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Oscar Pistorius trial: Sentence due for Steenkamp killing

Oscar Pistorius trial: Sentence due for Steenkamp killing

Oscar Pistorius, 17 Oct 
 Pistorius was cleared of murder but convicted him of culpable homicide
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is set to discover whether he faces a prison term for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Judge Thokozile Masipa has heard the prosecution call for a minimum 10-year sentence, against a defence argument for community service and house arrest.
Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide but cleared of murder.
On the eve of sentencing, Pistorius's siblings criticised the "twisted" and "sensationalised" media coverage.
His sister Aimee and brother Carl told a South African broadcaster the facts had been "twisted and manipulated".
'Lot of anxiety' Pistorius, 27, an amputee sprinter who became the first athlete to compete in the Olympic and Paralympic Games, killed Ms Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.
He says he shot her by mistake, fearing there was an intruder in his house in the capital, Pretoria.
Ms Steenkamp, a 29-year-old model, reality TV star and law graduate, was hit three times by bullets fired by Pistorius through a toilet door.
On the eve of the sentencing, the Pistorius family said there was "a lot of anxiety" as the sentencing approached
Last month, Judge Masipa cleared Pistorius of murder, but convicted him of culpable homicide, saying he had been negligent.
The high-profile, seven-month trial has captured public attention in South Africa and beyond.
There is no legal limit on the length of a jail term, but experts say the typical maximum sentence for culpable homicide is around 15 years.
However, even after the sentence is announced in Pretoria, the case may not be over.
Both the prosecution and the defence have the right to appeal against the verdict.
Judge Thokozile Masipa, 16 Oct  
Judge Masipa will rule in a trial that has captured public attention in South Africa and beyond
Reeva Steenkamp and Oscar Pistorius, Jan 2013 
 Oscar Pistorius shot dead Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year
'No closure' On the eve of sentencing, Pistorius's sister, Aimee, told South African broadcaster eNCA there was "obviously a lot of anxiety" ahead of the sentencing, and that the past 20 months had been "very taxing".
She said she felt "heartache for both my brother, our family and of course [Reeva] Steenkamp's family and her friends".
Both families would struggle to move on, she said.
"It's something that you never really get closure on... It's something that my brother will carry with him for the rest of his life.
"It is important for us that [Ms Steenkamp's family] know that she was very much cared for and loved, and accepted as part of our family in the short time that she was with us... [Reeva] had a wonderful charisma and zest for life that she just exuded and it was easy to just fall in love with her.



Ebola and Nations Cup: South Africa rule out being 2015 hosts

South African sports minister Fikile Mbalula

South African sports minister Fikile Mbalula has stated the country will not step in as hosts for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations if Morocco withdraws.
The Confederation of African Football (Caf) approached South Africa last week, after Morocco asked to postpone the event because of the Ebola crisis.
"I can tell you unambiguously and categorically that hosting is a no no," Mbalula told South African media.
"Our budget cycle will not allow it - it is totally impossible."
South Africa were among seven countries sounded out by Caf as possible replacements for Morocco, who have major concerns about hosting the 17 January to 8 February tournament.
Almost 4,500 people have died in the Ebola epidemic that broke out in west Africa at the start of the year and Morocco youth and sports minister Mohamed Ouzzine said on Thursday he does not think the tournament can happen as planned.

How the Ebola outbreak has affected African football

Sierra Leone has suspended all football matches in the county
Caf has placed bans on Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone hosting any international football
Seychelles forfeited their Nations Cup qualifier rather than host Sierra Leone
Moroccan officials will meet with Caf on 3 November to discuss the situation. Whatever the outcome, South Africa have made their stance clear.
Mbalula said the country had a responsibility to help fight to help fight the Ebola epidemic, with the United Nations predicting a surge in deaths and cases.
"We do not have a ready-made abundance of resources to be shifted to the Nations Cup, " he added. "We would like to give this one a pass.
"We will share the responsibility to fight Ebola - we are not immune to that. We must be prepared to share our skills, our doctors, to reinforce the research to find a vaccine."
South Africa have twice been emergency hosts of the competition, replacing cash-strapped Kenya in 1996 and strife-torn Libya last year.
Ghana are another of the countries to have been approached by Caf, according to the sports minister of the west African country.
The identities of the other five countries have not been officially revealed.
Most of the Ebola deaths have been in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Caf has barred Guinea and Sierra Leone from hosting Nations Cup qualifiers . Liberia were eliminated in the preliminary rounds.
Guinea have staged home fixtures in Moroccan commercial capital Casablanca.
Sierra Leone, having failed to secure a neutral venue, had to play home games against the Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroon in Lubumbashi and Yaounde respectively.

