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Credibility at risk, media cuts stars loose over sex claims

Credibility at risk, media cuts stars loose over sex claims

NEW YORK — The consequences came swiftly after the allegations emerged against Charlie Rose. Within hours, the veteran news host was suspended by CBS and his PBS interview show was pulled off the air. The next day, he was fired.

Army members investigated for misbehaviour during Trump trip

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon says it is investigating allegations of misbehaviour by three service members during President Donald Trump's trip to Asia earlier this month.
Group calls for Indonesian forces to stop virginity tests

Group calls for Indonesian forces to stop virginity tests

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia's military and police continue to perform abusive virginity tests on female recruits three years after the World Health Organization declared they had no scientific validity, an international human rights group said Wed

U of Michigan says safety paramount in possible Spencer talk

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — University of Michigan has opened discussions with a white supremacist Richard Spencer on his request to speak on campus but says there's no certainty it'll occur, President Mark Schlissel revealed Tuesday.
China widens personality cult around 'unrivaled helmsman' Xi

China widens personality cult around 'unrivaled helmsman' Xi

BEIJING — The village where he laboured as a teen has become a shrine, a tree he planted an icon. State media applaud him endlessly, private businessmen praise his speeches and universities are devoting new departments to his theories.
Mexico's program to protect journalists struggles to work

Mexico's program to protect journalists struggles to work

MEXICO CITY — After years of threats and attacks that Candido Rios blamed on a local mayor furious over his reporting, Rios' home in Mexico's deadliest state for journalists was encircled by a fence topped with coils of barbed wire and surrounded by
US, Chinese soldiers find common ground in disaster drills

US, Chinese soldiers find common ground in disaster drills

CAMP RILEA ARMED FORCES TRAINING CENTER, Ore. — A man lay on the grass, shivering beneath his bloodstained T-shirt as Chinese military doctors and U.S. Army medics hovered over him, applying a splint and an IV.
JFK birth centennial ending on assassination anniversary

JFK birth centennial ending on assassination anniversary

BROOKLINE, Mass. — A year of events marking the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's birth is drawing to a close exactly 54 years after his assassination.
German rock star Campino expresses support for Merkel

German rock star Campino expresses support for Merkel

BERLIN — One of Germany's most famous rock stars, the frontman of punk band Die Toten Hosen, is throwing his support behind German Chancellor Angela Merkel, calling on her to "hang in there" after talks to form new government collapsed over the weeke

US durable goods orders fell 1.2 per cent in October

WASHINGTON — Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell last month for the first time since July, pulled down by plummeting orders for commercial aircraft. A category that tracks business investment posted the biggest drop in more than a year.