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  • Pistorius out of Paralympic events for 5 years

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Oscar Pistorius will be ineligible to compete in Paralympic events during the entirety of his five-year prison sentence. The double-amputee South African runner, who has won six Paralympic gold medals, was sentenced Tuesday for killing Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius could...

  • Total CEO dead in runway crash; plow driver drunk

    Updated: Tue, Oct 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 a snowplow whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators said Tuesday. Three French crew...

  • HK leader: Room to discuss election committee

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's Beijing-backed leader said Tuesday his government won't let the public nominate candidates to succeed him, as thousands of protesters demand, but he added that there's room to discuss how to form a key committee that would pick candidates. Chief Executive...

  • Canadian soldier in apparent terror attack dies

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    MONTREAL (AP) — One of two Canadian soldiers hit by a car in an apparent terrorist attack has died of his injuries. Quebec provincial police said he died early Tuesday. The soldier's name was not released at the request of the family. The other soldier's injuries were described as...

  • British surveillance drones to fly over Syria

    Updated: Tue, Oct 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. operations against the Islamic State group beyond Iraq. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said Tuesday that British Reaper drones and Rivet...

  • Iran president pledges support for Iraq

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says Iran will stand by its neighbor Iraq in its fight against the Sunni extremists of the Islamic State group. Rouhani told visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Heidar al-Abadi on Tuesday that Iran "will remain on the path until the last...

  • Bodies found of 2 South Koreans in Thai boat crash

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    BANGKOK (AP) — The bodies of two South Korean tourists were found in waters near Thailand's southern resort city of Phuket on Tuesday, two days after the tourist boat they were in collided with a fishing vessel, police said. Marine police and volunteer rescuers found and retrieved the...

  • Pope to visit Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia in Turkey

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will visit sites that recall Turkey's often-tumultuous history at a cultural crossroads between continents and faiths during a three-day visit to the country next month. The Vatican announced Tuesday that Francis' first stop on the Nov. 28-30 trip will...

  • US military drone makes 'hard landing' in Niger

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.S. military says one of its surveillance drones made what the military labeled a "hard landing" at an airport in Niger. The military on Monday said no one was injured but that the landing of the MQ-9 Reaper damaged the runway at Diori Hamani International...

  • Top Romanian lawmaker in corruption probe resigns

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A key lawmaker in Romania has quit Parliament after prosecutors announced they are seeking his arrest on suspicion of influence peddling two weeks before a presidential election. Viorel Hrebenciuc, deputy speaker and a senior member of the governing Social...

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