LONDON (AFP) - Prince Harry on Friday became the first member of Britain's royal family to reach the South Pole after a three-week charity trek with injured military veterans from Britain, the United States, Canada and Australia.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A Texas teen from an affluent family was sentenced to probation this week after he killed four pedestrians when he lost control of his speeding pickup truck while driving drunk, a punishment that outraged the victims' families and left prosecutors disappointed.
KIEV (REUTERS) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich said on Friday he would propose an amnesty for those detained at recent mass street protests, a key demand of opposition leaders.
PRETORIA (REUTERS) - Tens of thousands of mourners, some breaking through police barriers, flocked to South Africa's central government buildings on Friday to say a personal goodbye to anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela on the final day of his lying in state.
BARCELONA (AFP) - Spain's government grappled with a crisis over the nation's sovereignty on Friday after it promised to block Catalonia's "unconstitutional" plan for a Nov 9, 2014 independence referendum.