SA (AP)—Cape Town The South African double-amputee Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius was paroled Friday after serving nearly nine years for murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.
Before his 13-year, 5-month sentence expires on Dec. 5, 2029, Pistorius, 37, must live under tight circumstances. Nov. 22, 1986—Pistorius is born without fibulae. Before one year, his legs are amputated below the knee.
May 16, 2008 — Already a repeated Paralympic winner, Pistorius wins a verdict at sport's top court that overturns a ban and lets him to compete at the world's greatest track competitions on his carbon-fiber running blades.
On Friday, January 5, 2024, Chef Failatu Abdul-Razak attempts a marathon cooking world record in Tamale, northern Ghana. By Friday afternoon in a city hotel,
Failatu Abdul-Razak had cooked local meals nonstop for almost 110 hours in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record held by Irish chef Alan Fisher of 119 hours and 57 minutes.
Aug. 15, 2023, in Port-au-Prince's Carrefour-Feuilles area, a police officer holds onto a guy wounded in violent gang fights as they ride a moto-taxi away.
Experts warn that foreign forces entering Haiti will confront enormous challenges. Ousmane Sonko addresses journalists after his release from police arrest in Dakar.
On Friday, January 5, 2024, a top court upheld a government minister's defamation conviction against Sonko, a huge setback in his presidential campaign.