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Indian police make first arrest in nun's rape

Kolkata - Indian police have arrested a suspect in connection with the rape of an elderly nun, a senior officer said Thursday, their first breakthrough in a case that has shocked the country.

Six charged in France for holding woman as sex slave

Strasbourg - Six men and women were charged for the rape and torture of a young woman allegedly held as a sex slave in France for more than a month, beaten and forced to engage in bestiality.

Prison term sought in Italy Couchsurfing rape case

Padua - An Italian policeman accused of raping a 16-year-old Australian staying with him through the Couchsurfing website left her defenceless by spiking a drink with tranquilisers, prosecuting lawyers said Tuesday.

Prison term sought in Italy Couchsurfing rape case

Padua - An Italian policeman accused of raping a 16-year-old Australian staying with him through the Couchsurfing website left her defenceless by spiking a drink with tranquilisers, prosecuting lawyers said Tuesday.

Priests, school girls join rally in India over nun gang-rape

Kolkata - Hundreds of priests, school girls and other protesters staged a peaceful rally Monday in the Indian city of Kolkata to support an elderly nun who was gang-raped at her convent school.

Prayers in India for elderly nun gang-raped at convent

Kolkata - Prayers were said at churches across India Sunday for an elderly nun who was gang-raped at a convent in an attack that has intensified anger over sexual violence and fuelled fears among beleaguered Christians.

Elderly Indian nun 'gang-raped' in convent school

Kolkata - Police in eastern India said Saturday they were investigating the gang-rape of a 75-year-old nun by burglars who broke into the convent school where she lived.

Indian guide accused of raping Japanese tourist surrenders to police

New Delhi - An Indian tour guide accused of drugging and raping a Japanese woman this week in the northern city of Jaipur turned himself in to police on Friday, an officer said.

Uber emails alleged rape victim promoting Delhi return

New Delhi - Uber sent an email promoting its return to New Delhi to a woman allegedly raped by one of its drivers, her lawyer has revealed, saying he had "no confidence" in the company's new safety measures.

Indian woman allegedly raped by Uber driver to sue company in U.S.

New Delhi - A high-profile American lawyer on Friday said he has been hired to sue taxi-hailing firm Uber in U.S. courts on behalf of an Indian woman allegedly raped by one of its drivers in New Delhi.

Woman identifies Uber cabbie as rape trial starts in India

New Delhi - A woman allegedly raped in an Uber taxi in the Indian capital "confidently" gave evidence Thursday against the driver at the start of his trial in a fast-track court, the prosecutor said.

Uber taxi driver faces fast-track rape trial in India

New Delhi - An Uber taxi driver accused of raping a woman passenger in New Delhi will go on trial in a fast-track court this week after entering a not guilty plea Tuesday.

India to hold Japanese gang rape ID parade on January 9

Kolkata - Six men arrested for the gang rape of a Japanese tourist held hostage in India for nearly a month will appear in an identity parade later this week, a court said Tuesday.

Belgian serial rapist 'will not be euthanized'

Brussels - A serial rapist and murderer who had won the right to die under Belgium's controversial euthanasia laws will not now be put to death following fresh medical advice, authorities said Tuesday.

Hunt for suspects after gang rape in India govt office

Patna - Police have arrested one of five suspects accused of gang-raping a teenage girl inside a local government office in eastern India, an officer said Tuesday.

Five arrested in India over Japanese tourist 'gang rape'

Kolkata - Five men have been arrested over the alleged gang-rape and extortion of a Japanese tourist held as a sex slave for nearly a month in a basement near a famous Buddhist shrine in India, officials said Sunday.

Two brothers arrested in India over rape of Japanese tourist

Kolkata - Indian police have arrested two brothers accused of repeatedly raping a 22-year-old Japanese tourist over three weeks near Bodh Gaya, Buddhism's holiest site, an official said Saturday.

Alleged rape victim speaks no English, court assumes she does

A witness testifying before the Inner Crown London Court as part of a serious criminal trial didn't speak much English, and an entire hour passed before anyone realized it.

Op-Ed: Grand Theft Auto V removed from retailer due to guilt and slander

Sexual violence is an ugly aspect of our society that has a lasting impact on the victims. It's an issue that needs to be addressed in society and taken seriously by the criminal justice system.

Op-Ed: Rape, use of force, and torture: 2014's autumn of tough questions

A perfect storm is brewing this autumn over three agonizingly difficult questions: Responsibility in our alleged "rape culture," appropriate police use of force, and the alleged torture committed by the CIA. What does this mean for, and about, America?

Women struggle to be heard in 'macho' Hungary

Budapest - They were few in number given the cold and too chilly to wear the skimpy outfits and fishnet tights typical of "SlutWalk" demonstrations. But there was no doubt the marchers in "macho" Hungary were boiling with rage.

Uber 'was warned' about Delhi driver accused of rape

New Delhi - An Indian woman has said she warned Uber about the behaviour of one of its drivers 10 days before he allegedly raped a young female passenger in Delhi.

India police say Uber driver accused of rape was on bail

New Delhi - The Uber driver accused of raping a passenger in New Delhi was on bail after being charged with assault, robbery and rape and was using a fake police certificate, Indian police said Tuesday.

Indian capital bans Uber after alleged rape

New Delhi - Delhi's government on Monday banned Uber from operating in the Indian capital after a passenger accused one of its drivers of rape, dealing a fresh blow to the online taxi company's public image.

Delhi city govt bans Uber after alleged rape

New Delhi - The Delhi city government on Monday banned Uber from operating in the Indian capital after a passenger accused one of its drivers of rape, dealing a fresh blow to the reputation of the online taxi service.

India police arrest Uber taxi driver over alleged passenger rape

New Delhi - Indian police arrested an Uber taxi driver late Sunday over the alleged rape of a 25-year-old passenger, an officer said, with the incident a blow to the company's safety-conscious image.

Lady Gaga reveals rape as teenager

New York - Lady Gaga has revealed that she was raped as a teenager and said that it took her years of therapy to acknowledge and start to recover from the trauma."I don't want to be defined by it," the pop star said.

Op-Ed: Debate over charges for false accusations of rape is important

Rape scandals abound in our media cycle, with headlines including the Bill Cosby rape allegations and the UVA fraternity investigation. While we strive to combat rape, especially on college campuses, what about those who make false accusations of rape?

Lady Gaga tells Howard Stern she was raped 9 years ago

New York - Lady Gaga was sexually assaulted at the outset of her music career, the grammy-award winning artist revealed Tuesday in an interview with Howard Stern.

Singapore denies entry to misogynist pick-up coach Julien Blanc

After being kicked out of Australia and banned from the UK, Swiss-American pick-up “artist” Julien Blanc has been denied entry into Singapore.
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