Oscar Pistorius Court Hears Bullet by Bullet Account of Shooting

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_76188775e4.jpgLeon Sadiki/AFP/Getty Images (PRETORIA, South Africa) -- A police forensics officer Wednesday recreated bullet by bullet the lethal havoc inside Oscar Pistorius' bathroom when the paralympian fired four shots through the locked door and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The powerful testimony, which caused Pistorius to again stick his fingers in his ears, came as the prosecutor abruptly asked for a break in the trial so he could "reexamine our case."

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Scotland Yard Searches for Local Intruder in Madeleine McCann Case

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_4d8a90dda8.jpgDan Kitwood/Getty Images (LONDON) -- In a brand new line of inquiry and what could be a major development in the search for Madeleine McCann, Scotland Yard said on Wednesday it is appealing to the public for information on what they say is a male intruder who they suspect is a local and "gained access to mainly holiday villas occupied by U.K. families on holiday" in Portugal.

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Five Theories About What Happened to Missing Malaysia Flight

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_61f6bd0430.jpgMOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Each day that passes without a clear idea of what happened to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, new theories and possibilities are proposed about the possible fate of the jet. Among the most recent theories proffered are a fire that disabled the plane, that it hid by flying in the "shadow" of another plane, or that everyone on board was overcome when the plane's cabin became depressurized.

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Putin Moves Closer to Annexing Crimea Despite Obama Threats

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_a9fafc884f.jpgSean Gallup/Getty Images (MOSCOW) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin took more steps Tuesday toward annexing Crimea, despite warnings from President Obama that doing so would incur further U.S. sanctions. In a decree, Putin notified his country's legislature about Crimea’s proposal to join the Russian Federation and he strongly urged lawmakers to pass it quickly. Lawmakers are expected to take up the measure on Friday, according to Russia’s Interfax news agency.

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Australia Officials Focus Search for Missing Malaysia Airlines Jetliner

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_d933e32dad.jpgScott Barbour/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Australia officials are focusing search efforts for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner on a section of water that’s roughly the size of France. John Young, the General Manager for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Emergency Response Division, spoke about the search at a press conference Tuesday, saying crews are scouring a region in the southern Indian Ocean that covers 230,000 square miles.

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