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Powell nominated to succeed Yellen at Fed

Thursday, November 2nd 2017, 20:40

The president confirms Jerome Powell as his choice to lead the US central bank.
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New York truck attack suspect 'spent a year planning'

Thursday, November 2nd 2017, 12:33
related places: New York

Sayfullo Saipov, who killed eight in a truck rampage, says he hoped he would hit Halloween crowds.
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North Korea defector urges US to use soft power

Thursday, November 2nd 2017, 6:02
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A high-level defector tells the US that disseminating information is the way to change North Korea.
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What does Asia want from US President Donald Trump?

Thursday, November 2nd 2017, 0:26
related places: Asia

Donald Trump is due to visit five Asian countries on his first tour of the region as US president.
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Firearms v fireworks

Wednesday, November 1st 2017, 23:57

American firework laws may seem strict - but have they got the right idea?
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Student charged after smearing bodily fluids on roommate's bag

Wednesday, November 1st 2017, 22:33

US police are seeking a hate crime charge against a white student after an apparent campaign against her black roommate.
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Sayfullo Saipov: 'I saw little signs of radicalisation'

Wednesday, November 1st 2017, 19:12

The BBC spoke to an Uzbek immigrant who met Sayfullo Saipov when the suspect arrived in the US.
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Trump on NYC suspect: 'Send him to Gitmo'

Wednesday, November 1st 2017, 17:38
related places: New York

The president says he would consider detaining the suspect - not a US citizen - at Guantanamo Bay.
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US editor Michael Oreskes resigns after harassment claims

Wednesday, November 1st 2017, 17:23

The editor at National Public Radio has been accused of kissing female colleagues without their consent.
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Social-media images shown as evidence of 'Russian trolls'

Wednesday, November 1st 2017, 15:07
related countries: Russia Russia

Alleged Russian propaganda designed to sway voters is put on show by US senators.
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Arrest warrant issued for US actress Rose McGowan

Tuesday, October 31st 2017, 18:43

Police say traces of narcotics were found on belongings left on an airplane in January.
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US sailors' rescue: Doubts emerge over survival story

Tuesday, October 31st 2017, 16:25

The US Coast Guard says that neither Jennifer Appel nor Tasha Fuiava used their emergency beacon.
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House swept away by raging floods in New Hampshire

Tuesday, October 31st 2017, 15:49
related places: Monday, New Hampshire

A raging river carries away an entire house and crushes it under a bridge in New Hampshire.
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Russia-linked posts 'reached 126m Facebook users in US'

Tuesday, October 31st 2017, 12:48
related countries: Russia Russia

Facebook says 80,000 posts linked to Russia were produced before and after the US election in 2016.
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John Kelly: US Civil War caused by 'lack of compromise'

Tuesday, October 31st 2017, 11:09

President Trump's chief of staff General John Kelly was speaking to Fox News when he made the remarks.
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Benghazi attack: US captures man in Libya over 2012 raid

Monday, October 30th 2017, 22:44
related countries: Libya Libya

Mustafa al-Imam is accused of taking part in the attack that killed four US citizens at a compound.
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Manafort's indictment: Where did all the money go?

Monday, October 30th 2017, 22:24

President Trump's former campaign chair was indicted on 12 charges, including conspiracy against the US.
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US journalist fired for alleged harassment

Monday, October 30th 2017, 16:17
related places: Veteran

Veteran journalist Mark Halperin is let go by NBC News and MSNBC after sexual harassment claims.
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The Americans who can't read

Monday, October 30th 2017, 3:53
related places: Why

The US has more citizens who are illiterate than many of its developed counterparts. Why is that?
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Fighting talk

Monday, October 30th 2017, 0:42

Members of the US congress are examining the president's authority to prosecute war.
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'My fans saved my life'

Monday, October 30th 2017, 0:40

The lifting of US sanctions after two decades brings hope to cancer patients and crippled businesses.
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US Navy Seals 'investigated for murder over Mali army death'

Sunday, October 29th 2017, 22:49
related countries: Mali Mali

Reports say the death of a 34-year-old US serviceman in Mali is being investigated as a murder.
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US Cuba: Allegations of sonic attacks 'totally false'

Sunday, October 29th 2017, 14:42
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

Claims of attacks on diplomats are a "political manipulation" aimed at hurting ties, Havana says.
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Barack Obama called for jury duty in Illinois and plans to serve

Saturday, October 28th 2017, 22:29

The former US president has been summoned in Illinois and plans to serve, a court official says.
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Mattis: North Korea nuclear threat accelerating

Saturday, October 28th 2017, 9:21
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

