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Supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi capture an Egyptian security forces vehicle at the Ministry of Finance in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Mohsen Nabil)

Police storm protest camps; 192 dead across Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — Riot police backed by armored vehicles, bulldozers and helicopters Wednesday swept away two encampments of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, setting off running street battles in Cairo and other Egyptian cities. […]

08/14/2013

An electronic billboard announces Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday in New York's Times Square, Thursday, July 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Upbeat health report for Mandela on 95th birthday

SEE INTERACTIVE TIMELINE ABOUT NELSON MANDELA HERE JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Hospital visitors say Nelson Mandela smiled and nodded Thursday — his 95th birthday — and South Africans celebrated upbeat reports about the former president’s health […]

07/18/2013

Nelson Mandela, former South Africa President. (AP Photo)

Mandela trial ‘spark that lit flame’ 50 years ago

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Three silver-haired men sat together and recalled a court case 50 years ago that rocketed their friend and fellow freedom fighter to fame. To one man in the group that friend is […]

07/09/2013

Hillary Clinton (AP Photo)

Hillary Clinton named 2013 Liberty Medal recipient

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton, whose lifelong public service career includes turns as secretary of state, presidential candidate, senator and first lady, is the recipient of the 2013 Liberty Medal. Clinton will receive the […]

06/27/2013

Nelson Mandela, former South Africa President. (AP Photo)

South Africa: Mandela in critical condition

      JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s president on Tuesday urged his compatriots to show their appreciation for Nelson Mandela, who is in critical condition in a hospital, by marking his 95th birthday next […]

06/25/2013

Nelson Mandela, former South Africa President. (AP Photo)

Mandela’s wife thanks world for ‘love, generosity’

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In tweets, songs, telephone calls, cards and more, messages of love have come from across South Africa and the world for 94-year-old Nelson Mandela, giving the family comfort and hope as he […]

06/17/2013

Nelson Mandela, former South Africa President. (AP Photo)

Mandela remains in serious condition, gov’t says

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former South African President Nelson Mandela remained in serious but stable condition during his fourth day in the hospital Tuesday for a recurring lung infection, while school children sang outside the 94-year-old […]

06/11/2013

Nelson Mandela, former South Africa President. (AP Photo)

Mandela remains in serious but stable condition

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela was in serious but stable condition in a Pretoria hospital for the third day Monday with a recurring lung infection, and a foundation led by retired archbishop Desmond Tutu described […]

06/10/2013

SABC News video posted to YouTube on April 29, 2013 shows Nelson Mandela.

Mandela appears an ailing man in video

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Jacob Zuma said he found Nelson Mandela “in good shape and in good spirits” Monday but a video of his encounter with the ailing anti-apartheid icon belies those cheery words, showing him with a vacant look.

04/29/2013

Nelson Mandela, former South Africa President. (AP Photo)

South Africa: Mandela in hospital on Easter

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former South African President Nelson Mandela had a restful day in a hospital Sunday and is improving following treatment for a recurrence of pneumonia, the government said.

03/31/2013

2 Americans win Nobel econ prize for match-making

STOCKHOLM (AP) – Two American scholars were awarded the Nobel economics prize on Monday for studies on the match-making that takes place when doctors are coupled up with hospitals, students with schools and human organs […]

10/15/2012

Myanmar's Suu Kyi begins landmark US visit

WASHINGTON (AP) – Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in Washington, where she will be presented Congress’ highest award. It’s the latest milestone in her remarkable journey from political prisoner to globe-trotting […]

09/17/2012

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