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US election 2020: The biggest moments in Democratic debate

Thursday, June 27th 2019, 6:38
related places: Miami

There were policy disagreements, interruptions and some unexpected lines on the debate stage in Miami.
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Donald Trump hits out at 'unacceptable' India tariffs

Thursday, June 27th 2019, 5:58
related countries: India India

The US president says he "looks forward" to bringing up tariffs with India's PM Narendra Modi.
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Democratic debate: 2020 candidates' divisions laid bare in feisty TV debate

Thursday, June 27th 2019, 5:21
related places: America

Candidates sparred on healthcare and immigration, and underdogs grabbed the limelight with zingers.
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Venezuela crisis: Maduro says 'fascist' coup foiled

Thursday, June 27th 2019, 5:04
related countries: Chile Chile

The socialist leader said the attempt involved Juan Guaidó backed by the US, Colombia and Chile.
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US father gets life for India child death

Thursday, June 27th 2019, 4:13
related countries: India India
related places: Texas

Sherin Matthews was found in a drain two weeks after disappearing from her Texas home in October.
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Rio Grande drowning: 'I knew it was the last time I would see my son'

Thursday, June 27th 2019, 0:08

The mother of a man who drowned trying to cross the Rio Grande into the US recalls the moment he set out on the fatal journey.
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Megan Rapinoe: Donald Trump tells US women's co-captain to 'respect flag'

Wednesday, June 26th 2019, 21:29
related places: White House

President Trump tells US women's team co-captain Megan Rapinoe not to "disrespect our country" after she said she would not visit the White House if they won the World Cup.
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Migrant crisis: US House and Senate at odds over bills

Wednesday, June 26th 2019, 21:09
related places: House, Senate

The Senate passes a border aid bill, setting up a showdown with the House over how the money is spent.
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US immigration: Drowning exposes risks of illegal crossing

Wednesday, June 26th 2019, 18:54
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador
related places: Rio Grande

A man from El Salvador and his baby daughter die in the Rio Grande trying to reach the US.
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Bodies of US WW2 troops found on Pacific island

Wednesday, June 26th 2019, 18:25
related countries: Japan Japan, Kiribati Kiribati
related places: Tarawa, Pacific

The soldiers are believed to have died fighting the Japanese during the three-day Battle of Tarawa.
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How do you become US president?

Wednesday, June 26th 2019, 16:59
related places: All

Who gets to be president? How do you win? All your questions and more in one handy explainer.
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Islamic State group: Nicaragua arrests four suspected members

Wednesday, June 26th 2019, 13:04
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua

There were fears that three of the four - two Egyptians and two Iraqis - could be headed to the US.
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Second US town pays up to ransomware hackers

Wednesday, June 26th 2019, 10:01
related places: Lake City, Florida

Lake City becomes the second Florida town in two weeks to pay up after a ransomware attack.
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US migrant children 'hungry, dirty, sick and scared'

Wednesday, June 26th 2019, 0:11
related places: Texas

A lawyer says migrant children are being held in Texas in "the most degrading and appalling conditions".
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San Francisco becomes first US city to ban e-cigarettes

Tuesday, June 25th 2019, 22:11

The US city, home to market leader Juul, is the first to ban sales in-store and from online retailers.
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US-Iran crisis: Trump lashes out at 'ignorant and insulting' statement

Tuesday, June 25th 2019, 16:55
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Trump, Monday

The US president tweeted after his Iranian counterpart responded to sanctions unveiled on Monday.
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Iran-US crisis: Rouhani derides new sanctions as 'useless'

Tuesday, June 25th 2019, 15:00
related places: Trump

Hassan Rouhani says the measures show the Trump administration is lying about wanting dialogue.
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Yingying Zhang: US man convicted of Chinese student's death

Monday, June 24th 2019, 21:48
related countries: China China
related places: Christensen

Christensen's former girlfriend said he seemed "proud" and "excited" when describing Zhang's murder.
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Iran: New US sanctions target Supreme Leader Khamenei

