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Migrant caravan: US-bound migrants clash with Mexico riot police

Friday, October 19th 2018, 23:11
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A caravan of hundreds of Central American migrants faces Mexican riot police as they try to cross.
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Russian woman charged with attempted US election meddling

Friday, October 19th 2018, 21:07
related countries: Russia Russia

The St Petersburg woman is the first to be charged with interfering in the US mid-terms elections.
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Trump hails body slamming Congressman Greg Gianforte in Montana

Friday, October 19th 2018, 13:37
related places: Montana

A campaign group for journalists' safety is among those to call for the US president to apologise.
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Migrant caravan: Mexico sends police to southern border

Friday, October 19th 2018, 9:20
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The move follows President Trump's threat to close the US-Mexico border and cut aid.
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US opens Catholic church sex abuse probe in Pennsylvania

Friday, October 19th 2018, 7:13
related places: Pennsylvania

Prosecutors have requested documents from secret church archives and confidential files.
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Colin Kaepernick: Rihanna 'declined Super Bowl invitation in support of quarterback'

Friday, October 19th 2018, 6:58

The NFL refuses to comment on reports that Barbadian singer Rihanna declined an invitation to headline the Super Bowl half-time show in support of Colin Kaepernick.
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South Carolina convicts 'blackmail soldiers in sexting scheme'

Friday, October 19th 2018, 6:42

Inmates pretending to be underage girls demanded cash from US troops, army investigators say.
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Top Afghan commander Raziq killed in Kandahar gun attack

Friday, October 19th 2018, 3:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar

A bodyguard kills the Kandahar police chief, but US commander Scott Miller escapes unhurt.
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US economy under Trump: Is it the best in history?

Thursday, October 18th 2018, 23:13
related places: Trump

Is the US economy under President Trump the best it's ever been?
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Trump makes new threat over US-Mexico border

Thursday, October 18th 2018, 21:13

Donald Trump says he may call upon the military to shut the border if the Central American caravan continues.
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Israeli Supreme Court allows US 'boycott' student to stay

Thursday, October 18th 2018, 19:50
related countries: Israel Israel

Lara Alqasem was denied entry into Israel amid claims she supports an anti-Israel boycott campaign.
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Mother Mushroom: Vietnam releases well-known dissident into US exile

Thursday, October 18th 2018, 8:57

The blogger was jailed in 2017 for 10 years but was unexpectedly freed on Wednesday.
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Your US mid-term elections daily digest

Thursday, October 18th 2018, 8:56

There are pretty big indications people are keen to vote this year. Find out more in our daily round-up.
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US shies away from calling China a currency manipulator

Thursday, October 18th 2018, 4:05
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

The US Treasury held back from blaming Beijing for holding down the value of China's currency.
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Jamal Khashoggi disappearance: US asks Turkey for recording evidence

Thursday, October 18th 2018, 2:33
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

Turkish officials say it shows the Saudi journalist was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
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Obamacare: The big election issue that's not Trump

Wednesday, October 17th 2018, 20:42
related places: Trump

Healthcare is always ranked as a crucial issue by voters in these mid-terms - is the system really broken?
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US moves to negotiate trade deals with Japan, UK, EU

Wednesday, October 17th 2018, 1:54
related countries: Japan Japan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The US wants to negotiate three separate trade deals, but talks with the UK would start after Brexit.
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Trump threatens to cut aid to Honduras over migrants

Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 22:52
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala, Honduras Honduras

A group of at least 1,500 migrants is currently in Guatemala, heading north toward the US border.
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US mid-terms: The most surprising candidates

Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 20:57

A cage fighter, female fighter pilot and Miss America. Who says politicians are boring?
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US senator apologies for revealing names of 'sex crime victims'

Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 20:39
related places: Democrat

The Democrat's campaign says it was a "mistake" to publish names of victims without their permission.
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Al-Shabab in Somalia: US air strike 'kills 60 militants'

Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 19:44
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The US military says it has carried out its deadliest strike in Somalia since November 2017.
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US senator Elizabeth Warren faces backlash after indigenous DNA claim

Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 17:41
related places: Cherokee

President Donald Trump goes on the attack after the Cherokee nation dismisses Elizabeth Warren's claim.
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Trump insults Stormy Daniels as 'Horseface' as case dismissed

Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 16:25

The US president says he can now "go after Horseface" after a judge threw out one of her lawsuits.
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Australia considers following US on Jerusalem embassy

Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 9:48
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Jerusalem

PM Scott Morrison says he is "open" to recognising the city as Israel's capital, but draws criticism.
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US mid-term elections: You choose what happens

Monday, October 15th 2018, 23:27

There are plenty of possible mid-terms outcomes. Pick them here - and see what each result may mean.
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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian present Yeeezy sneakers to Uganda's Yoweri Museveni

