Trayvon Martin's parents: 'The Weinstein Company owes us $150,000'

Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin claim production company failed to pay option fee after entering into deal to purchase rights to book about their son’s killing in 2012

The parents of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager shot dead while walking home from a convenience store by George Zimmerman, have claimed they are owed at least $150,000 (£110,000) by the Weinstein Company.

According to documents filed by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin in a Delaware bankruptcy court, the company formerly run by the disgraced Hollywood mogul entered into a deal to purchase the rights to a possible movie and TV series based on their book, Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin.

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Pussycat Dolls sue Daily Mail owner over 'prostitution ring' story

Former girl group member Kaya Jones claimed members were used for sex by music executives – the group has now sued the Mail’s parent company for publishing her remarks

Girl group Pussycat Dolls are suing the parent company of the Daily Mail, after an article was published in which former member Kaya Jones said the group was a “prostitution ring”, where members were given drugs and “passed around” music industry executives for sex.

The lawsuit, filed by the band’s manager, Robin Antin, as well as under the Pussycat Dolls Inc brand name, is citing defamation as a result of the article, published in October 2017. It describes the article as “intentional, reckless and malicious … false and defamatory statements made by a disgruntled, unreliable and biased person looking for her 15 minutes of fame, Kaya Jones, when the defendants knew through their direct prior dealings with plaintiffs, or should have known, with even the most basic check, that Ms Jones was unreliable and her story obviously false”.

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Virginia school board violated rights of transgender teen, judge rules

In a major victory for trans rights, judge declines board’s request to dismiss case filed by former student Gavin Grimm

A federal judge on Tuesday sided with a transgender teen in Virginia who claims a school board violated his rights when it banned him from using boys’ bathrooms.

In a major victory for trans rights, US district court Judge Arenda Wright Allen declined the Gloucester county school board’s request to dismiss the case filed by former student Gavin Grimm.

Related: White House announces ban on transgender people serving in military

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Birmingham woman jailed for duping daughter into forced marriage

Mother gets four-and-a-half-year sentence for forcing teenager to wed man in Pakistan, in landmark conviction

A woman from Birmingham has been jailed for four and a half years for duping her 17-year-old daughter into travelling to Pakistan and forcing her to marry a man 16 years her senior.

The 45-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was found guilty on two counts of forced marriage and a third charge of perjury. The jury returned a not guilty verdict for a further charge of perverting the course of justice.

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Georgia accuses Russia of war crimes during 2008 conflict

Tbilisi also alleges human rights violations in closing evidence at European court

Georgia has accused Russia of war crimes, human rights violations and a “rampage” across Georgian territory during the bitter military conflict between the countries almost 10 years ago.

In closing evidence before the European court of human rights in Strasbourg on Wednesday, the Georgian government said Moscow was guilty of multiple violations during the August 2008 fighting.

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