Lawyers for Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius  will challenge a judge’s decision to allow an appeal against his negligent killing conviction by prosecutors, who want him convicted of murder. File photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Lawyers for Oscar Pistorius will challenge a judge’s decision to allow an appeal against his negligent killing conviction by prosecutors, who want the(...)

South African prosecutors on Wednesday won their bid to appeal the culpable homicide sentence handed down to  Oscar Pistorius. Photograph: The New York Times 1:50

South African prosecutors on Wednesday won their bid to appeal the culpable homicide verdict handed down to Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pist(...)

Oscar Pistorus sits in the dock during his trial. Judge Thokozile Masipa convicted Pistorius of culpable homicide and sentenced him to a five-year prison term in October. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/Reuters

A South African judge says she will respond to the prosecution’s appeal of the Oscar Pistorius verdict on Wednesday.Prosecutor Gerrie Nel told the Pre(...)

Athlete Oscar Pistorius with his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius received a five year jail sentence after being convicted of the culpable homicide of Steenkamp. Photograph: Frennie Shivambu/EPA

South Africa’s state prosecutors will appeal against the culpable homicide conviction and five-year jail sentence handed down last week on Olympic (...)

Oscar Pistorius after his sentencing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria yesterday. Photograph: Themba Hadebe/New York Times

South Africa’s prosecuting authority is to decide within a fortnight whether to appeal the conviction and sentence handed down to paralympian Oscar(...)

South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius (centre) enters a police van after his sentencing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria today. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters. 2:03

Oscar Pistorius has been given a five-year sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, but he could be out of prison after less than a year.T(...)

On the fourth day of Oscar Pistorius’s sentencing hearing, Zach Modise, who has worked in the prison service for 35 years, was questioned by the defence about conditions at Pretoria Central Prison, a likely destination for Pistorius. Photograph:  Alon Skuy/Getty Images

Oscar Pistorius will be committed to the hospital wing of one of South Africa’s toughest prisons if the double amputee Olympic track star is sentenced(...)

 Oscar Pistorius talks to his defence team in Pretoria High Court today. Photograph:  Herman Verwey/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images 1:52

A social worker has recommended against a prison sentence for athlete Oscar Pistorius over the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Defence witn(...)

South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius arrived at the Pretoria High Court today for a sentencing hearing that will determine whether he serves jail time for the negligent killing of his girlfriend, or walks out a free man. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images 4:00

Oscar Pistorius is a “broken man” after killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp because he lost her, his reputation, his friends, his income and his se(...)

 Oscar Pistorius sitting in the dock in court in Pretoria last month. Judge Thokozile Masipa found Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide for the shooting dead of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/AP

Disgraced South African track star Oscar Pistorius returns to court today to find out whether he will spend years in prison for the negligent killi(...)