A kayaker is counting his lucky stars after a close encounter with a great white shark at a US holiday spot.
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The FBI offers a $1m (£644,000) reward for information on four suspects wanted over the killing of a US border patrol agent in December 2010.
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US aluminium giant Alcoa posts a $2m (£1.3m) second-quarter loss after aluminium prices slumped to near two-year lows, but its results still beat expectations.
The remains of six airmen missing in action for almost fifty years have been buried in Arlington National Cemetery, near Washington DC.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have reached an agreement to settle their divorce, representatives of both film stars confirm.
Mitt Romney’s campaign raised $35m more in June than US President Barack Obama, figures show, increasing his cash lead four months before polling day.
Radical cleric Abu Hamza lodges an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights against his extradition to the US on terror charges.
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman signs up for a role in Catching Fire, the sequel to action film The Hunger Games.
An analogue TV antenna which has adorned the top of Chicago’s Willis Tower since 1982 has been removed by a helicopter.
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