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US men found innocent after 30 years in jail

Henry Lee McCollum - Leon BrownTwo mentally impaired half-brothers have been freed after serving three decades in a US prison for the rape and murder of a child after DNA evidence proved they were not guilty.

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#Mexico investigates mass fish death in lagoon

At least 48 tonnes of fish have turned up dead in a lagoon in western Mexico and authorities are investigating whether wastewater treatment plants are to blame.

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Obama under fire over foreign policy

President Barack Obama has come under renewed criticism over his foreign policy from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers as he wrestled with crises in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ukraine.

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Hundreds demand justice for #Ferguson teen

Hundreds of protesters have marched through the US town of Ferguson in Missouri, calling for justice three weeks after a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager.

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Feared Colombian militia leader arrested

A former head of a feared Colombian militia that was linked to more than 5,000 murders and a spate of disappearances has been arrested in Panama, Colombian police said.

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Jews expelled from #Guatemala village

A few months after moving from Canada to a remote part of Guatemala to find religious freedom, a group of ultra-orthodox Jews have now been forced to leave their homes in a bitter conflict with villagers.

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Rescuers free trapped miners in #Nicaragua

Rescue workers have freed 20 freelance miners who were trapped in a gold mine for nearly two days after a landslide at an unlicensed mine in northern Nicaragua, a government spokesperson has said.

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El Salvador gangs offer truce with government

Leaders of El Salvador's powerful gangs have said their members will no longer attack police and the military in a bid to revive a tattered truce and slash high rates of violence that have rocked the Central American nation.

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#Suriname leader's son admits 'US attack plot'

The son of the president of Suriname has admitted charges in a New York court that he offered to help US agents posing as the Lebanese armed group Hezbollah a base in his country for operations against the US in an elaborate sting operation.

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#Ebola drug '100% effective' in monkey trials

The experimental Ebola drug ZMapp cured all 18 of the lab monkeys infected with the virus, including those suffering the fever and haemorrhaging characteristic of the disease and just hours from death, scientists have said.

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