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Germany legalises medical use of cannabis
Germany legalises medical use of cannabis

On Thursday, the German Bundestag passed a law to legalise cannabis drug for medicinal purposes. The law is to come under effect in March.

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Nigerian jet attacks refugee camp, killing dozens
Nigerian jet attacks refugee camp, killing dozens

A Nigerian Air Force jet fighter mistook refugees for rebels on Tuesday, Nigerian military said, firing on a camp in Rann, Borno State. Dozens of refugees and aid workers died.

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Bomb kills at least 50 in Gao, Mali
Bomb kills at least 50 in Gao, Mali

A vehicle packed with explosives was detonated on Wednesday morning in Gao, Mali.

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Rape-accused Russian political artist Pyotr Pavlensky to seek asylum in France
Rape-accused Russian political artist Pyotr Pavlensky to seek asylum in France

On Monday, controversial Russian political artist Pyotr Pavlensky, currently in Paris, informed media that he and his family are to seek asylum in France. Pavlensky said he and his partner Oksana Shalygina were falsely accused under Section 132 of the Criminal law for rape.

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Former NASA astronaut Eugene Cernan dies aged 82
Former NASA astronaut Eugene Cernan dies aged 82

Eugene Cernan, former NASA astronaut and the most recent human to walk on the Moon, died on Monday aged 82, according to a NASA statement.

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