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Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational marijuana

The country becomes only the second nation in the world, after Uruguay, to legalise recreational use. READ MORE

'Expectations low' as UK PM heads to Brussels

With talks deadlocked, EU leaders want Theresa May to give ground - but she says the ball's in their court. READ MORE

US moves to negotiate trade deals with Japan, UK, EU

The US wants to negotiate three separate trade deals, but talks with the UK would start after Brexit. READ MORE

Ian Kiernan: 'Clean Up the World' environmentalist dies

Ian Kiernan's iconic anti-litter campaign, begun in Australia in the 1980s, became a global success. READ MORE

Afghan drought 'displacing more people than Taliban'

The UN is allocating $34.6m to help 2.2m people estimated to have been affected by the drought. READ MORE

A long walk: New insight into history of dogs and humans

A study of ancient dog DNA shows man's best friend has been at our side for at least 9,000 years. READ MORE

Why Halloween's reboot is bringing Jamie Lee Curtis so much attention

The 60-year-old actress explains why she's returning to Halloween (but don't call it a franchise). READ MORE

The bang on the head that knocked English out of me

Hannah Jenkins speaks English in the morning and German in the afternoon - it all started with a cycling accident. READ MORE

Syrian refugee who lives in a historic manor

Tamer fled Syria seven years ago, but now lives in a historic house in south-west London. READ MORE

How a racist murder mobilised Britain's Bengali community

A Bengali textile worker was murdered in London’s East End in 1978. The racially motivated killing of Altab Ali mobilised his immigrant community. READ MORE

Nigeria midwife murders: Brutal IS tactics rekindle new fears

The execution-style killings of two aid workers raised fears that the Islamist insurgency is far from over. READ MORE

Orthodox Church split: Five reasons why it matters

Ukraine is pulling churches away from Russia's grip - a very sensitive issue in the current conflict. READ MORE