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#Venezuela stages military drill to counter US 'threat'

Nearly 100,000 members of armed forces join 10-day exercise that government says is against looming threat from the US.

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CIA chief: Social media hampers fight against 'terror'

John Brennan says new technologies help groups like ISIL coordinate operations and attract recruits.

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#Chile evacuates thousands as fire threatens Valparaiso

State of emergency declared as warm temperatures and strong winds fan flames spreading towards the Pacific.

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#Venezuela stages 'anti-imperialist' rally against US

President says US is a "big monster" after Obama administration imposed sanctions on Venezuelan officials.

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Police officers shot during protest in #Ferguson

At least two police officers shot hours after city's police chief quit over "racial bias", say witnesses.

Ferguson police department

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#Venezuela congress approves president's decree request

Congress votes in favour of granting Nicolas Maduro rights to enact laws without approval from lawmakers.

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UN investigator rejects conditions of #Guantanamo invite

Juan Mendez also accuses Washington of delaying requests to visit US prisons to probe solitary confinement practices.

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#Ferguson police chief resigns after scathing federal report

Chief Thomas Jackson had resisted calls to step down over his handling of the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.

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#Colombia to temporarily halt bombing of #FARC rebels

President Juan Manuel Santos says the country's armed forces will cease raids against the group for one month.

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#Utah lawmakers OK use of firing squad for executions

Utah has passed a bill to allow the use of firing squads for executions if there is a shortage of lethal drugs.

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