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Rex Tillerson urged to be 'cool-headed' over North Korea

Saturday, March 18th 2017, 13:38
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea
related places: America

China's foreign minister urges his US counterpart to be "cool-headed" over North Korea tensions.
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White House intruder: Jonathan Tran jumped three barriers

Friday, March 17th 2017, 23:59

The US Secret Service says it is "extremely disappointed and angry" about the events of 10 March.
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US tourists found dead after Canada avalanche

Friday, March 17th 2017, 21:49
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Alberta

The bodies of two US tourists are recovered after an avalanche in an Alberta national park.
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Merkel handshake offer to Trump falls on deaf ears

Friday, March 17th 2017, 21:43
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Trump, White House

Germanys chancellor and the US President did shake hands - eventually - at their White House talks.
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Trump to Merkel: We were both wiretapped under Obama

Friday, March 17th 2017, 21:19
related countries: Germany Germany

"At least we have something in common," the US president tells the visiting German chancellor.
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US Secret Service laptop with Trump Tower plans stolen in New York

Friday, March 17th 2017, 20:54
related places: New York

The Secret Service computer reportedly also has details on an inquiry into Hillary Clinton's emails.
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In the firing line

Friday, March 17th 2017, 19:52

The nations who would be most affected by the US president's "America First" proposals.
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President Trump meets Chancellor Merkel for the first time

Friday, March 17th 2017, 18:28
related countries: Germany Germany

US President Donald Trump has met German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the first time.
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Syria air strike: Mosque was not bombed, insists US

Friday, March 17th 2017, 18:25
related places: Aleppo

The US investigates reports that it killed dozens of civilians but denies it hit a mosque.
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Merkel and Trump begin key talks at White House

Friday, March 17th 2017, 18:09
related places: Trade, Washington, Trump

Trade and Nato are high on the agenda as the much-anticipated Washington talks begin.
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Rex Tillerson on North Korea: Military action 'an option'

Friday, March 17th 2017, 17:21
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

America's top diplomat says the US could strike if Pyongyang's weapons threat rises.
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US 'will not repeat' claim UK tapped Trump

Friday, March 17th 2017, 17:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Allegations that Donald Trump was wiretapped are "nonsense", the UK's intelligence agency says.
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Can dolphins reveal why whales strand?

Friday, March 17th 2017, 11:33

Researchers in the US are working with dolphins in an effort to work out why closely related whale species in the wild strand themselves on land.
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USA Gymnastics: Steve Penny resigns as president and chief executive

Thursday, March 16th 2017, 20:02

The president and chief executive of USA Gymnastics resigns in the wake of the federation's handling of sexual abuse allegations concerning a former team doctor.
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Tennis great King backs US women's ice hockey team's equal pay stand

Thursday, March 16th 2017, 18:27
related places: King

The US women's ice hockey team are planning to boycott the world championships over the dispute.
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Trump travel ban: Second US judge block new executive order

Thursday, March 16th 2017, 14:58
related places: Trump

The US president suffers a new setback in his attempts to restrict legal immigration to the US.
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Chinese venture

Thursday, March 16th 2017, 2:10
related countries: China China
related places: Trump

Reports of a US property deal with a Chinese firm throws up questions over Trump adviser's business links.
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US tourists feared dead after avalanche in Alberta

Thursday, March 16th 2017, 0:56
related places: Alberta

Police searching for US tourists say snowshoe tracks led to an avalanche in an Alberta national park.
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Trump budget to cut foreign aid to pay for defence boost

Thursday, March 16th 2017, 0:07
related places: Trump

The Trump administration will boost military spending by $54bn, paid for by deep cuts elsewhere.
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US raises benchmark interest rate by 0.25%

Wednesday, March 15th 2017, 21:10

The US Federal Reserve raises its key interest rate for only the third time in a decade.
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US charges Russian spies over Yahoo breach

Wednesday, March 15th 2017, 14:54
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Justice

Two Russian spies are indicted by the US Department of Justice over the theft of Yahoo user accounts.
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This whole Oregon town is up for sale for $3.8m

Wednesday, March 15th 2017, 13:32
related places: Oregon, Tiller

The entire town of Tiller, in the US state of Oregon, is on sale for $3.8m (£3.1m).
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Snowstorm strikes north-eastern United States

Tuesday, March 14th 2017, 22:19
related places: New York, North

New York and New Jersey are among those regions to declare states of emergency.
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US military nude photo scandal: 'I feel shame for not speaking up'

Tuesday, March 14th 2017, 22:03

The US Marines' head has vowed to hold service members accountable for sharing nude photos of female colleagues online.
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Rex Tillerson 'used email alias' at Exxon to talk climate change

