South Africans hold day of prayer for Mandela
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans of all races flocked to houses of worship Sunday for a national day of prayer and reflection to honor Nelson Mandela as a large contingent of foreign dignitaries, including royalty, begin arriving in the country to pay their final respects to the liberation struggle icon.
Madiba, father, troublemaker - Mandela's names
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans of all races often referred to Nelson Mandela as simply "Madiba" or "Tata," terms of endearment that promoted a sense of familiarity for a towering figure who was widely revered.
Sleet, ice, deep freeze hit large swath of US
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As north Texas banks on warmer temperatures to melt an icy glaze, most of Virginia is bracing for a storm that already has brought rain, sleet, snow and freezing rain to the state.
UN: Afghanistan slow to enforce law on women
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations complained Sunday that Afghan authorities have been slow in enforcing a law protecting women against forced marriages, domestic violence and rape.
Kim's uncle removed from NKorean state documentary
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Images of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle have been removed from an official state TV documentary, a disappearing act that appears to lend credence to Seoul's claim that Pyongyang's second most powerful official may have been purged by his nephew.