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US warns Syria over 'potential' plan for chemical attack

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 8:00
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria is planning another chemical attack, the US says, warning it would pay a "heavy price".
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Trump causes 'major' shift in global view of US: Pew

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 6:33

The US president and his policies "are broadly unpopular around the globe", a survey says.
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Trump travel ban injunction partly lifted by top US court

Monday, June 26th 2017, 19:48
related places: Trump

The US Supreme Court partly implements the travel and refugee bans pending a full review in October.
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US senator to block arms sales to Gulf over Qatar crisis

Monday, June 26th 2017, 19:33
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: Gulf

Influential Republican Bob Corker wants to see a "path forward" to resolving the crisis in the Gulf.
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Warmbier: Professor fired for saying he 'got what he deserved'

Monday, June 26th 2017, 15:25
related places: Delaware

The University of Delaware sacks a professor who derided Otto Warmbier as a "clueless white male".
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US passenger 'tried to open door' mid-flight to Houston

Monday, June 26th 2017, 12:44
related places: Houston, Texas

The woman was able to rip off part of the door, according to a passenger on board the flight to Texas.
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Modi in Washington

Monday, June 26th 2017, 0:21

How Mr Modi deals with Mr Trump will partially shape the future of the US-India relationship.
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Quick-thinking theme park rescuers save falling US teenager

Sunday, June 25th 2017, 19:20

Bystanders form a circle to catch the girl as she plummets to the earth from 25ft in the air.
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Qatar demands difficult to meet, says US

Sunday, June 25th 2017, 16:17
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: Arab

The US secretary of state urges a "lowering of rhetoric" between Qatar and four other Arab states.
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US student hails professor for childcare offer

Saturday, June 24th 2017, 19:38

A single mother received a heartwarming letter after missing a class for a lack of babysitter.
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Sausage roll row: US 'invents' new summer snack

Saturday, June 24th 2017, 17:45

An American supermarket has created a "new" summer snack that look very familiar to Britons.
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White House: Qatar Gulf row is a 'family issue'

Friday, June 23rd 2017, 22:34
related countries: Qatar Qatar, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

US spokesman Sean Spicer says Qatar, Saudi Arabia and others should "work crisis out themselves".
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US woman, 66, is oldest to swim English Channel

Friday, June 23rd 2017, 21:25

Pat Gallant-Charette, 66, becomes the oldest woman to make the 21-mile swim across the English Channel.
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Tornado causes major spillage at Alabama liquor store

Friday, June 23rd 2017, 20:05
related places: Alabama

Tropical Storm Cindy tears through the southern United States creating extreme weather patterns and widespread damage, including this liquor store.
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'I saw Warmbier seized at NK airport'

Friday, June 23rd 2017, 17:13
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British roommate of Otto Warmbier saw his American friend being arrested - he never saw him again.
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Threatening Trump

Friday, June 23rd 2017, 10:32

It is a crime to make threats against the US president, so could Johnny Depp run into trouble?
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Otto Warmbier: North Korea denies mistreating US student

Friday, June 23rd 2017, 10:22
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

Pyongyang denies mistreating Otto Warmbier - but his family says it is responsible for his death.
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North Korea tests new missile engine, US officials say

Friday, June 23rd 2017, 8:09

It is thought to be part of efforts towards building a missile capable of reaching the US mainland.
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United States suspends all Brazilian meat imports

Friday, June 23rd 2017, 0:49
related countries: Botswana Botswana

The US Department of Agriculture says it has recurring concerns about the safety of Brazilian meat.
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Burying the truth

Thursday, June 22nd 2017, 22:37
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The secret of how a healthy young American ended up in a coma in a North Korean jail may have gone with him to the grave.
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Michigan airport suspect tried to buy a gun, says FBI

Thursday, June 22nd 2017, 22:06
related countries: Canada Canada

Authorities say the investigation is ongoing in both Canada and the United States.
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US man 'gave top-secret information' to Chinese agent

Thursday, June 22nd 2017, 21:37
related countries: China China

Former US diplomatic officer Kevin Mallory could face life in prison under the Espionage Act.
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The moment a US father hears his dead daughter's heartbeat

Thursday, June 22nd 2017, 19:37

Bill Conner weeps as he hears the heart of his daughter beat inside the man whose life she saved.
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Otto Warmbier: Funeral held for student jailed in N Korea

Thursday, June 22nd 2017, 16:52
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The death of the US student has raised tensions, with North Korea calling Donald Trump a psychopath.
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Donald Trump talks up solar panel plan for Mexico wall

