French police investigate apparent rape published on social media

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Police in France have opened an investigation after video images were published on Snapchat and Twitter apparently showing a young woman being raped near a nightclub in the south-west city of Toulouse, and which were blocked after the authorities were alerted by users of the social media.

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French police are investigating what they say is the gang rape of a 19-year-old woman broadcast on social media, reports BBC News.