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Chicago police faces US investigation

Monday, December 7th 2015, 22:19
related places: Justice

The US Department of Justice will investigate the Chicago Police Department, the Attorney General Loretta Lynch has announced.
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Syria air strikes 'kill 26 civilians'

Monday, December 7th 2015, 21:48
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian activists say at least 26 civilians, including children, have been killed in the north-east of the country by air strikes possibly carried out by the US-led coalition.
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Coalition denies strike on Syrian army

Monday, December 7th 2015, 18:37
related countries: Syria Syria

The US-led coalition against Islamic State denies carrying out an air strike on an army camp in Syria that the government says killed three soldiers.
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US al-Shabab militant held in Somalia

Monday, December 7th 2015, 17:39
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A long-time US member of al-Shabab is arrested while trying to escape the group in Somalia, a local official tells the BBC.
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Obama vows to overcome terror threat

Monday, December 7th 2015, 8:10
related places: San Bernardino

President Barack Obama tells the US that "freedom is more powerful than fear" as he makes a rare speech from the Oval Office on the San Bernardino killings.
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VIDEO: How internet reacted to Obama's speech

Monday, December 7th 2015, 8:06
related places: San Bernardino

US President Barack Obama has made a rare Oval Office address after the San Bernardino shootings that left 14 dead.
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VIDEO: Supply ship blasts off for space station

Monday, December 7th 2015, 7:49
related places: Sunday

A spacecraft carrying much-needed US supplies blasted off toward the International Space Station for the first time in months on Sunday.
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VIDEO: Obama: 'We can't turn against each other'

Monday, December 7th 2015, 1:45
related places: San Bernardino

President Obama tells the American people not to turn against one another in the aftermath of the shootings in San Bernardino.
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Long-waited US supplies sent to ISS

Monday, December 7th 2015, 0:47

A spacecraft carrying much-needed US supplies blasts off toward the International Space Station for the first time in months.
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Jimmy Carter says he is cancer-free

Sunday, December 6th 2015, 17:52

Former US President Jimmy Carter says his brain cancer has disappeared following treatment.
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US 'will not be terrorised' by shooting

Saturday, December 5th 2015, 20:47
related places: San Bernardino

President Barack Obama says the US "will not be terrorised" by the deadly San Bernardino shootings, which the FBI is treating as a terror act.
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VIDEO: Obama sings Jingle Bells

Saturday, December 5th 2015, 0:23

US President Barack Obama sings Jingle Bells at the switch on of the US National Christmas tree lights and is joined by a special guest.
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California shootings 'act of terrorism'

Friday, December 4th 2015, 23:38
related places: California

A mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, that left 14 people dead, is being investigated as an act of terrorism, the FBI says.
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VIDEO: Inside US shooting suspects' home

Friday, December 4th 2015, 18:17
related places: San Bernardino, California

The BBC's David Willis is among reporters given access to the house of two people accused of carrying out Wednesday's mass shooting in San Bernardino, California.
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VIDEO: US shooting police news update

Friday, December 4th 2015, 16:46
related places: San Bernardino, California

Police in San Bernardino, California, hold a news conference on their investigation into the mass shooting.
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Tributes paid to rock star Weiland

Friday, December 4th 2015, 14:23
related places: Minnesota, Weiland

Tributes are being paid to US singer Scott Weiland, former frontman of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, following his death on tour in Minnesota.
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Explosives at California attackers' home

Friday, December 4th 2015, 1:01
related places: San Bernardino, California

Bomb equipment and a hoard of weapons are found at the home of the husband and wife who killed 14 at a workplace Christmas party in California, say police.
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VIDEO: Sticky disc makes any watch a smartwatch

Friday, December 4th 2015, 0:01

A gadget that promises to turn almost any regular watch into a smartwatch is being developed in the US.
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VIDEO: 'Fifa's betrayal of trust is outrageous'

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 23:27

US prosecutors have indicted 16 more people for corruption in world football, including two current Fifa vice-presidents.
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US to open all combat roles to women

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 19:56

The US defence secretary Ash Carter announces that all combat roles will be opened to women, making them eligible for some 220,000 jobs.
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Motive sought in San Bernardino shooting

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 17:05
related places: California

Police try to establish why a man and woman shot dead 14 people at a social services centre in California, with possibilities including terrorism and workplace violence.
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McDonald's faces European tax probe

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 11:53
related places: McDonald

The European Commission has opened an investigation into the tax affairs of US fast food chain McDonald's.
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'New tunnel' at N Korea nuclear site

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 6:16
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Recent satellite imagery indicates that North Korea is building a new tunnel at its nuclear test site, a respected US think tank has said.
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How do cartels get drugs into the US?

