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Indian court grants bail to female athlete charged with rape

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An Indian court granted bail on Tuesday to a female international athlete charged with raping her former lover who has alleged that she is actually a man.

Pinki Pramanik, who retired in 2007 after winning a team gold in the 4x400m relay at the 2006 Asian Games, underwent a gender determination test during her detention in West Bengal state.

Doctors from a state-run hospital said that Pramanik’s test results were delivered on Tuesday to the trial magistrate in the Barasat district of Kolkata.

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“The medical board set up for determining the gender of Pramanik submitted its report after she was produced before the court,” Tamal Kanti Ghosh, medical superintendent at the SSKM hospital, told AFP.

Pramanik, who was arrested on June 14, has alleged her former live-in partner brought rape charges against her after the athlete refused to give her 300,000 rupees ($5,400).

Pramanik grew up as the daughter of a poor farmer in rural West Bengal, about 140 miles (220 kilometres) from Kolkata and now works as a ticket inspector on the Indian railways.

She also won a silver in the 4x400m relay at the 2006 Commonwealth Games before she stopped competing the following year.

Pramanik, who had lived with her former partner in Kolkata for several months, was arrested for alleged rape, criminal assault, cheating and criminal intimidation.

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Gender disputes in sport are often caused by Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia when females have male physical characteristics or Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome, when someone is genetically male but their genitals may appear to be those of a female.


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Global stock markets and oil prices plunged Monday as panicked investors bolted into safer assets such as gold after China warned that the spread of a deadly new coronavirus was accelerating.

China extended its traditional Lunar New Year holidays to buy time in the fight against the epidemic, prompting neighbouring Mongolia to close its border after the death toll spiked to 81 despite unprecedented quarantine measures.

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‘Cat is out of the bag’: Trump supporter Byron York reverses and says GOP must allow Bolton impeachment testimony

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The Washington Examiner's Byron York has long been sympathetic to President Donald Trump. He has repeatedly defended the president's conduct in Ukraine and attacked the Democratic case. Just a week ago, he penned a column criticizing the idea that Trump has been less cooperative in the impeachment trial than President Bill Clinton. And in particular, he has opposed Democratic demands for former National Security Adviser John Bolton to be called to testify against the president, saying, "if anything is covered by executive privilege, it would be the president's private conversations with his national security adviser about issues of foreign policy and national security."

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Bloodlines bind them to people on opposite sides of a violent divide. One is the mother of a jailed jihadist, the other the mother of a victim wounded in a bloody 2016 attack in Brussels.

But these two Belgian women shared tears, and compassion, and finally an idea to write a book together to tell the world what unites them beyond the differences.

Fatima Ezzarhouni, a 48-year-old born in Morocco and raised since the age of four in the city of Antwerp where she works as a care assistant, said she "just clicked" with Sophie Pirson, a 61-year-old employee in a contemporary arts museum who lives in Brussels.

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