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Philippines aims to arm community leaders to help fight crime, drugs

Philippines aims to arm community leaders to help fight crime, drugs

The Philippines' interior ministry said on Wednesday it plans to acquire pistols for community leaders willing to fight crime and drugs, prompting concern it could fuel even more violence in the country ...

Bangladesh arrests female cricketer with methamphetamine

Bangladesh arrests female cricketer with methamphetamine

One of Bangladesh's top female cricketers could be jailed for life after being caught with 14,000 methamphetamine pills, police said Sunday.

'I fear for my life': Philippine lawyer behind Duterte probe

'I fear for my life': Philippine lawyer behind Duterte probe

Philippine lawyer Jude Sabio felt it was his duty to bring President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on drugs to the attention of international war crimes prosecutors ...

64% of antibiotics sold in India 'illegal': study

64% of antibiotics sold in India 'illegal': study

Nearly two-thirds of multi-drug antibiotic cocktails sold in India between 2007 and 2012 were unapproved, said researchers on Monday, warning such "illegal" compounds were fuelling the spread of drug-resistant diseases.

Myanmar makes record drug bust with 30 million meth pills

Myanmar makes record drug bust with 30 million meth pills

Myanmar has seized 30 million meth pills along with more than two tonnes of ‘ice’ and heroin in a record bust, the government said Thursday, as drugs pour from labs in lawless border regions.

Backpackers critically ill after Australia mass drug overdose

Backpackers critically ill after Australia mass drug overdose

Nine foreign backpackers, including five from France, were rushed to hospital in various states of ‘agitated delirium’ after ingesting a travel sickness drug they mistook for cocaine ...

Australia seizes $760m of meth in its largest ever bust

Australia seizes $760m of meth in its largest ever bust

Australia has seized more than Aus$1.0 billion (US$760 million) of methamphetamine in its biggest ever bust of the highly-addictive drug, police said on Friday.

More than 2,000 drugs now in cancer immunotherapy race

More than 2,000 drugs now in cancer immunotherapy race

The race to develop new immunotherapy treatments against cancer has sparked an unprecedented explosion in the oncology drug pipeline, with more than 2,000 immune system-boosting agents now in development.

US hits 'Taliban where it hurts' by striking drug labs

US hits 'Taliban where it hurts' by striking drug labs

US Forces have launched airstrikes on drug-making labouratories in Afghanistan as part a new joint strategy with the Afghan military to cut off funding for the Taliban, authorities said Monday.

Australian police seize huge cocaine haul being smuggled in yacht

Australian police seize huge cocaine haul being smuggled in yacht

A huge cocaine haul hidden in the hull of a yacht has been seized off the east coast of Australia, police said Thursday.

Iran parliament softens drug death penalty laws

Iran parliament softens drug death penalty laws

Iran's parliament passed a long-awaited amendment to its drug trafficking laws on Sunday, raising the thresholds that can trigger capital punishment and potentially saving the lives of many on death row.

US links Mexico football captain Marquez to drug cartel

US links Mexico football captain Marquez to drug cartel

The US Treasury on Wednesday accused Rafael Marquez, captain of Mexico's national football team and a former FC Barcelona player, of being a ‘front person’ for a major drug trafficking organization.