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We have started to collect the most important news related to United States in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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$4.75m for US police race study

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 22:42

A large grant has been given to a project studying police arrest data for racial bias, in the wake of the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri.
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Senate backs arming Syria rebels

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 22:38
related countries: Syria Syria

The US Senate passes a bill authorising a plan to train and arm Syrian rebel groups to fight Islamic State (IS) militants.
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US man denies supporting IS

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 21:58

A man accused of planning to assist the Islamic State militant group and attempting to murder US soldiers has pleaded not guilty.
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Ukraine president urges US support

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 20:47
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko calls on the US to provide military assistance to his country to counter pro-Russian eastern separatists.
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From star-spangled to estrellado

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 0:33
related countries: Spain Spain

The Spanish version of the US national anthem
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British Ebola nurse travels to US

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 0:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British nurse who recovered from Ebola travels to the US to donate blood to try to save the life of another victim of the virus.
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US House approves Obama Syria plan

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 23:47
related countries: Syria Syria

The US House of Representatives approves President Barack Obama's plan to train and arm the moderate Syrian opposition taking on Islamic State.
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Farming 'the hardest plant to grow'

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 23:20

The North American farmers who have started to plant wasabi
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VIDEO: South-west US hit by extreme weather

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 22:34
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Arizona, California

Extreme weather is punishing the south-western United States with a heatwave and a hurricane causing chaos from California into Mexico and flash flooding forecast for Arizona.
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Obama: No US combat mission in Iraq

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 22:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

President Barack Obama has said US troops fighting Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria "do not and will not have a combat mission".
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US Fed to end stimulus in October

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 19:38

The US Federal Reserve says it will raise interest rates once a "considerable time" has passed after its stimulus programme ends in October.
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US consumer prices fall in August

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 13:45
related places: August

US consumer prices fell in August for the first time since April 2013, Labor Department figures show.
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Ebola global security threat - Obama

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 12:12

US President Barack Obama calls the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to security worldwide while announcing a larger US role, including 3,000 troops, to help fight the virus.
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Japan's Pioneer sells unit to KKR

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 3:30
related places: Pioneer

Japan's Pioneer restructures and sells its DJ equipment unit to US private equity firm KKR in a $550m deal.
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US man tried to 'swim to N Korea'

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 3:29
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korean authorities say they have detained an American man they believe was trying to swim to North Korea.
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US man charged with supporting IS

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 1:32
related places: Rochester

A man from Rochester, New York has been charged with trying to recruit people to join Islamic State and to shoot people in the US, say prosecutors.
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US waists 'grow an inch in a decade'

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 0:29

Girths are continuing to expand in the US, despite obesity appearing to be reaching a plateau, data suggests.
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The PoW who built a $180m business

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 23:28

The US prisoner of war who built a $180m company
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The growing outcry over police confiscation

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 23:16

Anger builds in US over property confiscation by police
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VIDEO: US 'would consider Iraq ground troops'

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 22:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US ground forces could be deployed against Islamic State (IS) militants if the current US-led strategy fails, top US General Martin Dempsey has said.
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VIDEO: Controlled explosion on US bridge

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 20:59
related places: Kentucky, Paducah

Part of a bridge has been demolished near Paducah in Kentucky, in the US.
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Nasa picks astronaut ship designs

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 20:42

The US space agency picks the companies it hopes can take the country's astronauts back into space - a capability lost when the shuttles retired in 2011.
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Russians urged 'don't panic'

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 18:33
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian authorities urged people not to panic on Tuesday as the rouble fell to a new all-time low against the US dollar amid concerns about the effect of sanctions on the country's economy.
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US 'would consider Iraq ground troops'

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 16:44

US ground forces could be deployed against Islamic State militants if the current strategy fails, a top US general says.
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Guinea-Bissau army chief sacked

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 11:34
related countries: Guinea Guinea, Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau's president dismisses the head of the armed forces, Gen Antonio Indjai, who has been indicted in the US on drugs-trafficking charges.
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Police to probe actress handcuffing

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 9:57
related places: Los Angeles

Police in Los Angeles are conducting an internal investigation over accusations officers violated a US actress's rights by handcuffing and detaining her.
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Cat Stevens to play US concerts

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 8:25

Cat Stevens - also known as Yusuf Islam - is to perform a series of dates in the US for the first time since 1976.
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Clooney to receive honorary Globe

