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In Uruguay, pot could cost more for pain relief than for pleasure
Medical marijuana needs to be of a higher grade and priced accordingly, Uruguayan drug authorities say. But, as always, the details are fuzzy.
Man shot dead by Copenhagen police after gun attacks
Early Sunday, police said they had shot and killed a man after he fired at officers in the inner-city neighborhood of Noerrebro.
Man dies in shooting at Danish meeting with artist who drew Mohammad
Danish police said two suspects fled in a car after the attack on the gathering, which had been billed as a debate on art and blasphemy.
Here are 10 spectacular beaches people in Boston are probably dreaming about
India's Palolem Beach, anyone?
Indonesia’s ‘liberal’ president is about to execute more drug smugglers
This time, the firing squad is set to claim a talented Australian artist.
This stand-up comic is so funny he doesn't have to speak
Which is great, because his disability won't allow him to talk anyway.
There's an alternate universe where the Seahawks won the Super Bowl
At least someone will be wearing those 'back to back champs' T-shirts.
Is the Nile running out of fish? Meet the fishermen who say there's no future on the river
Families have been living and fishing on the Nile for thousands of years, but many now say it's getting harder and harder to make a living.
As US marijuana legalization spreads, Mexican 'mota' takes a dive
Less Mexican marijuana could be reducing homicides, and some spy a future of a legal cross-border trade.
Akon says he's going to perform a concert in Kurdistan
Is Erbil ready to 'smack that?'
This hero of the poor was shot giving Mass. Now he's on the path to sainthood
It is hard to imagine a more dramatic tale of martyrdom.
Three adults and an embryo are OK in the UK
If the bill becomes law, the UK will become the world’s first country to legalize the creation of embryos using DNA from three different people.
Pro-democracy protesters back in Hong Kong, no violence
The large-scale rally Sunday was the first since demonstrations rocked the global financial hub late last year.
Mexico loves the Super Bowl
And Americans love avocados.
Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste is free
The campaign continues for the release of the other two Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt.
The 10 safest cities in the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit
Are you living in one?
After Mexican hospital explosion, babies suffering life-threatening burns could be airlifted to Texas
Thursday's gas truck explosion at a Mexico City maternity hospital killed three people, including two babies.
Is the NFL moving to London?
American football mulls a franchise abroad.
In Ebola response, Big Pharma and public sector strive to make up for lost time
A new US law could expedite vaccine development through public-private partnerships.
Here’s what moviegoers in Baghdad think of ‘American Sniper’
Portrayals of the Iraq War look a little different from Iraq.
It looks like Americans might be stuck eating Hershey's from now on
Or there's about to be a booming black-market trade in Cadbury eggs.
Ebola’s public health message: Sanitation is critical to containing the disease
Commentary: Running water and flushing toilets would make a huge difference in blocking the spread of infectious diseases.
In Peru, surfing the world's longest wave
Windswept and remote, with just a trickle of tourists, Chicama is surfing's holy grail.
Why King Abdullah was buried in an unmarked grave
Your questions answered.
Pope Francis, Dostoyevsky and the tears of a child
Analysis: Francis' improvisational style empowers him to speak beautifully about humanity's moral problems. It can also backfire.
7 times celebrities made embarrassing political statements on social media
Lindsay Lohan's Instagram tribute to the late Saudi king was pretty weird, but celebrities have done worse.
Myanmar’s most dazzling and dangerous festival (PHOTOS)
A mix of gas and pyrotechnics to celebrate the end of the monsoon season.
Is this the beginning of the end for the Ebola outbreak in West Africa?
It is far from over yet. But there is, at last, hope that the end of the outbreak may be within sight.
#JeSuis … Volnovakha?
This is Ukraine’s (highly debatable) answer to #JeSuisCharlie.
Thailand considered sourcing your fish dinner with prison labor
The astoundingly bad idea highlights the terrible state of affairs in Thailand's fishing industry.
The richest 1 percent will own more than half the world by 2016
It's the wealth gap that just keeps getting bigger.