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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.


article 30 July 2015 World, United States
Officer Tensing appears in court
US police officer charged with murder of unarmed black man

As police officer Ray Tensing is charged with murder, prosecutors release shocking body-cam footage of him shooting Samuel DuBose which apparently contradicts his account of what happened.

article 25 July 2015 World, United States
Obama praises Africa's prospects during Kenya 'homecoming'

US President Barack Obama says Africa is "on the move" as he makes the first presidential visit to Kenya, his father's homeland.

article 25 July 2015 World, United States
9/11: new photos released of White House response

New photos are released of then US President George W Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney co-ordinating the White House's response to the 9/11 terror attacks.

article 22 July 2015 World, United States
Sandra Bland: dashcam footage shows arrest

Dashboard camera video released on Tuesday involving the traffic stop in Texas of a woman later found hanging dead in her jail cell showed how the incident quickly escalated.

article 21 July 2015 World, United States
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Gawker editors resign over 'male escort' post removal

Two editors at gossip website Gawker resign over the removal of a controversial post about a straight and married publishing executive allegedly looking for sex with a male escort.

article 20 July 2015 World, Canada
Adultery website hackers threaten to 'name and shame' users

Adultery website Ashley Madison is hacked and threatened with the release of confidential data from among its 37m users if it does not shut down.

article 19 July 2015 World, United States
South Carolina: five arrested as rallies clash

At least five people were arrested on Saturday as white-supremacist and African-American groups faced each other outside the South Carolina State House, the authorities said.

article 16 July 2015 World, United States
Chattanooga: four U.S. military personnel killed in shooting

The Pentagon said on Thursday that four U.S. military personnel were killed and one was wounded in two separate shooting incidents in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Thursday.

article 16 July 2015 World, United States
Police stop Ricardo Diaz Zeferino
Shocking video LA police did not want public to see

The graphic footage shows the shooting of unarmed Ricardo Diaz Zeferino in June 2013. No officer was charged over the incident, but the city of Los Angeles paid the Diaz Zeferino family $4.7m.

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