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 7:25
related places: Globe

US actor, director and producer George Clooney is to receive an honorary award at next year's Golden Globes.
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Obama 'to pledge troops for Ebola'

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 6:52
related countries: Liberia Liberia

President Obama is to announce plans to send 3,000 troops to Liberia to help fight the Ebola virus, US officials say.
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VIDEO: On patrol with Kurds fighting IS in Iraq

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 0:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A report from Kurdish-held territory in northern Iraq, as US Secretary of State John Kerry agrees a plan to tackle the jihadists.
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US plan to stop homegrown jihadists

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 0:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

The US government announces a series of programmes aimed at stopping radical Islamists from joining the fighting in countries like Iraq and Syria.
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Hurricane Odile stuns Mexico resorts

Monday, September 15th 2014, 22:32
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Baja California

Hurricane Odile causes devastation in the beach resorts of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, triggering looting in some areas.
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Hundreds evacuated in US wildfires

Monday, September 15th 2014, 21:11
related places: California

Two wildfires in California have forced hundreds of people to evacuate, including one lakeside town where almost two dozen buildings burned down.
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Top US honour for Vietnam soldiers

Monday, September 15th 2014, 19:23
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

US President Barack Obama awards the nation's top military award to two soldiers for acts of bravery during the Vietnam War.
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World leaders vow to help fight IS

Monday, September 15th 2014, 18:10
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

A Paris summit of 30 countries - including 10 Arab states - pledges to help Iraq fight Islamic State militants "by all means necessary".
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Clinton tests out the political waters

Monday, September 15th 2014, 16:31
related places: Clinton

What top diplomat job taught Clinton about US politics
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Nato troops begin Ukraine drill

Monday, September 15th 2014, 16:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

About 1,300 troops from 15 countries - including the US and other Nato members - begin a military exercise near Lviv in western Ukraine.
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US gas leaks not caused by fracking

Monday, September 15th 2014, 13:16

A new study suggests that the contamination of drinking water by shale gas is due to faulty wells and not hydraulic fracturing.
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Idris Elba movie displaces Guardians

Monday, September 15th 2014, 8:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Thriller No Good Deed, starring British actor Idris Elda, ends the four-week reign of Guardians of the Galaxy at the top of the US box office.
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The photographer who rejected racism

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 23:31

The photographer who rejected racism in the American south
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Arab states 'offer anti-IS strikes'

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 20:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Several Arab countries offer to take part in air strikes against Islamic State militants if approved by the Iraqi government, US officials say.
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VIDEO: Hard labour for US man in N Korea

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 17:46
related countries: North Korea North Korea

An American man is sentenced to six years of hard labour for "hostile acts" by a North Korean court.
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N Korea jails US man for six years

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 12:23
related countries: North Korea North Korea

An American man in North Korea is sentenced to six years of hard labour for "hostile" acts against Pyongyang, state media say.
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Crusaders musician Joe Sample dies

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 11:45

US musician Joe Sample, who wrote chart hits including Randy Crawford's Street Life and One Day I'll Fly Away, dies age 75.
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US spies 'can access German telecoms'

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 10:21
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

US and British intelligence services can secretly access information from German telecoms operators, including Deutsche Telekom, Der Speigel says.
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Golfer Norman in chainsaw accident

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 6:18

Two-time Open winner Greg Norman is recovering in a US hospital after almost losing his left hand in a chainsaw accident.
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Australia to join anti-IS force

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 4:42
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

PM Tony Abbott says Australia is sending 600 troops to the Middle East ahead of possible combat operations against Islamic State in Iraq.
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US Navy calls off search for pilot

Saturday, September 13th 2014, 22:11
related places: Pacific, Friday

The US Navy calls off its search for the one pilot still missing after two jets crashed over the western Pacific on Friday, a spokesman says.
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Rival US senators film survival show

Saturday, September 13th 2014, 18:18
related places: Congress

Will stranding US senators on a desert island fix Congress?
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VIDEO: Obama's brave face on schoolgirl snub

Saturday, September 13th 2014, 18:07
related places: Washington

A Washington schoolgirl prompts laughter from the US President after admitting that she had hoped the special guest visitor to her school was going to be Beyonce.
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Uganda alert over 'al-Shabab plot'

Saturday, September 13th 2014, 17:23
related countries: Uganda Uganda
related places: Kampala

Uganda has uncovered an al-Shabab-linked terrorist cell which they say was planning an imminent attack, the US embassy in Kampala says.
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Egypt key to fighting IS - Kerry

