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SpaceX to fly two tourists around Moon in 2018

Monday, February 27th 2017, 23:48
related places: Moon

The US rocket company says the customers have already paid for the flight planned for late 2018.
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US-China relations: Trump meets senior official Yang Jiechi

Monday, February 27th 2017, 22:40
related places: Trump, White House

Yang Jiechi "had an opportunity to say hi to the president", the White House says.
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'Hundreds' of US Jewish graves attacked in Philadelphia

Monday, February 27th 2017, 22:33
related places: Philadelphia

The incident marks the second major attack against a Jewish cemetery in the past week.
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Dow Jones stock index hits best winning streak in 30 years

Monday, February 27th 2017, 22:19
related places: Trump

The US Dow Jones stock index closes at a record high for the 12th day running on Trump spending plans.
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'Hundreds' of US Jewish graves attacked in Philadelphia

Monday, February 27th 2017, 22:01
related places: Philadelphia

People express their shock at vandalism to headstones at a Jewish graveyard in Philadelphia.
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Trump lays out hike in military spending

Monday, February 27th 2017, 21:03

Donald Trump proposes a 10% military spending increase, paid for by deep cuts elsewhere.
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Commando's dad refused to meet Trump

Monday, February 27th 2017, 3:51
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Trump

The US must investigate the "stupid mission" in Yemen that saw his son killed, Bill Owens says.
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Bill Paxton, actor known for Aliens and Titanic, dies aged 61

Sunday, February 26th 2017, 20:39
related places: Titanic

Actor Bill Paxton, known for roles in Aliens and Titanic, has died aged 61, his family tell US media
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Ukraine conflict: US condemns threat to OSCE monitors

Sunday, February 26th 2017, 18:23
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Friday

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine seized a drone at gunpoint from OSCE monitors on Friday.
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French historian Henry Rousso nearly deported from US

Sunday, February 26th 2017, 13:19
related countries: France France

Visiting speaker Henry Rousso was stopped by border officials on his way to a university conference.
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Olathe shooting: Friend and widow on US shooting

Sunday, February 26th 2017, 10:38
related countries: India India

The Indian survivor of a Kansas bar shooting speaks about his ordeal for the first time.
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President Trump to skip White House correspondents' dinner

Sunday, February 26th 2017, 7:16
related places: White House

The US president has traditionally attended and it will still go ahead in Mr Trump's absence.
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Pick-up truck hits crowd in New Orleans

Sunday, February 26th 2017, 4:55
related places: New Orleans

A vehicle has driven into a crowd at a Mardi Gras parade in the US city of New Orleans, leaving 28 people injured, some seriously.
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US Democrats pick Tom Perez to lead party

Saturday, February 25th 2017, 22:54

Tom Perez was seen as the establishment-backed candidate and will have to unite a divided party.
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Syrian film director banned from US

Saturday, February 25th 2017, 22:45
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: America, Oscar

The 21-year-old Syrian who filmed an Oscar-nominated documentary had problems with his passport.
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Olathe shooting: My husband loved America, says widow

Saturday, February 25th 2017, 20:59
related places: America

Widow of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was killed in a suspected race crime, tells the BBC he came to the US "full of dreams".
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Kansas shooting victim's wife 'feared hate crime'

Saturday, February 25th 2017, 20:29
related countries: India India

The widow of an Indian man killed in the US says she was worried about hate crimes.
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Witches cast 'mass spell' against Donald Trump

Saturday, February 25th 2017, 16:47

Thousands of followers of witchcraft say they cast a spell to stop the US president causing harm.
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Olathe shooting: India shocked after national killed in US

Saturday, February 25th 2017, 5:41
related countries: India India

The killing of an Indian man is dominating news in his home country, amid reports it was a race crime.
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Mexico warns US over border wall funding

Saturday, February 25th 2017, 5:18
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico says it would retaliate if the US imposed a tax on imports to finance the wall.
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What's in a name?

Saturday, February 25th 2017, 0:50

A leading US political scientists thinks Donald Trump is president because his name came first on the ballot in some critical swing states.
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Kansas victim's widow: 'We thought about leaving US'

Friday, February 24th 2017, 22:32

Kansas widow demands answers after a shooting that the FBI is investigating as a possible hate crime.
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People gathered in the US to celebrate their love of mermaids

Friday, February 24th 2017, 18:55

Last month, hundreds of people togged up in fishtails to swim and perform underwater in South Carolina.
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Trump repeats call for US nuclear supremacy

Friday, February 24th 2017, 5:38

The president says he wants the US to expand its nuclear arsenal, to be ''top of the pack".
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Guatemala army blocks Dutch boat offering abortions

Friday, February 24th 2017, 3:18
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala, Netherlands Netherlands

Abortion is only allowed in the Central American nation when the mother's life is at risk.
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Who's hiding beneath US-Mexico border?

