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Venezuela students clash with riot police

Three more people were killed in Venezuela in clashes between police and anti-government protesters, raising the death toll from weeks of demonstrations to 24.

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US to stand by Ukraine on Crimea annexation

President Barack Obama has said the US will stand by Ukraine in an effort to help it maintain territorial integrity and sovereignty.

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FMLN win disputed El Salvador election

El Salvador's presidential election has officially been won by Sanchez Ceren of the National Liberation Front (FMLN) party, amid accusations of fraud by the opposition.

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Algerian freed from Guantanamo after 12 years

The transfer brings the total prisoner population at the US base in Cuba to 154 [AP]An Algerian national held in Guantanamo Bay for 12 years without charge has been released and sent back to his home country.

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US man walks free after 30 years on death row

A Louisiana man who spent nearly three decades on death row has walked free, after prosecutors asked a judge to set aside his first-degree murder conviction and death sentence, citing new evidence in the case that exonerated him.

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Bachelet sworn in again as Chile's president

Michelle Bachelet has taken over the presidency of Chile in a ceremony loaded with symbolism, after promising to stick to her tax-and-spend campaign pledges, despite a sharp economic slowdown.

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Student leader shot dead in Venezuela

A student leader was fatally shot in the western university city of San Cristobal after a long day of street clashes in which Venezuelan security forces attacked and dismantled barricades at key intersections, according to the city's mayor.

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New York building explodes and collapses

At least two women die as suspected gas blast destroys six-storey Harlem buildingA residential building has collapsed in New York's east Harlem neighbourhood, killing at least two women and injuring more than a dozen other people.

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US senator: CIA searched Senate computers

A senior US senator has accused the CIA of criminal activity in improperly searching a computer network set up for lawmakers investigating allegations that the agency used torture in terror investigations during the Bush administration.

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Bin Laden relative spoke of 'storm of planes'

Jurors in the New York trial of alleged al-Qaeda operative Suleiman Abu Ghaith have watched videos of the defendant warning of a "storm" of airplane attacks a month after September 11, 2001.

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