Ukrainian protesters stood their ground after an overnight
sweep by riot police and their leaders dismissed an offer of
talks from a president they say must quit for favouring ties
with Russia over the European Union.
A fake sign language interpreter took to the stage during a
mass memorial for anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela,
gesticulating gibberish before a global audience of millions
and outraging deaf people across the world.
Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority have signed a
water-sharing agreement that includes the building of a
desalination plant on the Gulf of Aqaba and a pilot study for
a pipeline linking the Red Sea with the Dead Sea, the World
An elderly US Korean War veteran released from detention in
North Korea says his videotaped "confession" was given under
duress, adding that he believed he may have been held in a
misunderstanding over his interest in the war.