According to UNAids, last year, some 240,000 children worldwide acquired HIV. That is one new infection every two minutes. In many developing countries, HIV is still one of the major causes of death among children under five.

Until 2000, Pakistan was the leading football-producing country. But global concerns about child labour, national power shortages, and competition from China and Thailand have reduced the country's share considerably.

Tomorrow, Syria will enter its fourth year of conflict. Ceaseless bloody fighting between the Syrian government and the opposition forces has claimed more than 100,000 lives, and pushed almost half the country's population of some 22 million into desperation.

For many Hongkongers, Southeast Asian countries offer great escape during the summer holidays. However, while most travellers focus on the fun and relaxation highlighted in advertisements, few are aware of a sinister reality - the sexual exploitation of children in tourism.

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