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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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United States: news

Omens are with Ghana, says Gyan

Monday, June 16th 2014, 13:09
related countries: Ghana Ghana
related places: Monday

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan believes two previous World Cup wins against United States will help his side in Monday's game.
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22 Jump Street tops US box office

Monday, June 16th 2014, 9:16

Buddy cop comedy 22 Jump Street tops the North American box office in its opening weekend, taking $60m (£35.3m).
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US considers talks with Iran on Iraq

Monday, June 16th 2014, 8:25
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq

The US is considering opening direct talks with Iran on the security situation in Iraq, a US official tells the BBC.
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Starbucks to pay US college fees

Monday, June 16th 2014, 6:11

US coffee chain Starbucks will pay college fees for US workers to complete a bachelor's degree online in a tie-up with Arizona State University.
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Medtronic in $43bn Covidien purchase

Monday, June 16th 2014, 1:19
related countries: Ireland Ireland

US medical device maker Medtronic acquires Irish Republic-based rival Covidien in a huge cash and shares deal.
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Imperious Kaymer clinches US Open

Monday, June 16th 2014, 0:00
related places: Pinehurst

Martin Kaymer secures his second major title and first US Open after a dominant start-to-finish win at Pinehurst.
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US radio star Casey Kasem dies at 82

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 16:02

US DJ Casey Kasem, best known for hosting radio show American Top 40 and being the voice of Shaggy in Scooby-Doo, dies at the age of 82.
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VIDEO: US radio legend Casey Kasem dies

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 15:59

US radio host Casey Kasem, who presented the American Top 40 for decades and was the voice of Shaggy in Scooby Doo, dies aged 82.
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Jazz singer Jimmy Scott dies at 88

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 11:18

Jimmy Scott, the US jazz singer whose high and haunting voice earned him many high-profile fans and a Grammy nomination, dies at the age of 88.
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US deploys warship amid Iraq crisis

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 6:08
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Gulf

A US aircraft carrier is to take up position in the Gulf to provide President Obama with military options if the situation in Iraq deteriorates.
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Kaymer to attack final US Open round

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 1:54
related places: Pinehurst

US Open leader Martin Kaymer will be positive and not defend his five-shot advantage in the final round at Pinehurst.
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Kaymer maintains US Open dominance

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 23:55
related places: Pinehurst

Martin Kaymer takes a five-shot lead into the final round of the US Open after holding his nerve at Pinehurst.
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Most successful NFL coach Noll dies

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 9:13

The most successful American football coach of all time, Chuck Noll, who led the Pittsburgh Steelers to four Superbowl victories, dies at 82.
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Bergdahl in a 'stable condition'

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 0:16
related places: Texas, May

Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier freed in May after five years in Taliban captivity, is in a stable condition in hospital in Texas, officials say.
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Suspect sought in US priest attack

Friday, June 13th 2014, 23:28
related places: Arizona

Authorities search for a white male in connection with the shooting death of a priest at a Roman Catholic church in the US state of Arizona.
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Kaymer surges clear at Pinehurst

Friday, June 13th 2014, 23:23
related places: Pinehurst

Martin Kaymer will take a six-shot lead into the third round with the best 36-hole score in US Open history.
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Obama to 'review options' on Iraq

Friday, June 13th 2014, 22:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US President Barack Obama says he will take several days to decide what action to take over the Iraq crisis, but says no US troops will be deployed.
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VIDEO: How might US help Iraqi government?

Friday, June 13th 2014, 20:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq

As Barack Obama reaffirms that he will not send US troops into Iraq, Frank Gardener reports on what can be done to halt the Sunni militants.
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Nigerian gospel singer Kefee dies

Friday, June 13th 2014, 16:28
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Popular Nigerian gospel singer Kefee Obareki Don-Momoh reportedly dies in a hospital in the United States after falling into a coma.
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Bowe Bergdahl arrives back in US

Friday, June 13th 2014, 12:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Friday

Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier freed in May after five years in Taliban captivity arrives at a Texas military base after a flight from Germany.
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Ford breaks ankle on Star Wars set

Friday, June 13th 2014, 12:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Hollywood actor Harrison Ford is recovering in a UK hospital after injuring his ankle on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII.
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Iraq militants seize new towns

Friday, June 13th 2014, 10:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Islamist-led militants in Iraq seize two new towns, as the US says it is looking at all options to help embattled Prime Minister Nouri Maliki.
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VIDEO: US boosts European presence with B-52s

Friday, June 13th 2014, 6:04

A number of US long range heavy bombers have been stationed at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, as the US boosts its military presence in Europe.
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The B-52 bomber: Long-standing symbol of US strength

