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VIDEO: Fireworks mark 4 July in US

July 5, 2014 - 3:20am
The US celebrates its Independence Day with firework displays across the country.
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US policeman seen 'pummelling' woman

July 5, 2014 - 3:18am
The California Highway Patrol says that it is investigating footage that shows a policeman repeatedly punching the head of a prostrate woman.
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Harris backlash in native Australia

July 5, 2014 - 1:19am
Australia distances itself from disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris
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Australia in row over Tamil refugees

July 5, 2014 - 12:47am
Australia is refusing to comment on the fate of more than 200 Tamil asylum seekers reportedly intercepted in the country's northern waters.
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