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Meet Cola, the Thai street dog with 'blade runner' legs

Dec 13, 2017 - 10:51 PM

Cola, the former street pup, nearly lost his life last year after a Bangkok man hacked off his front legs with a sword, now he has new sleek paws: curved "blade runner" prosthetics

BLADE RUNNER. This photo taken on December 12, 2017 shows John Dalley fitting Cola the dog with his new curved 'blade runner' prosthetic legs at Soi Dog Foundation in Phuket. Just over a year after he was brutally maimed for gnawing on a neighbor's boots, Cola the canine is romping across a Phuket beach on sleek new paws: curved "blade runner" prosthetics modelled after those used by Paralympian sprinters. Photo Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

South African court doubles Pistorius sentence to more than 13 years

Nov 24, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Prosecutors convince the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein in South Africa earlier this month that Oscar Pistorius failed to show genuine remorse after killing his girlfriend

DOUBLED. This file photo taken on June 15, 2016 shows South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius arriving at the Pretoria High Court for sentencing procedures in his murder trial in Pretoria. Photo by Zinyange Auntony/AFP

Court rejects state appeal over 'lenient' Pistorius sentence

Aug 26, 2016 - 5:50 PM

UPDATED Judge Thokozile Masipa says in the High Court in Johannesburg that she was not persuaded there was a reasonable prospect of success on appeal

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Jul 06, 2016 - 7:08 PM

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Pistorius to be jailed for 6 years for murdering girlfriend

Jul 06, 2016 - 11:33 AM

4th UPDATE High Court judge Thokozile Masipa lists several mitigating factors for sentencing him to less than half the minimum 15 year term for murder including the athlete s claim he believed he was shooting an intruder

South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius reacts during his resentencing hearing for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at the Pretoria High Court on June 15, 2016. Alon Skuy/Pool/AFP

Pistorius 'must pay,' says Steenkamp's father

Jun 14, 2016 - 6:49 PM

He has to pay for his crime says Barry Steenkamp father of Reeva whom Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius killed 3 years ago

Barry Steenkamp, father of Reeva Steenkamp, gives evidence in the Oscar Pistorius sentencing hearing at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, 14 June 2016. Photo by DEAAN VIVIER/EPA

'Broken' Pistorius in court for murder sentencing

Jun 13, 2016 - 6:21 PM

The disgraced athlete is said to be vulnerable emotionally psychologically and physically

Oscar Pistorius leaves the High Court in Pretoria October 17, 2014. Kevin Sutherland/EPA

Pistorius faces return to jail for lover's murder

Jun 11, 2016 - 11:41 AM

He was released from jail last October to live under house arrest at his uncle s mansion in Pretoria after serving one year of his 5 year sentence for culpable homicide

Oscar Pistorius leaves the High Court in Pretoria October 17, 2014. Kevin Sutherland/EPA

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Dec 04, 2015 - 8:07 PM

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Pistorius risks 15 years in jail after murder conviction

Dec 04, 2015 - 9:28 AM

The judge describes the Paralympian s testimony over the 2013 shooting of Reeva Steenkamp as untruthful delivering a damning indictment of the original verdict

MURDER CONVICTION. Justice Leach delivers his verdict in the courtroom n Bloemfontein, South Africa, Dec. 3, 2015 and finds athlete Oscar Pistorius guilty of murder - overturning his previous conviction of culpable homicde. Photo by Johan Pretorius/EPA

South African state appeal seeks Pistorius murder conviction

Nov 03, 2015 - 2:42 PM

State prosecutors will try to convince judges that Oscar Pistorius should be found guilty of murder and sentenced to a minimum of 15 years in prison

BACK TO PRISON? South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius may end up back in his cell at Kgosi Mampuru II prison for a minimum of 15 years as South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeals hears arguments from the State on whether the verdict against Pistorius should be changed from culpable homicide to murder. Pistorius was released under house arrest in October 2015 after serving one year in prison. File Photo by KEVIN SUTHERLAND/EPA

Pistorius spends first day out of jail

Oct 20, 2015 - 8:50 PM

Disgraced Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is released in secret one year into a five year sentence for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013

South African Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock on September 11, 2014 as a judge began at the High Court in Pretoria handing down her verdict on whether he was guilty of the 2013 Valentine's Day murder of his model girlfriend. Phill Magakoe/Pool/AFP

