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Three men released over Argentine football child sex abuse

Buenos Aires - Three men held for five months over a shocking underage sex abuse scandal in Argentine football have been released, one of the defendants said on Friday.

Spain sex workers claim same labour rights as others

Barcelona - Spain's first sex workers union on Friday asked for "the same labour rights" for its members as other workers, criticising the Socialist government for wanting to get rid of it.

Amsterdam's red light district without a condom? 'Not for a million!'

Amsterdam - "If they don't agree to using a condom, I kick them out," says Foxxy Angel, a 47-year-old platinum blonde sexworker, sporting some fearsome tattoos, in Amsterdam's notorious red light district.

Ex-sex worker made a dame in New Zealand honours list

Wellington - A former sex worker was made a dame in the Queen's Birthday honours list in New Zealand on Monday, in recognition of her services to the sex industry.

Nationwide German raids target Thai forced prostitution ring

Berlin - German police carried out dawn raids Wednesday against an alleged organised crime ring suspected of human trafficking for forced prostitution on a massive scale from Thailand.

Child footballers 'offered boots and underwear for sex work'

Buenos Aires - Trainee footballers at Argentinian giants Independiente were coaxed into underage prostitution with offers of football boots or even just underwear, a Buenos Aires public prosecutor has said.

ICRC says more than 20 staff have left over prostitution since 2015

Geneva - The International Committee of the Red Cross said Friday more than 20 staffers have left the organisation since 2015 after "paying for sexual services," as it called for change in a humanitarian sector facing "a watershed moment".

Oxfam apologizes to Haiti government over sex scandal

Port-au-prince - Oxfam formally apologized to Haiti on Monday over the prostitution scandal rocking the aid charity, expressing its "shame" and vowing to do better as it handed over a damning internal report into the allegations.

Oxfam apologizes to Haiti government over sex scandal

Port-au-prince - Oxfam formally apologized to Haiti Monday over the prostitution scandal rocking the aid charity, expressing its "shame" and vowing to do better as it handed over a damning internal report into the allegations.

Haiti to launch probe into Oxfam sex scandal

Port-au-prince - Haiti's foreign minister said Thursday that his country would open a probe on the sexual misconduct scandal embroiling the British charity Oxfam.

Oxfam scandal spotlights lack of NGO oversight in poor countries

Port-au-prince - A prostitution scandal embroiling British charity Oxfam has highlighted the lack of oversight with which aid organizations often operate in countries like Haiti, where the government is weak and locals driven to desperation by grinding poverty.

Haitian president denounces Oxfam handling of sex scandal

Port-au-prince - Haiti's President Jovenel Moise has decried Oxfam's handling of a prostitution scandal in the Caribbean nation, calling the situation a "serious violation of human dignity.

Oxfam deputy head resigns after Haiti sex scandal

London - The deputy chief executive of Oxfam resigned on Monday over the British charity's handling of a prostitution scandal in Haiti involving its staff members and allegations of similar behaviour in Chad.

Oxfam deputy head resigns after Haiti prostitutes scandal

London - The deputy chief executive of Oxfam resigned on Monday over the British charity's handling of a prostitution scandal in Haiti involving its staff members and allegations of similar behaviour in Chad.

EU warns charities after Oxfam sex scandal

Brussels - The EU on Monday ordered Oxfam to explain itself over a 2011 prostitution scandal in Haiti, warning charities that the bloc would cut their funding if they breached ethical standards.

Oxfam vows shake-up after Haiti sex abuse

London - Oxfam announced a new raft of measures to tackle sexual abuse cases after being ordered to meet the British government on Monday to explain its handling of a 2011 prostitution scandal involving its aid workers in Haiti.

UK govt to meet Oxfam Monday over Haiti prostitutes probe

London - Britain's International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt warned Sunday Oxfam must hand over to authorities any information it has collected on a "shocking" staff prostitution scandal in Haiti or face repercussions.

Oxfam faces fresh probe over Haiti prostitutes scandal

London - Britain's Charity Commission must conduct a "full and urgent investigation" into Oxfam following an alleged cover-up of its staff hiring prostitutes in Haiti during a 2011 relief effort on the earthquake-hit island, the prime minister's office said Sat...

