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People News Roundup: Cosby's lawyers, claiming unfair trial, seek to overturn his sex assault conviction

Reuters | Updated: 12-08-2019 18:32 IST | Created: 12-08-2019 18:28 IST
People News Roundup: Cosby's lawyers, claiming unfair trial, seek to overturn his sex assault conviction
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Cosby's lawyers, claiming unfair trial, seek to overturn his sex assault conviction

Lawyers for comedian Bill Cosby on Monday will ask a Pennsylvania appeals court to throw out his sexual assault conviction, arguing the trial judge committed errors that deprived him of a fair trial. The appeal will center on the decision by Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill to allow five accusers to testify that Cosby had drugged and sexually assaulted them years previously, just as the victim at trial, Andrea Constand, claimed he had done.



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Morocco COVID-19 response: A fragile health system and the deteriorating situation

Learning from its European neighbors, Morocco imposed drastic measures from the initial stages of the COVID-19 outbreak to try to contain its spread. The strategy worked for a few months but the cases have surged after mid-June. In this sit...

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You can recover from a drop in the GDP, but you cant recover from death, was the straightforward mindset of Argentinas President Alberto Fernndez and defined the countrys response to COVID-19. The South American nation imposed a strict...


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