Bill Cosby’s sex assault trial set to begin on Monday
04 June 2017 | 4:00 pm
With a jury picked, the long-awaited sexual assault trial of Bill Cosby, once known as America’s favorite TV dad, is set to begin in Norristown, Pennsylvania.
27 Apr 2018
A Pennsylvania jury convicted comedian Bill Cosby on all three counts of drugging and molesting a onetime friend in 2004, a decisive victory for prosecutors in one of the first celebrity sexual-assault trials of the #MeToo era.
23 Sep 2018
Former U.S. President Barack Obama called on voters in Pennsylvania to "restore some sanity to our politics" ahead of November's midterm elections.
26 Sep 2018
Bill Cosby was sentenced to between three and 10 years in prison on Tuesday (September 25) for his conviction for sexually assaulting a woman, capping the once-beloved comedian's downfall from "America's Dad" to convicted felon.
11 Nov 2018
In Mozambique, sexual harassment is punishable under the law. But students do not report cases fearing retaliation from teachers. What advice would you give to students?
FG considers treating COVID-19 patients at home, Joe Biden denies sexual assault allegation and more
1 May 2020
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1 May 2020
US presidential hopeful Joe Biden has addressed accusations of sexual assault that have dogged his campaign for months. A former staffer alleged that Biden sexually assaulted her while he was a senator.
9 May 2020
A German journalist filed a legal complaint against French former-President Valery Giscard d'Estaing alleging that he grabbed her repeatedly after an interview. He has said he does not remember the incident.
19 Sep 2020
Photographer Jonathan Leder denies Emily Ratajkowski's sexual assault allegations
8 Nov 2020
The north-eastern US state of Pennsylvania is at the heart of the "Rust Belt". Its economy was historically built around mining, but has suffered greatly from industrial decline since the 1970s. Blue collar workers decide the result here, which can be decisive in the race to the White House. Since 1992, Pennsylvania has voted for the Democratic candidate. But in 2016, Donald Trump narrowly won the Keystone State by wooing disillusioned voters. How will they vote this time? Our team reports from Joe Biden's home state, where the economy remains a key concern.
3 Nov 2020
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden jokes with voters in his childhood home of Scranton, in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, that he can "declare victory right now" after an entire nearby village of just 12 residents voted unanimously for him. The vote and count in Dixville Notch which kicked off Election Day only took a few minutes, with five votes for Biden and none for President Donald Trump, who is seeking a second term.
11 Nov 2020
In rural Pennsylvania, Trump supporters says they won't believe Joe Biden won the election "until it's certified", with some admitting being "upset" at the results and recognising they may just have to "let it go".
15 Nov 2020
Federal and state courts in Pennsylvania and Michigan have rejected more lawsuits alleging voter fraud in the US election. Joe Biden comfortably won this month's poll, but incumbent Donald Trump has refused to concede.
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A court in France ruled the US tech giant must show exactly how it combats online attacks. Anti-discrimination groups say the social media company drags its feet on removing discriminatory content.
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A stampede at a church gathering in Liberia's capital Monrovia killed 29 people overnight, the deputy information minister told state radio on Thursday. A large rush of people at a church gathering in Liberia's capital Monrovia has left at least 29 people dead overnight into Thursday, according to authorities.
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An unknown number of people are killed in Ghana in a huge explosion that razed hundreds of buildings to the ground. The blast was caused by a truck carrying explosives which collided with a motorcycle. Also, at least 29 people in Liberia, including 11 children and a pregnant woman, have died in a stampede of worshippers at a Christian ceremony in Monrovia. And the big upset of the day at the Africa Cup of Nations saw Ivory Coast cruise past defending champions Algeria 3-1 to send them crashing out of the tournament.
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