Polish orphans 'rented out' for sex in West

The heads of orphanages throughout Poland have been ordered to account today for the whereabouts of all their children amid mounting fears that young Polish boys are being 'rented out' to Westerners to be sexually abused or forced to take part in pornographic videos.

Nuclear fears add to plane mystery

POLICE IN Switzerland are trying to unravel the mystery behind a plane which crashed into Lake Constance two weeks ago, amid fears that it was being used to smuggle nuclear materials from East Europe.

Depenalise drug use, says Interpol boss

PARIS (Reuter) - Drug use should be depenalised and governments should concentrate their anti-drug efforts on reducing consumption, said the head of the international police organisation, Interpol.

Decriminalise drug use, says Interpol chief

DRUG use should no longer be a criminal offence, and people who take even such 'hard' substances as heroin and cocaine should not face prosecution or jail, the head of Interpol said yesterday.

Student death hunt

A MURDER investigation was launched last night after police identified a man whose body was found buried head-first in a wood in Scotland, writes Jason Benetto.

Tenants stuck with tax collection: If your landlord is abroad, you are liable for the levy on his rent. Sue Fieldman reports

BEFORE you decide to rent a home, find out if your landlord lives abroad. If he does, beware. You could find you are liable for the landlord's tax bill on the rental payments.

Departures: When in France, don't . . .

IT ISN'T just British motorists and hotel guests who risk having their collars unfairly felt in France (Departures passim). Diana Pepper ran into bother after taking the train from Charles de Gaulle airport to the Paris Gare du Nord rail station.

Swimming: Interpol hunts Hungarian coach

THE success of Hungary at the Olympic Games in Barcelona lost some of its golden glow yesterday when it was revealed in Budapest that local investigators were working with Interpol in an effort to track down the national swimming coach, Gyoergy Zemplenyi, who is suspected of embezzling about dollars 7m (pounds 3.6m).
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