Terror struck at the heart of Kabul again, with suicide attackers and a car bomb, targeting hotels used by foreigners. At least nine Indians have been killed in the attacks, for which the Taliban have claimed responsibility.
Mourned by the people of South Africa and across the world, 20th Century's greatest warrior, who fought for the end of division of humankind on the basis of color, creed and nationality, is finally home. His last journey in pictures. Compiled by V.B.Ganesan. Photos: AP
"There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires". These were the words said by revolutionary leader Nelson Mandela. The former South African President died on December 5 at the age of 95. A collection of images from his life. Compiled by Deeksha Vasanth