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Influential psychiatrist Spitzer dies

Sunday, December 27th 2015, 10:10

Robert Spitzer, the influential US psychiatrist who helped declassify homosexuality as an illness, dies aged 83.
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Violent US storms claim more lives

Sunday, December 27th 2015, 4:36

At least 24 people are now known to have died after days of tornadoes and heavy rains in US south-central states, as a new storm hits Texas.
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VIDEO: 'Tornado completely destroyed my home'

Saturday, December 26th 2015, 12:48

At least 14 people have been killed and hundreds of homes have been destroyed by a cluster of tornadoes in the American south.
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Arson suspected at Clinton birthplace

Saturday, December 26th 2015, 2:15
related places: Clinton, Arkansas

A fire at former US President Bill Clinton's childhood home in Arkansas is believed to have been caused by arson, officials say.
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Jackson postpones tour for surgery

Friday, December 25th 2015, 14:40

US singer Janet Jackson announces that her doctors have said she needs surgery - forcing her to postpone a string of concert dates until spring.
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NBA stars campaign against gun violence

Friday, December 25th 2015, 10:17

In an unusual move US basketball players appear in advertisements speaking out against gun violence, aired from Christmas Day.
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Fourteen killed in heavy US storms

Friday, December 25th 2015, 7:30
related places: Christmas

A storm hits the south and mid-west of the US, killing at least six people and injuring scores ahead of the Christmas break.
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Robert Downey Jr granted a pardon

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 21:09
related places: California

The governor of California pardons US actor Robert Downey Jr for a nearly 20-year-old drug conviction for which he spent a year in jail.
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VIDEO: Deadly tornadoes sweep through US

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 11:07
related places: Clarksdale

A storm system in the US has killed at least six people and injured scores.
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Westerners warned of Beijing threat

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 10:17
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Beijing

The UK and US governments warn their citizens about "possible threats against Westerners" in the Chinese capital Beijing on or around Christmas Day.
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Race campaigners target US Christmas

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 5:18
related places: Christmas

The Black Lives Matter group disrupts shopping and air travel in two US states in a pre-Christmas protest over police killings of black men.
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Will new US visa changes affect you?

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 0:37

Will new US visa changes affect you?
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VIDEO: Fireball filmed over Nevada and California

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 19:15
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Nevada, California

US defence officials confirm a streaking fireball over the skies of Nevada and California was Russian space debris.
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Software bug releases convicts early

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 11:37
related places: Washington

It emerges that more than 3,200 US prisoners in Washington state were released early because of a software bug.
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Kim Dotcom loses extradition case

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 6:55
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A New Zealand court rules that internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom is eligible to be extradited to the United States to face charges of copyright infringement.
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VIDEO: Trailer carrying piglets crashes

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 0:24

A trailer carrying piglets in the US state of North Carolina crashes, as a result of which many of the animals escape from the vehicle.
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Why is one county handing down one in six US death sentences?

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 0:10
related places: Why

Why did a single county issue one in six US death sentences?
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Faulty tool halts Nasa Mars mission

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 21:57
related places: Mars, March

The US space agency, Nasa, suspends the March launch of its next mission to Mars because of fault in a key research instrument.
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US rocket in historic upright landing

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 4:41

US company SpaceX lands an unmanned rocket upright after putting satellites into orbit - the first time such a feat has been accomplished.
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US wild bees decline as biofuels boom

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 4:01

A new study says that wild bees in the US are declining in many areas because of increases in the amount of corn being grown for biofuel.
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US to allow gay men to be blood donors

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 0:01

The US Food and Drug Administration will allow gay men to donate blood if they have been celibate for one year.
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VIDEO: Unlikely face of US heroin epidemic

Monday, December 21st 2015, 22:25
related places: New Hampshire

Drug-related deaths have soared in New Hampshire where an epidemic of heroin addiction and overdoses has claimed victims from every section of society.
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Star Wars in global box office record

Monday, December 21st 2015, 22:21
related places: Disney

Star Wars: The Force Awakens smashes the record for the biggest box office debut weekend globally with tickets sales of $529m (£355m).
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US crash driver 'faces murder charge'

Monday, December 21st 2015, 19:17
related places: Las Vegas

Las Vegas prosecutors say a woman accused of deliberately driving her car into a crowd of pedestrians, killing one, will be charged with murder.
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Iranian hackers 'targeted' US dam

Monday, December 21st 2015, 11:47
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: New York

Iranian hackers penetrated the computers controlling a dam near New York, reports the Wall Street Journal.
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Minaj performs controversial Angola gig

Sunday, December 20th 2015, 15:27
related countries: Angola Angola

US rapper Nicki Minaj goes ahead with a concert in Angola despite a human rights group asking her to cancel it.
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'Third of Syrian rebels share IS aims'

