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US election: Trump sceptical of Russia meddling

Friday, September 9th 2016, 14:57
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow, Republican, Trump

The Republican presidential nominee tells a Russian-funded network he is sceptical of claims that Moscow is interfering in the US election.
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Galaxy Note 7: Owners advised not to use on planes

Friday, September 9th 2016, 10:37

US authorities have advised airline passengers not to switch on or charge Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones while travelling, after reports of the device exploding.
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Arrests over hacks of CIA and FBI staff

Friday, September 9th 2016, 10:12

Two Americans have been arrested and charged for allegedly helping to hack high-ranking US government officials.
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Feyisa Lilesa: Ethiopian protest runner lands in the US

Friday, September 9th 2016, 8:54
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Rio

Ethiopian Olympian Feyisa Lilesa, who said he wanted to seek asylum after staging an anti-government protest in Rio, arrives in the US.
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US hostage rescue bid in Afghanistan fails

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 21:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US forces in Afghanistan carried out a failed attempt to rescue two hostages last month, the Pentagon has revealed.
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Librarian leaves $4m to University of New Hampshire

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 21:20
related places: New Hampshire

A librarian leaves $4m (£3m) to a US university after dying aged 77 in the US state of New Hampshire.
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What is Aleppo? Gary Johnson foxed by Syria question

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 16:36
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

One of the third-party candidates for the US presidency, Gary Johnson, is ridiculed after asking "What is Aleppo?" in response to a question on the Syrian city.
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US presidential candidate: 'What is Aleppo?'

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 16:20
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

The Libertarian Party candidate for US president stumbled when asked about the Syrian city of Aleppo during a TV interview.
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Ryan Lochte: Swimmer banned for 10 months over false robbery claims

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 15:18

American swimmer Ryan Lochte is banned from the sport for 10 months after falsely claiming he was robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics.
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Designers aim for even faster fashion

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 15:06
related places: New York

US designers are adopting the "show-now, shop-now" trend during New York fashion week that allows consumers to buy designs straight from the catwalk.
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US anthem protest: Megan Rapinoe denied by Washington Spirit

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 12:57

National Women's League Washington Spirit team plays the national anthem without players, to prevent a protest by Seattle Reign's Megan Rapinoe.
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Obama: 'I don't take Duterte comments personally'

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 11:53
related countries: Philippines Philippines

US President Barack Obama says he does not bear a grudge over remarks made by Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte.
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'Awkward moment' as Obama met Duterte

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 8:44
related countries: Philippines Philippines

US President Barack Obama and Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte had a brief face-to-face summit encounter, days after a very public spat.
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US media firm Liberty Media to buy Formula 1

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 0:16

US firm Liberty Media is buying the racing business Formula 1, with Bernie Ecclestone to remain as chief executive.
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Jill Stein, US Green Party candidate, 'defaced bulldozer'

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 23:42

Jill Stein is charged after video appears to show the US Green Party presidential candidate spray-painting a bulldozer at a pipeline protest.
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Islamic State group: Turkey and US 'ready to invade capital'

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 22:17
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggests he and the US are ready to drive so-called Islamic State from its Syrian stronghold of Raqqa.
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US says Russian jet flew 10ft from plane over Black Sea

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 22:01
related countries: Russia Russia

The Pentagon says a Russian fighter plane flew within about 10ft of one of its reconnaissance aircraft operating over the Black Sea.
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US election: Trump pledges big US military expansion

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 21:53

Donald Trump says he will expand all areas of the US military if he wins the presidency in November, advocating "peace through strength".
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Record-breaker

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 14:57

After her win at the US Open gave her a record-breaking 308th victory in a Grand Slam tournament, here is all you need to know about Serena Williams.
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Zika outbreak: US Congress blocks Zika funding bill

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 6:22

The US Senate fails to pass a funding bill to help fight the Zika virus for a third time over language targeting pro-abortion group Planned Parenthood.
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Yemen strikes kill al-Qaeda fighters, says US

