Jul 11, 2014

Australia judge probed for saying incest 'may be accepted'

An Australian judge will be investigated for his “appalling” comments on incest, in which he reportedly said sex between siblings was gaining social acceptance just like homosexuality, authorities said Friday. New South Wales state Attorney General Brad Hazzard said he was “extremely concerned” about ...

Pope vows to hold bishops accountable for abuse

Jul 8, 2014

Pope vows to hold bishops accountable for abuse

Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday in his first meeting with Catholics sexually abused by members of the clergy and went further than any of his predecessors by vowing to hold bishops accountable for their handling of pedophile priests. Abuse victims and their advocates have ...

Park's 'pro-Japan' pick falls on sword in Seoul

Jun 24, 2014

Park's 'pro-Japan' pick falls on sword in Seoul

South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s dwindling political fortunes took another hit Tuesday as her second nominee for prime minister was forced to withdraw over past remarks about Japan’s colonial rule. “I wanted to help President Park Geun-hye. But I believe that my resignation is ...

NYC to pay millions to five 'wilding' accused

Jun 21, 2014

NYC to pay millions to five 'wilding' accused

New York City has reached a settlement with five men who were falsely convicted in the vicious 1989 rape and beating of a Central Park jogger, one of the most lurid crime cases in the city’s history. Friday’s announcement was made by Comptroller Scott ...

India in 'dereliction of duty' over rapes: U.N. watchdog

Jun 20, 2014

India in 'dereliction of duty' over rapes: U.N. watchdog

Indian law enforcement and justice authorities have shirked their responsibility to fight sex attacks, a U.N. child rights watchdog said on Thursday amid uproar over the horrific gang rape and lynching of two girls. “There has been a dereliction of duty in relation to ...

Berlusconi: from sex appeal to legal appeal

Jun 18, 2014

Berlusconi: from sex appeal to legal appeal

As Silvio Berlusconi braces for the start of his appeal trial Friday against a conviction for paying for sex with an underage prostitute, analysts say the career of the man who upended Italian politics is dead. The three-time former prime minister was sentenced last ...

In first, Egypt hits 13 with charges over mass sex attacks in Cairo

Jun 15, 2014

In first, Egypt hits 13 with charges over mass sex attacks in Cairo

Egypt’s prosecution service on Saturday referred 13 men to trial for alleged sex attacks on women at Cairo’s Tahrir Square, including during inaugural celebrations for new President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. It was the first time charges have been made in the North African country in ...

Egypt asks YouTube to remove video of sex assault

Jun 14, 2014

Egypt asks YouTube to remove video of sex assault

Egypt has asked YouTube to remove a video of a woman being sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square during a rally supporting the country’s newly elected president. Presidential spokesman Ehab Badawy said in a statement that the Egyptian Embassy in Washington made the request to ...