Turing Pharma CEO Martin Shkreli defrauded investors with ‘a web of lies,’ prosecutor says

Drug company executive was vilified for dramatically boosting drug prices

By CBC News

Pharmaceutical entrepreneur Martin Shkreli, vilified for buying up drug companies and then dramatically boosting the prices of some medications, has been charged by the FBI with securities fraud related to his former hedge fund and a drug company he once ran.

Shkreli, 32, currently the CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, was taken into custody at his New York City home Thursday.

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Chris Christie: Russia ‘stealing our lunch money’

By Tal Kopan, CNN

Washington (CNN)New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is standing by his willingness to shoot down Russian planes if they violate his proposed no-fly zone — saying Russia has been taking advantage of the U.S. under President Barack Obama.

“The fact is Russia’s been stealing our lunch money the entire time from the Obama administration,” Christie said Wednesday on “CBS This Morning.”

Christie was asked about comments he made in Tuesday night’s GOP debate, where he said he would shoot down a Russian plane if it flew into a no-fly zone he would establish in Syria as president.

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Living colours: ‘I want the world to meet Pakistan’

BY SANAM ZEB

In a quest to show the world Pakistan’s greatness, Moin Khan is travelling across the globe on a motorcycle to express his love for his country. So far, Mr Khan has travelled to 34 countries and is currently riding to Karachi from the Khunjerab Pass. Dawn caught up with Mr Khan during his stop in Islamabad to discuss his plans.

Q: How did all of this start, and what’s next for you?

A: I studied in San Francisco in 2005, and while I did not experience any racism myself, I would always find that people would get a bit uncomfortable when I said I was from Pakistan. I wanted people to know how this country really was. I wanted the world to meet Pakistan.

The first time around, I travelled from San Francisco to Lahore in 2011 and covered 40,000 kilometres in six months. My goal in life is to pump love for Pakistan. So, I now invite people from all over the world to come and see Pakistan for themselves and take them on tours around the country.

A 70-year-old biker, known as Bones, had always wanted to ride his bike on the Karakoram Highway. He contacted me and we rode around Pakistan for three weeks, and travelled to Skardu, Gilgit, Hunza, Islamabad and the Pak-China border.

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