TACLOBAN - The government is back at work, and markets are laden with fruits, pork, fish and bread.
By Tom Curry, National Affairs Writer, NBC NewsFormer South African president Nelson Mandela’s biographer and those who knew him well reflected Sunday on the role that Mandela played in moving South Africa toward the end of its white-minority apartheid regime in the 1990s.
LIMA, Peru — For a region famous for “machismo,” Latin America is about to take an unlikely step: elect a record number of women presidents.
Winter storm Dion was expected to hit vast areas east of the Rockies Sunday, after having left hundreds of thousands of people in Texas and Arkansas without power.
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WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Saturday he believed the chances for a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran are 50-50 or worse, yet defended diplomacy as the best way to prevent Tehran from acquiring atomic weapons.
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Widespread snowfall and freezing winds left icy roads and power outages stretching from Texas to the Rockies on Saturday as another powerful winter storm hit the West Coast.
Even though she didn’t understand the judge’s words when he asked her name, she did know the foreign words to the song she sang.American Jennifer Grout, 23, is wowing — and surprising — audiences in the Middle East on reality TV contest “Arabs Got Talent,” and she just may take home the title.
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Baby names 2014 will see parents reviving family names and long-dormant choices, finding inspiration in literary characters and world leaders, looking to names to make their children seem stronger or spicier.
Among the world leaders who have showered South Africa with condolences since the death of Nelson Mandela, Israel’s Shimon Peres stood out as a peer. Like Mandela, he won a Nobel Peace prize.
JOHANNESBURG - With hymns and eulogies, South Africans of all colors and creeds remembered Nelson Mandela in a day of prayers on Sunday, holding him up as an example to build a better nation and world.
Skiers and snowboarders searching for “the steep and deep” this winter may find that the concept has taken on a much less appealing connotation: The price of the sport is getting so steep that some believe it may be becoming the exclusive domain of those whose pockets are exceedingly deep.
A moderate earthquake shook homes and rattled nerves near Jones, Okla., on Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of damage, authorities said.The earthquake, which struck around 12:10 local time with an estimated magnitude of 4.
An 85-year-old American war veteran detained for more than a month in North Korea arrived in the United States on Saturday, a day after he was unexpectedly released by Pyongyang for “humanitarian” reasons.Merrill Newman arrived in San Francisco on a flight from Beijing shortly after 9 a.m.
The jackpot in the Mega Millions lottery will be $344 million for Tuesday’s drawing – the biggest this year -- after a two-week winless streak was extended Friday night.The 11 p.m.
Televisions were alive with "The Sound of Music Live!" Thursday night as the live broadcast of the beloved musical, starring Carrie Underwood as Maria, pulled in an impressive 18.6 million viewers, NBC’s highest Thursday night ratings (excluding sports programming) since 2004.
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KABUL - Afghanistan is failing to use a law designed to protect women from violence in a country regularly voted one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a woman, the United Nations said on Sunday.
ASSIUT, Egypt – A 24-year-old political activist working ten-hour shifts at an accounting firm in Assiut, one of the poorest areas of Egypt, says he can explain why his country hasn’t had a true revolution.
South Korea said Sunday that it will expand its air defense zone to include the area around a submerged rock that it controls in the East China Sea, in a challenge to a similar move by China last month.The new zone partially overlaps the zone that China declared on Nov.
Ongoing violence in the Central African Republic that has left at nearly 400 people dead in three days is prompting the deployment of 6,000 additional peacekeeping troops with the goal of stabilizing the nation.
A Delta Airlines flight from Seattle to Atlanta was rerouted to Spokane International Airport in Washington state shortly after takeoff on Saturday due to a medical emergency that left a 16-year-old male passenger dead, officials said.
The South African government on Saturday released an updated schedule of official observances in honor of the late President Nelson Mandela, culminating in a state funeral a week from Sunday.
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