Fresh bid to get a longer jail term for Oscar Pistorius


Prosecutors in South Africa are to make a fresh attempt to get Oscar Pistorius' six-year murder sentence increased. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says it will file papers on Friday. Two weeks ago, it asked the country's High Court to overturn Pistorius' sentence but the request was thrown out. Now it is taking its case to the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein. The 29-year-old runner shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his home on Valentine's Day in 2013.