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  • 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.

  • Cleared of Murder, Pistorius Faces Other Charges

    Cleared of Murder, Pistorius Faces Other Charges

    The Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was declared not guilty of murder on Thursday when the judge in his case said she accepted the main argument in his defense: that he believed he was firing at an intruder rather than at his girlfriend, Reeva Ste...

  • 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.

  • Oscar Pistorius' Brother 'Badly Hurt' in Road Accident

    Oscar Pistorius' Brother 'Badly Hurt' in Road Accident

    Carl Pistorius was been driving along South Africa's main N1 highway heading to Pretoria on Friday night when his car was hit head-on by another car that had swerved from the opposite side of the expressway into the oncoming traffic, she said.

  • Pistorius Sells Home for Less Than Hoped to Pay For Murder Trial

    Pistorius Sells Home for Less Than Hoped to Pay For Murder Trial

    South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has sold his Pretoria home where he killed his girlfriend last year for less than he hoped, to help pay legal fees for his ongoing murder trial, the real estate agent said on Friday.

  • Oscar Pistorius' Immobility Claims Called Into Question

    Oscar Pistorius' Immobility Claims Called Into Question

    South African prosecutors on Monday sought to show Oscar Pistorius's sports doctor overstated his immobility without prostheses, as a leaked video shows the star sprinter re-enacting the shooting of his girlfriend.

  • Pistorius Case: Prosecutor Doubts Witness Objectivity

    Pistorius Case: Prosecutor Doubts Witness Objectivity

    The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius on Monday challenged the credibility of a physician who testified that the athlete has an anxious nature linked to his disability.

  • Disability Made Oscar Pistorius Feel Vulnerable, Court Told

    Disability Made Oscar Pistorius Feel Vulnerable, Court Told

    Oscar Pistorius's defence sought on Thursday to show the double-amputee sprinter feels highly vulnerable and acted out of fear not anger when he shot dead his girlfriend.

  • Oscar Pistorius Not Mentally Ill During Shooting: Experts

    Oscar Pistorius Not Mentally Ill During Shooting: Experts

    A psychiatric panel and a psychologist have found that Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, who is facing charges of murdering his girlfriend, is not mentally ill, the state prosecutor said on Monday.

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