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VIDEO: World's oldest woman turns 116

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 9:45

An American woman, said to be the oldest person in the world, is celebrating her 116th birthday on Saturday.
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VIDEO: Huge sinkhole appears at golf course

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 7:18

A large sinkhole is discovered at a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course in the US state of Missouri.
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US Senate blocks surveillance bill

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 6:19

The US Senate blocks a bill that would have extended bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency.
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US reality show taken off schedule

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 23:37

A US cable network pulls a long running reality TV show over allegations of sexual abuse by one of its members.
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DC mansion murder suspect arrested

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 20:50

Daron Dylon Wint, who had previously worked for the victims' family business, was captured late Thursday in Washington DC.
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Yellen: US rates may rise this year

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 17:39

The chair of the US Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, says she expects the central bank to begin raising interest rates "at some point this year".
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Tobacco firms challenge packaging law

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 12:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British American Tobacco and Philip Morris file legal challenges against the UK government over plain packaging for cigarettes.
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VIDEO: Baltimore police charged by jury

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 3:54

Six Baltimore police officers accused in the death of US man Freddie Gray have been charged by a grand jury, the state prosecutor confirms.
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US embassy man 'cyberstalked women'

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 3:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A worker at the US embassy in London is accused of cyberstalking women, threatening to post their private photos unless they met his demands.
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HP sells China unit stake for $2.3bn

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 1:05
related countries: China China
related places: Hewlett

US tech giant Hewlett-Packard is selling a 51% stake in its Chinese server business for $2.3bn (£1.4bn) to Tsinghua Holdings.
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'Children died' in US air strike

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 0:36
related countries: Syria Syria

A US air strike on Syria probably killed two children, the Pentagon says, acknowledging civilian casualties for first time.
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Baltimore police charged over death

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 22:11
related places: Gray, Baltimore

Baltimore's top prosecutor announces revised charges, but the most serious charges - including second-degree murder - remain.
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Toilet training for armed US police

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 19:14

Armed police officers are being trained in how to use public toilets safely, after leaving firearms behind on several occasions.
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Cab driver guilty of Iraq bomb murder

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 17:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A London cab driver is found guilty of the murder of a US soldier in Iraq eight years ago, after his fingerprints were found on roadside bombs.
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US Army makes blast-proof wallpaper

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 11:12

Wallpaper that can protect soldiers from explosions is being developed by the US Army.
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Letterman honoured on final show

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 9:02

Four US presidents join stars including Steve Martin, Tina Fey and Foo Fighters to salute David Letterman on his final late night talk show.
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Maldini starts Miami football team

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 8:18
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Miami

Italy legend Paolo Maldini will rival David Beckham in Miami after launching a new team to play in the North American Soccer League.
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Pilot charged over US Capitol stunt

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 4:52
related places: Washington

A US man who flew a gyrocopter into Washington's restricted airspace, landing at the US Capitol, has been charged with violating national defence airspace.
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VIDEO: Bin Laden documents released

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 4:16
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Laden

US intelligence officials have released more than 100 documents seized four years ago in the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.
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California oil spill 'an emergency'

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 3:56
related places: California

A state of emergency is declared in southern California in the US after two oil slicks, stretching nine miles, formed off the coast.
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VIDEO: California oil spill spans nine miles

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 0:43
related places: California

Two oil slicks, stretching nine miles, have formed off the coast of southern California in the US, after an onshore pipeline ruptured.
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The US police chief fighting racism

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 23:20

A plan to unite US police and the black community
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US stocks end down after Fed minutes

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 22:22
related places: Wall Street

Wall Street closes slightly down with investors seeing little in the Federal Reserve's latest minutes to alter views on when interest rates might rise.
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US sends Iraq missiles for IS fight

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 20:39
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US military says it is sending 1,000 anti-tank missiles to the Iraqi government following the fall of Ramadi to Islamic State forces.
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Bin Laden 'focused on US to the end'

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 19:13
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

US intelligence officials release documents recovered during the raid which killed Osama Bin Laden in his hideout in Pakistan.
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Record fines for currency market fix

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 17:49

Five of the world's largest banks are to pay fines totalling $5.7bn for charges including manipulating the foreign exchange market.
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Chinese 'Walter White' arrested

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 16:02
related countries: China China

Police in China arrest a chemistry professor for his part in producing a psychoactive drug in a case that has been likened to US crime drama Breaking Bad.
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Target beats earnings forecasts

