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Weinstein lawyers wrap up as mogul faces potential life sentence

Weinstein lawyers wrap up as mogul faces potential life sentence

Entertainment
Harvey Weinstein saw aspiring actresses as "complete disposables", lawyers have said in the closing statements of his rape trial.Mimicking the Hollywood mogul, prosecutor Joan Illuzzi-Orbon said: "The universe is run by me and they don't get to complain when they get stepped on, spit on, demoralised and, yes, raped and abused by me - the king." Weinstein, 67, is accused of five counts, including rape and predatory sexual assault, relating to two women.The jury will decide his fate next week and he could get a life sentence if found guilty.Weinstein insists all the sexual encounters were consensual. ...
Controversial South Korea pundit receives suspended prison sentence

Controversial South Korea pundit receives suspended prison sentence

World
Feb. 13 (UPI) -- A conservative South Korean commentator charged with creating falsified documents that framed pro-democracy activists as North Korean spies has been given a two-year suspended prison sentence. Jee Man-won, who has alleged participants in the South's May 18, 1980 Gwangju Uprising were members of the North Korean military's special forces, was also fined about $ 1,000 at a Seoul central district court, Yonhap reported Thursday. Jee has been charged with defamation, including labeling South Korean Catholic priests as "communists," alleging photos taken during the uprising show North Korean soldiers, and accusing Kim Sa-bok, a South Korean taxi driver who became the subject of a 2017 hit movie about the events in Gwangju, of being a communist, according to Newsis. According ...
Climate change: Greenland’s ice faces melting ‘death sentence’

Climate change: Greenland’s ice faces melting ‘death sentence’

Science
Greenland's massive ice sheet may have melted by a record amount this year, scientists have warned. During this year alone, it lost enough ice to raise the average global sea level by more than a millimetre.Researchers say they're "astounded" by the acceleration in melting and fear for the future of cities on coasts around the world.One glacier in southern Greenland has thinned by as much as 100 metres since I last filmed on it back in 2004. Interactive Qaleraliq glacier, southern Greenland 2018 1993 Why does Greenland matter?Essentially because its i...
U.S.-born South Korea celebrity receives prison sentence in drug case

U.S.-born South Korea celebrity receives prison sentence in drug case

Entertainment
SEOUL, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Robert Holley, a naturalized Korean citizen from the United States and TV personality, was given a suspended prison sentence Wednesday in a local court's ruling on his drug case. The Seoul Western District Court sentenced Holley to a one-year prison term, suspended for two years, for taking a banned substance earlier this year. The court also ordered him to take a 40-hour lecture on anti-drug medications. Holley, better known among local TV viewers by his Korean name Ha Il, was indicted in April on charges of buying 1 gram of methamphetamine and taking the illegal substance twice in March. "Drug crimes need to be punished sternly," said Judge Lee Seung-won. "But the court considered the defendant's repentance for his offense and pledge to quit drugs and no crime r...