SAUDI ARABIA: A Saudi woman paid SR10,000 ($2,665) to rent a massive wedding hall and invited hundreds of her relatives and female friends for a big party to celebrate-- not her marriage but divorce.
The woman had vowed to organize a “talk of the town” party in case her husband bows to her demand and divorces here after she found out that he has affairs with many other women 20 years after their marriage.
"Her husband finally agreed to divorce her and she decided to fulfil her promise and hold that party,” Sabq newspaper said.
"Hundreds of women attended the party which involved music and meals…she also invited a special female band to perform at the party in the hope it will go down into the city’s history,” the paper added in a report from the western town of Onaiza.
Rape victims who get pregnant 'should keep gift from God'
US: Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has been condemned for his stark comments. He claimed that rape victims who become pregnant should "make the best of a bad situation".
The candidate made an extremely poor attempt at explaining his opposition to abortion, especially in rape cases, reported Herald Sun.
When CNN's Piers Morgan asked him what he would do if his own daughter begged him for an abortion after having been raped, Santorum responded: 'This is not an easy choice, I understand that. As horrible as the way that that son or daughter and son was created, it still is her child.
'And whether she has that child or she doesn't, it will always be her child, and she will always know that,' Santorum said.
Santorum is ultra conservative and a devout Catholic who has in the past spoken of how he wants to ban abortion with a constitutional amendment.
Pro-choice commentators have said that he had only managed to add to the trauma of what a rape victim goes through, said Daily Mail.
Santorum, 53, has seven children with wife Karen, 51.
The Republican candidate also defended his support of the death penalty.
Man rapes four women at knifepoint to punish them for 'being on the streets at night'
UK: A man has been put behind bars for an indefinite period for raping four women at knifepoint because he though they should not have been out of their homes late in the night.
The man, name withheld here, belongs to a conservative and religious family. He dragged his victims, threatened them with a knife, bound and gagged them and assaulted them for over two months, reports Daily Mail.
One of his victims was just 15 years old. He had pounced on her from the back and forced her into his girlfriend's car and raped her twice after taking her to a secluded spot. He told the girl that he wanted to teach her a lesson. He also muttered similar things to his other victims.
His other victims included a 20-year-old prostitute, a 28-year-old girl and a 31-year old woman who was repeatedly punched on the face. He subjected two of them to his disgusting 'trademark double rape'.
The judge, while pronouncing his sentence, said the harm that he had done to his victims was 'uncalculable', said the daily.
He was convicted of seven charges of rape, one of sexual assault and one of kidnap.
Baby born deformed after doctor misdiagnosis
BRITAIN: Doctors misdiagnosed an ectopic pregnancy and injected foetus with abortion drug, which resulted in birth defects.
The mother was more than a month pregnant when the doctor made the error and injected a chemotherapy drug into the foetus, reports Daily Mail. However, two weeks later the baby was in the uterus and the mohter made it through the rest of the term. But at what cost.
The baby was born without any reproductive organs or a rectum as a result of the injection.
The mother's nightmare does not seem to end. She had already suffered three miscarriages and this was her fourth pregnancy.
She was barely 4 weeks and five days pregnant when she received the alarming news from her doctor that her foetus was developing outside the womb and inside the fallopian tube. It is known as ectopic pregnancy and this condition can be fatal for the mothers in case the tube bursts.
Maid uses teeth to overcome potential rapist
KUWAIT: An Asian housemaid used her teeth to fight back and overcome an Iranian man who tried to rape her at his house in Kuwait. The man had waited for his wife to go out and phoned the maid to come and clean his apartment in Kuwait City.
"Just as she stepped in, he jumped on her and tried to rape her,” the Kuwaiti Arabic language daily Al Watan said.
"The main had no choice but to use her available legal weapon-- her teeth…the Iranian was taken off guard and decided to run away….he was later arrested by the police in another area.”
Kicks and screams save girl from rape
KUWAIT: Two Kuwaiti men looking for a woman finally found their target-- a Filipina girl waiting at the bus station in the capital.
They drove past her and asked her politely to come in. When she refused, they pulled out some notes and waited for her response.
"But she refused again….the driver then got out of the car, grabbed her and tried to push her in…she started to kick him and scream loudly, forcing the two to flee as many passers by rushed for her help,” Alwatan daily said.