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Supporters of Istanbul giant Galatasaray on Tuesday publicly paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, after the Turkish Football Federation threatened to punish two top Ivorian club players for their homage to the late South African anti-apartheid hero. Star striker Didier Drogba had removed his club shirt after a match Friday against SB Elazigspor to reveal a T-shirt that read "Thank You Madiba", using Mandela's clan name. Teammate Emmanuel Eboue also honoured the former South African president who died on Thursday with a T-shirt that said "Rest in Peace Nelson Mandela".
Soweto (South Africa) (AFP) - US President Barack Obama may have moved the masses attending Nelson Mandela's memorial service with his stirring eulogy on Tuesday, but it was his grinning "selfie" with the Danish and British premiers that set social networks abuzz. In a candid moment captured by AFP photographer Roberto Schmidt, Denmark's Helle Thorning-Schmidt can be seen holding up her smartphone, with Obama lending a helping hand, as they pose for a picture with David Cameron, all three of them smiling broadly in their seats at Soweto's World Cup stadium. First Lady Michelle Obama, sitting to the left of her husband, does not join in with the lightheartedness, keeping her eyes firmly trained on the podium where world leaders were paying tribute to South Africa's anti-apartheid hero Mandela, who died Thursday aged 95.
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — A disgraced French businessman was convicted of fraud and sentenced to four years in prison on Tuesday for filling tens of thousands of breast implants with industrial grade silicone. But he left the courthouse freely after lodging an appeal, and thousands of women will have to wait longer to discover if they will receive damages.