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US police fire tear gas at protesters

Authorities in a suburb of the US city of St Louis, where an unarmed black teen was shot and killed by a police officer, have used tear gas to try to disperse protesters after flaming projectiles were thrown from the crowd.

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#Haiti captures kidnapper behind prison break

Police have recaptured 19 fugitives, including an alleged kidnapper who escaped from custody during a mass breakout at a prison outside the Haitian capital.

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Actor Robin Williams' death was 'suicide'

Robin Williams

The actor Robin Williams tried to cut his wrist and hanged himself in a bedroom of his San Francisco Bay Area home after struggling with depression, officials said on Tuesday.

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#Canada sends trial #Ebola vaccine to W Africa

Canada is sending up to 1,000 doses of an experimental vaccine to West Africa to help the World Health Organisation (WHO) fight the Ebola epidemic, the country's health minister announced.

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Brazil air crash kills presidential hopeful

Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos has been killed in a plane crash in the southeastern city of Santos, television news network GloboNews said, without saying how it obtained the information.

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Iranian the first woman to snare maths prize

Maryam Mirzakhani

Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani has become the first woman to be awarded the Fields Medal, mathematics' equivalent to the Nobel Prize.

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Obama urges calm over black teenager's death

Barack Obama, the US president, has called the fatal shooting by police of an unarmed black teenager a tragedy and asked for a thoughtful response after two nights of violent protests, looting, arrests and tear gas in the US state of Missouri.

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Hollywood icon Lauren Bacall dies at 89

Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall, an iconic actress of Hollywood's golden age who lit up the silver screen in a series of classic movies opposite her husband Humphrey Bogart, has died aged 89, her family has said.

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Clinton calls Obama to clarify #Syria remarks

Hillary Clinton, a likely contender for the White House in 2016, has called US President Barack Obama to clarify that controversial remarks she made in an interview were not intended to attack him, her spokesman said.

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Tributes flow in for actor Robin Williams

Robin Williams

The death of Robin Williams has led to an outpouring of grief among fellow actors, fans, and politicians, with US President Barack Obama calling him "one of a kind".

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