Bangkok. Thai opposition protesters were preparing Friday to relaunch their campaign to overthrow the government after a temporary truce in the strife-hit capital for the birthday of the country's revered king, AFP reported.
New Delhi. The Dalai Lama said Friday in a letter sent to the family of Nelson Mandela that he would miss a "dear friend" who he hailed as "a man of courage, principle and unquestionable integrity", AFP reports.
Washington. In 2008 just before his 90th birthday, the United States gave Nelson Mandela a special present, striking him from a decades-old terror watch list and ending what US officials called "a rather embarrassing matter," AFP reports.