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Search intensifies for US gunman

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 17:06
related places: Pennsylvania

Authorities in Pennsylvania continue to search for Bradley William Stone after his ex-wife and five of her family members are shot dead.
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US version of Broadchurch cancelled

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 16:06

The US take on ITV hit drama Broadchurch, starring David Tennant, will not return for a second series.
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Jeb Bush to explore White House bid

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 15:41
related places: White House

Ex-Florida governor Jeb Bush, brother and son of US presidents, takes a step towards a run on the White House in 2016.
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Bill Withers added to Hall of Fame

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 10:22
related places: Rock, Fame

Soul star Bill Withers may give a rare performance when he is inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the US next year.
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VIDEO: Suspected killer 'remains at large'

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 6:31
related places: Pennsylvania

A suspected gunman is on the run after six people were shot dead and three wounded in the US state of Pennsylvania, police say.
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Six dead in Pennsylvania shootings

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 4:36
related places: Pennsylvania

A suspected gunman is on the run after six people are shot dead and one other wounded in the US state of Pennsylvania, police say.
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US court upholds LA condom law

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 2:40

A US court rules that a law requiring porn actors in Los Angeles County to wear condoms does not infringe constitutional rights to free speech.
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VIDEO: Tropical refugees in US's frozen Mid-West

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 0:47
related places: America, West

The tropical refugees in America's frozen Mid-West
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Venezuelans in US sanction protest

Monday, December 15th 2014, 23:53
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Thousands of government supporters march in Venezuela to protest against sanctions approved by the US Congress last week.
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US stock markets decline

Monday, December 15th 2014, 21:40

US stocks followed their European peers lower after an earlier rally.
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Monday, December 15th 2014, 20:51
related countries: France France

Members of the Native American Navajo tribe buy seven sacred masks at auction in France after failing to stop the contested sale of the artefacts.
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Cheney: 'No problem' with detaining innocents

Monday, December 15th 2014, 20:41

Former US vice-president defends CIA interrogation programme
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McIlroy wins BBC Sport NI 2014 award

Monday, December 15th 2014, 16:57

Rory McIlroy is named BBC NI's Sport Personality of 2014 after a year which saw him win both the Open and US PGA title.
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Jolie: US must lead against torture

Monday, December 15th 2014, 15:53

Angelina Jolie says the US must "lead the way" against torture in its policies, following a report revealing the CIA's "brutal" treatment of terror suspects.
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Rare northern white rhino dies in US

Monday, December 15th 2014, 15:28
related places: California

A male northern white rhinoceros named Angalifu has died at the San Diego Zoo in California, leaving only five of the species in the entire world.
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Russian rouble falls to new low

Monday, December 15th 2014, 15:16
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Western

The Russian rouble drops to a new low against the US dollar, as falling oil prices and Western sanctions continue to weigh on the country.
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Philippines murder charge for marine

Monday, December 15th 2014, 12:41
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Prosecutors in the Philippines charge a US marine with murder in connection with the death of a Filipino transgender woman.
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US chain PetSmart sold for $8.7bn

Monday, December 15th 2014, 6:46

US pet products retailer PetSmart is sold to a group of private investors for $8.7bn (£5.5bn), in the largest debt-funded deal of the year.
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Alcatraz escapees 'may have survived'

Monday, December 15th 2014, 3:02
related places: Alcatraz

Three prisoners who escaped from the US island prison Alcatraz in 1962 may have made it to land alive, a new study suggests.
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Russia and US discuss Middle East

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 22:41
related countries: Israel Israel, Italy Italy, Russia Russia
related places: Rome

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in Rome on the eve of talks with the Israeli prime minister.
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Muted opening weekend for epic Moses

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 19:53
related places: Kings, Moses

Sir Ridley Scott's latest film Exodus: Gods and Kings has topped the US box office, but takings are less than epic.
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UK body seeks uncensored CIA report

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 18:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A parliamentary committee will act "without fear or favour" to establish if the UK played any role in the CIA's interrogation programme, its chairman says.
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McQueen saddened by US race protests

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 16:58
related places: Oscar

The film director talks about racial tension in the US, those leaked Sony emails and how winning an Oscar has changed his career.
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VIDEO: Thousands in US civil rights protest

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 5:04

Thousands of people have marched through the US capital, Washington DC, to protest against the recent killings of unarmed black people by police.
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US Congress approves $1.1tn budget

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 4:36

The US Senate completes congressional approval of a controversial $1.1tn federal budget which will now be sent to President Barack Obama.
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Climate talks 'facing breakdown'

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 1:41
related countries: Peru Peru
related places: Lima

The head of the US delegation at UN climate talks warns of a "major breakdown" in the process if negotiators fail to come to an agreement in Lima.
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Civil rights protest in US capital

Saturday, December 13th 2014, 21:46

Thousands of people march through the US capital to protest against recent killings of unarmed black people by police.
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VIDEO: Thousands in US civil rights march

Saturday, December 13th 2014, 19:05

Thousands gather in Washington DC to protest against the deaths of unarmed black people at the hands of police.
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US Senate backs anti-IS spending

Saturday, December 13th 2014, 2:15

The US Senate completes congressional approval of an annual defence bill of $560bn which expands the military campaign against Islamic State.
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VIDEO: Do body cameras improve police work?

