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Backpacker killed by lightning strike on Australian mountain

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 23:19
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An American backpacker dies instantly when lightning hits his tent on an Australian mountain.
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Outrage as 'lock her up' chant hits Canada

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 18:14
related countries: Canada Canada

Lawmakers condemn protesters who made US-style "lock her up" chants about unpopular Alberta Premier Rachel Notley.
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Samsung triumphs over Apple in US Supreme Court patent row

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 17:14
related places: Apple

US Supreme Court rules in favour of Samsung in patent dispute with Apple over iPhone design.
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Roman Polanski extradition rejected by top Polish court

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 10:48
related countries: Poland Poland

Poland's Supreme Court rejects a request to have film-maker Roman Polanski extradited to the US.
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Al Gore meets Donald Trump and Ivanka for climate talks

Monday, December 5th 2016, 22:30

US ex-Vice-President and climate activist Al Gore holds talks with Donald Trump and his daughter.
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Drudge, Twitter, Breitbart

Monday, December 5th 2016, 22:26

Donald Trump claims the US media is crooked and biased. So where do his supporters get their news?
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Mistrial in Walter Scott murder case

Monday, December 5th 2016, 22:11

The murder case of a South Carolina officer who shot a fleeing black motorist ends in a mistrial.
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US hot car death father sentenced to life

Monday, December 5th 2016, 19:25

A US father who left his toddler to die in a hot car has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
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Trump cabinet: Ben Carson nominated for housing secretary

Monday, December 5th 2016, 18:29

US President-elect Donald Trump nominates ex-campaign rival Ben Carson for housing secretary.
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Fake embassy

Monday, December 5th 2016, 17:59
related countries: Ghana Ghana
related places: Accra

An organised crime ring was giving out real US visas in Ghana's capital Accra for a decade - how did they get away with it for so long?
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How might China respond to Trump tweets?

Monday, December 5th 2016, 17:08
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing, Trump

US President-elect Donald Trump has attacked China on social media - how might Beijing respond?
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Trump attacks China in Twitter outburst

Monday, December 5th 2016, 11:31
related countries: China China

US President-elect Donald Trump tweets criticism of China's monetary and South China Sea policies.
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Standing Rock protest: Companies attack Dakota Pipeline ruling

Monday, December 5th 2016, 9:59
related places: White House

The White House is accused of political meddling after the US army halts a controversial oil pipeline.
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Pizzagate: Gunman fires in restaurant at centre of conspiracy

Monday, December 5th 2016, 7:53

A man is arrested after opening fire in a restaurant at the centre of a bizarre fake US election story.
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Fake it to make it

Monday, December 5th 2016, 2:43
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Many of the fake news websites that sprang up during the US election campaign have been traced to a small city in Macedonia, where teenagers are pumping out sensationalist stories to earn cash from advertising.
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Oakland fire: 33 confirmed dead as search continues

Sunday, December 4th 2016, 23:10
related places: Oakland

The number of people confirmed dead in a warehouse fire in California rises to 33.
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Standing Rock: US Army refuses N Dakota pipeline access

Sunday, December 4th 2016, 22:54
related places: Sioux

The US Army denies access for an oil pipeline in North Dakota in a victory for Native American activists.
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Trump vows 35% tax for US firms that move jobs overseas

Sunday, December 4th 2016, 20:13

Donald Trump threatens to impose a 35% tax on US companies that move their manufacturing overseas.
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Hawaii snow captured in time-lapse footage

Sunday, December 4th 2016, 10:54

Parts of the US state of Hawaii have received up to three feet (90cm) of snow.
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Apple reveals self-driving car plans

Sunday, December 4th 2016, 9:53
related places: Apple

Apple acknowledges plans to build a self-driving car for the first time in a letter to US transport regulators.
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Hawaii snowfall: Parts of state receive weather warning

Sunday, December 4th 2016, 8:58

A winter weather warning is issued for parts of the tropical US state of Hawaii - yes, Hawaii.
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US election recount: Greens change tactics in Pennsylvania bid

Sunday, December 4th 2016, 6:31
related places: Pennsylvania, Greens

Jill Stein's US Greens changes its strategy in its bid for a state-wide recount in Pennsylvania.
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Oakland fire: Dozens feared dead in club night blaze

Sunday, December 4th 2016, 6:23
related places: Oakland, California

Police say they are preparing for as many as 40 deaths after a fire breaks out at a rave in Oakland.
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Bowe Bergdahl appeals to Obama for pardon

Saturday, December 3rd 2016, 18:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who deserted his unit in Afghanistan, asks President Obama for a pardon.
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Trump-Taiwan call: China lodges protest

