TOKYO (AFP) - A former member of the Aum Supreme Truth was sentenced to nine years in prison for abduction on Friday, 19 years after the doomsday cult launched a nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway, court officials said.
SANAA (REUTERS) - Al-Qaeda militants shot dead a man in south-eastern Yemen for allegedly giving the United States information used to carry out drone strikes against militants, witnesses and the SITE monitoring service said.
KIEV (REUTERS) - Ukraine is ready for talks with Russia, but Moscow must first withdraw its troops, abide by international agreements and halt its support for "separatists and terrorists", Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk said on Friday.
PRETORIA (AFP) - An ex-girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius testified on Friday that the Paralympian star sprinter often carried a gun with him and once fired at a traffic light after a confrontation with police.
PARIS, March 07, 2014 (AFP) - Michael Schumacher remains in a "wake-up phase" from the coma he was placed in following a life-threatening skiing accident nearly ten weeks ago, his spokesman said on Friday.