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Italian priest tells raped girl she asked for it

Italian priest tells raped girl she asked for it

Rome – An Italian priest prompted outrage Thursday by going on Facebook to tell a girl who said she had been raped that it was her fault for getting drunk and hanging around with immigrants. “I’m sorry but if you swim in the piranha tank you cannot complain if you lose a limb,” Lorenzo Guidotti, […]

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15-year-old girl among Japan ‘serial killer’ mutilation victims

15-year-old girl among Japan ‘serial killer’ mutilation victims

Tokyo – Three high school girls, including a 15-year-old, were among the nine people mutilated by a suspected serial killer in Japan, reports said Monday, as one woman described how she had a lucky escape. At least three of the victims were high school pupils from different regions and one of them was a 15-year-old […]

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Car ramming east of Paris kills girl, terrorism ruled out

Car ramming east of Paris kills girl, terrorism ruled out

Paris – A car smashed into a pizza restaurant east of Paris late Monday, killing a girl, but investigators said the young driver had tried to commit suicide and the incident was not terror-related. The episode came just five days after a terror-linked car attack on soldiers, the latest in a string of assaults in […]

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Kenyan girl shot dead by police in Nairobi slum

Kenyan girl shot dead by police in Nairobi slum

Nairobi – A young Kenyan girl was shot dead by police during operations to quell protests against the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta, a witness said on Saturday.  “The girl was hit by a stray bullet while she was on a balcony as police were firing sporadic shots,” the witness, who only gave his first […]

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Girl raped twice in one night at UK railway station

Girl raped twice in one night at UK railway station

A 14-year-old girl in Britain suffered a horrifying ordeal when she was raped twice in one night last week, sparking a manhunt for her attackers. Police arrested two men, aged 35 and 27, on Saturday for the incidents, which took place in Birmingham. The girl had been walking with a friend into Witton train station […]

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‘I just want to go home’, says German girl who joined IS

‘I just want to go home’, says German girl who joined IS

Berlin – A German teenager who joined Islamic State is now being held in detention in Iraq and says she regrets joining the jihadist group and just wants to come home to her family, media reported on Sunday. Der Spiegel magazine reported on Saturday that four German women who joined Islamic State in recent years, […]

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Birthday girl Schippers loses and wins in Oslo

Birthday girl Schippers loses and wins in Oslo

Olso – World champion Dafne Schippers’s 25th birthday celebrations almost fell flat Thursday when the Dutch sprint star was disqualified twice from the 200m at the Oslo Diamond League before successfully appealing her exclusion. Schippers, the 2015 world champion and silver medallist at the Rio Olympics last year, was originally disqualified for a false start. […]

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Iraqi girl reunited with family 3 years after IS abduction

Iraqi girl reunited with family 3 years after IS abduction

The Ashti camp in Iraq’s northern city of Arbil on Saturday celebrated the return of a girl whose abduction by jihadists three years ago sent shockwaves through her Christian community. Joy filled the prefab unit that is now the home of six-year-old Christina Ezzo Obada’s family, who were forced to flee the town of Qaraqosh, […]

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It’s a girl! Venus lets Serena baby secret slip

It’s a girl! Venus lets Serena baby secret slip

Paris – Serena Williams will be the mother of a baby girl, if sister Venus is to be believed after she appeared to let the secret slip on Wednesday. Venus, playing at the French Open in Paris, told a TV interviewer: “She’s going to call me her favourite aunt.” “We all like ‘baby V, baby […]

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Sea lion in Canada pulls girl into water

Sea lion in Canada pulls girl into water

Montreal – Video of a sea lion grabbing a little girl and yanking her into the water at a wharf on Canada’s Pacific coast has gone viral and prompted warnings on Monday (May 22) against the dangers of feeding wild animals. The drama was filmed on Saturday at Steveston Fisherman’s Wharf in Richmond, British Columbia […]

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