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All Chilean bishops quit over child abuse scandal

Vatican City - Thirty-four Chilean bishops announced their resignation Friday over a child sex abuse scandal within the Church in Chile that has come to haunt the reign of Pope Francis.

Pope vows 'change' in Chile church after paedophile scandal

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Thursday promised "changes" to the Chilean church to "restore justice" following a child abuse scandal that has come to haunt his papacy.

'I'm not a monster': California man accused of torturing kids

Los Angeles - A 29-year-old California man charged with multiple counts of torture and child abuse -- some allegedly committed against his own kids -- has denied the claims in a jailhouse interview, saying "I'm not a monster.

Children held captive: infamous past cases

Paris - After the discovery in California of 10 children who had been imprisoned and tortured by their mother and her partner, here are some other similar cases from recent years.

California couple waterboarded kids, authorities say

Los Angeles - Ten children found living in squalid conditions in a California home were waterboarded, shot at with crossbows and had scalding water poured over them by their mother and her partner, authorities said.

California couple waterboarded kids, authorities say

Los Angeles - Ten children found living in squalid conditions in a California home were waterboarded, shot at with crossbows and had scalding water poured over them by their mother and her partner, authorities said Wednesday.

Nassar sex abuse victims, US university reach $500 mn settlement

Chicago - The Michigan university where serial sex abuser Larry Nassar practiced medicine announced Wednesday it has agreed to a $500 million settlement with hundreds of former victims of the ex-USA Gymnastics doctor.

University reaches $500 mn settlement with Nassar abuse victims

Chicago - The Michigan university where serial sex abuser Larry Nassar practiced medicine announced Wednesday it has agreed to a $500 million settlement with hundreds of former victims of the USA Gymnastics doctor.

Pope receives Chilean bishops over sex abuse scandal

Vatican City - Pope Francis began receiving Chilean bishops at the Vatican on Tuesday in a bid to address a child abuse scandal within the Church in Chile that has come to haunt his papacy.

Chile bishops prepare for papal dressing down over abuse

Santiago - Around 30 Chilean bishops have begun arriving in Rome for what is widely expected to be a dressing-down by Pope Francis over years of sexual abuse within the Chilean Church.

Sex abuse scandal haunts Australia's top Catholic cleric

Melbourne - From country priest to trusted top Vatican aide, Australia's most senior Catholic cleric George Pell has seen his reputation plagued in the twilight of his career by controversy swirling around a 1970s paedophile scandal in the former gold rush town of...

Pope receives victims of Chilean paedophile priest

Vatican City - Three victims of a Chilean paedophile priest have held private meetings with Pope Francis, as the Vatican tries to quell a sex abuse scandal that has rocked the Roman Catholic Church in Chile.

Papal audience for victims of paedophile priest

Vatican City - Three victims of a Chilean paedophile priest on Friday began a visit to the Vatican with one having a private audience with Pope Francis.

US gymnast says spoke of Nassar abuse 5 years before his arrest

Washington - Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney revealed sexual abuse by Larry Nassar five years before his arrest but nobody listened, she told NBC News' "Dateline" in an interview aired on Sunday.

Pope Francis admits 'grave mistakes' in Chile sex abuse scandal

Vatican City - Pope Francis admitted Wednesday he had made "grave mistakes" in his handling of a sexual abuse scandal in Chile as he looks to quell the latest controversy to rock the Roman Catholic Church.

Pope Francis admits 'grave errors' in Chile sex abuse scandal

Vatican City - Pope Francis admitted Wednesday he had made "grave mistakes in the assessment and perception of the situation" in Chile after reading the findings of an investigation into sexual abuse committed by the clergy in the country.

Former South Korean presidential hopeful indicted for rape

Seoul - A former South Korean presidential contender was indicted Wednesday on charges of raping his aide multiple times in the highest-profile case of the country's growing #MeToo movement.

Japanese women confront grim taboo by saying 'me too'

Apo - When Rinko Nakajiri was first raped by a producer who seduced her with the promise of a record deal, the 17-year-old singer kept quiet, terrified about her career prospects.

Child footballers 'offered boots and underwear for sex work'

Buenos Aires - Trainee footballers at Argentinian giants Independiente were coaxed into underage prostitution with offers of football boots or even just underwear, a Buenos Aires public prosecutor has said.

Former S. Korea presidential hopeful denies rape

Seoul - A former South Korean presidential contender accused of raping two women including his aide has denied the allegations against him, in the highest-profile case linked to the country's growing #MeToo campaign.

Inquiry to probe huge new UK paedophile scandal

London - A massive new British paedophile scandal that could involve hundreds of victims is to be the subject of an independent investigation "to get to the truth", the interior ministry said Friday.

Hollywood director Gilliam hits out at #MeToo 'mob rule'

Paris - Hollywood director Terry Gilliam said Friday that the #MeToo movement has morphed into "mob rule", claiming that while some women suffered, others used Harvey Weinstein to further their careers.

Rihanna hits Snapchat over beating ad, sending shares tumbling

New York - Rihanna on Thursday denounced Snapchat after an advertisement made light of her beating by fellow pop star Chris Brown, sending the company's share prices tumbling.

UN receives 138 allegations of sexual misconduct

New York - The United Nations received 138 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse last year and nearly half were against UN peacekeeping missions, a report said on Tuesday.

Saudi graft suspects were physically abused: report

Washington - Prominent Saudis held in what Riyadh dubbed an anti-corruption campaign were subjected to coercion and physical abuse, the New York Times reported Monday, describing fear and uncertainty even after their release.

Bono sorry after bullying claims at ONE charity

London - U2 frontman Bono has apologised after claims emerged Sunday that workers at his ONE charity were subjected to a culture of abuse and bullying.

S. Korean presidential hopeful quits after rape accusation

Seoul - A former South Korean presidential contender stepped down as a provincial governor and announced his retirement from politics Tuesday in a stunning political fall after a female aide accused him of multiple rapes.

S. Korean presidential hopeful quits after rape accusation

Seoul - A former South Korean presidential contender stepped down as a provincial governor Tuesday and announced his retirement from politics after a secretary accused him of multiple rapes.

Vatican sexual abuse envoy completes Chile visit

Santiago - A top Vatican investigator, Archbishop Charles Scicluna, concluded a visit to Chile on Wednesday after meeting with sexual abuse victims in a case that created a major public controversy for Pope Francis.

S. Korea's Moon supports #MeToo, urges 'stern punishment' for abusers

Seoul - South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Monday threw his support behind the #MeToo campaign spreading across the country, urging measures to combat the widespread abuse of women and punish offenders.
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