Soweto (South Africa) (AFP) - 0945 GMT: AFP's Charlotte Plantive tells us Mandela's widow Graca Machel and ex-wife Winnie met at the stadium and shared a long hug, both mourning in black. This may be the first time US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro, whose countries are historic Cold War-era foes, have found themselves in the same place. 0938 GMT: Nelson Mandela's former wife Winnie, from whom he separated in 1992 after his release from prison, has arrived to loud cheers. Big cheer for Raul Castro, President of Cuba, as he is presented -- also for members of the Mandela family.
By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea is engaged in a purge amounting to a "reign of terror" that has claimed the scalp of the country's second most powerful man and risks further damaging relations with the South, President Park Geun-hye said on Tuesday. Park took office in Seoul earlier this year as North Korea conducted its third nuclear test, enraging world public opinion, and threatened to engulf its southern neighbour and its ally, the United States, in a war. "North Korea is currently carrying out a reign of terror, undertaking a large-scale purge in order to strengthen Kim Jong Un's power," Park told a cabinet meeting, part of which was broadcast on television. State media on Monday said Jang Song Thaek, the uncle of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un, had been dismissed from his posts for "criminal acts" ranging from mismanagement, corruption and leading a "dissolute and depraved life".