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Probe into LA traffic officer 'beating woman'

LA traffic officerThe California Highway Patrol (CHP) is investigating footage that shows one of its officers straddling a woman and repeatedly punching her in the head as she lies on the hard shoulder of a Los Angeles highway.

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Deaths as overpass collapses in #Brazil city

An unfinished overpass has collapsed in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte, killing at least two people, emergency officials have said.

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US orders tighter foreign airports security

The US has ordered tighter security at some foreign airports offering direct flights to the US, the homeland security secretary has said.

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Abu Ghraib torture lawsuit reopened

A federal appeals court in the United States has found that four Iraqis who were previously held in Abu Ghraib prison can sue the US defence contractor CACI International over allegations that its staff were involved in their torture in 2003 and 2004.

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#Toronto mayor makes post-rehab election push

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has acknowledged a drug problem for the first time and vowed that his commitment to "living clean is now unwavering'' as he returned to work after a two-month stay in a rehabilitation clinic.

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US to deploy more troops to #Iraq

President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama has said he will send about 200 more US troops to Iraq to protect Americans and the US embassy in Baghdad amid fierce fighting in the country between government forces and Sunni armed groups.

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Many killed in #Mexico shootout

Soldiers in Mexico have killed 22 people at a warehouse in a shootout that also left a soldier injured, the Defence Department has said.

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US soul star Bobby Womack dies at 70

Bobby Womack

US soul singer and songwriter Bobby Womack has died, his publicist said. He was 70.

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#Mexico arrests well-known vigilante leader

Mexican authorities arrested Jose Manuel Mireles, one of the most senior leader of vigilante groups that have been battling drug gangs in the western state of Michoacan, officials said. 

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Temporary blackout hits #Venezuela

A blackout has cut power to much of Venezuela including Caracas and other major cities, and interrupting a televised speech by the president in the country's second nationwide electricity outage in a year.

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