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Steenkamp's Parents 'Satisfied' As Pistorius Starts Prison Term

Reeva Steenkamp's mother June was comforted by family lawyer Dup de Bruyn when a graphic photo of her daughter was shown. Photo: BBCPRETORIA- Reeva Steenkamp's parents said Tuesday they are "satisfied" with the sentence handed down to their daughter's killer, as Oscar Pistorius started his first full day in a South African prison.

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U.S. Tightens Ebola Monitoring For West African Visitors

Photo: ReutersThe United States imposed new constraints on Wednesday on people entering the country from three nations at the center of West Africa's Ebola epidemic, mandating that they report their temperature daily and stay in touch with health authorities.

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Traffickers Use Abductions, Prison Ships To Feed Asian Slave Trade

Afsar Miae (second right), 20, of Bangladesh, who was held captive on a ship before being abandoned on a remote island, prays with other suspected victims of human trafficking at a government shelter in Takua Pa district of Phang Nga, October 17, 2014. Pic: ReutersPHANG NGA: When Afsar Miae left his home near Teknaf in southern Bangladesh to look for work last month, he told his mother, “I’ll see you soon.” He said he expected to return that evening.

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‘No Ransom Authorized For Release Of 2 Germans’

President Benigno Aquino speaks during the annual Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (Focap) forum in Manila on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Aquino on Wednesday told Focap he had not authorized the payment of ransom to secure the release of two Germans kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf as he evaded further questions on the issue. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE MANILA– President Aquino on Wednesday said he had not authorized the payment of ransom to secure the release of two Germans kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf as he evaded further questions on the issue.

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Aussie Plane Intercepted By Indonesian Fighter Jets

Indonesian air force officers check the small Australian plane. (AAP)An Australian civilian plane has been intercepted by two Indonesian fighter jets that forced it to land for flying through Indonesian airspace.

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Katniss Is Ready To Fight In New 'Mockingjay' Trailer

Out in November, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1" is a continuation of the blockbuster franchise.The battle continues.

A new preview for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1" was released Wednesday. Titled "Choice," it shows Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss learning that Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) is alive and advising the rebels to "lay down their weapons." Of course, there is plenty of action, as the warrior teen assures her supporters that she is there to help them fight the Capitol.

The clip was released at the same time as the track list for the soundtrack. Curated by singer Lorde, it's out November 17.

Lorde tweeted, "The people on this soundtrack are true heroes, and you're gonna be mindblown when you hear what they've created."

The list for the 14-song "Mockingjay" soundtrack, according to Mashable:

• Stromae: "Meltdown" (ft. Lorde, Pusha T, Q-Tip, Haim)

• Chvrches: "Dead Air"

• Tove Lo: "Scream My Name"

• Charli XCX: "Kingdom (ft. Simon Bon)

• (to be announced)

• Raury: "Lost Souls"

• Lorde: "Yellow Flicker Beat"

• Tinashe: "The Leap"

• Bat for Lashes: "Plan the Escape"

• Grace Jones: "Original Beast"

• Lorde: "Flicker" (Kanye West Rework)

• XOV: "Animal"

• The Chemical Brothers: "This Is Not a Game" (ft. Miguel)

• Lorde: "Ladder Song"

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1" hits theaters on November 21.

 

-CNN

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James Wan Back At New Line For ‘The Conjuring 2′ And Overall Producing Deal

James Wan. Pic: DeadlineEXCLUSIVE: James Wan has closed a big two-pronged deal with New Line Cinema. He will return to direct The Conjuring 2, with shooting to begin next summer.

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'Canada Will Never Be Intimidated,' Harper Says After Attack

OTTAWA- Canada's prime minister vowed on Wednesday (Oct 22) to redouble the nation's fight against "terrorist groups" after a soldier was gunned down and parliament was stormed by an assailant.

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North Korea Detainee Release Positive, But No Game-Changer

US citizen Kenneth Bae (L), jailed in North Korea for more than a year, being interviewed by reporters in Pyongyang on January 20, 2014. Another US detainee, Jeffrey Fowle, has now been freed. Pic: AFPNorth Korea's unexpected release of a US detainee may be aimed at prising open the door to direct talks with Washington, but the road to a genuine dialogue remains long and strewn with obstacles, analysts said Wednesday.

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