Friday, February 24th 2017, 0:47

President Trump's wall isn't a new idea- some stretches of the border already have one. But what lies beneath?
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Mexico foreign minister vents 'irritation' at Rex Tillerson

Thursday, February 23rd 2017, 22:33
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Trump

Mexico's foreign minister tells the top US diplomat they are worried about immigrants' rights.
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Rare interview: US Supreme Court justice

Thursday, February 23rd 2017, 16:55

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says the US is "not experiencing the best of times".
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North Korea says China 'dancing to the tune of the US'

Thursday, February 23rd 2017, 14:41
related countries: China China

China is accused of "dancing to the tune of the US" after blocking North Korean coal imports.
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Sri Lanka 'hunting' refugees who sheltered Snowden in Hong Kong

Thursday, February 23rd 2017, 12:56
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Snowden

Sri Lankan asylum seekers in Hong Kong fear they are being pursued for helping the US whistleblower.
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Dakota pipeline protesters leave site after year-long occupation

Thursday, February 23rd 2017, 12:54

Protesters in the US are arrested by police after a deadline passes to end the year-long protest.
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Trump rescinds transgender bathroom rules from Obama era

Thursday, February 23rd 2017, 6:14
related places: White House

The previous guidelines let transgender students use toilets matching their gender identity,
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New Trump travel ban delayed until next week, White House says

Thursday, February 23rd 2017, 2:17
related places: White House

The US has said it will be a "tighter, more streamlined version of the first executive order".
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The spy next door

Thursday, February 23rd 2017, 1:04

The remarkable double life of undercover agent Jack Barsky who lived the American dream at the KGB's expense.
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US Muslim community campaigns to repair Jewish cemetery

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017, 21:26

Campaigners call for "solidarity" as they raise more than $85,000 to repair a vandalised cemetery.
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Mexico: Murders up by a third following Guzman's extradition

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017, 19:54
related places: Power

Power vacuum left by the extradition of "El Chapo" Guzman to the US prompts a spike in violence.
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Mexican man kills himself after being deported from US

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017, 18:12
related countries: Mexico Mexico

He jumped off the bridge linking the US and Mexico after he was deported for the third time.
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US children's hospital helps save life of baby hippo

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017, 8:20

Doctors from a children's hospital have saved the life of a premature baby hippo.
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Milo Yiannopoulos quits Breitbart News

Tuesday, February 21st 2017, 21:48

Firebrand editor admits "poor choice of words" in paedophilia controversy.
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Trump administration widens net for immigrant deportation

Tuesday, February 21st 2017, 21:10

The memos take a much tougher approach towards enforcing existing US immigration measures.
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Same-sex marriage linked with 7% drop in US teen suicide attempts

Tuesday, February 21st 2017, 19:41

A US study finds LGB teens are 14% less likely to attempt suicide in same-sex marriage states.
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Trump condemns 'horrible' anti-Semitism

Tuesday, February 21st 2017, 17:34

The US president says a "very ugly" spate of threats against Jewish centres across the US must stop.
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Ukraine oligarch Dmytro Firtash faces extradition to US

Tuesday, February 21st 2017, 17:15
related countries: Austria Austria, Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Dmytro Firtash, close to ousted leader Viktor Yanukovych, is wanted on corruption charges.
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Jewish centres evacuated in US after new wave of bomb threats

Tuesday, February 21st 2017, 13:41

Another wave of threats to Jewish facilities in the US are now under investigation by the FBI.
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Thousands of spills at US oil and gas fracking sites

Tuesday, February 21st 2017, 13:03

Up to 16% of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill liquids each year, according to new data.
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Alt-right 'supervillain'

Tuesday, February 21st 2017, 13:02

Internet "supervillain" Milo Yiannopoulos is dropped from a conference and has a book deal cancelled.
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Milo Yiannopoulos dropped over paedophilia comments

Tuesday, February 21st 2017, 9:48

The provocateur will not speak at a US conservative conference due to his comments on paedophilia.
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Alt-right editor challenges journalists to visit Sweden

Tuesday, February 21st 2017, 2:04
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Infowars editor Paul Joseph Watson donates $2,000 to a US journalist to travel to Sweden.
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US immigration raids leave many 'afraid to open the door'

Tuesday, February 21st 2017, 0:54

Recent police raids in the US have created fear and unease in many immigrant communities.
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Thaw on pause

Tuesday, February 21st 2017, 0:01
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Trump

The new Trump presidency could have profound implications for US relations with Iran, says the BBC's Kambiz Fattahi.
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Mike Pence warns Nato it must boost defence spending

