Oscar Pistorius in the dock ahead of his trial today  at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Athlete Oscar Pistorius asked a friend to take the blame for him accidentally discharging a pistol under the table of a (...)

Oscar Pistorius (centre) leaves North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

A second witness at the Oscar Pistorius murder trial yesterday described how she was kept from sleepin(...)

Oscar Pistorius shelters from the rain as he makes his way to North Gauteng High Court for the second day of his trial. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

South African track star Oscar Pistorius’ the defence lawyer has sought to undercut the evidence of the state’s first wi(...)