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The fightback starts now! Here’s how the BBC can survive the Tory assault

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Debates on the future of the broadcaster that hits its 100th birthday this year always become Hamlet-like: BBC or not BBC? With centenary celebrations muted this week by the culture secretary, Nadine Dorries, freezing...

Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard denied bail over sexual assault charges

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The Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard has been denied bail and will be detained in Toronto as he awaits trial oncharges of sexual assault and forcible confinement. This bail decision relates to charges Canadian auth...

Egyptian media owner detained after trafficking and sexual assault claims

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An Egyptian media tycoon with close ties to the government has been detained pending an investigation into allegations of sexual assault. The Egyptian public prosecution service says it is investigating reports that b...

Biden condemns Trump’s ‘web of lies’ a year on from deadly Capitol assault

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Joe Biden on Thursday forcefully denounced Donald Trump for spreading a “web of lies” about the legitimacy of the 2020 election in a desperate attempt to cling to power, accusing the former president and his allies of...

Former peer Nazir Ahmed found guilty of serious sexual assault

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The former peer Nazir Ahmed has been found guilty of serious sexual assault against a young boy and the attempted rape of a girl when he was a teenager in the 1970s. Ahmed, 64, was found guilty on Wednesday of buggery...

Prince Andrew’s lawyers to urge judge to dismiss sexual assault lawsuit

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A US judge is to hear arguments by the Duke of York’s legal representatives to have the sexual assault civil lawsuit brought against him dismissed without trial in a crucial New York hearing. Prince Andrew, 61, is bei...

As a new year dawns expect a fresh assault on big tech

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The thing about history is that it sometimes repeats itself. As far as the tech industry is concerned, we saw that in the year just ended and it looks as though we’re about to see it again in the year that’s just begu...

Singer Lisa Gentile is fourth woman to accuse Chris Noth of sexual assault

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A fourth woman has come forward to accuse Chris Noth of sexual assault, days after the actor best known for his character Mr Big on Sex and the City was fired from the CBS TV drama The Equalizer. Singer-songwriter Lis...

Man accused of Chris Whitty assault contests charges in dressing gown

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A man accused of assaulting Chris Whitty in a central London park attended a court appearance via video link from his bedroom while wearing a dressing gown after saying he had tested positive for coronavirus. Jonathan...

Chris Noth out of CBS’s The Equalizer after sexual assault claims

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Chris Noth will no longer be part of the CBS series The Equalizer in the wake of sexual assault allegations made against him by two women. Universal Television and CBS made a joint announcement Monday that Noth, best ...

Chris Noth accused of sexual assault by two women

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Chris Noth, the actor best known as Carrie Bradshaw’s love interest Mr Big on Sex and the City, has been accused of sexual assault by two women who spoke to the Hollywood Reporter. The women, who do not know each othe...

California to let citizens enforce ban on assault weapons, echoing Texas abortion law

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California governor Gavin Newsom has pledged to empower private citizens to enforce a ban on the manufacture and sale of assault weapons in the state, citing the same authority claimed by conservative lawmakers in Tex...

Canada military’s former head of HR charged with sexual assault

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The former head of human resources at Canada’s military has been charged with sexual assault and committing indecent acts as the country grapples with a wave of misconduct and assault allegations levelled against seni...

Oxford postgrad says sexual assault complaint was met with hostility

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Students at an Oxford University college have accused staff of disregarding their welfare after a postgrad who alleged she was sexually assaulted said she was treated with hostility after making a complaint. Harriet, ...

Amber Gibson’s brother charged with her murder and sexual assault

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A teenager has been charged with murdering and sexually assaulting his sister whose body was found in a park in South Lanarkshire. Connor Gibson, 19, appeared at Hamilton sheriff court on Friday accused of murder, sex...

R&B star Trey Songz investigated over sexual assault allegation

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R&B star Trey Songz is being investigated by Las Vegas police, following allegations of sexual assault being made against him. The singer, real name Tremaine Neverson, has not been arrested and is cooperating with...

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