Friday, December 12th 2014, 23:09

On the streets with US police force that uses body cameras
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Energy stocks weigh on Wall Street

Friday, December 12th 2014, 21:21
related countries: China China
related places: Wall Street

US stocks end their worst week of 2014, as lower as oil prices continue to weigh on energy stocks.
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'Ransom offer' for killed US hostage

Friday, December 12th 2014, 18:09
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The stepmother of journalist Luke Somers, killed in a rescue bid in Yemen, says there were negotiations for his release and an offer to pay a ransom.
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Iowa developing driver's licence app

Friday, December 12th 2014, 17:45
related places: Iowa

The US state of Iowa is developing an application to put residents' driver's licences on mobile devices.
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UK defends actions over CIA report

Friday, December 12th 2014, 15:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK reveals it requested redactions in a report on CIA interrogation, but insists none concerned claims of British involvement in prisoner mistreatment.
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VIDEO: Homes slip into sea as storm pounds US

Friday, December 12th 2014, 13:06
related countries: Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean

Stormy weather and high tides have hit the west coast of the US causing homes to collapse into the Pacific ocean.
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Asia trades mixed on China data

Friday, December 12th 2014, 9:55
related places: Wall Street, Friday

Asian markets experience mixed fortunes after two contrasting pieces of economic data emerge from China.
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VIDEO: 'Pineapple express' storm hits California

Friday, December 12th 2014, 6:43
related places: California

A powerful storm with heavy rain and high winds has been making its way south along the west coast of the United States.
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Pharrell dominates BBC Music Awards

Friday, December 12th 2014, 2:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US producer-songwriter Pharrell Williams walks away the big winner from the first ever BBC Music Awards, with Ed Sheeran named British act of the year.
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Arizona mother murder case dropped

Friday, December 12th 2014, 1:04

Charges are dropped against a US woman who was on death row for over 20 years after being convicted of arranging the murder of her son.
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VIDEO: Can yoga solve climate change?

Friday, December 12th 2014, 0:49
related countries: India India
related places: But

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has suggested yoga may provide a solution to climate change. But does yoga in the US have the same values as in India?
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Banks in Toys R Us research fine

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 21:51

US regulators fine 10 Wall Street banks for promising positive research to Toys R Us in exchange for winning its business.
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Retail sales figures boost US stocks

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 15:03
related places: Stocks, Wall Street

Stocks on Wall Street open higher, with positive US retail sales data lightening the mood after Wednesday's downturn.
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US House backs Venezuela sanctions

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 3:04
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The United States House of Representatives passes a bill that will impose sanctions on Venezuelan officials who violate protesters' rights.
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Ex-Guantanamo inmate boos minister

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 2:13
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Ex-Guantanamo inmate David Hicks heckles a senior Australian minister, accusing the government of knowing about his alleged torture by US officials.
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Senate report sheds light on Washington

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 0:46
related places: Washington

What the US Senate's CIA report reveals about Washington
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Afghanistan decries CIA 'violations'

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 23:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The new Afghan president adds his voice to widespread condemnation of past CIA interrogation techniques, following a damning US report.
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Oil price fall hits US energy stocks

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 20:17
related places: Stocks, Wall Street

Stocks on Wall Street tumble, with energy shares seeing some of the biggest falls as the oil price slides to a fresh five-year low.
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$1tn US spending deal edges closer

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 18:11

US Congressional leaders have reached an agreement on a $1.1tn (£701.6bn) spending bill ahead of a looming Thursday evening deadline.
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Humpback whales return to New York

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 17:56
related places: New York

Just off the coast of the most populated city in the US, humpback whales have been frequenting the shores of New York City at rates much higher than usual.
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Venezuela slams US sanction threat

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 16:48
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reacts angrily to the passing of a bill by US senators which would impose sanctions on a number of Venezuelan officials.
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Polish ex-leader admits CIA prisons

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 16:44
related countries: Poland Poland

