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Philippine President Duterte Criticized over His Martial Law Threat

Philippine rights advocates and survivors of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos, the country's former leader, criticized President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday for his comments that he is considering of declaring martial law to curb what he called the country's run-away drugs problem.

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Prison Riot Kills at Least 60 in Brazil

At least 60 people have been killed, with many getting beheaded, after a 17-hour prison riot broke out on Sunday afternoon in the Amazon jungle city of Manaus in Brazil.

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Teenage Marijuana Use on the Rise in the US: Study

A study in Washington discovered that teenagers' consumption and perception towards cannabis since its legalization as a recreational drug in 2015 has shifted.

Jonas Brothers' Youngest Sibling Frankie Gets Busted for Marijuana

Jonas Brothers Drug Scandal: Youngest Sibling Gets Busted for Possession of Marijuana

News about an alleged Jonas Brothers scandal have surfaced after Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas' youngest sibling, Frankie, was busted for possession of marijuana this earlier week in Nashville.

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte (L) shakes hands with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) ahead of their meeting at the Great Hall of the People on October 20, 2016 in Beijing, China.

China's Narcotics Control Bureau, PDEA Sign Protocol of Cooperation

The Narcotics Control Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security of the People's Republic of China and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) have signed a protocol on cooperation on Thursday (Oct. 20) in Beijing, China, to effectively deal with drug crimes between the two countries.

Xinyi Chen of China competes in heat four of the Women's 100m Butterfly on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Rio 2016: Chinese Swimmer Chen Xinyi Tests Positive for Drugs

The Chinese Swimming Association (CSA) confirmed that Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi failed a doping test at the Rio Olympics.

Guangdong Police Ferret Out A Case Of Smuggling Methamphetamine

China Nabs Nearly 190,000 Suspects for Narcotics-Related Crimes

Police nabbed nearly 190,000 suspects allegedly involved in narcotics-related crimes over the last 17 months, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) announced on Saturday (June 26).


24 People Detained for Making Illegal Drugs in Central China

Police in the central province of Hunan have detained 24 people suspected of producing illegal drugs during a major drug crackdown operation on Wednesday.


Chinese Drug Kingpin Arrested, Major Drug Operations Busted

The kingpin of a drug syndicate known only as "the professor" has been arrested along with 23 other drug producers during a raid by the police in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province. The operation also led to the identification of a number of suspected drugs users from several Chinese universities.

There are over 2 million people affected by HIV/AIDS each year according to study

Anti-alcoholism Drug Can Potentially Awaken and Eliminate HIV Virus: Study Reveals

In a bid to cure the deadly AIDS virus, scientists have made an unexpected discovery - that a drug used to combat alcoholism can actually awaken and eliminate dormant HIV virus lurking in the body.

Death penalty in China

Colombian Model Faces Death Penalty in China After Smuggling Drugs

A Colombian model is facing death penalty in China after drugs in a plastic bag were found hidden in her laptop.

DNA Origami Could Be Used In Therapies One Day

DNA Origami Could Be Used In Therapies One Day

Intricate structures at nano scale using DNA referred as DNA origami are designed by researchers at Karolinska Institute in Sweden, published in the journal Nature.

Pain Relievers

FDA Wants You To Be Wary Of Dangerous Pain Relievers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently updated its warnings for prescription and over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) because of increasing chances of heart attack or stroke. These drugs include ibuprofen, which are sold under brand names Advil, Motrin and Midol; naproxen (Aleve) and the prescription arthritis drug Celebrex.

NZ Federal Budget Expected To Reveal Surplus And New Spending

Here Are the Top-Selling Drugs in the US

With almost 70% of the population taking at least one prescription drug, and 20% take at least five, there is no doubt that America is still a prescription nation.

Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy Opens Up About Past Drug Use

Tom Hardy recently opened up about his past drug use and admitted that he was so out of control then that he might have sold his mother, "for a rock of crack."

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