US ex-Cardinal McCarrick pleads not guilty to sexual assault
12 September 2021 | 1:54 pm
Theodore McCarrick has been accused of molestation by altar boys and seminarians in three states. Following the allegations, he became the most powerful Catholic official in modern times to be removed from the church.
2 Dec 2020
Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha had been accused of conflict of interest because he continued to live in a military residence after retiring as army chief. A court has cleared him, allowing him to keep his job.
13 Dec 2020
Inflatable ducks bob on a pro-democracy crowd of thousands in Thailand's capital Bangkok. They gathered to show their anger after the Thai prime minister was found not guilty of a conflict of interest by the Constitutional Court. The nine-judge court ruled that Prayut Chan-O-Cha was not guilty of conflict of interest by living in an army residence after leaving the military.
17 Dec 2020
The fourteen defendants included the former partner of one of the attackers, weapons dealers and childhood friends. Most said the did not know of the terrorist intent and were only trying to aid in a less severe crime.
3 Feb 2021
Prominent US lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has revealed that she is a survivor of sexual assault, in an emotional video message Monday in which she also described fearing for her life during the deadly storming of the US Capitol on January 6.
8 Feb 2021
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pleaded not guilty on Monday to corruption charges at the resumption of his trial, six weeks before voters again head to the polls to pass judgment on his leadership.
21 Feb 2021
Former lawmakers Au Nok-hin and Leung Yiu-chung are on trial for organizing or participating in one of Hong Kong's biggest pro-democracy protests. Seven others pleaded not guilty in the same trial.
18 Feb 2021
A former Central African Republic football boss and a lawmaker nicknamed Rambo deny war crime charges in The Hague. The pair are accused of heading up militia groups that terrorised communities during the country's 2013-2014 civil war. Also, the G5 Sahel summit wraps up with African leaders vowing to press on with crackdowns on terrorist groups in the region and Chad announcing the deployment of troops between Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso. Finally, visitors to Nairobi's main airport are met with a robotic response as Kenya tries to minimise the risk of exposure to Covid-19.
4 Apr 2021
A court in Hong Kong has found seven activists, including media tycoon Jimmy Lai, guilty of unauthorized assembly.
4 Apr 2021
A high school friend of George Floyd says the policemen who were at the scene when Derek Chauvin had his knee on the neck of the 46-year-old Black man are "as guilty" as the former Minneapolis police officer, who is currently being tried for murder. "They’re trying to show a different character so that it fits to whatever plea they’re trying to get," Redick Edwards IV says about Chauvin's ongoing trial. Redick Edwards IV met George Floyd in the early 90’s on a basketball court in Third Ward, a poor and predominantly African American neighborhood in central Houston, Texas.
21 Apr 2021
A jury has found white former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all three charges in the murder of Black man George Floyd last year.
27 May 2021
Former President Jacob Zuma is being tried for graft, fraud, racketeering and money laundering. The plea marks a turning point in the decadelong trial.
16 Jun 2021
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