Pistorius parole review delayed by two weeks – official

Sep 19, 2015 - 5:41 PM

A spokesman for the Department of Correctional Services confirms the review of Oscar Pistorius early release from prison has been delayed

FALLEN HERO. A file picture dated 19 August 2013 shows South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius as he appears in the Pretoria Magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa. EPA/Stringer

Pistorius hopes for parole as panel reviews case

Sep 19, 2015 - 9:29 AM

Prosecutors meanwhile are pursuing a murder conviction and a longer sentence saying Pistorius deliberately killed model and law graduate Reeva Steenkamp after an argument

HOPING FOR PAROLE. A file photograph showing South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius as he makes his way through a mass of media upon leaving court following judgement in his murder trial, Pretoria, South Africa, September 12, 2014. File photo by Kim Ludbrook/EPA

Steenkamps adamant Pistorius deliberately killed their daughter

Aug 24, 2015 - 1:21 PM

June Steenkamp: How can 10 months be enough? He killed her He admits he killed her She s dead Why didn t he just let her walk away? Why?

In this file photo, South African Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius arrives at the High Court in Pretoria on September 11, 2014, to face judgement over the death of his lover Reeva Steenkamp. Gianluigi Guercia/AFP

Prosecutors seek Pistorius murder verdict

Aug 18, 2015 - 8:09 PM

If prosecutors win their case which is expected to be heard in November Oscar Pistorius could face at least 15 years in jail

Oscar Pistorius leaves the High Court in Pretoria October 17, 2014. Kevin Sutherland/EPA

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Jun 10, 2015 - 3:15 PM

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Family anger as Pistorius release set for August 21

Jun 08, 2015 - 8:38 PM

UPDATED The proposed release date provokes an angry reaction from the parents of model and television presenter Reeva Steenkamp 29 who Pistorius shot on Valentine s Day in 2013

FALLEN HERO. A file picture dated 19 August 2013 shows South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius as he appears in the Pretoria Magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa. EPA/Stringer

Judge grants application for Pistorius murder appeal

Dec 10, 2014 - 5:13 PM

Prosecutors are hoping the appeal will get Oscar Pistorius a murder verdict rather than the culpable homicide charge he faces for killing his girlfriend

South African Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock on September 11, 2014 as a judge began at the High Court in Pretoria handing down her verdict on whether he was guilty of the 2013 Valentine's Day murder of his model girlfriend. Phill Magakoe/Pool/AFP

Court to rule on Pistorius appeal

Dec 08, 2014 - 9:56 PM

Pistorius allegedly receives special treatment in South Africa s notoriously corrupt prisons where reports of inmates using cellphones and even drinking alcohol behind bars are frequent

Oscar Pistorius: The 'broke and broken' Olympian

Oct 21, 2014 - 5:06 PM

He s not only broke but he is broken there is nothing left

FALLEN HERO. A file picture dated 19 August 2013 shows South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius as he appears in the Pretoria Magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa. EPA/Stringer

Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing girlfriend

Oct 21, 2014 - 4:37 PM

2ND UPDATE With the conviction and sentence Pistorius loses his glittering sports career lucrative contracts and – above all – his hero status tarnished forever

Oscar Pistorius leaves the High Court in Pretoria October 17, 2014. Kevin Sutherland/EPA

Pistorius 'needs to pay', says Steenkamp cousin

Oct 16, 2014 - 5:20 PM

Kim Martin tells a sentencing hearing that she is very fearful of the South African star sprinter and does not believe his apology for killing her cherished cousin was genuine

South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius in the dock during day four of sentencing procedures at the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, 16 October 2014. Siphiwe Sibeko/EPA

Pistorius back in court for pre-sentencing arguments

Oct 13, 2014 - 9:57 AM

The Blade Runner could face as much as 15 years in one of South Africa s notoriously brutal prisons or could dodge a jail term altogether with a non custodial sentence

In this file photo, South African Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius arrives at the High Court in Pretoria on September 11, 2014, to face judgement over the death of his lover Reeva Steenkamp. Gianluigi Guercia/AFP

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Sep 12, 2014 - 8:31 PM

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Judge finds Pistorius guilty of homicide

Sep 12, 2014 - 4:41 PM

South African Judge Thokozile Masipa found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide after he was cleared of intentionally murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

'NOT GUILTY' South African Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock on September 11, 2014 as a judge began at the High Court in Pretoria handing down her verdict on whether he was guilty of the 2013 Valentine's Day murder of his model girlfriend. He was acquitted of intentionally murdering his girlfriend but was found culpable of homicide. Phill Magakoe/Pool/AFP

