US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who skipped an overseas trip last week because of a stomach virus, sustained a concussion after fainting yesterday.
The statement said Mrs Clinton was dehydrated because of the virus and that she fainted and sustained a concussion. She will continue to work from home.
Mandela on mend after gallstones op
South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela had successful surgery to remove gallstones yesterday, the nation's presidency said. The 94-year-old anti-apartheid icon was already recovering from a lung infection.
"The procedure was successful. Madiba is recovering," the spokesman said, using Mr Mandela's clan name.
Arrested teen 'planned school attack'
Police in Bartlesville, near Tulsa, arrested 18-year-old Sammie Eaglebear Chavez shortly before 5am on Friday on charges of conspiring to cause serious bodily harm or death. He is due in court on January 11.
Hospital gunman shot dead by police
Authorities in Birmingham, Alabama, say a man yesterday opened fire in a hospital, wounding an officer and two employees before he was fatally shot by police.
The shooter's victims' injuries are not life-threatening.
Three killed in airport rocket attack
Militants fired three rockets at an airport in the Pakistani city of Peshawar last night, killing three people and wounding more than 30 others, officials said. Peshawar is located on the edge of Pakistan's tribal region, the main sanctuary for al-Qaeda and Taliban militants.
Six die in Nigerian helicopter crash
A NIGERIAN navy helicopter crashed yesterday in the country's oil-rich southern delta, killing a state governor and five other people, in the latest air disaster to hit Africa's most populous nation, officials said.
Opposition leaders detained in riot
Russian riot police detained four opposition leaders and broke up a crowd of about 2,000 people who went ahead with a banned rally yesterday to demand an end to Vladimir Putin's 13-year rule.
Ship held over Argentine bonds freed
A UN court ordered the release of an Argentine naval training ship which was detained in Ghana at the request of holders of defaulted Argentine government bonds.
The tall sailing ship ARA Libertad was detained in Ghana on October 2 at the request of a hedge fund which says Argentina owes it €228m in default since 2002.
But an international court decided that warships have immunity from such claims under international law.
Casablanca piano fetches €455,961
A PIANO from the film Casablanca has sold at auction for €455,961 – far short of the €750,000 or more predicted.
The 58-key upright piano on which actor/singer Dooley Wilson performed As Time Goes By (in the Paris flashback scene, not in Rick's Cafe) was sold at Sotheby's yesterday.