Bombing hits northern city of Aleppo in Syria
Activists in Syria are alleging that President Bashar al-Assad’s forces dropped barrel bombs on the northern city of Aleppo, killing 22 people, including 14 children.
The BBC is reporting that a school may have been hit.
Chile votes on new president
Chileans went to the polls on Sunday in a runoff election for president.
Experts predict the vote will likely hand former President Michelle Bachelet another term in office. Bachelet, 62, was Chile’s first female president – from 2006 to 2010. Her rival is conservative, Evelyn Matthei.
Although Bachelet won nearly twice as many votes in the first round of voting, she failed to garner the 50 percent required to capture the presidency.
The two candidates were playmates growing up on an air force base in northern Chile. But the military coup that brought Augusto Pinochet into power brought divisions between the two families.
Mandela laid to rest in Quna
South Africans said a final goodbye to Nelson Mandela today in his childhood hometown of Qunu, South Africa.