Sunday, December 20th 2015, 9:28
related countries: Syria Syria

About a third of rebel groups in Syria - 100,000 fighters - share the ideology of so-called Islamic State, a new report says.
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Sanders apologises to Clinton at debate

Sunday, December 20th 2015, 5:46

Bernie Sanders apologises to Hillary Clinton during a US Democratic candidates' debate after his staff stole voting data from her campaign.
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VIDEO: Clinton makes 'Isis recruiter' jibe at Trump

Sunday, December 20th 2015, 4:35
related places: Trump, New Hampshire

Candidates seeking the Democratic Party's nomination for the US presidency have held their last debate of the year in New Hampshire.
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VIDEO: Mourning for Iraq's coalition air strike victims

Sunday, December 20th 2015, 4:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Funerals have taken place for some of the nine Iraqi service personnel who were accidentally killed in an air strike by the US-led coalition.
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Conductor Kurt Masur dies at 88

Saturday, December 19th 2015, 20:51
related countries: Germany Germany

Kurt Masur, the German conductor who led the New York Philharmonic orchestra for 11 years, dies in the US at the age of 88.
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IMF reforms clear last hurdle

Saturday, December 19th 2015, 13:20

The US Senate adopts long-awaited reforms designed to give emerging economies a greater say in how the International Monetary Fund is run.
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Coalition strike kills Iraqi soldiers

Saturday, December 19th 2015, 12:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A US-led coalition air strike during an offensive against so-called Islamic State killed nine Iraqi soldiers, Iraq's defence ministry confirms.
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China accuses US of B-52 'provocation'

Saturday, December 19th 2015, 11:39
related countries: China China, Spratly Islands Spratly Islands

China accuses the US of "serious military provocation" with a B-52 bomber flight over the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.
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US welcomes Syria 'milestone' at UN

Saturday, December 19th 2015, 8:02
related countries: Syria Syria

A UN plan for Syria is a "milestone" in the efforts to end the conflict there, says US Secretary of State John Kerry.
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US drug overdose deaths see sharp rise

Friday, December 18th 2015, 23:40

More than 47,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2014 - the most ever recorded in one year, US officials say.
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VIDEO: 'Guantanamo a magnet for jihadi recruitment'

Friday, December 18th 2015, 20:14

President Obama has said the US detainment facility at Guantanamo Bay is a magnet for jihadi recruitment.
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Costa Rica ex-football chief extradited

Friday, December 18th 2015, 18:29
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica, Switzerland Switzerland

Eduardo Li - former president of the Costa Rican Football Federation - has been extradited to the US, the Swiss justice ministry says.
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US schools shut in Islam script row

Friday, December 18th 2015, 17:30
related places: Virginia

A school district in Virginia closes classrooms after a lesson that included Arabic calligraphy sparks complaints from around the country.
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Weiland died from 'toxic drug mix'

Friday, December 18th 2015, 16:51

Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland died from a toxic mix of drugs, a US medical examiner says.
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Libya militia chases away US troops

Friday, December 18th 2015, 13:15
related countries: Libya Libya

US forces flown to Libya to support government troops had to leave after landing because of demands from a local militia group, US officials say.
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Trump 'honoured' by Putin compliments

Friday, December 18th 2015, 11:49
related countries: Russia Russia

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump says it is a "great honour" to receive a compliment from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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IS assault repulsed in northern Iraq

Friday, December 18th 2015, 5:42
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Kurdish forces backed by coalition air strikes fight off the most serious attack by so-called Islamic State in Iraq in five months, US officials say.
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Friend of San Bernardino gunman charged

Friday, December 18th 2015, 1:47
related places: San Bernardino

A friend of one of the San Bernardino attackers has been charged in connection with the mass shooting that killed 14.
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US 'to transfer 17 Guantanamo inmates'

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 22:43

The Pentagon plans to transfer 17 Guantanamo Bay detainees, reports say - a move that would cut the controversial US prison camp's population to 90.
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VIDEO: Why was Pharma boss Shkreli arrested?