The US defence chief warns Pyongyang would face a "massive response" if it used nuclear weapons.
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Trump-Russia investigation: First charges filed, reports say

Saturday, October 28th 2017, 4:40

It is not clear who is being targeted in Robert Mueller's investigation, US media reports say.
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100mph joyrider's age shocks US police

Friday, October 27th 2017, 20:32

The stolen car was driven at 100mph before it crashed and officers found who was behind the wheel.
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Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan: 'It's time to rise'

Friday, October 27th 2017, 18:25
related places: Hollywood

The US actress speaks out following her accusations against producer Harvey Weinstein.
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US sailors rescued after five months adrift in Pacific

Friday, October 27th 2017, 15:35
related places: Pacific

Two US yachtswomen and their dogs are rescued by the US Navy after a trip from Hawaii went wrong.
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Hawaiian city to fine 'phone zombies'

Friday, October 27th 2017, 10:29

Crossing the road while looking at a mobile phone will land pedestrians in one US city in trouble.
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Clashes mar Macron's French Guiana visit

Friday, October 27th 2017, 8:51
related countries: France France, French Guiana French Guiana

A protest over social deprivation turns violent in the French South American territory.
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Louisiana shooting: Suspect arrested after deadly US campus attack

Friday, October 27th 2017, 3:30
related places: Louisiana

Police detain a student in connection with an attack at a Louisiana university that left two dead.
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New US flight security measures take effect

Thursday, October 26th 2017, 8:34

The measures may include short interviews with passengers and inspections of digital devices.
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Donald Trump notes Xi Jinping's 'extraordinary' rise

Thursday, October 26th 2017, 4:00
related countries: China China

The US president also said in an interview that some might call Xi Jinping "king of China".
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Nut battle

Wednesday, October 25th 2017, 23:07
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Rising

Rising political tensions between the USA and Iran, the world's two largest pistachio exporters, could affect how pistachios are traded.
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Guatemalan first to be sentenced in US Fifa scandal

Wednesday, October 25th 2017, 22:17
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

An ex-head of Guatemala's football federation was sentenced to eight months in prison for fraud.
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American Airlines accused of racism after 'disturbing incidents'

Wednesday, October 25th 2017, 17:18

The NAACP warns African Americans could experience "disrespectful" treatment from the airline.
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The moment a US man's heroic tackle stops bank robber

Wednesday, October 25th 2017, 16:01

After the tackle, the bank customer directed police cars to the fleeing robber.
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Wednesday, October 25th 2017, 4:59
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The National Party must pay the US rapper nearly $0.5m after using his song in a campaign ad.
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US refugees: Stricter screening as 120-day ban expires

Tuesday, October 24th 2017, 23:20

Refugee admissions will resume but with stricter vetting for 11 unnamed "high risk" nations.
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Pakistan bemoans US 'trust deficit' over Afghan conflict

Tuesday, October 24th 2017, 22:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif tells the BBC his country is not providing havens for the Taliban.
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Jeff Flake: Republican senator quits with attack on Donald Trump

Tuesday, October 24th 2017, 21:20
related places: Trump

The US president comes under fierce public attack from Republicans Bob Corker and Jeff Flake.
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Paul Weitz: Skylab and shuttle astronaut dies aged 85

Tuesday, October 24th 2017, 15:51

US astronaut Paul Weitz, who helped save a Nasa space station after it was damaged during launch, has died aged 85.
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Katy Perry crashes US couple’s wedding

Tuesday, October 24th 2017, 14:07

Katy Perry has become the latest star to make that special day a little more special.
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IS foreign fighters: 5,600 have returned home - report

Tuesday, October 24th 2017, 12:11

The US-based Soufan Center says the returnees will pose a security challenge for years to come.
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Myanmar Rohingya crisis: US withdraws military assistance

Tuesday, October 24th 2017, 9:26
related places: Washington

Washington ramps up the pressure over the Rohingya crisis and "violent, traumatic abuses".
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Weinstein assistant 'was paid for silence'

Tuesday, October 24th 2017, 4:39

Briton Zelda Perkins alleges she was sexually harassed by the American film producer.
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Paris accord: US and Syria alone as Nicaragua signs

Monday, October 23rd 2017, 23:16
related countries: France France, Nicaragua Nicaragua, Syria Syria
related places: Paris

Nicaragua signs the Paris agreement, leaving only two countries not supporting it.
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Unexpected resistance

Monday, October 23rd 2017, 22:25
related countries: Niger Niger

What we know about the death of La David Johnson, one of four US soldiers killed in Niger this month.
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Myeshia Johnson: Soldier's widow says Trump made me cry

