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United States: Berkeley, California declares itself a sanctuary city for recreational cannabis
United States: Berkeley, California declares itself a sanctuary city for recreational cannabis

On Tuesday, the city council of Berkeley, California adopted by unanimous vote a resolution declaring their city a "sanctuary" for adult recreational cannabis use and sale.

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Former Irish footballer Liam Miller dies at 36
Former Irish footballer Liam Miller dies at 36

Former Irish footballer Liam Miller died aged 36, his first professional club Celtic FC said. According to reports in November, Miller was suffering from pancreatic cancer.

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United States: Jet loses engine cover over Pacific en route to Honolulu from San Francisco
United States: Jet loses engine cover over Pacific en route to Honolulu from San Francisco

On Tuesday, an engine cowling of a United Airlines airliner flying from San Francisco to Honolulu, in Hawaii, flew off over the Pacific Ocean, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing.

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Competition Commission of India fines Google ₹1.36 billion for 'search bias'
Competition Commission of India fines Google ₹1.36 billion for 'search bias'

The Competition Commission of India (CCI), a government anti-trust watchdog, fined US-based internet technology company Google, a subsidiary of Alphabet, Inc. ₹135.86 crore (about ₹1.36 billion, US$21 million) for manipulating their search results in favour of its products and syndicates, which affected business of rival companies.

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Pakistan court sentences one man to death penalty, and life imprisonment to five others for Mashal Khan lynching incident
Pakistan court sentences one man to death penalty, and life imprisonment to five others for Mashal Khan lynching incident

An anti-terrorism court in the Pakistani city of Haripur sentenced one man to death, and five others for life imprisonment, for killing 23-year-old Mashal Khan in a mob violence incident last year.

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  1. UK court remands man in custody over Leytonstone knife attack
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  5. Royal Canadian Mint unveils world's largest gold coin