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Supply and demand: Karachi's 'call girls'
Massoud Ansari, 23 May 2003
Britain's colonial legacy in Pakistan left a thriving but dark commercial sector in the country's capital, Karachi. Massoud Ansari investigates the city's desperate marketplace that trades in young women…
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Information addicts fuel new web phenomenon
Mahesh Shantaram, 19 May 2003
The ever-changing Internet beast's most recent fad: the blog, is offering surfers a compelling new way to spend their time and cash, as Mahesh Shantaram discovers…
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Mobile phone fever grips Pakistan
Ahmad Naeem Khan, 18 May 2003
Mobile phone mania is sweeping Pakistan with a rapid increase in national subscribers due to low connection costs and cheap pre-paid packages and phone sets.
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Ukrainian banker conviction ''politically motivated''?
Peter Byrne, 16 May 2003
The conviction this week of a powerful Ukrainian banking figure could have far-reaching implications for the country's financial sector and upcoming presidential elections.
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India's 'ice cream exodus'
Debarshi Dasgupta, 15 May 2003
Every summer, like the water in this parched land, young men 'evaporate’ from the face of Bhilwara and other neighbouring districts in Rajasthan, West India, to look for work.
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Closing the balance, dictator-style
Benedict Mander, 14 May 2003
Forget the small-time looters who ran wild in Iraq after the war. Saddam Hussein put them to shame in what could have been the greatest bank heist of all time…
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Pakistan prepares cyber terrorism offensive
Ahmad Naeem Khan, 13 May 2003
Pakistan is to launch a fresh offensive against cyber terrorism as concerns grow over national e-security.
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Clearing up after the party
Julian Evans, 12 May 2003
No expense was spared at year's European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) annual meeting in Uzbekistan.
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Raising a nation: Adopting India's hidden generation
Chinmayee Manjunath, 11 May 2003
She blows bubbles into her glass of water, her little forehead furrowed in concentration. Each time a bubble bursts, Misha's tiny voice reverberates and she laughs.
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Bosnia sex trade shames UN
Dominic Hipkins, 10 May 2003
A senior United Nations official is demanding that her colleagues involved in the sex trade in Bosnia should be stripped of their immunity and prosecuted.
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