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Colombian prisoners handcuffed in park

Around 40 prisoners in Colombia have been handcuffed to each other, a fence and even a children's slide at a local park, after officials said there was no room at a local detention centre.

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Toronto mayor Rob Ford leaves election race

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who gained global notoriety for admitting he smoked crack cocaine, dropped his re-election bid, citing a health crisis, but his older brother took his place in the race to run Canada's largest city.

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US: We are at war with Islamic State group

The US has declared that it is at war with the Islamic State group, a day after Barack Obama said strikes against the fighters would extend into Syria.

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Foley family 'threatened with terror charge'

James Foley

The family of murdered American journalist James Foley says it was threatened by a US official with terrorism charges if they paid a ransom to his captors in Syria.

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#Yahoo 'faced massive fine threat' over data

The US government in 2008 threatened to fine Yahoo Inc $250,000 a day if it failed to turn over customer data to intelligence agencies, unsealed documents reveal.

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Obama to outline plan to combat IS fighters

US President Barack Obama is set to outline an expanded military and political effort to combat the Islamic State armed group in Syria and Iraq, and urge American legislators to quickly give him authority to arm Syrian opposition forces.

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Opponent of #Peru illegal logging murdered

An outspoken Peruvian opponent of illegal logging and three other native Ashaninka community leaders have been shot and killed in the remote region bordering Brazil where they live, villagers and authorities say.

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Doubts cast over #Nicaragua meteorite claim

Experts have raised doubts about whether a loud boom and a gaping crater found in Nicaragua's crowded capital Managua this weekend were caused by a meteorite, as the government has said.

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Obama slammed for delaying immigration pledge

President Barack Obama says that the surge of immigrant children entering the US "illegally" has changed the politics surrounding the issue of immigration and led him to put off a pledge to use executive action that could have shielded millions of people from deportation.

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Men wrongly jailed over NY rape receive $41m

A US federal judge has approved a $41m settlement between New York City and five men wrongfully convicted of the 1989 rape of a jogger in Central Park, ending a decade-long civil rights lawsuit.

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