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Friday, October 20th 2017, 8:53
related places: Texas

Texas-based Ocean Infinity signs a deal to search for plane wreckage on a "no find-no fee" basis.
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Obama and Bush decry deep US divisions without naming Trump

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

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

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

CIA chief Mike Pompeo said the US had to think about how to "stop the final step".
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Harvey Weinstein: Tarantino knew about film mogul's alleged misconduct

Friday, October 20th 2017, 5:06

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

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

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

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

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

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

The BBC has created a composite image, combining all members of the US Senate and Congress. The result? Largely white and male. But how do those on Capitol Hill think?
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George W Bush decries bigotry and conspiracy theories

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

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

Thursday, October 19th 2017, 16:34

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, October 19th 2017, 11:54

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

Thursday, October 19th 2017, 10:56

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, October 18th 2017, 20:50

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

Wednesday, October 18th 2017, 17:05

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 23:46

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 20:17

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, October 16th 2017, 22:52

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

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

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

Monday, October 16th 2017, 21:24

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, October 13th 2017, 18:18

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, October 13th 2017, 16:26

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

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

Forces in New York and London look into allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
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No-belle prize

Thursday, October 12th 2017, 23:06
related places: Why

Just 13% of US academic economists are women - and only one has won the Nobel Prize in economics. Why are women so under-represented in the profession?
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Taliban hostage family freed by Pakistani troops

Thursday, October 12th 2017, 21:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

A North American family of five are released from Afghan Taliban captivity by Pakistani troops.
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Trump wall designs at Mexico border

Thursday, October 12th 2017, 20:13
related countries: Mexico Mexico

These six models could be what a possible wall along the US southern border will look like.
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Israel to join US in quitting Unesco

Thursday, October 12th 2017, 18:54
related countries: Israel Israel

Hours after the US says it is pulling out of the UN cultural agency, Israel says it will leave too.
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How US children feel about World Cup pain

Thursday, October 12th 2017, 1:21

Some young soccer fans in the US were not rooting for the US soccer team.
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Nafta talks: Trump open to a bilateral Canada-US trade deal

Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 21:47
related countries: Canada Canada, Mexico Mexico
related places: Trump

President Trump says if talks to reform Nafta fail, he could envisage a trade pact excluding Mexico.
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Anthem protest

Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 13:23

Colin Kaepernick protested by kneeling during the US national anthem in the summer of 2016. A whole movement has grown around that gesture.
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Comparing presidents

Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 10:03

As the US president again boasts about his IQ, how does his intelligence compare with other presidents?
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Harvey Weinstein: Wife Georgina Chapman leaves accused producer

Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 9:53

Georgina Chapman says her "heart breaks" for victims of the US producer's "unforgivable actions".
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Israeli spies 'watched Russian agents breach Kaspersky software'

Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 9:41
related countries: Israel Israel, Russia Russia

The activity was observed by Israeli intelligence officers two years ago, according to US media.
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Eminem attacks Trump in freestyle rap at BET Hip Hop Awards

Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 9:39
related places: Trump

The rapper says he "drawing a line in the sand" against fans who also support the US president.
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Harvey Weinstein: Paltrow and Jolie say they were victims

Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 6:31

The Oscar-winning actresses join a growing number of women alleging harassment by Harvey Weinstein.
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North Korea crisis: US bombers conduct military drills

Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 4:01
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The military drill has been described as part of a programme of "deterrence" against North Korea.
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Following the money

Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 4:00
related countries: China China

China was recently a foreign aid recipient but now rivals the US as the world's largest donor, research shows.
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Mexico warns US about ending Nafta trade deal

Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 0:58
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Threats to scrap the trade deal would have dire consequences, Mexico says ahead of fresh talks.
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NFL and clubs to discuss anthem protest

Tuesday, October 10th 2017, 18:57
related places: New York

The NFL will discuss players kneeling during the United States national anthem with clubs when it meets in New York next week.
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California fires: Thirteen dead in wine country

Tuesday, October 10th 2017, 18:48

Wildfires that are among the worst in state history burn more than 100,000 acres in just 12 hours.
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Trump threat to NFL over 'massive' tax breaks

