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19 October 2011 Last updated at 18:37 ET
Ohio police hunt escaped animals
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.
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Don't pet the wild animals
In pictures: Exotic-animal hunt
How animal drama unfolded
US and N Korea to hold nuclear talks
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.
N Korea 'keen' for nuclear talks
Q&A: North Korea nuclear talks
Oiled birds photo wins top prize
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
In pictures: Wildlife photo awardBBC NATURE
Citigroup settles US fraud case
Citigroup is paying $285m (£180m) to settle civil fraud charges from the Securities and Exchange Commission.
US official held 'drug smuggling'
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.
Canada court protects hyperlinks
US links Bahrain arms to report
Fierce clashes in Republican TV debate
Morgan Stanley sees $2.2bn profit
US prices rise 0.3% in September
Pakistan army chief warns US
Apple full-year profits rise 85%
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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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Fox: 'Legalise drugs to stop violence'
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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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China scientist in US trade theft
A Chinese scientist, Kexue Huang, admits to stealing trade secrets from two US firms and sending them to China and Germany.
China reduces holdings of US debt
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Fox: 'Legalise drugs to stop violence'
Nine-year-old caught 'driving father'
Lions and wolves escape from US zoo
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Is America illegal?
Lawyers debate the Declaration of Independence
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Digital interference
Is Occupy Wall Street becoming lost online?
America's child deaths
Why children die, and what it means for society
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Nerves of steel
Why would people want to steal a bridge?
Seeking the next Google
Can start-ups end America's era of high unemployment?
Walt's way?
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