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  • '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...
  • Pistorius's next battle to avoid notorious C-Max jail

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - After his conviction on Friday for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year, Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius's next battle will be to stay outside the walls of the notorious...
  • South Africa prosecution authority 'disappointed' at Pistorius verdict

    PRETORIA (Reuters) - South Africa's prosecuting authority said on Friday it was "disappointed" with the verdict in the trial of Oscar Pistorius after the athlete was found guilty of culpable homicide, but cleared of murder for the killing of his...
  • Michael Blackson's culture-shock comedy

    Michael Blackson's culture-shock comedy
    When comedian Michael Blackson moved from West Africa to the United States as a teenager, his classmates laughed at him because he didn't talk, dress or look like them. Little did they know that they were producing comedy material for Blackson....
  • Path to jihad: from upscale Cairo to Islamic State beheadings

    CAIRO (Reuters) - After leaving his upscale Cairo neighborhood to fight with the Islamic State militant group in Syria and Iraq, Younes says he learned how to work as a sniper, fire heavy weaponry and behead prisoners using the proper technique. One year...
  • U.S. cracks down on Somalia militants with strike on Shabab leader

    A U.S. airstrike intended to kill the leader of Somalia's Al Qaeda-affiliated Shabab group illustrated the Pentagon's determination to take down militants responsible for a wave of bombings and suicide attacks throughout the Horn of Africa. The Pentagon...
  • U.S., Britain to send troops to help fight Ebola in West Africa

    U.S., Britain to send troops to help fight Ebola in West Africa
    The United States and Britain are sending troops and equipment to West Africa to help curb the spread of Ebola, officials said Monday, as the World Health Organization warned that the outbreak is outstripping the capacity to respond in one of the worst-...
  • 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....
  • U.S. seeks to speed up production of Ebola drug

    U.S. seeks to speed up production of Ebola drug
    With the Ebola outbreak threatening to spiral out of control, U.S. officials unveiled a multimillion-dollar plan Tuesday aimed at getting a promising drug out of American research labs and into African hospitals and clinics more quickly. The...
  • Dozens join hunger strike for release of Egypt political prisoners

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Dozens of Egyptians have begun a hunger strike to demand the release of activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, a symbol of the 2011 uprising, and others they say are being unfairly detained in an effort to crush new-found freedoms. An Egyptian...
  • Libyan government says has lost control of most Tripoli ministries

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Libya's government said it has lost control of most ministries and state institutions located in Tripoli after rival armed groups took over the capital. Last month, senior officials and the elected parliament moved to the remote eastern...