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Weinstein arraigned in New York for rape, criminal sex act

New York - Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was arraigned in a New York court Friday, charged with rape and a criminal sex act on two women, nearly eight months after his career imploded in a blaze of accusations that triggered the #MeToo movement.

Weinstein to 'surrender' to NY authorities Friday: US media

New York - Disgraced former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities in New York on Friday following a months-long investigation into allegations that he sexually assaulted women, US media reported.

Amnesty highlights sex-for-food claims in Boko Haram-hit NE Nigeria

Lagos - Amnesty International on Thursday urged Nigeria to act on claims soldiers and members of the civilian militia have raped women and girls in remote camps for people displaced by Boko Haram.

Calls mount for US university president to resign over abuse scandal

Los Angeles - Two hundred professors at one of California's top universities on Tuesday demanded the resignation of the school's president over a widening sexual abuse scandal involving a campus gynecologist.

Four charged over attack on Greek mayor

Thessalon - Four men have been charged after the mayor of Greece's second city Thessaloniki was beaten up by suspected far-right supporters, a judicial source said Monday.

Greek mayor hospitalised after 'far-right' attack

Thessalon - The mayor of Greece's second city Thessaloniki was hospitalised early Sunday after an assault by suspected far-right members at a rally, officials said.

Police, rebels among 7 killed in Chechnya church attack

Moscow - An attack on an Orthodox church Saturday in the mainly Muslim southern Russian republic of Chechnya killed two policemen and a civilian and left four rebels dead, officials said.

Rape victim takes on Chinese police over stalled probe

Bejing - A Chinese graduate student has become a social media sensation in China after attempting to sue police for dismissing her rape report, giving the country's fledgling #MeToo movement a new cause.

'I was so naive': Weinstein wife lifts lid on scandal

New York - The estranged British fashion designer wife of Harvey Weinstein claims she "never" suspected him of wrongdoing and was "so naive," in her first interview since the Hollywood mogul's downfall over sexual misconduct revelations.

Can a UN treaty help the #Metoo movement?

Geneva - Two years before the allegations against Harvey Weinstein spurred a global reckoning about sexual misconduct, the United Nations' oldest agency was exploring new ways to protect workers from harassment and assault.

Former Brazil coach accused of abusing young gymnasts

Rio De Janeiro - A former coach of Brazil's national squad was fired by his gymnastics club on Monday after Brazilian TV reported he had sexually abused boys, presenting testimony from more than 40 victims.

Accuser in UNAIDS sex assault case rejects new investigation

Geneva - A woman who has accused a top UNAIDS official of sexual assault rejected on Monday the UN's decision to reopen the case, saying she has no confidence it will deliver justice.

UNAIDS reopens sexual assault probe into top official

Geneva - UNAIDS has reopened a sexual assault investigation into a top official after a heavily criticised earlier probe cleared him of wrongdoing, a letter seen by AFP on Friday showed.

#MeToo activists use blockchain to skirt China censors

Bejing - Attempts to silence a student who drew attention to sexual abuse allegations at a Chinese university have inspired tech-savvy activists to use blockchain technology to dodge censors and keep the fledgling #MeToo movement alive.

Nobel Literature Prize for 2018 in doubt after crisis

Stockholm - The Swedish Academy, plunged into crisis over allegations of rape and sexual assault by the husband of one its members, may postpone the 2018 Nobel Literature Prize, Swedish Radio reported on Wednesday."We're thinking about it.

Crisis sparked by sex abuse grips UNAIDS chief

Geneva - It started with sexual assault allegations against a male UNAIDS executive and a heavily-criticised internal investigation that exonerated the accused.

New York Times, New Yorker win Pulitzer for #MeToo watershed

New York - The New York Times and The New Yorker won the Pulitzer Prize for public service on Monday for explosive reporting that brought down Harvey Weinstein and spawned a cultural watershed on the issue of sexual harassment.

Nobel literature academy gets new head after sex assault claims

Stockholm - The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, appointed a new head Friday after a crippling crisis triggered by allegations of sexual assault against the husband of one of its members.

New head for Swedish Nobel body after sex scandal

Stockholm - The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, appointed a new head Friday as a sexual harrassment scandal rocked the prestigious institution.

Swedish Academy in crisis as head resigns

Stockholm - The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, was plunged into crisis on Thursday after two of its members, including its head Sara Danius, resigned Thursday, amid a growing crisis over a high-profile man accused of sexual assaults.

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.

Ireland to review sexual assault trials after rugby rape case

Dublin - Ireland's Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has called for a review of how sexual assault trials are conducted, following protests after a high-profile case involving Irish rugby players, national media reported.

Putin spokesman calls Weinstein accusers 'prostitutes'

Moscow - Russia's President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov called the actresses who have claimed sexual abuse by disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein "prostitutes" and poured scorn on journalists who have accused a Russian lawmaker of sexual...

US quietly dropped assault charges against 11 Erdogan bodyguards

Washington - The United States has quietly dropped assault charges against 11 bodyguards of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who were accused of attacking protesters in Washington last year.

Weinstein Company files for bankruptcy in 'new beginning'

New York - Harvey Weinstein's former production company announced late Monday it had filed for bankruptcy, less than six months after the Hollywood mogul was beset by avalanching sexual assault allegations.

Weinstein Company files for bankruptcy

New York - Harvey Weinstein's former production company announced late Monday it had filed for bankruptcy, less than six months after the Hollywood mogul was beset by avalanching sexual assault allegations.

Ex-Samsung maverick becomes S. Korea's #MeToo champion

Seoul - The ground for the wave of #MeToo accusations sweeping socially conservative South Korea was laid by a defiant saleswoman who took on the corporate might of Samsung, won a harassment case against her boss and changed career to become a lawyer.

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.

UN probe accuses Syrian troops of 'systematic' rape

Geneva - Syrian troops and government-linked militia have systematically used rape and sexual violence against civilians, atrocities that amount to crimes against humanity, a UN-backed inquiry said Thursday.

S. Korea abuse MP quits as poet's exhibition dismantled

Seoul - A South Korean member of parliament resigned Monday after being accused of sex abuse, the latest target of a spreading #MeToo campaign in the country, as an exhibition to an accused poet was dismantled.
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