Cosby’s lawyers, psychologist spar in court over ‘predator’ label

24 September 2018, 9:48 PM
Bill Cosby's downfall from "America's Dad" to convicted felon will reach its final chapter in a Pennsylvania courtroom on Monday, when a judge will begin deciding whether to sentence the 80-year-old comedian to prison for sexual assault.
Bill Cosby
High hopes for Trump, Putin summit 29 June 2018, 10:39 AM

A top Russian diplomat has expressed hopes that the summit between the Presidents of Russia and the United States next month will be the beginning of a new relationship between the two countries.

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Gunman angry at Maryland newspaper kills five in targeted attack 29 June 2018, 7:34 AM

A man who had a long-running feud with an Annapolis newspaper blasted his way through its newsroom with a shotgun on Thursday, killing at least five people in one of the deadliest attacks recorded on a U.S. media outlet, authorities said.

Several dead in newsroom shooting in Maryland capital Annapolis 28 June 2018, 10:00 PM

Several people were reported killed Thursday at a shooting at the offices of the Capital Gazette, a daily newspaper published in Annapolis, the capital of Maryland.

BRICS sectorial meeting discusses urbanisation 28 June 2018, 8:41 PM

Urbanisation has been at the centre of discussions during the first day of the Brics sectorial meeting held in East London in the Eastern Cape.

Remaining group of stranded S Africans in China returns home 28 June 2018, 4:30 PM

The second group of South Africans who were part of the fifty-one stranded in China over visa problems have landed safely in the country. 

Migration challenge is make-or-break for EU: Merkel 28 June 2018, 12:03 PM

The European Union's fate rests on its ability to rise to the challenges of the migration debate, Chancellor Angela Merkel told the German parliament on Thursday ahead of a crunch summit in Brussels that will be dominated by the matter.

Deported after Trump order, Central Americans grieve for lost children 28 June 2018, 6:40 AM

Jose Guardado, 42, a farmer, said he could not bear returning home to Honduras without his 14-year-old son, Nixon, who remained somewhere in US detention.

Trump-backed immigration reform bill fails in US House 27 June 2018, 9:15 PM

A Republican "compromise" bill reforming US immigration law failed spectacularly in Congress on Wednesday...

People outside a cave.
Prayers for Thai children and coach trapped in flooded cave 27 June 2018, 2:41 PM

Chanting monks in orange robes prayed alongside distraught relatives outside a flooded cave in northern Thailand where 12 children and their football coach have been trapped for days.

Trump claims victory on travel ban, but border crackdown on hold 27 June 2018, 8:32 AM

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Donald Trump's controversial travel ban targeting Muslim-majority nations, but the president's "zero tolerance" crackdown on illegal immigration was put on hold for lack of places to detain families arrested at the Mexican border.

Myanmar military leaders guilty of ‘crimes against humanity’: Amnesty 27 June 2018, 6:48 AM

Myanmar's military chief and other top brass have been accused by Amnesty International of crimes against humanity for overseeing a "systematic" attack against Rohingya Muslims.

Outrage after Philippines’ Duterte calls God ‘stupid’ 26 June 2018, 12:52 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte faced growing outrage on Tuesday in his largely Catholic nation after calling God "stupid", the latest furore he has sparked with an unfiltered broadside.

US suspends key part of zero tolerance policy 26 June 2018, 11:31 AM

The director of US border control has said migrant parents crossing in from Mexico illegally will for now no longer be referred for prosecution, US media reported, effectively suspending a key plank of the "zero tolerance" policy.

US suspends key part of zero tolerance policy 26 June 2018, 11:04 AM

The director of US border control has said migrant parents crossing in from Mexico illegally will for now no longer be referred for prosecution, US media reported, effectively suspending a key plank of the "zero tolerance" policy.

Guatemala asks US to help its migrants after volcano eruption 26 June 2018, 7:06 AM

Guatemala Monday asked the US government to give its migrants Temporary Protected Status after the devastating Fuego volcano eruption.

Trump weighs in on Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s saga 25 June 2018, 8:56 PM

United States President has weighed in on an incident over the weekend when his Press Secretary was asked to leave a restaurant because of her defense of his policies.

South Africans stranded in China on way back home 25 June 2018, 6:56 AM

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation has confirmed that authorities in China have started releasing the passport of 51 South Africans who were stranded in China.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan
Erdogan declared winner of Turkey presidential polls 25 June 2018, 6:53 AM

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won tightly-contested presidential polls, the election authority said Monday, extending his 15-year grip on power as the opposition complained bitterly about the conduct of the vote count.

EU leaders discuss common approach to migration crisis 24 June 2018, 9:13 PM

A group of European leaders have been meeting in Brussels to try to find unity on deals with the EU's migration crisis.

Trump calls for deporting illegal immigrants with ‘no judges or court cases’ 24 June 2018, 8:39 PM

President Donald Trump said on Sunday that people who enter the United States illegally should be sent back immediately to where they came from without any judicial process, likening them to invaders who are trying to "break into" the country.

EU leaders tackle political flare-up over migrants 24 June 2018, 5:04 PM

European Union leaders headed to Brussels for emergency talks Sunday over migration as Italy's new populist cabinet turned away another rescue ship, vowing no longer to shoulder Europe's migrant burden.

Spanish coast guards rescue migrants at sea 24 June 2018, 9:05 AM

Spain's Maritime Rescue Service released footage on Saturday of a coast guard boat taking migrants from a dinghy adrift in the Alboran Sea and rescuing one of the men who fell off the boat into the water.

Turkey’s Erdogan faces resurgent opposition in twin election test 24 June 2018, 8:22 AM

Turks began voting Sunday in dual parliamentary and presidential polls seen as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's toughest election test, with the opposition revitalised and his popularity at risk from growing economic troubles.

Trump defends policies on Mexico border 24 June 2018, 7:10 AM

President Donald Trump defended his tough stance on immigrants crossing the US Border with Mexico on Saturday, praising his administration for a job well done and saying his approach will make the United States stronger.

Virginia restaurant refuses to serve WHouse spox Sarah Sanders 23 June 2018, 8:57 PM

A Virginia restaurant was inundated with reviews from both ends of the political spectrum Saturday after White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said its owner asked her to leave because of her job.

Saudi women gear up for new freedom as driving ban ends 23 June 2018, 5:19 PM

Women will hit the roads in Saudi Arabia on Sunday with the lifting of the world’s last ban on female drivers, long seen as an emblem of women’s repression in the conservative kingdom.

Split families in limbo amid Trump immigration chaos 23 June 2018, 8:17 AM

The fate of 2,300 children wrested from their parents at the US border with Mexico remained unclear Friday two days after Donald Trump ordered an end to migrant family separations, as the president accused Democrats of spinning "phony" tales of suffering for electoral gain.

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says South Africa will apply the AU mandate to mediate peace amongst warring nations.
Dirco to assist South Africans travelling abroad 23 June 2018, 7:27 AM

Department of International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu says her department will embark on an awareness campaign to help South Africans who want to travel abroad. She was reacting over the arrest of 51 students who went to teach in China. The group used a travel agency to get their visas, but they were […]

Trump urges Republican lawmakers to drop immigration effort 22 June 2018, 3:59 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump urged Republican lawmakers on Friday to drop their efforts to pass comprehensive immigration legislation until after the November elections.

UN rights chief calls for probe of abuses by Venezuela forces 22 June 2018, 11:28 AM

The United Nations human rights chief called Friday for an international investigation of atrocities in Venezuela, blasting the government's chronic refusal to probe security officers over the alleged killings of civilians.