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Iran unrest: New protests as Rouhani plays down violence

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage shows improvised roadblocks and street fires There are reports of protests breaking out in Iran for a fifth day, despite a statement from the president that the unrest “is nothing”. Anti-government chanting and burning cars were reported as night fell in …

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Iran unrest: 'Ten dead' in further protests overnight

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVideo from the town of Dorud shows a crowd carrying what appears to be a wounded man Ten people have been killed overnight in anti-government protests sweeping Iran, according to state TV. “In the events of last night, unfortunately a total of …

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Recreational cannabis use becomes legal in California

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption California legalised cannabis for medical use in 1996, but is now permitting recreational use by adults California has become the largest state in the US to legalise recreational cannabis use. As of 1 January 2018, adults aged over 21 can possess up to an …

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China's ban on ivory trade comes into force

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An estimated 30,000 African elephants are killed by poachers every year China has long been one of the world’s biggest markets for ivory, but as of 2018 all trade in ivory and ivory products in the country is illegal. The move is being hailed …

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Historic snapshot

Image copyright Sharma Centre for Heritage Education, Chennai Image caption This hand axe is more than a million years old and one of the oldest stone tools found in Tamil Nadu state A rare collection spanning two million years of history is on display in an exhibition in the Indian …

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