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Refugee in Germany dies while trying to burn his wife alive

Berlin - A refugee in a German shelter died Thursday while trying to set his wife on fire, leaving the woman seriously injured and part of the building ablaze, police said.

Peru protests against gender violence draw 50,000

- Some 50,000 people marched Saturday in Peru's capital and other cities, police said, to protest rampant violence against women in a highly conservative society.The country recorded 95 murders of women last year.

US campus rape in spotlight again after Colorado case

Los Angeles - Another campus rape victim in the United States has spoken out to denounce what she said is lenient punishment for her attacker, bringing the issue to the forefront again after a Stanford University case that ignited a firestorm.

Watch Winnipeg bus driver fight with aggressive passenger

Winnipeg - After a passenger allegedly spat in the face of a Winnipeg bus driver and left the bus, the driver followed him and a brief fight developed. Another passenger on the bus captured what happened on a cellphone.

South Sudan on the brink of abyss: UN chief

New York - South Sudan stands on the brink of an abyss, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday after a fresh flareup in fighting unleashed a wave of sexual violence.

Indian double gang-rape survivor says she lives in fear

Rohtak - A low-caste Indian who survived a gang-rape aged 17 only to be raped again, allegedly by men awaiting trial for the first attack, said Friday she feared she and her family would never be safe again.

German police kill Afghan teen after train axe attack

Berlin - German police shot dead a 17-year-old Afghan refugee after he attacked train passengers with an axe and a knife, seriously wounding four in what one official said was a "probable" Islamist attack.

15 arrested for sexual assault at Pamplona bull-running

Madrid - Fifteen men have been arrested for rape and sexual assault at Spain's famed San Fermin bull-running festival in the northern town of Pamplona, the city hall said Tuesday.

Germany toughens rape law after Cologne mob assaults

Berlin - The German parliament passed a landmark "no means no" rape law Thursday, broadening the definition of sex crimes and making it easier to deport migrants and refugees who commit them.

Australian dad who raped and pimped daughter jailed

Sydney - An Australian who repeatedly raped his daughter and organised for strangers to abuse her while he watched was jailed Thursday for 22-and-a-half years, telling police "it was fun while it lasted".

Telemundo reporter punched in head during live broadcast

Philadelphia - A reporter with Telemundo 62 was assaulted during a live broadcast in Philadelphia. While on air, a woman approached her, tried to get her attention and then punched, slapped her and dragged her to the ground.

Assault case puts spotlight on rape culture at U.S. campuses

Los Angeles - A high-profile sex assault case in California reverberating across the globe has prompted soul searching in America and reignited a debate about rape culture on US college campuses.

Wide support for petition to oust U.S. judge in sex assault case

Los Angeles - Nearly half a million people had signed a petition calling for the ouster of a California judge who has sparked outrage for his lenient sentence in a high-profile sexual assault case.

Turkish man 'gets 108 years for refugee sex assaults'

Istanbul - A court in Turkey has sentenced a Turkish man to 108 years in jail for sexually assaulting at least eight Syrian children at a flagship refugee camp, reports said on Saturday.The man, 29, named as Erdal E.

26 women report sex assaults at German music festival

Berlin - The number of women who have reported being sexually harassed or assaulted at a German music festival last weekend has risen to 26, police said Tuesday.

Brazil arrests first suspect after shocking gang-rape video

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police on Saturday said they had arrested the first of more than 30 suspects wanted over the gang-rape of a 16-year-old girl whose attackers posted a graphic video online showing the aftermath of their brutal attack.

Gang-rape internet video shocks Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police on Friday were investigating the gang-rape of a 16-year-old girl whose attackers boasted about it by posting an online video that has horrified the country.

Gang-rape internet video shocks Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police on Friday were investigating the gang-rape of a 16-year-old girl whose attackers boasted about it by posting an online video that has horrified the country.

Gang-rape internet video shocks Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police on Friday were investigating the gang-rape of a 16-year-old girl whose attackers boasted about it by posting an online video that has horrified the country.

Turkey showpiece Syrian refugee camp hit by child sex assault case

Istanbul - A Turkish man has gone on trial in southern Turkey charged with sexually assaulting at least eight Syrian children at the refugee camp where he was working, reports and official sources said on Thursday.

Twitch gamer celebrity allegedly beats his girlfriend on stream

A Twitch gaming celebrity allegedly verbally and physically assaulted his girlfriend during a livestream. The video quickly went viral in just a few hours after being posted on YouTube.

White South African judge in Facebook 'racism' row

Johanesburg - A white South African judge was at the centre of a social media storm on Monday after Facebook comments emerged in which she suggested rape was part of black culture.

Algerian man cleared of New Year's sex assault in Cologne

Cologne - A German court Friday threw out sexual assault charges against an Algerian man stemming from New Year's Eve violence in Cologne after the victim said she could not identify the defendant.

Protesting Venezuela opposition leader attacked

Caracas - Supporters of Venezuela's socialist government attacked a senior opposition leader with fists and stones Friday when he was demonstrating against the country's emergency power cuts.

Suspect in Cologne sex assaults caught near German-Swiss border

Ginebra - A key suspect in the New Year's Eve mass sexual assaults in Cologne was spotted shoplifting in southern Germany and arrested across the border in Switzerland, authorities said Thursday.

Ex-US House speaker gets 15 months, admits sex abuse

Washington - Former US House speaker Dennis Hastert was sentenced to 15 months in prison Wednesday for paying hush money related to the sexual abuse of a teen boy he coached in high school.

Moroccan man on trial in Germany for New Year's sex assault

Berlin - Germany put a 33-year-old Moroccan on trial for sexual assault Monday, the first man accused over a spate of such attacks at New Year's celebrations that shocked the country.

Texas teacher caught on video slapping student several times

Beaumont - A 63-year-old female teacher in Beaumont, Texas was charged with assault and suspended after a video shows her slapping a student five times before she mocked him.

Prosecutors detail sordid charges against America's fallen House speaker

Washington - Former House speaker Dennis Hastert, once among America's most esteemed political figures, continued a descent into public disgrace as prosecutors revealed sordid details of alleged sex abuse while he was a high school teacher and coach.

Paris opens new sex abuse probe into troops in C. Africa

Paris - French prosecutors have opened a preliminary investigation into new allegations of sexual abuse against French troops based in Central African Republic, a judiciary source said on Tuesday.
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A photograph of an as yet unidentified assault victim in Bromley, South East London.
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An artist drawing depicting the act of rape.
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Brawl involving up to 20 people during a kindergarten graduation celebration in an Ohio elementary school
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Woman punching and slapping Telemundo 62 reporter Iris Delgado
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