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 20:24

US prosecutors explain the arrest of Martin Shkreli on fraud charges in relation to a company he used to lead.
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US-Cuba agree commercial flights deal

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 18:21
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana, Washington

The United States and Cuba have agreed to restore regular commercial flights, in a deal that could jumpstart economic relations between the two countries.
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VIDEO: 'Licking Americans': Key Putin quotes

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 16:48
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Key

Key quotes from Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual news conference, covering Syria, Turkey's downing of a Russian jet and next year's US presidential election.
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Stock markets welcome US rate rise

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 12:46
related places: Asia

European markets jump, following similar rises in the US and Asia, after the US central bank increased interest rates for the first time since 2006.
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Le Pen attacked for posting IS images

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 10:08
related countries: France France
related places: Marine

The parents of a US journalist killed by IS criticise French far-right leader Marine le Pen for tweeting an image of his decapitated body.
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Asia's investors cheer Fed's move

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 7:47
related places: Asia

Asian stock markets have risen after the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time since June 2006.
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VIDEO: Cuba and the US: A year of change

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 5:17
related countries: Cuba Cuba

On 17 December 2014, US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced the historic decision to re-establish long-frozen diplomatic ties.
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China summons US envoy over Taiwan arms

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 4:17
related countries: China China, Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Washington

China summons a senior US envoy in protest after Washington announced it would sell two warships and other weaponry to Taiwan.
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Cubans wait for US relationship boost

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 2:16

Cubans wait for boost from better US relations
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Mistrial in US Freddie Gray case

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 23:22
related places: Baltimore

The judge in the case of a Baltimore police officer on trial over a death in custody declares a mistrial after the jury was unable to reach a verdict.
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US Fed raises interest rates by 0.25%

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 23:04

The US Federal Reserve raises interest rates by 0.25 percentage points - its first increase since 2006 - in a move likely to have global repercussions.
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US announces major Taiwan arms deal

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 21:57
related countries: China China, Taiwan Taiwan

The Obama administration has announced a $1.83bn (£1.22bn) arms sale to Taiwan, in a deal that China says it "strongly opposes".
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'No social media posts' by US attackers

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 19:51
related places: San Bernardino

The San Bernardino attackers did not post support for jihad on open social media, contrary to previous reports, says the FBI.
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VIDEO: Trump: 'I am number one by far'

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 19:42
related countries: France France
related places: Paris, Republican, California

Donald Trump has been told he would be a "chaos president" by Republican presidential candidacy rival, Jeb Bush.
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Shares up on US rate rise expectation

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 16:46

Shares and bond markets around the world rise as investors get ready for what is expected to be the first rise in US interest rates in almost a decade.
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Bank robbery suspect returns on live TV

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 14:53
related places: Iowa

A suspected bank robber in the US returns to the scene of the crime as an Iowa television station conducts a live report.
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VIDEO: On-air reporter spots robbery suspect

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 13:59
related places: Iowa

A US TV reporter was giving a live update about a bank robbery in Minnesota when the suspect came back to rob it a second time, according to police.
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US executions 'lowest in 25 years'

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 12:22

The number of executions in the US is the lowest in nearly 25 years, new figures show, with only 28 people executed in 2015.
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Cuban baseball defectors visit Havana

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 11:44
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

A group of Cuban baseball players who defected and left to play in the US have been given a rapturous welcome during a short return visit.
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Republican rivals spar over IS fight

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 9:44

Republican presidential candidates focus on national security issues in the first debate since attacks in California and Paris.
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LA schools shut over email threat

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 5:13
related places: Los Angeles

More than 1,000 schools in Los Angeles are closed and being searched after receiving an unspecified email threat, say US police.
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Malala condemns Trump Muslim remarks

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 3:10

Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai condemns a call by US presidential hopeful Donald Trump to ban Muslims from entering the US, calling his comments "full of hatred".
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Fifa official Napout denies bribery

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 22:26
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Fifa vice-president Juan Angel Napout has pleaded not guilty to bribery charges in New York after being extradited to the US, his lawyer says.
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US and Russia in Syria peace push

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 20:40
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Moscow

The US and Russia say world powers will meet in New York on Friday to pass a UN resolution endorsing the Syria peace process.
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Calls mount for Thai shrimp boycott

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 18:05
related countries: Thailand Thailand

US politicians and human rights groups have called for a boycott of fish and shrimp products linked to slave labour in Thailand following a report from the Associated Press.
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VIDEO: Angry guest smashes truck into hotel

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 10:10

A disgruntled hotel guest crashed his vehicle into the lobby of a hotel in the US, after a dispute over a bill.
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VIDEO: Star Wars opens in the US

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 4:37

Stars of The Force Awakens attend the world premiere of the latest Star Wars film.
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VIDEO: What's changed since last Fed rate rise?

