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Republicans' next clash with Obama: Iran nuclear talks

Washington - The extension of international nuclear negotiations with Iran is likely to prompt a far-reaching showdown between the White House and US Republicans who seek to tighten economic screws against Tehran.

Protests across US as troops deployed in Ferguson

Ferguson - Protest marches sprang up in cities across the United States, as a huge security operation stifled clashes in Ferguson, the town at the center of the country's latest racially-charged riots.

U.S. may send additional troops to Afghanistan next year

Washington - The U.S. military likely will keep a slightly larger force in Afghanistan in 2015 than first planned and American troops will have authority to come to the aid of Afghan forces if necessary, officials said Tuesday.

Troop force tripled in Ferguson as Obama condemns violence

Ferguson - More than 2,000 soldiers were ordered into the riot-torn US town of Ferguson on Tuesday, as President Barack Obama condemned violence which erupted after a grand jury chose not to charge a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teen.

Troop force tripled in Ferguson as local anger mounts

Ferguson - More than 2,000 soldiers were ordered into the riot-torn US town of Ferguson on Tuesday as the family of a slain black teenager denounced the "broken" justice system that failed to indict the white policeman who shot him.

Defense secretary resigns, could signal U.S. government shakeup

Washington, D. C. - Speculation about a shakeup at the highest levels of the U.S. government security apparatus were rampant Monday after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced his resignation.

N. Korean leader tours museum of US 'cannibal' atrocities

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, under pressure over Pyongyang's human rights record, has toured a museum dedicated to alleged atrocities by US forces during the Korean War, state media said Tuesday.

Ferguson: Jury heard new narrative of teen's shooting

Ferguson - Black teen Michael Brown was fatally shot by policeman Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, after an altercation at the side of the officer's car and 12 gunshots, a prosecutor said Monday.

U.S. man freed after 36 years in jail, guilt in doubt

Los Angeles - A 68-year-old man was released from prison in California after 36 years behind bars, following a judge's ruling casting doubt on his murder conviction. Michael Hanline was found guilty in 1978 of killing motorcyclist J.T.

Riot after US jury fails to indict Ferguson policeman

Ferguson - Protesters set buildings ablaze and looted stores in the US town of Ferguson after a grand jury chose not to press charges against a white officer who shot dead a black teen.

Pentagon chief Hagel out as IS war heats up

Washington - President Barack Obama announced the departure of US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday, with the White House under fire over perceived fumbling in its response to the Islamic State threat.

U.S. jury reaches decision in Ferguson police shooting

Ferguson - The governor of the U.S. state of Missouri urged calm on Monday ahead of a verdict on whether to indict a white police officer for shooting dead an unarmed black teenager.

US jury reaches decision in Ferguson police shooting

Ferguson - A US grand jury has reached a decision on whether or not to indict a white police officer for shooting dead an unarmed black teenager in a tense suburb, prosecutors said Monday.

Pentagon chief Hagel out as IS war heats up

Washington - President Barack Obama announced the departure of US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday, with the White House under fire over perceived fumbling in its response to the Islamic State threat.

Advanced cyberspying tool dates from 2008: researchers

Washington - A highly sophisticated cyberspying tool has been used since 2008 to steal information from governments, businesses and others, security researchers said Monday.

Chief defends Ohio cop who shot 12-year-old boy

Cleveland - The chief of police in the US city of Cleveland on Monday defended the conduct of an officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy who was wielding a replica handgun.

Protesters demand indictment of policeman in Ferguson shooting

Saint Louis - More than 100 protesters marched through St Louis, stepping up pressure on a grand jury to indict a white police officer for shooting dead an unarmed black teenager.

Italy's first female astronaut arrives at space station: NASA

Moscow - A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Italy's first female astronaut has safely docked with the International Space Station, NASA said.

Italy's first female astronaut heads to ISS in Russian craft

Moscow - A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Italy's first female astronaut safely blasted off Sunday to begin its journey to the International Space Station.

Security stepped up ahead of Ferguson grand jury decision

Ferguson - St Louis police erected barricades and businesses were boarded up Sunday as the clock ticked down to a grand jury decision on whether to indict a white officer for shooting dead an unarmed black teenager.

