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BBC News - World

Colorado's marijuana 'Green Rush'

On a limo-driven VIP pot tour in Colorado

Republicans inch towards border deal

A bill to strengthen the US border with Mexico amid a surge in arrivals from Central America clears its first hurdle in the House of Representatives.

The boy on a beach with an RPG

Shock at a video of a boy on a beach firing an RPG

Bolt helps Jamaica reach 4x100m final

Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man, starts his Glasgow 2014 campaign by helping Jamaica reach the men's 4x100m relay final.

The next silicon revolution?

Could silicon be about to deliver yet another industrial revolution?

Taiwanese fearful after pipeline blasts

Residents fear more blasts from aging network of gas pipelines

VIDEO: The village buried by a landslide

Zubair Ahmed reports on the search for survivors after a landslide buried Malin village in western India.

Ebola spreading too fast - WHO

The Ebola outbreak is spreading faster than efforts to control it, the head of the World Health Organization tells West African leaders.

MH17 crash team finds human remains

A team of 70 Dutch and Australian forensic experts finds human remains at the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine as fighting continues.

Gaza truce fails as Israeli 'seized'

Israeli forces search for a soldier believed captured and 53 Gazans are killed in fighting that ended a short-lived humanitarian truce in Gaza.

Tech firms hit by cyber extortion

Tech firms hit by threats to take them offline

Judge urges Argentina default talks

In the first hearing since Argentina defaulted on its debts, US judge Thomas Griesa calls for negotiations to be resumed urgently.

Obama defends under-fire CIA director

President Barack Obama has defended CIA Director John Brennan and acknowledged the US tortured prisoners after 9/11.

UK probes Israeli soldier nationality

The UK Foreign Office is "looking into" reports an Israeli soldier believed captured in Gaza has dual UK-Israeli nationality.

Tory MP says Israel tactics 'brutal'

An ex-defence minister condemns Israel's Gaza offensive after a ceasefire fails, as the foreign secretary says both sides must "act proportionately".

Police 'chokehold' caused NYC death

A medical examiner has ruled that a police officer's "chokehold" caused the death of a man in New York.

Lampard set for Man City loan move

Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is set to join Manchester City on a loan deal from New York City FC.

VIDEO: Ebola patients 'will fare better in US'

Two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia will stand a better chance of recovery once back in the US, a doctor has said.

Uganda court annuls anti-gay law

Uganda's Constitutional Court annuls a tough anti-gay law that had drawn widespread criticism by Western governments and human rights activists.

'Nine militants killed' in Xinjiang

Nine militants are shot dead by police and one captured in the restive Chinese region of Xinjiang, the Xinhua news agency reports.

VIDEO: French police's 'vanishing' cocaine

French police seize 50kg of cocaine which was then securely stored at the headquarters of their judicial police, but it has disappeared.

VIDEO: Quads born on eve of Gaza ceasefire

Jon Donnison reports from Gaza, where a woman gave birth to quadruplets on the eve of an ill-fated truce, which broke down with reports of attacks on both sides.

Somali MP shot dead outside mosque

A Somali MP is assassinated outside a mosque in Somalia's capital by Islamist militants - the fifth parliamentarian to be killed this year.

VIDEO: Cheers as Uganda annuls anti-gay law

Uganda's Constitutional Court has annulled tough anti-gay legislation signed into law in February. Andrew Harding reports.

US Ebola victims to be evacuated

Efforts are under way to evacuate two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus from Liberia, their organisation says.

Anderson and Jadeja found not guilty

The International Cricket Council finds James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja not guilty of breaching its code of conduct.

HIV drugs 'boost SA life expectancy'

Life expectancy in South Africa has increased dramatically over the last decade mainly thanks to life-saving Aids drugs, a government report says.

10 things we didn't know last week

Nixon's interest in panda mating and nine more news nuggets

US economy adds 209,000 jobs in July

The US economy added 209,000 jobs in July, latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data reveal, adding to optimism that the recovery continues apace.

Veteran graffiti artist Robbo dies

The well-known London graffiti artist King Robbo, who notoriously feuded with Banksy, dies aged 45.

Held GSK detective visited by son

The son of a private investigator linked to a GlaxoSmithKline corruption investigation in China has been allowed to visit his father.

VIDEO: Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 25

Taiwan gas blasts in Kaohsiung kill at least 24

Risking it all to save the boss

The workers risking it all for their popular chief executive

Working Lives Panama

Five very different working lives in Panama

Germany's Kohl keeps historic tapes

German ex-Chancellor Helmut Kohl wins a bitter legal battle to keep 200 tapes recording his political life.

Kenyan order to repossess Lamu land

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta orders the repossession of 70% of the land in Lamu, where there has been deadly violence since June.

Firms count cost of Russia sanctions

Around Europe, companies of all shapes and sizes are assessing the impact of the sanctions imposed by the EU this week following America's lead.

India hires mimics to scare monkeys

Forty men have been hired in India to impersonate monkeys, and scare away thousands of real monkeys causing havoc around Delhi's parliament.

Japan gives Vietnam six navy ships

Japan is giving Vietnam six naval ships for patrols in the South China Sea, amid regional tension over competing maritime claims with China.

Silent film tops documentary poll

Dziga Vertov's 1929 film Man with a Movie Camera is voted the greatest ever documentary in a poll of more than 300 film-makers and critics.

Rolf Harris challenges conviction

Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris applies for permission to appeal against his conviction for indecent assaults.

BA owner IAG moves into profit

British Airways owner IAG moves into profit for the first half of 2014 after an improved performance by its Iberia airline business.

WTO fails to seal global trade deal

The World Trade Organization says its 160 members have failed to agree a global customs pact drawn up in meetings in Bali last December.

Russia bans Polish fruit and veg

Russia imposes a sweeping ban on imports of fruit and vegetables from Poland, as EU sanctions on Russia over Ukraine start to bite.

VIDEO: Civilians in Ukraine flee fighting

Civilians from towns around the area of Eastern Ukraine where flight MH17 was shot down are continuing to flee heavy fighting.

Hopes 'bleak' for landslide missing

Officials say hopes of finding any more survivors from a landslide that buried a village are fading, as the number of bodies found reaches 66.

Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 25

A series of gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kills at least 25 people and injures about 267 others.

Muhammad Ali gloves fetch $400,000

The gloves worn by boxer Muhammad Ali during the "Fight of the Century" against Joe Frazier have been sold for nearly $400,000.

Filipinos urged to leave Libya

A top diplomat from the Philippines is to oversee the evacuation of 13,000 citizens from Libya after a Filipino worker was beheaded and a nurse raped.

VIDEO: Rare contact with remote Amazon tribe

A group of previously isolated indigenous people from the Amazon has come face to face with a settled community of villagers for the first time in the Brazilian state of Acre, according to authorities.

Israeli Iron Dome firms 'hacked'

The BBC has seen evidence that appears to confirm hackers stole secret military documents from two Israeli government-owned companies.

Mexico migrants' train deal reached

The US, Mexico and Guatemala will establish more checkpoints along the route of a freight train to prevent migrants from boarding it, Guatemala says.

Guatemala buries massacre victims

The remains of 31 indigenous Ixil Mayans, killed in 1982 at the height of the Guatemala civil war, are buried in a ceremony in the country's north-west.

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