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VIDEO: Widow wins tobacco payout

Sunday, July 20th 2014, 4:33

A US court has ordered the country's second largest cigarette company to pay $23.6 billion (£13.8bn) to the wife of a smoker who died of lung cancer.
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US HIV infection rate drops a third

Sunday, July 20th 2014, 1:31

The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States has fallen by a third in the past 10 years, a new study finds.
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Obama gives Israel PM Gaza warning

Saturday, July 19th 2014, 8:31
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Gaza

US President Obama supports Israel's right to self-defence, but warns PM Benjamin Netanyahu against further escalation in Gaza.
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VIDEO: Has spying damaged US reputation?

Saturday, July 19th 2014, 0:01

Have US spying and drones damaged its global reputation?
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Airliner hit from rebel area - Obama

Friday, July 18th 2014, 20:55
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Ukraine Ukraine

US President Barack Obama says a surface-to-air missile fired from a rebel-held area of Ukraine brought down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
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Friday, July 18th 2014, 15:48

US DJ Casey Kasem is yet to be laid to rest held a month after his death due to a continuing legal wrangle between family members.
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Higher earthquake risk for eastern US

Friday, July 18th 2014, 14:41

A new US geological survey indicates one-third of the nation is at a higher risk of earthquakes, with 16 states in increased peril.
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Supreme Court rejects Sherlock case

Friday, July 18th 2014, 8:34
related places: Sherlock

The US Supreme Court rejects an emergency petition from the heirs of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who are trying to stop the publication of a book based on Sherlock Holmes.
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Manning to receive gender treatment

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 22:45

The US military will begin treatment for national security document leaker Chelsea Manning for her gender-identity condition.
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Broadway legend Elaine Stritch dies

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 17:34
related places: Broadway, Michigan

Broadway legend and film and television star Elaine Stritch dies at her home in Michigan at the age of 89.
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Washington DC eases cannabis penalty

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 13:22

Washington DC ends criminal penalties for cannabis possession, giving the US capital one of the most liberal marijuana laws in the country.
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Russian shares fall on sanctions

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 12:45
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Russian share prices fall sharply after US and European sanctions were boosted over the crisis in the Ukraine.
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Putin says sanctions will backfire

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 9:18
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin denounces the latest US sanctions against his country, saying they will damage American interests too.
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Captain America to be African-American

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 8:09
related places: Falcon

In an online article the character Sam Wilson, also known as The Falcon, is named as the replacement for Steve Rogers.
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Honduras calls for anti-drugs plan

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 1:47
related countries: Honduras Honduras

Honduras President Juan Hernandez calls for an anti-drugs plan in Central America as part of a strategy to stop illegal child migration to the US.
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US and EU boost sanctions on Russia

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 0:39
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The US and EU bolster sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, prompting an angry reaction from Vladimir Putin.
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Russia 'to reopen Cuba spy base'

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 22:30
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Russia Russia

Russia plans to reopen an electronic listening post in Cuba used by the USSR to spy on the US during the Cold War, Russian security officials say.
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British cyber-jihadist jailed in US

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 22:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK computer expert Babar Ahmad, who admitted providing material to support the Taliban, is sentenced in a US court to 12-and-a-half years in prison.
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VIDEO: British cyber-jihadist jailed in US

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 19:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British cyber-jihadist has been sentenced in a US court to 12-and-a-half years' imprisonment after admitting terrorism offences.
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Murdoch's Time Warner offer rebuffed

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 13:17
related places: Fox

US media giant Time Warner has rejected an initial takeover approach from rival 21st Century Fox estimated at $80bn (£46.6bn).
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VIDEO: Cuba's Guantanamo Bay dilemma

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 23:51
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Guantanamo Bay has become synonymous with the US detention centre but to the native Cuban population, there is another controversy surrounding the facility.
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Guantanamo Bay a thorn in Cuba's side

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 23:26
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Guantanamo Bay US naval base irritates Cuban residents
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Activist released by US border patrol

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 23:17
related places: Texas

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, an undocumented immigrant, is released by border agents in Texas after hours in custody.
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Fed warns on social media stocks

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 15:14
related places: Congress

The US Federal Reserve warns of "stretched valuations" in social media and biotechnology firms as part of chair Janet Yellen's semi-annual report in front of Congress.
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Man claims African land for daughter

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 13:46
related places: Africa

An American man claims to be king of a small piece of Africa so his daughter can become a princess.
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Mixed fortunes for US banking giants

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 13:22

US banking giant JPMorgan Chase reports an 8% fall in profits in the second quarter of 2014, but rival Goldman Sachs sees a 5% profit rise.
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First black woman gold Olympian dies

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 12:02

US high jump legend Alice Coachman Davis, the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, dies at the age of 90.
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Do friends have similar genomes?