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 13:47

US retail giant Target reports a 52% increase in quarterly profits, helped by a boost from online sales.
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White House given racist name on Google

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 8:21

Searching a racist word and "house" on Google takes you to the home of the US President, Barack Obama.
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Iraq calls for volunteers against IS

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 7:24

Iraq's government calls for volunteers to fight against IS and help retake the city of Ramadi, as US officials discuss the setback.
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VIDEO: Millions of cars recalled in US

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 2:09
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Takata

Japanese airbag maker Takata has said that mechanisms in the airbags of almost 34 million cars are defective, prompting a recall of cars in the US.
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Cuba establishes banking ties in US

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 22:33
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuban diplomats will now have access to banking services in the US, clearing a major hurdle to restoring diplomatic ties between the two counties.
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Los Angeles votes for $15 minimum wage

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 21:59
related places: Los Angeles

Los Angeles becomes the largest city in the US to agree a $15 (£9.67) minimum wage.
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Record US car recall over airbags

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 20:00
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Takata

Japanese airbag maker Takata has declared mechanisms in the airbags of almost 34 million cars defective - it will lead to the largest recall in US automotive history, affecting models from 11 carmakers.
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Texas overrules local fracking bans

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 18:51
related places: Colorado, Ohio, New Mexico

Similar bills - backed by the oil and gas industry - are being considered in US states including Colorado, Ohio, Oklahoma and New Mexico.
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Date set for Clinton email release

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 18:41
related places: Clinton, Iowa

The US State Department says it expects to release emails from Hillary Clinton's private server in January - just two weeks before the Iowa caucus.
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China group 'stole US trade secrets'

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 18:14
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

The US charges six Chinese nationals with economic espionage, accusing them of stealing mobile phone technology to benefit Beijing.
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US police call for biker gang truce

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 17:24
related places: Texas

Police in Texas call on members of rival motorcycle gangs to stop fighting after a shoot-out at the weekend left nine dead.
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Iran sets trial date for US reporter

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 12:57
related countries: Iran Iran

The trial of Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, detained in Iran for almost 10 months on espionage charges, will begin next week.
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Walmart first-quarter profits fall

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 12:15

The biggest US retailer, Walmart, reports a 7% fall in first-quarter net income to $3.34bn (£2.16bn).
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Anti-Islam film ban lifted for Google

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 10:29
related places: San Francisco

An appeals court in San Francisco rule a US-produced film called Innocence of Muslims, which sparked global riots after its release in 2012, should not be banned from YouTube.
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VIDEO: US joins Jordan in military wargames

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 8:42
related countries: Jordan Jordan

In Jordan, 18 countries including the US are staging drills to practice how to recapture an international border.
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Asian shares fail to follow US lead

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 3:10
related places: Apple, Asia

Shares in Asia were mixed on Tuesday despite stocks in the US closing at new record highs, helped by a rise in Apple shares.
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A look inside US biker gangs

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 1:19

A look inside deadly biker gangs of the US
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US President Obama joins Twitter

Monday, May 18th 2015, 23:53
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama has just launched his own Twitter feed, the White House has confirmed.
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VIDEO: Iraq's problems 'bigger than IS'

Monday, May 18th 2015, 22:48
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Emma Sky spent seven years in Iraq as an adviser to the American military.
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VIDEO: Obama: Military gear 'can alienate'

Monday, May 18th 2015, 22:27

President Barack Obama bans the US government from giving military-style equipment to local police forces, saying it ''can alienate and intimidate local residents''.
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VIDEO: Biker shoot-out: 'I hid in freezer'

Monday, May 18th 2015, 19:18
related places: Texas, Waco

Texas police say 170 people are to face organised crime charges after a bike-gang shooting that left nine people dead and 18 others injured.
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Waco biker shoot-out: 170 charged

Monday, May 18th 2015, 17:56
related places: Texas, Waco

Texas police say 170 people are to face charges of organised crime after the Waco bike-gang shooting that left nine people dead and 18 others injured.
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Obama bans 'military' police gear

Monday, May 18th 2015, 17:54

President Barack Obama bans the US government from giving certain military-style equipment to local police forces.
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US daredevil Potter dies during jump

Monday, May 18th 2015, 17:21
related places: America, Potter, California

Dean Potter - one of America's best known extreme athletes - is killed during a wingsuit flight in California's Yosemite National Park.
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Lindsey Graham: I'm running in 2016

Monday, May 18th 2015, 15:39
related places: Republican

Senator Lindsey Graham, the Republican foreign policy hawk, confirms he will run for US president, joining a crowded field of 2016 contenders.
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Pitch Perfect 2 tops US box office

Monday, May 18th 2015, 9:25

The a capella comedy, starring Rebel Wilson, beats Mad Max reboot Fury Road to the US box office top spot.
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Nine dead in Texas biker shootout

Monday, May 18th 2015, 4:51
related places: Texas, Waco

Nine people have been killed, at least 16 injured and 100 arrested after a shootout between rival biker gangs in Waco, Texas, US police say.
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Why are US train drivers called engineers?

