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Colombian men and women in miniskirts protest sexual violence
Colombian men and women in miniskirts protest sexual violence

Dozens of men and women protested in miniskirts Sunday against sexual violence in Colombia.

Colombian men and women in miniskirts protest sexual violence
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Google blocks child porn from 100,000 searches

Google boss Eric Schmidt said Monday that the tech giant had developed new technology that makes it harder to find child sexual abuse images on the web.

Google blocks child porn from 100,000 searches
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Anger in New Zealand at 'close your legs' rape defence

Victims' rights advocates in New Zealand on Thursday condemned a defence lawyer who told a rape victim she should have "closed her legs" if she wanted to avoid having sex.

Anger in New Zealand at 'close your legs' rape defence
Kazakhstan Internet among leaders of minors sexual abuse propaganda
Kazakhstan Internet among leaders of minors sexual abuse propaganda

Kazakhstan is among the Top 10 countries that host the largest number of servers distributing content promoting sexual abuse of minors.

Kazakhstan Internet among leaders of minors sexual abuse propaganda
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Pentagon unveils new measures against sexual assaults

The Pentagon announced new measures Thursday to combat sexual assault in the military but stopped short of stripping commanders of legal authority over the criminal cases as demanded by many lawmakers.

Pentagon unveils new measures against sexual assaults
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Senior Scottish Catholic sorry over sex claims

A senior Scottish bishop on Sunday apologised on behalf of the Catholic church over claims of physical and sexual abuse at one of the country's best known boarding schools.

Senior Scottish Catholic sorry over sex claims
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Scottish Police probe claims of abuse at Catholic school

Scottish police on Monday confirmed they were investigating claims of physical and sexual abuse at one of Scotland's best known Catholic boarding schools.

Scottish Police probe claims of abuse at Catholic school
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San Diego mayor pressed to quit over sex claims

San Diego's mayor is coming under growing pressure to resign after a former senior aide announced a lawsuit Monday alleging he sexually harassed her, the latest in string of claims.

San Diego mayor pressed to quit over sex claims
British PM ups pressure on Internet firms over child porn
British PM ups pressure on Internet firms over child porn

British Prime Minister David Cameron will on Monday demand Internet search engines take action to block queries about child sex abuse, threatening legislation if they fail to comply.

British PM ups pressure on Internet firms over child porn
US man held for China French school sex abuse: police
US man held for China French school sex abuse: police

An American teacher at a top French school in Shanghai has been detained on suspicion of child molestation, local police said, confirming reports from school officials and parents.

US man held for China French school sex abuse: police
Sex abuse victims list 'dirty dozen' papal candidates
Sex abuse victims list 'dirty dozen' papal candidates

Clergy sex abuse victims listed a "dirty dozen" potential papal candidates Wednesday and urged the Roman Catholic Church to "get serious" about protecting children, helping victims and exposing corruption.

Sex abuse victims list 'dirty dozen' papal candidates
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Egypt women wage war against 'sexual terrorism'

Faced with a spike in sexual violence against female protesters, Egyptian women are overcoming stigma and recounting painful testimonies to force silent authorities and a reticent society to confront "sexual terrorism."

Egypt women wage war against 'sexual terrorism'
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Imam admits sexual abuse of minor in south Kazakhstan

An imam has been apprehended in suspicion of sexual violence against underage in South-Kazakhstan.

Imam admits sexual abuse of minor in south Kazakhstan
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Pedophilia scandals weigh on body to elect next pope

Activists fighting for truth and justice for victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests hold out little hope for progress under the next pope as controversy brews over a US cardinal who covered up for predator clerics.

Pedophilia scandals weigh on body to elect next pope
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US judge orders LA Catholics to name abusers

A US judge Monday ordered Catholic leaders in Los Angeles to identify senior church officials accused of sexually abusing children, in a move welcomed by campaigners for victims.

US judge orders LA Catholics to name abusers
BBC Savile colleague held for suspected sexual offences
BBC Savile colleague held for suspected sexual offences

The BBC on Thursday agreed to pay a former politician £185,000 in damages over false child sex abuse claims, hours after police reportedly arrested another of its former presenters for sexual offences.

BBC Savile colleague held for suspected sexual offences
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Comedian grilled again in UK sex abuse probe

British comedian Freddie Starr was bailed Friday after a second round of questioning by police investigating sexual abuse allegations surrounding the late television personality Jimmy Savile.

Comedian grilled again in UK sex abuse probe
BBC inquiry begins as sex abuse scandal grows
BBC inquiry begins as sex abuse scandal grows

An inquiry into the BBC's culture and practices got under way on Monday with the broadcaster reeling from allegations of child sex abuse perpetrated by the late Jimmy Savile, one of its biggest stars.

BBC inquiry begins as sex abuse scandal grows
Pop star Glitter arrested in British sex abuse probe
Pop star Glitter arrested in British sex abuse probe

Former glam rocker Gary Glitter has been released on bail after being arrested Sunday by police investigating sexual abuse allegations against the late British TV star Jimmy Savile that have plunged the BBC into crisis.

Pop star Glitter arrested in British sex abuse probe
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Colombia fails to rein in conflict sex crimes: Amnesty

Amnesty International on Thursday said Colombia has failed to halt sexual violence linked to its long war with leftist FARC rebels.

Colombia fails to rein in conflict sex crimes: Amnesty