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David Huddleston, star of Big Lebowski and Santa Claus, dies at 85

Friday, August 5th 2016, 7:39
related places: Santa Claus

David Huddleston, the US actor who played the title roles in The Big Lebowski and Santa Claus: The Movie, dies at the age of 85.
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Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson sues police

Friday, August 5th 2016, 4:21
related places: Baton Rouge

US Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson sues the police and city of Baton Rouge over mass arrests during protests against police killings.
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Native son

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 22:17

Hawaiians reflect on Barack Obama's time in office as the US president turns 55
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Melania Trump visa: Republican's wife denies rule break

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 19:41
related places: Republican

The wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump rejects suggestions that she violated visa rules when she started working in the US.
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Obama: Why I'm a feminist

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 17:49

US President Barack Obama writes an essay on why he considers himself a feminist, saying it is "absolutely" men's duty to fight against sexism
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Third way

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 16:44

The 2016 election is one of the most polarising in US history. Can third party candidates break through to disillusioned voters?
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Afghanistan's Taliban attack foreign tourist convoy

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 15:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Taliban militants attack a convoy of foreign tourists - including British and US citizens - in western Afghanistan, injuring six and their driver.
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Do Amish hold clue to preventing asthma in children?

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 14:33

A new study from the US comparing two traditional communities suggests exposure to farm animals may prevent asthma in children.
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Turkey coup attempt: Court issues arrest warrant for Fethullah Gulen

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 14:01
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

A court in Istanbul issues an arrest warrant for US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen over Turkey's recent failed coup, media reports say.
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Rio 2016: Goalkeeper Hope Solo taunted with Zika chants

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 10:17

Crowds taunt US goalkeeper Hope Solo after she posted pictures of herself wearing a hat with mosquito netting to express her concern about the Zika virus.
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Film attacking Clinton is box office hit

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 9:19
related places: Clinton

A film attacking Hillary Clinton becomes the year’s top grossing documentary in the US.
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Fears of Muslim refugees in US West

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 23:03
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Montana

A proposal to settle 100 refugees in the Western US state of Montana has provoked an outcry. Some residents warn of a culture clash between Syrian refugees and the predominantly white local population.
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US Supreme Court blocks transgender toilet ruling

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 21:52

The US Supreme Court temporarily overturns a ruling that allowed a transgender high school student to use the bathroom of his choice.
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White House: Iran cash payment not ransom for hostages

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 20:52
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: White House

The White House dismisses claims that the US paid a ransom to Iran in exchange for the release of five American prisoners.
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Syria 'toxic attack': Aleppo rebels accused by Russia

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 20:39
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

The Russian military tells the US it believes rebels in the Syrian city of Aleppo deployed "toxic substances" in an attack on Tuesday.
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US woman tried to live stream police standoff

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 18:26
related places: Baltimore

A woman killed in a police standoff outside Baltimore tried to live stream the siege but authorities successfully had her social media accounts deactivated.
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IS in Libya: Italy offers US airspace and airbases

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 15:45
related countries: Italy Italy, Libya Libya

The Italian government says it will "positively consider" allowing US forces to launch attacks on the so-called Islamic State in Libya from Italy.
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US election 2016: Republican divisions grow over Trump

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 15:33
related places: Trump

Fresh rifts emerge within the US Republican Party over presidential candidate Donald Trump as he refuses to back two senior figures in his own party.
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US election 2016: Trump hits back at 'disastrous' Obama

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 8:55
related places: White House

Donald Trump dismisses Barack Obama's time in the White House as a "disaster" after the US president says he is not fit to succeed him.
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First Arab Nobel science winner Ahmed Zewail dies

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 7:02
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian-born Nobel-winning scientist Ahmed Zewail, who studied chemical reactions in ultra-short time scales, dies in the US aged 70.
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US election 2016: Trump unfit to be president - Obama

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 1:39
related places: Republican, New York, President

President Obama says Republican nominee Donald Trump is unfit to be president, and questions why his party still supports the New York billionaire's candidacy.
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US, China, UK?

