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Amnesty for woman jailed in harassment case

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s parliament has app­roved amnesty for a woman who was jailed after recording lewd phone calls from her boss in a case that has caused outrage and warnings that it could discourage victims of sexual abuse from speaking out.

Applause as Indonesia pardons woman jailed after reporting harassment

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's parliament approved on Thursday an amnesty for a woman who was jailed after recording lewd phone calls from her boss in a case that has caused outrage and warnings that it could discourage victims of sexual abuse from speaking out.

India's home minister to head panel on workplace sexual harassment

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Home Minister Amit Shah will chair a panel of four cabinet ministers to examine ways to prevent workplace sexual harassment, a ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, as activists criticised the official response to the #MeToo movement.

Canada's crime rate climbs 2% in 2018 on #MeToo boost, higher fraud

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's crime rate climbed 2% in 2018, the fourth consecutive annual rise, because of higher police-reported instances of fraud and sexual assault, data showed on Monday.

Asian entertainment industries grappling with #MeToo issues

WHEN Wu Ke-xi was looking for a frightening plotline for her latest film, she didn’t need to look further than her own industry.

Embracing ancient martial arts

Thon Buri (Thailand): Armed with a wooden knife and shield, a teenage girl fends off four sword-wielding boys with high-flying kicks in an action-packed homage to Thailand’s neglected swordfighting tradition.

Trump's Labour Secretary Acosta resigns amid Epstein case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Labour Secretary Alexander Acosta resigned on Friday amid fresh scrutiny of his handling of the sex abuse case against financier Jeffrey Epstein, becoming President Donald Trump's latest adviser to leave the administration in controversy.

Trump's labour chief Acosta defends Epstein plea deal, calling him 'a sexual predator'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on Wednesday dismissed calls for his resignation and defended a controversial non-prosecution agreement he approved more than 10 years ago with financier Jeffrey Epstein, who has now been charged with sex trafficking in underage girls.