Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has proposed a
referendum on her future and promised to resign if that is
what the people want, as anti-government protesters prepared
for a final push to try to force her from power.
Freezing weather in the U.S. has gripped parts of Texas and
Arkansas, with hundreds of thousands of people coping in the
cold without power after a winter storm made roads impassable
and caused severe flight delays.
While the death of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela
triggered an outpouring of shared sorrow across South
Africa's sometimes tense racial divide, eyes stayed dry in a
white Afrikaner enclave in the heart of the country.
From books and T-shirts to bracelets and ostrich eggs, Nelson
Mandela art and memorabilia have been flying off shelves and
stalls as mourners search for a memento of South Africa's