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Obama commutes Chelsea Manning sentence

Tuesday, January 17th 2017, 21:24

US President Barack Obama commutes Chelsea Manning's sentence for leaking documents to Wikileaks
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US President Obama surprises spokesman at White House briefing

Tuesday, January 17th 2017, 20:11
related places: White House

The US president makes a surprise appearance at White House press secretary Josh Earnest's last briefing.
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US Congress removes Ferguson artwork

Tuesday, January 17th 2017, 17:45
related places: Ferguson

A painting depicting protests in Missouri and police as pigs is removed after political tit-for-tat.
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Russia's Putin calls leaked Trump memos 'utter nonsense'

Tuesday, January 17th 2017, 16:42
related countries: Russia Russia

The Russian president said those behind the allegations were "worse than prostitutes".
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Gene Cernan: Last man to walk on the moon dies, aged 82

Tuesday, January 17th 2017, 11:08
related places: Moon

US astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the Moon, has died aged 82.
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German shivers

Tuesday, January 17th 2017, 0:16
related countries: Germany Germany

German politicians are desperately trying to build and forge ties with US President-elect Donald Trump.
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Gene Cernan, last man to walk on Moon, dies aged 82

Monday, January 16th 2017, 22:36
related places: Moon

US astronaut Gene Cernan, commander of Apollo 17, has died, his family and Nasa announce.
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Trump attack on Merkel rebuffed by French president

Monday, January 16th 2017, 20:36
related countries: France France, Germany Germany
related places: Merkel

Francois Hollande brushes off the US president-elect's attack on Germany's liberal migrant policy.
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South Africa Ford recalls Kugas over fires

Monday, January 16th 2017, 18:15
related countries: South Africa South Africa

US car giant recalls more than 4,500 vehicles in South Africa after dozens of Kugas catch fire.
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Trump worries Nato with 'obsolete' comment

Monday, January 16th 2017, 16:43
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's foreign minister says Donald Trump is contradicting his nominee for defence secretary.
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Dashcam shows US truck near miss

Monday, January 16th 2017, 16:17

Dashcam footage captures a Kansas State Trooper's near miss with an oncoming truck.
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Donald Trump says Merkel made 'catastrophic mistake' on migrants

Monday, January 16th 2017, 5:02
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Merkel

The US president-elect says Germany was wrong to let so many migrants into the country.
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Trump on Brexit: 'I predicted it'

Sunday, January 15th 2017, 23:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Donald Trump has promised a trade deal between Britain and the United States will be a priority when he takes office on Friday.
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Donald Trump says UK 'doing great' after Brexit vote

Sunday, January 15th 2017, 22:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US President-Elect Donald Trump says the UK was "so smart in getting out" of the European Union.
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UK PM May to star in US Vogue spread

Sunday, January 15th 2017, 20:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz's shoot with the prime minister will feature in April's Vogue.
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Ringling Bros circus to close 'Greatest Show on Earth' after 146 years

Sunday, January 15th 2017, 7:25
related places: Earth

The US circus that coined a world-famous slogan and upset animal activists is to close after 146 years.
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John Kerry finds Vietnam War site where he killed a man

Sunday, January 15th 2017, 5:24
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

The US secretary of state visits the place where he killed a man and learns his name for the first time.
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John Lewis: Trump slammed for attack on rights icon

Saturday, January 14th 2017, 20:12

Social media users rally round a US rights activist caught up in a row with the president-elect.
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Women's March on Washington: The 'pussyhats' explained

Saturday, January 14th 2017, 19:33
related places: Washington, March

A group of LA knitters is helping prepare for a demonstration in Washington next week, triggered by language used in the US election campaign.
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SpaceX returns to flight with Falcon 9 rocket launch

Saturday, January 14th 2017, 18:11

The US SpaceX rocket company resumes operations after a launch pad explosion in September.
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US troops welcomed by Poland

