South Africans sang, world leaders grieved and cyberspace erupted with Nelson Mandela tributes in a collage of languages as word spread that a man once called a terrorist and later likened to a living saint had died.
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Former South African President and anti-apartheid revolutionary hero Nelson Mandela has died at his Johannesburg home. He was 95.
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Paris Hilton is disgusted with designers of "that stupid fake tweet" about Nelson Mandela.
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