| Apr 9, 2014
| 5:52 PM
A South African prosecutor forced Oscar Pistorius on Wednesday to look at a forensic photograph that showed the head of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after it was blown open by a hollow-point bullet fired by the Olympic and Paralympic track star.
| Apr 7, 2014
| 1:56 PM
LONDON – A British businessman accused of arranging his bride's murder while on their honeymoon was put on a plane to South Africa on Monday after losing a three-year battle against being extradited to face trial.
South African authorities...
| May 5, 2014
| 1:14 PM
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...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 8:32 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa -- South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius told Pretoria’s high court Monday that his religious faith had gotten him through the past year after he shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
| Dec 22, 2013
| 11:09 AM
Justine Sacco has now apologized for the infamous tweet she posted about AIDS two days after the insensitive remark went viral, causing her to lose her public relations job.
On Friday, Sacco tweeted "Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS. Just kidding....
| Jan 23, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Jean-Philip Grobler spent years churning out commercial jingles to pay the bills while working on the music that really inspired him.
Now Grobler's band, St. Lucia, is drawing acclaim for the lustrous synth-pop on its recent debut album, "When the...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Nelson Mandela was, quite famously, a fan of European classical music. His two favorite composers were George Frideric Handel and Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky, but he grew up exposed to the country’s rich tradition of vocal groups forging a unique form...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Nelson Mandela, who fought for decades to end racial oppression in South Africa, has died just weeks before the wide release of a movie telling the story of his life.
The film, titled "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," chronicles its subject's early life,...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 1:53 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank – Actress Scarlett Johansson is taking heat from Palestinian activists for becoming a brand ambassador for SodaStream International Ltd., an Israeli company that operates a factory in the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim....
| Jan 4, 2014
Linda Johnson Rice remembers flying to Paris at age 7 for the couture shows with her mother, Eunice Johnson, on a buying trip for the Ebony Fashion Fair.
Around age 9 she was getting to know Michael Jackson, also 9, because her father, John H. Johnson,...
| Dec 3, 2013
"Traveling is good for the brain," says musician Jonathan Butler, 52. "The mind needs it. I can't imagine life without getting to see all the amazing, different parts of the world." Born in Cape Town, South Africa, the Grammy-nominated singer-guitarist-...