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Source: The Guradian

'Why was their trust betrayed': Australia apologises to child sex abuse victims

Today 14:31 GMT

The Australian government has formally apologised to victims of child sexual abuse, after a five-year inquiry found governments, schools, sporting clubs, churches, charities and other institutions for decades failed to keep children safe.

“This has been a very difficult journey for many of us – hopefully, this landmark government apology will have its desired effect: to assist in the ongoing healing process of the many who have been impacted by the scourge of child sexual abuse within institutions,” he said.

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Source: Global News

LGBTQ groups protest in Paris after string of homophobic attacks

Today 16:21 GMT

Crowds attended a Paris protest to denounce assaults on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people on Sunday (October 21) after a series of high-profile incidents which have rattled NGOs and worried politicians.

During the debate over gay marriage in 2012-13, SOS Homophobie said there was a 78 percent spike in homophobic attacks and Faledam said he feared a repeat.

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Source: BBC

Infected blood support payments 'must rise'

Today 16:22 GMT

Victims of the NHS contaminated blood scandal have written to the health secretary asking for an immediate increase in support payments, the BBC has learned.

The campaign group says someone infected with both HIV and hepatitis C in Scotland can receive a lump sum of £50,000 plus £37,000 a year in support payments. In most cases, Scottish victims of the scandal and their families receive more than victims living in Wales, with those in Northern Ireland and England receiving the least.

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Source: The Guradian

Oakland police asking potential officers if they have been sexually assaulted

Today 16:21 GMT

The Oakland police department asks officer applicants if they have ever been sexually assaulted, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Sunday.

Representatives for Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf and Oakland police did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Source: The Guradian

Pioneer of women's football in Mexico is latest victim of Tijuana violence

Today 09:55 GMT

With a combination of thick skin, a gift for scouting talent, and unshakable tenacity, Ibarra convinced Mexico that women could play the beautiful game at a professional level.

Ibarra, 46, transformed the face of football, but even that wasn’t enough to shield her from the tsunami of violence wreaking havoc in one of Mexico’s most popular tourist states. But with a combination of thick skin, a gift for scouting talent, and unshakable tenacity, Ibarra convinced Mexico that women could play the beautiful game at a professional level.

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Source: Fox News

Lawyers for alleged victims blast USC’s tentative $215M settlement over abuse claims

Saturday 15:25 GMT

The University of Southern California said Friday that it would pay $215 million to settle claims of sexual abuse and harassment by a school gynecologist while lawyers for hundreds of the accusers said the amount is not enough and the school has yet to fully disclose what it knew about the doctor’s behavior.

The tentative settlement would provide compensation ranging from $2,500 up to $250,000 for women who claim that Dr. George Tyndall abused them between 1988 and 2016, Wanda Austin, USC's interim president, said in a statement.

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Source: The Guradian

Trial of eight accused of murdering Honduran activist in chaos

Today 08:04 GMT

The trial of eight men accused over the murder of Honduran indigenous leader Berta Cáceres has been thrown into disarray after judges ousted the victim’s lawyers from proceedings.

In a statement, the family said: “This fraudulent decision by the court leaves us the victims completely defenceless, because, for two years and a half, the Public Prosecutor’s Office has demonstrated its inability and unwillingness to follow correct judicial process… it shows a commitment by the authorities to maintain in total impunity the criminal structure responsible for the systematic attacks against Copinh and the murder of Berta Cáceres.”


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