JOHANNESBURG - With hymns and eulogies, South Africans of all colors and creeds remembered Nelson Mandela in a day of prayers on Sunday, holding him up as a symbol of freedom, forgiveness and hope for the nation and the world. | Video
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BANGKOK - Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra proposed a referendum on her future on Sunday and promised to resign if that was what the people wanted, as anti-government protesters prepared for a final push to try to force her from power.
SINGAPORE - A crowd set fire to vehicles and clashed with police in the Indian district of Singapore late on Sunday, in a rare outbreak of rioting in the city state.
HAVANA - Colombia's main leftist guerrilla group, the FARC, said on Sunday it would implement a 30-day ceasefire from December 15 while the government said it would keep pursuing the rebels after they attacked a police station a day earlier, killing eight.
JERUSALEM - A British military helicopter made an unscheduled landing on Sunday in the Israeli-occupied West Bank because of a "technical malfunction", an Israeli military spokeswoman said.
ANKARA - Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants abducted four Turkish soldiers while they were on patrol in Turkey's southeastern province of Diyarbakir on Sunday, Turkish media reported.