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US agents raid California marijuana university

Federal agents on Monday raided a San Francisco-area medical marijuana training school at the heart of California's pot legalisation movement.

The doors to Oaksterdam University in Oakland were cord

Pakistan teenager sets himself on fire over school uniform

Police say a 13-year-old Pakistani boy who set himself on fire because his family could not afford to buy him a new school uniform has died.

Police officer Zahir Shah said the boy, Kamran Khan, died

Bangladesh plans to build its first satellite

An American firm will help Bangladesh design and launch the South Asian country's first satellite.

Officials say Space Partnership International signed a $10 million consultancy deal with the state-

Menu from Titanic's last lunch at British auction

British auctioneers are offering a first class menu from the Titanic's last lunch, an item they claim offers a unique window on the doomed ship's Edwardian splendour.

The menu, kept by a prominent S

Many dead in Honduran prison fire amid inmate riot


At least 18 people have died during an uprising by armed inmates at a Honduran prison, one of them decapitated and the others killed by a fire started by the rioters, authorities said.

The unrest on

Barack Obama uncle admits facts in drunken driving case


A drunken driving charge against President Barack Obama's uncle will be dismissed if he stays out of trouble for a year.

Onyango Obama pleaded to what's known as sufficient facts at a hearing on Tue

Pakistan rejects White House offers to curtail drones

In a bid to save the CIA's drone campaign against al-Qaida in Pakistan, US officials offered key concessions to Pakistan's spy chief that included advance notice and limits on the types of targets. Bu

Australian police capture nation's most wanted man


Australia's most wanted man, who eluded officials for seven years by hiding out in dense forests, was captured on Thursday and charged with murder, ending a frustrating and at times violent hunt, poli

Storied US aircraft carrier USS Enterprise makes final deployment

The USS Enterprise, the famed nuclear-powered aircraft carrier featured in the film Top Gun, will soon set sail on its final voyage.

The ship has been a part of history over the past 50 years.


Blasts rock Republic of Congo


Blasts rocked the capital of the Republic of Congo on Sunday after a weapons depot caught fire, officials said, killing at least 206 people and forcing thousands to flee.

A morgue in Brazzaville too

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