PRETORIA (AFP) - Oscar Pistorius was passionate about guns, a friend testified Tuesday, telling the court how the Paralympian had fired a gun through a sunroof and again inside a crowded restaurant.
KIEV (REUTERS) - Ukraine's Crimea has closed its airspace to commercial flights, five days ahead of a referendum organised by its pro-Russia authorities called to join the Black Sea region to Russia.
JERUSALEM (AFP) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday ruled out any deal with the Palestinians unless they recognise Israel as the Jewish state and give up their refugees' right of return.
PRETORIA (AFP) - Oscar Pistorius's defence lawyers on Tuesday probed a pathologist's explosive testimony that Reeva Steenkamp ate hours before she was killed, a claim that again put the Paralympian's version of events in doubt.
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AFP) - Ousted Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovych on Tuesday said that he was still the country's legitimate president and commander-in-chief, predicting he would be able to return to Kiev soon.