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Pistorius prosecutors consult expert over appeal

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Oscar Pistorius could still face a murder conviction and 15 years in prison for killing his girlfriend as prosecutors said Friday they had consulted a South African criminal law expert over an appeal.

Nominees for Grammy Awards to be announced Dec. 5

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The Recording Academy will announce the nominees for the 2015 Grammy Awards the morning of Dec. 5, except for one category: the coveted album of the year.

Australia says missing plane hunt will take months

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean is progressing well but will likely take many months because of the huge area involved, an Australian official said Friday.

UK boy finishes proton therapy in Prague for tumor

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A clinic in Prague says British boy Ashya King has completed his proton beam therapy treatment for a life-threatening brain tumor.

Motive sought in hatchet attack on NYC officers

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Investigators were working on Friday to determine why a man attacked a group of New York Police Department officers with a hatchet before they shot him dead.

British woman dies during Thai cosmetic surgery

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A British woman has died under anesthesia during a cosmetic procedure by an uncertified surgeon at a clinic in Thailand's capital, authorities said Friday.

Cameron: EU secures $1.25 billion for Ebola fight

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

British Prime Minister David Cameron says that the European Union and its 28 member nations have secured 1 billion euros ($1.25 billion) to fight the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

Tunisian forces raid home, kill 6 suspects

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Tunisian counterterrorism forces stormed a home in a Tunis suburb on Friday after a 24-hour standoff, killing six people and seriously wounding a child, an official said.

Nepal bus accident kills 9, injures dozens

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Police in Nepal say a bus crowded with people heading home for a Hindu festival has veered off a mountain highway, killing nine people and injuring dozens of others.

Iraqi officials say IS militants used chlorine gas

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Islamic State militants used chlorine gas during fighting with security forces and Shiite militiamen last month north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said on Friday.

10 Things to Know for Today

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

2 arrested after explosives found in Denmark

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Danish officials say they have arrested two men in possession of one kilogram (2.2 pounds) of explosive material but it doesn't appear to be terrorism-related.

World War II airmen fly again in storied B-29

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The bomber best known for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan also flew countless other raids. Karnig Thomasian's final mission on a B-29 Superfortress ended in flames when bombs collided and exploded in the air over Burma in 1945.

French journalists jailed in Indonesia's Papua

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Two French television journalists were sentenced to two and a half months in jail Friday for illegal reporting in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua.

UK rejects 'appalling' EU demand for more money

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

British Prime Minister David Cameron insisted Friday he would not pay a European Union bill for an additional 2.1 billion euro ($2.65 billion) contribution to the EU coffers at a time of increasing pressure at home for the country to leave the bloc.

UEFA punishes Serbia, Albania for stadium disorder

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Serbia received tougher sanctions than Albania when UEFA punished the Balkan rivals on Friday for the on-field violence sparked by a banner being flown by a drone over the stadium.

Disney pens love letter to Japan with robot film

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Disney executives call their next film "a love letter to Japanese culture." No wonder: This nation can't get enough of animation, especially Disney's.

US officials see signs of new life in Iraqi army

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Iraq's fractured army has begun to regroup and stage modest, localized attacks on the Islamic State militants who routed them last spring and summer, but they are unlikely to be ready to launch a major counteroffensive for many months, senior U.S. military officials say.

As Rebs win, Ole Miss balances Dixie and diversity

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Ole Miss is enjoying its best football season in a half-century, and that's bringing new attention to Mississippi's flagship university.

Overnight French raid destroys IS arms center

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

France's military chief says an overnight air raid has destroyed an arms depot for the Islamic State group in Iraq.