Saturday, January 14th 2017, 16:56
related countries: Poland Poland

A deployment of 3,000 US soldiers is welcomed by Poland's prime minister and local residents.
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Lady Liberty to be black woman on new US $100 coin

Saturday, January 14th 2017, 14:58

The US Mint reveals the first of several commemorative coins featuring women from ethnic minorities.
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Kamiyah Mobley: 'Tears of joy' for stolen baby's family

Saturday, January 14th 2017, 14:19

The grandmother of a US girl stolen 18 years ago as a baby says it feels good to know she is OK.
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Stolen US baby found alive 18 years on

Saturday, January 14th 2017, 13:39
related places: Florida

A girl stolen as a newborn from a hospital in Florida has been found alive, 18 years on.
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Mahmoud Abbas: US embassy move to Jerusalem would hurt peace

Saturday, January 14th 2017, 12:45
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Jerusalem

The Palestinian leader says peace could suffer if the US moves its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
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Trump 'willing to work with Russia and China'

Saturday, January 14th 2017, 12:02
related countries: Russia Russia

The US president-elect says he could lift Russian sanctions and is not wedded to a One China policy.
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US truck driver slides down icy road

Saturday, January 14th 2017, 10:37
related places: California

A US truck driver slides his jack-knifed vehicle down an icy road after his brakes locked.
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Honey traps

Saturday, January 14th 2017, 0:07
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia denies collecting scandalous material on the US president-elect - but what is 'kompromat'?
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Guccifer 2.0 & me

Saturday, January 14th 2017, 0:04
related countries: Russia Russia

Who is behind the persona that US spy chiefs say is at the heart of the Russian hacking allegations?
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US Congress backs repeal of Obamacare

Friday, January 13th 2017, 21:40
related places: House

The US Congress approves a plan to begin demolishing Obamacare, but questions remain about a replacement.
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Takata fined $1bn in US over exploding airbag scandal

Friday, January 13th 2017, 21:03
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Takata

Japan's Takata hit with $1bn (£820m) US penalty for selling dangerously defective airbags.
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Stranded

Friday, January 13th 2017, 19:49

As BBC Mundo's Valeria Perasso reports, thousands have fallen victim to the new US residency rules.
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Trudeau reaffirms support for immigration and Canadian Muslims

Friday, January 13th 2017, 19:39
related countries: Canada Canada

Speaking about the difference between US and Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau strongly reaffirms his support for feminism, immigration and Muslim nationals.
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Exorcist writer William Peter Blatty dies aged 89

Friday, January 13th 2017, 16:58

US author and filmmaker William Peter Blatty has died at the age of 89.
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US boot brand recalls shoe that leaves swastika imprints

Friday, January 13th 2017, 16:42

A Reddit post went viral after showing a shoe imprint that leaves behind the Nazi symbol.
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Pennsylvania school set maths homework on sex abuse of girl

Friday, January 13th 2017, 16:20

A US school set students a maths assignment asking which family member had sexually abused a girl.
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Obama signs order to ease sanctions against Sudan

Friday, January 13th 2017, 16:13
related countries: Sudan Sudan

The White House says the move recognises apparent progress on terrorism and humanitarian access.
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Donald Trump blasts Clinton after probe of FBI launched

Friday, January 13th 2017, 15:43
related countries: Russia Russia

President-elect says Hillary Clinton was "guilty as hell", after a probe of the FBI over emails is launched.
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My Dad, the president

Friday, January 13th 2017, 13:51

A look back at the lives of Malia and Sasha Obama, during their time as the US 'First Daughters'.
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South China Sea: China media warn US over 'confrontation'

Friday, January 13th 2017, 10:39
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Blocking China from artificial islands would cause "devastating confrontation", Chinese media warn.
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Tearful Joe Biden awarded freedom medal by Obama

Friday, January 13th 2017, 8:55
related places: Freedom

The outgoing vice-president is handed his country's highest civilian honour and is praised by Obama.
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Fiat accused over emissions software

