Egyptian police used tear gas on Friday to end clashes in Cairo between supporters and opponents of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Mursi, the state news agency MENA said. Mursi's supporters have been staging protests almost daily in many towns and cities across Egypt since the army deposed him on July 3 in response to mass protests against him.
Flags were lowered to half-staff and people in black townships, in upscale mostly white suburbs and in South Africa's vast rural grasslands commemorated Nelson Mandela with song, tears and prayers on Friday while pledging to adhere to the values of unity and democracy that he embodied. The government prepared funeral ceremonies that will draw leaders and other dignitaries from around the globe.
A massive winter storm continues to move eastward bringing heavy snow, ice and frigid cold to states across the country.
Manufacturing data from Europe and the U.K. will be in focus next week, while markets will also be watching for figures on Thanksgiving shopping in the U.S.
Rosalina Alonzo talk about losing her husband, Raym P. Alonzo, a policeman and father to six children. Police officer Roy Lapura talks about how the the Philippine Scene of Crime Operatives identified Mr. Alonzo, one of their own team members.
South Africans marked the passing of Nelson Mandela by singing, dancing and laying flowers outside the family home in Johannesburg on Friday. WSJ's Devon Maylie reports. Photo: EPA
President Barack Obama is calling for an increase in the federal minimum wage. But who really earns the minimum? Since the 1980's, have their ranks grown in size? Is San Francisco the best place to be earning minimum wage? WSJ's Jason Bellini has #TheShortAnswer. Image: Getty
For those who aren't familiar with the South African leader, here's a quick explanation of how he became a symbol of the fight against oppression.
Contradicting an earlier report that President Obama had never met his uncle Omar Obama, the White House now says the two briefly lived together.
Despite new projects to mine rare earths in the U.S., Canada and Australia, China still dominates the industry. The WSJ's Ramy Inocencio speaks with Gareth Hatch, an investor and principal at Technology Metals Research, about China’s significance.
Reactions poured in from people all over the world paying tribute the former South African president.
A new report says some 175 Americans had contracted the disease through November 30th — nearly three-times the annual average of 60 cases.
World leaders and dignitaries react to the news that Nelson Mandela has died at age 95. (Video/Photo: AP)
In South Africa, mourners reacted to the death of Nelson Mandela on Thursday. (Video/Photo: AP)
On the occasion of Nelson Mandela's birthday in July, the Dalai Lama, Richard Branson, and others paid tribute to the former South African leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner. Originally published 7/18/13. (Photo: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory)