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Russian artist at centre of French sex tape scandal held

Paris - Controversial Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky, who claims to have leaked a sex video of a prominent Paris politician, was arrested by French police on Saturday over an unrelated act of violence, the Paris prosecutor's office said.

Police search home of French writer accused of raping a minor

Paris - French police on Thursday searched the home of a writer accused of raping a minor and who repeatedly described relationships with young teens in his work, a source said.

Man charged with raping five-year-old girl at US embassy in Delhi

New Delhi - An Indian man has been charged with raping a five-year-old girl on the premises of the US embassy in India's capital New Delhi, police said Thursday.

French skating head defiant amid underage sex claims

Paris - French figure skating chief Didier Gailhaguet cut a defiant figure Wednesday amid claims of rape and sexual abuse of minors in the sport and government demands for his resignation.

One-week ultimatum for Delhi rapists on death row

New Delhi - Four men sentenced to death for a gang-rape and murder on a Delhi bus in 2012 that shocked the nation were given a week on Wednesday to exercise their remaining legal options.

Hangings of Delhi bus gang-rapists postponed

New Delhi - The hanging of four men scheduled for Saturday for a notorious gang-rape and murder on a Delhi bus in 2012 has been postponed "until further orders," a court ruled Friday.

Hangings of Delhi bus gang-rapists postponed

New Delhi - The hanging of four men scheduled for Saturday for a notorious gang-rape and murder on a Delhi bus in 2012 has been postponed "until further orders," a court ordered on Friday.

Sexual assaults rise at US military academies: Pentagon

Washington - Incidence of sexual assault in US military academies rose again last year, the Pentagon said Thursday, despite efforts to combat the problem.

Star French jockey under investigation for alleged rape

Paris - Pierre-Charles Boudot, the jockey who rode the winner in the 2019 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, was questioned Thursday by investigators along with a woman who has accused him of rape.

Fury as Polanski's new film tops French 'Oscar' nominations

Paris - Roman Polanski's new film "An Officer and a Spy" topped the list of nominations on Wednesday for the "French Oscars", sparking fury from feminists.

No qualms for India's hangman before first job of executing rapists

Meerut - Pawan Kumar feels zero sympathy for the four men he is due to hang next month for a 2012 gang rape and murder that appalled India.

Foreign correspondent attacked at Greek far-right protest

Athens - A foreign press correspondent was attacked on Sunday during a far-right protest in central Athens against the presence of migrants in Greece, according to Greek news agency ANA.

Prolific UK rapist sparks shock, disgust in native Indonesia

Jakarta - The father of an Indonesian student described as Britain's most prolific rapist said his son's life sentence "fits the crimes", as the lurid case sparked shock and disgust in his native country.

Underage rape probe opened into French author Matzneff

Paris - Paris prosecutors on Friday opened a rape investigation into the author Gabriel Matzneff, a day after the publication of a book detailing his sexual relationship with a girl of 14 over three decades ago.

Ex-Taliban hostage found not guilty of abusing wife

Ottawa - A Canadian man once held hostage with his American wife in Afghanistan was on Thursday found not guilty of assaulting her following their release from captivity.

India gang-rape shootings revives extrajudicial killing fears

New Delhi - The shooting of four gang-rape and murder suspects by Indian police has highlighted the scourge of extrajudicial killings in a nation grappling with high levels of sexual crimes and a notoriously slow judicial process.

Daughter claims Australian ex-PM urged silence on alleged rape

Sydney - The daughter of former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke said he ordered her to keep quiet about her alleged rape by one of his political allies for fear it would damage his career, Australian media has reported.

Indian police kill rape-murder suspects, sparking celebrations

Connaught Place - Indian police on Friday shot dead four gang-rape and murder suspects, prompting celebrations but also accusations that they were extrajudicial executions.

Uber reveals thousands of reported sexual assaults in US

San Francisco - Nearly 6,000 sexual assaults, including more than 450 cases of rape, were reported to Uber in the United States in 2017 and 2018, the ride-sharing company said Thursday, as it faces increasing pressure to cope with complaints of abuse.

Nearly 6,000 US sexual assaults reported to Uber in 2017 and 2018

San Francisco - Nearly 6,000 instances of sexual assault, including more than 450 cases of rape, were reported to Uber in the United States in 2017 and 2018, the ride-sharing company said in a report on safety released Thursday.

India gangrape protests mount as schoolgirl killed

New Delhi - Hundreds of Indian protestors took to the streets on Monday as public anger grew over the brutal gang-rape and murder of a female veterinary doctor, with one MP calling for the perpetrators to be "lynched".

Indian Bishop goes on trial for raping nun

Kottayam - A Roman Catholic bishop went on trial in southern India on Saturday accused of repeatedly raping a nun. Franco Mulakkal arrived in court in Kottayam, Kerala state, with a group of supporters after attending morning prayers.

No industry for women: Bollywood #MeToo accused back at work

Mumbai - A year after Bollywood followed Hollywood by naming male predators accused of sexual harassment, many women say they have suffered while alleged perpetrators are back in the limelight.

Mongolian women fight for law against widespread sexual harassment

Ulaanbaatar - The arrest abroad of Mongolia's most senior judge on allegations that he groped a woman has sparked a fierce debate over his country's lack of laws against sexual harassment.

X-rays of broken bones lay bare domestic violence in Italy

Milan - The X-rays speak louder than words. Especially since the women whose shattered bones are visible in the sterile black and white images rarely speak out.

France seeks foreign witnesses in Epstein probe

Paris - French police on Friday launched an appeal for foreign witnesses in a probe into alleged crimes committed in Paris by disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein, who killed himself in an American jail while awaiting trial on charges of abusing minors.

Cardinal Pell gets last chance to appeal sex abuse convictions

Canberra - Disgraced Catholic Cardinal George Pell was handed a final chance to clear his name Wednesday, when Australia's top court agreed to allow his appeal against convictions for child abuse.

Cardinal Pell's appeal decision set for Wednesday

Sydney - Disgraced Catholic Cardinal George Pell will learn Wednesday whether Australia's High Court will hear an appeal against his child sex abuse convictions, the last possible avenue to clear his name.

16 sentenced to death for burning alive Bangladesh teen

Sixteen people were sentenced to death Thursday for burning alive a Bangladeshi teenager who refused to withdraw sexual assault charges against her head teacher.

Video of mainlander assaulted in Hong Kong sparks outrage in China

Fpo - Video of a Chinese office worker being punched by a Hong Kong democracy supporter as a crowd chanted "go home" has caused outrage on the mainland, highlighting widening polarisation in the financial hub.
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A photograph of an as yet unidentified assault victim in Bromley, South East London.
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