Friday, June 13th 2014, 4:06
related places: Long

Hitching a ride on a B-52 bomber
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VIDEO: On a training run with a B-52 bomber

Friday, June 13th 2014, 4:00

Jonathan Beale takes to the skies in a US B-52 bomber on a training run, as a number of long range heavy bombers are moved to Europe for the first time in 10 years.
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Obama: All options open on Iraq

Friday, June 13th 2014, 3:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US President Barack Obama says his government is looking at "all options" to help fight Islamist militants in Iraq, including military action.
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Sudan is bombing civilians - US

Friday, June 13th 2014, 1:11
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the UN, accuses Sudan of stepping up its attacks on civilians in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.
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Arizona priest killed in attack

Friday, June 13th 2014, 0:53
related places: Arizona

A priest is shot and killed and another badly wounded in an attack on a Roman Catholic church in the US state of Arizona.
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Romanian hacker 'Guccifer' indicted

Friday, June 13th 2014, 0:28
related countries: Romania Romania
related places: Virginia

Romanian hacker Marcel Lazar, known as Guccifer, is indicted in Virginia on charges he accessed computer accounts of senior US government officials.
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EU wants 'fair' US action over BNP

Friday, June 13th 2014, 0:05

One of the European Union's top officials, Michel Barnier, intervenes in the controversy over a potential huge US fine on BNP Paribas bank.
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VIDEO: US political divide by the numbers

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 23:10
related places: America

A politically polarised America by the numbers
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VIDEO: Hillary Clinton: Full interview

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 22:46
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Ukraine Ukraine

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discusses the conflicts in Iraq and Ukraine and whether she will run for the US presidency again in 2016.
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Clinton urges caution over Iraq

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 21:34
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tells BBC Newsnight the US should withhold military support for Iraq until certain conditions are met.
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Doctor: Obama is in excellent health

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 21:06
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama is in excellent health, the White House doctor says following a physical examination last month.
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US screen legend Ruby Dee dies

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 18:41
related places: New York

The actress, civil rights activist and wife to Ossie Davis died at her home in New York on Wednesday, her family reported.
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Kaymer leads from McDowell in US Open

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 17:36
related places: Pinehurst

Germany's Martin Kaymer shoots a stunning five-under 65 to take a three-shot lead on day one of the US Open at Pinehurst.
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VIDEO: Bush Snr, 90, makes parachute jump

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 17:24

Former US President George HW Bush has marked his 90th birthday with a parachute jump.
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'Brain dead' US teen to get diploma

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 14:39
related places: California

A California teenager declared brain dead after a routine operation went wrong will receive an honourary diploma from her school, her family says.
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Tracy Morgan TV show 'will wait'

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 11:18

Tracy Morgan's new sitcom "will be waiting for him" when he recovers from his injuries, US TV channel FX says.
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US drone hits 'resume in Pakistan'

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 5:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The US carries out its first drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal north-west for six months, killing at least 16 militants, reports say.
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VIDEO: Inside the US Secret Service

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 0:00

An inside account of a career protecting three US presidents
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Republicans reeling after Cantor loss

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 22:08

Republicans are reeling after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary election to a challenger from the party's populist Tea Party wing.
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US school gunman had assault weapon

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 20:33
related places: Oregon

A teenager who shot dead a 14-year-old student at a school in Oregon was armed with an assault weapon he brought from home, police say.
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Injured US swimming star 'sits up'

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 18:57
related places: Friday

The six-time US Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer who severed her spinal cord in an all-terrain vehicle accident on Friday posts photos of her improvement.
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US defence chief defends Bergdahl swap

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 14:47
related places: House

US defence secretary Chuck Hagel tells a House committee the release of captive Sgt Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five Guantanamo Bay detainees was in US national interests.
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Republican leader loses primary race

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 13:27

US House Majority Leader Eric Cantor loses a Virginia Republican Party primary election to a challenger from the hard-right Tea Party movement.
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The crumbling Afghan prison built with US cash

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 11:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The crumbling Afghan prison built with US cash
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VIDEO: US mayor caught throwing dog mess

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 10:23

Californian town mayor Dennis Kneier has apologised for tossing dog waste into someone else's garden path.
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Ill Morrissey scraps another US tour

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 10:20

Morrissey cancels the remainder of his US tour, including a date with Sir Cliff Richard, after being treated in hospital for a respiratory infection.
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McIlroy to keep phone off at US Open

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 9:28

Rory McIlroy says his mobile phone will remain switched off this week as he attempts to win a second US Open title.
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China's Alibaba plans US online shop

