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5/14/2014 7:30 AM
Pistorius to be sent for psychiatric tests
PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius was ordered by a judge today to undergo psychiatric tests, meaning that the double-amputee athlete’s murder trial will be interrupted, possibly for two months.

5/14/2014 6:47 AM
U.N..: Wars internally displace 33.3M in 2013
GENEVA  — A record 33.3 million people worldwide were displaced by conflict and violence inside their own nations in 2013, U.N. and Norwegian officials said today.

5/14/2014 6:45 AM
10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

5/13/2014 9:50 PM
Lebanese TV executive at Hague court
PARIS — An international tribunal that has spent five years and more than $325,000 investigating a political assassination in Lebanon without making a single arrest finally got its first look today at an accused in the dock. But it was none of the five men charged with complicity in the 2005 murder of Rafik Hariri, the former Lebanese prime

5/13/2014 7:49 PM
Soyuz leaves ISS for Earth
MOSCOW — A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts has undocked from the International Space Station and is headed for earth.

5/13/2014 6:26 PM
Brazil soccer coach probed for fraud
RIO DE JANEIRO  -- Luiz Felipe Scolari, Brazil's national soccer coach, is under investigation in Portugal for taxes allegedly unpaid while he coached the Iberian country's squad, according to newspaper Folha de S. Paulo.

5/13/2014 5:45 PM
Strike hits Brazilian consulates
SAO PAULO — Employees at Brazil’s consulates began a two-day strike today that affected visa services in major cities in the United States and Europe just weeks before the World Cup.

5/13/2014 12:58 PM
70 dead in Turkish coal mine
ANKARA, Turkey  — Turkey’s disaster management agency has raised the death toll from a mining accident in the west of the country to 70.

5/13/2014 4:03 PM
Ukrainian soldiers killed in ambush
DONETSK, Ukraine — Anti-government forces ambushed a Ukrainian army convoy outside a village west of Kramatorsk today, further intensifying tensions in Ukraine’s restive eastern regions.

5/13/2014 2:31 PM
Group: Syria used chlorine gas
LONDON — A prominent human rights group said today that there were strong indications that Syrian forces had dropped barrels “embedded with cylinders of chlorine gas” via helicopters on three towns in the north of the country in mid-April.