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'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

October 21, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the... more »»

 
 
 
Argentina demands 'Top Gear' apology from BBC

October 21, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Argentina's ambassador to Britain on Tuesday demanded an apology from the BBC over an ill-fated trip by car show "Top Gear" to the South American country. more »»

Poland's Sikorski under fire over Russia interview

October 21, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's former Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski came under fire Tuesday from the prime minister and political opponents over a U.S. more »»

Rwanda requires US, Spain visitor health reports

October 21, 2014

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's Ministry of Health is requiring visitors who have been in the United States or Spain during the previous 22 days to report their medical condition to health... more »»

Total CEO killed in Moscow runway crash

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 »»

WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January

October 21, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for "real-world" testing in West Africa as soon as January as long as they are deemed safe, a top World... more »»

Cyprus to block Turkey's EU bid over gas dispute

October 21, 2014

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — European Union member Cyprus will oppose any progress in Turkey's ongoing talks to join the 28-nation bloc in response to a Turkish gas search in waters where Cyprus has... more »»

Image of Asia: Watching talks in Hong Kong streets

October 21, 2014

In this photo by Vincent Yu, pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong's Admiralty district give thumbs down as they watch televised talks between government officials and students late Tuesday. more »»

Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack

October 21, 2014

SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec (AP) — Canadian officials say a man who was shot and killed by police after he struck two members of the Canadian military with his car was "clearly linked to... more »»

Egypt sets appeal hearing for Al-Jazeera staff

October 21, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — A Cairo court has set an appeals hearing for three Al-Jazeera English journalists convicted of terrorism-related charges last June amid widespread international condemnation. more »»

Ebola cases rise sharply in western Sierra Leone

October 21, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — After emerging months ago in eastern Sierra Leone, Ebola is now hitting the western edges of the country where the capital is located with dozens of people falling... more »»

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 »»

Jerusalem stone may answer Jewish revolt questions

October 21, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists said Tuesday they have discovered a large stone with Latin engravings that lends credence to the theory that the reason Jews revolted against Roman rule... 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 »»

Pregnant Kate back at work after morning sickness

October 21, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The Duchess of Cambridge has resumed her royal duties after spending more than two months out of the public eye while suffering from acute morning sickness. 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 »»

AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

October 21, 2014

The deadly virus Ebola dominated the news last week. 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 »»

British surveillance drones to fly over Syria

October 21, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Britain's defense ministry says Royal Air Force drones will fly intelligence-gathering missions over Syria, in a broadening of U.K. 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 »»

 
 

 

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