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More than 150 women, girls raped in South Sudan: UN

New York - More than 150 women and girls have come forward in the past 12 days to seek help in South Sudan after they were raped or suffered other forms of sexual violence, the heads of three UN agencies said Monday.

Rape case thong triggers consent protests in Ireland

Dublin - Protests have flared across Ireland this week triggering a viral campaign online after a defence lawyer showed a 17-year-old girl's thong or G-string in court as alleged proof of her consent in a rape case.

Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan wins bail in France rape case

Paris - Tariq Ramadan, a leading Islamic scholar held in France since February on charges he raped two women, on Thursday won conditional release as the allegations continued to be investigated, his lawyer told AFP.

Frenchman in Nobel rape scandal declares innocence at appeal

Stockholm - A Frenchman jailed for rape in a scandal that led to the postponement of this year's Nobel Literature Prize declared his innocence Monday at the opening of his appeal trial.

Appeals trial opens in Sweden for Frenchman in Nobel rape scandal

Stockholm - An appeals trial opens in Stockholm on Monday for a Frenchman jailed two years for rape in a scandal that led to the postponement of this year's Nobel Literature Prize.

Thai sergeant with HIV accused of raping dozens of teenage boys: police

Bangkok - An HIV-infected Thai sergeant major has been arrested and charged with raping an estimated 75 mostly teenage boys after luring them to meet him in the northeast of the country, a senior law enforcement offical told AFP Thursday.

Pressure grows in Liberia over US charity in 'school rape' storm

Monrovia - Liberian Vice President Jewel Taylor on Tuesday lent her voice to demands for a probe into a US educational charity after girls were raped at a school supposed to save them from a life of sexual exploitation.

US charity school in Liberia in rape scandal storm

Monrovia - An acclaimed US charity operating in Liberia has admitted to major failings after girls at a school set up to save them from a life of sexual exploitation were systematically raped.

Texan campaigner for 3D-printed guns wanted for sex with minor

Washington - A Texas man who has played a central role in the US debate over 3D-printed weapons and caused panic by publishing firearm blueprints online is wanted for having sex with a 16-year-old, police said Wednesday.

Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan faces rape accuser in court

Paris - Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan faced one of his rape accusers for more than eight hours in a French court Tuesday as he seeks bail after seven months in custody on charges he furiously denies.

One dead in Nepal protest over rape, murder of teen

Kathmandu - One person was killed and dozens injured in Nepal when police opened fire on protesters demanding action over the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl, officials said Saturday.

Protests after seven-year-old raped in Delhi

New Delhi - Scores of angry parents protested outside a government-run school in New Delhi on Friday after a seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped by an electrician on its premises, police said.

India's top court demands action against rape at govt homes

New Delhi - India's top court Tuesday ordered the government to explain what it was doing to prevent rape at state-run children's homes as horrific details emerge of sex abuse rings.

Indian court upholds death sentences over 2012 gang-rape

New Delhi - India's Supreme Court on Monday upheld death sentences handed down to three men over the gang-rape and murder of a woman in New Delhi in 2012, saying there were no grounds for a review.

New Swedish law recognises sex without consent as rape

Stockholm - A tough new law that will recognise sex without explicit consent as rape comes into effect in Sweden on Sunday, after the country was rocked by the #MeToo movement denouncing sexual harassment and assault.

Nobel-winning Congolese doctor helped Yazidi women in June visit

Dohuk - Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege, who was Friday jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with Iraqi Yazidi, Nurad Murad, visited the Yazidi community in June to share his experiences.

Nine months on, the search for Rohingya babies born of rape

Cox's Bazar - Aid workers are scouring the world's largest refugee camp for pregnant Rohingya rape victims, with a rush of births anticipated nine months after Myanmar forces unleashed "a frenzy of sexual violence" against women and girls from the Muslim minority.

India teen fights for life after being raped, set on fire

New Delhi - A 17-year-old Indian girl was fighting for her life Monday after being raped, doused in kerosene and set alight, the second such case to shake the country this week as it reels from a series of brutal sexual assaults.

India govt approves death penalty for child rapists

New Delhi - India's government on Saturday approved the death penalty for child rapists, after the gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl and a series of other horrific sexual assaults caused nationwide outrage.

Muslim nomads see rape as new sign of hostility in India

Udhampur - The Muslim nomads who lead their goats, cows and horses up and down the Kashmir hills have never felt at ease in modern India and the gruesome rape and murder of a girl from the impoverished community has heightened their fears.

Rape suspect Tariq Ramadan has multiple sclerosis: doctors

Paris - Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, in detention in France over rape allegations, is suffering from multiple sclerosis, but could be treated behind bars, according to judicial medical opinion.

Muslims flee village at centre of India's rape crisis

Hiranagar - There are no Muslims left in the village of Rasana, which has become a symbol of India's rape crisis after the brutal murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl blamed on Hindu men.

Group accused of gang raping, killing Indian girl plead not guilty

New Delhi - Eight men accused of raping and murdering an eight-year-old girl pleaded not guilty Monday to the horrific crime that has sparked revulsion and brought thousands to India's streets in protest.

Japanese women confront grim taboo by saying 'me too'

Apo - When Rinko Nakajiri was first raped by a producer who seduced her with the promise of a record deal, the 17-year-old singer kept quiet, terrified about her career prospects.

Rapes, ethnic attacks rising in DR Congo's lawless east

Goma - Sexual and ethnic violence are alarmingly on the rise in Democratic Republic of Congo's lawless east, spawning a humanitarian catastrophe with millions forced to flee their homes.At least 13.1 million Congolese need humanitarian aid, including 7.

Pakistan police arrest 10 men for ordering 'revenge rape'

Islamabad - Police in central Pakistan have arrested 10 men for ordering the rape of a woman as revenge for a rape allegedly committed by her brother, officials said Tuesday.

Frenchman admits raping and assaulting 40 women

Valenciennes - A French grandfather was charged Wednesday after confessing to raping and sexually assaulting "around forty" women in a series of attacks since the 1990s.

More than 1 in 10 French women raped: poll

Paris - More than one in ten French women have been raped at least once, according to a study on sexual violence published Friday as the global abuse scandal widens.

French court denies rape-accused Ramadan's release

Paris - A French court on Thursday dismissed a bid by Tariq Ramadan, the prominent Islamic scholar detained on rape charges, to be released on health grounds, legal sources said.

French budget minister questioned in rape inquiry

Paris - French budget minister Gerald Darmanin was questioned by investigators Monday over rape accusations dating back nearly a decade, which he has steadfastly denied, a legal source said.
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