December 10th, 2013
11:48 AM ET

Bangladesh is about to hang an Islamist leader

Shortly after midnight in Bangladesh (1 p.m. ET), authorities plan to hang a top Islamist figure.

Abdul Quader Mollah was sentenced in September for alleged "crimes against humanity" dating back to 1971, during the country's war for independence.

The ruling against him set off rioting in the streets and sparked a strike across the country.

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December 10th, 2013
11:44 AM ET

Obama, world leaders praise 'giant of history' at Mandela memorial

They gathered in the tens of thousands - presidents, prime ministers, royals, celebrities and ordinary South Africans - all united to say farewell to a man hailed as a global symbol of reconciliation.

In what has been billed as one of the largest gatherings of global leaders in recent history, representatives from around the world joined street sweepers, actors and religious figures to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela.

From President Barack Obama to Cuba's Raul Castro, praise came from all sides in a four-hour memorial service at Johannesburg FNB stadium for the revered statesman, who died Thursday at age 95.

"We will never see the likes of Nelson Mandela again," Obama said in a speech to roaring cheers.

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Filed under: Africa • World
December 10th, 2013
02:56 AM ET

2 adults, 4 children missing in Nevada snow

Frigid weather gripping much of the United States led to a frenzied search in northwest Nevada, where rescue teams are searching a mountainous area for two adults and four children who went to play in the snow and never returned.

James Glanton, 34, and Christina MacIntee, 25, are missing, along with Glanton's two children and MacIntee's niece and nephew. The children are three to 10 years old, the Pershing County Sheriff's Office said.

The group set out Sunday for Seven Troughs mountain range and haven't been seen since.

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Filed under: U.S. • Weather
December 10th, 2013
02:13 AM ET

Colorado town to vote on drone ordinance

Phillip Steel, a resident of Deer Trail, Colorado, is ready to fight for Old West values he feels are being threatened by drones.

Asked what exactly he's proposing to do when he sees an unmanned aircraft, Steel points his weapon to the sky.

"I am proposing to shoot it down," he said.

Deer Trail - population 598 - will vote Tuesday on a measure that would allow its residents to hunt for federal drones and shoot them down.

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Filed under: Politics • U.S.