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By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | October 21, 2014 3:36 am
Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term
  • Strike shuts Lisbon subway for 12th time this year
    Associated Press | October 21, 2014 3:30 am
    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.
  • Head of Iran's chief clerical body dead at 83
    Associated Press | October 21, 2014 3:30 am
    A leading Iranian cleric, Ayatollah Mohammadreza Mahdavi Kani, who headed the country's most influential clerical body charged with choosing or dismissing the nation's supreme leader, has died. He was 83.
  • HK leader: Room to discuss election committee
    Associated Press | October 21, 2014 3:18 am
    Hong Kong's Beijing-backed leader says his government won't let the public nominate candidates to succeed him, as thousands of protesters demand, but there's room to discuss how to form a key committee that would pick candidates.
  • Bombings kill 9 people in Iraqi capital
    Associated Press | October 21, 2014 2:54 am
    Iraqi officials say two separate bombings have killed nine people in Baghdad, the latest victims in near-daily attacks that have targeted the country's capital.
  • Ultra-Orthodox Jews attack Jerusalem buses over ad
    Associated Press | October 21, 2014 2:54 am
    Israeli police say dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews have attacked buses with ads promoting female worship at a Jerusalem holy site.
  • AP Photos: Children learn wrestling in Old Havana
    Associated Press | October 21, 2014 2:54 am
    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.
  • China economy grows at slowest pace in 5 years
    Associated Press | October 21, 2014 2:54 am
    China's economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the global economy but falling roughly in line with Chinese leaders' plans for a controlled slowdown.
  • World stocks take China slowdown in stride
    Associated Press | October 21, 2014 2:48 am
    European stocks were higher and Asian markets meandered Tuesday after China's third quarter growth report pointed to a gradual rather than sharp economic slowdown.
  • Myanmar says 2015 election won't be delayed
    Associated Press | October 21, 2014 2:30 am
    Myanmar's government said Tuesday that a general election planned for late 2015 would be held on schedule, countering rumors that the vote could be postponed.
  • Nepal vows new rules after worst trekking disaster
    Associated Press | October 21, 2014 2:24 am
    Nepal on Tuesday said it will introduce new rules, improve weather forecasts and better monitor the movement of trekkers after the Himalayan country's worst hiking disaster left dozens dead last week.
  • Russian plane crash: snowplow driver was drunk
    Associated Press | October 21, 2014 2:18 am
    The head of French oil giant Total SA was killed at a Moscow airport when his corporate jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators said Tuesday.
  • US urges Japan to be bolder in opening markets
    Associated Press | October 21, 2014 2:12 am
    U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker is urging Japan to be bolder in opening its markets to help reach a deal on a pan-Pacific trade agreement.
  • Samsung phones cleared for US government use
    Associated Press | October 21, 2014 1:06 am
    Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday some of its Galaxy mobile devices were approved by the National Security Agency for use with classified U.S. government networks and data, a boost to the company's efforts to expand in the security-conscious business market.
  • Ebola: Providing time to fight the virus
    Associated Press | October 21, 2014 12:06 am
    People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies.
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