Tuesday, October 10th 2017, 11:46

US President asks why the NFL receives tax breaks while players "disrespect" the national anthem.
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North Korea 'hackers steal US-South Korea war plans'

Tuesday, October 10th 2017, 11:04
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea allegedly stole secret documents last year, including a plan to kill its leader.
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US man clings to moving school bus

Monday, October 9th 2017, 23:19
related places: Maryland

An angry Maryland man attempts to stop a school bus by jumping on the front and riding along.
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Google 'uncovers Russian ad campaign linked to US election'

Monday, October 9th 2017, 22:53
related countries: Russia Russia

The search giant has evidence that agents tried to influence the US election, media report.
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Undocumented immigrants: Will US kick out these loyal recruits?

Monday, October 9th 2017, 21:26

Immigrants who signed up to a military scheme offering citizenship face deportation if it's shut down.
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Turkey-US row: Erdogan 'upset' by visa suspension

Monday, October 9th 2017, 21:10

Turkey and the US scaled back visa services after a US consulate worker in Istanbul was arrested.
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Licence to grille

Monday, October 9th 2017, 21:03

American licence plates have become aluminium works of art - and collecting them is hugely popular.
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Melania Trump hits back at Ivana 'first lady' jibe

Monday, October 9th 2017, 20:19

The US first lady's spokeswoman says comments by Donald Trump's ex-wife are attention seeking.
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Trump administration to roll back Obama clean power rule

Monday, October 9th 2017, 19:53

"The war on coal is over," the US environment head says, as he confirms withdrawal from the plan.
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How can US rapist win joint custody of victim's child?

Monday, October 9th 2017, 17:38
related places: Many

How could the perpetrator be granted parental rights and his victim's address?
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'Nudge' economist Richard Thaler wins Nobel Prize

Monday, October 9th 2017, 14:29

US economist Richard Thaler is a founding father of behavioural economics and pioneered "nudge" theory.
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Bob Corker: Trump puts US on course for 'World War Three'

Monday, October 9th 2017, 14:23
related places: Republican

The top Republican senator says President Trump is treating his office like "a reality show".
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Turkey and US scale back visa services amid diplomatic row

Monday, October 9th 2017, 11:41
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Both sides cite security concerns, with the move coming after a US employee was held in Turkey.
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US kidnapping: Man gives $9,000 reward money to victim

Monday, October 9th 2017, 11:40
related places: Man

Earl Melchert said that 15-year-old Jasmine Block and her family needed the cash more than him.
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Facebook confirms Russia ads on Instagram

Monday, October 9th 2017, 11:01
related countries: Russia Russia

The tech giant said ads bought by Russia around the US election contained "divisive" messages.
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Mexico border wall tied to Dreamer plan

Monday, October 9th 2017, 7:44

The US president's new proposals to clamp down on illegal migration are rejected by Democrats.
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Trump NFL row: Mike Pence walks out of game after players kneel

Monday, October 9th 2017, 6:08

The US vice-president abandons a game in his home state after players kneel during the national anthem.
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Nate floods Alabama and Mississippi

Sunday, October 8th 2017, 22:25
related places: Alabama

Cities in the south-eastern United States saw heavy flooding as Storm Nate made landfall.
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Storm Nate weakens but brings heavy rain

Sunday, October 8th 2017, 20:22
related places: Louisiana

Fears of a storm surge on the US Gulf coast subside as Nate, now a tropical depression, heads inland.
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Blade Runner 2049 disappoints at US box office

Sunday, October 8th 2017, 20:21
related places: America

The sequel to the 1982 cult classic is the weekend's most popular film in America and 45 countries.
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Trump Twitter row with top Republican Senator Bob Corker

Sunday, October 8th 2017, 17:18

Senator Bob Corker says the White House has become an "adult day care centre".
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'Only one thing will work' with N Korea, says President Trump

Sunday, October 8th 2017, 8:24
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

The US leader says years of talks with Pyongyang over its nuclear activities have brought no results.
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Hurricane Nate: New Orleans braces for storm

