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Score: sex boom in Kiev expected ahead of Euro 2012

Ukraine is increasingly becoming known as a destination for sex tourism, and with thousands of football fans pouring in next month for the Euro 2012 tournament, those in the industry expect to do a roaring trade. NGOs are working to ensure that prostitutes can take on the extra work safely, but some believe that their safety is being compromised by police efforts to clear the streets and improve Ukraine's image.

By Gulliver CRAGG

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2014-09-19 Russia

Ukraine’s ‘volunteer’ battalions: Under control?

Ukraine is offering temporary self-rule to areas of its eastern Donbass region currently controlled by separatists. It’s part of a ceasefire deal, but one that was virtually...

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2014-09-18 children

Cleaning up Thailand's shady surrogacy industry

In the absence of rules, surrogacy has become a thriving - and shady - business in Thailand. But things could be about to change as a series of highly publicised cases have...

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2014-09-17 referendum

Scottish referendum: Should I stay or should I go?

This Wednesday is the final day of campaigning before people living in Scotland vote on whether or not to leave the United Kingdom. Our correspondents in Scotland have been to...

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2014-09-16 refugees

Italy: The search for missing migrants

As hundreds more migrants are feared dead in the Mediterranean, we're looking into the disappearance of many of those who do make it to Europe, hoping for a better life....

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2014-09-15 refugees

Lebanon: Islamic State organisation advances on refugee camps

After Iraq and Syria, Lebanon appears to be the next theatre of operations for the radical Islamic State organisation. Arsal, a remote town on the Syrian border, has become the...

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