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 3:11

How do criminals get so many drugs into the US?
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VIDEO: 'We should never think this is normal'

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 3:06
related places: California

Barack Obama reiterates the need for tighter gun laws in the US, after 14 people were killed in a mass shooting at a social services facility in California.
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VIDEO: Aerial footage of US shooting scene

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 21:35
related places: San Bernardino, California

Helicopter footage shows the police response to a shooting at a social services clinic in San Bernardino, California.
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US policeman defends shooting boy, 12

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 18:16

The policeman who shot and killed a 12-year-old waving a pellet gun says he thought the gun was real.
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Firms charged over US Bitcoin 'scam'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 16:16

Two US Bitcoin mining companies have been charged with running a scheme that duped more than 10,000 investors.
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Google 'collects children's data'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 13:31

The Electronic Frontier Foundation complains to US authorities that Google collects the data of children using its products in schools.
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Guinean ex-leader smuggled $64,000

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 12:35
related countries: Guinea Guinea

Sekouba Konate, a former Guinean president and serving African Union general, could be jailed term after admitting smuggling $64,000 into the US.
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VIDEO: Saved by my Pearl Harbor ‘guardian angel’

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 0:03

A Pearl Harbor survivor tells his story
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VIDEO: How climate has affected Yosemite

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 23:13
related places: Yosemite

President Obama says the world can reach an agreement at the COP21 talks but at home in the US he faces a fight over carbon emissions targets.
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US police chief fired over teen death

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 18:49
related places: Chicago

The mayor of Chicago asks his police chief to resign in the wake of the shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald.
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US tells Turkey and Russia to end row

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 18:45
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey
related places: Is

US President Barack Obama urges Turkey and Russia to calm tensions over the downing of a Russian warplane and to focus on fighting IS militants.
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Volkswagen US sales fall by 25%

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 17:33
related countries: Germany Germany

German carmaker Volkswagen sees its US sales fall by 25% in November as a result of the continuing emissions scandal.
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US to deploy special force to Iraq

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 17:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US is to deploy a specialised force to Iraq to build pressure on Islamic State militants, says US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter.
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US to tighten visa waiver programme

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 9:59
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The US says it wants to tighten travel restrictions on foreigners who visit the country without needing full visas, following the Paris attacks.
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US marine guilty of transgender killing

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 9:48
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A US marine is found guilty of killing a Filipina transgender woman, in a case which has strained ties between the US and the Philippines.
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VIDEO: 'Submerged countries, abandoned cities'

Monday, November 30th 2015, 12:36
related countries: France France

US President Barack Obama outlines a vision of the world, at the Paris 2015 climate conference, if efforts to halt global warming are not stepped up.
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Obama lays rose for Paris victims

Monday, November 30th 2015, 7:35
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

US President Barack Obama, in Paris for the UN climate talks, visits the Bataclan theatre to pay his respects to those killed there.
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Why do so many people hate US airports?

Monday, November 30th 2015, 0:51
related places: Why

Why so many people hate American airports
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VIDEO: Obama visits Bataclan theatre

Monday, November 30th 2015, 0:27
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

US President Barack Obama has visited the scene of the Bataclan theatre attacks in Paris.
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Cool abortion debate - Colorado governor

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 18:35
related places: Colorado, Friday

Colorado's state governor urges both sides of the US abortion debate to "tone down the rhetoric", following Friday's family planning clinic attack.
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Adele's new album breaks US records

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 15:16
related places: Adele

Adele's comeback album - 25 - has sold a record-breaking 3.38 million copies in its first week on sale in the US, according to Nielsen Music.
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Gun suspect said 'no more baby parts'

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 13:07
related places: Colorado Springs

The suspect in a deadly gun attack on a Colorado family planning clinic said "no more baby parts" during his arrest, US media report.
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Influential US paper backs Christie

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 11:45
related places: Republican, Christie, New Hampshire

Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie receives the endorsement of an influential paper in New Hampshire ahead of the Republican primary there.
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Three die in Colorado clinic shooting

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 14:49
related places: Colorado

A shooting at a family planning clinic in the US town of Colorado Springs leaves two civilians and a policeman dead, with the suspected gunman arrested.
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VIDEO: Colorado shooting: 'I was looking in gunman's face'

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 11:09
related places: Colorado Springs

Eyewitness Ozy Licano describes being shot in the car park outside a family planning centre in the US city of Colorado Springs, where a gunman killed three people.
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VIDEO: Singing back at the trolls

Friday, November 27th 2015, 17:35
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Rotana Tarabzouni is a Saudi born singer now studying in the US. She's been trolled on Twitter for her choice to sing and campaign for women's rights.
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Black Friday spending moves online

Friday, November 27th 2015, 16:50
related places: Atlantic

Black Friday sees an online spending surge on both sides of the Atlantic, although there were still long queues of US consumers hunting for bargains on the High Street.
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Space rocket debris found off Scilly

