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Harvey Weinstein moved from hospital to jail ahead of sentencing

Harvey Weinstein moved from hospital to jail ahead of sentencing

Entertainment
Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been moved from hospital to an infirmary unit at Rikers Island jail in New York City.Weinstein was found guilty on 24 February of one count of carrying out a criminal sex act on a woman in 2006 and one count of third-degree rape for a 2013 attack on another woman. But instead of being taken straight to prison to await his sentencing, he was taken from the court in Manhattan to Bellevue Hospital due to concerns about his blood pressure and heart palpitations. Weinstein's spokesman Juda Engelmayer said the 67-year-old had a "successful" heart procedure but gave no further details.Weinstein also has a number of other health conditions, according to his lawyers - back problems following a car crash last summer and a condition that requires ...
Apple ‘hacker’ spared jail over iCloud blackmail

Apple ‘hacker’ spared jail over iCloud blackmail

Technology
A 22-year-old man has admitted trying to blackmail Apple by claiming he had access to millions of iCloud accounts.Kerem Albayrak from north London threatened to wipe 319 million accounts unless Apple gave him iTunes gift cards worth $ 100,000 (£76,000).But an investigation found that Albayrak had not compromised Apple's systems.He has been given a two year suspended jail sentence and ordered to do 300 hours of unpaid work.In March 2017, Albayrak emailed Apple's security team, claiming to have breached millions of iCloud accounts.He posted a video on YouTube that appeared to show him breaking in to two accounts.He threatened to sell the account information, dump his database online and reset the accounts, unless Apple paid his iTu
Reality star released after ‘facing Christmas in Maldives jail’

Reality star released after ‘facing Christmas in Maldives jail’

Entertainment
Reality star Georgia Toffolo has said, after being released from an airport "detention centre" in the Maldives, she feared spending Christmas in prison.The former I'm A Celebrity winner had posted a series of tearful videos on Instagram to alert her followers to her plight, saying immigration officials were not allowing her to travel due to a damaged passport. She said two pages had fallen out and it meant she was not able to leave the airport.She was reportedly on her way to a luxury beach resort for a Christmas break. Image: Toffolo will be able to come back to the UK for Christmas In one of the videos, added to her Instagram Stories, she said officials were not allowing her to pass through immigration but would not allow her to boa...
IS fighters escape from jail as 130,000 people flee Turkish forces

IS fighters escape from jail as 130,000 people flee Turkish forces

World
Islamic State (IS) fighters have fled a Syrian prison and more than 700 foreign IS family members escaped a camp during a Turkish offensive - as the UN said more than 130,000 Kurds have been displaced.The terror group said it was behind a car bombing on Friday in Qamishli, the largest city in Kurdish-held northern Syria, which allowed some of the thousands of IS fighters held in Syria to escape. On Sunday, the Kurdish-led authority said 785 foreigners afiliated with IS escaped the Ain Issa camp after it was shelled by Turkish forces and their allies, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said.Their escape came as the UN said more than 130,000 people have been displaced from the region in the four days since Turkish forces and their Syrian rebel allies started the offensiv...
Tourists who took sand from Sardinian beach face jail

Tourists who took sand from Sardinian beach face jail

World
Two French tourists could be jailed after being caught with sand allegedly stolen from a Sardinian beach.The white sand was taken from the beach of Chia, in the island's south, and was crammed into 14 plastic bottles. The bottles were found by police in the boot of the tourists' vehicle as they prepared to board a ferry to FranceIn total, there was 40kg of sand, police said.According to Italian news agency Ansa, the tourists said they had taken the sand as a souvenir and were not aware they were breaking the law. Advertisement The pair could be jailed for up to six years on the charge of theft, with the aggravating circumstance of having stolen an asset destined for public utility, Ansa said. Sardinia is bl...