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US Supreme Court blocks executions the gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary is pictured in McAlester, Oklahoma 9 October 2014

The US Supreme Court postpones the executions of three death row inmates who say the use of the sedative midazolam in the procedures is cruel.


Tap water runningE. coli found in Winnipeg water

Residents in the Canadian city of Winnipeg have been instructed to boil their drinking water after testing found E. coli and other bacteria in the water supply.

Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni Oct 22 2009Nuclear scientist jailed in US

A former nuclear scientist in the US is jailed for five years for trying to pass nuclear bomb-making secrets to Venezuela.

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John Boehner's Netanyahu move is a poke in the eye for Obama

The decision to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Congress must be seen as a poke in the eye to Barack Obama.

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Obama in India: Why president's visit is also about China

Former US Ambassador to India Timothy Roemer explains why the country is a 'lynchpin' in Obama's foreign policy - and why this visit is also about China.

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