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Pistorius Accused Of Taking 'Acting Lessons' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK

Oscar Pistorius has denied he took acting lessons to make his emotions when describing how he came to shoot Reeva Steenkamp more believable. The Pa...

Oscar Trial: A Comedy of Errors

Cassandra Ward | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK
Cassandra Ward

Cringing in the courtroom was near-audible as an 'expert witness' for the defence was torn apart by the prosecution at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius today.

These Are Oscar Pistorius' Fans Who Met Him Outside Court. And A Clown.

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK

Many people are glued to the dramatic, televised testimony of Oscar Pistorius at his trial but these people appear to have already made up their mind ...

'Say it, Say You Killed Reeva Steenkamp', Oscar Pistorius Told

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK

Oscar Pistorius has been told to "say it, say you killed Reeva Steenkamp" as the prosecution began its questioning of the Paralympic athlete. Pisto...

9 Things We've Learnt From Pistorius' Testimony

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK

The picture painted by the defence on the morning Oscar Pistorius first took the stand was of a brave and religious athlete, who had overcome many obs...

Pistorius Trial Dramatically Postponed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK

Moments before Oscar Pistorius was due to take the stand, his murder trial has been dramatically postponed for a week. Pistorius was due to begin g...

Reeva 'Seated In Defence Position' as Oscar Fired Shots

Cassandra Ward | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK
Cassandra Ward

A ballistics expert has testified in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius that Reeva Steenkamp was bent down in a brace position as the Olympian shot her. Speaking of the gunshot wound in Reeva's right arm, Cpt Mangena said: "In this instance the deceased was most probably seated in the defence position"...

Ex-Police Commander Fuels Pistorius' Defence Argument

Cassandra Ward | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK
Cassandra Ward

Missing evidence, gloveless forensic experts and coached statements of police officials, could be the key to a 'not guilty' verdict for Oscar Pistorius. The murder trial of the Olympic sprinter has so far heard overwhelming evidence of inconsistencies in his version of events on the night he shot and killed Reeva Steenkamp.

Oscar's Account of Reeva's Death Is Brought Into Question

Cassandra Ward | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK
Cassandra Ward

Graphic evidence from the forensic pathologist who carried out Reeva Steenkamp's autopsy has cast new doubt in the trial of Oscar Pistorius...

Ex-Girlfriend Recalls: 'He Cheated On Me With Reeva'

Cassandra Ward | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK
Cassandra Ward

An ex-girlfriend has given a damning testimony concerning the character of Oscar Pistorius during his murder trial today. Samantha Taylor who dated the star in 2010, testified in court that she had witnessed the blade runner fire his gun through the open sunroof of his car after becoming "irritated" when they were stopped by police.

Nelson Mandela's Coffin Arrives To Lie In State

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.12.2013 | UK

Nelson Mandela's coffin has arrived at South Africa's capital Pretoria for public viewing, where his remains will lie in state for three days. The ...

Oscar Pistorius Back In Court

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK

The trial of Oscar Pistorius has been adjourned until August 19 - which would have been the 30th birthday of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The 2...

Crime Scene Pictures Show Where Oscar Pistorius Shot Reeva Steenkamp Dead (WARNING, GRAPHIC IMAGES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK

WARNING: Graphic crime scene images which some viewers may find upsetting. View at your own discretion Click HERE for the latest on the Oscar Pisto...

Judge Returns Oscar Pistorius's Passport So Olympian Can Travel Abroad

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK

Olympian Oscar Pistorius has had his passports returned to him and can leave the country following an amendment to his bail conditions. The double...

Why the Media is Murdering South Africa's Image......

Amanda Willard | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK
Amanda Willard

In the midst of this media frenzy of blame centred on the 'paranoid' South African society and its unhealthy love of guns, the simple fact is that for many people in South Africa this isn't their reality.

Reeva Steenkamp Was Not Pregnant When Oscar Pistorius Killed Her, Model's Family Insists

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK

The family of Reeva Steenkamp have categorically denied the model was pregnant when she was shot dead by her lover Oscar Pistorius. Steenkamp was ...

PICTURED: Reeva Steenkamp Driving Into Oscar Pistorius's Home The Day Before Her Death

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK

CCTV images of a smiling Reeva Steenkamp driving into the gated estate of Oscar Pistorius's home have emerged. Believed to be the last images take...

'Non-Stop Shouting' Heard Before Shooting

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK

"Non-stop shouting" was heard coming from Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius's home before his girlfriend was shot dead, his bail hearing was told on Wednes...

Pistorius Lawyers Must Prove 'Exceptional Circumstances' To Get Bail

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK

Sports star Oscar Pistorius has returned to court where his lawyers will continue their fight to keep the Paralympian, accused of murdering his girlfr...

'She Died In My Arms': Pistorius Tells Court Of Moment He Shot Girlfriend

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK

Oscar Pistorius has told a court he was "deeply in love" with his girlfriend and denied killing her. The Paralympic superstar gave his version of e...

Pistorius 'Walked Seven Metres And Shot Girlfriend Through Bathroom Door'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK

Oscar Pistorius shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through the bathroom door of his house, a court has heard. The superstar athlete sobbed as pros...

Nelson Mandela 'In Good Spirits' On Christmas Day

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK

Nelson Mandela was in "good spirits" on Christmas morning, South African President Jacob Zuma has revealed. Zuma joined Mandela's wife Graca Mache...

The South Africa Diaries - Part I

June Sun | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
June Sun

Safari, for me, was by equal measures amazing and surreal. But there was nothing out of the ordinary safari story - until our last night. We went on a night drive in the hopes of seeing some of the night cats out hunting, but to no avail.