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 3:43
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The US military says it has killed 13 members of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in three "counterterrorism strikes" in Yemen.
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Presidential pick

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 23:31

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is popular among Russians, and none more than singing star Philipp Kirkorov, as Steve Rosenberg explains.
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Why Russia's most famous pop star wants a Trump win

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 23:30
related places: Trump

Why Russia's most famous pop star is hoping for a Trump win in the US presidential election.
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US urges Bahrain to free rights activist Nabeel Rajab

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 23:14
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

The US State Department urges Bahrain to immediately release prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab.
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Bill Cosby sex assault trial date set

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 20:58

More than a dozen of the entertainer's accusers are asked to testify in the felony sex assault case, which is due to begin June next year.
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Jacob Wetterling: US man admits decades-old child killing

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 19:38

A Minnesotan man admits to abducting and killing 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling nearly 27 years ago, a case that led to changes in US sex offender laws.
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Rare US rock formation 'toppled'

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 19:13
related places: Oregon

A group of beach visitors appears to have toppled a rare rock formation on the Oregon coast, leading to an investigation.
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Amy Schumer: Anyone who is not a feminist is insane

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 18:29

US comedian Amy Schumer has described anyone who is not a feminist as an "insane person" in an interview with BBC Newsnight's Emily Maitlis.
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Fox News settles Gretchen Carlson harassment case

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 17:07

The Fox News channel in the US has settled a sexual harassment case brought by former presenter Gretchen Carlson for a reported $20m.
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Beyonce postpones US gig after doctor orders vocal rest

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 10:05

The singer postpones the New Jersey stop of her Formation world tour after doctors tell her to take a voice break.
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Obama calls off meeting with Philippine leader after 'whore' jibe

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 9:52
related countries: Laos Laos, Philippines Philippines

US President Barack Obama calls off a meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who had earlier called him a "son of a whore".
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Philippine President Duterte 'regrets' Obama 'whore' jibe

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 8:53
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A spokesman apologises after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte makes controversial remarks about US President Obama.
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Phyllis Schlafly, leading US conservative, dies at 92

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 3:58

Phyllis Schlafly, a leading US conservative and outspoken opponent of feminism and abortion, has died at the age of 92.
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American football player Bruce Miller sacked after arrest

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 1:50

American football team the San Francisco 49ers sacks fullback Bruce Miller after he was arrested on suspicion of assault, US media report.
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Philippine President Duterte curses Obama over human rights

Monday, September 5th 2016, 14:01
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte calls Barack Obama a "son of a whore", warning his US counterpart not to raise human rights concerns.
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Barbra Streisand extends US chart record

Monday, September 5th 2016, 9:14
related places: Singer, Madonna

Singer and actress Barbra Streisand scores her 11th US number one album, extending her lead over Madonna.
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US Open 2016: Lucas Pouille beats Rafael Nadal in five sets

Monday, September 5th 2016, 0:19
related countries: France France

France's Lucas Pouille claims the biggest victory of his career as he beats two-time champion Rafael Nadal in the US Open last 16.
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Hungary award returned after 'racist' writer honoured

Sunday, September 4th 2016, 20:19
related countries: Hungary Hungary

The daughter of a former US politician who survived the Holocaust returns an award to Hungary in protest at its decision to honour a writer accused of anti-semitism.
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Syrian troops recapture parts of Aleppo, severing supply line

Sunday, September 4th 2016, 16:54
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Government forces retake the sites of two military academies seized by rebels last month, severing recently-established rebel supply line.
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US-China diplomacy: Spy agency tweet adds to protocol spat

Sunday, September 4th 2016, 13:57
related countries: China China

A now-deleted US spy agency tweet saying "Classy as always China", adds to a protocol spat involving President Obama at the G20 meeting.
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Storm Hermine regains power to threaten US north-east