Peter Biaksangzuala: Indian player dies after goal celebration

Tributes are paid to Peter Biaksangzuala

Indian footballer Peter Biaksangzuala has died from the injuries he suffered as he landed awkwardly while celebrating a goal.
The 23-year-old damaged his spinal cord doing a somersault after scoring an equaliser for Bethlehem Vengthlang FC against Chanmari West FC.
Biaksangzuala was taken to hospital and had surgery, but passed away.
The match in which he sustained his injuries was a state level game in the Mizoram Premier League.
A statement on the Mizoram Premier League's official Facebook page  read: "It has been a sad day for Mizoram football and the demise of the footballer shook his team-mates, footballers and fans alike all over Mizoram.
"Peter was a defensive midfielder who had always been aggressive and hard working, a true team player.
"Peter's club Bethlehem Vengthlang FC will retire his jersey no. 21."
Bethlehem Vengthlang FC is a club based in the north-east of India.

Ebola crisis: Worst-hit African nations get key supplies

Sierra Leone's Red Cross employees are disinfected near Freetown. Photo: 20 October 2014  
Red Cross workers are among those fighting the outbreak in Sierra Leone

Vital supplies and resources to tackle Ebola are beginning to arrive in the three worst-hit West African countries, Ghana's President John Mahama has said.
Mr Mahama, who heads the regional bloc Ecowas, also told the BBC that treatment centres were being set up in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
But he called for proper co-ordination between agencies to avoid duplication.
The outbreak has killed more than 4,500 people, almost all of them in those three countries.
An estimated 70% of those infected have died.
Meanwhile, Nigeria was declared free of Ebola after six weeks with no new cases, the World Health Organization said on Monday.
Last week, Senegal was declared virus-free.
In other developments:
  • The United Nations said one of its workers in Sierra Leone had died from the disease, becoming the third UN victim
  • US health officials said 43 people closely monitored after coming into contact with Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan had been given the all-clear after 21 days
  • The Spanish government said a nurse who became the first person to contract Ebola outside West Africa had now tested negative for the virus
  • Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's son, physician James Adama Sirleaf, has decided to stay in the US, saying he could do more for his country there than at home, the World Street Journal reports.
'Closing gaps' Mr Mahama told the BBC that the World Food Programme was airlifting humanitarian aid to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
Will Ross in Nigeria spoke to a doctor about how to treat the early stages
"Vehicles, motorcycles and other means of transport are going in there. There's more protective clothing being provided," he said.
"But there's no need for us to duplicate each other and have more treatment centres when we do not have volunteers and health workers to treat the people in the treatment centres.
"It must be a balance of things, closing all the gaps that exist and make sure that optimally the resources are going towards containing the disease," the Ghanaian president added.
Mr Mahama said he had convened an Ecowas summit in November to co-ordinate the international response.
He said other West African nations needed to learn lessons from Nigeria.
'Good idea' Meanwhile, European Union foreign ministers are meeting in Luxembourg to discuss how to strengthen their response to Ebola.
Speaking on the sidelines, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said he expected the meeting to appoint a co-ordinator to galvanise the EU's response to the epidemic.
"My colleagues are unanimous in saying that this idea of a European co-ordinator for the fight against Ebola is a good idea," he said.
"The name will be chosen in the coming days. I think it's a very important step."
European countries have committed more than 500m euros (£400m; $600m) but the UK is pressing for that amount to be doubled.
The money is being sought to help reinforce overstretched healthcare systems in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea and to mitigate the damage Ebola is doing to their economies.
How not to catch Ebola:
  • Avoid direct contact with sick patients as the virus is spread through contaminated body fluids
  • Wear goggles to protect eyes
  • Clothing and clinical waste should be incinerated and any medical equipment that needs to be kept should be decontaminated
  • People who recover from Ebola should abstain from sex or use condoms for three months
Ebola basics
How Ebola attacks
What virus has hit - in maps
Uncertainty over figures
How Ebola spreads
Ebola virus disease (EVD)
How Ebola survivors’ blood is saving lives
  • Symptoms include high fever, bleeding and central nervous system damage
  • Spread by body fluids, such as blood and saliva
  • Fatality rate can reach 90% - but current outbreak has mortality rate of about 70%
  • Incubation period is two to 21 days
  • There is no proven vaccine or cure
  • Supportive care such as rehydrating patients who have diarrhoea and vomiting can help recovery
  • Fruit bats, a delicacy for some West Africans, are considered to be virus's natural host

