KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians rallied Sunday in Kiev, denouncing President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to turn away from Europe and move toward Russia. It was the country's biggest protest since its pro-democracy Orange Revolution in 2004.
A stunning performance by an upstart anti-corruption party helped topple India's ruling Congress in elections to New Delhi's state assembly Sunday, only months before the country goes to the polls. Congress, in power at national level for a decade, also lost in three other state assembly contests after vote counting on Sunday in a devastating blow ahead of next year's general election. "I would like to congratulate the people of Delhi for starting a trend of honest politics," said Arvind Kejriwal, leader of the fledgling Aam Aadmi Party (Common People's Party), after he unseated the capital's chief minister Sheila Dikshit in her own constituency. Kejriwal, who only launched his party a year ago, said his movement "will not be limited to Delhi alone, but will spread across the entire country and will be successful in getting rid of corruption and inflation".
South Africans of all races and religions united in an outpouring of prayer and song for their beloved Nelson Mandela on Sunday, hearing calls to keep his dream of a Rainbow Nation alive. In a statement Mandela's family implored this still deeply scarred nation, and people beyond its shores, to "keep his dream alive." From a Methodist Church in Johannesburg, President Jacob Zuma echoed that sentiment in an impassioned plea. "He preached and practised reconciliation, to make those who had been fighting forgive one another and become one nation," Zuma told a mixed race congregation of more than 1,000 worshippers.