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Source: Global News

Calls for tighter bail rules after Saudi man accused of sexual assault flees Cape Breton

Today 11:45 GMT

Mohammed Zuraibi Alzoabi may have hoped to quietly disappear from his sexual assault trial in Cape Breton, never to be seen or heard from again in Canada.

READ MORE: Saudi man facing sexual assault charges in Nova Scotia ‘fled’ after embassy posted bail. Lee Cohen, one of Halifax’s most experienced immigration lawyers, has said the likeliest scenario is that Alzoabi managed to obtain special travel documents from the embassy.

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Source: Global News

Canadian military has no plans to eliminate ‘duty to report’ sexual misconduct

Today 19:04 GMT

Canadian military not doing enough to fix sexual misconduct problem: AG report. Military police have previously cited this requirement as having helped increase the number of reported cases of sexual misconduct brought to their attention, particularly from bystanders or other third parties.

Canada’s top general is promising better support for victims of military sexual misconduct, but says he will not get rid of a regulation that Canada’s auditor general has warned discourages some victims from coming forward.

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Source: The Guradian

Sony and R Kelly 'part ways' after mounting protests

Saturday 05:09 GMT

Sources have told Variety and Billboard that RCA Records, a subsidiary of Sony, will finish its working relationship with the singer in the wake of the documentary Surviving R Kelly.

The singer originally signed with Jive at the start of his career in the 90s and after it became part of Sony BMG, he soon moved over to RCA.

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Source: Fox News

Sony, R. Kelly part ways amid mounting sexual assault allegations against singer: reports

Saturday 08:59 GMT

R. KELLY ONCE CAUGHT HAVING SEX WITH UNDERAGED AALIYAH, FORMER BACKUP SINGER CLAIMS. The news comes in the wake of new sexual misconduct allegations against the R&B star.

Allegations against the "Ignition" singer have increasingly made headlines following the airing of the Lifetime documentary "Surviving R. Kelly" which features interviews from some of his alleged accusers, many of which were underage at the time of the alleged encounters.

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Source: The Guradian

Kirsten Gillibrand is a feminist candidate. No wonder she is being attacked

Sunday 09:54 GMT

When Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, of New York, announced her presidential run on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show this week, the American public was exposed to something that they hadn’t seen since the 1972 presidential run of Shirley Chisholm: a contender for the nation’s highest office who is a committed and vocal feminist.

The ire directed at Gillibrand does not come from a presumption that Franken could not have stooped himself to doing the things he is accused of, and it does not come from a presumption that Gillibrand could have, or should have been able to stop him herself.

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Source: Common Domain

Leslie Moonves to Fight CBS Decision to Withhold $120 Million Severance

Saturday 02:25 GMT

CBS 2.02% head Leslie Moonves is challenging the company’s decision last month to deny him a severance package of $120 million, CBS said Thursday, a move that will further prolong a monthslong drama at the media conglomerate.

That was resolved at the same time Mr. Moonves resigned: National Amusements agreed not to push a merger of CBS and Viacom for two years, but a merger can still take place earlier than that if the two companies on their own decide to pursue it.

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Source: Global News

Mariah Carey sued by former assistant alleging verbal, sexual abuse

Saturday 19:04 GMT

In a new lawsuit, Mariah Carey’s former assistant claims that she was subjected to physical and sexual abuse, including being urinated on and called several names.

READ MORE: Mariah Carey announces new Las Vegas residency ‘The Butterfly Returns’. As Carey’s assistant, she was on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week and worked for Carey and Bulochnikov. Shakhnazaryan says that she was hired by Carey in September 2015 and was offered a salary of US$328,500 a year.

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Source: The Guradian

Women raped by Korean soldiers during Vietnam war still awaiting apology

Sunday 08:58 GMT

Tran Thi Ngai was 24 and alone at home in her village in Vietnam’s Phu Yen province when a South Korean soldier forced his way into the house and raped her.

He had a gun on his body and I was terrified,” said Tran, now almost 80, and still waiting for South Korea to acknowledge sexual violence by its soldiers during the Vietnam war. A campaign group, Justice for Lai Dai Han (JLDH), is urging the country to recognise both the tens of thousands of children born as a result of rape by Korean troops, and their mothers, of whom around 800 are still alive today.


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