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Indian court refuses bail to editor accused of sexual assault

An Indian judge refused bail Wednesday to a news magazine editor who was arrested in late November on allegations of sexually assaulting a young female colleague in a Goa hotel. Tarun Tejpal, the 50-year-old founder of top investigative magazine Tehelka, has been in custody since his arrest and faces a possible rape charge over the allegations that could see him jailed for 10 years. Judge Anuja Prabhudesai dismissed the bail application filed by Tejpal to a district court in Goa, after prosecutors expressed fears he may influence witnesses if he was given bail.

Danish tourist says was gang-raped in Indian capital: police

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Police were questioning a group of men on Wednesday after a Danish tourist said she was robbed and then gang-raped in the heart of the Indian capital's tourist district, putting sexual violence in India further into the spotlight. Police said the 51-year-old tourist had filed a police complaint of rape in the district of Paharganj, a popular tourist area packed with backpacker hotels and restaurants near New Delhi railway station.

Indian court orders security for family of gang-rape victim

An Indian court Thusday ordered protection for the family of a schoolgirl who was gang-raped twice and then burned to death in the country's east, the father said. The family sought protection from the High Court in the eastern city of Kolkata after vowing to fight for justice for their 16-year-old daughter, who died on New Year's Eve after being set ablaze. The father says his family has been threatened by members of the gang which raped his daughter on October 26 and then again the next day.

Indian teenager gang-raped and burned alive

An Indian teenager was gang-raped in two separate attacks and then died after being set on fire, sparking protests in the eastern city of Kolkata, police said on Thursday. The 16-year-old was assaulted first on October 26 and then again the day after by a group of more than six men near her family's home in Madhyagram town, about 25 kilometres (15 miles) north of Kolkata. The second rape occurred as she was returning home after reporting the first attack at a police station.

Candle-light vigils as India remembers gang-rape victim

India on Sunday marks 12 months since the death of a student savagely gang-raped on a Delhi bus -- an episode that sparked nationwide protests -- with candle-light vigils and prayers. The 23-year-old physiotherapy student died on December 29 last year, nearly two weeks after being brutally attacked by a gang of six men on a moving bus as she returned home from the cinema with a male companion.

Prayers, vigil as India remembers gang-rape victim

India on Sunday marks 12 months since the death of a student savagely gang-raped on a Delhi bus -- an episode that sparked nationwide protests -- with candle-light vigils and prayers. The 23-year-old physiotherapy student died on December 29 last year, nearly two weeks after being brutally attacked by a gang of six men on a moving bus as she returned home from the cinema with a male companion.

Candle-light vigils as India remembers gang-rape victim

India on Sunday marks 12 months since the death of a student savagely gang-raped on a Delhi bus -- an episode that sparked nationwide protests -- with candle-light vigils and prayers. The 23-year-old physiotherapy student died on December 29 last year, nearly two weeks after being brutally attacked by a gang of six men on a moving bus as she returned home from the cinema with a male companion.

Candle-light vigils as India remembers gang-rape victim

India on Sunday marks 12 months since the death of a student savagely gang-raped on a Delhi bus -- an episode that sparked nationwide protests -- with candle-light vigils and prayers. The 23-year-old physiotherapy student died on December 29 last year, nearly two weeks after being brutally attacked by a gang of six men on a moving bus as she returned home from the cinema with a male companion.

Pentagon sees 50 percent rise in reports of sexual assaults in 2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of sexual assaults reported across the U.S. military rose by around 50 percent in the 2013 fiscal year compared with 2012, the Pentagon said on Friday. The Pentagon said a review of preliminary data from the government's 2013 fiscal year, which began in October 2012, showed there were slightly more than 5,000 reports of sexual assault. The figure was first reported earlier on Friday by the Associated Press.

Obama gives Pentagon a year to fix sexual assault scourge

US President Barack Obama on Friday gave the Pentagon a year to fix the scourge of sexual assaults that have sparked calls for commanders to lose the power to adjudicate such crimes. The military in August launched a raft of new measures to combat sexual assaults, but their action did not appease some lawmakers who want much stronger measures to deal with hundreds of alleged offenses from harassment to rape.
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