The South African prosecution authority confirmed today it would file an appeal against the culpable homicide verdict and five-year jail sentence handed down to paralympian Oscar Pistorius last month.

The South African prosecution authority confirmed today it would file an appeal against the culpable homicide verdict and five-year jail sentence han(...)

 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(...)

Reeva Steenkamp’s father, Barry Steenkamp, glances at Oscar Pistorius  in the High Court in Pretoria yesterday. Photograph: Getty Images

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was yesterday cleared of all murder charges over the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, but judge Thokozile Masipa s(...)

Oscar Pistorius was at the VIP Room in Johannesburg on Saturday night  when he got into an argument about his murder trial with another man. Photograph: Alon Skuy/Getty Images

Murder accused Oscar Pistorius got into a row about his trial while out at a nightclub, his spokeswoman has confirmed.The 27-year-old Olympic and Para(...)

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(...)

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius arrives at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria today. Photograph: Reuters

South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was ordered today to undergo a month of psychiatric tests to find out whether he was c(...)

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius watches forensic expert Tom ‘Wollie’ Wolmarans giving evidence during his testimony at his murder trial at the high court in Pretoria today. Photograph: Themba Hadebe/EPA

A ballistics expert has told the Oscar Pistorius murder trial that his analysis of the scene where the Olympic athlete shot Reeva Steenkamp differs fr(...)

Social worker and probation officer Yvette van Schalkwyk gave evidence today that she had seen an emotionally devastated Pistorius when she visited him in custody the day after his girlfriend’s death.  Photograph: Gianluigi Guercia/Pool/Reuters

A social worker and probation officer who visited Oscar Pistorius in a police cell the day after he shot dead Reeva Steenkamp has given evidence at th(...)