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US defence secretary to step down

Chuck Hagel has resigned as US defence secretary after less than two years in the post, following a series of meetings with President Barack Obama.


(from left) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, US Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier arrive for a group photo in Vienna, 24 NovemberClock ticks on Iranian nuclear talks

Time is running out for a deal with Iran to cut UN sanctions in return for action to scale back its ambitious nuclear programme.

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A grand jury reaches a decision over whether to charge a policeman who killed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, family says.

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