Oscar Pistorius put his head between his knees and blocked his ears as forensic evidence of the injuries Reeva Steenkamp suffered was presented in court.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has spoken with her Malaysian counterpart and offered additional assistance as the search for a missing airliner continues.
Beijing (AFP) - Chinese police dealt with an "emergency" near Beijing's Tiananmen Square during a top government meeting last week, state media reported Monday, after onlookers said they saw smoke in the area.
A document that will recommend whether Schapelle Corby will remain on parole is yet to reach the Indonesian minister who will decide.
Shanghai (AFP) - A total of 72 people died from the H7N9 bird flu strain in China in the first two months of this year, government figures showed, far more than in the whole of 2013.
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - An international search and rescue effort still had not found any confirmed debris from a Malaysia Airlines jet more than two day after it mysteriously went missing, an official said Monday.
Beijing (China) (AFP) - China's state-run media on Monday lashed out at Malaysia and its national carrier over their handling of the missing passenger jet, calling for a swifter response effort and tightened airport security.
Wellington (AFP) - New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Monday called a general election for September 20, when his centre-right government will seek a third term in office on a platform of strong economic management.
An American lawyer has agreed to plead guilty to being a member of the Boy Lovers pedophile ring that preyed on a young Australian boy.
MalÃ© (Maldives) (AFP) - The Supreme Court in the Maldives has sacked the elections chief and handed him a suspended jail term after he criticised judges during last year's chaotic contest to choose a president.
Tokyo (AFP) - Astronaut Koichi Wakata has become the first Japanese commander of the International Space Station, according to the country's space agency.
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