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US-Turkey: The strained alliance

Monday, March 28th 2016, 23:55
related places: Washington

Can Turkey patch up relations with Washington?
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VIDEO: Footage of Washington shooting scene

Monday, March 28th 2016, 22:02
related places: Washington

Police shot an armed man as he tried to enter the US Capitol building's visitor centre in Washington, officials said.
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Rock band tribute to funeral sing-a-long

Monday, March 28th 2016, 21:24
related countries: Ireland Ireland

US rock band The Killers pay tribute after a funeral sing-a-long of Mr Brightside in an Irish pub goes viral.
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Georgia vetoes 'religious freedom' bill

Monday, March 28th 2016, 17:50
related countries: Georgia Georgia

The governor of the US state of Georgia vetoes a "religious freedom" bill after facing pressure from business interests.
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Cracks emerge in US Supreme Court fight

Monday, March 28th 2016, 14:45

Several Republican senators are considering Merrick Garland's nomination to the Supreme Court despite calls to leave the selection to the next president.
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US museum returns statue to Cambodia

Monday, March 28th 2016, 8:30
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

A US museum returns to Cambodia an ancient statue of a Hindu god, stolen from the South East Asian country during its civil war.
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TV nun Mother Angelica dies aged 92

Monday, March 28th 2016, 6:29

Mother Angelica, a US Roman Catholic nun who founded a global media empire, dies aged 92.
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Sanders trounces Clinton in three states

Sunday, March 27th 2016, 13:08
related places: Clinton, Alaska

Bernie Sanders sweeps to victory over Hillary Clinton in three Democratic caucuses, saying his "campaign now has the momentum".
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Trump laments 'ripped off' America

Sunday, March 27th 2016, 7:43
related places: America

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump vows an "America First" foreign policy and says many nations, including allies, have "ripped off" the US.
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VIDEO: US police find Mexico border drug tunnel

Sunday, March 27th 2016, 3:00
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: California

US police have released pictures of a drugs smuggling tunnel that runs from a restaurant in Mexico to a house in California.
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Brussels shows a vast gap between US parties

Saturday, March 26th 2016, 8:28
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Will Clinton bring parties together on counter-terrorism?
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VIDEO: 'Barbie can be seen as a feminist icon'

Saturday, March 26th 2016, 5:14
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The Museum of Decorative Arts in the Louvre in Paris is hosting an exhibition dedicated to the American doll Barbie.
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VIDEO: Bird steals the show at Sanders rally

Saturday, March 26th 2016, 2:43
related places: Sanders

US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was interrupted by a bird landing on the podium at a campaign rally.
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Top US Navy officer jailed over bribery

Saturday, March 26th 2016, 2:10
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A high-ranking US Navy captain is sentenced to nearly four years in jail for passing classified information to a Malaysian defence contractor.
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Long voting queues in Arizona decried

Friday, March 25th 2016, 17:02
related places: Justice, Arizona

Officials in Arizona are asking the US Department of Justice to investigate the lack of polling stations in poor or minority areas for the state's primary.
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IS senior leader 'killed in Syria'

Friday, March 25th 2016, 15:47
related countries: Syria Syria

The US announces it has killed a number of leading Islamic State (IS) militants in the past week, including the purported second-in-command.
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US man arrested over old video rental

Friday, March 25th 2016, 14:34

A North Carolina man is arrested after he failed to return a movie he rented 14 years ago.
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US man 'stole N Korea state secrets'

Friday, March 25th 2016, 12:26
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Pyongyang

A US citizen detained in North Korea says he stole military secrets to aid South Korea, during a press conference organised by Pyongyang.
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VIDEO: Comedian Garry Shandling dies at 66

Friday, March 25th 2016, 7:09

US actor Garry Shandling has died, aged 66.
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VIDEO: US and Russia in Syria peace process pledge

Friday, March 25th 2016, 7:04
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry says he has agreed with Russia to accelerate work towards a political transition in Syria.
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VIDEO: Obama invited to tango in Argentina

