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Malka Leifer, a former teacher accused of dozens of cases of sexual abuse of girls at a school in Melbourne, arrives for a hearing at the district court in Jerusalem in February 2018. Ahmad Gharabli-AFP-Getty Images

Israeli court orders house arrest in Australian extradition case

An Israeli court on Wednesday ordered a former Australian school principal, suspected of sexual assault, and who Australia is seeking to extradite, released from prison to house arrest.

India arrests woman who accused politician of sexual assault

A 23-year-old law student who accused a leader of India's governing party of sexual assault was arrested Wednesday on charges of extortion, police said.

Herbalist jailed 21 years for raping, impregnating daughter

A herbalist, Jacob Alonge, 52, has been sentenced to 21 years in prison for raping his daughter at their home in Ososo village, Akoko-Edo, Benin, Edo State.
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Prosecutor: We can’t prove rape charges against Cristiano Ronaldo

The 10-year old rape allegation against Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo in Las Vegas cannot be proven beyond reasonable doubt, prosecutors said on Monday.

HRW: Gambian ex-dictator Yahya Jammeh ‘handpicked’ women for rape

Former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh "handpicked" women whom he would rape or sexually coerce, offering cash, gifts and other privileges in exchange, international rights groups said on Wednesday.
Nse Ikpe-Etim

Nse Ikpe-Etim: Being a prostitute is not a crime

Ahead of the cinema release of the new movie which she stars in, ‘Heaven’s Hell’, on May 10, 2019, Nollywood actress Nse Ikpe-Etim has condemned the alleged sexual harassment of women labelled a prostitutes by police officers after a raid on an Abuja night club.
Julian Assange gestures to the media from a police vehicle on his arrival at Westminster Magistrates court on Thursday in London, England.

Julian Assange’s father calls on Australia to bring him home

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's father on Sunday called on Australia to bring his son home, saying he was shocked to see his son's condition after his arrest in London last week.
Julian Assange gives a thumbs up to onlookers from inside a police van in London on Thursday.

Lawmakers urge UK to cooperate with Sweden in Assange case

More than 70 British lawmakers have urged their government to prioritise any extradition bid Sweden might make for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is also wanted in the United States.
Armando Vega Gil

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.

Court remands two university dropouts over alleged gang rape

For allegedly raping a 23-year-old lady, two Babcock University dropouts, Don-Chima George and Olusegun Rasak, are now at the Kirikiri Prisons on the orders of an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

19-year old remanded for allegedly defiling two sisters

An Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State has remanded a 19-year-old man, Andrew Chinedu, in prison over alleged defilement of two sisters, aged eight and six years.

Ondo NSCDC records 1,953 cases in 2018

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ondo State Command says it has recorded no fewer than 1,953 of various cases between Jan. 1 and Dec. 24,2018.
Mohammed Zuraibi al-Zoabi, 28, faces sexual assault and forcible confinement charges in Canada [Facebook]

Saudi accused of sexual assault disappears before trial in Canada

Canadian authorities are searching for a Saudi citizen accused of sexual assault after he failed to show up for a court hearing in the Canadian city of Sydney, Nova Scotia, the local Chronicle Herald newspaper said.

Ondo NSCDC records 1,953 cases in 2018

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ondo State Command says it has recorded no fewer than 1,953 of various cases between Jan. 1 and Dec. 24,2018.
Ram Bahadur Bomjon

Spiritual leader under investigation over disappearance of devotees

A Nepali spiritual leader believed by his followers to be a reincarnation of Buddha is under investigation over the disappearance of several devotees, police in Kathmandu said Monday.

Egypt demands CBS should not air interview with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

The Egyptian government has demanded that CBS should not air an interview with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi that he gave to the US network's investigative news programme, "60 Minutes".
President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

Tanzania dismisses travel advisory by US

Tanzania has reacted angrily to an advisory issued by the US to its citizens, against travelling to the East African country, terming the action malicious.
Prabhu Ramamoorthy

Man lands in jail for nine years over airplane sex assault

An Indian national has been sentenced to nine years in prison in the US for a brazen sexual assault of a woman on an airplane while his wife sat next to him.

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