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A disturbing advance

Monday, May 15th 2017, 7:40

It could be intended to be part of a larger intercontinental missile capable of reaching the US.
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Far-right figure should be denied Australian visa, MP says

Monday, May 15th 2017, 6:07
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The nation should take a stand against controversial US podcaster Mike Enoch, an MP says.
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Comey sacking: Trump urged to hand over any tapes

Monday, May 15th 2017, 0:34
related places: Trump

Rival US lawmakers press the president on whether conversations with James Comey were taped.
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Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg in call to help working mothers

Sunday, May 14th 2017, 19:24
related places: Day

Sheryl Sandberg calls for a rise in the minimum wage and affordable childcare on US Mother's Day.
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North Korea missile test 'due to Kim Jong-un paranoia'

Sunday, May 14th 2017, 15:06
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US will continue to "tighten the screws" on North Korea, the US ambassador to the UN says.
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North Korea 'would hold talks' with Trump administration

Saturday, May 13th 2017, 8:16
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Trump

Talks could be held with the US "under the right conditions", South Korean media reports.
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US to discuss with EU possible laptop ban on flights

Friday, May 12th 2017, 23:43

The ban already affects flights to the US from eight mainly Muslim countries.
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Comey dismissal: Did Trump threaten FBI ex-boss in tweet?

Friday, May 12th 2017, 20:07
related places: White House

The White House press secretary faced questions after the US president wrote a tweet about James Comey.
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FBI chief sacking: Trump warns Comey over leaks to media

Friday, May 12th 2017, 18:14
related places: Trump

The US president says James Comey "better hope there are no 'tapes' of our conversations".
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US law boss Sessions orders harsher criminal sentencing

Friday, May 12th 2017, 15:49
related places: Sessions

The attorney general orders prosecutors to pursue maximum penalties for criminals, overturning Obama policy.
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US and China sign trade agreement

Friday, May 12th 2017, 13:15
related countries: China China

The deal means China will lift its ban on US beef imports while Chinese banks can enter the US market.
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Arctic summit: Trump to make 'right decision for the US' on climate

Friday, May 12th 2017, 0:44
related places: Trump

President Trump will make "the right decision for the US" as he reviews the climate change policy.
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ICE arrests nearly 1,400 in major anti-gang operation

Thursday, May 11th 2017, 22:28

Some 900 of those detained in six-week nationwide gang dragnet were US citizens.
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Missing US hiker in Montana found safe after six days

Thursday, May 11th 2017, 16:34
related places: Montana, All

All the 23-year-old had was her dog and a sweater, she said after her ordeal in Montana.
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Caught in the storm

Thursday, May 11th 2017, 11:19

Known as apolitical and by-the-book, the US deputy attorney general is now at the heart of the row.
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Trump-Russia investigation: Michael Flynn ordered to hand over papers

Thursday, May 11th 2017, 7:51
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Trump

Michael Flynn’s help is sought in the Russia probe amid fallout over the firing of the FBI director.
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Students boo Trump's education secretary Betsy DeVos

Wednesday, May 10th 2017, 21:59
related places: Bethune, Florida, Trump

US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faces thunderous boos from students as she gives the graduation address at historically black Bethune-Cookman University in Florida.
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Trump Russia meeting: Lavrov praises Trump and Tillerson after talks

Wednesday, May 10th 2017, 21:32
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Trump

Russia's foreign minister said the talks were dominated by improving relations and the war in Syria.
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IS conflict: US arming Syrian Kurds unacceptable - Turkey

Wednesday, May 10th 2017, 17:28
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

President Erdogan says the battle against IS should not involve "another terrorist group".
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'Paedophile advice' on Arizona radio station causes fury

Wednesday, May 10th 2017, 16:33
related places: Arizona

A petition is launched against Arizona's Cave 97.7 FM over its advice on hiding child porn images.
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Dan Heyman: US reporter arrested for shouting questions on healthcare

Wednesday, May 10th 2017, 16:02

Dan Heyman was shouting questions at Tom Price and Kellyanne Conway about healthcare proposals.
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Chuck Schumer: 'President Trump, you're making a big mistake'

Tuesday, May 9th 2017, 23:47

US Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer reacts to the news that Donald Trump has fired the FBI director James Comey.
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The Jewish refugees the US turned away

Tuesday, May 9th 2017, 23:22

In 1939 the SS St Louis, carrying Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazis, was refused entry to the US.
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Syria war: US to arm Kurds in battle for Raqqa

Tuesday, May 9th 2017, 22:41
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The move will help Kurdish fighters battling IS for Raqqa but will alarm neighbouring Turkey.
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Connecticut black bear 'angry' at no invite for brownies

