June 5th, 2013
02:33 PM ET

American woman allegedly gang-raped in India

Authorities in India say a 31-year-old American woman was gang-raped just outside Manali, a popular tourist destination.

The woman was reportedly hitch-hiking back to her resort, when she got into a truck with a group of men around 1 a.m. who, allegedly took her to an isolated area and raped her.

Indian police raid 'hideouts' in search for American woman's attackers

No information has been released on the victim's condition and police are currently searching the area for the alleged perpetrators.

This horrible event is just the latest in a string of rapes in India.

  • In December, a 23-year-old woman was gang-raped on a bus – she died of her injuries.
  • In March, a Swiss tourist was raped by 6 men.
  • In April, two young children were raped in separate incidents in New Delhi.

Those attacks sparked public protests demanding better protection for women and the Indian government passed new laws against rape.

And yet these rape cases continue.

Erin Burnett asks what will it take for the "rape culture" to change.

Filed under: E-Block • News
May 18th, 2013
11:30 AM ET

Woman describes Berlusconi's 'bunga bunga' parties

Erin Burnett talks about a sex scandal involving former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and his "bunga bunga" parties.

Filed under: E-Block • International
May 3rd, 2013
12:33 PM ET

A right-wing group's Greek-only soup kitchen sparks protests

A riot breaks out after a right-wing group opened a soup kitchen that will only serve people with citizenship. Erin Burnett reports.

Filed under: E-Block • International • News
May 1st, 2013
09:22 PM ET

Parties and Protests mark May Day

It's the first day of May also known as May Day! When people around the world hold parades and parties, unlike holidays like Christmas New Year's.

Different people celebrate May Day in very, very different ways.

Erin Burnett is OutFront with a few examples from around the world.

Filed under: E-Block • International
April 30th, 2013
01:04 PM ET

Erin Burnett calls for stronger unions after Bangladesh factory collapse

Rescue workers have called off a search for survivors in Bangladesh. Last week the eight-story Rana Plaza complex collapsed trapping thousands and killing hundreds of garment workers.

Most of them young, impoverished women. And it could have been avoided.
Officials say the complex was built on spongy ground without the correct permits and the building's owners ignored cracks.

After Bangladesh building collapse, Shahina's death breaks rescuers' hearts

The government in Bangladesh have vowed to investigate conditions at the factories. And retailers that use the facilities – like Wal-Mart and the Gap – have set aside money to improve safety.

Erin Burnett reminds us that we've heard that tune before.

Hundreds have been killed in similar disasters over the past decade. It has become increasingly obvious that the government and retailers can not and will not police themselves.

Bangladesh has about 4,500 garment factories, which account for 80% of the country's total exports.

Bangladesh garment factory fire claims more than 100 lives: How do you stop it from happening again?

In November, when we told you about a factory fire that killed 112 workers, we said it was time for stronger unions to protect the rights of the workers.

Now, with another 400 dead, Burnett says unions are more important than ever.

Filed under: E-Block • International • News
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