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VIDEO: The $10,000 bag made in the US

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 0:19

Steven Fischer, the creator of a $10,000 luxury leather bag, explains what inspired him.
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Dead children found in US freezer

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 23:10
related places: Detroit

A Detroit mother is arrested after officials find two of her children dead inside her freezer.
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Obama: Israel peace prospects 'dim'

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 23:06
related countries: Israel Israel

US President Obama says prospects for a Mid-East two-state solution are "dim", but says his relations with the Israeli leader are not a problem.
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US to slow Afghan troops withdrawal

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 19:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US will keep nearly 10,000 troops in Afghanistan throughout 2015, delaying plans for withdrawal, the White House has said.
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Facebook data row in top EU court

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 17:51

The future of how Europeans' data is shared with US companies is set to be considered by the EU's highest court.
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Rebound in US consumer prices

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 14:36
related places: June, February

US consumer prices rebounded in February as petrol prices rose for the first time since June, official figures show.
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Israel denies spying on Iran talks

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 13:04
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

Israel denies a report that it spied on Iran's nuclear talks with the US and other world powers in order to build a case against a deal.
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Corden's TV debut praised in US

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 11:18

James Corden's debut on TV's The Late, Late Show is praised by critics and fans in the US.
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US warns UK banks over crisis plans

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 8:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bank

Bank regulators in the United States have criticised two UK banks for failing to make adequate provisions in the event of their collapse.
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VIDEO: Utah approves death by firing squad

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 6:54
related places: Utah

The American state of Utah has legalised the use of firing squads to carry out the death penalty, if the drugs for lethal injections are not available.
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VIDEO: Inside Iwo Jima battle tunnels

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 0:57

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes looks at the site of the Battle of Iwo Jima, 70 years after American forces landed there.
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US tycoon Durst is a 'flight risk'

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 21:21
related places: New Orleans

A New Orleans judge has said Robert Durst, the millionaire awaiting extradition to Los Angles to stand trial on a murder charge, is a danger to others and a flight risk.
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Cruz puts liberty top of 2016 push

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 20:10

Republican Ted Cruz vows to "reignite the promise of America" as he makes individual liberty the key theme of his White House campaign announcement.
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Three killed in US scaffold collapse

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 19:12
related places: Raleigh

Three people are dead and one more injured after a section of scaffolding collapses at a tall construction project in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Gold in faeces 'worth millions'

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 18:07

US researchers are investigating ways to extract the gold and precious metals from human faeces.
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Visiting Afghan leader praises US

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 16:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Washington

In his first official visit to Washington, the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani praises the US for the commitment shown to his country over 14 years.
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RBS to cut stake in US bank Citizens

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 15:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Royal Bank of Scotland is selling more of its stake in the US bank Citizens as it continues to focus on the UK market.
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US marine on trial in Philippines

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 15:29
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The murder trial of Joseph Scott Pemberton, a US marine accused of murdering a transgender woman, gets under way in the Philippines.
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Ted Cruz confirms US presidency bid

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 14:28
related places: Monday

Senator Ted Cruz confirms that he is running for the US presidency in 2016, becoming the first Republican to declare his campaign.
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Insurgent surges at US box office

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 9:50

Fantasy film Insurgent tops the US box office, but Sean Penn's action film Gunman misfires.
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Nikkei hits another 15-year high

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 7:01
related places: Monday, Wall Street

Asian shares started the week mostly higher, with Japan's Nikkei share index hitting a fresh 15-year high.
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VIDEO: How jets land on US anti-IS warship

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 23:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: America

One of America's largest and most technically advanced aircraft carriers - the USS Theodore Roosevelt - has just docked in Britain.
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'IS online threat' to US military

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 12:45

The US military calls for "vigilance" after an online threat was allegedly made by Islamic State to 100 personnel whose details were posted online.
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US troops withdraw from Yemen

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 4:49
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The United States has evacuated its remaining military personnel from Yemen because of the deteriorating security situation, US officials confirm.
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Viewpoint: A clean Afghanistan slate

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 0:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Does Ghani visit signals start of better US-Afghan relations?
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New Orleans airport attacker dies

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 22:55
related places: New Orleans

A knife-wielding man who tried to storm a checkpoint at New Orleans airport on Friday before being shot by police has died of his injuries.
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VIDEO: Iwo Jima remembered 70 years on

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 14:39
related places: Pacific

Dozens of veteran United States marines gather on the Pacific island of Iwo Jima to mark the 70th anniversary of one of the bloodiest battles of World War Two.
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US school sorry for Arabic pledge