Monday, June 24th 2019, 21:24
related countries: Iran Iran

President Trump signs new sanctions against Iran, targeting Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
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Muslim women defy ban to swim in burkinis at French pool

Monday, June 24th 2019, 12:26
related countries: France France
related places: Grenoble

Activists in the city of Grenoble hold a protest inspired by US civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks.
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Vietnam jails US national for 'state overthrow plot'

Monday, June 24th 2019, 10:15

Michael Phuong Minh Nguyen is sentenced to 12 years in jail after a trial that lasted just half a day.
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Why a group of US state senators are being hunted by police

Sunday, June 23rd 2019, 21:00
related places: Oregon

Republicans from Oregon have been missing since walking out over a climate change law on Thursday.
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US 'launched cyber-attack on Iran weapons systems'

Sunday, June 23rd 2019, 11:52
related countries: Iran Iran

The hack targeted computers running rocket and missile launchers, sources tell US media outlets.
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Hong Kong protests: How tensions have spread to US

Sunday, June 23rd 2019, 2:23
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

The conflict between mainland China and Hong Kong is playing out at college campuses across the US.
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US-Iran: Trump announces 'major' sanctions amid tensions

Saturday, June 22nd 2019, 21:15
related countries: Iran Iran

The additional measures are intended to stop Iran obtaining a nuclear bomb, President Trump says.
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Middle East peace plan: Jared Kushner proposes $50bn fund

Saturday, June 22nd 2019, 17:52

President Trump's son-in-law reveals the first, economics-focused section of the proposals.
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Iran executes man on charges of spying for US

Saturday, June 22nd 2019, 15:38

The man was convicted of espionage after spying equipment was found in his home, state media report.
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Bear falls asleep in wardrobe after entering home

Saturday, June 22nd 2019, 11:46
related places: Montana

Police in the US state of Montana found the animal resting after it had locked itself into a room.
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Curtis Flowers: Death row conviction quashed over racial bias

Friday, June 21st 2019, 19:06

The justices ruled that African-American jurors were improperly removed from selection.
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US-Iran: Trump says military was 'cocked and loaded' to retaliate

Friday, June 21st 2019, 18:29
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Friday

Mr Trump says 10 minutes before strikes on Iran, he changed his mind over 150 potential casualties.
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US suspends visas for Malawi diplomats' domestic workers

Friday, June 21st 2019, 17:41
related countries: Malawi Malawi

The move comes after an official failed to pay $1.1m in damages to a woman trafficked into the US.
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Cardi B charged with strip club assault

Friday, June 21st 2019, 16:27
related places: New York

US rapper charged on multiple counts of assault for her alleged role in a New York bar brawl last year.
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US-Iran: Airlines re-route flights after drone incident

Friday, June 21st 2019, 15:31
related countries: Iran Iran

Emirates and BA are among the airlines changing flight routes to avoid parts of Iranian airspace.
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Gulf crisis: Are we heading for a new tanker war?

Friday, June 21st 2019, 6:36
related places: Gulf

Attacks on tankers in the Gulf drew the US in the 1980s - now it could be even more dangerous.
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Trump: Iran made 'big mistake' downing US drone

Friday, June 21st 2019, 0:10
related countries: Iran Iran

The US president says Iran made a "big mistake", but found hard to believe it was intentional.
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US Senate votes to block Trump's $8bn Saudi arms sale

Thursday, June 20th 2019, 22:06
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Gulf, Trump

The move is a blow to Donald Trump, who wants to push through the sale amid rising Gulf tensions.
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Trump offers 'anything' to help Canada in rift with China

Thursday, June 20th 2019, 22:03
related countries: Canada Canada, China China

The US president made the comments prior to a meeting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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Edward Gallagher: Witness in US war crimes case admits killing IS teen

Thursday, June 20th 2019, 21:10

A Navy Seal stuns a courtroom by acknowledging his role in a death for which his comrade is accused.
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Are US child migrant detainees entitled to soap and beds?

