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Man Utd display not good - Van Gaal

Sunday, July 27th 2014, 7:21
related places: Denver, Roma

Louis van Gaal describes Manchester United's display as "not good" despite a 3-2 win over Roma in the United States.
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US evacuates Libya embassy staff

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 13:58
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

The US temporarily evacuates staff from its embassy in the Libyan capital following clashes between rival militias, the state department says.
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Truce as deaths in Gaza pass 900

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 12:47
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Gaza

A 12-hour truce is observed in Gaza as diplomats seek longer Israel-Hamas ceasefire, and the scale of damage in Gaza becomes clear.
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US 'will send migrant youths home'

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 3:12
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala, Honduras Honduras

President Obama meets Central American leaders and says undocumented immigrant children without legal claims to be in the US will be sent home.
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Russia angry at US 'smear campaign'

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 1:00
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Russia's foreign ministry rejects accusations from the US that its troops have been firing on Ukrainian soldiers from within Russia.
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Israel rejects truce 'as it stands'

Friday, July 25th 2014, 21:47
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Gaza

Israel's security cabinet rejects a week-long Gaza ceasefire proposal by John Kerry "as it stands" while its defence minister warns operations may be expanded.
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US firm withdraws Mothercare offer

Friday, July 25th 2014, 19:04

US retailer Destination Maternity withdraws a takeover offer for Mothercare, saying it was clear shareholders wanted a "significant increase" in the offer.
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US manhunt for tuberculosis patient

Friday, July 25th 2014, 17:44
related places: California

Authorities in California search for a fugitive homeless man who has refused treatment for tuberculosis and may be contagious.
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American reporter held in Iran

Friday, July 25th 2014, 15:38
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

An American reporter for the Washington Post, his wife and two other US journalists have been detained in Tehran, an Iranian official confirms.
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Wikipedia blocks US Congress edits

Friday, July 25th 2014, 12:12

Administrators have imposed a ban on Wikipedia alterations from the US House of Representatives, following "persistent disruptive editing".
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VIDEO: Illegal child migration to US soars

Friday, July 25th 2014, 9:41

In the last eight months alone, nearly 60,000 children have crossed the border illegally into the United States, in the hope of a better life.
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Bedtime light 'may stop cancer drug'

Friday, July 25th 2014, 7:40

Even dimly lit bedrooms may stop breast cancer drugs from working, according to US research.
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Russia 'fired rockets into Ukraine'

Friday, July 25th 2014, 4:07
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The US says Russia has fired artillery at Ukrainian military positions in the east, a week after the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster.
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Obama urges action over tax scheme

Friday, July 25th 2014, 0:03

US President Barack Obama urges lawmakers to end a tax loophole that allows US companies to avoid paying US corporate taxes.
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US court dismisses Chiquita lawsuit

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 22:03
related places: Chiquita

A US court dismisses a lawsuit against Chiquita brought by Colombians who accuse the banana grower of paying fighters who tortured their relatives.
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Aruba detains top Venezuela official

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 19:55
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Venezuela Venezuela

The Caribbean island of Aruba has detained a top Venezuelan official, Gen Hugo Carvajal, sought in the US for drug trafficking offences.
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Barclays challenges US fraud case

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 15:35

Barclays challenges legal action brought by US prosecutors alleging fraud in its "dark pool" trading operations.
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GM profits hit by recall problems

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 15:33

Earnings at the US carmaker General Motors slump because of the cost of vehicle recalls.
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Europe lifts Tel Aviv flights ban

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 13:22

The European Aviation Safety Agency has joined the US in lifting its ban on flights to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport.
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Sudan 'apostasy' woman meets Pope

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 13:18
related countries: Italy Italy, Sudan Sudan

A Sudanese woman who fled to Italy after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam meets Pope Francis at the Vatican.
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Qualcomm disputes China phone sales

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 13:07
related countries: China China

US chipmaker Qualcomm claims some Chinese companies are misrepresenting sales to minimise their payments.
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Duran Duran sue fan club company

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 9:13

Pop band Duran Duran take legal action against the US company charged with running their fan club over unpaid revenues.
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Chinese man admits sensor smuggling

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 4:52
related countries: China China

A Chinese man pleads guilty to attempting to smuggle sensors made for the US military to China, after a US sting operation.
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Arizona execution takes two hours

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 2:49
related places: Arizona

US death row inmate Joseph Wood takes almost two hours to die in Arizona's death chamber, and the state governor orders an inquiry.
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VIDEO: Wine fraudster to be sentenced in US

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 1:24

Rudy Kurniawan, who manufactured phony vintage wine in his kitchen, will be sentenced for fraud on Thursday.
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Illegal bottom injections on rise in US

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 23:02

The deadly danger of illegal backstreet buttock injections
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VIDEO: Who was that man on the moon?

