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.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel says Afghan's Defence Minister has reassured him that a security agreement with the United States will be signed in a timely manner.
PARIS (AFP) - All 1,200 French troops pledged for a United Nations-mandated force in the violence-hit Central African Republic have now deployed, France's Defence Ministry said on Saturday.