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ANCWL stand in support of Reeva's family

For more on this and other stories please visit http://www.enca.com/ Pretoria, March 5 - Members of the ANC Women's League attended the third day of the Osca...
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Pistorius witness: Heard a fight next door

Pistorius witness: Heard a fight next door | Pistorius Trial | Scoop.it
Prosecution witness Estelle van der Merwe said the sounds of "someone involved in a fight" rang from the home of the South African sports star an hour before the gunshots that killed his girlfriend inside.
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Oscar Pistorius trial: the imaginary black stranger at heart of the defence

Oscar Pistorius trial: the imaginary black stranger at heart of the defence | Pistorius Trial | Scoop.it
South African novelist on how case taps into painful narrative in which race, sex, power and violence converge
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Oscar Pistorius trial: Reeva Steenkamp’s mother says “I can forgive” (video)

Oscar Pistorius trial: Reeva Steenkamp’s mother says “I can forgive” (video) | Pistorius Trial | Scoop.it
In "Today" show interview, model's mother says she just wants the truth of what happened the night of the murder.
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Pistorius Trial: The Main Players

Pistorius Trial: The Main Players | Pistorius Trial | Scoop.it
A female judge will ultimately decide Oscar Pistorius' fate and pronounce him innocent or guilty of murder in his girlfriend's shooting death on Valentine's Day last year. South Africa has no trial by jury meaning Judge Thokozile Masipa will have the final say in the blockbuster court case. A...
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Oscar Pistorius trial: No jury for athlete, just a female judge and 24-hour news

Oscar Pistorius trial: No jury for athlete, just a female judge and 24-hour news | Pistorius Trial | Scoop.it
The media circus outside the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria is fully formed. Satellite trucks, gazebos under which many of the world’s leading broadcast organisations have established temporary studios, and an entire set, on which construction was only finished yesterday, for the 24-hour channel that will start rolling today in South Africa, dedicated exclusively to the trial of Oscar Pistorius.
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Judge in Pistorius case warns media over leaked photo

Judge in Pistorius case warns media over leaked photo | Pistorius Trial | Scoop.it
US-SAFRICA-PISTORIUS:Judge in Pistorius case warns media over leaked photo
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UK betting firm offers 'money back' if Oscar Pistorius found not guilty

UK betting firm offers 'money back' if Oscar Pistorius found not guilty | Pistorius Trial | Scoop.it
An UK betting firm has sparked outrage with a controversial advert which offers punters money back if Oscar Pistorius is found not guilty of murder.
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Pistorius Murder Trial Resumes After Witness Recalls Screams

Pistorius Murder Trial Resumes After Witness Recalls Screams | Pistorius Trial | Scoop.it
The murder trial of Paralympian gold medalist Oscar Pistorius resumes today after the state’s first witness recounted the “blood-curdling screams” of a woman in the early hours of the morning his girlfriend was shot.
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The Oscar Pistorius trial: Africa’s O.J. Simpson?

The Oscar Pistorius trial: Africa’s O.J. Simpson? | Pistorius Trial | Scoop.it
How accurate is the widely accepted analogy?
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What's life like in a South African prison?

What's life like in a South African prison? | Pistorius Trial | Scoop.it
Will South Africa's Oscar Pistorius be held in an overcrowded cell if he's not out on bail while awaiting trial in his girlfriend's slaying?
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"According to official figures for 2011 to 2012, there were 158,790 prison inmates in South Africa, a nation of nearly 52 million, of whom about 30% were on remand awaiting trial. This compares with about 2.2 million people in prisons or jails in the United States at the end of 2011, according to U.S. Department of Justice figures. Crowding in U.S. prisons stood at 39% over capacity in 2011, according to a Government Accountability Office report."

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Pistorius, Felton love their guns - New York Daily News

Pistorius, Felton love their guns - New York Daily News | Pistorius Trial | Scoop.it
Pistorius, Felton love their guns
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It was different last Valentine's Day in the home of Oscar Pistorius, the world-famous double amputee known as the Blade Runner.
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Pistorius, Steenkamp families face-to-face

Pistorius, Steenkamp families face-to-face | Pistorius Trial | Scoop.it
Amid the media circus of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, the two families whose lives have been utterly transformed came face-to-face in court.
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Dersh: South Africa is a failed country - YouTube

Alan Dershowitz joins Piers Morgan to discuss the Oscar Pistorius trial and says that South Africa is a "failed country"
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Piers Morgan, however, says Soweto is one of the most inspiring places he has ever been in his life. University of Cape Town senior lecturer Kelly Phelps also comes to South Africa's defence. 

