Blades

  • Pistorius 'using emotions as an escape', says prosecutor 14-04-2014 11:39 PM

    Pretoria: The prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial on Monday accused the track star of using emotional breakdowns under cross-examination to evade answering questions about the night he killed his girlfriend. The Olympic and Paralympic sprinter, who faces life in prison if convicted of murdering Reeva Steenkamp, says he...
  • Emotional Oscar Pistorius takes stand in own defence at murder trial 07-04-2014 04:45 PM

    South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius took the witness stand in his own defence at his murder trial on Monday, saying the shooting of his girlfriend had left him sleepless, terrified and plagued by nightmares. He also apologised to the mother of Reeva Steenkamp in the public...
  • Photo: Amazing X-Ray image of a chain saw blade still embedded in a tree trimmer's neck; the man survived the accident 05-04-2014 10:20 AM

    A tree trimmer is recovering after he was rushed to a Pittsburgh hospital with a chain saw blade embedded in his neck. James Valentine was in a tree in Ross Township on Monday afternoon when he was struck in the neck by the saw.Another worker helped him down, and his...
  • Oscar Pistorius trial: 'You are a very special person,' one of Steenkamp's messages read 25-03-2014 05:07 PM

    Pretoria: The chief lawyer for Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday sought to show at the athlete's murder trial that he had a loving relationship with the girlfriend he killed, referring to telephone messages in which they exchanged warm compliments and said they missed each other. The testimony contrasted with several messages...
  • Oscar Pistorius trial: "I'm scared of you sometimes" read one of Reeva Steenkamp's text message 24-03-2014 08:20 PM

    Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend told the athlete she was sometimes scared of him and complained about what she described as his short temper and jealousy in the weeks before he killed her, according to phone messages revealed at the Olympian's murder trial on Monday. "I can't be attacked by outsiders...
  • Firearms expert tells of Oscar Pistorius' love for guns 17-03-2014 06:13 PM

    Pretoria: Months before he killed his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius said he drew his gun and went into "combat mode" after hearing the noise of a possible intruder at home, which turned out to be a laundry machine, a South African guns expert testified Monday at the athlete's murder trial. Sean...
  • Oscar Pistorius lawyer scrutinises police investigation 13-03-2014 05:11 PM

    Pretoria: A photograph of Oscar Pistorius' blood-stained prosthetic legs was used by his chief defense lawyer Thursday to attempt to show that the athlete was wearing them, as he says, when he broke down a toilet door with a cricket bat to get to the girlfriend he fatally shot. The...
  • Oscar Pistorius weeps as court hears Reeva Steenkamp autopsy detailsOscar Pistorius weeps as court hears Reeva Steenkamp autopsy details 10-03-2014 06:07 PM

    "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius broke down on Monday when a South African court heard details from the autopsy of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, whom the track star is accused of murdering on Valentine's Day last year. The testimony of pathologist Gert Saayman was interrupted twice by Pistorius' sobbing and retching but...
  • Pistorius prayed over his shot girlfriend: Witness 06-03-2014 06:27 PM

    Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius shook slightly, his hands covering his ears as a neighbor described in court Thursday how the famous athlete knelt next to his dead or dying girlfriend, praying as he tried to help Reeva Steenkamp breathe. The testimony in high court in Pistorius' murder trial was riveting and...
  • Judge in Oscar Pistorius case warns media over leaked photo 04-03-2014 07:39 PM

    The judge in the murder trial of South African track star Oscar Pistorius warned the media to behave on Tuesday after a local television station leaked a photo of the state's first witness, who had asked that her image not be broadcast. The warning was one several dramatic moments in...
  • Rise in cases of pickpocketing in Delhi Metro trains 19-02-2014 05:44 PM

    New Delhi: Government on Wednesday said a spurt of more than 450 per cent has been registered in cases of pickpocketing in Delhi Metro trains in 2013 as compared to previous years. In a written reply, Minister of State for Home Mullappally Ramachandran informed the Rajya Sabha that 653 cases...
  • Youth attacks woman with blade for saying no to marriage 12-09-2013 11:56 PM

    Mumbai: A 22-year-old woman was attacked with a sharp blade by her male friend, who was angry with her for having rejected his marriage proposal, police said Thursday. The woman suffered injuries on her face following the attack Wednesday evening. She was admitted to a hospital where she was administered...
  • Murder trial for 'Blade Runner' Pistorius to start on March 3 19-08-2013 02:05 PM

    Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius was indicted Monday on charges of murder and illegal possession of ammunition for the shooting death of the double-amputee Olympian's girlfriend on Valentine's Day. A Pretoria court set March 3 as the trial date for Pistorius, who has said he shot Reeva Steenkamp by mistake, believing she...
  • Pistorius rules out track return this year: report 20-05-2013 10:11 PM

    Cape Town: South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius, who is charged with murdering his girlfriend, will not compete in any events this year, local media reported on Monday. The sprinter's agent had previously said August's world championships in Moscow were "on the radar" after Pistorius' bail conditions were relaxed on...
  • Oscar Pistorius might get bail 19-02-2013 11:53 AM

    Legal experts in South Africa are of the opinion that Oscar Pistorius' celebrity status might help him get bail. ...
  • India's blade runner, Major DP Singh 28-11-2011 10:27 PM

    This Kargil hero lost his right leg during the war with Pakistan but it didn't deter him from becoming a marathon runner. ...
  • Oscar Pistorius misses Olympic 400m qualifying time 17-07-2008 10:15 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan allrounder Azhar Mahmood, who is a British national, is in no hurry to play again for the Pakistani team and says he will weigh all pros and cons before taking a final decision. The allrounder, who last played for Pakistan in the 2007 World Cup, has been mentioned...
  • Amputee sprinter gets chance to bid for Olympics 16-05-2008 08:02 PM

    After a crushing defeat against Delhi Daredevils on Friday, Mumbai Indians now face a rejuvenated Deccan Chargers in their Indian Premier League clash at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday. The Harbhajan Singh-led team has nothing going its way with the captain under fire. The offspinner is not only out of...