Pistorius sentenced to five years jail for killing girlfriend

South African Paralympian star sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for the killing of his girlfriend last year, as his sensational trial reached a climax. Pistorius, who had ...

Joko Widodo, the winner of Indonesia’s presidential election in July, has been sworn in as the leader of the South East Asian nation. Popularly known as Jokowi, the 53-year-old took the oath of office at a ...

Oscar Pistorius should be jailed for at least 10 years for killing his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the prosecution said Friday as the star sprinter’s sensational trial approached its climax.Slapping down ...

Steenkamp’s family wants jail term for Pistorius

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius should be given “sufficient punishment” for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, her cousin has told the sentencing hearing in Pretoria. Kim Martin told the court ...

The US Supreme Court has blocked key parts of a controversial Texas law enforcing restrictions on abortion. The court suspended a lower appeals court ruling requiring state clinics to spend large sums of money ...

Oscar Pistorius returns to court later for the third day of a pre-sentencing hearing over whether he should face prison for killing his girlfriend. On Tuesday, the prosecution said Reeva Steenkamp’s family had ...

China has sentenced 12 people to death for involvement in an attack that left 96 people dead in July, as part of a “strike hard” campaign against violence in the mostly Muslim Xinjiang province. State ...

Oscar Pistorius’ sentencing to begin

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius returns to court for sentencing after being convicted of killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius was found guilty of the culpable homicide of Ms Steenkamp last month ...

Ebola-hit Liberia has suspended its nationwide Senate polls after the election commission admitted it would not be able to stage the ballot safely, according to a government statement. Almost three million voters ...

CDC: First Ebola Case Diagnosed in the US

United States federal health officials have confirmed that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola. The case announced yesterday by the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) is the ...

The trial of South African opposition party leader Julius Malema on corruption charges has been postponed until next year. An ex-African National Congress youth leader, Malema is himself known for campaigning ...

Libya’s Prime Minister Abdullah Thinni and his new cabinet took the oath of their respective offices at a swearing-in ceremony on Sunday, setting the stage for a further confrontation with the self-proclaimed ...

Ghana and Ivory Coast are heading to a United Nations tribunal to resolve a dispute over the maritime boundary separating the two oil-producing nations, Ghana’s attorney general said on Thursday. The maritime ...

I Was among the 21 persons, working to promote the enjoyment of human rights across the world, that were invited by the United States Department of State to participate in a two-week International Visitors ...

Bangladesh’s highest court has rejected appeals by the country’s opposition leader Khaleda Zia, clearing the way for her to stand trial on embezzlement charges that could see her jailed for life, Al Jazeera ...

Pistorius Judge was Wrong (What if there were armed intruders in the bathroom?)

The compromise verdict reached by judge Thokozile Masipa in the Oscar Pistorius case is wrong. It should be reversed on appeal. The judge found reasonable doubt that Pistorius intended to kill his girlfriend, Reeva ...

Pistorius not guilty of premeditated murder – Judge

Oscar Pistorius cannot be found guilty of intentionally killing Reeva Steenkamp, the judge in his trial said Thursday. The judge has not issued a verdict, and the proceedings continue. Pistorius faces other possible ...