20 December 2015

Minor convicted in India gang rape released after 3 years

Indian youth shout slogans as they are detained by police during a protest against the release of a juvenile convicted in the fatal 2012 gang rape that shook the country in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Dec.20, 2015. The convict, who was short of his 18th birthday at the time of the crime, was to finish his three-year term in a reform home on Sunday. Several activists and politicians have demanded that he not be released until it can be proven that he has been reformed.
A man convicted as a juvenile in the fatal 2012 gang rape of a young woman aboard a moving bus in India's capital ended his three-year term in a reform home Sunday, as angry protesters demanded that he remain in detention.
The man was short of his 18th birthday when he and five others brutally attacked the 23-year-old woman in a case that shocked India, where sexual violence against women is rampant.

Spain's Mireia Lalaguna Royo wins Miss World title in China

Miss World Mireia Lalaguna Royo from Spain, center, Sofia Nikitchuk from Russia, left, the runner-up, and Maria Harfanti from Indonesia, right, the second runner-up celebrate at the end of the 2015 Miss World Grand Final in Sanya in south China's Hainan province Saturday Dec. 19, 2015. Spain's Mireia Lalaguna Royo was named the winner of the Miss World 2015 competition Saturday night in the southern Chinese island resort of Sanya, an event dogged by controversy over China's refusal to allow Canada's entrant to attend.
Spain's Mireia Lalaguna Royo was named the winner of the Miss World 2015 competition Saturday night in the southern Chinese island resort of Sanya, an event dogged by controversy over China's refusal to allow Canada's entrant to attend.
Sofia Nikitchuk of Russia was the runner-up and Indonesia's Maria Harfanti took third place in the final following a lengthy competition featuring 114 women.