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.
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
South Africans united in mourning for Nelson Mandela
yesterday, but some feared the anti-apartheid hero's death
could leave their country vulnerable again to the racial and
social tensions he did so much to pacify.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, two and a half years into a
blood-soaked rebellion against his rule, mourned Nelson
Mandela's death, calling his life an inspiration for freedom
fighters and a lesson to tyrants.