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  • Pistorius judge grants prosecution appeal of manslaughter verdict

    PRETORIA, South Africa The prosecution in Oscar Pistorius' trial won an appeal Wednesday of the manslaughter verdict issued against him three months ago as it seeks harsher punishment for the athlete. If the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein...
  • Widow of South African slain in Yemen raid speaks of forgiveness

    Widow of South African slain in Yemen raid speaks of forgiveness
    Yolande Korkie allowed herself to imagine embracing her husband, schoolteacher Pierre Korkie, when she was told Saturday he was about to be freed by militants holding him hostage in Yemen and would be home by Christmas. Instead, she received his remains...
  • Why didn't US know about South African who died in failed Yemen rescue mission?

    JERUSALEM An account by the director of an aid group that negotiated the release of a South African hostage who was killed Saturday during a failed U.S rescue mission in Yemen raises new questions about the planning for the raid. Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman,...
  • South Africa court throws out murder case in honeymoon killing

    A judge in Cape Town, South Africa, on Monday threw out murder charges against a British businessman accused of conspiring to kill his wife on their honeymoon. Deputy Judge Jeanette Traverso said the evidence fell short of what was required to prove...
  • Death of American hostage in Yemen a reminder rescue missions often fail

    WASHINGTON The death of American photojournalist Luke Somers in a special forces rescue operation in Yemen on Saturday was a reminder that such high-risk missions are as likely to fail as to succeed. U.S. defense officials were trying to determine what...
  • Nelson Mandela's uneven legacy

    Nelson Mandela's uneven legacy
    Nelson Mandela's selfless brand of leadership surprised the world and won him universal accolades during his lifetime. After being confined to Robben Island for most of his 27 years in prison, Mandela became South Africa's first black president, and his...
  • The Week in Pictures | November 10 – 16, 2014

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week’s report begin in Northern Ireland, where the coffin bearing the remains of slaying victim Brendan Megraw is carried after a funeral service in Belfast. Megraw was abducted from...
  • Pictures in the News | Nov. 11, 2014

     
    Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins in London, where the ceramic poppy art installation by artist Paul Cummins entitled 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' is seen lit up before sunrise in the dry moat of the Tower of London. The finished installation...
  • Nobel laureates cancel Cape Town summit after Dalai Lama denied visa

    Nobel Peace Prize laureates who had planned to gather in Cape Town in mid-October to honor the late Nelson Mandela announced Thursday that they were canceling or relocating the summit in protest of the South African government's refusal to issue a visa...
  • Hartford Students Back From African Peace Trip With Life Lessons — And No Ebola

    Hartford Students Back From African Peace Trip With Life Lessons — And No Ebola
    Kindness and the power of forgiveness were among the biggest lessons that six Hartford students brought back from their recent school trip to South Africa — principles promptly put to the test upon their return to Hartford Public High School, they...
  • Prosecutors appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict, sentence

    Prosecutors appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict, sentence
    The South African prosecution authority confirmed Tuesday it would file an appeal of the culpable homicide verdict and five-year jail sentence handed down to paralympian Oscar Pistorius last month. Pistorius was absolved of the murder of his girlfriend...