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Gymnastics

Ex-USA Gymnastics doctor gets up to 175 years as abuse victims applaud

LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) - As his victims wept in a Michigan courtroom on Wednesday, disgraced long-time USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for abusing young female gymnasts who were entrusted to his care.

World

Two more Weinstein accusers go public with sex assault claims

Los Angeles (AFP) - A former actress accused Harvey Weinstein of unzipping his pants and forcing himself on her as a separate alleged victim publicly repeated rape allegations against the movie mogul who reportedly plans to stay in rehab for another month.

World

Trump campaign subpoenaed for documents on sexual assault allegations

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump’s campaign has been subpoenaed as part of a defamation suit for documents related to sexual assault allegations that emerged during his run for president, according to a court document.

Thailand

Thai student leader pleads guilty to lese majeste

Bangkok (AFP) - A prominent student leader on Tuesday pleaded guilty to defaming Thailand's royal family by sharing a news story about the kingdom's new monarch on Facebook, his lawyer said.

AseanPlus News

Britons convicted of Singapore stag party sex assault

Singapore (AFP) - Three young Britons pleaded guilty Monday to sexually assaulting a drunken Malaysian woman during a stag party in Singapore and may now face long prison terms and caning.

Nation

‘Treat sex assault cases seriously’

PETALING JAYA: E-hailing companies must view incidences of as­­sault, especially sexual assault, seriously, said the Malaysian Insti­tute of Road Safety Research (Miros).

World

US judge declares mistrial in Cosby sex assault case

Norristown (United States) (AFP) - A US judge declared a mistrial Saturday in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case with the jury deadlocked on whether the disgraced star drugged and molested a woman in 2004, as prosecutors vowed to seek a retrial.

World

Canada judge fights to save job after 'victim-blaming' rape trial

(Reuters) - A Canadian federal judge in Alberta who called a sexual assault complainant "the accused" and asked her why she could not "just keep your knees together" should be allowed to keep his job, his lawyers said on Friday.

Nation

Granny, 80, killed after sex assault

AN 80-year-old grandmother in Tamil Nadu, India, was sexually assaulted, tortured, and strangled to death before being robbed of her jewellery, Malaysia Nanban reported.

World

IMF's Lagarde found guilty in French tycoon payout trial

PARIS (Reuters) - French judges convicted IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Monday of negligence for a state payout made while France's finance minister in 2008, but imposed no punishment, citing her preoccupation at the time with the global financial crisis.