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  1. Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison in killing of girlfriend (w/video)

    World

    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.

    Oscar Pistorius, rear right, is led to a awaiting police vehicle to be taken to prison outside the court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday. Pistorius was handed down a five-year sentence by judge Thokozile Masipais for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year.  [Associated Press]
  2. Turkey says it will aid Kurdish forces in fight for Kobani

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    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.

  3. Evidence indicates Ukraine used cluster bombs on Donetsk

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    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 …

  4. U.N. agency says Nigeria free of Ebola

    World

    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.

  5. Indonesian commoner is new president

    World

    Unlikely victory

    Indonesian commoner is new president

    Joko Widodo