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South African appeals court more than doubles Pistorius sentence

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's Supreme Court increased Oscar Pistorius' murder sentence on Friday to 13 years and five months after the state argued that his original sentence of six years was "shockingly lenient".

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U.S., South Korea to hold joint air force drill in early December

SEOUL The air forces of South Korea and the United States are scheduled to hold a regular joint drill next month, deploying six F-22 Raptor stealth fighters in the exercise, a South Korean defense ministry official said on Friday.

South Korea 2:29am EST

Rights groups say outside monitors needed for Rohingya return to Myanmar

YANGON Human rights groups called on Friday for international agencies to be allowed to monitor the planned repatriation of hundreds of thousands Rohingya Muslim from Bangladesh to the homes they fled in Myanmar during the past three months.

United Nations 1:42am EST

China police probe latest case of alleged childcare abuse

BEIJING Police in China are investigating claims of sexual molestation and needlemarks on children at a Beijing kindergarten run by pre-school operator RYB Education Inc, the latest case in a booming childcare industry to spark outrage among parents.

China 2:33am EST

Saudi Crown Prince calls Iran leader 'new Hitler': NYT

DUBAI Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince called the Supreme Leader of Iran "the new Hitler of the Middle East" in an interview with the New York Times published on Thursday, sharply escalating the war of words between the arch-rivals.

Saudi Arabia 2:21am EST

Suicide attack kills a top Pakistani police officer: official

PESHAWAR, Pakistan A suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed a top Pakistani police officer and one of his guards on Friday in the city of Peshawar, police said.

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