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Child advice chatbots fail to spot sexual abuse

Image copyright Woebot Labs/Touchkin Image caption Woebot and Wysa are part of a new wave of mental health chatbots Two mental health chatbot apps have required updates after struggling to handle reports of child sexual abuse. In tests, neither Wysa nor Woebot told an apparent victim to seek emergency help. The BBC also found the apps had problems dealing with ...

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Raheem Sterling told Gary Neville about abuse concerns in 2016

Gary Neville coached Raheem Sterling with England at Euro 2016 Former England coach Gary Neville says Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling came to him for help after what he felt were “vicious” attacks during Euro 2016. Sterling, 24, posted on Instagram on Sunday saying newspapers are helping to “fuel racism” by the ways in which they portray young black footballers. Sterling ...

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Raheem Sterling: Chelsea fans banned for alleged abuse of Manchester City forward

Sterling was allegedly racially abused during Manchester City’s defeat at Chelsea Chelsea have suspended four people from attending matches while an investigation into the alleged racial abuse of Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling takes place. The incident involving the 24-year-old occurred during City’s 2-0 loss at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Chelsea are “fully supporting” an ongoing police investigation. A club ...

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Joao de Deus: Brazil ‘spiritual healer’ accused of sex abuse

Image copyright AFP Image caption Self-declared spiritual healer Joao Texeira de Faria denies abusing women who came to him as patients A dozen women have come forward in Brazil to accuse a prominent self-styled spiritual healer of sexually abusing them at his clinic. Joao Teixeira de Faria – known as “Joao of God” – is based in the town of ...

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Paul Gambaccini secures CPS payout over unfounded abuse claims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Paul Gambaccini has previously said he was the victim of a “witch hunt” Radio DJ Paul Gambaccini has won damages from prosecutors over unfounded allegations of historical sex offences. The presenter, 69, was arrested in 2013 over a claim he sexually assaulted two teenage boys in the early 1980s. Mr Gambaccini always denied the ...

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Transgender Men Showering with Abuse Victims? A Vital Women’s Shelter Run by Christians Is Now at Risk

A faith-based women’s homeless shelter in Anchorage is pushing back against the city after it tried to require the shelter to accept transgender people.   In January, a transgender man who identifies as a woman filed a complaint against the Hope Center with the Anchorage Equal Rights Commission, claiming the center had discriminated when they denied him entry.   The ...

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‘Ashamed and scared’: group details ‘endemic’ sex abuse in North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) – Sexual abuse by North Korean officials appears to be “endemic”, a watchdog group reported on Thursday, as activists complain the isolated country’s rights record is being ignored as an international push is made to improve relations. FILE PHOTO: Residents pass by a painting of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang, ...

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Seven guilty of Rotherham child sexual abuse charges

Image copyright South Yorkshire Police Image caption Clockwise from top left: Iqlak Yousaf, Nabeel Kurshid, Mohammed Imran Ali Akhtar, Tanweer Ali, Asif Ali and Salah Ahmed El-Hakam were found guilty after a trial Seven men have been found guilty of grooming and abusing young girls in Rotherham over a seven year period. Sheffield Crown Court heard how the men targeted ...

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