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.
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Trump slaps tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods 18 September 2018, 7:58 AM

US President Donald Trump escalated his trade war with China imposing 10 percent tariffs on about $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.

Russia says military jet with 14 servicemen aboard vanishes from radar off Syria 18 September 2018, 6:24 AM

A Russian military jet carrying 14 servicemen vanished from radar over the Mediterranean Sea late Monday as Syria came under attack by Israeli missiles, the defence ministry said.

Dozens buried in Philippine landslide 17 September 2018, 4:24 PM

Philippine rescuers on Monday searched desperately for dozens feared buried under a landslide unleashed by Typhoo Mangkhut, which also left a trail of destruction in Hong Kong and saw millions evacuated in southern China.

Victims of Cholera outbreak in Saudi Arabia, Yemen
Saudi Arabia reports cholera infection in southern province 17 September 2018, 6:35 AM

Saudi Arabia confirmed one cholera infection and three other suspected cases in an area bordering Yemen, where an epidemic has killed more than 2,000people, state TV reported on Sunday, citing a health ministry official.

Water levels surged 3.5 m in some places, wave’s swamped roads and washed up live fish, washing into some residential blocks and a mall in an eastern district.
Super typhoon slams into China after pummelling Philippines 16 September 2018, 3:17 PM

A super typhoon made landfall in China's Guangdong on Sunday, the country's most populous province, after wreaking havoc in Hong Kong and Macau and killing potentially more than 50 people in the Philippines.

Nine hurt in German police eviction of anti-coal protesters 16 September 2018, 1:40 PM

Nine environmental activists were injured and 34 detained in an operation to evict protesters holed up in forest treehouses in a bid to block the expansion of an open-pit coal mine, police said Sunday.

Polls open in Syrian local elections: state media 16 September 2018, 8:50 AM

Voting began across government-controlled parts of Syria on Sunday for the war-ravaged country's first local elections since 2011, state news agency SANA said.

Moon seeks to break nuclear deadlock at Pyongyang summit 16 September 2018, 6:42 AM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in travels to Pyongyang this week for his third summit with Kim Jong Un, looking to break the deadlock in nuclear talks between North Korea and the United States.

Trump administration to send US cellphones a test alert on Thursday 15 September 2018, 9:03 PM

The Trump administration will send a test message to all U.S. cellphones on Thursday for a new alert system that aims to warn the public about national emergencies.

Bhutan seeks more happiness in third election ever 15 September 2018, 11:59 AM

Voters in Bhutan, "Land of the Thunder Dragon", went to the polls Saturday in the first round of only the third election in the small Himalayan nation wedged between rivals India and China.

Archbishop of Washington prostrates himself at mass for abuse victims 15 September 2018, 6:30 AM

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington who was blamed for not doing enough to deal with pedophile priests in Pennsylvania, prostrated himself Friday in a sign of repentance ...

S. Korea launches its first missile-capable submarine 14 September 2018, 10:34 AM

South Korea launched its first ever missile-capable attack submarine on Friday, despite a recent diplomatic thaw with the nuclear-armed North.

Mexico ‘evaluates’ accepting US cash to deport migrants 14 September 2018, 6:52 AM

Mexico said Thursday it had received an offer from the United States of payment to deport migrants, but denied it had accepted the deal.

Outgoing UNGA President admits transformation of the Security Council has been slow 13 September 2018, 8:45 PM

The outgoing President of the General Assembly has affirmed the intergovernmental process to reform the United Nations Security Council but conceded that despite slow progress, the negotiations were too important to fail. Miroslav Lajcak – whose term as President over the 72nd session of the Assembly ends next week – believes the current composition of […]

Chinese official says China is educating, not mistreating, Muslims 13 September 2018, 6:19 PM

China is not mistreating Muslims in Xinjiang province but is putting some people through training courses to avoid extremism spreading, unlike Europe,which had failed to deal with the problem, a Chinese official told reporters on Thursday.

Florence weakens to Category 2 hurricane 13 September 2018, 6:04 AM

Hurricane Florence weakened into a Category 2 hurricane as it moved towards east coast of the United States, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Wednesday, but a life-threatening storm surge and heavy rainfall were still expected.

East Coast US residents brace for Hurricane Florence 12 September 2018, 9:19 PM

Millions of people on the East Coast of the United States find themselves in the path of a monster Category 4 hurricane that threatens catastrophic coastal flooding and damage in the billions of dollars.

Vladimir Putin
Putin says Russia knows real identity of men accused by UK over poisoning 12 September 2018, 2:56 PM

President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia knew the real identity of two men accused by British prosecutors of trying to murder former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Britain.

Pakistan’s jailed former PM released on parole for wife’s funeral 12 September 2018, 8:11 AM

Pakistan's jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter have been temporarily released on parole for the funeral of his wife, government and party sources said Wednesday.

Trump to target foreign meddling in US elections with sanctions order 12 September 2018, 5:52 AM

President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order to slap sanctions on any foreign companies or people who interfere in US elections.

Hurricane Florence set for ‘direct hit’ on U.S. east coast 11 September 2018, 8:02 PM

More than 1 million people were ordered to evacuate their homes along the U.S. southeast coast as Hurricane Florence, the most powerful storm to threaten the Carolinas in nearly three decades, barreled closer on Tuesday.

Overcrowded bus plunges into India gorge, killing at least 55 11 September 2018, 3:00 PM

An overcrowded bus plunged into a gorge in southern India on Tuesday, killing at least 55 people and injuring several more, in one of the worst such accidents this year, authorities said.

Trump received Kim Jong Un letter seeking 2nd meet: WHouse 11 September 2018, 10:25 AM

US President Donald Trump has received a "very positive" letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un seeking a follow-up meeting after their historic summit in Singapore, the White House said.

Russia to launch biggest war games in its history 11 September 2018, 8:48 AM

Hundreds of thousands of Russian troops will take part in the country's largest ever military drills Tuesday, in a massive show of force featuring Chinese soldiers that has rattled the West.

Dallas grand jury to examine police officer’s fatal shooting of neighbour 11 September 2018, 7:30 AM

A Texas grand jury could potentially charge a Dallas police officer with murder in the shooting death of a neighbour whose apartment the officer said she mistook for her own, a prosecutor said on Monday

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US shaping up for battle between Democrats and Republicans 10 September 2018, 8:55 PM

The midterm election this November in the United States is shaping up to be a battle not just between Democrats and Republicans but also between the current president and his immediate predecessor.

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Idlib airstrike kills at least 4 10 September 2018, 12:56 PM

At least four people have been killed in intensifying air strikes on Idlib, the last rebel bastion in Syria.

China calls on US, N. Korea to implement Singapore deal 10 September 2018, 9:12 AM

China's top legislator voiced hope that North Korea and the United States will implement their nuclear summit agreement as he met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Chinese state media said Monday.

Sweden PM invites opposition to talks as far-right make election gains 10 September 2018, 6:29 AM

Sweden's anti-immigrant far-right made gains in legislative elections Sunday and vowed to exert "real influence" as kingmaker.

All eyes on Bachelet for first speech as UN rights chief 10 September 2018, 5:50 AM

New UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet will give a widely anticipated speech Monday, with many eager for clues to how she will address rights crises around the world.