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Uruguay marijuana legalisation: Details unveiled

<b>The Uruguayan authorities have revealed how marijuana will be produced and sold legally in the country.</b><p>Licensed pharmacies will sell the drug for less than $1 a gramme, with consumers allowed 40g (1.4oz) a month.<p>The bill specifies that each household may grow up to six cannabis plants, and that …

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3D printed cast could heal bones 40 per cent faster

Turkish designer creates medical cast using 3D printing which could heal broken bones faster<p>A 3d printed medical cast could help bones to heal up to 40 per cent faster.<p>The black cast, known as the Osteoid, uses an ultrasound system which makes bones heal more quickly.<p>With a lattice pattern, it is …

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Americans agree: legal weed is coming

How Americans think about weed is changing. A recent Pew Research Center survey found that 75 percent of Americans believe selling and using marijuana will eventually be legalized. Of the people surveyed, both the majority of people for and against legalized weed agree that it is coming.<p>The …

Report: British Army Sniper's Single Shot Kills 6 Taliban

A shot fired by a British Army sniper at a suspected Taliban fighter in Afghanistan last December ended up killing not just the man in the marksman's sights but also five other men who were thought to be militant soldiers, <i>The Telegraph</i> reports.<p>News of the unidentified sniper's shot is just being …

Fort Hood Gunman Did Not See Combat in Iraq Tour, Officials Say

The soldier who shot three people to death at Fort Hood apparently did not see combat during a tour in Iraq three years ago but was clearly troubled, under treatment for depression and anxiety and being evaluated for post-traumatic stress disorder.<p>As authorities tried to piece together a motive on …

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Russia Increases Gas Prices in Ukraine as Ultra-Nationalists Turn Violent in Kiev

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Russian gas company Gazprom announced today that it will hike up oil prices in Ukraine by more than …

Who Buried the $10 Million in Coins Found by a California Couple—and Why?

What they found, where it's from—and what are the odds?<p>The dream of discovering buried treasure came true for a California couple who found a real pot of gold while walking their dog. The largest such hoard ever found in the U.S. is comprised of 1,411 gold coins, minted between 1847 and 1894, worth …

Kim Jong Un's Wife Ri Sol Ju Rumoured To Be Pregnant With Second Child (PICTURE)

In the absence of any formal announcements, and with unofficial North Korean mouthpiece Dennis Rodman currently indisposed, the reappearance of a …

Could there be a third world war?

World Affairs editor John Simpson visits the World War 1 battlefields and asks if there could be another world war.<p>Friction between China and Japan is growing, with the US this time on the side of Tokyo, while the importance of the Middle East is diminishing.<p>Our correspondent also warns that war …

Sources: Iran Sells Weapons to Iraq, Breaks U.N. Embargo

Iran has signed a $195 million deal to sell arms and ammunition to Iraq, according to documents viewed by Reuters, a transaction that would break a …

Drug trafficking is speeding deforestation in Central America

<b>A new report says that drug smuggling in Central America is rapidly increasing rates of deforestation.</b><p>Remote forests in Honduras and Guatemala are being cut down to facilitate landing strips for the transportation of narcotics.<p>The scientists believe the influx of drug cash encourages ranchers, …

Chinese activist falls into coma while in detention

After five months in detention the prominent Chinese activist Cao Shunli is taken to hospital in a coma<p>A leading <b>Chinese</b>activist, who disappeared into detention last September as she tried to board a flight to Geneva, has been taken to hospital in a coma.<p>Cao Shunli, 52, suffers from tuberculosis in …

Paratroopers Deployed Against Venezuelan Protesters

Venezuela’s government on Thursday sent paratroopers to San Cristobal to further strengthen its crackdown on the over two-week-long nationwide street …

Ukraine President Backs Down, Signs Peace Pact with Protesters

KIEV, Ukraine -- President Viktor Yanukovych signed a deal with Ukraine's main opposition leaders on Friday brokered to end the deadly violence that put the country on the brink of civil war.<p>He agreed to early elections and to surrender some of his powers after 77 people were killed as a …

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