Saturday, September 13th 2014, 15:40
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Egypt has a key role to play in countering Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, US Secretary of State John Kerry says on a visit to Cairo.
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NFL star in child abuse arrest

Saturday, September 13th 2014, 9:07
related places: Texas

Adrian Peterson, who plays for NFL side Minnesota Vikings, is arrested in Texas for allegedly hitting his young son with a tree branch.
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VIDEO: Alibaba makes waves in California

Friday, September 12th 2014, 22:28
related countries: China China
related places: California, Wall Street

Internet retailer Alibaba may have floated on the US stock market, but the China-based company is making waves in Silicon Valley as well as in Wall Street.
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HSBC settles with US regulators

Friday, September 12th 2014, 21:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British bank HSBC will pay $550m (£338m) to US regulators to settle claims that it mis-sold mortgage-related bonds ahead of the financial crisis.
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US woman charged after bodies found

Friday, September 12th 2014, 19:59

A Massachusetts woman pleads not guilty to concealing a dead foetus and other counts after the bodies of three infants are found in her home.
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US strengthens sanctions on Russia

Friday, September 12th 2014, 19:04
related countries: Russia Russia

The US imposes new sanctions on major Russian banks, defence and energy firms, hours after a similar move by the European Union.
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US Navy jets crash in Pacific ocean

Friday, September 12th 2014, 19:04
related countries: Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean
related places: Navy

The US Navy is continuing to search for a missing pilot, after two of its jets crashed into the western Pacific Ocean, a spokesman says.
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US group assessing Spurs takeover plan

Friday, September 12th 2014, 18:44

American investment company Cain Hoy confirms it is considering a takeover bid for Tottenham Hotspur.
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VIDEO: US to provide $500m to Syria victims

Friday, September 12th 2014, 17:08
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: America

US Secretary of State John Kerry has announced that America will provide another $500m (£307m) in aid to victims of the war in Syria.
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'Killer' father waives court date

Friday, September 12th 2014, 16:23

The US man accused of murdering his five children and dumping their bodies waives his first court appearance.
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US retail sales driven by car buying

Friday, September 12th 2014, 14:34
related places: August

US retail sales rose by 0.6% in August, compared with the previous month, driven by car purchases, the US Commerce Department says.
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US firm assessing offer for Tottenham

Friday, September 12th 2014, 14:26

US private investment company Cain Hoy Enterprises confirms it is considering a takeover offer for English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.
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US killer caught after jail break

Friday, September 12th 2014, 10:43
related places: Ohio

A US teenager who murdered three students is back in police custody after escaping from prison in the state of Ohio on Thursday, officials say.
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CIA triples estimate of IS numbers

Friday, September 12th 2014, 5:59
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The CIA triples its highest estimate for the number of fighters with Islamic State as the US seeks Turkey's support for action against the group.
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Accused father 'had bitter divorce'

Friday, September 12th 2014, 1:33

The man accused of killing his five young children and dumping their bodies had gone through a bitter divorce, court documents show.
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US man ordered to stop spreading HIV

Friday, September 12th 2014, 1:21
related places: Seattle

A Seattle judge orders an HIV-positive man to stop spreading the disease and seek treatment after he infected eight people in four years.
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Armed teacher wounds self in toilet

Friday, September 12th 2014, 0:32
related places: Utah

A teacher in the US state of Utah who was legally carrying a gun in her school was seriously injured when it accidentally discharged, police say.
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Yahoo 'threatened' by US government

Friday, September 12th 2014, 0:16

Yahoo says the US government "threatened" to fine it $250,000 a day if the search giant failed to hand over user data.
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Arab states back US push against IS

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 23:14
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Ten Arab states, including Saudi Arabia, agree to rally with the US in tackling the threat posed by Islamic State jihadists.
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Does Obama need Congress to hit IS?

