Celebrated South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, a Robben Island prisoner and one of Nelson Mandela's closest colleagues in the struggle against white rule, died early Tuesday aged 87.
Three Malaysian seamen kidnapped eight months ago by extremists have been found safe in the strife-torn southern Philippines, the country’s military chief said yesterday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed yesterday a surprise state poll triumph by her party as “encouraging” for a September general election, as hype around her main rival fizzled in its first test.
The Philippines yesterday took delivery of two Japanese military surveillance aircraft to help it patrol vital sea lanes in the South China Sea, despite Manila’s increasingly conciliatory stance to Beijing’s claims over the disputed waters.
Shiv Sena MPs yesterday said a ban imposed by airlines on fellow member Ravindra Gaikwad should be lifted but the government said airlines had the right to refuse a passenger. The issue was raised by Sena member Anandrao Adsul in the Lok Sabha.