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Cannabis stocks take a hit in Canadian stock market Wednesday

As was expected, Canadian marijuana stocks have been the focus of investors as the country enjoys its first full day as the world's second country legalizing recreational marijuana use.

One year after IS 'defeat', Syria's Raqa still in fear

Ak - A year after a US-backed alliance of Syrian fighters drove the Islamic State group from the northern city of Raqa, traumatised civilians still live in fear of near-daily bombings.

Artificial neurons to study the genetic basis of mental illness

To design new drugs to tackle psychiatric disorders requires an understanding of the biological and genetic causes of certain types of mental illnesses. To assist with this task, research have grown brain neurons.

Italy, Austria at odds over South Tyrol dual-citizenship

Bolzano - A diplomatic row threatens to disrupt Italy's Alpine province of South Tyrol: over the question of national identity and whether some of its inhabitants should have the right to Austrian citizenship.

Growth of Esports raises legal questions

Two Toronto-based lawyers have started Canada’s first law firm dedicated to Esports. Esports are one of the world’s fastest growing industries and it presents several challenges, from streaming rights to contract management.

Your cup of coffee is under threat from fungus and the climate

Coffee is the third most consumed beverage in the world, after water and tea, and is second only to oil as the globe's most traded commodity. However, a pestilent fungus and a changing climate are threatening to decimate coffee crops in Latin America.

Military men on the threshold of taking power again in Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - More than three decades after the end of military dictatorship, army men look to be on the threshold of returning to power in Brazil, this time through elections in a crime-ridden country whose official motto is "Order and Progress.

Putin looks for reset with first visit to new Uzbek leader

Tashkent - Russian President Vladimir Putin starts his first state visit to Uzbekistan under new leadership on Thursday as the Kremlin attempts to recalibrate a once thorny relationship with billions of dollars in business deals.

Gunnar Gehl talks music career, New York show, future, Dua Lipa Special

Teen pop singer Gunnar Gehl chatted with Digital Journal about his upcoming show at Irving Plaza on November 4, his music career, and his future plans. He also spoke about the impact of modern technology on the music business.

Malta takes migants after Italy stand-off

Valletta - Migrants rescued at sea by a merchant vessel are being taken to Malta after two days in limbo following Italy's refusal to accept them, the Maltese armed forces said Wednesday.

China not manipulating currency but lacks transparency, US says

Washington - Washington on Wednesday again declined to call China a currency manipulator but said the yuan's fall and Beijing's exchange practices were of "particular concern.

Understanding the Arctic's 'ice-ocean governor'

Long-term melting of sea ice in the Arctic may lead to the release of huge volumes of cold, fresh water into the North Atlantic, impacting on global climate.

Passengers stranded as Cypriot airline goes bust

Larnaca - Cypriot low-cost carrier Cobalt Air announced it was cancelling all flights from Thursday after just two years in operation, leaving passengers stranded and scrambling to get their money back.

British cyclist killed in Alps was 'a monster', mother says

London - The mother of a British cyclist killed by a hunter in the Alps has celebrated his death, saying she believed he was responsible for raping a young girl, British media reported on Wednesday.

Robotic automation will become bigger in 2019 and beyond

A new report, surveying the transformative trends across industry, foresees a big increase in robots and automation. This is being driven by lower-cost and more flexible technologies.

Mass tourism sparks battle for Montmartre's soul

Paris - Inside a dark, low-ceilinged room once frequented by Picasso and Modigliani when they were still struggling artists, a group of tourists from Russia, Canada and Australia are listening to traditional French songs.

'Bad news': CO2 emissions to rise in 2018, says IEA chief

Paris - Energy sector carbon emissions will rise in 2018 after hitting record levels the year before, dimming prospects for meeting Paris climate treaty goals, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Wednesday.

Norway apologises to mistreated war-time 'German girls'

Oslo - Norway on Wednesday officially apologised for the "shameful treatment" of Norwegian women targeted for reprisals for their intimate relations with German soldiers during the country's war-time occupation.

Thousands protest corruption in Haiti, president gets shoved

Port-au-prince - Tens of thousands of people demonstrated against corruption Wednesday in Haiti, with some even shoving the unpopular president at a public ceremony.

Afghan-style democracy faces test in legislative election

Kabul - At least 10 election candidates have been killed, thousands of polling centres closed, and many voters are likely to stay home due to the threat of militant attacks.This is democracy, Afghanistan style.
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