August 18, 2013

People & Entertainment: Prince's visit supports landmine clearing

LONDON - Britain's Prince Harry has returned from Angola, where he visited a landmine clearance charity championed by his late mother, Princess Diana.

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Prince Harry, left, tours a mine clearance site in Angola recently with HALO Trust provincial manager Tony Jose Antonio.

The Associated Press

Larry David
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Larry David

The HALO Trust charity said Saturday the 28-year-old prince visited the Angolan town of Cuito Cuanavale, which saw heavy fighting during the southern African nation's 1975-2002 civil war.

The group said Harry toured minefields and met beneficiaries of the group's work.

Harry was following in the footsteps of Diana, who visited minefields in Angola in 1997 and drew global attention to the charity's efforts to clear them.

Also on Saturday, British police said they are examining newly received information relating to the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed, and that officers are assessing the information's "relevance and credibility."

Scotland Yard declined to provide details about the information, only saying Saturday in a statement that the assessment will be carried out by officers from its specialist crime and operations unit.

The force stressed that it was not reopening the investigation into the 1997 deaths of Diana and Fayed, who were killed in a car crash in Paris.

Comedian joins Obama's Vineyard golf foursome

OAK BLUFFS, Mass. - President Obama wrapped up his Martha's Vineyard vacation by playing golf with writer-comedian Larry David.

The president hit the links Saturday with an unlikely foursome that included David, former U.S. trade representative Ron Kirk and businessman Glenn Hutchins, a part owner of the Boston Celtics.

Obama's weeklong getaway ends Sunday. He spent a couple hours Saturday morning with his wife and daughters on a private beach on the island's south shore.

The first family stayed in a secluded four-bedroom rental home in Chilmark.

– From news service reports

 

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