Thursday, March 24th 2016, 2:49
related countries: Argentina Argentina

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were both invited to step out and try Argentina's national dance, the tango, at an official state dinner.
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VIDEO: Century-old missing ship mystery solved

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016, 22:57
related places: San Francisco

A US Navy tug, missing since 1921, has been found about 30 miles (50 km) west of San Francisco.
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US strike 'kills 40 militants in Yemen'

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016, 13:25
related countries: Yemen Yemen

At least 40 militants have been killed in a US air strike on an al-Qaeda training camp in south-eastern Yemen, local officials and medics say.
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Trump and Clinton win big in Arizona

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016, 11:28
related places: Clinton, Arizona

US presidential front-runners, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, continue their winning streaks, taking Arizona.
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Obama invokes 'future of hope' for Cuba

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016, 22:54
related countries: Cuba Cuba

In his keynote speech during his visit to Cuba, US President Barack Obama says it is time to bury the past and build a brighter future of US-Cuban relations.
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VIDEO: Cuban dissidents 'living through repression'

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016, 4:20
related countries: Cuba Cuba

As US President Barack Obama holds talks with the Cuban President, Raul Castro, on day two of his visit to Cuba, citizens and dissident groups give their reaction.
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US calls for Colombia peace accord

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016, 2:08
related countries: Colombia Colombia

US Secretary of State John Kerry urges the Colombian government and the Farc rebels to redouble their efforts to reach a peace accord.
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Hogan wins more damages over sex tape

Monday, March 21st 2016, 22:50

US ex-wrestler Hulk Hogan wins $25m in extra damages from Gawker over a leaked sex tapes, days after he was awarded $115m from the gossip site.
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Murder charge for pianist's wife in US

Monday, March 21st 2016, 22:28
related places: Texas

The estranged wife of world-renowned concert pianist Vadym Kholodenko is charged with killing their two daughters in Texas, US officials say.
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Russia warns US over Syria violations

Monday, March 21st 2016, 15:29
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russia says it will unilaterally start using force against those violating the partial truce in Syria, if the US does not agree to joint rules by Tuesday.
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VIDEO: Obama in Cuba for historic visit

Monday, March 21st 2016, 5:49
related countries: Cuba Cuba

President Obama arrives in Cuba for a historic visit marking a new chapter in US-Cuban relations, dogged until recently by decades of Cold War animosity.
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VIDEO: Obama tours Old Havana

Monday, March 21st 2016, 0:59
related countries: Cuba Cuba

President Obama arrives in Cuba for a historic visit marking a new chapter in US-Cuban relations, dogged until recently by decades of Cold War animosity.
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US undermining Iran's banks - Khamenei

Sunday, March 20th 2016, 15:56
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Western

The US is reneging on the Western nuclear deal with Iran by exerting pressure that undermines Iran's banks, says Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.
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US hotel firm strikes historic Cuba deal

Sunday, March 20th 2016, 8:50
related countries: Cuba Cuba

US hotel company Starwood becomes the first American firm to agree a deal with Cuba since the revolution of 1959, on the eve of President Obama's visit to the island.
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VIDEO: Cuba prepares for Obama arrival

Sunday, March 20th 2016, 1:35
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana, Sunday

US President Barack Obama will arrive in Havana later on Sunday for a historic trip to Cuba.
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VIDEO: Havana prepares for US president visit

Saturday, March 19th 2016, 18:41
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba is preparing for one of the most historic visits of Barack Obama's presidency.
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US marine dies in Iraq rocket strike

Saturday, March 19th 2016, 17:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

A US marine has died and several other American servicemen have been injured by rocket fire from outside the city of Mosul, the Pentagon says.
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VIDEO: Veteran astronaut on ISS for third time

Saturday, March 19th 2016, 7:08

Veteran American astronaut Jeff Williams has docked at the International Space Station for a third time.
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VIDEO: Cheetah cubs given critical care

Saturday, March 19th 2016, 2:54

Five cheetah cubs born last week by caesarean section at a Cincinnati Zoo in the United States are now under critical care in the zoo's nursery.
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VIDEO: Key moments in Cuba-US relations