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 23:23
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Why

The Rio Olympics have yet to start but we can already be confident the US and China will top the medals table. Why is this - and can we predict which other countries will do well?
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New York City police chief Bill Bratton to step down

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 17:06

New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton - the most prominent law enforcement officer in the US - is to step down in September.
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FBI employee admits being 'agent of China' in US court

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 9:56
related countries: China China

A China-born FBI employee with top secret security clearance pleads guilty to acting as an agent of the Chinese government, the US says.
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US election: Donald Trump warns vote could be 'rigged'

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 8:24

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump suggests that the election could be "rigged", as he calls Hillary Clinton "the devil".
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Bolivia drugs: Police seize huge cocaine consignment

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 0:08
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Police in Bolivia seize more than seven tonnes of cocaine which they believe was destined for sale in the United States.
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New Texas gun control law allows concealed guns on campus

Monday, August 1st 2016, 22:23
related places: Texas

A new law comes into effect in the US state of Texas that allows university students to carry concealed guns on campus.
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Turkey failed coup: US military chief condemns plotters

Monday, August 1st 2016, 21:39
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

The chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff visits Ankara and condemns the recent coup attempt in Turkey, as the US seeks to shore up ties.
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John McCain condemns Donald Trump over row with Khan family

Monday, August 1st 2016, 20:37
related places: Republican

Arizona Senator John McCain and other Republican leaders condemn Donald Trump's comments about the family of a US Muslim soldier killed in Iraq.
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US launches air strikes on IS in Libya

Monday, August 1st 2016, 17:32
related countries: Libya Libya

The US carries out air strikes in Libya on positions of so-called Islamic State at the request of the UN-backed government, the Pentagon says.
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Khizr Khan: Trump does not have different rights than us

Monday, August 1st 2016, 17:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of a Muslim-American soldier killed in Iraq, tell the BBC it was time to stand up to Donald Trump.
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Mother of US Muslim soldier hits back at Trump over speech silence

Monday, August 1st 2016, 14:08
related places: Trump

The mother of a dead US Muslim soldier hits back at presidential hopeful Donald Trump for questioning her silence during a speech by her husband.
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Simpsons endorse Hillary Clinton

Monday, August 1st 2016, 14:06

Marge and Homer Simpson agree to vote for Hillary Clinton in the forthcoming US election in a new clip released by 20th Century Fox.
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A race like no other

Monday, August 1st 2016, 12:55
related places: Clinton, Republican, Trump

With the Democratic and Republican parties having chosen their candidates, Jonathan Marcus takes a look at the implications for US foreign policy under a Clinton or Trump presidency.
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US PGA Championship 2016: Jimmy Walker wins maiden major

Sunday, July 31st 2016, 23:28
related places: Baltusrol

American Jimmy Walker holes a three-foot putt on the last to beat world number one Jason Day by one shot at Baltusrol, New Jersey.
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Dead Muslim soldier's parents row with Donald Trump

Sunday, July 31st 2016, 22:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The mother of an American Muslim soldier who was killed in Iraq accuses Donald Trump of being ignorant about Islam.
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Texas balloon crash: Investigation after 16 killed in Lockhart

Sunday, July 31st 2016, 19:14
related places: Lockhart, Texas

US safety officials have arrive in Texas to investigate Saturday's crash of a hot air balloon that killed all 16 people on board.
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Ghazala Khan: 'I didn't say anything because I was in pain'

Sunday, July 31st 2016, 14:58

The mother of a fallen Muslim US soldier on Donald Trump saying that she was silent at the Democratic convention.
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Donald Trump: Dead soldier's mother 'had nothing to say'

Sunday, July 31st 2016, 14:07

Donald Trump tells ABC News' George Stephanopoulos a dead US Muslim soldier's mother "had nothing to say".
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Multiple victims in Texas shootings

Sunday, July 31st 2016, 10:21
related places: Texas, Austin

One person is dead and four others are in hospital after two separate shooting incidents in the Texan city of Austin, police say.
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Fury as Trump mocks Muslim soldier's mother Ghazala Khan

Sunday, July 31st 2016, 9:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump sparks outrage by mocking a dead Muslim soldier's mother who stood silently while her husband attacked him in a speech.
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Jumping from 25,000ft with no parachute

