Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP): Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows yesterday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Homeland Security orders new screening for Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP): Everyone coming to the United States (US) from the three West African countries at the centre of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease at one of five airports, the Homeland Security Department said yesterday

New efforts to ban tobacco-farm child labour

WASHINGTON (AP): Two years after the Obama administration backed off a rule that would have banned children from dangerous agriculture jobs, public-health advocates and lawmakers are trying anew to get kids off tobacco farms.

Terrorist ideology blamed in car attack

SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec (AP): Terrorist ideology inspired a recent convert to Islam to drive his car into two Canadian soldiers, killing one, before he was shot dead by police, authorities said yesterday.

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