Friday, January 13th 2017, 7:58

Fiat Chrysler is accused of not telling US authorities about emissions software in diesel engines.
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Student raises more than $10,000 after parents 'cut her off' over black boyfriend

Friday, January 13th 2017, 7:46

A US student raises more than $10,000 after claiming that her parents cut her off for having a black boyfriend.
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US visa-free residency for Cubans ends

Friday, January 13th 2017, 4:57

President Obama ends the 20-year US policy of allowing Cubans residency without visas.
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El Salvador: No murders reported for 24 hours

Friday, January 13th 2017, 1:58

The gang-plagued Central American nation goes 24 hours without any murders reported.
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Secret ingredient

Friday, January 13th 2017, 1:43
related places: Vermont, Small

Small farmers in the US state of Vermont are concerned traditional business won't sustain their farms, but see potential in an unlikely and very expensive spice.
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US tanks and troops arrive in Poland

Thursday, January 12th 2017, 23:39
related countries: Poland Poland

Tanks and troops arrive in Poland - the largest US military reinforcement of Europe in decades.
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US watchdog to probe FBI Clinton email actions

Thursday, January 12th 2017, 20:26
related places: Justice

A US Department of Justice watchdog launches investigation into "actions" taken by FBI during election campaign.
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US snow: Oregon Zoo closes

Thursday, January 12th 2017, 19:57
related places: Oregon

A polar bear has fun after historic amounts of snow fell in Oregon this week, closing the state's zoo.
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Why do killer whales and humans go through menopause?

Thursday, January 12th 2017, 18:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A 40-year study of a population of orcas off the US Pacific coast helps UK researchers solve an evolutionary mystery.
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Trump claims intelligence chief denounced 'false' dossier

Thursday, January 12th 2017, 15:42
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Trump, Clapper, President

Donald Trump says spy boss Clapper told him that claims Russia held compromising material were "false".
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'Populist leaders' encourage rights abuses, Human Rights Watch says

Thursday, January 12th 2017, 15:27

Human Rights Watch says the US and Europe are seeing 'populist leaders' erode basic human rights.
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US tanks and troops in Poland a threat, Russia says

Thursday, January 12th 2017, 13:48
related countries: Poland Poland, Russia Russia

Thousands of troops, and hundreds of armoured vehicles, are being sent to Poland.
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US and Australian men in Taliban video

Thursday, January 12th 2017, 10:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Aruba Aruba
related places: Kabul

It is the first time the two professors have been seen on camera since being kidnapped in Kabul.
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South China Sea: Tillerson says US should block China from new islands

Thursday, January 12th 2017, 9:51
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing, Trump

The comments by Trump's nominee for secretary of state are likely to hike tensions with Beijing.
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Trump pick Tillerson: 'Fair assumption' Putin behind hacks

Wednesday, January 11th 2017, 22:32
related countries: Russia Russia

Donald Trump's secretary of state nominee faces hostile questions in a Senate confirmation hearing.
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VW pleads guilty to emissions cheating

Wednesday, January 11th 2017, 20:07

Volkswagen pleads guilty to three criminal charges in the US and will pay fines totalling $4.3bn.
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Dodging the law?

Wednesday, January 11th 2017, 18:00
related countries: Sudan Sudan

A Sudanese diplomat has avoided charges of alleged sexual abuse in the US by claiming diplomatic immunity - not the first envoy to do so.
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Rex Tillerson: Russia poses a danger

Wednesday, January 11th 2017, 15:27

The nominee for US Secretary of State says Nato members have a right to be alarmed.
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Obama speech: Democracy needs you, says outgoing president

Wednesday, January 11th 2017, 5:27
related places: Trump, Chicago

Democracy is threatened when taken for granted, the US president says in his farewell address.
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Ban Ki-moon's brother and nephew charged with bribery

