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Olympic sprinter Pistorius' murder sentence more than doubled

South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal extended the double-amputee's prison term after prosecutors argued his original sentence was "shockingly lenient."

Despot Mugabe gets immunity, pension and vacation fund

A government source said Robert Mugabe, who is aged 93, told negotiators he wanted to die in Zimbabwe and had no plans to live in exile.

Navy ends rescue effort for 3 sailors missing after plane crash

Search and rescue operations were ended Friday Japan time for three sailors missing after a plane with 11 aboard crashed in the Philippine Sea, the Navy said.

North Korean defector 'nice guy,' recovering from wounds, surgeon says

A young soldier who defected from North Korea is a quiet, pleasant man who has nightmares about being returned to the North, his surgeon said.

Joe Barton says police investigating after nude photo surfaces

Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, said U.S. Capitol Police had opened an investigation after a nude photo and a salacious sext surfaced on social media.