Friday, July 25 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:35:28 GMT
President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress...More >>
President Barack Obama will urge Central American leaders to help slow the influx of unaccompanied children fleeing their countries for the United States, even as Congress remains deeply divided over proposals to stem the...More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:34:18 GMT
French officials say that the wreckage of an Air Algeria plane which crashed with 116 people aboard has been found in Mali.More >>
French soldiers recovered a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, officials said. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the...More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:33:49 GMT
An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza.More >>
The U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state made a new attempt Friday to nail down a temporary truce between Israel and Hamas, as Israel's 18-day military operation in the Gaza Strip fueled new unrest in the West...More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:26:13 GMT
Germany's two largest airlines say they are not yet resuming flights to Israel even though the European Aviation Safety Agency has lifted a recommendation that airlines refrain from flying to Tel Aviv airport.More >>
Air France and Germany's Lufthansa decided Friday to resume flights to Tel Aviv after canceling operations for several days over safety concerns.More >>
(RNN) - Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa and a legendary figure who helped end apartheid in that country, has been hospitalized for a reccurring lung infection, the Associated Press reports.
Mandela, 94, has been in the hospital quite a bit in recent years, most recently in December, when he spent three weeks in the hospital for gallstones and a lung infection.
He spent 27 years in prison for speaking out against apartheid, the segregation practice in force for decades in South Africa, before being released in 1990.
Mandela served a single term as the first freely elected president from 1994 to 1999, and then retired from public life.
His most recent public appearance was made during the 2010 World Cup soccer tournament, held in South Africa.
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