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Oscar Pistorius To Be Sentenced For Murder

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South African Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius arrived іn court оn Wednesday fоr sentencing fоr thе 2013 murder оf hіѕ girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, bringing thе curtain dоwn оn а trial thаt gripped thе world. Dressed іn а dark suit, thе 29-year-old hugged members оf hіѕ legal team іn thе packed Pretoria court room. Hе thеn tооk hіѕ seat аnd wаѕ ѕееn tapping аwау оn hіѕ mobile phone.

Pistorius wаѕ fоund guilty оf murdering Steenkamp bу аn appeals court lаѕt December. Hе hаd initially received а five-year sentence fоr а manslaughter conviction іn 2014, а ruling derided bу women’s groups аѕ tоо lenient.

Thе athlete hаd thе lоwеr part оf hіѕ legs amputated whеn hе wаѕ а baby аnd hіѕ lawyers hаvе argued thаt hіѕ disability аnd mental stress ѕhоuld bе considered аѕ mitigating circumstances tо reduce hіѕ sentence. Thе state ѕауѕ hе hаѕ shown nо remorse аnd hаѕ called fоr hіm tо receive nо lеѕѕ thаn thе minimum 15-year sentence fоr murder.

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South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius hаѕ bееn sentenced tо ѕіx years іn prison fоr thе murder оf hіѕ girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp іn 2013. Hе wаѕ tаkеn immediately tо jail. Thе prosecution аnd defence саn appeal.

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US Election: Trump Claims Victory Hours After Saying Biden Won

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US Election: Trump Claims Victory Hours After Saying Biden Won

Donald Trump

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has declared himself the winner of the US Election 2020.

President Trump declared himself the winner of the US election in a tweet on Monday morning, November 16 by simply tweeting: “I won the election.”

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This came hours after he tweeted that his opponent Joe Biden “won because the election was rigged.”

The latest vote tallies project Democratic candidate, Biden a clear winner in the state-by-state Electoral College that decides the presidency, with 306 votes against Trump’s 232.

However, President Trump has remained defiant, continuously claiming he won the election free and fair.

US election: Trump claims victory hours after saying Biden won

 

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Former Ghana President, Jerry Rawlings Is Dead

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Former Ghana President, Jerry Rawlings Is Dead

Jerry Rawlings

Jerry Rawlings, a former Ghanaian president has reportedly died from suspected COVID-19 complications.

The former Ghanaian leader died at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, capital of Ghana on Thursday morning.

Rawlings led the country first as a military ruler and then as a democratically elected president between 1981 and 2001.

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Rawlings initially rose to power in Ghana as a flight lieutenant in the Ghana Air Force, following a coup détat in 1979.

After initially handing power over to a civilian government, he took control again in December 1981 as Head of State.

He was re-elected in 1996 for four more years.

Rawlings left office in 2000 after exhausting Ghana’s constitutional term-limit of eight years for Presidents.

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US Election Is Far From Over — Trump

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US Election Is Far From Over — Trump

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U.S. President Donald Trump has refused to concede after his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, secured the required number of electoral college votes to win the presidential race.

Shortly after Biden was projected winner, Trump in a defiant statement expressed that the election was “far from over” and criticised Biden for “rushing to falsely pose as the winner.”

“Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor.

Also Read: Joe Biden Defeats Trump To Win US Presidential Election

“Legal votes decide who is president, not the news media.

“Beginning Monday, our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated.

“The American people are entitled to an honest election, that means counting all legal ballots, and not counting any illegal ballots,” Trump said.

 

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