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US Tells Allies to Halt Iran Oil Imports

Firms that continue to do business with Iran risk punishment once sanctions are reintroduced in November.

Firms that continue to do business with Iran risk punishment once sanctions are reintroduced in November. The BBC's Kim Gittleson is in New York. Meanwhile, US authorities have approved a medical drug derived from marijuana, which treats epilepsy. David Abernathy teaches the Economics of Cannabis at Oaksterdam University in California. A shortage of carbon dioxide across Europe is posing headaches for meat processors and drinks makers. John Raquet is chief executive of the industry publication Gas World, and explains why the gas is in short supply. Plus, we have a report from Indonesia where a timber plantation is threatening a peat swamp forest, home to one of the largest populations of critically endangered orangutans. And we hear how an artificially intelligent computer is choosing sports highlights at the Wimbledon tennis tournament.

(Picture: An Iranian flag and a flame on an oil rig. Credit: Reuters)

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