India in 'dereliction of duty' over rapes: U.N. watchdog

Jun 20, 2014

India in 'dereliction of duty' over rapes: U.N. watchdog

Indian law enforcement and justice authorities have shirked their responsibility to fight sex attacks, a U.N. child rights watchdog said on Thursday amid uproar over the horrific gang rape and lynching of two girls. “There has been a dereliction of duty in relation to ...

France in shock after beating of Roma teen

Jun 18, 2014

France in shock after beating of Roma teen

The brutal beating by vigilantes of a Roma teenager who is now fighting for his life has left France in shock, with President Francois Hollande on Tuesday calling the assault “unspeakable and unjustifiable.” Accused of robbery, the 16-year-old was dragged into a basement in ...

Stop 'politicizing rape,' Modi orders India politicans

Jun 12, 2014

Stop 'politicizing rape,' Modi orders India politicans

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged lawmakers to cease insensitive and ambiguous word play over rape and to work together to protect all women, in his first comments on the issue since the gang rape and murder of two girls shocked the ...

Le Pen hits dad for Holocaust pun

Jun 9, 2014

Le Pen hits dad for Holocaust pun

Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s far-right National Front (FN), rebuked her father and former party head on Sunday for remarks reviving allegations of anti-Semitism after a major poll victory. Le Pen, who took over the anti-immigrant and anti-EU party from Jean-Marie Le Pen ...

Indian minister says rapes happen 'accidentally'

Jun 8, 2014

Indian minister says rapes happen 'accidentally'

A minister from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party has said rapes happen “accidentally,” in the latest controversial remarks by a politician amid renewed anger over attacks against women. Ramsevak Paikra, the home minister of central Chhattisgarh state who is responsible for law ...

India ruling party minister says rape 'sometimes right'

Jun 6, 2014

India ruling party minister says rape 'sometimes right'

A minister from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party said Thursday that rape can be condoned in some circumstances, in comments that were sure to fuel national anger over sex attacks against women. Babulal Gaur, who as home minister of central Madhya Pradesh state ...