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  • Prosecution pillories Oscar Pistorius expert

    Prosecution pillories Oscar Pistorius expert

    The prosecution on Wednesday derided a forensic expert hired by Oscar Pistorius, accusing him of being unqualified to testify and rubbishing his account of the circumstances in which Reeva Steenkamp died.

  • Oscar Pistorius case to be adjourned from Thursday

    Oscar Pistorius case to be adjourned from Thursday

    The judge overseeing Oscar Pistorius's murder trial has granted an adjournment from Thursday afternoon until May 5, citing scheduling concerns raised on behalf of the state.

  • Prosecutors conclude Oscar Pistorius cross-examination

    Prosecutors conclude Oscar Pistorius cross-examination

    The prosecution concluded its cross-examination of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius Tuesday after five days of intense and emotional interrogation in his murder trial.

  • Oscar Pistorius faces 'final day' of grilling

    Oscar Pistorius faces 'final day' of grilling

    South African prosecutor Gerrie Nel indicated on Tuesday that he would wrap up his searing cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius, who has now spent more than a week in the witness box.

  • Prosecutor hammers away as Oscar Pistorius resumes testimony

    Prosecutor hammers away as Oscar Pistorius resumes testimony

    It came down to a question of improbabilities and a "great leap."

  • Oscar Pistorius weeps as he resumes testimony

    Oscar Pistorius weeps as he resumes testimony

    Oscar Pistorius, the disabled track star accused of murdering his girlfriend, broke down in racking sobs Monday during a fourth day of grueling cross-examination in which the prosecution accused him of shooting her deliberately.

  • Oscar Pistorius accused of fake tears during trial

    Oscar Pistorius accused of fake tears during trial

    The prosecution accused Oscar Pistorius of feigning emotion to dodge tough questions about the death of his girlfriend, as his second week of testimony in the murder trial began on Monday.

  • Oscar Pistorius breaks down on stand in murder trial

    Oscar Pistorius breaks down on stand in murder trial

    The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius on Monday accused him of tailoring his version of how he killed his girlfriend to fit evidence at the scene, exhaustively alleged inconsistencies in the athlete's account of the fatal shooti...

  • Rhinos may be extinct by 2020: experts

    Rhinos may be extinct by 2020: experts

    Rhinoceros in the wild may be pushed to extinction by the end of this decade if their unrelenting poaching continues at the present rate, experts have warned.

  • Oscar Pistorius to start second week in witness box

    Oscar Pistorius to start second week in witness box

    Paralympian Oscar Pistorius returnds to the stand on Monday for a fourth day of cross-examination after the prosecution lawyer accused him of knowingly shooting dead his girlfriend.

  • Prosecutor targets Oscar Pistorius' account of safety fears

    Prosecutor targets Oscar Pistorius' account of safety fears

    The South African athlete Oscar Pistorius appeared flustered, agitated and tired on Friday during a third day of cross-examination by a relentless prosecutor who accused him of shooting his terrified girlfriend in the head during an argument.

  • Oscar Pistorius grilled again during cross-examination

    Oscar Pistorius grilled again during cross-examination

    Oscar Pistorius faced a second day of grueling cross-examination in his murder trial on Thursday, as the prosecution accused him of caring more about himself than the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

  • Prosecutor tries to rattle Oscar Pistorius in murder trial

    Prosecutor tries to rattle Oscar Pistorius in murder trial

    While questioning Oscar Pistorius, on trial in his girlfriend's death, the prosecutor displayed a photograph of the victim's bloodied head.

  • Oscar Pistorius forced to look at 'exploded' head of girlfriend

    Oscar Pistorius forced to look at 'exploded' head of girlfriend

    A South African prosecutor forced Oscar Pistorius on Wednesday to look at a forensic photograph of the head of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after it was destroyed by a gunshot fired by the Olympic and Paralympic track star.

  • Reeva 'died while I was holding her': Oscar Pistorius

    Reeva 'died while I was holding her': Oscar Pistorius

    Oscar Pistorius returned to the witness stand on Wednesday, giving horrifying testimony about his vain attempts to stem girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp's blood loss and save her life using plastic bags and utility tape.

  • Oscar Pistorius describes 'the moment everything changed'

    Oscar Pistorius describes 'the moment everything changed'

    In electrifying testimony at his murder trial, Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday described in vivid detail his version of what happened the night he shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, mistaking her for an intruder.

  • 'I'm scared to sleep', tearful Oscar Pistorius tells court

    'I'm scared to sleep', tearful Oscar Pistorius tells court

    His voice trembling with emotion, Oscar Pistorius took the witness stand in his own defence on Monday, saying the Valentine's Day shooting of his girlfriend last year had left him sleepless, terrified and plagued by nightmares.

  • Oscar Pistorius expected to testify in Friday defence

    Oscar Pistorius expected to testify in Friday defence

    The defence in Oscar Pistorius's murder trial will open on Friday, and the athlete will "likely" take the stand, his lawyer said.

  • 'I am scared of you': Reeva Steenkamp told Oscar Pistorius in text message

    'I am scared of you': Reeva Steenkamp told Oscar Pistorius in text message

    Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, admitted to being scared of the South African track star in a text message sent less than three weeks before he shot her dead, a police expert told during his murder trial on Monday.

  • Oscar Pistorius trial extended to May 16

    Oscar Pistorius trial extended to May 16

    Oscar Pistorius, 27, claims he shot 29-year-old Reeva Steenkamp, a model and law graduate, through a locked toilet door in his upmarket Pretoria home after mistaking her for an intruder.

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