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Lebanese director tipped for Cannes glory rejects ‘woman quota’ win

The Lebanese director tipped to become only the second woman ever to win the top prize at the Cannes film festival will be very annoyed if her accolade is billed as the feminist choice of a #MeToo jury.

Kennedy Centre rescinds Bill Cosby’s prizes

The Kennedy Centre trustees have voted to rescind Bill Cosby’s Kennedy Centre Honours and Mark Twain Prize for American Humour, two of America’s top artistic prizes, following his sex assault conviction.

#MeToo: Female Hollywood stars to protest on Cannes red carpet

Around 100 top actresses and female film directors will stage a protest on the red carpet at the Cannes film festival to support the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, the organisers said Monday.

Five things to know about the Nobel Literature Prize

The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, has been in turmoil ever since an influential cultural figure — the husband of one of its 18 members — was accused of sex crimes during last year’s #MeToo campaign.

Actress’ sex-for-rent claim sparks debate

An actress who said women needed men to take care of them has sparked fierce debate in Ghana and widened the focus about sexual harassment in the country.

Ace comedian Bill Cosby convicted of sexual assault in retrial

Comedian Bill Cosby was convicted yesterday on all three counts of drugging and molesting a onetime friend in 2004 at his home, a decisive victory for prosecutors in one of the first celebrity sexual-assault trials of the #MeToo era.

Bill Cosby guilty on all counts at sexual assault trial

Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of sexual assault by a US jury, which found him guilty of drugging and molesting a university employee 14 years ago in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.

Actress protests topless at Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial

A topless protester who charged at Bill Cosby as he arrived at his sexual-assault retrial Monday morning has been identified as Nicolle Rochelle, a 39-year-old actress who appeared in four episodes of The Cosby Show.

Bill Cosby paid accuser $3.38m, US sexual assault retrial hears

Disgraced US megastar Bill Cosby paid $3.38 million to a former university employee who accused him of sexual assault, a court heard Monday in a dramatic start to the first such celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.

Bill Cosby retrial on sexual assault charges begins

Bill Cosby’s retrial on sexual assault charges — a legal fight made tougher with more witnesses in a #MeToo world — opened Monday after a judge rejected a defense request to remove a juror who allegedly said the disgraced US megastar is guilty.

Spanish women stage unprecedented strike for rights

Spain marked International Women's Day Thursday with an unprecedented strike in defence of their rights that saw hundreds of trains cancelled and countless protests held.

List of 2018 Grammy awards winners

Retro R&B star Bruno Mars was the surprise big winner Sunday at the Grammy Awards, with a clean sweep of the top awards including Album, Record and Song of the Year, and six overall.

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President Buhari: ‘Clandestine forces’ plotting to instigate religious war in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said persistent killings going on in various parts of Nigeria are not spontaneous even as he affirmed that there are clandestine forces with a sinister agenda to instigate war in Nigeria for selfish purposes.

Russia and Japan warn US of $1 billion in tariff retaliation

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