Hundreds of people of all ages, colors and creeds gathered outside Nelson Mandela's home in Houghton, Johannesburg, on Friday to pay their respects to South Africa's iconic leader, who died Thursday at the age of 95. Full story
South Africans talk about the inspiring legacy of Nelson Mandela and their worries for the future of their country.
SHANGHAI, China -- Hundreds of flights were delayed or cancelled on Friday in China's commercial hub of Shanghai as record levels of air pollution shrouded the city in smog, prompting authorities to issue the highest level of health warning.
VATICAN CITY – The Vatican is to set up a special committee to improve measures to protect children against sexual abuse within the Church, the archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley, said on Thursday.
An American teacher was shot dead in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Thursday, according to the school's principal. Ronnie Smith was due to return home for Christmas when classes end next week.
More than three out of four Afghans live in fear of the U.S. troops sent to liberate their country from the Taliban, according to a survey released Thursday. And more than half of those questioned said they were afraid to exercise basic democratic rights such as voting and attending peaceful protests.
This holiday season, the town of Silver Spring, Md., is putting a twist on the traditional idea of a Christmas tree display — and helping neighbors in need in the process.