Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years for the manslaughter of Reeva Steenkamp. It is understood the athlete will spend some of his term under house arrest. He was also handed a suspended three-year sentence for firearms offences.
Mentally-ill British terror suspect Haroon Aswat, who allegedly conspired to establish a jihadi training camp in Oregon, was today extradited from the UK to the US, Scotland Yard said.
Several rail services have been disrupted across Britain as a result of ex-hurricane Gonzalo today.
Flooding in Wales prompted bus services to replace trains between North Llanrwst and Blaenau Ffestiniog, while broken-down trains prompted delays between London and Luton and in Devon between Taunton and Exeter St Davids.
Network Rail said heavy winds, torrential rain and fallen leaves were "making conditions difficult on the railway today".
Obstructions on the line caused delays on services between Bournemouth and Southampton Central, between London and Epsom and between Sutton and St Albans.
A number of ferry crossings between Holyhead, North Wales and Dublin have also been cancelled, Irish Ferries said.
Oscar Pistorius will be ineligible to compete in any Paralympic events for the duration of his five year prison sentence, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said.
Although Pistorius could be released after 10 months to serve the remainder of his sentence under house arrest, the IPC says its rules will still prevent him from running for the full five years.
This rules him out of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics.
150 British Army medics are joining the UK efforts to defeat Ebola in Sierra Leone, to run a training facility aimed at teaching local healthcare workers how to treat and protect themselves and others from the virus.
The soldiers all volunteered for the mission, their major said.
The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that the RAF will fly surveillance drones over Syria as part of their efforts to defeat Islamic State fighters in the area.
The MoD said the missions will be for intelligence gathering.
Oscar Pistorius' uncle has said that he accepts his nephew's sentence, adding that Oscar "will embrace this opportunity to pay back to society".
He added that he hoped Oscar would "begin his own healing process".
"As a family we are ready to help and guide Oscar as he serves his sentence," he said.