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Canada allows female mounted police to wear hijab

The iconic uniform is updated "to better reflect the diversity" in Canada and boost recruitment of Muslim women.

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Colombia-FARC final peace agreement 'imminent'

Accord negotiated in Havana to oversee demobilisation of rebels plus their rehabilitation and participation in politics.

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Report: NY police broke rules in investigating Muslims

The watchdog report accuses the NYPD of engaging in unauthorised probes and misusing undercover informants.

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Venezuela: Civil servants to pay for anti-Maduro vote

President Nicolas Maduro gives ministries 48 hours to dismiss public workers who signed a petition for his recall.

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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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