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Malaysia says will extradite suspect if necessary

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Malaysia said today a junior military official at its diplomatic mission in New Zealand returned home in disgrace using diplomatic immunity last month after being charged with sexual assault.

Posted: July 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Massage attendant arrested on rape complaint filed by Japanese tourist

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A male massage attendant was jailed for allegedly sexually assaulting his client, a Japanese woman, inside a spa on Monday night in Quezon City.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Documents reveal chaotic military sex-abuse record

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At U.S. military bases in Japan, most service members found culpable in sex crimes in recent years did not go to prison, according to internal Department of Defense documents. Instead, in a review of hundreds of cases filed in America’s largest overseas military installation, offenders were fined, demoted, restricted to their bases or removed from the military.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

WHO study: Third of women suffer domestic violence

In this Thursday, July 30, 2009 file photo Shoes representing female victims of violence are displayed by protesters from the Chilean Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence in Santiago. The sign at bottom reads in Spanish "Rosa Alvarado, 31, stabbed by ex-boyfriend, 16 April 2008." About a third of women worldwide have been physically or sexually assaulted by a former or current partner, according to the first major review of violence against women. AP

In the first major global review of violence against women, a series of reports released Thursday found that about a third of women have been physically or sexually assaulted by a former or current partner.

Posted: June 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Committee passes bill to address sexual assaults

As Congress investigates the growing epidemic of sexual assaults within the military, the Senate Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 4, 2013, to demand answers from top uniformed leaders about whether a drastic overhaul of the military justice system is needed. From left are, Judge Advocate General of the Army Lt. Gen. Dana K. Chipman, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Brig. Gen. Richard C. Gross, and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert. AP/J. Scott Applewhite

A House committee — with broad support from Republicans and Democrats — on Wednesday approved legislation to tackle the growing problem of sexual assault in the armed forces by taking away the power of military commanders to overturn convictions in rape and assault cases.

Posted: June 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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