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05 Mar 2015 10:15

Blasts, smoke and blood: Scenes of horror recalled at Boston trial

Clouds of smoke, improvised tourniquets and screams of pain were evoked in the first day of the Boston Marathon bombing trial on Wednesday as people who survived the deadly attack recalled one of the darkest days in the New England city's memory.

  • 05 Mar 2015 08:31

    US considering possible Middle East missile defence: General

    The U.S. military is considering sending its THAAD missile defence system to the Middle East, a senior U.S. Army general said on Wednesday, citing what he called an urgent need to respond to foes with missile systems and the will to use them.

  • 05 Mar 2015 07:00

    Policeman cleared in US town that 'targeted blacks'

    The US Justice Department said on Wednesday (Mar 5) it will not prosecute the white policeman who shot dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, but in a damning report found the local force systematically targeted African Americans.

  • 05 Mar 2015 14:40

    US Syria strategy falters with collapse of rebel group

    The Hazzm movement was once central to a covert CIA operation to arm Syrian rebels, but the group's collapse last week underlines the failure of efforts to unify Arab and Western support for mainstream insurgents fighting the Syrian military.

  • 05 Mar 2015 02:00

    US says 'tough challenges' remain in Iran nuclear talks

    The United States said on Wednesday (Mar 4) tough challenges remained to seal a nuclear deal with Iran, vowing not to be distracted by external politics in its quest to stop Tehran acquiring the atomic bomb.

  • 05 Mar 2015 07:50

    Cuba, EU renew talks on improving relations

    Cuba and the European Union renewed talks on improving relations on Wednesday, advancing on several issues but leaving the major topics of trade and human rights until Thursday, Cuba said.

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