the huge success of Nintendo, has died at 85 of pneumonia. He served as president of the once-reputable electronic entertainment company from 1949 until 2002, overseeing the development of the well known game consoles NES, the SNES, the N64 and the Gamecube.

(Photo: AP Photo/Katsumi Kasahara, File)

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