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Azelle Rodney’s death ‘avoidable’ claims mother, as police marksman cleared of murder
A police marksman has been cleared of murder in a British court 10 years after he shot and killed suspected robber Azelle Rodney in north London. Rodney’s mother continues to insist her son’s death was ‘avoidable.’

03.07.2015 13:38

‘Parkinson’s-fighting drugs can make you more selfish’ – study
Drugs used to treat Parkinson’s disease and depression have been found to affect users’ morality, new research suggests.

03.07.2015 12:01

​Gun-hoarding man accidentally shot himself in head during police raid – inquest
A Bradford man accidently shot himself in the head with a weapon from his illicit horde of firearms, crossbows and knives when police raided his home, an inquest has heard.

03.07.2015 09:54

​Oregon legalizes marijuana: 5 things to know
The personal use of marijuana is officially legal in Oregon as of July 1, making the state the fourth in the nation to sanction the drug’s recreational use. Residents may not want to rush to light up, though, as many details have yet to be ironed out.

01.07.2015 23:06

Trailblazing: Indiana’s first #CannabisChurch tests limits of religious freedom
The Indianapolis-based First Church of Cannabis held its first service on Wednesday. The sect is seeking to get a religious exemption for the use of marijuana in Indiana, where the drug is illegal for both recreational and medicinal use.

01.07.2015 16:52

Legal highs ban ‘criminalizes’ scientists, will damage medical research
Legislation banning legal highs could have a damaging effect on medical research, leading scientists have warned in an open letter to Home Secretary Theresa May.

01.07.2015 10:38

Pope Francis to chew coca leaves during visit to Bolivia – minister
Pope Francis has made an unexpected request for his upcoming trip to Bolivia – he wants to chew coca leaves, the natural source of cocaine, according to a government official. Bolivia says it will “await the Holy Father” with the "sacred" leaves.

30.06.2015 11:13

Butting in: NYC mayor wants to stop smoking in private homes
New Yorkers may soon be unable to smoke in their own homes, as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is pressing landlords and developers to prohibit residents from lighting up inside apartments.

30.06.2015 00:46

​Sex, drugs & gambling: Students resort to taboo trades to meet living costs
Students are being forced to gamble, undergo medical trials and engage in adult work in order to top up their maintenance loans, a survey has found.

29.06.2015 14:43

'Little Italy in Australia': Drug trafficking Calabrian Mafia 'linked' to senior Aussie politicians
A cozy relationship between Calabrian Mafia known as the 'Ndrangheta, one of the world's most powerful organized crime syndicates, and high-ranking Aussie politicians has been uncovered in a year-long media investigation.

29.06.2015 08:04

‘Arrest us’ for using illegal abortion pills, pro-choice campaigners dare N. Irish govt
More than 200 women in Northern Ireland have said they hope they will be arrested after signing a letter addressed to the government, in which they admit to having used illegal abortion pills.

26.06.2015 13:51

Missing Chillicothe women: Serial killer suspected in Ohio town’s disappearances
A serial killer may be preying on women in a small Ohio town. At least six women have disappeared in Chillicothe over the last two years, four of whom have been found dead. Local police have called in FBI analysts as they expand their investigation.

24.06.2015 23:35