Soccer Dec 11, 2015

Benzema suspended for blackmail

Karim Benzema was indefinitely suspended from the French national team on Thursday because of his involvement in an ongoing blackmail case, throwing his international career into doubt. The Real Madrid striker has been charged with conspiracy to blackmail relating to an extortion scam over a ...

Charlie Sheen has HIV, aims to be role model

Entertainment News Nov 18, 2015

Charlie Sheen has HIV, aims to be role model

Actor Charlie Sheen, who declared Tuesday that he is HIV-positive, says his bad-boy days are over and he aims to become an inspiration to others. "My partying days are behind me," Sheen said in an "open letter" posted online. "My philanthropic days are ahead of ...

Asia Pacific / Crime & Legal May 13, 2014

100 more Filipino suspects linked to sex blackmail

About 100 more Filipino suspects have been linked to online blackmail syndicates that extorted money from victims worldwide after luring them into exposing themselves in front of webcams or engaging in lewd chats, a Philippine police official said Tuesday. Authorities arrested 58 suspects in Manila ...

National Apr 5, 2014

Host clubs: a hotbed of human trafficking

by Jake Adelstein

The Japanese host. You can see them on the streets of Tokyo's Kabukicho: the dapper thin men with colored, blown-dry hair, fake suntans, snazzy suits and charming smiles, chatting up passing females and trying to get them to come and have drinks. They've been ...