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January 10, 2019 7:35 AM Ashley Judd's sexual harassment claim against Harvey Weinstein dismissed

Actress Ashley Judd was one of the first women in to publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, But in the ruling a judge in Los Angeles said the actress' defamation claim against him could still go ahead. Judd had accused the Hollywood movie mogul of sexual harassment in violation of a California law barring such conduct by a person in a "business 161

January 8, 2019 7:10 AM Rahaf al-Qunun: UNHCR 'grateful' Saudi woman not deported

The UN's refugee agency has said it is "very grateful" that officials in Thailand did not deport an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family at the weekend. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun refused to board a flight from Bangkok to Kuwait on Monday and had barricaded herself into her airport hotel room. She said she feared her family would kill her as she had renounced 125

January 5, 2019 11:15 PM Saudi women to get divorce confirmation by text message

A new regulation in Saudi Arabia is set to stop Saudi women from being divorced without their knowledge. Starting from Sunday, courts will be required to notify women by text on rulings confirming their divorces. Local female lawyers suggest the measure will end what are known as secret divorces - cases where men end a marriage without telling their 121

January 3, 2019 7:42 PM Gay couple sue for right to marry in Hong Kong

A gay couple have filed a lawsuit to legalise equal marriage in Hong Kong. The two men, aged 21 and 31, lodged a claim at Hong Kong’s high court, arguing that not allowing same-sex couples to marry is a violation of their right to equality under the autonomous territory’s Bill of Rights and basic law, reports South China Morning Post. The 21-year-old 96

December 24, 2018 3:47 PM Fake Catholic priest unmasked in Spain after 18 years

A man who pretended to be a priest for more than 18 years has been dismissed by the Catholic Church in Spain. Miguel Angel Ibarra carried out weddings and baptisms, first in Colombia and then in southern Spain, despite having never been ordained. Those ceremonies will still be recognised, the Church says, but not his communions or the confessions he heard 76

December 18, 2018 9:47 AM Alfonso Ribeiro sues Fortnite over use of Carlton dance from Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air

Now this is a story all about how... Carlton Banks's moves got ripped (allegedly) and turned into popular video game features. And it seems the actor, who played Will Smith's cousin in the 1990s US sitcom, wants it to stay that way. The 47-year-old is accusing the makers of computer games Fortnite and NBA 2K of ripping off the much loved Carlton dance 108

December 13, 2018 11:04 AM Buyout giant TPG in talks to wash hands of Victoria Plum

TPG, which bought Victoria Plum in 2014, has been holding talks about merging it with Bathstore, Sky News learns. Sky News has learnt that TPG has been exploring a merger of Victoria Plum, which it bought in 2014, with Bathstore, the high street chain which trades from more than 150 stores across the country. Sources said the talks between TPG and Bathstore 172

December 6, 2018 4:12 PM Indiana school banned Gay-Straight Alliance from saying ‘gay’ and ‘LGBT’

A lawsuit has alleged that a Gay-Straight Alliance group at an Indiana school was ordered to change its name and avoid using the terms “gay” and “LGBT+.” The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed the lawsuit against Leo Junior/Senior High School in Leo-Cedarville, Indiana, a small town with a population of 3,600. The lawsuit alleges that students 93

December 5, 2018 9:59 AM Colin Kaepernick: Washington Redskins decide not to sign quarterback

The Washington Redskins "discussed" signing quarterback Colin Kaepernick but decided to go in a "different direction", says head coach Jay Gruden. Kaepernick has not played since January 2017 after protesting against racial injustice and police brutality by kneeling during the US national anthem. He has filed a grievance against NFL team owners he claims 52

December 1, 2018 1:37 PM Egyptian actress Rania Youssef could face jail after wearing revealing dress

The outfit comprised a black leotard covered by a transparent overdress with criss-cross detailing and a large bow belt. Rania Youssef, who is aged in her 30s, had been attending the closing ceremony of a film festival in Cairo when she was pictured on Thursday in the black ensemble, which raised eyebrows. The piece comprises of black leotard covered 54