Tuesday, May 9th 2017, 21:34

"It was a rather harrowing experience although it looks cute in the photos," a neighbour says.
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Climate change: China vows to defend Paris agreement

Tuesday, May 9th 2017, 16:23
related countries: China China, France France
related places: Paris

The comments come amid uncertainty over whether the US will withdraw from the Paris agreement.
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Tiffany Trump

Tuesday, May 9th 2017, 15:21
related places: Law

As Tiffany Trump prepares to move to Washington DC to study Law, we take a look at the youngest daughter of the US President.
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'Grotesque actions' in Penn State fraternity hazing death

Tuesday, May 9th 2017, 15:21

Prosecutors charge 18 fraternity members in the death of a US student during a drinking binge.
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Taliban fight: US may send 3,000 more troops to Afghanistan

Tuesday, May 9th 2017, 10:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

President Trump is being asked by senior advisers to send 3,000 extra soldiers to fight the Taliban.
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Arizona: Phoenix serial killer suspect arrested

Tuesday, May 9th 2017, 3:36
related places: Arizona

Police in the US state of Arizona say the man responsible for nine deaths last year is in custody.
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US Air Force's secretive space plane lands after two years in orbit

Monday, May 8th 2017, 18:30
related places: Earth

After almost two years in orbit, the X-37B Orbit Test Vehicle has returned to Earth - but what has it been doing?
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X-37B space plane returns after two-year secret mission

Monday, May 8th 2017, 18:19

What was the US Air Force's X-37B doing during its almost two years in orbit?
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Trump shadow hangs over climate talks opening

Monday, May 8th 2017, 9:18
related countries: France France
related places: Paris, Bonn

Climate negotiators meet in Bonn amid concern that the US president could shun the Paris accord.
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Barack Obama jokes about Michelle leaving him

Monday, May 8th 2017, 8:59

Former US President Barack Obama delivers a funny line during a moment of appreciation for his wife.
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North Korea 'detains US citizen Kim Hak-song'

Sunday, May 7th 2017, 16:25
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea says it held the university worker on suspicion of "hostile acts" against the state.
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Pope Francis angered by America's 'mother of all bombs' name

Saturday, May 6th 2017, 20:47
related places: America

The pontiff says it does not make sense to call the US military's massive bomb "mother".
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Venezuela protests: Women march against Maduro

Saturday, May 6th 2017, 18:49

The women protest against security forces as the US expresses concern at the "violent crackdown".
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US boy makes birthday party adoption wish

Saturday, May 6th 2017, 8:43

A ten-year-old boy uses his birthday party to ask his step-father to "make it official" and adopt him.
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The unlikely workplace having 'doggy day'

Saturday, May 6th 2017, 0:23
related places: Interior

The US Department of Interior has launched a "doggy day", the first time any US government department has encouraged dogs at work.
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Canada considers retaliation for US tariff on softwood lumber

Friday, May 5th 2017, 21:57
related places: Oregon, Trudeau

Trudeau considers banning US coal exports and imposing duties on Oregon industries.
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US rapper Kanye West disappears from social media

Friday, May 5th 2017, 20:54

The US rapper deletes his Twitter and Instagram accounts, which had millions of followers.
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Senate Republicans doubtful of American Health Care Act

Friday, May 5th 2017, 20:34

One of the party's senators warns it will be "near impossible" to agree a final version.
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Is Trump right about Australian healthcare?

Friday, May 5th 2017, 20:27
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The US president told the Australian prime minister his country had better healthcare.
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Somalia conflict: US suffers rare combat loss in al-Shabab clash

Friday, May 5th 2017, 18:00
related countries: Somalia Somalia

It is the first confirmed death of a member of the US military there since Black Hawk Down in 1993.
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Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $110m in US talc cancer case

Friday, May 5th 2017, 10:40

A US woman says she developed ovarian cancer after 40 years using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder.
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Delta Air Lines kicks US family off flight after row over toddler

Friday, May 5th 2017, 5:36

Parents say they were threatened with jail and children with foster care for refusing to get off.
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Obamacare is 'dead' says Trump after healthcare victory

Friday, May 5th 2017, 1:45
related places: Republican, Trump

The US president celebrates after the lower house narrowly passes the Republican healthcare bill.
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Trump and Republicans cheer vote on healthcare

Thursday, May 4th 2017, 20:47
related places: House, White House

US President Donald Trump and House Republicans celebrated a vote on a healthcare bill at the White House.
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Protesters yell 'shame' at politicians over healthcare bill

