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Obama meets with Mandela's family in South Africa

U.S. President Barack Obama met Saturday with family members of ailing South African statesman Nelson Mandela and spoke by telephone with Mandela's wife as she maintains a vigil by his bedside.

Prince Charles Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life Prince Charles, heir apparent to the throne of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Personal: Birth date: November 14, 1948

Plane carrying Missoni fashion director found off Venezuela

Nearly six months after it went missing off Venezuela's coast, authorities have located the small plane that was carrying Italian fashion boss Vittorio Missoni and five others, the country's Interior Ministry announced Thursday.

Nelson Mandela remains in critical condition; crowds gather outside hospital

Former South African President Nelson Mandela remained hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday, a government spokesman said.

Queen Elizabeth II Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and of her other Realms and Territories and Head of the Commonwealth of Nations.

Asia's ideal beauty: Looking Caucasian

"Dr. Youn, my daughter is so ugly." A Korean mother in her 50s sits before me in the exam room, her teenage daughter next to her.

10 of the world's best meditation retreats

Adventure travel isn't always about riding waves and ascending heights -- sometimes it's about heading inside, to explore the realm of our inner worlds.

GM recalling 194,000 SUVs

The vehicles being recalled are 2006 model year Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL SUVs and 2006 and 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, SAAB 9-7x, and Isuzu Ascender SUVs.

White House: Syria crosses 'red line' with use of chemical weapons on its people

The White House acknowledged Thursday the Syrian government has used chemical weapons, including the nerve agent sarin, on a small scale a number of times, according to a statement.

South: High-level talks between Koreas called off

What were supposed to be the first high-level talks between North Korean and South Korean officials in years will not happen as scheduled Wednesday, South Korea's Unification Ministry announced.