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Bob Marley smoking a joint backstage before a gig in Rotterdam

Bob Marley’s family to put his name to cannabis products

The products will honour Bob Marley’s legacy in an ‘authentic way’, says his daughter Cedella

With the exception of Shrek, above, Dreamworks Animation never enjoyed
the commercial success of rival Pixar

DreamWorks shares plunge after merger talks with Hasbro end

Hollywood studio behind Shrek reportedly seeking $3 billion valuation

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers his special address at the opening session of the World Economic Forum in Davos

Japanese economy falls into surprise recession

Japanese PM likely to call for snap elections next year and delay tax hike

Apple hits new market cap record high of $667 billion

Shares in technology giant Apple extended gains on Friday, propelling the company's market capitalisation to an all-time high of $667 billion.

Twitter shares plunge on 'junk' investment grade

Credit rating agency S&P gave the social network a rating below investment grade noting Twitter may not have positive cash flow until 2016

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel finally moves out of his dad's beach house...to $3m LA home

The 24-year old famously turned down a $3 billion offer from Facebook for the photo-sharing app

BlackBerry not keeping up with Kim Kardashian as CEO John Chen rules out deal

BlackBerry CEO says company is interested in technology, not celebrity

Nestle apologises after tweet likens missing Mexican students to 'crunchy' chocolate bar

Nestle's Crunch Mexico twitter account poked fun at tragedy in tweet branded 'tasteless' and 'insensitive'

Kim Kardashian's mobile game makes $43m in three months

Users have spent more than 5.7 billion minutes playing game

Mushroom hot-pot with tofu

Chinese police seize 10 tonnes of 'toxic' tofu in latest food scare

Authorities fear more than 100 tonnes of tofu containing bleaching agent have been put on the market

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Putin’s far-right ambition

Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU
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Escape to Moominland

What was the inspiration for Finland's most famous family?
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24-Hour party person

Photographer Richard Young has been snapping celebrities at play for 40 years. As his latest book is released, he reveals that it wasn’t all fun and games
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A taste for rebellion

US children have started an online protest against Michelle Obama’s drive for healthy school meals by posting photos of their lunches
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Colouring books for adults

How the French are going crazy for Crayolas
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What would you do as a local politician faced with an impossible choice of cuts?

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Ed Harcourt on Romeo Beckham and life as a court composer at Burberry

Call me Ed Mozart

Paloma Faith, Lana del Ray... Romeo Beckham. Ed Harcourt has proved that he can write for them all. But it took a personal crisis to turn him from indie star to writer-for-hire
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Festive treats: 10 best stocking fillers for foodies

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Phil Hughes had one weakness – it has come back to haunt him

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'I am a paedophile'

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How bad do you have to be to lose a Home Office contract?

Serco given Yarl’s Wood immigration contract despite ‘vast failings’
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From a lost deposit to victory

Green Party on the march in Bristol
Putting the grot right into Santa's grotto

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Putting the grot into grotto
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'It just came to us, why not do it naked?'

London's first nude free runner captured in breathtaking images across capital