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Cosby retrial could favor defense though publicity a wild card

Cosby retrial could favor defense though publicity a wild card

Published 18/06/2017

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby (2nd L) stands as his publicist, Andrew Wyatt, addresses the media after a judge declared a mistrial in Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S., June 17, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A retrial of Bill Cosby on sexual assault charges will likely offer major advantages to the defense, former prosecutors and defense lawyers say, but the enormous publicity surrounding the case may also produce a second jury that is more eager to convict.

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As Shanghai`s Magic Kingdom turns one, Disney pushes further into China

As Shanghai`s Magic Kingdom turns one, Disney pushes further into China

Published 17/06/2017

Fireworks explode over the Shanghai Disney Resort during a celebration ceremony to mark its first anniversary in Shanghai, China June 16, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. CHINA OUT.

Walt Disney celebrates the first anniversary of its $5.5 billion theme park in Shanghai on Friday, a key plank of the entertainment giant's push into the world's second-largest economy through everything from English schools to films.

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Carrie Fisher`s death caused by sleep apnea, other factors: coroner

Carrie Fisher`s death caused by sleep apnea, other factors: coroner

Published 17/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Carrie Fisher poses for cameras as she arrives at the European Premiere of ''Star Wars, The Force Awakens'' in Leicester Square, London, December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Paul Hackett/File Photo

The death last year of actor Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" franchise, was due to sleep apnea and other causes, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office said in a statement on Friday.

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Cosby again seeks mistrial with no end in sight for jury deliberations

Cosby again seeks mistrial with no end in sight for jury deliberations

Published 17/06/2017

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby gives a thumbs-up to supporters as he leaves court after deliberations in his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S., June 16, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Mostoller

Bill Cosby's defense lawyer asked a judge to declare a mistrial in his sexual assault case for at least the sixth time on Friday night, arguing that the jury's deliberations, which will enter a sixth day on Saturday, have dragged on too long.

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John Avildsen, Oscar-winning director of `Rocky,` dead at 81

John Avildsen, Oscar-winning director of `Rocky,` dead at 81

Published 17/06/2017

John Avildsen, the Oscar-winning director who made Hollywood's quintessential underdog story in 1976 boxing saga "Rocky" with a then-unknown Sylvester Stallone, and crafted another inspiring tale in "The Karate Kid," died on Friday at age 81, his family said.

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Italy court suspends ruling that ousted museum directors

Italy court suspends ruling that ousted museum directors

Published 15/06/2017

Italy's top administrative court on Thursday suspended a ruling that ousted five museum directors who had been hired as part of a bid to modernize and boost revenue from the country's artistic and archaeological treasures.

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As art flies off the walls at Basel, buyers beware, experts warn

As art flies off the walls at Basel, buyers beware, experts warn

Published 15/06/2017

Lisa Schiff, New York based art advisor looks at the artwork 'Rob Pruitt's Official Art World/Celebrity Look-Alikes from 2016/2017' by US artist Rob Pruitt at the Unlimited exhibition during the Art Basel in Basel, Switzerland June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Moritz Hager

"When did so many people start caring about contemporary art?" wondered Marc Glimcher, head of the Pace gallery empire, as he busily made deals at Art Basel's VIP preview this week.

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Architect claims NY`s One World Trade Center stole his design

Architect claims NY`s One World Trade Center stole his design

Published 14/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: The One World Trade Center tower is seen in New York, U.S. on November 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo

A Korean-born architect on Wednesday sued a major architecture firm over the design of Manhattan's One World Trade Center, claiming that the building bears a "striking similarity" to a tower he designed in 1999 while in graduate school.

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The London gallery shining a light on neon art

The London gallery shining a light on neon art

Published 14/06/2017

Tourists pose for pictures as they take selfies inferno of the neon signs in God's Own Junkyard gallery and cafe in London, Britain, May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce

On the flick of a flurry of switches, a studio on a gray industrial estate in East London lights up to reveal hundreds of bright neon artworks.

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No verdict yet in Cosby trial after 1-1/2 days of jury deliberations

No verdict yet in Cosby trial after 1-1/2 days of jury deliberations

Published 14/06/2017

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby (L) leaves Montgomery County Courthouse after a second day of deliberations in his sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S., June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

The jury deciding Bill Cosby's fate at his sexual assault trial adjourned on Tuesday after 16 hours of deliberations over 1-1/2 days failed to produce a verdict.

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