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'Protecting rapists': Protesters accuse Japan of failing women

'Protecting rapists': Protesters accuse Japan of failing women

Women's rights protesters are taking to the streets for the sixth time in as many months as anger mounts in Japan over 'outdated' rape laws, after a man was allowed to walk free despite sexually assaulting his daughter for years.A court ruled the father had

Patriots receiver Brown accused of rape

Patriots receiver Brown accused of rape

New England Patriots receiver Antonio Brown was rocked by fresh controversy on Tuesday after being accused of raping his former fitness trainer in a federal lawsuit filed in Florida.Brown, who signed for the Super Bowl-champion Patriots after being released by

Bolivia has lost 1.7 million hectares to fire: government

Bolivia has lost 1.7 million hectares to fire: government

Wildfires raging in Bolivia's forests and grasslands since May have destroyed 1.7 million hectares (4.2 million acres), officials said Wednesday, amid an $11 million effort by the government to contain them.Environmentalists blame laws enacted under leftist P

Russian client sues Boeing to cancel 737 MAX order

Russian client sues Boeing to cancel 737 MAX order

A Russian aircraft leasing company confirmed Tuesday that it has filed the first US lawsuit to cancel an order for 35 Boeing 737 MAX jets.Avia Capital Services (ACS), a subsidiary of state-owned Russian conglomerate Rostec, confirmed to AFP a report of the law

US environmental groups sue over wildlife protection rollbacks

US environmental groups sue over wildlife protection rollbacks

US environmental groups have sued the administration of President Donald Trump over rollbacks that weaken the Endangered Species Act, a law credited with saving iconic species from the bald eagle to the grizzly bear.Non-profit Earthjustice filed a lawsuit on b