Saturday, October 18, 2014
The chief prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius trial urged the judge on Friday to send the Olympic athlete to prison for at least 10 years, calling it the minimum acceptable term and noting the horrific nature of the shooting death of Reeva Steenkamp.
Police found a body Thursday feared to be that of U.S. actress Misty Upham, who appeared in “Django Unchained” and 2013's “August: Osage County,” officials said.
The head of the United Nations refugee agency on Wednesday urged countries, particularly in Europe, to review their laws to allow entry to more Syrians fleeing their country's civil war.
Lawmakers grilled top U.S. health officials Thursday over the nation's fumbling response to the Ebola crisis, as apologetic Texas authorities said they were doing everything possible to prevent further outbreaks.
The Vatican is watering down a ground-breaking overture to gays — but only if they speak English.
Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela won coveted seats on the U.N. Security Council Thursday, but Turkey suffered a humbling defeat in its bid to join the world's “top table.”
Protesters occupied three town halls in southern Mexico on Thursday to demand the safe return of 43 students who disappeared after gang-linked police attacked them last month.
A Spanish judge on Thursday ordered ex-IMF head Rodrigo Rato to pay a three-million-euro bond as a court probes allegations that former bank bosses spent millions on nightclubs, safaris and other treats using company credit cards.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday authorized the Pentagon to send reservists to take part in a U.S. mission to combat the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
Rolls-Royce, the British maker of engines, announced on Friday that it was slashing its earnings forecasts partly as result of Western trade sanctions against Russia, causing a share price collapse.