Monday, October 23rd 2017, 20:58
related places: Trump

She says President Trump could not remember her husband's name when he phoned to offer condolences.
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Sherin Mathews: US police find body in missing child case

Monday, October 23rd 2017, 12:28

The father of Sherin Mathews, aged three, says he sent her outside at 03:00 as punishment.
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FBI agent reveals life infiltrating extremist groups in America

Monday, October 23rd 2017, 8:44
related places: America

The American Muslim is an active FBI agent who befriends key figures plotting jihadist attacks.
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Iraq's Shia militia 'must go home', says Tillerson

Sunday, October 22nd 2017, 18:38
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The US secretary of state was speaking on a visit to Saudi partly aimed at curbing Iran's influence.
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Raqqa: US coalition 'wiped city off Earth', Russia says

Sunday, October 22nd 2017, 14:31
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Moscow

Moscow accuses the West of sending aid to the Syrian city to cover up evidence of crimes.
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Five former US presidents unite for hurricane relief concert

Sunday, October 22nd 2017, 8:26

The five living former US presidents have raised more than $31m (£23.5m) for victims.
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Former US presidents gather for hurricanes fundraiser

Sunday, October 22nd 2017, 3:34

The five living former US presidents have raised more than $31m (£23.5m) for victims.
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Trump says he will allow scheduled release of JFK files

Saturday, October 21st 2017, 16:09
related places: Kennedy

Classified files relating to the assassination of John F Kennedy are due to be released in days.
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Hostages no more

Friday, October 20th 2017, 23:16

What’s next for the North American couple and their children rescued from five years of captivity?
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Putin weighs in on Trump's performance as US president

Friday, October 20th 2017, 19:03
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Trump

The Russian president took aim at the US political system when asked about Trump's "unpredictability".
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Nuclear North Korea is non-negotiable, diplomat says

Friday, October 20th 2017, 15:10
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

The US should be "prepared to co-exist with" a nuclear North Korea, a diplomat from Pyongyang says.
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Friday, October 20th 2017, 14:26
related places: Texas

The Malaysian government is exploring a "no find-no fee" style deal with Texas-based company Ocean Infinity.
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Former presidents rebuke Trump era politics

Friday, October 20th 2017, 8:29
related places: Trump

The two former US presidents voiced concern about the current political climate in the US.
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Obama and Bush decry deep US divisions without naming Trump

Friday, October 20th 2017, 6:06
related places: Bush, Trump

Comments by the two ex-presidents are seen as a veiled rebuke of Donald Trump's leadership.
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CIA chief: North Korea 'on cusp' of nuclear capability

Friday, October 20th 2017, 5:38
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The head of the CIA says the North is close to being able to hit the US with a nuclear missile.
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Harvey Weinstein: Tarantino knew about film mogul's alleged misconduct

Friday, October 20th 2017, 5:06

The famed director worked closely with the Hollywood producer accused of many sexual assaults.
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North Korea urges Australia to distance itself from US

Friday, October 20th 2017, 0:16
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia
related places: Trump

The Australian government should distance itself from the Trump administration, a letter says.
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White House chief of staff John Kelly defends Trump over widow remarks

Thursday, October 19th 2017, 22:16
related places: Trump

Gen John Kelly says he is "broken-hearted" by a lawmaker's criticism of Mr Trump's condolence call.
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US senators respond to 'average' politicians' face photo

Thursday, October 19th 2017, 22:03
related places: Congress, Capitol Hill

The BBC has created an image combining all members of Congress. What does Capitol Hill think of the result?
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George W Bush decries bigotry and conspiracy theories

Thursday, October 19th 2017, 18:38
related places: New York

The former president talks about the state of US politics, in comments seen as a rebuke of Donald Trump.
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Gitanjali Rao: Girl of 11 takes US young scientist prize

Thursday, October 19th 2017, 16:34

Inspired by a contamination scandal, the winner invented a device to test water safely and cheaply.
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Dinner dates

Thursday, October 19th 2017, 15:28
related countries: North Korea North Korea

What goes on behind closed doors of unofficial talks between US and North Korea?
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'Stolen Salvador Dali' painting recovered in Lebanon

Thursday, October 19th 2017, 13:19
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Spain Spain

The portrait is thought to be a minor work painted by the Spanish artist while living in the US.
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The good dog who is bad at sniffing out bombs

Thursday, October 19th 2017, 11:54

US agency posts a series of tweets explaining why a four-legged operative was relieved from duty
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Hamas must disarm to join Palestinian unity government - US

Thursday, October 19th 2017, 10:56

Hamas denounces the "blatant interference" in a Palestinian reconciliation deal signed last week.
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US: Tillerson calls for India ties to counter China

