A Dutch couple has left Yemen after spending six months held hostage. Journalist Judith Spiegel and Boudewijn Berendsen would not say who took them captive. (Dec. 11)
Former South African President Nelson Mandela's body was brought to Pretoria, his country's capital, where he will lie in state for three days. He will be buried on Sunday in Eastern Cape Province. (Dec. 11)
Britain's King Edward steps down; Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy declare war on the United States; UNICEF organization launches; 'Magnum PI' makes television debut. (Dec. 11)
Familias de periodistas espanoles secuestrados en Siria suplican su liberacion
The families of two Spanish journalists kidnapped in Syria appealed for their release Tuesday. The journalists were taken hostage by a group linked to al-Qaida nearly three months ago. (Dec. 10)
World leaders and joyous, singing South Africans gathered Tuesday to honor Nelson Mandela at a Soweto soccer stadium that was only two-thirds full, amid cold, driving rain. (Dec. 10)
Scenes from Tuesday's memorial service for Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg.
Egyptian police fired tear gas to disperse students protesting in support of the country's ousted president outside Cairo University on Tuesday, as unrest spread to a second college campus in the capital, security officials said. (Dec. 10)
President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro Tuesday at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, a simple gesture that stoked talk of a possible rapprochement between the leaders of two Cold War foes. (Dec. 10)
Former U.S. Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton were among the list of world leaders who gathered in Johannesburg for Nelson Mandela's memorial service. Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her daughter Chelsea Clinton could be seen in the stands at the service for the former South ...