Magazine hails the head of the Catholic Church as a new voice of global conscience since taking office in March.
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US President Barack Obama has paid tribute to his personal hero and the "last great liberator of the 20th century" before a euphoric crowd at a Johannesburg stadium.
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The international deaf community is up in arms as claims emerged the signed-language interpreter on stage at Nelson Mandela's memorial service was a fake.
The parents of missing Melbourne tennis coach Paul Arber believe their son is alive but in "an irrational and psychotic state".
A couple of million visitors are expected to fly to Thailand in the coming weeks, the peak of the tourist season in the country that has for years being one of the most popular destinations for travelling Australians.
Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Thank you. To Graça Machel and the Mandela family; to President Zuma and members of the government; to heads of states and government, past and present; distinguished guests -- it is a singular honour to be with you today, to celebrate a life like no other. To the people of South Africa -- (applause) -- people of every race and walk of life -- the world thanks you for sharing Nelson Mandela with us. His struggle was your struggle. His triumph was your triumph. Your dignity and your hope found expression in his life. And your freedom, your democracy is his cherished legacy.
Indonesia's agriculture minister has urged his nation's cattle importers to boycott Australian beef as a result of the phone-tapping row.
Johannesburg: Nondumiso Ndzamela is 23. She was born the year Nelson Mandela left prison, and she was just four when he brought democracy to her homeland and freedom to her family.
WORLD: People around the world have paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, who has died, aged 95.