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Odebrecht scandal: Ecuador vice-president given six years' jail

Jorge Glas found guilty of receiving bribes from Brazilian construction company in return for state contracts An Ecuadorean court has sentenced the country’s vice-president, Jorge Glas, to six years in jail after finding him guilty of receiving bribes from the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht in return for handing state contracts …

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Opioid use rising in regional Australia, wastewater tests show

Usage rates ‘substantially higher’ than in capitals, report finds, building on concerns of a looming US-style crisis Use of the potentially addictive painkillers oxycodone and fentanyl is rising in regional Australia, the latest analysis of drugs in wastewater has shown. The analysis of 54 wastewater sites by the Australian Criminal …

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Aung San Suu Kyi has Freedom of Dublin award revoked

Councillors vote overwhelmingly to remove award from Myanmar leader, whose handling the Rohingya crisis has been fiercely criticised Dublin councillors have voted to revoke an award given to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to protest her handling of violence against Rohingya Muslims in her country, Irish media reported. The …

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