Snow coated domes and minarets Friday as a record Mideast storm compounded the suffering of Syrian refugees, sent the Israeli army scrambling to dig out stranded motorists and gave Egyptians a rare glimpse of snow in their capital.
Dec. 10 Daily Brief: International Human Rights Day, Nelson Mandela’s memorial service and a lot of snow
Groups around the world mark International Human Rights Day, Egyptian students clash with security forces, Nelson Mandela’s memorial service is held in Johannesburg, and more in today’s daily brief.
Tens of thousands of mourners gathered at Johannesburg’s Soccer City Stadium to pay their respects at a memorial service for fallen South African leader Nelson Mandela. They were joined by about 100 World leaders, including U.S. President Barack Obama, who spoke of Mandela’s legacy.
Remembering the first black South African president Nelson Mandela, winter weather falls across the US, holiday festivals light up the world and more in today’s daily brief.
Many Americans today will toast the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition, a 14-year ban on the sale and production of alcohol that turned booze-smuggling thugs into celebrities and otherwise law-abiding citizens into criminals.
Soldiers patrol the streets of Bangui, people walk by a giant Christmas ball in France, an arena in Mexico is evacuated after a transformer burns and spreads smoke, and more in today’s daily brief.
Brazuca, the official match ball of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, was presented in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Dec. 3, 2013.
Thai riot police and anti-government protesters embrace instead of clash, a nativity scene held outside the Supreme Court celebrates the first amendment, Santa Claus dives with a stingray and more in today’s daily brief.