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South Africa holds state funeral for Mandela

“A great tree has fallen, he is now going home to rest with his forefathers,” said a member of Mandela’s family<p>QUNU, South Africa (AP) — Songs, speeches and the boom of artillery rang across Nelson Mandela's home village during his funeral Sunday as a tribal chief draped in animal skin declared: "A …

'Historic' snow storms spread havoc and misery across the Middle East

The worst snow storms since 1953 have caused chaos in Israel and the Palestinian territories and exacerbated an already severe crisis among Syrian refugees<p><b>The Middle East</b> was hit with its heaviest snow storms in 60 years yesterday, exacerbating the humanitarian crisis in Syria and forcing Israel to …

Changes made for gay couples applying for federal college loans

Legally married gay couples applying for federal college loans will be given the same rights and opportunities as their straight married classmates, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Friday.<p>“We must continue to ensure that every single American is treated equally in the eyes of the law, and this …

White House ignores 'lie of the year' award

The White House is not rushing to claim President Obama's latest award: Lie of the year.<p>White House spokesman Jay Carney said Friday the administration is focused on putting its health care plan in place; he declined to discuss the declaration by the fact-checking website PolitiFact of its annual …

Nelson Mandela: Hundreds break through police barrier to see Madiba

Hundreds of South Africans pushed their way past a police cordon in a bid to see Nelson Mandela's body, in the final moments of his lying in state.<p>The group bustled past officers after they, along with tens of thousands of other mourners, were told they would not get to pay their last respects to …

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Execution of Kim Jong-un's uncle raises fears of instability in North Korea

North Korea's brutal purge and execution of Kim Jong-un's uncle has raised fears of instability in a state with a nuclear weapons programme and a willingness to ratchet up regional tensions.<p>Jang Song-thaek was accused of everything from plotting a coup to instigating disastrous currency reforms and …

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Queen scolded police for eating royal wedding nuts, phone-hacking trial told

News of the World's royal editor's emails tell Andy Coulson of claims about royal family, and also discuss payments for stories<p>The Queen was concerned that police were eating all the nibbles left out for guests ahead of the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles, it has been claimed at …

Victims of acid attacks in India saying new law restricting sales being ignored

A gang of young neighborhood men would harass Sonali Mukherjee whenever she left home — taunting her, following her, hissing lewd comments.<p>But Mukherjee, 18 at the time, was not afraid. A sociology student, she stood up to her tormenters. After she threatened to go to the police, they sneaked into …

2 Saudi women arrested for driving

Two Saudi women have been detained by police for driving a car in the country’s capital Riyadh and for refusing to call their male custodians to take them home.<p>The women, Azza Al Shamsi and Baria Al Zubaidi, were spotted by the police as they drove the car near a shopping complex. Azza was behind …

Spain vows to block Catalan independence vote

Spain vows to block Catalonia’s drive for independence as referendum announced<p>Catalonia will hold a referendum on independence next November, its regional president announced on Thursday, setting it on a collision course with the government in Madrid which has vowed to block it.<p>Separatist parties …

Alleged Mandela Deathbed Photo Surfaces On Social Media, Sparks Anger

The South African government said Thursday it would not release photographs of Nelson Mandela lying in state, and urged people to shun a purported image of the dead president posted on the Internet.<p>While tens of thousands queued to file past the democracy icon's open coffin in Pretoria, social …

Mike Tyson will not dispute his banning order from the UK

• Former world heavyweight champion stymied by law change • One-man Broadway show to be redirected away from UK<p>Mike Tyson, the former world heavyweight champion, will not fight against the decision to deny him entry to the UK, apparently cancelling planned appearances on stage next year.<p>Tyson, 47, …

Obama's Obamacare Lie is Politifact's 'Lie of the Year,' Which Is Always About Obamacare

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>President Obama's repeated insistence that people could keep their healthcare plans once Obamacare …

India mulls law to overturn gay sex ban

In an unusually quick response, India’s federal government is considering a quick legislation to neutralise the Supreme Court verdict making gay sex illegal.<p>Top ministers of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) have indicated that the government may negate the court’s judgment through …

Three killed in separate Pakistan polio shootings

<b>Gunmen have shot dead at least two policemen providing security to a team of polio workers in north-west Pakistan. A polio worker was also killed in a separate attack, local media have reported.</b><p>The two policemen were travelling from the town of Swabi to Topi by motorbike when they were attacked.<p>The …

Kerry meets leaders in Israel, says spring remains target for Mideast peace deal

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that a spring target date for a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians is still possible after two days of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders that were hampered by rare heavy snows across the region.<p>"We're not talking at this point …

'Despicable human scum': North Korea's statement on execution – in full

North Korea's state media outlet the Korea Central News Agency has explained the execution of Kim Jong-un's uncle<p>"Upon hearing the report on the enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, the service personnel and people throughout the country …

Mandela memorial interpreter says he has history of violent behaviour

Concerns grow over hiring of Thamsanqa Jantjie, who blames nonsense sign language at memorial on hallucination<p>A sign language interpreter who gesticulated nonsense during the Nelson Mandela memorial service while standing next to Barack Obama and other world leaders has admitted a history of …

Snowstorm brings havoc and hardship across Middle East

Snow has covered swaths of the Holy Land as storm Alexa continued to cause havoc across the Middle East, bringing misery to hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees living in tents and makeshift shelters.<p>In Jerusalem, meteorologists said the worst storm to hit the city for 60 years had left snow up …

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