South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp

Reeva Steenkamp's family deny allegations that the model was pregnant when Oscar Pistorius shot her

Reeva Steenkamp’s family has rejected allegations that the model was pregnant when Paralympian Oscar Pistorius shot and killed her.

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Pistorius is ordered to hand over firearms and passports, avoid his home and all witnesses in the case, report to police twice a week and not to drink alcohol

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Oscar Pistorius is transported

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According to reports, officers who searched the home of the Olympic athlete after Reeva Steenkamp was killed are reported to have found steroids

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Reeva Steenkamp in good spirits just hours before shooting

Reeva Steenkamp, the model whose death at the home of Oscar Pistorius has dominated headlines around the world, gave a light-hearted interview hours before her death in which she talked about St Valentine’s Day and bad dating experiences.

British athlete Martyn Rooney with training partner Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius' British training partner sends sympathy to all involved after alleged murder

Athletics world reacts to tragedy in Pretoria

Clockwise from top left: Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius leaves the police station, police enter the estate where Pistorius lives, the star with his gold medal after winning the men's 400 metres at the 2012 Games in London, the athlete with his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

Pistorius: police reject claims he mistook model for burglar

Police said the shooting was being treated as a murder investigation following previous 'allegations of a domestic nature' at the address

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