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Pistorius sentencing: Live Report
Pistorius judge: non-custodial sentences proposed by defense witnesses 'not appropriate'
PRETORIA (Reuters) - The non-custodial sentences proposed by defense witnesses in the Oscar Pistorius trial "would not be appropriate", Judge Thokozile Masipa said on Tuesday, as she read out her sentence for the South African track star. (Reporting by Joe Brock; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Pascal Fletcher)Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:54:32 -0400
South Africa prosecutors undecided on Pistorius appeal
PRETORIA (Reuters) - South Africa's state prosecuting authority has not yet decided whether to appeal against Oscar Pistorius' conviction for culpable homicide, spokesman Nathi Mncube said on Tuesday. Pistorius was sentenced to a five-year jail term for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year. The sentence follows his conviction last month for culpable homicide, the local equivalent of manslaughter. (Reporting by Joe Brock; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Ed Cropley)Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:54:32 -0400
Oscar Pistorius jailed for five years for Steenkamp killing
By Joe Brock PRETORIA (Reuters) - A South African judge on Tuesday sentenced Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.At the culmination of one of the most watched murder trials in recent history, the 27-year-old disabled sprinter was led away by police officers to holding cells beneath the courtroom in Pretoria. Pistorius wiped his eyes as Judge Thokozile Masipa handed down the prison sentence for culpable homicide. ...
Judge begins reading of Pistorius sentencing in South African court
PRETORIA (Reuters) - South African judge Thokozile Masipa began reading her sentencing for Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius in the Pretoria High Court on Tuesday, bringing the high-profile trial closer to conclusion. (Reporting by Joe Brock; writing by David Dolan; Editing by Pascal Fletcher)Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:54:32 -0400
Pistorius escorted out of court by police to holding cells
PRETORIA (Reuters) - South African track star Oscar Pistorius was escorted out of the Pretoria High Court by police to a holding cell on Tuesday, after he was sentenced to a five-year jail term for the killing of his girlfriend. (Reporting by Joe Brock; writing by David Dolan)Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:54:32 -0400
Ukraine vote candidate survives gun and grenade attack: party
KIEV (Reuters) - A Ukrainian election candidate allied to the prime minister was shot at and came under a grenade attack as he left his home late on Monday, and only survived because he was wearing body armor, his party said. Volodymyr Borysenko, from Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk's People's Front party, was being treated in hospital for shock after the assault - the first of its kind reported during campaigning for Sunday's parliamentary vote, officials added. Borysenko was attacked as he left his home in Boryspil, a dormitory town near the capital, the party said. ...Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:52:51 -0400
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Total CEO's plane crashed in bad visibility: Russian transport watchdog
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's transportation watchdog said on Tuesday that the plane in which the head of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed in a Moscow airport late on Monday crashed in "bad visibility". Rostransnadzor also said it had started investigating the accident at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport, where the private jet collided with a snow plough as it was taking off. (Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Alexander Winning)Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:46:52 -0400
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Home where babies' bodies found being torn down
BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) The squalid Massachusetts house in which the skeletal remains of three dead infants were found last month is to be torn down.Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:43:54 -0400
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