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  • Pistorius trial: Guard says athlete claimed all fine after shooting

    Pistorius trial: Guard says athlete claimed all fine after shooting
    PRETORIA, South Africa -- Minutes after shooting and killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorius told a security guard that everything was fine, the guard said Friday in the double-amputee Olympic athlete's murder trial. Pieter J. Baba,...
  • Scarlett Johansson takes heat for promoting Israeli firm SodaStream

    Scarlett Johansson takes heat for promoting Israeli firm SodaStream
    RAMALLAH, West Bank – Actress Scarlett Johansson is taking heat from Palestinian activists for becoming a brand ambassador for SodaStream International Ltd., an Israeli company that operates a factory in the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim....
  • Oscar Pistorius wept, prayed after shooting girlfriend, witness says

    Oscar Pistorius wept, prayed after shooting girlfriend, witness says
    PRETORIA, South Africa -- In the minutes after he fatally shot his girlfriend, South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius wept, prayed and begged that she would survive, according to testimony in his murder trial Thursday by a Pretoria radiologist who was one...
  • Oscar Pistorius murder trial: Witness tells of 'bloodcurdling screams'

    Oscar Pistorius murder trial: Witness tells of 'bloodcurdling screams'
    PRETORIA, South Africa -- The murder trial of South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius began dramatically in Pretoria’s High Court on Monday, with a neighbor testifying that she heard “bloodcurdling screams” on the night his...
  • Pistorius pleads not guilty to murder in girlfriend's death

    Pistorius pleads not guilty to murder in girlfriend's death
    PRETORIA, South Africa -- South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius pleaded not guilty Monday to the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, as family members sat behind him in Pretoria’s High Court. Members of Steenkamp’s family,...
  • South Africa judge permits televising parts of Oscar Pistorius trial

    South Africa judge permits televising parts of Oscar Pistorius trial
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday lost a bid to prevent the live broadcast of his murder trial next week in the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Under a High Court ruling Tuesday, the bulk of the...
  • Oscar Pistorius mourns slain girlfriend in Valentine's Day message

    Oscar Pistorius mourns slain girlfriend in Valentine's Day message
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Just weeks before South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius is due to face trial on charges of murdering his girlfriend, he posted a Valentine’s Day message on his website, calling the shooting a “devastating...
  • Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam amid flap over SodaStream ad

     Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam amid flap over SodaStream ad
    JERUSALEM — It's a rare thing when a Hollywood actress and a kitchen appliance spark a debate about policies in the Middle East. But that's what happened after Scarlett Johansson filmed a Super Bowl advertisement for a company that employs...
  • Stocks fall to close out bad month

    Stocks fall to close out bad month
    The stock market closed out its worst month in more than a year and a half as turmoil in the developing world sparked a broad decline in U.S. share prices. The Dow Jones industrial average slumped nearly 150 points to end January with a 5.3% drop, its...
  • 'Of Good Report' overcomes a shaky start

    'Of Good Report' overcomes a shaky start
    Are you Parker Sithole? The question served as the original title for "Of Good Report," which screens Thursday as the opening night film of the 22nd Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles. Set in the South African countryside, the film follows a...
  • Rabbit in Mandela statue's ear has to go, South African officials say

    Rabbit in Mandela statue's ear has to go, South African officials say
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- When Nelson Mandela's sculpture was unveiled at the seat of government in Pretoria after his burial last month, no one noticed one small detail: a bronze rabbit nestled in his right ear. The Department of Arts and Culture...