Sunday, September 4th 2016, 10:26

Storm Hermine regains strength as it moves up the US eastern seaboard, threatening the north-east with dangerous coastal surges.
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US storm Hermine: Eastern states brace for heavy rain

Saturday, September 3rd 2016, 20:15

US east coast states are put on alert as storm Hermine pushes north on the long Labor Day holiday weekend.
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US election: Donald Trump woos black vote at Detroit church

Saturday, September 3rd 2016, 16:59
related places: Detroit

US Republican candidate Donald Trump visits a black church in the struggling city of Detroit in an attempt to win a larger share of the minority vote.
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South China Sea: Obama urges Beijing to abide by ruling

Saturday, September 3rd 2016, 16:14
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

US President Barack Obama calls on China to abide by its obligations under an international treaty in its activities in the South China Sea.
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Paris climate deal: US and China formally join pact

Saturday, September 3rd 2016, 14:18
related countries: China China, France France
related places: Paris

The US and China - together responsible for 40% of the world's carbon emissions - formally join the Paris global climate agreement.
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Melania Trump sues Daily Mail and US blogger for $150m over sex worker claims

Friday, September 2nd 2016, 18:06

Melania Trump sues the Daily Mail and a US blogger for $150m over allegations she was a sex worker in the 1990s.
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Juno probe returns close-up Jupiter pictures

Friday, September 2nd 2016, 16:06
related places: Jupiter, Juno

The US space agency releases pictures and other data from the Juno probe, which has just made its first close approach to Jupiter since going into orbit in July.
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Brock Turner: Stanford sex attack swimmer freed from jail

Friday, September 2nd 2016, 15:22

A student at a top US university whose six-month jail sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman sparked an outcry is released from prison.
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US employment rises again in August

Friday, September 2nd 2016, 13:33
related places: August

The expanding US economy added another 151,000 jobs in August, according to the US Labor Department.
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NFL player Colin Kaepernick snubs national anthem again

Friday, September 2nd 2016, 10:46

American football player Colin Kaepernick again refuses to stand for the national anthem in protest against the plight of black people in the US.
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Tom Hanks' Sully film to open Telluride festival

Friday, September 2nd 2016, 8:50
related places: Telluride, New York

Clint Eastwood's film about the US pilot who crash-landed a plane in New York's Hudson River, starring Tom Hanks, is to open this year's Telluride Film Festival,
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US university helps slave descendants

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 18:27

A top US university will give extra support in its admissions process to descendants of slaves sold by the university in the 19th Century.
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Hacker 'Guccifer' jailed for four years

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 16:57
related countries: Romania Romania

A Romanian hacker who targeted high-profile US politicians is sentenced to 52 months in prison by a federal court.
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SpaceX rocket explodes during launch test

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 16:27

A rocket operated by the private aerospace firm, Space X, has exploded at Cape Canavarel in the US.
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US Navy plane overshoots landing on naval carrier

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 16:16

A US Navy radar plane tried to land on an aircraft carrier, but failed after a cable that was meant to slow it down snapped.
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That 'beautiful wall'

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 15:15
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Donald Trump wants to build an "impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful" wall between the US and Mexico. What happens next?
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Sports star Travis Rudolph joins autistic boy for lunch

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 8:54

A Florida American Football star chose to eat lunch with a lonely autistic child, moving the boy's mother to tears.
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Donald Trump: Mexico will pay for wall, '100%'

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 5:50
related countries: Mexico Mexico

US Republican candidate Donald Trump insists Mexico will pay for a border wall, in a key speech reaffirming his tough stance on immigration.
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US election 2016: Trump defends wall on Mexico visit

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 1:09
related countries: Mexico Mexico

US Republican candidate Donald Trump defends his call to build a barrier on the Mexican border, during his visit to meet President Enrique Pena Nieto.
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Rediscovering Native American roots at pipeline protest