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 8:29

A study from US researchers suggests that friends are more genetically similar than strangers - to the same degree as fourth cousins.
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Haul of giant snails seized in LA

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 0:30

Scores of giant African snails, still alive, have been seized by US customs agents at Los Angeles International Airport.
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VIDEO: China's high-speed rail revolution

Monday, July 14th 2014, 23:11
related countries: China China

China has a larger high-speed rail network than the entire European Union or the United States, according to a new World Bank report.
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Brooks Irish shows will not go ahead

Monday, July 14th 2014, 22:44
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

US country singer Garth Brooks confirms that none of his five Irish shows will take place in Dublin this summer, despite talks to try to resolve a row over the concerts.
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Pope: Child migrants to US need help

Monday, July 14th 2014, 21:55

Pope Francis calls for moves to protect thousands of unaccompanied children found migrating from Central America to the US every month.
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Bergdahl to return to active duty

Monday, July 14th 2014, 20:49
related places: Monday

Ex-Taliban captive Sgt Bowe Bergdahl has completed the reintegration process and is set to return to active military duty, the US Army has said.
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US loses trade spat to China, India

Monday, July 14th 2014, 18:56
related countries: China China, India India

The World Trade Organisation finds the United States violated trade rules when it imposed tariffs on a range of products from China and India.
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Citigroup pays $7bn in settlement

Monday, July 14th 2014, 15:05

Banking giant Citigroup will pay $7bn (£4bn) to US authorities to settle an investigation into risky sub-prime mortgages.
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VIDEO: US marines test new robotic mule

Monday, July 14th 2014, 12:35

US marines have tested a new robotic mule at the world's largest international maritime warfare exercise in Hawaii.
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Apes thrashes Transformers in US

Monday, July 14th 2014, 9:04

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes bursts into the North American box office taking $73m (£42.6m) in its opening weekend.
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UK drug firm recommends US takeover

Monday, July 14th 2014, 7:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British drug firm Shire recommends a takeover offer from US rival AbbVie after its most recent £30bn ($51.3bn) offer.
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Lindt to buy US rival Russell Stover

Monday, July 14th 2014, 6:40
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss chocolate firm Lindt & Sprungli agrees a deal to buy US rival Russell Stover, making it the third-largest chocolate manufacturer in North America.
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US and EU trade talks to resume

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 23:02

European and US trade negotiators are resuming talks for a controversial trade liberalisation agreement.
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Famed conductor Lorin Maazel dies

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 18:41

Lorin Maazel, widely seen as one of the greatest modern conductors of classical music, dies in the US, aged 84.
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'Big gaps' in Iran nuclear talks

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 17:49
related countries: Austria Austria, Iran Iran
related places: Vienna

Key players in the talks on Iran's nuclear programme warn of deep differences between Iran and world powers, with only a week left to strike a deal.
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Tributes flood in for Tommy Ramone

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 10:26

Musicians and fans pay tribute to Tommy Ramone, drummer for seminal US punk band The Ramones, who has died aged 65.
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Will Smith introduces Calvin at T

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 8:50
related places: Calvin, Park

Calvin Harris is introduced on stage at T in the Park by US star Will Smith, for his headline set on the Main Stage.
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Ramones punks founder Tommy dies

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 13:55

Tommy Ramone, the drummer and last surviving original member of influential US punk band The Ramones, has died aged 65, the group announces.
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China businessman 'hacked US firms'

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 12:13
related countries: China China

US officials charge a Chinese businessman with hacking into the systems of Boeing and other large defence contractors to steal military data.
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Fresh US push to solve Afghan crisis

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 10:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US Secretary of State John Kerry holds fresh talks with the two candidates of the Afghan presidential vote who accuse each other of electoral fraud.
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US labs 'mishandled deadly germs'

Friday, July 11th 2014, 23:02

US government infectious disease labs mishandled dangerous pathogens five times in the last decade, according to a health agency report.
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Harry Potter actor Legeno found dead

Friday, July 11th 2014, 21:09
related places: California

Actor Dave Legeno, who played Fenrir Greyback in the Harry Potter films, was found dead in California's Death Valley last weekend, authorities say.
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Strong quake off east Japan coast

Friday, July 11th 2014, 20:31
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Iwaki

A magnitude-6.8 earthquake hits an ocean rea east of Iwaki city on the Japanese island of Honshu, the US Geological Survey says.
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Wells Fargo profits up on US economy