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 0:27

As the US Federal Reserve decides what do about interest rates, BBC News looks at how life has changed since the last rise.
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VIDEO: China to BBC: 'Stay away from islands'

Monday, December 14th 2015, 22:26
related countries: China China

China is building huge artificial islands in the Spratly Island chain, which the United States and others insist are illegal.
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Bergdahl to face general court-martial

Monday, December 14th 2015, 20:56

Bowe Bergdahl, a US soldier who was held for five years by the Taliban, will face a general court-martial for desertion and other charges.
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VIDEO: 'We are hitting IS harder than ever'

Monday, December 14th 2015, 19:04

The United States is hitting so-called Islamic State (IS) harder than ever, President Barack Obama has said in a speech at the Pentagon.
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US hitting IS harder than ever - Obama

Monday, December 14th 2015, 18:49

The US is hitting so-called Islamic State harder than ever, President Barack Obama says in a rare speech at the Pentagon.
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Palin's 'crush' on Marechal-Le Pen

Monday, December 14th 2015, 18:29
related countries: France France

Former US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin says she has "political crush" on young French National Front candidate Marion Marechal-Le Pen.
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US killer's social media 'not checked'

Monday, December 14th 2015, 16:04
related places: San Bernardino

US officials failed to detect jihadist social media posts on one of the San Bernardino killer's accounts, during background checks when she moved to the US.
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US joins protest over pro-Nazi statue

Monday, December 14th 2015, 10:27
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Diplomats join a protest in Hungary against a planned statue honouring a pro-Nazi minister who targeted the country's Jews in the 1930s.
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Cruz leads Trump in Iowa opinion poll

Sunday, December 13th 2015, 17:19
related places: Republican, Trump, Iowa

A Republican opinion poll puts Senator Ted Cruz far ahead of Donald Trump in Iowa, which is the first state to vote in the US primary season.
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US tells its citizens to leave Burundi

Sunday, December 13th 2015, 15:02
related countries: Burundi Burundi
related places: Friday

The US state department warns US citizens not to travel to Burundi as political violence continues, with 87 people killed on Friday.
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Climate deal 'is world's best chance'

Sunday, December 13th 2015, 12:30
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

President Obama says the Paris climate deal is "the best chance we have to save the one planet we have", as China and India also hail the accord.
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Saudi prince in Twitter spat with Trump

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 14:52
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Trump

A Saudi prince trades insults with US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump in the wake of Mr Trump's call to ban Muslims from entering the US.
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US strike on Afghan clinic 'killed 42'

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 13:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) says a US attack on one of its Afghan clinics killed at least 42 people - substantially more than first reported.
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Banned Napout resigns from Conmebol

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 8:50

Fifa vice-president Juan Angel Napout resigns as president of the South American football confederation Conmebol.
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Cuba and US to restore postal service

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 2:39
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba and the United States agree to restore a direct postal service, suspended 52 years ago at the height of the Cold War.
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Trump v Le Pen: In their own words

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 1:27
related countries: France France

US and French right-wingers in their own words
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Air strikes 'targeting Yemen schools'

Friday, December 11th 2015, 16:31
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom United Kingdom, Yemen Yemen

Air strikes by Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces have targeted schools in Yemen, and the US and UK should reconsider arms sales as a result, Amnesty International says.
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IS oil trade 'worth more than $500m'

Friday, December 11th 2015, 12:18
related countries: Syria Syria

The so-called Islamic State (IS) has made more than $500m trading oil, with its main customer being the Syrian regime, a US treasury official says.
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US college suspensions over 'KKK' hoods

Friday, December 11th 2015, 11:14

Eight cadets at a prestigious US military college are suspended after photos emerge of them wearing pillowcases resembling hoods worn by the Ku Klux Klan.
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VIDEO: Trump: 'We can't worry about being politically correct'

Friday, December 11th 2015, 9:21
related places: Republican

The frontrunner for the Democratic Party nomination for the US presidency, Hillary Clinton, has condemned her Republican rival, Donald Trump, as dangerous.
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VIDEO: Thai park exposes corruption claims

Friday, December 11th 2015, 6:37
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Corruption allegations around a Thai park have exposed a dark underside to planning for royal succession in the country.
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Mumbai attacks 'planner' turns witness

Friday, December 11th 2015, 5:19
related countries: India India

David Headley, a US man sentenced to 35 years in prison for his role in plotting the 2008 Mumbai attacks, agrees to turn witness in India.
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American airports: The good, the bad and the ugly

Friday, December 11th 2015, 0:38

Your nightmares and pleasant surprises at US airports
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US runaway train 'tampered with'

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 21:18
related places: Boston

A Boston subway train which left its station carrying 50 people without a driver was tampered with, say officials.
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US Muslim group evacuates after threat

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 20:22

A leading Muslim organisation in the US evacuated its headquarters after the discovery of a "suspicious" substance and hateful message in the post.
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US dismisses N Korea H-bomb claim

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 20:02
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: White House

The White House dismisses a suggestion by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that his country possesses a hydrogen bomb.
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IS finance chief 'killed in air strikes'

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 19:43

The finance chief and two other senior leaders of so-called Islamic State have been killed in air strikes by the US-led coalition, the US military says.
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US embassy worker hacked for sex images

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 11:05

A former US official admits hacking into women's emails to extort sexually explicit material from them
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