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 0:40

The biggest gathering of Native American tribes in more than 100 years has turned into a celebration of culture
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Five killed in Alaska mid-air collision

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 0:06
related places: Alaska

Five people are killed in a mid-air collision between two small commercial planes in the US state of Alaska.
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US journalist Lindsey Snell detained in Turkey

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 22:14
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The US state department confirms American journalist Lindsey Snell was detained by Turkish authorities earlier this month.
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First regularly scheduled flight between US and Cuba

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 16:57
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Santa Clara

JetBlue flight 387 took off from Fort Lauderdale Florida on Wednesday morning and became the first regularly scheduled flight in more than five decades to land in Santa Clara, Cuba about one hour later.
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IS leader Adnani: Russia says its air strike killed him

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 16:54
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Is

A Russian air strike killed the chief IS strategist in Syria, Moscow says, after the US said it had targeted Abu Muhammad al-Adnani.
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Syria war: Turkey hits out at US over Kurds comments

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 16:27
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Turkey hits out at the United States over criticism of its ongoing role in the conflict in Syria.
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Landmark US commercial flight lands in Cuba

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 15:09
related countries: Cuba Cuba

A US commercial flight has landed in Cuba for the first time in more than half a century.
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Burning issue

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 12:19

When American football player Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem, he unleashed a storm of controversy that shows no sign of dying down.
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Rape, drugs and one big wall: Trump on Mexicans

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 9:55
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A look back at some of the things US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has said about Mexico during his election campaign.
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Singer Chris Brown arrested for 'pointing gun at woman'

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 9:09

US singer Chris Brown is arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a woman tells police he threatened her with a gun.
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'Oldest' pink cockatoo dies at 83

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 5:56

A pink cockatoo, thought to be the oldest bird of its kind in captivity, has died at a US zoo.
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Police at singer Chris Brown's LA home

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 3:29
related places: Los Angeles

Police in Los Angeles have arrested the US singer, Chris Brown, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.
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Smack in the suburbs

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 23:10
related places: Avon Lake

Avon Lake is an upmarket suburb of a US city - but opiate addiction is tearing apart the fabric of the neighbourhood.
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How 'education gap' is dividing US voters

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 21:19
related places: Pennsylvania

Will Pennsylvania be the key to winning the US presidential election?
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Colin Kaepernick protest: Trump tells NFL player to quit US

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 20:57
related places: Trump

NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick should find another country, said Donald Trump after the player sat through the national anthem to protest over race relations.
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Syria war: US welcomes pause in Turkish-Kurdish clashes

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 20:52
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

The US welcomes a pause in fighting between Turkish and Kurdish forces in northern Syria, urging them to focus on fighting so-called Islamic State.
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Europe's 'unfair' Apple tax ruling sparks US anger

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 18:27
related places: Apple

The US Treasury criticises 'unfair' tax rulings by the European Commission, following a demand that Apple hands over €13bn in unpaid tax.
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Pacific grim

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 15:25
related countries: Australia Australia, China China
related places: Asia

Australia's diplomatic relations have become increasingly complicated as China throws its weight around in the Asia-Pacific region, to the concern of the US.
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Kim Dotcom wins right to livestream extradition appeal

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 12:19
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A New Zealand judge allows internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom to livestream his appeal against extradition to the US on YouTube.
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US Election: Battleground state Ohio voters share their views

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 9:35
related places: Ohio

The BBC's Nick Bryant speaks to voters in Ohio, one of nine key US battleground states in the US presidential election.
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Jumpy Americans

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 8:26
related places: Sunday

Travellers fled Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Sunday in the latest case of panic at US airports. Are people getting jumpier about attacks?
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Gene Wilder death: Star of Willy Wonka dies aged 83

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 1:21

US actor Gene Wilder, remembered by many for his lead role in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, dies aged 83, his family confirms.
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Pro-Trump trolls

