**Mandela's Health Condition Deteriorates**
South Africa's government says the condition of famed anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela has deteriorated to "critical," two weeks after he was hospitalized with a lung infection.
Presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said doctors informed President Jacob Zuma that Mr. Mandela's health has worsened over the past 24 hours.
Mr. Zuma learned of Mr. Mandela's condition during a visit late Sunday to the Pretoria hospital where the former South African president is being treated. The deputy leader of the ruling African National Congress,
Cyril Ramaphosato, accompanied Mr. Zuma on the visit.
Maharaj told VOA Mr. Zuma wants to assure the public that doctors are doing everything possible to improve Mr. Mandela's condition. President
Zuma said Madiba is being well looked after and is comfortable, referring to him by his clan name.
The news comes two days after South Africa's government described Mr. Mandela's condition as serious but stable.
**Kerry, Indian FM Discuss Regional Security, Economics **
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has held talks with his Indian counterpart, Salman Khurshid, in New Delhi.
India's foreign ministry said the talks Monday focused on three "key pillars" of the two country's relations -- regional security issues, economics and technology.
In remarks after the talks, Kerry welcomed India's leadership on the global stage and reaffirmed the countries' shared vision for peace and stability in Asia.
Kerry also said both countries back a "united, stabile" Afghanistan, adding that the U.S. supports India's bilateral economic assistance to the war-torn South Asian nation.
On Sunday, Kerry said that as the world's largest democracy, India can play a critical role in supporting Afghanistan's 2014 elections by helping the government improve its electoral system and create a framework for resolving disputes.