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 9:45
related places: New York

A school in New York state apologises after an uproar was caused by students reciting the US Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic.
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Police shoot attacker at US airport

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 5:09
related places: New Orleans

US security staff shoot a knife-wielding man at New Orleans international airport after he tried to storm a checkpoint.
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US winemakers reject arsenic claim

Friday, March 20th 2015, 23:12

Top California winemakers are rejecting claims made in a lawsuit that several low-cost wines contain dangerous levels of arsenic.
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AIG shareholders win $1bn settlement

Friday, March 20th 2015, 21:15

Investors who bought shares in American insurance firm AIG in the lead up to the financial crisis are to receive a total of $970.5m (£649m) after reaching a landmark settlement.
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Twisted Sister drummer dies at 55

Friday, March 20th 2015, 17:54

AJ Pero, the drummer with US heavy metal band Twisted Sister, dies aged 55.
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US Republican plans Netanyahu visit

Friday, March 20th 2015, 15:39
related countries: Israel Israel

US House Speaker John Boehner plans to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel.
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US snowfall on first day of spring

Friday, March 20th 2015, 14:31
related places: Atlantic

A storm is expected to bring up to six inches of snow in parts of the US north-east and mid-Atlantic on the first day of spring.
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Obama urges 'historic' Iran deal

Friday, March 20th 2015, 12:14
related countries: Iran Iran

US President Barack Obama tells the Iranian people a nuclear deal presents a rare chance to transform the two countries' relationship.
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Asian shares mixed on strong dollar

Friday, March 20th 2015, 8:55

Asian stocks ended mixed on Friday after the US dollar recouped its losses following the Federal Reserve meeting on Wednesday.
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Japan man held for US embassy threat

Friday, March 20th 2015, 7:30
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese police arrest a man for threats made against the US embassy, following multiple death threats against Ambassador Caroline Kennedy.
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US fond of royals, Obama tells prince

Friday, March 20th 2015, 7:10
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama tells the Prince of Wales of the "fondness" of American people for the Royal Family.
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Friday, March 20th 2015, 1:11

US technology giant AT&T loses $40m after its lawyers did not read key documents in time and subsequently failed to submit an appeal in a patent case.
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US approves Amazon drone trial

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 22:38
related places: Amazon

The US Federal Aviation Administration approves Amazon's plans to begin testing drones for online deliveries.
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Unborn baby ripped from US woman

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 21:08

A woman was beaten, stabbed and had her unborn child stolen from her womb when she visited a house to buy clothes advertised on Craigslist.
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Arctic sea ice hits record low

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 20:05
related countries: Arctic Ocean Arctic Ocean

Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has fallen to the lowest recorded level for the winter season, according to US scientists.
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Ryanair abandons US flight plans

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 17:28

Budget airline Ryanair abandons plans to operate transatlantic flights, just days after it said its board had approved the measure.
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Vonn equals legend Stenmark's record

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 16:49
related countries: Sweden Sweden

American Lindsey Vonn wins a 19th World Cup title to equal Swedish legend Ingemar Stenmark's record.
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Mexican man freed after 23 years

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 15:24
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A Mexican-American man convicted for the 1992 murder of his sister and brother-in-law is freed after a court rules he confessed under torture.
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Protests at black US student arrest

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 13:51
related places: Virginia

The governor of Virginia is calling for an investigation into the violent arrest of a black university student, which has sparked protests.
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US church U-turn on soaking homeless

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 2:43
related places: San Francisco

A church in San Francisco has promised to remove sprinklers it installed to deter rough sleepers and prevent drug abuse.
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US veteran denies IS terror charges

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 1:27
related places: New York

A US Air Force veteran accused of trying to join Islamic State appears in court in New York and denies all the charges.
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US Fed hints at interest rate rise

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 1:09

The US Federal Reserve signals a future rise in interest rates, but says it will wait until the labour market improves.
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Charles and Camilla tour US monuments

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 0:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cornwall, Camilla

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visit monuments to Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr on the first day of a visit to the US.
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Murray welcomes player's 15-year ban

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 22:59

Andy Murray tweets "good riddance" as Wayne Odesnik is banned for 15 years for a second doping violation.
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US drone 'kills al-Shabab leader'

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 21:40
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Friday

The Pentagon confirms that a US drone strike in Somalia killed an al-Shabab leader, Adan Garar, a suspect in the 2013 Kenya mall attack.
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US concern over Israel poll rhetoric

