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  • Deadly clashes rage in Lebanon

    Deadly clashes rage in Lebanon
    BEIRUT -- Deadly clashes raged for a second day Monday in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon as the army pressed an offensive against gunmen loyal to a radical Sunni Muslim cleric in the Mediterranean port city.  The bloodshed marks a serious...
  • Insider: Nelson Mandela has 'waited a long time' to see biopic

    Insider: Nelson Mandela has 'waited a long time' to see biopic
    When Nelson Mandela recently watched footage of “Mandela,” a new biopic in which Idris Elba plays the charismatic South African leader, he was so transfixed by the performance he posed a telling question. “He asked, ‘Is that me or...
  • When Nelson Mandela visited Los Angeles

    When Nelson Mandela visited Los Angeles
    Twenty-three years ago, for barely 24 hours, Nelson Mandela visited Los Angeles. It was 1990, and he had been a free man for only a handful of months, but he had been a symbol for years -- of endurance, of the black-and-white apartheid battle in South...
  • Nelson Mandela remains in critical condition at Pretoria hospital

    Nelson Mandela remains in critical condition at Pretoria hospital
    Nelson Mandela’s condition remained unchanged Tuesday, after his health deteriorated over the weekend and he was listed in critical condition at a Pretoria hospital, according to a statement from the South African president's office. Meanwhile,...
  • Edward Snowden: Not the first to be caught in airport limbo

    Edward Snowden: Not the first to be caught in airport limbo
    Edward Snowden, who is wanted by the United States on suspicion of leaking national security secrets, isn’t the only person to have been caught in the diplomatic limbo of an airport transit zone. Mehran Karimi Nasseri, an Iranian-born refugee,...
  • In Africa, Obama reflects on Nelson Mandela's role in his life

    In Africa, Obama reflects on Nelson Mandela's role in his life
    DAKAR, Senegal -- With 94-year-old Nelson Mandela possibly nearing death, President Obama on Thursday reflected on the role the civil rights icon had played in spurring him into political activism, saying he “gave me a sense of what is possible in...
  • Could Edward Snowden hitch a ride with Venezuelan leader?

    Could Edward Snowden hitch a ride with Venezuelan leader?
    MOSCOW -- Another day, another flight to Havana that Edward Snowden appears to have skipped. And another theory about when the American fugitive will leave Russia. “No seats were booked in his name for this flight,” an Aeroflot employee said...
  • Nelson Mandela and music: 10 essential anti-apartheid songs

    Nelson Mandela and music: 10 essential anti-apartheid songs
    Nelson Mandela was, quite famously, a fan of European classical music. His two favorite composers were George Frideric Handel and Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky, but he grew up exposed to the country’s rich tradition of vocal groups forging a unique form...
  • Obama lands in South Africa, where Nelson Mandela remains critical

    CENTURION, South Africa -- President Obama arrived Friday in South Africa, where the nation holds an anxious vigil for Nelson Mandela, who remains in critical condition in a Pretoria hospital. While flying on Air Force One, the president told...
  • Italy: Convicted ex-CIA chief in Milan has been arrested

    Italy: Convicted ex-CIA chief in Milan has been arrested
    ROME -- A former CIA base chief in Italy who was convicted in absentia in the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric from the streets of Milan, has been arrested, an Italian Justice Ministry official said Thursday. The official, who spoke on condition of...
  • Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday: A time to remember in Soweto

    Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday: A time to remember in Soweto
    SOWETO, South Africa -- In this sprawling Johannesburg suburb, a crowd  lined up to write birthday greetings on a huge poster outside the modest house that Nelson Mandela once called home, part of a national outpouring for the anti-apartheid hero who...