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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. Large numbers of foreigners in China were involved in prostitution or had visited sex workers, got involved in fights or stolen, the People's Daily quoted Wu Mingshan, vice head of the public security ministry's management office, as saying. In the past few years prostitution has made a strong comeback in...

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. Armed with a list of 25 establishments opening their doors and flinging back their red curtains, hundreds of tourists and locals seized the opportunity to see a prostitute's bedroom, watch a brief live peep-show or chat to a lap...

2006-02-13 08:10:00

By Adam Tanner MOUND HOUSE, Nevada -- In a small Nevada town, a sign at the end of a poorly lighted street lined with warehouses bears an unusual message: "Warning-Sexual entertainment 300 yards ahead. If sex offends you, get out of here." At the Bunny Ranch in Mound House, men travel many miles to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars to have sex in the only U.S. state to allow legal brothels. Yet even in permissive Nevada, legal prostitution operates at the margins of society and,...

2006-01-31 10:55:00

By Alexandra Hudson AMSTERDAM -- 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. But another image of prostitution is starting to emerge -- that of unwilling women trafficked by criminal gangs. This month, Dutch authorities launched a campaign to fight forced prostitution by urging clients to alert police if they suspect women are being...

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. Instead, the government announced plans on Tuesday to relax laws on brothels so that prostitutes could work together in the same premises. But an international campaigning group for prostitutes said the new laws did not go far enough to prevent sex workers suffering...

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. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said the charges and arrests were part of "Innocence Lost" -- an ongoing investigation into child prostitution and organized rings that lure children into the sex trade in the United States. "Our society has no place for...

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. State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, said he discussed North Korea in two days of talks with Chinese officials about the modern-day slave trade -- many of its victims women and girls...

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. After two days of talks with Chinese officials, John Miller, director of the U.S. State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, said many victims of the modern-day slave trade were women and girls forced into prostitution or...

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. The 124-page report details an "epidemic of police brutality against children" who are arrested or detained by a police force riddled with corruption, low morale and poor resources. "Boys and girls report being shot, knifed, kicked,...

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. Under a bylaw passed last month, the city is forcing about 50 clandestine brothels to meet public safety and hygiene standards, like putting clean sheets on beds, or face closure. "We have a lot of prostitution but few controls," Martha Montejano, head of the council's...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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