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More laws are not the answer: the case for restorative justice to address sexual assault

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When the New South Wales police commissioner, Mick Fuller, raised the idea of using an app to record ­consent before sex, Arlia Fleming’s first thought was that it was an “absurd” idea. Her second thought was that it ...

Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction overturned by Pennsylvania court

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Pennsylvania’s highest court overturned Bill Cosby’s sex assault conviction on Wednesday after finding an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case. Cosby has served more than t...

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...

Sexual assault: regrettable, but no impediment to a parliamentary career

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According to Conservative MP Crispin Blunt, the conviction of fellow MP Imran Ahmad Khan for child sexual assault was just based on “lazy tropes about LGBT+ people”. Amazing, really, that it was the chairman of the al...

Kremlin officials say Russia ‘will not stand aside’ if Kyiv launches assault

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Kremlin officials have said that its forces massing on the border with Ukraine could intervene if Kyiv launches an assault on Russian-backed separatists, as concerns grow about the largest military buildup since 2014....

Plymouth gunman faced no charges or caution for vicious assault last year

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The Plymouth gunman was not charged or cautioned after he carried out a vicious assault in a city park last year, but instead was allowed to take part in a four-month rehabilitation scheme, it has emerged. Jack Daviso...

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...

Former world darts champion Ted Hankey jailed for sexual assault

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The former world darts champion Ted Hankey has been jailed for two years after he was caught on camera sexually assaulting a young woman. The 54-year-old, who it was said had shown “more self-pity than remorse”, dabbe...

Grace Tame chides Scott Morrison for his handling of sexual assault claims

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The Australian of the year, Grace Tame, has rebuked the prime minister for his rhetoric and handling of sexual assault claims that have engulfed his government. Tame, a survivor of sexual assault who has been a fearl...

Belarus blocks top news site in ‘full-scale assault’ on free press

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A leading news site in Belarus has been taken offline and its journalists interrogated by government officials in what human rights campaigners are calling a “full-scale assault” on the right to freedom of expression ...

Lyft recorded 4,000 reports of sexual assault within three years

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The ride-hailing app Lyft received more than 4,000 reports of sexual assaults during rides from 2017 to 2019, the company revealed in a new report, including 1,800 reports in 2019 alone. Lyft revealed the numbers on T...

Explosions and gunfire across Kyiv during Russian night assault – video

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Footage shared on social media appears to show explosions, gunfire and anti-aircraft tracer fire across multiple areas of Kyiv. The invading Russian forces tried to push their way towards the city centre and were met ...

Barriers to justice: ‘We are still governed by the idea that women lie about sexual assault’

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Sexual assault occurs at every level of Australian society, from homes, schools, to workplaces and even, allegedly, the houses of parliament. Recent events have made it explicitly clear that rape culture is still a da...

Uproar in Zimbabwe as teenager who ‘fought off sexual assault’ charged with murder

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A teenager has been charged with murder in Zimbabwe despite claims she was defending herself against a sexual predator. The action has triggered protests from lawyers and activists, who have raised concerns about how ...

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...

Former darts world champion Ted Hankey pleads guilty to sexual assault

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The former world darts champion Ted Hankey has admitted sexually assaulting a woman. The 54-year-old appeared at Warrington magistrates court on Thursday. He spoke to confirm his name, age and address, and pleaded gui...

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