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Nevada runs out of lethal injection drug

Nevada's Department of Corrections says it is asking several companies for supplies of the drug needed for executions.

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Rights group accuses Mexican police of malfeasance

A new report alleges police tortured some of the 42 suspected members of a drug cartel killed in a 2015 raid.

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US election: Donald Trump seeks African American votes

Promises made by Republican presidential nominee to lift black people from poverty criticised as racist and ignorant.

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Texas halts execution of man who did not kill anyone

Jeffery Wood's execution stayed on the ground that psychiatrist who provided expert opinion was later discredited.

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Washington sought 'leverage' with $400m Iran payment

The cash payment to Iran was used as bargaining chip in release of five US prisoners, according to the State Department.

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Trump campaign chief resigns amid pro-Russia scandal

Chairman of Republican candidate's presidential bid is probed by Ukraine over millions allegedly paid for lobbying.

Paul Manafort

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UN admits role in deadly Haiti cholera outbreak

World body stops short of saying it caused the epidemic, but acknowledges role in crisis that has killed nearly 10,000.

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Wildfires in the US force 82,000 to flee their homes

A new fire in drought-plagued Southern California spreads across more than 100sq kms in just two days.

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ISIL foils governments with encryption, UN experts say

Fighters from ISIL and al-Qaeda use encrypted messages on darknets to plan potential attacks, according to a UN report.

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Ban Ki-moon: 'My replacement should be a woman'

The secretary-general says it's "high time" for female leadership at the United Nations.

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