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#Blackwater four 'made corpses of innocents'

Four Blackwater guards accused of killing 14 Iraqi civilians turned "innocent people ... into bullet-riddled corpses" for no reason, the prosecution has told their US trial as it neared its conclusion.

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US police shoot suspect and TV crew member

A robbery suspect carrying a plastic-pellet gun and a crew member with the TV show "Cops'' were shot dead by police during a response to a restaurant hold-up in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Colombian drug hitman 'Popeye' released

One of Colombia’s most notorious hired killers, John Jairo Velasquez, has been released from prison after serving 22 years of his 30-year sentence for murder, police and judicial sources have said.

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Deal reached to end deadly #Brazil jail riot

Brazilian authorities have reached a deal with rioting prisoners who killed four fellow inmates, beheading two of them, and held two guards hostage.

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Prisoners beheaded in #Brazil jail riot

Inmates rioting for better facilities in a Brazilian jail have killed four fellow prisoners, decapitating two of them, and have taken two guards hostage, officials have said.

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#Ferguson mourners gather to bury teenager

Michael Brown's familyThe funeral of the black teenager who was shot dead by a white police officer in Ferguson is under way in calm atmosphere after weeks of unrest.

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Shooter at US army base injures herself

Fort LeeA female soldier has shot and wounded herself at Fort Lee, a US army base in Virginia, sparking a lockdown of the facility, the army said.

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San Francisco earthquake injures dozens

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake has rocked the northern San Francisco area, injuring dozens of people, damaging historic buildings, setting some homes on fire and causing power outages around the picturesque town of Napa.

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Obama to send aides to #Ferguson funeral

Ferguson, Missouri

US President Barack Obama is sending three White House officials to the funeral service of the 18-year-old whose death in a police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked days of racial unrest.

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Costa Rica to probe US anti-Cuba program

The Costa Rican government will investigate undercover US programmes operated from the Central American country and using its citizens in a ploy to destabilise the government in Cuba, Costa Rica's director of intelligence and security has said.

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