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Wife and children of Robin Williams set for court battle

The late actor Robin Williams Credit: Reuters

The wife and children of Robin Williams are set for a legal battle today over the late comedian and actor's estate.

Lawyers for both parties are due to appear before a San Francisco probate judge over who should get clothes and other personal items the actor kept at one of his Northern California homes.

In December, papers filed by Williams' wife, Susan, claimed some of the late actor's personal items were taken without her permission.

She has asked the court to set aside the contents of the home she shared with Williams from the items he said the children should have which include jewellery and memorabilia.

Williams' children, Zachary, Zelda and Cody, say Susan Williams is trying to change the trust agreement.

Oscar-winning actor Williams died last August, aged 63, after he hanged himself in his home.

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'To be free' - Syrian rebels in tribute to Robin Williams

Of all the tributes to the late actor Robin Williams, could this be the most poignant?

It purports to shows Syrian rebel fighters in the town of Kafranbel in Idlib governate - an area that has seen intense clashes with government forces.

The banner is emblazoned with a quotation from Genie in Disney's film Aladdin - a role voiced by Robin Williams.

Emmy awards show plans Robin Williams tribute

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Well-loved actor Robin Williams will receive a "meaningful" remembrance at this month's Emmy Awards, it has been revealed.

Awards show producer Don Mischer said plans for the Los Angeles ceremony's traditional "in memoriam" sequence were being discussed.

He said organisers of the Emmy Awards - the TV world's Oscars - were still coming to terms with the Good Morning, Vietnam and Mrs Doubtfire star's death, but intended to give him the tribute he deserved.

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