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(...)

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(...)

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius arrives for sentencing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa on Wednesday. Photograph: Marco Longari/Reuters

Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to six years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius stood and faced Judge Thokozile(...)

 South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius: His  interview with ITV – to be aired at 9pm on Friday – includes frank insights but is at times self-exculpatory and   comes days before a   judge will sentence him for murder.   Photograph: Alon Skuy/EPA

Oscar Pistorius has admitted he deserves a long jail sentence for killing Reeva Steenkamp but vehemently denied he murdered her, insisting that the 20(...)

South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius appears in the High Court for re-sentencing proceedings, in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, June 13th, 2016. Pistorius appeared in a South African court on Monday for a sentencing hearing after the double-amputee Olympian was convicted of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Photograph: Phill Magakoe/AP

Oscar Pistorius has shown no remorse for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a prosecutor told a court on Monday, while a psychologist desc(...)

June Steenkamp (centre) the mother of Reeve Steenkamp, is comforted as appeals court judge Eric Leach delivers his verdict, during the appeals court hearing, in Bloemfontein, South Africa on Thursday.  Photograph: AP

South Africa’s supreme court of appeal has found Oscar Pistorius guilty of murder, marking another dramatic day in a case that has gripped the world f(...)

The parents of Reeva Steenkamp  have  criticised the verdict in the murder trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius. Photograph: Reuters

The parents of Reeva Steenkamp have for the first time criticised the verdict in the murder trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius. “What act(...)

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(...)

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 arrives to North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

The parents of Reeva Steenkamp, whose manslaughter athlete Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of today, said they were “shocked” and “disappointed” aft(...)

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