Tuesday, March 14th 2017, 20:02
related places: New York

The US secretary of state used the account as head of Exxon Mobil, the New York attorney general says.
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Top US Marine vows action on nude photos scandal

Tuesday, March 14th 2017, 20:00

General Robert Neller says recent revelations are part of a larger Marine Corps culture problem.
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Slopes by US Capitol 'open' for sledging

Tuesday, March 14th 2017, 19:08

Slopes by US Capitol Hill 'open' for sledging after a decade-long ban is lifted
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Canadian Girl Guides cancel US travel ahead of ban

Tuesday, March 14th 2017, 18:58
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Trump

The group says it fears some girls could have problems at the border, days before US travel ban begins.
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Honeymooners stranded in US

Tuesday, March 14th 2017, 18:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US northeast snowstorm strands UK newlyweds at airport
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US state of mind

Tuesday, March 14th 2017, 16:36

How Nigerians obsess about life in the US
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Toshiba looking to sell Westinghouse nuclear business

Tuesday, March 14th 2017, 8:45
related countries: Japan Japan

The Japanese firm mulls selling its US nuclear assets and is allowed to delay its results once again.
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IS conflict: Raqqa residents flee looming battle

Tuesday, March 14th 2017, 0:05

Thousands of people flee the IS stronghold of Raqqa ahead of an anticipated US-backed assault.
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Trump healthcare plan 'will strip insurance from 14 million'

Monday, March 13th 2017, 23:08

In a blow to the president, analysis says the number of the uninsured will rise to 52 million by 2026.
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Paul Auster on his 'single most important' moment

Monday, March 13th 2017, 21:28
related places: Trump

US novelist Paul Auster speaks to Newsnight about his new book, Trump and the tragedy that changed his life.
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Sean Spicer, Trump press secretary, confronted in Apple store

Monday, March 13th 2017, 18:49
related countries: India India
related places: Apple

Sean Spicer tells a US woman of Indian descent: "It's a great country that allows you to be here".
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Two UN officials kidnapped in DR Congo

Monday, March 13th 2017, 15:16
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sweden Sweden

A US man and a Swedish woman are taken to a forest with four Congolese staff, the UN says.
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IS fighters left in Mosul will die, says US envoy McGurk

Monday, March 13th 2017, 10:33

Brett McGurk says the last road out of Mosul has been cut off, trapping so-called Islamic State.
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Joe Biden makes emotional cancer appeal

Monday, March 13th 2017, 2:12

The former US vice-president calls for help from the tech industry to fight cancer.
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Donald Trump to be pressed by Enda Kenny over illegal Irish in US

Sunday, March 12th 2017, 14:30
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Enda Kenny says he will press Donald Trump over the future of illegal Irish immigrants in the US.
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Preet Bharara, high-profile US prosecutor, says he was fired

Saturday, March 11th 2017, 21:53

He refused to stand down when 46 federal prosecutors were asked to by the Trump administration.
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White House: Intruder arrested on grounds while Trump at residence

Saturday, March 11th 2017, 19:14
related places: White House, Friday

The Secret Service says the man was discovered on the south grounds on Friday night.
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Wind sweeps US scientist off his feet

Saturday, March 11th 2017, 12:21

One of the Mount Washington Observatory team struggles to put up a flag to visualise wind strength.
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Pentagon pledges investigation into nude photo scandal

Friday, March 10th 2017, 22:45

The US Marine Corps calls on more women to come forward as the scandal spreads to other branches.
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US military nude photo sharing scandal widens beyond Marines

Friday, March 10th 2017, 20:52

The BBC has seen a message board where servicemen from all branches have shared hundreds of photos.
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Vitaly Churkin: US will not release cause of Russian's death

Friday, March 10th 2017, 19:23
related countries: Russia Russia

Details of how Russia's envoy to the UN died are deemed private on grounds of diplomatic immunity.
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VW pleads guilty to US emissions charges

Friday, March 10th 2017, 17:55
related countries: Germany Germany

German car maker admits its guilt on three charges arising from the diesel emissions scandal.
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State Department was 'unaware' of Mexico visit

Friday, March 10th 2017, 17:32
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: White House

Mexico's foreign minister skips over the US secretary of state for a meeting with White House aides.
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Reasons to vote for Democrats tops Amazon bestseller list

Friday, March 10th 2017, 16:28
related places: Amazon

A completely empty political manifesto mocking US Democrats becomes a runaway literary phenomenon.
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Rex Tillerson steps away from Keystone XL pipeline

Friday, March 10th 2017, 16:22

The US Secretary of State recused himself because he used to run an oil company.
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Raw milk cheese linked to two listeria deaths in US

Friday, March 10th 2017, 15:49
related places: New York

Officials say the listeria outbreak is linked to recalled raw milk cheese from a New York creamery.
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Has President Trump changed the media landscape?