Thursday, June 20th 2019, 19:26

Judges question the claim that migrant children are being held in "safe and sanitary" US facilities.
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Strait of Hormuz: US confirms drone shot down by Iran

Thursday, June 20th 2019, 14:31
related countries: Iran Iran

It happened over the Strait of Hormuz, amid soaring tensions between the US and Iran.
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Gulf crisis: Close up to stricken oil tanker with the US Navy

Wednesday, June 19th 2019, 23:54
related countries: Oman Oman

The BBC's Mark Lowen sees the damage caused to one of the oil tankers attacked in the Gulf of Oman.
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Canada resettled more refugees than any other country in 2018

Wednesday, June 19th 2019, 22:48

The country outstripped the United States for refugee resettlement for the first time since 1980.
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When They See Us: Trump stands by 1989 Central Park Five comments

Wednesday, June 19th 2019, 7:46

President Trump said the men wrongly jailed for an attack had "admitted their guilt".
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US-China trade war: Officials to resume talks before G20

Wednesday, June 19th 2019, 3:21
related countries: China China

Mr Trump says he will have an "extended meeting" with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 next week.
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Trump: 'A nation must care for its own citizens first'

Wednesday, June 19th 2019, 1:28
related places: Florida

US President Donald Trump launches his 2020 re-election campaign in Florida.
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Why are US tourists dying in Dominican Republic?

Tuesday, June 18th 2019, 17:55
related countries: Dominica Dominica, Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

The FBI is helping local authorities with toxicology tests after at least eight holidaymakers died.
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Gulf crisis: US sends more troops amid tanker tension with Iran

Tuesday, June 18th 2019, 13:00
related countries: Iran Iran, Oman Oman

The US has blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the region, claims Iran calls "unfounded".
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US and Russia clash over power grid 'hack attacks'

Tuesday, June 18th 2019, 10:20
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Kremlin

Russia has countered attempts to hack into its infrastructure, says Kremlin spokesman.
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Stonewall: A riot that changed millions of lives

Monday, June 17th 2019, 21:50
related places: New York

On a hot New York night 50 years ago, a police raid on a gay bar reshaped millions of American lives.
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Iran nuclear deal: Enriched uranium limit will be breached on 27 June

Monday, June 17th 2019, 19:22

It will exceed the amount allowed under a nuclear deal, amid heightened tensions over US sanctions.
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Gloria Vanderbilt: US fashion icon and heiress dies aged 95

Monday, June 17th 2019, 15:44

The socialite and a designer jeans pioneer had been suffering from stomach cancer.
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Phoenix mayor apologises after police threaten to shoot black family

Monday, June 17th 2019, 14:22

Police in Arizona say they are investigating a video and have issued a public apology.
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Ecuador 'allows US military planes to use Galapagos island airfield'

Monday, June 17th 2019, 11:21
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: Galapagos, San Cristobal

Ecuador’s decision to allow US planes to use a San Cristobal airfield prompts environmental concerns.
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Family thought US police were going to shoot them

Monday, June 17th 2019, 11:10

Armed police surrounded the family car after a young child left a shop with a doll without paying for it.
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Huawei smartphone sales hit amid US curbs

Monday, June 17th 2019, 11:05
related countries: China China

The founder of the Chinese telecoms giant says overseas sales of its mobile phones have sunk 40%.
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Golan Heights: Israel unveils 'Trump Heights' settlement

Sunday, June 16th 2019, 16:32
related countries: Israel Israel

Its PM said the move honoured the US president for recognising Israel's sovereignty over the Golan.
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Gulf of Oman: Saudi Arabia blames tanker attacks on rival Iran

Saturday, June 15th 2019, 23:42
related countries: Iran Iran, Oman Oman, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Iran has denied any involvement in Thursday's attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
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India announces retaliatory trade tariffs against the US

Saturday, June 15th 2019, 21:13
related countries: Japan Japan

The new duties come days before countries' leaders are expected to meet at a G20 summit in Japan.
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What happens if Mexico doesn't stem migrant flow?

