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Pool safety poster 'racist'

The poster - titled "Be Cool, Follow The Rules" - depicts various children playing at the pool. But white children are ...

Controversial "Be Cool, Follow The Rules" poster shows black children misbehaving while white children seen following rules.

How the tortoise beat the Marine

The Marines initially intended to airlift more than 1100 desert tortoises away from a combat training site. After ...

In the battle of desert tortoise versus the US Marines, the tortoise wins - for now.

US court upholds abortion rights

Demonstrators celebrate at the US Supreme Court.

Supreme Court throws out Texas' strict abortion regulations, in a huge win for the pro-choice movement.

US firefighters make headway video

Nathan Looper (L) hugs stepfather Lucas Martin after finding a family heirloom in the wreckage of their home.

Two people have died and 200 structures have been destroyed north of Los Angeles.

President Trump a bigger worry than Brexit video

Donald Trump thinks there are many parallels between what's happening in the UK and the US.

OPINION: If Brexit scared the world's markets, something else could terrify them.

Seven stabbed in US clash

Police at the scene of the clashes in front of the state capitol building in Sacramento.

Stabbings in fight between members of right-wing groups and "anti-fascists" in California.

Five killed when train, van collide

The Colorado State Patrol released a statement saying a 2005 Chrysler vehicle failed to yield right of way to the train ...

Three children among five dead after train and van collide in the US.

Trump chair: We're not behind

A new poll has seen Clinton extend her lead over Donald Trump into the double digits, 51 per cent to 39 per cent.

Trump's campaign denies they're trailing rival Hillary Clinton; promises 'major announcements".

Poll: Trump tanks, Clinton climbs

As the hard-fought general election gets underway, Trump's political standing is on dangerous ground.

Support for Donald Trump plunges, propelling opponent Hillary Clinton to a double-digit lead.

Battle to control deadly California fire

A resident, with his face covered against the smoke, gestures towards a burning home.

Firefighters have begun to contain a massive wildfire that killed at least two people and destroyed 150 homes.

Wildfire destroys 150 homes video

Brittany Thompson cries after finding a deceased dog at a burned down residence after the Erskine Fire burned through ...

A massive wildfire burning out of control in California has left at least 150 homes in ruin.

Pretending to be Obama

Obama impersonator Sean Banks NgYing greets onlookers at a Christmas parade in Florida.

Impersonating the world's most powerful man isn't easy but when you do it right, people come running.

Kindy teacher shot by mother-in-law

Betsy Wall allegedly shot her daughter-in-law.

The children heard the gunfire, but didn't see the fatal encounter that left their mother dead.

Wildfire claims two lives video

Flames fengulf a trailer near Weldon, California,.

Two dead as fast-moving wildfires sweep through California.

Two dead in US shooting

Two people dead after shooting in Fort Worth, Texas.

Texas authorities say two people are dead after a shooting outside a dance studio in Fort Worth.

Towns surrounded by water video

Emergency crews in West Virginia, US take out boats on a flooded Ih after the state.

West Virginia's governor asks for a federal major disaster declaration for three counties.

Brazen attempt to snatch cop's gun video

The Cincinnati police officer was changing the criminal's handcuffs when he made a move.

US murder suspect wrangles gun from cop while being processed at police station.

'Walking on coal will change your life'

"I'm not sure I could do it again, because now I have this massive fear of fire," said one follower.

Some 30 people in the US have been treated for burns after attending a motivational seminar.

'Fireworks over gun control'

Civil rights veteran John Lewis joins the Democrat sit-in at the House of Representatives.

Opinion: Kiwi in New York Danielle McLaughlin reports that gun control will be a central issue in the November election following a scene reminiscent of the civil rights era.

Brexit stuns investors video

The Brexit outcome stunned many investors.

Global markets buckled and US$3 trillion was wiped off stocks as Britain voted to leave the EU.

Burglars flaunt haul on Facebook

One suspect was seen waving wads of cash in the seven-minute-long video.

US burglars who showed off stolen cash and jewellery didn't get to enjoy it for long.

Firefighters injured in wildfire

A helicopter drops water on a wildfire in the San Gabriel mountains as it attacks the flames near Duarte, California.

Fast-moving central California wildfire scorches 3237 hectares, destroying 100 structures.

US-UK relationship endures

US President Barack Obama speaks about Brexit at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University in Palo Alto, ...

President Barack Obama says the strong US ties to Britain and the EU would endure after Brexit.

Bernie 'will vote for Hillary'

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addresses supporters following the closing of the polls in the ...

Bernie Sanders says he will vote for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Panicked parking prang ruins Porsche video

If it won't fit, force it, seems to be the motto of the teen trying to get this expensive Porsche into a garage in Canada.

A panicked teen without a driver's licence is in a whole lot of trouble after borrowing his mum's expensive SUV.

House swept away, flames and all video

The house, well and truly on fire, floats down the flooded creek.

Major floods have hit parts of the US, washing away everything - including a burning house.

Colombia's cease-fire after 52 years

People celebrate the signature of a historic ceasefire deal between the Colombian government and FARC rebels, in Bogota, ...

"May this be the last day of the war," say president and FARC leaders.

US Democrats end sit-in protest

A photo tweeted from the floor of the House by US House Rep. David Cicilline shows Democratic members, including Rep. ...

The sit-in protested the lack of action on gun control in the wake of the Orlando, Florida, massacre.

Did Kim Dotcom warn of DNC hack?

Kim Dotcom appears in an Auckland court in 2015.

Dotcom said in 2015 that he knew of information that was going to create an obstacle for Hillary Clinton's presidential bid.

World Trade Center takes shape

The setting sun reflects off of One World Trade Center and surrounding buildings at sunset in Manhattan.

America's World Trade Center's newest skyscraper reaches its full 80 storeys - one of three high-rises now up at the site.

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