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(...)

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January January 3rd A succession of storms causes major damage, particularly in the west and south. Widespread flooding requires €70(...)

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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(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

Police investigators stand outside a house in the Johannesburg township of Vosloorus, where South Africa soccer captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead by intruders. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

South Africa soccer captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead by burglars as he tried to protect his celebrity girlfriend during a break-in, a killing that s(...)

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(...)

Oscar Pistorius may not be able to defend the gold medal he won for South Africa in the Men’s 400m T44 at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

The International Paralympic Committee has ruled that Oscar Pistorius will not be allowed to return to competition until 2019 after he was sentence(...)