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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.

article 08 August 2014 World, South Africa
Oscar Pistorius inside court (Getty)
Oscar Pistorius murder trial - daily timeline

South African judge Thokozile Masipa says she will deliver her verdict in the murder trial of Paralympic and Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius on September 11.

article 07 August 2014 World, South Africa
News
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.

article 30 July 2014 World, South Africa
News
Jon Snow by Hugh Masekela: trumpeter, composer, activist - video

South African artist Hugh Masekela, at 75, in both person and performance he continues to cast his spell on a musical journey, which came of age during the long struggle to end apartheid.

article 15 July 2014 World, South Africa
Conflicting claims over Pistorius nightclub brawl
Conflicting claims over Pistorius nightclub brawl

The trial is on a month-long break. But Oscar Pistorius is in the limelight again after a row in a nightclub. Channel 4 News talks to Jared Mortimer, who was involved in an argument with the athlete.

video 14 July 2014 World, South Africa

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South African writer Nadine Gordimer dies, aged 90 - video

She was the author of 30 books, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and one of the literary world's leading voices against apartheid. International Editor Lindsey Hilsum looks back at her life.

article 07 July 2014 World, Australia
News
Oscar Pistorius: Australian channel defends re-enactment

Australia's Channel 7 issues a statement standing by its decision to broadcast a re-enactment of the shooting of Reeva Steenkamp, saying it was legally obtained.

article 06 July 2014 World, South Africa
Oscar Pistorius
Oscar Pistorius re-enacts night Reeva was shot

Footage aired by Australia's Channel 7 shows Oscar Pistorius re-enacting the night he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

article 02 July 2014 World, South Africa
News
Oscar Pistorius traumatised and 'at risk of suicide'

The Oscar Pistorius murder trial hears that he poses a suicide risk and needs to continue receiving mental health treatment, as a report from psychiatrists is read out in court.

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