Indonesia finds local trader forged ingredient label in probe of cough syrup deaths
The trader of industrial-grade chemicals sold them as pharmaceutical-grade, leading to their use in medicated syrups that authorities suspect may have caused deaths of more than 200 children across the country.
Peru families mourn protest dead after worst violence in decades
The country has been roiled by protests since the ouster of President Pedro Castillo, with a total of 41 people killed, almost half of them in the city of Juliaca, including one police officer.
Peru orders curfew in violence-hit region after 18 deaths
In total 40 people have been killed over a month of protests demanding the departure of President Dina Boluarte, who took over after the ouster and arrest of then president Pedro Castillo on Dec 7.
Head of deadly Mexican jailbreak prison fired, manhunt starts
Nineteen people died after gunmen attacked the prison a few miles south of El Paso, Texas, killing guards and inmates and triggering a mass escape that included cartel kingpin Ernesto Alfredo Pinon de la Cruz.
Uzbekistan says 18 children dead after consuming India-made syrup
A batch of the syrup contained ethylene glycol, which the ministry said was a toxic substance.
Two police officers among six killed in gunfight in rural Australia
Three people were shot dead after specialist officers and air support responded to a siege situation at the property, police say.
Peru's new leader offers early election after six die in protests
President Dina Boluarte was sworn in after former president Pedro Castillo was removed by Congress and arrested for trying to dissolve the legislature while preventing an impeachment vote against him.
Indonesia families sue govt over cough syrup deaths, injuries
The Southeast Asian country has seen a spike in cases of acute kidney injury since August, with the deaths of at least 199 people, mostly children, prompting a probe and ban on some liquid medicine sales.
Bacterial infections the 'second leading cause of death worldwide'
Just five of 33 common bacterial pathogens were responsible for half of those deaths.
More than a dozen killed in Indonesia's 5.6 magnitude quake, local official says
A government official from a town in West Java where the epicentre of the quake was located, says that up to 20 people had died at one hospital in the area.
Killings in Philippines anti-drug operations will be minimised, says police chief
More than 6,200 people have been killed in the war on drugs during former President Rodrigo Duterte's six-year rule.
Indonesia suspends licences of two more drug firms amid probe into child deaths
The Southeast Asian country temporarily banned sales of some syrup-based medications after it identified the presence in some products of ethylene glycol and diethylene glycol as possible factors for causing the illness.