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 5:27
related countries: China China

China's e-commerce giant Alibaba is launching its first online marketplace in the US - 11Main.com - as it looks to expand its operations outside China.
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US senator drops Canada citizenship

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 2:36
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Texas

Canadian-born Republican US Senator Ted Cruz of Texas has renounced his Canadian citizenship, an aide says.
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Miami rejects Beckham's stadium site

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 1:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Miami, Beckham

The US city of Miami rejects former England football captain David Beckham's plans to build a football stadium on a city waterfront.
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VIDEO: Cantor in shock primary election loss

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 1:38

US House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has lost a Virginia Republican Party primary election to a challenger from the hard-right Tea Party movement.
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Student and gunman dead at US school

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 1:38
related places: Oregon

One student has been shot dead at a school in the US state of Oregon by a gunman who is also dead, police said.
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Red meat 'linked to breast cancer'

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 0:24

Eating a lot of red meat in early adult life may slightly increase the risk of breast cancer, according to a US study.
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A messy 25-year-long nuclear clean-up

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 23:18

The US town still cleaning up nuclear waste 25 years on
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VIDEO: Hanford copes with nuclear legacy

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 23:18
related places: Washington, Hanford

Hanford, Washington, is the most contaminated nuclear waste site in the US, but residents say they are committed to the long project of clean-up.
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Obama: Soul-searching needed on guns

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 23:16

President Barack Obama says no other developed nation would tolerate the level of gun violence plaguing the US, as he called for "soul-searching".
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VIDEO: Bowe Bergdahl's hometown divided

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 22:52

The hometown of a US soldier is coming to terms with the backlash sparked by his release, exchanged for five detainees in Guantanamo Bay after five years in Taliban captivity.
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Mickelson keen to end US Open hoodoo

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 20:46

Phil Mickelson admits trying to win the US Open for the first time has created extra pressure for this year's event.
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US investigates friendly-fire deaths

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 19:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US military officials investigate the reported friendly-fire incident in southern Afghanistan that killed five American soldiers and two Afghans.
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US agrees to BP drone flights

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 15:12

The US Federal Aviation Administration grants its first commercial drone licence over US land to oil giant BP and drone firm AeroVironment to conduct aerial surveys of pipelines.
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US swimming star injured quad-biking

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 14:36

A six-time US Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer severs her spinal cord in an all-terrain vehicle accident over the weekend.
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Researcher caught mining bitcoins

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 10:18

A researcher has been suspended from a national agency for using US government-funded supercomputers to mine bitcoins, worth approximately $8,000.
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McCartney postpones US tour dates

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 9:37

Sir Paul McCartney postpones seven US tour dates while he continues to recover from a virus he contracted last month.
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US 'mountain man' jailed in Utah

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 9:00
related places: Utah

A survivalist known as the "mountain man" who evaded police in the US state of Utah for six years has been jailed for more than a decade.
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Wilbur Ross sells Irish bank stake

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 8:35
related countries: Ireland Ireland

US billionaire investor Wilbur Ross sells his entire 5.5% stake in Bank of Ireland.
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VIDEO: Beaches closed after shark sightings

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 3:02
related places: Monday, Alabama

Several beaches in the US state of Alabama were closed on Monday because of a group of sharks swimming close to the off shore.
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Las Vegas killers were 'anti-police'

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 1:41
related places: Las Vegas

Two people who shot dead police officers Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo and a bystander in a Las Vegas shopping centre were 'anti-police', authorities say.
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Cuban ballet dancers defect to US

Monday, June 9th 2014, 22:33
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
related places: Miami

Six dancers with Cuba's National Ballet have arrived in Miami after defecting while on tour in Puerto Rico at the weekend.
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US teen's 'captor' pleads not guilty

Monday, June 9th 2014, 21:58
related places: California

A man accused of kidnapping a teenager and holding her captive for 10 years, and forcing her to marry him pleads not guilty in a California court.
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BP loses bid to freeze spill payouts

Monday, June 9th 2014, 21:23
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The US Supreme Court has refused to allow BP to stop paying compensation claims while it awaits a review of its settlement with businesses over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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Direct US-Iran talks begin in Geneva

Monday, June 9th 2014, 17:54
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Geneva

Senior US and Iranian officials begin two days of direct talks in Geneva as they seek a comprehensive solution to the Iranian nuclear issue.
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Fault in Our Stars beats Cruise film

Monday, June 9th 2014, 10:09
related places: Cruise

Teen adaptation The Fault in Our Stars trounces Tom Cruise's latest big budget action film Edge of Tomorrow as they open at the US box office.
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McDonald wins record sixth Tony award

