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Philippine Church head urges end to drug killings

The head of the Philippines' powerful Catholic Church called for an end to the «waste of human lives» following a brutal week in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war in which a 17-year-old boy was among dozens killed.

UN rights investigator on surprise Philippine visit

The United Nations' special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings condemned Friday the use of violence to combat illegal drugs, as she made a surprise visit to the Philippines that angered President Rodrigo Duterte.

Narcos in southern Spain increasingly brazen

Attacks on police, unloading drugs in broad daylight... Drug traffickers in southern Spain are operating in an increasingly brazen manner that has authorities worried.

Bodyguard of El Chapo's sons killed after jailbreak

The head bodyguard of the sons of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin «El Chapo» Guzman has been killed by soldiers while on the run following a jail break last month, officials said Saturday.

British pop star George Michael dies aged 53

British pop star George Michael, who rose to fame with the band Wham! and sold more than 100 million albums in his career, has died aged 53, his publicist said on Sunday.

Mexican drug lord set to appeal US extradition

Lawyers for Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin «El Chapo» Guzman could file on Tuesday an appeal to prevent his extradition to the United States, arguing he could face the death penalty.

Cannabis: the new Californian gold rush

Two years ago, the city of Adelanto, a crumbling outpost in California's Mojave desert, was facing a bleak future as it teetered on the brink of bankruptcy and struggled with double-digit unemployment.

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