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  • Cocaine hidden in pretend buttocks discovered by police

    Cocaine hidden in pretend buttocks discovered by police

    A Brazilian man carrying the two cushion-like implants, which were attached to a pair of swimming trunks, was detained by Portugal‘s anti-narcotics agency. Later, another man was arrested at a train station under suspicion of being due to receive the drugs. It is not yet clear how police discovered the haul. The cocaine stashed in the fake buttocks was equivalent […]

     
     
  • Manhattan bomber sentenced to life

    Manhattan bomber sentenced to life

    Ahmad Rahimi was convicted in 2017 of detonating a pressure cooker device in Manhattan in September 2016. A second bomb planted nearby did not go off. Hours earlier a pipe bomb, also planted by Rahimi, exploded in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. No one was hurt. The explosions triggered a two-day manhunt that ended with Rahimi being shot several times by […]

     
     
  • Drug provide surge prompts document homicide fee

    Drug provide surge prompts document homicide fee

    A new war between competing drug cartels, after a series of arrests of high profile leaders, has only exacerbated the problem. Authorities in the United States are warning it is out of control. The most highly valued drug is heroin, produced in vast amounts in poppy fields dug into mountainous jungles, almost inaccessible from the ground and protected by thousands […]

     
     
  • Duterte: Feminine rebels ‘ought to be shot in genitals‘

    Duterte: Feminine rebels ‘ought to be shot in genitals‘

    Critics say Rodrigo Duterte‘s remarks can encourage sexual violence and war crimes. Mr Duterte made his comment last week when addressing a group of former communist rebels. “Tell the soldiers, ‘There‘s a new order coming from the mayor. We won‘t kill you. We will just shoot your vagina,‘” he said, according to media reports. “If there is no vagina, it […]

     
     
  • British comic talks of Trump ‘mind drain‘

    British comic talks of Trump ‘mind drain‘

    His news entertainment show, Last Week Tonight, attracts a TV and online audience of millions each week. It has become so influential on the subjects he tackles that it is known as the “John Oliver effect”. The Emmy award-winning programme is about to start a fifth season, and so its host is giving interviews to promote it. I started by […]