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Uruguay's Senate legalises marijuana

Backers of new law celebrate as Uruguay becomes first nation to legalise growing, sale and smoking of marijuana.<p>Uruguay has become the first nation to legalise the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana after the country's Senate gave final approval to the legislation.<p>After a long debate on …

Science Becomes 'Sexy' With Fast Cars And Gangsta Physics

The online magazine <i>Ozy</i> covers people, places and trends on the horizon. Co-founder Carlos Watson joins <i>All Things Considered</i> regularly to tell us about the site's latest discoveries.<p>This week, <i>Ozy</i> co-founder Carlos Watson tells NPR's Arun Rath about a gangster-turned-astrophysicist and a race car …

'This is not a good place to live': inside Ghana's dump for electronic waste

At Agbogbloshie, young people scavenge for scrap metal amid the smoke from plastics fires. The health risks are obvious – but the money is too good to ignore<p>The orange flesh of a papaya is like an oval gash in the landscape at Agbogbloshie, Ghana's vast dumping site for electronic waste, where …

Catholic priest to sue church for unfair dismissal

Father Patrick Lawson granted legal aid to pursue historic case that could give priests employment rights<p>A Scottish priest who says that his vocation was "destroyed" after he spoke out against sexual abuse is to claim unfair dismissal against the Catholic church at an employment tribunal.<p>Father …

Ukraine: tale of two nations for country locked in struggle over whether to face east or west

Ukraine is often described as a divided country, but the scene in central Kiev this weekend provides an unusually striking picture of the split.<p>From western Ukraine, anti-government protesters crammed into cars, hitchhiked or took one of the hundreds of free buses laid on to take them from their …

Nelson Mandela's closest aide tells of her life with 'beloved Madiba'

She has been dubbed "Mandela's rock". For 16 years, Zelda la Grange was the constant companion at Nelson Mandela's side, organising his diary, joining him on foreign tours, shouldering his cares. It gave her unrivalled access to world leaders ranging from Bill Clinton to Muammar Gaddafi – whom, she …