Saturday, March 19th 2016, 0:01
related countries: Cuba Cuba

President Barack Obama's visit to Cuba is the latest stage in the dramatic relationship between the US and its neighbour.
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Pentagon nominates female combat chief

Friday, March 18th 2016, 14:35

US Defence Secretary Ash Carter nominates General Lori Robinson as the first female to lead a combatant command at the Pentagon.
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Cuban woman receives letter from Obama

Friday, March 18th 2016, 11:45
related countries: Cuba Cuba

US President Barack Obama sends a letter to a Cuban woman as direct mail services are restored between the two countries.
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LA worker dies after 53-storey fall

Friday, March 18th 2016, 10:51
related places: Los Angeles

An electrician dies in Los Angeles after falling 53 storeys from the site of what will be the US West Coast's tallest building.
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North Korea fires ballistic missiles

Friday, March 18th 2016, 8:01
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles the latest in a series of rocket launches, US officials say, as tensions remains high on the Korean peninsula.
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Fidel followers remain nervous of US thaw

Friday, March 18th 2016, 0:31

Older Cubans remain nervous of US, as ties deepen
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US troops punished over hospital attack

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 22:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US military disciplines more than a dozen service members after an air strike on an Afghan hospital killed 42 people last year.
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IS committed genocide, says US

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 18:55

US Secretary of State John Kerry says the Islamic State group has committed genocide against Yazidis, Christians and Shia Muslims.
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Trump presidency on top 10 risk list

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 16:29

Donald Trump winning the US presidency is considered one of the top 10 risks facing the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit.
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SeaWorld to stop breeding orcas

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 15:33

US theme park operator SeaWorld says it is ending its controversial orca breeding programme, after facing criticism over alleged poor treatment of its captive orcas.
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Frank Sinatra Jr dies ahead of concert

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 10:07
related places: Florida

The American singer Frank Sinatra Junior, who carried on his father's legacy, dies hours before he is due to give a concert in Florida.
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Asia markets get lift from US rate hold

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 8:02
related places: Wall Street

Asian stocks track gains on Wall Street after the US central bank took a more cautious approach to its interest rate strategy at its latest meeting.
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Obama issues new North Korea sanctions

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 3:48
related countries: North Korea North Korea

US President Barack Obama issues an executive order imposing new sanctions on North Korea, following a recent nuclear test and satellite launch.
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DC metro to reopen after shutdown

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 22:50
related places: Washington

Washington's Metro, the second busiest subway system in the US, will reopen on Thursday after a unprecedented daylong shutdown over safety concerns.
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VIDEO: Political battle over Supreme Court pick

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 19:13

With the announcement of Merrick Garland as President Obama's nominee to the US Supreme Court, Senate Republicans have repeated their opposition to holding hearings on confirming a replacement for Antonin Scalia.
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US urges North Korea to free student

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 18:59
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US calls on North Korea to immediately release an American student sentenced to 15 years' hard labour for crimes against the state.
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Obama picks Garland for Supreme Court

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 18:30

President Obama nominates veteran judge Merrick Garland to be the next US Supreme Court Justice, but Republicans said they will block his nomination.
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VIDEO: Obama reveals Supreme Court nominee

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 14:48

US President Obama reveals his nominee for a position on the nine-member Supreme Court body - Merrick Garland.
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US student jailed in North Korea

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 12:21
related countries: North Korea North Korea

An American student is sentenced to 15 years hard labour for crimes against the state in North Korea, after admitting trying to steal a propaganda sign.
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Trump and Clinton march on with big wins

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 11:10
related places: Clinton, Florida, Trump

Republican Donald Trump wins three more states but loses the key state of Ohio, while Democrat Hillary Clinton marches on with more wins.
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Obama releases star-studded anthem

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 9:47

US First Lady Michelle Obama recruits Missy Elliott, Kelly Clarkson, Janelle Monae and more for a charity single.
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Kerry plans key Syria talks in Russia

