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US War veteran Merrill Newman, detained by authorities in North Korea for more than a month, has arrived back in San Francisco today.
The tired but smiling veteran of the Korean War was holding the hand of his wife as he thanked the Swedish embassy in Pyongyang, and the US embassy in Beijing for helping to secure his release.
Mr Newman said he was "delighted to be home."
"It's been a great homecoming," he said. "I'm tired, but ready to be with my family."
The 85-year-old was detained in late October at the end of a 10-day trip to North Korea, a visit that came six decades after he oversaw a group of South Korean wartime guerrillas during the 1950-53 war.
US War veteran Merrill Newman, detained by authorities in North Korea for more than a month, has arrived back in San Francisco, Reuters reports.
The United States welcomed North Korea's decision to release American citizen Merrill Newman, who was detained by North Korean authorities in late October on a visit as a tourist to the secretive country, the State Department said in a statement.
"We are pleased that Mr. Merrill Newman has been allowed to depart the DPRK and re-join his family. We welcome the DPRK's decision to release him," said Marie Harf, a State Department spokeswoman.
North Korea said on it has deported Merrill E. Newman, an 85-year old American it has been holding on charges of "hostile acts" against the state, on humanitarian grounds because he has admitted to his wrongdoing and apologised.
The deportation was announced by the North's KCNA news agency.
Mr Newman, who has a soldier during the 1950-53 Korean War and worked with guerrillas fighting against the socialist North, has been held by the Pyongyang regime since late October. He was visiting North Korea as a tourist.
The US has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, with flags flying at half mast over government buildings and traders on the New York Stock Exchange observing a minute's silence in his honour.
A Texas university has built the biggest gingerbread house.
The Texas A&M Traditions Club built the house with thousands of pounds of butter, sugar, eggs, flour and other ingredients.
The outside is decorated with 23,404 pieces of hard candy, including candy canes and lollipops.
The gingerbread house is more than 39,000 square feet, which easily exceeded the previous record of a 36,000 square foot gingerbread house inside the Mall of America in Minnesota.
An American chemistry teacher who worked at an international school in the Libyan city of Benghazi was shot dead, medical and security sources said.
It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the killing.
Adel al Mansouri, director at the school in Benghazi, said: "He was doing his morning exercise when gunmen just shot him. I don't know why. He was so sweet with everyone.
The Emergency calls that first alerted police to the massacre at Sandy Hook elementary school have been made public.
Twenty children and six of their teachers were killed by a single gunman almost a year ago.
ITV News International Editor Bill Neely reports from the US
This video contains distressing audio from the emergency calls.
Gilles Rousseau, whose daughter Lauren, a substitute teacher, was killed in the Sandy Hook school shootings, supported the decision to release the 911 call recordings.
Speaking to ITV News before their release, he said: "Personally, I think it's better to have it released because then the world will know what was in the tape. They'll know that the police is not hiding anything.
"I would like to know exactly what was in the tape. The only thing that I'm hoping for is that I don't hear my daughter screaming," he added.
"That's one of the reasons the young families did want to hear their kids screaming. They were afraid they were going to recognise their particular child, and that would be heart-wretching."