LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The US city of Los Angeles was awoken just before dawn on Monday by a relatively powerful magnitude 4.7 earthquake, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.
SIMFEROPOL/BRUSSELS (REUTERS) - The European Union is to impose sanctions including asset freezes and travel bans on 21 officials from Russia and Ukraine after Crimea applied to join Russia on Monday following a weekend referendum, Lithuania's foreign minister said.
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PRETORIA (AFP) - Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was in the process of buying six guns at the time when he shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, more than usually allowed under South African law, his murder trial heard on Monday.
BRUSSELS (AFP) - Ukraine's foreign minister denounced Russian "provocations" on Monday, warning of a troop build-up on the border and the presence of "political tourists" in its eastern regions.