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Pressure grows on India over marital rape

New Delhi - Almost immediately after Deepti's wedding at a traditional ceremony in the Indian capital, the horrific abuse began -- behind closed doors at the hands of her new husband."He was brutal.

Rio police hunt gang rape suspects

Rio De Janeiro - Rio police arrested two men Monday and hunted four others in the alleged gang rape of an unconscious teenage girl that came to light in an online video that shocked Brazil.

Sexual assault victim at Brigham Young University disciplined

Provo - Brigham Young University (BYU), affiliated with the Church of the Latter Day Saints or Mormons, is the largest religious university in the United States. Its main campus is in Provo, Utah.

White South African judge in Facebook 'racism' row

Johanesburg - A white South African judge was at the centre of a social media storm on Monday after Facebook comments emerged in which she suggested rape was part of black culture.

Indian father chops off alleged rapist's hands

New Delhi - A father chopped off the hands of a teenager who allegedly raped his baby daughter before dumping him alive near a canal in northern India, police said Wednesday.

Ohio woman, 18, indicted for live-streaming rape

Columbus - An 18-year-old woman was indicted on multiple charges after a Grand Jury found she had live-streamed the rape of a 17-year-old girl by a 29-year-old man.

Op-Ed: Ghomeshi, rape, and the lesson learned

Toronto - This is the time when emotions are high, and accusations are thrown around with the velocity of a Major League fastball. Teams are created and loyalties are rigidly set. Jian Ghomeshi is a rapist; he is innocent, his acquittal was a gross injustice.

Chadian gang-rape victim demands justice for all women

Paris - Chadian teenager Zouhoura, whose gang-rape by young men from well-to-do families sparked unprecedented mass protests in her country, says she wants justice for herself and for "all women" who have long suffered in silence.

Indian teenager dies after being raped and set on fire

New Delhi - A 16-year-old Indian girl who was raped and then set on fire on the roof of her home has died, police said Wednesday, the latest in a string of horrific sexual crimes in India.

Guatemala convicts two ex-soldiers for sex slavery, murder

Guatemala City - A Guatemalan court has sentenced two former soldiers to 120 and 240 years of prison for subjecting at least 15 indigenous women to sexual slavery and other crimes during the country's civil war.

Study: Sexual aggressions may alter development of female brain

A new Rutgers study shows how the brains of female animals are altered by sexual aggression and violence and suggests more studies are needed to determine if human brains go through similar changes.

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).
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