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Tsavo, Kenya
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"To those who observed him closely, Nelson Mandela always carried himself as one who was born to lead."
Obituary: Nelson Mandela
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan in London to discuss the security situation and ongoing political reforms in Libya on November 24, 2013. Read their remarks with U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague following their meeting in London.
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(Above: Barricades set up by the protesters during an opposition rally on Independence Square in Kiev December 2, 2013)
Europe: Ukraine crisis - PM Mykola Azarov warns of coup in making
Ukraine’s PM says he sees “all the signs of a coup” as protests intensify.
Mykola Azarov said the government was aware of plans to seize the parliament building in the capital Kiev.
Demonstrators are blockading the main government building, continuing protests against a decision not to sign a deal for closer ties with the EU.
Opposition leaders have renewed demands that President Yanukovych stand down, and urged him to “stop political repression”.
Africa: Nigeria - Boko Haram attack Maiduguri airbase
Boko Haram insurgents have attacked a military airbase in north-eastern Nigeria, destroying two helicopters, the authorities say.
Eyewitnesses say hundreds of militants attacked several areas of the city of Maiduguri, starting early on Monday.
A 24-hour curfew has been imposed in Maiduguri. Its civilian airport was also briefly closed.
A BBC correspondent says the large-scale, co-ordinated attack is a big setback for the Nigerian military.
Middle East: UN implicates Bashar al-Assad in Syria war crimes
The UN’s human rights chief has said an inquiry has produced evidence that war crimes were authorised in Syria at the “highest level”, including by President Bashar al-Assad.
It is the first time the UN’s human rights office has so directly implicated Mr Assad.
Latin America: Mexico crowd protests against energy reform
Tens of thousands of people have protested in the centre of Mexico City against President Enrique Pena Nieto’s planned overhaul of the energy sector.
Opposition leader Andres Lopez Obrador told the crowd to surround the Congress this week.
Mr Pena Nieto says the plan to allow private investment in the oil and gas sector is needed to boost the economy.
Asia: Pakistan’s Express News media group office ‘attacked’
The office of the Pakistani media group Express News in Karachi has come under attack, the group says.
Express News says gunfire and at least two explosions were heard. Three people have been injured, it reports, but guards prevented “unidentified men” from entering the building.
Journalist Jahanzaib Haque tweeted that he saw two white flashes outside his window and heard a “hail of fire”.

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Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities!

Learn about the Disabilities Treaty from Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judith Heumann on State in 60 Seconds. You can read more about International Day of Persons with Disabilities on DipNote!