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South African Olympic champion Oscar Pistorius was formally indicted on murder charges in a Pretoria courtroom on Monday—what would have been girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp’s 30th birthday. Pistorius, a double-amputee running champion, shot and killed Steenkamp in February, after he says he mistook her for an intruder, but prosecutors have alleged that it was premeditated. Get the full scoop…[TELEGRAPH]

A train killed at least 37 religious pilgrims in eastern India as they crossed a railway track, leading passengers to riot, beat the driver unconscious, and set fire to the train. The accident took place at a station that is inaccessible to the road, which meant that rescue workers were forced to walk two miles to the station to reach the victims…[NY TIMES]

A lawyer for Hosni Mubarak said on Monday that an Egyptian court has ordered the release of the deposed president, who has been jailed since his ouster in 2011. There has been no official confirmation from the military-backed government, and authorities could find other reasons to keep him in jail…[NY TIMES]

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