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A teenage girl in the Maldives who was repeatedly raped by her stepfather has been ordered to receive 100 lashes after she confessed to having had pre-marital sex with another man. She is said to be deeply traumatised.

Oscar Pistorius used 'herbal remedy'

Oscar Pistorius's representatives confirmed the substance found in his bedroom after the shooting death of his girlfriend as Testis compositum, and said it is a herbal remedy used "in aid of muscle recovery".

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