Sunday, May 17th 2015, 23:22
related places: Why

Why are train drivers in the US called engineers?
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VIDEO: Passengers' lucky escape as train hits bus

Sunday, May 17th 2015, 7:36
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Atlanta

Passengers on a bus in Atlanta, Georgia, had a narrow escape after their bus got stuck in traffic - in the path of an oncoming train.
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Seattle in Arctic drilling protest

Sunday, May 17th 2015, 4:10
related places: Shell, Arctic, Seattle

Hundreds of people in kayaks and small boats stage a protest in the north-western US port of Seattle against Arctic oil drilling by Shell.
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VIDEO: Mexico custody teen returns to US

Sunday, May 17th 2015, 3:57
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A teenager who was taken to Mexico by her father eight years ago is returned to her mother in the United States.
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Mexico custody battle teen back home

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 21:03
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Teenager Alondra Diaz Garcia is reunited with her mother and returns to the United States eight years after being taken to Mexico by her father.
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US special forces in Syria raid

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 20:38
related countries: Syria Syria

US special forces have killed an Islamic State commander with a key role in oil and gas operations in a rare raid in eastern Syria, the Pentagon says.
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VIDEO: US warns China over land disputes

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 16:45
related countries: China China

US Secretary of State John Kerry warns China that his country is concerned by the pace and scope of reclamation projects in contested areas of the South China Sea.
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Bodies recovered at Nepal crash site

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 9:50
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The charred bodies of six American marines and two Nepali soldiers are recovered from the site of a US helicopter crash in Nepal, officials say.
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US 'concern' over China sea actions

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 7:57
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

US Secretary of State John Kerry expresses concern over China's actions in disputed waters in the South China Sea, while on a visit to Beijing.
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US anti-nuclear activists 'released'

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 4:13

A US federal appeals court orders the immediate release of three anti-nuclear activists, including an elderly Catholic nun, the group's lawyer says.
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Amtrak train 'may have been struck'

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 3:51
related places: Philadelphia

The Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday may have been hit by an object shortly before the crash, a US investigator says.
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VIDEO: Musical ties that bind US and Cuba

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 2:09
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

The Minnesota Orchestra is preparing to play in Havana, the first US orchestra to visit the island since relations began to improve last December.
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DNA resolves US-Mexico custody case

Friday, May 15th 2015, 18:26
related places: Texas

A teenage girl at the centre of a US-Mexico custody battle is to be reunited with her mother in Texas after DNA tests confirmed her identity.
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Gatlin runs fastest 100m since 2012

Friday, May 15th 2015, 18:16
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: Doha

American Justin Gatlin runs the joint-sixth quickest 100m time to dominate the Diamond League opener in Doha.
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No US probe against me - Blatter

Friday, May 15th 2015, 17:10

Fifa chief Sepp Blatter says a US investigation into alleged football corruption is "nothing against" him.
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Ex-Bin Laden aide sentenced to life

Friday, May 15th 2015, 16:02
related places: Africa

Ex-aide to Osama Bin Laden, Khalid al-Fawwaz, is sentenced to life in US prison for 1998 US embassy bombings in east Africa that killed 224 people.
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Missing US helicopter found in Nepal

Friday, May 15th 2015, 13:35
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The US military says no-one is believed to have survived the crash of one of its helicopters in Nepal.
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Poet Motion escapes 'suffocating' UK

Friday, May 15th 2015, 12:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Poet Sir Andrew Motion is to leave Britain for a new job in the US, saying being known in the UK as a former poet laureate can be "suffocating".
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US and Cuba to hold embassy talks

Friday, May 15th 2015, 4:11
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The US and Cuban governments are to hold talks next week to discuss practical measures to re-establish diplomatic relations.
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Obama makes transport funding pledge

Friday, May 15th 2015, 2:32
related places: Philadelphia

President Barack Obama says the US must invest more in its infrastructure, in the wake of a train derailment in Philadelphia that claimed eight lives.
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US family has 13th consecutive boy

