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Black Americans more often wrongfully convicted: study

African Americans far more likely than whites to be convicted in error of crimes including murder and sexual assault.

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Unions lead mass protests in Buenos Aires

Unionists protest against government policies and threaten to stage a nationwide strike if their demands are not met.

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Women strike for equality on International Women's Day

A quick look at how International Women’s Day is being marked around the world.

Women's Day

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Girls killed in fire at San Jose Pinula child centre

At least 21 girls found dead after fire apparently started in protest against alleged abuse at care home in Guatemala.

Guatemala

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Ex-Panama dictator Manuel Noriega in critical condition

Former ruler of Central American country suffers hemorrhage after surgery to remove a benign brain tumor.

Manuel Noriega

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'A Day Without a Woman' strike aims to raise awareness

Organisers say women should not work on Wednesday, which is also International Women's Day, to demonstrate their power.

Washington, DC

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WikiLeaks exposes alleged CIA hacking programme

Documents show CIA malware systems have targeted iPhones, Android systems, Microsoft software and Samsung smart TVs.

The CIA

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Trump's new travel ban slammed by rights groups

ACLU vows to keep fighting US president's 'Muslim ban' in court, as politicians call order 'un-American'.

White House

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What makes Trump's revised travel ban different?

These are the major changes to President Trump's first immigration order, which was blocked in the courts.

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FBI disputes Trump wiretapping accusations: reports

Reports say FBI asks justice department to refute Trump allegation - made without evidence - that Obama wiretapped him.

FBI director James Comey

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