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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

Hosni Mubarak steps down after nearly 30 years as president of Egypt, Whitney Houston drowns in her bathtub … on this date in history. Today is Thursday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2016 with 324 to follow. The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mercury and Venus. Evening stars …

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2015 with 323 to follow. The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mercury and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune Uranus and Venus. Those born on this date are under the sign of Aquarius. They include Englishman Henry Fox Talbot, …

Raul Castro issues stern warning to entrepreneurs

HAVANA (AP) — President Raul Castro issued a stern warning to entrepreneurs pushing the boundaries of Cuba’s economic reform, telling parliament on Saturday that “those pressuring us to move faster are moving us toward failure.” Castro has legalized small-scale, private businesses in nearly 200 fields since 2010, but has issued …

Mandela chose to quit, while Mugabe stays put

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Nelson Mandela, now in a hospital, quit after a single term as South African president. Robert Mugabe, Africa’s oldest head of state and the only president Zimbabwe has ever known, is still in charge after disputed elections last week. These two larger-than-life figures, who chose different …

Mandela feud widens to his clan – The Washington Post

JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela’s eldest grandson believed that he had a right, as the traditional heir to the anti-apartheid icon’s clan, to rebury the remains of three of Mandela’s children. But Mandela’s eldest daughter and other relatives went to court, using modern laws to restore the remains to their original …