World Briefs: Mexican drug kingpin fights US extradition

Mexican drug kingpin fights US extradition

MEXICO CITY • A lawyer for Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has filed an appeal to block his extradition to the United States, where he faces drug and murder charges.

His lawyer argued on Tuesday that the wrong US embassy official signed one of the extradition requests and that Guzman could face the death penalty if he is put on trial for murder in Texas.


City to turn site of mass shooting into memorial

ORLANDO • The city of Orlando, Florida, announced plans this week to purchase the Pulse nightclub, the site of the deadliest mass shooting in United States history, and turn it into a memorial.

The popular gay club has been empty since June 12, when a gunman opened fire during a Latin-themed dance party, killing 49 people and wounding dozens more. The gunman was killed in a shootout with the police, ending the siege.


GoPro to recall about 2,500 Karma drones

SAN FRANCISCO • Wearable camera maker GoPro has said it would recall about 2,500 of its recently introduced Karma drones because they lost power during use. The company said on Tuesday it plans to resume shipment of Karma as soon as the issue is resolved.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 10, 2016, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe