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Brazil court makes homophobia a crime

A majority in Brazil's Supreme Court has voted to make homophobia and transphobia crimes like racism, a decision coming amid fears the country's far-right president will roll back LGBT gains.

Lawyer: Deal close in Weinstein lawsuits

A tentative deal to settle lawsuits brought against the TV and film company co-founded by Harvey Weinstein is close after the US ex-mogul was accused of sexual misconduct by scores of women.

'Alien voices' heard before Qld attack

After an 11-day ice bender, alien voices told a Queensland man to slash the throat of a man he was staying with and repeatedly stab him, a court has been told.

News from around the world, May 24

AM WorldNew charges laid against Assange in USWikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been accused of placing the US at risk of "serious harm" by publishing thousands of secret and classified documents in new charges filed by the US Justice Department.