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Fake pharmaceutical industry thrives in West Africa

Fake pharmaceutical industry thrives in West Africa

Image copyright Getty Images The counterfeit pharmaceutical industry is thriving in West Africa, with law enforcement agencies battling to crackdown on foreign-linked criminal syndicates, writes Emma Hooper.It is rare to have a conversation in Nigeria about the problem of falsified medicine without a mention of the My Pikin syrup tragedy.In 2009, 84 children were killed…
Man guilty of giving escort employer credit card sentenced

Man guilty of giving escort employer credit card sentenced

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois man who claims his 2012 divorce prompted him to go on a binge that included alcohol, prostitutes and giving a woman his corporate credit card used to finance an opulent lifestyle and rack up millions of dollars in debt was sentenced Thursday to prison.U.S. District Judge Elaine sentenced Scott Kennedy…
San Diego woman pleads guilty in $400M Ponzi scheme

San Diego woman pleads guilty in $400M Ponzi scheme

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego businesswoman who authorities say ran a $400 million investment fraud scheme involving liquor licenses pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges.Gina Champion-Cain entered pleas to conspiracy, securities fraud and obstruction of justice. She could face up to 15 years in prison when she is sentenced in October.Champion-Cain was accused…
On Football: Behind health, stability a key to NFL success

On Football: Behind health, stability a key to NFL success

Chiefs, 49ers, Saints, Ravens. All powerhouses last season. All in excellent position to be so again if the NFL actually gets to play during the coronavirus pandemic.Anyone who believes continuity isn’t an essential part of pro football success will need to re-examine that philosophy.As NFL teams finally get together after an offseason of virtual, well,…
US beekeepers fear for their future

US beekeepers fear for their future

Image copyright Pamela Parker Image caption The price of honey on US shelves has almost doubled over the past 10 years Skyrocketing demand for honey has meant that prices in the US have almost doubled over the past decade - so why are American beekeepers struggling to make ends meet?David Bradshaw has been a beekeeper…
‘Wait to celebrate together when the time is right’

‘Wait to celebrate together when the time is right’

Fire crews extinguished a small blaze at the Liver Building after a firework was set off Liverpool fans must wait until "the time is right" to celebrate the club's first Premier League title togethe…
Coronavirus face masks: Why men are less likely to wear masks

Coronavirus face masks: Why men are less likely to wear masks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Women around the world are much more likely than men to wear a face mask, evidence shows After much squabbling, Monica* took a drastic decision.Her husband Eduardo had repeatedly refused to wear a face mask as the Covid-19 pandemic grew in Brazil - the country with the second-highest number…
Chop in Seattle: Why this police-free protest zone ultimately failed

Chop in Seattle: Why this police-free protest zone ultimately failed

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Less than a month after it was set up, Seattle's Chop protest zone was cleared On 8 June, after a number of increasingly dangerous clashes between protesters and law enforcement, police officers in a popular area of downtown Seattle abandoned their precinct. Hundreds of activists, who had been demonstrating against…
Coronavirus: The slow death of the American all-you-can-eat buffet

Coronavirus: The slow death of the American all-you-can-eat buffet

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Shady Maples Smorgasbord - specialising in Amish food - is requiring a mask and gloves A dining experience beloved by generations of hungry Americans is in danger of being spoiled by the coronavirus pandemic.Buffets - from the humblest hotel breakfasts to the grandest casino banquets - are struggling…
Russia cracks down on marmot hunt in plague scare

Russia cracks down on marmot hunt in plague scare

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Marmot-hunting is banned near Mongolia but goes on despite warnings Russian public health officials and police are visiting communities near Mongolia warning them not to hunt marmots, as at least two people have caught bubonic plague in Mongolia.Some shepherds in Russia's mountainous Altai region traditionally hunt marmots and eat…

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