The takeover of Zinjibar is likely to bolster US concerns that the vacuum created by Yemen's unrest is allowing militant groups like Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to gain strength.
Last week's cyber attack on top US weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin shows that cyber espionage is evolving and could soon become more of a serious threat to governments and companies.
It is part of an effort by the government of Juan Manuel Santos to bring closure to decades of civil conflict, even though it rages on in some parts of the country.
A diversity of Brazilians who turned out for the public wake of Abdias do Nascimento, who fought for black rights in a country that imported far more African slaves than America.
The Russian used auto industry relies on used car shipments from Japanese companies that have dried up since the March earthquake and problems at the Fukushima plant.
Although South Africa has a strong human rights record within the country, its foreign policy record is less exemplary, Human Rights Watch says.
Nigeria could be the world's third most populous nation by 2100, with 700 million people. American economist Jeffrey Sachs says a three-child policy is needed to contain the population explosion.
A South African opera tells the story of Winnie Mandela, the ex-wife of South Africa's iconic Nelson Mandela, who adopted his cause of freedom as her own.