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Pistorius sentencing: What it means
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- How much prison time will Oscar Pistorius ultimately serve for killing his girlfriend? And will the double-amputee Olympian ever run competitively again on the carbon-fiber blades that made him one of the world's most recognizable athletes?...

Rwanda requires US, Spain visitor health reports
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) -- Rwanda's Ministry of Health is requiring visitors who have been in the United States or Spain during the previous 22 days to report their medical condition to health authorities upon arrival in Rwanda, the U.S. Embassy in Rwanda said Tuesday....

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp....

Ebola cases rise sharply in western Sierra Leone
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- After emerging months ago in eastern Sierra Leone, Ebola is now hitting the western edges of the country where the capital is located with dozens of people falling sick each day, the government said Tuesday. So many people are dying that removing bodies is reportedly a problem....

US military drone makes 'hard landing' in Niger
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The U.S. military says one of its surveillance drones made what the military labeled a "hard landing" at an airport in Niger....

UN says worker dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations says another of its staffers has died in the Ebola outbreak....

Moody's raises Egypt's outlook to stable
CAIRO (AP) -- Moody's Investor Services said Egypt's political and security situation has stabilized, raising the country's outlook from negative to stable....

Egypt sets appeal hearing for Al-Jazeera staff
CAIRO (AP) -- A Cairo court has set an appeals hearing for three Al-Jazeera English journalists convicted of terrorism-related charges last June amid widespread international condemnation....

Egypt sets appeal hearing for Al Jazeera staff
CAIRO (AP) -- The brother of an imprisoned Al-Jazeera reporter says a Cairo court has set the appeals hearing for three staffers of the Qatar-based broadcaster convicted in Egypt....

Roadside bomb kills 7 in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- A roadside bomb in Egypt's restive northern Sinai province hit an army vehicle on Sunday, killing 7 troops including two officers and seriously wounding six others, officials said....