South Africans will get a second chance Thursday to pay their last respects to Nelson Mandela, a day after his distraught widow joined thousands of mourners at his open casket. Later, presidents, royalty and thousands of South Africans made their own pilgrimage. As if I can say 'Mr Mandela, how are you?'" said 44-year-old Anna Mtsoweni, who had joined the queue before dawn. Among the dignitaries were Mandela's former political foe FW de Klerk, ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and musician and activist Bono.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The investigation into the crash-landing of an Asiana Airlines flight at San Francisco's airport last summer has highlighted problems with cockpit culture and the trainee pilot's lack of confidence in his ability to safely land the Boeing 777.
By Miguel Gutierrez and Dave Graham MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's lower house of Congress on Wednesday gave general approval to an energy reform that would permit the biggest oil industry opening in 75 years, moving the bill close to final approval after the Senate signed off on it earlier in the day. Lawmakers in the lower house voted to bypass committees for energy and constitutional matters after leftists, who are railing against the bill in the world's No. 10 oil producer, padlocked doors to the chamber to prevent a debate. The impromptu shift of venue meant lawmakers were without their electronic voting system, and had to pass a microphone around the auditorium to vote out loud in a rowdy session. Dozens of leftist lawmakers have lodged objections against the reform, but their stalling tactics are unlikely to derail the bill, which has the backing of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), and the opposition conservative National Action Party (PAN), who make up the required majority.