South Africa begins life without Nelson Mandela
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — What next for South Africa?
Song, dance, tears for Mandela in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Themba Radebe spun slowly in a circle.
AP PHOTOS: Mandela remembered around the world
Mourners sing and dance outside Nelson Mandela's old house in Johannesburg. In Pakistan, children gather around his portrait holding candles. Well-wishers leave flowers outside South African diplomatic missions in Beijing and New York.
Biden: Asia's growth 'a chance to bend history'
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Seeking to reassure wary allies, Vice President Joe Biden on Friday pushed back against those who question America's commitment to Asia, which has at times been obscured by an array of distractions at home and abroad.
Thousands seek refuge at Central African airport
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Thousands of Christian civilians sought refuge at an airport guarded by French soldiers Friday, fleeing from the mostly Muslim ex-rebels with machetes and guns who rule the country a day after the worst violence to hit the chaotic capital in nine months.
6 detained in Mexico theft of radioactive material
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Six people being tested for possible radiation exposure in a hospital in central Mexico are suspects in the theft of highly radioactive cobalt-60, a government official said Friday.
AP WAS THERE: Mandela's release from prison
EDITOR'S NOTE — On Feb. 11, 1990, AP reporter Greg Myre was in Cape Town when Nelson Mandela was released from prison after 27 years. Mandela walked out of Victor Verster prison hand-in-hand with his then wife, Winnie, as people worldwide rejoiced. The momentous event rivaled the fall of the BerlinWall just a few months earlier as a symbol of newfound freedom.
Ukraine, Russia presidents meet; protests persist
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych met with his Russian counterpart Friday to discuss closer cooperation, while protests clung to the capital over Ukraine's decision to scrap a deal with the EU.
Syrian nuns taken by rebels appear in video
BEIRUT (AP) — A group of Syrian Greek Orthodox nuns reportedly seized by rebels from a convent near Damascus denied in a video broadcast Friday that they had been kidnapped and said they were being held in a safe place.
Mandela mourned as inspiration in many struggles
Nelson Mandela led black South Africans in their struggle to throw off the yoke of white rule and then helped the entire nation heal the wounds of racial division.
Adobe Flash Player Update
You seem to be missing the correct version of Flash!
We'll help you get started. Get the latest Flash Player.