Friday, November 27th 2015, 11:38

A large chunk of what is believed to have been an unmanned American space rocket is found in the sea off the Isles of Scilly.
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Wanted Polanski can stay in Poland

Friday, November 27th 2015, 10:16
related countries: Poland Poland

A Polish legal move to extradite film director Roman Polanski - wanted in the US over a child sex case - is dropped.
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VIDEO: Black Friday's travels around the world

Friday, November 27th 2015, 5:39

How far has the traditional start of the US Christmas shopping season - Black Friday - spread around the world?
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Born in the USA but choosing Ghana

Friday, November 27th 2015, 1:26
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Why African Americans are choosing to live in Ghana
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VIDEO: Man lives after demolition goes wrong

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 10:53
related places: Alabama

A demolition worker has survived after a 113-year-old smokestack fell on him in Alabama, US.
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Top US academy bans pillow fights

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 10:08
related places: West Point

Huge pillow fights among US cadets to mark the end of summer training at the prestigious West Point military academy are to be banned.
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Facebook wife-killer convicted in US

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 7:38
related places: Florida

A man who killed his wife and posted a photo of the corpse on Facebook is found guilty of murder by a jury in Florida.
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NFL star had brain trauma disease

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 22:30

A legend of American football, Frank Gifford, suffered from a concussion-related brain injury when he died, his family reveals.
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US bombed Kunduz clinic 'in error'

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 19:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A US aircraft attacked a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) clinic in the Afghan city of Kunduz because of "human error", a US military inquiry says.
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Chicago police release shooting dashcam

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 7:32
related places: Chicago

US officials release dashboard camera video showing a white policeman shooting a black teenager last year in Chicago as a murder charge is brought.
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VIDEO: Air strike frequency - IS fight v WW2

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 18:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

The US-led coalition launches about two combat aircraft sorties per hour against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, but how does that compare to previous aerial campaigns?
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International bomb plotter jailed in US

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 18:19
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Pakistani man extradited from the UK to the US is sentenced to 40 years in jail for plotting attacks in Manchester, New York and Copenhagen.
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France and US intensify anti-IS push

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 17:28
related countries: France France
related places: Security

Security is tight as the French and US presidents meet to step up the offensive against the so-called Islamic State militant group.
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VIDEO: Israel has right to defend itself - Kerry

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 13:28
related places: Jerusalem, Kerry

The US Secretary of State has denounced as "acts of terrorism" a wave of Palestinian attacks targeting Israelis, while on a visit to Jerusalem.
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Kerry condemns Palestinian attacks

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 11:25
related places: Jerusalem

US Secretary of State John Kerry denounces as "acts of terrorism" a wave of Palestinian attacks targeting Israelis, on a visit to Jerusalem.
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Woman sues for JFK assassination film

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 9:23
related places: John F Kennedy

A woman whose grandfather filmed the assassination of John F Kennedy on a home movie sues the US government for its return.
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US 'clock boy' seeks $15m redress

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 8:13
related places: Texas

A boy who was arrested for taking a homemade clock to class in Texas is asking his city and school for $15m (£10m).
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US issues worldwide travel alert

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 1:56

The US state department issues a worldwide travel alert for American citizens in response to "increased terrorist threats".
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US sanctions for Burundi officials

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 1:43
related countries: Burundi Burundi

The US is to place four current and former officials in Burundi under sanctions in connection with the continuing violence there.
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VIDEO: Bobbi Brown: 'I empower women'

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 0:32

US make-up artist Bobbi Brown tells the BBC's Nomsa Maseko that her make-up empowers women.
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US air strike 'hits 238 IS oil trucks'

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 20:54
related countries: Syria Syria

A US air strike has destroyed more than 238 fuel trucks controlled by Islamic State (IS) militants in north-east Syria, says the US military.
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Trump 'wrong' on 9/11 cheering claims

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 18:52

A US mayor says Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump "is plain wrong" in claiming Arabs in his city cheered the attacks of 9/11.
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Pfizer seals $160bn Allergan takeover

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 15:06

US drugs giant Pfizer agrees a takeover of Botox-maker Allergan for $160bn (£106bn) in what is the biggest pharmaceuticals deal in history.
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VIDEO: Shanghai's American Chinese restaurant

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 1:08
related countries: China China
related places: Shanghai

Fortune Cookie is bringing the "Chinese" food served in western countries such as the US to diners in Shanghai.
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US states at risk from climate change

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 0:33

Five US states where climate change could be disastrous
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Shanghai's first American Chinese restaurant

Sunday, November 22nd 2015, 22:30
related countries: China China

The city's first American-style Chinese restaurant takes off
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VIDEO: Wrongly-jailed US man speaks to BBC

