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Climate negotiators scramble to reach deal

Annual UN meeting on global warming extended in Peru as delegates are split over issues including greenhouse gas cuts.

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Three injured in US school shooting

Police in US state of Oregon say three people of high school age are hurt but concious after shooting in Portland.

Rosemary Anderson High School

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#CIA chief defends agency after torture report

John Brennan says his agency "fell short of holding accountable some officers" but claimed "it did lot of things right".

John Brennan

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#Brazil panel details dictatorship's brutality

"Truth commission" probing abuses during 1964-85 military regime presents 2,000-page report to President Rousseff.

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#Ebola fighters named Time Person of the Year

American magazine praises doctors, nurses and others fighting epidemic through 'tireless acts of courage and mercy'.

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Obama: #CIA torture methods brutal and wrong

US president says harsh CIA interrogation techniques used after September 11, 2001 attacks on US were counterproductive.

Barack Obama, US president

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US unveils new guidelines on racial profiling

Obama administration expands existing guidelines, amid controversy over role of race in policing after shooting deaths.

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US Senate report condemns #CIA brutality

CIA employed interrogation techniques "far worse and brutal" than it admitted, investigation reveals.

Senate Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein

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US on alert ahead of torture report release

Security stepped up at US facilities around the world ahead of report detailing harsh CIA interrogation techniques.

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Hague-based #ICC upgrades #Palestine 's status

Decision clears way for the International Criminal Court to investigate war crimes in the Occupied Territories.

International Criminal Court

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