WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will travel to South Africa next week to participate in memorial events for Nelson Mandela, the former South African president who died on Thursday.
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PARIS - French forces killed unidentified fighters near the airport in Central African Republic's capital Bangui in clashes early on Thursday before the U.N. green light for the mission, an army spokesman said.
PERTH/PARIS - France's Total has agreed to buy a stake in InterOil's Papua New Guinea gas fields, which could include the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant in a deal worth up to $3.6 billion.
ROME - Pope Francis paid tribute to Nelson Mandela's struggle to forge a just South Africa on Friday, praising the anti-apartheid hero's commitment to non-violence, reconciliation and truth.
NEW YORK - At "Madiba," a South African-themed bar in Brooklyn named for Nelson Mandela, mourners responding to news of the anti-apartheid champion's death on Thursday gathered to launch giant white lanterns and to consider how they would pay tribute. | Video
BEIJING - Chinese mourned South African anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela on Friday, but took to the Internet to ask awkward questions about their own human rights leaders, many of whom are in jail or endure frequent harassment by the government.
CAIRO - Harboring grudges that date back to the ouster of Hosni Mubarak in 2011, Egypt’s Interior Ministry and police, not the army, were prime movers in overthrowing the country’s first democratically elected president, Mohamed Mursi. Full Article | Slideshow