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Lagarde guilty of negligence but not punished

PARIS: French judges found IMF chief Christine Lagarde guilty of negligence for failing to challenge a state arbitration payout to a business tycoon in 2008 when she was French finance minister, but it did not punish her.

Football

Harvard cancels men's soccer season over lewd ranking system

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - Harvard University cancelled its men's soccer season after discovering that its players had for years maintained lewd rankings of incoming women players.

World

Trump's Hollywood star smashed over sex assault claims

LOS ANGELES: A man with an axe destroyed Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday in a video protest over sexual misconduct allegations dogging the Republican presidential candidate.

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Slick Turnbull faces wily Shorten in Australian polls

SYDNEY (AFP) - Australians go to the polls on Saturday to chose their next prime minister, either slick Liberal incumbent Malcolm Turnbull or wily Labor former union chief Bill Shorten.

World

Audit of U.S. Catholic church shows sharp spike in sex abuse reports

BOSTON (Reuters) - An annual audit of reports of sexual abuse by members of the U.S. Roman Catholic clergy released on Friday showed sharp increases in the number of new claims and in the value of settlements to victims.

World

France sex scandal spurs call for end to 'code of silence'

PARIS (Reuters) - Five years after the sex scandal that forced IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn to resign, hundreds of female French politicians on Tuesday denounced sexual harassment in the corridors of power and a Mafia-style code of silence that lets it go unpunished.

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S’pore appeals sex assault acquittal due to ‘men only law’

SINGAPORE: Singapore state prosecutors appealed against a high court decision acquitting a woman of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl because the law applied only to men, citing public interest.

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S’porean acquitted of sex assault due to ‘men only’ law

SINGAPORE: A Singapore woman who lives as a man has been acquitted of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl because the judge said the law on which the charges were based relates only to men with a penis.

TECH

Uber says sexual assault rates low, disputes report

Uber hit back against a news story alleging that scores of passengers had filed rape complaints, releasing data showing only a small fraction of the alleged number of sex assault reports.

World

Pennsylvania grand jury finds widespread sex abuse by priests

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Hundreds of children in western Pennsylvania were sexually assaulted by about 50 Roman Catholic priests over four decades while bishops covered up their actions, according to a state grand jury report released on Tuesday.