An electronic board shows the November 11th Singles’ Day sales figure of more than 57.1-billion yuan (€7.4 billion) generated by e-commerce giant Alibaba Group shopping sites. Photograph: EPA

It’s an understatement to say that Alibaba is a cunning marketeer. The company has invented a version of Valentine’s Day on which single people, espec(...)

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A South African judge cleared Oscar Pistorius of all murder charges today, saying prosecutors had failed to prove the Olympic and Paralympic track sta(...)

South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius (C) is escorted out of North Gauteng High Court, in Pretoria, South Africa, after another day of his ongoing trial in which he is accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Photograph: Ishaan Haffejee/EPA.

The defence team for Oscar Pistorius plans to close its case after its last witness completed his testimony at the murder trial today, a lawyer said.T(...)

South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during his murder trial at the High Court in Pretoria today. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/EPA

Oscar Pistorius is severely traumatised after killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and will become an increasing suicide risk unless he continues to get(...)

South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius greets a well wisher during his murder trial in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria today. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters.

The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius is focusing on the screams that neighbours say they heard on the night the athlete killed his girlfriend.Chief pro(...)

Oscar Pistorius listens to evidence in the Pretoria High Court  today. He stands accused of the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on February 14, last year. Photograph:  Phill Magakoe/ Getty Images 1:14

A panel of mental health experts have concluded Oscar Pistorius was not suffering from a mental illness when he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the(...)

Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria today. The athlete is on trial charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Photograph: Reuters/Kim Ludbrook/Pool

Oscar Pistorius‘s lawyers started the final push of their bid to undermine the prosecution‘s case that the Paralympic gold medallist murdered his gir(...)

Oscar Pistorius rubs his eye in court in Pretoria. Barry Roux, Pistorius’ lawyer, has started to rebuild his case that the double-amputee track star’s fatal shooting of Reeva Steenkamp was a tragic accident after the defence was left reeling by the prosecution’s five-day cross examination. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool/The New York Times

Oscar Pistorius’s lawyers at his murder trial tried to roll back the prosecution’s momentum but the prosecutor sharply questioned a forensic e(...)

 Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius arrives for his murder trial  at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, yesterday. Photograph: Chris Collingridge/EPA

The chief lawyer for Oscar Pistorius has sought to show that the athlete had a loving relationship with the girlfriend he killed, referring to (...)

South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius is seen during his trial at the North Gauteng High Court, Pretoria. He is  accused of the murder of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013. Photograph: Leon Sadiki/Pool/EPA.

Oscar Pistorius will sell the luxury Pretoria home in which he shot and killed his girlfriend to pay his legal expenses due to an unexpected d(...)