Delhi gang rape victim takes her first steps in hospital as fresh protests by outraged demonstrators rock capital

Delhi gang rape victim takes her first steps in hospital as fresh protests by outraged demonstrators rock capitalPolice use tear gas and water cannons to control protestors in New DelhiThousands take to the streets in anger after student is raped The victim of the attack is said to have taken her first steps in hospitalThe Government attempted to appease demonstrators by promising increased protection for women | UPDATED: 14:20 GMT, 23 December 2012 Violent clashes between Indian police and thousands of people who took to the streets of the country's capital city to protest against the alleged gang rape and beating of a student have continued for a second day. Police used water cannons and tear gas to control hordes of protestors in a high security zone in New Delhi after trouble erupted amid angry demonstrations following the alleged rape of a 23-year-old student on a bus

Anti-cuts demonstrator Matthew Bates spared jail after being caught with smoke bombs and bangers

Anti-cuts demonstrator spared jail after being caught with smoke bombs and bangersMatthew Bates, 25, from Bristol, caught with fireworks during disturbances Admitted possessing explosive substance but 'did not intend to cause alarm'Hundreds were arrested after extremists clashed with police following rally | UPDATED: 21:02 GMT, 21 December 2012 Matthew Bates, 25, was spared jail today after admitting being caught with bags full of smoke bombs and fireworks during an anti-cuts demonstration last year An anti-cuts demonstrator caught with two bags full of 'smoke bombs and bangers' at a rally that ended with running battles between police and protestors was spared jail today.

Newtown school shooting: Obama"s tears won"t stop the slaughter

Obama's tears won't stop the slaughter | UPDATED: 09:39 GMT, 17 December 2012 The latest firearm atrocity in America — 20 small children and six adults shot to death by a suicidal 20-year-old ‘loner’, Adam Lanza — is attended by the usual hand-wringing debate about gun control. Those who seek new restraints — particularly on automatic, rapid-firing weapons — say: ‘If not now, when’ But those against gun control quote the 2nd Amendment of the U.S

Obama"s tears won"t

Obama's tears won't stop the slaughter | UPDATED: 22:40 GMT, 16 December 2012 The latest firearm atrocity in America — 20 small children and six adults shot to death by a suicidal 20-year-old ‘loner’, Adam Lanza — is attended by the usual hand-wringing debate about gun control. Those who seek new restraints — particularly on automatic, rapid-firing weapons — say: ‘If not now, when’ But those against gun control quote the 2nd Amendment of the U.S.

French First Lady Valerie Trierweiler sparks row by meeting opponents of new airport backed by prime minister

French First Lady Valerie Trierweiler sparks row by meeting opponents of new airport backed by prime ministerFrancois Hollande's girlfriend met the protestors in Angers, western FranceThe 47-year-old was handed a letter to give to her partnerSome have seen it as a direct snub of PM Jean-Marc AyraultMs Trierweiler has been a target of several verbal attacks by politicians and journalists since her partner became president | UPDATED: 15:14 GMT, 10 December 2012 Approachable: Ms Trierweiler, 47, chatted with the protestors in Angers, western France, this weekend and was even asked to deliver a letter to her partner, President Francois Hollande French First Lady Valerie Trierweiler is at the centre of a fresh political scandal after meeting opponents of a new airport – in defiance of the prime minister's support for the project. Ms Trierweiler is accused of trying to undermine PM Jean-Marc Ayrault's authority by consorting with the protestors in Angers, western France, this weekend. The new multi-billion pound airport in Nantes is due for completion in 2017 and has even been dubbed the 'Ayrault-port', a play on the prime minister's name, because of his fierce backing

Egypt prepares for another day of demonstrations as pro and anti Morsi protestors take to the streets

Thousands of pro and anti Morsi protestors once again take to the streets in Egypt as angry clashes continue into a third day An vocal throng gathered outside a mosque for funeral of two fundamentalist group members killed during Wednesday's clashes Thousands of Egyptians took to the streets after midday prayers today to take part in rival rallies and marches across Cairo | UPDATED: 16:37 GMT, 7 December 2012 Thousands of Egyptians took to the streets after midday prayers in rival rallies and marches across Cairo today, as the standoff deepened over what opponents call the Islamist president's power grab, raising the specter of more violence.

Muslim Brotherhood "paying gangs to go out and rape women and beat men protesting in Egypt" as thousands of demonstrators pour on to the…

Muslim Brotherhood 'paying gangs to go out and rape women and beat men protesting in Egypt' as thousands of demonstrators pour on to the streets Activists claim there have been nearly 20 attacks in the last 10 days Country has seen rise in mob sex attacks on protestors in the last yearDemonstrators in Tahrir Square yesterday protested against a draft constitution approved by allies of President MorsiMuslim Brotherhood today marched in support of the president | UPDATED: 21:31 GMT, 1 December 2012 Egypt's ruling party is paying gangs of thugs to sexually assault women protesting in Cairo's Tahrir Square against President Mohamed Morsi, activists said. They also said the Muslim Brotherhood is paying gangs to beat up men who are taking part in the latest round of protests, which followed a decree by President Morsi to give himself sweeping new powers