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  1. Everyone has grown used to the sorry litany of drug-cheating athletes

    Posted Aug 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... comes the news the showjumping competition is drug-ridden- still. If Typhoon Nuri was causing all sorts of consternation and hullabaloo at the main press venue in Sha Tin yesterday afternoon, rumours that drugs had finally hit the Hong Kong event added to the surreal feeling. They spread like wildfire once the start list for last night's finale- the individual showjumping ...

  2. Greek capital shaken by earthquake and record doping scandals

    Posted Aug 26th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... time, the International Olympic Committee was taking its decision to strip Hungary's Robert Fazekas of his gold medal in the men's discus in another drug-related tale. The timing ... threw an Olympic record throw of 232 feet, eight inches, was stripped off his gold medal for failing to provide a drug test sample in an apparent attempt to beat the screening test. Maybe he ...

  3. Drug addicts to join protest for bigger campus

    Posted Jul 16th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Young drug addicts will join parents and teachers at a sit-in protest today outside the Legislative Council to petition Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen over ... time young drug addicts will be joining a protest in Hong Kong. We are left with no choice. Our school is facing many problems due to over-enrolment,' he said. 'We are serving young ...

  4. HKU drug cocktail for bird flu ups survival rate fourfold in mice

    Posted Jun 04th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee A University of Hong Kong research team says it has found a possible new way of treating bird-flu infections in humans after a drug-cocktail trial on mice proved effective. The team, led by the university's head of microbiology, Yuen Kwok-yung, and colleague Zheng Bojian, found that the use of three drugs in combination on mice infected with H5N1 virus raised ...

  5. 'Drug supermarkets' above the law

    Posted Jul 06th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Powerful triad bosses are operating a series of nightclub and karaoke bars like 'drug supermarkets' - often beyond the reach of the law - where the widespread availability of the party drug ketamine is exposing Hong Kong youth to the risk of becoming a 'lost generation', say authorities. Ketamine, also known as 'Special K', is flooding across ...

  6. Drug hauls have smugglers on the run

    Posted May 07th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... for drug smugglers in Australia, with barely a week going by without news of traffickers being caught red-handed trying to import large amounts of heroin, cocaine or Ecstasy. Three weeks ago, ... in a court in Western Australia to attempting to smuggle A$45 million worth of cocaine from Brazil. Australia, it would appear, is becoming a nation with a severe drug habit. But analysts say ...

  7. Australian reaction hurts global war on drugs

    Posted Jun 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am bemused why convicted drug trafficker Schapelle Corby is getting such an outpouring of sympathy ('Australian tourist gets 20 years for smuggling marijuana', May 28). I can ... If indeed she is the victim, as she claims, of an elaborate drug-smuggling scheme by baggage handlers in Australia, then I expect an urgent investigation by the authorities. I have yet to read ...

  8. City Briefs

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Drug addict dies in jail after calling for help A drug addict, 54, detained at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre died yesterday after complaining of being unwell. The man, who had a 40-year history of drug abuse, according to the Corrections Services Department, had been undergoing tuberculosis treatment and had been kept in an isolation cell since September 5. He called medical ...

  9. letters

    Posted Sep 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to charity and taking part in voluntary work. We need to heal the world and make more people happy. Mak Po-tin, HKTA Tang Hin Memorial Secondary School Drug tests only a temporary solution Drug abuse is a serious problem among youngsters in Hong Kong. But I don't agree with the government proposal for voluntary drug testing in schools. This violates the basic freedoms enjoyed by Hongkongers. ...

  10. A deadly 'legal high' couriered from China

    Posted Mar 28th 2010, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... potentially lethal, party drug to take Britain by storm, with many of the wholesale suppliers based in China. Mephedrone, also known as 4-MMC, MCAT, Meow, Drone and Bubble, is the most popular ... of their product from factories in China. 'We have some indications that yes, indeed, it comes from Asia, from China,' said Roumen Sedefov, head of sector for action on new drugs at the European ...




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