*Former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela was in a “serious but stable” condition on Saturday after being taken to hospital with a recurrence of a lung infection, the government said.
The 94-year-old, who became the first black leader of Africa’s biggest economy in 1994 after historic all-race elections, has been in hospital three times since December. He has been battling the infection for a few days, the government said in a statement.
“This morning at about 1:30 a.m. (2330 GMT) his condition deteriorated and he was transferred to a Pretoria hospital. He remains in a serious but stable condition,” it said.
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*Ariel Castro – accused of imprisoning three women for about a decade in his home in Cleveland, Ohio – has been indicted by a grand jury for rape and kidnapping.
Castro, 52, faces 329 charges, with 139 counts of rape, 177 of kidnapping, seven of gross sexual imposition, three of assault, and owning criminal tools. He will also be charged with two counts of aggravated murder for terminating one of the women’s pregnancies.
The women were Michelle Knight, 32, Amanda Berry, 27, and Gina DeJesus, 23.
Last month, Castro was charged with three counts of rape and four of kidnapping, which includes a six-year-old girl he fathered with Ms Berry.
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*In Grand Rapids, Michigan a Public School teacher accused of having sex with her students has turned herself in. The Kent County Jail confirms Jamila Love Williams, 35, was booked just before 6 p.m. Thursday, on four felony charges. No bond was set. Since Wednesday, police say more victims have come forward claiming Williams had sex with students. If found to be true, she could face additional charges.
Williams, an algebra teacher at University Prep Academy, was first accused of having sex with two students. The Kent County Prosecutor’s office has authorized warrants for four counts of third degree criminal sexual conduct against Williams. It’s alleged she sexually assaulted two boys, ages 15 and 16, at various sites in Grand Rapids over the past three months.
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