Saturday, December 7, 2013
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 U.S. officials called “a rather embarrassing matter.”
Last month, the Chinese government introduced an exception to its one-child policy in a move heralded as a significant relaxation of the policy.
Friday, December 6, 2013
CNN's news anchor described Tuesday's turn of events in the Bangkok protest as “bizarre,” after the channel's American reporter in the Thai capital had explained how the confrontation had unexpectedly transformed into a scene of hugs and handshakes.
Saleha Begum touches the burnt skin on the face of her 23-year-old son and again bursts into tears.
Newsweek magazine would face enormous hurdles with its plan to revive its print edition ended just last year. Yet some analysts say it has a chance to succeed.
Investigators comb the crime scene, planting a small red flag in the spot where a bullet shell lies near the latest victim in South Africa's Kruger National Park.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Japanese investment bank Nomura has declared that the global financial crisis is finally over, announcing: “The end of the end of the world” is here.
“Please help me,” implored the woman, sitting at the roadside.
German Social Democrats chief Sigmar Gabriel is on a major charm offensive, racing across the country to win over skeptics among the party faithful for a “grand coalition” with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
When Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban met on Sunday for half an hour, the dialogue was brokered by the military. Present at the table were Thailand's army, navy and air force chiefs.