UN: 'Misguided initiatives' to legalize marijuana pose 'very grave danger to public health'

The UN has launched a counter-offensive against moves to liberalise drug laws around the world, warning that cannabis legalisation poses a grave danger to public health.

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Revealed: Margaret Thatcher 'made no case' for Nelson Mandela's release

Scant evidence in official documents that prime minister pressured PW Botha to release ANC leader, as supporters claim

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United Nations says changing U.S. marijuana laws violate international drug conventions

International Narcotics Control Board criticises decision by some US states to legalise use of cannabis

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UK survey finds one new 'legal high' goes on sale every week in Britain

EU report reveals 57 new psychoactive drugs have been detected so far this year

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Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales blasts UK Internet snooping

Jimmy Wales, the Wikipedia founder, has sharply criticised the government's so-called "snooper's charter", which will track the internet, text and email use of all British citizens, as "technologically incompetent".

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Hacker McKinnon's extradition decision delayed until after 'all-consuming' Olympic games

The home secretary, Theresa May, has delayed until October any announcement on whether to extradite the computer hacker Gary McKinnon to the US

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Heathrow airport rolls out 'fast-track' passport lanes for Canada and Australia

Separate fast-track passport lanes for people from "old Commonwealth" countries, such as Australia and Canada, are to be introduced at Heathrow after the Olympics, the immigration minister has disclosed.

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UK police have unnecessarily kept nearly 500 body parts without telling victims' families since the 1960s

Police forces have stored almost 500 major body parts, including organs, unnecessarily without telling the families of victims, an official investigation has found.

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Researchers say step closer to meningitis B vaccine

Researchers said Monday they were a step closer to developing a vaccine against the type of meningitis that mostly affects Europeand North America and kills hundreds every year.

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Russell Brand to British parliament: Drug addiction should be treated like a disease

Comedian, actor and former heroin addict, Russell Brand, has suggested politicians should regard drug addiction as a disease to be treated as a health issue rather than a criminal or judicial matter.

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