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‘A milestone’: Somaliland adopts legislation outlawing rape

Activists welcome initial approval of law designed to curb rising sexual violence, but warn scope and implementation could prove problematic By – Verity Bowman Somaliland has introduced a bill outlawing rape, the first piece of legislation to address gender-based violence in the self-declared state. Under the Somaliland rape and other related offences bill, all forms of sexual offence would be criminalised, including ...

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German sailors abducted, killed in Philippines By Islamic Militants

Islamic militants who specialise in kidnappings-for-ransom have reported killing a German sailor and abducting her elderly male companion from their yacht in waters off the southern Philippines, the military said Monday. A commander from the Abu Sayyaf group, which has earnt many millions of dollars by kidnapping foreigners and beheaded others after ransoms demands were not met, claimed responsibility for ...

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