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Surfing association vows to weed out drug-takers

A surfing world champion's death has prompted drug-screening of professional surfers, in a move that could wipe out the sport's alternative image.

US security firm targeted in ‘Robin Hood’ hack attack

Hackers from Anonymous say they have "diverted" $500 000 to charity using credit card information of the customers of a US security firm.

Corruption hinders efforts to stem trafficking through Ghana

Local drug police sabotage expensive scanning equipment and tip off smugglers to avoid detection.

Fears over West African drugs route

WikiLeaks cables show US concern that cartels are trafficking in the region on a massive scale.

Million-dollar palate

declared Bordeaux's new vintage the best in living memory. But how can they judge wines that won't be ready to drink for another few decades?

Spliff society

Rastafarian priest Headley Samuel holds up a stem of pungent marijuana and reveals his recipe for bliss: "Fast, breakfast, drink aloe vera and smoke ganja." His routine, which he says takes him to "the highest spiritual realm", makes him a lawbreaker. But soon that may change.

The end of the hardback

The decision to scrap the system of selling a hardback a year before releasing the paperback has created waves in the publishing world, writes Robert Booth.

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