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Five years jail for Oscar Pistorius - but how many will he serve?

South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for five years for shooting dead his model girlfriend Reeva Steencamp

South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for five years for shooting dead his model girlfriend Reeva Steencamp

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Pistorius, from glory to disaster

Paralympic gold-medal-winner Oscar Pistorius was the first both-leg amputee to participate in the Olympics, when he was 25. The South African sport

Paralympic gold-medal-winner Oscar Pistorius was the first both-leg amputee to participate in the Olympics, when he was 25. The South African sport

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Pistorius ordered to undergo mental tests over girlfriend's death

The South African Olympic and Paralympic track star, Oscar Pistorius, has been ordered to take 30 days of psychiatric tests over the death of his

The South African Olympic and Paralympic track star, Oscar Pistorius, has been ordered to take 30 days of psychiatric tests over the death of his

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Rare blue diamond found in South Africa

A fabulous blue diamond worth tens of millions of euros has been discovered at a South African mine. The acorn-sized diamond, whose colour makes it

A fabulous blue diamond worth tens of millions of euros has been discovered at a South African mine. The acorn-sized diamond, whose colour makes it

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South Africa unveils unity statue to honour Nelson Mandela

A nine metre-high bronze statue of Nelson Mandela with his arms outstretched to symbolise unity and reconciliation was unveiled in Pretoria on

A nine metre-high bronze statue of Nelson Mandela with his arms outstretched to symbolise unity and reconciliation was unveiled in Pretoria on

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New Mandela statue in Pretoria styles revolutionary as saviour

Before the fall of apartheid December 16 was a Boer anniversary of a military victory over the Zulus. Now it is South Africa’s Reconciliation Day

Before the fall of apartheid December 16 was a Boer anniversary of a military victory over the Zulus. Now it is South Africa’s Reconciliation Day

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Thousands queue to say goodbye to Mandela

The body of Nelson Mandela will lie in state for a third day on Friday. It will then be flown to the Eastern Cape, and buried on Sunday at his

The body of Nelson Mandela will lie in state for a third day on Friday. It will then be flown to the Eastern Cape, and buried on Sunday at his

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Thousands come to say goodbye to Mandela as his body lies in state

There have been emotional farewells to South Africa’s much-loved former leader, Nelson Mandela, as his body lies in state. Former South African

There have been emotional farewells to South Africa’s much-loved former leader, Nelson Mandela, as his body lies in state. Former South African

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Sniffer dogs to find previously undetectable explosives

For the first time dogs are now being trained to sniff out the previously undetectable explosive “Mother of Satan”, Braveheart Bio-Dog Academy said

For the first time dogs are now being trained to sniff out the previously undetectable explosive “Mother of Satan”, Braveheart Bio-Dog Academy said

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Pistorius murder trial date set for March 3, 2014

The trial of South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete, Oscar Pistorius, accused of the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp is due to start

The trial of South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete, Oscar Pistorius, accused of the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp is due to start

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"The Wall" for Mandela outside Pretoria clinic

Four weeks after he was admitted to a Pretoria clinic, what has become known as “the wall” bursting with tributes to Nelson Mandela, is testament to

Four weeks after he was admitted to a Pretoria clinic, what has become known as “the wall” bursting with tributes to Nelson Mandela, is testament to

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Doctors deny 'vegetative state' of Nelson Mandela

Doctors treating former South African president Nelson Mandela have denied rumours that he is in a “permanent vegetative state”. Visitors

Doctors treating former South African president Nelson Mandela have denied rumours that he is in a “permanent vegetative state”. Visitors

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Mandela burial ground dispute over 'grave tampering'

Qunu, the site of the Mandela family burial ground and the ailing anti-apartheid hero’s chosen resting place continues to fuel a bitter family feud

Qunu, the site of the Mandela family burial ground and the ailing anti-apartheid hero’s chosen resting place continues to fuel a bitter family feud

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Mandela remains critically ill but stable

Prayers continue to be said for Nelson Mandela outside the Pretoria hospital where he has spent the last three weeks being treated for a severe lung

Prayers continue to be said for Nelson Mandela outside the Pretoria hospital where he has spent the last three weeks being treated for a severe lung

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US boosts power aid to Africa in 5.4 billion euro deal

US President Barack Obama says his government will provide nearly 5.4 billion euros over the next five years to help combat power blackouts in

US President Barack Obama says his government will provide nearly 5.4 billion euros over the next five years to help combat power blackouts in

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Robben Island Obama's final stop off in South Africa

In a visit dominated by the fading health of former South African president Nelson Mandela. US President Barack Obama attended banquet with current

In a visit dominated by the fading health of former South African president Nelson Mandela. US President Barack Obama attended banquet with current

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Obama hails Mandela's inspirational effect

Barack Obama has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela during his visit to South Africa. Out of deference to the ailing anti-apartheid leader’s peace and

Barack Obama has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela during his visit to South Africa. Out of deference to the ailing anti-apartheid leader’s peace and

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Leading South African figures visit Mandela in hospital

Several leading South African figures and family members have been visiting the hospital in Pretoria where Nelson Mandela remains in a critical

Several leading South African figures and family members have been visiting the hospital in Pretoria where Nelson Mandela remains in a critical

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South Africans pray for Nelson Mandela

For many among South Africa’s more than 50 million people who see Nelson Mandela almost as a family member, this is a particularly difficult

For many among South Africa’s more than 50 million people who see Nelson Mandela almost as a family member, this is a particularly difficult

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South Africans wish Mandela 'Happy Father's Day'

The South African president Jacob Zuma has confirmed that Nelson Mandela’s health continues to improve. At a Rally to mark National Youth day, Zuma

The South African president Jacob Zuma has confirmed that Nelson Mandela’s health continues to improve. At a Rally to mark National Youth day, Zuma

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Hospitalised Mandela doing 'well' - family

Nelson Mandela’s family say the ailing former South African president is recovering well from a lung infection, which had kept him hospitalised for

Nelson Mandela’s family say the ailing former South African president is recovering well from a lung infection, which had kept him hospitalised for

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Prayers for Mandela

South African citizens are praying for the recovery of former President Nelson Mandela. The nation’s first black president remains in hospital in

South African citizens are praying for the recovery of former President Nelson Mandela. The nation’s first black president remains in hospital in

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'Blade Runner' murder trial adjourned until August

Oscar Pistorius had to force his way through a media scrum to attend a pre-trial hearing in Pretoria. The South African paralympic champion has

Oscar Pistorius had to force his way through a media scrum to attend a pre-trial hearing in Pretoria. The South African paralympic champion has

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Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital in South Africa

Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital in Pretoria after a nine-day stay for treatment of pneumonia and is

Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital in Pretoria after a nine-day stay for treatment of pneumonia and is

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Pistorius family cheers as paralympic star set free on bail

The prayers of Oscar Pistorius’ family appear to have been heard as a South African court released him on bail. The Olympic and Paralympic star was

The prayers of Oscar Pistorius’ family appear to have been heard as a South African court released him on bail. The Olympic and Paralympic star was

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Oscar Pistorius granted bail by South African court

Oscar Pistorius was granted bail by a South African court on Friday after his lawyers successfully argued he was not a flight risk. The man known

Oscar Pistorius was granted bail by a South African court on Friday after his lawyers successfully argued he was not a flight risk. The man known

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South Africa in shock over Pistorius murder case

South Africa has been stunned by the arrest and prosecution for murder of the country’s star Olympian, Oscar Pistorius. The athlete has appeared in

South Africa has been stunned by the arrest and prosecution for murder of the country’s star Olympian, Oscar Pistorius. The athlete has appeared in