We regret that due to a technical error our report of Nelson Mandela's death was unintentionally published. It has now been taken down.
South African apartheid death-squad leader Eugene de Kock has been granted parole after 20 years in prison. De Kock had been dubbed "Prime Evil" for his activities targeting black South African activists.
Richard von Weizsäcker has passed away, aged 94. The sixth president of the Federal Republic of Germany was the country's highest-ranking representative from 1984 to 1994. DW takes a look back at his tenure.
The late Saudi King Abdullah tried to make cautious changes to his conservative country and at times struggled with religious leaders. But his reign will not be known for ushering in major shifts in Saudi policies.
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