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Obama urges calm over black teenager's death

Barack Obama, the US president, has called the fatal shooting by police of an unarmed black teenager a tragedy and asked for a thoughtful response after two nights of violent protests, looting, arrests and tear gas in the US state of Missouri.

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Hollywood icon Lauren Bacall dies at 89

Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall, an iconic actress of Hollywood's golden age who lit up the silver screen in a series of classic movies opposite her husband Humphrey Bogart, has died aged 89, her family has said.

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Clinton calls Obama to clarify #Syria remarks

Hillary Clinton, a likely contender for the White House in 2016, has called US President Barack Obama to clarify that controversial remarks she made in an interview were not intended to attack him, her spokesman said.

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Tributes flow in for actor Robin Williams

Robin Williams

The death of Robin Williams has led to an outpouring of grief among fellow actors, fans, and politicians, with US President Barack Obama calling him "one of a kind".

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Robin Williams found dead

Robin Williams

Robin Williams, an Oscar-winning actor and comedian, has died from an apparent suicide at his home in Northern California, Marin County Sheriff's Office said. He was 63.

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'Hundreds on the run' after #Haiti jailbreak

An armed gang has attacked Haiti's main high-security prison in an audacious jailbreak, officials and police said, and hundreds of inmates may have flooded out, according to residents.

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Tension high after US police kill black teen

Tensions have flared in the US state of Missouri after a black teenager was fatally shot by police, sending a crowd of local residents into a frenzy.

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US black teen shot after 'police altercation'

St Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar has said that the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager on Saturday, which triggered outrage and protests in the US state of Missouri, had occured after an altercation with police.

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Tropical Storm Iselle batters #Hawaii

Tropical Storm Iselle has battered Hawaii with driving winds and rising surf knocking down trees and causing power outages, the first of two major storms due to hit the archipelago as the more powerful Hurricane Julio gathered steam behind it.

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#Hawaii braces for twin hurricanes

HawaiiansHawaiians are bracing for two hurricanes, with advancing Iselle packing high winds and heavy surf and Julio gathering steam behind it.

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