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Unresponsive US plane 'crashes off Jamaica'

A small US plane with an unresponsive pilot has crashed in Jamaican waters, authorities on the island said.

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Hundreds held as US fast-food workers strike

US fast-food workers

More than 450 people have been arrested at protests across the US over low pay for workers at fast-food restaurants, according to organisers.

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US opens #Ferguson civil rights inquiry

The US justice department has announced a civil rights investigation into the police department involved in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.

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US to pursue IS group to 'gates of hell'

Joe BidenJoseph Biden, the US vice president, has said his country will follow the IS group "to the gates of hell" following the beheading of two American journalists by the group in Iraq.

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Sotloff on his attraction to the Arab world

Steven Sotloff

On Tuesday the Islamic State released a video of the purported beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff.

Sotloff, was a 31-year-old freelance journalist from Florida and had been reporting from Syria until he was kidnapped in August 2013.

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Obama says beheadings will not intimidate US

Steven SotloffUS President Barack Obama has condemned the beheading of Steven Sotloff, the second American journalist killed by the Islamic State group.

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US men found innocent after 30 years in jail

Henry Lee McCollum - Leon BrownTwo mentally impaired half-brothers have been freed after serving three decades in a US prison for the rape and murder of a child after DNA evidence proved they were not guilty.

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#Mexico investigates mass fish death in lagoon

At least 48 tonnes of fish have turned up dead in a lagoon in western Mexico and authorities are investigating whether wastewater treatment plants are to blame.

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Obama under fire over foreign policy

President Barack Obama has come under renewed criticism over his foreign policy from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers as he wrestled with crises in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ukraine.

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Hundreds demand justice for #Ferguson teen

Hundreds of protesters have marched through the US town of Ferguson in Missouri, calling for justice three weeks after a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager.

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