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Top China Buddhist leader quits in sex probe

Bejing - The head of China's government-run Buddhist association quit his post on Wednesday amid an investigation into allegations that he coerced several nuns into having sex with him.

Tour de France winner Ullrich admitted to psychiatric hospital

Berlin - Germany's Tour de de France champion Jan Ullrich was admitted to a psychiatric hospital on Friday after his brief detention for allegedly assaulting a prostitute.

Tour de France winner Ullrich held over 'escort' assault

Frankfurt Am Main - Tour de France-winning cyclist Jan Ullrich was arrested Friday for allegedly assaulting a prostitute in Frankfurt, police said, just a week after the German national was briefly detained in Spain.

India orders children's home checks after sex abuse scandals

New Delhi - India has ordered the inspection of at least 9,000 shelters for abandoned and orphaned children after a wave of sex abuse scandals shocked the country, a minister reportedly said.

Germany jails couple for pimping young son online

Freiburg - A German court handed down lengthy jail sentences Tuesday to a couple for repeatedly sexually abusing their young son and selling him to paedophiles online, in a shocking case that raised pointed questions about the competence of child protection servi...

Germany jails couple jailed for pimping young son online

Freiburg - A German court Tuesday handed down lengthy jail sentences to a couple for repeatedly sexually abusing their young son and selling him to paedophiles online for more than two years.

Top orchestra sacks conductor Gatti over abuse charges

Den Haag - The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, widely regarded as one of the world's leading ensembles, on Thursday sacked its chief conductor, Daniele Gatti, following media allegations of sexual assault.

French government survives confidence votes over Benalla scandal

Paris - The centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday survived confidence votes called by both the left and right over the scandal surrounding a top security aide who was filmed manhandling demonstrators at a Paris protest.

Man arrested in second July assault at Canada parliament

Ottawa - An Ottawa man was scheduled to make a brief court appearance Tuesday after allegedly assaulting a federal police officer in the second recent violent incident at Canada's parliament.

French government faces confidence votes over Benalla scandal

Paris - France's centrist government faces confidence votes from both the left and right Tuesday over the damaging scandal surrounding a top aide to President Emmanuel Macron who was filmed manhandling demonstrators.

Macron aide faces second probe into assaulting protesters

Paris - French prosecutors have opened a new probe into the actions of a top security aide to President Emmanuel Macron who allegedly roughed up two May Day protesters hours before a violent incident for which he has already been charged.

US cardinal caught up in abuse scandal resigns

Vatican City - Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a prominent US cardinal who is accused of sexually abusing a teenager nearly five decades ago, the Vatican said Saturday.

Macron dismisses bodyguard scandal as 'storm in a teacup'

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday dismissed the scandal surrounding a top security aide who roughed up protesters as a "storm in a teacup", as furious criticism from his opponents showed no sign of abating.

Macron dismisses bodyguard scandal as 'storm in a teacup'

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday dismissed the scandal surrounding a top security aide who roughed up protesters as a "storm in a teacup", as furious criticism from his opponents showed no sign of abating.

Macron on Benallagate says he is 'in charge': lawmakers 

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron told lawmakers in his party Tuesday that he is "in charge" in the scandal surrounding a top security aide, Alexandre Benalla, filmed manhandling May Day protesters and that he considered the acts "a betrayal".

Macron's ex-security aide defends 'lending a hand' to police: lawyers

Paris - Alexandre Benalla, the disgraced former security aide to President Emmanuel Macron, has defended taking part in a police operation during a May Day protest, saying he was "lending a hand", his lawyers said Monday.

Alexandre Benalla: Macron bodyguard at heart of scandal

Paris - At just 26, Alexandre Benalla -- the French presidential bodyguard filmed beating a protester -- enjoyed a meteoric rise before sparking the biggest scandal yet of Emmanuel Macron's presidency.

French interior minister says did not tell Macron of security aide incident

Paris - French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told lawmakers on Monday that he did not inform Emmanuel Macron about a video showing one of the president's security aides striking a young man during a protest last May.

Macron security aide scandal deepens with minister under fire

Paris - The most damaging scandal of Emmanuel Macron's presidency deepened on Saturday with his interior minister due to face a grilling in parliament over his response to a top security aide of Macron caught on video beating up a young man at a Paris protest ...

Vatican suspends Chilean deacon accused of child abuse

Santiago - The Vatican dismissed a Chilean deacon over sexual abuse accusations in central Chile, the archdiocese of the city of Rancagua said Friday, amid a widespread abuse scandal gripping the country's Catholic Church.

French court denies request by Tariq Ramadan to drop rape charges

Paris - French judges have rejected a request by lawyers for Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan to drop charges of raping two women, a source close to the inquiry told AFP on Friday.

Knife attacker on Germany bus arrested, several injured

Berlin - Several people were injured Friday in an attack by a man wielding a knife on a bus in northern Germany, officials said Friday, although his motive remained unclear.

Macron under fire as security aide detained in assault inquiry

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron, trying to curb the most damaging scandal of his presidency so far, on Friday fired a top security aide who has been taken into custody after videos emerged showing him strike a young man during a demonstration in Paris...

Macron aide who struck protester to be fired

Paris - The office of French President Emmanuel Macron told AFP on Friday that it has begun dismissal proceedings against a top security aide who violently struck a protester during a demonstration in Paris in May.

Frenchman at centre of Nobel scandal to face trial in September

Stockholm - The man at the centre of a sexual assault scandal that shook the Nobel Literature Prize giving body, which postponed this year's award, will go on trial in September on rape charges, a Swedish court said.

UNAIDS head says won't quit over deputy's assault row

Paris - The head of the UN's AIDS agency, Michel Sidibe, on Wednesday rejected calls for his resignation over complaints that he shielded a deputy from sexual harassment claims and attacked whistleblowers.

Paris police urge women to report World Cup sexual assaults

Paris - Paris's police chief urged women on Wednesday to report any cases of sexual assault during the celebrations of France's World Cup win, after dozens of accounts by victims were posted on social media in recent days.

Weinstein Co. sale finalized, owners Lantern take over

New York - Harvey Weinstein's one-time production company no longer exists. On Monday, its new owners confirmed they had concluded the purchase of The Weinstein Company and introduced its successor, Lantern Entertainment.

French film mogul Luc Besson hit by more sex assault claims

Paris - A second woman has accused the French movie mogul Luc Besson of sexual assault, according to reports, two months after a young actress alleged he had raped her.

Pamplona's bull run festival overshadowed by notorious sex abuse case

Madrid - Pamplona's famed San Fermin festival begins on Friday, overshadowed by a sexual abuse case that has tarnished one of Spain's best-loved traditions.
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