Oscar Pistorius

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  Oscar Pistorius in court  for sentencing last year. The prosecution is appealing his six-year sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.  Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/Reuters

A judge “overemphasised” Oscar Pistorius’s disability and was far too lenient on him, prosecutors said as they tried to convince a South African court(...)

An office building containing the London HQ  of Bell Pottinger: the disgraced firm is now fighting for survival amid a mass exodus of clients and staff. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Bank of Ireland has become the latest corporate client, and the first big Irish name, to sever ties with embattled UK public relations firm Bell Potti(...)

London’s highest running track. No pushing. Photograph: Victoria Jones / PA.

Image of the week: Running high People against high-rise construction in Irish cities have a new evil to cite following this week’s publicity for Lon(...)

South African model Gabriella Engels, who claims she was assaulted by Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, looks on during a press conference at the civil rights organisation AfriForum on Thursday in Centurion. Photograph:  Phill Magakoe/AFP/Getty Images

Lawyers representing a young woman who has accused Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, of assaulting her in a Johannesburg hotel have expressed their(...)

 President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace: Ms Mugabe is accused of assaulting a young model. Photograph: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP

Police have put a “red alert” on South Africa’s borders to prevent any attempt by Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe, accused of assaulting a model in(...)

Zinzi Clemmons: author of ‘What we lose’.

A self-professed “strange in-betweener”, Thandi is a black woman of mixed-raced parents who has grown up in a predominantly white, middle class suburb(...)

Ken Robertson of Paddy Power:  his favourite marketing campaign related to the Oscar Pistorius trial in South Africa, which has become the most complained about ad in the UK and was pulled by the company. Photograph: Norton Associates Dublin

Paddy Power Betfair’s advertising director, Ken Robertson, is to leave the bookmaker later this year to set up his own creative business. Mr Roberts(...)

What is unfair performance enhancement in sport? And can its governing bodies produce both a consistent definition, and workable rules to eliminate “c(...)

A file image of Oscar Pistorius, centre, arriving at the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa from July.  The state has sought to  challenge a ruling by judge Thokozile Masipa.  Photograph: AP

South African judge Thokozile Masipa on Friday rejected an application by state prosecutors to appeal Oscar Pistorius’ six-year murder sentence, sayi(...)

File photograph dated June 14, 2016.  Oscar Pistorius has returned to prison after being treated for injuries in hospital. Photograph:  Charlie Shoemaker/Getty Images

South African track star Oscar Pistorius, serving six years in jail for murdering his girlfriend, was treated in hospital for minor wrist injuries on(...)

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