19 October 2011
Last updated at 18:37 ET
Police shoot and kill dozens of dangerous animals on the loose in rural Ohio after their zoo cages were left open and their owner found dead.
US and North Korean officials are to meet next week in Geneva to try to revive stalled international talks on ending Pyongyang's nuclear programme.
A group of pelicans smothered in oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill earns Daniel Beltra the title of Wildlife Photographer of the Year. BBC NATURE
Citigroup is paying $285m (£180m) to settle civil fraud charges from the Securities and Exchange Commission.
A US immigration officer is arrested after a high-speed car chase in which he allegedly tossed bundles of marijuana out of his government car.
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Plenty of people have left Vegas broken after a huge gamble, perhaps a smaller number as clear-cut winners. After the Republican debate, did any of the candidates lose their shirt?
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The former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox, said consumption of drugs in the US was at the root of much of the violence in his country and called for the legalisation of drugs in America.
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