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
Vietnam denies entry to human rights activist attending WEF 9 September 2018, 6:02 PM

Vietnam has refused entry to the Secretary General of the International Federation for Human Rights, Debbie Stothard, to attend the World Economic Forum to be held in the country next week, the Swiss-based international foundation said on Sunday.

Iran Guards confirm missile strikes on Kurd rebels in Iraq 9 September 2018, 1:33 PM

Iran's Revolutionary Guards confirmed Sunday they had launched deadly missile strikes against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq the previous day.

Donald Trump
US officials met Venezuela officers to discuss coup bid: report 9 September 2018, 6:41 AM

Officials from President Donald Trump's administration met secretly with Venezuelan military officers to discuss plans to oust President Nicolas Maduro but eventually decided not to help, The New York Times reported Saturday.

Former President, Barack Obama
Fired-up Obama attacks Trump and Republicans 8 September 2018, 6:39 AM

Barack Obama assailed United States (US) Republicans Friday for failing to keep President Donald Trump in check, in a forceful return to the political fray aimed at firing up Democratic voters ahead of key elections.

Donald Trump
Trump threatens tariffs on all imports from China 7 September 2018, 8:21 PM

President Donald Trump threatened Friday to slap tariffs on all of the Chinese goods imported into the United States, ramping up the already tense trade relations with Beijing.

Russian president Vladimir Putin
Syria government has right to retake ‘all its territory’: Putin 7 September 2018, 3:03 PM

Damascus has every right to take back all its territory, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a summit Friday expected to decide the fate of Syria's last major rebel bastion Idlib.

Soldiers with guns on hand
Two dead in Syria after being hit by Russian airstrikes 7 September 2018, 1:00 PM

Two people have died in Syria's Idlib province after being hit by Russian airstrikes.

Cruel yet popular punishment: Japan’s death penalty 7 September 2018, 8:15 AM

Years waiting on death row, inmates told their fate just hours before their execution and guards paid $180 to do an "unbearable" job Japan's capital punishment system is criticised as cruel and secretive yet remains popular.

Dmitry Peskov
Kremlin calls British allegations in spy poisoning unacceptable 6 September 2018, 4:45 PM

The Kremlin denied on Thursday that Russia was in any way involved in the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter, describing British accusations that an attack had been approved by senior Russian officials as “unacceptable".

N Korea’s Kim says wants to denuclearise in Trump’s first term 6 September 2018, 8:10 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he wants to denuclearise the Korean peninsula during US President Donald Trump's first term.

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missile, 26 wounded by shrapnel 6 September 2018, 7:02 AM

Saudi Arabia's air defence forces intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired by Yemen's Houthis in the southern city of Najran, wounding 26 people with shrapnel, Saudi civil defence said on Wednesday.

Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov
UK charges two Russians for attempted murder of Skripals with nerve agent 5 September 2018, 3:45 PM

British prosecutors on Wednesday charged two Russians for the attempted murder of a former Russian spy and his daughter with a nerve agent, naming suspects for the first time in a case that has caused one of the biggest East-West rifts in decades.

Powerful typhoon kills nine in Japan 5 September 2018, 10:15 AM

The toll in the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in a quarter century rose Wednesday to nine, with thousands stranded at a major airport because of storm damage.

Donald Trump
New book by Woodward says Trump wanted Syrian leader killed 5 September 2018, 6:22 AM

U.S. President Donald Trump wanted to have Syrian President Bashar al-Assad assassinated last year but his defense secretary ignored the request, according to a new book that depicts top Trump aides sometimes disregarding presidential orders to limit what they saw as damaging and dangerous behaviour.

Donald Trump
Kremlin dismisses Trump warning on Syria’s Idlib 4 September 2018, 4:59 PM

The Kremlin dismissed US President Donald Trump's warning to Syria not to launch an offensive in the rebel-held enclave of Idlib, saying on Tuesday that the area was a "nest of terrorism".

