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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.

#MeToo rocks Turkey's literary world

Ankara - Sexual assault and harassment allegations have shaken Turkey's literary world, creating a rare #MeToo moment as women break taboos and speak out in the still largely patriarchal country.

Pakistan president approves new anti-rape law

Islamabad - Pakistan’s president on Tuesday approved a new anti-rape law which will speed up convictions and launch the country’s first national sex offenders registry.

French interior minister questioned over rape allegations

Paris - French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin was questioned by judges on Monday over rape allegations that prompted outcry from women's organisations when he was appointed the country's "top cop" in July.

Japan politician voted out after accusing mayor of sexual assault

Apo - The only female councillor in a Japanese town has been voted out of office after accusing the mayor of sexual assault, in a recall organised by colleagues who claimed she had sullied the town's reputation.

China's #MeToo movement gets its moment in court

Bejing - A sexual harassment case against a powerful Chinese media figure opened in Beijing on Wednesday, with his accuser calling it a major moment in the country's still-young #MeToo movement.

China's #MeToo movement gets its moment in court

Bejing - A sexual harassment case against a powerful Chinese media figure began in Beijing on Wednesday, with his accuser calling it a major moment in the country's still-young #MeToo movement.

'We are in shock': Austrian capital reels after gunman kills at least two

Vienna - Music lovers were enjoying an opera, with young people in bars raising a final glass together before a new coronavirus lockdown, when gunmen suddenly opened fire in Vienna, brutally shattering the calm of the Austrian capital late Monday night.

Fireworks attack on French police sparks protest

Champigny-sur-marne - Dozens of French police officers carrying placards depicting themselves as targets demonstrated on Monday outside a station that was attacked with fireworks in an eastern Paris housing estate known for drug trafficking.

Jewish student attacked outside German synagogue: police

Berlin - A Jewish student was badly injured on Sunday after a man attacked him with a shovel outside a synagogue in the northern German city of Hamburg, police said.

Federal authorities to take over Indian gang-rape investigation

New Delhi - India's federal investigators will take over the probe into the alleged gang-rape and murder of a low-caste teenaged woman that has sparked nationwide outrage and days of protests.

Five police suspended over India gang-rape

New Delhi - Five senior police officers have been suspended over their handling of an investigation into the gang-rape and murder of a 19-year-old woman that has sparked outrage across India and triggered days of protests.

India gang-rape victim's family get protection over reprisal fears

New Delhi - A court in India has ordered police to protect the family of a woman allegedly gang-raped and killed by four high-caste men, as her brother said they feared reprisals over the accusations.

Indian low-caste woman dies after gang-rape, second this week

New Delhi - A woman from India's marginalised Dalit community has died after being gang-raped, police said Thursday, days after the death of a teenager from the same "untouchable" group at the hands of a group of high-caste men sparked outrage.

Anger after Indian police cremate gang-rape victim

Indian police were accused Wednesday of cremating the body of a teenaged "untouchable" Dalit woman against her family's wishes after she died following an alleged gang-rape by four upper-caste men -- the latest sexual assault to shock the country.

Anger after Indian police cremate gang-rape victim

Indian police were accused Wednesday of cremating the body a teenaged "untouchable" Dalit woman against her family's wishes after she died following an alleged gang-rape by four upper-caste men -- the latest sexual assault to shock the country.

Nowhere to go: pandemic inflames Albania's scourge of domestic abuse

Tirana - Her face swollen and arms darkened by bruises, Ana's eyes dart anxiously around her flat in eastern Albania, where she is trapped with a violent husband whose blows have worsened during the pandemic.

Uproar after 'victim blaming' in Pakistan gang rape case

Lahore - A Pakistani police chief faced a growing backlash Friday after he seemed to blame the victim in a gang rape case because she was driving at night without a male companion.

'More Than 30' rapists: Israel's #MeToo campaign

Jerusalem - Allegations of a horrific hotel gang-rape in Israel where 30 men reportedly waited in line to assault a teenage girl have triggered an outraged campaign echoing the global #MeToo movement.

Sexual abuse, assault: Grim prospects for China's blind women

Bejing - When Xiao Jia lost her sight as a teenager she was told the "respectable" career choice was to become a massage therapist. Instead she found an industry rife with abuse and aggression, where women are afforded little protection.

Placido Domingo insists 'I have never abused anyone'

Rome - Famed Spanish opera singer Placido Domingo, accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct, denied the allegations Thursday in an interview in which he talked about getting over coronavirus."I've changed. I am no longer afraid.

Egypt investigates alleged gang rape at luxury hotel

Apo - Egypt's public prosecutor said Wednesday it has ordered an investigation into a gang rape allegation at a luxury hotel in Cairo in 2014 that surfaced on social media last month.

Mother of Korean Air chief gets suspended sentence for assault

Seoul - A South Korean court on Tuesday found the mother of Korean Air's chief executive guilty of repeatedly assaulting her employees, but gave her a suspended sentence.

UK teen who threw French boy off gallery balcony jailed for life

London - A troubled British teenager who threw a six-year-old French boy from a viewing platform at London's Tate Modern art gallery was on Friday jailed for life.

Gallery plunge French boy may never fully recover: UK court told

London - A six-year-old French boy who was thrown from a viewing platform at London's Tate Modern art gallery may never fully recover from his injuries, a court sentencing hearing for his attacker was told on Thursday.

Israel court rules Australia sex crimes suspect fit to stand trial

Jerusalem - An Israeli court ruled Tuesday that an Orthodox Jewish teacher accused of child sex abuse in Australia was mentally fit to stand trial, bringing her closer to extradition after years of legal battles.

Former French president 'very upset' by sexual assault claim

Paris - France's oldest surviving former president Valery Giscard d'Estaing is "very upset" by an accusation of sexual assault made by a German journalist and has no recollection of such an incident, his lawyer said on Thursday.

French ex-president d'Estaing probed over sex assault claims

Paris - French prosecutors said Monday they are opening an investigation into ex-president Valery Giscard d'Estaing over allegations by a German journalist that he sexually assaulted her after an interview in 2018.

Cardinal Pell knew of clergy abuse for decades: inquiry

Sydney - Cardinal George Pell was aware of child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in Australia as far back as the 1970s and failed to seek the removal of accused priests, according to findings of a top-level inquiry released Thursday.
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