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GERMANY

Kinski accuses father

Actress Nastassja Kinski yesterday accused her father, late film icon Klaus, of attempting to abuse her, following allegations by her half-sister Pola that he raped her throughout her childhood. Nastassja Kinski, 51, who achieved Hollywood fame with films such as Cat People and Tess, told the Bild am Sonntag weekly that her father did not actually rape her, but that “he tried to.” “He always touched me far too much, held me so tightly against him that I thought I could not escape. At the time I was four or five years old and we were living in Munich,” Kinski said. “Instinctively I recognized that this could not be the loving embrace of a father, but that it was more than that.” The accusations against Klaus Kinski came after Pola Kinski’s allegations that he began abusing her at the age of five and raped her for the first time when she was nine. The assaults continued until she was 19, she alleged in an interview with Stern magazine.

MEXICO

Civilians take up arms

Several hundred civilians have taken up arms in two towns in a southwestern state and are arresting people suspected of crimes and imposing a curfew, leading authorities to promise to reinforce security forces in the area. People wearing ski masks or bandanas and carrying small arms last week began manning checkpoints on roads into the municipalities of Ayutla de los Libres and Teconoapa in the state of Guerrero’s Costa Chica area, about 120km southeast of the Pacific resort of Acapulco. People in the area said about 800 residents were participating in the armed groups acting as unofficial police. The vigilantes ordered a 10pm curfew for the two towns and are looking for suspected criminals.

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