Thursday, May 4th 2017, 19:11

Across the street from the US Capitol protesters yell at lawmakers who passed an Obamacare repeal bill.
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Crucial House vote to be held on Obamacare repeal bill

Thursday, May 4th 2017, 16:22

Republicans say they have enough votes for their healthcare reform bill to clear the first hurdle.
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US TV show Veep leaves Australia MP in stitches

Thursday, May 4th 2017, 10:30
related countries: Australia Australia

A scene in the show Veep causes Graham Perrett to choke, lose consciousness and hit a kitchen top.
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Tillerson lays out US foreign policy vision

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017, 23:13

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sets out his plans for US foreign policy under President Trump.
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US photographer captured moment of her death in Afghanistan

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017, 18:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The 22-year-old camerawoman and four Afghan soldiers were blown up in July 2013.
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FBI head 'nauseous' over his possible sway on US election

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017, 16:11

But James Comey defends his decision to reveal a renewed probe into Hillary Clinton emails.
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Syria war: Putin says 'safe zones' have international support

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017, 16:02
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Russia, the US, Turkey, Iran and Syria all support the plan, the Russian president says.
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Kabul bomb attack targeting Nato convoy kills eight

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017, 9:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

So-called Islamic State says a suicide bomber carried out the explosion that killed eight civilians.
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US police reward for 'hero' Indian man

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017, 7:18
related countries: India India

New Jersey police gift $1,000 to a man who was robbed while saving the life of a colleague.
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Trump and Putin: Syria ceasefire heads leaders' agenda

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017, 6:00
related countries: Syria Syria

The two spoke for the first time since the US launched air strikes against Syria nearly a month ago.
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Venezuela crisis: Opposition condemns Maduro move

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017, 0:44
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Protests target the president's changes to the constitution, as the US and Brazil express concern.
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Ivanka Trump: How do critics like her book?

Tuesday, May 2nd 2017, 21:04

Women Who Work, the second book by the US's first daughter, was published today.
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Trumplomacy

Tuesday, May 2nd 2017, 18:11
related countries: North Korea North Korea

It's been a confusing few weeks of rhetoric and actions on the part of North Korea and the US. What's different this time?
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Jimmy Kimmel tells of newborn son's illness

Tuesday, May 2nd 2017, 17:29

In an emotional address, the US television host pleads with his audience to support Obamacare.
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US anti-missile system operational in South Korea

Tuesday, May 2nd 2017, 9:30
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

The Thaad system now has the basic capability to intercept North Korean missiles, say US officials.
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US screenwriters' strike averted

Tuesday, May 2nd 2017, 8:25

A deal has been struck between US writers and studios after talks aimed at securing better terms.
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Missing US teen refuses to return home from the Netherlands

Tuesday, May 2nd 2017, 1:21
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Amsterdam

Margaret Lee flew to Amsterdam to meet someone and now refuses to go home, police say.
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Cuban with US flag disrupts Havana parade

Monday, May 1st 2017, 20:33
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

A man ran through Revolution Square in protest before being bundled to the ground and led away.
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San Diego pool party gunman called ex-girlfriend during attack

Monday, May 1st 2017, 20:02
related places: San Diego, Sunday

The 49-year-old white gunman was despondent over a recent break-up with his girlfriend.
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Philippines President Duterte may turn down Trump's invite

Monday, May 1st 2017, 18:46
related places: Trump

"I am tied up," Mr Duterte says of the US president's offer. "I cannot make any definite promise."
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Donald Trump: I would be honoured to meet Kim Jong-un

Monday, May 1st 2017, 18:37
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US president said he would meet the North Korean leader if it was "appropriate".
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Trump stirs debate in remarks on American Civil War

Monday, May 1st 2017, 16:45

He suggests the conflict might have been avoided if President Andrew Jackson had been in office.
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US storms: Deadly flooding and tornadoes leave 13 dead

Monday, May 1st 2017, 12:20

At least 13 people have died as flooding and tornadoes sweep parts of the south and midwest.
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Japan sends biggest warship to protect US supply vessel

Monday, May 1st 2017, 11:40
related countries: Japan Japan

It is the first such deployment since Japan expanded the role of its military.
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US actor Val Kilmer makes cancer admission

Monday, May 1st 2017, 8:44

The star seems to confirm he had the disease, after previously saying he had "no cancer whatsoever".
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US budget: Funding deal reached to avert shutdown

Monday, May 1st 2017, 6:26

The deal, which rejects key Trump goals, will keep the government running until 30 September.
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Eminem sues New Zealand governing party over Lose Yourself

