The sentencing hearing for Oscar Pistorius has begun in Pretoria, South Africa. Today the athlete will learn whether or not he faces a jail sentence for his former girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp's manslaughter on Valentine's Day last year.
The court has adjourned following the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius, who has been led out of the dock.
The Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.
He was given a further three-year suspended sentence for a separate firearm charge.
Judge Thokozile Masipa has said that the sentence proposed by defence witnesses would not be appropriate for Oscar Pistorius.
The tail-end of ex-hurricane Gonzalo lashed Britain today, with particularly strong storms causing disruption in Scotland and suspending 110 flights from London's Heathrow airport.
Heavy rain led to poor visibility on the A90 south of Aberdoon, while the Forth Road Bridge, A87 Skye Bridge and A898 Erskine Bridge were among a number of bridges closed to high-sided vehicles.
In the north-west of England, strong winds hit parts of the M6 prompting warnings to drivers, while flooding caused some delays on the M62.
A section of the A1(M) in Cambridgeshire was closed due to an overturned lorry and there was heavy traffic on a number of motorways and A-roads.
Signalling problems on the railways led to delays to all routes through Sydenham in south-east London - affecting passengers traveling on the London Overground, Southern and Thameslink train services.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has extended his condolences to the family of Christophe de Margarie, who died in a plane crash late last night in an airport in Moscow.
The chief executive of French oil giant Total regularly travelled to Russia, and recently dined in Paris with an ally of President Putin, who is under EU sanctions. Mr Putin's spokesman said:
French President Francois Hollande expressed his "stupor and sadness" at the news.
Judge Thokozile Masipa has said she is not obliged to give too much weight to public opinion when sentencing Oscar Pistorius.
The judge in the Oscar Pistorius sentencing has said:
Judge Thokozile Masipa says she was not impressed by the evidence of one witness on prison conditions in South Africa, describing her methods as "slapdash".
She adds that she is satisfied that the correctional facilities are equipped to deal with a disabled inmate such as Pistorius.