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Photographer among five found bound, killed in Mexico

- A news photographer was among the five people found tortured and fatally shot in a Mexico City apartment, a journalism advocacy group said Sunday.

Novartis forms biotech spin-off called Mereo

Zurich - The pharmaceutical giant Novartis has established a biotech spin-off company called Mereo. The company will be based in the U.K. and it will work on three bespoke investigational drug products.

Judge rules fugitive Mexico kingpin to be sent to US

- A Mexican judge has issued an order to extradite fugitive drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States -- if he is recaptured after his jailbreak, authorities said Thursday.

Cops from US to Australia in hunt for Mexico capo: DEA

- Police from the Americas to Europe and Australia have joined forces in a "marathon" to catch Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, a top US law enforcement official said.

Britain's Lord Sewel resigns after cocaine and prostitutes scandal

London - A British peer who was in charge of lawmakers' ethics quit the House of Lords on Tuesday after allegedly snorting cocaine off a prostitute's breasts, fuelling calls for reform of the unelected upper chamber.

Lord Sewel exposed in 'drugs and prostitutes' romp

London - A senior member of Britain's House of Lords responsible for upholding standards was facing calls to quit the chamber Monday after he was filmed allegedly snorting drugs off a prostitute's breasts.

Malaria vaccine gets regulatory nod

London - The world's most advanced malaria vaccine got the nod Friday from European regulators, despite mixed trial results, for eventual use in children in African countries plagued by the killer disease.

Submarine seized with eight tonnes of cocaine on board

The U.S. Navy has intercepted a submarine off the coast of El Salvador. The vessel was found to be carrying around eight tonnes of cocaine.

Too many drugs given to people with learning difficulties

London - A new review of drugs policy has found that people with learning difficulties have been over-prescribed medications. This includes psychiatric drugs without any recorded diagnosis.

Brisk business for drug baron T-shirts after escape

- Ballads glorifying Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's daring jailbreak were composed shortly after his escape. Now T-shirts and hats featuring the Mexican drug kingpin's face are flying off the shelves.

In bastion, Mexico kingpin seen as benevolent bandit

Badiraguato - The lush Mexican mountain stronghold of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is dotted with hamlets where poor farmers live in humble homes, scrape by on crops and lionize the fugitive drug kingpin.

Interview with Shaun Ryder of the Happy Mondays Special

Famed for their hedonistic lifestyle and upbeat tunes, the Happy Mondays became a musical force to be reckoned with in the late 1980s, early 1990s. Now they're back with the original lineup.

Seven Mexican prison officials charged over Guzman escape

- Seven prison officials from the Mexican jail where drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escaped were charged over the affair and taken to a federal detention center Friday, authorities said.

Mexican president faces music after drug lord's prison break

- Mexico's president faced a public relations nightmare Friday as he confronted fallout from the escape of a notorious drug lord, but said he was "fully confident" the kingpin would be recaptured.

Mexican guards took '18 minutes' to reach drug lord's prison cell

- It took 18 minutes for prison guards to go into Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's cell after they noticed that he vanished from his cell, authorities said Thursday.

Mexico's infamous prison cell, scene of Guzman's escape

Almoloya De Ju - Seventeen steel doors that only open electronically separate the outside world from prison cell number 20, where Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman lived for 17 months.

U.S. plans to speed up new drugs to market

Washington - A new bill, passed this month by the U.S. House of Representatives, could see new medications reach consumers and hospitals faster. The new measures are contained within the 21st Century Cures Act.

Mexico police search hotels, hospitals for drug lord

- Mexican authorities are searching hotels, hospitals and funeral homes in a massive manhunt for fugitive drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, while boosting operations at the Guatemala border, officials saidThe interior ministry said 101 checkpoints hav...

Video shows drug lord Guzman's daring shower escape

- Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman paced nervously in his cell before bending down behind his shower's short wall and vanishing, according to newly released security footage of his daring jailbreak.

Guzman's escape inspires drug ballads

- Mexican drug baron Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman had barely vanished from prison when the first rhymes hit the Internet -- his second spectacular jailbreak has already inspired "narcocorridos," controversial drug ballads.

Mexico's 'Chapo' set to reclaim drug kingpin crown

- After his spectacular jailbreak, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman could reclaim his crown as Mexico's top drug lord and expand his Sinaloa cartel's territory while his main rivals languish in prison.

Mexico sacks prison chiefs over Guzman escape, offers bounty

- Mexico's government offered a $3.8 million reward for the capture of fugitive drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and sacked top prison officials amid suspicions that guards helped him escape.

Mexico's 'Chapo' set to reclaim drug kingpin crown

- A free man again, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman could reclaim his crown as Mexico's top drug lord and expand his Sinaloa cartel's territory while his main rivals languish in prison.

Mexico leader starts France trip under shadow of drug lord escape

Paris - Mexico's president on Monday began a state visit to France amid criticism of the rights situation in his country and drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's brazen escape from jail.

Kingpin's escape a blow to Mexico leader's drug war

- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's battle against drug cartels took a massive hit with drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's escape, stripping him of his security strategy's biggest trophy.

Chapo's once unbreakable prison houses infamous inmates

Almoloya De Ju - It was meant to be an impenetrable fortress to keep Mexico's most infamous murderers, kidnappers and drug lords behind bars for most of their lives.

How one FBI agent who busted drug rings became an addict

Washington - Matthew Lowry once had a promising career in the FBI. But his drug addiction got the better of him, and on Thursday, he was sentenced to three years in prison for stealing heroin he had collected as evidence.

Unlicensed ear drop products cause danger

Bethesda - The U.S. FDA has announced it is cracking down on poorly made, unapproved and potentially dangerous ear drop products which are appearing in the U.S.

Chinese 'Walter White' nabbed for selling ecstasy substitute: Xinhua

Bejing - Police have arrested a Chinese university professor who allegedly sold "millions of US dollars" worth of psychoactive drugs over the Internet to clients in the US, Britain, Canada and Australia, state media reported Tuesday.

Gunmen attack Mexico Black Hawk, 6 suspects killed

- Mexican marines killed six suspected criminals after the gunmen shot at their Black Hawk helicopter in the drug violence-plagued northern state of Tamaulipas over the weekend, the navy said Monday.
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