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Delhi gang rape trial begins

The fast-track trial of five men accused of gang rape and murder has begun today in Delhi. A sixth suspect is due to be tried in a juvenile court because he is under 18.

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Women's safety drive launched in India

Following an increase in crime against women, southern India's Karnataka state has launched a new safety drive.

Today, booklets aimed at college students who travel in the buses were distributed. Toll-free emergency numbers have also been introduced.

Female students read a booklet offering safety advice Credit: Reuters

The move is seen as a direct result of the nationwide anger after the recent brutal gang-rape and death of a 23-year-old New Delhi medical student.

A group of students pose with a women's safety card. Credit: Reuters

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