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‘Overwhelmed’: how high-profile rape allegations are affecting sexual assault survivors in Australia

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Sexual assault and mental health services have been dealing with increased calls and emails from survivors following public allegations of rape and sexual assault against the attorney general and a ministerial staffer...

‘After Bucha, I’m afraid of Russian soldiers’: people in east Ukraine prepare for fresh assault

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The city of Kramatorsk feels empty. Only a handful of supermarkets, restaurants and hotels are still open. Windows along the main streets are boarded up. Many residents have moved out of their apartment blocks and int...

‘Devastating’: woman with a disability met with disbelief after sexual assault, royal commission hears

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Anglicare took three years to apologise for failing to report the sexual assault of young woman with a disability to police, a royal commission has heard. After voicing their concerns during an audit last year, Niky* ...

‘We will defend our country’: Ukraine’s border guards brace for Russian assault

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Standing next to the snowy Belarusian border, Vladyslav Gorban showed off Ukraine’s latest defences against Russian attack. New wooden posts topped with coils of gleaming razor wire ran alongside a slush-covered road....

Adult film star Ron Jeremy indicted on more than 30 counts of sexual assault

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A grand jury has indicted adult film actor Ron Jeremy on more than 30 counts of sexual assault involving 21 women and girls across more than two decades, authorities said. Jeremy, 68, whose legal name is Ronald Jeremy...

Advocates of sexual assault survivors say Cuomo’s denial ‘robs them of justice’

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Advocates for women and survivors of sexual assault and harassment called for New York governor Andrew Cuomo’s immediate resignation after a state investigation released on Tuesday said he sexually harassed 11 women. ...

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...

Amber Heard in tears as she accuses Johnny Depp of alcohol-fueled sexual assault – video

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Amber Heard tearfully told jurors on Thursday that Johnny Depp sexually assaulted her with a liquor bottle in an alcohol-fuelled rage. The March 2015 incident in Australia, where Depp was filming the fifth Pirates of ...

Anguish for partners of Mariupol’s defenders as Russian assault goes on

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“Holding up”, wrote Denys Prokopenko, commander of Ukraine’s Azov regiment, in his latest WhatsApp message to his wife Kateryna from the besieged Azovstal steelworks in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol. Speaking vi...

Another reckoning over sexual assault in US colleges is starting. Officials must listen

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An estimated 300 students walked out of their classes last week at Skidmore College, a small, private school located on a tree-lined campus in Saratoga Springs, New York. The students gathered on the campus and began ...

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...

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...

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 ...

Belgium ambassador’s wife invokes immunity over Seoul assault claims

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The wife of Belgium’s ambassador to South Korea will exercise her diplomatic immunity to avoid criminal charges on allegations she hit two boutique staff in a row over shoplifting, police have said. The ambassador, Pe...

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...

Biden pledges to combat sexual assault in US military – video

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Joe Biden pledged to combat sexual assault in the US military as he announced the nomination of two female officers, Gen Jacqueline Van Ovost and Lt Gen Laura Richardson, to become four-star commanders. The president,...

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