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India gang-rape shootings revives extrajudicial killing fears

New Delhi - The shooting of four gang-rape and murder suspects by Indian police has highlighted the scourge of extrajudicial killings in a nation grappling with high levels of sexual crimes and a notoriously slow judicial process.

Daughter claims Australian ex-PM urged silence on alleged rape

Sydney - The daughter of former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke said he ordered her to keep quiet about her alleged rape by one of his political allies for fear it would damage his career, Australian media has reported.

Indian police kill rape-murder suspects, sparking celebrations

Connaught Place - Indian police on Friday shot dead four gang-rape and murder suspects, prompting celebrations but also accusations that they were extrajudicial executions.

Uber reveals thousands of reported sexual assaults in US

San Francisco - Nearly 6,000 sexual assaults, including more than 450 cases of rape, were reported to Uber in the United States in 2017 and 2018, the ride-sharing company said Thursday, as it faces increasing pressure to cope with complaints of abuse.

Nearly 6,000 US sexual assaults reported to Uber in 2017 and 2018

San Francisco - Nearly 6,000 instances of sexual assault, including more than 450 cases of rape, were reported to Uber in the United States in 2017 and 2018, the ride-sharing company said in a report on safety released Thursday.

India gangrape protests mount as schoolgirl killed

New Delhi - Hundreds of Indian protestors took to the streets on Monday as public anger grew over the brutal gang-rape and murder of a female veterinary doctor, with one MP calling for the perpetrators to be "lynched".

Indian Bishop goes on trial for raping nun

Kottayam - A Roman Catholic bishop went on trial in southern India on Saturday accused of repeatedly raping a nun. Franco Mulakkal arrived in court in Kottayam, Kerala state, with a group of supporters after attending morning prayers.

No industry for women: Bollywood #MeToo accused back at work

Mumbai - A year after Bollywood followed Hollywood by naming male predators accused of sexual harassment, many women say they have suffered while alleged perpetrators are back in the limelight.

Mongolian women fight for law against widespread sexual harassment

Ulaanbaatar - The arrest abroad of Mongolia's most senior judge on allegations that he groped a woman has sparked a fierce debate over his country's lack of laws against sexual harassment.

X-rays of broken bones lay bare domestic violence in Italy

Milan - The X-rays speak louder than words. Especially since the women whose shattered bones are visible in the sterile black and white images rarely speak out.

France seeks foreign witnesses in Epstein probe

Paris - French police on Friday launched an appeal for foreign witnesses in a probe into alleged crimes committed in Paris by disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein, who killed himself in an American jail while awaiting trial on charges of abusing minors.

Cardinal Pell gets last chance to appeal sex abuse convictions

Canberra - Disgraced Catholic Cardinal George Pell was handed a final chance to clear his name Wednesday, when Australia's top court agreed to allow his appeal against convictions for child abuse.

Cardinal Pell's appeal decision set for Wednesday

Sydney - Disgraced Catholic Cardinal George Pell will learn Wednesday whether Australia's High Court will hear an appeal against his child sex abuse convictions, the last possible avenue to clear his name.

16 sentenced to death for burning alive Bangladesh teen

Sixteen people were sentenced to death Thursday for burning alive a Bangladeshi teenager who refused to withdraw sexual assault charges against her head teacher.

Video of mainlander assaulted in Hong Kong sparks outrage in China

Fpo - Video of a Chinese office worker being punched by a Hong Kong democracy supporter as a crowd chanted "go home" has caused outrage on the mainland, highlighting widening polarisation in the financial hub.

Scotland vote to ban smacking children

London - Scottish lawmakers voted Thursday to ban parents and carers from smacking children.Lawmakers in the Scottish Parliament voted by 84 to 29 to introduce a law that will make it a criminal offence for parents to use physical punishment against a child.

Sex offender Epstein's Paris flat searched in French probe

Paris - French investigators searched disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein's luxury Paris apartment on Tuesday, deepening a probe into allegations that the sex offender procured young women to abuse in France.

South Africa struggles with surge of sexist violence

Cape Town - Broken, cream-coloured tiles form a mosaic of a woman's face in the entrance hall of a South African shelter for abused women. Branches extending from her head are painted across the wall, decorated with colourful leaves.

Saudi princess gets suspended jail in France over beaten workman

Paris - A French court on Thursday handed a 10-month suspended sentence to a sister of the Saudi crown prince over the beating of a workman at a luxury residence in Paris in 2016.

Saudi princess faces verdict in French 'beaten workman' case

Paris - A French court will rule Thursday whether a sister of the Saudi crown prince had a hand in the alleged beating of a workman who carried out repairs in her luxury Paris apartment.

'Protecting rapists': Protesters accuse Japan of failing women

Apo - Women's rights protesters are taking to the streets for the sixth time in as many months as anger mounts in Japan over 'outdated' rape laws, after a man was allowed to walk free despite sexually assaulting his daughter for years.

Ex-model accuses French Epstein associate of rape

Paris - A former model has accused a modelling agent close to US sex crimes suspect Jeffrey Epstein of raping her in 1990, as France pursues its own investigation into alleged offences on its territory.

Hundreds protest against S.Africa gender violence at World Economic Forum

Cape Town - Scores of women demonstrated against South Africa's "femicide epidemic" as the World Economic Forum on Africa kicks off in Cape Town on Wednesday, amid growing alarm over gender violence in the country.

Bangladeshis speak up about 'rampant' rapes in Islamic schools

Dhaka - Former Bangladeshi students are turning to social media to detail allegations of "rampant" sex abuse at the hands of teachers and older pupils in Islamic schools, breaking their silence on a taboo topic in the conservative country.

Weinstein to hear new accusations against him

New York - Fallen movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, indicted over two sexual assault allegations, is to be informed of new allegations against him Monday that could delay his trial and complicate his defense.

France opens Epstein-linked rape, abuse probe

Paris - French prosecutors said Friday they had opened an inquiry into the suspected rape and sexual abuse of minors linked to the scandal surrounding disgraced US multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein.

French model tycoon at heart of Epstein scandal accusations

Paris - A formerly powerful French modelling tycoon has emerged as a key figure in the scandal surrounding US billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who committed suicide in jail while facing charges of sexually trafficking minors.

Republican lawmaker questions if humans would have survived without rape, incest

Washington - Controversial Republican congressman Steve King set off yet another firestorm on Wednesday when he questioned whether the world's human population would exist if rape and incest did not occur throughout history.

A$AP Rocky gets suspended sentence for Stockholm assault

Stockholm - A Stockholm court on Wednesday convicted US rapper A$AP Rocky of assault and gave him a suspended sentence over a street brawl, a case that outraged fans and sparked a diplomatic spat with US President Donald Trump.

Brazil prosecutors ask judge to close Neymar rape case

S - Prosecutors in Brazil said Thursday they agree with a police finding that there is not enough evidence to prove rape allegations against Neymar and have asked a judge to close the case.
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