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Marijuana should be legalised, says the New York Times

The New York Times has called for the legalisation of marijuana, comparing the federal ban on cannabis to Prohibition.

Microsoft ordered to hand over customer's emails from overseas

The judge ruled Microsoft was required to hand over any data it controlled, regardless of where it was stored.

Joseph Ax Microsoft must turn over a customer's emails stored in a data centre in Ireland to the US government, a US judge has ruled.

New York flies white flags - NYPD investigates

New York City Police officers stand at the base of a white flag flying atop the west tower of New York's Brooklyn Bridge.

Chris Dolmetsch The New York City Police Department is trying to figure out who replaced the American flags that fly atop the Brooklyn Bridge with white banners.

Chaos as New York beggars' banquet turns ugly

 Chen Guangbiao speaks about his philanthropy during the lunch.

Philip Sherwell A stunt by a Chinese tycoon to provide free lunch to 300 homeless people degenerated into a shambles as word spread that the participants would not be receiving an expected cash handout.

New York's 'Cannibal Cop' freed as judge overturns conviction

Former New York City police officer Gilberto Valle, dubbed by local media as the

Michael Muskal and Tina Susman A federal judge in New York has overturned the conviction of a former New York cop after he was found guilty of what prosecutors said was a plot to kidnap and eat young women.

New York settles lawsuit over Central Park Five rape convictions

Yusef Salaam

Henry Goldman Five men convicted in the 1989 beating and rape of a female runner in Central Park whose verdicts were overturned have agreed to settle a civil rights lawsuit against New York City.

Ebola-hit west Africa's battle plan

Medecins Sans Frontiers members put on protective gear in Conakry, Guinea.

West Africa's Ebola-hit nations have imposed stringent new rules to tackle the world's worst-ever outbreak of the virus.

New York police recruit Muslims as informers

Difficult place: Bayjan Abrahimi, from Afghanistan, at his home in New York on May 8, 2014.

Joseph Goldstein One man was a food cart vendor from Afghanistan, arrested over a ticket. Another was an Egyptian-born limousine driver, picked up in a prostitution sting.

New York Times ousts first female editor Jill Abramson

New York Times managing editor Jill Abramson has been forced out.

Edmund Lee New York Times Co. unexpectedly ousted Jill Abramson as executive editor after less than three years on the job, naming Dean Baquet as her replacement.

Gender bias pay stoush hits The New York Times

Fired: Former <i>The New York Times</i> editor Jill Abramson.

Ravi Somaiya New York Times Co chairman Arthur Sulzberger jnr denied gender bias played any part in his decision to fire top editor Jill Abramson, as a row about equal pay for women engulfed the US media outlet.

Sacked New York Times editor Jill Abramson tells graduates: 'Show what you are made of'

Jill Abramson.

Ken Otterbourg and Jennifer Saba As controversy swirls around her departure from the top job of the prestigious US newspaper, Jill Abramson has some advice for 'anybody who has been dumped'.

71 arrested in New York after net child porn sting, including police chief, rabbi and Boy Scout leader

Trusted community members ... Photos of some of the 71 individuals arrested are displayed, as part of Operation Caireen.

By all appearances, they were respected and trusted members of their communities.

The world's oldest man dead at the age of 111 in New York

New York: The world's oldest man, a retired chemist and parapsychologist, has died in New York City at the age of 111.

New York strippers accused of drugging wealthy men before charging them tens of thousands

Samantha Barbash, center, is escorted by police following her arrest in New York. Police allege Barbash is part of a crew of New York City strippers who scammed wealthy men by drugging them before charging extravagant bills.

Tom Hays New York: A crew of New York City strippers scammed wealthy men by spiking their drinks with illegal synthetic drugs, then driving them to strip clubs that ran up tens of thousands of dollars on...

Brother of Camilla Parker Bowles dies in New York

Camilla Parker Bowles and Mark Shand

The brother of Camilla Parker Bowles, Britain's Duchess of Cornwall, died in a New York hospital on Wednesday after suffering a serious head injury as a result of a fall.

New York mayor Bill de Blasio slammed over dangerous driving

Bill de Blasio has driven into accusations of hypocrisy: his SUV broke road rules after he ordered a dangerous driving crackdown.

One dead, 27 made ill by carbon monoxide at New York mall

Ambulance

One man died and dozens more were treated in hospitals or at the scene after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning at a mall restaurant on New York's Long Island on Saturday evening, police said.

Gay exclusion makes Boston, New York mayors skip St Patrick's parade

Michael Muskal Amid the continuing legal fights over same-sex marriage and the growing acceptance of homosexuals and their rights, there remains an area where gay participation remains controversial: the annual...

New York City Hit With Another Winter Snowstorm

A pedestrian walks against the snow and wind.

Another round of winter weather followed a day of unseasonable temperatures with several inches of snow in the eastern United States on Monday, closing schools, disrupting air traffic and snarling...

Man arrested in NSW over New York death

Arrest

A fugitive accused of beating to death a New York store has been captured in Australia after police secretly swiped samples of his DNA .