Wednesday, January 11th 2017, 3:58

The ex-UN secretary general's brother and nephew allegedly offered money to a Middle Eastern official.
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US may hold fire on 'non-threatening' N Korea missiles

Wednesday, January 11th 2017, 2:57

Defence Secretary Ash Carter says the US might try to gather intelligence from N Korea missiles instead.
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Church attacker sentenced to death

Tuesday, January 10th 2017, 22:34

White supremacist Dylann Roof gets the death penalty for killing nine black worshippers at a South Carolina church.
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Jeff Sessions, US attorney general nominee, denies KKK sympathies

Tuesday, January 10th 2017, 22:15
related places: President

The attorney general nominee also pledges to recuse himself from any inquiry into Hillary Clinton.
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VW set to pay $4.3bn for emissions cheat

Tuesday, January 10th 2017, 20:36

Volkswagen is expected to plead guilty and be fined $4.3bn by US authorities to settle "dieselgate".
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Jeff Sessions: 'Southern racist caricature painful'

Tuesday, January 10th 2017, 18:27

US attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions says US can 'never go back' to discrimination of past.
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Five times US President Barack Obama went viral

Tuesday, January 10th 2017, 12:20

US President Barack Obama is preparing for his final speech as the country's leader. BBC World Have Your Say looks at some of the times he went viral and won the Internet. Produced by Trystan Young.
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Backpage.com ditches sex ads section after Senate inquiry

Tuesday, January 10th 2017, 11:55
related places: Senate

The classifieds website Backpage.com has blocked sex ads in the US after a damning report.
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US military tests swarm of mini-drones launched from jets

Tuesday, January 10th 2017, 11:03
related places: California

The US military launches 103 miniature swarming drones from a fighter jet during a test in California.
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US sanctions five prominent Russians including Litvinenko suspects

Monday, January 9th 2017, 23:30

The US blacklists five Russians, including the suspected killers of dissident Alexander Litvinenko.
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We don't tip black people, note to Virginia waitress said

Monday, January 9th 2017, 22:27
related places: Virginia

Customers at a US restaurant rally to support a black waitress who received a racist note instead of a tip.
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VW chiefs 'hushed up emission cheating'

Monday, January 9th 2017, 17:20
related places: Miami, Monday

VW bosses knew of emissions cheating before the scandal broke, but kept it quiet, court papers say.
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Storm fells famous 'drive-through' tree

Monday, January 9th 2017, 16:23
related places: California, Storms

Storms in California fell a popular tree with a hole cut in the trunk that cars could drive through.
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Trump election: Russia 'tired' of US hacking 'witch-hunt'

Monday, January 9th 2017, 12:56
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia says it is tired of "amateurish" hacking claims over the American presidential election.
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China warns US on Taiwan leader's stopover

Monday, January 9th 2017, 9:14
related countries: China China, Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Houston

Chinese media warns the US to respect the one-China policy, as Taiwan's leader stops in Houston.
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BMW 'absolutely committed' to a new Mexican plant

Monday, January 9th 2017, 0:56

BMW says it is committed to a new plant in Mexico, despite the policies of US President-elect Trump.
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Trump election: US presidency is not a family business, says Obama

Sunday, January 8th 2017, 17:11
related places: White House, President

Barack Obama warns President-elect Donald Trump that the White House is not a "family business".
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Swim team swaps pool for snow

Sunday, January 8th 2017, 13:37
related countries: Georgia Georgia

The swim team at US university Georgia Tech couldn't make it to their event, so they did the relay in the snow outside their hotel.
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Donald Trump blasts 'fools' who oppose good Russian ties

Saturday, January 7th 2017, 16:22
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Trump

Donald Trump vows to work with Russia to solve the "pressing problems of the world".
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US election hacking: Putin 'sought to help' Trump

Saturday, January 7th 2017, 10:13
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Trump

US intelligence says Russia's President Putin ordered a campaign to help Donald Trump win election.
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Fort Lauderdale airport shooting: Suspect Santiago held