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 23:14
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Moscow

US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Russia next week to discuss the Syrian conflict, after Moscow's decision to withdraw the bulk of its forces.
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Man charged over nude photo hacks

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 21:41
related places: Apple

A US man is charged with hacking the Apple iCloud and Gmail accounts of celebrities and stealing nude photos and videos from them.
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Google urges self-drive rules shake-up

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 20:54

Google and other tech firms tell US lawmakers that individual states should be prevented from creating a patchwork of self-driving car laws.
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US states vote in crucial primaries

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 18:24
related places: Democrat, Republican

Five US states hold primary elections for November's presidential vote, giving Democratic and Republican front-runners a chance to cement their leads.
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VIDEO: Roads turn to rivers in southern US

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 12:52

Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes because of severe flooding in several southern US states.
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VIDEO: Candidates get ready for Super Tuesday two

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 11:11

It is being dubbed Super Tuesday two - five states are voting in US primaries and they could prove decisive.
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Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 10:10

An NFL official acknowledges a link between head trauma in American football and the brain disease CTE.
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VIDEO: How Asia is making waves in animation

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 0:56
related places: Asia

Around 90% of American television animation is estimated to be co-produced in Asia. Russell Trott reports on why the industry is so successful.
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VIDEO: Palin blasts 'punk-ass thuggery stuff'

Monday, March 14th 2016, 23:46

US Republican politician Sarah Palin has criticised protesters' "punk-ass thuggery" at a rally for presidential candidate Donald Trump.
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IS commander Omar Shishani 'dead'

Monday, March 14th 2016, 23:37

Omar Shishani, a senior commander of so-called Islamic State, has died following a US air strike, the Pentagon has confirmed.
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Driver 'blames Uber' for shooting spree

Monday, March 14th 2016, 22:19

A US Uber driver who is accused of killing six people tells police that the Uber app took over his "mind and body".
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VIDEO: How Trump deals with rally protesters

Monday, March 14th 2016, 20:35

US presidential candidate Donald Trump often yells at protesters to "get out" of his rallies and says that he wish he could knock them out.
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Driver sorry for US snow dog race crash

Monday, March 14th 2016, 17:28

The driver of a snowmobile that killed a dog and injured several others has apologised and said he did not deliberately drive into the dog-sled teams.
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Sarah Palin's husband seriously hurt

Monday, March 14th 2016, 17:16
related places: Alaska

Todd Palin, the husband of former US Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, is injured in a snowmobile crash in Alaska.
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Syria talks are 'moment of truth' - UN

Monday, March 14th 2016, 16:19
related countries: France France, Syria Syria
related places: Monday

The UN envoy to Syria says fresh peace talks in Geneva are a "moment of truth" but disagreements over President Assad's future remain.
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American IS militant 'surrenders'

Monday, March 14th 2016, 15:42
related countries: Iraq Iraq

An American militant fighting for the so-called Islamic State group has surrendered to Kurdish forces in northern Iraq, officials say.
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Serbia probes missiles on Lebanon flight

Monday, March 14th 2016, 15:27
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Serbian authorities say an investigation is under way after two US-made Hellfire missiles were found on a passenger flight from Lebanon.
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US sailor arrested over alleged rape

Monday, March 14th 2016, 14:16
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa

A US Navy sailor has been arrested on the Japanese island of Okinawa on suspicion of rape.
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Trump rally violence sparks 'liar' row

Monday, March 14th 2016, 13:21
related places: Republican

US Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders calls Donald Trump a liar after the Republican front-runner accused him of sending protesters to disrupt his rallies.
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Why daylight saving time riles the US

Sunday, March 13th 2016, 19:26

Why daylight saving time riles many Americans
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Obama warns against US campaign anger

Sunday, March 13th 2016, 7:28
related places: White House

President Barack Obama warns White House contenders to avoid fanning tensions, a day after a Donald Trump rally was called off amid clashes.
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Snowmobile hits dog-sleds in US race

