24 November 2014 Last updated at 14:30

US defence secretary 'to step down'

Chuck Hagel will resign as US defence secretary after less than two years in the post, following a series of meetings with President Barack Obama.


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The father of a man shot dead by police in Ferguson, Missouri, has appealed for peace ahead of a grand jury decision against the officer.

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A 12-year-old boy dies after being shot by police in the US city of Cleveland, while carrying what turned out to be a replica gun.

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