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US Congress overrides Obama's veto on 9/11 bill

Families of 9/11 victims are now able to sue Saudi Arabia for allegedly backing attackers after law is passed.

Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, or JASTA

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US names first ambassador to Cuba in more than 50 years

President Barack Obama nominates Jeffrey DeLauentis over a year after restoring diplomatic ties with communist nation.

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Alfred Olango: US police kill mentally ill black man

Alfred Olango, a mentally ill black man who was unarmed, killed by police after his sister called officers for help.

Olango's killing, protests

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WHO: 90 percent of world's population breathe dirty air

UN body's new report blames air pollution for global "health emergency" killing millions per year.

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Colombia and FARC sign historic pact ending 52-year war

Accord brings an end to Latin America's longest-running conflict, which has killed hundreds of thousands of people.

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US election 2016: Clinton, Trump clash in first debate

US presidential candidates face-off over race, economy and foreign policy in first TV showdown ahead of November's vote.

Clinton, Trump

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Memorial confronts US South's history of lynching

As controversy over black American killings intensifies, group to revisit racism's roots through "terror lynching".

 lynching

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Clinton and Trump face off in first presidential debate

Clinton says Trump has "long history of engaging in racist behaviour" as candidates clash over America's racial divide.

Clinton and Trump

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Missing Mexico students: Case unresolved two years on

Thousands gather in Mexico City to mark two years since 43 students disappeared on their way to a protest in Iguala.

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Trump pledges to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Republican candidate acknowledges he will accept the divided city as Israel's capital if elected president.

Donald Trump

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