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US probes Fort Hood shooter's motive

The US soldier suspected of shooting dead three people before killing himself at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas was identified as Ivan Lopez, a man battling mental illness when he went on a rampage.

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US denies 'Cuban Twitter' made to stir unrest

The US government created a service similar to Twitter in Cuba in a "discreet" operation intended to promote democracy on the communist-ruled island, officials said, but denied that the $1.2m effort was aimed at fomenting unrest.

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Panel votes to declassify CIA torture report

The US Senate Intelligence Committee has voted on to declassify its long-awaited report on the CIA's use of brutal interrogation methods that critics say amount to torture.

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Tsunami waves hit Chile after earthquake

The first waves from a tsunami have reached Chile's coastline following a magnitude 7.6 earthquake, the country's navy says.

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Soldier shoots several dead at US army base

Gunman kills three people and wounds 16 before turning gun on himselfA shooting has left at least four people dead, including the gunman, and 16 injured at a US Army base in Fort Hood, Texas, the site of another mass shooting in 2009, the US military said.

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Top Venezuela opposition MP blocked by troops

Venezuelan troops have dispersed opposition demonstrators with tear gas and blocked anti-government activist Maria Corina Machado, recently stripped of her seat in the National Assembly, from reaching the legislature.

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Massive earthquake off Chile sparks tsunami

8.2 magnitude quake that also triggered a tsunami hit northern Chile.A massive magnitude 8.2 earthquake and tsunami hit the northern coast of Chile, near the port of Iquique, and prompted a warning for the country's Pacific coast, Chilean officials have said.

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Report: CIA misled US on torture of prisoners

The CIA misled the US government about the scale of its abuse of prisoners and overstated intelligence gleaned from the sessions, a damning Senate classified report has concluded.

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Mexico vigilante leader accused of murder

Mexican authorities have arrested a vigilante leader in the state of Michoacan, accusing him of ordering the death of a rival mayor who opposed vigilante groups.

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Jamaican police officers charged with murder

Investigators probing abuses by Jamaican security forces have charged three police officers with murder.

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