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Judge adjourns Pistorius trial until April 7

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 14:50

The judge overseeing Oscar Pistorius`s murder trial adjourned the case on Friday -- the day the Paralympian was expected to take the stand for the first time -- because a top court official was sick.

'Everything is fine', Pistorius told guard after shooting girlfriend

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 10:01

Around 10 minutes after shooting dead his model girlfriend through a locked toilet door, South African track star Oscar Pistorius told a housing estate security guard "everything is fine", his murder trial heard on Friday.

Ukraine standoff intensifies; Russia says sanctions will `boomerang`

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 09:16

Russia said any US sanctions imposed on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine will boomerang back on the United States and that Crimea has the right to self-determination as armed men tried to seize another Ukrainian military base on the peninsula.

Putin opens Paralympics as Crimea crisis rages across sea

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 01:03

Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the Winter Paralympics in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Friday, an opportunity for people with disabilities to triumph but overshadowed by the crisis in Ukraine.

British govt boycotts Sochi Paralympics over Ukraine

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 13:08

The British government will boycott the Winter Paralympics in Sochi over host Russia`s military action in Ukraine, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.

"Blade Runner" Pistorius faces trial in court today

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 12:47

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius will stand in a Pretoria dock on Monday to face a charge of murdering his girlfriend, opening the decisive chapter in the story of the rise and fall of one of the world`s most recognisable athletes.

Sochi Games: Vladimir Putin`s multi-billion expenditure and some hubris

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 17:25

In the third year of his third presidential term, Putin faces stringent international media scrutiny over the upcoming Sochi Games and its allied Paralympics.

Padma Shri Boniface hopes to compete at 2016 Rio Paralympics

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 18:56

After being chosen for the prestigious Padma Shri award, wheelchair tennis star Boniface Prabhu on Sunday hoped to get clearance from the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) to compete in the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

`Black woman` judge to preside over Pistorius trial in March

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 11:05

A woman judge has reportedly been appointed to hear the case of Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius, who has been charged with the murder of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, which re-opens in early March.

Putin lifts `blanket ban` against protests, demonstrations at Winter Olympics

Last Updated: Sunday, January 05, 2014, 14:56

Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly withdrawn a blanket ban on demonstrations in and around the upcoming Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Sochi.

Japan begins preparations for 2020 Olympics

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 20:36

Preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics are already underway with Japan sizing up plans to ready its sporting facilities and urban infrastructure, Japanese officials said Monday.

India’s Devendra Jhajharia wins gold in IPC athletics World Championships

Last Updated: Monday, July 22, 2013, 16:03

Devendra Jhajharia has won a gold medal in the Javelin Throw at IPC athletics World Championships in Lyon in the F46 category.