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 21:38
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: White House

The White House expresses "deep concern" over "divisive rhetoric" in Israel's election, and reiterates US support for Palestinian statehood.
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New Jersey gives Tesla a green light

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 20:58
related places: Tesla

The US state removes a ban on the direct sale of low emission vehicles that had prevented Telsa from operating.
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US stocks surge on Fed outcome

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 20:22
related places: Wall Street

Wall Street investors send US stocks to record highs, after the US Federal Reserve indicated it would not raise record-low interest rates soon.
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US tycoon Durst on suicide watch

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 17:43

Millionaire real estate tycoon Robert Durst is moved to a mental health unit after he was deemed a suicide risk.
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General Motors pulls Opel in Russia

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 16:33
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Chevrolet

US car giant General Motors is to pull its Opel brand out of Russia after plummeting sales, and significantly cut back Chevrolet production in the economically troubled country.
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Red Nose Day to make US debut

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 16:31

Red Nose Day is to make its debut on US television later this year.
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Caroline Kennedy threatened in Japan

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 15:01
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

The US embassy in Tokyo reports receiving phone calls threatening Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and another diplomat.
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US executes inmate with brain injury

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 14:35

A Missouri death row inmate is executed despite legal appeals that he had a diminished mental capacity because of a brain injury.
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John Kerry gets his bike fixed

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 14:11
related countries: Iran Iran, Switzerland Switzerland

US Secretary of State John Kerry paid an unscheduled visit to a small shop in Switzerland to get his bike fixed while on a break from nuclear talks with Iran.
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US church recognises gay marriage

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 13:17

The largest Presbyterian denomination in the US will formally recognise same-sex marriages after decades of debate.
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Alba backs Venezuela over US spat

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 12:58
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Members of the left-wing Latin American Alba group express their support for Venezuela as tensions between the country and the US rise.
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Syria claims downing of US drone

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 12:09
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Latakia

The Syrian military says it has shot down a US drone near the city of Latakia, a northern stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad.
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Sierra Leone vice-president sacked

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 11:50
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone's Vice-President Samuel Sam-Sumana has been sacked for seeking political asylum in the US embassy, the president's office says.
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China-owned Nexen to slash 400 jobs

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 2:41
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nexen Energy, a subsidiary of Chinese state-owned energy giant CNOOC, said it will cut 400 jobs in its North American and UK operations.
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'Cyanide letter' sent to White House

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 2:38
related places: White House

The US Secret Service says it is conducting further tests on an envelope posted to the White House which may contain cyanide.
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US fraternity ban over Facebook page

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 1:34

A US university fraternity has been suspended while police investigate allegations that nude female photos were posted to a private Facebook page.
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Kraft recalls 6m mac and cheese boxes

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 23:23
related places: Kraft

US food giant Kraft recalls 6.5 million boxes of macaroni and cheese after consumers reported finding metal fragments in some containers.
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US tycoon Durst faces new charges

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 21:59
related places: Los Angeles, Louisiana

A millionaire charged with murder in Los Angeles appeared before a judge in Louisiana for a second day, to face new drug and weapons charges.
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US veteran 'tried to join IS'

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 20:19
related countries: Syria Syria

Prosecutors say Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, a former US airman, tried to travel to Syria to join Islamic State militants.
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'Downton office' US lawmaker resigns

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 19:29

Representative Aaron Schock has resigned following questions over his use of campaign and public funds.
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Concussion forces NFL player to quit

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 19:03

An American Footballer announces his retirement after one season amid concerns from the effects of concussion.
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Funds for fake White House sought

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 16:49
related places: Congress, White House

The director of the US Secret Service asks Congress for money to build a detailed model of the White House to help train agents charged with protecting it.
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Sony profits boosted by film studio

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 10:12

Sony revises its third-quarter operating profit up thanks to stronger-than-expected results from its US film studio.
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Asia shares up ahead of Fed meeting

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 1:53
related places: Wall Street

Asian markets opened higher on Tuesday, taking a positive lead from Wall Street ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting in the US.
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US tycoon Durst charged with murder

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 1:04

A US millionaire who was recorded in private appearing to confess to three killings is charged with murder and could face the death penalty.
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VIDEO: US 'could walk away' from Iran talks

Monday, March 16th 2015, 22:19
related countries: Iran Iran

The US threatens to "walk away" from talks with Iran, after the latest round of negotiations on limiting Iran's nuclear programme fails to reach an agreement.
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US tycoon 'didn't mean' confession

