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  • Magic potion used in deadly South African Lonmin strike, witness says

    Magic potion used in deadly South African Lonmin strike, witness says
    At a South African government hearing Friday on the police shooting of 34 striking miners in 2012, a witness said that striking union members had sought to make themselves invulnerable to police weaponry by ingesting a traditional potion made from dead...
  • Factbox: Background of those involved in the Pistorius trial

    Factbox: Background of those involved in the Pistorius trial
    Following is some background information on some of the key players in the murder trial of Paralympic and Olympic star Oscar Pistorius: ARNOLD PISTORIUS Pistorius' uncle Arnold has taken the role of family spokesman since the arrest of his nephew, who...
  • Pistorius pleads not guilty to murder in girlfriend's death

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius pleaded not guilty Monday to the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, as family members sat behind him in Pretoria’s High Court. Members of Steenkamp’s family,...
  • Oscar Pistorius murder trial: Witness tells of 'bloodcurdling screams'

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- The murder trial of South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius began dramatically in Pretoria’s High Court on Monday, with a neighbor testifying that she heard “bloodcurdling screams” on the night his...
  • Oscar Pistorius mourns slain girlfriend in Valentine's Day message

    Oscar Pistorius mourns slain girlfriend in Valentine's Day message
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Just weeks before South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius is due to face trial on charges of murdering his girlfriend, he posted a Valentine’s Day message on his website, calling the shooting a “devastating...
  • Berlin - Studiocanal Powers Up Sales on 'Man Up,' 'Untitled,' 'Paddington' (EXCLUSIVE)

    PARIS - Bucking Berlin's market downturn, Euro film/TV group Studiocanal is closing a weighty deal on its market debut "Man Up" and has sold much of the world on its major auteur crossover offering at Berlin, "Untitled Stephen Frears Project." After...
  • Theater review: 'War Horse' from Florida Theatrical Association

    Theater review: 'War Horse' from Florida Theatrical Association
    Broadway hit "War Horse," opening in Orlando on Feb. 25, is at its simplest, a story of a boy on the cusp of manhood searching for a beloved pet. At a deeper level, the Tony-winning play does what great theater strives to do: It puts a human — and...
  • 'Of Good Report' overcomes a shaky start

    'Of Good Report' overcomes a shaky start
    Are you Parker Sithole? The question served as the original title for "Of Good Report," which screens Thursday as the opening night film of the 22nd Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles. Set in the South African countryside, the film follows a...
  • Weekend preview: Beauty more than skin deep at Model Beach Volleyball

    Weekend preview: Beauty more than skin deep at Model Beach Volleyball
    Former Miami Heat star Shaquille O’Neal doesn’t miss many slam dunks. Nana Meriwether is a slam dunk, and Shaq missed it. Meriwether, who will travel from her home in New York to take part in the fifth annual Wild Fox Model Beach...
  • Neil Bagg, Longtime Talent Agent at Don Buchwald, Dies at 54

    Longtime talent agent Neil Bagg died Monday, February 3, at his home in Los Angeles. He had been diagnosed with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, in 2012. He was 54. Bagg began his career as a talent agent in the William Morris Agency training...
  • Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band to play Virginia Beach in April

    Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band to play Virginia Beach in April
    It's starting to look like a huge summer for Farm Bureau Live amphitheater in Virginia Beach. In addition to previously unveiled shows by Elton John, Jimmy Buffett and Dave Matthews, promoters announced Monday that  Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band...