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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

October 21, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. more »»

 
 
 
Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks

October 21, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Shiite powerhouse Iran has pledged enduring support for the Shiite-led government of Iraq in its battle against an ascendant Sunni insurgency spearheaded by the Islamic State... more »»

Hong Kong students, officials talk but don't agree

October 21, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong student leaders and government officials held talks Tuesday to end pro-democracy protests now in their fourth week even as the city's Beijing-backed leader reaffirmed... more »»

Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5-year prison term

October 21, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. more »»

Ultra-Orthodox Jews attack Jerusalem buses over ad

October 21, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews hurled stones and slashed the tires of buses bearing ads promoting female worship at a key Jerusalem holy site, Israeli police said Tuesday. more »»

Total CEO dead in runway crash; plow driver drunk

October 21, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who dedicated his career to the multinational oil company, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with ... more »»

Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term

October 21, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. more »»

HK leader: Room to discuss election committee

October 21, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's Beijing-backed leader says his government won't let the public nominate candidates to succeed him, as thousands of protesters demand, but there's room to discuss how... more »»

AP Photos: Children learn wrestling in Old Havana

October 21, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — In a wrestling suit the colors of the U.S. flag, 8-year-old Yodimiler Arias grapples with a classmate in the scorching heat of a Havana afternoon. more »»

Nepal vows new rules after worst trekking disaster

October 21, 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal on Tuesday said it will introduce new rules, improve weather forecasts and better monitor the movement of trekkers after the Himalayan country's worst hiking disaster... more »»

Myanmar says 2015 election won't be delayed

October 21, 2014

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's government said Tuesday that a general election planned for late 2015 would be held on schedule, countering rumors that the vote could be postpone. more »»

Few hopes of success in Hong Kong talks

October 21, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong officials and student leaders will hold talks Tuesday to try to end pro-democracy protests that have gripped the southern Chinese city for more than three weeks, though... more »»

AP PHOTOS: De la Renta's creations over the years

October 21, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta, who died Monday at 82, shaped American couture half a century ago when it emerged as a serious rival to European fashion designers. more »»

Turkey says it helps Kurdish fighters enter Syria

October 20, 2014

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Turkey said it was helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to support their brethren fighting Islamic State militants in a key border town, although activists inside... more »»

Libya's persecuted people displaced again

October 20, 2014

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — After three years in a packed refugee camp, Mariam Mohammed fled with her seven children and some 3,000 other members of Libya's persecuted Tawergha community after they... more »»

Nigeria declared Ebola-free; 'spectacular success'

October 20, 2014

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuf. more »»

WHO chief promises transparency on Ebola failures

October 20, 2014

GAMMARTH, Tunisia (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization says the agency will be upfront about its handling of the Ebola outbreak, following an internal report that details failures in... more »»

UN says worker dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

October 20, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says another of its staffers has died in the Ebola outbreak. more »»

Yemen: Suicide bomber kills 10 Houthi rebels

October 20, 2014

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A suicide car bomb on Monday targeted a house used by Shiite Houthi rebels in a town south of Sanaa, killing at least 10 and injuring 15, security officials said, in an attack... more »»

Lacking a plan, Abbas opts for rhetoric

October 20, 2014

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian president has been speaking in increasingly belligerent tones in recent weeks, accusing Israel of committing "genocide" in Gaza and calling on... more »»

British royal couples' 2nd child due in April

October 20, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed that their second baby is due in April — the first time they've offered a month for the royal birth. more »»

 
 

 

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