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  • Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

    PRETORIA (Reuters) - Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on Friday, escaping the more serious charge of murder for the killing of his girlfriend, and will now battle to avoid going to prison. The 27-year-...
  • Oscar Pistorius verdict hangs on 'possible improbabilities'

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Eighteen months ago, when he granted Oscar Pistorius bail after the killing of his girlfriend, South African magistrate Desmond Nair noted a number of "improbabilities" in the Olympic and Paralympic star's account of the shooting....
  • 'Dolus eventualis', the legal Latin on South Africa's lips

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - It is a little-known legal concept with a Latin name, and in the last 24 hours South Africans and millions more around the world glued to the Oscar Pistorius verdict have been feverishly trying to get their heads around it: 'Dolus...
  • Doctors Without Borders staffer infected with Ebola in Liberia

    A Doctors Without Borders staff member from France has contracted the Ebola virus while working in Liberia, the group announced Wednesday. She is the group's first international staffer to become infected with Ebola in the current outbreak, a spokesman...
  • Ebola survivor Kent Brantly hopes to return to Africa, 'Lord willing'

    Ebola survivor Kent Brantly hopes to return to Africa, 'Lord willing'
    Less than a month after being released from the hospital following his recovery from the Ebola virus, Dr. Kent Brantly says he would like to return to to West Africa, "Lord willing." Brantly appeared in Washington before a congressional panel Wednesday,...
  • Ebola in Africa: Chaos is contagious

     Ebola in Africa: Chaos is contagious
    Faced with a brutal and wily adversary, President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered a scaled-up military assault. Not on terrorists in Syria, but Ebola in West Africa. The president dispatched some 3,000 American troops to help build 17 treatment centers....
  • Sisi says coalition must battle Islamic State and others

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that any global coalition against terrorism should battle not just Islamic State but other groups as well, the presidency said on Saturday....
  • Egypt says global action needed to counter Islamic State

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria are forging ties with other extremist groups in the region, Egypt's foreign minister said on Saturday, backing Washington's call for global action to counter the threat. Militant groups that...
  • Prominent Muslim Brotherhood figures to leave Qatar

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Qatar has asked seven senior figures from Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to leave the country, the movement said on Saturday, following months of pressure on the Gulf Arab state from its neighbors to stop backing the Islamists....
  • 'The Magic Flute,' South Africa style, heads for the Broad Stage

    'The Magic Flute,' South Africa style, heads for the Broad Stage
    "The Magic Flute" has received numerous modern and nontraditional interpretations over the years, but few have been as radical as the staging by South Africa's Isango Ensemble, which has given Mozart's opera of sorcery and romance a new spin with...
  • In West Africa, an overwhelming fight to prevent Ebola deaths

    In West Africa, an overwhelming fight to prevent Ebola deaths
    The only Ebola treatment center in central Liberia, which opened Monday, came too late for its first patient, a 12-year-old boy. The boy’s mother died of Ebola a week ago. His father, also sick with Ebola, is being treated in isolation in the...