JOHANNESBURG - Nelson Mandela wasn't on life support and had many family members and doctors close by in his final hours, a family friend who was at his bedside said Sunday.
Bantu Holomisa told The Associated Press that he had been called to Mandela's home on Thursday by the family so he could visit the anti-apartheid icon before he died.
SINGAPORE - Singapore's prime minister urged citizens not to react negatively toward migrant workers on Monday following the first rioting in 40 years in the wealthy state, which prides itself on being an island of calm in an often chaotic region.
The disorder involved mostly Indian guest workers and broke out in the Little India district on Sunday night after an Indian worker was hit and killed by a bus driven by a Singaporean. Cars were torched and eighteen people were injured as crowds hurled rocks at authorities.
JAKARTA, Indonesia - A commuter train hit a truck hauling gasoline in Indonesia's capital Monday, killing five people and sending a fireball of orange flames and black smoke shooting skyward.
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - The sounds of high-performance car engines filled the air as thousands of fans, friends and car enthusiasts headed to the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita to pay tribute to Paul Walker at the site where the "Fast & Furious" actor died in a car crash.
The memorial, planned through social media, was scheduled to begin at noon Sunday, but mourners began arriving hours beforehand to leave flowers, candles, stuffed animals and other tributes.
BEIJING, China - Chinese authorities have been withholding residence visas for reporters working for The New York Times and Bloomberg in apparent retaliation for the agencies' investigative stories on wealth accumulated by leaders' families.
If authorities do not soon start approving renewals for visas due to expire by the end of the year, it would effectively shut down or significantly curtail the two organizations' newsgathering operations in the country.
CHICAGO - A two-year-old Chicago girl's death from a dog attack over the weekend has been ruled a homicide by the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.
The Sun-Times reports that the Cook County medical examiner's office says an autopsy determined Jah'niyah White died Saturday from injuries suffered in a dog attack at her grandfather's home.
Jah'niyah was pronounced dead at 3:40 p.m. Saturday at Jackson Park Hospital.
Detectives are conducting a death investigation, and state child welfare officials are conducting their own investigation of allegations of abuse.
STRASBURG, Pa. - Once a week, Terri Roberts spends time with a 13-year-old Amish girl named Rosanna who sits in a wheelchair and eats through a tube. Roberts bathes her, sings to her, reads her stories. She can only guess what's going on inside Rosanna's mind because the girl can't talk.
Roberts' son did this to her.
NEW DELHI - India's main Hindu nationalist party trounced the nationally ruling Congress in four heartland states and knocked them out of the Indian capital in a ballot contest closely watched for clues to next year's general election.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Las Vegas appears to have a winner when it comes to hyper-specific themes. The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas has opened a concert venue intended to evoke a 1930s-era theatre dropped into an Eastern European glass factory.
The Strip's newest event space will celebrate a grand opening just before the new year with a performance by pop star Bruno Mars. It technically opened its doors on Sunday, hosting an IBM meeting.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - In death, Nelson Mandela unified South Africans of all races and backgrounds Sunday on a day of prayer for the global statesman — from a vaulted cathedral with hymns and incense to a rural, hilltop church with goat-skin drums and barefoot dancing.
Mandela was remembered in old bedrocks of resistance to white domination as well as former bastions of loyalty to apartheid.