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State of emergency declared in US state

St. Louis

The Governor of the US state of Missouri, Jay Nixon, has declared a state of emergency in the suburb of Ferguson after a week of racially charged protests and looting over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.

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Brazil's Silva 'likely to run for president'

The Brazilian Socialist Party is likely to announce environmentalist Marina Silva as its presidential candidate next week, replacing party leader Eduardo Campos who was killed in a plane clash, three leading local newspapers have reported.

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Police: Slain US teen was robbery suspect

The unarmed black teenager whose shooting death by a white police officer unleashed riots in a Missouri town was a suspect in a robbery just minutes before he was killed, according to police.

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Police name officer who shot US teenager

Authorities in the US state of Missouri have identied the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager, sparking violent protests and accusations of racism. 

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US: Arms to #Israel were scrutinised over Gaza

The Obama administration, which urged Israel do more to prevent civilian casualties in its conflict with Hamas fighters, placed US arms shipments to Israel under greater scrutiny during the Gaza crisis, the US State Department has said.

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Obama calls for calm in tense #Ferguson

Ferguson

President Barack Obama has appealed for "peace and calm" on the streets of a St Louis suburb besieged by violent clashes between police and crowds protesting the shooting death of an unarmed teenager.

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US police fire tear gas at protesters

Authorities in a suburb of the US city of St Louis, where an unarmed black teen was shot and killed by a police officer, have used tear gas to try to disperse protesters after flaming projectiles were thrown from the crowd.

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#Haiti captures kidnapper behind prison break

Police have recaptured 19 fugitives, including an alleged kidnapper who escaped from custody during a mass breakout at a prison outside the Haitian capital.

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Actor Robin Williams' death was 'suicide'

Robin Williams

The actor Robin Williams tried to cut his wrist and hanged himself in a bedroom of his San Francisco Bay Area home after struggling with depression, officials said on Tuesday.

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#Canada sends trial #Ebola vaccine to W Africa

Canada is sending up to 1,000 doses of an experimental vaccine to West Africa to help the World Health Organisation (WHO) fight the Ebola epidemic, the country's health minister announced.

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