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Norwegian student raped in Cape Town

A Norwegian teenager has been raped and robbed at gunpoint by two armed men in South Africa's top tourist city of Cape Town, police said Tuesday.

Norwegian student raped in Cape Town
The girl was attacked while visiting Signal Hill, one of Cape Town's main attractions. Photo: clarism_4

Police said the 19-year old exchange student was with a South African male friend when they were attacked at one of the city's attractions, the 300-metre-high Signal Hill.

They were forced into their car and ordered to drive to a nearby residential area known as Summer Greens.

"En route to Summer Greens, the female was raped by both suspects," regional police spokesman Andre Traut told AFP.

The couple were also robbed of their personal effects.

No arrests have been made yet.

South Africa has one of the world's highest incidences of rape, with estimates that a woman is raped every few minutes.

Official statistics show that around 65,000 sexual offences were committed in South Africa in 2012 alone.

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Norway woman drugged and raped in Spain

A Norwegian woman has been drugged and raped after watching a football match at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Denmark's Ekstra Bladet tabloid reported on Wednesday.

Norway woman drugged and raped in Spain
Service & Co recruiting new applicants at a fair in Malmö, Sweden. Photo: Service & Co/Facebook
The 20-year-old, who is a student at the Danish tour guide school in Lloret de Mar outside Barcelona, returned to the school in a confused state on Monday after being missing for nine hours. 
 
"Unfortunately I can confirm that one of our students has probably have been raped," Christiane Karlsen, the Managing Director of the Service & Co tour guide academy, told Ekstra Bladet. "But we know nothing about whether she has been stunned by drugs. She remembers very little and has had a blackout for several hours." 
 
She said that she had now banned the woman from drinking alcohol . 
 
"Of course we are all very sad on the Norwegian student's behalf," she told the paper. "And we have prohibited that she drink alcohol again while she's on the course." 
 
The school has encouraged the woman, who comes from Bergen, to report the rape to the Spanish police. 
 
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