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Cosby will stand trial for sex assault, judge rules

Norristown - Disgraced US megastar Bill Cosby must stand trial over accusations that he sexually assaulted a woman after plying her with wine and pills at his Philadelphia home 12 years ago, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Cosby returns to court to hear sex assault evidence

Norristown - Disgraced television legend Bill Cosby returned to court Tuesday to hear evidence that he sexually assaulted a woman after plying her with drugs at his Philadelphia home, a crime for which he could be jailed 10 years if put on trial and convicted.

Trump ends bitter feud with American TV journalist Megyn Kelly

Washington - Donald Trump, not usually one to back away from a fight, made peace late Tuesday with US television news star Megyn Kelly after describing her in the past as a "bimbo" -- and worse.

Apple ready to compete in the pay TV market with the right tech

Apple announced it will compete in the pay TV market against both traditional cable services as well as streaming providers. It aims to build a "pure Internet TV."

Jubilant Ukraine hails 'unbelievable' Eurovision victory

Kiev - Jubilant Ukrainians erupted in celebration Sunday after Jamala won the Eurovision Song Contest with a powerful tribute to her Tatar people's deportation from Russian-annexed Crimea in 1944."Yes!!!" Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko tweeted.

Ukraine stuns Russia to win politically-charged Eurovision

Stockholm - Ukrainian singer Jamala snatched victory from arch-rival Russia to win the Eurovision song contest, adding a touch of political drama to the annual kitsch extravaganza.

Kitsch, glitz and politics as Russia slated to win Eurovision

Stockholm - Belgium's Laura Tesoro brought a dash of silver sparkle to Stockholm on Saturday as she kicked off the 61st edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, the continent's annual music extravaganza, with Russia the hot favourite to win.

Neighbors expect more pilgrimages to home featured in TV sitcom

San Francisco - They're back. TV's fictitious Tanner family, which starred for years on the ABC sitcom "Full House," has returned in a Netflix update, "Fuller House," but fans never stopped coming by the old spread.

French journalist infiltrates jihadist cell for six months

Paris - A French journalist infiltrated a cell of would-be jihadists, filming them with a hidden camera as they plotted an attack in the name of the Islamic State group, before they were arrested, he told AFP.

'Game of Thrones' stuns fans with season six reveal

Los Angeles - Hit fantasy TV show "Game of Thrones" returned for its season six premiere appearing to answer to one of the most hotly debated questions in modern television history: "Is Jon Snow dead?

TV series maker says neo-Nazi killers are 'Germany's IS'

Paris - The maker of a hard-hitting television drama about a notorious wave of racist murders across Germany has compared the neo-Nazi group behind them to a homegrown Islamic State who are far from defeated.

'Game of Thrones' season six opener ends months of suspense

Los Angeles - It was a cliffhanger unparalleled since "who shot JR?" but 10 months of agony are finally over Sunday as "Game of Thrones" returns to reveal the fate of Jon Snow.

'Game of Thrones': Five big questions for season six

Los Angeles - From Jon Snow's vital signs to festering grudges over wedding dust-ups, hit HBO show "Game of Thrones" ended season five with more cliffhangers than a rock climbing convention.

In Venezuela, no toilet paper and now lousy phone service

Caracas - Things in Venezuela keep finding ways to get worse. Because of acute shortages, people can't find basics like toilet paper. Now, it will be harder to make overseas calls or watch pay TV.

Politics and showbiz almost the same game: 'Veep' star

Los Angeles - Politics is just show business for ugly people, the joke goes, and "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus says her experience of both worlds has taught her that the similarities outweigh the differences.

German prosecutors probe Erdogan 'bestiality' TV satire

Berlin - German prosecutors on Wednesday announced a preliminary probe into a TV satirist who crudely insulted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on air in the midst of a row with Turkey over freedom of expression.

Satirical TV song about Erdogan sparks Turkey-Germany row

Ankara - A song lampooning Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that was broadcast on a German public television satirical show has sparked a diplomatic spat between Berlin and Ankara, sources on both sides confirmed Tuesday.

Israel raids Palestinian TV station accused over unrest

Ramallah - Israeli forces raided the Ramallah offices of a Palestinian television station accused of inciting violence, the security services said, after the government approved new measures to combat unrest.

BBC faces huge cuts to news budget

London - The BBC is to spend less money on news and current affairs following a £80 million ($130 million) cut to its funding. The reduction will be phased over a four year period.

Jagger and Scorsese strum up rock 'n' roll's 'Game of Thrones'

Paris - The 1970s may have been the decade that fashion forgot, but Martin Scorsese believes that was because the world was too busy with drugs, sex and rock 'n' roll to care.

'Spotlight' and diversity winners at SAG Awards

Los Angeles - "Spotlight," a drama about sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, landed the top prize at the 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards that also saw black actors score major wins.

Making a Murderer: 5 important updates about Steven Avery case

You finished Netflix's hit documentary series Making a Murderer and are now hungry for the latest Steven Avery news. Below are five important updates, and note they may contain spoilers for those who haven't finished watching the doc.

Panasonic's transparent TV disappears when you wave at it

As part of its demonstrations during CES 2016 last week, Panasonic unveiled a new television that goes completely transparent at the wave of a hand. The TV can effectively disappear from view, revealing whatever is positioned behind it.

Sets from UK's 'Jekyll and Hyde' sent to Calais as refugee housing

London - Sets built for British television show "Jekyll and Hyde" have been shipped to the Calais "Jungle" as shelters for migrants and refugees after the series was cancelled, its creator has announced.

Bill Cosby: From beloved TV patriarch to pariah

Los Angeles - A celebrity's fall from grace is always ugly, but that of Bill Cosby -- a once-beloved comedian who broke barriers by bringing a black TV family into white living rooms -- is a true gut punch to America.

Bill Cosby appears in US court on sexual assault charge

US comedian Bill Cosby appeared in a Pennsylvania court on Wednesday to face a sexual assault charge over an incident that took place in 2004 -- the first criminal charge filed against the actor after dozens of women claimed abuse.

Review: Doctor Who Christmas special delights Special

This year's Doctor Who Christmas special served up plenty of action and the probable final meeting between the Doctor and the character River Song. Warning: this review contains spoilers.

Jail term for man who stormed Dutch TV raised to 40 months

Den Haag - A man who stormed a Dutch national television studio earlier this year brandishing a fake gun and demanding airtime saw his jail term increased to 40 months on Tuesday.

Fads and phases: TV's bid to make you buy the 'Next Big Thing'

Over the past few years, televisions have changed to include new display types, online streaming and party-trick features such as 3D. Much of this has yet to see widespread adoption though, raising the question of what we're looking for in a TV.

Bill Cosby sues seven sex assault accusers

New York - Disgraced TV icon Bill Cosby, who allegedly used his celebrity over the years to sexually assault more than 50 women, has filed a defamation suit against seven of his accusers, his attorney said.
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