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Trial in India gang rape case begins in New Delhi

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A Delhi police van, carrying the accused in a gang rape of a 23-year-old woman, enters a district court in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013.  AP FILE PHOTO

The trial of five men charged with the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old student on a New Delhi bus began in a closed courtroom Thursday with opening arguments by the prosecution lawyers in a special fast-track court set up just weeks ago to handle sexual assault cases.

Posted: January 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

5 men charged with murder in New Delhi gang rape

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In this image taken from video obtained from Network 1 News and Information Syndicate (NNIS), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Bikram Singh Brahma, center, a leader of India's ruling Congress party, has his shirt torn off by women in the village of Santipur, India, on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Police said Brahma was visiting the village of Santipur on the Bhutan border when he entered a woman's house and raped her at 2 a.m. In a sign that attitudes might be changing since the rape of a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi, who died of severe internal injuries over the weekend, police have arrested Brahma. AP FILE PHOTO

Five men accused of raping a university student for hours on a bus as it drove through India’s capital were charged with murder, rape and other crimes that could bring them the death penalty.

Posted: January 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

India set for murder, rape charges in gang attack

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Indian women carry their children as they march during a protest to mourn the death of a gang rape victim in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. India's top court says it will decide whether to suspend lawmakers facing sexual assault charges as thousands of women gathered at the memorial to independence leader Mohandas K. Gandhi to demand stronger protection for their safety. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)

Indian police were preparing Thursday to file rape and murder charges against a group of men accused of sexually assaulting a 23-year-old university student for hours on a moving bus in New Delhi.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

India may suspend lawmakers accused of sex crimes

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Indian lawmakers facing sexual assault charges could be suspended from office if the country’s top court rules in favor of a petition submitted after a gang-rape and murder that shocked the country.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

5 face murder charges in gang-rape case in India

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An Indian protester holds a placard during a protest against a gang rape of a young woman in a moving bus in New Delhi, India, Thursday. AP

Indian police are expected to formally charge five of six suspects with murder in the death of 23-year-old woman who was raped on a moving bus in New Delhi. The sixth suspect is under 18 and a juvenile.

Posted: January 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Suspects in India rape case charged with murder

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Sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik creates a sculpture to pay homage to the gang rape victim who died early Saturday, in Puri, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Shocked Indians on Saturday were mourning the death of the woman who was gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago in an ordeal that galvanized people to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence. AP

Indian police have charged six men with murder, adding to accusations that they beat and gang-raped a woman on a New Delhi bus two weeks ago in a case that shocked the country.

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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