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05/05/2017 06:55

UN rights investigator on surprise Philippine visit

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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.

05/05/2017 03:05

Narcos in southern Spain increasingly brazen

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

22/04/2017 00:28

Marijuana activists arrested at US Capitol on «4/20» day

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Police arrested seven pro-marijuana activists near the US Capitol on Thursday as they handed out free joints to mark «4/20 day» and highlight their effort to legalize pot.

20/04/2017 09:38

«Microdosing» trend has Americans tuning in with psychedelics

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After a litany of prescriptions failed to control her stormy mood swings and deep depression, writer Ayelet Waldman finally found relief in a blue vial of diluted LSD.

19/04/2017 05:16

Laos «drug kingpin» denies Thai smuggling charges

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An alleged Laos drug lord linked to some of Thailand's rich and famous denied being a major player in the regional narcotics trade when he appeared in a Bangkok court Tuesday.

16/04/2017 06:09

Bodyguard of El Chapo's sons killed after jailbreak

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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.

29/12/2016 01:21

Buccaneers' Martin suspended, enters treatment

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The National Football League has slapped Doug Martin with a four-game suspension after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back failed a drugs test.

26/12/2016 10:19

British pop star George Michael dies aged 53

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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.

26/12/2016 07:04

Hallucinogenic plant ayahuasca gains foothold in US

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Dominique was hooked on cocaine and smoked two packs of cigarettes a day until she stumbled onto ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic concoction that she says has changed her life.

20/11/2016 04:14

Opioid abuse in Canada a «national health emergency»

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Deaths from opiate overdoses in Canada have become a «public health crisis» that could prompt the government to declare a national health emergency, the Canadian Health Minister said Friday.

08/11/2016 22:29

Mexican drug lord set to appeal US extradition

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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.

18/09/2016 08:21

Cannabis: the new Californian gold rush

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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.

06/07/2016 09:17

Escobar's brother asks to review new season of «Narcos»

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The brother of the late Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar has asked Netflix to review the second season of the hit series «Narcos» before its release.

19/03/2016 22:04

Mexican actress still angry at Sean Penn over «El Chapo» ordeal

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Mexican actress Kate del Castillo, who met with drug baron Joaquin «El Chapo» Guzman alongside Sean Penn in October, said she is angry with the US star for using the opportunity for his own glory.

18/10/2015 16:04

Australia set to legalise growing of medicinal cannabis

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Australia Saturday announced plans to legalise the growing of cannabis for medicinal purposes, saying those suffering debilitating illnesses deserved access to the most effective treatments.

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