Saturday, December 3rd 2016, 14:08
related countries: China China, Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Trump

China lodges a protest with the US over Donald Trump's phone call with the Taiwanese president.
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Trump-Taiwan call breaks US policy stance

Saturday, December 3rd 2016, 8:25
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Donald Trump speaks directly with Taiwan's president - a move that risks angering China.
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Trump supporters challenge recount bid in Rust Belt states

Friday, December 2nd 2016, 23:18
related places: Michigan, Lawyers

Donald Trump's supporters try to block vote recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan.
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Standing Rock: US veterans join North Dakota protests

Friday, December 2nd 2016, 22:01

US military veterans will protest alongside activists in North Dakota against an oil pipeline.
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Friday, December 2nd 2016, 15:39

Pop group Duran Duran express shock and anger after losing a court battle to reclaim US rights to some of their most famous songs.
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US unemployment rate falls to nine-year low

Friday, December 2nd 2016, 15:28

The US economy created 178,000 jobs in November, with the unemployment rate falling to a nine-year low.
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Trump names Gen James 'Mad Dog' Mattis as defence secretary

Friday, December 2nd 2016, 13:33

Donald Trump names Iraq and Afghanistan veteran Gen James 'Mad Dog' Mattis as defence secretary.
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Mall of America hires first black Santa

Friday, December 2nd 2016, 10:39
related places: America, Minnesota, Santa

The shopping centre in the US state of Minnesota employs Larry Jefferson as its first black Santa.
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This 20-year-old crashed his car at 100mph while on Facebook Live

Friday, December 2nd 2016, 7:59

A US man who was streaming himself on Facebook Live is in hospital after crashing his car while driving at 100mph.
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Taking the temperature at Trump's 'thank you' tour

Friday, December 2nd 2016, 7:51
related places: Trump

Donald Trump has embarked on a 'thank you tour' of the United States.
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Tennessee wildfires: Death toll rises to 11

Friday, December 2nd 2016, 7:20
related places: Tennessee

The death toll from wildfires raging across the US state of Tennessee rises to 11.
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Winter is coming

Friday, December 2nd 2016, 0:29

As winter approaches, the struggle Native American protesters face is growing harder by the day.
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Donald Trump vows 'consequences' for companies leaving US

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 22:56
related places: President

President-elect Donald Trump warns companies of "consequences" if they leave the United States.
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Syria conflict: US coalition admits killing civilians in Manbij

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 20:18
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Manbij

The US-led coalition has admitted to killing 54 civilians in air strikes on Syria in recent months.
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Activist vs Church pastor: Should people be punished for burning US flag?

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 15:41
related places: New York, Church, President

A US activist defends burning the American flag outside Trump Tower in New York, as President-elect Donald Trump suggests there should be punishments for people doing so.
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The octogenarians who do the splits

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 11:40
related places: Sun City

In Sun City, USA, a group of woman aged 55-84 have formed a cheerleading and marching squad.
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Kanye West is 'released from hospital' after being admitted for exhaustion

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 7:10

The rapper is back home with wife Kim Kardashian after leaving hospital, according to US media reports.
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Arctic conditions

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 1:06
related places: Galena, Alaska

Photographer Ed Gold's images from the remote community of Galena in Alaska, USA.
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Potential conflicts

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 0:50
related places: Trump

A list of business holdings that could force Trump to choose between US interest and his bottom line
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Seven people dead in Tennessee wildfire

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 22:42
related places: Tennessee, Gatlinburg

Wildfires rage in the US South, with the resort city of Gatlinburg, Tennessee suffering much of the damage.
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Charlotte shooting: No charges in Keith Scott case

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 20:05
related places: Charlotte

Prosecutors decide not to charge a US policeman who shot a black man in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Trump says Ohio campus attacker 'should not have been in' US

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 18:59
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Ohio

Donald Trump says the Ohio campus attacker, a Somali refugee, "should not have been in our country".
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Abducted California mother Sherri Papini had 'message' branded on skin

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 16:52

Missing mother of two 'suffered tremendously', her husband tells US media
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US star Matthew McConaughey gives students 'safe ride' home

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 11:33
related places: Austin, Oscar

Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey surprises students in Austin by giving them a late-night lift home.
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Trump eyes ex-Goldman banker Steve Mnuchin for Treasury

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 1:40

Donald Trump will reportedly pick former Goldman Sachs bank executive Steve Mnuchin as US treasury secretary.
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Syria conflict: US admits mistakes led to strike on state forces

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 17:14
related countries: Syria Syria

The US admits mistakes led to a deadly coalition strike on Syrian forces intended to target IS.
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Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 10:03
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Police have not ruled out terror as a motive in Monday's attack at Ohio State University.
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Ohio campus attack: What happened?

