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Psychologist Describes Pistorius As Broken Man

Posted On October 13, 2014

(Pretoria) -- Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been described in court as a broken man who has lost everything. Psychologist Dr. Loray Hartzenberg told the court that Pistorius suffered from severe post-traumatic stress. Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide for the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. He's expected to find out this…

Australia PM Will Confront Putin Over Ukraine Malaysia Airline Shoot-Down

Posted On October 13, 2014

(Undated) -- Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott intends get in Vladimir Putin's face when the Russian president attends the G20 leaders summit in Australia next month. Abbott said today he's going to confront Putin about what Abbott called the murders of Australian citizens by pro-Russia rebels in Ukraine. Abbott has been the most outspoken western…

America Observing Columbus Day Today

Posted On October 13, 2014

(Undated) -- Many Americans are observing Columbus Day today. It's the anniversary of the day in 1492 when Italian explorer Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas. In 1968 President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation establishing Columbus Day as a federal holiday to be celebrated on the second Monday in October. Sixteen states don't recognize Columbus Day…

Hong Kong Protesters, Cab Drivers Scuffle At Barricades

Posted On October 13, 2014

(Hong Kong) -- Pro-democracy demonstrators and cab drivers scuffled in Hong Kong today. The cab drivers tired to tear down barricades the protesters put up on key streets. The drivers accused the demonstrators of hurting their ability to earn a living. Protesters have been occupying streets for three weeks as they demand full democracy in…

Parents Of American ISIS Hostage Speak

Posted On October 13, 2014

(Undated) -- The parents of an American held hostage by ISIS are speaking despite a threat that speaking publicly will result in their son being beheaded. Paula Kassig tells NBC's "Today" they were sent an audio recording of her son Peter Kassig a few weeks ago.   Peter changed his name to Abdul-Rahman and converted…