LAST GOODBYE: Officers carry the coffin of South African former President Nelson Mandela to the Union Buildings marking the start of a three-day lying in state in Pretoria on Wednesday. (AFP)
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama, battered by weeks of turmoil over the malfunctioning HealthCare.Gov website, turned to a fresh item on his agenda on Saturday as he pressured Republicans in Congres
BANGKOK: Thailand’s prime minister said Saturday that while she sees no quick end to her country’s deep political impasse, her government is willing to negotiate with opponents to end the crisis.
NEW DELHI: Police said Saturday they detained two men suspected of gunning down an activist who campaigned in India against superstition and religious charlatanism — a killing that shocked the natio
LONDON: Flights are being delayed at Britain’s busiest airports because of a technical problem at the country’s main air traffic control center.
MANILA: Japan’s defense minister said Saturday that China’s recently declared maritime air defense zone over the East China Sea raises regional tensions and that the international commu
JOHANNESBURG: South Africa readied itself for the arrival of a flood of world leaders for the funeral and memorial services for Nelson Mandela as thousands of mourners continued to flock to sites a
MANILA: The Philippines condemned an attack by a suicide car bomber and heavily armed gunmen on Yemen’s Defense Ministry complex that killed 52 people, including seven Filipinos.
LAHORE: Gunmen killed the provincial leader of a Pakistani Sunni sectarian group on Friday and police deployed to prevent more violence after the anti-Shiite faction called for protests.
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
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