WASHINGTON (AP) - United States President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to extend benefits for the long-term unemployed before they expire at the end of the year.
JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Mr Nelson Mandela's family spoke on Saturday of their sadness at losing a humble, caring man they said was a moral guide not only for their clan but for people around the world.
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) - French President Francois Hollande says his country is raising its troop deployment in Central African Republic to 1,600 - 400 more than initially planned.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - In their first statement since his death, Mr Nelson Mandela's family says they've "lost a great man, a son of the soil".
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis says it is "indispensable" that the Catholic Church make fruitful use of the Internet to spread the gospel.