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French consent law in the dock over sex with 11-year-olds

Paris - In most developed countries, the age of sexual consent is a fairly straightforward matter.Not so in France, which is in the midst of a furious debate over the issue after a man in his twenties was acquitted of raping an 11-year-old girl.

DR Congo militiamen on trial for raping children

Bukavu - Eighteen suspected militiamen, including a provincial lawmaker, went on trial Friday in DR Congo's chaotic east for kidnapping and raping some 40 girls.Frederic Batumike and 17 others face charges of "crimes against humanity through rape and murder ......

Hollywood mogul Weinstein accused of rape

Los Angeles - Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein faced claims Tuesday he raped an Italian film star and two other women, in a widening scandal that has drawn condemnation from across the film industry as well as America's liberal political elite.

Hollywood mogul Weinstein accused of rape: New Yorker

Los Angeles - Italian film star Asia Argento and two other women claim that disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein raped them, in a bombshell New Yorker expose published on Tuesday.

India court allows abortion for 13-year-old rape victim

Mumbai - India's top court on Wednesday allowed a 13-year-old rape survivor to have a late abortion after lawyers said carrying the baby to full term would cause her trauma and agony.

10-year-old India rape victim gives birth to baby girl

New Delhi - A 10-year-old rape victim whose plea for an abortion was rejected by India's Supreme Court has given birth to a baby girl, a doctor said Thursday.

Lebanon scraps reviled rape law after campaign

Birut - Lebanon's parliament on Wednesday scrapped a controversial law allowing rapists who marry their victims to go free, official media and activists said, after a high-profile campaign for its repeal.

Another four arrested in Pakistan revenge rape

Multan - Pakistan police on Thursday arrested four more men involved in the rape of a teenage girl as punishment for a rape committed by her brother.

Pakistan police arrest village council for ordering rape

Multan - Fourteen members of a Pakistani village council have been arrested for ordering the rape of a teenage girl as punishment for a rape committed by her brother, police said Wednesday.

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.

North Carolina law: Consent can't be withdrawn after sex begins

Under North Carolina law, where a woman initially consents to sex, is penetrated but later withdraws that consent, there is no rape. A North Carolina legislator has introduced a bill to change that, making no really mean no.

Pakistan rape victim attends US opera inspired by her story

Los Angeles - Fifteen years after her horrific gang rape by a local clan in her village in Pakistan, Mukhtar Mai is reliving her ordeal -- and courageousness -- through a US opera inspired by her story.

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.

Fleeing hunger, Somali women raped in displacement camps

Afgooye - He was thin but strong, in a new uniform and boots. After forcing his way into Hawo's ragged shelter the man put a gun to her throat, then raped her, twice.

California man jailed 120 days for raping 16-year-old sister

Crescent City - A California judge formally sentenced a 20 year-old man to probation for drugging and then raping his 16-year-old sister. Although he will spend 120 days in jail, the prosecutor who had asked for a six-year-sentence called the sentence “egregious.”

S. Korea rape victim navy officer commits suicide

Seoul - A South Korean female naval officer apparently killed herself after being allegedly raped by a senior colleague, a defence ministry spokesman said Thursday.

S. Korea rape victim navy officer commits suicide

Seoul - A South Korean female naval officer apparently killed herself after being allegedly raped by a senior colleague, a defence ministry spokesman said Thursday.

S. Korea rape victim navy officer commits suicide

Seoul - A South Korean female naval officer apparently killed herself after being allegedly raped by a senior colleague, a defence ministry spokesman said Thursday.

India allows abortion for 10-year-old rape victim

New Delhi - A 10-year-old girl who was raped will be allowed to have an abortion even though she has crossed the 20-week limit for terminations in India, police in the country said Wednesday.

Indian girl, 10, seeks abortion after rape

New Delhi - An Indian court will decide whether a 10-year-old Indian girl left pregnant after she was repeatedly raped should be allowed to have an abortion, police said Tuesday.

Indian girl, 10, seeks abortion after rape

New Delhi - An Indian court will decide whether a 10-year-old Indian girl left pregnant after she was repeatedly raped should be allowed to have an abortion, police said Tuesday.

Indian girl, 10, seeks abortion after rape

New Delhi - An Indian court will decide whether a 10-year-old Indian girl left pregnant after she was repeatedly raped should be allowed to have an abortion, police said Tuesday.

Jilted Indian man rapes, kills ex-girlfriend: police

New Delhi - A jilted man who kidnapped and raped his ex-girlfriend before smashing her head with bricks and running her over with a car has been arrested, Indian police said Sunday.

Q&A: What do we know about 2012 gang rape case that rocked India?

New Delhi - The four men convicted of a fatal 2012 gang rape of a Delhi student had their death sentences upheld in India's top court Friday, for an attack that shocked the world and led to tough new penalties for sexual violence.

Assange demands Sweden drop arrest warrant

Stockholm - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange filed a new motion in Sweden Wednesday calling for a European arrest warrant over rape allegations to be dropped, after the United States said it was seeking to arrest him, his lawyer said.

Sweden jails trio for Facebook livestream gang rape

Stockholm - A Swedish court on Tuesday sentenced three young men to prison for gang raping a woman and livestreaming the attack on Facebook.

Lawyer tells jury women are 'especially good liars'

Memphis - A Tennessee lawyer is under fire after he told a jury during his client’s rape trial that women are “especially good” at lying because they are “the weaker sex.” The jury, composed mainly of women, acquitted the affluent businessman of rape.

UN rights chief slams 'rape chants' by Burundi youth

Nairobi - The UN rights chief on Tuesday condemned the feared youth wing of Burundi's ruling party for repeatedly calling for the rape and murder of opposition supporters.

Outrage: Judge calls rapist he's sentencing 'a good man'

Provo - A Utah judge has angered a victim and others after he referred to the former Mormon bishop he was sentencing for rape and sexual abuse as “an extraordinarily good man.” This was not the first time Judge Thomas Low angered people during the trial.

Chicago police arrest 14 year-old in Facebook rape case

Chicago - Police in Chicago arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection with the alleged gang rape of a teenage girl that was broadcast on Facebook Live, police and local news reported.
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An artist drawing depicting the act of rape.
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More than 250 rapes in camps were reported in the 150 days following the earthquake.
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Six brothers charged with sexually abusing sister for a period of 10 years
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