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24 July 2014 Last updated at 21:27 ET

Arizona halts executions amid reviewJoseph Wood

Arizona halts executions pending a review of its death penalty procedures, after the allegedly botched lethal injection of a convicted murderer.


Jason RezaianUS reporter believed held in Iran

An American reporter for the Washington Post, his wife and two other US journalists appear to have been detained in Tehran, the newspaper says.

Theodore Wafer sits in court in Detroit, Michigan, on 23 July 2014Suspect: Detroit shooting 'accident'

A man charged with killing an unarmed black woman on his suburban Detroit porch in November initially told police it was an accident, a jury hears.

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