Cosby retrial for sex assault pushed back to 2018

The retrial of disgraced US television icon Bill Cosby on sexual assault charges on Tuesday was pushed back to next year, to give his new lawyers time to prepare their defense.The new trial had set to begin in Norristown, Pennsylvania -- a suburb of Ph...

20 injured in migrant brawls near French port of Calais

More than 20 migrants have been injured during mass brawls that broke out between Afghans and Africans near the French port of Calais, local officials said.The fighting involving up to 200 people began overnight on Monday-Tuesday and continued on Tuesd...

Rodents force Nigerian president to work from home

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will work from home after rodents damaged his official office during a more than 100-day overseas medical absence, a presidential spokesman told AFP Tuesday.The animals damaged furniture and air conditioning fittings...

US sanctions Chinese, Russians over N.Korea support

The United States on Tuesday slapped sanctions on 16 Chinese and Russian individuals and companies, accusing them of supporting North Korea's nuclear program and attempting to evade US sanctions."It is unacceptable for individuals and companies in Chin...

Robben, Thiago back in training for Bayern

Bayern Munich received a timely boost on Tuesday when Thiago Alcantara, Arjen Robben and Javi Martinez all returned to training ahead of Saturday's Bundesliga match at Werder Bremen.The trio sat out last Friday's opening match of the season when the de...

Lebanon army says in final stage of IS border battle

Lebanon's army said Tuesday it had captured most of a mountainous area on the border with Syria during an operation to clear Islamic State group jihadists from the region.The army began its campaign in the Jurud Ras Baalbek and Jurud al-Qaa areas on Le...

Singapore’s Schooling grabs second gold at the SEA Games

Olympic swimming champion Joseph Schooling grabbed his second gold of the Southeast Asian Games on Tuesday as hosts Malaysia capped a medal-laden day when teenager Khairul Hafiz was crowned the region's fastest man.Schooling, Singapore's first Olympic ...

SEA Games: Schooling golden, teen crowned fastest man

Olympic swimming champion Joseph Schooling grabbed his second gold of the Southeast Asian Games on Tuesday as hosts Malaysia capped a medal-laden day when teenager Khairul Hafiz was crowned the region's fastest man.Schooling, Singapore's first Olympic ...

Chile grants five Venezuelans diplomatic asylum

Chile said Tuesday it has granted diplomatic asylum to five Venezuelans who took refuge in its embassy in Caracas, amid political turmoil as President Nicolas Maduro moves to consolidate power.The group includes four judges and an opposition politician...

Barca seeking 8.5 million from Neymar over contract breach

Barcelona are seeking at least 8.5 million euros ($10 million) from Neymar for breach of contract, the club said on Tuesday as the bitter fallout rumbles on from his world record 222-million-euro move to Paris Saint-Germain."In this lawsuit, the club d...

The lost kids of Ripoll: Spain’s young jihadists

In the small Spanish border town of Ripoll, a seven-year-old Moroccan boy suddenly found himself without his big brothers at home -- two had been gunned down by police as suspected jihadists, the other arrested."They were addicted to the imam," said th...

EU opens probe into Bayer takeover of Monsanto

The European Commission said Tuesday that it was opening an in-depth investigation into the proposed $66 billion (56-billion-euro) takeover of US seed and pesticide supplier Monsanto by Germany's Bayer, citing concerns it could reduce competition in ke...

Donations to Anti-Defamation League surge in US

Donations to the Anti-Defamation League, one of the oldest anti-discrimination, anti-Semitic organizations in the United States, have spiked sharply since the violence in Charlottesville, the group said Monday.ADL spokeswoman Betsaida Alcantara said do...

British couple’s message in a bottle reaches Gaza

A message in a bottle cast into the sea by a holidaying British couple on the island of Rhodes has washed up on the blockaded Gaza Strip, the fisherman who found it said Tuesday.Jihad al-Soltan retrieved the bottle while fishing on August 15.Using the ...

Trump strategy won’t solve Afghan problems, say analysts

Donald Trump has vowed success in Afghanistan, but analysts say his strategy contains nothing new against enemies which his predecessors could not defeat -- a sobering assessment that points to endless war for weary civilians.The US and Afghan governme...