Cardinal George Pell loses appeal against sexual abuse convictions

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cardinal George Pell is due to remain in jail until at least 2022 Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of sexual abuse, has failed in a legal bid to quash his convictions in Australia. Pell was jailed for six years in March after being found…

Owen Jones assaulted: Police appeal after ‘senseless attack’

Image caption Owen Jones was leaving a pub in north London when a group of men assaulted him Police in London have appealed for witnesses after Labour activist Owen Jones was attacked by a group of men. The Metropolitan Police said officers were looking into whether the “senseless attack” was a hate crime. The Guardian…

3 convicted in NCAA pay-for-play trial file appeal

Attorneys representing the three men convicted of funneling money from Adidas to the families of high-profile recruits to steer them to sign with Adidas-sponsored schools filed an appeal on Tuesday. A federal jury in New York convicted former Adidas executive James Gatto, Adidas consultant Merl Code and aspiring business manager Christian Dawkins in October on…

Giants WR Tate’s appeal of 4-game ban denied

New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate has lost his appeal of his four-game suspension, leaving his new team without a key acquisition for the first quarter of the season. Tate tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance that he said came from prescribed fertility medication. His appeal was heard Aug. 6 by an arbiter in…

Derby junior doctors win Court of Appeal break-time test case

Image caption Junior doctors have argued the method used to monitor shift patterns returned “skewed” results Junior doctors have won a court case against a hospital trust over rest breaks which could have far-reaching implications for the NHS. The 21 doctors said Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust failed to make sure they either took proper…

Chris Gayle: Australian newspapers lose appeal in defamation case

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chris Gayle was awarded a defamation payout in Sydney last year Three Australian newspapers have lost an appeal against a defamation payout that was awarded to West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle. Articles published in the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and the Canberra Times reported claims that Gayle had…

Malik Hussain death: Sparkhill stabbing police in dashcam appeal

Image copyright West Midlands Police Image caption Malik Hussain was pronounced dead at the scene of the stabbing in Baker Street, Sparkhill Dashcam footage “could be key” to catching the killer of a man stabbed in an apparent targeted attack, police have said. Malik Hussain, 35, was found dead in Baker Street, Sparkhill, Birmingham, at…

Lula: Brazil court rejects request to free ex-president pending appeal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva says the corruption charges against him are politically motivated Brazil’s Supreme Court has delayed its decision over an appeal by former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva against his convictions for corruption. Judges also rejected a proposal that Lula be freed until they reach…

Bitcoin Rise May Appeal to Investors amidst Intensifying Geopolitical Risks

The bitcoin price has soared this week on the prospects of Fed rate cut, the Facebook coin, and uncertainty due to the US-China trade war. The world’s leading cryptocurrency rallied on Saturday, with its price flying past the $10,000 level for the first time since March 8 last year. Investors allegedly bid up bitcoin in expectations…

Saudi arms sales: Court of Appeal demands review

Image caption Saudi Arabia’s warplanes and munitions are supplied by the UK and US Campaigners have won a legal challenge over the UK government’s decision to allow arms sales to Saudi Arabia, which is engaged in the war in Yemen. Campaign Against Arms Trade argued the decision to continue to license military equipment for export…