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Huawei CFO, US reach agreement to resolve bank fraud charges

Huawei CFO, US reach agreement to resolve bank fraud charges

Meng Wanzhou has resolved criminal charges against her as part of a deal with the US Justice Department that could pave the way for her to return to China.

  • by Eric Tucker and Jim Mustian

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Hand-drawn child abuse images land jailed neo-Nazi additional two years
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Hand-drawn child abuse images land jailed neo-Nazi additional two years

Michael Holt was jailed for more than four years in 2017 for weapons and child porn offences. Within a week of becoming eligible for parole, officers found disturbing hand-drawn pornographic imagery in his cell.

  • by Jenny Noyes
Supermodel Linda Evangelista says cosmetic procedure left her ‘disfigured’

Supermodel Linda Evangelista says cosmetic procedure left her ‘disfigured’

Evangelista said she had become “brutally disfigured” and “unrecognisable” after a cosmetic body-sculpting procedure that had turned her into a recluse.

  • by Christine Hauser
Trader sues UBS, claims working for the bank damaged his mental health

Trader sues UBS, claims working for the bank damaged his mental health

A UBS trader sued his employer over allegations the “toxic” work environment and “punishing workload” caused his mental health to deteriorate so far he was no longer able to work.

  • by Ellen Milligan
Third Russian charged over Novichok poisoning of defector and daughter

Third Russian charged over Novichok poisoning of defector and daughter

British police said the charges marked another significant development in the investigation.

  • by Latika Bourke
Prime Minister’s nephew ‘on the cusp’ of jail, fined $26k over building offences

Prime Minister’s nephew ‘on the cusp’ of jail, fined $26k over building offences

Mitchell Cole blamed a cocaine addiction for his failure to complete work for which he had accepted tens of thousands of dollars from multiple clients.

  • by Jenny Noyes
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Real estate heir Robert Durst convicted of murder in California

Real estate heir Robert Durst convicted of murder in California

A California jury found Durst guilty of murdering his best friend Susan Berman in 2000, the first homicide conviction for a man suspected of killing three people in three states over the past 39 years.

  • by Daniel Trotta
Chess pioneer sues, saying she was slighted in The Queen’s Gambit

Chess pioneer sues, saying she was slighted in The Queen’s Gambit

The first woman to be named a grandmaster is seeking millions in damages for what the suit claims is a “devastating falsehood, undermining and degrading her accomplishments before an audience of many millions”.

  • by Matt Stevens
Deaths of 130 people ‘nothing personal’, Paris attacks suspect tells court

Deaths of 130 people ‘nothing personal’, Paris attacks suspect tells court

The key defendant in the trial acknowledged his role for the first time in the co-ordinated killings at sites across Paris in 2015, including at the Bataclan concert hall.

  • by Lori Hinnant
Court rules Indonesian President, ministers negligent on air quality

Court rules Indonesian President, ministers negligent on air quality

The landmark citizen lawsuit against Joko Widodo and other government leaders sought a court order for more to be done to curb air pollution in Jakarta.

  • by Chris Barrett and Karuni Rompies
Killings in the Philippines now focus of formal ICC probe in The Hague

Killings in the Philippines now focus of formal ICC probe in The Hague

The judges also included in the scope of the ‘war on drugs’ probe killings carried out in Davao, President Rodrigo Duterte’s home town.

  • by Mike Corder