South Africa begins life without Nelson Mandela
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — What next for South Africa?
North Korea deports US tourist and Korean War vet
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday freed an 85-year-old U.S. veteran of the Korean War after a weekslong detention, ending the saga of Merrill Newman's attempt to visit the North as a tourist six decades after he oversaw a group of South Korean wartime guerrillas still loathed by Pyogyang.
Song, dance, tears for Mandela in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Themba Radebe spun slowly in a circle.
US welcomes North Korea's release of American
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says it is welcoming North Korea's decision to release an elderly American tourist.
Biden visits DMZ as NKorea releases US tourist
OBSERVATION POST OUELLETTE, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden stepped foot into the no-man's land between North and South Korea on Saturday, peering out at the furtive nation hours after it released an American tourist the regime had detained for more than a month.
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.
Deal to boost global trade reached at WTO summit
BALI, Indonesia (AP) — A deal to boost global trade has been approved by the World Trade Organization's 159 member economies for the first time in nearly two decades, keeping alive the possibility that a broader agreement to create a level playing field for rich and poor countries can be reached inthe future.
Hagel outlines new weapons sale plan for Gulf
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel opened the door for the U.S. to sell missile defense and other weapons systems to U.S.-friendly Gulf nations, with an eye toward boosting their abilities to counter Iran's ballistic missiles, even as global powers ink a nuclear deal with Tehan.
First Australian gay weddings held in capital city
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Gay and lesbian couples from around Australia joined in fragile marriages in Canberra on Saturday under the nation's beleaguered same-sex union laws that face a challenge in the courts within a week.
Rouhani defends Iran's interim nuclear deal
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president has defended an interim nuclear deal reached with world powers last month that eases some sanctions in return for a halt to parts of the Islamic Republic's uranium enrichment program, saying improving the economy is as important as maintaining a peaceful nuclearprogram.
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