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One-sided death toll in Mexico gunfight raises questions

Tanhuato De Guerrero - Puddles of blood and bullet shells are some of the remnants of an intense gunfight on a western Mexico ranch that killed 42 criminal suspects and one police officer.

Cartel operated surveillance cameras in Mexican city

- A drug cartel installed 39 surveillance cameras in a Mexican city bordering the United States to monitor the movements of residents and security forces, authorities said Friday.

Gunfight kills 43 in troubled Mexican state

Tanhuato De Guerrero - At least 42 "suspected criminals" were killed Friday in a gunfight with federal police in a western Mexico region hit by cartel violence, one of the bloodiest clashes in the country's drug war.

At least seven killed in southern Mexico clashes

Acapulco - At least seven people were killed and 20 were wounded in clashes between armed civilians in Mexico's violence-plagued southern state of Guerrero, officials said Wednesday.

Mexico investigates mass abduction claims

- Authorities are investigating allegations that an armed group abducted at least 11 people after occupying a town in Mexico's troubled southern state of Guerrero last week, prosecutors said.

Airport baggage handlers accused of flying drugs throughout U.S.

Washington - Fourteen people, including several airport baggage handlers, have been charged in a scheme to transport drugs across the United States using carry-on luggage, the Justice Department said.

Drug use can be revealed from fingerprints

Scientists have devised a new method for detecting if someone has been abusing drugs by examining the person's fingerprints.

Six dead in small plane crash in Mexico

Juarez - Six men died in the crash of a small plane in northern Mexico and authorities are investigating the cause, officials said Wednesday, as local residents claimed gunmen shot it down.

Who will pay for new antibiotics?

Oslo - New types of antibiotics are needed in order to stem the flow of antibiotic resistant bacteria and the deaths causes from infections that were once readily treatable. One thing hindering development is finance. The question is: who pays?

Using bacteria to deliver drugs

Boston - By re-engineering protein-shuttling machinery, researchers have used bacteria to inject a particular protein into mammalian cells.

Through the haze, Paris protesters call for fresh cannabis laws

Paris - Sporting T-shirts and caps printed with marijuana leaves and with joints hanging from their lips, hundreds of people demonstrated in Paris on Saturday as part of a world march calling for the legalisation of cannabis.

Indonesian leader insists death penalty 'positive' for country

Abepura - Indonesian President Joko Widodo insisted Saturday that the death penalty was "positive" for his country after the execution of seven foreign drug convicts by firing squad last month sparked international outrage.

Mexico gunmen wound former city police chief

Juarez - Hitmen shot and seriously wounded on Friday the controversial former police chief of Ciudad Juarez, whose tenure was marked by a sharp drop in murders in Mexico's ex-homicide capital.

Call for redemption as executed Australian mourned

Sydney - More than 1,000 people mourned Australian drug smuggler Andrew Chan at his funeral in Sydney Friday following his execution in Indonesia, with his brother saying he should have been given a second chance.

Tramadol capsules recalled in contamination alert

London - Drugs company RelonChem Ltd is recalling all batches of its product Tramadol 50mg capsules. This is due to the risk of fungal contamination.

Mexico charges three with 'terrorism' after cartel violence

- A Mexican judge has charged three people with terrorism over their roles in a day of violence launched by a drug cartel in Jalisco state last week, authorities said.The suspects were accused of organized crime "with the goal of committing ...

Indonesian court postpones death row Frenchman's appeal

Jakarta - An Indonesian court on Thursday postponed the start of an appeal by a Frenchman on death row to next week, indicating the country's slow-moving justice system could delay his execution for some time yet.

Afghan runaways fight heroin addiction on Pakistan streets

Peshawar - After his brother beat him with chains, Abdullah decided enough was enough and fled his home in Kabul to Pakistan, where he lived rough, sleeping where he could and battling drug addiction.

Colombia to investigate alleged child abuse by U.S. military

Estanzuela - Colombian authorities said they planned to investigate alleged sexual abuses of children by US contractors and military staff.

U.S.-backed drug spraying triggers health fears in Colombia

Estanzuela - Two decades after it started spraying coca fields with herbicide, Colombia is torn between continuing to wage a U.S.-sponsored war on drugs from the sky and mounting fears of health risks.

What new statistics say about American drug use

Newly released Medicare statistics have highlighted the problem the U.S. has with prescription drug abuse. Though troubling, these much reported stats should not come as a surprise. But what facts about America's drug use have NOT been so well documented?

New Generation cartel Mexico's latest menace

- Armed with rocket-propelled grenades to bring down an army helicopter and with ties to gangs as far afield as Asia, the Jalisco New Generation drug cartel and its shadowy boss have grown into Mexico's newest menace.

Three Mexico troops found dead after helicopter downed

- Mexican authorities have found the bodies of three soldiers who disappeared after a drug cartel brought down a military helicopter with a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, officials said Monday.

Second huge Berlin cocaine stash found in Aldi bananas

Berlin - More than 15 million euros worth of cocaine turned up Monday in boxes of bananas delivered to Aldi supermarkets in and around Berlin, police said.

A blast and gunfire: Mexico's chopper battle

Autl - A blast and gunfire rattled the hamlet in western Mexico where a drug cartel brought down a military helicopter in an intense battle that left three troops dead and three more missing.

Mexico seeks missing drug war troops as more cars burn

Autl - Authorities expanded the search for three missing soldiers after gunmen hit their helicopter in western Mexico, as new fires erupted a day after a drug cartel lit up the region.

Big Pharma: Teva bids $40 billion for Mylan

Israel-based pharmaceutical company Teva makes an unsolicited offer for a smaller, Netherlands-based rival called Mylan, as its main product faces competition from generics.

FDA agrees to review new ALS drug

Data surrounding a controversial new ALS drug has been requested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The review may lead to the drug being released.

Aspirin shown to reduce cancer risk

Cambridge - A long-term and statistically large study has found regular use of aspirin may lead to a slightly reduced risk from some types of gastrointestinal cancers.

Bodies of Australians executed in Indonesia arrive home: reports

Sydney - Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he was confident Australia could restore its relationship with Indonesia despite anger over the execution of two drug convicts, whose bodies reportedly returned home Saturday.
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