Monday, May 1st 2017, 5:38
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The US rapper says the National Party used a song which sounded like his award-winning Lose Yourself.
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Sunday, April 30th 2017, 18:23
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US president reflects on the young leader's rise and says "we'll see" about US military options.
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Syria war: IS driven back in Tabqa, US-backed fighters say

Sunday, April 30th 2017, 16:29
related countries: Syria Syria

US-backed Syrian fighters say they have taken six more districts in the city to the west of Raqqa.
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Donald Trump attacks US media at 100-day Pennsylvania rally

Sunday, April 30th 2017, 7:14

The president insists he is keeping his election pledges and dismisses criticism as "fake news".
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Anti-Trump climate change march draws thousands in US

Sunday, April 30th 2017, 7:00

People took part in the march to protest Donald Trump's climate policies on his 100th day in office.
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Correspondents' Dinner joke targets Trump

Sunday, April 30th 2017, 5:00

US comedian Hasan Minhaj had a dig at the president during the White House Correspondents' Dinner, which the president snubbed.
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Protests against Trump's climate plans

Saturday, April 29th 2017, 21:00
related places: Trump

Thousands rally across the US to protest against Donald Trump's climate strategy.
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Elon Musk reveals underground road vision

Saturday, April 29th 2017, 13:03
related places: Tesla

The US entrepreneur and Tesla-founder finds traffic "soul-destroying" - so he's come up with this.
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China deports US 'spy' Sandy Phan-Gillis after conviction

Saturday, April 29th 2017, 7:14
related countries: China China

A businesswoman convicted of spying by China returns home after two years in detention.
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Patrick Swayze's Dirty Dancing jacket fetches $62,500

Saturday, April 29th 2017, 3:53
related places: Los Angeles

Hundreds of other items belonging to the late US actor go under the hammer in Los Angeles.
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'On your side'

Saturday, April 29th 2017, 1:58

The US president tells National Rifle Association members he is on their team.
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Gunpoint victim explains astonishing cool

Friday, April 28th 2017, 23:00

A cashier at Jimmy John's takeaway in Kansas City, Missouri tells the BBC how he kept his astonishing cool when a robber stuck a gun in his face.
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Trump executive order aims to allow Arctic drilling

Friday, April 28th 2017, 22:18
related places: Arctic

The US president said he hoped the new order would create "thousands and thousands" of jobs.
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North Korea crisis: Rex Tillerson urges international response

Friday, April 28th 2017, 20:36

The secretary of state called on China in particular to leverage its trade links as influence.
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Friendly fire inquiry after US soldiers die battling IS

Friday, April 28th 2017, 17:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Sgts Joshua Rodgers, 22, and Cameron Thomas, 23, both on their third deployment to Afghanistan.
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US budget: Shutdown averted by Congress bill

Friday, April 28th 2017, 16:32

The stop-gap spending bill to keep the government running an extra week has passed House and Senate.
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US ready for 'military action if necessary' against N Korea

Friday, April 28th 2017, 15:56
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The top US diplomat warned North Korea against further "aggression".
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US growth rate hits three-year low

Friday, April 28th 2017, 15:38

President Trump faces a greater challenge in meeting his growth pledge after weak data.
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Trump fears 'major, major conflict' with North Korea

Friday, April 28th 2017, 14:05
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

The US president also says China's Xi Jinping is "trying very hard" to end the Korean crisis.
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Trump says he misses life before he became US president

Friday, April 28th 2017, 10:55

Mr Trump says he misses life before he was elected - and social media users couldn't agree more.
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Dividing line

Thursday, April 27th 2017, 20:48

Donald Trump's promise to build a wall along the US-Mexico border still faces a lot of obstacles.
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What next?

Thursday, April 27th 2017, 18:39

BBC defence and diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus answers your questions on US-North Korea tensions.
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Fighting continues at site where US dropped MOAB

Thursday, April 27th 2017, 12:43
related places: Moab

The BBC's Auliya Atrafi discovers so-called Islamic State is still active in the area hit by a huge US bomb.
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Trump's immigrant crime hotline trolled with calls about aliens and UFOs

Thursday, April 27th 2017, 11:20

The US government line was set up for victims of crimes "committed by removable criminal aliens".
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North Korea: US vows sanctions and will activate Thaad system 'within days'

Thursday, April 27th 2017, 8:39
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: North

The Thaad system to protect South Korea from the North will be activated "within days", says the US.
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Thursday, April 27th 2017, 7:14

The latest purge is over alleged links to US-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen.
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