Former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski admits his country let the CIA run a secret prison on its territory following the 9/11 attacks on the US.
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CIA report sparks prosecution calls

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 15:43
related places: Senate

The UN and rights groups call for US officials involved in "brutal" CIA interrogations of al-Qaeda suspects to be prosecuted.
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Kanye and Usher to get BET honours

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 10:54
related places: Usher

US rapper Kanye West and singer Usher will be honoured for their achievements at the BET awards next year
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VIDEO: Royal couple end US trip with gala

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 6:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cambridge, New York, Duke

A gala in New York to mark the 600th anniversary of the Scottish university where they first met, has drawn a close to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's visit to the United States.
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US approves Verma as India envoy

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 5:17
related countries: India India

The US Senate unanimously approves Richard Verma as the new US ambassador to India, the first Indian-American to step into that role.
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VIDEO: Obama on 'brutal activity after 9/11'

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 3:43
related places: Senate

President Obama says the US was engaged in "brutal activity after 9/11", following the release of a Senate report on CIA enhanced interrogation techniques.
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Detroit poised to exit bankruptcy

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 22:59
related places: Detroit

The largest US city to go broke will officially exit bankruptcy on Wednesday, according to a letter from its emergency manager.
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DNA scientist to get back sold Nobel

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 22:57

Russia's richest man Alisher Usmanov reveals that he bought US scientist James Watson's Nobel Prize gold medal in order to return it to him.
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Royal couple visit 9/11 memorial

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 21:16
related places: Cambridge, Duke, New York

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the 9/11 terror attacks memorial in New York on the final day of their visit to the US east coast.
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Supreme Court rejects Amazon pay case

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 20:47
related places: Amazon

The US Supreme Court rules that workers at an Amazon warehouse are not entitled to be paid for time spent waiting for mandatory security checks before or after shifts.
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American 'planned attacks in Israel'

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 19:39
related countries: Israel Israel

A US citizen being held in Israel on weapons charges has told investigators he was considering attacking Muslim holy sites, Israeli police say.
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Abercrombie & Fitch boss steps down

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 19:32

Mike Jeffries, the controversial head of US clothing chain Abercrombie & Fitch, resigns as the firm struggles with changing teen shopping preferences.
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Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 16:17

Michael Corbat, the chief executive of US bank Citigroup, says the firm will set aside $2.7bn (£1.7bn) in the fourth-quarter due to rising legal costs.
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US to publish CIA 'torture' report

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 14:18
related places: Security, White House

Details of the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" techniques are set to be revealed in a long-awaited Senate report, due to be published later.
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Amazon warns US over drone rules

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 14:04
related places: Amazon

Amazon has said it may take its drone delivery research outside the US because of strict regulation of the unmanned aircraft.
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VIDEO: CIA report raises threat to US

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 13:54
related places: Senate

There are fears that the publication of a Senate report on CIA interrogation methods could trigger an attack on the US.
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US Senate passes Venezuela sanctions

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 13:07
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The US Senate backs a bill which would impose travel bans and economic sanctions on Venezuelan officials found to have violated protesters' rights.
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Boyhood and Birdman make AFI list

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 10:18

The American Film Institute picks its top 11 films of 2014, including Boyhood, Birdman, Unbroken and Interstellar.
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'Chokehold' demo as royals visit US

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 5:39
related places: Cambridge, Duke, New York

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend a basketball game in New York as about 200 people demonstrate nearby against police violence.
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Syria war: Southern rebels see US as key to success

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 5:22
related countries: Syria Syria

Will US make or break march of the rebels in Syria's south?
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VIDEO: Jet crashes in Maryland killing six

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 3:05
related places: Maryland, Gaithersburg

A private jet has crashed in Gaithersburg, Maryland, in the United States, killing at least six people, as Wendy Urquhart reports.
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Prince William in first Obama talks

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 1:45
related places: Cambridge, White House

Prince William meets US President Barack Obama and makes a speech on the illegal wildlife trade, while his wife visits a Harlem children's organisation.
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Guantanamo six 'free in Uruguay'

Monday, December 8th 2014, 22:53
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay

Uruguay says it is granting complete freedom to six former Guantanamo Bay inmates released by the US to the South American country at the weekend.
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'More troops pledged' to IS campaign

Monday, December 8th 2014, 21:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A top US commander says 1,500 more coalition troops are to be sent to Iraq to bolster the fight against Islamic State militants.
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McDonald's sales continue to decline

Monday, December 8th 2014, 19:15
related places: McDonald

Sales at McDonald's outlets in the United States fell 4.6% in November - more than double the expected decline.
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VIDEO: Prince and President in Oval Office

Monday, December 8th 2014, 16:54
related places: Cambridge, White House, President, Prince George

