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U.S. presidential hopeful Bloomberg unveils plan to cut wildfire losses in half

16 Jan 2020

U.S. presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg on Thursday unveiled a plan that he claims will halve property losses and deaths from catastrophic wildfires within four years, as part of a suite of initiatives to combat climate change.

Ricky Gervais skewers Hollywood's A-list as Golden Globes host

06 Jan 2020

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. British comedian and actor Ricky Gervais returned to host the Golden Globe awards on Sunday, cracking scathing jokes about Hollywood's elite that got both laughs and disapproving looks from the A-list audience.

Ricky Gervais skewers Hollywood's A-list as Golden Globes host

06 Jan 2020

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. British comedian and actor Ricky Gervais returned to host the Golden Globe awards on Sunday, cracking scathing jokes about Hollywood's elite that got both laughs and disapproving looks from the A-list audience.

Tom Hanks honoured with lifetime award at Golden Globes

06 Jan 2020

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. Tom Hanks, regarded as one of the nicest men in show business, was honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes on Sunday to mark his 30-year movie career.

Tesla boss Elon Musk wins defamation trial over his 'pedo guy' tweet

07 Dec 2019

LOS ANGELES Tesla Inc boss Elon Musk emerged victorious on Friday from a closely watched defamation trial as a federal court jury swiftly rejected the $190 million claim brought against him by a British cave explorer who Musk had branded a "pedo guy" on Twitter. | Video

CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-Elon Musk defamation trial goes to jury after plaintiff's lawyer calls him 'billionaire bully'

06 Dec 2019

LOS ANGELES, Dec 6 A federal jury in Los Angeles began deliberating on Friday to decide whether Tesla Inc boss Elon Musk defamed a British cave explorer whose lawyer said the "billionaire bully" should pay at least $190 million for branding his client a "pedo guy" on Twitter.

Jurors expected to begin deliberating in Elon Musk defamation trial

06 Dec 2019

LOS ANGELES, Dec 6 Jurors were expected to begin deliberating in Los Angeles on Friday in the lawsuit brought against Elon Musk by a British cave explorer who says the Tesla founder defamed him with tweets suggesting he is a pedophile.

No apology to Elon Musk from British diver at 'pedo guy' defamation trial

06 Dec 2019

LOS ANGELES The British cave explorer suing Elon Musk for calling him a "pedo guy" on Twitter testified on Thursday that his criticism of the Tesla Inc chief executive that led to the tweet was not a personal attack. | Video

Musk defamation trial may head to jury after billionaire and diver spar in court

05 Dec 2019

LOS ANGELES, Dec 5 Elon Musk's defamation trial could be in the hands of jury by the end of Thursday after the billionaire and the diver who is suing him sparred over the meaning and impact of a "pedo guy" tweet at the heart of the case.

British cave explorer felt 'branded a pedophile' by Elon Musk tweet

05 Dec 2019

LOS ANGELES The British cave explorer suing Elon Musk testified on Wednesday he felt "branded a pedophile" by the billionaire entrepreneur, despite Musk's assertion that his "pedo guy" tweet at the heart of the defamation case was not meant to be taken literally. | Video

World News

China virus death toll mounts to 25, infections spread

A new coronavirus has killed 25 people in China and infected more than 800, the government said on Friday, as the World Health Organisation declared it an emergency but stopped short of declaring the epidemic of international concern.