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post 01 October 2014
Read more from Tom Clarke on his blog Are we heading for Ebola outbreak in the US?

The US is now dealing with the first case of Ebola to spread outside of Africa. As the size of the epidemic continues to grow exponentially there is a very high chance it won't be the last.

article 12 September 2014 World, South Africa
Oscar Pistorius outside court (R)
Oscar Pistorius murder trial - latest updates

South African Judge Thokozile Masipa finds Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, or manslaughter, of Reeva Steenkamp, but clears him of murder. Court resumes for sentencing on 13 October.

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Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide

Oscar Pistorius is found guilty of the manslaughter of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, but not murder, and walks out of court on bail until his sentencing next month.

article 12 September 2014 World, South Africa
Oscar Pistorius (Reuters)
Oscar Pistorius: just 'a man without legs'?

Until he came to court, Oscar Pistorius had always rejected the term "disabled sportsman". But his entire defence, says Kate Ansell, was based on how being disabled had affected him from an early age.

article 11 September 2014 World, South Africa
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Oscar Pistorius cleared of murder

Judge Thokozile Masipa finds Oscar Pistorius not guilty of murdering his girlfriend after a six-month trial, but appears to be leaning towards a verdict of culpable homicide, or manslaughter.

article 10 September 2014 World, South Africa
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Oscar Pistorius verdict due: what to expect

After four months, 37 witnesses and a whirlwind of global media activity, Oscar Pistorius will learn his fate at the end of this week: whether it is 25 years in prison or walking free.

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Oscar Pistorius: the trial in 90 seconds - video

As "blade runner" Oscar Pistorius waits for the verdict, Channel 4 News looks back over the key moments of his trial for the alleged murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

article 08 August 2014 World, South Africa
Oscar Pistorius
'Primal instincts' led Pistorius to open fire says lawyer

During closing arguments, the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius hears his defence lawyer explain that the "exaggerated responses" of the highly trained athlete caused him to fire instinctively.

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High noon for Oscar Pistorius as trial nears end

It's high noon for Oscar Pistorius. Chief Prosecutor Gerrie Nel and Defence Advocate Barry Roux lock horns as they present their final arguments, writes Debora Patta.

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