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post 01 January 2001
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog Fracking for oil in North Dakotas boomtown

Williston, North Dakota, is attracting thousands of workers keen to make their millions from fracking. But as the economy is on the up, the town has been hit by a rise in crime, drug-use and rape.

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article 28 January 2015 World, United States
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No cover-up: Michelle Obama's political message to Saudis

Within moments of arriving in Saudi Arabia, US first lady Michelle Obama causes a Twitter furore by ignoring Saudi Arabia's strict dress code for women.

article 28 January 2015 World, United States
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How viral video of intruder beating created #MrWrongHouse

A former US paratrooper beats up a suspected robber on his property, puts the footage on YouTube, adds a reggae soundtrack - and creates a viral hit.

article 28 January 2015 World, Ireland
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Will Apple's extraordinary profits hasten tax reforms?

Campaigners call for more action to clamp down on the tax avoidance of multi-national companies as tech giant Apple records the biggest quarterly profit in corporate history.

article 28 January 2015 World, United States
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Apple reports biggest quarterly profit in corporate history

Technology firm Apple makes profits of $18bn in the final quarter of 2014, smashing sales expectations and making Apple the biggest ever quarterly earner for a public company.

post 27 January 2015
Read more from Geoff White on Technology Crime is changing, and technology is playing a major role

News last week that crime rates had fallen to a record low gives an indication as to how that shift is taking place.

video 27 January 2015 World, United States

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New York hunkers down for storm Juno - video

Roads are closed and workers are told to stay at home as New York readies for expected heavy snow and blizzards from storm Juno.

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Plane ditches in sea after running out of fuel - video

In dramatic footage, a pilot deploys his plane's parachute and splashes down in the sea off Hawaii after realising he was running out of fuel.

post 27 January 2015
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog New York in lockdown waiting for storm Juno to hit

Manhattan is a ghost town as transport and businesses shut up shop in wait for giant snowfalls. Workers aren't expected in on Tuesday - except on Wall Street.

video 24 January 2015 United States

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US measles outbreak spreads from Disneyland - video

Doctors in the US have urged parents and schools to vaccinate children against measles after an outbreak that began in Disneyland in California continues to spread.

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