Friday, March 10th 2017, 13:52

President Trump has repeatedly attacked the authenticity of a number of mainstream media outlets since he took office but what effect have his attacks had on journalists?
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Tales from the US-Mexico border

Friday, March 10th 2017, 10:06
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Tijuana

We travelled to the Mexican border city of Tijuana and asked everyday people one simple question: Where are you going?
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US immigration: 50 extra judges to help tackle backlog

Friday, March 10th 2017, 9:27
related places: Extra

Extra judges based in detention centres will help tackle a system clogged with half a million cases.
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Chinese human rights report attacks US 'hypocrisy'

Friday, March 10th 2017, 4:48
related countries: China China

The annual report says the US criticises others while "paying no attention to its own terrible problems".
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Friday, March 10th 2017, 2:35
related places: Washington, Trump, New York

Washington, Massachusetts, New York and Oregon join Hawaii in a legal challenge to Mr Trump’s order.
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IS conflict: US sends Marines to support Raqqa assault

Thursday, March 9th 2017, 22:39
related places: Marines

Pentagon deploys 400 troops and artillery to help local fighters capture the IS stronghold in Syria.
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US school's prom dress guidelines lambasted for body-shaming, and Ed Sheeran signs a school apology letter

Thursday, March 9th 2017, 17:34

Find out what's buzzing in the social media world today.
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US environment chief doubts climate science

Thursday, March 9th 2017, 17:19

Scott Pruitt says there is "tremendous disagreement" about greenhouse gas emissions.
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FBI and CIA launch criminal investigation into 'malware leaks'

Thursday, March 9th 2017, 11:29

US agencies seek to determine how files said to detail CIA hacking came into Wikileaks' possession.
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US hails '40% drop' in illegal immigrants from Mexico

Thursday, March 9th 2017, 7:58
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The government says the "change in trends" is a result of Donald Trump's tough immigration policies.
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US dismisses China proposal on N Korea military halt

Thursday, March 9th 2017, 4:07
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

The US says a mutual suspension of military activity on the Korean peninsula is 'not a viable deal'.
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US hospitals oppose Trump-backed health bill

Thursday, March 9th 2017, 2:49
related places: Republican, Trump

Trade groups representing a large number of medics say the Republican plan will harm the vulnerable.
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India businesswoman 'happy' about Trump's visa curb

Wednesday, March 8th 2017, 20:47
related places: Trump

Businesswoman Riddhi Mittal explains why she welcomes a possible US clampdown on short-term visas.
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International Women's Day: Strikes and protests around the world

Wednesday, March 8th 2017, 19:47
related places: Day

US congresswomen walk out of work in solidarity with women around the world who are going on strike.
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Trump trademarks approved by China

Wednesday, March 8th 2017, 12:56
related countries: China China

The US President has pledged not to strike new foreign business deals while in office.
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China calls on N Korea to suspend missile and nuclear tests

Wednesday, March 8th 2017, 9:16
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea

In exchange, the US and South Korea should end military drills, says Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
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Wikileaks dump has made US 'less safe', says ex-CIA boss

Wednesday, March 8th 2017, 0:29

Former CIA boss Michael Hayden says the supposed leak of highly sensitive CIA data by Wikileaks is incredibly damaging
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Under pressure

Tuesday, March 7th 2017, 22:52

The latest leaks about alleged CIA hacking tools pose a huge problem for the US spy agency.
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Trump travel ban: Targeted nations condemn new US order

Tuesday, March 7th 2017, 15:47

Sudan and Somalia hit back at President Trump's new travel ban against six mainly Muslim nations.
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Thaad: US begins deploying missile defence system in South Korea

Tuesday, March 7th 2017, 10:47
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

The start of the Thaad deployment comes a day after North Korea launched four ballistic missiles.
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US housing boss Ben Carson calls US slaves 'immigrants'

Tuesday, March 7th 2017, 3:13

The new boss of housing and urban development said immigrants in slave ships sought a better life.
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US 'may split families that cross border'

Tuesday, March 7th 2017, 3:06
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The US might separate children from their parents if caught illegally crossing the Mexican border.
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Former Guantanamo detainee killed in US air strike in Yemen

Monday, March 6th 2017, 23:07
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yasir al-Silmi was released from the controversial prison in 2009 and sent back to his native Yemen.
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Iranian ships 'force' US and Royal Navy vessels to change course

Monday, March 6th 2017, 21:34
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Gulf

US officials say fast-moving Iranian ships approached the vessels near the Gulf.
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Trump signs new travel ban directive

