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India’s top court upholds death penalty in Delhi gang rape case

NEW DELHI:┬áIndia's top court on Friday upheld death sentences against four men who fatally gang raped a woman on board a bus in 2012, a crime that sparked widespread protests and drew international attention to violence against women. Applause broke out in court among relatives of the victim - whose identity is protected by law - as judges explained the crime met the "rarest of the rare" standard required to justify capital punishment in India. "It's a barbaric crime and it has shaken the society's conscience," Justice…