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Paddy Power's bet on the Pistorius trial is 'an awful, callous thing'

Paddy Power's bet on the Pistorius trial is 'an awful, callous thing' | Pistorius Trial | Scoop.it
A petition against the online betting company's latst controversial ad has already attracted nearly 100,000 signatures. Should businesses be able to make money from a brutal death, asks Jane Martinson
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TODAY: Reeva Steenkamp’s mom: ‘I can forgive’ Pistorius

TODAY: Reeva Steenkamp’s mom: ‘I can forgive’ Pistorius | Pistorius Trial | Scoop.it
Video on Today: The mother of the woman shot and killed by Oscar Pistorius in February 2013 speaks exclusively to Savannah Guthrie about the Olympian and Paralympian’s “enormous mistake” and says, “we just want the truth.” Pistorius has pleaded not guilty.
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Mord oder Irrtum?: Prozessauftakt im Fall Pistorius

Der beinamputierte Ex-Sprintstar Oscar Pistorius steht seit heute in Südafrika vor Gericht. Das soll nun klären, ob er 2013 seine damalige Freundin aus Verse...
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Pistorius Trial: Reeva 'Couldn't Have Screamed'

Pistorius Trial: Reeva 'Couldn't Have Screamed' | Pistorius Trial | Scoop.it
On an emotional day in court, Pistorius' lawyer says the shot to his girlfriend's head would have caused significant brain damage.
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Oscar Pistorius's Defense Team Launches a Preemptive Strike

Oscar Pistorius's Defense Team Launches a Preemptive Strike | Pistorius Trial | Scoop.it
On the first day of the Olympic athlete’s trial for allegedly murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorius’s defense team put the first witness through an excoriating cross-examination.
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'Blade Runner' Trial Becomes Media Frenzy

'Blade Runner' Trial Becomes Media Frenzy | Pistorius Trial | Scoop.it
Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius is on trial in South Africa for the killing of his girlfriend. Parts of the trial will be televised live. The BBC's Nomsa Maseko talks about the latest in the case.
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Oscar Pistorius murder trial: Witness tells of 'bloodcurdling screams'

Oscar Pistorius murder trial: Witness tells of 'bloodcurdling screams' | Pistorius Trial | Scoop.it
PRETORIA, South Africa -- The murder trial of South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius began dramatically in Pretoria’s High Court on Monday, with a neighbor testifying that she heard “bloodcurdling screams” on the night his girlfriend was killed.
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The Oscar Pistorius Trial: What’s Love Got To Do With It?

The Oscar Pistorius Trial: What’s Love Got To Do With It? | Pistorius Trial | Scoop.it
Ahead of Oscar Pistorius’s murder trial on Monday, his supporters have released beaming pictures of the athlete and Reeva Steenkamp. Unfortunately, happy couples and abusive couples happen to look a lot alike.
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Oscar Pistorius case puts South Africa gun culture in global spotlight

Oscar Pistorius case puts South Africa gun culture in global spotlight | Pistorius Trial | Scoop.it
The Pistorius case has highlighted South Africa's history of gun violence and high crime.
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Story notes that handgun violence has "dropped steadily" since passage of the Firearms Control Act in 2000.

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Witness in Pistorius Trial Tells of Screams and Gunshots

Witness in Pistorius Trial Tells of Screams and Gunshots | Pistorius Trial | Scoop.it
At the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, the South African double-amputee track star, a witness described “bloodcurdling screams” on the night he is alleged to have killed his girlfriend.
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Reeva Steenkamp's mother intent on looking Oscar Pistorius in the eye but he is blanking her

Reeva Steenkamp's mother intent on looking Oscar Pistorius in the eye but he is blanking her | Pistorius Trial | Scoop.it
June Steenkamp's mother says she will know if Oscar Pistorius killed her daughter if she looks him in the eye
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