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 9:06
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A man who injured 11 people, one critically, in a rampage at Ohio State University was of Somali descent and a student on campus, say US officials.
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What Cubans think Trump will change about US-Cuba ties

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 0:16
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Trump

What do people in Cuba think of the relationship with the US as both countries change?
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Trump threatens to terminate US-Cuba thaw

Monday, November 28th 2016, 19:01
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Donald Trump says he will end the thaw with Cuba if Havana does not offer a "better deal".
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Muslim teen first to compete in hijab for Miss Minnesota

Monday, November 28th 2016, 17:07
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A Somali-American woman becomes the first to compete in the Miss Minnesota while fully clothed in every round.
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Trump attacks Clinton over Wisconsin vote recount

Sunday, November 27th 2016, 15:38
related places: Clinton

The US president-elect attacks Hillary Clinton for supporting the recount of votes in Wisconsin.
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Stunning sand sculptures on Florida beach

Sunday, November 27th 2016, 9:25
related countries: Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean, Canada Canada, Singapore Singapore
related places: Florida

Artists from the US, Singapore and Canada to take part in this annual sand art competition on the Atlantic Ocean beach.
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Afghanistan's Top Guns: The pilots taking on the Taliban

Saturday, November 26th 2016, 23:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US-led Nato coalition is training a new breed of pilots in Afghanistan to support forces fighting the Taliban.
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Trump election: Clinton campaign joins Wisconsin vote recount

Saturday, November 26th 2016, 20:47
related places: Clinton

The Clinton campaign will take part in a recount of US election votes in Wisconsin, its lawyer says.
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Donald Trump calls Fidel Castro 'brutal dictator'

Saturday, November 26th 2016, 18:13
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Castro

Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro was a "brutal dictator", US President-elect Donald Trump says.
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Trump election: Wisconsin prepares for vote recount

Saturday, November 26th 2016, 17:22

Officials in Wisconsin are preparing to conduct a full recount of the votes from the US election.
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History will judge Fidel Castro impact - Obama

Saturday, November 26th 2016, 15:41
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Castro

"History will judge" the impact of Cuba's late leader Fidel Castro, says US President Barack Obama.
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Venezuela: Maduro says US fabricated drugs case against nephews

Friday, November 25th 2016, 23:57
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's president says the US fabricated a drug trafficking case against two nephews of his wife.
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Charleston shootings: Dylann Roof 'fit' to stand trial

Friday, November 25th 2016, 16:35
related places: Charleston

A man suspected of killing nine black people at a Charleston church can be tried, a US judge says.
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IS conflict: US soldier killed in Syria blast

Friday, November 25th 2016, 11:19
related countries: Syria Syria

A US soldier is killed in the fight against IS in Syria, officials say, the first such casualty.
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The women trying to make it north

Friday, November 25th 2016, 6:49
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people try to cross the US/Mexican border illegally. Encarni Pindado has travelled with some of the women who tried to make it north.
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Women in science pledge to combat hate

Friday, November 25th 2016, 1:33

Women of science around the world sign a pledge to combat discrimination in the wake of the US election.
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US election recount: Jill Stein raises funds to examine Wisconsin result

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 19:58
related places: Trump

Moves are under way for a recount in Wisconsin, that was won by Trump: what does it mean?
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Turkey fryer warning given by fire chiefs for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 17:39
related places: Thanksgiving

US fire chiefs have released a turkey fryer danger alert video to coincide with Thanksgiving Day.
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Donald Trump calls for unity in Thanksgiving holiday address

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 5:18
related places: Thanksgiving

US President-elect Donald Trump calls for national unity in a Thanksgiving holiday address.
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U Name It Challenge

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 1:08
related places: Thanksgiving

A remixed version of a song by an American pastor has inspired a Thanksgiving dance craze - the U Name It Challenge.
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'Embarrassed' Obama daughters skip turkey pardon

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 1:01
related places: Thanksgiving

Sasha and Malia Obama skip the bad "dad jokes" at Thanksgiving turkey pardon, says US president.
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Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 2m votes

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 0:28

Hillary Clinton's lead over Donald Trump in the popular US election count increases to 2m votes.
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Trump picks Nikki Haley and Betsy DeVos as first women for cabinet

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 19:57

US President-elect Donald Trump appoints the first two women to join his incoming administration.
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Wood-selling US man, 80, inspires thousands

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 19:08

An online campaign to help a US man aged 80 raise money to pay medical bills gathers almost $20,000.
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'Fireball' dazzles in Florida skies 'explosion'

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 18:26
related places: Florida, Christopher

