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Vatican investigator meets Chile abuse victim in New York

New York - A high-profile victim of a disgraced pedophile priest said Saturday he was glad to finally be able to tell his story as the Vatican's top abuse investigator began a probe into an alleged cover-up in Chile.

Islamic scholar facing rape charges hospitalised in France

Paris - Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, who was remanded in custody in France on rape charges earlier in the month, has been hospitalised due to multiple sclerosis, his support group said Saturday.

Rape case against French budget minister dropped

Paris - French prosecutors on Friday said they had dropped an investigation into claims that Budget Minister Gerald Darmanin raped a woman who sought his help in having her criminal record expunged in 2009.

French budget minister faces new sex allegations

Paris - Paris prosecutors are investigating a second claim that influential French Budget Minister Gerald Darmanin used his past political position to seek sexual favours, it emerged on Wednesday.

Questions mount over sex assault probe into top UN official

Geneva - A sexual assault probe that cleared a senior United Nations official of wrongdoing has raised questions over whether the world body is capable of credibly investigating its top leaders.

NY prosecutor seeks conditions on Weinstein Company sale

New York - New York's top state prosecutor sought to impose conditions Monday on investors seeking to buy The Weinstein Company, saying executives who facilitated years of abusive behavior by Harvey Weinstein could not be allowed to remain at the film studio.

UN warns of rampant sexual violence in Greek refugee camps

Geneva - Asylum seekers in Greece suffer widespread sexual violence and harassment in the country's sub-standard, overcrowded reception centres, the UN said on Friday.

LA police send Weinstein sex assault cases to prosecutors

Los Angeles - Police in Los Angeles have submitted three sexual assault cases against disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein to prosecutors, the District Attorney's Office said on Thursday.

South Korea's top poet under fire over sexual abuse scandal

Seoul - A top South Korean poet regularly tipped for the Nobel prize for literature has been accused of sexual abuse by another famed writer -- in the form of a poem.

A fifth of UK parliament staff report sexual harassment

London - Around one in five people employed at the British parliament have experienced or witnessed sexual harassment at work during the past year, according to a survey in a parliamentary report out on Thursday.

Vegas tycoon Steve Wynn quits resorts firm over harassment claims

Washington - Las Vegas casino billionaire Steve Wynn announced Tuesday he was stepping down as chairman and CEO of his company Wynn Resorts following allegations of decades of sexual misconduct.

Islamic scholar Ramadan loses rape bail hearing

Paris - Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan was denied bail in France Tuesday, judicial sources said, four days after he was remanded in custody on charges of rape that have sown divisions in the Muslim community.

Uma Thurman details Weinstein 'attack'

Los Angeles - Actress Uma Thurman, who is indelibly linked to Harvey Weinstein's Miramax studio thanks to her iconic roles in "Pulp Fiction" and "Kill Bill," has broken her silence about the disgraced Hollywood mogul, accusing him of attacking her and threatening he...

Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan held in Paris over rape claims

Paris - Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan remained in custody in Paris on Thursday after spending a night behind bars over rape allegations that emerged in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

Islam scholar Tariq Ramadan questioned in Paris over rape claims

Paris - French police on Wednesday questioned prominent Swiss Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan over allegations that he raped two women, who went public with their claims in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

Rape-accused Islam scholar Tariq Ramadan held in Paris: legal source

Paris - French police on Wednesday detained prominent Swiss Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, a legal source said, months after two women filed rape charges against him.

Reporting of sexual assault surges in France post-Weinstein

Paris - Reporting of sexual assault and rape in France has risen by nearly a third since the Harvey Weinstein scandal, the interior ministry said Thursday.The number of complaints for sexual assault and rape received by police rose 31.

Weinstein's waning power broke code of silence: Rachel Weisz

London - Harvey Weinstein's accusers were finally heard because the US producer's power was "on the wane," US-British actress Rachel Weisz told the Evening Standard in an interview published Thursday.

Dozens of rape victim support centres to open in India

New Delhi - Dozens of support centres for women victims of sexual violence are to open across India under an scheme announced Tuesday, as pressure grows on police over their handling of rape cases.

Union anger after fresh attack on French prison guards

Lille - Two prison guards were hospitalised on Sunday after being assaulted with a table leg by an inmate at a jail in northern France, the latest in a spate of prison attacks that has led to nationwide strike action.

India's top court acquits Bollywood director of rape

New Delhi - India's top court on Friday upheld the acquittal of a Bollywood director accused of raping an American research scholar in a case that has sparked intense debate about consent in a country with high levels of sexual violence.

Firth rebukes Woody Allen over daughter's molestation claims

New York - Woody Allen faced widening isolation Friday over allegations that he molested his daughter more than 25 years ago, after Colin Firth joined the list of actors saying he would not work with the director again.

Canadian ex-Afghan captive remains jailed awaiting hearing

Ottawa - A Canadian who was charged with sexual assault and making death threats after returning to Canada from captivity in Afghanistan will remain in custody after his bail hearing was postponed Monday.

Case dismissed against French troops accused of child rape in C. Africa

Paris - French investigating magistrates have closed a probe into allegations that French soldiers raped children in the Central African Republic while on a peacekeeping mission, judicial sources told AFP on Monday.

India police investigate brutal rape, murder of two teenagers

New Delhi - Indian police said Monday they were investigating the gang rape and murder of two teenage girls whose mutilated bodies were found just hours apart in a state bordering New Delhi.

Canadian ex-Afghan captive still jailed, hearing delayed

Ottawa - A Canadian man held captive for years in Afghanistan and charged in his home country with 15 offences remained in detention on Monday awaiting a bail hearing delayed to next week.

Canadian ex-hostage make video court appearance on sex assault charges

Ottawa - A Canadian man who was held captive by a faction of the Afghan Taliban for five years appeared briefly in an Ottawa court via videolink on Wednesday to face a slew of charges that include sexual assault, illegal confinement and issuing death threats.

Canadian ex-hostage in court on sexual assault, death threats

Ottawa - A Canadian man who was held captive by a faction of the Afghan Taliban for five years appeared briefly in an Ottawa court on Wednesday, facing a slew of charges that include sexual assault, illegal confinement and issuing death threats.

Former Taliban hostage Boyle arrested for 15 charges including assault

Montr - A Canadian man who was held captive by a faction of the Afghan Taliban for five years has been arrested on 15 charges including sexual assault, illegal confinement and issuing death threats, according to reports on Tuesday.

Head of New York City Ballet retires after abuse allegations: report

New York - Peter Martins, the renowned head of the New York City Ballet, announced his retirement Monday following allegations of sexual harassment and physical abuse, according to a report in the New York Times.
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