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David Barajas gets a kiss from his wife Cindy after a jury acquitted him of murder at the Brazoria County Courthouse on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, Angleton, Texas.

Prosecutors could only produce circumstantial evidence to support their case

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Neighbours called police to the Equatorial Guinea's embassy after hearing a commotion

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A section of Lake Oroville is seen nearly dry in Oroville, California. As the severe drought in California continues for a third straight year, water levels in the State's lakes and reservoirs is reaching historic lows. Lake Oroville is currently at 32 percent of its total 3,537,577 acre feet

Scientists says 63 trillion gallons of water has been lost on west coast of the United States

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Pictures show a child wrapped in blankets and bound to a mat

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Despite suffering respiratory failure and multiple organ failure and being pronounced dead by doctors, the man managed to survive his 'premature passing'

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Shirley Sotloff, who lives in Florida, appeals to the captors of her son, freelance journalist Steven Sotloff

'I am Shirley Sotloff. My son Steven is in your hands'

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Chilean sailor Mauricio Ruiz, right, reveals he is gay during a press conference in Santiago

Mauricio Ruiz says he hopes announcement will bring change to conservative South American nation

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Tsarnaeva turned herself into New York City police after 23-year-old woman received bomb threat

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Police discovered afterwards suspects was firing plastic pellets out of air gun

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Native American Seminole Tribe claim 'unauthorised' restaurant in Cancun, owned by Robert Earl, has been closed by local authorities

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Mr Curtis disappeared in late 2012 after being seized by the Nusra Front

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Jhon Jairo Velasquez has been released after 22 years in jail for scores of murders

The Medellin Cartel’s chief assassin was behind thousands of the deaths during the height of the 1980s cocaine trafficking wars - including that of presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galan

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Roosmarijn de Kok who has been accused of stealing fish oil and chocolate from a Whole Foods store in New York

Her lawyer argued that the 19-year-old was buying yogurt and forgot the other items in her bag

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Mr Belk said the officers detained him for six hours

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Video: As the London Mayor sets his sights on the Uxbridge constituency, he has the backing of America's most vocal conservative media outlet

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A US official said Douglas McAuthur McCain, a US citizen, is believed to have been killed in Syria and was there to fight alongside a terrorist group, most likely the Islamic State group

McCain was reportedly found dead by Free Syrian Army fighters

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A man locked the seat in front in place on the flight to Colorado

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Hurricane Cristobal over the Bahamas.

The torrential rain has affected tourism on the popular islands

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi denied involvement in the strikes

The operation may signal a new willingness by some Arab states to take a more direct military role in the region

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Aaron Paul's shout out during Emmy awards has focused global attention on his wife's support of the anti-bullying organisation

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The horizon from Cape Greville in Alaska, after a rocket carrying an experimental Army strike weapon exploded after taking off

The test was aborted by the Pentagon to 'ensure public safety'

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Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
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What is the appeal of Twitch?

Amazon is buying the video-game-themed online streaming site for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?
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How bosses are making us work harder

As it is revealed that one newspaper office pumps out the sound of typewriters to increase productivity, Gillian Orr explores the other devices designed to motivate staff
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Hard pressed: Resurgence in vinyl records

As the resurgence in vinyl records continues, manufacturers and their outdated machinery are struggling to keep up with the demand
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Offered the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series, Tony Jordan turned it down. Nine times. The man behind EastEnders and Life on Mars didn’t feel right for the job. Finally, he gave in - and found an unexpected kindred spirit
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Doctors want a later start to the school day so that pupils can sleep later. Not because teenagers are lazy, explains Simon Usborne - it's all down to their circadian rhythms
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Watson was working part time in the NHS when his debut novel, Before I Go to Sleep, became a bestseller. Now it's a Hollywood movie, too. Here he recalls the whirlwind journey from children’s ward to A-list film set
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10 best cycling bags for commuters

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Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

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Robot sheepdog technology could be used to save people from burning buildings

The science of herding is cracked

Mathematical model would allow robots to be programmed to control crowds and save people from burning buildings
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This tyrant doesn’t rule

It’s billed as a Middle Eastern ‘Dallas’, so why does Fox’s new drama have a white British star?