Saturday, March 12th 2016, 23:19
related places: Alaska

One dog was killed and several others injured when a snowmobile was deliberately driven into two dog-sled teams in Alaska, officials say.
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VIDEO: Security scare at Trump event in Ohio

Saturday, March 12th 2016, 18:52
related places: Republican, Ohio, Trump

A man has tried to breach the security buffer at one of Donald Trump's rallies in Ohio, leading US Secret Service agents to briefly rush the stage to surround the Republican presidential candidate.
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North Korean submarine 'missing'

Saturday, March 12th 2016, 14:13
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A North Korean submarine is missing and presumed sunk at a time of heightened tension in the region, according to US media reports.
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VIDEO: War drills on a beach provoke North Korea

Saturday, March 12th 2016, 10:25
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

North Korea has issued another threat of war over military exercises being conducted by the United States and South Korea.
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Trump calls off rally amid protests

Saturday, March 12th 2016, 8:14
related places: Chicago

US Republican Donald Trump calls off a Chicago rally on safety grounds after protesters clash with his supporters.
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VIDEO: What happened at Trump's Chicago rally

Saturday, March 12th 2016, 4:40
related places: Trump, Chicago

US Republican favourite Donald Trump cancelled his latest presidential rally after clashes erupted between his supporters and protesters
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Russia seeks details on aide's US death

Friday, March 11th 2016, 22:32
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian officials criticise a lack of communication by the US authorities over the death of Mikhail Lesin, a former aide to President Putin.
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Ben Carson confirms backing for Trump

Friday, March 11th 2016, 18:07
related places: Trump

Former US Republican hopeful Ben Carson confirms his support for front-runner Donald Trump in the presidential race.
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Putin aide died of 'head injuries'

Friday, March 11th 2016, 18:06
related countries: Russia Russia

Mikhail Lesin, a former aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin found dead in a US hotel last year, died of head injuries, coroners say.
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IS commander 'limped away' from attack

Friday, March 11th 2016, 16:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria
related places: Baghdad

A top commander of so-called Islamic State (IS) may have survived a recent US air strike in north-eastern Syria, US defence officials in Baghdad say.
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TV host 'investigated' over pig attack

Friday, March 11th 2016, 12:45

TV host Cesar Millan is being investigated for possible animal cruelty over a clip showing a dog attacking a pig on his show, US media report.
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Obama and Cameron 'close', US insists

Friday, March 11th 2016, 12:26
related places: Cameron, White House

The White House says David Cameron has been "as close a partner" as Barack Obama has had, after the president appeared to criticise the PM over Libya.
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Apple accuses US regulators of 'smear'

Friday, March 11th 2016, 10:39
related places: Justice, Apple

Apple has accused the US government of trying to "smear" the company, as it continues to oppose demands for access to data on an iPhone owned by a dead gunman.
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Trump and Rubio row over Islam 'hate'

Friday, March 11th 2016, 9:28
related places: Miami, Rubio

Presidential hopeful Marco Rubio attacks Republican front-runner Donald Trump for saying that Islam hates the US, in a TV debate in Miami.
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Civility presents Trump with winning hand

Friday, March 11th 2016, 6:09
related places: Trump, Only

Only one winner from the latest US Republican debate
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Canada's PM toasts 'sibling' Obama

Friday, March 11th 2016, 5:11
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Washington, Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau jokes with President Barack Obama at a White House dinner during a rare official visit by a Canadian leader.
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Obama 'criticises' Cameron over Libya

Friday, March 11th 2016, 0:02
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cameron

UK Prime Minister David Cameron became "distracted" after the 2011 intervention in Libya, US President Barack Obama says in a magazine interview.
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US claims IS chemical expert capture

Thursday, March 10th 2016, 20:40

A chemical weapons expert from the group Islamic State (IS) was captured by the US and has provided important information, the Pentagon says.
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IS commander 'survived US air strike'

Thursday, March 10th 2016, 10:49
related countries: Syria Syria

A monitoring group says Islamic State military commander Omar Shishani was badly wounded but not killed in a recent US air strike in northern Syria.
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