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Marijuana fans pack cannabis carnivals

Marijuana fans pack cannabis carnivals

Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts gathered in Colorado and Washington state over the weekend for an annual celebration of cannabis culture with rallies, concerts and trade shows in the first two US states to legalise recreational marijuana.

Teenager survives flight over Pacific in jet wheel well

A teenage boy has survived a flight from California to Hawaii in the wheel well of a jetliner.

Big is good for building Boeings

Big is good for building Boeings

When people who have been to Boeing's factory at Everett, north of Seattle, say it is big, and then continue to go on about how big it is, that is because it is stupendously large.

Deadly gun attack in eastern Ukraine

Deadly gun attack in eastern Ukraine

At least three people were killed in a gunfight in the early hours of Sunday (local time) near a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russian separatists, shaking an already fragile international accord that was designed to avert a wider conflict.

China builds spy network in Australian unis: report

China is reportedly building covert informant networks inside Australia's top universities, prompting Australia to strengthen its counter-intelligence capabilities.

First bodies retrieved from sunken ferry

First bodies retrieved from sunken ferry

South Korean divers retrieved three bodies from inside a sunken ferry overnight, officials said, the first time they have been able to gain entry to the passenger section of the ship.

Ukraine calls Easter truce in east

Ukraine calls Easter truce in east

A mediator from Europe's OSCE security body headed to eastern Ukraine seeking the surrender of pro-Russian separatists as the Kiev government declared an Easter truce following a peace accord with Moscow.

Flight 370 search at 'critical juncture'

Flight 370 search at 'critical juncture'

The effort to find missing flight MH370 is at a "very critical juncture", Malaysia's transport minister says as authorities mull whether to reassess a challenging search of the Indian Ocean seabed that has so far found nothing.

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