Harvey Weinstein: Court agrees $17m payout for accusers

Weinstein, 68, was convicted last year and jailed for 23 years for rape and sexual assault.

The payout for his victims will come from the liquidation of the Weinstein Co, which filed for bankruptcy in 2018.

The judge overruled an objection from some accusers looking to pursue appeals outside of bankruptcy court.

Judge Mary Walrath said without the settlement, the plaintiffs would get "minimal, if any, recovery."

The Weinstein Co was set up as an independent film studio with the disgraced Hollywood mogul one of its co-founders.

Families 'cheated of Boeing crash compensation'

Lawyers told the BBC that many families were persuaded to sign forms preventing them from taking legal action.

BBC Panorama has discovered that other relatives signed similar agreements after two other crashes, stopping them from suing Boeing in the US courts.

Boeing has declined to comment on the agreements.

All 189 passengers and crew died when the Boeing 737 Max crashed into the sea just 13 minutes after taking off from the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, on 29 October 2018.

Within weeks, relatives were offered compensation by insurance lawyers.

Tahiti court throws out ten nuclear claims

The ruling is in line with last month's expert advice, which took into account a law change that reintroduced a minimum figure of radiation exposure.

Earlier this year, the expert advice was to compensate the claimants.

The law change was inserted into the Finance Act in December reportedly to comply with the Public Health Act.

The veterans groups have been dismayed at the law change, saying now no more applications are likely to succeed.

ACC will provide funeral grant for Gisborne bus crash victims

A spokesperson for ACC told Kaniva News ACC would also cover the costs of everybody who was injured in the crash while they are in New Zealand.

The news came in the aftermath of Thursday night’s memorial service for student Sione Taumalolo, 11, and Talita Moimoi Fifita, 33, who died when their bus went off the road and down an embankment on State Highway Two near Gisborne.

Hundreds of people attended the memorial service at the Methodist church in Grey Lynn.

Tonga to pay compo to family of late NZ police officer

Mr Fungavaka, who was in Tonga for his father's funeral, had been arrested and was attacked in the Central Police station.

In 2014, two police officers were convicted of manslaughter and another was convicted of common assault, while a civilian was convicted of causing grievous bodily harm.