Crime

Villagers sit near the area where a woman was gang-raped at Birbhum district...Villagers sit near the area where a woman was gang-raped at Birbhum district in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal January 24, 2014. India's Supreme Court on Friday ordered an investigation into the gang rape of a 20-year-old woman from an eastern tribal region by 13 men on the orders of a village court, a case that has sparked protests demanding swift justice.

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Villagers sit near the area where a woman was gang-raped at Birbhum district in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal on Friday. India’s Supreme Court on Friday ordered an investigation into the gang rape of a 20-year-old woman from an eastern tribal region by 13 men on the orders of a village court, a case that has sparked protests demanding swift justice. Read more

Former Bolshoi ballet dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko is escorted by policemen for sentencing at Meshansky district court in Moscow, Russia. Bolshoi dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko was found guilty of masterminding an acid attack on the world-renowned Moscow theatre's artistic director Sergei Filin on 17 January 2012. The attack left Filin with severe burns and nearly blinded.

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Former Bolshoi ballet dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko is escorted by a policemen at Meshansky district court in Moscow, Russia. Dmitrichenko was found guilty of masterminding an acid attack on the world-renowned Moscow theatre’s artistic director Sergei Filin on 17 January 2012. The attack left Filin with severe burns and nearly blinded him.

Pavel Dmitrichenko trial continues...epa03919128 Bolshoi Ballet dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko (C) is seen in the defendant's cage during a court hearing in Moscow, Russia, 22 October 2013. Dmitrichenko and two other men are accused of carrying out an attack on the famous troupe's master Sergei Filin on 17 January 2013.  EPA/MAXIM SHIPENKOV

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Bolshoi Ballet dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko in the defendant’s cage during a court hearing in Moscow. He and two other men are accused of carrying out an attack on the famous troupe’s master Sergei Filin on 17 January 2013. Read more

A Thai officer displays counterfeit watches before destroying them at the Crime Suppression Division in Bangkok

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An officer displays counterfeit watches that will be destroyed at the Crime Suppression police division in Bangkok, Thailand, on Wednesday

Indian students shout slogans as they hold placards demanding stringent punishment to rapists during a protest in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, April, 23, 2013. A second suspect was arrested Monday in the rape of a 5-year-old girl who New Delhi police said was left for dead in a locked room, a case that has brought a new wave of protests against how Indian authorities handle sex crimes. (AP Photo/ Saurabh Das)

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Indian students stage a protest in New Delhi, India, demanding stringent punishment for rapists. A second suspect was arrested on Monday after the rape of a five-year-old girl, who New Delhi police said was left for dead in a locked room. The case has brought a fresh wave of protests against how Indian authorities handle sex crimes. Read more