With a judge seeking to strike a balance between mercy and retribution, Oscar Pistorius, the South African track star, was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
MURSITPINAR, Turkey — Turkey will allow Iraqi Kurdish forces, known as peshmerga, to cross its border with Syria to help fight militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria who have besieged the Syrian town of Kobani for more than a month, the Turkish foreign minister announced Monday.
DONETSK, Ukraine — The Ukrainian army appears to have fired cluster munitions on several occasions into the heart of Donetsk, unleashing a weapon banned in much of the world into a rebel-held city with a peacetime population of more than 1 million, according to physical evidence at the scene and interviews …
U.N. agency says Nigeria free of Ebola
The World Health Organization declared Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, officially free of Ebola infections Monday.
Indonesian commoner is new president