One of the six men on trial in India for the fatal gang rape that sparked nationwide protests has been found dead in his prison cell. Authorities say the suspect killed himself, but his family suspects foul play.
An Indian court denied the appeals of three men convicted of a 2012 gang rape who wanted their death sentences lifted. The gang rape of a medical student sparked outrage in India and led to harsher sex crime penalties.
India is the world's most dangerous nation for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and regressive traditions, said a new study. Activists disagree with its methodology, but agree that gender crimes are up.
A Swedish law that sex without consent constitutes rape, even when there are no threats or force involved, has gone into effect. The move was welcomed by rights groups including Amnesty International.
Fundamental rights of the LGBT community in India have been put into the spotlight as the country's top court hears arguments over ending a colonial-era ban on homosexuality. Murali Krishnan reports.
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