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 ...

Jun 3, 2014

Website targets women for management jobs

BizReach Inc., a Tokyo-based job search company, has introduced a career-change website for women, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe encourages companies to boost female leadership. BizReach Woman targets female workers seeking managerial positions. It plans to post jobs at companies supporting the advancement of ...

Anti-women violence put under spotlight

Jun 1, 2014

Anti-women violence put under spotlight

Nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria. A pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death by her family for marrying the man she loved. Widespread rape in many war zones. And in California, a murderous rampage by a disturbed young man who had depicted college sorority ...

May 31, 2014

Drug helps cancer patients stay fertile

Young women undergoing chemotherapy for certain types of breast cancer may be able to preserve their fertility by adding the drug goserelin to their treatment, researchers said Friday. The cancer drug also appeared to improve survival, according to the results of a phase III ...

Teenage Indian cousins gang-raped, strangled and hung from mango tree

May 29, 2014

Teenage Indian cousins gang-raped, strangled and hung from mango tree

Authorities in northern India have arrested three men, including two police officers, suspected of gang-raping and killing two teenage cousins and hanging their bodies from a mango tree, sparking renewed public outrage Thursday over the country’s rampant sexual violence. Villagers found the bodies of ...

May 26, 2014

Police almost thwarted killer's plot, manifesto says

A 22-year-old who killed six people in a rampage through a California college town before taking his own life said in a chilling manifesto that police nearly foiled his plot when they visited him last month. Less than a month before the attacks, Elliot ...

Massacre-fixated gunman improvised

May 26, 2014

Massacre-fixated gunman improvised

Elliot Rodger pounded on the front door of a sorority house while the young women he yearned to slaughter were inside preparing for another Friday night. The awkward 22-year-old was obsessed with exacting “retribution” for what he experienced as a lifetime of social and ...