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Tropical storm heads towards New Orleans
Isaac, on track to hit southern US coast on Wednesday, is less powerful than hurricane that devastated city in 2005.
Last updated: 28 Aug 2012 11:45 GMT
Storm Lee weakens over Louisiana
New Orleans escapes mostly unscathed but other southeastern regions still face threat of flash flooding and tornadoes.
Last updated: 05 Sep 2011 05:42 GMT
US army opens Mississippi floodgate
Thousands of homes and swathes of farmland at risk in bid to protect major cities from flooding, including New Orleans.
Last updated: 16 May 2011 06:06 GMT
New Orleans elects white mayor
Mitch Landrieu becomes first white mayor in 32 years in majority African American city.
Last updated: 07 Feb 2010 15:02 GMT
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Gaza: Nowhere to hide
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ugandans baffled by sleeping ministers
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Are UK banks targeting Muslim charities?
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Migrants in Italy: Arrival and survival
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
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In Pictures: Manipur's 'custodial killings'
Irom Sharmila's release has once again put focus on extra-judicial deaths at hands of army in northeastern Indian state.
In Pictures: Pakistan's street children
An estimated 1.5 million children living on streets are vulnerable to sexual abuse and drugs on daily basis.
Black youth bear brunt of drug cocktail
Young men and women are hooked to third-grade heroin mixed with rat poison, detergents and HIV/AIDS medicine.
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