Former Australian PM Gough Whitlam dies at 98

Gough Whitlam with singer Little Pattie during his election campaign - 21 July 1972 

 Mr Whitlam and Australian singer Little Pattie, wearing election slogan T-shirts during the 1972 campaign

Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam in 1975 
 Gough Whitlam was described as a "giant of his time" despite governing for just three years

Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam has died at the age of 98.
He was credited with transforming Australian society in the 1970s after 23 years of conservative government, introducing many far-reaching reforms.
But his government was plagued by resignations and the governor-general dismissed it in November 1975 after just three years.
In a statement, his family said he was an "inspiration to us and our families and for millions of Australians".
Prime Minister Tony Abbott described Mr Whitlam as a "giant of his time" and said flags across Australia would fly at half-mast on Tuesday.
Mr Whitlam's reforms included introducing free university education, abolishing the death penalty and allowing non-white immigrants into Australia.
He was also the first Australian leader to visit China, establishing diplomatic relations with what is now Australia's largest trading partner. Mr Abbott said this was "an enduring legacy".
"He united the Australian Labor Party, won two elections and seemed, in so many ways, larger than life," Mr Abbott added.
He led Labor to its historic victory in December 1972 on the back of the famous "It's Time" campaign to move on from a post-war period of social conservatism.
His dismissal was prompted by a refusal by parliament's upper house, where Labor did not hold a majority, to pass a budget bill.
To end the crisis, Governor-General Sir John Kerr dismissed Mr Whitlam and installed opposition leader Malcolm Fraser as the caretaker prime minister.
He remains the country's only prime minister to have been sacked.
After leaving politics, he served as a Unesco ambassador, academic and after-dinner speaker and regularly appeared at Labor Party functions.
He had four children with his wife, Margaret, during a marriage that lasted 70 years until her death in 2012 at the age of 92.
His family said there would be a private cremation and a public memorial service.

