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Oscar Pistorius jailed for five years for Steenkamp killing

Oscar Pistorius jailed for five years for Steenkamp killing

Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years for the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp
Nigeria declared Ebola-free, holds lessons for others

Nigeria declared Ebola-free, holds lessons for others

Nigeria was declared free of the deadly Ebola virus on Monday after a determined doctor and thousands of officials and volunteers helped end an outbreak still ravaging other parts of West Africa and threatening the United States and Spain.
Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds reinforce Kobani as U.S. drops arms to defenders

Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds reinforce Kobani as U.S. drops arms to defenders

Turkey said on Monday it would allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellow Kurds in the Syrian town of Kobani on Turkey's border, and the United States air-dropped arms to help the Kurds there resist an Islamic State assault.
Hong Kong students, officials set for first talks on political crisis

Hong Kong students, officials set for first talks on political crisis

Senior Hong Kong government officials will meet student leaders for the first time on Tuesday in an attempt to defuse more than three weeks of pro-democracy protests which have brought parts of the Asian financial centre to a standstill.
Polls shows Rousseff gaining momentum as Brazil election nears

Polls shows Rousseff gaining momentum as Brazil election nears

President Dilma Rousseff is gaining momentum but remains locked in a dead heat with challenger Aecio Neves ahead of Sunday's runoff to Brazil's presidential election, two surveys showed on Monday.