Thursday, June 22nd 2017, 8:22
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Attaching solar panels to a wall along the Mexican border will cut costs, the US president tells a rally.
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North America prepares for August solar eclipse

Wednesday, June 21st 2017, 22:00
related places: August

Nasa scientists are very excited about the eclipse happening in the United States later this summer.
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Driving gloves, closed zoos

Wednesday, June 21st 2017, 20:10

What are the more unlikely ways the blistering conditions are affecting the southwest of the US?
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US inmates who saved guard's life to have sentences cut

Wednesday, June 21st 2017, 17:30
related places: Six

Six inmates called an ambulance and performed CPR on the officer assigned to guard them.
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US official: Russia 'hacked' 21 US states in election

Wednesday, June 21st 2017, 16:43
related countries: Russia Russia

A US official confirms nearly two dozen states were targeted in the US election hack.
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'Otto Warmbier wouldn't have broken law' in North Korea

Wednesday, June 21st 2017, 16:39
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A woman who was with Otto Warmbier when he was taken by security says she doesn't think the American was guilty.
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Russian jet 'flies 5ft from US spy plane' over Baltic Sea

Wednesday, June 21st 2017, 12:55
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

The US accuses the Russian pilot of making an "unsafe" manoeuvre, but Moscow disputes that account.
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US gun laws: Colorado to arm teachers in classrooms

Wednesday, June 21st 2017, 10:53
related places: Colorado, Staff

Staff undergo training as "armed first responders" in the US state in order to protect children.
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Uber founder Travis Kalanick resigns after months of turmoil

Wednesday, June 21st 2017, 8:19

Travis Kalanick, chief executive of ride-sharing service Uber, resigns following pressure from investors.
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Otto Warmbier: No post-mortem for US student held by N Korea

Wednesday, June 21st 2017, 5:18
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Ohio, Monday

The Ohio coroner said only an external exam was performed on the US student, who died on Monday.
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Mideast Trumplomacy

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 22:19

BBC's Barbara Plett Usher looks at what lays behind US moves to flood the region with weapons.
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Film star Daniel Day-Lewis retires from acting

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 21:55
related places: Oscar

The Oscar-winning star will "no longer be working as an actor", his US agent confirms.
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Syria conflict: US jet 'downs Iranian-made drone'

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 21:46
related countries: Iran Iran, Jordan Jordan

Tensions in the region are rising as a battle develops for control over eastern Syria.
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Playing not to lose

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 15:10

Will the US and Nato find a political solution to the decades-old conflict, or add time to the clock?
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Otto Warmbier: Trump condemns 'brutal' N Korea as student dies

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 11:31

Otto Warmbier's case remains a mystery, as the student dies six days after he is returned to the US.
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Syria conflict: Australia suspends anti-IS raids

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 10:34
related countries: Australia Australia, Russia Russia

The decision comes as Russia warns that it will treat US-led coalition jets as potential targets.
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Otto Warmbier: US student sent home from North Korea dies

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 5:20
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Otto Warmbier's family blame his death on the "torturous mistreatment" he received in North Korea.
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Otto Warmbier death: Trump blames 'brutal' North Korea

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 0:51
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Trump

President Donald Trump blames North Korea's "brutal regime" for the death of US student Otto Warmbier.
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Never give up

Monday, June 19th 2017, 23:41
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Mari Malek came to the US as a child refugee. Now she uses her supermodel status to advocate for children affected by war in South Sudan.
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Syria conflict: Russia issues warning after US coalition downs jet

Monday, June 19th 2017, 21:11
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Moscow says it will track US-led coalition aircraft as targets, and halts a communications channel.
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Guns kill 1,300 US children every year, study finds

Monday, June 19th 2017, 20:28

Boys and African-American children were most often the victims, researchers found.
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'Trump death' in Julius Caesar prompts threats to wrong theatres

Monday, June 19th 2017, 19:13
related places: Shakespeare

Several US theatres with Shakespeare in their name receive abusive messages in an apparent mix-up.
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Personal details of nearly 200 million US citizens exposed

Monday, June 19th 2017, 17:42

Sensitive personal details were available on a cloud server to anyone with the correct link.
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Carrie Fisher 'had cocaine' in her system when she died

Monday, June 19th 2017, 17:09

Carrie Fisher had three drugs including cocaine in her system when she died, US media reports.
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US Supreme Court to rule on gerrymandering

Monday, June 19th 2017, 14:54

Democrats have long complained that voting districts are designed to favour Republicans.
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Fight or flight?