Friday, June 14th 2019, 22:15
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The US will deem Mexico a "safe third country" if immigration isn't curbed. What does that mean?
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Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: Trump dismisses Iran denials

Friday, June 14th 2019, 20:23
related countries: Iran Iran, Oman Oman
related places: Trump

The president cites footage the US says shows Iranian forces tampering with one of the ships.
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Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: US says video shows Iran removing mine

Friday, June 14th 2019, 18:26
related countries: Iran Iran, Oman Oman

Iran strongly denies a US allegation that it was behind attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
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US diplomats work around White House gay pride flag ban

Friday, June 14th 2019, 17:13
related places: White House

Some embassies have been finding different ways to express support for LGBTQ+ Pride month.
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Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: What could be Iran's motive?

Friday, June 14th 2019, 16:15
related countries: Iran Iran, Oman Oman

Iran's policy of strategic patience under punishing US sanctions may be coming to an end.
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Iran, the US and the Gulf: What now?

Friday, June 14th 2019, 12:57
related countries: Oman Oman
related places: Gulf

Could the US respond militarily to what it sees as "unprovoked attacks" on tankers in the Gulf of Oman?
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Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: US video shows 'Iran removing mine'

Friday, June 14th 2019, 6:00
related countries: Iran Iran, Oman Oman

The BBC's Frank Gardner looks at the evidence the US says proves Iran's involvement in Thursday's attacks in the Gulf of Oman.
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Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: Iran calls US accusation 'unfounded'

Friday, June 14th 2019, 2:45
related countries: Iran Iran, Oman Oman

The US secretary of state blamed Iran for "unprovoked attacks" on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
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Donald Trump: US president in 'Prince of Whales' Twitter error

Friday, June 14th 2019, 0:14

Donald Trump says he speaks with "foreign governments" every day, including the "Prince of Whales".
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#OneFairWage: Is it wrong to pay tipped staff less than others?

Thursday, June 13th 2019, 22:34

Some US workers can be paid just $2.13 an hour by their bosses, but raising the rate is controversial.
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Sudan crisis: Ousted President Bashir charged with corruption

Thursday, June 13th 2019, 21:20
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Bashir

The charges come as the military admits mistakes as pro-democracy protesters were forcibly dispersed.
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Amazon sued over Alexa child recordings in US

Thursday, June 13th 2019, 14:30

Two complaints claim the firm lacks the required consent to build and store youngsters' voice profiles.
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Trump would 'take' foreign information on rival in 2020 election

Thursday, June 13th 2019, 4:31

The US president dismissed concerns that it would amount to electoral interference.
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Hidden Figures: Nasa renames street after black female mathematicians

Thursday, June 13th 2019, 0:40
related places: Oscar

Hidden Figures Way is named after the African-American women featured in the Oscar-nominated film.
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Trump: US to send 1,000 troops to Poland in new deal

Wednesday, June 12th 2019, 21:51
related countries: Poland Poland

The US vows to send 1,000 extra troops to Poland, along with new military hardware including drones.
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How the US-China trade war squeezes California's wine country

Wednesday, June 12th 2019, 21:42
related countries: China China
related places: Trump, California

Chinese tariffs have targeted the US agricultural industry as farmers are a key voting bloc for Trump.
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'You can't blame a team for celebrating a win'

Wednesday, June 12th 2019, 20:41
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Did the USA team go overboard celebrating their 13-0 rout of Thailand? Soccer fans are divided.
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Turkey to get Russian S-400 missile system 'in July' amid row over US jets

Wednesday, June 12th 2019, 20:14
related countries: Russia Russia

President Erdogan says he has bought the S-300 missile system, which the US sees as a threat.
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Huawei cancels laptop launch because of US trade blacklist

Wednesday, June 12th 2019, 13:34

The firm said it was unable to manufacture a planned laptop because the US had put it on a blacklist.
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Trump reveals Mexico migrant plan by waving document around

Wednesday, June 12th 2019, 9:45
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The US president waves a sheet of paper around which has immigration plans written on it.
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Macron to send Trump replacement friendship tree

Wednesday, June 12th 2019, 9:35
related countries: France France
related places: Trump

The oak sapling will be sent to the US president by France's leader after the original died.
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Nirvana and Eminem music 'lost in fire'

Wednesday, June 12th 2019, 8:46

A new report claims thousands of classic recordings were destroyed in a US warehouse blaze in 2008.
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Japan's Shinzo Abe heads to Tehran amid US-Iran tensions

Wednesday, June 12th 2019, 0:54
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Observers say Shinzo Abe is looking to boost his profile as a global statesman ahead of elections back home.
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Why is so much of the US under water?

