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(...)

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(...)

“Strong sentences are essential to show perpetrators of violence against intimate partners that society and the law take their violence seriously,” said the chief executive of Women’s Aid this morning following Oscar Pistorius’s 5-year jail sentence. Photograph: Frennie Shivambu/EPA 1:34

The sentence given to Oscar Pistorius for killing Reeva Steenkamp is “worryingly short”, according to a domestic violence charity.The amputee athlete,(...)

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(...)

South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius could compete at any time because the committee has no regulations barring someone with a criminal record. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

The double amputee sprinter, due to be sentenced next month after being found guilty of the culpable homicide of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, could(...)

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(...)

Reeva Steenkamp’s mother, June Steenkamp, sat in court today during the trial of Oscar Pistorius.  Photograph: Daniel Born/Reuters

Judge Thokozile Masipa ordered an adjournment at the Oscar Pistorius trial and said she would rule on Mr Nel’s request tomorrow morning.The prosecutor(...)

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 leaves court after another day of cross examination during his ongoing murder trial, Pretoria, South Africa, yesterday. Photograph: EPA/STR

Oscar Pistorius has denied that his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, was standing behind a do(...)

South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius ín the dock during his ongoing murder trial in Pretoria today. Photograph: Christ Collingridge/EPA/The Star/Pool 3:12

Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp argued fiercely in the turbulent weeks before he killed her, according to phone messages revealed at the Ol(...)