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Pistorius to be released on parole on Aug 21

JOHANNESBURG — South African athlete Oscar Pistorius will be released on parole on Aug. 21 after serving 10 months of a five-year sentence for culpable homicide of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, authorities said.

Belgium raids suspected Islamists, find no evidence

BRUSSELS — Belgian police raided suspected Islamist militants, mostly of Chechen origin, on Monday but found no evidence to confirm suspicions that they were planning an attack, prosecutors said.

South Korea reports 14 more MERS cases, one death

SEOUL — South Korean officals on Sunday reported 14 more cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), bringing the total in the country’s outbreak to 64, and said a fifth person infected with the virus had died.

Yemeni forces fire Scud missile

DUBAI/SANAA — Yemen’s dominant Houthi group and its army allies fired a Scud missile at Saudi Arabia which the kingdom said it shot down on Saturday, in a major escalation of two months of war.

Petrol station blast, flooding leave estimated 150 dead

ACCRA, Ghana — An explosion at a petrol station in Ghana's capital and flooding caused by torrential rains killed around 150 people, President John Mahama said on Thursday, marking the worst disaster to strike the West African country in more than a decade.

Yemen’s Houthis agree to talks at UN

SANAA, Yemen — Yemen's dominant Houthis agreed on Thursday to join United Nations-backed peace talks in Geneva planned for June 14, a day after their opponents in the exiled government confirmed their attendance.

Two tourism police killed in rare attack near pyramids

CAIRO — Gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead two members of Egypt’s tourism and antiquities police force on a road near the Giza pyramids on Wednesday, security sources said, in a rare attack near a tourist site.

No love lost on Paris love locks

PARIS — The weight of a thousand promises was lifted off the Pont des Arts bridge in central Paris on Monday, as city workers removed the so-called love locks that have collected on the railings.

Alberta wildfires retreat slowly

CALGARY, Alberta — Firefighters made progress tackling wildfires in the key oil-producing region of northern Alberta on Monday, although a number of oil sands projects stayed shut down, keeping around 10 percent of total oil sands production offline.

Afghan insurgents launch late-night attack

KABUL — Heavily armed insurgents stormed a guesthouse in the diplomatic quarter of Kabul late on Tuesday night and were still battling Afghan security forces more than two hours after the assault began.

Kenya’s anti-graft body says two ministers should be charged

NAIROBI — Kenya’s anti-corruption watchdog has recommended two government ministers be charged with abuse of office, the chief prosecutor said on Monday, two months after President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered a crackdown on graft.

Germany protests ejection of conservative lawmaker

BERLIN — Germany formally protested to Russia on Monday over Moscow’s refusal to let a conservative German lawmaker into the country, a decision the Foreign Ministry criticized as unacceptable amid East-West tensions over the Ukraine crisis.

Syrian air force targets captured city

BEIRUT — Syria’s air force carried out at least 15 strikes in and around the central city of Palmyra early on Monday, targeting buildings captured by Islamic State, a group monitoring the war said.

Bangladesh ISIL suspect worked for Coca-Cola unit

DHAKA — One of two men arrested in Bangladesh as a suspected member of Islamic State was an IT manager at a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Co, police and company sources told Reuters on Monday.

Death toll in Tunisia army base shooting rises to seven

TUNIS — Seven Tunisian soldiers were killed on Monday when a fellow soldier opened fire at a military base in the capital Tunis, an army spokesman said, adding that the shooter, who was then shot dead himself, had been suffering from “family problems.”

Ten killed in clash with Islamic fighters

TRIPOLI, Libya — Ten people were killed and almost 40 wounded when Libya’s two rival governments clashed with Islamist fighters in two large cities on Wednesday, officials said.

Syrian pro-government forces leave Palmyra

BEIRUT — Syrian pro-government fighters withdrew from the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra on Wednesday after Islamic State militants entered its neighborhoods in large numbers, Syrian state television said.