The mood was both somber and celebratory in South Africa as people gathered to honor Nelson Mandela's life and legacy in the Soweto township where he lived as a young lawyer, and outside his home in Johannesburg. (Dec. 7)
An elderly US tourist deported from North Korea on Saturday said he was very pleased to be heading home. Merrill Newman spoke to reporters at Beijing airport in China on his way back to the United States. (Dec. 7)
US Vice President Joe Biden praised North Korea's release of an elderly US tourist on Saturday, but admonished the North for detaining him in the first place and called for another detained American to be swiftly released. (Dec. 7)
Across the globe, flags flew at half staff and memorials were erected outside South African embassies as mourners gathered to remember the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. The former anti-apartheid leader died Thursday at the age of 95. (...
Thousands gathered at the Bangui airport in the Central African Republic on Friday, seeking refuge from a violent Muslim rebel group that controls the government. The crowd cheered as French forces moved in to help stabilize the unrest. (De...
South African President Jacob Zuma has laid out the schedule of formal events to honor Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at the age of 95. Mandela will be buried on December 15 at his rural home in Qunu. (Dec. 6)
Outside Nelson Mandela's former home in Soweto, South Africans paid tribute to the anti-apartheid leader through song and dance. They also mourned his death with flowers and candles outside the Johannesburg home where he died. (Dec. 6)
South African president Jacob Zuma has announced Nelson Mandela's public funeral service will take place on December 15th.
Severe weather is hitting Britain on Friday, with thousands evacuated due to a tidal surge along the east coast and snow alerts in place in Scotland. The storm has snarled traffic and knocked out power to tens of thousands. (Dec. 6)
For those who aren't familiar with the South African leader, here's a quick explanation of how he became a symbol of the fight against oppression.