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Thai king orders new traffic rules to curb congestion from royal motorcades

Thai king orders new traffic rules to curb congestion from royal motorcades

Published 13/01/2020

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn has ordered police to stop completely blocking roads in Bangkok for royal motorcades, a government spokeswoman said. The [more…]

Bill Cosby asks Pennsylvania top court to hear appeal on sex crime conviction

Bill Cosby asks Pennsylvania top court to hear appeal on sex crime conviction

Published 10/01/2020

(Reuters) - Lawyers for Bill Cosby on Thursday asked the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to hear his appeal of his 2018 sexual assault conviction, a [more…]

Judge refuses to remove himself after Weinstein’s lawyers claim bias

Judge refuses to remove himself after Weinstein’s lawyers claim bias

Published 09/01/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Denying he was biased, the judge in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial on Thursday refused to remove himself from the high-profile case, [more…]

Will having a lead female defense attorney help Harvey Weinstein? The jury is out

Will having a lead female defense attorney help Harvey Weinstein? The jury is out

Published 09/01/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When Donna Rotunno agreed to represent former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein as lead defense attorney in his New York rape trial, [more…]

Factbox: Two years of #MeToo in the courts

Factbox: Two years of #MeToo in the courts

Published 09/01/2020

(Reuters) - Since the #MeToo movement rose to global prominence in October 2017, several high-profile criminal cases have been brought alleging sexual misconduct going back [more…]

Justin Bieber says he has been fighting Lyme disease and mono

Justin Bieber says he has been fighting Lyme disease and mono

Published 09/01/2020

(Reuters) - Canadian pop superstar Justin Bieber revealed on Wednesday that he had been battling Lyme disease and a serious case of mononucleosis but said [more…]

After Britain appeals for weirdos, spoon bender Uri Geller applies

After Britain appeals for weirdos, spoon bender Uri Geller applies

Published 08/01/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Spoon-bending celebrity psychic Uri Geller, 73, has applied for a job in the British government in response to an advert for “misfits” [more…]

Bollywood A-lister backs protesting students, faces boycott calls

Bollywood A-lister backs protesting students, faces boycott calls

Published 08/01/2020

MUMBAI (Reuters) - A top Indian actress who joined students protesting against the government drew calls on social media on Wednesday for a boycott of [more…]

Timeline: The Harvey Weinstein story – from studio to courtroom in 40 years

Timeline: The Harvey Weinstein story – from studio to courtroom in 40 years

Published 07/01/2020

(Reuters) - Here is a timeline recounting the highs and lows over 40 years in the life of Harvey Weinstein. Once one of Hollywood’s most [more…]

Ram Dass, psychedelic drug pioneer, dies at home aged 88

Ram Dass, psychedelic drug pioneer, dies at home aged 88

Published 23/12/2019

(Reuters) - Ram Dass, who in the 1960s joined Timothy Leary in promoting psychedelic drugs as the path to inner enlightenment before undergoing a spiritual [more…]