Monday, October 15th 2018, 19:24
related countries: Uganda Uganda

The US rapper, with his wife Kim Kardashian, presented Yoweri Museveni with a pair of Yeezy trainers.
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Elizabeth Warren: DNA test finds 'strong evidence' of Native American blood

Monday, October 15th 2018, 15:25

Elizabeth Warren reveals "strong evidence" she has Native American blood after jibes from Donald Trump.
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Trump given 'flat denial' over Khashoggi

Monday, October 15th 2018, 14:38
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The US president says King Salman denies all knowledge of the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Trump: Climate change scientists have 'political agenda'

Monday, October 15th 2018, 9:48

The US president says he accepts the climate is changing but does not want to "lose millions of jobs".
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US retail giant Sears files for bankruptcy

Monday, October 15th 2018, 8:29
related places: Sears

The American retail giant has been struggling with huge debts and a shift to shopping online.
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Monday, October 15th 2018, 7:39
related countries: Australia Australia

A "training error" caused a bogus meeting invitation to be distributed last week, officials say.
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Trump on Blasey Ford: 'She was treated with great respect'

Monday, October 15th 2018, 4:00

The US president brushes off accusations he made fun of Christine Blasey Ford at a rally.
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US and the British royals: The fascination explained

Sunday, October 14th 2018, 21:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Texas

An exhibition of royal portraiture has come to Texas from London, offering clues to a longstanding fascination.
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Jamal Khashoggi: UK and US 'could boycott' Saudi conference

Sunday, October 14th 2018, 9:44
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The BBC learns key Saudi allies may not attend event over disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Edward Curtis: Was this the most ambitious photo project ever?

Sunday, October 14th 2018, 1:23

Edward S Curtis spent years living with Native American tribes to chronicle their lives, in a project that took decades.
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Jamal Khashoggi: Trump to 'punish' Saudis over journalist

Saturday, October 13th 2018, 21:06

The US president pledges to uncover the truth about the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi.
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Andrew Brunson: Trump meets US pastor freed by Turkey

Saturday, October 13th 2018, 20:17
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The US president told Andrew Brunson he had "galvanised this country" with his strength and faith.
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Turkey 'has recording proving Saudi murder'

Saturday, October 13th 2018, 0:18
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Audio and video evidence shows missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed, the BBC is told.
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Andrew Brunson: Turkey releases US pastor after two years

Friday, October 12th 2018, 18:25
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Brunson

The detention of Andrew Brunson for more than two years had strained ties between Turkey and the US.
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Melania Trump: Donald Trump and I are fine

Friday, October 12th 2018, 16:46

The US first lady says that speculation about her marriage to Donald Trump is not "pleasant".
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Nasa to continue using Soyuz rockets despite breakdown

Friday, October 12th 2018, 15:53

The US space agency says it is confident they are safe despite Thursday's aborted launch.
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Andrew Brunson: Hopes rise as US pastor returns to court

Friday, October 12th 2018, 11:02

Andrew Brunson could soon be free, according to US media, after more than two years' detention.
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Investigation starts into dramatic Soyuz rocket breakdown

Friday, October 12th 2018, 8:21

A booster malfunctioned but US astronaut Nick Hague and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin landed safely.
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Washington state abolishes death penalty

Friday, October 12th 2018, 1:38

The north-western US state becomes the 20th to ban capital punishment following a court decision,
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Matthew Shepard to be interred 20 years after brutal murder

Thursday, October 11th 2018, 22:08

The killing of Matthew Shepard, who was beaten and left tied to a fence, led to changes in US law.
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Storm Michael: Monster storm mauls US south-east

Thursday, October 11th 2018, 20:35
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Michael, one of the strongest storms to hit the US, batters Florida and heads for the Carolinas.
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Melania Trump: 'I'm the most bullied person on the world'

Thursday, October 11th 2018, 17:15
related places: White House

In a wide-ranging interview, the US first lady also says she does not trust some in the White House.
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US stocks sink again as European markets close

Thursday, October 11th 2018, 16:19
related places: Asia

Shares are suffering a fresh bout of market jitters as the European markets close for the day.
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F-35 jets: US military grounds entire fleet

Thursday, October 11th 2018, 16:08

The F-35 is the largest and most expensive weapons programme of its type in the world.
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Rare Moon meteorite to be auctioned in US

Thursday, October 11th 2018, 14:29
related places: Africa, Moon

A Moon rock, which was found in Mauritania and is being sold online, is expected to fetch $500,000.
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Storm Michael: Watch how 155mph winds left trail of devastation

Thursday, October 11th 2018, 12:34

The third-strongest storm in recorded history to hit the mainland US has left a wave of destruction.
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US weapons systems can be 'easily hacked'

