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Former school principal in Australian court on sex abuse charges

Melbourne - A former principal of a Jewish ultra-orthodox school accused of child sexual abuse will remain in custody ahead of her pre-trial hearing in September after appearing in an Australian court Friday.

Sri Lanka arrests 'Mrs World' over assault

Colombo - Colombo police on Thursday arrested the current "Mrs World" on charges of assault over an on-stage fracas in which she pulled the crown off the head of the new "Mrs Sri Lanka".

Australia says politicians no longer exempt from sexual harassment rules

Sydney - Australian politicians will no longer be exempt from rules against sexual harassment at work, the conservative government announced Thursday as it tries to quell public anger over parliamentary sex abuse scandals.

Backlash after Pakistan PM links rape to how women dress

Islamabad - Pakistan rights campaigners have accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of "baffling ignorance" after the former playboy cricketer blamed how women dress for a rise in rape cases.

French #Metoo founder wins defamation appeal

Paris - A French appeals court on Wednesday overturned the defamation conviction of the woman behind France's answer to the #MeToo movement, who was sued by the man she accused of sexual harassment, lawyers told AFP.

Arc de Triomphe rioters handed suspended jail terms

Paris - A French court on Thursday sentenced eight people to suspended jail terms and community service for taking part in one of the most violent episodes of the anti-government "yellow vest" protests that rocked France two years ago.

France trial opens over 2018 Arc de Triomphe protest riot

Paris - Nine people went on trial Monday accused of taking part in one of the most violent episodes of the anti-government "yellow vest" protests that rocked France two years ago.

Pakistan pair sentenced to death over motorway gang rape

Lahore - A Pakistani court on Saturday sentenced two men to death over the gang rape of a French-Pakistani mother, lawyers said, an attack that prompted nationwide protests and tough new anti-rape legislation.

Top French court rejects rape charges in firefighter abuse case

Paris - France's highest court on Wednesday rejected a bid by a woman to have three firefighters charged with rape instead of sexual abuse against her while she was in her early teens.

Women across Australia march against sexual violence and inequality

Canberra - Tens of thousands of women protested across Australia against sexual violence and gender inequality on Monday, as outrage grew over rape allegations that have convulsed the conservative government.

Women across Australia march against sexual violence and inequality

Canberra - Women protested across Australia on Monday against sexual violence and gender inequality, with tens of thousands hitting the streets as outrage grew over rape allegations that have convulsed the conservative government.

Australia reckons with sexual assault amid #MeToo second wave

Brisbane - When the #MeToo movement began shaking the globe in late 2017, the reverberations Down Under were relatively muted.

Turkey arrests man for beating ex-wife on street

Istanbul - A man was arrested in Turkey on Sunday after a video on social media purportedly showing him beating his ex-wife on a street sparked outrage, state media reported.

Australia minister 'sorry' for calling alleged rape victim a 'lying cow'

Sydney - Australia's scandal-hit government on Thursday apologised for calling an alleged rape victim a "lying cow," sparking fresh claims of a "toxic" culture in the country's corridors of power.

Boy Scouts to sell Rockwell paintings to pay abuse settlements

New York - The Boy Scouts of America has said it will sell its vast collection of Norman Rockwell paintings as part of a multi-million-dollar victims' fund to settle sexual abuse lawsuits.

Thousands demand India's top judge quit over rape remarks

Mumbai - India's top judge was facing calls to resign on Wednesday after telling an accused rapist to marry his schoolgirl victim to avoid jail.

Australian attorney general denies rape allegation

Perth - Australia's attorney general outed himself as the unnamed cabinet minister accused of raping a 16-year-old girl, denying the decades-old allegation Wednesday and seeking to draw a line under a crisis consuming the country's conservative government.

Greek PM hits back at sex scandal cover-up claims

Athens - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday hit back at accusations that he tried to cover up a sex abuse scandal involving a top theatre director appointed by his government.

French film giant Gerard Depardieu charged with rape

Paris - French film giant Gerard Depardieu has been charged with rape and sexual assault, a judicial source told AFP on Tuesday, the latest in a string of such allegations against prominent figures in France.

Australian PM under fire for handling of rape scandal

Sydney - Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison was under mounting pressure Wednesday after a former government staffer who said she was raped in parliament accused the government of revealing sensitive details of the case.

Australia parliament rape scandal prompts PM apology

Sydney - A former Australian government staffer has said she was raped in a minister's office in parliament and failed by her bosses after coming forward, prompting an apology from the prime minister Tuesday.

France mulls introducing consent age as sex abuse claims pile up

Paris - The French government has backed the introduction of a minimum age of sexual consent of 15, a move that would bring it in line with most other Western countries, following years of campaigning by abuse victims.

French TV producer, husband targeted by rape probe

Paris - French prosecutors said on Tuesday they had opened an investigation into accusations of child sexual assault against a prominent television producer and his husband, the latest sexual assault case to rock the intellectual elite.

Greece's #MeToo movement leads to calls for reckoning on incest

Athens - Greece's emerging #MeToo movement, sparked by an Olympian's taboo-breaking decision to go public with allegations of sexual abuse, has raised hopes it can also uncover long-hidden stories of incest in the patriarchal country.

AOC video cements status as progressive star and scourge of right

New York - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's livestream video in which she described how she feared for her life during the Capitol assault and revealed she is a survivor of sexual assault has reinforced why the US lawmaker is a leftist hero.

Woman extradited from Israel in Australian court on child sex abuse charges

Melbourne - A former principal at a Jewish ultra-Orthodox school appeared in an Australian court Thursday, hours after she was extradited from Israel to face child sexual abuse charges.

'You are not alone': Balkan women seize #MeToo moment

Belgrade - When a Serbian actress accused her former drama teacher of rape last week, the reaction was seismic: thousands of women across the Balkans have since come forward with their own stories, united under the banner "You are not alone".

Cyprus rocked by sexual assault claims of Olympic shooter

Nicosia - Cyprus has been shaken by a historical sexual assault scandal after Cypriot Olympic shooter Andri Eleftheriou gave the name of her alleged aggressor to police.Allegations of this nature are rare in Cyprus as victims are afraid to come forward.

Greek official axed after Olympian's sex abuse claim

Athens - A senior official at the Greek sailing federation has been forced to resign in the wake of sexual abuse allegations by one of the country's top Olympians, the governing body said.

#MeToo moment in Greece as Olympic star reveals sex abuse

Athens - Greece was experiencing a rare #MeToo moment Saturday after an Olympic sailing champion's claims of sexual abuse prompted similar revelations by other athletes.
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