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  • Oscar Pistorius Siblings Speak Out on Eve of Sentencing

    Oscar Pistorius Siblings Speak Out on Eve of Sentencing

    Oscar Pistorius's brother and sister on Monday gave a string of television interviews ahead of the sentencing of South Africa's star athlete for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

  • Oscar Pistorius Sentence Set for Tuesday

    Oscar Pistorius Sentence Set for Tuesday

    South African Judge Thokozile Masipa adjourned Oscar Pistorius's sentencing hearing on Friday and scheduled the handing down of his sentence for Tuesday on 21 October.

  • Oscar Pistorius Not a 'Cold-Blooded Killer': Defence Lawyer

    Oscar Pistorius Not a 'Cold-Blooded Killer': Defence Lawyer

    Oscar Pistorius was not a "cold-blooded killer" and should serve a community-based sentence, his defence lawyer argued on Friday in a last-ditch attempt to keep the star sprinter out of jail.

  • Defence Claims Oscar Pistorius 'Vulnerable' in Prison

    Defence Claims Oscar Pistorius 'Vulnerable' in Prison

    Double amputee Oscar Pistorius would be highly vulnerable in South Africa's brutal jails, his disability elevating the risk of poor hygiene and even gang rape, a defence witness claimed on Tuesday.

  • At Oscar Pistorius' Sentencing Hearing, Descriptions of a 'Broken Man'

    At Oscar Pistorius' Sentencing Hearing, Descriptions of a 'Broken Man'

    Oscar Pistorius, the disabled South African athlete found guilty a month ago of killing his girlfriend, returned to a Pretoria courtroom on Monday as his lawyers began a new struggle with prosecutors over the severity of the sentence he should face.

  • Oscar Pistorius Should Get Community Service, Says Prison Official

    Oscar Pistorius Should Get Community Service, Says Prison Official

    A South African prison official on Monday recommended that star Paralympian Oscar Pistorius clean a Pretoria museum for 16 hours a month as punishment for shooting dead his lover Reeva Steenkamp.

  • Convicted Oscar Pistorius to Face Sentencing on Monday

    Convicted Oscar Pistorius to Face Sentencing on Monday

    Oscar Pistorius appears in court on Monday to face sentencing for shooting dead his model girlfriend, after his controversial conviction for culpable homicide -- not murder -- fuelled criticism of South Africa's legal system.

  • 84 South Africans Killed in Nigeria Church Collapse: Official

    84 South Africans Killed in Nigeria Church Collapse: Official

    The number of South Africans known to have died in the collapse of a multi-storey megachurch in Lagos last week has risen to 84, Pretoria's high commissioner to Nigeria said on Friday.

  • Oscar Pistorius's Next Battle, Avoiding South Africa's Most Brutal Jail

    Oscar Pistorius's Next Battle, Avoiding South Africa's Most Brutal Jail

    After his conviction on Friday for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year, Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius's next battle will be to stay outside the walls of the notorious Pretoria Central Prison, or C...

  • Oscar Pistorius Found Guilty of Culpable Homicide

    Oscar Pistorius Found Guilty of Culpable Homicide

    Celebrity athlete Oscar Pistorius was found guilty on Friday of culpable homicide in shooting dead his glamorous girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a conviction that could result in a lengthy jail term.

  • Oscar Pistorius 'Not Guilty' of Girlfriend's Murder, Rules Judge

    Oscar Pistorius 'Not Guilty' of Girlfriend's Murder, Rules Judge

    "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius was found not guilty of the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Thursday as a South African judge dismissed the most serious charges against him.

  • Oscar Pistorius Weeps as Judge Begins Murder Trial Verdict

    Oscar Pistorius Weeps as Judge Begins Murder Trial Verdict

    "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius sat weeping in the dock on Thursday as a judge began handing down the verdict over the Valentine's Day killing of the star Paralympian's model lover.

  • Will Oscar Pistorius Spend 25 Years in Jail? Verdict Today

    Will Oscar Pistorius Spend 25 Years in Jail? Verdict Today

    After 41 days of tears, anguish and at times gruesome testimony in the Pretoria High Court, Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee who became one of the biggest names in athletics, will learn this week whether he will spend the next 25 years behind bars...

  • 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius Faces Murder Verdict

    'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius Faces Murder Verdict

    Accused of murdering his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius will learn his fate in a Pretoria court. This is six months after he had cried and vomited when the court heard that Reeva Steenkamp's head had "exploded" like a watermelon under the impact of a ho...

  • Dalai Lama Cancels South Africa Trip Amid Visa Row

    Dalai Lama Cancels South Africa Trip Amid Visa Row

    The Dalai Lama has cancelled a trip to South Africa for a summit of Nobel peace laureates, an aide said Thursday, reporting that Pretoria had denied him a visa in a bid to avoid angering China.

  • Live Broadcasts Take Pistorius Trial Into South African Classrooms

    Live Broadcasts Take Pistorius Trial Into South African Classrooms

    Live television broadcasts of the murder trial of South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius have taken the dramatic case into living rooms around the world - and into classrooms in his home country.

  • Oscar Pistorius Trial Concludes, Verdict Set for September 11

    Oscar Pistorius Trial Concludes, Verdict Set for September 11

    Accused of murdering his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius will learn his fate next month after a lengthy trial concluded in a Pretoria court.

  • Lying Pistorius Has Lost This Race: Prosecutor

    Lying Pistorius Has Lost This Race: Prosecutor

    In closing arguments in a murder trial that has riveted South Africa and many around the world, the chief prosecutor said on Thursday that Olympian Oscar Pistorius dropped "the baton of truth" and produced a succession of lies to save himself from a ...

  • Pistorius' Brother in Intensive Care: Family

    Pistorius' Brother in Intensive Care: Family

    Oscar Pistorius' older brother Carl remains in an intensive care unit in a South African hospital and is on a ventilator after a serious car crash last week, the brothers' family said on Wednesday.

  • Hindi Literary Symposium a Big Hit in South Africa

    Hindi Literary Symposium a Big Hit in South Africa

    A Hindi literary symposium, organised as a major attraction at the 'Festival of India' in South Africa featuring top Indian poets and writers, has garnered rave reviews from various quarters.

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