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South African Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius is on trial in Pretoria for premeditated murder. He has admitted killing his girlfriend. The question is whether he had planned to do so. If found guilty, he could be sent to jail for life. Read the latest stories and backgrounders on the trial here.

PRETORIA (AFP) - The prosecution on Wednesday derided a forensic expert hired by Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, accusing him of being unqualified to testify and rubbishing his account of the circumstances of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp's death.
PRETORIA - The judge in Paralympian Oscar Pistorius' murder trial on Thursday told the prosecution to stop calling him a liar as Mr Gerrie Nel pressed with a line that the athlete was tailoring his testimony.
PRETORIA (REUTERS) - Oscar Pistorius' three-day cross-examination reached a dramatic climax on Friday when a prosecutor challenged the double-amputee sprinter repeatedly as to why his girlfriend failed to scream when she was shot four times through a toilet door.
PRETORIA (AFP) - The prosecution angrily accused Oscar Pistorius of tailoring evidence and overplaying his deep fear of crime on Friday to justify shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
PRETORIA (AFP) - South African state prosecutor Gerrie Nel continued his fierce cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius on Thursday, claiming the sprinter was lying and that his account of events was "impossible."
PRETORIA - Under pummelling cross-examination, Oscar Pistorius admitted on Thursday that he had "no reason" to fire the shots that killed Reeva Steenkamp, as prosecutors began to zero in on apparent inconsistencies in key parts of his account.
PRETORIA (REUTERS) - A South African prosecutor accused Oscar Pistorius on Thursday of blaming other people for his mistakes, as he sought to prove the Olympic and Paralympic athlete murdered his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.
LONDON (AFP) - South African star sprinter Oscar Pistorius has gone from being a hero to a devil, Ms Reeva Steenkamp's mother June said in a British newspaper interview published Thursday.
PRETORIA (REUTERS) - There were gasps from the packed public gallery at Oscar Pistorius' trial on Wednesday after the star Paralympian, accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, was asked whether he knew what a 'zombie stopper' was.
PRETORIA (AFP) - Oscar Pistorius insisted on Wednesday he never intended to kill his girlfriend, as the prosecution began tearing into his version of events on that fateful night.
PRETORIA (AFP) - Olympian Oscar Pistorius on Wednesday denied any intention to kill girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, or the intruder he believed to be behind the door, his clearest denial of murder to date.
PRETORIA (AFP, REUTERS) - Oscar Pistorius broke down in tears in the dock on Tuesday, forcing an adjournment in his murder trial, as he recalled the moment he discovered he had shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead.
PRETORIA (AFP) - Star Paralympian Oscar Pistorius returned to the witness box at his murder trial on Tuesday, insisting he and girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp had a loving relationship and saw a future together before he shot her dead on Valentine's Day.
PRETORIA (AFP) - Star Paralympian Oscar Pistorius returned to the witness box to testify in his murder trial Tuesday, after an emotional first day that saw him issue a tearful apology to the victim's family.
PRETORIA (AFP) - Oscar Pistorius fought through tears to apologise to the family of his slain girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, as he took the witness stand in his defence on Monday.

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