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#CIA chief defends agency after torture report

John Brennan says his agency "fell short of holding accountable some officers" but claimed "it did lot of things right".

John Brennan

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#Brazil panel details dictatorship's brutality

"Truth commission" probing abuses during 1964-85 military regime presents 2,000-page report to President Rousseff.

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#Ebola fighters named Time Person of the Year

American magazine praises doctors, nurses and others fighting epidemic through 'tireless acts of courage and mercy'.

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Obama: #CIA torture methods brutal and wrong

US president says harsh CIA interrogation techniques used after September 11, 2001 attacks on US were counterproductive.

Barack Obama, US president

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US unveils new guidelines on racial profiling

Obama administration expands existing guidelines, amid controversy over role of race in policing after shooting deaths.

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US Senate report condemns #CIA brutality

CIA employed interrogation techniques "far worse and brutal" than it admitted, investigation reveals.

Senate Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein

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US on alert ahead of torture report release

Security stepped up at US facilities around the world ahead of report detailing harsh CIA interrogation techniques.

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Hague-based #ICC upgrades #Palestine 's status

Decision clears way for the International Criminal Court to investigate war crimes in the Occupied Territories.

International Criminal Court

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Caribbean nations urge US to end #Cuba embargo

US pressed to end 54-year-old economic embargo, as 15 Caribbean nations meet in Havana for summit.

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Fires damage buildings in Los Angeles

Highways shut down during morning commute in US city's business district after blaze engulfs multiple buildings.

Los Angeles skyline

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