Sunday, July 31st 2016, 7:40

US skydiver Luke Aikins has become the first person to jump from 25,000 ft (7,620m) without a parachute, landing safely in a net.
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Texas hot air balloon crash: No survivors among 16 on board

Sunday, July 31st 2016, 5:16
related places: Texas

A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people catches fire and crashes in the US state of Texas with all on board confirmed dead.
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Skydiver in 25,000ft no-parachute jump

Sunday, July 31st 2016, 4:55

American Luke Aikins becomes the first person to jump from 25,000 ft (7,620m) without a parachute, landing safely in a net.
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Game of Thrones to end after season eight in 2018

Saturday, July 30th 2016, 23:34

Game of Thrones - the record-breaking fantasy drama TV series - will end after its eighth season, American broadcaster HBO confirms.
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Hashtag ban

Saturday, July 30th 2016, 23:08

The United States Olympic Committee have been accused of bullying companies who want to talk about #Rio2016
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Turkey's Erdogan to drop lawsuits against people who insulted him

Saturday, July 30th 2016, 8:44
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Erdogan

Turkey's president says he will withdraw all lawsuits against people charged with insulting him, as a gesture to the unity shown since the failed coup.
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Ex-Guatemala football chief Jimenez pleads guilty to bribes

Saturday, July 30th 2016, 1:20
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Brayan Jimenez, a former head of Guatemala's football federation, pleads guilty in a US court to racketeering and wire fraud.
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Shattered ceiling

Friday, July 29th 2016, 23:23

Hilary Clinton has become the first woman ever to become a major party nominee for US president. The BBC travelled to the Women's National Democratic Club, founded in Washington DC in 1922, to capture the scene.
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Clinton campaign 'hacked' along with other Democratic groups

Friday, July 29th 2016, 22:45

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is hacked as part of a larger cyber attack against Democratic Party institutions, US media report.
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Prince death: Judge snubs claims by 29 would-be heirs

Friday, July 29th 2016, 20:15
related places: Minnesota, Judge, Prince

A judge in the US state of Minnesota dismisses claims by 29 people who said they were Prince's heirs, including five people who said they were his child.
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San Diego policeman shot dead

Friday, July 29th 2016, 19:50
related places: San Diego

A police officer dies and another remains in hospital after both were shot in the US city of San Diego.
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Zika virus: Florida cases 'likely' to be first US-based infections

Friday, July 29th 2016, 18:21
related places: Florida

Four people suffering from the Zika virus in Florida are probably the first cases contracted within the US, health officials say.
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Belt and braces

Friday, July 29th 2016, 12:08

As the US party conventions come to an end, we look at the messages conveyed by the fashion displayed, and whether they worked.
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Powerful forces threaten US - Clinton

Friday, July 29th 2016, 6:02
related places: Clinton

Powerful forces threaten the US, said Hillary Clinton as she accepted the Democratic presidential nomination.
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US election: US faces 'moment of reckoning' says Hillary Clinton

Friday, July 29th 2016, 5:15

Hillary Clinton tells voters the presidential election is a "moment of reckoning", as she makes history by accepting the Democratic nomination.
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Gay activist Harvey Milk 'to be honoured with US Navy ship'

Friday, July 29th 2016, 3:09

The US Navy is set to name a ship after gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk, the US Naval Institute News reports.
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US social media star Hayes Grier hurt in car crash

Friday, July 29th 2016, 1:15

Teenage social media celebrity Hayes Grier is recovering in hospital after a car crash, a spokeswoman for the US star says.
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Chinese rocket lights up skies over Utah and California

Thursday, July 28th 2016, 22:10
related countries: China China
related places: California, Utah

People in the US have filmed a Chinese rocket body streaking across the sky over Utah and California.
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Charges dropped over US intern's murder

Thursday, July 28th 2016, 20:28
related places: Washington

An El Salvadorean immigrant convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy has had all charges against him dropped in the retrial.
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Trump: Russia remarks on Clinton emails were sarcasm

Thursday, July 28th 2016, 15:46
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Clinton

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump says he was being sarcastic when he appeared to invite Russian hackers to find Hillary Clinton's missing emails.
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US election: Obama endorses Clinton as political heir

