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MELBOURNE, Australia | Rebel Wilson has Australian defamation payout slashed

MELBOURNE, Australia — An appeals court on Thursday slashed Rebel Wilson’s record 4.6 million Australian dollar ($3.5 million) damage award to AU$600,000 ($454,000) after a magazine publisher appealed the amount of its payout in a defamation case. The 38-year-old Australian comic actress, best known for the “Pitch Perfect” movies and “Bridesmaids,” was not in the … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Rebel Wilson has Australian defamation payout slashed

MELBOURNE, Australia | Australian cardinal to face 2 trials on sexual abuse charges

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australian Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Vatican official to be charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis, will face two trials on sex crime allegations spanning decades, a court heard on Wednesday. Pell appeared for an administrative first hearing in the Victoria state County Court, where he will be tried … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Australian cardinal to face 2 trials on sexual abuse charges

MELBOURNE, Australia  | The Latest: Cardinal Pell has court appearance Wednesday

MELBOURNE, Australia — The Latest on Cardinal George Pell (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Cardinal George Pell has been ordered to appear Wednesday in the Victoria state County Court where he will eventually stand trial. Under his bail conditions, Pell cannot leave Australia, contact prosecution witnesses and he must give police notice of any change … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia  | The Latest: Cardinal Pell has court appearance Wednesday

MELBOURNE, Australia  | Australian cardinal to face trial on sexual abuse charges

MELBOURNE, Australia  — Australian Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Vatican official to be charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis, must stand trial on charges alleging he sexually abused multiple victims decades ago, a magistrate ruled Tuesday. Magistrate Belinda Wallington dismissed around half the charges that had been heard in the four-week preliminary … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia  | Australian cardinal to face trial on sexual abuse charges

MELBOURNE, Australia | Cardinal Pell to face trial on criminal charges in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australian Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Vatican official to be charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis, must stand trial on charges that he sexually abused multiple victims decades ago, a magistrate ruled Tuesday. Magistrate Belinda Wallington dismissed some of the charges that had been heard in the four-week preliminary … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Cardinal Pell to face trial on criminal charges in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia  | Australian judge to rule on whether Cardinal stands trial

MELBOURNE, Australia —The most senior Vatican official to be charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis will return to an Australian court on Tuesday to learn whether he must stand trial on charges that he sexually abused multiple victims decades ago. Magistrate Belinda Wallington will rule in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on whether the … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia  | Australian judge to rule on whether Cardinal stands trial

MELBOURNE, Australia | Fruit’s pungent smell mistaken for gas leak, prompts panic

MELBOURNE, Australia — The pungent smell of the rotten durian fruit at an Australian university library has been mistaken for a gas leak, prompting an evacuation of the building. Specialist crews wearing masks searched the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology university campus library on Saturday, but all they found was rotting durian in a cupboard. … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Fruit’s pungent smell mistaken for gas leak, prompts panic

MELBOURNE, Australia | Lawyers make final remarks in Australian cardinal’s sex case

MELBOURNE, Australia | April 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A lawyer for the most senior Vatican official to be charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis told an Australian court on Tuesday that Cardinal George Pell could have been targeted with false accusations to punish him for the crimes of other clerics. Defense and prosecution lawyers … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Lawyers make final remarks in Australian cardinal’s sex case