Between 1990 and 2008, the number of rapes recorded in India more than doubled, although official figures are hard to calculate, since the police often refuse to register complaints. In the state of Uttar Pradesh, a group of women have already taken matters into their own hands. Over six years, the movement has inspired many and today the group has over 20,000 members - many of whom are not afraid to resort to violence.
As the only credible candidate, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso is likely to be re-elected for a second five-year term on Wednesday, though critics say he has overly pandered to states and not shown enough high-achieving leadership.
France's jails, ranked among the worst in Europe by human rights groups, have been described by French President Nicolas Sarkozy as the country's "shame". A bill designed to address the crisis is now in the hands of French lawmakers.
A year ago, a new power-sharing government took over in Zimbabwe, a country crippled by inflation, poverty and disease. Has the coalition helped symbols of national pride, such as Zimbabwe's university, get back on their feet?
On Friday, a 32-year-old woman became the 23rd France Telecom employee to commit suicide in the last 18 months. As her death sends shockwaves throughout the country, we ask what is so terribly wrong at France's main telephone operator.
On September 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers went bankrupt, victims of the subprime crisis and excessive risk-taking. Exactly one year after the scandal, former employees reflect on the fall and its consequences.