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Hunt was once worth an estimated $16 billion and owned racehorses, property and oil fields around the world. He died aged 88 on Tuesday in a Dallas old people’s home

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President Barack Obama awards former Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House in November 2013

Bradlee dies aged 93 at his home in Washington DC

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Travellers from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea subjected to enhanced screenings on arrival at US airports

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A Liberian-American mother has helped launch a campaign to stop the stigmatisation of those from countries affected by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

TV presenter and photographer Shoana Solomon and three other campaigners have published a video online to combat discrimination

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Darren Vann; (top right) The motel where the body of Afrika Hardy was found in Hammond, Indiana; (bottom right) an abandoned home in Gary, Indiana, where another body was found

Darren Vann was arrested for the murder of a sex worker in an Indiana motel on Friday before leading officers to six other bodies. They now suspect there are more victims, dating back 20 years  

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A car is overturned in the ditch in a cordoned off area in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec on Monday Oct. 20, 2014.

The suspect, Martin Rouleau, was shot by police after a car chase and has died

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Video: Barack Obama manages to turn a possibly awkward situation to his advantage

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The FARC were the largest rebel group within Colombia

The footage shows the large scale bombing and heavy gun fire that occurred when Cano was killed in his hideout in 2011

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Actor made light of the campaign on Twitter

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Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa, 28, was arrested after getting stuck inside a chimney trying to enter a home in California

Soapy water had to used to free Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa from the chimney - she has been charged with illegal entry

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Jakob Denzinger's empty grave in Cepin eastern Croatia. Denzinger is among the number of Nazi war criminals who collected millions of dollars in US social security benefits after being forced out of America

The payments gave the US Justice Department leverage to persuade Nazi suspects to leave the US

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Federal police have taken control of security in 13 towns

A total of 36 police officers have been arrested over the disappearance of 43 missing students in September

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A street vendor in Mexico City sells Dorilocos, which are topped with carrot, jimaca, cucumber, peanuts, pork rinds, spices and hot sauce

Trend which requires crisps, a fork and a strong stomach is testament to inventiveness of pushcart vendors, says Nick Miroff in Mexico City

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Hundreds of parents removed their children from a school in Mississippi after its principle returned from a trip to Africa

The headteacher of Hazlehurst Middle School in Mississippi had gone to a funeral in southern Africa, roughly 3,000 miles from the centre of the Ebola outbreak

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Footage shot by a passerby shows the moment an ill man was carried out of his burning home by a complete stranger

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Adam Saleh and Sheikh Akbar try out fighting in different modes of dress to prove how differently they can be treated

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The driver decided to take the law into his own hands

The would be thief was identified as Pablo, a notorious petty thief in the Chilean city of Concepcion

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'People were just throwing everything they could find'

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Three men and two juveniles have been charged with the assault of the 15-year-old

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Bushmeat on sale

The current Ebola outbreak started with an infected fruit bat that was hunted as part of Africa’s enormous bushmeat trade

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The emergency entrance to Texas Health Presbyterian hospital, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Dallas, Texas

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital says it is “deeply sorry” for mishandling the first Ebola case in the US

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Hannah Graham UVA student has been missing since 13 September

Forensic tests will now determine whether body is that of teenager

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'Right Here' singer Jess Glynne is nominated for Best Newcomer at the MOBO Awards 2014
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Powerful images of strays taken moments before being put down

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The Washington Post editor helped Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein bring down President Nixon

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Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search

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Bryan Cranston as Walter White, in the acclaimed series 'Breaking Bad'
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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

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A cup of tea is every worker's right

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Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
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Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
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Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

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Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London