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India sentences three to death for gang-rape, murder in Kolkata

Kolkata - Three men were sentenced to death Saturday by an Indian court for the gang-rape and murder of a student, in a case that sparked outrage over women's safety.A further three defendants were given life sentences for the gang-rape of the victim.

'Raped' German-Russian teen spent night at friend's house: Berlin

Berlin - A 13-year-old Russian-German girl who ignited an international row by saying she was raped by migrants was actually sleeping at a friend's house on the night in question, Berlin prosecutors said Friday.

Russia pushes Germany for transparency on teen 'rape' case

Moscow - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday urged Germany to share information about a 13-year-old Russian-German girl whose family says she was raped by migrants, as Moscow and Berlin wrangled over the case.

Germany warns Russia against 'exploiting' teen 'rape' case

Berlin - Germany and Russia traded barbs over a murky case involving the alleged rape of a teenager, with Berlin warning Wednesday against "exploiting" the allegations after Moscow hinted at an official cover-up.

Berlin opens probe as Moscow accuses police of teen 'rape' cover-up

Berlin - German police are investigating a man for allegedly sexually abusing a German-Russian teenager, whose claim she was kidnapped and raped by foreigners in Berlin was on Tuesday backed by Moscow.

Teacher claims city fired her for lesson on 1989 park jogger case

New York - A former New York City high school teacher says she was fired for teaching students about the 1989 Central Park jogger case in which five African American and Latino teens were wrongfully imprisoned for years.

Quick thinking by 911 operator possibly saves rape victim's life

Jonesboro - A 911 operator who quickly caught on to what was happening on the other end of the line is credited with possibly saving the life of a woman who was being attacked.

Senior Malaysian policeman jailed for 100 years for raping girl

Kuala Lumpur - A high-ranking Malaysian policeman was Wednesday sentenced to 100 years in jail and 15 strokes of the cane for raping and sodomising a 13-year-old girl in a hotel.

India passes bill increasing penalties for juveniles in 'heinous crimes'

New Delhi - Indian lawmakers Tuesday passed a bill allowing harsher punishments for juveniles aged 16-18 after an outcry over the release of a young rapist who served three years in a detention facility for his part in a notorious gang-rape in 2012.

Indian court rejects plea to reverse Delhi gang-rapist's release

New Delhi - India's Supreme Court Monday rejected an appeal against the release of the youngest convict in a fatal gang-rape, sparking fury from the victim's parents who said the ruling was a betrayal of women.

Parent fury, protests as Delhi gang-rapist walks free

New Delhi - The youngest convict in an infamous fatal gang-rape in New Delhi has been released from a youth correctional facility, police said Sunday, sparking street protests and angry condemnation from the victim's parents.

Delhi gang-rape attacker to walk free on Sunday

New Delhi - An attacker in the deadly gang-rape of a student in New Delhi will be freed this weekend, a court said Friday, days after India marked the third anniversary of the assault that sparked global outrage.

India lacks political will to end rape crisis: Victim's father

New Delhi - The father of a student who died after being gang-raped in New Delhi three years ago said Wednesday politicians still lack the will to end India's rape crisis and criticised one attacker's imminent release.

French soldiers quizzed over C.Africa rape claims: source

Paris - Four French soldiers were questioned on Tuesday in Paris as part of the investigation into the rape of children in the Central African Republic, a source close to the investigation said.

New Mexico: Why 5,341 untested rape kits are a nationwide problem

After repeated complaints from victim advocates about the burgeoning backlog in testing sexual assault evidence kits in New Mexico, the state's Department of Public Safety began surveying police agencies in order to find out how big the backlog really is.

Celebrity osteopath sentenced in France to 8 years for sex crimes

Bobigny - A French osteopath whose list of famous clients included Pablo Picasso and Rudolf Nureyev was on Thursday sentenced to eight years in jail on appeal for raping and sexually assaulting female patients.

Indian court jails Uber driver for life for rape

New Delhi - An Indian court on Tuesday sentenced an Uber driver to life in prison for raping a young woman passenger in New Delhi, a case that inflamed fears over sexual violence in the capital.

Indian court expected to sentence Uber rapist on Tuesday

New Delhi - An Indian court is expected Tuesday to sentence an Uber driver for raping a female passenger in New Delhi, a case that sparked fresh fears in a city hit by sexual violence.

Reporting rape means prison time for women in UAE

When Marte Deborah Dalelv reported being raped by a work colleague during a 2013 visit to Dubai, UAE, she expected that her attacker would be brought to justice. Instead, the Court convicted her of unlawful sexual relations between Muslims (Zina).

Delhi court finds Uber driver guilty of rape

New Delhi - An Indian Uber driver was convicted on Tuesday of raping a young female passenger in the capital last year, in a high profile case that sparked fresh safety fears in a city plagued by sexual violence.

Indian police arrest two teenagers over Delhi rape of toddler

New Delhi - Indian police said Sunday they have arrested two teenagers over the rape of a toddler, the latest sexual assault on a child in the capital to ignite public anger.

New Delhi reels after rapes of girls aged two and five

New Delhi - A toddler and a five-year-old girl were raped in separate attacks in New Delhi overnight with at least one gang-raped, police said Saturday, as activists warned of an "epidemic" of sexual violence in the capital.

Finnish male nurse jailed for raping 27 elderly patients

Helsinki - A 24-year-old Finnish male nurse was sentenced Wednesday to nine years in prison for raping 27 elderly patients aged between 74 and 100, Finnish news agency STT reported."According to the court...

Women held as sex slaves in South Sudan 'rape camps'

Bentiu - One woman was abducted by soldiers and taken to a military camp, tied up and raped repeatedly for two months.Another was kidnapped with her 15-year-old sister and raped every night for five nights.

Rwanda rape victims jailed for abortion

Two advocacy groups said that almost one in four women in a number of jails in Rwanda are serving time for illegal abortions, and many of them are rape survivors.

U.S. soldiers ordered to ignore sex abuse in Afghanistan: Report

Scrutiny mounts against a reported United States government policy of ignoring blatant acts of child sexual abuse among Afghan commanders of local police forces propped up by the American government to stave off Taliban advances in Afghanistan.

American woman says raped in northern India

New Delhi - An American tourist has accused two men of raping her in the popular Himalayan hill station of Dharamsala in northern India, police said Thursday, the latest sex attack on a foreigner.

Mystery solved in identical twins rape case

Aix-en-provence - It was a mystery worthy of crime series CSI: a series of rapes in France tracked back to identical twins with matching DNA, both of them jailed.

Peacekeeper rape charges loosen tongues in C. Africa

Bangui - Hustling, theft, sex tourism and worse. Allegations of rape by UN troops supposedly deployed to keep the peace have loosened tongues about their misconduct in Central Africa, a destitute nation already rife with sex crimes.

Op-Ed: Chrissie Hynde — Comments were wrong, condemn them, not a victim

The Pretenders front woman Chrissie Hynde has caused a social media storm by claiming in an interview that she was to blame for her sexual assault 40 years ago and for her comments on rape.
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