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Hordes of customers brave bitter cold as the world's first state-licensed marijuana industry opens for business in the US state of Colorado.
TV cook Nigella Lawson discusses the recent court case in which she was depicted as a serial cocaine abuser in her first TV interview since the verdict.
South Sudan's leaders have failed to live up to independence hopes
Exiled former Rwandan intelligence chief Patrick Karegeya was apparently murdered in South Africa, police say.
Department store chain John Lewis reports strong sales over the Christmas period, but rival Debenhams says its chief financial officer has resigned.
Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is appointed Cardiff City's new manager, replacing Malky Mackay.
Centre Jonathan Davies will not return to action until early March, ruling him out of the most of Wales' Six Nations campaign.
A Florida man who won a contest to watch the final episode of the drama, Breaking Bad, has been charged with drug possession.
US retail giant Wal-Mart recalls a donkey meat product in China after tests showed it contained traces of other animals.
At least 10 people have been injured in a grenade attack at the Kenyan tourist resort of Diani, south of the port city of Mombasa, say police.