| 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...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 5:18 AM
South African prosecutor Gerrie Nel on Tuesday told High Court Judge Thokozile Masipa that the sentence she imposed on Oscar Pistorius in the negligent killing of his girlfriend was “shockingly inappropriate.”
Masipa, who acquitted the...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 7:45 PM
A British man pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife on their South African honeymoon, denying claims he hired a hit man to kill her in a faked 2010 car hijacking in a township outside Cape Town.
In a high-profile case that has enthralled the...
| Oct 21, 2014
Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins in South Africa, where South African double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius went from global sporting icon to prisoner as he was sentenced to five years behind bars for the negligent killing of his girlfriend on...
| Oct 14, 2014
Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins in West Africa, where Liberian health workers in a burial squad carry an Ebola victim's body for cremation. Health workers are demanding higher wages in the form of danger pay in Liberia, where statistics from the...
| Oct 25, 2014
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. The threat of Ebola dominated the news this week with the announcement that Nina Pham, the first nurse diagnosed with Ebola is free of the virus and a New York doctor diagnosed with Ebola is in...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 6:48 AM
Disgraced South African track star Oscar Pistorius returns to court Monday to find out whether he will serve a long stretch behind bars for the negligent killing of his model girlfriend, or walk out a free man. After a six-month, on-off trial that...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
South African track star Oscar Pistorius should serve three years of partial house arrest and community service for the negligent killing of his girlfriend, a witness said Monday at the first day of the athlete's sentencing.
The 27-year-old Paralympic...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 9:21 AM
A cousin of Reeva Steenkamp broke down at the sentencing hearing of Oscar Pistorius as she recounted hearing on her car radio that the athlete had killed his girlfriend.
Proceedings at the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa’s capital, were...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 4:46 AM
A probation officer employed by the defense team for Oscar Pistorius recommended Tuesday that he be spared a prison term for the killing of his girlfriend, arguing that appalling jail conditions including overcrowding, gang rape, violence, drugs, AIDS and...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 2:10 PM
Prosecutors will seek the maximum sentence of 15 years in prison for South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius in the killing of his girlfriend, even as a government social worker Monday recommended three years of house arrest, allowing for the possibility...