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Sunday August 13rd, 2023 evening edition

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Hundreds of people joined the annual cannabis legalization protest in Germany's capital Berlin on Saturday, days before the cabinet is due to discuss a draft law that will overturn a ban on the drug.

The parade started with a rally at the city's Rotes Rathaus (Red town hall) and the protest route included the Unter den Linden boulevard, the government district and Alexanderplatz.

"Hemp is great for peace and climate," was the motto of this year's demonstration.

The purpose is to call on the government to liberalize laws on soft drugs such as marijuana and hashish, which are derived from the cannabis plant.

Parade organizers also advocate for easier access to medical cannabis and the widespread use of hemp, which is the same plant species as cannabis.

The government is planning to legalize cannabis, potentially allowing adults to possess up to 25 grams of cannabis and grow a maximum of three plants for personal use.

While you're here: Every Tuesday, DW editors round up what is happening in German politics and society. »

Iran protests: Teen girl Sonia Sharifi 'abducted' and 'tortured' by Iranian forces for second time

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A teenage girl who cheered for victory after being released from Iranian detention says she has been abducted and beaten by the regime for a second time.

Now, eight months on, Sonia has shared an image of a head wound she says she suffered at the hands of Iranian security forces when they detained her again.

Image: Sonia shared this image of a wound on her head after she says she was abducted by Iranian security forces. »

Beloved TMNT graphic novel The Last Ronin is becoming a video game

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Like the comic, The Last Ronin video game adaptation will be a darker, more mature take on the typically colorful Ninja Turtles, according to Doug Rosen, senior vice president for games and emerging media at Paramount Global, the rights holders for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

The identity of that lone remaining Ninja Turtle was something of a mystery when The Last Ronin comic series was announced.

The Last Ronin video game adaptation is being developed by an unnamed studio, and is likely a “few years off” from release, Rosen said. »