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Oscar Pistorius Charged with Premeditated Murder

Oscar Pistorius Charged with Premeditated Murder

Richard Huggard/Gallo Images/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Olympian Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday denied that he willfully killed his girlfriend, telling a South African court that he shot the woman through his bathroom door because he believed …

Oscar Pistorius Loses Ad Deals with Nike, Oakley

Oscar Pistorius Loses Ad Deals with Nike, Oakley

Liza van Deventer/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Corporate sponsors of Olympic “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius have begun to distance themselves from the sprinter, who is accused of murdering his model-girlfriend, Reeva Stee…

Oscar Pistorius Case: Teammate Rebuts Anger-Management Speculation

Oscar Pistorius Case: Teammate Rebuts Anger-Management Speculation

KARIM JAAFAR/AFP/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — A “shocked” teammate of Oscar Pistorius rebutted rumors and speculation in South Africa that Pistorius had an anger-management problem around the time he allegedly killed his girlfriend.Ofentse M…

Oscar Pistorius Case: Police Reportedly Eye Bloody Cricket Bat as Evidence

Oscar Pistorius Case: Police Reportedly Eye Bloody Cricket Bat as Evidence

WALDO SWIEGERS/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Police in South Africa investigating the shooting death of model Reeva Steenkamp, allegedly by boyfriend and Paralympics champion Oscar Pistorius, consider a bloody cricket bat to be a central piece of evide…

Oscar Pistorius Case: Agent Cancels All Future Races, but Says Sponsors Still Support Him

Oscar Pistorius Case: Agent Cancels All Future Races, but Says Sponsors Still Support Him

KARIM JAAFAR/AFP/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Oscar Pistorius won’t run in any of the future races that the athlete was contracted to compete in, but the Paraylmpic gold medalist’s sponsors are still supportive as he faces a murder charge, h…

Oscar Pistorius’ Family Defends Olympian

Oscar Pistorius’ Family Defends Olympian

Liza van Deventer/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Oscar Pistorius’ family and friends are rallying to his defense on Sunday, saying they believe the Paralympic gold medalist’s story that he shot his model girlfriend Reeva St…

Uncle: Oscar Pistorius Is ‘Numb With Shock as Well as Grief’

Uncle: Oscar Pistorius Is ‘Numb With Shock as Well as Grief’

Liza van Deventer/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Oscar Pistorius is “numb with shock as well as grief” his uncle told reporters Saturday as the Olympian amputee spent his second night behind bars in a South African jail for…

South African Reality TV Show Premieres with Slain Girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius

South African Reality TV Show Premieres with Slain Girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius

WALDO SWIEGERS/AFP/Getty Images(JOHANNESBURG) — The producers of the South African reality TV show Tropika Island of Treasure said they decided to go ahead with the pre-recorded program featuring the deceased girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius, Reeva Steen…

‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius Disputes Murder Charge

‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius Disputes Murder Charge

Liza van Deventer/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — According to a statement released Friday by his manager, Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee and Olympic track star, is disputing the murder charges leveled against him “in t…

‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius Kept Weapons for Security, Journalist Says

‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius Kept Weapons for Security, Journalist Says

Julia Vynokurova/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Oscar Pistorius, the Olympic and Paralympic athlete who was charged Thursday with the murder of his girlfriend at his South Africa home, kept a handgun by his bedside and a “machine gun” in his b…

‘Blade Runner’ Olympian Arrested After Allegedly Shooting Girlfriend

‘Blade Runner’ Olympian Arrested After Allegedly Shooting Girlfriend

Richard Huggard/Gallo Images/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Oscar Pistorius, the Paralympic gold medalist known as the “Blade Runner,” was taken into custody in South Africa on Thursday and charged with the murder of his girlfriend, who was fa…

Two African Cardinals in the Running to Be Pope

Two African Cardinals in the Running to Be Pope

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(ROME) — After Pope Benedict XVI became the first pope in hundreds of years to voluntarily resign, the Roman Catholic Church could be in for another first in recent history — an African pope.Two African cardinals are rumore…

Unrest Continues in Tunisia Following Leftist’s Assassination

Unrest Continues in Tunisia Following Leftist’s Assassination

FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images(TUNIS, Tunisia) — Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali’s attempts at quelling civil unrest following the assassination of an opposition leader aren’t going over very well.On Wednesday, Jebali announced that he would form…

Opposition Leader’s Death Creates Havoc in Tunisia

Opposition Leader’s Death Creates Havoc in Tunisia

FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images(TUNIS, Tunisia) — Tunisia, which spawned the so-called “Arab Spring” just over two years ago, is again experiencing political turmoil.The apparent assassination Wednesday of opposition leader Chokri Belaid spurred Tunisia…

Iranian President Visits Egypt Ending 30-Year Boycott

Iranian President Visits Egypt Ending 30-Year Boycott

The Iranian President’s Office via Getty Images(CAIRO) — In a sign of a major policy shift, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met with top Egyptian officials in Cairo Tuesday.Until recently, the two nations had no diplomatic ties since the Islamic…

Egypt’s President Won’t Accept Unity Government

Egypt’s President Won’t Accept Unity Government

AFP/Getty Images(BERLIN) — There will be no unity government in Egypt if President Mohammed Morsi has his way.With civil unrest growing over the direction of his Islamist regime, Morsi will not allow a new government to take over before the parliament…

Unrest Continues in Egypt; Military Chief Warns of Collapse of State

Unrest Continues in Egypt; Military Chief Warns of Collapse of State

Ed Giles/Getty Images(CAIRO) — Protesters in Egypt continued to call for the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi overnight, defying a curfew enforced in three provinces — Port Said, Ismailia and the Suez.Tens of thousands poured into the streets, chan…

French and Malian Troops Enter Timbuktu

French and Malian Troops Enter Timbuktu

ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images(TIMBUKTU, Mali) — The coalition effort to drive Islamist militants out of the North African country of Mali was highlighted Monday by French and Malian troops entering the ancient city of Timbuktu.While there were repor…

Were Attackers in Algeria Also Involved in Benghazi Raid?

Were Attackers in Algeria Also Involved in Benghazi Raid?

STR/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A senior Algerian official says that a militant captured following the deadly siege at a BP natural gas complex in the Sahara claims some Egyptian members of the terrorist group that occupied the facility last week als…

US and Italy Boosting Support of French and Malian Forces

US and Italy Boosting Support of French and Malian Forces

ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images(BAMAKO, Mali) — In an effort to keep Mali from becoming a haven for terrorists, allies of France are stepping up efforts to assist French forces in turning back al Qaeda-linked militants in that North African country.Th…

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