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Panel tackles issue of missing, slain Native Hawaiian women

HONOLULU (AP) — At first, he was just a boyfriend. He gave Ashley Maha'a gifts and attention. But then he gave her drugs and became controlling and abusive. He would punish her for breaking ambiguous,...

Fire damages Thai nightclub popular with Indian tourists

BANGKOK (AP) — A fire in Pattaya, the Thai seaside resort city southeast of Bangkok known for its racy nightlife, has badly damaged a large nightclub catering to Indian tourists, officials said Monday...

Taiwan's young talents set to shine at Art Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Talented young Taiwanese artists are a major focus of this year's edition of Art Taipei, one of Asia's most important art fairs, which is set to take place at Taip...

3 Thai women arrested for prostitution in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three Thai nationals have been arrested on suspicion of prostitution in southern Taiwan Residents in Tainan's Yongkang District have recently noticed foreign women ...

Taiwan's KTVs, bars, nightclubs to remain closed from Aug. 10-23

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Aug. 9) announced that adult entertainment venues will remain closed under the country's adjusted Level ...

Taipei to crack down on sex industry before bars reopen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City plans to let bars and "tea houses" reopen in September, but there will be zero tolerance for the sex industry, officials said Friday (Aug. 6). Aft...

Stigmas on race, gender and sex overlap in Atlanta slayings

Seven of the eight people killed were women; six were of Asian descent. The suspect, according to police, appeared to blame his actions on a “sex addiction." While the U.S. has seen ...

Pandemic makes prostitution taboo in Nevada's legal brothels

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Before the coronavirus pandemic, tourist-dependent Nevada had a notorious attraction: It was the only place in America where someone could legally pay for sex. Thes...

Argentina to add more transgender people to labor force

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Angeles Rojas strides down the hall of the Argentine state bank, passed portraits on the walls of past bank presidents who may have been shocked to see a young transgend...

Tortured and abused — the harrowing experiences of North Korean women prisoners

The United Nations has released a report that focuses on human rights abuses perpetrated against women in North Korea, recounting the ordeal of dozens of women at the hands of state security officers ...

Changhua councilors propose Taiwan's first lawful 'sex trade zone'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Changhua County Councilors have proposed legalizing prostitution within a specified area with the aim of reducing crime, giving unskilled men and women access to economic ...

Last legal brothel in Yilan, Taiwan closes doors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The last legal brothel in northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County has closed its doors after its owner died and the police revoked its license. Pine Moon House (松月屋), which i...

China: Thousands of North Korean women forced into prostitution: report

A report published by the Korea Future Initiative, a London-based NGO, reveals that thousands of North Korean women and girls are being subjected to forced marriage and prostitution in China. The rep...

Amsterdam sex workers angry at red light district tours ban

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The city of Amsterdam's latest attempt to rein in the nuisance of over-tourism by banning guided tours of the red light district has run into opposition from some of the people it is ...

Pimp Dennis Hof wins Nevada legislative race after death

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada brothel owner and reality TV star Dennis Hof died last month but still won a heavily GOP state legislative district after fashioning himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican ...