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VIDEO: Millionaire hides free cash across US

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 15:11
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica
related places: San Francisco

A mystery benefactor has been leading social media users on a treasure hunt for hidden money in the US cities of San Francisco and San Jose.
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Syal not Steinbeck in English GCSE

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 14:47

The latest GCSE English literature set texts from a second exam board, AQA, include Meera Syal and George Orwell, but no American authors
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Chicago push to videotape gun sales

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 14:30

Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposes a package of measures that would drive gun shops out of much of the American "murder capital" and require each sale be made on camera.
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Dish Network plans to accept Bitcoin

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 13:13

US satellite TV operator Dish Network says it will accept payments in Bitcoins from customers later this year.
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US economy shifts into reverse

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 13:12

The US economy contracted at an annualised pace of 1% in the first three months of 2014, according to the latest official estimate.
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Coldplay tops Billboard album chart

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 11:25

Coldplay's latest record Ghost Stories tops the US Billboard 200 album chart in its first week of release.
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Ex-Man Utd owner Glazer dies aged 85

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 11:19

Malcolm Glazer, the billionaire businessman who led a controversial takeover of Manchester United in 2005, dies at the age of 85.
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Missing plane 'not in ping zone'

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 9:52
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The area where signals thought linked to the missing Malaysian plane were detected is ruled out as its final resting place, Australia says.
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Kerry urges Snowden to return to US

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 9:09
related places: Snowden

US Secretary of State John Kerry says intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is a fugitive who should return to the US to face justice.
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BP asks judge to block spill payouts

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 6:57

BP asks a US judge to allow it to halt paying compensation claims while it waits for the US Supreme Court to review its settlement with businesses.
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Injured Woods withdraws from US Open

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 5:53
related places: Pinehurst

Tiger Woods pulls out of next month's US Open at Pinehurst as he continues his recovery from back surgery.
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US approves Venezuela sanctions bill

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 23:46
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The US House of Representatives approves a bill to introduce sanctions against Venezuelan officials involved in human rights abuses.
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US trade delegation in Cuba visit

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 21:09
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Commerce

A US Chamber of Commerce delegation is visiting in Cuba for the first time since 1999 in order to "assess the economic changes" on the communist-run island.
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Obama: US must show restraint abroad

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 20:39

President Barack Obama promises a US foreign policy based on "collective action" with allies abroad and funds to train allies to fight terrorism.
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US veterans waited 115 days for care

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 20:13
related places: Arizona

Military veterans at an Arizona hospital waited on average nearly four months for care, a new government report finds.
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Angelou 'brightest light' says Obama

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 17:22

US President Barack Obama leads tributes to Maya Angelou, describing the poet, author and activist as "one of the brightest lights of our time".
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VIDEO: Looking back at Maya Angelou's life

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 14:00

US author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86.
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Twitter clues for hidden cash in US

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 12:29
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica
related places: San Francisco

A mystery benefactor using the Twitter handle @HiddenCash has been giving clues on where to find hidden money in San Francisco and San Jose.
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Critic reacts to Seth Rogen backlash

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 11:42

A US film critic linking actor Seth Rogen and director Judd Apatow's films to the Elliot Rodger shootings responds to their Twitter backlash.
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GE pledges jobs for Alstom deal

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 11:16
related countries: France France

US company General Electric commits to creating 1,000 new jobs in France, as part of efforts to reassure the French government about its bid for Alstom.
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Beastie Boys testify against Monster

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 10:00
related places: New York

The Beastie Boys appear in a New York court to testify in a copyright infringement case against US energy drink company Monster.
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VIDEO: Snowden: 'I was trained as a spy'

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 9:31

Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden describes himself as a spy specialising in electronic surveillance, in his first interview with US TV.
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US tells its citizens to leave Libya

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 4:51
related countries: Libya Libya

State department warns American citizens to leave the country after saying the security situation "remains unpredictable and unstable".
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Snowden: I was a high-tech US spy

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 0:26

Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden describes himself as a spy specialising in electronic surveillance, in his first interview with US TV.
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US to keep 9,800 Afghanistan troops

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 19:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US will keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan after the US concludes its combat mission at the end of this year, President Barack Obama says.
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US house price growth slows down

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 15:30

Growth in US house prices slows down, as bank lending standards tighten and student loan debt discourages buyers.
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US court in IQ death penalty ruling

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 15:11

The US Supreme Court rules states cannot only use an intelligence test score to determine whether a death row prisoner is eligible to be executed.
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VIDEO: Oil workers film tornado escape

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 14:45

A group of oil workers have escaped a tornado, moments before it struck their camp in North Dakota, in the US.
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China accuses US of spying online

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 10:58
related countries: China China

A report by the Chinese government has accused the US of using internet surveillance on its leaders and key institutions.
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Gove rebuts US author ban claims

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 9:18

Education Secretary Michael Gove has hit back at "culture warriors" who he says have wrongly accused him of banning American novels at GCSE level.
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VIDEO: Aerial footage shows huge US mudslide

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 7:27
related places: Colorado

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office has released aerial pictures showing the extent of a massive mudslide in the remote part of Colorado.
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US dog scared by hero cat 'put down'

Monday, May 26th 2014, 20:40
related places: California

The cat in California caught on video saving a boy from a dog is invited to "throw" the first pitch at a baseball game, but the dog is reportedly destroyed.
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Obama leads tributes to US war dead

Monday, May 26th 2014, 16:37

President Barack Obama lays a wreath at the national cemetery, as the US marks Memorial Day by remembering soldiers who have lost their lives.
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Pfizer drops its AstraZeneca bid

Monday, May 26th 2014, 15:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US firm Pfizer abandons its £55 a share, £69bn bid for UK drugs company AstraZeneca, after failing to get the British company to agree.
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X-Men crush monster at US box office

Monday, May 26th 2014, 10:19

X-Men: Days of Future Past defeats the might of Godzilla at the US box office, earning an estimated $91m over the weekend.
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VIDEO: Helping families cope with military suicide

Monday, May 26th 2014, 2:17

Grief camps to combat suicides among US military veterans
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Obama makes surprise Afghan visit

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 23:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

President Barack Obama tells US troops serving in Afghanistan that America's longest war would come to "a responsible end" at the end of 2014.
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Thai military continues crackdown

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 8:50
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand's military rulers order 35 more people to report to them, following the detention of ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday.
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US police name drive-by killer

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 6:10
related places: Santa Barbara

US police confirm that the man who killed six people in a rampage in Santa Barbara, California was 22-year-old Elliot Rodger.
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US gunman 'was filmmaker's son'

Saturday, May 24th 2014, 23:26
related places: California

The gunman who killed six people in California is believed to be the son of Hollywood filmmaker Peter Rodger, the family's lawyer says.
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US ship finds hull of missing yacht

Saturday, May 24th 2014, 1:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The hull of the missing yacht Cheeki Rafiki has been found in the North Atlantic, the US Coast Guard says.
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VIDEO: Detroit cracks down on carjackers

Saturday, May 24th 2014, 0:54
related places: Detroit

Authorities in the US city of Detroit have set up a special force to deal with the escalating problem of carjacking.
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Oldest American celebrates 115 years

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 21:29

The oldest living American, one of the few people still alive worldwide to be born in the 19th Century, celebrates her 115th birthday.
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John Kerry to testify on Benghazi

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 20:09
related places: House

US Secretary of State John Kerry will testify in front of a House panel about the deadly Benghazi attacks according to a letter obtained by the BBC.
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Sterling wife 'to negotiate sale'

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 18:38

Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is authorising his wife to negotiate the sale of the basketball team, US media report.
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Judge lifts Guantanamo feeding ban

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 16:54

A US judge lifts a temporary order preventing military officials from force-feeding a prisoner on hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay.
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US wins car ruling against China

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 15:53
related countries: China China

The World Trade Organisation rules in favour of the US in a dispute against China over tariffs on US luxury cars.
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VIDEO: Climber films Nepal crevasse fall

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 12:45
related countries: Nepal Nepal

American climber Dr John All has relived his experience after falling into a crevasse on a Himalayan mountain in Nepal.
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Yacht crew search 'may be suspended'

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 12:14
related places: Friday

The US search for the crew of the missing yacht Cheeki Rafiki will be called off if nothing is found by Friday night, the US Coast Guard says.
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eBay faces investigation over breach

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 11:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

eBay is facing investigations in the US and the UK over its huge data breach which led it to ask 145 million customers to reset their passwords.
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Coup leader summons Thai politicians

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 10:49
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thai ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is summoned to a military facility, while 155 people are banned from leaving the country.
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VIDEO: Thailand's military coup condemned

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 5:55
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The US has led widespread international criticism of a military takeover in Thailand.
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Harvey Milk honoured on new US stamp

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 3:11
related places: San Francisco

San Francisco gay rights activist Harvey Milk, who was shot dead in 1978, has been honoured on a new US postage stamp.
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China's JD.com shares surge on debut

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 1:13
related countries: China China

Shares in JD.com jump 10% after the Chinese online retailer raised $1.8bn in its US share sale, valuing the company at more than $25bn.
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VIDEO: 'Captor' of US woman appears in court

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 0:54
related places: California

A man has appeared in court in California to face charges of kidnapping his former girlfriend's teenage daughter and holding her captive for ten years.
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House passes bill on bulk data sweep

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 0:47

The first legislation aimed at ending the National Security Agency's bulk collection of US phone records is passed by the House of Representatives.
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VIDEO: Fast food workers want 'living wage'

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 23:31
related countries: Brazil Brazil, France France, Indonesia Indonesia

US fast food workers have joined colleagues in countries including Indonesia, France, and Brazil to stage a global walk-out in protest about wages and working conditions.
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Donovan dropped from US squad

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 22:13

LA Galaxy striker Landon Donovan is cut from the United States squad for the World Cup, but Jozy Altidore keeps his spot.
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US to record suspect interviews

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 19:57

FBI and other US federal law enforcement agents are ordered to record interviews with suspects, reversing a decades-old policy.
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'Captor' of missing US woman charged

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 19:40
related places: California

A man accused of kidnapping a teenager and holding her captive for 10 years and forcing her to marry him is charged in a California court.
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US actor charged with wife's murder

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 18:17
related places: Los Angeles

Prosecutors charge The Shield actor Michael Jace with murder after his wife was shot and killed in their Los Angeles home.
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Senators call for new Redskins name

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 15:35

Half of the US Senate calls on the National Football League to force the owner of the Washington Redskins team to change its name, a "racial slur".
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Missing US woman found 10 years on

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 12:40
related places: California

A California woman reported missing when she was 15 is found alive 10 years later, and her suspected captor is arrested.
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China's JD.com to debut on Nasdaq

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 1:17
related countries: China China
related places: America, Bank

Chinese online retailer JD.com raises $1.8bn in its US share sale, valuing the company at more $25bn according to underwriters Bank of America and UBS Investment Bank.
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Dozens charged in US child porn raid

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 0:10

A police officer, rabbi and a nurse were among more than 70 people arrested by US law enforcement for sharing child pornography through the internet.
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US 'losing patience' with Venezuela

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 22:57
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

US Secretary of State John Kerry says that impatience with Venezuela is growing over its failure to address the country's serious political crisis.
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Democrats join Benghazi select panel

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 20:28
related places: Republican

Democrats in the US Congress have named five representatives to a special panel on the Benghazi attacks despite saying it is motivated by Republican politics.
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BP in appeal to US Supreme Court

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 20:00
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Oil giant BP appeals to the US Supreme Court over a ruling regarding how businesses must be compensated in the wake of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.
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US Fed weighs rate rise options

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 19:56

The US Federal Reserve began discussing how to raise interest rates, which have been held at 0% since 2008, but caution a rate raise is not imminent, minutes reveal.
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VIDEO: Inside yacht family's 'ops' room

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 18:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Atlantic, Friday

The families of four British sailors who have been missing in the Atlantic since Friday are anxiously waiting for news as the US Coast Guard has resumes its search.
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Obama vows action on veterans agency

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 16:45

President Barack Obama vows to punish those responsible for "dishonourable" alleged misconduct at hospitals for US military veterans.
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GM recalls more cars on safety fears

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 13:17

General Motors announces the recall of another 218,000 older small cars in the US over a fire safety fear - a day after a 2.6 million global recall
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Tiffany profits jump 50% to $126m

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 13:11
related places: Tiffany

US jewellery firm Tiffany reports a 50% year-on-year jump in profits for the three months to the end of April.
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US high court delays execution

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 12:42

A US Supreme Court justice delays the lethal injection of a Missouri murderer amid concerns a medical condition could complicate his execution.
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UK sends plane to help find sailors

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 9:14
related countries: Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Ministry of Defence is sending a plane to help search for four British sailors missing in the Atlantic.
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US baseball pros in 'ear bite' fight

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 7:30
related places: Salt Lake City

Albuquerque Isotopes baseball player Alex Guerrero reportedly loses part of his ear in a fight with a team-mate in the dugout in Salt Lake City.
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Search resumes for missing sailors

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 0:41
related countries: Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The search has resumed for four British sailors missing since their yacht apparently capsized in the Atlantic Ocean, the US Coast Guard says - after it was called off two days previously.
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The Philippines' forgotten generation

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 22:05
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Filipinos fathered by long departed US servicemen
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NFL players sue over painkillers

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 20:21

A group of retired American football players have sued the National Football League saying the league illegally gave them narcotics to keep them playing.
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US actor arrested over wife's death

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 16:46
related places: Los Angeles

Michael Jace is taken into custody after his wife was found shot dead at their Los Angeles home.
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Donors pledge $600m in S Sudan aid

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 15:58
related countries: Norway Norway, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Donors including the US and the UK pledge more than $600m (£360m; 440m euros) in aid to South Sudan at a conference in Norway.
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Chipotle restaurant: No guns, please

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 15:43
related places: Texas

US fast-food chain Chipotle asks customers not to bring guns into its restaurants after gun advocates carried assault-style rifles into one in Texas.
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AstraZeneca shareholder speaks out

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 12:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fund manager Schroders wants AstraZeneca to "recommence engagement" with Pfizer, after the UK drug maker rejected a takeover by its US rival.
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BP appeal over Deepwater rejected

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 11:12
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Deepwater

Oil giant BP suffers a setback in a US appeals court in the latest legal hearing over compensation for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill.
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Composer Morricone cancels US dates

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 11:07
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: La Due

Renowned Italian film composer Ennio Morricone cancels three shows, including his first ever performance in LA, due to a back injury.
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Credit Suisse helped 'tax cheats'

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 10:49
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse pleads guilty to helping thousands of US clients evade paying taxes to the US government and agrees to a $2.6bn (£1.5bn) fine.
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China denounces cyber-theft charges

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 9:20
related countries: China China

China denies it has conducted cyber espionage, saying the US is guilty of "double standards" for spying and conducting cyber thefts on other countries.
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AstraZeneca rejects new Pfizer bid

Monday, May 19th 2014, 12:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK drugs company AstraZeneca rejects the improved "final" £69bn takeover offer from US firm Pfizer.
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Godzilla tramples US box office

Monday, May 19th 2014, 11:22

Monster movie Godzilla tops the US box office with the second largest opening of the year, just behind last month's Captain America.
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Pakistan drops case against FBI man

Monday, May 19th 2014, 11:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A court in Pakistan orders charges to be dropped against an American FBI agent who was arrested for carrying ammunition in his luggage.
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Families want yacht search to resume

Monday, May 19th 2014, 11:01
related countries: Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The families of four British sailors missing since their yacht capsized in the Atlantic Ocean appeal to the US Coastguard to resume their search.
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Ex-IMF boss to sue over film

Monday, May 19th 2014, 9:56

Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is to sue US film director Abel Ferrara over his movie allegedly inspired by the politician's sex scandal.
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VIDEO: US-Uganda architect's vision for Kampala

Monday, May 19th 2014, 1:14
related countries: Uganda Uganda
related places: Kampala

Reimagining an African city built for segregation
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EU and US restart trade talks

Monday, May 19th 2014, 1:10

A boost to growth or threat to sovereignty?
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AT&T to buy DirecTV for $48.5bn

Monday, May 19th 2014, 1:02

US telecommunications firm AT&T agrees to buy satellite television provider DirecTV in a cash and shares deal.
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New Pfizer offer for AstraZeneca

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 23:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US drugs giant Pfizer makes an improved £69bn offer, worth £55 per share, for British firm AstraZeneca.
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VIDEO: Light winds help ease US wildfires

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 3:16
related places: San Diego

After destroying nearly 20,000 acres of land in the San Diego region, firefighters have finally gained some control over the Californian wildfires that started on Tuesday.
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Arkansas court halts gay marriages

Friday, May 16th 2014, 23:08
related places: Arkansas

The highest court in the US state of Arkansas halts gay marriages there pending an appeal against a lower ruling overturning a voter-approved ban.
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Argentine liquid cocaine plan foiled

Friday, May 16th 2014, 22:30
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina seizes two tonnes of liquid cocaine, saying it has foiled a plan to produce and ship the drug to the United States and Europe.
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TV journalist Barbara Walters retires

Friday, May 16th 2014, 16:29
related places: View

Legendary US broadcaster Barbara Walters is retiring from a 52-year career with a last appearance on her daytime show, The View.
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