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Pistorius Denies Finger Was On The Trigger In Restaurant Shooting

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK

The prosecutor at the Oscar Pistorius murder trial tore into the Paralympian on Thursday morning, after the runner denied his finger was "on the trigg...

South Africa's President "Respects" Uganda's Anti-Gay Law

Dan Littauer | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK
Dan Littauer

Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa stated on Tuesday he respects Uganda's right to pass anti-gay legislation and that no action will be taken against the country.

Shrien Dewani Extradited To South Africa

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK

Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani has been extradited from the UK to South Africa where he is due to stand trial. The millionaire businessman was...

Pistorius: 'I'm Scared to Sleep'

Cassandra Ward | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK
Cassandra Ward

Oscar Pistorius took the stand at his trial today, accused of the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. Opening with a tearful apology to the Steenkamp family, the athlete spoke of the night he shot his girlfriend, saying: "I was simply trying to protect Reeva."

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 'Bowled Over' By Steenkamp And Hoped To Move In Together

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK

Oscar Pistorius has spoken of his love for his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, before the Valentine's Day shooting in 2013. The Paralympic athlete deni...

Pistorius Weeps And Cries 'God Help Me' As He Takes The Stand

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK

Oscar Pistorius has told his murder trial in South Africa that there is not a day when he does not think of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and her fam...

Honeymoon Murder Victim's Family Speak Of Hope Over Extradition

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK

The extradition of honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani today after a long legal battle will bring the prospect of justice for his dead wife Anni De...

Volunteer Stories: Experiencing South Africa

Frontier | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

I wanted to travel to Africa because my dad is South African and had lived there for most of his life. He talks about the things he'd experienced which made me want to go! The South African experience, for me, looked perfect! Doing voluntary work, but also travelling combined with a set route made me at ease because I like to have a plan.

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"...

Pistorius Knowingly Broke Fundamental Gun Law

Cassandra Ward | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK
Cassandra Ward

A firearms exam completed by Oscar Pistorius suggests the star knew better than to shoot blindly at a suspected intruder, the court heard today. Firearm licence facilitator, Sean Patrick Rens read out the test which included scenario-based questions involving correct firearm protocol if under attack.

Caroline Frost

DOCUMENTARY: The Mysterious Frenchman Who Plotted For Peace In South Africa | Caroline Frost | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Talking of revolution in South Africa, the names Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, F W De Klerk, Joe Slovo and others all spring immediately to mind. ...

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.

Mandela: A Euphemism for Hope, Equality and Freedom

Claire Seah | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Seah

Names often trigger certain ideas in people's minds. Personally, Mandela is a euphemism for hope, equality and freedom.

Friend Testifies: 'Oscar Had a Big Love for Weapons'

Cassandra Ward | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK
Cassandra Ward

A friend of Oscar Pistorius has given yet another damning testimony in the Olympian's murder trial. Referring to Pistorius as "the accused", Darren Fresco stated in court that the gold medallist shot through the sunroof of his car.

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...

These Pictures Show The Most Dramatic Moment Of The Oscar Pistorius Trial Yet

Posted 10.03.2014 | UK

The Oscar Pistorius trial took a dramatic twist after the accused sprinter vomited. It happened during a pathologist's testimony about the injuries...

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.

Planet Appetite: Zooming Around Zimbabwe - More Than Just Safari

Rupert Parker | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Most tourists who visit Zimbabwe never get further than Victoria Falls, but breathtaking game reserves, monumental ruins and the sheer warmth of the people, mean that it's worth exploring further.

LISTEN: Glitch Sees BBC Oscar Pistorius Murder Coverage Interrupted By Audio Of Woman Screaming & Dog Howling

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK

A BBC radio news broadcast on the Oscar Pistorius murder trial was hit by a spectacular glitch when audio of a woman screaming and a dog howling were ...

Oscar Pistorius Breaks Down In Court

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

Oscar Pistorius broke down in tears today as his defence lawyer argued that Reeva Steenkamp was so badly brain damaged by the gunshot to her head she ...

Televising High Profile Cases Would Be to Everyone's Benefit

David Lammy | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Politics
David Lammy

Why is it that in Britain our criminal courts remain untelevised? Why is it that high profile cases - like the current phone hacking trials in the Old Bailey, which has huge repercussions for our democracy and will be closely followed around the world - can only be conveyed to us as second-hand information?

Pistorius Trial Halted After Face Of Witness Accidentally Shown

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

The trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, was halted on Tuesday morning because of concerns an an...

Shrien Dewani Loses Latest Extradition Battle

PA | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK

Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani has lost his latest legal battle to block extradition to South Africa. Dewani, 33, from Bristol, has argued ...

Pistorius Witness 'Bloodcurdling Screams Left Me Cold'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK

A witness in the Oscar Pistorius trial has described how "bloodcurdling screams" she heard on the night the Paralympian shot his girlfriend Reeva Stee...