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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

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. Learn More

 

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Total CEO dead in runway crash; plow driver drunk

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 a snowplow whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators said Tuesday. More »

 

Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack

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 terrorist ideology." More »

 

Ebola cases rise sharply in western Sierra Leone

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 sick each day, the government said Tuesday. So many people are dying that removing bodies is reportedly a problem. More »

 

Poland's Sikorski under fire over Russia interview

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A former Polish foreign minister has come under fire from the prime minister and political opponents for giving a U.S. magazine interview in which he allegedly said Russia's president offered Poland the opportunity to jointly carve up Ukraine in 2008. More »

 

Ultra-Orthodox Jews attack Jerusalem buses over ad

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 »

 

Hong Kong students, officials talk but don't agree

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong student leaders and government officials talked but agreed on little Tuesday as the city's Beijing-backed leader reaffirmed his unwillingness to compromise on the key demand of activists camped in the streets now for a fourth week. More »

 

AP Photos: Children learn wrestling in Old Havana

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 »

 

Strike shuts Lisbon subway for 12th time this year

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Portuguese government's plan to privatize debt-heavy public transport companies is meeting tough opposition from trade unions as Lisbon subway workers walked off the job for the 12th time this year. More »

 

Egypt sets appeal hearing for Al-Jazeera staff

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 »

 

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