Wednesday, 22 November 2017

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From streets to smartphones: India grapples with online rape

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MUMBAI: On a busy afternoon in the southern Indian city of Visakhapatnam last month, a young man raped a destitute woman on a pavement. Many pedestrians walked by as he forced himself on the woman, but a few paused – to record the rape on their smartphones. The police seized ...

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Mahira Khan’s film ‘Verna’ banned in Pakistan

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LOLLYWOOD: Pakistani actress Mahira Khan’s upcoming movie ‘Verna’ has been banned by the Censor Board in Pakistan for apparently having rape and violent scenes in it. However, this ban is not going too well with the twitter users, especially the women groups. Shoaib Mansoor directed movie is based on the ...

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Oxford professor Tariq Ramadan takes leave amid rape allegations

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LONDON: Oxford University says prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan has taken a leave of absence as the Paris prosecutor’s office investigates allegations of rape and sexual assault against him. The university says in a statement Tuesday that the leave was the result of mutual agreement. Ramadan categorically denies any wrongdoing. ...

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Me Too: Alyssa elevates Harvey Weinstein conversation

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NEW YORK: Alyssa Milano was in bed with her two young children when a friend of a friend on Facebook suggested something that struck her as a great way to elevate the Harvey Weinstein conversation. She took the idea to Twitter, posting: “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ...

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British police investigating five Weinstein sex assault claims

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British police are investigating five sexual assault allegations in total involving film producer Harvey Weinstein. Four new claims emerged on Sunday from two different people – with one claiming Weinstein assaulted her on three separate dates. These relate to alleged attacks in Westminster and Camden in 2010, 2011 and 2015.A ...

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Harvey Weinstein’s 30-Year Pattern Of Abuse In Hollywood

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HOLLYWOOD: In 1984, Harvey Weinstein was 32 years old and making one of his first real feature films, on location outside of Scranton, Pennsylvania. It was a comedy called Playing for Keeps, featuring a not-yet-famous Marisa Tomei, and the mood on set was anxious. Weinstein was foul-mouthed and domineering. He ...

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Sex with child bride is rape, top Indian court rules

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NEW DELHI: India’s top court on Wednesday ruled that a man is committing rape if he engages in sexual intercourse with his wife who is aged between 15 and 18, a landmark decision that will affect millions of child brides. The legal age of consent is 18 years. The law regards even consensual sex ...

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