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AP Top International News At 6:14 a.m. EDT

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for killing Reeva Steenkamp by a South African judge who cited the "gross negligence" the runner showed when he shot his girlfriend multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home....

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 snowplow whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators said Tuesday....

HK leader: Room to discuss election committee
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong's Beijing-backed leader says his government won't let the public nominate candidates to succeed him, as thousands of protesters demand, but there's room to discuss how to form a key committee that would pick candidates....

AP Photos: Children learn wrestling in Old Havana
HAVANA (AP) -- In a wrestling suit the colors of the U.S. flag, 8-year-old Yodimiler Arias grapples with a classmate in the scorching heat of a Havana afternoon....

Nepal vows new rules after worst trekking disaster
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal on Tuesday said it will introduce new rules, improve weather forecasts and better monitor the movement of trekkers after the Himalayan country's worst hiking disaster left dozens dead last week....

Strike shuts Lisbon subway for 12th time this year
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- The Portuguese government's plan to privatize debt-heavy public transport companies is meeting tough opposition from trade unions as Lisbon subway workers walked off the job for the 12th time this year....

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, countering rumors that the vote could be postponed....

Ultra-Orthodox Jews attack Jerusalem buses over ad
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews have attacked buses with ads promoting female worship at a Jerusalem holy site....

Bombings kill 9 people in Iraqi capital
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say two separate bombings have killed nine people in Baghdad, the latest victims in near-daily attacks that have targeted the country's capital....

Turkey says it helps Kurdish fighters enter Syria
SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey said it was helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to support their brethren fighting Islamic State militants in a key border town, although activists inside embattled Kobani said no forces had arrived by Monday evening, raising questions about whether the mission was really underway....

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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

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HK leader: Room to discuss election committee

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Strike shuts Lisbon subway for 12th time this year

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AP Photos: Children learn wrestling in Old Havana

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews attack Jerusalem buses over ad