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  1. Sport - Other Sport - DOPING

    Court of Arbitration for Sport slams 'sloppy' dope testers in Jamaica

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 09:36pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Panel takes aim at nation's ability to conduct effective anti-drug programme as it explains reasons for clearing Campbell-Brown Top court slams 'sloppy' Jamaica dope testers The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) blasted Jamaican anti-doping officials for the mishandling of a drug test by sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown that led to a successful appeal ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Mexican cartel smuggling cocaine into Hong Kong amid booming demand for drugs

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 04:14am by Bryan Harris

    ... and 'Ice' Mexican drug gang targets Hong Kong One of the world's largest and most notorious drug cartels is targeting Hong Kong as it seeks to expand its operations into lucrative new markets, ... it was formed, the Sinaloa is considered one of the world's most sophisticated and dangerous drug-trafficking groups and is a powerful player in Mexico's drug wars, which have claimed 60,000 ...

  3. News - World - DEATH PENALTY

    US considers alternative execution methods amid shortage of lethal injection drugs

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 12:07pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... with a shortage of the drugs they use for lethal injection. A handful of officials in Virginia, Wyoming and Missouri are proposing to return to methods of execution from a bygone era, horrifying ... penalty. But as European manufacturers have stopped selling their drugs to US states if they were to be used to put humans to death, officials have been forced to find other suppliers, often ...

  4. News - World - OBITUARY

    US actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dies aged 46 of suspected drug overdose

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 05:09am by AFP

    ... Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment of a suspected drug overdose on Sunday, law enforcement officials said. He was 46. The enigmatic star, who was hailed ... was nine. He earned a drama degree from New York University in 1989, though he fell into alcohol and drug abuse for a while. Incorporating his grandfather’s name, Seymour, between his given names, ...

  5. News - World - ENTERTAINMENT

    Justin Bieber released after private jet searched for drugs: source

    Posted Feb 01st 2014, 03:45pm

    ... Reuters in New York Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber was allowed re-entry into the United States on Friday after a brief detention during which US Customs officials used drug-sniffing dogs to search his private jet, according to a US law enforcement source briefed on the incident. No illegal drugs were found on the plane and no charges were brought, but the young singer ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Newspaper founder fails in bid to have 33-year-old arrest warrant for trafficking revoked

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 01:30pm by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com But judge decides against revoking arrest warrant over drug charges Prosecution of Ma Sik-chun ruled out in 2005 The Department of Justice decided almost 10 years ago it no longer had enough evidence to prosecute fugitive Oriental Daily News co-founder Ma Sik-chun on drug charges, it emerged yesterday as a judge refused to revoke an arrest warrant ...

  7. News - World - DRUGS

    Cocaine haul was destined for Vatican

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 12:17am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Berlin Cocaine haul destined for Vatican The drug haul was unremarkable, but the destination raised eyebrows. German customs officials intercepted a shipment of cocaine destined for the Vatican in January, weekly Bild am Sonntag reported at the weekend. Officers at Leipzig airport found 340 grams of the drug packed into 14 condoms inside a shipment of cushions ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Schutz to face inquiry into a positive test

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 09:53pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... horses returned a positive drug test last month. Schutz's Eagle Spirit, which was entered for a Class Four 2,000m race on March 30, was withdrawn after a prerace urine sample showed traces of the prohibited substance phenylbutazone, an anti-inflammatory drug. Post-race urine and blood samples were taken, and both confirmed the presence of the substance, but independent testing of the unused ...

  9. News - World - BRAZIL

    Soldiers occupy Rio de Janeiro slums ahead of Brazil's World Cup debut

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 08:01pm by AP

    ... As dawn broke, the heavily armed soldiers entered the sprawling Mare shantytown, considered one of the city's most violent and dangerous, over which drug gangs have ruled for decades. The occupation of Mare, which is controlled by two rival drug gangs and a militia made up of security personnel, began last week when more than 1,000 police officers and marines entered the shantytown. ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    America debates execution methods amid doubts about lethal drugs

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 10:37pm by AP

    ... conundrum: How best to kill Lethal-injection drugs are in short supply in the United States, and with lawyers questioning their effectiveness, some lawmakers in some death-penalty states ... officials, drug shortages and recent legal challenges are beginning to make lethal injection seem vulnerable to complications. "This isn't an attempt to time-warp back into the 1850s ...




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