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By Leigh Thomas and Emmanuel Braun PARIS/BANGUI (Reuters) - Two French soldiers were killed in overnight fighting in the Central African Republic, France's first casualties in an operation to restore stability in its former colony, the French government said on Tuesday. Much of the wide-scale violence that has killed hundreds in the last week has eased but Reuters reporters in Bangui saw a mosque set on fire, houses looted and cars torched on Tuesday. Residents reported several lynchings overnight too. The country has descended into chaos since mainly Muslim Seleka rebels seized power in ...
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — World leaders, family, friends and thousands of mourners who queued for hours to secure a seat in Johannesburg's FNB stadium paid tribute to South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president has expressed willingness to seek the release of demonstrators arrested in recent protests, according one of the former Ukrainian leaders who met with him to try to defuse the country's tensions.