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South Africa's Constitutional Court has decriminalised the private use of marijuana . Cannabis is referred to as " dagga " in South Africa. African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) leader Reverend Kenneth Meshoe says he wants parliament to hold an urgent debate following the Constitutional Court's ruling today that it is legal to cultivate and consume cannabis at home for personal use.
  • Met Eireann 'to monitor situation' as Storm Helene approaches

    Met Eireann 'to monitor situation' as Storm Helene approaches

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    The depression is moving toward the west near 16 miles per hour (26 km/h), and this general motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected over the next couple of days. Varlack Ventures announced Tuesday evening that it anticipates the ports will be closed at 8 a.m. Thursday, and said it will announce the last runs between Cruz Bay and Red Hook after Wednesday's 1 p.m.
  • Almost 40 fires and explosions erupt in MA

    Almost 40 fires and explosions erupt in MA

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    At least one person died and 12 were injured after dozens of fires and suspected gas explosions erupted leading to mass evacuations from U.S. towns north of Boston , police said. Many streets in the affected areas of Andover, North Andover, and South Lawrence remain closed, so commuting could be challenging, though highways in the area are reportedly running smoothly.
  • Manafort to cooperate with Robert Mueller's probe of Russian election meddling

    Manafort to cooperate with Robert Mueller's probe of Russian election meddling

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    Manafort, also pleaded guilty to two criminal counts of conspiracy. Just over an hour ago, Paul Manafort was in a USA court pleading guilty to charges brought against him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller . The president's attorney, Rudy Giuliani , was asked by Reid whether he had been told by Manafort's attorneys that the cooperation deal will not require him to share anything related to the president.
  • Skripal poisoning: Putin says suspects 'civilians, not criminals'

    Skripal poisoning: Putin says suspects 'civilians, not criminals'

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    In an address to the Easter Economic Forum in Vladivostok , he said: 'Of course, we looked who these people are. "We know who they are, we have found them. Prime Minister Theresa May said intelligence showed the poisonings were state-sponsored by Russian Federation. But Dawn Sturgess, 44, died July 8, after authorities said she and her boyfriend, Charlie Rowley, 48, had also been exposed to Novichok.
  • Brett Kavanaugh: Most dramatic moments from Supreme Court confirmation hearings

    Brett Kavanaugh: Most dramatic moments from Supreme Court confirmation hearings

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    Televised hearings are open to the public, and as such, the outbursts that roiled much of the judge's testimony have become a regular feature of similar high-profile hearings. Graves added: "Even if Kavanaugh could claim that he didn't have any hint at the time he received the emails that these documents were of suspect provenance-which I personally find implausible-there is no reasonable way for him to assert honestly that he had no idea what they were after the revelation of the theft.
  • USA threatens to prosecute International Criminal Court judges

    USA threatens to prosecute International Criminal Court judges

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    National security adviser John Bolton calls on a reporter during a news conference after speaking at a Federalist Society luncheon at the Mayflower Hotel, Monday, Sept. Like this story? Share it with a friend! An ICC prosecutor requested in November 2017 to open an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by the US military in Afghanistan, especially over the abuse of detainees.
  • Dallas Police Officer Fatally Shoots Man after Mistaking his Apartment for Hers

    Dallas Police Officer Fatally Shoots Man after Mistaking his Apartment for Hers

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    Lucia, according to the St. Lucia Times . Journalist and social media activist Shaun King tweeted Friday afternoon about what police said led to the shooting. Authorities haven't released the identity of the officer, who allegedly entered the wrong apartment in her building around 10 p.m. He told me he had never heard the song before, but that day, he called back to St.
  • Former PM Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz released on parole

    Former PM Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz released on parole

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    The Sharif family has chose to bring back her body to Pakistan from London . On the PM's instructions, a delegation from the Pakistani High Commission in London visited the Sharif family and offered their help in transportation of the body but they were told that the family would itself make arrangements in this regard.
  • Obama campaigns in California urging voters to 'restore' sanity in politics

    Obama campaigns in California urging voters to 'restore' sanity in politics

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    California Republicans said Obama's appearance would have little impact and may even help their party. While Obama has in the past blasted Trump and his policies , this was the first speech in which he used his successor's name. Obama's speech was notably shorter and more restrained than the previous day's often fiery remarks in IL, when he attacked Trump more frontally, breaking with the long American tradition of restraint by former presidents toward their successors.
  • Millions on US East Coast brace for 'extremely dangerous' Hurricane Florence

    Millions on US East Coast brace for 'extremely dangerous' Hurricane Florence

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    At right is Hurricane Helene, and second from right is Tropical Storm Isaac. Salna predicts it could rise as high as 15 feet. "With time, the wind pushes the water into every nook and cranny you can think of", Graham said. It regained hurricane strength Sunday and was upgraded again Monday. The National Hurricane Center warned on Twitter that there may be a high risk of "storm surge at the coast and freshwater flooding from a prolonged heavy rainfall event inland".
  • U.S. says ICC ‘dead’ as it moves to ‘protect’ Israel

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    A draft speech that U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is scheduled to give before the conservative Federalist Society in Washington takes a hard stance against the court. It also contends that the PLO is refusing to engage with the US government on peace efforts. "We will not cooperate with the ICC". "We will provide no assistance to the ICC".
  • France's third-busiest airport in lock-down after suspected auto ramming

    France's third-busiest airport in lock-down after suspected auto ramming

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    Police fired shots during the pursuit, the official said. The auto is seen careening across the dirt and onto the runway before the fugitive throws himself from the vehicle and starts running. It was not clear whether he was armed. Nobody was injured in the incident, which led to the suspension of all flights in and out of Lyon Saint-Exupery airport, situated in the east of the city.
  • GoFundMe pick up the bill for homeless man's missing $560,000

    GoFundMe pick up the bill for homeless man's missing $560,000

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    Aspiring philanthropists Kate McClure and Mark D'Amico are in hot water after the $400,000 they raised in a GoFundMe campaign for a homeless man went missing. According to Philadelphia's WTXF-TV , Bobbitt is in a 30-day treatment program. McClure, 28, and D'Amico, 39, were at home Thursday during the early-morning search.