Friday, May 15th 2015, 1:52

A US couple who already have 12 sons have a 13th baby - and, yes, it's another boy!
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Asia shares mostly higher on US lead

Friday, May 15th 2015, 1:42
related places: Wall Street, Friday

Asian shares are mostly higher on Friday taking a positive lead from Wall Street after inflation data cooled expectations of a rate rise.
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Obama reassures Gulf allies on Iran

Friday, May 15th 2015, 0:28
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Gulf

US President Barack Obama pledges to stand by his Gulf allies, with military force if needed, amid heightened tensions with Iran.
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The 24-page US death penalty form

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 23:17
related places: Boston

The 24-page form to decide Boston bomber's fate
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Amtrak driver 'can't remember' crash

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 21:34

Death toll in US train derailment rises to eight as engineer Brandon Bostian says he has no recollection of the crash.
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Harry Shearer to leave The Simpsons

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 14:01
related places: Simpsons

Harry Shearer, who voices Ned Flanders and Mr Burns in The Simpsons, is to leave the show after more than 25 years following a dispute with producers.
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Fourteen dead in Kabul hotel attack

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 11:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Afghan officials say 14 people were killed, including citizens of the UK, the US and India, in an attack claimed by the Taliban on a hotel in Kabul.
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CBS pulls plug on CSI after 15 years

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 10:12
related places: Long

Long-running procedural drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation will end later this year with a two-hour finale, US TV network CBS confirms.
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US growth fears weigh on Asia shares

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 6:53
related places: Wall Street

Asian shares trade mixed on Thursday, following a lacklustre lead from Wall Street which fell on renewed concerns about US growth.
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US House rejects NSA phone data trawl

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 0:53

The US House of Representatives votes to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records.
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VIDEO: US students test worldly knowledge

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 23:07

The children who have memorised the globe
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US stripped of Olympic relay medals

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 19:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The USA 4x100m relay team are stripped of their London 2012 Olympic silver medals because of Tyson Gay's drugs ban.
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Islamic State deputy leader 'killed'

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 19:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The second-in-command of Islamic State, Abu Alaa al-Afari, has been killed in a US-led coalition air strike, the Iraqi government says.
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Seven dead in Philadelphia rail crash

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 18:11
related places: Philadelphia, Washington, New York

A passenger train from Washington to New York derails in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens more.
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VIDEO: Islamic State deputy reported killed

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 15:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The second-in-command of the group calling itself Islamic State has been killed in a US-led coalition air strike in northern Iraq, the Iraqi ministry of defence says.
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US trade pacts suffer Senate setback

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 10:05
related places: Asia, Senate

Efforts to introduce US trade deals with Europe and Asia have been dealt a blow after a vote in the Senate.
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New girl in US-Mexico custody case

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 8:44
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: America

A teenage girl at the centre of a custody battle in the US appears in a court in Mexico weeks after another girl was mistakenly seized by police.
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VIDEO: 'I heard a bang as US train derailed'

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 4:10
related places: Philadelphia

A passenger train has derailed in Philadelphia, killing at least five people and injuring dozens of others, officials in the US city say.
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Bond sell-off hits US stocks

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 1:55
related countries: Greece Greece

US markets fall on Tuesday with investors rattled by a further sell-off on the bond markets and worries over the Greek debt talks.
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US summit aims to calm Arab Iran fears

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 23:23
related countries: Iran Iran

Camp David summit aims to calms fears over Iran
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Asia tops global school rankings

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 23:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Vietnam Vietnam

A global school league table based on science and maths tests puts five Asian countries at the top, with the UK in 20th and the US in 28th.
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Kerry and Putin in 'frank' meeting

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 21:25
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

US Secretary of State John Kerry has a "frank meeting" with President Vladimir Putin on his first visit to Russia since the Ukraine crisis began.
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US helicopter missing in Nepal

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 19:12
related countries: Nepal Nepal

A US Marine helicopter involved in disaster relief efforts in Nepal has been declared missing by the Army.
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US Christians 'decline sharply'

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 16:11

The number of Americans who identify as Christian has fallen nearly eight percentage points in only seven years, according to a new survey.
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US nurse marks 90th birthday at work

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 15:50
related places: Washington

Florence "SeeSee" Rigney, who has been working at a Washington state hospital since 1946, marks her 90th birthday at work.
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Verizon to buy AOL for $4.4bn

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 15:30

US telecoms giant Verizon says it will buy internet firm AOL in a deal worth $4.4bn.
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