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STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius will finally learn his fate Tuesday when a judge is expected to announce the Olympic runner's sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
NEW YORK (AP) - Politicians including former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Peter King have joined a crowd of demonstrators outside the Metropolitan Opera to protest an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists.
STOCKHOLM (AP) - Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge.
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) - Police investigating the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found over the weekend in Indiana say the suspect has told them that he may have killed people going back 20 years.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A 6-year-old girl was killed during a drive-by shooting while shopping for bubblegum with her father at a convenience store in Kansas City, according to police, who are vowing to find those responsible for her death.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United Nations says another of its staffers has died in the Ebola outbreak.
HAVANA (AP) - Cuban is willing to work with the United States in the fight against Ebola, President Raul Castro said at a summit of leftist Latin American nations Monday.
BOSTON (AP) - At least 1,000 people will be summoned and asked to fill out questionnaires for the jury in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a federal judge said Monday.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) - A suicide car bomb on Monday targeted a house used by Shiite Houthi rebels in a town south of Sanaa, killing at least 10 and injuring 15, security officials said, in an attack that bore all the hallmarks of al-Qaida.
HONG KONG (AP) - Hong Kong's leader has claimed that "external forces" are participating in student-led pro-democracy protests that have occupied parts of this financial capital for more than three weeks, but provided no evidence to back his accusation.
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) - After three years in a packed refugee camp, Mariam Mohammed fled with her seven children and some 3,000 other members of Libya's persecuted Tawergha community after they were caught in crossfire between Islamist militias and pro-government forces in the embattled eastern city of Benghazi.
PANAMA CITY (AP) - A Supreme Court justice linked to former President Ricardo Martinelli was suspended on Monday over corruption charges in a landmark corruption case that has mesmerized much of Panama.
SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec (AP) - Canadian police say a man who was shot and killed by police after he struck two members of the Canadian military with his car had become radicalized.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Former Australian Prime Minister Edward Gough Whitlam, who was dismissed from office in a constitutional crisis in 1975, died Tuesday, family members said. He was 98 years old.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) - A magnitude-6 earthquake rattled Ecuador's border with Colombia on Monday, shaking low-lying buildings and frightening residents in the sparsely-populated area. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
LONDON (AP) - Long after drones became a key tool for militaries and spy agencies, authorities now realize the threat they can pose to sports events.
GAMMARTH, Tunisia (AP) - The head of the World Health Organization says the agency will be upfront about its handling of the Ebola outbreak, following an internal report that details failures in containing the virus.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United Nations says another of its staffers has died in the Ebola outbreak.
IN GUEZZAM, Algeria (AP) - Algeria's prime minister insists the radical Islamic State group has no presence in Algeria, despite the recent kidnapping and beheading of a French hiker.
HAVANA (AP) - When Martin Viera's Chevrolet rolled out of the dealer's lot, Harry Truman was president of the United States, gasoline cost 27 cents a gallon and a 24-year-old lefty named Tommy Lasorda was pitching for Almendares in the Cuban winter baseball league.
GENEVA (AP) - The United Nations' top human rights official is calling for the immediate release of Leopoldo Lopez and dozens of other jailed opponents of Venezuela's socialist government.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - A retired colonel who served as a cabinet minister under Gen. Augusto Pinochet was arrested on Monday in connection with the forced disappearance and killing of 13 people during Chile's 1973-1990 military dictatorship.
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - There is cautious optimism in Nigeria Monday over local reports that the more than 200 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls may soon be released soon as part of a cease-fire agreement with the country's Islamic rebels, Boko Haram.
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) - A Mexico-born Harvard University student who was stuck for months in his native country after crossing the border without permission is about to return to the United States.
HAVANA (AP) - Cuban is willing to work with the United States in the fight against Ebola, President Raul Castro said at a summit of leftist Latin American nations Monday.