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Lawyers in Michael Jackson’s child abuse trial are making their closing arguments as the long-running trial inches towards a conclusion.

Lawyers in Michael Jackson’s child abuse trial are making their closing arguments as the long-running trial inches towards a conclusion.

Prosecution and defence teams will have one final say, after trial judge Rodney Melville spent Wednesday issuing instructions to jurors.

The jury may start deliberations on Friday into claims the singer abused a 13-year-old cancer sufferer in 2003.

Mr Jackson denies 10 charges, and faces up to 20 years in jail if found guilty.

Prosecutor Ron Zonan told jurors that the case was about a young cancer survivor being abused by an international celebrity.

Defence lawyers are expected to restate their arguments that Gavin Arvizo’s family were motivated by money, and portray the boy as a fantasist.

British MP George Galloway and his opponent the Daily Telegraph will leave no stone unturned to sort out what could be a spectacular libel case.

One of the authors claiming Dan Brown’s bestseller The Da Vinci Code copied his ideas has admitted he exaggerated his case in an interview with a journalist.