Sunday, November 22nd 2015, 18:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A man jailed in the US in 1992 for the murder of a British tourist, and other crimes that detectives and a judge told the BBC they did not believe he committed, has been released.
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US reporter 'sentenced' in Iran

Sunday, November 22nd 2015, 16:06
related countries: Iran Iran

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who has been detained in Iran for more than a year and charged with espionage, is jailed.
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VIDEO: Polar bear enjoys snow at US zoo

Sunday, November 22nd 2015, 8:12

A polar bear in a zoo in the US state of Wisconsin enjoys the first snow of the winter.
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The artisan imprisoned in US camps

Sunday, November 22nd 2015, 0:41
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese American artisan's daughter remembers internment
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Bail for wrongly-jailed US man

Saturday, November 21st 2015, 18:38

A US man is freed on bail after serving more than 23 years in jail over crimes, including a murder of which another man was convicted.
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Mali hunts for hotel attack suspects

Saturday, November 21st 2015, 16:18
related countries: Mali Mali

Malian security forces are hunting for at least three suspects connected to Friday's attack on a hotel in the capital, Bamako, in which 19 people were killed.
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VIDEO: Landslide forces road to rise six feet

Saturday, November 21st 2015, 9:03
related places: Santa Clarita, California

A canyon road near Santa Clarita in California was left twisted and cracked after a landslide forced the tarmac to rise, rather than engulfing it.
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VIDEO: Trump puts refugees on the agenda

Friday, November 20th 2015, 23:58
related countries: Syria Syria

How Donald Trump helped the resettlement of Syrian refugees become a key US political debate.
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US Iraq air strike 'killed civilians'

Friday, November 20th 2015, 23:18

A US air strike that targeted an Islamic State checkpoint is likely to have killed four civilians, possibly including a child, the US military says.
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US election settled by 'drawing straws'

Friday, November 20th 2015, 22:40
related places: Democrat

A Democrat has won a Mississippi House race by drawing a longer straw, an official way to break a tie in a legislative election for the state.
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Chipotle shares hit by E. coli scare

Friday, November 20th 2015, 21:33
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Shares in Chipotle slump almost 10% after US health authorities reported more cases of E. coli linked to the Mexican restaurant chain.
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Israel spy Pollard freed by US

Friday, November 20th 2015, 19:45
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Pollard

Former US navy analyst Jonathan Pollard, jailed for life in 1987 for passing classified information to Israel, is released.
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Greying Obama says no to hair dye

Friday, November 20th 2015, 19:07

US President Obama has jokingly admitted that he does not dye his hair, unlike other world leaders.
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US set to free Israel spy Pollard

Friday, November 20th 2015, 8:49
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Pollard

Jonathan Pollard, an American jailed for life in 1987 for spying for Israel, is due to be released from a North Carolina prison.
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More Mexican migrants returning home

Friday, November 20th 2015, 2:25
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A new study finds that a longstanding flow of immigration has been reversed - more Mexicans are leaving the US than migrating there.
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US House votes to restrict refugees

Friday, November 20th 2015, 1:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

The US House of Representatives backs a Republican bill that places new restrictions on the resettlement of Syrian and Iraqi refugees in the US.
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VIDEO: Indian injured by US police speaks out

Friday, November 20th 2015, 0:57
related countries: India India
related places: Alabama

Paralysed Indian grandfather speaks to the BBC
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US state department trolls Russian newspaper

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 16:05
related countries: Russia Russia

US state department pokes fun at a Russian newspaper which it says faked a letter by a US official, filling it with grammatical and spelling mistakes.
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US approves GM salmon for food

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 15:43

US regulators have given the go-ahead to genetically modified salmon, making it the first GM animal destined for human consumption.
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US police say shot man 'not handcuffed'

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 13:42
related places: Minneapolis

Police in Minneapolis say an unarmed black man was not handcuffed when he was fatally shot, an incident which has sparked nightly protests.
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Honduras Syrians 'had stolen passports'

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 1:17
related countries: Greece Greece, Honduras Honduras

Police in Honduras say they have arrested five Syrians travelling on stolen Greek passports and aiming to enter the United States by land.
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US mayor under fire over refugee letter

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 1:00
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Roanoke, Virginia

The mayor of Roanoke, Virginia, has come under intense criticism after he wrote a letter that appears to endorse the internment of Japanese Americans in World War II.
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Mosques attacked in US and Canada

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 17:23
related countries: Canada Canada, France France
related places: Paris

Mosques in the US and Canada report an increase in vandalism and threats since the Paris terror attacks, say campaigners.
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Paris attacks: Band breaks silence

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 16:43
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Eagles of Death Metal, the band whose concert was stormed during last week's Paris attacks, say they are "still trying to come to terms with what happened" in their first statement since returning to the US.
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