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Pistorius out of Paralympic events for 5 years

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Oscar Pistorius will be ineligible to compete in Paralympic events during the entirety of his five-year prison sentence.

Court rejects Lufthansa bid to block strike

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

A German court has rejected a bid by Lufthansa to force a union representing the company's pilots to call off a strike, the latest in a string of walkouts over retirement benefits.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews attack Jerusalem buses over ad

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews hurled stones and slashed the tires of buses bearing ads promoting female worship at a key Jerusalem holy site, Israeli police said Tuesday.

Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Shiite powerhouse Iran has pledged enduring support for the Shiite-led government of Iraq in its battle against an ascendant Sunni insurgency spearheaded by the Islamic State group.

Head of Iran's chief clerical body dead at 83

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

A leading Iranian cleric, Ayatollah Mohammadreza Mahdavi Kani, who headed the country's most influential clerical body charged with choosing or dismissing the nation's supreme leader, has died. He was 83.

Samsung phones cleared for US government use

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday some of its Galaxy mobile devices were approved by the National Security Agency for use with classified U.S. government networks and data, a boost to the company's efforts to expand in the security-conscious business market.

Anti-government cleric ends protest in Islamabad

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

A fiery anti-government cleric has ended his 65-day long sit-in protest in Pakistan's capital Islamabad Tuesday.

'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.

Total CEO killed in Moscow runway crash

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who helped establish the multinational oil company as one of the world's biggest, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was reportedly drunk.

Myanmar says 2015 election won't be delayed

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Myanmar's government said Tuesday that a general election planned for late 2015 would be held on schedule, countering rumors that the vote could be postponed.

Nepal vows new rules after worst trekking disaster

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Nepal on Tuesday said it will introduce new rules, improve weather forecasts and better monitor the movement of trekkers after the Himalayan country's worst hiking disaster left dozens dead last week.

US urges Japan to be bolder in opening markets

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker is urging Japan to be bolder in opening its markets to help reach a deal on a pan-Pacific trade agreement.

Stocks gain, helped by China growth, Apple results

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

U.S. stock indexes marched higher Tuesday, putting the market on track for a fourth gain in a row, following an encouraging report on the Chinese economy as well as strong quarterly results from Apple and other big companies. Stocks continued to recover from last week's plunge.

Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and had seized his passport, authorities said Tuesday.

Hong Kong students, officials talk but don't agree

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Hong Kong student leaders and government officials talked but agreed on little Tuesday as the city's Beijing-backed leader reaffirmed his unwillingness to compromise on the key demand of activists camped in the streets now for a fourth week.

Taliban attack kills 4 Afghan soldiers in Kabul

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

At least four Afghan soldiers have been killed in a roadside bomb attack on a bus in the capital.

AP Photos: Children learn wrestling in Old Havana

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

In a wrestling suit the colors of the U.S. flag, 8-year-old Yodimiler Arias grapples with a classmate in the scorching heat of a Havana afternoon.

China economy grows at slowest pace in 5 years

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

China's economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the global economy but falling roughly in line with Chinese leaders' plans for a controlled slowdown.

Total oil company CEO dies in Moscow plane crash

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

The CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine Monday night at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport, the company said.

Poll: Brazil's leader gains ground in tight race

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

A poll released Monday night shows Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff gaining ground over her rival in a tight re-election race, though the contest remains in a technical tie.