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2006-02-28 23:25:19

BEIJING (Reuters) - China may deport foreigners who buy or sell sex, steal or get involved in fights under new laws that come into effect on Wednesday, state newspapers reported.

2006-02-18 13:37:57

By Alexandra Hudson AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Amsterdam's famed red light district held its first ever "open day" on Saturday as its peep-shows and brothels gave crowds of wide-eyed visitors free entry to help shed the area's increasingly negative reputation.

2006-02-13 08:10:00

Yet even in permissive Nevada, legal prostitution operates at the margins of society and, unlike other vices such as gambling and pornography, without mainstream America's embrace. The brothel owners themselves disagree whether to stay in the shadows or trumpet their services.

2006-01-31 10:55:00

Amsterdam's prostitutes sit behind their windows, meeting inquisitive eyes with poised stares. Many are canny businesswomen, working for themselves in a land with some of the world's most liberal sex laws.

2006-01-17 11:57:12

By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has rejected plans to set up so-called "tolerance zones" for prostitution, saying a worldwide study had shown there was no evidence they offered greater protection for women.

2005-12-16 14:02:48

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a nationwide crackdown on child prostitution, the U.S. government has charged 31 people and arrested 19 in the past two days for their roles in sex trafficking, Justice Department officials said on Friday.

2005-12-09 10:20:02

BEIJING (Reuters) - Many North Korean refugees who flee to China every year end up as sex slaves and China often sends them back for punishment, the U.S. ambassador for fighting international slavery said in Beijing on Friday. John Miller, the director of the U.S.

2005-12-09 02:40:09

BEIJING (Reuters) - Thousands of North Korean refugees are working as sex slaves in China under threat of being returned should Chinese authorities catch them, the U.S. ambassador for fighting international slavery said on Friday.

2005-08-31 20:28:50

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea police are engaging in brutal beatings, rape and torture of children and risk spreading HIV/AIDS in the South Pacific island nation, New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a report on Thursday.

2005-08-17 13:34:55

TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - The Mexican border city of Tijuana, a weekend playground for U.S. visitors, plans to give prostitutes electronic health cards and regulate brothels in an effort to clean up its gritty image.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.