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  • Oscar Pistorius checks into mental hospital

    Oscar Pistorius checks into mental hospital
    South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius checked in as a day patient to Pretoria's Weskoppies psychiatric hospital Monday for the first day of a month of mental tests ordered by the judge overseeing his murder trial. The 27-year-...
  • Judge orders Oscar Pistorius to undergo psychiatric evaluation

    Judge orders Oscar Pistorius to undergo psychiatric evaluation
    The judge in the murder trial of South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius on Wednesday ordered the athlete to undergo a comprehensive mental health assessment by a panel of psychiatrists, after an allegation he suffered from an anxiety disorder. Pistorius...
  • Stevenson students return after being robbed in South Africa

    Stevenson students return after being robbed in South Africa
    Julia Eshmont and Tara Shriver said they sat petrified as four men on motorcycles surrounded their South African coach bus and one climbed aboard and cocked a handgun. They were among the 30 Stevenson University students who watched as their chaperones...
  • No Longer Exotic, South Africa Attracts More Productions

    While Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" rampaged through the streets of Johannesburg in March, leaving cinematic destruction and traffic snarl-ups in its wake, South Africa's booming filming locations industry couldn't be in better shape. Just weeks...
  • Pistorius to undergo 30 days of mental tests

    Pistorius to undergo 30 days of mental tests
    South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was ordered Tuesday to undergo a month of psychiatric tests to find out whether he was criminally responsible when he shot dead his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year. Judge Thokozile...
  • Soweto Gospel Choir's songs of freedom

    Soweto Gospel Choir's songs of freedom
    In December, in the thick of tributes that poured in following the death of Nelson Mandela, South Africa's Soweto Gospel Choir chose to eulogize their leader with an abrupt, but no less affecting, flash-mob-style performance in a grocery store. Posing...
  • Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial to Get Its Own TV Channel

    A 24-hour television channel dedicated to round-the-clock coverage of Oscar Pistorius' murder trial will be launched in March, the South African cable provider MultiChoice announced Wednesday. The network will go on air just one day before the double-...
  • Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam amid flap over SodaStream ad

    JERUSALEM — It's a rare thing when a Hollywood actress and a kitchen appliance spark a debate about policies in the Middle East. But that's what happened after Scarlett Johansson filmed a Super Bowl advertisement for a company that employs...
  • Stocks fall to close out bad month

    The stock market closed out its worst month in more than a year and a half as turmoil in the developing world sparked a broad decline in U.S. share prices. The Dow Jones industrial average slumped nearly 150 points to end January with a 5.3% drop, its...
  • Oscar Pistorius was 'broken' after shooting girlfriend, witness says

    A friend of Oscar Pistorius testified Monday that the South African Olympian appeared "broken" as he wept, prayed and begged his girlfriend not to die in the minutes after he fatally shot her on Valentine's Day last year. Pistorius' murder trial resumed...
  • Oscar Pistorius accused of 'sinister' remark in South African court

    South African athlete Oscar Pistorius approached one of his slain girlfriend's close friends, Kim Myers, during a court recess Tuesday and whispered, “How can you sleep at night?” the Myers family lawyer said. Attorney Ian Levitt said...