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UK Maoist cult followers brainwashed, raped: Prosecutor

London - A charismatic Maoist cult leader brainwashed and raped followers in his commune, and kept his own daughter imprisoned for 30 years, a London court heard Thursday.

Danish mutilation suspect dismisses murder charge in court

Bloemfontein - A Danish man accused of mutilating women spoke publicly for the first time in a South African court Thursday, requesting bail and denying allegations he conspired to murder his wife.

S. Africa police investigate genital mutilator over wife's murder

Johanesburg - A Danish national accused of mutilating several women and keeping their removed clitorises in his freezer is also suspected of involvement in the killing of his wife, South African police said Friday.

Danish man in S.Africa court over female genitals kept in freezer

Bloemfontein - A Danish national accused of assault for mutilating several women and keeping their removed clitorises in his freezer appeared in a South African court on Wednesday to fight for bail.

S. African women protest against Zuma 'sex act' painting

Johanesburg - Female supporters of South African President Jacob Zuma on Friday marched through the capital Pretoria to defend him against attacks including a satirical painting depicting him engaged in a sex act.

Three women say Saudi prince abused them at Beverly Hills mansion

Los Angeles - Three US women claim a Saudi prince assaulted them and held them captive during three days of sex- and drug-fueled partying at a Beverly Hills mansion.

Quebec police put on leave over aboriginal sex assault claims

Montr - Eight Canadian police officers suspected of sexually assaulting and beating aboriginal women have been put on leave or transferred to administrative duty, officials in Quebec province said Friday.

Wife of Danish genital mutilation suspect killed in Lesotho

Maseru - The wife of a Danish man who was caught in South Africa last month with 21 pieces of female genitalia in his freezer has been killed in Lesotho, police said Thursday.

Burkina coup leader fears 'many dead' after barracks assault

Ouagadougou - The leader of Burkina Faso's short-lived coup said Tuesday he feared there had been "many deaths" after an army assault on the barracks of the failed putschists.

High school football players could face charges for tackling ref

Marble Falls - Authorities in a small Texas city said Monday they are considering charging two high school football players with assault for a blindside tackle of a referee in the closing minutes of a game last week.

Sweden to drop Assange sex assault probe as deadline expires

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors are set to drop a sexual assault probe against Julian Assange on Thursday when the case reaches its expiration date without investigators having succeeded in questioning the WikiLeaks founder.

Former Mayweather foe Victor Ortiz arrested for assault

Former Floyd Mayweather foe Victor Ortiz was arrested over the weekend at a Kenny Chesney concert in Pasadena for assault.

Cosby offered pills, payments and mentorship to women: NYT

New York - US comedian Bill Cosby said he offered pills and payments to women he had sexual encounters with, and tried to hide it from his wife, according to court documents cited in the New York Times Saturday.

South African female miners break ground for their gender

Rustenburg - Deep underground, where huge conveyer belts haul rocks to the surface, 33-year-old mother of two Bernice Motsieloa represents the quiet revolution transforming the macho culture of South African mining.

Fugitive rabbi can be extradited to Israel: Dutch supreme court

Den Haag - The Dutch Supreme Court on Tuesday authorised the extradition of the leader of a Jewish Hasidic sect wanted in Israel for alleged indecent assault of women and girls.

London bus driver throttles woman who filmed her driving over red

The female driver of a London tour bus apparently throttled and assaulted a woman who filmed her allegedly driving the bus through a red light. She left her vehicle in the middle of the road, leaping out to throw the victim to the ground, unconscious.

Nepal police teach quake victims self-defence after attacks

Kathmandu - Nepal is teaching self-defence to quake-affected women and children following a string of attacks in temporary camps housing survivors, police said Friday.

UK police make £20,000 payout to wrongfully arrested rape victim

London - A British police force has agreed to pay £20,000 ($31,000) in an out-of-court settlement to a rape victim after officers arrested her following their failure to properly investigate her complaint, a report said Friday.

Colombia to investigate alleged child abuse by U.S. military

Estanzuela - Colombian authorities said they planned to investigate alleged sexual abuses of children by US contractors and military staff.

France investigating alleged child sex abuse by its troops in C.Africa

Paris - France is investigating allegations that its peacekeepers sexually abused children in the Central African Republic after a leaked UN report said victims as young as eight were raped in exchange for food and money.

Colombia arrests 298 in sweep against child sex abuse

Estanzuela - Authorities in Colombia have arrested 298 people in a nationwide operation against child sex offenders, prosecutors said.

Teacher allegedly 'knocked out cold' by student's angry mother

Hempstead - An irate parent allegedly attacked a teacher in the hall of a middle school in Long Island — and the whole disturbing incident — filmed by surveillance cameras, shows the teacher knocked out cold.

Australian man charged with 145 child sex offences

Sydney - An Australian man was charged on Monday with 145 sex offences against at least 28 children, including rape, after allegedly using social media to groom them.

Fraternity to sue over Rolling Stone 'rape' story

Washington - The fraternity named in a discredited Rolling Stone feature about an alleged gang rape on a US college campus said Monday it will take legal action against the iconic pop culture magazine.

Rolling Stone apologises and retracts college 'gang rape expose'

Washington - Rolling Stone magazine withdrew and apologised for a discredited story about a gang rape on a US college campus Sunday, publishing a review of the debacle that found "avoidable" failures in basic journalism practices.

French school head charged with sexual assault on pupils

Grenoble - A primary school head teacher was charged Wednesday with having tricked blindfolded pupils into oral sex during a workshop on experiencing new tastes, justice officials said.

French primary school principal admits pupil sex assaults

Lyon - A primary school head teacher confessed Tuesday to having tricked blindfolded pupils into oral sex during a workshop on experiencing new tastes, according to prosecutors.

Louisiana teen accused of knocking school bus driver unconscious

An unruly Louisiana teen has been charged with assault after knocking a school bus driver unconscious, leading to another teen on the bus stepping in to bring the vehicle to a halt.

Melbourne Uber driver arrested over alleged indecent assault

Melbourne - An Uber driver has been arrested over an alleged assault on a 19-year-old woman passenger in Melbourne on New Year's Day.

Too 'ugly' to rape: Brazil lawmaker comment sparks fury

Bras - A debate about sexual violence in Brazil sparked by a lawmaker's comments on the floor of Congress has spread beyond government chambers, triggering a national debate about rape and sexism in the South American nation.
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