Monday, June 9th 2014, 9:02
related places: Tony

US actress Audra McDonald wins a record sixth Tony award, while Bryan Cranston picks up a best actor prize.
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VIDEO: Officers shot dead on lunch break

Monday, June 9th 2014, 3:44
related places: Las Vegas

Two people have shot and killed two police officers in the US city of Las Vegas, before killing another person and then shooting themselves.
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Five dead in Las Vegas shootings

Monday, June 9th 2014, 0:25
related places: Las Vegas

A man and a woman shoot and kill two police officers, before killing another person and then themselves in the US city of Las Vegas.
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VIDEO: Bergdahl family 'gets death threats'

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 16:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US authorities are investigating death threats apparently emailed to the father of Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier released by the Afghan Taliban last week after five years in captivity.
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Bulgaria halts pipeline after US talks

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 16:30
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Russia Russia

Bulgaria is to halt work on its Russian-backed South Stream gas pipeline after criticism from the EU and US.
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VIDEO: Polar bear's-eye view of Arctic life

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 10:27
related places: Alaska, Arctic

The US Geological Survey has released the first video footage ever ''filmed'' by a polar bear - in the Beaufort Sea, near Alaska.
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Bergdahl family gets death threats

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 8:54

US authorities investigate death threats to the father of Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier freed by the Taliban after five years in captivity.
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30 Rock star in intensive care

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 21:38

US comedian Tracy Morgan, best known for starring in 30 Rock, is in intensive care in hospital after a six-vehicle crash in New Jersey.
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US author Maya Angelou remembered

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 17:18

The family, friends and famous admirers of US author Maya Angelou hold a private memorial service in her honour in North Carolina.
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Iran to hold rare talks with US

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 14:49
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Senior US and Iranian officials are to meet for two days ahead of wider negotiations between world powers and Tehran on its nuclear programme.
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US 'hero student' feted with gifts

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 14:10

Well-wishers responding to an online campaign buy up the wedding registry of the US student who disarmed a gunman at his university.
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VIDEO: BBC searches for freed 'Taliban five'

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 7:43
related countries: Qatar Qatar

The BBC's Mark Lobel goes in search of the five Guantanamo Bay detainees who have been sent to Qatar after a American soldier was freed from the Taliban.
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US student disarms killer gunman

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 1:20
related places: Washington

Police praise the bravery of student Jon Meis for disarming a gunmen who had killed one person and wounded three others.
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LA jail conditions 'unconstitutional'

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 0:25

Mental health care inside Los Angeles County jails is so deplorable it violates a ban on cruelty, the US justice department has said.
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CIA launches Twitter account

Friday, June 6th 2014, 23:16

The United States Central Intelligence Agency, the CIA, announces it has opened its first official accounts on Twitter and Facebook.
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Gun raffles entice US voters

Friday, June 6th 2014, 23:06

A new US tactic to win votes - rifle raffles
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Rose drawn with Mickelson at US Open

Friday, June 6th 2014, 18:33
related places: Pinehurst

Justin Rose has been drawn to play with American Phil Mickelson as he defends his US Open title at Pinehurst next week.
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US jobs show strong growth in May

Friday, June 6th 2014, 14:59
related places: May

US employers added 217,000 jobs in May, the fourth straight month of solid growth
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BNP Paribas row 'risks trade pact'

Friday, June 6th 2014, 9:38
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says the reported $10bn (£6bn; 7.3bn euros) US fine being faced by banking giant BNP Paribas could hurt EU-US trade treaty talks.
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Hollywood pays tribute to Jane Fonda

Friday, June 6th 2014, 8:56

A cast of stars pay tribute to actress and political activist Jane Fonda as she accepts the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award.
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Senators agree veterans health deal

Friday, June 6th 2014, 5:29

Senior US senators agree a package of measures aimed at addressing the problems that have engulfed the healthcare system provided to veterans.
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N Korea 'detains third American'

Friday, June 6th 2014, 4:07
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

North Korea says it arrested an American tourist, reportedly for leaving a Bible at a hotel - the third US citizen to be held by Pyongyang.
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China defence spend tops $145bn - US

Friday, June 6th 2014, 3:30
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

China under-reports its defence spending by about 20%, the US says in an annual report likely to anger Beijing.
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US girl stabbed 19 times recovering

Friday, June 6th 2014, 1:14

The family of a 12-year-old stabbed 19 times by two classmates trying to impress a fictional horror character says she is able to walk in hospital.
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Do US Army hair rules discriminate?

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 23:00

The US Army and the battle over black hair
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