Friday, July 11th 2014, 15:58

Profits at Wells Fargo - the largest US bank - rise 3% in the second quarter, helped by a pick-up in the US economy.
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Cynk suspended after surging 23,000%

Friday, July 11th 2014, 15:22

The US Securities and Exchanges Commission suspends trading in Cynk Technology after shares in the little-known social networking firm surged 23,000% in the past month.
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US sends draft notices to 1800s men

Friday, July 11th 2014, 14:22

The US agency that manages the nation's dormant military draft apologises after sending draft registration notices to men born in the late 1800s.
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Germany 'right' to expel CIA official

Friday, July 11th 2014, 12:52
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Germany says it was right to order out the top CIA official in Berlin over alleged spying and urges an "honest" partnership with the US.
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Streep lands Callas role on HBO

Friday, July 11th 2014, 10:03

Meryl Streep is to star in an HBO film as legendary opera singer Maria Callas, the US network confirms.
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Gaza fire traded after US truce bid

Friday, July 11th 2014, 9:23
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Gaza

Israel carries out more air strikes on Gaza and militants continue firing rockets into Israel, after the US said it was ready to broker a truce.
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Kerry: Afghan poll crisis 'critical'

Friday, July 11th 2014, 8:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Afghanistan is at a "critical moment" as he tries to resolve tensions over the disputed presidential poll.
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US 'ready to broker Gaza ceasefire'

Friday, July 11th 2014, 8:01
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Gaza

The US is ready to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, President Barack Obama says, amid continued unrest.
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VIDEO: Kerry to hold Afghan poll talks

Friday, July 11th 2014, 5:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to try to resolve tensions over the country's disputed presidential election.
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US-German relations' 'Groundhog Day'

Friday, July 11th 2014, 1:58
related countries: Germany Germany

US must find spy dispute with Germany all too familiar
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US man sentenced for China espionage

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 23:59
related countries: China China

A US man convicted of selling trade secrets to a Chinese state-owned company is sentenced to 15 years in prison.
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No charges in US Capitol chase death

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 20:50

Police officers who fatally shot an unarmed woman after she led them on a car chase through Washington DC will not face criminal charges.
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HIV re-emerges in 'cured' US girl

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 20:44

A child born in the US with HIV and believed cured after very early treatment has now been found to still harbour the virus, doctors say.
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US sues Amazon over app spending

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 18:27
related places: Amazon

The US Federal Trade Commission sues Amazon, alleging it allowed millions of dollars of unauthorised purchases by children in its mobile app store.
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Taliban 'fled' Pakistan offensive

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 18:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Pakistani army commander in North Waziristan says that senior Taliban militants managed to flee before an offensive began in mid-June.
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Bergdahl 'captivity photo' surfaces

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 17:56

A photo of Sgt Bowe Bergdahl posing with a Taliban leader during his captivity in Afghanistan has been dismissed as "propaganda" by the US.
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Markets hit by Portuguese bank fears

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 16:04
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Stock markets in Europe and the US fall sharply over concerns about the health of one of Portugal's biggest banks.
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Germany expels US spy row official

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 15:55
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

The German government has ordered that a CIA official be thrown out of the country in response to two cases of alleged spying by the US.
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Chinese 'hacked US personnel data'

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 14:47
related countries: China China

Chinese hackers broke into a US government database in an attempt to gain personal information of thousands of employees, US media report.
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Six killed in US house shooting

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 8:26
related places: Houston

A gunman suspected of shooting dead six people in the US, including four of his own children, surrenders to police near Houston.
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VIDEO: Lost mobile phone's amazing journey

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 4:47

A US farmer who lost his mobile phone in a grain pit has it returned - nine months later from a different continent.
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American Apparel agrees rescue deal

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 1:19

US clothing retailer American Apparel is reshuffling its management board as part of a deal to raise fresh finance.
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LA Dodgers lose 'beaten fan' lawsuit

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 1:18

A San Francisco Giants fan left brain-damaged after a beating by two LA Dodgers fans wins a lawsuit against the US baseball club.
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Obama and Perry agree on border force

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 0:48
related places: Texas

President Barack Obama sides with Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry on ideas to shore up security on the US-Mexico border.
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Pilot buys pizza for entire plane

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 23:19
related places: Denver, Washington, Wyoming

A US pilot ordered pizzas for a plane full of passengers after their Washington, DC to Denver flight was delayed in Wyoming.
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NSA and FBI 'spied on US Muslims'

