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From TheJournal.ie Three killed and over 600 injured after two passenger trains collide in South Africa Pretoria

Three killed and over 600 injured after two passenger trains collide in South Africa

Rail accidents are common in South Africa, with 495 people killed on the country’s railways in 2016-17.

From The42 Springbok World Cup-winner shot three times during armed robbery Pretoria

Springbok World Cup-winner shot three times during armed robbery

The powerful former front row is in critical condition after a break-in at his brother’s home.

From TheJournal.ie Twenty children killed in bus crash in South Africa Pretoria

Twenty children killed in bus crash in South Africa

Many children were trapped inside the bus and most of the fatalities were declared dead at the site of the accident.

From TheJournal.ie Oscar Pistorius rushed to hospital after suffering injuries in prison Pretoria

Oscar Pistorius rushed to hospital after suffering injuries in prison

Local media is reporting that the double-amputee Paralympian tried to injure himself but the prison says he fell out of bed.

From TheJournal.ie Pistorius family condemn book that alleges athlete beat Reeva Steenkamp Trial

Pistorius family condemn book that alleges athlete beat Reeva Steenkamp

Pistorius will most likely be sentenced in June over his girlfriend’s death.

Giraffe in truck dies after hitting head on low bridge

The animal was being transported along a Pretoria highway.

From TheJournal.ie Oscar Pistorius severely traumatised and a 'suicide risk' South Africa

Oscar Pistorius severely traumatised and a 'suicide risk'

A medical expert told a court in South Africa today that the runner’s condition is likely to worsen.

From TheJournal.ie Oscar Pistorius was NOT suffering from a mental illness when he killed Reeva Steenkamp Sound Mind

Oscar Pistorius was NOT suffering from a mental illness when he killed Reeva Steenkamp

The trial has returned after a month break in which Pistorius underwent tests.

From TheJournal.ie Prosecutor: Pistorius story doesn't add up Not Probable

Prosecutor: Pistorius story doesn't add up

“She was standing behind the toilet door talking to you when you shot her,” prosecutor Gerrie Nel put it to the athlete. He replied, “that’s not true”.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Oscar Pistorius shown graphic and disturbing photo of Reeva's bloodied head Watch

VIDEO: Oscar Pistorius shown graphic and disturbing photo of Reeva's bloodied head

Prosecution lawyer Gerrie Nel (known as The Pitbull) was brutal while cross-examining the athlete yesterday.

From The42 South African GAA team train in UCD ahead of Ballyboden St Enda's clash Ready To Go

South African GAA team train in UCD ahead of Ballyboden St Enda's clash

The side are currently on a tour of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Pistorius fired shot at restaurant weeks before Steenkamp's death, trial told Murder Trial

Pistorius fired shot at restaurant weeks before Steenkamp's death, trial told

A boxer friend of the athlete says he was asked to take the blame after a pistol was accidentally discharged in Johannesburg restaurant.

From TheJournal.ie Giant statue of Nelson Mandela goes up in Pretoria Madiba

Giant statue of Nelson Mandela goes up in Pretoria

The latest tribute to Madiba stands proud in front of Union buildings.

From TheJournal.ie Oscar Pistorius murder trial set for 3 March 2014 South Africa

Oscar Pistorius murder trial set for 3 March 2014

The 26-year-old Paralympian is accused of shooting dead his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day this year.

From TheJournal.ie Nelson Mandela showing 'sustained improvement' Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela showing 'sustained improvement'

The latest statement from the Office of the Presidency in South Africa says the 95-year-old is still in a critical condition.

From TheJournal.ie Nelson Mandela 'responding to treatment' Madiba

Nelson Mandela 'responding to treatment'

The 94-year-old has been in hospital for over a month.

From TheJournal.ie President Zuma: 'Doctors deny Mandela is in a vegetative state' Madiba

President Zuma: 'Doctors deny Mandela is in a vegetative state'

Earlier, media reports suggested that doctors had suggested turning off the former leader’s life support.

From TheJournal.ie Nelson Mandela's condition 'improved during the night' Madiba

Nelson Mandela's condition 'improved during the night'

The anti-apartheid legend was visited by the current South African president earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie SA President cancels business trip to be near an ailing Mandela Nelson Mandela

SA President cancels business trip to be near an ailing Mandela

An Australian minister has apologised for making a serious gaffe, telling a business dinner Mandela had died.

From TheJournal.ie South African archbishop prays for a 'peaceful end' for Mandela SAFRICA

South African archbishop prays for a 'peaceful end' for Mandela

Nelson Mandela is being treated in a hospital in Pretoria for a recurring lung infection.

