Tag: "world"

Myanmar editor could face life in jail for interviewing rebel | World news

Photograph: Nyunt Win/EPA



A Myanmar journalist could face life in prison for publishing an interview with a rebel group operating in the country’s restive Rakhine state, a week after the insurgents were classified as a terrorist organisation.The western region of the country has long been a tinderbox of conflict between the Myanmar military and the AA, a group demanding greater autonomy for the state’s ethnic Rakhine people.

Swedish midwives who oppose abortion fail in rights case | World news

Women argued that being denied employment breached their rights to freedom of religion and conscience















































The European court of human rights in Strasbourg.The ruling was applauded by a sexual health organisation, which said the case had attempted to “chip away” at abortion rights.

World's biggest porn site under fire over rape and abuse videos | Global development

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An online petition accusing Pornhub, the UK’s biggest open access porn site, from profiting from videos of rape and sexual abuse has reached over 350,000 signatures.It is free to access, with no age restrictions, and raises revenue through advertising and paid-for promotions by porn producers.

Spain approves draft law to strengthen rape convictions | World news

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Spain’s leftwing government has approved a bill that would define all non-consensual sex as rape, acting on a pre-election promise to strengthen laws in defence of women’s rights.The equality minister, Irene Montero, told a news briefing on Tuesday: “Spain will be a safer country for women with the approval of this law.

Amal Clooney to pursue Rohingya case at The Hague | World news

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Amal Clooney will represent the Maldives in seeking justice for Rohingya Muslims at the UN’s highest court, where Myanmar faces accusations of genocide.In a unanimous decision in January, the international court of justice (ICJ) in The Hague imposed emergency “provisional measures” on Myanmar, instructing it to prevent genocidal violence against its Rohingya minority and preserve any evidence of past crimes.

#MeToo movement | World | The Guardian

At trial it no longer worked






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Harvey Weinstein tried to silence and blame victims.Thank #MeToo

Moira Donegan




The symbolic significance of his conviction can’t be overstated: for women, this is a very good day





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Published: 6:38 PM

Harvey Weinstein went from untouchable to incarcerated.

Harvey Weinstein | World | The Guardian

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Guardian Opinion cartoon Steve Bell on Harvey Weinstein's conviction – cartoon



Film mogul found guilty of a criminal sex act in the first degree and rape in the third degree, and acquitted on three further charges





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Published: 8:00 PM

Steve Bell on Harvey Weinstein's conviction – cartoon






















Weinstein's enablers: how associates helped him silence accusers for years






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Weinstein's enablers: how associates helped him silence accusers for years






















Weinstein accuser calls for more empathy towards rape survivors






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Weinstein accuser calls for more empathy towards rape survivors













Rikers Island, Harvey Weinstein's new home, is a byword for prison brutality






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Rikers Island, Harvey Weinstein's new home, is a byword for prison brutality







The Guardian view on Harvey Weinstein: a rapist behind bars






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The Guardian view on Harvey Weinstein: a rapist behind bars







Weinstein case 'could deter UK victims from reporting abuse'






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Weinstein case 'could deter UK victims from reporting abuse'










With Harvey Weinstein’s conviction, the old excuses no longer apply

Hadley Freeman







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Published: 1:11 PM

With Harvey Weinstein’s conviction, the old excuses no longer apply










The Weinstein verdict is a huge win for #MeToo – but what's next?At trial it no longer worked






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Harvey Weinstein tried to silence and blame victims.

Weinstein case 'could deter UK victims from reporting abuse' | World news

Photograph: Jane Rosenberg/Reuters



British victims of sexual offences could be deterred from reporting abuse after the aggressive cross-examination of Harvey Weinstein’s victims, legal experts have warned.James Mulholland QC, vice-chair of the Criminal Bar Association, said : “The successful prosecution of Weinstein could backfire on the basis of a misunderstanding as to how cases are conducted in the UK.

UK man arrested in Egypt for 'pat on the back' is released | World news

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A British man detained on sexual assault charges in Egypt for what his family say was “a pat on the back” has been freed.Radha Stirling, head of Detained in Dubai, said: “We are very happy to report that British citizen Tony Camoccio has been released from Egyptian custody after paying approximately £1,000 in bail and related fees.

Religion | World | The Guardian

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Religious freedom bill's latest draft 'unacceptable and does not protect human rights'






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Religious freedom bill's latest draft 'unacceptable and does not protect human rights'

























We're being sold a convenient lie in the religious discrimination debate

Lydia Shelly







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Published: 4:03 AM

We're being sold a convenient lie in the religious discrimination debate















30 January 2020
























Religious discrimination bill will harm patients and discriminate against doctors, AMA warns



Australian Medical Association says proposed bill undermines ‘role of the medical board and the ethical codes of the wider medical profession’





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Religious discrimination bill will harm patients and discriminate against doctors, AMA warns






















Church sorry for saying that sex is just for married heterosexuals






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Church sorry for saying that sex is just for married heterosexuals









Leading UK rabbi suspended over past bullying allegations






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Leading UK rabbi suspended over past bullying allegations







Appeals court acquits French cardinal of sex abuse cover-up






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Appeals court acquits French cardinal of sex abuse cover-up










I love astrology.But the current craze has it all wrong

Jessa Crispin







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Published: 12:52 PM

I love astrology.

Haribo lawyers bear down on alcoholic sweets firm | World news

Ositos & co’s alcohol-infused sweets.However, their firm, Ositos & co (Little Bears & co), had been selling the alcoholic sweets in bars and online for barely three months when, in January, they received a long cease-and-desist letter from the confectionery multinational Haribo.

'Declaration of war': Polish row over judicial independence escalates | World news

MPs vote through legislation just as top court rules its provisions unlawful















































A protest against judicial reforms outside the Polish parliament earlier this month.”
After taking office in 2015, PiS assumed direct control of the National Council of the Judiciary, a formerly independent body that oversees the appointment, promotion and discipline of all Polish judges.