Monday, March 6th 2017, 21:30

Iraq is removed from the list of countries in the revised measure, which takes effect on 16 March.
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Trump wiretap: FBI chief Comey 'rejects' allegation

Monday, March 6th 2017, 14:06

James Comey dismisses Mr Trump's claim that Barack Obama ordered his phone tapped, US media say.
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US Marines accused of sharing nude photos of female colleagues

Monday, March 6th 2017, 13:31

An inquiry will look into reports that marines uploaded images of naked female colleagues on Facebook.
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He could've won an island - but was wearing the wrong shoes

Monday, March 6th 2017, 12:55

American footballer John Ross breaks sprinting record, but is denied a prize by Adidas because of his Nike shoes.
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US psychologists claim social media 'increases loneliness'

Monday, March 6th 2017, 6:27

A report published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found usage can encourage feelings of exclusion.
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Afghan family of five detained in US despite valid entry visas

Monday, March 6th 2017, 6:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The family, including three young children, had special immigrant visas.
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US police hunt man who shot Sikh amid hate crime fears

Monday, March 6th 2017, 3:55

The US national was shot by a masked assailant and told to "go back to your own country".
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Yuna: 'Fame isn't worth sacrificing your identity'

Monday, March 6th 2017, 0:57
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna says she made it in the US without losing her sense of self.
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How Donald Trump is viewed by China's Communist Party

Sunday, March 5th 2017, 23:00
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Communist Party delegates gathering in Beijing give their views on US President Donald Trump.
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GM set to announce Opel/Vauxhall sale on Monday

Sunday, March 5th 2017, 22:29
related places: Monday

The US company is expected to announce a deal with the owners of Peugeot and Citroen on Monday.
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Mexican politician stages anti-Trump wall stunt

Sunday, March 5th 2017, 17:17
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Trump

Braulio Guerra climbs part of the existing US-Mexico border wall to show that a new barrier won't work.
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Sunday, March 5th 2017, 3:31

Migrant defence centres will assist Mexicans facing deportation from the US.
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Trump accuses Obama of tapping his phone

Saturday, March 4th 2017, 16:30

The US president alleges, without giving evidence, that he was wire-tapped just before the election.
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China to increase military spending by 7% in 2017

Saturday, March 4th 2017, 8:18

The announcement comes just days after Donald Trump outlined a 10% rise in US defence spending.
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A week in the life of the White House press briefing room

Saturday, March 4th 2017, 1:07
related places: White House

A week in the life of the journalists covering US President Donald Trump.
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Ex-journalist arrested over US Jewish centre threats

Friday, March 3rd 2017, 20:23
related places: Man

Prosecutors say Juan Thompson made eight bomb threats and tried to pin it on an ex-girlfriend.
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US 'Dreamer' Daniela Vargas 'facing deportation' after speech

Friday, March 3rd 2017, 9:26

Daniela Vargas, brought illegally to the US as a child, was detained after a plea on immigration.
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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions quits Russia probe

Friday, March 3rd 2017, 1:05
related countries: Russia Russia

America's top prosecutor Jeff Sessions insists his confirmation testimony was "honest and correct".
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Melania Trump reads sick children a story

Thursday, March 2nd 2017, 23:04

US First Lady Melania Trump has visited a New York City hospital to read to sick children for World Book Day.
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Syria conflict: Manbij militia to hand villages to army

Thursday, March 2nd 2017, 12:00
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The US-allied Manbij Military Council says it wants to halt an advance by Turkish-backed rebels.
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Tibet footballers denied US visas

Thursday, March 2nd 2017, 10:36
related places: Texas

US officials tell the Tibetan Women's Soccer team that they had "no good reason" to visit Texas.
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Nepal fears over US ban on international 'abortion aid'

Thursday, March 2nd 2017, 6:14
related countries: Nepal Nepal

People in Nepal describe their worries after the US announced it would stop giving money to international groups that perform or even provide information on abortions.
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Tornadoes cause US Midwest destruction

Wednesday, March 1st 2017, 22:35

Tornadoes kill at least three people and cause extensive damage across the US Midwestern states.
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Texas challenges gay marriage benefits

Wednesday, March 1st 2017, 17:50

The Texas Supreme Court is hearing arguments that could determine the future of gay marriage across the US.
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Trump speech to Congress promises 'renewal of American spirit'

Wednesday, March 1st 2017, 8:41
related places: Congress

The president promises a "new chapter of American greatness" in his first speech to Congress.
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President Trump hails fallen US marine Ryan Owens

Wednesday, March 1st 2017, 4:05
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Owens

He claimed the Yemen raid in which Owens died was "highly successful", but that claim has been widely criticised.
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