Monday, February 20th 2017, 17:23
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Mike Pence also said the US remains committed to Europe, despite recent criticism by Donald Trump.
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US student regrets grading his ex's apology letter and posting it on Twitter

Monday, February 20th 2017, 9:13

A US college student "regrets" grading an apology letter sent to him by his ex-girlfriend and posting it on Twitter with a mark.
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Iran 'will not instigate hostilities' - foreign minister

Monday, February 20th 2017, 5:03
related countries: Iran Iran

The Iranian Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, has called on the United States to stop threatening Iran.
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Hitler's phone sold for $243,000 at US auction

Monday, February 20th 2017, 3:07

The red phone, which has the Nazi leader's name engraved on it, was sold to an anonymous bidder.
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SpaceX successfully launches rocket after Saturday setback

Sunday, February 19th 2017, 20:46

The US rocket company sends a cargo ship to resupply the International Space Station.
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California 'bombogenesis' storm pushes north

Sunday, February 19th 2017, 7:53
related places: California

US forecasters say more heavy rain is on the way in north California, after southern storms killed five.
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South China Sea: US carrier group begins 'routine' patrols

Sunday, February 19th 2017, 7:49
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing, Washington

China's foreign ministry has warned Washington against challenging Beijing's sovereignty.
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Trump: 'I'm only worried he's gonna give me a kiss'

Saturday, February 18th 2017, 23:54
related places: Florida

The US president invited a supporter on to the stage at his rally in Florida.
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Internet memes mock Donald Trump by making him look small - literally

Saturday, February 18th 2017, 22:40

Internet users mock the US president by making him look small - literally.
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Saturday, February 18th 2017, 19:15
related places: Roe, Wade

Norma McCorvey was the focus of the "Roe v Wade" case but later called her role "a mistake".
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New York bomb plot mastermind Omar Abdel Rahman dies in prison

Saturday, February 18th 2017, 17:22

Omar Abdel Rahman - who was serving a life sentence in the US - dies in prison, his family says.
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Twin Peaks actor Warren Frost dies at 91

Saturday, February 18th 2017, 15:36
related places: Twin Peaks

A US actor from television shows Twin Peaks and Seinfeld has died after a long illness.
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Russia wants 'mutual respect' with the US, says Lavrov

Saturday, February 18th 2017, 14:48
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Lavrov, Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Moscow wants a relationship of "mutual respect" with the US.
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'Enemies of the people': Trump remark echoes history's worst tyrants

Saturday, February 18th 2017, 13:15
related places: Trump

The US president calls the media "enemies of the people" - a phrase favoured by Stalin and Mao.
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US 'unwavering' in support for Nato allies, says Pence

Saturday, February 18th 2017, 12:50
related places: Pence

The US vice-president also demands that Nato allies pay more for their joint defence.
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Russia must be held accountable, says Mike Pence

Saturday, February 18th 2017, 11:04
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Minsk

In his first speech abroad, the US vice-president called on Russia to honour the Minsk peace accord.
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Protest against Mexico border wall

Saturday, February 18th 2017, 8:41
related countries: Mexico Mexico

They formed a "human wall" to protest US President Donald Trump's plans for a wall between the countries.
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Hitler's phone to be auctioned in US

Saturday, February 18th 2017, 2:55

Bidding for the phone, which has the Nazi leader's name engraved on it, will start at $100,000.
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'Shattered hopes'

Saturday, February 18th 2017, 2:19
related countries: China China

Long Zhenyang sought asylum in the US, saying his hopes of reform in China were "shattered".
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Robert Harward turns down Trump's national security adviser offer

Friday, February 17th 2017, 18:09
related places: Trump

Retired Vice-Admiral Robert Harward reportedly wanted to bring in his own team.
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US businesses close during Day Without Immigrants

Friday, February 17th 2017, 11:38

US businesses and schools faced disruption on Thursday as workers and students stayed at home to highlight the contribution of immigrants.
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Viral video makes case for 'US first, India second'

Friday, February 17th 2017, 11:35
related countries: India India

India is the latest nation vying to be "second" after Donald Trump vowed to put America First.
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Tillerson and Mattis in guarded approach to Russia

Thursday, February 16th 2017, 23:46
related countries: Germany Germany, Russia Russia
related places: Bonn

Senior US officials say Washington will work with Moscow, but only in certain policy areas.
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Israel-Palestinian conflict: UN warns Trump over two-state reversal

Thursday, February 16th 2017, 14:35
related places: Trump

UN head Antonio Guterres says there is 'no alternative' to the long-held US goal for peace.
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US actor Ashton Kutcher urges end to child sexual exploitation

Thursday, February 16th 2017, 1:48

A visibly emotional Ashton Kutcher says he has seen things "no person should see".
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US Senate blocks Obama gun background checks rule

