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Oscar Pistorius vomits in court as girlfriend’s autopsy detailed

An overcome Oscar Pistorius vomited in court on Monday as he listened to harrowing expert testimony about the autopsy of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, whom he is accused of murdering. Sitting in the dock, a clearly emotional Pistorius retched and heaved as University of Pretoria pathologist Gert Saayman gave an account of the multiple

Kidnapped nuns held since December released by Syrian rebels

A group of nuns kidnapped by rebels in the Syrian town of Maalula in December were released early Monday thanks to Lebanese-Qatari mediation and handed to the Syrian authorities. A monitoring group said the release was secured in exchange for some 150 women prisoners who were being held in Syria’s regime jails. The 13

Former guerrilla commander favorite in El Salvador run-off vote

Voters in El Salvador cast ballots Sunday in a presidential runoff expected to crown the current vice president, an ex-guerrilla commander, as the country’s new leader. Pre-election polls showed Salvador Sanchez Ceren from the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) comfortably ahead of right-wing candidate Norman Quijano, 67, mayor of the capital city San

Germany’s Merkel rebukes Vladimir Putin over proposed Crimea referendum

By Andrew Osborn SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) – Germany’s Angela Merkel delivered a rebuke to President Vladimir Putin on Sunday, telling him that a planned Moscow-backed referendum on whether Crimea should join Russia was illegal and violated Ukraine’s constitution. Putin defended breakaway moves by pro-Russian leaders in Crimea, where Russian forces tightened their grip on

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