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 19:26

The US spied on emails of five high-profile Muslim Americans to try to identify security threats, documents leaked by Edward Snowden show.
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Fed plans to end stimulus in October

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 18:45

The Federal Reserve plans to end its stimulus programme in October if US economic growth continues at its current pace, meeting minutes released on Wednesday reveal.
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Voice of Pinocchio dies aged 87

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 17:01
related places: California

US actor Dickie Jones, who voiced wooden puppet Pinocchio in Walt Disney's 1940 animated film, dies in California aged 87.
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Deadly storms rip through eastern US

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 14:35
related places: New York

A wave of thunderstorms with powerful winds in northern New York have killed at least four and left more than 70,000 people without electricity.
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Snowden wants to extend Russia stay

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 14:12
related countries: Russia Russia

US whistleblower Edward Snowden has officially asked to extend his stay in Russia after his visa expires on 31 July, his lawyer tells the BBC.
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China detains Tibetan writer

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 13:50

The Tibetan writer Tsering Woeser has been placed under house arrest after being invited to the US embassy for an official dinner
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Mail apologises to George Clooney

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 13:39

The Mail Online apologises to US actor George Clooney after publishing a story claiming his fiancee's mother opposes their marriage.
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Second 'suspected spy' in Germany

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 13:28
related countries: Germany Germany

Prosecutors in Germany search the home of a defence ministry employee suspected of spying, in the second such case in a week.
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Clooney slams 'irresponsible' Mail

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 12:29

US actor George Clooney accuses the Daily Mail of "irresponsibility" after it claimed his fiancee's mother opposes their marriage on religious grounds.
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Emirates finalises $56bn 777X order

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 10:52

US plane maker Boeing and Emirates Airline finalise a $56bn deal for 150 new 777X mini-jumbo jets.
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US-China clash would be 'disaster'

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 6:35
related countries: China China

Confrontation with the US would be a "disaster", Chinese President Xi Jinping says, opening an annual dialogue between the two countries.
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VIDEO: US does not seek to contain China

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 4:19
related countries: China China

US Secretary of State John Kerry is in China for talks with President Xi Jinping.
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VIDEO: Obama tackles child migrants issue

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 1:13

The fate of tens of thousands of child migrants in the United States is turning into a major political problem for President Obama.
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VIDEO: US-Iraqi refugees reflect on sectarian crisis

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 0:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Virginia

The BBC spoke with Iraqi refugees in Virginia about the current conflict and their perspective on sectarian divisions in Iraq.
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US warns Europe over Syrian fighters

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 20:43
related countries: Syria Syria

The US attorney general has called on European governments to be more aggressive preventing its own citizens from joining the fighting in Syria.
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Expelled US diplomat condemns Bahrain

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 19:57
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain
related places: Monday

A US diplomat ordered to leave Bahrain on Monday after meeting members of a leading Shia opposition group speaks out against the move on Twitter.
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'Forgotten' US smallpox found in box

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 19:20
related places: Long, Washington

Long forgotten vials of smallpox left in a cardboard box are discovered by a government scientist at a research centre near Washington, officials say.
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Washington 'pot shops' hit by shortage

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 16:44
related places: Washington

Marijuana sales in the western US state of Washington have begun, amid a shortage of the drug in the state.
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Why are children crossing US border?

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 14:35
related places: Why

Why are so many Central American children travelling solo to US?
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AbbVie increases offer for Shire

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 13:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US drugs giant AbbVie has raised its takeover offer for UK rival Shire to £30.1bn in its latest attempt to persuade the firm to agree to a deal.
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US cupcake chain Crumbs shuts stores

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 9:56

US cupcake chain Crumbs is shutting all its shops, a week after its shares were suspended from trading on the Nasdaq index.
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US gives Venezuela stolen Matisse

Monday, July 7th 2014, 23:39
related countries: France France, Venezuela Venezuela

A painting by the French artist Henri Matisse, stolen more than a decade ago, is handed back to Venezuela by the United States.
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UK airports give charged gadget advice

Monday, July 7th 2014, 22:27
related places: Heathrow

Heathrow and Manchester airports tell travellers to the US they must charge any electronic devices carried as hand luggage ahead of checks.
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NFL concussion lawsuit approved

Monday, July 7th 2014, 21:55

A federal judge approves a settlement that would see thousands of former US football players compensated by the National Football League for concussion-related injuries.
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US diplomat expelled from Bahrain

Monday, July 7th 2014, 19:26
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

A senior American diplomat, Tom Malinowski, is ordered to leave Bahrain after meeting a leading Shia opposition group.
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