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Drug exports from Myanmar continue to escalate, as distinctions between the illicit trade and the 'legal' economy blur.
Evo Morales says Bolivians have "ancestral right" to chew leaf that makes up the main ingredient of cocaine.
Minister says country will focus on catching major drugs traffickers, but move prompts concern from US ambassador.
UN officials say pirates off the Somalia coast are outperforming the multimillion-dollar global effort to stop them.
People & Power investigates the spread of HIV in Central Asia.
People and Power investigates the spread of HIV in Central Asia.
Michael Andersen
UN Office on Drugs and Crime says half of all Afghans had to pay bribes for a public service.
An estimated half of those in jail would qualify as victims rather than criminals.
Aunohita Mojumdar in Kabul
Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan's president, has said that the opium trade is the greatest threat to his government amid growing concern that his drugs policy is 
James Brandon
The Afghan government and the UN drugs office have released the first nationwide survey of drug use in the country, showing nearly one million people took drugs - mostly hashish.
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'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Nearly half of Canadians have suffered inappropriate advances on the job - and the political arena is no exception.

 
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