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Soweto (South Africa) (AFP) - 0745 GMT: "Am here to celebrate the life of Mandela. You go to a restaurant you see the whitemen dining and the blacks serving," says Tapiwa Munyawiri, 24, a hospitality management student at Vaal University of Technology. Reports say British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived earlier at the stadium and was seen getting into a lift. 0738 GMT: My colleague Stephen Collinson reports that US President Barack Obama is now freshening up at his hotel before heading out to the stadium.
By Kevin Yao BEIJING (Reuters) - China's leaders began mapping out their economic and reform plans for 2014 behind closed doors on Tuesday, and would have drawn confidence from data showing the economy has sustained momentum from a mid-year pick-up into the final quarter. Even as the government's 7.5 percent growth target for this year looks increasingly secure, some advisors think it may not issue a specific target for 2014 in order to have more room to pursue reforms intended to lead to more sustainable growth. Top government think tanks, which make policy proposals, were still debating whether the growth target should be cut to 7 percent in 2014 from this year's 7.5 percent as the leadership convened in Beijing for the Central Economic Work Conference. Zhao Xijun, deputy head of the Finance and Securities Institute at Renmin University in Beijing, said he had proposed to the government that it set a range of 7-7.5 percent, but saw an outside chance that Beijing simply scrapped the target.