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 23:08
related places: Congress

Does US president have the authority to strike IS?
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US waits for global dairy dance to stop

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 23:03

International intrigue behind soaring US dairy prices
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'Nothing ruled out' over Syria - UK

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 22:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK air strikes against Islamic State in Syria have not been ruled out, Number 10 says, after the foreign secretary earlier said Britain would not take part.
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VIDEO: Kerry: Coalition ready to take on IS

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 21:35

US Secretary of State John Kerry tells the BBC's Barbara Plett-Usher that his country and its Mid-East allies are ready to counter the threat of Islamic State.
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Argentina defies US court in debt row

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 19:57
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Congress

Argentina's Congress passes a bill designed to defy a US court ruling that pushed the country into default in July
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RadioShack in bankruptcy warning

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 16:12

US electronics retailer RadioShack says that it is in talks to restructure the firm but warns that if an investment is not secured soon, it could be forced to declare bankruptcy.
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Russia warns US on Syria strikes

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 15:36
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Syria Syria
related places: `Arab

Russia warns that US air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria would be a "gross violation" of international law.
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Americans mark 9/11 anniversary

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 14:40

The names of the nearly 3,000 people killed in the 9/11 attacks are read out as part of the commemorations across the US to mark the atrocities 13 years ago.
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VIDEO: Bat dive-bombs US news channel

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 10:04

Presenters at a US TV station had a shock on Wednesday morning when a bat started flying around their studio.
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Obama: US to pursue IS in Syria

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 8:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

The US will not hesitate to take action against Islamic State militants in Syria as well as Iraq, President Barack Obama says in a prime-time address to the nation.
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Obama to lay out Islamic State plan

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 22:39
related countries: Syria Syria

President Barack Obama is due to lay out the US strategy to defeat Islamic State militants, reported to include air strikes in Syria.
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Guilty plea in 'American IS' case

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 20:27
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Denver

A woman from Denver, Colorado pleads guilty to trying to help Islamic State militants in Syria.
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World 'cannot watch IS evil spread'

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 19:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq

John Kerry says the world cannot watch the spread of "evil" from jihadist militant group Islamic State, as he begins a Middle East tour in Baghdad.
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US father faces five murder charges

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 16:36

A US father will be charged with murdering his five children and dumping them in another state, say police.
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Facebook sorry for 'gory' baby ad ban

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 12:24

A father in the US said Facebook blocked an ad appealing for help for his sick son - they've now apologised in the media but not to him, he says.
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Quinto cast in US version of The Slap

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 11:33

Star Trek actor Zachary Quinto lands a key role in the US TV version of The Slap, Christos Tsiolkas's best-selling novel.
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US father 'killed his five children'

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 1:47

A US father is suspected of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in another state, police say.
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US elephant keeper trampled to death

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 1:38
related places: Maine

The co-founder of a home for retired circus elephants in the US state of Maine dies after one of the animals stepped on him, police say.
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US states launch Home Depot probe

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 23:08

Pressure mounts on US retail giant Home Depot after a massive data breach, as US states launch a probe and senators call for action.
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US man convicted over web suicides

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 21:53

A former US nurse who admitted to going online to encourage people to kill themselves has been convicted again following a three-year legal battle.
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Padilla given longer prison sentence

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 20:49

Jose Padilla, a US citizen convicted on terrorism charges, is given a new prison sentence after a court ruled his previous term too lenient.
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Barnes & Noble Nook sales disappoint

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 14:34
related places: Nook

US bookstore chain Barnes & Noble reports falling revenues for the first quarter as a result of disappointing sales of its Nook e-book reader.
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A third of US birds 'in decline'

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 13:59

A third of all bird species in the US are in decline, according to a comprehensive new report finds that underlines the threat to American birds.
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Cilic can win more Slams - Ivanisevic

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 10:10

Marin Cilic's US Open victory could be the first of many Grand Slam titles, says his coach Goran Ivanisevic.
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US hails 'milestone' Iraq government

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 9:40
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US hails the new Iraqi government ahead of a trip by Secretary of State John Kerry to the region to shore up support against IS.
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VIDEO: BBC Pop Up's American road trip

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 4:36
related places: America

A new BBC team sets out to explore America
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Cilic hopes victory inspires others

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 1:59
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Croatia's Marin Cilic believes his US Open victory could inspire other players to break into the game's elite.
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Penn State sex abuse penalty reduced

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 1:17

The body governing US collegiate sport eases the punishment against a university where a football coach was convicted of sexually abusing children.
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Cilic wins first Grand Slam title

Monday, September 8th 2014, 23:08
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Croatia's Marin Cilic wins his first Grand Slam title with a straight-sets win over Japan's Kei Nishikori at the US Open.
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Modi to meet Obama at White House

Monday, September 8th 2014, 20:58
related countries: India India
related places: White House

Indian PM Narendra Modi will meet US President Barack Obama this month in his first visit to the US since being banned in 2005, officials confirm.
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