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South African ParaOlympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to six years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius, 29, shot Reeva Steenkamp four times through a locked toilet door in February 2013.
It comes after his initial five-year conviction for manslaughter was changed to murder last December on appeal.
He was taken immediately to jail. Both the prosecution and defence can appeal, but his lawyers say they will not.
Argentina and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi was on Wednesday sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud in Spain. Messi is a five time winner of FIFA World Player of the Year.
The court ordered Messi to pay a fine of around £1.7m and his father to pay £1.27m for defrauding Spain's tax authority of £3.19m from 2007-09.
Messi and his father, Jorge, received the same sentence but under Spanish law a jail sentence under two years for a first-time non-violent crime can be served on probation, meaning they are unlikely to be imprisoned.