ALÉM PARAÍBA, Brazil — Just 35 students attend the simple municipal elementary school in Beira Rio, a poor, rural community hidden in the dust and trees beside a highway in Além Paraíba in the far south of Minas Gerais state. But even here the electoral battle for president has polarized adults, just as it has split Brazil between the red of President Dilma Rousseff’s left-wing Workers Party and
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to five years in jail for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
By Joe Brock PRETORIA (Reuters) - A South African judge on Tuesday sentenced Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.At the culmination of one of the most watched murder trials in recent history, the 27-year-old disabled sprinter was led away by police officers to holding ce
AARHUS, Denmark — The rush of morning shoppers parted to make way for Talha, a lanky 21-year-old in desert camouflage and a long, religious beard. He strode through the local mall with a fighter’s gait picked up on the battlefields of Syria. Streams of young Muslim men greeted him like a returning king. Read full article >>
TOKYO — Two female Japanese cabinet ministers, appointed last month as part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plan to let women “shine,” resigned their posts Monday amid allegations of financial impropriety. Read full article >>