Monday, June 19th 2017, 12:41

The US military announced its first air-to-air kill in years - just why is air combat so rare?
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US coalition downs first Syria government jet

Monday, June 19th 2017, 10:42
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

The Pentagon says the fighter-bomber was attacking US-backed troops in Raqqa province.
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Dried lizard penis being sold online as India tantric root

Monday, June 19th 2017, 10:34
related countries: India India

The illegal trade uncovered in Europe and the US is said to involve protected lizard species.
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North Korea says US 'mugged' its diplomats in New York

Sunday, June 18th 2017, 15:54
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: New York

Pyongyang says its envoys were "robbed" of a confidential diplomatic package at John F Kennedy Airport.
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'Brilliant student'

Sunday, June 18th 2017, 13:38
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US high school star was accused of stealing a sign and jailed in North Korea.
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USS Fitzgerald crash: Sailors found dead after Japan collision

Sunday, June 18th 2017, 6:29
related countries: Japan Japan

Seven were missing after USS Fitzgerald collided with a container ship off Japan on Saturday.
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Beyonce gives birth to twins: US media

Sunday, June 18th 2017, 6:23
related places: Jay

The singer and husband Jay-Z are now parents to twins, US entertainment magazines report.
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Kindred spirits

Sunday, June 18th 2017, 1:02

An extraordinary historical act of kindness is celebrated with Native American dance in County Cork.
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Divided desert: Wildlife and Trump's wall

Saturday, June 17th 2017, 23:39
related places: Trump

How President Trump's "great wall" on US-Mexico border could affect endangered desert wildlife.
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Afghan soldier attacks US troops at Camp Sheheen

Saturday, June 17th 2017, 18:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A US official says seven American soldiers were wounded in the attack at an army base.
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USS Fitzgerald crash: Race to find seven missing navy crew

Saturday, June 17th 2017, 14:59
related countries: Japan Japan

Planes, boats and helicopters are scouring the seas off Japan's coast for seven missing US sailors.
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USS Fitzgerald crash: Seven navy crew missing off Japan

Saturday, June 17th 2017, 9:03
related countries: Japan Japan

A container ship seemed to make a rapid U-turn before colliding with the USS Fitzgerald in Japan.
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Cuba denounces Trump's policy rollback

Saturday, June 17th 2017, 4:48
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Trump

Cuba's government reacts angrily to the US president dropping Obama-era policies meant to ease relations.
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US destroyer damaged in crash

Saturday, June 17th 2017, 0:47
related countries: Japan Japan

The destroyer collided with a merchant vessel off Japan, causing a number of injuries.
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Is Trump really 'cancelling' Obama's Cuba policy?

Friday, June 16th 2017, 22:00
related countries: Cuba Cuba

President Trump has signed a new directive on the US policy towards Cuba, but how drastic a change is it?
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US woman sues casino that 'offered dinner instead of $43m jackpot'

Friday, June 16th 2017, 13:54

Katrina Bookman took a selfie showing the machine saying "printing cash ticket $42,949,672.76".
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New US Russia sanctions bill riles Germany and Austria

Friday, June 16th 2017, 10:56
related countries: Austria Austria, Germany Germany

A German-Austrian protest accuses US politicians of interfering with Europe's gas supplies.
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US embassy brushes off Australian PM's Trump joke

Friday, June 16th 2017, 3:08
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Trump

Diplomats say the Australian PM's off-the-record speech mocking the US president was in "good humour".
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Qatar buys F-15 fighter planes in billion-dollar US deal

Thursday, June 15th 2017, 22:23

The $12bn purchase of fighter jets comes as tensions between the emirate and its neighbours soar.
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Turkish president vows to fight US arrest warrants

Thursday, June 15th 2017, 21:48
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The president says he will politically fight the US assault charges against his security personnel.
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What will Trump change about US-Cuba relations?

Thursday, June 15th 2017, 21:36
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Trump

President Donald Trump is announcing a new Cuba policy - what should you expect?
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Otto Warmbier: US doctors dispute N Korean coma story

Thursday, June 15th 2017, 20:07
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Medics say freed American student Otto Warmbier shows no signs of botulism, as North Korea claimed.
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Blimp flying over US Open golf contest crashes

Thursday, June 15th 2017, 19:52

Spectators capture footage as a blimp plunges from the sky less than a mile from the US Open.
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Mermaid jigsaw?

