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Amsterdam's town council, backed by the tourist board and local campaigners, is opposing a new law proposed by the Dutch government that would ban foreigners from frequenting the city's cannabis-serving coffee shops by 2012. Read more»

Genetically modified pot seeds from Amsterdam, grown on pot farms and in greenhouses in Colombia, are fetching 10 times the price of regular marijuana. Read more» 1

Vodka infused with marijuana seeds in Prague.

It's not legal to smoke pot in the Czech Republic, but they won't throw you in jail for it. Although Prague has long been a tourist attraction with its medieval grandeur, elegant spires and cobbled streets, these days it has become a magnet for stag nights, pub crawls and young Europeans seeking a weekend party. Read more»

An undated image, obtained from orkut.com, showing Faisal Shahzad, suspected of driving a bomb-laden SUV into New York's Time Square on May 1. (Reuters)

Our list of the top-10 "loser bombers" – well, nine of them would-be bombers whose equipment, strategy, conviction or brains failed them when it mattered most, and one (very) amateur Kamikaze pilot. Read more»

A 'coffee shop' in Amsterdam.

After 30 years of high times, Amsterdam continues to attract waves of tourists eager to smoke a reefer or two without having to look out for the cops. However Dutch attitudes are changing. Restrictions on cannabis sales are tighter, while youngsters seem indifferent to the coffee shops' charms. Read more»