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Young women see sexual assault as normal, something that happens to everyone

According to a new US study, young women experienced forms of sexual violence in their everyday lives including: sexual harassment, objectification, and abuse. Often times they rationalised these incidents as normal.

Crimea on bumpy road to becoming a Russian province

"There is no comparison between Russia and Ukraine's financial wealth and size, so of course we are winners," said Yuri Malyshchev, 49, an employee at the Artek children's holiday camp, now nationalised by Crimea's Kremlin-backed leaders. "I pocket 2,000 hryvna ($160) a month. Now I hope for four times that," he said.

Royals lap up puppy love as New Zealand tour wraps up

Britain's Prince William and wife Catherine experienced some puppy love on Wednesday from German Shepherds destined to be police dogs before departing New Zealand with baby Prince George for the Australian leg of a three-week tour.

Over 1/3 temporary workers in US from India: report

More than one-third of the temporary workers in the US in 2012 were from India, which also accounted for the largest number of non-immigrants residing in the US that year, according to an official report.

US Navy to join search for passengers missing from South Korean ferry

The US Navy has sent a ship to join the search-and-rescue operation for more than 300 passengers missing after a South Korean ferry capsised on Wednesday.

Ukraine PM says Russia erecting new 'Berlin Wall'

Ukraine's Western-backed prime minister on Wednesday accused Russia of erecting a new "Berlin Wall" that threatened European security.

Australian state leader quits over $2,800 wine

The leader of Australia's most populous state quit as premier on Wednesday in the face of mounting evidence that he failed to declare a 3,000 Australian dollar ($2,800) bottle of wine that arrived as a gift on his Sydney doorstep.

6 dead, 290 missing after S Korean ferry capsizes

South Korean rescuers and dive teams worked frantically under floodlights as fears rose for nearly 300 people missing after a ferry sank Wednesday with 475 on board, mostly high school students bound for a holiday island.

Syria army launches assault in besieged Homs

Syrian troops and pro-regime militiamen fought their way into rebel-held neighbourhoods of the central city of Homs on Tuesday after besieging them for nearly two years.

Kiev sends in army, Putin warns of civil war

Russian leader Vladimir Putin warned that Ukraine is on the verge of civil war, the Kremlin said on Wednesday, after the Kiev government sent in troops against pro-Moscow separatists in the east of the country.

New York police disband unit that spied on Muslims

New York police said on Tuesday that they had disbanded a deeply controversial and heavily criticised unit that sent undercover officers to spy on local Muslims.

Ukraine launches 'special operation' against separatists

Ukrainian armed forces on Tuesday launched a "special operation" against militiamen in the country's Russian speaking east, authorities said, recapturing a military airfield from pro-Moscow separatists.

A celestial show: Sky-watchers see 'blood moon' in total lunar eclipse

The lunar eclipse unfolded over three hours beginning at about 2am EDT, when the moon began moving into Earth's shadow. A little more than an hour later, the moon could be seen eclipsed and bathed in an orange, red or brown glow.

Berlusconi given community service for tax fraud

An Italian court on Tuesday ordered former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to serve a tax fraud sentence by doing community service and set travel restrictions that will limit his ability to campaign for next month's European Parliament elections.

Islamists abduct more than 100 girls from Nigeria school

Suspected Islamist insurgents have abducted more than 100 female students from a secondary school in Nigeria's northeast Borno state, a teacher said on Tuesday.
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