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Gang rape horrors haunt Rohingya refugees

Cox's Bazar - Shamila clutches her daughter's hand so tightly it turns white as she recounts how soldiers broke into her home in Myanmar and gang-raped her in front of her children -- a story heard over and over in Bangladesh refugee camps.

Paraplegic girl in France attacked by rats while in bed

Lille - A paraplegic teenage girl was attacked in her bed by rats which bit and scratched her hundreds of times, French police said Friday.

French MP in Macron's party charged over violent clash

Paris - An MP in French President Emmanuel Macron's party was charged Saturday over a violent clash in Paris that left a rival Socialist official in hospital.

Belgian of Somali origin staged Brussels knife attack: prosecutors

Brussels - The man armed with a knife who stabbed a soldier in Brussels before being shot dead was a Belgian of Somali origin, prosecutors said Saturday.

Grace Mugabe absent from S.Africa summit as assault claim lingers

Pretoria - Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe failed to appear Saturday at a summit in South Africa attended by her husband, an event overshadowed by her effort to obtain diplomatic immunity over assault allegations.

S.Africa mulls Grace Mugabe's immunity claim

Johanesburg - South African officials were on Friday considering whether to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe over her alleged assault on 20-year-old model in a Johannesburg hotel.

S. Africa opposition demand arrest of Grace Mugabe over assault claims

Johanesburg - Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe is a "massive flight risk" and must be arrested over allegations that she attacked a model in Johannesburg, South Africa's main opposition party said Friday.

Grace Mugabe claims diplomatic immunity in S.Africa assault case

Johanesburg - Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has claimed diplomatic immunity after being accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model, South African police said Wednesday, confirming she had not fled the country.

Taylor Swift wins groping lawsuit

Denver - Pop superstar Taylor Swift was celebrating Monday after winning a sexual assault lawsuit against a former radio DJ she accused of groping her.

Russian reporter punched live on air at paratrooper bash

Moscow - A Russian television journalist was punched in the face live on air Wednesday as he reported on raucous annual celebrations by paratroopers in Moscow.

One dead, six wounded in Hamburg supermarket knife attack

Hamburg - One person was killed and six others were injured on Friday when a failed asylum-seeker brandishing a knife attacked shoppers in a Hamburg supermarket, shouting "Allahu Akbar" before being overpowered by passers-by, police and officials said.

'My husband blamed me': Myanmar's Rohingya abandoned after rapes

- Rohingya Muslim Ayamar Bagon has lived on handouts since her husband left her after she told him she was gang-raped by Myanmar soldiers in the final month of her pregnancy.

India court to consider abortion plea from young rape victim

New Delhi - Doctors on Wednesday will examine a 10-year-old raped by her uncle as India's top court considers whether she should be allowed to have an abortion despite strict laws.

Three Kenyans jailed for life for stripping, assaulting woman

Nairobi - A Kenyan court on Wednesday sentenced three men to life for stripping and sexually assaulting a woman they believed was dressed too provocatively.

Women assaulted, bottles hurled at chaotic German town festival

Berlin - German police said Monday several assaults and cases of sexual harassment were reported in alcohol-fuelled weekend disturbances that saw youths rampage through a small town and hurl bottles at police.

Indian woman attacked with acid for fifth time: police

New Delhi - A woman who survived an alleged gang rape and four separate acid attacks has once again been hit by corrosive liquid, Indian police said Sunday.

Cuban volleyball players' rape sentences cut on appeal

Helsinki - A Finnish court of appeal on Friday cut the prison sentences of five Cuban volleyball players jailed for aggravated rape in the southwestern city of Turku. The five were convicted in September by another court in the southern city of Tampere.

Colombian surgeon rebuilds acid victims' lives

Estanzuela - Angeles Borda ignored the cat calls as she walked past the building site. But she couldn't ignore the nitric acid that her tormentor then threw in her face.A decade on she is still disfigured. But help is at hand.

Indian baby dies after 'rapists' throw her from rickshaw

New Delhi - A nine-month-old baby died when she was thrown out of a moving autorickshaw by men accused of gang-raping her mother, police said Tuesday, in the latest case of sexual violence in India.

Where now for Julian Assange?

London - Prison time in Britain? A new life in Ecuador? Extradition to the United States? Another five years in Ecuador's London embassy? WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's future could now follow many different paths.

Five things to know about WikiLeaks

Paris - WikiLeaks has been making headlines for more than a decade by releasing millions of classified documents, embarrassing governments worldwide while also raising fears that its activities may have put lives in danger.

Assange lawyer says dropped case is 'end of nightmare'

London - A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange welcomed the decision of Swedish prosecutors Friday to drop a seven-year rape investigation against him, saying it was the "end of his nightmare".

Assange lawyer says dropped case is 'end of nightmare'

London - A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange welcomed the decision of Swedish prosecutors Friday to drop a seven-year rape investigation against him, saying it was the "end of his nightmare".

Assange lawyer says dropped case is 'end of nightmare'

London - A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange welcomed the decision of Swedish prosecutors Friday to drop a seven-year rape investigation against him, saying it was the "end of his nightmare".

Assange claims victory after Sweden drops rape probe

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gave a clenched fist salute Friday after Swedish prosecutors dropped a seven-year rape allegation against him, but he insisted the "proper war" over his future was just beginning.

Assange claims victory after Sweden drops rape probe

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gave a clenched fist salute Friday after Swedish prosecutors dropped a seven-year rape allegation against him, but he insisted the "proper war" over his future was just beginning.

Assange claims victory after Sweden drops rape probe

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gave a clenched fist salute Friday after Swedish prosecutors dropped a seven-year rape allegation against him, but he insisted the "proper war" over his future was just beginning.

Sri Lanka's men face rape in custody decade after civil war: study

Colombo - Men in Sri Lanka are being raped in custody nearly a decade after the civil war, when sexual assault was routinely used to torture detained Tamils, a report said Wednesday.

Sri Lanka's men face rape in custody decade after civil war: study

Colombo - Men in Sri Lanka are being raped in custody nearly a decade after the civil war, when sexual assault was routinely used to torture detained Tamils, a report said Wednesday.

Sri Lanka's men face rape in custody decade after civil war: study

Colombo - Men in Sri Lanka are being raped in custody nearly a decade after the civil war, when sexual assault was routinely used to torture detained Tamils, a report said Wednesday.
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