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Protests in North Carolina after police shoot black man

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 9:00
related places: Charlotte

There have been violent protests in the US town of Charlotte, in North Carolina, after police shot dead a black man.
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Kaepernick 'received death threats' over protest

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 3:53

American football player Colin Kaepernick says he has received death threats over his refusal to stand for the national anthem.
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Obama: 50 countries to take in 360,000 refugees this year

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 21:58

US President Barack Obama elicits a global pledge to take in 360,000 refugees from war-torn countries this year - double last year's.
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US terror blasts: Bomb suspect's father called FBI in 2014

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 20:44
related countries: India India
related places: Bar, New York

The father of US terror suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami called police in 2014 to say his son was a "terrorist", US officials have told the BBC.
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US Army builds 'ambidextrous' grenade

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 17:34

The US Army is working on a new hand grenade for the first time in 40 years.
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Botswana to deport anti-gay US pastor Steven Anderson

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 15:00
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Botswana is to deport controversial US pastor Steven Anderson after he said on a local radio that homosexuals should be "stoned to death".
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US election 2016: George HW Bush 'to vote for Clinton'

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 14:29

Former US Republican President George HW Bush reportedly says he will vote for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in November's poll.
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Syria conflict: US 'outraged' over aid convoy attack

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 6:56
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

The US government has expressed "outrage" over an attack on an aid convoy near the Syrian city of Aleppo which, according to activists, killed 12 people.
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Terence Crutcher, black man shot by Tulsa police, was unarmed

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 4:42
related places: Oklahoma, Tulsa

Police in Tulsa in the US state of Oklahoma are investigating the fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher by officers after a vehicle breakdown.
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US terror blasts : Trump questions NY suspect's medical care

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 3:22
related places: Trump, New York

Republican Donald Trump decries New York bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami getting medical treatment after a bloody shootout with police.
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US President Barack Obama urges China to tackle excess capacity

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 1:58
related countries: China China

In a meeting with China's Premier Li Keqiang, US President Barack Obama urges the nation to speed up efforts to tackle excess capacity.
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Refusing to stand

Monday, September 19th 2016, 23:06

Several high school and university sports team players join Colin Kaepernick in protesting US national anthem.
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US terror blasts suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami in custody

Monday, September 19th 2016, 22:56
related places: Linden, New York

The suspect in the weekend's bombings in New York and New Jersey is undergoing surgery after he was injured in a shootout with police.
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NY bomb suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami in custody

Monday, September 19th 2016, 18:37
related places: Linden, New York

New York bombings suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami is in custody after shooting a police officer in Linden, New Jersey, according to US media.
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Syria conflict: Hopes fade for truce as violence flares

Monday, September 19th 2016, 17:22
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

A week-old truce in Syria brokered by the US and Russia appears close to unravelling, with alleged violations by government and rebel forces mounting.
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New York bombing suspect named as Ahmad Khan Rahami

Monday, September 19th 2016, 15:16
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: New York

US officials name Ahmad Khan Rahami as a suspect wanted in connection with New York and New Jersey attacks.
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Minnesota stabbings: Somali Americans warn of alienation

Monday, September 19th 2016, 12:03
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Minnesota

A mass stabbing attack by a Somali-American teenager in Minnesota has increased the pressure on a community where some feel counter-terrorism tactics are alienating at-risk Muslim youth.
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New Jersey explosion: Bomb squad in Elizabeth detonates device

Monday, September 19th 2016, 11:07
related places: Chelsea, Manhattan, New York

A suspicious device found near a New Jersey train station exploded as a bomb squad tried to disarm it with a robot, officials say.
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Syria conflict: Australian PM regrets loss of life in US-led strike

Monday, September 19th 2016, 4:19
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, Syria Syria

Australia's PM expresses "regret" over the US-led airstrike on Syria, involving Australian planes, which killed dozens of government soldiers.
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John Kerry: Syria's Bashar al-Assad must be more responsible

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 23:54
related countries: Syria Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad needs to be more responsible for a truce to work.
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Clean living

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 23:00

Some US cattle farmers are finding that smaller herds of naturally raised cows are more profitable.
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Sound of Music 'Liesl' actress Charmian Carr dies

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 21:38
related places: Music, Trapp

American actress Charmian Carr, who played the eldest von Trapp daughter Liesl in the 1965 film The Sound of Music, dies aged 73.
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Air strikes hit rebel-held areas of Aleppo, monitors say

