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Obama: 'Russia doesn't make anything

Barack Obama, the US president, has dismissed Russia as a nation that "doesn't make anything" in an interview with the Economist  magazine.

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Aid worker stricken with #Ebola arrives in US

An aid worker infected with the deadly Ebola virus while in Liberia has arrived at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in the US state of Georgia from West Africa.

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#Sudan 'apostasy' woman arrives in US

A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence has arrived in the US, where she was welcomed first by the mayor of Philadelphia as a "world freedom fighter," and later by cheering supporters in New Hampshire.

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CIA apologises for spying on Senate

CIAThe head of the CIA has apologised to US politicians after an internal investigation found agents had accessed Senate computers to monitor a government probe into CIA torture.

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Republicans to sue Obama over healthcare law

The Republican-led US House of Representatives has cleared the way for the launch of a lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of overstepping his authority in carrying out his signature healthcare law.

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Last surviving Hiroshima bomber dies in US

Theodore Van Kirk

The last surviving crew member of the Enola Gay, the US bomber that dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan in 1945, hastening the end of World War II and moving the world into the atomic age, has died at age 93.

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US judge says unable to seize Kurdish oil

A high-stakes dispute over a tanker carrying $100 million in Iraqi Kurdish crude oil took a surprising turn when a US judge said she lacked jurisdiction given the ship's distance from the shore and urged that the case be settled in Iraq.

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#Venezuela: official sought by US to be freed

Venezuela has said that a retired military general wanted by the United States on drug charges, and arrested four days ago on the Caribbean island of Aruba, is to be freed and will return home shortly.

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Freak lightning bolt hurts eight on US beach

Eight people, including a teenager, have been taken to hospital after a freak lightning strike at the bustling Venice Beach in the United States, the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) said.

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#California wildfire razes homes

Firefighters in northern California are battling a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite grew significantly overnight.

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