What’s Current: Prince Andrew stripped of military titles and royal patronages due to sex abuse lawsuit

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  • Britain’s Prince Andrew has been stripped of all military titles and royalty patronages after a judge ruled that the civil sexual abuse lawsuit against Andrew will proceed. The lawsuit was brought forward by Virginia Giuffre, alleging that Andrew sexually abused her when she was 17 years old.
  • A debate has erupted after a leading group of girls’ schools in the U.K. stated they would no longer accept male students who identify as girls, reaffirming their commitment to single-sex education for girls.
  • Italian authorities have arrested two men on suspicion of involvement in a sexual assault against nine women in Milan on New Years Eve.
  • Thousands gather at memorials across Ireland to mourn the death of 23-year-old teacher Ashling Murphy, who was killed in broad daylight while going for a run in Tullamore, a country town in County Offaly.