World briefs : Pistorius to undergo psychotherapy

Pistorius to undergo psychotherapy

JOHANNESBURG • Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will have to undergo psychotherapy, South Africa's parole review board said yesterday after blocking his release from prison just 10 months into his five-year sentence for killing his girlfriend. The review panel decided on Monday that an earlier decision by the parole board to allow the 28-year-old athlete out on house arrest was "premature" and referred the case back for reconsideration.

Pistorius was sentenced last year to five years in prison for killing model and law graduate Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.


Yemen PM survives rocket attack on hotel

ADEN • Yemen's prime minister survived a rocket attack on his hotel as an assault on Aden killed 15 coalition troops and loyalists yesterday, just weeks after the city was recaptured from rebels.

Prime Minister Khaled Bahah escaped unharmed, but the attack on the Al-Qasr hotel as well as military installations elsewhere in the southern port city left dead 15 Arab soldiers and fighters loyal to his government.

Two rockets struck the heavily fortified multistorey hotel, setting it alight and causing smoke to billow into the sky, while a third rocket missed its target and splashed into the sea, officials in Aden said.


Pilot dies in mid-flight, co-pilot lands plane

BOSTON • A pilot fell ill and died on an American Airlines flight headed to Boston from Phoenix on Monday. The co-pilot landed the plane with 148 passengers on board safely in Syracuse, New York, airline and police officials said.

The 57-year-old pilot was pronounced dead on board the plane a few minutes after it landed. The flight later continued with a replacement crew.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 07, 2015, with the headline 'WorldBriefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe