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  • Oscar Pistorius testifies about 'the moment that everything changed'

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- “That's the moment that everything changed,” South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius testified in his murder trial Tuesday, describing the instant in the early hours of Valentine’s Day last year when he said he...
  • A tearful Oscar Pistorius testifies in murder trial

    A tearful Oscar Pistorius testifies in murder trial
    PRETORIA, South Africa — Two distinct portraits are emerging at the Pretoria High Court murder trial of South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius. The prosecution's portrayal of Pistorius as an aggressive, gun-loving, controlling man with a quick...
  • Briton accused of arranging bride's murder extradited to South Africa

    Briton accused of arranging bride's murder extradited to South Africa
    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...
  • Oscar Pistorius on faith: 'My God's my God of refuge'

    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. “It’s...
  • Pistorius on stand at trial: 'I'm scared to sleep'

    Pistorius on stand at trial: 'I'm scared to sleep'
    His voice trembling with emotion, Oscar Pistorius took the witness stand in his own defense on Monday, saying the Valentine's Day shooting of his girlfriend last year had left him sleepless, terrified and plagued by nightmares. The disabled South African...
  • Subtext of the Oscar Pistorius trial: South Africans' fear of crime

    PRETORIA, South Africa — Johan Gerber is a shy, neat man with iron-gray hair, a ready smile and a quiet voice. But on the streets, he has taken to carrying an open pocket knife with a mean 4-inch blade, concealed in an envelope and ready to use....
  • Oscar Pistorius trial: Missing watch taints police investigation

    Oscar Pistorius trial: Missing watch taints police investigation
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Police investigating the shooting of model and lawyer Reeva Steenkamp by her boyfriend, South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius, had to open another investigation into themselves -- over the disappearance of a valuable watch...
  • Pistorius murder trial court hears about police blunders during investigation

    Pistorius murder trial court hears about police blunders during investigation
    South African police faced further embarrassment at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius on Friday when it emerged that a valuable watch had vanished from the crime scene and a ballistic expert had handled the athlete's gun without gloves. The Olympic...
  • In Africa, homophobia is driving gays to speak out

    In Africa, homophobia is driving gays to speak out
    CAPE TOWN, South Africa — When South African airport officials threatened to send Dr. Paul Semugoma back to his native Uganda, he shook with fear. Semugoma, an outspoken gay activist, was determined to remain in this country, where he has lived...
  • 'Everything is fine', Pistorius told guard after shooting

    'Everything is fine', Pistorius told guard after shooting
    Around 10 minutes after shooting dead his model girlfriend through a locked bathroom door, South African track starĀ Oscar PistoriusĀ told a housing estate security guard "everything is fine", his murder trial heard on Friday. Testifying on the fifth day...
  • Oscar Pistorius trial: Photographs give virtual tour of crime scene

    Oscar Pistorius trial: Photographs give virtual tour of crime scene
    PRETORIA, South Africa – The pistol, cocked and ready to fire, lay on a mat on the bloodied bathroom floor in the home of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, just where he left it after shooting his girlfriend to death, according to police....