A film 16 years in the making, "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" is making quite an impression on the Mandela family.
His granddaughters, Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway and Swati Dlamini told New Day editorial producer Nadia Bilchik that because the film is based on Mandela's autobiography, it highlights an aspect of their grandfather's fight against apartheid that people rarely see– their mother, Winnie Mandela.
Bilchik is originally from Johannesburg, and gained exclusive access to the granddaughters and Winnie to ask them about the performance of British actor Naomi Harris, who plays Winnie in the film.
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Editorial Producer Nadia Bilchik traveled to Soweto in Johannesburg Nov. 22 to meet with Mandela granddaughters Zaziwe Dlamini Manaway and Swati Dlamini (top) and wife Winnie Mandela (bottom).
About 10 cases of missing children are "being taken very seriously" in connection with the suspected abduction of a girl by a Roma couple in Greece, a spokesman for a Greek children's charity said Tuesday.
"They include children from the United States, Canada, Poland and France," said Panagiotis Pardalis, of the Smile of the Child charity.
In a case that has generated huge interest in Greece, authorities have charged the Roma couple with abducting the child they call "Maria." They appeared in court Monday and were remanded into custody pending a trial.
The parents of a Missouri girl missing since 2011 are now raising the alarm that the child could be their daughter and the FBI is getting involved.
Meanwhile, the parents of a Missouri girl missing since 2011 are now raising the alarm that the child could be their daughter, Baby Lisa Irwin, and the FBI is getting involved.
But some things don’t add up.
“Lisa would be 3 years old. According to a spokesman from Smile of the Child, Maria is to be around 5 or 6 but all possibilities must be ruled out,” reports CNN’s George Howell.
And Greek authorities are taking the possibility that Maria may actually be Baby Lisa very seriously.
There's new hope this morning for a Saudi Arabian citizen who is one of the heaviest people in the world.
Khalid bin Mohsen Shaari weighs 1,345 pounds and because of his weight, he can't move on his own.
Now, on order of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, he's been airlifted by military plane to Riyadh to undergo medical treatment.
“Shaari hasn’t been able to leave his bedroom for more than two years,” reports CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen.
He was taken out of his home using a forklift, and part of the structure had to be demolished to be bring him out.
“It's unclear how he got to be this severely obese but Dr. Robert Lustig, a leading pediatric endocrinologist, has a theory,” Cohen says.
“I don't think he can eat himself to 1,345 pounds, but he can certainly drink himself to it,” Lustig says.
“Liquid calories don't stimulate satiety like solid calories…It's hot there, so it goes down really easy.”
According to Dr. Lustig, the treatment must include a restrictive diet, not weight loss surgery.
“You can't do surgery on him now, it's too dangerous. You basically would have to keep him in the hospital for years on a restricted calorie diet. At some point it will become safe to do a bariatric procedure.”