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Dominique Strauss-Kahn failed to end the criminal investigation into his alleged role in organising sex parties with prostitutes in the US and France and Belgium

Dominique Strauss-Kahn fails to have final sex charge thrown out

The former IMF chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, failed today to free himself of his last remaining accusation of sexual misconduct.

Homes, G4S style: Rubbish, rising damp... and 'roaches'

Another shambles as security giant leaves asylum seeker living in squalor

Mark Lancaster, who claimed to work as an 'assessor' for SponsorAScholar.co.uk

Detectives investigating 'sex for tuition fees' website arrest man on suspicion of inciting prostitution

Detectives investigating a website offering to pay the tuition fees of female students in return for sex have arrested a man on suspicion of inciting prostitution.

Four arrested on sex trafficking and child prostitute charges

Four members of an alleged child sex trafficking gang were arrested by police in the early hours of this morning, officers have said.

Uproar in Argentina after high-profile sex slave trial clears accused

The 13 people on trial in the province of Tucuman had faced up to 25 years in jail

Jo Swinson calls in police over 'sex for tuition fees' which Mark Lancaster is allegedly involved in

Minister for Women Jo Swinson calls in police over 'sex for tuition fees' scandal

The Government has insisted that it was committed to tackling sexual exploitation in the wake of the revelations over a website offering to pay students’ university costs in return for sex.

Empowering, or the last resort of the debt-ridden and desperate?

The number of students turning to the sex industry to make money has doubled in the past year, with up to £3m going directly into universities from the proceeds, reports Charlotte Philby
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Students and the sex industry: Empowering or the last resort of the debt-ridden?

The number of students using their bodies to make money has doubled in the past year, reports Charlotte Philby

One study claims one in four students knows someone who has worked in the sex industy to pay their fees

How sex work has replaced a bar job for students who struggle to bills, loans and university fees

Research suggests higher fees are pushing some to seek extreme sources of income

A French investigation of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, for alleged participation in “gang rape” is set to be dropped

Court delays ruling over Dominique Strauss-Kahn prostitution ring charges

A French court has delayed a ruling on whether to drop several charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former IMF chief who has successfully fought accusations linked to his “libertine” lifestyle.

Postcard from... Potsdam

Germany's Greens are proud to be Europe's most powerful environmentalist party but as is often said: pride comes before a fall.

Ravichandran Ashwin’s bowling will test England’s batsmen

The Last Word: Let virtues of the long game flourish in Indian summer

T20 desecrates the game’s essence, absolving batsmen of all responsibility

Behind the Red Door: Sex in China, By Richard Burger

A former Beijing editor charts the tumultuous history of desire in the Middle Kingdom

After woman sells virginity for $780,000, here are the results of our prostitution survey

Website Virgins Wanted have ended biddings for the virginity of two participants.
We reveal the results of our survey which asked readers their views on paying for sex.

The price of virginity? $780,000 (or $3,000, if you're a man)

We reported earlier this month on the case of Catarina Migliorini, a 20-year-old Brazilian woman who decided to auction off her virginity as part of a proposed documentary by Australian filmmaker Justin Sisley.

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A timely reminder of the bloody anniversary we all forgot

A timely reminder of the bloody anniversary we all forgot

Who remembers that this week we enter the 150th anniversary year of the end of the American Civil War, asks Robert Fisk
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Homeless Veterans appeal

Former soldiers pay their respects to a friend who also served
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Scarred by the bell

The downfall of the TV star charged with bar stabbing
Why 2014 was a year of technological let-downs

Why 2014 was a year of technological let-downs

Security breaches and overhyped start-ups dominated a year in which very little changed (save the size of your phone)
Cuba's golf revolution: But will the revolutionary nation take 'bourgeois' game to its heart?

Will revolutionary Cuba take 'bourgeois' golf to its heart?

Fidel Castro ridiculed the game – but now investment in leisure resort projects is welcome
The Locked Room Mysteries: As a new collection of the genre’s best is published, its editor Otto Penzler explains the rules of engagement

The Locked Room Mysteries

As a new collection of the genre’s best is published, its editor explains the rules of engagement
Amy Adams on playing painter Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's Big Eyes

How I made myself Keane

Amy Adams hadn’t wanted to take the role of artist Margaret Keane, because she’d had enough of playing victims. But then she had a daughter, and saw the painter in a new light
Ed Richards: Parting view of Ofcom chief. . . we hate jokes on the disabled

Parting view of Ofcom chief... we hate jokes on the disabled

Bad language once got TV viewers irate, inciting calls to broadcasting switchboards. But now there is a worse offender, says retiring head of the media watchdog, Ed Richards
A look back at fashion in 2014: Wear in review

Wear in review

A look back at fashion in 2014
Ian Herbert: My 10 hopes for sport in 2015. Might just one of them happen?

Ian Herbert: My 10 hopes for sport in 2015

Might just one of them happen?
War with Isis: The West needs more than a White Knight

The West needs more than a White Knight

Despite billions spent on weapons, the US has not been able to counter Isis's gruesome tactics, says Patrick Cockburn
Return to Helmand: Private Davey Graham recalls the day he was shot by the Taliban

'The day I was shot by the Taliban'

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Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

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The stories that defined 2014

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