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WHO declares Nigeria Ebola-free video WHO declares Nigeria Ebola-free

Africa's most populous nation Nigeria was on Monday…

Raw: Powerful blast rocks Ukrainian city video Raw: Powerful blast rocks Ukrainian city

A powerful explosion shook the largest rebel-controlled…

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Why some people survive Ebola
Why some people survive Ebola

Even in Ebola-ravaged West Africa, not everyone dies from the virus. So why do some people escape, and not others?

Family stand by as Pistorius awaits fate
Family stand by as Pistorius awaits fate

The family of Oscar Pistorius say they'll stand by the Paralympian when he arrives in Pretoria for sentencing for killing…

Thousands put out as Heathrow flights cancelled
Thousands put out as Heathrow flights cancelled

Thousands of passengers at Britain's biggest airport Heathrow face severe delays and cancelled flights due to stormy weather…

Costly menu takes bite out of McD's
Costly menu takes bite out of McD's

While McDonald's still offers several items for $1, its menu is quietly getting more expensive, sending diners to its fancier…

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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Finding victims in Indiana case a lengthy process

GARY, Indiana (AP) Investigators in two states are reviewing unsolved murders and missing person reports after the arrest…

Nobel laureate to be honored in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) When Malala Yousafzai visits Philadelphia to accept an award for her efforts to promote girls' education…

Wyoming prepares to legalize same-sex marriage

CHEYENNE, Wyoming (AP) Wyoming stood poised Tuesday to become the latest U.S. state to allow gay marriage, bringing the…

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…

Museum shows Louis Armstrong photos by friend

NEW YORK (AP) Louis Armstrong sometimes referred to Jack Bradley as his "white son," inviting him to private rehearsals…

Pakistan pulls anti-government TV channel off air

ISLAMABAD (AP) Pakistan's media regulation authority says it has taken an anti-government TV news channel off air for 15…

AP PHOTOS: De la Renta's creations over the years

NEW YORK (AP) Oscar de la Renta, who died Monday at 82, shaped American couture half a century ago when it emerged as a…

Oscar Pistorius in court for sentencing

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) A judge began announcing Oscar Pistorius' sentence Tuesday at the climax of a months-long trial…

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…

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…

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…

On visit home, Obama looks backward and forward

CHICAGO (AP) President Barack Obama's brief trip back to his home town of Chicago offered a sweet taste of nostalgia, but…

Nepal vows new rules after worst trekking disaster

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) Nepalese officials say they plan to introduce new rules, improve weather forecasts and better monitor…

Samsung seeks boost from redesigned Note

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) The latest version of Samsung's popular big-screen Galaxy Note has gone on sale at a crucial time…

Parties jockeying for early vote in Iowa, Florida

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) More than 2.3 million Americans already have cast ballots for the November elections, with both Republicans…

Malaysian lawmakers warn Australia of radicalism

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) A delegation from a Malaysian opposition party urged Australia's government on Tuesday to use…

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…

Asian stocks drift after China growth slows

TOKYO (AP) Asian stock markets drifted lower Tuesday after China reported its weakest economic growth in five years while…

Porn production moratorium ends after testing

LOS ANGELES (AP) A California-based trade group for the adult film industry has lifted a moratorium on production spurred…

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Science

Busting the penguin myths
Busting the penguin myths

They’re loveable, cute and raise caring families with their mate for life, right? Wrong. A new book busts the box-office…

Fracking sparks natural gas boom
'Site J' confirmed for comet landing
First schizophrenia symptoms revealed
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Space

Winter winds mystery solved
Winter winds mystery solved

A team of leading scientists, including a Kiwi, have gazed beyond our planet to solve a mystery phenomenon tampering with…

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Keith Locke: Take on extremists with words not war
Keith Locke: Take on extremists with words not war

Keith Locke writes: New Zealanders are right to be concerned about the rise of the Islamic State (Isis), but our best contribution…

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