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Ukrainian journalist brutally beaten after alleging ministerial corruption

A prominent Ukrainian civic activist and journalist was brutally beaten outside Kiev on Wednesday, the latest in a string of attacks on activists and opposition members amid weeks of protests calling for the removal of president Viktor Yanukovych and his cabinet.<p>Hundreds of journalists and …

Two men arrested after Ukrainian journalist beaten and hospitalised

Pictures from a dashboard camera capture the incident during which a car belonging to a Ukrainian journalist was run off the road.<p>Tatyana Chornovol was driving home when her vehicle was repeatedly rammed by a sports utility vehicle.<p>Although she tried to reverse out of danger, the SUV followed.<p>Three …

Five men convicted in Mumbai rape cases that drew international focus

MUMBAI, India – Five men were convicted Thursday for raping a photojournalist and a call-center operator in separate incidents that underlined India's problem of sexual violence and spoiled this cosmopolitan city's reputation for safety.<p>A court in Mumbai found the men guilty of gang rape, …

Iranian Woman Saved From Stoning Death

An Iranian woman who was sentenced to death in 2006 for adultery was released from prison on Tuesday, sparing her a stoning.<p>The head of Iran’s human …

UN document on equality for women approved

Liberal and conservative countries have approved a United Nations document to promote equality for women that reaffirms the sexual and reproductive rights of all women and endorses sex education for adolescents.<p>The 24-page final declaration approved by consensus on Saturday by the 45-member …

How A Lack Of Toilets Puts India's Women At Risk Of Assault

A young girl sweeps fallen debris from a tempest that blew through her village of Katra Sahadatganj one recent evening. This remote spot in Uttar Pradesh — India's largest state — has become the center of another gathering storm.<p>It was here two weeks ago where two young girls were audaciously …

Mob sex assaults on women overshadow Egyptian inauguration

Uniformed Egyptian police pull a woman in nothing but her underclothes from a frenzied mob.<p>"Get back boy! Get back!" the officers say as one lifts his pistol into the air.<p>Large patches of skin on the victim appear bloodied and raw as she struggles to walk toward a police van with hordes of men …

Afghan girls’ school in Kandahar faces closure as international funds dry up

The bus that rumbles through the Kandahar afternoon conveys an unusual load: dozens of teenage girls, their faces hidden behind shuttlecock burqas, creating an excitable hubbub rising above the din of traffic.<p>It is the daily commute to the Kandahar Institute of Modern Studies, a rare creation in …

Saudi Arabia warns women not to join protest against ban on driving

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry on Thursday issued a warning to women not to get behind the wheel in defiance of the kingdom’s men-only road rules after a renewed social media campaign to challenge the law by driving in public.<p>A woman drives a car in Saudi Arabia October 22, …