Buzzing: Final 'no' to Polanski's extradition

Filmmaker Roman Polanski walks on a corridor during a break of a court hearing in Krakow on Feb 25, 2015.
Filmmaker Roman Polanski walks on a corridor during a break of a court hearing in Krakow on Feb 25, 2015.PHOTO: REUTERS

Final 'no' to Polanski's extradition

Poland's supreme court on Tuesday upheld a verdict that film-maker Roman Polanski, 83, cannot be extradited to the United States over a 1977 child sex conviction, bringing a definitive end to the Polish case. A court in Krakow ruled against extraditing him last October and the Polish prosecutor general filed for annulment of the verdict this year.


Lady Gaga claims to have stress disorder

Pop icon Lady Gaga said she has post-traumatic stress disorder, part of the emotional fallout from having been raped at age 19.

She spoke on Monday on NBC's Today show which showed her visiting a New York homeless shelter for gay youth.

"I told the kids today that I suffer from a mental illness - I suffer from PTSD," Gaga, 30, said. She told the youths: "I don't have the same kinds of issues that you have, but I have a mental illness and I struggle with that... every day."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 08, 2016, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe