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Mistrial declared in Cosby sex assault case after days of deliberations

Mistrial declared in Cosby sex assault case after days of deliberations

Published 18/06/2017

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby (C) waves as he departs after a judge declared a mistrial in his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S., June 17, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Mostoller

Pennsylvania prosecutors vowed to retry comedian Bill Cosby on sexual assault charges after a jury on Saturday failed to render a unanimous verdict despite 52 hours of deliberations in a case that echoed accusations made by dozens of women against him.

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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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Italian court says lobsters must not catch cold before cooking

Italian court says lobsters must not catch cold before cooking

Published 16/06/2017

Italy's highest court ruled on Friday that lobsters must not be kept on ice in restaurant kitchens because it causes them unjustifiable suffering before they head for death by fine dining.

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New Mexican-U.S. beer mocks Trump as frowning mariachi

New Mexican-U.S. beer mocks Trump as frowning mariachi

Published 15/06/2017

A bottle of beer named 'Amigous,' with an image of U.S. President Donald Trump, is pictured at the Cru Cru brewery in Mexico City, Mexico, June 14, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Mexican and U.S. brewers have reinvented U.S. President Donald Trump as a gun-slinging mariachi folk musician to promote a new beer celebrating cross-border cooperation.

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Pakistan arrests man for driving pet lion through Karachi streets

Pakistan arrests man for driving pet lion through Karachi streets

Published 15/06/2017

Police in Pakistan have arrested a man who took his pet lion for a night-time drive through the streets of the bustling southern port city of Karachi after video of the incident went viral on social media, police said on Thursday.

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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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