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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 18 December 2014 World, Cuba
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Castro calls for embargo lift after US normalises relations

World leaders hail the turning point in US-Cuba relations, as Raul Castro urges Washington to remove its crippling, decades-old trade embargo.

article 18 December 2014 World, United States
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Sony cancels release of The Interview after hack threat

Sony Pictures scraps its comedy film based on the fictional assassination of North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, after embarrassing internal emails are leaked and further cyber hacks are threatened.

article 17 December 2014 World, Cuba
They have been ideological enemies since the 1959 revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power, but US President Barack Obama is set to announce he wants to normalise relations with Cuba (Getty)
Is the US-Cuban cold war coming to an end?

They have been ideological enemies since the 1959 revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power. Now US President Barack Obama announces he wants to normalise relations with Cuba.

article 17 December 2014 World, United States
AGU conference
Climate scientists' biggest test: communication

Climate change scientists in San Francisco face their toughest test yet, as they try to find ways to convince the public of the need to act on their bleak findings.

article 16 December 2014 World, United States
jeb bush
Who is Jeb Bush?

His father was the 41st president. His brother was the 43rd president. So is John Ellis "Jeb" Bush in prime position to become the Republican candidate for 45th president of the United States?

video 15 December 2014 UK, United States

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Torture: Guantanamo detainee 'beaten over 300 times' - video

Guantanamo detainee Shaker Aamer has information "that is devastatingly bad" for the George W Bush administration, says Clive Stafford Smith, founder of legal pressure group Reprieve.

video 14 December 2014 Culture, United States

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Tim Burton on Farage, feminism and the US dream - video

Director Tim Burton tells Jackie Long Nigel Farage "should live in the 1950s", for suggesting women breastfeeding in public to "perhaps sit a corner", as he discusses his new 'feminist' film Big Eyes.

article 14 December 2014 UK, United States
Sir Malcolm Rifkind
UK to request CIA material over Britain's role in torture

The chair of the inquiry into British intelligence agencies' complicity in the CIA's interrogation programme demands the US hand over material that was redacted from the report.

article 14 December 2014 World, United States
Washington Eric Garner protest
'I can't breathe': thousands march over US police killings

Thousands of demonstrators march through streets of New York City to demand justice for the chokehold death of unarmed African American Eric Garner.

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