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Pretoria (South Africa)

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  • Oscar Pistorius was without prosthetic legs after shooting, expert says

    Oscar Pistorius was without prosthetic legs after shooting, expert says
    PRETORIA, South Africa -- A broken, bullet-pierced bathroom door was introduced as evidence Wednesday in the murder trial of South African Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius -- the same door Pistorius shot through when he killed his girlfriend last year....
  • Oscar Pistorius trial: Runner 'loved weapons,' former friend testifies

    Oscar Pistorius trial: Runner 'loved weapons,' former friend testifies
    PRETORIA, South Africa -- In court testimony during the athlete's murder trial Tuesday, a friend of South African Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius offered a portrait of a young man who “loved weapons” and shouted angrily at a policeman who...
  • 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,...
  • Oscar Pistorius trial: Ex-girlfriend tells of athlete's gun incidents

    Oscar Pistorius trial: Ex-girlfriend tells of athlete's gun incidents
    PRETORIA, South Africa -- Samantha Taylor, blond with dark eyeliner, cut a slight, nervous figure on the witness stand Friday in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial. Taylor, who began dating the South African Olympic athlete in 2011 at age 17, broke down...
  • 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...
  • Oscar Pistorius trial: Victim's mother wants to 'look him in the eyes'

    Oscar Pistorius trial: Victim's mother wants to 'look him in the eyes'
    June Steenkamp told a British newspaper that she was hoping to see Oscar Pistorius face to face as he goes on trial for allegedly murdering her daughter, Reeva Steenkamp. “I want to look at Oscar, really look him in the eyes, and see for myself...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Rwanda's president accused in death of ex-spy chief Patrick Karegeya

    Rwanda's president accused in death of ex-spy chief Patrick Karegeya
    PRETORIA, South Africa -- The death of a former Rwandan spy chief in South Africa has renewed opposition claims that Rwanda's president, Paul Kagame, is orchestrating the killings of political dissidents – allegations denied by the Rwandan...