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'Raped twice': Pakistan virginity tests block justice for victims

Lahore - Raped at 14, Shazia took the rare and courageous step of reporting the crime to Pakistani police, only to face a traumatic "virginity test" -- a long-standing practice that denies justice to victims.

Pakistan president approves new anti-rape law

Islamabad - Pakistan’s president on Tuesday approved a new anti-rape law which will speed up convictions and launch the country’s first national sex offenders registry.

US Army sacks commanders over Texas base crime wave

Washington - The US Army announce Tuesday it was removing or suspending 14 commanders and unit leaders at Fort Hood after a slate of murders and sex crimes at the Texas base.

Outrage in India as low-caste teen dies after gang rape

New Delhi - A Dalit teenager allegedly raped by four upper-caste men died of her injuries on Tuesday, sparking outrage from Indian activists, politicians and Bollywood stars.

Elite Models ex-boss probed for alleged child rape in France

Paris - A former top boss of one of the world's biggest model agencies is to be investigated for rape and abusing an under-age girl as well as other women, French prosecutors announced on Monday.

Witness arrests in gang rape case jolt Egypt's #MeToo

Apo - A climate of fear has gripped Egypt's #MeToo movement as the arrests of witnesses in a high-profile rape case threaten to derail efforts to curb male sexual violence in the Arab country.

Liberia's Weah urges tougher measures against sex crimes

Monrovia - Liberian President George Weah on Wednesday called for tougher laws to combat what he said was an "epidemic" of rape of mostly children and young girls.

Hanging of Delhi bus rapists postponed indefinitely

New Delhi - The execution of four men convicted of the brutal gang-rape and murder of a student on a New Delhi bus in 2012 was indefinitely postponed by a court Monday.

New rape charges against Islamic scholar Ramadan

Paris - Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan has been charged with raping two women besides two others he was already facing accusations over, his lawyer told AFP Thursday.

Violence in DR Congo's Ituri may be crimes against humanity: UN

Apo - Hundreds of people have been killed or raped in attacks on the Hema ethnic group in eastern DR Congo's Ituri province, in what "may amount to crimes against humanity" or even genocide, the UN said on Friday.

Indian court orders bus rapists hanged on January 22

New Delhi - An Indian court Tuesday ordered the execution on January 22 of four men convicted of the infamous 2012 gang rape and murder of a Delhi university student.

Indonesian jailed for life as UK's most prolific rapist

London - An Indonesian student described as Britain's most prolific rapist was jailed for life on Monday for a catalogue of sex offences on unsuspecting men he drugged and assaulted.

Executions of Delhi gang-rape culprits inch closer

New Delhi - The executions of four men over the notorious 2012 gang-rape and murder of a student in India's capital inched closer Wednesday after the top court rejected a death sentence review petition by one of those convicted.

Japan journalist wins high-profile #MeToo case

Apo - A Tokyo court Wednesday awarded 3.3 million yen ($30,000) in damages to journalist Shiori Ito, who accused a former TV reporter of rape in one of the most high-profile cases of the #MeToo movement in Japan.

Tokyo court rules on high-profile journalist rape case

Apo - A Tokyo court will Wednesday rule on a damages lawsuit by journalist Shiori Ito, who has accused a former TV anchor with close ties to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of rape.

In crime-hit Nigerian city, rape victims find their voice

Port Harcourt - "They forced their way in at around 2am. They raped us. And when they left, they stole our phones and money.

India court convicts former ruling lawmaker of teen rape

New Delhi - A former ruling party lawmaker was convicted Monday of raping a teenager in a high-profile case that underscored India's rampant sexual violence and the impunity enjoyed by the elite.

Fury in India over new rape-murder case

Hyderabad - Hundreds of people on Saturday laid siege to a police station where four men are being held over the latest gruesome rape-murder to shock India.

Swedish prosecutor drops Assange rape investigation

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors said Tuesday they have dropped their investigation into jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a 2010 rape allegation, even though they found the plaintiff's claim "credible".

Sweden to give 'new information' on Assange rape probe

Stockholm - The Swedish Prosecution Authority said Monday it will provide an update with "new information" this week on a probe into a 2010 rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Pressure mounts on Polanski over latest rape charge

Paris - Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski faced mounting pressure Sunday after threatening to sue over claims by a former actress that he violently raped her in the 1970s, the latest in a string of sexual assault accusations against him.

French first lady forwarded Polanski rape accuser's letters to officials

Paris - French first lady Brigitte Macron forwarded two letters written to her by a former model who has accused Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski of raping her as a teenager to two members of the government, her office said Saturday.

Croatians protest over release of teenager's suspected rapists

Zagreb - Thousands protested Saturday in major Croatian cities against the release of five men suspected of gang-raping a teenager, saying the judiciary had repeatedly failed to protect girls and women.

Outrage in Croatia over release of teen gang rape suspects

Zagreb - Anger is brewing in Croatia after a judge released five men suspected of gang-raping a 15-year-old girl from their village, triggering calls for protests against a judiciary that women say is failing to protect them.

Mexico City suspends six police in rape investigation

Mexico - Mexico City's mayor said on Tuesday that six police officers were suspended as part of an investigation into the rape of two teenage girls, after demonstrations by hundreds of women demanding justice.

Mexico march demands justice for girls allegedly raped by police

Mexico - Protesters in Mexico City demanded justice Monday for two teenage girls who say police officers raped them, dousing the capital's security minister in pink glitter and smashing the glass doors of the local prosecutor's office.Shouting "Justice!

India's top court takes over contentious teen rape case

New Delhi - India's top court Thursday ordered a major state to pay compensation to a teenage girl accusing a prominent lawmaker of rape and moved the case to the capital, amid growing calls for authorities to properly address the long-running saga.

Outrage mounts in India over rape case teen's suspicious car crash

New Delhi - Fresh protests erupted in India Tuesday amid growing public fury over a car crash that critically injured a teenager who accused a lawmaker from the ruling party of rape and harassment.

Suspicions over crash that left rape case India teen in hospital

New Delhi - An Indian teenager who accused a senior politician of rape is fighting for her life after being critically injured in a crash that killed two relatives, raising suspicions of foul play.

Iraqi gets life in jail for teen rape-murder in Germany

Wiesbaden - An Iraqi man was sentenced to life in jail by a German court on Wednesday for the rape and murder of a teenage girl that fuelled far-right protests against a mass influx of mostly Muslim migrants.
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