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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.

Game reviewer contacts mothers of trolls who sent rape threats

Video game reviewer Alanah Pearce received many rape threats of juvenile online trolls and has responded by contacting their mothers.

Video game critic reports harassers to their mothers

It's has become notorious for women in the game industry to be targets of harassment by trolls, but one critic is turning the tables by reporting them to their mothers.

India 'raped' girls found hanging killed selves: investigators

New Delhi - Two girls found hanging earlier this year in northern India committed suicide and were not gang-raped and murdered as previously thought, federal investigators said Thursday.

College Pres: Rape happens because you drink and have casual sex

Donald Eastman, president of Eckerd College, recently said that the student body is blaming sexual assault on heavy drinking and casual sex.

Uganda suspends officers over Somalia conduct, sex abuse

Kampala - Uganda has suspended 15 of its senior military commanders over their conduct in Somalia including allegations of sexual exploitation, the army said Thursday.

Former Texas cop accused of raping teen while officers watched

Pharr - A former South Texas police officer will stand trial for allegedly raping an underage girl multiple times while fellow officers watched.

Op-Ed: Bill Cosby and the Barbara Bowman rape allegation

A woman, Barbara Bowman, has alleged that Bill Cosby, 77, abused her sexually as an aspiring 17-year-old actress. Bowman, now 47, claimed that Cosby took advantage of her youth and vulnerability when he took her under his wing as a mentor.

Five Afghan men hanged for gang-rape despite UN appeal

Kabul - Five Afghan men were hanged on Wednesday for the gang rape of four women despite the United Nations and human rights groups criticising the trial and urging new president Ashraf Ghani to stay the executions.

Penis tattoo leads cops to rape suspect

Panama - A 27-year-old man with a tattooed penis is being charged with statutory rape after he allegedly had sex with an under-age girl.

UN-funded African troops raped vulnerable Somalis: HRW

Nairobi - Internationally-funded African Union troops in war-torn and impoverished Somalia have gang raped women and girls as young as 12 and traded food aid for sex, Human Rights Watch said in a report Monday.

Afghan rape gang sentenced to death after national outrage

Kabul - An Afghan judge on Sunday sentenced seven men to death for the gang-rape of four women in a case that sparked nationwide outrage and highlighted the violence women face despite reforms since the Taliban era.

Indian court frees three accused in hanged girls case

Lucknow - An Indian court on Thursday freed three men detained earlier this year on suspicion of raping and murdering two teenage girls found hanged outside their village, in a case that sparked global outrage.

Indian girl who protested against village elders found dead

Kolkata - Police have arrested three men over the suspected rape and murder of a teenager who had protested against village elders' harassment of her father in India's east, an officer said Wednesday.

Op-Ed: California sex consent law a positive step

Sacramento - Why shouldn’t a man be certain that a woman he is about to have sex with is ready and willing? California’s consent law is a good step forward.

Op-Ed: Why California's 'yes means yes' law is a no-no

Sacramento - California has passed anti-rape legislation known as the "yes means yes" act, requiring affirmative consent for sexual activity. Though some champion this legislation as helping curb sexual assault, others view it as an illogical and discriminatory law.

'Grand Theft Auto: Online' mod allows players to rape others

'Grand Theft Auto: Online' may have been developed to allow gamers to build their own criminal empire online, but some may have take it too far by developing a mod that allows players to rape others.

Missouri man executed for murder, rape of college student in 1995

Bonne Terre - A 43-year-old Missouri man convicted of raping and strangling a college student in 1995 was executed August 6 as his family members and those of his victim watched.

India outrage over fashion shoot echoing gang-rape

Mumbai - An Indian fashion shoot sparked outrage and calls for legal action Wednesday for showing a woman being assaulted on a bus, echoing a fatal gang-rape that shocked the nation.
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A march in Bogota, Colombia to protest a recent shocking rape case
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Mugshot of Stacey Rambold, circulated by Billings, Montana law enforcement officials.
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The man in the suit beats a rape charge; appearances can be everything, including deceptive.
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Judge Jeanine Howard
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Edmonton Slut Walk 2014
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An artist drawing depicting the act of rape.
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It's a shame the BBC had to contaminate an otherwise thoughtful programme about a serious issue with these kind of manufactured statistics.
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Six brothers charged with sexually abusing sister for a period of 10 years
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Edmonton Slut Walk 2014
Edmonton Slut Walk 2014
Edmonton Slut Walk 2014
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Real Men Get Raped advert created by Johnny Fearless
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Reaction of the mainstream media to rape.
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Edmonton Slut Walk 2014
Edmonton Slut Walk 2014
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This Nov. 7, 2012 photo shows model Karlie Kloss wearing an Indian headdress during the taping of the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Sixty-Ninth Regiment Armory in New York City.
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John Koster, Republican nominee in Washington’s First Congressional District
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Cierra Ross ,25, was booked Sept. 5 at the Cook County Sheriff’s Department, where she is being held in lieu of $75,000 bail.
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Mugshot of Stacey Rambold, former Montana high school teacher, to serve 30 days in jail for statutory rape of student who later killed herself.
Billings Police Department