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Drug lords killed, injured in Philippine jail

Manila - A man accused by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte of being the nation's top drug trafficker was injured and a gang member killed during jailhouse knife attacks on Wednesday, authorities said.

Drug lord Guzman 'serene' as extradition ruling looms

Mexico - A Mexican judge held a hearing on Monday on whether Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman can be extradited to the United States, although the drug kingpin could have to wait anything from a day to weeks to know his fate.

Drug lord Guzman 'serene' as extradition ruling looms

Mexico - A Mexican judge held a hearing on Monday on whether Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman can be extradited to the United States, although the drug kingpin could have to wait anything from a day to weeks to know his fate.

Drug lord Guzman 'serene' as extradition ruling looms

Mexico - A Mexican judge held a hearing on Monday on whether Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman can be extradited to the United States, although the drug kingpin could have to wait anything from a day to weeks to know his fate.

UN sets sights on antibiotic-resistant superbugs

New York - World leaders on Wednesday will for the first time tackle the growing scourge of superbacteria, which are resistant to antibiotics and are making illnesses from tuberculosis to sexually transmitted diseases increasingly difficult to treat.

Mexico judge to weigh 'Chapo' US extradition this month

Mexico - A Mexican judge will weigh the extradition of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman this month, and he could be in US custody later this year, a US official said Wednesday.

Violence heats up in Mexico's 'Hot Land'

Nueva Italia De Ruiz - Soldiers man checkpoints in western Mexico's Hot Land region while police armed with assault rifles travel in convoys days after officers died when their helicopter came under fire and crashed.

Mexico arrests drug lord's wife

Mexico - Mexican police have arrested the wife of a jailed leader of the Beltran Leyva drug cartel, authorities said Tuesday, making her the latest woman accused of a high-profile role in the country's underworld.

Most drugs in sewage are not from dumped narcotics

Vermont - The belief that most drugs in sewage are stashes of illegal narcotics flushed down toilets by criminals appears to be a myth. Most drugs in sewage systems are excreted by people who have been prescribed them.

Philippine's bloody crime war a 'success': govt

Manila - The bloody crime war that has claimed nearly 3,000 lives in the Philippines in just two months was dubbed a "success" on Sunday by a spokesman for controversial President Rodrigo Duterte.

Philippine's bloody crime war a 'success': govt

Manila - The bloody crime war that has claimed nearly 3,000 lives in the Philippines in just two months was dubbed a "success" on Sunday by a spokesman for controversial President Rodrigo Duterte.

Philippine's bloody crime war a 'success': govt

Manila - The bloody crime war that has claimed nearly 3,000 lives in the Philippines in just two months was dubbed a "success" on Sunday by a spokesman for controversial President Rodrigo Duterte.

Mexico hunts for suspects who downed police chopper

Gambara - Troops and police hunted Wednesday for gang suspects who shot down a police helicopter in western Mexico, killing five aboard in a clash highlighting the government's struggle to quell violence in the region.

Mexico probes if gang downed police helicopter

Morelia - A police helicopter crashed during an operation to capture suspected gang leaders in western Mexico, and authorities were investigating whether gunmen shot it down, killing three officers and the pilot.

Narcan ineffective against powerful new opioids being used

Cincinnati - The potent animal tranquilizer carfentanil has been confirmed as being the "unknown" opioid responsible for the latest Midwest OD deaths. Worse still, officials have discovered that Narcan isn't as effective against this powerful sedative.

Mexico arrests drug cartel honcho wanted in US

Mexico - Mexican authorities have arrested a suspected lieutenant of the Sinaloa drug cartel who is wanted in the United States, officials said.

Trial drug shows 'impressive' Alzheimer's action: study

Paris - An experimental drug cleared protein buildup in the brains of people with mild Alzheimer's disease and slowed their mental decline, the results of a preliminary trial showed.

Illnesses among Los Angeles homeless blamed on 'spice' drug

Los Angeles - Synthetic marijuana is suspected to be behind an illness that has sent dozens of homeless people from a downtown Los Angeles neighborhood to emergency rooms in recent days, authorities said.

Guzman relative says 'El Chapo' son released in Mexico

Culiac - The son of jailed Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been released following his abduction earlier this week, a member of the Sinaloa cartel leader's family said.

Armed attackers kidnap, kill eight in Mexico

Coatzacoalcos - Armed attackers kidnapped and killed eight people in the Mexican town Alto Lucero in Veracruz state, officials said Saturday.

Mexico federal prosecutors probe Chapo son kidnapping

Puerto Vallarta - Mexican federal prosecutors took over investigations into the gunpoint kidnapping of a son of notorious drugs boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, officials said.

Mexico fears new cartel war after 'El Chapo' son abducted

Mexico - The brazen kidnapping of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's son has unleashed fears of a new war between rival cartels in the violence-weary country.

Venezuela jails soldiers for smuggling drugs to France

Caracas - A Venezuelan court sentenced three soldiers and seven civilians to two decades in prison for shipping more than a ton of cocaine to France, officials said Tuesday.The three airport customs officers were arrested after 1.

Mothers find 28 clandestine burial sites in Mexico

Veracruz - Mothers in east Mexico searching for missing loved ones said they have found a total of 28 clandestine gravesites with remains of some 40 bodies in the gang-ravaged state of Veracruz.

Nicaragua seeking copters, coastal vessels from US, Russia

Managua - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is negotiating with Russia and the United States to acquire helicopters and coast guard vessels to modernize the country's military fleet as it fights drug smuggling, the government said Saturday.

UK court jails Turkish cocaine smugglers after £500 mn sting

London - Two Turkish drug traffickers caught with three tonnes of cocaine on a boat in the North Sea were on Friday jailed by a British judge for a combined total of 42 years.

Indonesia orders probe into alleged police role in drugs

Jakarta - Indonesian President Joko Widodo has ordered an official investigation into allegations top police and military officers were involved in trafficking illegal drugs.

Mexico mothers searching for loved ones turn up hidden graves

Coatzacoalcos - Mothers searching for missing loved ones said they have found seven clandestine gravesites with remains of an undetermined number of people in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, one of the most afflicted by drug gang violence.

Philippines leader rebuffs top judge over drug row

Manila - President Rodrigo Duterte warned the Philippines' top judge Tuesday to let him pursue a deadly anti-crime campaign that has left hundreds of suspects dead, suggesting otherwise he would impose "martial law".

Philippines leader rebuffs top judge over drug row

Manila - President Rodrigo Duterte warned the Philippines' top judge Tuesday to let him pursue a deadly anti-crime campaign that has left hundreds of suspects dead, suggesting otherwise he would impose "martial law".
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