Sep 15, 2016

World's biggest collection of pickled brains moves to Belgium

A new collection in the psychiatric hospital of Duffel in the north of Belgium makes for a ghoulish sight: around 3,000 preserved brains that were originally saved by a British doctor. The collection of frontal lobes, hippocampi and other key parts of the brain ...

Philippines' Duterte says 'not a fan' of US, plots own course

Sep 10, 2016

Philippines' Duterte says 'not a fan' of US, plots own course

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, saying he was “not a fan” of the United States, vowed Saturday to steer an independent course for the key Asian ally and refrain from confronting territorial rival China. The incendiary leader made the comments after a controversial first foreign ...

Three Taiwanese men arrested in Tokyo over 154-kg drug haul

Sep 5, 2016

Three Taiwanese men arrested in Tokyo over 154-kg drug haul

Tokyo police and customs officials served fresh arrest warrants on three Taiwanese men Monday for allegedly smuggling about 154 kg of stimulant drugs into Japan. The suspects allegedly hid the drugs inside 216 cardboard boxes containing lighting equipment that was shipped from Guangdong, China, ...

With Duterte, hard to separate intentions from bluster

Aug 31, 2016

With Duterte, hard to separate intentions from bluster

Whether Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte aims to shock, inspire or just amuse, deciphering his blunt and often unpredictable rhetoric is a potential challenge for investors seeking policy clarity from the new leader. When it comes to the war on illegal drugs, events have unfolded ...

Aug 29, 2016

Passengers charged over cocaine haul aboard cruise ship in Sydney

Three Canadian cruise ship passengers were charged with drug smuggling Monday after Sydney police allegedly found 95 kilograms of cocaine in their cabin luggage. The haul valued at 31 million Australian dollars ($23 million) was the largest seizure in Australia of narcotics carried by ...