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Former U.S. Marine admits attack, says he didn't mean to kill Japanese woman

Former U.S. Marine admits attack, says he didn't mean to kill Japanese woman

World
Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Marine Kenneth Franklin Shinzato on Thursday said he attacked and tried to rape a 20-year-old Japanese woman in Okinawa prefecture but did not intend to kill her.He made the admission on the first day of his murder and rape trial in Naha District Court.Shinzato said he planned to knock out Rina Shimabukuro, 20, on April 28, 2016, with a stick and then rape her after he saw her walking in Uruma. He said he panicked when she didn't completely lose consciousness so he took her to a nearby grass field. She was found strangled and stabbed several times, prosecutors said.Prosecutors said Shimabukuro's death was premeditated, though, because Shinzato took with him a large suitcase to dispose of her body. After her death, he allegedly put her in the suitcase, took it t...
Dreyfuss denies exposing himself to woman

Dreyfuss denies exposing himself to woman

Entertainment
Actor Richard Dreyfuss has denied exposing himself to a woman writer in the 1980s, but admitted that some of his past behaviour "revolts" him.His agent Barry McPherson provided a statement to Vulture.com in which the actor said he never exposed himself to Jessica Teich but acknowledged other encounters which he now says were inappropriate.Teich, a writer for a TV comedy on which Dreyfuss worked in 1987, told Vulture the actor made continual, overt and lewd comments and invitations after they met at a theatre where she worked.Image:Richard Dreyfuss in Close Encounters Of The Third KindTeich said she was working for Dreyfuss writing the script for an ABC show when was summoned to his trailer on the set of one of his films and he exposed his genitals to her.Dreyfuss, 70, said he thought the e...
Wonder Woman Gal Gadot backs mocked Sri Lankan cosplayers

Wonder Woman Gal Gadot backs mocked Sri Lankan cosplayers

Entertainment
Hollywood actress Gal Gadot has thrown her support behind two young women in Sri Lanka after they were cyber-bullied for cosplaying as Wonder Woman. The two had become the target of a wave of online memes, body-shaming and harassment. Both Gadot, who played the character in the recent blockbuster movie, and its director Patty Jenkins tweeted support and encouragement.The case triggered a fresh debate about online bullying.When Amaya Suriyapperuma and fellow cosplayer Seshani Cooray decided to dress up as Wonder Woman at the Comic Con 2017 event in Colombo, they were not expecting it to send them on a rollercoaster ride of demeaning online memes. After the first day, photographers at the event began sharing their pictures online and photos of the two women were picked up by Facebook groups ...
How a New Year’s Detox Sent One Woman to the ER

How a New Year’s Detox Sent One Woman to the ER

Health
After the sugar- and booze-filled holidays, starting the new year off with a cleanse or a detox may seem like a great way to reset, kickstart healthy habits, and maybe lose a few pounds. But certain “cleansing” strategies can be downright dangerous—as one British woman learned when her New Year’s detox sent her to the hospital with potentially life-threatening complications.The 47-year-old patient was admitted to Milton Keynes University Hospital in the U.K. after she collapsed and suffered a seizure. Doctors learned that she’d been drinking more water and tea than normal, and had also been taking at least nine herbal supplements in an attempt to treat minor symptoms such as stress and low mood.The woman's doctors wrote about her case, which occurred during a previous New Year's season, in
Metal attached to headless torso of woman

Metal attached to headless torso of woman

World
The torso of a Swedish journalist found in waters southwest of Copenhagen was intentionally weighed down with a piece of metal, Danish police have said.Kim Wall's body was discovered attached to a piece of metal "likely with the purpose to make it sink", said Copenhagen police chief Jens Moeller Jensen.Earlier, investigators confirmed the torso belonged to the reporter who had been missing for nearly two weeks.The 30-year-old had not been seen since she was spotted on a 60ft homemade submarine on 10 August with Danish inventor Peter Madsen, who built the sub Nautilus.The freelance journalist had met with Madsen to interview him for a feature story she was writing.Image:Ms Wall was last seen aboard Peter Madsen's submarine on 10 AugustA torso missing its head, legs and arms was discovered i...