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From luxury to life behind bars: What Bill Cosby faces in prison

Bill Cosby, used to the high life as one of America’s biggest stars, will likely see his entourage of aides replaced by an inmate paid pennies to help the legally blind comedian navigate life behind bars after he is sentenced for sexual assault. Cosby, 80, faces up to 30 years in prison when he is sentenced in the next three months for drugging and raping Andrea Constand, 45, in 2004 at his sprawling compound outside Philadelphia. He is appealing the verdict, which could potentially delay his imprisonment for months or…

LHC bars PAT from arrangements for sit-in on Mall Road

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has barred the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) from making arrangements for a sit-in on Lahore's Mall Road on Wednesday, ARY News reported. The high court said the PAT should abide by the laws till the final verdict comes out regarding the 2014 Model Town incident. Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh of the court has summoned PAT counsel Ishtiaq Chaudhry tomorrow morning and directed him to detail about the sit-in and stop preparations for the protest till further orders. The LHC held…

UAE central bank bars deals with Qatar-linked people

ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) central bank has instructed local banks to stop dealing with 59 individuals and 12 entities with alleged links to Qatar and to freeze all their assets, the state news agency WAM reported on Friday. This came after Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain who have isolated Qatar by cutting all diplomatic and transport links with it this week put dozens of figures with links to the country on blacklists. Read More: Trump takes side, backs Saudi efforts to isolate Qatar "In another…

Myanmar bars Rakhine documentary from film festival

YANGON: Myanmar's censors have barred a documentary on festering religious tensions between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, a film festival organiser said Thursday, highlighting deep sensitivity over a conflict that has bedevilled Myanmar's new civilian government. The 18-minute documentary, titled "Sittwe" after Rakhine's state capital, follows Buddhist and Muslim teenagers affected by the unrest that rippled through the region in 2012, displacing more than 100,000 people, mostly stateless Rohingya.…

Jailhouse rock; Indonesian inmates perform concert behind bars

BALI: In a prison courtyard on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, the eight inmates that make up the band "Children of Iron Bars" rock the audience with their anti-drug hits. Known as "Antrabez" in Indonesian, the band was formed behind the bars of Kerobokan Prison in July, bringing together six men and two women serving sentences of three months to four years for drugs. "People out there can say that we're the garbage of society," said the band's founding member and guitarist Oktav Sicilia, 35, who is serving three…