Thursday, October 19th 2017, 4:44
related countries: China China, India India

The US would "never have the same relationship with China, a non-democratic society," he added.
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Suspect caught after shootings in Maryland and Delaware

Thursday, October 19th 2017, 1:47
related places: Delaware, Maryland

Three people died and three were injured in shootings in the US states of Maryland and Delaware.
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McKayla Maroney: Olympic gymnast 'abused' by Larry Nassar

Wednesday, October 18th 2017, 21:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

London 2012 gold medallist McKayla Maroney says she was sexually abused by a former USA gymnastics doctor.
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Awkward moments as Sessions questioned by Senate

Wednesday, October 18th 2017, 21:07
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Sessions, Senate

The US attorney general appears lost for words as he fields questions connected to the Russia probe.
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Trump was insensitive in call to widow - soldier's mother

Wednesday, October 18th 2017, 20:50

The mother of a US soldier who was killed in action says the president showed "disrespect".
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Trump denies 'insensitive' remarks to soldier's widow

Wednesday, October 18th 2017, 17:05

The US president says he has "proof" he did not make insensitive remarks to a dead soldier's wife.
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Iran nuclear deal: Khamenei denounces Trump's ‘rants and whoppers’

Wednesday, October 18th 2017, 12:46
related places: Trump

The supreme leader attacks the US president for threatening to abandon a nuclear deal.
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Rio Tinto charged with fraud by US authorities

Wednesday, October 18th 2017, 6:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The mining giant also paid £27m to UK regulators for breaching rules when buying African coal assets.
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No, Islamic State group has not been defeated

Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 23:46

US-backed forces may be celebrating after taking back another city, but fighting will not end soon.
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Woolly situation

Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 22:22
related countries: Australia Australia

The name "ugg" is a generic term in Australia, but its US definition is prompting a legal challenge.
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Indonesia massacres: Declassified US files shed new light

Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 22:03
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Newly declassified documents show US embassies knew about mass killings in Indonesia in the 1960s.
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Mary J Blige: US still 'separated' on race

Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 20:17

The singer says Obama's inauguration revealed the extent of racial divisions in her country.
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Raqqa: IS 'capital' falls to US-backed Syrian forces

Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 16:20
related countries: Syria Syria

A US-backed alliance says three years of jihadist rule in the northern Syrian city are over.
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US urges calm as Kirkuk crisis escalates

Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 7:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Kirkuk

The call comes as Iraqi forces take over the city after a controversial Kurdish independence vote.
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The US protests that you've forgotten

Monday, October 16th 2017, 22:52

Since September, hundreds of people have descended on the streets of St Louis in protest. This is why.
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Venezuela elections neither 'free nor fair', says US

Monday, October 16th 2017, 22:49
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Washington

The state department in Washington says "the voice of the Venezuelan people was not heard".
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Trump denigrates Obama over false fallen soldier claim

Monday, October 16th 2017, 21:24

The president falsely claimed his predecessor had not called the families of fallen US soldiers.
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US Army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl admits desertion

Monday, October 16th 2017, 18:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The 31-year-old US Army sergeant tells the court his conduct was "very inexcusable".
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Philippines military 'kills Islamist Isnilon Hapilon'

Monday, October 16th 2017, 11:56
related places: Asia

Isnilon Hapilon was seen as IS's leader in southeast Asia, and was on the US "most wanted" list.
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North Korea crisis: Tillerson says diplomacy will continue

Monday, October 16th 2017, 2:25
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Rex Tillerson insists the US wants to resolve the North Korean crisis through diplomacy.
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Iran nuclear deal: Global powers stand by pact despite Trump threat

Saturday, October 14th 2017, 10:38
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Trump

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Mr Trump has left the US "more isolated than ever".
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US coalition refuses safe passage to Raqqa's IS fighters

Friday, October 13th 2017, 18:18

City elders had brokered a deal to allow safe passage to IS fighters in exchange for 5,000 civilians.
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Iran nuclear deal: Trump 'will not sign off agreement'

Friday, October 13th 2017, 16:40
related places: Trump

But the president will not pull out of the nuclear agreement, says the US secretary of state.
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US President Trump on Iran

Friday, October 13th 2017, 16:39
related countries: Iran Iran

The US president holds a news briefing about Iran.
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Harvey Weinstein: US actress Rose McGowan makes rape allegation

Friday, October 13th 2017, 16:26

An Amazon Studio executive is put on leave of absence after being accused of ignoring her allegation.
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Harvey Weinstein: US and UK police launch investigations

Friday, October 13th 2017, 3:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, New York

Forces in New York and London look into allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
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