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India has banned the broadcast of a controversial documentary in which one of the men who gang-raped and murdered a student is shown blaming the victim -- a move the film's maker called "arbitrary censorship". Home Minister Rajnath Singh told parliament on Wednesday the comments of Mukesh Singh, one of five men convicted over the 2012 attack in New Delhi, were "highly derogatory and an affront to the dignity of women". "The government condemns it," he said of the documentary made by award-winning British film-maker Leslee Udwin, who won rare access to New Delhi's Tihar jail to interview the prisoner on death row. Singh's comments in the Rajya Sabha, India's upper house, came after a New Delhi court late Tuesday issued an order banning media from showing the film, "India's Daughter".
Ten migrants trying to reach Italy died when their boat overturned in the southern Mediterranean, Italy's Sky TG 24 television said on Wednesday. The report said an Italian coast guard ship was taking the bodies to the Sicilian port of Augusta along with some 500 migrants who were rescued. It said another 200 were rescued and were being taken aboard a tanker to another Sicilian port. Last month more than 300 people died trying to cross the sea from Africa to Italy in a one-week period.
The final results of Lesotho's general elections revealed no outright winner as the ruling party narrowly edged out its nearest rivals, data on the website of country's electoral commission showed on Wednesday. Incumbent prime minister Thomas Thabane's All Basotho Congress party won 40 constituencies in the weekend poll, just three more than the Democratic Congress (DC) as the close race tested the durability of a South Africa-brokered truce following an attempted coup by the army last August. The poll on Saturday was brought forward by nearly two years after Thabane briefly fled to South Africa in August when soldiers occupied police headquarters and encircled his palace. The attempted coup triggered concerns of political violence, leading to a Southern African Development Community intervention headed by South Africa's deputy president.