Pistorius slams “unfair advantage”
South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has hit out at his fellow competitors after coming second in the 200m final. After being beaten by Brazil's Alan Fonteles Cardoso Oliveira by .07sec, Pistorius claimed Oliveira's running blades were too long, breaking International Paralympic Committee regulations. “We are not racing a fair race,” Pistorius said in a post-race interview. “If you look at videos from last year, Alan was shorter than me, but now he’s taller than me.”
Moonies “messiah” dies
Reverend Sun Myung Moon, the founder of the Unification Church, has died aged 92. The Moonies are best known for conducting mass weddings involving thousands of couples. A self-proclaimed messiah, Moon, from South Korea, founded his religious movement in 1954. He leaves behind a multibillion dollar religious and business empire.
Soldiers come home
Five Australian soldiers who died in Afghanistan last week are on their way home to Australia. Sydney-born Lance Corporal Stjepan “Rick” Milosevic, 40; Sapper James Martin, 21, from Perth; and Private Robert Poate, 23, from Canberra, were killed by a rogue Afghan soldier last Wednesday. On Thursday, Lance Corporal Mervyn McDonald, 30, from Western Australia, and Private Nathanael Galagher, 23, of Wee Waa, NSW, died when their helicopter crashed in Oruzgan province. All five were farewelled by their colleagues in Tarin Kowt before being flown home.Image by Getty Images