Nelson Mandela. (AFP)
TOKYO: Japan enacted a state-secrets law toughening penalties for leaks on Friday, despite public protests and criticism that it will muzzle the media and help cover up official misdeeds.
BANGKOK: The truce between Thailand’s political rivals held in Bangkok on Friday amid more ceremonies in honor of the king’s birthday, while the leader of the protest movement who has vowed to ove
BEIJING: China’s Foreign Ministry criticized Japan’s lower house of Parliament on Friday for passing a resolution demanding that Beijing scrap its air defense zone over the East China Sea, saying
SHANGHAI: Hundreds of flights were delayed or canceled on Friday in China’s commercial hub of Shanghai as record levels of air pollution shrouded the city in smog, prompting authorities to issue the
JOHANNESBURG: In his first speech as president, Nelson Mandela spelled out a vision for South Africa free of the racial divisions that had splintered the nation during 46 years of segregationist rule.
JOHANNESBURG: As flags were lowered to half mast, people across South Africa commemorated Nelson Mandela with song, tears and prayers on Friday as the government prepared funeral ceremonies that will
BANGUI, Central African Republic: French troops rumbled into Central African Republic on Friday, trying to quell violence in the capital a day after armed Christian fighters raided Muslim neighborhood
WASHINGTON: 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 ha
PARIS: Libya risks becoming a failed state like Somalia, Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou said on Friday, a day after gunmen shot dead an American teacher in the eastern city of Benghazi.
NEW YORK: US prosecutors have charged 49 current and former Russian diplomats and their family members with participating in a scheme to get health benefits intended for the poor by lying about their
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