Rappler Newscast | September 11, 2014

Sep 11, 2014 - 8:38 PM

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Oscar Pistorius not guilty of murdering girlfriend

Sep 11, 2014 - 6:27 PM

UPDATED Judge Masipa: Viewed in its totality the evidence failed to establish that the accused had the requisite intention to kill the deceased let alone with premeditation

'NOT GUILTY' South African Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock on September 11, 2014 as a judge began at the High Court in Pretoria handing down her verdict on whether he was guilty of the 2013 Valentine's Day murder of his model girlfriend. Phill Magakoe/Pool/AFP

Verdict imminent in Oscar Pistorius case

Sep 11, 2014 - 3:44 PM

UPDATED The 27 year old celebrity athlete faces life behind bars – and notoriety that would eclipse his athletic achievements – if found guilty of deliberately killing lover Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine s Day 2013

JUDGMENT DAY. South African Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius arrives at the High Court in Pretoria on September 11, 2014, to face judgement over the death of his lover Reeva Steenkamp. Gianluigi Guercia/AFP

Judgement day for 'Blade Runner' Pistorius

Sep 10, 2014 - 9:22 PM

The athlete faces life behind bars if found guilty of deliberately killing lover Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine s Day 2013

DAY IN COURT. South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius sits in the courtroom during day 37 of his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, 03 July 2014. Jerome Delay/Pool/EPA

Pistorius back in court for final arguments

Aug 07, 2014 - 10:22 AM

The court will witness the ultimate showdown between defense lawyer Barry Roux and senior state prosecutor Gerrie Nel who will present their final arguments

DAY IN COURT. South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius sits in the courtroom during day 37 of his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, 03 July 2014. Jerome Delay/Pool/EPA

'Drunk' Pistorius in nightclub brawl – report

Jul 15, 2014 - 3:51 PM

Pistorius 27 is standing trial accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine s Day in 2013

ON TRIAL. South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius (C) leaves court after another day of cross-examination during his ongoing murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa, April 11, 2014. Photo by EPA

Pistorius accused of fake tears

Apr 14, 2014 - 10:27 PM

Frustrated with Paralympic star s frequent crying in the witness box prosecutor Gerrie Nel toughened his questioning and accused him of crocodile tears

ON TRIAL. South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius (C) leaves court after another day of cross-examination during his ongoing murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa, April 11, 2014. Photo by EPA

Pistorius to start second week in witness box

Apr 14, 2014 - 1:17 PM

Monday April 14 marks Oscar Pistorius return to the stand for a fourth day of cross examination for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

PISTORIUS. South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius (C) leaves court after another day of cross examination during his ongoing murder trial, Pretoria, South Africa, April 11, 2014.

Pistorius faces blistering cross-examination

Apr 10, 2014 - 12:52 AM

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel tells Oscar Pistorius that Reeva Stenkamp s head exploded when she was shot and forces him to look at a horrific police photograph of her injuries

PISTORIUS WEEPS. South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius is seen during his trial at the North Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, South Africa, 07 April 2014. Thema Hadebe/EPA

Oscar Pistorius to return to stand after breakdown

Apr 09, 2014 - 11:10 AM

Following an uncontrollable breakdown during his testimony at his murder trial Oscar Pistorius will return to the stand

PISTORIUS WEEPS. South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius is seen during his trial at the North Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, South Africa, 07 April 2014. Thema Hadebe/EPA

Rappler Newscast | April 8, 2014

Apr 08, 2014 - 9:34 PM

The SC upholds the RH law but strikes down some provisions Noli de Castro says he didn’t give Lee special treatment Pistorius testifies

Oscar Pistorius apologizes for killing girlfriend

Apr 08, 2014 - 11:24 AM

Oscar Pistorius offers a tearful apology to the family of Reeva Steenkamp as he goes on the stand

PISTORIUS WEEPS. South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius is seen during his trial at the North Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, South Africa, 07 April 2014. Thema Hadebe/EPA

Pistorius weeps as witness recalls shooting scene horror

Mar 07, 2014 - 8:50 AM

Pistorius put his hands over his ears as neighbor and radiologist Johan Stipp recounted how he entered his house to find the distraught Paralympian bent over attempting to resuscitate his girlfriend

