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South African track star Oscar Pistorius wipes his face during his trial in Pretoria Monday. The 27-year-old grew emotional as he apologized to the family of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius is charged with murdering her.

An emotional Oscar Pistorius broke down soon after taking the witness stand at his murder trial Monday, saying he has nightmares about the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

If mesh networks take off, they could challenge reliance on cellular data or existing wireless for Internet.

FireChat connects users without a cellular network or the Internet. It uses technology, known as mesh networking, that could be scaled up to provide Internet access to disaster zones and remote areas.

Angus Houston displays a map of the search area for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 Monday. Houston says an Australian navy ship has detected underwater signals consistent with aircraft black boxes, calling it the "most promising lead" so far in the month-old search.

Calling it the "most promising lead" so far, the leader of the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner says ships have again detected a signal used by "black box" beacons.

NPR

In New York City, people dressed as superheroes battled villains. Feathers flew in London, Paris, Bucharest and Berlin. In Vienna, one woman described being hit kind of hard in the face.

On Saturday, voters turned out in large numbers — despite threats of violence from the Taliban. It will take weeks to learn who will become Afghanistan's next president.

NPR

For more than a decade, Dafroza Gauthier and her husband, Alain, have hunted down perpetrators of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

NPR

Rwanda is gearing up to mark the 20th year since the start of an ethnic bloodbath in which Hutu militia slaughtered 800,000 members of the Tutsi minority. A key moment in the butchery occurred at the Ecole Technique Officielle. Thousands of Tutsis sheltering there were left to fight for survival after the school was abandoned by Belgian peacekeepers.

Rwanda is commemorating the 20-year anniversary of the genocide. Since that time, more women have entered politics to help with the recovery.

NPR

Women made up 70 percent of Rwanda's population after the genocide in 1994. They joined politics in unprecedented numbers, helping to form a more equitable society. Still, there's much more to do.

Stand on any corner in Kampala, Uganda, and you'll be swarmed by motorcycles. These are boda bodas, the country's DIY public transportation system. For $1, you can get pretty much anywhere.