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Facebook gang rape suspects to face trial in Sweden

Stockholm - Three young men suspected of gang raping a woman in Sweden and livestreaming the attack on Facebook are to face trial, Swedish prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Swedish prosecutors receive translation of Assange questioning

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors said Wednesday they have received a translation of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's interrogation four months after he was questioned on a rape allegation.

Axe attacker wounds nine in German train station rampage

D - German police said Friday an axe-wielding attacker who went on the rampage wounding nine at a railway station was mentally ill and may have hoped police would shoot him dead.

Rapes of girls, women leave scars from Colombia war

Quibd - Like thousands of women, Zoraya suffered sexual abuse by fighters in Colombia's civil war. But that horror is secondary to the memory of what was done to her toddler daughter.

Six jailed for machete attack on French rugby stars

Rodez - Six men who attacked a group of French rugby stars with knives and machetes outside a nightclub were Wednesday sentenced to between one and four years in prison.

Over 30,000 gather to support jailed Hong Kong cops: reports

Hong Kong - More than 30,000 people gathered in Hong Kong Wednesday to show their support for seven police officers who were sentenced to two years in jail for beating up a pro-democracy activist in 2014, reports said.

Over 30,000 gather to support jailed Hong Kong cops: reports

Hong Kong - More than 30,000 people gathered in Hong Kong Wednesday to show their support for seven police officers who were sentenced to two years in jail for beating up a pro-democracy activist in 2014, reports said.

Over 30,000 gather to support jailed Hong Kong cops: reports

Hong Kong - More than 30,000 people gathered in Hong Kong Wednesday to show their support for seven police officers who were sentenced to two years in jail for beating up a pro-democracy activist in 2014, reports said.

Rolf Harris faces UK retrial over sex charges

London - Veteran Australian entertainer Rolf Harris will be retried over three sex offences after a British court failed to reach a verdict this month, and will face one additional charge, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Swedish far-right MP charged over nightclub fracas

Stockholm - A Swedish far-right lawmaker was charged with assault on Friday after a fight outside a nightclub in Stockholm last year, public prosecutors said.

Sex assault cases lead to soul-searching in Israel

Jerusalem - A string of high-profile sexual abuse cases has led to soul-searching in Israel, where women's increasing willingness to report such behaviour has collided with retrograde attitudes among some men, experts say.

Fallen entertainer Rolf Harris faces UK abuse trial

London - Australian-born entertainer Rolf Harris, who was a fixture on British television for six decades, will go on trial in London on Monday for alleged assaults against minors.

Hate crimes charges over live-streamed Chicago assault

Chicago - Prosecutors in Chicago charged four black suspects with kidnapping and hate crimes over the assault of a mentally disabled white man shown live on Facebook, as the attackers hurled obscenities about whites and Donald Trump.

Four arrested after video shows assault of Chicago man

Chicago - A disturbing video circulated on social media showing a young Chicago man apparently tied up and being assaulted by four people.

WikiLeaks urges leaks of departing Obama White House docs

Washington - WikiLeaks appealed Tuesday for leaked White House documents before President Barack Obama leaves office, as its founder Julian Assange again denied Russia was the source of hacked Democratic party emails that hurt Hillary Clinton's bid for the US presi...

Cologne ramps up New Year's police presence after sex assaults

Cologne - The German city of Cologne Monday announced a ramped-up police presence, more CCTV and a fireworks-free zone at upcoming New Year's Eve celebrations to avoid a repeat of last year's mass sexual assaults.

Assange claims sex was 'consensual' in released testimony

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has told authorities investigating him over a rape allegation that his accuser "made it very clear" she wanted to have sex, according to testimony he released Wednesday.

Argentine pedophile dies after cathedral concert attack

Buenos Aires - A convicted pedophile has died after being badly beaten during a concert he was performing in a cathedral near Buenos Aires, attacked by parents from a preschool where he had allegedly molested children, a priest said.

England's FA probes junior football sex abuse claims

London - England's Football Association is investigating allegations of sexual abuse in junior football after several formers players came forward to say they were molested by youth coaches, it confirmed on Sunday.

Turkey throws out controversial child sex bill

Ankara - A Turkish parliamentary committee on Wednesday threw out a bill which could have overturned men's convictions for sexually assaulting a child, sealing the end of a controversy that led to a public outcry and protests.

London chef Stephen Port found guilty of gay date-rape murders

London - A British chef was found guilty Wednesday of murdering three men he met on gay networking sites after plying them with a date-rape drug.

Turkey withdraws child sex bill after protests

Ankara - The Turkish government on Tuesday withdrew a controversial bill that could overturn men's convictions for child-sex assault, after an angry public backlash that saw thousands take to the streets.

Turkey says open to changes on child sex conviction bill

Ankara - The Turkish government said on Monday it was open to changes proposed by the opposition to a controversial bill that could overturn the convictions of thousands of male sex offenders, after a huge public backlash.

Thousands rally against Turkey child sex conviction bill

Istanbul - Thousands of people, including women and children, marched Saturday in Istanbul against a controversial bill that would overturn men's convictions for child sex assault if they married their victim."We will not shut up. We will not obey.

WikiLeaks' Assange questioned by prosecutors

London - Prosecutors were questioning WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadoran embassy in London on Monday, the latest twist in the long-running legal battle over a rape allegation against him.

Argentine court fines Catholic church $50,000 for sex abuse

Buenos Aires - A court in Buenos Aires on Saturday ordered the Catholic Church to pay $50,000 to a former seminarian who alleged he was sexually abused some 25 years ago by an Argentine archbishop.

Melania Trump threatens People Magazine with lawsuit

Washington - Melania Trump threatened People Magazine and a former staff reporter with legal action over "false and completely fictionalized" statements in the writer's account of Donald Trump forcing himself on her during a 2005 interview.

Judge denies mistrial in Derrick Rose rape lawsuit trial

Los Angeles - A Los Angeles judge has refused to declare a mistrial in the sexual assault lawsuit against NBA star Derrick Rose, saying his accuser's lawyers did not intentionally conceal evidence.

One tweet triggers avalanche of women's assault memories

New York - It all started with a single tweet. Canadian author Kelly Oxford urged her hundreds of thousands of followers to share their recollections of the first time they were sexually assaulted.

Kim Kardashian held at gunpoint in Paris hotel: spokesperson

New York - Reality television star Kim Kardashian was held at gunpoint at a Paris hotel by assailants disguised as police as she took part in fashion week, a spokesperson said.
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A photograph of an as yet unidentified assault victim in Bromley, South East London.
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Woman punching and slapping Telemundo 62 reporter Iris Delgado
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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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This grab may have led to the assault which follows.
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An artist drawing depicting the act of rape.
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