| Nov 18, 2013
| 2:22 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Illegal fishing off Africa -- often by ships from wealthy nations like South Korea -- costs the continent millions of dollars a year, with poor West African nations among the hardest hit.
Activists and environmental...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 6:01 PM
Best-selling Australian author Bryce Courtenay, whose debut novel, "The Power of One," was made into a popular 1992 movie starring Morgan Freeman, has died. He was 79.
Courtenay died Thursday at his home in Canberra, Australia, according to his...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 3:07 PM
SOWETO, South Africa -- In this sprawling Johannesburg suburb, a crowd lined up to write birthday greetings on a huge poster outside the modest house that Nelson Mandela once called home, part of a national outpouring for the anti-apartheid hero who...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 11:46 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela, who celebrated his 95th birthday in a Pretoria hospital Thursday, has made remarkable improvement, according to President Jacob Zuma and other officials.
“I was able to say, 'Happy Birthday' and he was...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 8:20 AM
DAKAR, Senegal -- With 94-year-old Nelson Mandela possibly nearing death, President Obama on Thursday reflected on the role the civil rights icon had played in spurring him into political activism, saying he “gave me a sense of what is possible in...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:47 AM
CENTURION, South Africa -- President Obama arrived Friday in South Africa, where the nation holds an anxious vigil for Nelson Mandela, who remains in critical condition in a Pretoria hospital.
While flying on Air Force One, the president told...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Obama goes to Africa to hail democracy and joint ventures
Wednesday, June 26 -- President Obama embarks on a weeklong trip to Africa on Wednesday to show support for the continent’s developing democracies and to strengthen the U.S. role in a...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 11:50 AM
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania -- President Obama said Monday that national security officials are evaluating a report published this weekend claiming that the United States spied on its allies at the European Union, even as he dismissed espionage among...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 12:16 AM
Animated Soviet version of 'Winnie the Pooh'
Fyodor Khitruk, 95, a prominent Russian animator and director who created the Soviet Union's cartoon version of A.A. Milne's classic Winnie the Pooh stories, died Monday in Moscow,...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 6:25 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – For more than a month, South Africans have kept an anxious vigil as their much-loved former president Nelson Mandela lay in critical condition in a Pretoria hospital.
But as Mandela turned 95 on Thursday, there was...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 3:30 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The recent feud among family members of former South African President Nelson Mandela over the bodies of his three dead children was damaging enough to the famous name.
It has now emerged that a university law clinic...
| Jul 3, 2013
William H. Gray III, a Baptist minister and Democrat from Philadelphia who during six terms in Congress became the first black party whip — the No. 3 leadership post — and first black chairman of the House Budget Committee, has died. He was...