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Canada: Legal marijuana sales start on October 17

Marijuana sales officially began in Canada on Wednesday, making it the first G7 country - and the second country in the world after Uruguay - to legalize the drug for all adults.

While Canada's marijuana legalization is a massive opportunity for investors and cannabis companies, the true value, according to some, is in the pressure it puts on the US to reform marijuana laws.



Charlie Condell: UK teenager in record attempt has bike stolen

CHARLIE CONDELL A British teenager who is trying to become the youngest person to cycle solo around the world has had his bike stolen in Australia.

CHARLIE CONDELL. "It's not going to stop me - once I get another bike, I'll be off again," Mr Condell said.



Hero shop owner fights off 100 youths with baseball bat during supermarket looting in north London

This is the shocking moment up to 100 rampaging youths swarmed "Like locusts" into a supermarket, as terrified staff scrambled to fend them off with a baseball bat.

"A Met spokeswoman said officers were called to reports of up to 100 youths hurling missiles including fireworks at buildings and cars. She added:"A number of items were also reported stolen from a shop on Crouch Hill and objects thrown at the store front.



Cannabis becomes legal in Canada

The Canadian government is ready to pardon those with a cannabis possession record of 30 grams or less as the country becomes the world's second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace.

The use of medical marijuana has been legal in Canada since 2001 and Justin Trudeau's government has spent two years working toward expanding that to include recreational marijuana.



Spanish doctors 'eliminate ' HIV from patient in stem cell transplant trial

SPANISH scientists believe they may have managed to eliminate HIV from a patient using stem cell transplant treatment.

One patient received stem cell transplant solely from umbilical cord cells, the rest were from bone marrow.



Afghan election candidate killed by bomb under office chair

KABUL - An Afghan lawmaker contesting this week's parliamentary elections was among four people killed on Wednesday by a bomb planted under his office chair, officials said, an attack claimed by the Taliban.

The MP, Abdul Jabar Qahraman, was killed as he prepared for Saturday's election, a senior government official said, becoming the 10th candidate killed in the past two months, with two more abducted and four wounded by hardline Islamist militants.



Jamal Khashoggi case, Powerball jackpot: 5 things to know Wednesday

Pompeo in Turkey amid missing journalist mysterySecretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to meet with Turkish officials Wednesday about the case involving a missing Saudi journalist.

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Donald Daters, a dating app for Trump supporters, leaked its users ' data – TechCrunch

The data was accessible from a public and exposed Firebase data repository, which was hardcoded in the app.

Shortly after TechCrunch contacted the app maker, the data was pulled offline.



Unvaccinated child from Florida becomes first death of the flu season

A child in Florida has become the first person to die of the flu this season, according to state health officials.

More than half of parents think that their child can get the flu from the flu shot.30 percent of parents feel flu vaccines are a conspiracy.



Canada now world 's largest legal marijuana marketplace

Canada is now the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland.

Canada has had legal medical marijuana since 2001 and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government has spent two years working toward expanding that to include so-called recreational marijuana.



Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational marijuana

Canada has become the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis.

Canada follows in the footsteps of Uruguay, which became the first country in the world to legalise the sale of cannabis for recreational use in 2013.



First legal weed sold in Canada at St. John 's shops

First legal weed sold in Canada at St. John's shops.

Linton nearly missed the first legal sale due to high winds Tuesday that delayed his flight, but he was able to land to be on hand to sell the country's first legal weed.



Jamal Khashoggi 's killing took seven minutes, Turkish source tells MEE

Turkish source tells MEE that journalist was killed and dismembered in a study room at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

It took seven minutes for Jamal Khashoggi to die, a Turkish source who has listened in full to an audio recording of the Saudi journalist's last moments told Middle East Eye.



Ohio student, 21, is charged with sending homophobic threats to herself

An Ohio University student has been charged with sending herself homophobic threats which she used to campaign against hate towards the LGBTQ community.

Anna Ayers, 21, is said to have sent herself three notes which she claimed she found in her desk at the Student Senate and at home last month.



Canada to pardon citizens convicted on simple marijuana possession charges: report

The Canadian government is reportedly planning to grant pardons to Canadians with past minor marijuana possession charges.

The new legal recreational marijuana law allows for possession of that amount.



Amazon worker pushes Bezos to stop selling facial recognition tech to law enforcement

An Amazon employee is seeking to put new pressure on the company to stop selling its facial recognition technology to law enforcement.

In June urging Amazon to stop selling its facial recognition software to law enforcement and working with Palantir, which provides digital services to Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.



The Saudis may not have realized how unpopular they are outside the White House.