Islamic State: Fresh fighting in key Syrian town of Kobane

Islamic State: Fresh fighting in key Syrian town of Kobane

More footage purporting to show IS fighters in Kobane has emerged
Fierce fighting has erupted in the north of the Syrian town of Kobane, after two days of relative calm.
Kurdish defenders were thought to have pushed back Islamic State (IS) militants trying to take over the town, including from this area.
US-led forces carried out six air strikes around Kobane on Sunday and Monday, the US military said.
Kobane, on the Turkish border, is a key objective for IS, and the fighting has forced most civilians to leave.
The new fighting came as Turkey said it would allow Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters to cross into Syria to fight IS.
The BBC's Kasra Naji on the Turkish border says the decision is a major boost for the defenders' morale, and soon for their fighting capability.
Officials in the Iraqi Kurdish region said they were ready to send forces but had so far received no orders.
Turkey, faced with a long insurgency by its own Kurds, has until now barred access for Kurdish fighters to Syria, but correspondents say Ankara is more sympathetic to Kurds in Iraq.
Explosion in Kobane on evening of 20 October Witnesses saw several explosions as night fell
Kurds watch fighting in Kobane from across the Turkish border - 20 October Kurds have been watching the fighting from across the Turkish border
Kobane, 20 Oct 2014
A senior Kurdish official responsible for defence in Kobane, Ismet Hesen, told the BBC that his forces already had the initiative against IS and they needed heavy weapons rather than extra manpower.
Only hours before Mr Cavusoglu's comments, the US military said it had carried out air drops of weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to the Syrian Kurdish fighters around Kobane.
Relative calm Fierce fighting broke out in the northernmost part of Kobane as night fell on Monday.
It began with huge explosions, which were followed by intense small arms fire and finally with coalition aircraft firing at the area.
This followed almost two days of relative calm with only occasional skirmishes and one air strike, leading many to believe IS militants had been forced back to a few spots on the fringes of the city.
Jeremy Woodward: "Killing an Isis member is doing a good deed to the world"
Earlier US Central Command confirmed six air strikes by the US-led coalition near Kobane over Sunday and Monday, as well as six in Iraq near Falluja and Baiji involving French and UK aircraft.
One of the strikes destroyed a bundle of supplies which had gone astray during the air drop to prevent it from falling into enemy hands. All the remaining 26 bundles are reported to have been delivered safely.
The rapid advance of IS in both Syria and Iraq, where it controls large chunks of territory, has rattled the West prompting the air strikes.
And on Monday UN human rights chief Ivan Simonovic put the spotlight on its treatment of minorities, saying its actions may amount to war crimes.
Its atrocities against the Yazidi people in particular amounted to attempted genocide, he said.
Kasra Naji reports on the air drops from the Turkey-Syria border
The IS advance in Syria takes place against the backdrop of the civil war. US-led air strikes are being conducted there without the permission of President Bashar al-Assad, who the West wants to relinquish power.
In Iraq, the air campaign is taking place with the co-operation of the government. The advance of IS there earlier this year has taken it to close to the capital, Baghdad.
Who are Islamic State (IS)?
In 60 seconds: What does Islamic State want?
  • Formed out of al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) in 2013, IS first captured Raqqa in eastern Syria
  • It captured broad swathes of Iraq in June, including Mosul, and declared a "caliphate" in areas it controls in Syria and Iraq
  • Pursuing an extreme form of Sunni Islam, IS has persecuted non-Muslims such as Yazidis and Christians, as well as Shia Muslims, whom it regards as heretics
  • Known for its brutal tactics, including beheadings of soldiers, journalists and aid workers
  • The CIA says the group could have as many as 31,000 fighters in Iraq and Syria
Air strikes
Timeline of airstrikes in Iraq and Syria

West Brom 2-2 Manchester United as it happened

West Brom 2-2 Manchester United as it happened

Premier League


  1.  Blind levels from 20 yards out
  2.  Berahino took advantage of high defensive line
  3.  Fellaini scored moments after coming on
  4.  Sessegnon hit fine shot from outside box
  5.  BBC Radio 5 live commentary on this page

Live Reporting

By Marc Higginson
All times stated are UK

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  • West Brom 2-2 Man Utd
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    I'm not so sure, Peter. Who knows? It will most certainly be a quality game. That's your lot from us tonight, but we'll be back tomorrow for some Champions League football.
    And don't be caught out by the early start - Manchester City's game in Russia kicks off at 17:00 BST.
    Until then, goodnight.
  • How's stat?!

    West Brom 2-2 Man Utd
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    • Manchester United equal their Premier League club record from 1996, by remaining winless in six successive away matches and have drawn four of their last five away matches in the PL (W0-D4-L1).
    • Angel Di Maria provided the assist for Marouane Fellaini - he has now provided 18 assists in league matches in 2014, which is four more than any other player from all of France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands and England's top leagues (Messi and Tadic both have 14).
    • Daley Blind's goal came in the 87th minute - United's previous latest goal in a PL match this season was in the 62nd minute (Falcao against Everton).
  • Player reaction

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    Manchester United goalscorer Marouane Fellaini speaking to BBC Sport after the game: "I don't think it was a good result for us because the next two games will be difficult. The manager asked me to put pressure on the box and to keep fighting. I did and I managed to score.
    "In the second half, the style was more aggressive and we looked better. I have waited a long time to score my first goal and I hope to score more goals for Manchester United.
    "We offered too much space in defence but next week is a big game and we have to learn to focus for the whole game. We know we have a problem with the balance between defence and attack but we play and train all day to get better. It is a big game for us (against Chelsea) and we have to win. I am determined to get things right - that's why we play football."
  • Manager reaction