From TheJournal.ie South Africa prays for Madiba: former president still 'critical' in Pretoria hospital Madiba

South Africa prays for Madiba: former president still 'critical' in Pretoria hospital

The 94-year-old has been in hospital since 8 June.

From TheJournal.ie Mandela's health improving as he 'engages with his family' South Africa

Mandela's health improving as he 'engages with his family'

Jacob Zuma has again sought the prayers of South Africans, in wishing the state’s former president a happy Father’s Day.

From TheJournal.ie Nelson Mandela's condition unchanged as he faces fourth day in hospital South Africa

Nelson Mandela's condition unchanged as he faces fourth day in hospital

South Africans are being urged to ‘let go’ of their former leader as his condition remains unchanged.

From TheJournal.ie Mandela back in hospital in 'serious but stable' condition Nelson Mandela

Mandela back in hospital in 'serious but stable' condition

It marks the second hospitalisation in as many months for the frail anti-apartheid hero, who will turn 95 in July.

From TheJournal.ie Updated: Oscar Pistorius hearing adjourned until August Oscar Pistorius

Updated: Oscar Pistorius hearing adjourned until August

The South African ‘Blade Runner’ was back in court for the first time since he was bailed in February. The full trial is not expected to get under way until next year.

From TheJournal.ie Officials suspended after wedding guests land at South African military base Wedding Crashers

Officials suspended after wedding guests land at South African military base

There have been calls of cronyism as the guests were attending the wedding of a major political donor to the ruling ANC.

From TheJournal.ie Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital Madiba

Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital

The 94-year-old will now receive home-based care.

From The42 Reeva Steenkamp case: Oscar Pistorius lawyers appeal bail conditions Blade Runner

Reeva Steenkamp case: Oscar Pistorius lawyers appeal bail conditions

The athlete’s lawyers insist he should be allowed to travel outside of South Africa and drink alcohol.

From The42 Pistorius bought, collected guns in Olympic year Revelations

Pistorius bought, collected guns in Olympic year

The track star not only applied for licenses to own more guns, but actually bought them, according to reports.

From The42 Pistorius plans his own service for Reeva Steenkamp Case

Pistorius plans his own service for Reeva Steenkamp

Exactly a week ago, a memorial service was held for Steenkamp in the southern coast city of Port Elizabeth.

From TheJournal.ie Reeva Steenkamp death: Pistorius back in court for day two of bail hearing Oscar Pistorius

Reeva Steenkamp death: Pistorius back in court for day two of bail hearing

The South African athlete faces an uphill task to be granted bail while he awaits trial for the murder of his girlfriend last Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie Oscar Pistorius: 'I tried to save Reeva. She died in my arms' Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius: 'I tried to save Reeva. She died in my arms'

The court has adjourned the athlete’s bail hearing until 9am (South African time) tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Family members break down after funeral of Reeva Steenkamp Reeva Steenkamp This post contains images

Family members break down after funeral of Reeva Steenkamp

The model was remembered in an intimate, private ceremony this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Pistorius cancels all future races as he prepares to face murder charge Oscar Pistorius

Pistorius cancels all future races as he prepares to face murder charge

Victim Reeva Steenkamp’s funeral will take place tomorrow, the same day as Pistorius faces a bail hearing. He is charged with her murder.

From TheJournal.ie Oscar Pistorius arrives in court to face girlfriend murder charges Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius arrives in court to face girlfriend murder charges

The amputee athlete faces charges of shooting his girlfriend dead at his home in Pretoria, South Africa early yesterday morning.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie UPDATE: South African athlete Oscar Pistorius charged with murder Oscar Pistorius

UPDATE: South African athlete Oscar Pistorius charged with murder

A case of mistaken identity? The Paralympic gold medallist is said to be in shock after he reportedly shot dead his girlfriend at his home in Pretoria.

From TheJournal.ie 150 in hospital after South Africa rail crash Train Crash

150 in hospital after South Africa rail crash

The trains were carrying school children and rush-hour commuters when they collided near Pretoria.

From TheJournal.ie Mandela 'doing great' says family, denies he was 'sent home to die' Mandela

Mandela 'doing great' says family, denies he was 'sent home to die'

The former South African president was released from hospital earlier this week following a three week stay where he was treated for a lung infection and gallstones.

From TheJournal.ie Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital in South Africa Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital in South Africa

The 94-year-old former leader was admitted to hospital three weeks ago for treatment for a recurring lung infection.

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