Second resignation as Macron shuffles cabinet 4 September 2018, 1:58 PM

French President Emmanuel Macron was hit by a second resignation in a week on Tuesday as his sports minister quit, forcing him to make two changes to his cabinet.

Pole dancer with school kids watching
Principal in China fired after bringing a pole dancer to a school ceremony 4 September 2018, 10:26 AM

A kindergarten principal in China has been fired after hiring a pole dancer for a formal back-to-school ceremony.

Trump warns Syria, Russia and Iran against Idlib ‘tragedy’ 4 September 2018, 7:05 AM

US President Donald Trump has warned Syria against launching an attack on the country's last rebel stronghold with the help of Russia and Iran, saying the offensive could trigger a "human tragedy."

A scene of conflict
Negotiations with Palestinians are pointless: Israeli minister 3 September 2018, 3:16 PM

Israel's defence minister said Monday that negotiation with Palestinians on the situation in both Gaza and the occupied West Bank were pointless and that the country should act unilaterally.

Brexit could sway Scottish voters toward independence from UK: poll 3 September 2018, 9:06 AM

Scotland voted against independence in 2014, but a subsequent referendum on leaving the EU has reignited debate over its long-term future as one of Britain’s four constituent parts.

Boris Johnson predicts EU ‘victory’ in Brexit talks 3 September 2018, 7:28 AM

Former foreign secretary and Brexit hardliner Boris Johnson penned a renewed attack on Britain's government Monday, predicting "victory" for the European Union in its negotiations with London.

Massive fire tears through Rio’s 200-year old National Museum 3 September 2018, 5:52 AM

A massive fire raced through Brazil's 200-year-old National Museum in Rio de Janeiroon Sunday, probably destroying its collection of more than 20million items, ranging from archaeological finds to historical memorabilia.

Helicopter in the sky
Helicopter crash in Afghanistan kills 12 2 September 2018, 8:59 PM

At least 12 people were killed, including two Ukrainians, when a helicopter crashed in northern Afghanistan on Sunday, Afghan and foreign officials said.

Benjamin Netanyahu
Lap dancing goes from risque to risky in Israel 2 September 2018, 4:20 PM

Israeli prosecutors have launched an offensive to end lap dancing in strip clubs, while lawmakers from across the political spectrum are backing a bill to outlaw striptease across the board.

Kathmandu airport scare after plane skids off runway 2 September 2018, 12:21 PM

Nepal's only international airport had to be closed for some 11 hours after a domestic aircraft skidded off the recently repaired runway, officials said Sunday.

Former US presidents Bush and Obama
Two presidents honor McCain at funeral as Trump heads to golf club 2 September 2018, 8:38 AM

Two ex-presidents from opposing parties united Saturday to honor US senator John McCain, in a momentous funeral that championed his aspirations of political comity but also rebuked the tribalism and division trafficked by Donald Trump. As millions tuned in to the nationally televised memorial attended by the breadth of Washington powerbrokers, Trump himself was notably […]

Migrant crisis haunts EU three years after Merkel’s fateful call 2 September 2018, 6:50 AM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel won accolades for her stunning call on September 4, 2015 to keep open Germany's doors to hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers, many fleeing war-torn Syria or Iraq.

Former US presidents Bush and Obama
Two ex-presidents, not Trump, pay tribute to McCain at Washington funeral 1 September 2018, 7:39 PM

Two ex-presidents from opposing parties united Saturday in homage to late senator and American patriot John McCain, in a momentous farewell ceremony that also rebuked the politics of toxicity and division trafficked by Donald Trump.

Palestinians waving their red, white, green and black flag
Palestinian anger as US ends funding for UN agency 1 September 2018, 3:23 PM

Palestinians reacted angrily Saturday to a United States decision to end all funding for the UN agency that assists 3 million needy refugees, seeing it as a new policy shift aimed at undermining their cause.

Bush, Obama to eulogize McCain at US senator’s final farewell 1 September 2018, 9:49 AM

Late US senator John McCain will receive his final public sendoff Saturday in a nationally televised ceremony featuring eulogies from two ex-presidents...