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Saudabad murder case: They raped, filmed and blackmailed me while my sister supported them

KARACHI: The Saudabad murder case took a chilling turn as the murdered victim’s sister, Alveena, appeared on media to confess that she and her fiance killed the 18-year-old Alina. According to her, she killed Alina because she would abet two men who would rape, film and blackmail her. “I met them thrice at our house…

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They fled Boko Haram, only to be raped by Nigeria’s security forces

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria: The camp was supposed to be a refuge. Falmata’s life had been stolen by war ever since the sixth grade, when she was abducted from her home and raped repeatedly by Boko Haram’s fighters for the next three years, reported New York Times. She finally escaped last spring, slipping into the bush while…

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Donald Trump’s sexual assaults: The full list of women who have accused the President

NEWS DESK: A year after women came forward to accuse then-presidential candidate Donald Trump of sexual assault or harassment, the issue is once again at the forefront of political discourse, reported The Independent. For a number of months, women have been coming forward to accuse powerful men in entertainment and media of sexual assault or…

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Brazil striker Robinho given nine-year term in Italy for rape

MILAN: Former AC Milan and Real Madrid striker Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison in Italy after he was convicted of gang rape, according to local media reports Thursday. The alleged incident occurred in January 2013, when the Brazilian was playing for Milan in Serie A. He was found guilty in absentia by an Italian…

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Woman, daughter jump off train in India as more than 10 men try to rape girl

NEWS DESK: A 40-year-old woman along with her 15-year-old daughter jumped off a moving train after a group of men attempted to rape the girl on board Howrah-Jodhpur Express late Saturday night, reported Hindustan Times. The mother and daughter who were travelling from Kolkata to Delhi in an unreserved coach, were forced to jump off…

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Ed Westwick BBC drama put on hold after rape allegations against actor

NEWS DESK: Two BBC shows starring Ed Westwick have been put on hold in light of the current rape allegations against him, reported The Independent. The actor strongly denies the accusations, made by two women, releasing a statement on social media on Thursday reading: “It is disheartening and sad to me that as a result…

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Ellen Page: I was ‘outed’ by director Brett Ratner

NEWS DESK: Ellen Page wrote a detailed Facebook post, becoming the latest actress to speak out against director and producer Brett Ratner, reported BBC. She says he outed her in public before she herself had fully realised she was gay. According to her, it happened on the set of X Men: The Last Stand when…

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India nun rape case: Bangladeshi man jailed for life

NEWS DESK: A court in eastern India has sentenced a Bangladeshi man to life in prison for raping an elderly nun in March 2015, reported CNN. The court in Kolkata (Calcutta) found Nazrul Islam guilty of rape and attempted murder. Five other men were jailed for 10 years for robbery during the assault in Ranaghat,…

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Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick says he “never committed rape”

NEWS DESK: Ed Westwick denied sexually assaulting actress Kristina Cohen after she detailed on Facebook an alleged encounter with the Gossip Girl and White Gold star, reported The Independent. In the post, written on Monday night, Cohen claimed she was introduced to Westwick at his house three years ago by a producer she was dating…

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Oxford academic takes leave of absence over sexual assault allegations

  NEWS DESK: A renowned Islamic scholar at the University of Oxford has taken a leave of absence, after two women filed complaints against him in France alleging rape, reported The Independent. In a statement, the university said the Geneva-born academic had taken a leave “by mutual agreement and with immediate effect”, in order to…

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Another actress accuses Weinstein of rape

Los Angeles: Actress Paz de la Huerta has accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her twice in 2010, joining dozens of women who have levelled sexual assault allegations against the disgraced Hollywood mogul. The 33-year-old, known for her role in hit TV series “Boardwalk Empire”, described the alleged assaults, which police are investigating, to Vanity Fair…

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Muslim activist details rape claims against Oxford professor

PARIS: A Muslim feminist activist who has accused prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan of violent rape detailed her claims in a hard-hitting interview Monday. The leading Oxford professor, whose grandfather founded Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Islamist movement, is facing investigations in France for the alleged rape of two women. Ramadan has denied the accusations as a…

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Sopranos actress Sciorra says Harvey Weinstein raped her

NEWS DESK: Italian-American actress Annabella Sciorra, who starred in US TV series The Sopranos, said disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein raped her, reported BBC. She told The New Yorker that Weinstein forced his way into her New York apartment and assaulted her in 1992. She says that he sexually harassed her in the subsequent years. In…

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Harvey Weinstein accused of raping Natassia Malthe in London hotel

NEWS DESK: Actress Natassia Malthe has accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her in a London hotel after a Bafta awards ceremony, in the latest allegation against the disgraced movie mogul, reported The Independent. The model and actress, who has appeared in around 50 films, said on Wednesday that she met Weinstein at the after party…

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Shocking video: Indian woman assaulted on footpath in broad daylight; none came to rescue her

In a spine-chilling incident in India, a woman was allegedly raped by a drunk man in broad daylight on a footpath along a busy road in Andhra Pradesh. Shockingly, the horrific crime was captured on camera, as onlookers decided to take a video of the incident, instead of helping the victim. Reportedly, the accused, who…

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This Muslim man saved a woman from gang rape in Florence

NEWS DESK: A flower seller reportedly rescued a woman from being gang raped by 25 men, reported The Independent. Gaia Guarnotta was walking through Florence when she was approached by a group of “drunk boys” at 11.30pm near Piazza della Republica, she wrote in a Facebook post. The 25-year-old said the men began by joking…

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Taliban reject rape, murder claims of freed Canadian hostage

Kabul: The Taliban on Sunday rejected claims by freed Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle that his kidnappers had killed his child and raped his wife during the family’s captivity, saying the woman had a “natural miscarriage”. Boyle and his American wife Caitlan Coleman were seized by the Taliban while hiking in Afghanistan in 2012, and then…

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Woody Allen ‘sad’ for Harvey Weinstein over sexual assault allegations

NEWS DESK: Woody Allen has said he is “sad” for Harvey Weinstein as the producer faces numerous allegations of sexual assault, reported BBC. The filmmaker said he had heard rumours but not “these horror stories” after a number of women came forward to accuse Weinstein of assault. Weinstein was voted off the board behind the…

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Rohingya mother says Burmese soldiers threw her baby into fire, gang-raped her later

NEWS DESK: ​Hundreds of women stood in the river, held at gunpoint, ordered not to move. A pack of soldiers stepped toward a petite young woman with light brown eyes and delicate cheekbones. Her name was Rajuma, and she was standing chest-high in the water, clutching her baby son, while her village in Burma burned…

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Sex with wife who is under 18 is rape, rules India top court

NEW DELHI: In a landmark verdict, the Indian Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday ruled that sex with a wife who is under 18 years of age is rape and therefore a crime, reported Times of India. The top court did not rule on ‘marital rape’, which is sexual intercourse forced upon a spouse no matter…

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India rape: Child’s baby ‘was fathered by second uncle’

NEWS DESK: A 10-year-old Indian rape victim, who gave birth to a baby girl in August, had been made pregnant by one of her uncles, police say, reported BBC. Police are filing charges against the suspect – who is the second uncle of the girl’s to be accused of raping her. The first uncle has…

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