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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.

California toughens rape laws after infamous Stanford case

Los Angeles - California's governor has signed a measure mandating prison time for people who rape unconscious or intoxicated victims, the fallout in the case of an ex-Stanford student athlete that sparked widespread outrage.

Refugee in Germany dies while trying to burn his wife alive

Berlin - A refugee in a German shelter died Thursday while trying to set his wife on fire, leaving the woman seriously injured and part of the building ablaze, police said.

Peru protests against gender violence draw 50,000

- Some 50,000 people marched Saturday in Peru's capital and other cities, police said, to protest rampant violence against women in a highly conservative society.The country recorded 95 murders of women last year.

US campus rape in spotlight again after Colorado case

Los Angeles - Another campus rape victim in the United States has spoken out to denounce what she said is lenient punishment for her attacker, bringing the issue to the forefront again after a Stanford University case that ignited a firestorm.

Watch Winnipeg bus driver fight with aggressive passenger

Winnipeg - After a passenger allegedly spat in the face of a Winnipeg bus driver and left the bus, the driver followed him and a brief fight developed. Another passenger on the bus captured what happened on a cellphone.

South Sudan on the brink of abyss: UN chief

New York - South Sudan stands on the brink of an abyss, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday after a fresh flareup in fighting unleashed a wave of sexual violence.

Indian double gang-rape survivor says she lives in fear

Rohtak - A low-caste Indian who survived a gang-rape aged 17 only to be raped again, allegedly by men awaiting trial for the first attack, said Friday she feared she and her family would never be safe again.

German police kill Afghan teen after train axe attack

Berlin - German police shot dead a 17-year-old Afghan refugee after he attacked train passengers with an axe and a knife, seriously wounding four in what one official said was a "probable" Islamist attack.
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