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Uruguay's parliament votes to legalize the cultivation, sale and consumption of marijuana - the first country to do so.
Nelson Mandela dead at 95
Nelson Mandela, one of the greatest leaders of modern times, passed away Thursday at his home in Johannesburg. He was 95.
DNA profile of ancient skeleton rewrites history
The surprise discovery of traces of European ancestry in the 24,000-yearold bones of a boy unearthed in the heart of Siberia has caught the attention of Canadian experts, who say the find could rewrite the story of the people who first populated ancient C
Japanese ships disrupt Chinese military exercises
China's Defence Ministry said on Thursday it has lodged a formal diplomatic complaint over what it called
"dangerous provocation" by Japan for shadowing Chinese military exercises in the western Pacific.
MEPs vote to suspend US data sharing
The European Parliament has voted to suspend the sharing of financial data with the US, following allegations that citizens' data was spied on. The allegation forms part of leaked documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden. It comes a day after it was al
Clear majority favors legal marijuana, new Gallup poll shows
Americans who believe marijuana should remain illegal are now in the minority, according to new poll numbers released Tuesday. For the first time ever in a Gallup poll, a clear majority of the country – 58 percent – say that pot should be legalized.
AFP: Ukrainian admits British mosque bombings and murder
A Ukrainian student with a hatred of "non-whites" on Monday admitted murdering a Muslim grandfather and planting bombs near three British mosques.
Pavlo Lapshyn, 25, pleaded guilty in court to stabbing 82-year-old Mohammed Saleem to death as he walked
A new dawn for nuclear power?
Once Britain led the world in atomic energy, but decades of political dithering and irrational protests mean today's historic deal will be signed with Chinese and French firms, says Michael Hanlon
Malala Yousafzai wins EU's Sakharov human rights prize
Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai who was shot in the head by the Taliban wins the EU's Sakharov human rights prize. The 16-year-old activist was shot a year ago for campaigning for better rights for girls. The Sakharov Prize for free speech is awarde
Video shows Kenyan soldiers looting besieged mall
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- One of the few shops that Kenyan soldiers didn't loot during last month's siege by terrorists of a Nairobi shopping mall was a local shoe store, Bata, according to closed-circuit video footage.
Sicily migrant boat sinking deaths rise to 94
At least 92 people died and scores were missing after a boat packed with up to 500 African migrants sank off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday, the coast guard said.
Netanyahu warns that Israel won't let Iran get nuclear weapons
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu played the spoiler Tuesday to Iran's attempts to ease relations with the West, calling the Iranian leader "a wolf in sheep's clothing" and declaring that Israel will do whatever it takes to prevent Tehran from dev
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