South African prosecutors appeal against Oscar Pistorius verdict and sentence
2014-11-04 18:29:45 UTC
Oscar Pistorius’s five-year prison term for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, was “shockingly light, inappropriate and would not have been imposed by any reasonable court”, according to prosecutors who have filed for leave to appeal against...
Oscar Pistorius: Five years in jail for culpable homicide
2014-10-21 09:13:44 UTC
Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for five years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
South African legal experts say Pistorius must serve at least one-sixth of his sentence before being considered for house arrest. On a five-year sentence...
Kofi Annan 'bitterly disappointed' by response to Ebola
2014-10-17 07:31:14 UTC
The World Health Organization is to "ramp up" efforts to prevent Ebola spreading beyond the three countries most affected by the deadly virus, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
Fifteen African countries will receive more help in areas including p...
Global Ebola outbreak - A call to action
2014-10-16 04:10:52 UTC
By Leonie Terfort
Unlike many of our recent crises, which feel unmanageable and beyond our influence- ISIS, climate change, Libya, Ukraine, Syria, Afghanistan and others- we can actually combat Ebola if we act immediately.
Ebola doesn't ha...
Ebola outbreak deaths exceed 4,000
2014-10-10 18:28:05 UTC
The number of deaths attributed to the Ebola outbreak has risen above 4,000, the World Health Organization says.
The latest figures show there have been 4,024 confirmed or suspected deaths in the worst-affected West African nations of Guinea, L...
Oscar Pistorius to join other fallen sporting heroes
2014-10-10 17:48:09 UTC
IT is one of the least desirable clubs in sport and when his jail sentence is handed down next week Oscar Pistorius will become its latest, and some would say, greatest, member.
O.J Simpson, Lance Armstrong, Hansie Cronje, Marion Jones, Mike Ty...
US Ebola patient dies in hospital in Dallas
2014-10-08 17:03:30 UTC
DALLAS (AP) - The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday, a little more than a week after his diagnosis exposed gaps in the nation's defenses against the disease and set off a scramble to track down ...
3000 volunteers to help fight the Ebola Virus outbreak
2014-09-24 15:54:19 UTC
Diaal News - The US is sending 3000 military employees to the disaster region in West African to help in the fight against the Ebola epidemic, personnel include doctors, medics, engineers and logistics experts.
According to U.S. government of...
Wave of Criticism for Pistorius Verdict
2014-09-24 15:53:37 UTC
Lawyers believe Pistorius to be guilty, was Judge Masipa too lenient?
<strong>It is not yet not clear whether or how long Oscar Pistorius will go to prison for the shooting of Reeva Steenkamp. But the very fact that he was convicted only of in...