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Arriving on stage at FNB stadium in Johannesburg to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, President Barack Obama shook hands with dozens of other world leaders, pausing briefly to grasp the hand of Cuban President Raul Castro.
The greeting quickly sparked a strong debate on Twitter between those who praised and disagreed with the handshake, given that the United States does not share diplomatic relations with Cuba.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter tells Becky that the gesture is "significant."
The United States and Afghanistan have reached a deal on the final language of a bilateral security agreement, guiding the role of American troops in that south Asian nation for years to come, America's top diplomat said Wednesday.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he reached the accord with Afghan President Hamid Karzai Wednesday.
Afghan leaders will hold a meeting - known as a loya jirga, or grand assembly - starting on Thursday to decide whether to accept or reject the deal, which lays out a limited support role for American forces beyond next year.
"They have to pass it," Kerry said. " It's up to the people of Afghanistan."
If approved, the agreement would go into effect January 1, 2015, and last "until the end of 2024 and beyond, unless terminated" by mutual agreement and with two years notice by either party, according to a copy of the deal posted online Wednesday by the Afghan government.
The subject of military raids and strikes has long been a sore point between the two countries, especially given a number of incidents in which noncombatant men, women and children have been killed.
CNN's Elise Labott explains the deal that will allow U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan for security purposes.
Rumours of the NSA hacking Angela Merkel’s encrypted phone have got the world wondering how it would even be possible.
Becky Anderson talks to security technologist Bruce Schneier about protecting phones from infiltration by third parties and how the German Chancellor's phone may have been vulnerable.