The prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius ended
his five-day cross-examination of the double amputee track
athlete with a stark summary of how he shot his girlfriend,
insisting he killed her deliberately after an argument.
Members of the United Nations Security Council have today
viewed graphic pictures taken in Syria by a former military
police photographer that showed what appeared to be evidence
of brutal torture, including eye gougings, strangulation and
A court has ordered former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
to serve a tax fraud sentence by doing community service with
the elderly, in a ruling that restricts his movements but not
his political activity.
The suspect in the killings of three people at two Jewish
facilities near Kansas City over the weekend has been charged
with capital murder and first-degree premeditated murder on a
state level, and federal charges are likely, prosecutors
A US Navy underwater drone sent to search for a missing
Malaysian jetliner on the floor of the Indian Ocean had its
first mission cut short after exceeding its 4.5 km (2.8 mile)
depth limit, Australian search authorities say.
Michael Phelps, the most decorated swimmer of all time, will
come out of retirement next week, the clearest signal yet
that he is getting ready to make an Olympic comeback at the
2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.