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Fallen hero of Austria's far right mentions comeback as party expels him

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPO) expelled its scandal-hit leader Heinz-Christian Strache on Friday and he said he was considering a political comeback next year, fuelling speculation of a split.


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South African appeals court more than doubles Pistorius sentence

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Supreme Court more than doubled Oscar Pistorius' murder sentence on Friday, accepting prosecutors' argument that the original jail term of six years for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was "shockingly lenient".

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China zoo sets up monument to honour donkey fed alive to tigers

CHANGZHOU: The zoo in eastern China where a donkey was fed alive to tigers by disgruntled investors has chosen to remember its fallen hero – by erecting a statue in its honour.


Pistorius gets six-year sentence for murder of girlfriend

PRETORIA (Reuters) - South African Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius was sent back to jail for six years on Wednesday for murdering Reeva Steenkamp, less than half the 15 year minimum term sought by prosecutors.

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Fallen hero: How the tide turned for Taiwan’s Ma

TAIPEI: He won Taiwan’s largest ever landslide victory, a safe pair of hands promising prosperity and stability -- but president Ma Ying-jeou leaves office this month caricatured as incompetent, aloof and wildly out of step with public sentiment.


Mabul attack: Cop to get full police honours at funeral

KOTA KINABALU: Marine police Kpl Rajah Jamuan, 32, who was killed in a shootout with Filipino gunmen during an ambush on Mabul island will be given a funeral with full police honours.


Fallen hero ASP Mohd Zabri, IGP head King’s honours list

PUTRAJAYA: The late ASP Mohd Zabri Abdul Hamid, a fallen hero in an operation to flush out communist insurgents in 1975, and Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar headed the list of 1,622 recipients of Federal awards and medals conferred by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah on Saturday.

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Disgraced Johnson no longer running from doping past

TORONTO (Reuters) - For 10 awe-inspiring seconds on September 24, 1988, Canadians held their breath then exhaled and exploded in the type of wild chest-thumping celebrations usually reserved for the hockey-mad nation's greatest victories on the ice.


Lahad Datu: Family of fallen hero aims to fulfil his wishes

SUBANG JAYA: It has been about a month since special branch officer Asst Comm Ibrahim Lebar was killed in Semporna and his family remembers him as a hero and is determined to fulfil his wishes.