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#Venezuela: official sought by US to be freed

Venezuela has said that a retired military general wanted by the United States on drug charges, and arrested four days ago on the Caribbean island of Aruba, is to be freed and will return home shortly.

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Freak lightning bolt hurts eight on US beach

Eight people, including a teenager, have been taken to hospital after a freak lightning strike at the bustling Venice Beach in the United States, the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) said.

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#California wildfire razes homes

Firefighters in northern California are battling a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite grew significantly overnight.

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Mass grave of hundreds unearthed in #Bolivia

BoliviaConstruction workers in Bolivia have stumbled upon a mass grave containing the remains of hundreds of people, likely indigenous miners who died during the Spanish colonial era, a researcher has said.

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Obama in appeal to stem child migrant numbers

President Barack Obama has urged the leaders of three Central American countries to work with him to stem the flow of child migrants who have surged across the US border, warned that most of them would not be allowed to stay.

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US man ‘in no pain’ during two-hour execution

Arizona officials assured a judge during a nearly two-hour execution of a US inmate that he was comatose and did not feel pain at any point, according to a transcript of an emergency court hearing.

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Probe after #Arizona execution takes two hours

A condemned Arizona inmate has died nearly two hours after being administered with a lethal injection in what his defence lawyer described as a botched execution that should have taken 10 minutes.

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Trial of Venezuelan opposition leader opens

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has gone on trial on charges of inciting violence during anti-government protests that ultimately left 43 people dead.

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US Nazi suspect dies day before extradition

A Philadelphia man suspected of being an SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp has died a day before the US government was set to approve his extradition to Germany.

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Kerry: #Russia complicit in downing of MH17

John Kerry has said the US has "overwhelming evidence" of Russian complicity in the downing of a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine.

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