Thursday, October 11th 2018, 11:26

A government report has found mission critical cyber-flaws in the US's cutting-edge weapon systems.
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Chinese man charged with US aviation 'espionage'

Thursday, October 11th 2018, 9:28
related countries: China China

Prosecutors say Yanjun Xu tried to steal trade secrets from US aviation and aerospace companies.
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Asian stocks slide after big losses on Wall Street

Thursday, October 11th 2018, 8:52

Concerns about higher US interest rates and a global trade war prompt investors to sell.
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Man charged over US mid-term elections 'bomb plot'

Thursday, October 11th 2018, 0:16

The suspect wanted to detonate a 200lb (91kg) explosive device in Washington DC, US prosecutors say.
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Hurricane Michael: Videos show destruction in US

Wednesday, October 10th 2018, 21:29
related places: Panhandle, Florida

The storm with winds reaching 155mph is causing destruction across Florida's north-west Panhandle region.
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US mid-terms: Will young people bother to vote?

Wednesday, October 10th 2018, 21:15
related places: Young

Young turnout in the US mid-terms is historically low but there are some signs that things may be different this year.
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Jamal Khashoggi: Trump 'demands answers' on missing Saudi

Wednesday, October 10th 2018, 20:01
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Turkey Turkey

Jamal Khashoggi, a US resident, has not been seen since entering the Saudi consulate in Turkey.
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Hurricane Michael: Category four storm lashes Florida coast

Wednesday, October 10th 2018, 18:26
related places: Florida

Residents along the US Gulf coast are warned to stay indoors as "catastrophic winds" and a surge arrive.
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Taylor Swift v Kanye West: A history of their on-off feud

Wednesday, October 10th 2018, 0:24

After feuding on-off for almost a decade, the pair now back opposite sides in the US mid-terms.
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Nikki Haley: 'Jared is such a hidden genius'

Tuesday, October 9th 2018, 22:33

Nikki Haley thinks so, singing the praises of the president's son-in-law. Our BBC experts weigh in.
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Nikki Haley: US ambassador to UN resigns

Tuesday, October 9th 2018, 21:57
related places: Trump

Nikki Haley dismisses speculation that she will challenge Donald Trump for the White House in 2020.
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Kanye West to lunch with Donald Trump this week

Tuesday, October 9th 2018, 20:57

The pair will discuss prison reform, gang violence and manufacturing resurgence in the US.
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Capturing the American West's neon relics

Tuesday, October 9th 2018, 20:17

Once a familiar sight by the side of the road, neon motel and drive-in signs are becoming a thing of the past.
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The young Americans who are bucking the divorce trend

Tuesday, October 9th 2018, 20:16
related places: New

New data shows the US divorce rate falling and "millennial marriage" may be a factor. How come?
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Trump 'likes Taylor Swift 25% less' after political post

Tuesday, October 9th 2018, 8:11

The US president reacts after the singer endorsed two Democrats in November's mid-term elections.
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US trade war would make world 'poorer and more dangerous'

Tuesday, October 9th 2018, 1:03
related countries: China China

The IMF says a full-blown dispute with China risks putting a significant dent in economic recovery.
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Trump: Kavanaugh sex assault claims were 'all made up'

Monday, October 8th 2018, 23:19

The president condemns Democratic calls to impeach the judge as an "insult to the American public".
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Trump: 'I like Taylor's music about 25% less now'

Monday, October 8th 2018, 23:05
related places: Taylor

Donald Trump responds to Taylor Swift endorsing two Democrats in the upcoming US mid-term elections.
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Florida urges residents to brace for 'life-threatening' hurricane

Monday, October 8th 2018, 18:59
related places: Hurricane, Florida

A state of emergency has been declared in Florida as Hurricane Michael approaches the US mainland.
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New York limo crash: Car had failed road safety test

Monday, October 8th 2018, 17:28

The deadliest US road accident since 2009 killed four newlyweds and four sisters, families say.
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Will Trump's Palestinian policy work?

Monday, October 8th 2018, 17:26

US funding cuts have alarmed Palestinian refugees, but the move is being met with defiance.
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China US talks on North Korea get off to frosty start

Monday, October 8th 2018, 16:01
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea
related places: Beijing

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Beijing to brief China about his North Korea trip.
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Homeless in US: A deepening crisis on the streets of America

Sunday, October 7th 2018, 23:15
related places: America

Rising living costs from a booming economy are forcing more people on to the streets of the West Coast.
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In pictures: Melania Trump's whistle-stop Africa tour

Sunday, October 7th 2018, 3:43
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Ghana Ghana, Malawi Malawi
related places: Africa

The US First Lady undertakes her first major foreign trip alone to Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt.
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Melania: I don't always agree with Trump

Sunday, October 7th 2018, 0:29
related places: Trump

The US first lady gives the president her honest opinion about his tweets, but he doesn't always listen.
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Brett Kavanaugh confirmation: Victory for Trump in Supreme Court battle

Saturday, October 6th 2018, 23:54
related places: Trump, Victory

The US president's controversial nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, is sworn in after weeks of rancour.
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Can chocolate tasting unite Trump’s America?

