The US State Department said it is increasing security at its embassy in Baghdad and will move some workers out of the Iraqi capital - but said a "substantial majority" of the embassy presence will remain.
"Some additional U.S. government security personnel will be added to the staff in Baghdad; other staff will be temporarily relocated - both to our Consulate Generals in Basra and Arbil and to the Iraq Support Unit in Amman," a State Department statement spokesperson said.
Two police offers were shot in a pizza restaurant in Las Vegas during a shooting spree that left at least three dead.
According to the Associated Press news agency, police said two suspects shot two officers who were eating lunch, with one shouting: "This is a revolution."
They were then said to have fled to Walmart across the street, where they shot a person before killing themselves.
The condition of the officers is not immediately known, the police spokesman said.
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China has hit back at US claims that military officials targeted American companies and stole trade secrets, insisting that the allegations are "made up" and would "damage" relations between the two countries.
Five Chinese individuals have been indicted in the US on on cyber espionage charges, but Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang urged "immediate rectification".
"China is a staunch defender of network security, and the Chinese government, military and associated personnel have never engaged in online theft of trade secrets," he said in a statement.
At least one person has suspected to have been killed by the wild fires that have engulfed San Diego county, officials from the City of Carlsbad have announced.
A mix of tornado winds are fire burning out of control in southern California has given rise to phenomenon US media outlets have dubbed 'fire-nados'.
One blaze, in the city of San Marcos, has burned over 700 acres and is being made worse by high temperatures.
Firefighters are gaining ground on a number of other fires in the region. A total of nine different blazes are forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands of people as the air quality drops due to the smoke wafting over the area.
Authorities have been forced to declare a state of emergency in San Diego after wild fires ripped through the surrounding countryside.
A wall of flames dozens of feet high has advanced towards an upscale hillside community near San Diego, threatening to destroy up-market homes, along with eight other wild fires threatening the Californian city.
The nine blazes raging round San Diego have destroyed more than 10,000 acres, and evacuation notices have been sent to areas that are home to 125,000 residents since the first blaze broke out on Tuesday, county officials said.
The American ambassador to the UK - Matthew Barzun - has defended the twitter campaign to raise awareness of the kidnapping of over 200 Nigerian school girls on Good Morning Britain.
He reiterated that the rescue operation was lead by the Nigerian Government, but said the international community had "stood up" for women's right to an education.
"It's interesting - they didn't see bring back their girls, or bring back the girls, they said bring back our girls," he said.
A police officer in the United States was killed when he responded to a 'domestic dispute' yesterday that ended in a house fire and a dramatic explosion.
The part-time officer, from Brentwood, New Hampshire, answered a domestic abuse call and was shot almost as soon as he arrived at the house by suspected gunman Michael Nolan, 47, who was believed killed in the subsequent fire and explosion, NBC News have reported.