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The Guardian
Friday October 20, 2017 @ 05:17:34 PM mt

Peru legalises medical marijuana in move spurred by mother's home lab



Proposal to decriminalise the drug came after police raided a makeshift laboratory where a group of women made cannabis oil for their sick children

Lawmakers in Peru have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a bill to legalise medical marijuana, allowing cannabis oil to be locally produced, imported and sold.

With a vote of 68-5, Perus Congress approved the bill which will be written into law in 60 days, once regulations for producing and selling cannabis have been set out.

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The Guardian
Friday October 20, 2017 @ 05:17:32 PM mt

After Weinstein our trauma has turned to rage. Let's use it Steph Harmon



#MeToo has women sharing their stories of sexual violence. Is this a social media blip or can it really be a watershed moment?

As I walked home through Melbourne last Friday night, two men harassed me on the street. It was nothing notable, just your garden-variety harassment that most women are used to. One denigrated my appearance audibly to the other, who turned to him, laughed, high-fived him. Good call, man!

My face burned and my pace quickened, and they watched, laughing, as I walked away. Thanks, mates. Good call.

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The Guardian
Friday October 20, 2017 @ 05:17:32 PM mt

More US-Canada border crossers granted refugee status amid fears under Trump



New data shows asylum seekers are obtaining refugee status at higher rates as fears increase under the Trump administrations immigration crackdown

Asylum seekers who illegally crossed the US border into Canada this year are obtaining refugee status at higher rates, new data shows, as authorities accept claims from people who say they feared being deported by Donald Trumps administration.

More than 15,000 people have crossed the US-Canadian border illegally to claim refugee status in Canada this year. Many were in the United States legally and some interviewed by Reuters said they might have stayed were it not for an immigration crackdown.

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The Guardian
Friday October 20, 2017 @ 05:17:31 PM mt

The boarding of U-559 changed the war now both sides tell their story



In an updated extract from the bestselling Enigma history, we revisit the daring engagement in which two men gave their lives to make a breakthrough possible

The top-secret breaking of the German Enigma code by Alan Turing, and the codebreakers working with him at Bletchley Park, was one of the greatest British coups of the second world war. It helped ships delivering vital supplies to the UK during the darkest days of the war to evade the packs of German U-boats trying to hunt them down, and enabled Britain to rebuild its strength and re-equip its armies in preparation for its bid to expel the Nazi armies from Europe.

Related: Eisenhower letter praising UK code breakers goes on display

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The Guardian
Friday October 20, 2017 @ 05:17:31 PM mt

Church of England to debate blessings for same-sex couples



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The Guardian
Friday October 20, 2017 @ 05:17:30 PM mt

'Things can't go on like this': tears and tragedy for couple let down by NDIS



Denis Reids attempts to bring his wife, who has MS, home from care fell apart when funds were withdrawn, leaving him with an $18,000 bill

Denis Reid will never forget telling his wife of 48 years she had to leave.

In the almost two decades since Annettes multiple-sclerosis diagnosis, hed done what he could with meagre funds to keep her at their home in Queanbeyan, a town straddling the New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory border.

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The Guardian
Friday October 20, 2017 @ 05:17:29 PM mt

At least 30 Egyptian police officers killed in desert shootout



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The Guardian
Friday October 20, 2017 @ 05:17:29 PM mt

Three men charged after protesters shot at following Richard Spencer speech



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The Guardian
Friday October 20, 2017 @ 05:17:28 PM mt

Storm Brian incoming: 70mph gusts expected



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The Guardian
Friday October 20, 2017 @ 05:17:20 PM mt

metoo is raising awareness but taking sexual abuse to court is a minefield



Attitudes to harassment may be changing, but there are still huge hurdles for women around the world wanting to take cases to court

Global fascination with the fallout from the Harvey Weinstein revelations has focused on Hollywood, as well as parallel scandals in international sport and the music industry, but the #metoo stream on Twitter has dragged attention to less glamorous workplaces, highlighting how difficult it is for women to raise these cases, even in countries with strong legislation on sexual harassment.

The outrage has already prompted women in all sectors to seek legal advice about how to pursue sexual harassment claims. Were getting many more calls since the recent scandals; women are standing up in solidarity, said Silvia Stanciu, an employment attorney specialising in discrimination for New York law firm Phillips & Associates.

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