Thursday, July 28th 2016, 14:15
related places: Clinton

President Obama delivers an impassioned Democratic convention speech, hailing Hillary Clinton as his heir and rounding on "demagogue" Donald Trump.
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Mad magazine cartoonist Jack Davis dies aged 91

Thursday, July 28th 2016, 12:49

Cartoonist Jack Davis, the "long-time legendary" artist on the US magazine Mad, dies at the age of 91.
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President Obama's message of hope

Thursday, July 28th 2016, 5:49
related places: White House

President Barack Obama evokes a positive vision of the US and implored voters to back Hillary Clinton as his successor in the White House.
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Florida investigates four mysterious Zika infections

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 22:01
related places: Health, Florida

Health officials in Florida investigate four cases of Zika that do not appear related to travel, raising fears US mosquitoes may be carrying the virus.
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US election: Trump 'encourages Russia to hack Clinton emails'

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 19:41
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Democrat, Trump

Donald Trump has "actively encouraged" foreign powers to hack his US presidential rival Hillary Clinton, her camp says.
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Photo negative

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 18:08

While Hillary Clinton won the historic presidential nomination last night, her husband made the front page of US newspapers.
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Syria: An American doctor's experience in Aleppo

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 17:14
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo, Chicago

Dr Samer Attar, a surgeon from Chicago, has just returned from his most recent visit to Aleppo in Syria, working in underground hospitals.
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Freddie Gray case: Last charges dropped against police

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 16:55
related places: Baltimore, All

All charges have been dropped against the last Baltimore police officers facing trial over the death of US black detainee Freddie Gray.
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Reagan would-be assassin John Hinckley Jr to be released

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 15:22

John Hinckley Jr, who tried to assassinate US President Ronald Reagan in 1981, to be released next month after 35 years.
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US election: Obama tells Democrats to be scared of Trump

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 14:28
related places: Trump

Democrats should be "running scared" at the challenge posed by Donald Trump, President Obama says.
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Dances with Wolves actor Chief David Bald Eagle dies at 97

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 11:34
related places: Oscar

Native American Chief David Bald Eagle, who appeared in the Oscar-winning 1990 film Dances With Wolves, has died aged 97.
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Shirley Chisholm: The woman who ran for president in 1972

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 5:22

The first black congresswoman made a presidential bid in 1972 - making her the first black American to run for president and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.
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US election: Bill Clinton backs 'best friend' Hillary to lead US

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 3:53

Former US President Bill Clinton argues why his wife and "best friend" Hillary should lead the nation, in a very personal speech at the Democratic convention.
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US president's half-brother, Malik Obama, 'voting for Trump'

Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 15:46

US President Barack Obama's half-brother, Malik Obama, says he will vote for Donald Trump because he "comes across as a straightforward guy".
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US election: Michelle Obama denounces Trump 'hate'

Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 9:21
related places: Trump

US first lady Michelle Obama delivers a rebuke to Republican Donald Trump and gives an impassioned endorsement of Hillary Clinton at the Democratic convention.
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US election: Sanders says Clinton must be US president

Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 5:44
related places: Philadelphia

Bernie Sanders urges the US to put Hillary Clinton in the White House, in a speech to the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.
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Michael Jordan speaks out on US race violence, pledging $2m

Monday, July 25th 2016, 22:14

US basketball star Michael Jordan, previously criticised for not speaking out about political issues, says he can "no longer stay silent" after police shootings and deaths.
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Harry Potter book breaks US record

Monday, July 25th 2016, 20:12

It's been nine years since the last book in J. K. Rowling's series, but pre-orders for a upcoming play script have broken all kinds of records.
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Florida nightclub shooting: Two dead and 16 injured in Fort Myers

Monday, July 25th 2016, 16:13
related places: Florida, Fort Myers

Two people are killed and up to 16 injured in a shooting at a nightclub in the city of Fort Myers in Florida, police say.
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Yahoo sold to US telecoms giant Verizon

Monday, July 25th 2016, 15:13

US internet firm Yahoo will be sold to American telecoms giant Verizon Communications for $5bn (£3.8bn) in cash.
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US wildfires rage in California