The Duke of Cambridge meets Barack Obama at the White House - telling the US President that in the excitement of Prince George's birth he forgot to check whether he was a boy or a girl.
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'No change' to US hostage raid policy

Monday, December 8th 2014, 16:26

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says there is no need for a review into operations to free Americans held by militants despite recent failures.
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Second night of violent US protests

Monday, December 8th 2014, 15:38
related places: California

Angry protesters in California continue to rally against the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of white police.
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BP loses latest US oil spill appeal

Monday, December 8th 2014, 15:37
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The US Supreme Court rejects oil giant BP's latest legal challenge to a settlement agreement over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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Hunger Games unmoved at US box office

Monday, December 8th 2014, 14:22
related countries: Canada Canada

The latest Hunger Games film remains at the top of the US and Canada box office chart after a slow weekend for North America's cinemas.
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Asia shares up despite economic data

Monday, December 8th 2014, 9:39
related countries: Japan Japan

Asian shares were higher despite weak Chinese trade data and news that Japan's recession was deeper than originally estimated.
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Sting and Hanks honoured by Obama

Monday, December 8th 2014, 9:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Washington, Oscar, Hanks

British singer Sting and Oscar-winning US actor Tom Hanks are feted in Washington as recipients of this year's Kennedy Center honours.
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Guantanamo six arrive in Uruguay

Monday, December 8th 2014, 0:26
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay

Six prisoners who spent 12 years at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre arrive in Uruguay after being released by the United States.
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Spieth wins as Woods ties for last

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 23:13
related places: Woods

American Jordan Spieth won the Hero World Challenge by 10 shots, with Tiger Woods finishing in a tie for last place.
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US 'unaware' of second Yemen hostage

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 21:10
related countries: Yemen Yemen

US forces who tried to free hostage Luke Somers from al-Qaeda in Yemen did not know the identity of his fellow detainee, a US official says.
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BP quickens job cuts over oil fall

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 21:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Oil giant BP says it is accelerating plans to cut hundreds of jobs within its back-office departments - many based in the UK and US.
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US 'repatriates Taliban chief'

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 14:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Bagram, Taliban

The US is reported to have repatriated to Pakistan a senior Pakistani Taliban commander, Latif Mehsud, who was held at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan.
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US frees six Guantanamo detainees

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 11:47
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay

The US says it has released six men held at Guantanamo Bay on suspicion of ties to al-Qaeda and has sent them to Uruguay for resettlement.
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US reporter charged by Iran court

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 5:08
related countries: Iran Iran

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, detained in Iran for more than four months, is formally charged with unspecified crimes.
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US Republicans boost Senate majority

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 4:22
related places: Louisiana, Senate

US Republicans increase their majority in the Senate after a runoff in Louisiana from the mid-term elections ends in defeat for the Democrats.
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Obama tested following sore throat

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 23:18
related places: Washington, White House

US President Barack Obama has briefly visited a Washington hospital for tests following a persistent sore throat, the White House says.
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Vonn wins in second race back

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 22:14

American skier Lindsey Vonn takes her 60th World Cup win in just her second race back after almost a year out through injury.
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Hostages killed in Yemen rescue bid

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 18:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US journalist Luke Somers and South African teacher Pierre Korkie are killed by al-Qaeda militants in Yemen during a rescue attempt by special forces.
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Orion: Uncertainty ahead for new US spaceship

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 17:54
related places: Mars

The distant - very distant - prospects of a landing on Mars
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Prince William to meet Obama in US

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 10:25
related places: Monday

The Duke of Cambridge will meet President Obama at the White House on Monday, during a three-day visit to the US with the Duchess of Cambridge.
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'Bid to rescue' US hostage in Yemen

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 9:02
related countries: Yemen Yemen

US and Yemeni forces launch an operation to rescue British-born US hostage Luke Somers who has been held by al-Qaeda militants, reports say.
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Grand jury to consider NYC shooting

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 4:29

A US grand jury will consider charges in the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in New York City, as protests over other deaths continue.
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UN 'concerned' at US jury decisions

Friday, December 5th 2014, 20:59

UN human rights experts express "legitimate concerns" over no charges being brought against US policemen involved in two civilian deaths.
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Orion spaceship makes splashdown

Friday, December 5th 2014, 20:40
related places: Orion, Pacific

The US space agency's new Orion crew capsule completes its maiden, unmanned voyage with a splashdown in the Pacific.
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France agrees Holocaust rail payout

Friday, December 5th 2014, 20:24
related countries: France France

France and the US agree a compensation package for Holocaust victims deported by the French state rail company during World War Two.
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