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Prosecution says it will appeal Pistorius verdict

In this Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 file photo, Oscar Pistorius is escorted by police officers as he leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa. A spokesman for South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority said Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 that prosecutors will appeal the verdict and sentencing of Oscar Pistorius, who was handed a 5-year prison term after being convicted of culpable homicide. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Prosecutors said Monday they will file appeal papers in the next few days against the verdict and sentencing in the case of Oscar Pistorius, who was given a five-year prison term after being convicted of culpable homicide for killing his girlfriend.

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South Africa soccer team captain shot and killed

FILE- In this file photo dated Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, South Africa's goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune, right, celebrates with fellow goalkeepers Wayne Sandilands, left, and Senzo Meyiwa, center, after drawing with Morocco to advance to the quarterfinals of the African Cup of Nations, in Durban, South Africa.  According to reports Sunday Oct. 26, 2014, soccer club Orlando Pirates says 27-year old South Africa goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa died during a shooting incident in South Africa. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, FILE)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police on Monday launched a massive operation to find the killers of the national soccer team captain who was fatally shot during an apparent house robbery, underscoring the country’s high rate of violent crime.

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South African prosecutors say they will appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict and sentence

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African prosecutors say they will appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict and sentence.

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South Africa goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa killed

FILE- In this file photo dated Monday, May 26, 2014, South Africa's goalkeeper Senzo Robert Meyiwa makes a diving save against Australia during their friendly soccer match in Sydney.  According to reports Sunday Oct. 26, 2014, soccer club Orlando Pirates says 27-year old South Africa goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa died during a shooting incident in South Africa.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, FILE)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The captain of South Africa’s national soccer team was fatally shot when armed men broke into the house where he was staying, police said.

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