Pistorius 'thought he shot intruder'
SOUTH African athlete Oscar Pistorius yesterday denied murdering his model girlfriend and claimed he shot her thinking she was an intruder.
The gold-medal winner, pictured above, known as the Blade Runner for his prosthetic legs, told a bail hearing the couple were "deeply in love" and he had no doubt the evidence would prove he was telling the truth.
But prosecutors accused him of premeditated murder, claiming he intentionally killed Reeva Steenkamp, 29, in his Pretoria home by firing four bullets through a closed toilet door, hitting her three times.
The bail hearing came as Miss Steenkamp's funeral was held in her home town of Port Elizabeth.
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ONE of three family members struck down by a Sars-like virus has died in hospital, health protection officials have said.
The unnamed man, part of a "cluster" of three novel coronavirus cases linked to the same family, died at the weekend in the critical care unit of Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
The Health Protection Agency (HPA) said a relative of the deceased, a man who is known to have made recent visits to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, was still receiving treatment at Manchester's Wythenshawe Hospital.
Meanwhile, a third family member who contracted the new virus has recovered after treatment.
SPECIAL panels have been installed at First World War memorials enabling the public to use their smartphones to learn about the history of the service personnel who lost their lives.
More than 100 information panels are being put up by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission at memorials across the UK as part of a campaign to provide more information to the public as the 100th anniversary of the First World War approaches.
The Duke of Kent unveiled panels at Portsmouth Naval Memorial and Southampton's Hollybrook Cemetery. Each panel carries information about the site of the cemetery or memorial and also includes a Quick Response (QR) code.