Thursday, June 15th 2017, 17:58
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The former badboy of US basketball has visited North Korea again, this time bearing bizarre gifts.
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Lyle Jeffs: Fugitive US polygamist sect leader arrested

Thursday, June 15th 2017, 17:00

Lyle Jeffs fled house arrest last year while awaiting trial on fraud and money laundering charges.
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Otto Warmbier's father doubts N Korea story on son's coma

Thursday, June 15th 2017, 15:35

He speaks as an Ohio hospital says Otto Warmbier suffered a "severe neurological injury".
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Trump-Russia inquiry: President 'probed for obstruction of justice'

Thursday, June 15th 2017, 13:49
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: President

The special counsel's inquiry into Russian meddling now also focuses on the president, US media say.
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North Korea freed Otto Warmbier on 'humanitarian' grounds

Thursday, June 15th 2017, 7:13

Otto Warmbier was flown back to the US in a coma, after being held since January 2016.
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US Senate overwhelmingly backs Russia sanctions

Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 21:10
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Congress

Senators also agree to allow Congress to block any attempt by Donald Trump to ease Russia sanctions.
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Federal Reserve raises rates for second time this year

Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 20:54

The US Federal Reserve raises its main interest rate by 0.25% - the second move this year.
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Baseball gunman opens fire

Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 17:17
related places: Republican

Footage of the shooting, with US politicians and eyewitnesses describing what happened.
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Google AI polices newspaper comments

Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 13:53

The New York Times is using algorithms to identify posts that are likely to be offensive.
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Raqqa battle: 'Staggering' civilian toll in strikes on IS

Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 12:14
related countries: Syria Syria

The battle for Raqqa must not happen at the expense of civilians, UN experts say.
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Trump foreign payments: Democrats in Congress file lawsuit

Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 8:24
related places: Congress

Nearly 200 Congress Democrats say the US president violated the constitution.
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Otto Warmbier: North Korea releases jailed US student 'in coma'

Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 3:37
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Otto Warmbier had been serving 15 years of hard labour for stealing from a hotel in Pyongyang.
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US considers sanctions on North Korea trade allies

Tuesday, June 13th 2017, 23:56
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

Nations that do illegal business with Pyongyang could be targeted, the US secretary of state warns.
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Football's heart problem

Tuesday, June 13th 2017, 23:17

Research in the US and Europe suggests that black sports people are more at risk of cardiac arrest.
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Jeff Sessions: Russia collusion claim a 'detestable lie'

Tuesday, June 13th 2017, 19:23

The US Attorney General says he had no conversations with Russians about interference in the election.
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WATCH: Sessions in Senate hearing

Tuesday, June 13th 2017, 18:22
related places: Senate

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions appears before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
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'Handmaid's tale' protest at US Ohio abortion bill

Tuesday, June 13th 2017, 18:22

Demonstrators wore red robes and white bonnets in a nod to the handmaids in the dystopian novel.
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Peru shamans carry out ritual for US-North Korea peace

Tuesday, June 13th 2017, 17:51
related countries: Peru Peru
related places: Lima

Four shamans gathered on a hill in the capital Lima to implore the countries' leaders to make peace.
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Teacher suspended after removing 'Trump' from yearbook

Tuesday, June 13th 2017, 16:15
related places: Trump

Two students' images were altered to remove references to the US president.
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North Korea: Dennis Rodman returns for more 'basketball diplomacy'

Tuesday, June 13th 2017, 11:31
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US basketball star, who has befriended Kim Jong-un, says he is trying to "open a door".
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Panama cuts ties with Taiwan in favour of China

Tuesday, June 13th 2017, 7:08
related countries: China China, Panama Panama, Taiwan Taiwan

China has recently intensified its economic investment into the central American country.
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Panama's former President Ricardo Martinelli arrested in US

Tuesday, June 13th 2017, 3:36
related countries: Panama Panama

Panama accuses the man who led the nation from 2009-14 of corruption and spying on political opponents.
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Are Trump's economy boasts correct?

Tuesday, June 13th 2017, 2:15

The US president takes the credit for job creation, a stock market boom and falling unemployment. Really?
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US woman who urged boyfriend's suicide 'deluded by medication'

Monday, June 12th 2017, 22:52

Michelle Carter thought she was helping when she told her boyfriend to kill himself, a court hears.
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Trump travel ban suffers new court defeat

Monday, June 12th 2017, 22:51

A US appeals court upholds a decision blocking President Trump’s revised "travel ban".
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US F-35 fighter jets grounded over pilot oxygen supplies

Monday, June 12th 2017, 21:59
related places: Arizona

Air Force officials pause F-35 air operations at an Arizona base over pilot oxygen supply problems.
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Mass death of fish shown in US river

Monday, June 12th 2017, 21:11
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Thousands of dying and dead fish were found in a river leading to the Gulf of Mexico.
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Jeff Sessions: Trump's attorney general to testify in public on Russia

Monday, June 12th 2017, 18:38
related countries: Russia Russia

The US attorney general is likely to be asked about his undeclared meetings with Russian officials.
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