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  • Oscar Pistorius breaks down on stand; murder trial is adjourned

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius was adjourned for the day Tuesday after the South African Olympian broke down sobbing on the witness stand after testifying about the moment he smashed open his bathroom door and found his...
  • Oscar Pistorius testifies about 'the moment that everything changed'

    Oscar Pistorius testifies about 'the moment that everything changed'
    PRETORIA, South Africa -- “That's the moment that everything changed,” South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius testified in his murder trial Tuesday, describing the instant in the early hours of Valentine’s Day last year when he said he...
  • Briton accused in wife's murder arrives in South Africa to stand trial

    British businessman Shrien Dewani has been extradited to South Africa to stand trial on murder charges in the death of his Swedish bride. His arraignment in a Western Cape High Court earlier Tuesday, where he was formally charged with the murder of...
  • In Africa, homophobia is driving gays to speak out

    In Africa, homophobia is driving gays to speak out
    CAPE TOWN, South Africa — When South African airport officials threatened to send Dr. Paul Semugoma back to his native Uganda, he shook with fear. Semugoma, an outspoken gay activist, was determined to remain in this country, where he has lived...
  • 'Homeland' Set for Summer Shoot in South Africa

    Showtime and Fox 21 announced Friday that award-winning drama series "Homeland" is set to begin production in Cape Town, South Africa. Production will begin in mid-June and continue through November on the popular drama centered around bipolar CIA...
  • Oscar Pistorius was 'broken' after shooting girlfriend, witness says

    Oscar Pistorius was 'broken' after shooting girlfriend, witness says
    A friend of Oscar Pistorius testified Monday that the South African Olympian appeared "broken" as he wept, prayed and begged his girlfriend not to die in the minutes after he fatally shot her on Valentine's Day last year. Pistorius' murder trial resumed...
  • Briton accused of arranging bride's murder extradited to South Africa

    Briton accused of arranging bride's murder extradited to South Africa
    LONDON – A British businessman accused of arranging his bride's murder while on their honeymoon was put on a plane to South Africa on Monday after losing a three-year battle against being extradited to face trial. South African authorities...
  • Oscar Pistorius on faith: 'My God's my God of refuge'

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius told Pretoria’s high court Monday that his religious faith had gotten him through the past year after he shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. “It’s...
  • A tearful Oscar Pistorius testifies in murder trial

    A tearful Oscar Pistorius testifies in murder trial
    PRETORIA, South Africa — Two distinct portraits are emerging at the Pretoria High Court murder trial of South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius. The prosecution's portrayal of Pistorius as an aggressive, gun-loving, controlling man with a quick...
  • Nelson Mandela, Champion of Forgiveness

    Nelson Mandela, Champion of Forgiveness
    South African leader Nelson Mandela leaves a lengthy list of accomplishments: successfully fighting against apartheid, becoming the first black South African elected to the presidency of that country, chairing the African National Congress, winning the...
  • Go Away With ... Blair Underwood

    Go Away With ... Blair Underwood
    Fans are used to seeing Blair Underwood playing a variety of roles: a hotshot attorney ("L.A. Law"), a charismatic doctor ("Sex and the City") and a ruthless businessman ("Dirty Sexy Money"). But in the new NBC series "Ironside," Underwood tackles the...
  • Nelson Mandela wore the mantle of saint reluctantly

    Nelson Mandela wore the mantle of saint reluctantly
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — An irritable man who got cross when he couldn’t have his favorite brand of mineral water? A fusser who obsessively folded his daily newspapers just so, who got annoyed if things weren’t lined up in their...