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South African Prosecutors to Appeal Oscar Pistorius Sentence

Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide in the 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend

Estonia: Pupil Shoots Teacher in School Class

(TALLINN, Estonia) — Estonian police say a teacher has been killed by a pupil who shot her during class in the southern town of Viljandi. Police spokeswoman Tuuli Harson said the shooting took place Monday afternoon in Paalalinna school, and the shooter has been apprehended. She said no one else was injured. Estonian media said…

Girls Who Escaped Boko Haram Tell of Horrors in Captivity

New Human Rights Watch report details the Nigerian Islamist group's abuse of abducted women and girls

Suicide Attack Kills 11 People South of Baghdad

(BAGHDAD) — A suicide car bomber struck a checkpoint manned by Iraqi troops and pro-government Shiite militiamen south of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 11 people, officials said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which occurred on the outskirts of the Sunni town of Jurf al-Sakhar, 50 kilometers (30 miles) south of…

South Africa’s Soccer Captain Senzo Meyiwa Has Been Shot Dead

Armed men entered a house where Meyiwa was staying, but the motive remains unclear

Gunman in Canada Attack Prepared Video of Himself

Police are investigating Michael Zehaf-Bibeau's interactions with numerous individuals in the days leading up to the attack

What the Failure of ISIS to Take Khobani Means

The Kurdish struggle to hold on to Syrian border town isn't all good news

Brazilian President Rousseff Is Re-Elected

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected to a second term to lead the world’s fifth-largest nation. Official results released Sunday by Brazil’s top electoral court show that the left-leaning Rousseff beat opposition contender Aecio Neves. With 98 percent of the vote counted, Rousseff had won 51.5 percent of the ballots.…

Syria Activists Say Kobani Death Toll Passes 800

(MURSITPINAR, Turkey) — A Syrian activist group said Sunday that the death toll in 40 days of fighting in and around the northern Syrian border town of Kobani has reached 815, as Kurdish fighters battled Muslim militants for a hill west of the town. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the death toll…

Infant’s Killing in Jerusalem Reignites Talk of a New Intifada

Incidents of violence in the city and the West Bank increase tension between Israelis and Palestinians

NYC Doctor With Ebola Described As a ‘Dedicated Humanitarian’

Friends and colleagues have high praise for Dr. Craig Spencer as he begins a fight for his life

Canada Gunman Wanted a Passport to Go to Mideast

(OTTAWA, Ontario) — He seemed lost, “did not fit in,” had drug problems, and went more than five years without seeing his mother. In recent weeks, he had been living at a homeless shelter and had talked about wanting to go to Libya — or Syria — but became agitated when he couldn’t get a…

Malaysia’s Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim Awaits Sodomy Appeal Verdict

The 67-year-old's conviction has been slammed by human rights groups as "politically motivated"

Hong Kong’s Protesters Feel Betrayed by Their Own Government

The only solution to the monthlong protest, they insist, is for the local government to fight for Hong Kong's rights instead of always capitulating to China

China Successfully Launches Mission to Moon and Back

The mission, part of Beijing's program to eventually land a man on the moon, will take eight days

Dozens More Women And Girls Abducted By Boko Haram in Nigeria

Residents say the kidnappings come a day after a truce between the militants and the Nigerian government

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