With the eyes of the world on the murder trial of athlete Oscar Pistorius, the public relations fight is far bigger than the legal stoush.
With strategic ambitions far beyond Ukraine, Putin is bent on restoring Russia to its former glory.
Senator Mitch McConnell strode onto the stage at America's largest conservative political conference holding a rifle high above his head, and the room exploded with joy.
The prosecution of star athlete Oscar Pistorius forr the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp is not just a legal battle being fought inside Pretoria's High Court.
A Malaysian appeals court has found opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim guilty of sodomy and sentenced him to five years jail, opening authorities in Kuala Lumpur to international ridicule for prolonging their political case against him.
A former girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius claims the athlete once woke her up in the middle of the night thinking there was an intruder in his home and asked if she had also heard a sound before grabbing his gun to go and investigate.
Former Age journalist Alan Morison learns that a scheduled meeting with a public prosecutor - the first official step in an unprecedented defamation lawsuit brought by the Royal Thai Navy - has been delayed until April.
Pretoria: Senior Seven Network journalist Chris Reason and cameraman Rob Brown feel lucky to have escaped without injury after being robbed at knife point on the streets of South Africa this week.
* The Ukrainian winter Paralympic team have staged a protest at their welcoming ceremony in Sochi over Russia's intervention in Crimea. The team of 31 people walked out of Thursday evening's formal event at the athletes' village before it had finished, chanting in unison as they went, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said.
Two Australian journalists are being deported from Indonesia for covering the Schapelle Corby case while on tourist visas.