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Nicaraguan police clash with protesters in capital

Police detain government opponents demanding fair elections ahead of 2016 national poll.

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Cosby controversy hits the White House

A US organisation has started a petition seeking revocation of the Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded to Bill Cosby.

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Pope praises Bolivia's efforts to help the poor

Pope Francis calls for more help for the poor as he visits Bolivia on his second leg of South America trip.

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#Vietnam Communist Party leader makes historic US visit

Nguyen Phu Trong and President Barack Obama discussed the South China Sea dispute and defence issues at the White House.

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US army to 'cut 40,000 soldiers' over next two years

Cutbacks will affect virtually every army post at home and abroad and is aimed at saving money, USA Today paper reports.

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Pope urges unity to resolve conflicts in #Ecuador mass

Francis' visit also aimed at rallying nation's Catholics, whose numbers are down to 79 percent from 95 percent in 1970.

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US admits it has trained only 60 Syrians to fight ISIL

Programme, launched in May, had been designed to train as many as 5,400 opposition fighters a year to battle the group.

Syrian opposition fighters

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Obama says US intensifying anti-ISIL campaign in #Syria

US president says ISIL will be defeated as US-led coalition bombs 19 positions in Syria and Iraq in last 24 hours.

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Half a million join Pope Francis for mass in #Ecuador

Pope Francis dedicates his first major address to the family, which he says is suffering from the ills of modern times.

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South Carolina Senate votes to remove Confederate flag

Proposal still requires approval from the state House and governor before action is taken.

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