12/09/2013 3:59amIn a story Dec. 8 about quotes from sermons on Nelson Mandela, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Qunu was Nelson Mandela's birthplace. Mandela's birthplace was Mvezo, a few miles away from Qunu. A corrected version of the story is below:
12/09/2013 4:12amAcross the desert, the wind combs the sand into smooth ripples that roll out evenly for miles. So when a hole is dug, you see it immediately. The sand looks agitated. Its pattern is disturbed.
12/09/2013 4:21amThe body of an old man known as The Last Arab of Timbuktu, the symbol of ethnic minority Arabs who died or disappeared in a backlash against the al-Qaida occupation, has been found buried in the desert.
12/09/2013 8:04amThe South African government says it is postponing the release of a report on controversial security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's private home because of the death of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.
12/09/2013 11:27amNearly 100 foreign leaders and tens of thousands of South Africans are expected to gather at a Soweto soccer stadium Tuesday to pay their last respects to former President Nelson Mandela, making the memorial service one of the largest and most prominent such gatherings in generations.
12/09/2013 11:43amThe memorial service Tuesday for Nelson Mandela will feature tributes by some of the anti-apartheid icon's family members and foreign leaders, including U.S. President Barack Obama and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
12/09/2013 12:22pmFormer U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Monday that the group of world leaders brought together by Nelson Mandela will continue its work.
12/09/2013 1:11pmAlong a street lined with walled mansions shaded by graceful jacaranda trees, mourners, black and white, by the thousands rubbed shoulders Monday outside the villa where Nelson Mandela died, placing flower bouquets and condolence notes on top of piles already knee-high. Others danced while singing praise for the anti-apartheid leader _ a vivid example of the "Rainbow Nation" unity of race-blind multiculturalism championed by Mandela for South Africa.