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Weinstein jury to begin deliberations

Weinstein jury to begin deliberations

Jurors will begin deliberating the fate of ex-Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein on Tuesday in his high-profile sex crimes trial that marked a watershed moment in the #MeToo movement.The disgraced movie mogul, 67, faces life in prison if the jury of seven men an

Sri Lanka calls on US to reconsider barring army chief

Sri Lanka calls on US to reconsider barring army chief

Sri Lanka on Sunday said the US should reconsider its decision to refuse entry to the island's army chief over his alleged war crimes and warned that relations were being "unnecessarily complicated".The US Friday said the travel ban for Lieutenant General S

Weinstein prosecutors urge jurors to convict 'predator'

Weinstein prosecutors urge jurors to convict 'predator'

Harvey Weinstein was a "predator" who used his status as a powerful Hollywood producer to take advantage of the women he attacked, prosecutors said Friday as his sex crimes trial drew to a close.The disgraced movie mogul, 67, faces life in prison if convicte

R. Kelly hit with updated federal charges in Chicago

R. Kelly hit with updated federal charges in Chicago

US authorities on Friday released revamped federal charges in Chicago against the R&B superstar R. Kelly, to include sex crime allegations that involve a new accuser.The latest allegations against the disgraced 53-year-old artist -- who is accused in multiple

US bans visits by Sri Lanka army chief over war crimes

US bans visits by Sri Lanka army chief over war crimes

The United States said Friday it would refuse entry to Sri Lanka's army chief over "credible" evidence of human rights violations in the bloody 2009 finale to the civil war.Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, whose appointment last year drew wide internatio

Rights groups urge swift handover of Sudan's Bashir to ICC

Rights groups urge swift handover of Sudan's Bashir to ICC

Rights groups pushed Wednesday for the swift handover of Sudan's ousted strongman Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court after the country's new authorities pledged to bring him to justice for alleged war crimes in Darfur.Top Sudanese officials s