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 19:40
related places: Aleppo

Air strikes hit rebel-held areas of Aleppo for the first time since a week-old truce, activists say, a day after US-led forces hit government positions.
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Syria conflict: US air attack endangers truce - Russia

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 15:36
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

A US-led air attack that reportedly killed dozens of Syrian government soldiers endangers the already shaky ceasefire, Russia says.
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Minnesota stabbing: Eight injured, suspect shot dead

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 15:01
related places: Minnesota

At least eight people are wounded in a stabbing attack at a shopping mall in the US state of Minnesota, before the suspected attacker is shot dead by police.
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New York City: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump react to explosion

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 9:44
related places: Chelsea, New York

US presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump react to the explosion that injured 29 in New York's Chelsea neighbourhood on Saturday night.
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Coolio arrested at Los Angeles airport, after loaded gun found

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 9:30
related places: Los Angeles

Authorities in the US say rapper Coolio has been arrested after a loaded firearm was found in a carry-on bag during airport security screening.
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Syria conflict: US air strikes 'kill dozens of government troops'

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 6:47
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The US-led coalition admits its planes carried out an attack in eastern Syria that the Russian army says killed dozens of Syrian troops fighting IS.
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Protests in Germany against transatlantic TTIP and CETA trade deals

Saturday, September 17th 2016, 20:22
related countries: Canada Canada, Germany Germany

Tens of thousands of people protest across Germany against proposed transatlantic trade deals between the EU and the US and Canada.
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Syria conflict: Russia fears collapse of ceasefire

Saturday, September 17th 2016, 18:46
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russia's military says rebel groups have increased attacks in Syria despite a truce, as Syria accuses US-led forces of targeting its positions.
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US special forces 'chased from Syria town al-Rai'

Saturday, September 17th 2016, 16:38
related countries: Syria Syria

Footage has emerged of FSA rebels appearing to chase US special forces out of the northern Syrian town of Al-Rai.
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US election: Clinton security should be disarmed, says Trump

Saturday, September 17th 2016, 6:29
related places: Clinton, Democrat, Trump

Republican candidate Donald Trump is accused again of hinting at an assassination of his Democrat rival Hillary Clinton.
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US playwright Edward Albee dies aged 88

Saturday, September 17th 2016, 1:59

US playwright Edward Albee, author of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, dies near New York at the age of 88.
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US election: Trump accepts Barack Obama was born in US

Friday, September 16th 2016, 20:18
related places: Trump

Donald Trump, the main supporter of false claims about Barack Obama's birthplace, finally accepts the president was born in the US, "period".
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US says it killed IS information minister al-Fayad

Friday, September 16th 2016, 19:28

The Pentagon says a US air strike has killed one of so-called Islamic State's most senior leaders, information minister Wa'il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad.
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US to pay '$1.2m' to Italian family of drone strike victim

Friday, September 16th 2016, 19:04
related countries: Italy Italy, Pakistan Pakistan

The US agrees to pay compensation to the family of an Italian aid worker killed by a drone strike in Pakistan, with reports suggesting a figure of €1.1m.
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'Obama born in US. Period'

Friday, September 16th 2016, 16:16

Donald Trump has finally acknowledged that President Obama was born in the US.
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'He is pushing lies about Obama'

Friday, September 16th 2016, 15:45

Hillary Clinton accuses Donald Trump of an "outrageous lie" in his questioning of President Obama's US citizenship.
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Film studio Fox seeks female blockbuster directors

Friday, September 16th 2016, 12:08
related places: Fox

Film studio 20th Century Fox teams up with the American Film Institute (AFI) for a scheme to find more women to direct major movies.
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Trump's hair ruffled on US talk show

Friday, September 16th 2016, 11:35

On Thursday evening Donald Trump appeared on NBC's "The Tonight Show" where host Jimmy Fallon asked to ruffle the Presidential candidate's hair
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Syria war: Russia 'could resume strikes' on rebel groups

Friday, September 16th 2016, 10:52
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russia warns it could resume air strikes on "moderate" rebel groups in Syria unless the US does more to distance them from extremists.
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US asks Deutsche Bank for $14bn to settle mortgage investigation

Friday, September 16th 2016, 8:45
related places: Justice

The US Department of Justice is asking Deutsche Bank to pay $14bn to settle an investigation linked to the 2008 financial crisis, the bank says.
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New Syrian ceasefire plan 'test for everyone' says Russia

