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Storm overturns RVs at Mississippi campground; 2 injured

GAUTIER, Miss. - A storm barrelled through Mississippi Gulf Coast communities, damaging or destroying about a dozen RV trailers at one campground, downing trees and power lines and cutting electricity in some areas.

Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations; Boston Globe honoured in breaking news

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance programs in a blockbuster series of stories based on secret documents supplied by NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

Police: Man arrested after coming to California courthouse in stolen car

SONORA, Calif. - Police say a man was arrested after using a stolen car to get to a court appearance in California.

Norway restores '27 silent film then donates it to Beijing, despite China's diplomatic boycott

BEIJING, China - Norway donated a restored Chinese silent film from the 1920s to China's national film archive on Tuesday, despite a prolonged diplomatic chill between the countries over the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.

Prosecutor challenges Oscar Pistorius as of cross-examination in murder trial

PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, wrapping up five days of cross-examination Tuesday of the Olympian, insisted that he intentionally shot his girlfriend to death as they argued.

Italy: Berlusconi assigned community service at home for elderly for tax fraud conviction

MILAN - A Milan court has ruled that Silvio Berlusconi will perform a year of community service at a centre for the elderly for his tax fraud conviction.

Gunmen dig in; Ukraine tanks reported near town controlled by insurgents

HORLIVKA, Ukraine - Pro-Russian insurgents who have seized government buildings across eastern Ukraine dug in on Tuesday, fortifying their positions and erecting fresh barricades as Ukrainian tanks were seen within 70 kms of one city controlled by pro-Moscow gunmen.

Libyan spokesman: Gunmen abduct Jordanian ambassador in Tripoli

TRIPOLI, Libya - Masked gunmen seized the Jordanian ambassador in the Libyan capital on Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of abductions and kidnappings that have swept Libya underscoring the lawlessness in the North African nation since the 2011 overthrow of late dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

Ukraine leader announces anti-terror operation in restive east

HORLIVKA, Ukraine - Pro-Russian insurgents who have seized government buildings across eastern Ukraine dug in on Tuesday, fortifying their positions and erecting fresh barricades as Ukrainian tanks were seen within 70 kms of one city controlled by pro-Moscow gunmen.

Chief prosecutor in murder trial of Oscar Pistorius ends cross-examination of athlete

PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has ended his cross-examination after challenging the athlete for five days of testimony about how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year.

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