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11
Dec
Huge crowds file past Nelson Mandela's body in Pretoria

Thousands of South Africans have queued to view the body of former President Nelson Mandela in Pretoria. Mr Mandela's body was lying in state at the government buildings where he was sworn in as South Africa's first black president in 1994. Among those paying their respects were his widow Graca Machel, President Jacob Zuma, celebrities including Bono and other relatives and officials. Mr Mandela died last Thursday at the age of 95 and... [read news]

10
Dec
Search intensifies for missing Nevada couple, 4 children

Rescue teams racing against the clock and the bitter cold worked into the night and were hoping to resume an aerial search Tuesday for a couple and four children who have been missing since Sunday when they went to play in the snow in the remote mountains of northwest Nevada. "It's got to be brutal out there," said Mark Turney, a spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. "Let's hope they are found quick." The temperature was... [read news]

09
Dec
Thai PM Yingluck dissolves parliament and calls election

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has dissolved parliament and called an election after sustained protests in the capital, Bangkok. All opposition MPs from parliament on Sunday, and protesters marched again on Government House. Ms Yingluck won a huge majority in the last election in 2011. But the protesters say her government is controlled by her brother, ousted leader Thaksin Shinawatra, and have vowed to continue... [read news]

08
Dec
Report: German president to boycott Olympics in Russia over human rights

German President Joachim Gauck will boycott the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, according to a report Sunday. The announcement would make Gauck, a former pastor, the first major political figure to boycott the Games, which will be held at the Black Sea resort in February. According to a report in the German publication Der Spiegel, Gauck made the decision in protest against human rights violations and the harassment of Russian opposition... [read news]

07
Dec
Rare warplane that survived Pearl Harbor attack returning to US

A New York-built American fighter that's one of the few remaining still-airworthy planes to survive the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is being donated to a Massachusetts-based organization that flies World War II aircraft at living history events across the nation. Robert Collings, executive director of the Stow, Massachusetts-based Collings Foundation, said that the purchase of the Curtiss P-40B Warhawk from an aviation museum in... [read news]

06
Dec
Nelson Mandela death: South Africa and world mourn

South Africans have gathered in Johannesburg and Soweto to mourn their former leader, Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday aged 95. Crowds have been paying tribute, dancing and singing in front of Mr Mandela's former home in Soweto. He is to be accorded a state funeral on Sunday 15 December, President Jacob Zuma announced. Mr Mandela spent 27 years in jail before becoming South Africa's first black president in 1994. His administration... [read news]

05
Dec

A major storm has hit northern Europe, leaving at least four people dead or missing, causing transport chaos and threatening the biggest tidal surge in decades. Dozens of flights were cancelled or delayed in the Netherlands, Germany and Scotland, while rail services were shut down in several countries. One of Europe's longest bridges - connecting Sweden to Denmark - closed. Tens of thousands of homes were also left without power as the... [read news]

04
Dec
Ukraine unrest: Former presidents back mass protests

Ukraine's three previous post-Soviet presidents have given their support to mass anti-government protesters. In a statement, Leonid Kravchuk, Leonid Kuchma and Viktor Yushchenko expressed "solidarity" with peaceful rallies. Thousands of protesters remain camped in Kiev's Independence Square, and are continuing to block the main government's building. They are angry at the government's last-minute decision not to sign an association deal with... [read news]

03
Dec
Porsche Carrera GT: 5 reasons the car Paul Walker died in is different

It has three times the horsepower of the average car. It's notoriously difficult to handle, even for professional drivers. And now, it's known as the car actor Paul Walker was riding in when he died. Both Walker and his driving team partner, who was behind the wheel, died after the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT they were in slammed into a pole and burst into flames. Los Angeles County authorities say speed was a factor in the crash and are... [read news]

02
Dec
Officials investigating if drag racing caused crash that killed ‘Fast & Furious’ star Paul Walker

Los Angeles officials are investigating if Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas may have been drag racing at the time of the car crash that claimed the life of the 40-year-old “Fast & Furious” star. A rep from the Los Angeles Sheriff Department confirmed to FOX411 that investigators were looking into whether or not the duo was racing when they drove away from a fundraiser in the community of Valencia, about 30 miles northwest of... [read news]


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