| Dec 5, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Nelson Mandela's selfless brand of leadership surprised the world and won him universal accolades during his lifetime. After being confined to Robben Island for most of his 27 years in prison, Mandela became South Africa's first black president, and his...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 11:18 AM
A judge in Cape Town, South Africa, on Monday threw out murder charges against a British businessman accused of conspiring to kill his wife on their honeymoon.
Deputy Judge Jeanette Traverso said the evidence fell short of what was required to prove...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 9:34 AM
A judge will pass sentence on athlete Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend after one of the most sensational murder trials in South Africa's history - and the decision could fuel controversy over the state of the country's justice system....
| Jul 16, 2014
| 4:39 AM
South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius' decision to go to a nightclub while still on trial for murder was "unwise" but it was done because the 27-year-old is "lonely and alienated", his family said Wednesday.
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Oscar Pistorius, the South African track star on trial for murder for shooting his girlfriend, was not suffering from a mental condition that would have impaired his ability to distinguish between right and wrong at the time she was killed, a...
| Nov 11, 2014
Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins in London, where the ceramic poppy art installation by artist Paul Cummins entitled 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' is seen lit up before sunrise in the dry moat of the Tower of London. The finished installation...
| Nov 15, 2014
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week’s report begin in Northern Ireland, where the coffin bearing the remains of slaying victim Brendan Megraw is carried after a funeral service in Belfast. Megraw was abducted from...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:20 AM
South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was involved in an argument at a night club over the weekend, his spokeswoman said Tuesday, days after his lawyers wrapped up their defense in his murder trial.
The Star newspaper said...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 6:41 AM
South Africa's state prosecutors will appeal the culpable homicide conviction and five-year jail sentence handed down last week on Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius, the National Prosecuting Authority said on Monday. "Oscar Pistorius...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 8:05 AM
South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority will appeal the controversial murder acquittal of Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius and his five-year sentence for the lesser crime of culpable homicide.
The decision to appeal was announced Monday and...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 3:25 PM
Guy Scott, famous in Zambia for his jocular, outspoken — and sometimes undiplomatic — tongue, on Wednesday became the nation's acting president and sub-Saharan Africa’s only current white head of state.
Scott took office in the...