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'Monster' husband gets 25 years in Singapore for sex abuse

Fpo - A Singaporean man described as a "monster" by prosecutors was sentenced to 25-and-a-half years in jail Tuesday for forcing his wife into prostitution and sexually abusing their six-year-old daughter and a niece.

Victims of Church sex abuse go global with fight for justice

Paris - After years of struggling alone or finding support in national groups, survivors of sex abuse by priests have formed a new international alliance to pressure the Catholic Church to face up to its crimes.

Israel denies house arrest for Australia paedophile suspect

Jerusalem - A Jerusalem court refused Monday to release to house arrest an ultra-Orthodox Israeli woman sought by Australia over accusations of sexually abusing girls under her care there.

Spanish victims of sex abuse priests speak out

Barcelona - A trickle of accusations of sexual abuse against priests in schools and seminaries is starting to erode the wall of silence in Catholic Spain, whose Church representatives are set to attend a major Vatican meeting on child protection.

World bishops head to Vatican for sex abuse summit

Vatican City - Pope Francis gathers bishops from around the world at the Vatican this week for a hotly-awaited summit on tackling the wave of child sex abuse scandals assailing the Catholic Church.

France probes sexual assault claim against Vatican envoy

Paris - French prosecutors said Friday they were investigating a sexual assault complaint made against the Vatican's envoy to Paris in more unwelcome news for the Catholic church as it looks to turn the page on years of scandal.

Disgraced South Korean poet loses defamation suit

Seoul - A South Korean poet once tipped for the Nobel Prize for Literature on Friday lost a defamation suit against a fellow writer who accused him, in verse, of sexual abuse.

France assault trial opens for Congolese star Koffi Olomide

Nterre - Congolese music star Koffi Olomide went on trial in France on Monday on charges of sexually assaulting four former dancers who say they were held against their will at a villa outside Paris.

Virginia lieutenant governor faces second sexual misconduct charge

Washington - A second woman has accused Virginia's lieutenant governor of sexual misconduct, US media reported Friday, further adding to the political turmoil in the eastern US state.

Second woman makes sexual abuse claim against ex-Costa Rica president

San Jos - A second woman has accused former Costa Rican president and Nobel Peace laureate Oscar Arias of sexual assault, local press said on Friday.The woman's lawyer filed a criminal complaint on Thursday, according to news website ameliarueda.

Sexual assault charges raised against Costa Rica ex-president

San Jos - Former Costa Rican president and Nobel Peace laureate Oscar Arias on Tuesday denied charges of sexual assault made by a peace campaigner who filed a criminal complaint against him.

Pope admits priests, bishops sexually abused nuns

Pope Francis admitted Tuesday that Catholic priests and bishops had sexually abused nuns, the latest scandal to rock the church.

Pope admits priests, bishops sexually abused nuns

Pope Francis admitted Tuesday that priests and bishops in the Catholic Church had sexually abused nuns.

Spain moves to extend statute of limitations for child abuse

Madrid - Spain's cabinet approved a draft law on Friday which will extend the statute of limitations for cases of physical or sexual abuse of children.

Judge refuses to dismiss sex assault charges against Weinstein

New York - A US judge ruled on Thursday that the sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein can go ahead, rejecting a defense motion to dismiss the charges facing the disgraced Hollywood mogul who has become the face of the #MeToo movement.

Judge refuses to dismiss sex assault charges against Weinstein

New York - A US judge on Thursday refused to dismiss sexual assault charges against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, and set the next hearing in the case for March.

Sex abuse claims brought against 700 Catholic clergy in Illinois

Chicago - Almost 700 clergymen in Illinois have been accused of child sexual assault, a far greater number than the Catholic Church had previously disclosed, the Midwestern US state's top prosecutor revealed Wednesday.

Under-fire UNAIDS chief offers to resign in June

Geneva - Scandal-plagued UNAIDS head Michel Sidibe offered Thursday to resign in June, following an expert report that said his "defective leadership" had plunged the agency into crisis.

Pope removes scandal-hit cardinals from inner circle

Vatican City - Pope Francis has removed two prominent cardinals from his inner circle months after they were tainted by paedophile scandals and ahead of a Church-wide meeting on the "protection of minors" next year.

Mukwege: Congolese 'Doctor Miracle' heals sexual atrocity victims

Kinshasa - In the Democratic Republic of Congo, they call him "Doctor Miracle" for his surgical skill and dedication in helping women overcome the injuries and trauma of sexual abuse and rape.

UNAIDS plagued by 'failed' leadership: expert report

Geneva - The crisis engulfing UNAIDS deepened Friday with the release of an expert report that found the agency's leaders, including executive director Michel Sidibe, systematically failed to address bullying, abuse and sexual harassment.

Mukwege: Congolese 'Doctor Miracle' heals sexual atrocity victims

Kinshasa - In Democratic Republic of Congo, they call him "Doctor Miracle" for his surgical skill and dedication in helping women overcome the injuries and trauma of sexual abuse and rape.

Rape figures soar as attackers exploit S.Sudan aid handouts

Nairobi - In the last 10 days, 125 women and girls have been raped while seeking emergency food in Bentiu, South Sudan, medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Friday.

French cops in death-in-custody case testify as 'assisted witnesses'

Paris - Three French police officers who two years ago arrested a young man who later died in custody, sparking violent protests in Paris suburbs, have been given the status of special witnesses and not defendants as the man's family had demanded.

Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan released from French jail

Paris - Tariq Ramadan, a leading Islamic scholar held in France since February on charges of raping two women, was released on bail Friday after he persuaded judges he was not a flight threat.

US star lawyer Avenatti arrested on domestic violence suspicions

Los Angeles - Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for an adult film star engaged in a legal battle with Donald Trump, was arrested in Los Angeles on a felony domestic violence charge, police said Wednesday.

Campaigners use Beirut Marathon to urge action on rape

Beirut - Protesters holding signs reading "I will face my rapist" lined the course of Beirut's Marathon on Sunday to call for tougher action against sexual abusers.

'Blue is the Warmest Colour' director accused of assault

Paris - French prosecutors have opened a sexual assault investigation into Franco-Tunisian film director Abdellatif Kechiche, whose 2013 film "Blue is the Warmest Colour" won the top prize at the Cannes film festival, a legal source said Wednesday.

French gay rights activist punched on Paris street

Paris - The head of a French gay rights NGO on Wednesday said he was punched in the face on a Paris street and told he "should be burned" in what he called a homophobic attack.

Pressure grows in Liberia over US charity in 'school rape' storm

Monrovia - Liberian Vice President Jewel Taylor on Tuesday lent her voice to demands for a probe into a US educational charity after girls were raped at a school supposed to save them from a life of sexual exploitation.
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