A bright fireball in the skies above Florida in the US is caught on camera by a police officer and local residents Christopher and Laura Scruby.
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Trump names Nikki Haley as UN ambassador

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 18:26

Donald Trump names South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as US ambassador to the UN.
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'We've come so far'

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 17:47

What cultural and political events have happened to change US attitudes towards the gay community?
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Thanksgiving traffic jam in Los Angeles is 'most epic'

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 17:20
related places: Los Angeles

Footage has been captured in southern California of possibly the world's worst traffic jam during the great US Thanksgiving getaway.
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US Thanksgiving survival

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 16:31
related places: Thanksgiving

When the blessings of the year include a divisive election, how do you avoid rows this Thanksgiving?
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Thanksgiving: What US astronauts will be eating in space

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 11:48
related places: Thanksgiving

Nasa astronaut Shane Kimbrough has been showing off the specialties he'll be preparing for the crew's Thanksgiving meal aboard the ISS this year.
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Barack Obama 'chokes up' giving Ellen DeGeneres 'Medal of Freedom'

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 2:27
related places: Freedom

US President Barack Obama gets 'choked up' giving Ellen DeGeneres the 'Medal of Freedom'.
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Ellen DeGeneres lauded for gay rights influence

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 0:59

US president praises comedian Ellen DeGeneres's bravery as he gives her the country's highest award.
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US atheist sues after Kentucky refuses 'IM GOD' licence plate

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 23:32
related places: Kentucky

An American atheist sues Kentucky authorities after he was refused a car number plate that reads "IM GOD".
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Kanye West taken to LA hospital following disturbance call

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 12:38

US rapper Kanye West is hospitalised following a "disturbance call", media reports say.
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Donald Trump: US to quit TPP on first day in office

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 11:30
related places: President

Donald Trump says the US will quit the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal when he takes office.
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Gigi Hadid apologises for Melania Trump impression at AMAs

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 6:30

After imitating Melania Trump at the American Music Awards, Gigi Hadid has shared an apology letter on social media.
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Jurgen Klinsmann: United States sack former Germany boss

Monday, November 21st 2016, 21:43
related countries: Germany Germany

Former Germany player and boss Jurgen Klinsmann is sacked as coach of the United States.
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Kanye West cancels entire Saint Pablo tour following stage rant

Monday, November 21st 2016, 21:33

Rapper Kanye West cancels the rest of his Saint Pablo tour, days after ranting in a Sacramento show.
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US child killer jailed after 27 years

Monday, November 21st 2016, 19:06
related places: Minnesota

A man who admitted killing 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling in Minnesota in 1989 is jailed for 20 years.
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Fantastic Beasts has UK's biggest opening weekend of 2016

Monday, November 21st 2016, 17:44

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them has the biggest UK box office opening weekend of the year.
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US police officers shot in four attacks in one day

Monday, November 21st 2016, 15:12
related places: Texas

One officer is shot dead in Texas, another is shot in the face in Missouri, and two others are injured.
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Muslim woman: 'Why I backed Donald Trump for president'

Monday, November 21st 2016, 9:57
related places: California

A Muslim woman from California, Shireen Qudosi, on why she voted for Donald Trump in the US election:
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Green Day lambast Trump at awards

Monday, November 21st 2016, 7:28
related places: Drake, Trump

Comments aimed at president-elect Trump dominated the AMAs, which saw wins for Drake, Zayn Malik and Selena Gomez.
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Trump election: Mitt Romney considered for secretary of state

Sunday, November 20th 2016, 16:11

Mitt Romney is being considered for US secretary of state, Vice-President-elect Mike Pence confirms.
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Good Friday and Columbus Day renamed by 'inclusive' US city of Bloomington

Sunday, November 20th 2016, 15:21
related places: Bloomington

A US city renames Good Friday and Columbus Day "Spring" and "Fall" holidays to be more "inclusive".
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Trump locks horns with Hamilton musical cast over Pence booing

Saturday, November 19th 2016, 23:11
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton, Pence, Broadway

Donald Trump wades into a row over the booing of the US vice-president elect at a Broadway musical.
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Mike Pence, VP-elect, booed at Hamilton musical

Saturday, November 19th 2016, 15:19
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton, New York, President

US Vice-President-elect Mike Pence is booed attending the hit musical Hamilton in New York.
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Climate talks: 'Save us' from global warming, US urged

Saturday, November 19th 2016, 2:06
related places: Pacific

The next head of the UN global climate talks calls on the US to save Pacific islands from global warming.
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Nephews of Venezuela first lady convicted of cocaine plot

Saturday, November 19th 2016, 1:29
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady are found guilty trying to import 800kg of cocaine to the US.
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