Posts Tagged Southern Africa

Combative prosecutor makes mark in Pistorius trial

State prosecutor, Gerrie Nel, questions Oscar Pistorius in court in Pretoria, South Africa,  Friday, April 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Craig Nieuwenhuizen, Pool)

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Prosecutor Gerrie Nel fired another tough question at murder suspect Oscar Pistorius.

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Wheelchair tennis champion in attempted carjacking

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Wheelchair tennis’ U.S. Open champion Lucas Sithole and his brother were dragged out of their car by four armed men in a late-night carjacking attempt in their native South Africa, the sport’s national federation said Saturday.

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Prosecutor: Pistorius shot lover as they talked

Oscar Pistorius puts on his jacket as he arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, April 11, 2014. The chief prosecutor laughed scornfully at an answer from Pistorius during the Olympic athlete's murder trial Thursday, mocking the man who shot his girlfriend. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — What exactly was Oscar Pistorius doing in the moments before he fatally shot his girlfriend in his home?

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