Friday, September 16th 2016, 8:06
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russia's deputy foreign minister Mikhail Bogdanov spoke to the BBC about the ceasefire plan for Syria, drawn up by Russia and the US earlier this week.
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US regulators order recall of 1m Samsung Note 7 phones

Friday, September 16th 2016, 1:45

US safety regulators announce a formal recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone after battery issues lead to overheating and the phone catching fire.
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US election: Donald Trump in excellent health, says his doctor

Friday, September 16th 2016, 1:31
related places: Republican

Donald Trump is in "excellent physical health," but overweight, says his doctor, as Hillary Clinton returns after three days off with pneumonia.
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US election: Comeback Clinton vows: 'I'll never walk away'

Friday, September 16th 2016, 1:00

Hillary Clinton vows she will never give up as she hits the campaign trail following a three-day recuperation after being diagnosed with pneumonia.
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Ohio police officer kills black teenager 'who drew BB gun'

Friday, September 16th 2016, 0:40
related places: Ohio

A 13-year-old black boy is shot dead by a police officer in the US state of Ohio after allegedly drawing a non-lethal BB gun while being arrested.
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Syria truce: Russia accuses US of failing to abide by deal

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 16:42
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russia says the US is failing to fulfil its obligations under a truce deal in Syria, as the UN warns of a "problem" with aid deliveries.
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US election 2016: Trump's anti-Clinton speech cut short by black pastor

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 3:35
related places: Clinton, Michigan

The pastor of a Michigan black church interrupts Donald Trump as he attacks Hillary Clinton in a speech.
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Hillary Clinton 'healthy and fit', says doctor

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 23:54

Hillary Clinton is “healthy and fit to serve" as US president, says her doctor, as her campaign releases updated medical information.
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El Chapo: Mexican judge to decide whether to extradite drug lord to US

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 22:11
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A Mexican judge is to consider the case to have cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman extradited to the US later this month.
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US lifts decades-long trade sanctions against Myanmar

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 18:40

Barack Obama announces preferential trade rates for Myanmar as it emerges from decades of military rule.
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Creepy nocturnal clown sightings leave US police baffled

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 16:38

Dozens of reported sightings of lurking creepy clowns have been made to police stations across six US states this summer.
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Shine theory

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 14:26

A strategy of supporting colleagues rather than competing for recognition, praise and career advancement appears to be resonating with women in the US.
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Chelsea Manning ends hunger strike after US Army agrees to gender surgery

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 5:39

Wikileaks leaker Chelsea Manning says she has ended a hunger strike because the US Army has agreed to provide her with gender surgery.
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Bollywood films dubbed in Spanish for new US TV channel

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 23:04
related countries: India India, Spain Spain

An Indian media company launches a Spanish-language Bollywood film channel in the US, in an effort to woo Hispanic audiences.
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US approves record $38bn Israel military aid deal

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 21:53
related countries: Israel Israel

The US agrees to supply Israel with military aid for the next 10 years in a record $38bn (£28.bn) deal - the largest in US history.
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Russian hackers leak Simone Biles and Serena Williams files

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 21:31
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Rio

The World Anti-Doping Agency condemns Russian hackers for leaking confidential medical files of Olympic athletes including Serena Williams and Simone Biles.
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College sport boycott over anti-LGBT law in North Carolina

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 15:48
related places: Top

Top-level US college sport is pulling out of North Carolina over the state's law requiring people to use the bathroom of their birth gender.
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South Africa bars anti-gay US pastor Steven Anderson

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 12:57

South Africa stops controversial US pastor Steven Anderson from visiting the county because of his critical remarks about homosexuality.
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US flies bombers over South Korea in show of force

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 9:59
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: North

The US flies two supersonic B-1B Lancer strategic bombers over South Korea, just days after the North carried out its fifth nuclear test.
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A greeting with meaning

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 9:36

American football players have been joining San Francisco 49ers star Colin Kaepernick's protest against inequality by raising their fists. But what does this mean?
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Does Tupac still pack a punch?

