After Shooting, Oscar Pistorius Told Guard Everything's Fine

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_2a2babe560.jpgTheana Breugem/Foto24/Gallo Images - Pool/Getty Images (PRETORIA, South Africa) -- A security guard in Oscar Pistorius' gated community testified on Friday that he saw the athlete carrying Reeva Steenkamp's bloodied body downstairs shortly after the paralympian told him "everything is fine." Pieter Baba, a security guard who was on duty in Pistorius' building the night Steenkamp was killed, said he called the athlete moments after residents reported hearing gunshots.

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IBM Employees in China on Strike, Protesting Lenovo Deal

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_aa1473ed25.jpgJoe Raedle/Getty Images (BEIJING) -- Hundreds of IBM workers in China are on strike this week, protesting the sale of the U.S. tech giant's plant in Shenzhen. Protesters at the plant, which is slated to be sold to the Chinese firm Lenovo, say the severance package being offered is unfair and insufficient, and are concerned that wages may drop if they stay.

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US Newscaster for Russian TV Station Quits on Air

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_9c096aa018.jpgGianluca Rasile/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Liz Wahl, a news anchor based in Washington, D.C., for Russia’s state-owned Russia Today, announced on the air Wednesday that she could no longer continue to work for the TV station due to what she suggested was RT’s slanted reporting of the incursion into the Ukrainian region of Crimea. Wahl, whose parents fled the Soviet occupation of Hungary, told viewers during her newscast, “I'm proud to be an American and believe in disseminating the truth.”

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Masked Men in Crimea Not Russian Military, Russian Officials Tell Pentagon

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_a1fa5f0d18.jpgBulent Doruk/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- The masked men in military uniform spotted all over Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula are not Russian military forces but “well-trained militia forces,” Russian officials have claimed to America’s top military officer. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey aren’t buying the claim, telling a congressional panel Wednesday that they are confident the masked men are Russian troops.

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Kerry on Ukraine: ‘Hope’ for Peaceful Solution

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_fa409a2729.jpgState Dept photo (PARIS) -- After an exhaustive day of talks with his European counterparts on resolving tensions in Ukraine, Secretary of State John Kerry had little to show for it, but struck an optimistic tone. “I’d rather be where we are today, than where we were yesterday,” he said, adding that he “hopes” Wednesday’s discussions with foreign ministers from France, the U.K., Ukraine and Russia will lead to a peaceful solution.

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