Pakistanis are pictured on the streets after evacuating buildings in Karachi

Dozens killed as biggest earthquake in 50 years hits Iran

Force of 7.8 magnitude quake could be felt from Kabul to Delhi and Dubai

Blind justice: Candlelit vigil for the victim of the New Delhi gang rape and murder

Muslims join pledge on women's rights

Hardliners defied as historic blueprint to tackle violence against girls and women is agreed at the United Nations

Indians protests against all-too-common gang-rapes in their country

Swiss tourist gang-raped in India

Woman and her husband both beaten up as they camped in a forest

Indian police officers suspended after video captures them savagely beating a woman who 'complained of harassment by lorry driver'

Officers appear to have used large sticks and their fists to brutally assault the 23-year-old

India villagers demand progress in case of rape and killing of three young sisters

Angry villagers in western India threatened to resume a highway blockade today unless police show progress in the search for suspects in the rape and killing of three young sisters.

Rape and killing of 3 young sisters shocks India

Police say investigators are searching villages in western India for suspects in the rape and killing of three young sisters.

At least 11 dead in explosions in southern Indian city

A pair of bombs exploded this evening in a crowded shopping area in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, killing at least 11 people and wounding 50 more in the worst bombing in the country in more than a year, officials said.

Cameron backs AgustaWestland despite Indian bribery scandal

David Cameron threw his weight behind UK helicopter maker AgustaWestland on a trip to India yesterday despite the company being engulfed in a corruption scandal in the country.

Six suspects arrested in new rape of a bus passenger in India

Police say they have arrested six men accused of repeatedly gang-raping a woman onboard a bus in the north of India. The assault is said to have taken place near the city of Amritsar.

A van carrying the five men accused of the gang rape arrives at a Delhi court yesterday

Hate and chaos greet India gang rape suspects at Delhi court

Andrew Buncombe sees the five men accused of student’s murder face a barrage of abuse as they arrive for Delhi hearing

Outraged Indians have been demanding the death penalty for the six men

New Delhi bus gang-rape suspect may be too young for execution

Officials carried out a bone test today to confirm the age of a young suspect in custody over the fatal assault and gang rape of a woman on a bus in India’s capital, while prosecutors will seek the death penalty for five men arrested with him.

Protests continue as Delhi gang-rape victim is cremated

A young woman who died after being gang-raped and beaten on a bus in India was cremated today amid an outpouring of anger and grief across the country by millions of people demanding greater protection for women from sexual violence.

India rape protest policeman dies

A police officer injured in clashes with protesters against the brutal gang-rape of a woman on a moving bus has died in hospital.

Indian demonstrators hold placards as they shout anti-government slogans during a protest calling for better safety for women following the rape of a student in New Delhi

India moves to curb anti-rape protests

The Indian government sought to douse protests against rape by simultaneously clamping down and announcing a slew of measures to assuage demonstrators, including a new help line for women's complaints and gender-appropriate training for the capital's police officers.

Roads shut amid India protests over brutal gang-rape of woman

Authorities closed roads in the heart of India's capital today in a bid to put an end to a week of demonstrations against the brutal gang-rape of a woman on a moving bus.

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