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US troops entered #Syria to find James Foley

The US sent troops into Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue Americans, including journalist James Foley, held by the Islamic State group.

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Brazil's Socialists name Silva as candidate

Environmentalist Marina Silva has announced that she will be the new presidential candidate for Brazil's Socialist Party a week after its previous candidate was killed in a plane crash.

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#Texas governor fingerprinted after indictment

Texas Governor Rick Perry,

Texas Governor Rick Perry, a possible Republican presidential candidate in the 2016 race, turned himself in to authorities for fingerprinting and a mug shot on Tuesday after being indicted last week on two felony charges of abusing power.

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#Ferguson police 'come under fire' at protest

FergusonUS police have said they came under "heavy gunfire" and 31 people were arrested during protests in Ferguson, Missouri sparked by the shooting death of a black unarmed teenager by a white policeman.

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Obama vows to fight IS 'cancer' after killing

James FoleyUS President Barack Obama has vowed that his country will not be swayed from airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) group after it beheaded an American journalist, an act he said was proof that the fighters stand for no religion.

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Pope's relatives killed in #Argentina crash

Three relatives of Pope Francis, two great nephews and their mother, have been killed in a traffic accident in Argentina, police said.

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UN sounds alarm over killings of aid workers

The number of aid workers killed, kidnapped and seriously wounded has reached record numbers, according to new figures published on the United Nations' World Humanitarian Day.

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#Ferguson police fire tear gas at protesters

tear gasUS police have fired tear gas and stun grenades at protesters in Ferguson, Missouri after a week of unrest sparked by the shooting death of a black unarmed teenager by a white policeman.

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Obama calls for calm in #Ferguson

badenUS President Barack Obama has expressed sympathy for the "passions and anger" sparked by the police killing of an unarmed black teenager, but decried the violence that has rocked the St Louis suburb of Ferguson since then.

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National Guard deployed to #Ferguson protests

Ferguson

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has ordered the National Guard to help restore peace to the St Louis suburb of Ferguson, hours after police fired tear gas to disperse people protesting against the police shooting shooting of black teenager Michael Brown.

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