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World / Crime & Legal Oct 14, 2018

U.S. charity school in Liberia in rape scandal storm

An acclaimed U.S. charity operating in Liberia has admitted to major failings after girls at a school set up to save them from a life of sexual exploitation were systematically raped. "We are profoundly, deeply sorry," the charity More Than Me said on its website ...

City of Houston blocks plans to open 'robot brothels'

World / Offbeat Oct 4, 2018

City of Houston blocks plans to open 'robot brothels'

The city of Houston on Wednesday blocked a Canadian businessman's plans to open what local media dubbed a robot brothel, after an outcry from residents. The KinkySdollS shop in Toronto was set to expand to the Texas city with dolls that the company says have ...

Basketball players handed one-year bans

Basketball Aug 29, 2018

Basketball players handed one-year bans

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

The four men's national basketball team players who allegedly paid women for sex in Jakarta during the ongoing Asian Games have been handed a one-year ban by the Japan Basketball Association, the organization announced on Wednesday. The ban, effective from the announcement, includes B. League ...

U.S. 'online brothel' Backpage and CEO plead guilty

World / Crime & Legal Apr 13, 2018

U.S. 'online brothel' Backpage and CEO plead guilty

The chief executive of Backpage.com, a website that U.S. authorities have dubbed a lucrative nationwide "online brothel," pleaded guilty Thursday to state and federal charges including conspiracy and money laundering, and agreed to testify in ongoing prosecutions against others at the site, authorities said. Federal ...