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A second woman has accused former US Vice President Joe Biden of inappropriate touching, just as the Democrat heavyweight is considering launching a campaign for the 2020 presidency.

Second woman accuses Joe Biden of inappropriate touching

A second woman has accused former US Vice President Joe Biden of inappropriate touching, just as the Democrat heavyweight is considering launching a campaign for the 2020 presidency.
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Musician commits suicide after #MeToo accusation

A Mexican rock star was found dead Monday after tweeting that he planned to kill himself in a “radical declaration of innocence” after being accused of sexual harassment by the country’s #MeToo movement.
More than 30 men had said they were victims of unwanted sexual advances by Kevin Spacey. [Reuters]

Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey charged with indecent assault

Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey has been charged over allegations of sexually abusing an 18-year-old boy, prosecutors in the US state of Massachusetts said.
Les Moonves was ousted in September after allegations from women who said he subjected them to mistreatment [Chris Pizzello-Invision-Associated Press]

Former CBS chief Les Moonves denied $120m severance package

CBS has announced that former CEO Les Moonves will not receive his $120m severance package after the board of directors concluded he violated company policy and was uncooperative with an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations.
In The #MeToo Era, Feminist Theologians Publish Women's Bible

#MeToo: Theologians publish ‘Women’s Bible’

Tired of seeing their holy texts used to justify the subjugation of women, a group of feminist theologians from across the Protestant-Catholic divide have joined forces to draft “A Women’s Bible”.
Alok Nath appeared in Richard Attenborough’s film Gandhi. AFP-Getty Images

Police file rape case against Bollywood actor Alok Nath

Indian police said on Wednesday that they had registered a rape case against Bollywood actor Alok Nath, a rare development in India’s burgeoning #MeToo movement, with very few accusations under investigation by the authorities.
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HRW: Police abuse women in North Korea

North Korean police and other officials prey on women with near-total impunity, a rights group said Thursday, in a rare report on sex abuse in the isolated nation.
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Tsitsi Dangarembga: Zimbabwe needs #MeToo moment

Thirty years after her iconic debut novel, Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga is back with a final look at her heroine's harrowing journey through the Mugabe years, hoping to spark debate about violence against women in her country.

Nobel Prize season opens without Literature Prize

The announcement on Monday of the Nobel Medicine Prize opens this year’s amputated awards season, with no Literature Prize for the first time in 70 years because of a #MeToo scandal.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 24, 2018, Frenchman Jean-Claude Arnault arrives at the district court in Stockholm, where he attended the final hearing in his trial for rape and sexual assault, allegations that prompted the Swedish Academy to postpone the Nobel Literature Prize.The court jailed the Frenchman in the Nobel scandal for two years for rape. / AFP PHOTO / Jonathan NACKSTRAND

Frenchman in Nobel scandal jailed for two years for rape

A Swedish court on Monday sentenced a Frenchman at the heart of a Nobel scandal to two years in jail for rape in a scandal that emerged during the #MeToo campaign.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 4, 2018 Judge Brett Kavanaugh looks on during his US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to be an Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. A college professor went public for the first time on September 16, 2018 to accuse President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick of sexually assaulting her in the 1980s, prompting calls by opposition Democrats to postpone the nomination vote. Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP

Julie Swetnick accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

Julie Swetnick became the third woman to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct after her lawyer tweeted a declaration of the allegations on Wednesday.

Bill Cosby sentenced to 3-10 years in prison for sexual assault

US television icon Bill Cosby was on Tuesday sentenced to three to 10 years in prison by a judge in Norristown, Pennsylvania for sexually assaulting a woman 14 years ago.

Sexual assault: Bill Cosby faces 30 years in prison

Bill Cosby, 81-year-old American comedian could face the rest of his life in jail after he was found guilty of sexual assault in April after a jury heard allegations from Andrea Constand.
Lead actor in a limited series or movie nominee John Legend dances onstage during the 70th Emmy Awards with the One of Each dancers -- a dig at the lack of diversity in Hollywood. ROBYN BECK-AFP-Getty Images

Emmy Awards 2018: ‘Game of Thrones’ wins best drama series

HBO’s record-breaking fantasy epic “Game of Thrones” stormed back onto the Emmys stage on Monday, winning the coveted best drama series prize on a night full of surprises, including an on-air marriage proposal that stunned the audience.
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‘Game of Thrones’ back at Emmys for duel with ‘Handmaid’s Tale’

Hollywood’s A-listers gather on Monday to honour the best in television at the Emmy Awards, with record-breaking fantasy epic “Game of Thrones” back in the competition and once again looking to slay its rivals.
Buddhist Master Xuecheng arrives at the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing in March 3. Getty Images

Monk removed as head of Chinese temple amid sex probe

The former head of China’s government-run Buddhist association has been removed as abbot of a Beijing temple following a sexual assault investigation, officials said.
Buddhist Master Xuecheng arrives at the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing in March 3. Getty Images

Top China Buddhist leader quits in sex probe

The head of China’s government-run Buddhist association quit his post on Wednesday amid an investigation into allegations that he coerced several nuns into having sex with him.
Buddhist Master Xuecheng arrives at the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing in March 3. Getty Images

China investigates buddhist monk accused of coercing nuns into sex

China’s religious affairs administration said on Thursday it would investigate claims a high-ranking Buddhist monk sexually harassed nuns and coerced them into sex, the latest case of a prominent figure accused of sexual misconduct in China.

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Men wearing Jewish kippa skullcaps attend a November ceremony at the Synagogue Rykestrasse in Berlin to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Kristallnacht Nazi pogrom. Tobias Schwarz-AFP

Jews warned against wearing kippah in Germany

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Police rescue man abducted by fake soldiers

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Governor Ishaku declares asset ahead of May 29 inauguration

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General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, head of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and deputy head of the Transitional Military Council (TMC) delivers an address after the Ramadan prayers and Iftar organized by Sultan of Darfur Ahmed Hussain in Khartoum

Sudan general vows to back Saudi against Iran ‘threats’

A top Sudanese general vowed to back regional ally Saudi Arabia against "all threats and attacks" from Iran during talks with the kingdom's crown prince, Sudan's military council said Friday.