October 21, 2014
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Herman Verwey/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) -- Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for the 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, Judge Thokozile Masipa announced Tuesday.Before announcing
Michael Fitzsimmons/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) -- U.S. military forces conducted at least six more airstrikes near Kobani, Syria on Sunday night and Monday, and six more in Iraq.According to U.S. Central Command, one of the strikes in Syria was aimed
Digital Vision/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- After the Turkish foreign minister said on Monday that his country would aid Iraqi Kurdish fighters in crossing into Syria to support Kurdish fighters in the town of Kobani, Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren cal
Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released data on Monday that shows the average global temperature in September reached a new high, and marked the 38th consecutive September where the global averag
Daniel Loncarevic//iStockphoto/Thinkstock(HAVANA) -- Cuban President Raul Castro says that Cuba and the United States can work "side-by-side" in the effort to stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.At the ALBA-TCP Summit on Ebola, Castro called the situat
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Ebola virus continues to rage through West Africa, but a few countries in the region have managed to contain the outbreak. Case in point: After six weeks with no new cases, the World Health Organization declared Nigeria
ABC News(LONDON) -- It's no secret that millions of tons of food are wasted every day, but solutions to this issue are few.But one response can be found at a pop-up café that opened this month in Bristol, United Kingdom, exclusively serving interce
iStock/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) -- Sweden is widening its search for what may be a distressed Russian submarine in the waters near Stockholm.On Monday authorities ordered all ships to leave the large cluster of some 30,000 islands where the vessel was possibly
Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The United States has airdropped small arms, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish militia forces in the besieged city of Kobani who have been fighting back an ISIS assault for weeks. The airdrops will likely
Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(VATICAN CITY) -- There will be no conciliatory language towards gays and lesbians from the Roman Catholic Church after bishops in Vatican City Saturday rejected a move toward greater acceptance of homosexuals.The decision by t
Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images(LONDON) — Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting a baby in April 2015, Palace officials confirmed in a press release.Kate continues to be affected by acute morning sickness, b
iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL, South Korea) -- North and South Korea exchanged gunfire at the border Sunday.After about 10 North Korean soldiers approached the military demarcation line Sunday morning, South Korean soldiers gave a pre-warning broadcast and then

Hurricane Gonzalo Knocks Out Power in Bermuda

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Hurricane Gonzalo made a direct hit on Bermuda Friday night, unleashing pounding rains and dangerous winds.Though Gonzalo weakened to a Category 2 storm before landfall, the large system was still one of the largest to hit t

Talks in Hong Kong Set for Tuesday After Night of Fighting and Arrests

Getty Images/Thomas Campean - Anadolu Agency(HONG KONG) -- After a night of fighting in Hong Kong, talks have been scheduled for Tuesday between the government and the students leading pro-democracy protests.Hong Kong Chief Secretary Carrie Lam said, "I'm

US Forces Launch Seven More Airstrikes Near Kobani

Michael Fitzsimmons/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KOBANI, Syria) -- U.S. military forces launched seven more airstrikes around Kobani on Friday, striking operations headed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Fighter aircraft struck six targets near Kobani wh

Hurricane Gonzalo Hits Bermuda

NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team(HAMILTON, Bermuda) -- Hurricane Gonzalo reached Bermuda Friday and pounded the island with winds over 100 mph.The Category 3 hurricane -- packing maximum sustained winds of 125 mph -- forced officials in Bermuda to i

Vent Grate Collapses at South Korea Concert, At Least 16 Dead

iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL, South Korea) -- At least 16 people are dead and nearly a dozen injured after the ventilation grate they were standing on collapsed at an outdoor pop concert in South Korea Friday, officials said.The crowd had climbed up a 13 squar

Putin Keeps German Chancellor Waiting, Meets with Leaders at Asia-Europe Meeting

The Kremlin(MILAN, Italy) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Milan to meet with a number of European leaders this week, sitting down with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for "positive" talks on Friday, after arriving late for a meeting with Ge

Baghdad Car Bombs Kill 26, Injure Dozens More

File photo. iStock/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) -- A trio of car bombs exploded in the Baghdad area on Friday, killing at least 26 people and injuring more than 80 others.Police told ABC News that one of the bombs went off in the area of Baladiyat, in eastern Bag

Comet to Skim Past Mars in 'Once in a Million Years' Encounter

NASA(HOUSTON) -- A once in a million years cosmic event will grace the heavens this weekend when a comet is expected to have a close encounter with Mars.Comet Siding Spring will pass within 87,000 miles of the Red Planet on Sunday, Oct. 19 -- that's about
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