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[Newsmaker] Thirty-five of Cosby's alleged victims speak out

NEW YORK -- Thirty-five women who allege they were sexually assaulted by US comedy legend Bill Cosby were united Monday on a magazine cover to tell startlingly similar stories of abuse.   They inclu...

Updated : 2015.07.28 18:22

[Newsmaker] Pearson in talks to sell 50% Economist stake

British publishing company Pearson said Saturday it was in talks to sell its 50-percent stake in The Economist Group, owner of the prestigious magazine of the same name.The Economist magazine (Bloombe...

Updated : 2015.07.26 19:51

Gunman opens fire in US movie theater killing two

A gunman opened fire in a crowded US cinema killing two people and injuring several before turning the gun on himself Thursday, shortly after President Barack Obama deplored the nation's weak gun controls.More than 100 people were in the theater when the man armed with a handgun began shoo...

Updated : 2015.07.24 21:26

Kerry says Iran nuclear deal grew out of failure with N. Korea

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday the recent landmark deal on Iran's nuclear program grew out of "the failure of the North Korea experience."  Kerry also said that Iran and North Korea are different, defending the Iranian deal during a Senate Foreign Relations committee he...

Updated : 2015.07.24 10:19

Promise seen for drug in patients with early Alzheimer’s

WASHINGTON (AFP) ― A new kind of drug to fight Alzheimer’s has shown promise when given to people in the early stages of the disease, drug-maker Eli Lilly said Wednesday.Known as solanezumab, the drug is a monoclonal antibody that helps the brain clear amyloid-beta before it clumps toget...

Updated : 2015.07.23 20:11

[Newsmaker]Rivals scramble to adjust to ‘Trumpism’

AIKEN, South Carolina -- Donald Trump was on his way to the Mexican border Thursday, the latest event in a presidential campaign some of his Republican rivals would like to dismiss as a sideshow -- a ...

Updated : 2015.07.23 18:11

China starts anti-dumping probe into electrical steel imports

China's commerce ministry said Thursday that it has started an anti-dumping investigation into imports of grain-oriented electrical steel from South Korea, Japan and the European Union.   The Chinese authorities will investigate whether the imports of grain-oriented flat-rolled electrica...

Updated : 2015.07.23 13:49

U.S. woman found dead in jail after confrontation with police

HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) - Authorities have released dashcam video of a white Texas police officer stopping a black motorist later found dead in a jail cell in what has become the latest case to cast national attention on the interactions between police and minorities in the United States.Aut...

Updated : 2015.07.22 21:29

Turkey briefly blocks access to Twitter over bombing images

ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkey briefly blocked access to Twitter on Wednesday to prevent images of Monday's deadly bombing from being broadcast and to stop Twitter users from calling for protests against the government, which they blamed for not doing enough to prevent the attack, the state-run A...

Updated : 2015.07.22 21:23

One of 'world's oldest' Koran manuscripts found in UK

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom (AFP) - A Koran manuscript has been carbon dated to close to the time of the Prophet Mohammed, making it one of the oldest in the world, a British university said Wednesday.The two leaves of parchment, filled with "surprisingly legible" text from Islam's holy boo...

Updated : 2015.07.22 21:16

Chelsea football fans banned over Paris racism incident

LONDON (AFP) - Five Chelsea fans have been banned from all football matches for up to five years over an incident of racism in Paris in February, in court proceedings that concluded Wednesday.The men, including former police officer Richard Barklie, were involved in an incident in which a ...

Updated : 2015.07.22 21:11

Spain to seek Syrian government help to find journalists

MADRID (AP) - Spain said Wednesday that it is trying to establish what happened to three Spanish freelance journalists who went missing around the embattled northern Syrian city of Aleppo as news emerged that a fourth journalist, a Japanese national, has gone missing in the war-torn countr...

Updated : 2015.07.22 21:04

[Newsmaker] Apple under pressure even after record profit

Apple Inc., after posting its best fiscal third-quarter profit ever, is facing fresh questions over whether it can keep making hit products.An attendee takes a photograph with an iPhone of the Apple W...

Updated : 2015.07.22 18:28

[Graphic News] Abe approval ratings drop sharply over security bills

Public support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has fallen sharply amid the controversy over his push to expand the role of the military.Recent media polls put support for his Cabinet at the 35-...

Updated : 2015.07.22 16:41

China spurns Japan's concern over South China Sea

China rejected fresh concerns raised by Japan over its reclamation projects in the South China Sea, insisting that such actions are within the scope of its sovereignty.  In its annual defense paper released on Tuesday, Japan highlighted its concerns over China's large-scale land reclamat...

Updated : 2015.07.22 15:28