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South Africa train passengers stranded for more than a day

Jan. 7, 2020 9:27 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's state-owned passenger rail operator has apologized for stranding riders on a train from Johannesburg to Cape Town for more than a day as food reportedly dwindled and carriages began to stink. A statement by the Shosholoza Meyl division says the train was scheduled to...

SAfrican cyclist left with broken arm after park incident

Dec. 28, 2019 11:08 AM EST

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African cyclist and Olympic hopeful Nicholas Dlamini has suffered a broken left arm while being detained at Cape Town's Table Mountain National Park by rangers who were accused of being unnecessarily aggressive and heavy-handed. Part of Friday's incident was captured...

This 2017 photo provided by Nancy Hoddinott, Luke Putney, right, delivers donated instruments during a trip for the non-profit he started, Instrumental Horizons, in Colombia   Putney came home from a mission trip with what he thought was a bad headache.Instead, doctors found a brain tumor.  While the initial surgery to remove the tumor went well, he eventually suffered a stroke that ended him in the hospital for 100 days and left him without the ability to walk or care for himself.When he left the hospital, Putney said he wanted every step of his recovery to be dedicated to making the world a better place. (Nancy Hoddinott via AP) .

Cancer survivor, Luke Putney, on the healing power of music

Dec. 11, 2019 2:15 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) — Luke Putney’s prayers are simple these days. He prays for healing in his left hand so he can play guitar and bass again. He asks God to strengthen his body so he can be a blessing to other people. And he gives thanks for being able to use the bathroom. “Praise God...