UK Govt reviews Oxfam work amid Haiti prostitutes scandal

London - The British Government announced late Friday it was reviewing all work with Oxfam amid revelations the charity's staff hired prostitutes in Haiti during a 2011 relief effort on the earthquake-hit island.

Europe watchdog questions Azerbaijan over fears of LGBT crackdown

Bakou - A European rights watchdog on Monday expressed concern over a wave of arrests in Azerbaijan last month of people who made "offers of sexual services" that human rights groups say targets the Muslim country's gay community.

German hip hop 'sista' convicted of beating sex workers

Berlin - German hip hop star and former sex worker Schwesta Ewa was sentenced Tuesday to a suspended two and a half year prison term for assaulting prostitutes and for tax fraud, a court said.

Ticket to Europe? Nigeria girls lured into sexual slavery

Benin City - In Benin City, Nigeria's capital of illegal migration, no one says the word "prostitution". The word on the street for the young girls who leave for Italy or France is "hustling".

Gambia tackles sleazy image to diversify tourism

Serrekunda - For decades, The Gambia has built a reputation as a haven for tourists willing to pay for sun, sand, sea... and sex.

Russia's hidden sex workers risk violence and disease

Sanktpeterburg - Vladimir Putin recently quipped that Russian prostitutes are "the best in the world" as he dismissed unsubstantiated rumours that Moscow had incriminating evidence on Donald Trump.

Sex workers march in Ukraine demanding legalisation

Kiev - Dozens of sex workers and human rights campaigners gathered in Kiev on Friday demanding the legalisation of prostitution in Ukraine.

Italy's anti-discrimination head quits over gay sex scandal

Rome - The head of Italy's anti-discrimination office has resigned following revelations that government funds for combating sexual discrimination had been allocated to clubs offering gay prostitution services.

Dreams turn sex slave nightmares for Nigeria's trafficked women

Rome - They arrive in their hundreds every month, their heads full of dreams of new lives in Europe. In reality, many of them are destined for years of sexual slavery.

Dutch sex workers take charge of their own business

Den Haag - Amsterdam sex workers on Thursday launched a project described as unique in Europe -- a brothel run by prostitutes by themselves with no exploitation, thanks to financing from a social investment fund.

British MP Vaz resigns over male prostitute scandal

London - A senior British lawmaker resigned from his position as head of an influential parliamentary committee on Tuesday after becoming embroiled in a scandal involving drugs and male prostitutes.

Pope in surprise visit to ex-prostitutes

Vatican City - Pope Francis surprised 20 former prostitutes on Friday by knocking on their door in Rome and popping in for a chat.
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A bar in Salobreña  Spain  advertised a raffle where the winner could spend the night with a  naked...
A bar in Salobreña, Spain, advertised a raffle where the winner could spend the night with a "naked waitress".
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The old boardwalk has been restored and the former “houses of ill repute” are now souvenir shops...
The old boardwalk has been restored and the former “houses of ill repute” are now souvenir shops and art galleries.
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A creative photo depicting human trafficking
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Lots of seagulls spend time on the banks of the creek to try their luck at catching salmon.
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Dolly Arthur, moved to Ketchikan in 1919, and set up her own business at 24 Creek Street. Dolly's liquor and prostitution business operated at the light-green house on the right side of the picture.
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William McDaniel, 53, called 911 when a lap dancer wouldn't have sex with him.
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Some poor teenagers resort to selling their bodies to pay for food.
Some poor teenagers resort to selling their bodies to pay for food.
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Historic Creek Street is a boardwalk supported by wooden stilts on a high slope mostly on the east bank Ketchikan Creek.
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The ancient salmon cannery and saltery no longer exists  but the salmon are still swimming upstream ...
The ancient salmon cannery and saltery no longer exists, but the salmon are still swimming upstream Ketchikan Creek to reproduce and die.
A bar in Salobreña  Spain  advertised a raffle where the winner could spend the night with a  naked...
A bar in Salobreña, Spain, advertised a raffle where the winner could spend the night with a "naked waitress".
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A bridge over the creek's rapids located at the end of Creek Street.
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Signs on the lawn of Corbin Prydwen
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Guantanamo military commission court room.
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Ketchikan’s red-light district, known as Creek Street, was built haphazardly on pilings over Ketchikan Creek.

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