LONDON (REUTERS) - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday defended his behaviour at Nelson Mandela's memorial service in South Africa after he was criticised at home for posing with US President Barack Obama for what some said was a disrespectful photograph.
ISTANBUL (REUTERS) - Britain joined the United States in suspending non-lethal aid to northern Syria after Islamist fighters seized Western-backed rebel weapons warehouses, highlighting fears that supplies could end up in the wrong hands and the general chaos engulfing the nation.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Police in South Africa say retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu's home was robbed while he was away to attend a memorial honoring Nelson Mandela.
LONDON (REUTERS) - The Scottish government's long-awaited blueprint for independence has failed to convince voters that they will be better off ending their 306-year-old union with England, according to three new polls.
NEW YORK (REUTERS, AP) - Time magazine named Pope Francis its Person of the Year on Wednesday, crediting him with shifting the message of the Catholic Church while capturing the “imaginations of millions” who had become disillusioned with the Vatican.