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Protesters arrested as Ferguson awaits grand jury decision

Protesters arrested as Ferguson awaits grand jury decision

Police arrested five people in Ferguson, Missouri, overnight after they tried to block a street in a protest calling for a grand jury to charge a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen in in August.

Football: Blind and Falcao injury blows for Man United

Manchester United suffered a double blow on Thursday with Daley Blind ruled out for a "long" spell due to a knee problem and Radamel Falcao receiving a "new injury" that will keep him out for at least two more weeks.

Beauty queen, sister found murdered

Beauty queen, sister found murdered

A Honduran beauty queen has been found shot dead in a suspected crime of passion just days before she was due to compete in the Miss World pageant in London, police say.

Man with gun in car on White House 'mission'

Man with gun in car on White House 'mission'

An Iowa man has been arrested near the White House after driving across the country with a gun and a knife in his car trunk on a self-described mission to go to the executive mansion, the Secret Service says.

Bob Marley-brand marijuana on the way

Bob Marley-brand marijuana on the way

The family of Reggae icon Bob Marley and a Seattle-based private equity firm say they are launching the first global cannabis brand with marijuana products sold under a name long tied to a plant he lovingly called "the herb".

Dating guru barred from UK

Dating guru barred from UK

Britain has barred a self-styled US dating coach from entering the country to conduct seminars on how to attract women after heavy criticism from campaigners who said his methods amounted to physical and emotional abuse.

Scuffles break out at student protest in London

Scuffles break out at student protest in London

Scuffles broke out and missiles were thrown at police as thousands of students marched through the centre of London to protest against a rise in higher education fees.

Second Frenchman identified on IS beheading video

Second Frenchman identified on IS beheading video

French authorities have identified a second French militant who appears on a beheading video released by Islamic State (IS) at the weekend, a state prosecutor said.

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