Wednesday, February 15th 2017, 20:49

A regulation that tightened gun checks on the mentally ill may now be ditched by President Trump.
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Trump defence chief Mattis threatens less commitment to Nato

Wednesday, February 15th 2017, 20:33

The new US defence secretary's warning comes as he also insists Nato is a "fundamental bedrock".
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Medieval-style drugs catapult found on US-Mexico border

Wednesday, February 15th 2017, 17:45
related places: Arizona

The medieval-style catapult was mounted on a border wall to launch 21kg of cannabis into Arizona.
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Trump hits back at US media reports on Russia contacts

Wednesday, February 15th 2017, 17:01
related countries: Russia Russia

The US president accuses the intelligence community of leaks and interference in politics.
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Israel-Palestinian conflict: Two-state solution not only option, US says

Wednesday, February 15th 2017, 15:28
related countries: Israel Israel

An official says a two-state solution may not be the only option in the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
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US detains Mexican despite work permit

Wednesday, February 15th 2017, 15:00
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The 23-year-old is protected from deportation under one of President Barack Obama's policies.
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Melania Trump 'hooker' remark: NYT reporter apologises

Wednesday, February 15th 2017, 13:57

The journalist had been reprimanded by the paper for referring to the US first lady as a "hooker".
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Trump defence chief Mattis hails Nato as 'bedrock' of co-operation

Wednesday, February 15th 2017, 12:40

James Mattis reassures ministers at Brussels meeting, following President Trump's Nato criticism.
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Harrison Ford 'in near-miss' at US airport

Wednesday, February 15th 2017, 0:15
related places: Monday

The US actor mistakenly landed on a taxiway on Monday, passing over a passenger plane, media say.
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Venezuela deputy president defies US over drug sanction

Tuesday, February 14th 2017, 22:35

Tareck El Aissami slams US "imperialist aggression" after he is accused of trafficking drugs.
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The family divided over Trump

Tuesday, February 14th 2017, 16:08
related places: Trump

The Arab American Moushref family are divided over Donald Trump's travel ban.
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Michael Flynn: Trump's national security adviser resigns

Tuesday, February 14th 2017, 15:22
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Flynn

He is said to have misled officials over a conversation he had with the Russian ambassador.
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US sanctions Venezuela vice-president over trafficking claims

Tuesday, February 14th 2017, 13:43
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The US says Tareck El Aissami has played "a significant role in international narcotics trafficking".
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North Korea missile test: US allies discuss steps

Tuesday, February 14th 2017, 5:00
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Defence chiefs hold conference call amid widespread condemnation of North Korea's missile test.
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Playboy brings back nudity, saying its removal was a mistake

Tuesday, February 14th 2017, 1:09

The US magazine's chief creative officer says removing naked images last year "was a mistake".
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Global pariah

Tuesday, February 14th 2017, 0:52
related countries: Sudan Sudan

In our series of letters from African journalists, Sudanese columnist Yousra Elbagir explains what it is like to live in a country subject to US sanctions.
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'I lost all my fingers': Asylum seekers make dangerous border crossing

Monday, February 13th 2017, 23:13
related countries: Ghana Ghana
related places: Asylum

Two Ghanaian asylum-seekers who tried to cross the US-Canada border tell their story.
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Outside Source Reality Check: The North American Free Trade deal

Monday, February 13th 2017, 22:51

Ros Atkins looks at what's fact and what's not about the North American Free Trade deal in Outside Source's Reality Check.
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Dakota pipeline: US judge denies request to halt construction

Monday, February 13th 2017, 22:00

Native American tribes argue the pipeline endangers their drinking water and sacred burial sites.
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Oroville Dam risk: Thousands ordered to evacuate homes

Monday, February 13th 2017, 20:44
related places: California

Heavy rain forces the first emergency evacuation in the history of the highest US dam.
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Trudeau 'won't lecture Trump on refugees'

Monday, February 13th 2017, 20:12
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Trump

US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are quizzed on their opposing views on immigration.
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Leaders 'shoulder grab' at White House

Monday, February 13th 2017, 16:14
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: White House

The US president and Canadian prime minister exchange greetings ahead of their first face-to-face talks.
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What went wrong at damaged US dam?

Monday, February 13th 2017, 13:37
related places: California

More than 180,000 people in northern California have been told to evacuate their homes after both overflow channels at the tallest dam in the US were found to be damaged.
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Migrants walk through snow to Canada after 'hatred' in US

Monday, February 13th 2017, 12:49
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: America

We hear from migrants who walked through snow from the US to Canada, after facing "hatred" in America.
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Aerial video shows US dam 'erosion'

Monday, February 13th 2017, 8:46
related places: America

Nearly 190,000 people in Northern California have been told to evacuate their homes after the tallest dam in America was weakened by heavy rainfall.
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