Saturday, January 7th 2017, 5:24
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Fort Lauderdale

The suspect in the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting had previously reported himself to the FBI.
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Barack's Brack

Friday, January 6th 2017, 21:27

US President Barack Obama adds a parasite to his presidential legacy after scientists name a newly discovered flatworm in his honour.
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Russia hacking claims: Trump says no effect on election

Friday, January 6th 2017, 20:19
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Trump

Hacking did not sway the US election, Donald Trump says, after a briefing by intelligence chiefs.
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US tanks arrive in Germany to help Nato defences

Friday, January 6th 2017, 19:59
related countries: Germany Germany

The largest shipment of US brigades since the Cold War is arriving in northern Germany.
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Michelle Obama's emotional last speech

Friday, January 6th 2017, 18:21

Michelle Obama urges young people to work hard and get a good education, in her final speech as US First Lady.
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Donald Trump taunts Schwarzenegger over Celebrity Apprentice ratings

Friday, January 6th 2017, 16:43

US president-elect Donald Trump taunts new Celebrity Apprentice host Arnold Schwarzenegger over the show's ratings.
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US torture victim's family thanks police

Friday, January 6th 2017, 15:58
related places: Chicago

The family of a man in Chicago whose torture was broadcast on Facebook thanks community and police.
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Mexico will pay US back for wall - Trump

Friday, January 6th 2017, 15:23
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Trump

Donald Trump's plan to build a border wall takes shape, with US to pay first then Mexico to reimburse.
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Trump election: US 'identifies agents behind Russian hack'

Friday, January 6th 2017, 12:36
related countries: Russia Russia

The agents allegedly handed stolen Democratic emails to WikiLeaks before the US presidential election.
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Islands of safety

Friday, January 6th 2017, 10:23
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan has one of the lowest rates of gun crime in the world. In 2014 there were just six gun deaths, compared to 33,599 in the US. What is the secret?
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Biden: 'Time to be an adult'

Friday, January 6th 2017, 4:09
related countries: Russia Russia

US President-elect Donald Trump has again voiced scepticism about Russia's alleged interference in the American presidential election.
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Russian hacking claims: US spy chief promises Putin motive

Friday, January 6th 2017, 1:56
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Congress

The reason why Russia allegedly meddled in the US election will be revealed next week.
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Guy Philippe, Haiti's former rebel leader, arrested after radio show

Thursday, January 5th 2017, 23:03
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Haiti's ex-rebel leader Guy Philippe, sought by the US, is held after taking part in a radio show.
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Bin Laden's son Hamza 'actively engaged' in terrorism

Thursday, January 5th 2017, 17:54
related places: Laden

Hamza bin Laden is officially designated a "global terrorist" by the US State Department.
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Mexico and Mr Trump: What will happen to trade ties?

Wednesday, January 4th 2017, 23:59
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Trump

Caroline Bayley reports on the impact the Nafta trade deal has had in Mexico, and what its potential demise under US President-elect Trump would mean for the country.
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Obama urges fellow Democrats to fight for Obamacare

Wednesday, January 4th 2017, 23:36
related places: Congress, President

President Obama urges Democrats to fight for his health bill, as Republicans work to dismantle it.
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Donald Trump backs Julian Assange over Russia hacking claim

Wednesday, January 4th 2017, 20:20
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: President

President-elect Donald Trump backs Wikileaks founder over alleged Russian meddling in the US election.
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Dabbing or sneezing at Congress photocall?

Wednesday, January 4th 2017, 17:09
related places: Congress

The son of a US congressman caused confusion at his father's swearing in ceremony.
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Dabbing son upstages new US congressman

Wednesday, January 4th 2017, 11:44

Rep. Roger Marshall was upstaged by his son during a swearing-in photo op with US House Speaker Paul Ryan.
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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg takes up challenge to tour US

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 23:42

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg plans to spend 2017 touring the US - in his latest ambitious challenge.
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