Monday, August 29th 2016, 22:17

While covering a Donald Trump rally, BBC reporter Rajini Vaidyanathan received a barrage of online abuse, some of it racist. Here she explains what happened, and how it sheds light on an ugly side to the US Presidential race.
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US rapper Rhymefest invites Donald Trump to Chicago

Monday, August 29th 2016, 20:32
related places: Republican, Chicago

US rapper and activist Che "Rhymefest" Smith invites Donald Trump to Chicago to counter the Republican presidential nominee's bleak picture of the city.
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Syria war: US warns over Turkish-Kurdish violence

Monday, August 29th 2016, 19:35
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

The US says fighting between Turkey, pro-Turkish rebels and Kurdish-aligned forces in northern Syria is "unacceptable" and must stop.
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Tonga skate ramp steers youth away from crime

Monday, August 29th 2016, 9:46
related countries: Tonga Tonga

An American family in Tonga sets up the kingdom's first skateboard ramp to help address youth issues on the islands.
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American Football player Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem

Sunday, August 28th 2016, 7:13

American Football player Colin Kaepernick refuses to stand for the national anthem at a game in protest against what he sees as racial injustice.
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US elections: Trump details plans to track illegal immigrants

Saturday, August 27th 2016, 23:51
related places: Trump

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says he will develop a "tracking system" to remove illegal immigrants who outstay their visas.
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Juno probe makes close pass of Jupiter

Saturday, August 27th 2016, 16:31
related places: Jupiter, Juno

The US space agency’s Juno probe makes its first close approach to Jupiter since going into orbit in July.
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World's largest marine reserve created off Hawaii

Saturday, August 27th 2016, 6:28

US President Barack Obama expands a national monument off Hawaii, creating the world's largest marine reserve.
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Syrian war: US and Russia 'achieve clarity on path forward'

Saturday, August 27th 2016, 3:19
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Geneva

US Secretary of State John Kerry says he and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov are closer to an agreement on Syria. following talks in Geneva.
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Making waves

Friday, August 26th 2016, 23:31
related places: Hollywood

Iranians bemused by Hollywood-style video in which a US invasion force is destroyed by patriotic fervour.
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Is Trump's pitch to black voters a lost cause?

Friday, August 26th 2016, 21:11

For the first time, Donald Trump is making a direct pitch to African-American and Hispanic voters, but will it work?
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US swimmer Lochte 'won't respond' to Brazil false claim charge

Friday, August 26th 2016, 15:48
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Brazil Brazil

Ryan Lochte has no plans to publically respond despite Brazilian police charging him with making a false statement over a robbery, his lawyer says.
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Brazil police charge Lochte over robbery claim

Friday, August 26th 2016, 8:31
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil police charge US swimmer Ryan Lochte with making a false statement about being robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
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Netflix jokes about N Korean imitator Manbang in Twitter bio

Friday, August 26th 2016, 5:11
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Netflix US takes a light-hearted swipe at North Korea's recent venture into the video-streaming industry, in its Twitter biography.
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US Navy vessel fires warning shots at Iran boat

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 21:35
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Gulf

The Pentagon says a US Navy vessel fired three warning shots when an Iranian military boat approached it head-on in the Gulf.
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US election: Trump calls Hillary Clinton a 'bigot'

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 14:32
related places: Republican, Trump

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump accuses Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of being a "bigot" in his latest appeal to minority voters.
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US urges action over 'Syrian chemical attacks'

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 13:38
related countries: Syria Syria

The US leads calls for "strong and swift action" after a UN investigation concludes that the Syrian government used chlorine gas against its own people
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US keeper suspended for 'cowards' comment

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 8:45
related countries: Sweden Sweden

United States goalkeeper Hope Solo is suspended for six months for describing Olympic opponents Sweden as "a bunch of cowards".
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How Americans responded to Nigel Farage

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 6:03

Outgoing UKIP leader Nigel Farage addressed supporters of US presidential candidate Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Mississippi.
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