Iraqi forces retake ground from jihadists

Kirkuk - Iraqi security forces and pro-government fighters on Sunday retook areas from jihadists near the Iranian border in an operation that left 20 Kurdish troops dead, security officials said.

U.S. police shoot dead boy, 12, holding replica gun

Washington - Police in the U.S. city of Cleveland shot and killed a 12-year-old boy who was in a playground waving around what turned out to be a replica gun, officials and reports said Sunday.

U.S. troops to stay in Poland, Baltics through 2015: General

Vilnius - U.S. troops will remain in Poland and the Baltic states through 2015 "to deter Russian aggression", the top US commander for Europe said on Sunday.

Tense Ferguson braces for U.S. grand jury decision

Ferguson - The father of a black teenager killed by police in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson sought to ease tensions as protesters stepped up calls for a grand jury to indict the white officer responsible.

Flooding fears mount in snowed-in area of New York state

Washington - Record-breaking snowfall that buried towns near Buffalo, New York, and killed at least 14 people posed a major flooding threat with temperatures forecast to rise.

Ferguson on edge ahead of grand jury decision

Ferguson - The father of a black teenager killed by police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson sought to ease tensions Saturday ahead of a grand jury decision on whether to indict the white officer responsible.

Biden, Erdogan seek to find common ground on Syria crisis

Istanbul - US Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul in a bid to ease strains over the Syria crisis and persuade Turkey to step up its support for the coalition against Islamic State (IS) jihadists.

New Kerry, Zarif meeting in Iran nuclear talks: U.S.

Vienna - US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Vienna on Saturday afternoon, their first direct talks of the day, a US official said, two days ahead of the deadline for a nuclear deal.

Germany to drop probe into U.. spying on Merkel: Report

Berlin - Germany is dropping a probe into the alleged tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone by U.S. spies, due to a lack of evidence, magazine Focus said Saturday.

President extends US combat role in Afghanistan: report

Washington - Barack Obama has extended the combat role for US troops in Afghanistan for another year, in a classified order he signed in recent weeks, the New York Times reported Friday.
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US Defence Secretary Robert Gates.
US Defence Secretary Robert Gates.
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US and South African soldiers from SA Armour Formation stand in front of a South Africn Olifant Mk1a tank.
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NIGHT VIEW: Photo shows Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine's capital, at night in 2011.
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First Lady Michelle Obama, wife of U.S. President Barack Obama, holds up a sign Wednesday bearing the Twitter hashtag "#bringbackourgirls" in support of the victims of last week's kidnapping at a girls school in Chibok, Nigeria.
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Overcrowding in California State Prison.
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US Navy SEALS in familiar environment.
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Parents of Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped from a Chibok school last month express sorrow and outrage at a public gathering.
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The G20 Deputy’s Meeting and Financial Market Conference in Berlin on May 19-20.
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Musician 2nd Class Justin Strauss, a member of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band, Five Star Brass Quintet, high-fives children following a performance in April this year at the Colin Powell Cultural Center, in Dakar, Senegal.
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A picture of Calgary in the evening.
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Temple Mount and Western Wall during Shabbat
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A US special operations sniper aims his rifle.
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A U.S. Navy SEAL team member provides cover for his teammates while advancing on a suspected location of al Qaida and Taliban forces.
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The biggest arms dealer is the US. For 2009, the United States signed arms deals worth $22.6 billion ― a dominating 39 percent of the worldwide market. Even so, that sales figure was down from $38.1 billion in 2008.
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The number of US deaths in the Afghanistan war has set a new annual record of at least 323, with four months remaining in the year. The number surpasses the previous record of 317 for all of 2009.
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A U.S. Army Soldier of Company A, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment moves down a flight of stairs in a suspected insurgent safehouse during a 2007 air assault operation in Arab Jabour, Iraq.
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A meeting between China and the United States to discuss antitrust practices. China has started researching the subject even further with recent events.
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Bluefin tuna tested for cesium levels from Fukushima.
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