Tuesday, June 11th 2019, 22:41
related places: America, Why

America's heartland has faced months of record-breaking floods. Why is it so bad now and what's the impact?
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USA 13-0 Thailand: United States claim biggest ever Women's World Cup win

Tuesday, June 11th 2019, 22:38
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The United States record the biggest ever victory in the Fifa Women's World Cup as they hammer Thailand 13-0.
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US mum seeks mercy for dad who killed five children

Tuesday, June 11th 2019, 21:36

Amber Kyzer tells a jury her ex "did not show my children mercy by any means, but my kids loved him".
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US man describes his journey from janitor to principal

Tuesday, June 11th 2019, 18:13
related places: Colorado

A man from Colorado explains how a teacher inspired him to take the journey from janitor to principal.
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Sweethearts torn apart by WW2 reunite 75 years on

Tuesday, June 11th 2019, 17:20
related countries: France France

Journalists in France helped bring a US veteran back together with his wartime sweetheart.
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Nizar Zakka: Iran releases Lebanese US resident convicted of spying

Tuesday, June 11th 2019, 15:31
related countries: Iran Iran, Lebanon Lebanon

Nizar Zakka, a businessman with US permanent residency, was arrested during a visit to Iran in 2015.
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Tens of thousands of images stolen in US border hack

Tuesday, June 11th 2019, 11:34

Images of tens of thousands of travellers crossing the US border were taken, officials say.
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Mexico 'has 45 days to curb migrant flow to US'

Tuesday, June 11th 2019, 6:58

Mexico admits new measures will have to be discussed if it does not reduce migrant numbers.
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Justice department to hand some Mueller evidence to House

Tuesday, June 11th 2019, 4:26
related places: House

The US justice department agrees to hand over some underlying evidence from the investigation.
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US Africa envoy to visit Sudan amid crisis to encourage talks

Tuesday, June 11th 2019, 3:20
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Tibor Nagy will urge the country's military leaders to stop their attacks on civilians.
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Why does the Strait of Hormuz matter?

Monday, June 10th 2019, 23:08
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran has threatened that if its oil exports are stopped, then no oil can pass the Strait of Hormuz.
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Kim Dotcom fights US extradition from New Zealand

Monday, June 10th 2019, 15:32
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The Megaupload founder hopes to stop his extradition from New Zealand to the US on copyright charges.
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California to be first state to provide healthcare to undocumented immigrants

Monday, June 10th 2019, 14:33

The state is set to become the first to offer government healthcare to people living in the US illegally.
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Washington gay pride: 'Gun threat' sparks panic at parade

Monday, June 10th 2019, 5:50

A man is arrested in Washington DC for allegedly brandishing an air gun, causing a stampede.
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Monday, June 10th 2019, 0:03

Grenfell survivors are taking legal action in the US against three firms they blame for the fire.
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US gives Turkey ultimatum on Russian missiles

Sunday, June 9th 2019, 8:16
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey

Turkey has until the end of July to decide between US jet fighters and Russian anti-aircraft missiles.
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US-Mexico talks: Trump hails deal on migrants to avoid tariffs

Saturday, June 8th 2019, 14:48
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Trump

The US president says everyone is "very excited" as Mexico agrees to do more about irregular migrants.
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US-Mexico talks: Agreement to avoid tariffs reached, says Trump

Saturday, June 8th 2019, 9:00
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: America, Trump

President Trump had threatened tariffs unless Mexico stemmed the flow of migrants heading to the US.
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Donald Trump v Sadiq Khan: A war of words dating back years

Friday, June 7th 2019, 23:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, The Row

The row between the US president and London's mayor dates back to 2016. Why did it all start?
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