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Pistorius trial examines restaurant shooting | South Africa News

Oscar Pistorius asked a friend to take the blame after a pistol was accidentally fired in a Johannesburg restaurant weeks before the athlete fatally shot his girlfriend, a witness said at Pistorius' murder trial.<p>Boxer Kevin Lerena gave evidence on Wednesday that the restaurant shooting happened …

Neighbour feared Pistorius might kill himself

One of the first people on the scene after Oscar Pistorius shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp feared the athlete would kill himself, a court has heard.<p>Giving evidence on Thursday, Johan Stipp said he entered the athlete's home, minutes after hearing screams and shots, to find Pistorius kneeling over …

Pistorius prayed over his shot girlfriend, witness says

As the girlfriend he shot in the head lay dead or dying in his home, a weeping, praying Oscar Pistorius knelt at her side and struggled in vain to help her breathe by holding two fingers in her clenched mouth, a witness testified Thursday at the double-amputee runner's murder trial.<p>"I shot her. I …

Dressed to Die? Clothes Are Key Evidence in Pistorius Case

As Oscar Pistorius heads to trial for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, South African prosecutors are saying the white shorts and black top the model had on when she was gunned down could determine whether the Olympic sprinter ends up in an orange prison uniform.<p>The clothing Steenkamp was wearing …

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Oscar Pistorius trial: Ex-girlfriend says Pistorius cheated on her - CNN.com

Oscar Pistorius reaches out to his uncle Arnold Pistorius and other family members as he is led out of court in Pretoria, South Africa, after being sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday, October 21. Pistorius, the first double-amputee runner to compete in the Olympics, was sentenced for …

Oscar Pistorius trial: Coverage from court

Live coverage of the murder trial of the South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, who is accused of killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.<p>State prosecutors allege the killing was premeditated, but he claims he mistook her for an intruder.<p>Some parts of the court proceedings will not be available for …

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Pistorius fired gun from car, ex-girlfriend tells trial

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1058000/1058570_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522678539_77fc9d04b33f7b6be954deefdefa6d5a<p><b>Oscar Pistorius' ex-girlfriend told his trial he once fired his gun from his car sunroof after becoming angry with police.</b><p>An emotional day in court …

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Scottish independence: spare me the break-up talk

Scotland and England are not partners getting divorced, so please let's go easy on the romantic rhetoric<p>Now don't get me wrong: I love a good analogy. These buttery potato scones glisten on my plate like Grecian tiles. That tartan rug is a heather-hued heath before my hearth (alliteration too!). …

Ukraine standoff intensifies, Russia says sanctions will 'boomerang' | Reuters

MOSCOW/SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) - Russia said any U.S. sanctions imposed on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine will boomerang back on the United States and that Crimea has the right to self-determination as armed men tried to seize another Ukrainian military base on the peninsula.<p>In a telephone …

Conflicting accounts open U.S. Army general's sex crimes trial | Reuters

FORT BRAGG, North Carolina (Reuters) - Opening arguments in the military court martial of a U.S. Army general accused of forcibly sodomizing a female captain with whom he had a secret sexual relationship provided sharply conflicting accounts on Friday of the end of the affair.<p>U.S. Army Brigadier …

Great white shark's epic ocean trek

<b>A great white shark called Lydia is about to make history as the first of its species to be seen crossing from one side of the Atlantic to the other.</b><p>The satellite-tagged 4.4m-long female is currently swimming above the mid-Atlantic ridge - which marks a rough boundary line between east and …

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Stunning Celebrity Portraits Taken at Vanity Fair's Oscar Party

<b>Lupita Nyong'o</b><p>Did you catch last night's Oscars? If not, here's a quick recap. Jareto Leto and Lupita Nyong'o gave two eloquent and moving acceptance speeches, Ellen (or rather Bradley Cooper) took a celebrity-filled selfie that broke Twitter, and Leonardo DiCaprio didn't win..again. Of course, the …

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Oscar Pistorius LIVE: Oscar Pistorius handed 5-year jail sentence

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Pistorius trial: The battle that lies ahead

<b>There are, it strikes me, not one but two Oscar Pistorius trials beginning in South Africa at Pretoria's High Court on Monday.</b><p>One is relatively straightforward - call it "The State v Oscar Pistorius".<p>The other is a much more fickle beast, which you could sum up as "Pistorius v Pistorius".<p>Both …

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Australia: Snake eats crocodile after battle

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1057000/1057493_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522678539_448dda6021a8f69c01ac7ac8cd651b92<p><b>A snake has won a lengthy battle with a crocodile in northern Queensland, wrestling it, constricting it and then finally eating it.</b><p>The incident at …

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Oscars 2014: Ceremony highlights you may have missed

By Amelia Butterly<i>Newsbeat reporter</i><p>British director Steve McQueen celebrated a best picture win alongside Brad Pitt for 12 Years a Slave.<p>Alfonso Cuaron became the first Latino to win the best director prize at the Oscars, for Gravity, which got seven awards over the evening.<p>Cate Blanchett won best …

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Ukraine's revolution and Russia's occupation of Crimea: how we got here

A guide to what's happening, how it got to this point, and why some people say 'the Ukraine'<p>• Why Russia sees Crimea as its naval stronghold<p>Recent history<p>The standoff between Ukrainian and pro-Russian forces continues as global leaders push for a diplomatic solution to the conflict in Ukraine. On …

Generation Rent: 4 great things about not owning a home

Home ownership and renting each have pros and cons, but I for one refuse to whinge about not being able to buy a house<p>As home ownership hits a 25-year low, I can safely say that I'm a part of Generation Rent: one of many twenty and thirtysomethings privately renting instead of stepping on the …

Afghanistan: 'Half of children' suffering malnutrition

Half of all children under five in Afghanistan are suffering from the effects of malnutrition, according to estimations.<p>After 13 years of Western military intervention and billions of dollars spent on aid, the United Nations says the situation is critical, especially in Helmand province, where …

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