World News Briefs -- June 10, 2013

Mandela In 'Serious, But Stable' Condition -- Voice of America

JOHANNESBURG — Former South African President Nelson Mandela remained hospitalized for the third straight day Monday, as he battles health problems stemming from a lung infection.

Nelson Mandela has been hospitalized since 1:30 a.m. Saturday, when he was taken to a Pretoria hospital after doctors at his home felt he needed more critical care.

Mac Maharaj, spokesman for South African President Jacob Zuma, said Monday morning that Mandela remains in serious, but stable condition.

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Syria troops 'preparing for Aleppo assault'.

Syrian helicopters fire rockets into Lebanon.

U.S. to weigh arming Syrian rebels, official says.

Assad may prevail in Syria's civil war: Israeli minister.

Islamists said to execute 15-year-old Syrian boy for heresy.

Tanks in Beirut as Syria protest leaves one dead.

Israel signals readiness to limit settlement building for peace.

Deadly car bombs hit Iraq market.

Golden oil of Iraqi Kurdistan raises tensions with Baghdad.

Turkish leader agrees to meet protest organizers. Turkey premier to meet with Istanbul protesters.

Turkish protesters clash with police.

Presidential hopefuls snipe at Iran nuclear talks tactics. Conservative withdraws from Iran election.

Indonesian workers protest at consulate in Saudi Arabia.


Pakistan president to new leaders: Stop militancy.

Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif declares end to secret approval of U.S. drone strikes.

Afghan forces end Kabul airport attack.

Militants attack NATO trucks in Pakistan, kill 4.

North, South Korea agree to more talks.

US-China summit ends with accord on all but cyber-espionage.

India to expand relations with Thailand, Australia.

China, Vietnam set up naval hotline.


Egypt 'war' talk raises Ethiopia Nile dam stakes.

S Sudan 'will not go to war' over oil dispute.

South Sudan says Sudan troops enter Upper Nile state.

Nelson Mandela condition 'unchanged - still serious'.

Mubarak trial unseals new evidence on crackdown.

Benghazi killers still on the lam after 9 months, may have sought to ‘smoke out’ CIA.

Libya army chief of staff 'resigns' after deadly clashes.

Guinea's opposition may agree to election.


Merkel, Obama to discuss NSA surveillance program.

Merkel, other European leaders raise concerns on U.S. surveillance.

British PM Cameron defends spy agencies over PRISM cyber-snooping.

4 teens arrested after fire at London-area Muslim school.

Analysis: Euro bailout Troika nears end of road with patchy record.

Germans evacuated after river Elbe breaches its banks again. Thousands flee flood-hit parts of Germany and Hungary.

22 'pointless' US nuclear bombs at Dutch airbase.

House price plunge worsens in Greece and Spain.

Pussy Riot generates outrage in Russia, acclaim in the West.


Carney declines to comment on Snowden, defends U.S. surveillance policy.

Edward Snowden identifies himself as source of NSA leaks - as it happened.

2 out of 3 people face hunger as Haiti woes mount.

Fragile peace in San Salvador as youth gangs trade weapons for jobs and hope.

Brazil prepares for World Cup as criticism mounts over cost.

Brazil 'on alert' over an oil spill from Ecuador.

US considers taking in Syrian refugees.

Record 23,116,441 U.S. households on food stamps.

Caught on film: JFK Airport guards sleeping on the job.


US drones kill AQAP commander, 5 fighters in northern Yemen.

Analysts: Foreign militant Islamists streaming into Syria to face Hezbollah.

Al-Qaida leader scraps Syria, Iraq branch merger.

Does the West actually want to defeat terrorism? (commentary)


Google finalizing $1.3 billion deal for mapping company Waze: source.

Data-driven tech industry is shaken by online privacy fears.

Apple unveils music streaming service, revamps iOS.

S&P revises U.S. credit outlook to 'stable'.

Apple's about to make old iPhones and iPads feel brand new.

'Revival of the Silk Road': Kazakhs launch China-Europe rail route.

Insight: Threat of break-up looms over Mexican telecoms tycoon Slim.

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