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St Louis officer cleared in shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith

Demonstrators take to the St Louis streets as a former officer is cleared of a black man’s murder. BBC News – US & Canada

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Kaspersky: US government removes Russian security software

Officials are concerned that Kaspersky Lab has ties to the Russian intelligence services. BBC News – US & Canada

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Hurricane Irma: Florida launches huge relief operation

Emergency teams go into action as the weakening storm moves up the state’s west coast. BBC News – US & Canada

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Staying behind on Florida islands is ‘almost like suicide’

Hurricane Irma is on path to hit the shallow Florida Keys islands, home to 70,000 people. BBC News – US & Canada

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Hurricane Irma: Time runs out for Florida evacuation

The state governor tells residents to give up on the roads and seek shelter as Hurricane Irma nears. BBC News – US & Canada

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Russia condemns US ‘plans’ to search Washington trade mission

Russia’s foreign ministry says inspecting its Washington complex would be an “aggressive action”. BBC News – US & Canada

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Donald Trump urged not to scrap Daca policy for young immigrants

A leading Republican calls on the president not to scrap the Daca programme for so-called “Dreamers”. BBC News – US & Canada

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Houston flood: Explosions reported at Arkema chemical plant

Witnesses report explosions and black smoke coming from a chemical plant near storm-hit Houston. BBC News – US & Canada

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Houston floods: Night curfew bid to stop robbery and looting

The storm-ravaged city bans people from the streets during the night, amid reports of looting. BBC News – US & Canada

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Storm Harvey: Houston battles ‘unprecedented’ floods

Up to 2,000 people have already been rescued in the area, Texan authorities say. BBC News – US & Canada