    West Brom 2-2 Man Utd
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    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal: "I had already decided to bring Marouane Fellaini on after 30 minutes. I said to him to watch Ander Herrera because I wanted him to play and he made an impression straight away. Herrera has played normal - not very good but it was normal.
    "We also have to look for physical balance and maybe that is our problem. I am always looking for creative players and in England you need physical players as well, maybe Fellaini brings that. We could do better with our philosophy and we are improving now the players are beginning to understand our formation and philosophy more, which is why it's such a shame that they didn't get a result tonight.
    "It's not too good after eight games but when you see the games we are normally the better team but we have eight points too few."
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    That was Manchester United's best performance of the season, according to Louis van Gaal. I'm not so sure. What do you think?
  • 'Man Utd's best match of the season'

    West Brom 2-2 Man Utd
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    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal: "I'm very disappointed because we played our best match of the season and the result is not good enough.
    "We could have won but that does not count in our world, but I also have to be happy because we created lots of chances and West Brom only had two chances. We gave it away which is a pity because we could have had a new start if we had won today.
    "There were individual errors and they were forced because West Brom were playing more narrow in midfield and we had to push up, I have to look back at the goals because it is difficult from the bench. Maybe our lateral defenders have to close the space more."
  • Manager reaction

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    West Brom manager Alan Irvine, speaking to BBC Sport: "I'm disappointed - we were so close to getting a fantastic result and for us to be in our dressing room feeling bitterly disappointed is a feeling we won't experience much. We thought the three points were there for the taking.
    "I felt as though we did use the ball well at times and created opportunities. We scored two fantastic goals with two fantastic moves. They are a great group to work with, Saido Berahino has good role models here. He is a good finisher with both feet and is very composed in those situations, I wasn't surprised when he scored.
    "I enjoyed tonight and I'm enjoying the job, the players are so responsive. We're making progress and I can't praise them enough for how they've reacted since I came to the club."
  • Player reaction

    West Brom 2-2 Man Utd
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    Chris Brunt
    West Brom's Chris Brunt, speaking to BBC Sport after the game: "It's disappointing that we couldn't hold on, they had the ball for a lot of the game and we had to defend well. We had our game plan and we looked dangerous on the break, on another day we could have had three points but we had them on the rack with a few minutes to go.
    "With the quality Manchester United have they were always going to look dangerous, we have shown how well we can play over the last few weeks and there's hopefully more to come.
    "When you're on the back foot for so much of the game you get heavy-legged when you do get the ball, but we did take our chances, credit to the lads because we dug in well. We're a good solid team and we work hard for each other.
    "Saido (Berahino) is a fantastic finisher, it's the sign of a good striker and he is reaping the benefits of his hard work. The sky's the limit for him this season."
  • Player reaction

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    West Brom midfielder Craig Gardner: "It was a great team performance, it's a shame we couldn't hold on. We will take the positives out of tonight and move on for the weekend. We're improving all the time and showing what we're about as a team."
    Striker Saido Berahino: "I thought we did really well to get the second goal and we were so disappointed to concede. I knew if I stayed focussed I would have opportunities to score tonight. I'm just letting my football do the talking and I know the goals will keep coming."
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    Tonight on 5 live's football social, Mark Chapman and the team are asking if tonight's result has changed your #LVGReport.
    Also tonight, how do you solve a problem like Taarabt? What should QPR do with the allegedly overweight Moroccan? And should players who don't go down be rewarded for staying on their feet?
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    BBC Radio 5 live
    West Brom 2-2 Man Utd
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    "Going forward United look brilliant but from a defensive point of view both their goals were terrible. Away from home Van Gaal is not good enough tactically, defensively it just isn't good enough.
    "The second goal was so poor, there was so much space in the defence. When they get the ball wide and in to the box they looked threatening and always looked like they had a goal in them."