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Pistorius out of Paralympic events for 5 years
LONDON (AP) -- The International Paralympic Committee says Oscar Pistorius will be ineligible to compete during his five-year prison sentence.... 10/21/2014 10:17 AM

Strike shuts Lisbon subway for 12th time this year
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- The Portuguese government's plan to privatize debt-heavy public transport companies is meeting tough opposition from trade unions as Lisbon subway workers walked off the job for the 12th time this year.... 10/21/2014 10:14 AM

HK leader: Room to discuss election committee
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong's Beijing-backed leader says his government won't let the public nominate candidates to succeed him, as thousands of protesters demand, but there's room to discuss how to form a key committee that would pick candidates.... 10/21/2014 10:08 AM

Court rejects Lufthansa bid to block strike
BERLIN (AP) -- 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.... 10/21/2014 9:57 AM

China economy grows at slowest pace in 5 years
BEIJING (AP) -- 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.... 10/21/2014 9:49 AM

AP Photos: Children learn wrestling in Old Havana
HAVANA (AP) -- 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.... 10/21/2014 9:49 AM

World stocks take China slowdown in stride
TOKYO (AP) -- European stocks were higher and Asian markets meandered Tuesday after China's third quarter growth report pointed to a gradual rather than sharp economic slowdown.... 10/21/2014 9:47 AM

Ultra-Orthodox Jews attack Jerusalem buses over ad
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews have attacked buses with ads promoting female worship at a Jerusalem holy site.... 10/21/2014 9:46 AM

Myanmar says 2015 election won't be delayed
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- 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.... 10/21/2014 9:27 AM

Bombings kill 9 people in Iraqi capital
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say two separate bombings have killed nine people in Baghdad, the latest victims in near-daily attacks that have targeted the country's capital.... 10/21/2014 9:20 AM

Nepal vows new rules after worst trekking disaster
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- 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.... 10/21/2014 9:20 AM

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for killing Reeva Steenkamp by a South African judge who cited the "gross negligence" the runner showed when he shot his girlfriend multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home.... 10/21/2014 9:15 AM

Russian plane crash: snowplow driver was drunk
MOSCOW (AP) -- The head of French oil giant Total SA was killed at a Moscow airport when his corporate jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators said Tuesday.... 10/21/2014 9:14 AM

US urges Japan to be bolder in opening markets
TOKYO (AP) -- 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.... 10/21/2014 9:07 AM

Pakistan pulls anti-government TV channel off air
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- An anti-government TV news channel in Pakistan was taken off air for 15 days after a high court ruled that the broadcaster was "maligning" the country's judiciary, the country's media regulation authority said.... 10/21/2014 8:26 AM

Samsung phones cleared for US government use
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- 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.... 10/21/2014 8:03 AM

Head of Iran's chief clerical body dead at 83
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Ayatollah Mohammadreza Mahdavi Kani, the head of Iran's most influential clerical body charged with choosing or dismissing the country's supreme leader, has died. He was 83.... 10/21/2014 7:49 AM

Driver shot dead after he hits 2 Canadian soldiers
MONTREAL (AP) -- A man who was shot and killed by police after he struck two members of the Canadian military with his car in a city near Montreal had become influenced by radical Islam, an official familiar with the case said.... 10/21/2014 5:33 AM

Cost of making 'Hobbit' movies up to $745 million
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- The movie trilogy "The Hobbit" has so far cost nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars to make as the epic continues to set new benchmarks for studio spending.... 10/21/2014 4:49 AM

Taliban attack kills 4 Afghan soldiers in Kabul
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- At least four Afghan soldiers have been killed in a roadside bomb attack on a bus in the capital.... 10/21/2014 4:09 AM