World leaders, South Africans honor Mandela
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — World leaders and joyous, singing South Africans gathered Tuesday to honor Nelson Mandela at a Soweto soccer stadium that was half full, amid cold, driving rain.
Presidents, ministers, royalty at Mandela memorial
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Dozens of foreign leaders were expected to arrive Tuesday for the memorial service honoring former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg's FNB stadium.
Western envoys go to Kiev hoping to defuse crisis
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Top Western diplomats headed to Kiev Tuesday to try to defuse a stand-off between President Viktor Yanukovych's government and thousands of demonstrators, following a night in which police in riot gear dismantled protesters' encampments outside government buildings.
Economic experiment shows limits of NKorean change
RAJIN, North Korea (AP) — Many of the ways in which this dusty, windswept area differs from most of North Korea are easiest to see at night.
Thai PM insists she will not resign before polls
BANGKOK (AP) — Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Tuesday she would not resign ahead of national elections set for Feb. 2, her voice filling with emotion as she discussed her family's role in Thai politics.
2 French soldiers die in Central African Republic
PARIS (AP) — Two French soldiers were killed in combat in Central African Republic's capital, President Francois Hollande's office announced Tuesday, the first French casualties since he ordered a stepped-up military presence in the restive former colony to help quell inter-religious violence.
Your guide to the 2013 Nobel Prizes
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The winners of the 2013 Nobel Prizes will collect their $1.2 million awards Tuesday at ceremonies in Stockholm and Oslo. Here's a look at the laureates and their achievements:
Analysis finds confusion over 'armed conflicts'
GENEVA (AP) — A Swiss-based think tank says armed conflicts kill or injure thousands of people a year, but it is not always clear whether there is a potential for investigating and prosecuting war crimes.
Court: Exec guilty over faulty French implants
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — A court has ruled that a Frenchman who sold tens of thousands of faulty silicone breast implants around the world is guilty of fraud.
Uruguay's legal pot plan on verge of adoption
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's plan to set up a legal, regulated marijuana market has reached its final legislative stage, with the Senate expected to approve the plan by late Tuesday and send it to President Jose Mujica for his signature.
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