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 23:01
related places: Why

Why the US public quickly lost interest in lunar exploration
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US 'around the world' flier crashes

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 22:55

A US teenager and his father who crashed their plane during an attempt to fly around the world knew the risks, a relative says.
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Ban on flights to Tel Aviv renewed

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 20:25
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tel Aviv

The suspension of US and European airline flights to Israel's Ben Gurion airport after a nearby rocket attack has been extended for a second day.
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Arrests made after eBay Stubhub thefts

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 19:56

Arrests are made in the UK, US, Canada and Spain after a scam involving e-tickets for Elton John concerts and other shows sold via Stubhub.
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Suspected Auschwitz guard dies in US

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 18:47
related countries: Germany Germany

Johann Breyer, 89, has died awaiting extradition to Germany amid allegations he committed Nazi war crimes during World War Two.
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IMF forecasts lower US growth

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 18:39

The IMF is lowering its forecast for US economic growth to a "disappointing" 1.7%, the second downgrade this year.
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Last victim of US mudslide found

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 14:44
related places: Washington, March

Searchers in the US state of Washington locate what they believe to be the final missing body following a deadly mudslide in March.
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Boeing profits from sales boost

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 14:30

US aerospace giant Boeing earnings rise 52%, boosted by a "strong" quarter for commercial aircraft sales.
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US court allows Arizona execution

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 14:02
related places: Arizona

The US Supreme Court clears the way for Arizona to execute a murderer who had sought information about the lethal drugs to be used to kill him.
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Loud welcome for loud US tourists

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 13:01

The business community in a County Kerry village hits back at a cafe owner who has refused to serve "loud Americans".
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Commonwealth edged out of Booker

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 11:44
related places: Booker, Commonwealth

Commonwealth writers are sidelined from the Man Booker Prize longlist with US authors, including Joshua Ferris and Richard Powers, included for the first time.
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Billy Joel to receive Gershwin prize

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 8:25
related places: Congress

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Billy Joel is to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the US Library of Congress announces.
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Van Gaal criticises tour schedule

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 7:57
related places: Louis

Manchester United's extensive tour of the USA is "not positive for preparation", says the club's manager Louis van Gaal.
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Electronic Arts earnings surge 51%

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 1:31
related places: June

US video game publisher Electronic Arts reports a 51% jump in profit for the April-to-June quarter, boosted by strong sales of titles like Titanfall and FIFA 2014.
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Airlines suspend flights into Israel

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 21:07
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tel Aviv, Delta, United

US and European airlines suspend flights into Israel's Ben Gurion airport after Israeli police confirmed that a rocket landed one mile away.
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US courts conflict on Obamacare law

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 20:04

Two US appeals courts give conflicting rulings regarding a federal regulation implementing key subsidies of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.
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Non-stop Argentina debt talks demand

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 19:23
related countries: Argentina Argentina

A US judge orders Argentina and its creditors to meet "continuously" to avoid the nation defaulting on its debts later this month.
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How far do EU-US sanctions on Russia go?

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 11:24
related countries: Russia Russia

Do Western sanctions hurt the Russian elite?
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Kepler sees world with distant orbit

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 11:04

The Kepler Space Telescope has spotted a distant world with the longest year of any planet in the mission's inventory.
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Conflict forces TV show from Israel

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 10:30
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tel Aviv, Gaza

US TV drama Tyrant stops filming in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv due to the current conflict in Gaza.
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Has the US finally fallen in love with soccer?

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 9:12

Has the US finally fallen in love with the beautiful game?
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Credit Suisse posts quarterly loss

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 6:12
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse reports its biggest quarterly loss in almost six years after being hit by its settlement with US authorities over tax evasion charges.
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Diplomats push for Gaza ceasefire

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 5:59
related places: Gaza

US Secretary of State John Kerry leads diplomatic moves in search of a ceasefire in Gaza amid rising concern over numbers of Palestinian casualties.
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Texas deploys troops to US border

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 2:09
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Texas Governor Rick Perry orders 1,000 troops to the US border with Mexico, saying the federal government had failed to secure it.
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US hospital in $190m 'abuse' payout

Monday, July 21st 2014, 18:23

Johns Hopkins Hospital agrees to pay $190m to thousands of women who joined a legal case claiming a gynaecologist secretly recorded them.
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Two Americans killed in Gaza named

Monday, July 21st 2014, 15:46
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip, Israel Israel
related places: Sunday

Two Americans killed on Sunday during fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip are identified, US officials say.
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DJ Kasem's body moved in family feud

Monday, July 21st 2014, 15:17
related countries: Canada Canada

The body of late US DJ Casey Kasem is transported to Canada amid a bitter family feud, a month after the star's death.
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China 'spy ship' at US-led exercise

Monday, July 21st 2014, 9:51
related countries: China China

China says it has the right to send a surveillance ship to monitor a US-led naval exercise, after US media reported the vessel's presence off Hawaii.
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Chimps going ape at US box office

Monday, July 21st 2014, 9:16

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes tops the North American box office for the second weekend in a row.
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Kerry attacks Russia over MH17 crash

Monday, July 21st 2014, 7:23
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

US Secretary of State John Kerry says there is overwhelming evidence of Russian complicity in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine.
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Actor James Garner dies aged 86

Sunday, July 20th 2014, 16:22
related places: Maverick

James Garner, the US star of hit TV series The Rockford Files and Maverick and films including The Great Escape, dies aged 86.
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US widow wins $23.6bn tobacco payout

Sunday, July 20th 2014, 10:39

A US court orders the country's second largest cigarette company to pay huge damages to the wife of a smoker who died of lung cancer.
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Court halts Arizona inmate execution

Sunday, July 20th 2014, 7:36
related places: Arizona

A US court orders the execution of an Arizona death row man to be delayed until he gets more details about the lethal injection procedure he faces.
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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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