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Suspect in Cologne sex assaults caught near German-Swiss border

Ginebra - A key suspect in the New Year's Eve mass sexual assaults in Cologne was spotted shoplifting in southern Germany and arrested across the border in Switzerland, authorities said Thursday.

Ex-US House speaker gets 15 months, admits sex abuse

Washington - Former US House speaker Dennis Hastert was sentenced to 15 months in prison Wednesday for paying hush money related to the sexual abuse of a teen boy he coached in high school.

Moroccan man on trial in Germany for New Year's sex assault

Berlin - Germany put a 33-year-old Moroccan on trial for sexual assault Monday, the first man accused over a spate of such attacks at New Year's celebrations that shocked the country.

Texas teacher caught on video slapping student several times

Beaumont - A 63-year-old female teacher in Beaumont, Texas was charged with assault and suspended after a video shows her slapping a student five times before she mocked him.

Prosecutors detail sordid charges against America's fallen House speaker

Washington - Former House speaker Dennis Hastert, once among America's most esteemed political figures, continued a descent into public disgrace as prosecutors revealed sordid details of alleged sex abuse while he was a high school teacher and coach.

Paris opens new sex abuse probe into troops in C. Africa

Paris - French prosecutors have opened a preliminary investigation into new allegations of sexual abuse against French troops based in Central African Republic, a judiciary source said on Tuesday.

First UN soldiers on trial in C. Africa sex abuse scandal

Kinshasa - The first soldiers to face justice in a huge sex abuse scandal that has rocked the UN and France went on trial in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday.

UN, France vow zero impunity in C. Africa sex abuse scandal

Washington - French President Francois Hollande and UN chief Ban Ki-moon vowed zero impunity Friday for troops accused in a Central African Republic sex scandal, as the United Nations pledged to stamp out abuse during peacekeeping missions.

Hollande, Ban say no 'impunity' in C. Africa sex abuse case: official

Washington - French President Francois Hollande and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Friday there would be no impunity for French troops and UN peacekeepers accused in a sexual abuse scandal in the Central African Republic.

UN says peacekeeper states 'must tackle troop sex abuse claims'

Bangui - The UN's head of global peacekeeping operations wants to force contributing nations to act on allegations of sexual abuse levelled against their troops, which top officials have denounced as "sickening".

More than 100 victims tell UN of peacekeeper sex abuse

New York - More than 100 victims have come forward in the Central African Republic with appalling new accounts of sexual abuse, including bestiality, by UN peacekeepers and French troops, the United Nations said Thursday.

UN mission in C. African Republic hit by new sex allegations

Bangui - The scandal-tainted UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic said Friday that fresh allegations of sex abuse by its soldiers had surfaced in the centre of the country.

First sexual assault charge filed over Cologne New Year's violence

Berlin - German authorities have brought the first sexual assault charge stemming from New Year's Eve mob violence in the western city of Cologne against an Algerian man, prosecutors said Thursday.

French cardinal Barbarin 'apologises' to abuse victims

Lyon - A French cardinal accused of covering up the sexual abuse of children by priests apologised to victims during a mass, according to the website of his diocese.

Germany tightening rape law in wake of Cologne assaults

Berlin - The German government on Wednesday agreed to tighten the country's rape law to cover cases in which a victim withheld consent but did not physically fight back.

UN council clashes over tackling peacekeeper sex abuse

New York - A US push for action over a surge in troubling allegations of sex abuse by UN peacekeepers has run into resistance from Russia, Egypt and some African countries at the UN Security Council, diplomats said.

Indian activists criticise Vatican for revoking priest's ban

New Delhi - Children's activists in India on Wednesday criticised the Vatican for revoking the suspension of a Catholic priest who was convicted by a US court of sexually abusing a minor.

Woman allegedly assaults husband for not getting Valentine's gift

Belpre - Let it be a lesson to husbands everywhere. If you forget or choose not to get your wife a Valentine's Day present, you might just find yourself the victim of an assault. At least, that's the case for one man located in Washington County, Ohio.

Big rise in sex offence complaints at Cologne carnival

Berlin - The number of sexual offence complaints almost quadrupled at this year's carnival celebrations in Cologne, German police said Wednesday, despite heightened security aimed at preventing a repeat of the mass assaults that marred the city's New Year celeb...

Sweden arrests 14 Polish activists for planning asylum centre attack

Stockholm - Swedish police said Tuesday they had arrested 14 Polish far-right activists for allegedly planning to attack an asylum centre, after finding axes, knives and iron pipes in their cars.

Masked gangs threaten attacks against migrants in Sweden: police

Stockholm - Dozens of masked men believed to belong to neo-Nazi gangs gathered in Stockholm and handed out leaflets calling for attacks against young migrants, Swedish police said Saturday, amid rising tensions over the country's refugee influx.

Teen jihadist 'proud' of France attack on Jewish teacher

Marseille - A 15-year-old supporter of the Islamic State group who slashed a Jewish teacher with a machete in southern France has said he was "proud" of his attack, ahead of a court appearance Wednesday.

India video of woman allegedly beating mother-in-law goes viral

New Delhi - A video secretly filmed by an Indian man -- apparently showing his wife beating his elderly mother -- has gone viral and led police to arrest the wife.

Jewish teacher felt teen wanted to 'decapitate' him in France attack

Paris - A Jewish teacher stabbed by a 15-year-old in the southern French city of Marseille believes the teen, an ethnic Kurd, wanted to decapitate him, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Germany arrests 211 far-right extremists in Leipzig

Berlin - German police said Tuesday they have arrested 211 far-right extremists who went on a rampage on the sidelines of a xenophobic rally in Leipzig, setting cars on fire and smashing windows.

Turkish teenager stabs Jewish teacher in Marseille

Paris - A Turkish teenager who stabbed a Jewish teacher with a machete on Monday in the southern French city of Marseille told police he had acted in the name of the Islamic State group, a prosecutor said.

Cologne violence was likely planned: German justice minister

Berlin - Germany's Justice Minister Heiko Maas said Sunday that the shocking spate of sexual assaults during New Year festivities in Cologne was organised.

Teen who punched Spanish PM sent to youth detention centre

Madrid - A Spanish court on Thursday sent a 17-year-old youth who punched Spain's prime minister in the face and broke his glasses to a juvenile detention centre for up to six months.

Teen punches Spanish PM in face, breaks his glasses

Madrid - Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy suffered a scare Wednesday when a 17-year-old youth punched him in the face during a campaign appearance in his northwestern fiefdom of Galicia, breaking his glasses.

British court convicts Maoist sect leader of rape

London - A British court on Friday convicted a Maoist cult leader of raping two of his followers and imprisoning his own daughter for 30 years in the London commune that he ran.
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Brawl involving up to 20 people during a kindergarten graduation celebration in an Ohio elementary s...
Brawl involving up to 20 people during a kindergarten graduation celebration in an Ohio elementary school
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An artist drawing depicting the act of rape.
An artist drawing depicting the act of rape.
Daniel Crompton
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No, it's not "Apocalypse Now", it's the Mini-War exercise of the SANDF.
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This grab may have led to the assault which follows.
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A photograph of an as yet unidentified assault victim in Bromley, South East London.
Bromley Police