Saturday, October 7th 2017, 21:38
related places: America, New Orleans

Hurricane Nate is set to strike US Gulf Coast states as a category two storm, forecasters say.
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Trump rolls back access to free birth control

Friday, October 6th 2017, 22:31

The new rule could strip birth control coverage from millions of women, demolishing an Obama provision.
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Thaad: US to sell $15bn missile defence to Saudi Arabia

Friday, October 6th 2017, 21:00
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The deal will supply the US's advanced Thaad missile defence system to Saudi Arabia.
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Sudan sanctions: US lifts most economic restrictions after two decades

Friday, October 6th 2017, 20:20

The restrictions have been in place for 20 years, but the US says human rights progress has been made.
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Battered island

Friday, October 6th 2017, 19:51

Sensing that they are second-class US citizens, Puerto Ricans impatiently await a return to normalcy.
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Storm Nate: At least 22 dead in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras

Friday, October 6th 2017, 17:23
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica, Nicaragua Nicaragua

Thousands of homes are damaged as the tropical storm heads for Mexico and the US.
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Hurricanes take their toll on US jobs market

Friday, October 6th 2017, 13:45
related places: Harvey, Irma

Harvey and Irma result in the first monthly fall in the number of jobs created in the US since 2010.
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Las Vegas shooting: Paddock may have scouted other targets

Friday, October 6th 2017, 0:59
related places: Paddock

Investigators are probing Stephen Paddock's links to at least two other festivals around the US.
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Las Vegas shooting: NRA urges new rules for gun 'bump-stocks'

Thursday, October 5th 2017, 22:23

The US pro-gun group calls for a review of the legality of the devices after the Las Vegas massacre.
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Mike Pence wants to see astronauts return to the Moon

Thursday, October 5th 2017, 19:24
related places: America, Moon

The US vice-president expresses the intention for America to send humans back to the lunar surface.
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Japan to restore neglected gardens abroad

Thursday, October 5th 2017, 14:19
related countries: Romania Romania
related places: California

The government will start work on gardens in Romania and the US state of California this year.
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US soldiers killed in ambush in Niger

Thursday, October 5th 2017, 13:30
related countries: Mali Mali, Niger Niger

The attack near the Mali border comes as US forces help the Niger army fight Islamist militants.
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Las Vegas: How US mass shootings are getting worse

Wednesday, October 4th 2017, 22:10

Deadly rampages are happening more often and claiming more lives. Here's how the US changed.
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Glee actor Mark Salling admits possessing child sex abuse images

Wednesday, October 4th 2017, 21:25

Mark Salling faces between four and seven years in prison, according to US media reports.
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Tillerson denies resignation rumours, but not 'moron' remark

Wednesday, October 4th 2017, 19:44

The US secretary of state did not deny media reports that he called Mr Trump a "moron".
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Trump praises Las Vegas medical team

Wednesday, October 4th 2017, 19:30
related places: Las Vegas

The US president visited the University Medical Center and praised emergency workers.
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South American trio in 2030 World Cup bid

Wednesday, October 4th 2017, 19:19
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Paraguay Paraguay

Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay announce plans to make a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup.
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Las Vegas killer's girlfriend in US

Wednesday, October 4th 2017, 17:11
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Marilou Danley flies from the Philippines to Los Angeles, where police want to question her.
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Agreement near in Hungary university row

Wednesday, October 4th 2017, 13:49
related countries: Hungary Hungary

A university in Hungary under threat of being shut down says a US-brokered deal is approaching.
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Making a Murderer: Steven Avery is denied a retrial

Wednesday, October 4th 2017, 8:52

A US man whose murder conviction was the focus of the popular Netflix series is denied a new trial.
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US Cuba: Washington expels diplomats over 'acoustic attacks'

Wednesday, October 4th 2017, 1:12
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

Cuba says the move - which follows mysterious acoustic attacks - is unacceptable and unjustified.
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Puerto Rico: Trump compares Maria and Katrina deaths

Wednesday, October 4th 2017, 0:26
related places: Maria

Mr Trump also says the storm-ravaged island has left the US budget "a little out of whack".
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