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National Weed Day anticipates legalisation

April 20, 2017 - CANADA

Cannabis lovers in Canada mark National Weed Day with events across the country, celebrating the announcement by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party government that marijuana will be legal from Jul 2018.

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U.S. soldier faces court-martial for desertion from post in Afghanistan

April 18, 2017 - UNITED STATES

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, America’s lone prisoner of war in the 13-year conflict in Afghanistan, faces a court-martial at the Fort Bragg army base in North Carolina on charges of desertion and misbehaviour before the enemy. Bergdahl, who walked off a base in Afghanistan and was captured and held by the Taliban for five years, faces prison if convicted. President Donald Trump’s derogatory comments on Bergdahl might scuttle the case.

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Next big march aims to pressure President Trump to release tax returns

April 15, 2017 - UNITED STATES

Protesters plan another massive march in Washington DC and around the country on Tax Day with the aim of pressuring President Donald Trump to release his tax returns. They want a turnout as big as January’s Women’s March on Washington, but that might be unlikely: the January event has been described as the biggest national protest in U.S. history.

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ETA pledges full disarmament

April 8, 2017 - SPAIN, FRANCE

The Basque separatist group ETA, which has waged a decades-long campaign for independence, has scheduled a full handover of weapons, six years after declaring a permanent ceasefire.

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