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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.

US charity school in Liberia in rape scandal storm

Monrovia - An acclaimed US charity operating in Liberia has admitted to major failings after girls at a school set up to save them from a life of sexual exploitation were systematically raped.

Arrests on US Capitol steps ahead of vote on top judge

Washington - Police on Saturday began arresting protesters who had gathered just feet (meters) from the entrance to the United States Capitol building, despite a barricade blocking off the area, as legislators inside prepared to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the...

Kavanaugh sworn into Supreme Court after divisive fight

Washington - Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in Saturday as US Supreme Court justice following the closest such Senate vote in more than a century, marking a major win for President Donald Trump's drive to move the country's political institutions to the right.

Kavanaugh poised for confirmation to Supreme Court

Washington - Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the US Supreme Court appeared all but assured Friday after two key lawmakers signaled their support, in a major boost for President Donald Trump.

Abuse victim sues Vatican in bid to identify predators

Los Angeles - A US man who says he was raped by a priest as a child announced Thursday he was suing the Vatican seeking the identification of accused clergy members worldwide.

US Supreme Court nominee: 'I am independent, impartial'

Washington - US Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh declared himself "independent, impartial" Thursday in a highly unusual plea following criticism of his performance at a Senate committee hearing on sexual assault allegations against him.

Police interview Besson over rape accusations

Paris - French police interviewed movie mogul Luc Besson for nearly five hours on Thursday over allegations he raped a young actress, sources said.

'Women must be heard': thousands march against Kavanaugh

Washington - Jessica Cathcart, a 24-year-old from California, says university professor Christine Blasey Ford inspired her to speak up about her own sexual assault, which took place when she was in high school.

Top Republicans eye Kavanaugh confirmation on Saturday

Washington - Top Republicans voiced confidence Thursday that Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the US Supreme Court this weekend, as they asserted that an FBI probe had found nothing to support sexual assault allegations against President Donald Trump's nominee....

Man in French street slap video gets jail sentence

Paris - A French man caught on camera slapping a young woman on a Paris street after she berated him for making lewd comments was given a six-month custodial sentence on Thursday.

US court nominee in unusual plea as Senate nears vote

Washington - As angry protesters swamped Capitol Hill on the eve of a crunch vote Friday to advance the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the judge made a highly unusual plea to defend his "impartiality.

Trump rebuked after mocking Kavanaugh accuser

Washington - President Donald Trump came under heavy fire Wednesday for mocking the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, with two key Republican senators voicing repugnance over the comments.

After days of restraint, Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser

Southaven - President Donald Trump on Tuesday openly mocked the university professor who has accused his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault, joking about her inability to remember details surrounding the night of the alleged attack.

'Very scary time' for young American men, says Trump

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Tuesday the reaction to decades-old allegations of sexual assault against his Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh makes it "a very scary time" for young men in the United States.

Former classmate says Trump court nominee lied about his drinking

Washington - A one-time classmate of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee said Monday that Brett Kavanaugh was a habitual heavy drinker, challenging the judge's Senate testimony to the contrary.

Frenchman in Nobel scandal jailed for 2 years for rape

Stockholm - A Swedish court on Monday sentenced a Frenchman at the heart of a Nobel scandal to two years in jail for rape in a scandal that emerged during the #MeToo campaign.

Argento recalls sexual encounter with Jimmy Bennett

Rome - Italian actress Asia Argento, who became a leading figure in the #MeToo movement after accusing powerful Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, admitted she had sex with young actor Jimmy Bennett, who claimed she sexually assaulted him as a teena...

White House denies 'micromanaging' inquiry into high court pick

Washington - US President Donald Trump hit back Sunday at suggestions his administration is trying to "micromanage" the FBI investigation of controversial Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, accusing opposition Democrats of being interested only in obstruction.

Senate panel backs Trump's Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh

Washington - The Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday approved Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump's pick for the US Supreme Court, one day after he fought off allegations of sexual assault at an emotional day-long public hearing.
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An artist drawing depicting the act of rape.
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