Oscar Pistorius http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32288/all en Turtle power: Artificial legs boost limbless loggerhead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/turtle-power-artificial-legs-boost-limbless-loggerhead <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A sea turtle that lost her front legs to a shark attack was bidding to match "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday, as she donned the latest in artificial flipper technology in Japan.</p> <p>Yu, an approximately 25-year-old female loggerhead turtle, was test-driving her 27th pair of artificial front legs around her home aquarium near Kobe in western Japan, where she proves a draw for the crowds.</p> <p>The rubber limbs are attached to a vest slipped over her head, said the aquarium's curator, Naoki Kamezaki.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/turtle-power-artificial-legs-boost-limbless-loggerhead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Herpetology Medicine Oscar Pistorius Sea turtles AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 13:15:59 +0000 5753507 at http://www.globalpost.com Woman found dead at Pistorius home - S.Africa police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/blank-headline-received <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JOHANNESBURG, Feb 14 (Reuters) - South African police said on Thursday a woman had been found dead at the Pretoria home of paralympic star Oscar Pistorius.</p> <p>Local radio and online newspaper reports said the woman was understood to be Pistorius' girlfriend and that he may have shot her after mistaking her for an intruder. (Reporting by Tiisetso Motsoeneng; Editing by Ed Cropley)</p> Afrikaner people Oscar Pistorius Oscar Pistorius Sports Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 08:30:20 +0000 5755264 at http://www.globalpost.com Paralympic star Pistorius shoots girlfriend - S.Africa media http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/paralympic-star-pistorius-shoots-girlfriend-safrica-media <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JOHANNESBURG, Feb 14 (Reuters) - South African paralympic star Oscar Pistorius is being questioned by South African police for shooting his girlfriend, domestic media said on Thursday.</p> <p>Johannesburg's Talk Radio 702 said Pistorius was understood to have shot his girlfriend in the head and arm, although the circumstances surrounding the incident were unclear. He may have mistaken her for a burglar, the radio report said.</p> <p>The Afrikaans-language Beeld newspaper said on its website that Pistorius' girlfriend was dead.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/paralympic-star-pistorius-shoots-girlfriend-safrica-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Oscar Pistorius Oscar Pistorius Sports Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 08:30:46 +0000 5755267 at http://www.globalpost.com S.Africa police arrest 26-year-old for Pistorius shooting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/blank-headline-received-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JOHANNESBURG, Feb 14 (Reuters) - South African police said on Thursday they had arrested a 26-year-old man after a woman was shot dead at the Pretoria home of Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius.</p> <p>"We found a 9 millimetre pistol at the scene. A 26-year-old man was taken into custody," police spokewoman Katlego Mogale told Reuters. She declined to name the suspect or give any further details.</p> <p>Pistorius is 26 years old.</p> <p>(Reporting by Tiisetso Motsoeneng; Editing by Ed Cropley)</p> Afrikaner people Oscar Pistorius Oscar Pistorius Sports Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 09:00:20 +0000 5755269 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-S.Africa's Pistorius arrested after girlfriend shot dead =2 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/update-1-safricas-pistorius-shoots-girlfriend-dead-media <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Updates with police confirmation of arrest)</p> <p>By Tiisetso Motsoeneng</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG, Feb 14 (Reuters) - South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius, commonly known as the "Blade Runner", was arrested on Thursday after his girlfriend was shot dead at his home in Pretoria, police and domestic media said.</p> <p>Police declined to name 26-year-old Pistorius as the suspect but confirmed that a woman had been found dead at the scene in the upmarket Silver Woods gated community east of the capital.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/update-1-safricas-pistorius-shoots-girlfriend-dead-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Medicine Oscar Pistorius Sports Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 09:00:28 +0000 5755272 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 7-'Blade Runner' Pistorius charged with murdering girlfriend http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/update-4-safrica-blade-runner-arrested-after-girlfriend-shot-de <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Pistorius charged with murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp</p> <p>* Previous incidents reported at the house</p> <p>* South African cable TV channel pulls Olympian's ads</p> <p>* World of athletics shocked</p> <p>By Tiisetso Motsoeneng</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG, Feb 14 (Reuters) - South African "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee who became one of the biggest names in world athletics, was charged on Thursday with shooting dead his girlfriend at his upscale home in Pretoria.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/update-4-safrica-blade-runner-arrested-after-girlfriend-shot-de" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Health Human Interest Medical equipment Medicine Oscar Pistorius Oscar Pistorius Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 09:45:21 +0000 5755319 at http://www.globalpost.com Pistorius arrested after killing girlfriend: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/pistorius-arrested-after-killing-girlfriend-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Africa's Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius was arrested Thursday for allegedly shooting dead his girlfriend after mistaking her for an intruder at his upscale home, media reports said.</p> <p>The double amputee nicknamed the "Blade Runner," one of the world's best known and inspirational athletes, was arrested following the shooting at his house in an exclusive area near the South African capital.</p> <p>Police spokesman Katlego Mogale said a "26-year-old man had been taken into custody for shooting a 30-year-old woman".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/pistorius-arrested-after-killing-girlfriend-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Medicine Oscar Pistorius Sports AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 17:58:45 +0000 5755501 at http://www.globalpost.com Athletics: Oscar Pistorius - bridging the divide http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/athletics-oscar-pistorius-bridging-the-divide <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Oscar Pistorius is one of the few athletes who has managed to bridge the divide between disabled and non-disabled sport, shattering myths and preconceptions along the way about the limits of human achievement.