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Members of the New Black Panther Party are set to carry firearms at a Cleveland protest, if carrying of weapons is allowed under Ohio law. File photograph: Getty Images

The New Black Panther Party, a “black power” movement, will carry firearms for self-defence during demonstrations in Cleveland ahead of next week’s R(...)

US soldier Chelsea Manning, who was born male but identifies as a woman, was imprisoned in 2013 for handing over classified files to pro-transparency site WikiLeaks. Photograph: US Army/Reuters

Chelsea Manning, the US soldier imprisoned for leaking classified files to pro-transparency site WikiLeaks, attempted suicide last week, her lawyers (...)

A police car  in front of the Dallas Police Department headquarters is  converted into a memorial after the ambush shooting of police officers in Dallas, Texas. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

US president Barack Obama on Saturday rejected the notion that this week’s stunning violence is a signal that the US has returned to some of the darke(...)

Late Dallas police officer Patrick Zamarripa in undated family handout photo. File photograph:Hector Zamarripa/Handout/Reuters

The backgrounds of those killed or wounded in Dallas during a protest over recent police shootings of black men are emerging. Five police officers we(...)

 Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings (right) conducts a press conference at Dallas City Hall as Dallas Police Chief David Brown looks on following the fatal shootings of five police officers on July 8th, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. Photograph: Stewart FHouse/Getty Images

A suspected gunman in the ambush-style shooting of 12 Dallas police officers, killing five, has been named as Micah Xavier Johnson, a 25-year-old army(...)

A man holds a sign of support during a prayer vigil in a park following the  shooting dead of five police officers in Dallas, Texas, US, July 8th, 2016. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

A black US Army reservist who served in the Afghan war and said he wanted to “kill white people” took part in an attack in which five police officers(...)

A sign on a shop front in Ennis waiting for Boxing legend Muhammad Ali to visit on  September 1st, 2009. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA

Muhammad Ali - the facts * Ali’s great-grandfather Abe Grady was Irish. He emigrated from the Turnpike Road, Ennis, Co Clare, to the US in the 1(...)

Iraq’s prime minister Haider al-Abadi visits an Iraqi army base on Wednesday in Camp Tariq near Falluja. Photograph: Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters

Iraq has delayed its assault on the city of Falluja because of fears for the safety of civilians, prime minister Haider al-Abadi said on Wednesday, as(...)

US Air Force Gen Lori Robinson, Pacific Air Forces commander. Photograph: US Department of Defens/EPA

US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter says president Barack Obama will nominate the first woman to head a major US military combatant command. If confir(...)

A ‘rearmed’ contra rebel fighter who calls himself Tyson, in the mountains of northern Nicaragua.Violent opposition from small groups of rebels reflects broader anger brewing against President Daniel Ortega. Photograph: Meridith Kohut/New York Times

He calls himself “Tyson”, wears tattered US army fatigues and carries a beat-up AK-47. He is a rebel fighter in the mountains of Nicaragua, setting am(...)

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