The comedian Bill Cosby is sentenced to prison

24 Views A judge in Pennsylvania has jailed comedian Bill Cosby for three to 10 years for sexual assault. Cosby, 81, was also categorised as a sexually violent predator, meaning he must undergo counselling for life and be listed on the sex offender registry. The actor declined to make a statement when offered the opportunity. […]

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At United Nations, Trump rejects constraints imposed by other nations, says U.S. will act to counter ‘global control’

28 ViewsPresident Trump declared Tuesday that his administration will reject attempts from other nations to impose constraints on the United States, vowing to take action in world affairs based on his judgment about how it would benefit Americans. In a speech before world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly, Trump issued a sharp warning to […]

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Maldives election begins amid opposition cry of unfairness

28 ViewsHuge crowds flocked to closely guarded polling stations on Sunday to vote in the Maldives’ third multiparty presidential elections, widely seen as a referendum on the island nation’s young democracy. Both President Yameen Abdul Gayoom and the opposition candidate, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, voted in the capital, Male, shortly after polls opened. More than 260,000 […]

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Tanzania ferry disaster death toll doubles

51 Views At least 94 people have known to have died after a ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania, officials say. t is feared that more than 200 people may have drowned. Recovery efforts have resumed after being halted overnight. The MV Nyerere ferry overturned near the shore of Ukara island […]

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Vietnam’s President Quang dies after illness

30 ViewsQuang, 61, died in a military hospital in Hanoi from a ‘serious illness despite efforts by domestic and international doctors and professors’ Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang, one of the country’s top three leaders but with mostly ceremonial duties, died on Friday after an illness, state television and radio announced. Quang, 61, died in […]

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Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak arrested by anti-graft agency, to be charged on Thursda

32 ViewsFormer Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will face further corruption charges related to money allegedly siphoned off from the scandal-plagued state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the anti-corruption agency said on Wednesday (Sept 19). Najib has faced intense scrutiny since unexpectedly losing a general election in May to Tun Mahathir Mohamad, who reopened investigations into […]

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