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A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Port Harcourt on Thursday remanded in custody a 41-year-old man, Michael Akpan, for allegedly raping his four biological daughters. It was gathered that the accused stood the risk of being sentenced to life imprisonment for allegedly having unlawful carnal knowledge of his four daughters, who were said to be […]

The pregnancy of a 10-year-old girl raped by her stepfather has shocked Argentina, where debate on decriminalizing abortion is in full force ahead of a congressional vote next month. The child was found to be 21 weeks pregnant when she was taken to hospital with stomach pain. Current legislation allows terminations in the event of […]

A female journalist was found dead Thursday at her home in Mexico with stab wounds to the back of the neck, the state attorney general’s office said. Alicia Diaz Gonzalez, 52, was found by her children, who were upstairs at the time and did not hear anything awry, the office said. The woman “was on […]

A new Swedish law set to change the way rape and other sexual crimes are prosecuted has been promulgated. It is the first law in the country that acknowledges that sex without explicit consent is rape. It is a move lawmakers say is “based on the obvious.” With the passage of the law, Sweden became […]

A British Army sergeant was on Thursday found guilty of attempting to murder his wife on two occasions, by tampering with her parachute and causing a gas leak at their home. The jury at Winchester Crown Court in southern England heard that Emile Cilliers, 38, loosened a gas valve at his home in March 2015, […]


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