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Hollywood's #MeToo wave engulfs Washington

Washington - From the White House to Congress to the Supreme Court, Washington has had its share of sexual scandals.

French consent law in the dock over sex with 11-year-olds

Paris - In most developed countries, the age of sexual consent is a fairly straightforward matter.Not so in France, which is in the midst of a furious debate over the issue after a man in his twenties was acquitted of raping an 11-year-old girl.

Weinstein faces class action suit over alleged sexual misconduct

Los Angeles - An actress filed a class action lawsuit Wednesday against Harvey Weinstein, claiming she and other women had been subjected to a variety of brutal sex attacks by the disgraced Hollywood producer.

Myanmar troops systematically gang-raped Rohingya women: UN envoy

Dhaka - Myanmar soldiers "systematically targeted" Rohingya women for gang-rape during violence against the minority Muslim community which triggered an exodus to Bangladesh, an UN special envoy said Sunday.

BBC pulls drama after rape claims against star Westwick

London - The BBC announced Friday it was pulling an Agatha Christie drama from its Christmas schedule after rape allegations were made against one of its stars, British actor Ed Westwick.

Mobster arrested after attacking journalist in Italy

Rome - Italian police arrested a notorious mobster on Thursday after an unprovoked attack on a journalist in a Rome suburb that stunned the country.

Book details alleged sexual abuse in the Vatican

Rome - An Italian journalist acquitted in last year's so-called Vatileaks trial published Thursday a book detailing the attempts of a young whistleblower to report alleged sexual abuse.

Italy actress Gina Lollobrigida reveals sexual assaults

Rome - Italian screen legend Gina Lollobrigida has called on victims of sexual abuse to report it immediately, saying she was assaulted twice but was too afraid to say anything.

#MeToo campaign resonates with Egyptian women battling harassment

Cairo - The #MeToo campaign that saw women around the world share their experiences of sexual assault struck a deep chord in Egypt where life is often a daily battle against harassment.

Weinstein had 'army of spies' to thwart complaints: report

Los Angeles - Harvey Weinstein hired journalists and highly trained ex-spies and military personnel who used fake identities to try to stop accusers from going public with sexual misconduct claims against him, The New Yorker reported Monday.

British PM's party suspends MP over 'serious allegations'

London - Britain's ruling Conservatives suspended an MP Friday over unspecified "serious allegations", as Prime Minister Theresa May announced a new party code of conduct in response to a growing sexual harassment scandal.

British PM launches code of conduct amid sex scandals

London - Prime Minister Theresa May released a new code of conduct for Conservative Party representatives on Friday as a sexual harassment scandal dogged the British parliament.

Spacey dumped by Netflix, police home in on Weinstein

New York - Netflix late Friday dropped Kevin Spacey, whose career is in free-fall over spiraling sexual assault accusations as police gather evidence for a possible arrest warrant against Harvey Weinstein for alleged rape.

UK police investigate Kevin Spacey assault claim: report

London - British police are investigating a claim of sexual assault against Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey, Sky News television reported Friday.

Actor Kevin Spacey accused of attempted rape

Los Angeles - A man has accused Kevin Spacey of attempting to rape him when he was 15, amid mounting allegations of sexual harassment and assault against the "House of Cards" star.

Indian police arrest man over rape of 18-month-old girl

New Delhi - A man accused of raping a toddler in front of his own children has been arrested in India, police said Friday, the latest in a series of sex attacks against minors in the country.

Actress Paz de la Huerta accuses Weinstein of rape

Los Angeles - Actress Paz de la Huerta has accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her twice in 2010, joining dozens of women who have levelled sexual assault allegations against the disgraced Hollywood mogul.

India court jails two men for life for raping niece

New Delhi - An Indian court Thursday sentenced two men to life in prison for raping their 10-year-old niece, in a case that hit headlines when her appeal for a late-term abortion was rejected, a lawyer said.

S.African football president denies raping ex-MP

Johanesburg - South Africa's football association president Danny Jordaan on Wednesday denied raping a former lawmaker and singer who made allegations as part of the #MeToo social media movement against sexual assault.

Hollywood producers kick out disgraced Weinstein

Los Angeles - The Producers Guild of America banned disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein for life on Monday, vowing that sexual harassment would no longer be tolerated within its ranks.

Kevin Spacey apologizes, comes out as gay after 'sexual advance' claim

Los Angeles - Kevin Spacey came out as gay early Monday and apologized to actor Anthony Rapp, who accused the Hollywood star of making a sexual advance on him at a 1986 party when he was only 14 years old.

Weinstein affair puts spotlight on non-disclosure agreements

Los Angeles - How did he get away with it for so long?It's a question many have been asking in the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, as the number of women accusing the disgraced movie mogul of acts ranging from sexual assault to rape approaches 50.

Polanski retrospective angers French feminists

Paris - French feminists have voiced outrage over a planned retrospective of the films of director Roman Polanski, who has been accused of several sexual assaults, calling it "an insult" to women following the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

No Colony cash injection to Weinstein firm: NY Times

New York - The scandal-plagued film studio co-founded by disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein will no longer get funding from Colony Capital, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.

Workplace harassment blights industries across board

New York - Sexual harassment in the workplace is a global scourge. From sport to cuisine, from fashion to finance, here is a round-up of industries in the United States dogged by revelations in the wake of Harvey Weinstein's disgrace.

George HW Bush apologizes for patting 'women's rears'

Washington - Former US President George HW Bush has apologized for jokingly patting "women's rears" after an actress accused him of groping her from his wheelchair while at a screening.

Actress accuses Weinstein Company of enabling sex abuse

Los Angeles - An actress filed suit against The Weinstein Company on Tuesday, alleging that Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted her and that the company had enabled his behavior.

German police arrest suspect after 8 hurt in Munich knife rampage

Berlin - A knife-wielding man randomly attacked passersby in central Munich on Saturday, lightly injuring eight people, police said as they excluded terrorism as a motive after detaining the suspected perpetrator.

Is Weinstein scandal a watershed for French women too?

Paris - It took the fall of a US movie mogul to breach the culture of silence around sexual assault and harassment in France, but French feminist Caroline De Haas believes the country has turned a corner.

Two more Weinstein accusers go public with sex assault claims

Los Angeles - A former actress accused Harvey Weinstein Friday of unzipping his pants and forcing himself on her, as a separate alleged victim publicly repeated rape allegations she had made in a newspaper interview.
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An artist drawing depicting the act of rape.
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No, it's not "Apocalypse Now", it's the Mini-War exercise of the SANDF.
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Brawl involving up to 20 people during a kindergarten graduation celebration in an Ohio elementary school
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A photograph of an as yet unidentified assault victim in Bromley, South East London.
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This grab may have led to the assault which follows.