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Indian court clears pair over Scarlett Keeling killing

Panaji - Two Indian men were cleared Friday of the rape and homicide of 15-year-old British schoolgirl Scarlett Keeling whose bruised and semi-naked body was found on a Goa beach eight years ago.

Five Cuban volleyball players jailed for gang rape in Finland

Helsinki - Five members of Cuba's national volleyball team were jailed on Tuesday in Finland for a gang rape that took place during a Volleyball World League championship in July, a district court said.

Hearing begins for judge who demeaned sex assault victim

Calgary - A hearing into the conduct of Judge Robin Camp is set to begin this afternoon in Calgary. The judge could end up being removed from the bench for controversial remarks he made during a sexual assault trial in 2014.

German reality TV star fined for 'false' rape accusation

Berlin - A German court Monday convicted a reality TV star of falsely accusing two men of rape, capping a case that spurred a national campaign for tougher laws against sex crimes.

Retrial set for Malaysia rape-marriage case: lawyer

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian rape suspect who married his 14-year-old victim to avoid jail will be brought back to court for a retrial, the accused's lawyer told AFP on Saturday.

Malaysia govt intervenes in rape-marriage loophole case

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's government has called for a review of a case in which a rape suspect married his 14-year-old victim to avoid jail, following angry calls for reform by activists.

Malaysia rapist 'avoids jail after marrying victim'

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian man who raped a 14-year-old girl avoided being thrown in jail after he married the young victim, sparking calls from angry activists for legal reforms on Thursday.

Indian double gang-rape survivor says she lives in fear

Rohtak - A low-caste Indian who survived a gang-rape aged 17 only to be raped again, allegedly by men awaiting trial for the first attack, said Friday she feared she and her family would never be safe again.

Indian double gang-rape survivor says she lives in fear

Rohtak - A low-caste Indian who survived a gang-rape aged 17 only to be raped again, allegedly by men awaiting trial for the first attack, said Friday she feared she and her family would never be safe again.

Indian double gang-rape survivor says she lives in fear

Rohtak - A low-caste Indian who survived a gang-rape aged 17 only to be raped again, allegedly by men awaiting trial for the first attack, said Friday she feared she and her family would never be safe again.

Six Cuban volley players suspected of rape in Finnish custody

Helsinki - Six members of Cuba's national volleyball team remained in custody over a suspected rape case in Finland, while two others have been released, local police said on Monday."The police have six players under arrest at the moment. Two players...

Iran 'to hang two Afghans' for rape of French hiker

Tehran - Iran sentenced to death two Afghans convicted of raping a French tourist hiking in the high mountains just north of Tehran, a government newspaper reported on Thursday.

Dutch woman leaves Qatar after adultery conviction

Den Haag - A Dutch woman who was convicted of adultery in Qatar after she reported being raped has left the Gulf and returned home, officials in the Netherlands said on Thursday.

Qatar convicts Dutch tourist who says she was raped

Doha - A Doha court on Monday convicted a Dutch woman of adultery and handed her a one-year suspended sentence after she reported being raped while on holiday in Qatar.

South Korea holds fathers after children's teacher raped

Seoul - Three men have been detained in South Korea for allegedly gang-raping a teacher on a remote island, police said Thursday, with two of the suspects believed to be parents of the woman's students.

Five guilty of Danish tourist gang-rape in Delhi

New Delhi - A court convicted five men Monday of the gang-rape of a Danish tourist in New Delhi in 2014, a crime which put India's record on sexual violence back in the spotlight.

Brazilian women protest 'culture of rape'

S - Thousands of Brazilian women protested against a "culture of rape" they blamed for the shocking case of a 16-year-old girl allegedly sexually assaulted by more than 30 men.

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.
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