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  1. News - World - DEATH PENALTY

    Killer's execution takes two hours, but Arizona governor says 'he did not suffer'

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 09:37am by AP

    ... A subtle look of panic took over his face. [Wood] has been gasping for more than an hour. He is still alive APPEAL BY WOOD’S LAWYERS TO STOP HIS EXECUTION Officials administered the lethal drugs ... the two-drug combination Arizona uses. It was the third prolonged execution this year in the United States, including one in Ohio in which an inmate gasped for half an hour. An Oklahoma inmate died ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557982/arizona-prisoner-takes-nearly-two-hours-die-botched-execution
  2. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Right-to-die doctor Philip Nitschke suspended after Perth widower's suicide

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:38pm by AFP

    ... was accused of moving into uncharted territory by supporting the man despite knowing he was not terminally ill. Brayley died after taking the drug Nembutal, which he illegally imported. His life ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558336/right-die-doctor-philip-nitschke-suspended-after-perth-widowers-suicide
  3. Sport

    Queen Elizabeth’s champion horse, Estimate, fails dope test

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 12:58pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Queen’s horse fails dope test A horse owned by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth which won one of England’s most prestigious races has failed a drugs test, ... because it can be used to numb pain. Even though morphine is not deemed to be a performance-enhancing drug, trainer and qualified vet James Given, speaking on Sunday before Estimate was revealed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/article/1557449/queen-elizabeths-champion-horse-estimate-fails-dope-test
  4. News - World

    US state considers execution by firing squad as lethal injection drugs run short

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 11:08am

    ... of a shortage of drugs for lethal injections. A legislative committee has directed its staff to draft a firing-squad bill for consideration ahead of next year’s legislative session. Lethal injection is becoming increasingly difficult for states to perform as pharmaceutical companies withhold drug compounds that states traditionally have used. Some inmates have raised constitutional challenges ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1517742/us-state-considers-execution-firing-squad-lethal-injection-drugs-run
  5. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Caracas fumes over arrest of former Chavez spy chief on Aruba

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 09:47pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Bogota, Colombia Venezuelan president expresses outrage as top aide to ex-leader is held on US drug smuggling charges on Aruba after being appointed consul Caracas fumes atarrest of former Chavez spy chief The spy chief of late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez has been arrested on US drug trafficking charges on Aruba. The detention of Hugo Carvajal has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1559186/caracas-fumes-over-arrest-former-chavez-spy-chief-aruba
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asia's more open borders must remain closed to criminal gangs

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 03:11pm by JEREMY DOUGLAS

    ... Jeremy Douglas Jeremy Douglas warns of drug syndicates profiting from integration Asia's more open borders must stay closed to criminals When the Jakarta police entered a toy warehouse in April, they were not shopping for their children. In what was the country's biggest drug bust of the past two years, 90kg of high-purity crystal methamphetamine was uncovered. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1540277/asias-more-open-borders-must-remain-closed-criminal-gangs
  7. News - World - SCIENCE

    Quest for cheap, easy medicine monitor may be over as scientists develop simple home dosage test

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:25pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Colour-coded system using camera may end quest for cheap, easy pill dosage monitor Home test to stop drug overdoses developed Scientists have created a molecule that glows red or blue, depending on drug levels in blood, as the basis for a home test to prevent patients accidentally overdosing. After contact with a drop of blood, the molecule's colour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1528824/quest-cheap-easy-medicine-monitor-may-be-over-scientists-develop-simple
  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Magistrate rapped for refusing bail request without giving reason

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:02am by JULIE CHU

    ... Magistrate warned over bail decision A High Court judge has rapped a magistrate for "bringing disgrace to the judiciary" over his decision to refuse bail to a defendant in a drug case who ... of possessing 0.5 grams of the dangerous drug Ice and of possessing apparatus for inhaling drugs. Magistrate Bina Chainrai set July 14 as the trial date and granted the defendant bail of HK$500. Leung, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556477/magistrate-rapped-refusing-bail-request-without-giving-reason
  9. News - China - ETHNIC MINORITIES

    Uygur community workers help to solve migrants' problems in Guangzhou

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 07:42pm by Kathy Gao Kathy.gao@scmp.com

    ... also reports to local police Uygurs that he suspects are causing problems, such as dealing in drugs, News Express reported. Abudu told the newspaper his language skills made it possible for him to track down suspected Uygur drug dealers. “This job is a good opportunity for me to tell other people about Xinjiang and let them know that Xinjiang people are hospitable and friendly,” Abudu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1558297/uygur-community-workers-help-solve-migrants-problems-guangzhou
  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Girl, 16, rescued from knife-wielding captor in Sham Shui Po flat

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Clifford Lo

    ... Sing House, Fu Cheong Estate. Police said the man threatened to jump out of the window before he was subdued. The 37-year-old was high on drugs at the time of the 8.30am incident, police ... "There was a brief struggle and they subdued him." Traces of what is thought to be the drug Ice were found. The man has been arrested for indecent assault, unlawful detention and possession ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550561/girl-16-rescued-knife-wielding-captor-sham-shui-po-flat

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