DISTRAUGHT. A member of the defense legal team reaches out to Oscar Pistorius (L) who covers his ears with his hands in distress while a witness recounts to the court the moments after the murder during day 4 of his murder trial at the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, 06 March 2014. Marco Longari/Pool/EPA

Witness testimony casts spotlight on Pistorius defense

Mar 05, 2014 - 10:40 PM

Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius is on trial due to suspected murder of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine s Day 2013 at Pistorius s home

NOT GUILTY. Paralympian Oscar Pistorius attends the third day of his trial for his lover's premeditated killing. Photo from Agence France-Presse/ Alon Skuy

Steenkamp's mother says Pistorius didn't look her in the eye

Mar 05, 2014 - 12:02 PM

Speaking to the American channel NBC Steenkamp said Pistorius never made eye contact with her on the first day of his trial for murdering her daughter

IN COURT.  South African amputee Olympian sprinter Oscar Pistorius arrives inside the High Court in Pretoria on March 3, 2014 for the opening day of his murder trial, accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Themba Hadebe/AFP/Pool

Pistorius pleads not guilty, witness describes 'screams'

Mar 03, 2014 - 4:14 PM

UPDATED Pistorius 27 appears in Pretoria s North Gauteng High Court and on television screens around the world to answer charges that he willfully shot Reeva Steenkamp dead

IN COURT.  South African amputee Olympian sprinter Oscar Pistorius arrives inside the High Court in Pretoria on March 3, 2014 for the opening day of his murder trial, accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Themba Hadebe/AFP/Pool

Top South African legal minds to duel in Pistorius trial

Feb 26, 2014 - 2:58 PM

Oscar Pistorius s murder trial beginning Monday March 3 will feature some of South Africa s top legal minds

FACING TRIAL. South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius (C) leaves the Magistrate Court in Pretoria on August 19, 2013. Alexander Joe/AFP

Africa to get 24-hour Pistorius murder trial channel

Jan 29, 2014 - 8:38 PM

The Oscar Pistorius Trial: A Carte Blanche Channel will launch on March 2 the day before the star athlete goes on trial over the February 2013 murder of his model girlfriend

FACING TRIAL. South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius (C) leaves the Magistrate Court in Pretoria on August 19, 2013. Alexander Joe/AFP

Pistorius seeks deal with Steenkamp's family - report

Aug 20, 2013 - 7:00 PM

Lawyers for Pistorius who goes on trial in March on murder charges for shooting dead Steenkamp are mulling a settlement for emotional stress and loss of income

FACING TRIAL. South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius (C) leaves the Magistrate Court in Pretoria on August 19, 2013. Pistorius will go trial in March charged with murdering his girlfriend on Valentine's Day, a magistrate ruled at a packed court hearing on August 19, 2013. Photo by AFP/Alexander Joe

Pistorius to face trial in March over girlfriend's killing

Aug 19, 2013 - 4:51 PM

UPDATED South Africa s Paralympian sprint star Oscar Pistorius will go on trial in March charged with murdering his girlfriend on Valentine s Day

FACING TRIAL. South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius (C) leaves the Magistrate Court in Pretoria on August 19, 2013. Pistorius will go trial in March charged with murdering his girlfriend on Valentine's Day, a magistrate ruled at a packed court hearing on August 19, 2013. Photo by AFP/Alexander Joe

Pistorius trial date likely by August 19

Aug 14, 2013 - 9:48 AM

The 26 year old double amputee athlete known as the Blade Runner will return to court on the day slain model Reeva Steenkamp would have turned 30

ON TRIAL. South African Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius appears on June 4, 2013 at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria for the first time since being freed on bail in February over the Valentine's Day killing of his model girlfriend. Photo by Alexander Joe/AFP

Court postpones Oscar Pistorius hearing

Jun 04, 2013 - 3:34 PM

UPDATE South Africa court postpones Oscar Pistorius hearing to August 19

ON TRIAL. South African Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius appears on June 4, 2013 at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria for the first time since being freed on bail in February over the Valentine's Day killing of his model girlfriend. Photo by Alexander Joe/AFP

Pistorius 'cries a lot', manager says ahead of hearing

Jun 04, 2013 - 8:19 AM

Manager Van Zyl: Oscar sleeps poorly He eats poorly There are days when he s okay but other days it s terrible

Pistorius won't race in 2013

May 21, 2013 - 8:34 PM

Murder accused Oscar Pistorius won t race this season according to his agent