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Murder or a horrible accident? Final arguments in Oscar Pistorius trial

Murder or a horrible accident? Final arguments in Oscar Pistorius trial

Track star Oscar Pistorius was an "appalling" witness who tailored his evidence and whose defense is not credible, prosecutor Gerrie Nel said Thursday, presenting his closing arguments in the athlete's murder trial.
Russia's Putin issues retaliatory ban on food imports

Russia's Putin issues retaliatory ban on food imports

Russian President Vladimir Putin has named a new target as global sparring over Ukraine grows: food.
Russia gives Snowden 3-year residency

Russia gives Snowden 3-year residency

Edward Snowden, who leaked secret information about U.S. spying programs, has been granted an extension to stay in Russia for three more years, his attorney said in a televised press conference in Moscow Thursday.
Clock ticking on Gaza truce talks in Cairo

Clock ticking on Gaza truce talks in Cairo

The clock is ticking on the three-day cease-fire that halted the Gaza conflict.
Surfers rejoice, residents stock up as Hawaii preps for rare cyclones

Surfers rejoice, residents stock up as Hawaii preps for rare cyclones

You'll have to pardon the people of Hawaii if they are freaking out over an approaching hurricane. It's the kind of thing that rarely happens around there. And there are two headed that way.
Talks to extend Gaza truce under way in Cairo

Talks to extend Gaza truce under way in Cairo

So far, there's no peace deal in Cairo, but there's no fighting in Gaza, either.
Deemed too dangerous, search for MH17 victims in Ukraine halted for now

Deemed too dangerous, search for MH17 victims in Ukraine halted for now

Fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine has forced authorities to suspend the search for victims who died when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot out of the sky.
Bowe Bergdahl meets with Army investigator

Bowe Bergdahl meets with Army investigator

Former prisoner Bowe Bergdahl met Wednesday with an investigating officer to discuss his disappearance five years ago.
Airlines cancel flights over Ebola fears

Airlines cancel flights over Ebola fears

LONDON (CNNMoney) -- Airlines are starting to cancel flights to West Africa over concerns about the deadly Ebola outbreak.
Captured: Life in an abandoned airport

Captured: Life in an abandoned airport

On the wing of an empty airplane, a young boy is practicing his backward-bend. In the cockpit, a crowd have gathered -- taking it in turns to play captain.
'We're in orbit!' Rosetta becomes first spacecraft to orbit comet

'We're in orbit!' Rosetta becomes first spacecraft to orbit comet

After a 10-year chase taking it billions of miles across the solar system, the Rosetta spacecraft made history Wednesday as it became the first probe to rendezvous with a comet on its journey around the sun.
Israeli spokesman: Man held in teens' killing is a 'senior member of Hamas'

Israeli spokesman: Man held in teens' killing is a 'senior member of Hamas'

A man arrested in July and accused of having a role in the kidnapping and killing of the three Israeli teenagers is "a senior member of Hamas," Mark Regev, spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, told CNN's Jake T
Insider attacks: Why do some Afghan forces turn and kill allies?

Insider attacks: Why do some Afghan forces turn and kill allies?

They dress like allies, but they kill like enemies. Gunmen wearing Afghan military uniforms turning against coalition troops has been an ongoing nightmare for NATO's International Security Assistance Forces.
Bill Clinton: America has 'barely scratched the surface' on African investment

Bill Clinton: America has 'barely scratched the surface' on African investment

With the vast majority of African leaders in town for a White House summit on the future of the continent, former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that partnering with African business is a "massive opportunity for American business.&qu
U.S. general killed, other troops wounded in Afghanistan attack, Pentagon says

U.S. general killed, other troops wounded in Afghanistan attack, Pentagon says

It was a brazen attack killing the most senior U.S. officer since 9/11, and authorities say they think an Afghan soldier was the gunman.