The surprisingly strong reaction to the disappearance and likely murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi indicates that the Saudi government overestimated its popularity in the U.S. While few can match Trump for sycophancy, he's certainly not the first president to stick up for the Saudis.

Sen. Bob Menendez, ranking Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, who has sided with the administration on Saudi issues in the past, is pausing a proposed sale of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia, and Congress would likely reject any proposed arms deal with the Saudis right now.



Saudi consul general leaves Turkey for Riyadh, Turkish broadcasts report

ISTANBUL - Saudi Arabia's consul general in Istanbul left Turkey for Riyadh on Tuesday, Turkish broadcasters said.

Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist, was last seen entering the Saudi consulate on Oct. 2.



Bill Gates leads global call to accept realities of a warming planet

The Global Commission on Adaptation, which is being launched today, says that the impact of global warming is already being felt much sooner and more powerfully than expected.

"The urgency around adaptation cannot be overstated," says Patrick Verkooijen, CEO of the Global Centre for Adaptation, who will help run the commission.



Turkish official says police found evidence in Saudi Consulate that Khashoggi was killed there: AP

A high-level Turkish official told The Associated Press that police have found "Certain evidence" in the Saudi Consulate showing that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed there.

The official did not provide details on the evidence that was recovered during the search at the consulate that ended early Tuesday.



Scottish Power shifts to 100% wind generation after £700m Drax sale

Scottish Power has ditched fossil fuels for electricity generation and switched to 100% wind power, by selling off its last remaining gas power stations to Drax for more than £700m. Iberdrola, Scottish Power's Spanish parent company, said the move was part of its strategy to tackle climate change and would free it up to invest in renewables and power grids in the UK. The deal also marks a significant expansion and diversification for Drax, whose main business is a coal- and biomass-fired power station in North Yorkshire.

The acquisition positions Drax as a key player to fill in the gaps in the UK energy system at times when solar and wind power output is low.



New HHS rule would require drug companies to disclose prices in TV ads

The Trump administration said Monday it plans to require drug makers to start disclosing its prices in television advertisements, a move that prompted immediate pushback from the pharmaceutical industry and raised questions about whether it would actually work to lower drug costs.

The proposed new rule says anyone selling drugs paid for by Medicare or Medicaid would have to divulge a "List price" in any television ads using "Legible text." That means the price would have to be printed on the screen big enough to read, and not just read quickly read by a fast-talking announcer.



Hindu nationalist-led state changes Muslim name of Indian city

An Indian city in a state led by a hardline Hindu nationalist preacher accused of instigating violence against Muslims has had its Muslim name changed to one with Hindu associations.

Changing Allahabad's name has been a longstanding demand of Hindu nationalist groups in India which regard the three centuries in which huge areas of the subcontinent were ruled by Mughal dynasties as a period of foreign occupation.



Cherokee Nation responds to Senator Warren 's DNA test

"A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship. Current DNA tests do not even distinguish whether a person's ancestors were indigenous to North or South America," Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. said.

"Sovereign tribal nations set their own legal requirements for citizenship, and while DNA tests can be used to determine lineage, such as paternity to an individual, it is not evidence for tribal affiliation. Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong. It makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens, whose ancestors are well documented and whose heritage is proven. Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage."



American Mercenaries Were Hired To Assassinate Politicians In The Middle East

Three were American special ops veterans, and most of the rest were former French Foreign Legionnaires, who were cheaper: only about $10,000 per month, as Gilmore remembers it, less than half of what he and Golan said they budgeted for their American counterparts.

The people Spear did target, he and Gilmore said, were legitimate because they were selected by the government of the UAE, an ally of the United States that was engaged in a military action supported by the US. Gilmore said that he and Golan told the UAE they would never act against US interests.



'Worst Famine in 100 Years ' Could See 13 Million People Starve if Saudi-Led Coalition Keeps Bombing Yemen: U.N.

Between 12 and 13 million people are at risk of starvation within the next three months if the Saudi Arabian-led coalition continues its bombing of Yemen, the United Nations has warned.

With the recent high-profile disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was a critic of the war in Yemen and who went missing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, some Republicans and Democrats have argued that the U.S. should cut military aid to the kingdom.



Hate crimes: Rise in offences linked to religious beliefs

Crimes targeted at people because of their sexual orientation made up 12% of the total, with religious hatred at 9%, disability hate 8% and transgender hate crimes 2%. Offences are classed more than once if they have multiple motivations.

The Home Office report said the large increases "May suggest that increases are due to the improvements made by the police into their identification and recording of hate crime offences and more people coming forward to report these crimes rather than a genuine increase".