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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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Trump to form committee 'on radical Islam' if president

Republican candidate for US president vows to institute "extreme vetting" of immigrants.

Donald Trump

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Washington transfers 15 Guantanamo prisoners to UAE

The move marks the largest single transfer of Guantanamo prisoners under Obama's government.

Guantanamo Camp VI

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Man charged with shooting dead US Imam and friend

Police charge Oscar Morel with double murder as Muslim community demands killings be treated as a hate crime.

Akonjee

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