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Football: Remy to face no action over rape claim

France international striker Loic Remy will face no further action following an arrest on allegations of rape, London's Metropolitan Police Force said Friday. The 27-year-old, who is on loan at north-east Premier League side Newcastle from second-tier club Queens Park Rangers, was held in May last year with two other men after a women claimed she had been attacked in Fulham, west London. Police said that on Thursday all three men were told they will face no further action over the allegations.

Teen suicide prompts calls for Italy 'cyberbullying' law

Italian lawmakers on Wednesday called for a law against "cyberbullying" following the suicide of a 14-year-old girl whose cry for help on a website was met with a torrent of abuse and encouragement to self-harm. "Kill yourself", "Nobody wants you" and "You are not normal" were some of the comments received by the teenager on the social networking site Ask.fm after she turned to the web for advice when her boyfriend left her.

U.N. panel to publish final report on N. Korea's human rights next week

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Yonhap) -- Wrapping up its year-long investigation, a special United Nations panel on North Korea's human rights abuses plans to publish a final report on the issue next week, a media report said Wednesday. In March last year, the U.N. launched the Commission of Inquiry (COI), a three-man investigation body led by retired Australian Judge Michael Kirby, and has conducted a probe into the rights situation in the communist country.

U.N. panel to publish final report on N. Korea's human rights next week

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Yonhap) -- Wrapping up its year-long investigation, a special United Nations panel on North Korea's human rights abuses plans to publish a final report on the issue next week, a media report said Wednesday. In March last year, the U.N. launched the Commission of Inquiry (COI), a three-man investigation body led by retired Australian Judge Michael Kirby, and has conducted a probe into the rights situation in the communist country.

U.N. panel to publish final report on N. Korea's human rights next week

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Yonhap) -- Wrapping up its year-long investigation, a special United Nations panel on North Korea's human rights abuses plans to publish a final report on the issue next week, a media report said Wednesday. In March last year, the U.N. launched the Commission of Inquiry (COI), a three-man investigation body led by retired Australian Judge Michael Kirby, and has conducted a probe into the rights situation in the communist country.

Legal first: Nova Scotia court issues first cyberbullying prevention order

HALIFAX - A unique Nova Scotia law aimed at stopping online harassment received its first test in court Tuesday when a judge imposed a cyberbullying prevention order on a man accused of using Facebook to threaten the chief of a native band. The case involves allegations made by Andrea Paul, chief of Pictou Landing First Nation, who complained in court documents that local resident Christopher George Prosper had used the social networking site to post abusive, obscene and defamatory comments about her and her family.

'Serve less, more TV': Russian Army boosts Olympic spirit

The Russian army announced Tuesday that it was giving some troops an extra four hours off per day to watch television during the Olympic Games so they can root for the athletes. "There have been changes made to the soldiers' daily schedule to give them the opportunity to follow the Winter Olympic Games," a statement on the Russian defence ministry's website said. For a month, soldiers based in the southern military district, which includes the Sochi region, will have an extra four hours per day to watch sports broadcasts on flat-screen televisions, it said.

China anger over Spanish arrest warrant for Jiang Zemin

Beijing expressed anger on Tuesday after a Spanish judge sought arrest warrants for former Chinese president Jiang Zemin and four other senior officials as part of a probe into alleged genocide in Tibet. "China is strongly dissatisfied and firmly opposed to the erroneous acts taken by the Spanish agencies in disregard of China's position," foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a regular briefing.

Kenya's 'grasscutter' gang-rape case to move to court

The case of a Kenyan schoolgirl who was gang-raped last year and who has been confined to a wheelchair ever since, can go tried by a court, the public prosecutor's office said Thursday. The 16-year-old, known by the pseudonym Liz, was reportedly attacked, beaten and then raped by six men as she returned from her grandfather's funeral in western Kenya in June, before the gang dumped her, bleeding and unconscious, in a deep sewage ditch.

Insurance against bullying in South Korea

One of South Korea's largest insurance companies is to begin offering a policy for victims of school bullies, as part of a government campaign to stamp out the problem. The policy from Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance will likely debut in March, a company spokesman said Thursday. "The priority isn't really on making money with this product, but more on providing a public service that helps build up social security networks," he told AFP.
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