South Africa

Oscar Pistorius Sentenced To 5 Years For Killing GirlfriendThe double-amputee Olympic athlete was sentenced Tuesday by a South African judge who cited the "gross negligence" the runner showed when he shot his girlfriend multiple times.
Oscar Pistorius Guilty Of Culpable Homicide In Girlfriend's DeathUnlike many other times during the trial that began in March, Pistorius showed no emotion as he stood in his dark suit with his hands crossed in front of him.
2 South African Explorers Make History In New York HarborWith Lady Liberty as their witness, pioneering explorers Riaan Manser and Vasti Geldenhuys crossed the finish line, completing their trans-Atlantic rowing adventure with a long hug and tears.
High Drama At Pistorius Murder Trial As Cross-Examination ConcludesPistorius steered away from a direct response to the prosecutor's invitation to take the blame for Reeva Steenkamp's killing, saying only that he opened fire because he believed his life was under threat.
Witness Describes 'Blood-Curdling' Screams As Pistorius Murder Trial BeginsMichell Burger, a woman who lives on an estate next to Pistorius' gated community, said she and her husband were awoken by the screams in the pre-dawn hours of Feb. 14 last year, when Oscar Pistorius killed Reeva Steenkamp.
Nelson Mandela Buried In South AfricaNelson Mandela was buried Sunday after a funeral ceremony that included a 21-gun salute.
Nelson Mandela's Body Returns Home Ahead Of Burial As motorcyclists in uniform and armored personnel carriers escorted the vehicle carrying Mandela's casket to the family compound, people lining the route sang, applauded and, in some cases, wept.
Nelson Mandela Remembered Near And Far On National Day Of PrayerWhile South Africans of all races flocked to houses of worship Sunday for a national day of prayer and reflection to honor Nelson Mandela on Sunday, the former South African president and civil rights icon was also being remembered in the United States.
Liguori: Mandela Used Sport As A Vehicle For His Message Of UnificationNelson Mandela used sport to inspire and transform. The great leader, a boxer in his youth, understood the power of sport to influence and unify.
Nelson Mandela, Former South African President, Dead At 95His death closes the final chapter in Africa's struggle to cast off white rule, leaving the world with indelible memories of a man of astonishing grace and good humor.
Nelson Mandela's Condition Becomes CriticalFormer South African President Nelson Mandela’s condition has become critical, the South African presidency said Sunday afternoon.
Oscar Pistorius' Bail Restrictions Eased; Will He Run At Worlds? Oscar Pistorius can leave South Africa to compete in international track meets, a judge ruled on Thursday as he upheld the Olympic athlete's appeal against some of his bail restrictions.