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Six Nobel laureates boycott summit over Dalai Lama visa

Cape Town - Six Nobel peace laureates will boycott a global summit in South Africa next month after the government refused to grant the Dalai Lama a visa, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

Op-Ed: The anatomy of perpetual deception in a post-9/11 world

After all we've been through since 9/11 — after fighting a prefabricated enemy created by Washington — Americans still haven't learned a thing. Another illegal war predicated on deception will only make things worse.

14 Nobel Laureates urge Zuma to give Dalai Lama visa

Johannesburg - Fourteen Nobel Peace Laureates have asked President Jacob Zuma to guarantee the Dalai Lama a visa to South Africa, after the Tibetan spiritual leader was forced to abandon a trip to the country.

Citizen science project will benefit Africa's giraffes

With its' long, graceful neck and elaborately patterned hide, the giraffe is truly an iconic symbol of Africa. Like seemingly every other wild animal in the world, they are in decline.

Reeva Steenkamp's family in state of shock at Pistorius verdict

Pretoria - The parents of Reeva Steenkamp have reacted with shock and disbelief after a judge acquitted star athlete Oscar Pistorius of her murder, convicting him of the lesser charge of culpable homicide."We were shocked. Shocked.

Pistorius verdict 'not right' say Reeva Steenkamp's parents

Johannesburg - The parents of Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot and killed by Oscar Pistorius, reacted with disbelief at a judge's decision to acquit the star athlete of murder charges.

Op-Ed: Sports body says convicted killer Pistorius can run

Pretoria - Oscar Pistorius has been a huge money-maker for the Paralympic Games and the group wasted no time in declaring him fit to run despite his conviction for manslaughter in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Pistorius convicted of culpable homicide

Pretoria - "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius was convicted Friday of culpable homicide for shooting his lover Reeva Steenkamp, but walked free on bail ahead of what could still be a stiff prison sentence.

Oscar Pistorius faces judgement for culpable homicide

Pretoria - Celebrity athlete Oscar Pistorius arrived in court on Friday to face judgement for culpable homicide, a verdict that will decide if the famed "Blade Runner" walks free after his shock murder acquittal.

Cleared of murder, Pistorius faces homicide verdict

Pretoria - Celebrity athlete Oscar Pistorius faces judgement on a charge of culpable homicide on Friday after being acquitted of murdering his model girlfriend in a shock decision that legal experts described as too lenient.

Pistorius found not guilty of murdering girlfriend

Pretoria - A sobbing Oscar Pistorius was acquitted Thursday of murdering his girlfriend, but the South African celebrity athlete dubbed the "Blade Runner" still faces judgement on a lesser culpable homicide charge.

Pistorius weeps as judge begins murder trial verdict

Pretoria - "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius wept in the dock on Thursday as a judge began handing down her verdict on whether the star Paralympian was guilty of the Valentine's Day murder of his model girlfriend.

Judgement day for 'Blade Runner' Pistorius

Pretoria - "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius appears in court on Thursday to face judgement over the killing of his model girlfriend, ending a six-month trial that turned the amputee's private life into a global spectacle.

Pistorius house 'a good buy', says new owner

Pretoria - Where others might see a house of horror, Louwtjie Louwrens -- the man who bought Oscar Pistorius's home -- thinks he got the deal of a lifetime and a secure residence, even if his wife isn't so sure.

South Africa 'refuses' Dalai Lama visa for Nobel summit

Cape Town - South Africa has refused to grant a visa for the Dalai Lama to attend the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Cape Town next month, his representative said Thursday.

Porn stars allowing men to fondle breasts for charity at Boob-Aid

For 24 consecutive hours, 10 female Japanese porn actresses will allow men to fondle their boobs. The boob gropers must first make a donation to the fight against AIDS, however, and while they're doing it they'll be on TV.

S. Africa convicts 4 of plot to kill Rwandan ex-general

- A South African court on Friday convicted four men of attempting to murder a Rwandan former general who had fled after falling out with the east African country's president, Paul Kagame.

Yuck! American saves his nail clippings in a jar for 36 years

The next time that you go about clipping your nails, fingernails, toenails, whichever, consider Richard Gibson. Mr. Gibson, of Lafayette, Louisiana, has saved each and every clipping from his fingers or toes he has clipped since 1978.

Facebook-owned Instagram launches new time-lapse app Hyperlapse

The Facebook-owned image and video sharing social media service Instagram has launched a brand new app called Hyperlapse. The new app will allow users to create amazing time-lapse videos from Instagram.

Sex study: Lesbians orgasm more than straight women, but not men

Research from the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction at Indiana University in Bloomington found that lesbians have more orgasms compared to straight women. Overall though, men still come first.
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