Saturday, October 6th 2018, 23:39
related places: America

Can chocolate tasting sweeten a divided America?
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US mid-terms: The teenagers partying with postcards

Saturday, October 6th 2018, 23:26

Forget your emails and phones. American teenagers are using crayons to send their political message.
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Russian news channels react to hacking allegations

Saturday, October 6th 2018, 6:10
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

How Russian TV reacted to hacking accusations by the UK, US and The Netherlands.
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US jobless rate hits 49-year low of 3.7%

Friday, October 5th 2018, 15:11

The US jobless rate falls to 3.7% in September, the lowest level since December 1969.
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S-400: India missile defence purchase in US-Russia crosshairs

Friday, October 5th 2018, 12:57
related countries: India India, Russia Russia

India's purchase of the Russian-made S-400 air defence system runs the risk of US sanctions. So why buy it?
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Brett Kavanaugh: Hundreds arrested in Supreme Court protest

Friday, October 5th 2018, 11:53

The demonstration comes before the first test vote over Brett Kavanaugh's nomination.
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Lenovo shares hit by spyware claims

Friday, October 5th 2018, 11:05
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Shares in Lenovo and ZTE drop after a report that Beijing inserted spying devices into US computers.
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Elon Musk: Tesla boss mocks US regulator days after settlement

Friday, October 5th 2018, 8:13
related places: Tesla

Tesla boss takes to Twitter days after reaching a deal with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Why a US national park is holding a 'Fat Bear Week' contest

Thursday, October 4th 2018, 23:10

Bulky bears are facing off online in an annual competition hosted by a US National Park.
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Cristiano Ronaldo rape allegation: Nike expresses deep concern

Thursday, October 4th 2018, 20:42
related countries: Portugal Portugal

The US sportswear giant has a contract worth a reported $1bn (£768m) with the Portuguese footballer.
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Brett Kavanaugh accusations: Are young men in America scared?

Thursday, October 4th 2018, 14:45
related places: America

Trump said young men in the US were in "peril" so we spoke to some to find out how #MeToo changed their lives.
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How credible are lie detector tests?

Thursday, October 4th 2018, 12:45

There are calls for a US Supreme Court nominee to take a lie detector test. But do they work?
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US to end Treaty of Amity with Iran after ICJ ruling

Wednesday, October 3rd 2018, 23:26
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Amity

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the treaty's end after the US was ordered to ease sanctions.
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US phone users get national message

Wednesday, October 3rd 2018, 22:06

More than 200 million US phone users received a test "Presidential Alert" notification.
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Republicans deplore Trump mocking Brett Kavanaugh accuser

Wednesday, October 3rd 2018, 20:40
related places: Trump

Donald Trump poked fun at Christine Blasey Ford's account of the alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh.
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'Trump alert': US mobile phone owners get test message

Wednesday, October 3rd 2018, 20:16

Millions receive a presidential phone alert in the first nationwide test of an emergency system.
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Woman lost sight after being hit by golf ball

Wednesday, October 3rd 2018, 17:09

Corine Remande says she has "nothing against" American golfer Brooks Koepka after his tee shot left her without sight in her right eye.
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International Court of Justice orders US to ease Iran sanctions

Wednesday, October 3rd 2018, 16:35
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Justice

Judges order the US to remove "any impediments" to the export of humanitarian goods.
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Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford's testimony

Wednesday, October 3rd 2018, 13:29
related places: Kavanaugh

The US president ridiculed Christine Blasey Ford, saying she could not remember important details.
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Melania Trump, US first lady, visits Ghana slave fort

Wednesday, October 3rd 2018, 13:18
related countries: Ghana Ghana
related places: Africa

The US first lady, on her first visit to Africa, says the slave trade was "really a tragedy".
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Trump mocks Ford's Kavanaugh testimony

Wednesday, October 3rd 2018, 6:16
related places: Ford, Kavanaugh

The US president made fun of testimony alleging a sex assault by his Supreme Court nominee.
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Trump: 'Scary and difficult time for young men' in US

Wednesday, October 3rd 2018, 0:38

Defending his embattled Supreme Court nominee, Mr Trump says "now you're guilty until proven innocent".
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Trump taxes: New York authorities examine president's tax affairs

Wednesday, October 3rd 2018, 0:14
related places: New York

A US paper claims the president helped his parents dodge millions in tax - which his lawyer denies.
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