Monday, March 16th 2015, 22:19
related places: Lawyers

Lawyers are denying that an American millionaire facing a first-degree murder charge confessed to the killing in a private recording.
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McDonald's burns prompt US inquiry

Monday, March 16th 2015, 20:23
related places: McDonald

US officials have launched an investigation into McDonald's after several of the fast food chain's employees said they suffered serious burns due to lax safety standards.
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US tycoon says he 'killed them all'

Monday, March 16th 2015, 19:13

An American millionaire from a prominent New York family will face a first-degree murder charge in Los Angeles after seeming to admit to several killings in a recording.
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US Ebola aid worker 'critical'

Monday, March 16th 2015, 18:20
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

The condition of a US aid worker evacuated from Sierra Leone after testing positive for Ebola changes from serious to critical, hospital officials say.
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Assad calls for US action on talks

Monday, March 16th 2015, 15:49
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria's president is awaiting "actions" from the US after Secretary of State John Kerry says negotiations to end the country's war should include him.
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Boston breaks snowiest winter record

Monday, March 16th 2015, 14:30

This season, the US city saw more snowfall than any winter since 1872, when records were first kept.
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Iggy Pop to join 6 Music roster

Monday, March 16th 2015, 12:03

US garage punk legend Iggy Pop is to host a new weekly show on BBC 6 Music after a successful stint on the station last year.
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Cinderella happy ever after at box office

Monday, March 16th 2015, 10:05
related places: Cinderella

A new live-action version of Cinderella, directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh, tops the North American box office.
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China is third largest arms exporter

Monday, March 16th 2015, 1:36
related countries: China China, Germany Germany, Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

China has overtaken Germany, France and the UK to become the world's third largest exporter of arms behind the US and Russia.
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Toto bass-player Mike Porcaro dies

Monday, March 16th 2015, 0:40
related places: Africa, Toto, Motor

Mike Porcaro, bass-player of US rock band Toto which had hits with Africa and Rosanna, dies at 59 after a long battle with Motor neurone disease.
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Gay groups join Boston St Pats event

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 22:18
related places: Boston, Day

For the first time, two gay and lesbian organisations march in the St Patrick's Day parade in the US city of Boston after the organisers lift a ban.
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Teacher prize winner gives away $1m

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 18:34
related places: English

Nancie Atwell, an English teacher from the US, wins an inaugural competition for the world's best teacher, but pledges to give the prize money to her school.
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Kerry pushes for new Syria talks

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 17:07
related countries: Syria Syria

The US wants to "re-ignite" negotiations with President Bashar al-Assad to end the conflict in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry says.
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US issues alert for Riyadh embassy

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 0:31
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Riyadh, Sunday, Monday

The US embassy in Saudi Arabia cancels all consular services for Sunday and Monday due to "heightened security concerns".
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US evacuates aid workers over Ebola

Saturday, March 14th 2015, 22:24
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
related places: America

Ten US aid workers who were possibly exposed to Ebola are being evacuated back to America from Sierra Leone, US officials say.
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Sierra Leone VP 'goes into hiding'

Saturday, March 14th 2015, 18:29
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone's Vice-President Samuel Sam-Sumana tells the BBC he has gone into hiding as he seeks US asylum after troops surrounded his home.
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New York trio denies 'IS aid plot'

Friday, March 13th 2015, 23:28

Three New York foreign residents plead not guilty in a US court to charges that they attempted to provide support for Islamic State (IS) militants.
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US fraternity gets death threats

Friday, March 13th 2015, 21:21

A lawyer hired by Sigma Alpha Epsilon to "protect the rights" of its members says the students are afraid to attend classes.
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US anchor sorry for Obama ape remark

Friday, March 13th 2015, 21:19

A fired Univision TV presenter has apologised in an open letter after likening Michelle Obama to a character from the film Planet of the Apes.
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US stocks fall on dollar's strength

Friday, March 13th 2015, 21:19

US shares ended the week lower, despite a small recovery on Thursday, as investors fretted over falling oil prices and a strong US dollar.
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Japan shares close at 15-year high

Friday, March 13th 2015, 9:07
related places: Asia, Friday

Shares in Japan lead most Asian stocks higher on Friday, after the Nikkei closed at a new 15-year high
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Obama condemns Ferguson shootings

Friday, March 13th 2015, 5:55
related places: Ferguson

US President Barack Obama says there is "no excuse" for criminal acts in Ferguson, Missouri, after two police officers were shot during a protest.
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