World Briefs:Lawmakers fight to strip Cosby of medal

Lawmakers fight to strip Cosby of medal

WASHINGTON • A bipartisan group of United States lawmakers was set to introduce legislation on Friday that provides President Barack Obama authority to revoke the Presidential Medal of Freedom granted to actor Bill Cosby, who has admitted to drugging women.


Hospital demolished with staff still inside

BEIJING • Workers partially demolished a Chinese hospital in Henan province with several doctors and a patient still inside, burying bodies in its morgue under rubble, the media reported yesterday.

A probe has been launched.


No asylum for criminal refugees

MAINZ • Migrants who commit crimes should lose their right to asylum, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday, toughening her tone as crowds protested in Cologne after mass assaults on women, allegedly by refugees, on New Year's Eve.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 10, 2016, with the headline 'World Briefs:Lawmakers fight to strip Cosby of medal'. Print Edition | Subscribe