</p> <p>With his good looks, easy manner and remarkable backstory of overcoming adversity, the lightning-fast South African known globally as the "Blade Runner" was perhaps always destined to become the face of modern disabled sport.</p> <p>In naming him as one of the world's top 100 most influential people, Time magazine called Pistorius "the definition of global inspiration".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/athletics-oscar-pistorius-bridging-the-divide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Human Interest Oscar Pistorius Sports Swimming Technology AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:02:42 +0000 5755523 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Blade Runner' Pistorius charged with girlfriend's murder http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/blade-runner-pistorius-charged-girlfriends-murder <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South African police Thursday charged Olympic amputee sprint star Oscar Pistorius with the Valentine's Day murder of his model girlfriend, who was shot four times with a gun registered to the popular athlete.</p> <p>Police played down reports suggesting the 30-year-old blonde model, Reeva Steenkamp, was mistaken for a burglar, and said she had died after suffering wounds to the head and hand in the shooting in the early hours of Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/blade-runner-pistorius-charged-girlfriends-murder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Business Health Human Interest Medicine Oscar Pistorius AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:02:50 +0000 5755526 at http://www.globalpost.com Pistorius: An adored star with a high-octane private life http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/pistorius-adored-star-high-octane-private-life <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Africa's Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, charged with shooting dead his girlfriend Thursday, was publicly adored but has a rocky private life of rash behaviour, beautiful women, guns and fast cars.</p> <p>The dashing and charismatic 26-year-old sprinter became the first double amputee ever to compete at an Olympics in London last year.</p> <p>The global celebrity and champion for disabled sport uses two carbon-fibre running blades, which earned him the epithet "Blade Runner" and "fastest man on no legs".</p> <p>But his playboy private life has courted controversy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/pistorius-adored-star-high-octane-private-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Human Interest Oscar Pistorius Oscar Pistorius Social Issues Sports AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:30:53 +0000 5755560 at http://www.globalpost.com Pistorius: the inspirational 'Blade Runner' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/pistorius-the-inspirational-blade-runner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Oscar Pistorius is one of the world's most recognisable sportsmen and an inspirational figure the world over after he became the first double-amputee to compete at both the Olympics and Paralympics last year.</p> <p>The 26-year-old was already a household name going into the 2012 Games in London, after he made history by becoming the first amputee to run at the World Championships in 2011, where he took silver with South Africa's 4x400m sprint team.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/pistorius-the-inspirational-blade-runner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Oscar Pistorius Oscar Pistorius Sports AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:44:24 +0000 5755629 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Pistorius girlfriend shot by his gun in head, hand http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/urgent-pistorius-girlfriend-shot-his-gun-head-hand <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Oscar Pistorius's girlfriend was shot four times, in the head and the hand, by bullets fired from a gun owned by the South African sprint star, police said Thursday.</p> <p>"She was hit by four shots," said police spokeswoman Denise Beukes, adding that wounds have been found in the head and the hand. "It's a 9mm pistol. It is a licensed firearm. It is licensed to Mr Pistorius."</p> <p>jcm/arb/txw</p> 9mm Business Oscar Pistorius AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:57:33 +0000 5755695 at http://www.globalpost.com Pistorius arrested after killing girlfriend: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/pistorius-arrested-after-killing-girlfriend-report-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Africa's Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius was arrested Thursday for allegedly shooting dead his girlfriend after mistaking her for an intruder at his upscale home, media reports said.</p> <p>The athlete known as the "Blade Runner," one of the world's best known and inspirational athletes, was arrested following the shooting at his house in an exclusive area near the South African capital.</p> <p>Police spokesman Katlego Mogale said a "26-year-old man had been taken into custody for shooting a 30-year-old woman".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/pistorius-arrested-after-killing-girlfriend-report-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Medicine Oscar Pistorius Sports AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:07:52 +0000 5755791 at http://www.globalpost.com S.Africa's Pistorius arrested after killing girlfriend: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/safricas-pistorius-arrested-after-killing-girlfriend-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Africa's Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius has been arrested after shooting dead his girlfriend having mistaken her for an intruder, media reported on Thursday.</p> <p>According to the Beeld newspaper, Pistorius was arrested early Thursday following the shooting.</p> <p>Police could not immediately confirm the report.</p> <p>The athlete know as the "Blade Runner" made history in 2012 when he became the first amputee to compete in the Olympics.</p> <p>He won gold in the 4x400m relay at the Paralympic Games.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/safricas-pistorius-arrested-after-killing-girlfriend-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Athletics Oscar Pistorius Sports AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:21:01 +0000 5755907 at http://www.globalpost.com Pistorius arrested after killing girlfriend: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/pistorius-arrested-after-killing-girlfriend-report-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Africa's Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius was arrested early Thursday for allegedly shooting dead his girlfriend after mistaking her for an intruder, media reports said.</p> <p>According to the Beeld newspaper, the athlete known as the "Blade Runner" was arrested early Thursday following the shooting at his home in an upscale area near the South African capital.</p> <p>Police spokesman Katlego Mogale said a "26-year-old man had been taken into custody for shooting a 30-year-old woman".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/pistorius-arrested-after-killing-girlfriend-report-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Medicine Oscar Pistorius Sports AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:21:09 +0000 5755910 at http://www.globalpost.com