More South Africa Articles

  • Thieves steal rhino horns in South Africa

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In a nighttime theft, robbers broke into a South African provincial parks office with a 24-hour security service and used a machine tool called a grinder to break into a safe holding a stockpile of rhino horn worth a fortune on the illegal market in parts of Asia. The...

  • South Africa labor talks sink platinum, palladium

    NEW YORK (AP) — Platinum and palladium prices dropped sharply Monday on signs that South African mining companies are close to reaching a labor agreement that would end a four-month strike. Platinum for July delivery fell $28, or 2 percent, to close at $1,400.70 an ounce. Palladium for June...

  • Pistorius trial: Prosecutor chides defense witness

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — An expert witness for the defense at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius was supposed to help the athlete's assertion that he killed his girlfriend by mistake last year, but he ended his testimony on Thursday amid blistering attacks on his credibility by a...

  • Defense gets its turn in Pistorius murder trial

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — For five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on apparent inconsistencies in his testimony. Yet, legal analysts said Tuesday, expert witnesses who will testify for the defense could undermine...

  • Police in missing Va. teen case search area

    LOVINGSTON, Va. (AP) — Law enforcement officials are searching near the home of a man suspected in the disappearance of a Virginia teenager last summer. Media reports say the search Monday is focusing in an area around the rural Nelson County home of 48-year-old Randy Allen Taylor. Taylor is...

  • Prosecutor challenges Pistorius' story of killing

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — What exactly was Oscar Pistorius doing in the moments before he fatally shot his girlfriend in his home? Was he, as the double-amputee Olympian testified Friday, hobbling fearfully on his stumps with his pistol down a passageway from his bedroom toward the...

  • Oscar Pistorius takes witness stand for first time

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — His voice shaking, Oscar Pistorius took the witness stand Monday for the first time, testifying that he was trying to protect the girlfriend he killed and that he became so tormented by memories of the fatal shooting and panic attacks that he once hid helplessly...

  • South African judge opens up

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An openly gay judge on South Africa's Constitutional Court recently hosted a launch for his new book in the foyer of the court, a symbol-laden structure partly built with exposed brick from the apartheid-era prison that once stood on the same hilltop. At the event, another...

  • Pistorius expected to testify at his murder trial

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius will probably testify at his trial later this week, a defense attorney said Tuesday after prosecutors rested their case against the double-amputee runner who is accused of murder in his girlfriend's death. In a rare public comment, Pistorius said...

  • Pistorius trial: Cell phone texts show tensions

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp argued fiercely in the turbulent weeks before he killed her, and the athlete's girlfriend told him she was sometimes scared by his behavior, which included jealous outbursts in front of other people, according to phone messages...



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