Prosecution lays out ‘criminal conspiracy’ in historic Trump trial

NEW YORK: Donald Trump engaged in “election fraud” by paying hush money to a porn star just days before the 2016 White House vote, prosecutors said Monday at the first ever criminal trial of a former US president.“This case is about a criminal conspiracy and a cover-up,” Assistant District Attorney Matthew Colangelo said. “He orchestrated … Read more

Seven people dead in disaster as race car slams into crowd

At least seven people were killed and another 21 wounded when a race car ploughed into spectators at a packed motorsport event. The race was hosted by Sri Lanka’s army on Sunday, police said. A driver crashed into the crowd on an unprotected stretch of the track at the Fox Hill circuit, which is maintained … Read more

Hezbollah says ‘dozens’ of rockets fired at Israeli HQ

LONDON: Israel’s military operation in Gaza has raised questions about potential scenarios for postwar governance and security. The emerging consensus view — at least for now — seems to be the need for a two-state solution. There are several barriers to the creation of an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel, however. One immediate stumbling block … Read more

Bondi Beachpaddle out in honour of Junction victims

Surf club members have paddled out from Bondi at first light in honour of those injured and killed in the Bondi Junction stabbing attack. Tuesday’s tribute comes as four patients remain in various hospitals across the city, 10 days on from the attack. Members of 12 surf clubs from between Bondi and Bronte gathered before … Read more

Mitch Marsh IPL stint over after hamstring injury

The T20 World Cup campaign of likely Australian captain Mitch Marsh is not expected to be impacted by the hamstring injury which is taking longer to heal and has ended his IPL campaign. Marsh won’t return to India for the remainder of the competition as he completed his recovery in Perth having suffered a slight … Read more

Comedian Adam Kay slams audience member at sellout Sydney show

British comedian Adam Kay couldn’t hide his frustration with one front row audience member during his Sydney show on Monday night – and he’d reached breaking point by the end of the night. Kay, a former doctor turned comedian and author of the best-selling book This is Going to Hurt, performed the first of two … Read more

Saudi air force joins several allies in UAE for start of multinational military exercise Desert Flag

RIYADH: One of the oldest cities in Saudi Arabia’s Najd, Marat, lies tucked away in the Al-Washm region of central Saudi Arabia. Its intriguing history is illuminated in the Arabic book “Glimpses into the History of Marat” by Saudi researcher Abdullah Al-Duwaihi, first published in 2012, yet relevant for those wishing to explore the Kingdom’s … Read more

Rebel Wilson claims British royal invited her to drug-fuelled orgy

Rebel Wilson was once invited to a drug-fuelled orgy by a member of the British royal family, it’s been alleged. The Aussie actress writes about the shocking incident in her new memoir, Rebel Rising, claiming that it had unfolded in 2014 at a US tech billionaire’s home, reported the UK’s Telegraph. “I got thrown a … Read more