Apartheid-era South Africa's most feared prison, Robben
Island, remains inextricably linked with Nelson Mandela, its
most famous inmate who spent decades of hard labour educating
his comrades and charming even his granite-hearted jailers.
South Africans united in mourning for Nelson Mandela on
Friday, but some feared the anti-apartheid hero's death could
leave their country vulnerable again to racial and social
tensions that he did so much to pacify.
Mexican police have found a truck they suspect was stolen by
common thieves and carried a dangerous radioactive medical
material the United Nations said could provide an ingredient
for a "dirty bomb," a government official said.
Audio recordings from the Connecticut school shooting that
killed 20 children and six educators a year ago reveal a
mixture of calm and anguish from the callers, and gunshots
from the assailant are heard in the background.
Ukraine's prime minister has warned protesters trying to
blockade government buildings they will be punished for any
"illegal acts", as officials head to Moscow seeking aid to
avoid a financial meltdown.