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The start-ups hoping to transform the marijuana industry
Where does the phrase 'boots on the ground' come from?
Prime Minister David Cameron has been put to the test by BBC Newsnight, in an attempt to establish whether he is a "moderniser or a "more socially conservative person".
The Sunday Mirror sting which forced an MP to resign as a minister leads to complaints to the new press regulator Ipso, as the paper defends its actions.
A disciplinary panel finds a former consultant at the Royal Victoria Hospital's School of Dentistry guilty of more than 100 charges of malpractice.
A French scientist uses reflective light technology to reveal the secrets of the 500-year-old Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci.
Comedian Seann Walsh describes the moment he realised he had travelled to Hereford, instead of Hertford, for a gig.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns that a nuclear Iran is a bigger threat to the world than Islamic State (IS) militants.
A woman has had her finger amputated - and told she was within hours of death - after being bitten by a false widow spider.
Alex Deakin examines the latest weather figures.
Police searching for missing student Hannah Graham say there is a forensic link between suspect Jesse Matthew and another unsolved murder case.
Changes to UK law come into force this week allowing people to use copyright material from films, TV shows and songs in order to parody them.
Pro-democracy protesters remain on the streets in Hong Kong
Iraqi ground forces, backed by air strikes, have been involved in fierce fighting with Islamic State (IS) militants in a town west of Baghdad.
Accounts on messaging service Snapchat have been hijacked to send spam - but the site says it was not the victim of a hack.
Iraqi ground forces, backed by air strikes, appear to have halted advancing Islamic State (IS) militants in a key town near Baghdad.
News images from around the world: 29 September
A future Conservative government would freeze benefits paid to people of working age for two years, Chancellor George Osborne tells the Conservative Party conference.
A man who sent abusive messages to Labour MP Stella Creasy after she backed a campaign to put Jane Austen on the £10 note is jailed.
A roundabout in Tewkesbury that features a wooden horse statue is named Roundabout of the Year.