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Obama embraces Hagel after announcing his resignation

The resignation of the Defence Secretary is surely down to the White House requiring a fall guy for its recent struggles in foreign and defence affairs, making the Vietnam veteran’s departure inevitable. US Editor David Usborne reports

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Sixteen women have made public accusations of sexual assault against superstar comedian Bill Cosby over incidents dating back as far as the 1960s. Here are some of their stories

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Tami Rice was holding a replica gun

One officer fired twice after he allegedly pulled it from his waistband

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St Louis Police Officers’ Association said last week that Wilson was confident he would not be charged

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A police officer secures an area around the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton, Missouri where a grand jury is considering whether to indict a white Ferguson police officer who shot and killed an 18-year-old black teenager, Michael Brown.

The woman allegedly waved the gun and jokingly said she was ready for Ferguson

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Protesters march in St Louis, Missouri, to put pressure on the grand jury to charge Officer Darren Wilson over the killing of Michael Brown

 

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App is riding success of anonymous messaging services and finding success on campuses

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Peach smell is just a signal that the more important things are working, company says

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A grand jury is deciding whether to indict the white police officer for death

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Chuck Hagel is stepping down from his post as United States Defence Secretary

Resignation comes after only a brief tenure and leaves office with a number of commitments internationally

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The Argentine Group of Anthropological Forensics say they will be ready in eight weeks

Just under 650 Argentine soldiers died during the three month conflict in 1982

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Fake guns are displayed with other prohibited carry-on items during a news conference

12-year-old Tamir Rice died from his wounds yesterday after officers opened fire believing he was carrying a loaded weapon

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Last month Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill ruled that the fatal shooting of unarmed Dillon Taylor outside a convenience store by a police officer was justified

Police force accounts for 15 per cent of homicides over the past five years

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Rudy Giuliani squares up to Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson

 

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The Russian spacecraft has taken an espresso machine and Italy’s first female astronaut to the space station, as well as 450 grams of Caviar for the team’s New Year feast

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Demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, mount a protest ahead of the grand jury’s decision. Such protests have been ongoing in the city since 18-year-old Michael Brown’s killing

Police prepare for protests as the grand jury gets ready to give its verdict on whether policeman Darren Wilson  should be charged over the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Tim Walker reports from Ferguson, Missouri

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John McCain used former President’s legacy as an insult to current US leader

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Police tape Poutside the home of Nancy Lanza

The boy’s father said he heard a loud noise from his bedroom alerting him to the accident

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The meals changed under the US government's 'Let's Move' health initiative

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The man was screaming as he fell from the roof a San Francisco building and shattered the car’s windscreen on impact

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Police do not know why Cameron Shenk attacked the 84-year-old man

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Isis-affiliated Twitter accounts shared this poster, which US officials claimed includes an image taken 'from Hungarian porn'

Apparent misuse of the picture was pointed out by US officials

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13 people have died since the storm hit but as temperatures rise and rain begins to fall snow is set to turn into into record flooding

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Out and about: for 'Glee' character Bert Hummel, having a gay son was a learning curve
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Tana Ramsay gave evidence in a legal action in which her husband, Gordon, is accusing her father, Christopher Hutcheson, of using a ghost writer machine to “forge” his signature
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Anyone over the age of 40 seeking a loan with a standard term of 25 years will be borrowing beyond a normal retirement age of 65, and is liable to find their options restricted
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Perhaps longest awaited is the adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road with Brazil’s Walter Salles directing and Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart and Viggo Mortensen as the Beat-era outsiders
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In a world of Saudi bullying, right-wing Israeli ministers and the twilight of Obama, Iran is looking like a possible policeman of the Gulf

Iran is shifting from pariah to possible future policeman of the Gulf

Robert Fisk on our crisis with Iran
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The young are the new poor

Sharp increase in the number of under-25s living in poverty
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Greens on the march

‘We could be on the edge of something very big’
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Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby

Through the stories of his accusers
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Why are the words 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?
Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
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When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible