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UK ban on stimulant ‘khat’ plant takes effect

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In this file picture taken on June 20, 2014, a man holds bundled of the stimulant plant khat (qat), in Harlesden, north west London.  Britain on June 24, 2014 became the latest nation to formally outlaw the herbal stimulant khat, the bushy leaf chewed by many Somalis, Yemenis, Kenyans and Ethiopians. Under a new law, khat is now a "class C drug", making possession punishable by up to two years in jail and supply and production punishable by up to 14 years.  AFP

Authorities at Ninoy Aquino International Airport advised United Kingdom-bound travelers, on Tuesday, about the British government’s banning of the possession of khat plant, a leafy shrub whose leaves contain an addictive stimulant.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

UK not condoning Britons who abuse minors

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The British Embassy said Wednesday that it will not give any special treatment to those suspected of child abuse amid reports that a British national was arrested in Cebu for molesting three minors.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Nurse charged over UK hospital poisoning deaths

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A male nurse has been charged with the murder of three patients who were poisoned with contaminated medical products at a British hospital, police said Saturday.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Cebuano who coordinated ‘Yolanda’ aid is UK honorary consul in Cebu

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Ambassador Asif Ahmad INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A Cebu native who served a key role in coordinating British aid response in the wake of supertyphoon Yolanda’s devastation in the Visayas has been appointed the United Kingdom’s new honorary consul in Cebu, the UK Embassy said on Tuesday.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH extradition treaties with UK, India, Spain approved

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Voting 17 with no objection, the Senate on Tuesday concurred the ratification of separate extradition treaties between the Philippines and the governments of the United Kingdom, India and Spain.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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