Witness: Pistorius asked friend to ‘take blame’ for restaurant gunshot


Reuters Image Caption: Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock on the third day of his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria (reuters tickers) March 5, 2014 – 11:54 PRETORIA (Reuters) – “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius asked a friend to take the blame for him accidentally discharging a pistol under the table of a posh Johannesburg restaurant in January 2013, a month before he killed his girlfriend, his murder trial heard on Wednesday. Testifying for the prosecution against the South African Olympic and Paralympic track star, professional boxer Kevin Lerena described how he, Pistorius and two others…

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China maintains growth target at 7.5%

Beijing – China announced on Wednesday it would maintain its economic growth target for 2014 at about 7.5 percent, as expected, signalling that its policy focus would be slanted in favour of reforms and rebalancing the economy. Premier Li Keqiang, in a report to the National People’s Congress at the […]
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