WASHINGTON (AFP) - In 2008, just before his 90th birthday, the United States gave Nelson Mandela a special present, striking him from a decades-old terror watch list and ending what US officials called "a rather embarrassing matter."
YEMEN (AP) - Militants stormed the defence Ministry in the heart of Yemen's capital Thursday, killing 52 people, including at least seven foreigners, in a suicide car bombing and assault by gunmen.
JOHANNESBURG (REUTERS) - South Africans woke on Friday to a future without Nelson Mandela, and some said they feared the anti-apartheid hero's death could leave their country vulnerable again to racial and social tensions that he did so much to pacify.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AFP) - Muhammad Ali paid heartfelt tribute and Ashes cricketers donned black armbands on Friday as the sports world united in respect and mourning after the death of Nelson Mandela.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House said Thursday that President Barack Obama briefly lived with an uncle who faced deportation from the United States, correcting its previous statements that the president had never met Mr Onyango Obama.