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Senegal opposition leader held in custody after clashes

Dakar - Senegal opposition leader Ousmane Sonko was ordered held in custody at a court hearing on Friday, two days after his arrest sparked the country's worst violence in years.

New York governor accused of sexual harassment by second woman

New York - A second ex-employee of powerful New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo has accused him of sexual harassment, charges the governor denied on Saturday.

Lady Gaga's dogs stolen in Hollywood shooting: US media

Los Angeles - Two French bulldogs belonging to US pop singer Lady Gaga were stolen in Los Angeles after the employee walking them was shot and wounded, US media reported Thursday.

New documentary paints disturbing picture of Woody Allen

New York - A new documentary series premiering Sunday on the HBO network, "Allen v. Farrow," paints a damning picture of Oscar-winning director Woody Allen, particularly regarding his alleged sexual abuse of young adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow.

French ex-minister jailed for rape

Paris - A former French government minister on Thursday began serving three years in prison after a court found him guilty of raping an employee during "foot massages" in his office and at the home of his co-defendant.

French 'Frexit' champion charged over sex assault claims

Paris - The head of a fringe anti-European Union party, former French presidential candidate Francois Asselineau, has been charged over claims of sexual assault and harassment, a judiciary source said Friday.

Canada arrests fashion exec accused in US of sex crimes

Montr - Canadian police announced Tuesday the arrest of fashion executive Peter Nygard at the request of the US justice system, which is seeking his extradition to stand trial for sex crimes.

Surgeon jailed in France's massive paedophile case

Saintes - A retired French surgeon has been sentenced to 15 years in jail at the end of his closed-doors trial for the rape and sexual abuse of four children in the first part of France's biggest ever paedophilia case.

Almost 90,000 sexual abuse claims expected against US Boy Scouts

Washington - Almost 90,000 victims of sexual abuse that took place in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) had come forward by Monday evening, the deadline to receive compensation from the organization, a lawyer for the victims told AFP.

Almost 90,000 sexual abuse claims expected against US Boy Scouts

Washington - Almost 90,000 victims of sexual abuse that took place in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) had come forward by Monday evening, the deadline to receive compensation from the organization, a lawyer for the victims told AFP.

French hotline for Church sex abuse received 6,500 calls

Lourdes - An independent commission set up by the Catholic Church in France to investigate claims of sex abuse by priests said Wednesday it had received 6,500 calls in 17 months from alleged victims and witnesses.

Man charged over jealous 'revenge' priest shooting in France

Lyon - A man who shot a Greek Orthodox priest last month in the French city of Lyon has been charged with attempted murder after admitting he acted out of jealousy because his wife was having an affair with the cleric, prosecutors said.

Quebec City sword attack suspect appears in court, victims identified

Montr - A 24-year-old man accused of killing two people with a sword and injuring five others on Halloween night in Quebec City made a brief court appearance Thursday while four of the injured, including two French nationals, were named.

Two French women charged over 'racist' stabbing of veiled Muslim women

Paris - Two women accused of stabbing two other women wearing Muslim headscarves near the Eiffel Tower in Paris and trying to rip off their veils have been charged with assault and racist slurs, legal sources told AFP on Thursday.

UN, NGOs shaken by DR Congo sex abuse claims

Apo - The humanitarian world has pledged to combat the scourge of sexual abuse within its ranks following shock revelations of alleged exploitation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

17 to stand trial over 'yellow vest' rampage at Arc de Triomphe

Paris - Seventeen people will face trial over looting and vandalism at the Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris during a "yellow vest" protest that degenerated into running street battles, legal sources said Friday.

French journalist recounts police violence, racism as undercover officer

Paris - Racial or homophobic insults, gratuitous violence, a colleague's suicide: a journalist on Thursday detailed his undercover experience in France's police force where he said abuse was commonplace, if only among a handful of officers.

Prosecutors ask for Depardieu rape case to be reopened

Paris - Paris prosecutors said Saturday they had asked for an investigation into rape allegations against French actor Gerard Depardieu to be reopened after an earlier probe was dropped last year.

Book that exposed French author to be made into film

Paris - A bestselling book that exposed the acclaimed French writer Gabriel Matzneff as a paedophile is to be adapted for the big screen, its producers said Monday.

Thousands protest in France over minister investigated for rape

Toulouse - Thousands of people protested across France on Friday denouncing the promotion to interior minister of rising star Gerald Darmanin who is the subject of a rape investigation into allegations he strongly denies.

Two men charged over brutal assault on French bus driver

Bayonne - French prosecutors on Wednesday charged two men with attempted murder after a bus driver was assaulted and left brain dead for refusing to let aboard a group of people who were not wearing face masks.

Eight women accuse Colombian director Ciro Guerra of sexual harassment, assault: report

Apo - Eight women accused Colombian director Ciro Guerra -- known for his film "Embrace of the Serpent" -- of sexual harassment and assault in an article published Wednesday.

Four suspects face charges in Dijon ethnic unrest

Dijon - Prosecutors said Saturday they would charge four men in connection with violence blamed on Chechens in the eastern French city of Dijon, as local people marched calling for the resignation of the top local official.

Journalists covering US protests find themselves under attack

New York - Journalists covering nationwide protests over the death of a black man at police hands in Minneapolis have found themselves under attack, by police and at times by protesters.

Journalists covering US protests find themselves under attack

New York - Journalists covering nationwide protests over the death of a black man at police hands in Minneapolis have found themselves under attack, by police and at times by protesters.

In Haiti, football world backs federation boss accused of rape

Port-au-prince - At a training facility outside the Haitian capital, where young female football players are living under a coronavirus lockdown, the atmosphere is heavy, following allegations that the head of the sport's national federation raped several teenage girls...

Women suffer as lockdown worsens Latin America's 'domestic hell'

Buenos Aires - Weeks of confinement imposed by the coronavirus pandemic is taking a chilling toll on women and girls across Latin America, where the number of calls to helplines have soared, made by victims of domestic violence who cannot flee.

French priest gets 5-year jail term for sex assault of boy scouts

Lyon - A defrocked Catholic priest was given a five-year jail term Monday for sexually abusing boy scouts in his care several decades ago, a case that roiled the French Church over claims he was shielded from prosecution by his superiors.

France appeals for more witnesses over writer accused of raping minor

Paris - French police launched an appeal Tuesday for witnesses in the case of a writer accused of raping a minor and who repeatedly described relationships with underage teens in his work, the top Paris prosecutor said.

French writer 'regrets' his paedophile sex tourism in Asia

Paris - French writer Gabriel Matzneff said in an interview Wednesday that he "regrets" his trips to Asia to have sex with children, claiming that at the time "no one ever said it was a crime".
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