Monday, July 25th 2016, 11:49
related places: Los Angeles, California

Fire crews in California are struggling to contain a wildfire that has destroyed 18 homes and threatens hundreds of others in mountains north of Los Angeles.
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Star Trek knocks Pets from US box office top spot

Monday, July 25th 2016, 9:49

Star Trek Beyond has topped the US box office after taking $59.9m (£45.6m) on its opening weekend, knocking The Secret Life of Pets off the number one spot.
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Inside US camp close to IS-held Mosul

Monday, July 25th 2016, 9:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

Additional US troops are arriving in northern Iraq to provide assistance in a major push to recapture Mosul from the so-called Islamic State.
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Dallas Cowboys staff bus in fatal crash

Monday, July 25th 2016, 6:57

A bus carrying staff from American football side the Dallas Cowboys collides with a van in the US, killing four people, officials say.
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US election: Email row claims Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Monday, July 25th 2016, 2:50

US Democratic Party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz says she will resign as a row over leaked emails threatens efforts for party unity behind Hillary Clinton.
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App happy

Sunday, July 24th 2016, 23:39

The media is full of reports saying that Pokemon Go was downloaded 15 million times in its first week in the US, and is the biggest mobile game in history, but how reliable are these figures?
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Venezuela first lady's nephews 'confessed' in drug case

Sunday, July 24th 2016, 8:59
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady confessed to conspiring to import cocaine into the US after being arrested last year, court filings by US prosecutors say.
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US election: Hillary Clinton poised to announce running mate

Friday, July 22nd 2016, 17:07
related places: Friday

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton could announce her running mate as early as Friday, ahead of the party's convention.
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David Duke, former Ku Klux Klan leader, to run for Congress

Friday, July 22nd 2016, 16:36
related places: Congress

David Duke - a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan - launches a campaign for an open seat in the US Senate amid a rise in racial tensions.
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Marijuana chemical contaminates Colorado town's water

Friday, July 22nd 2016, 9:14
related places: Colorado

Residents of a small town in the US state of Colorado are told not to drink tap water after THC, the psychoactive chemical in marijuana, is found in one of the area's wells.
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US election: Donald Trump promises a 'safer' America

Friday, July 22nd 2016, 6:38
related places: America, Republican

Donald Trump vows as president to confront and repel multiple threats facing the US, in his speech accepting the Republican nomination.
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Trump's dark vision of America

Friday, July 22nd 2016, 5:14
related places: America, Republican

Donald Trump says the US is in a moment of crisis, as he accepts the Republican nomination for president.
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Trump says US may abandon automatic protections for Nato countries

Thursday, July 21st 2016, 16:15
related places: Republican

Republican candidate Donald Trump says that if he is elected president he may abandon a guarantee of protection to fellow Nato countries.
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1MDB: Malaysian PM under pressure over $1bn US fraud case

Thursday, July 21st 2016, 15:47
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysian PM Najib Razak faces growing domestic and international pressure amid US allegations of "enormous" fraud at state investment fund 1MDB.
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Michelle Obama joins James Cordon for Carpool Karaoke

Thursday, July 21st 2016, 15:05

The US First Lady joined comedian and television star James Cordon for Wednesday night's episode of Carpool Karaoke on The Late Late Show.
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Where US presidents go for a snack

Thursday, July 21st 2016, 9:53
related places: White House

Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump are battling it for the White House, but where do presidents go for a quick bite in Washington DC?
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US election: Ted Cruz booed for failing to back Donald Trump

Thursday, July 21st 2016, 6:55
related places: Cleveland, Republican

Texas Senator Ted Cruz fails to endorse Donald Trump as Republican nominee, drawing angry boos during his speech at the party convention in Cleveland.
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Top HSBC manager charged in forex probe

Thursday, July 21st 2016, 2:05

A senior HSBC executive is charged with fraud in the US for his alleged role in using inside information to profit from a major currency deal.
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Rugby player admits child sex charge

Thursday, July 21st 2016, 1:37
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian scientist and amateur rugby player Michael Quinn admits travelling to the US to have sex with a six-year-old boy after being caught in a sting.
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