Indonesia police probe drug regulators over cough syrup
The police scrutiny of Indonesia's food and drugs agency is the latest escalation in seeking accountability for contaminated syrups that were linked to the deaths of children in Gambia and Uzbekistan last year.
Gambia hires US law firm to consider action on toxic Indian cough syrup, minister says
At least 70 children in Gambia, most under 5 years old, died from acute kidney injury between June and October.
India considers testing cough syrups before export, reports say
India's pharmaceutical industry received a major jolt last year when cough syrups made by two companies based near New Delhi were linked to the deaths of at least 70 children in Gambia and 19 in Uzbekistan.
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.
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