0030 GMT: Both the rugby and cricket worlds are responding to Mandela's death. Fans attending the second Ashes cricket Test match in Adelaide observed a minute's silence to mark Mandela's passing and players wore black arm bands in his honor. South Africa's one-day international cricket captain AB de Villiers saluted Mandela by tweeting, "Let us now, more than ever, stick together as a nation! We owe him that much. #madiba you will be missed! #tata #inspiration #leader."
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Jameis Winston will not be charged with sexually assaulting a woman who accused him of raping her about a year ago, a prosecutor said Thursday.
Nelson Mandela, the revered icon of South Africa's anti-apartheid struggle and a towering figure of 20th century politics, died Thursday aged 95. The Nobel Peace laureate, who was elected South Africa's first black president after spending nearly three decades as a political prisoner, died at his Johannesburg home surrounded by his family, after a long battle against lung infection. The news was announced to the nation and the world by a clearly emotional South African President Jacob Zuma in a live broadcast to the nation. "Our beloved Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the founding president of our democratic nation has departed," said Zuma, who was also imprisoned on Robben Island.