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Doubts cast over #Nicaragua meteorite claim

Experts have raised doubts about whether a loud boom and a gaping crater found in Nicaragua's crowded capital Managua this weekend were caused by a meteorite, as the government has said.

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Obama slammed for delaying immigration pledge

President Barack Obama says that the surge of immigrant children entering the US "illegally" has changed the politics surrounding the issue of immigration and led him to put off a pledge to use executive action that could have shielded millions of people from deportation.

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Men wrongly jailed over NY rape receive $41m

A US federal judge has approved a $41m settlement between New York City and five men wrongfully convicted of the 1989 rape of a jogger in Central Park, ending a decade-long civil rights lawsuit.

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El Salvador ex-president under house arrest

A court in El Salvador has ordered the house arrest of a former president after he turned himself in ahead of his trial on corruption charges.

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UN study details widespread abuse of children

A UN report states that around 120 million girls worldwide have been forced to have sex and that globally one-fifth of murder victims from both sexes are under 20 years old, resulting in 95,000 deaths in 2012.

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Unresponsive US plane 'crashes off Jamaica'

A small US plane with an unresponsive pilot has crashed in Jamaican waters, authorities on the island said.

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Hundreds held as US fast-food workers strike

US fast-food workers

More than 450 people have been arrested at protests across the US over low pay for workers at fast-food restaurants, according to organisers.

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US opens #Ferguson civil rights inquiry

The US justice department has announced a civil rights investigation into the police department involved in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.

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US to pursue IS group to 'gates of hell'

Joe BidenJoseph Biden, the US vice president, has said his country will follow the IS group "to the gates of hell" following the beheading of two American journalists by the group in Iraq.

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Sotloff on his attraction to the Arab world

Steven Sotloff

On Tuesday the Islamic State released a video of the purported beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff.

Sotloff, was a 31-year-old freelance journalist from Florida and had been reporting from Syria until he was kidnapped in August 2013.

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