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 2:04

Twenty years after his death, what do today's generation think of the American rapper's legacy?
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Hostile environment

Monday, September 12th 2016, 23:02
related places: Chicago

The BBC's Ian Pannell has reported from war-torn places around the globe. He talks about what they have in common with the US city of Chicago.
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Orlando nightclub shooting: Fire set at gunman's mosque

Monday, September 12th 2016, 22:42
related places: Florida

Florida officials say a person was filmed setting fire to the mosque that was attended by Omar Mateen, the worst mass shooter in modern US history.
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US says it killed IS strategist Adnani

Monday, September 12th 2016, 22:38
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Is

The Pentagon says a US air strike killed so-called Islamic State (IS) strategist Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, contradicting Russia's claim.
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Chicago paleta vendor Fidencio Sanchez melts US hearts

Monday, September 12th 2016, 22:16
related places: Chicago

More than $200,000 (£150,000) is raised online in three days for an elderly Chicago ice popsicle vendor who was pictured struggling to push his cart.
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Trump issues pledge on medical records after Clinton diagnosis

Monday, September 12th 2016, 21:40
related places: California

US presidential candidate Donald Trump pledges to release health records after rival Hillary Clinton is diagnosed with pneumonia.
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Edward Snowden: ACLU and Amnesty seek presidential pardon

Monday, September 12th 2016, 18:52

Amnesty International and the American Civil Liberties Union are to ask President Obama to pardon Edward Snowden before leaving office.
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US election 2016: Is Hillary Clinton's health really an issue?

Monday, September 12th 2016, 16:06
related places: White House

How might the revelation that the Democratic nominee for president is suffering from pneumonia affect the race for the White House?
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American football: NFL players join Colin Kaepernick protests

Monday, September 12th 2016, 7:32

Fellow players join San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick in protesting about racial inequality at the NFL's opening weekend games.
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US election: Hillary Clinton diagnosed with pneumonia

Monday, September 12th 2016, 6:22

US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been treated for pneumonia, her doctor discloses, and a campaign trip to California is cancelled.
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Pizza and vodka

Sunday, September 11th 2016, 22:47
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Geneva

Pizza and vodka at midnight - Barbara Plett Usher reports on the late-night manoeuvring in Geneva that led to the US-Russia truce deal for Syria.
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Hillary Clinton 'staggers' at 9/11 event

Sunday, September 11th 2016, 18:24

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she is "feeling great" after earlier staggering into her car while leaving a 9/11 ceremony early.
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Stars' tears over space-race drama Hidden Figures

Sunday, September 11th 2016, 18:06
related places: Toronto

The story of three African-American women who helped put man into space is previewed at Toronto's film festival - and generates an emotional response.
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9/11 anniversary: Services held 15 years on

Sunday, September 11th 2016, 14:16

Services are held across the United States and the world to mark 15 years since the 11 September attacks.
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Mo Farah was 'humiliated' by airline attendant, claims wife Tania

Sunday, September 11th 2016, 8:48

Mo Farah was humiliated and sent to the back of the queue by an airline attendant in the United States, his wife says.
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Syria conflict: Bombs rain down as truce hopes rise

Sunday, September 11th 2016, 1:39
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Air strikes on rebel-held areas of Syria reportedly kill at least 100 people after the US and Russia announce plans for a truce.
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Sunday, September 11th 2016, 0:51

A US university wants to help the descendants of slaves who once enabled it to survive - but finding information about ancestors who were enslaved is notoriously difficult.
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Clinton regrets calling Trump supporters 'deplorable'

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 20:56
related places: Trump

US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she regrets calling half of Donald Trump's supporters "deplorable" but vows to fight bigotry.
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John Hinckley Jr, Reagan's would-be assassin, released after 35 years

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 18:48

John Hinckley Jr, who tried to kill US President Ronald Reagan in 1981, is freed after 35 years in a psychiatric hospital.
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Clinton: Half of Trump supporters 'basket of deplorables'

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 16:46
related places: Trump

US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has called half of Donald Trump's supporters a "basket of deplorables".
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US election: Clinton calls half of Trump supporters 'deplorables'

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 13:01
related places: Clinton, Trump

US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton says half of Donald Trump's supporters are a "basket of deplorables", drawing a sharp response from Mr Trump.
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Syrian conflict: US and Russia agree peace moves

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 11:26
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Washington, Kerry

The US and Russia reach an agreement on Syria, starting with a cessation of hostilities on Monday and followed by joint action against so-called Islamic State.
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Native protests: Pipeline construction halted

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 4:11

A controversial oil pipeline contested by Native American tribes has been halted. The US government says more study is needed before construction can resume.
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US government halts oil pipeline opposed by Native Americans

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 4:08

The US government blocks the building of an oil pipeline in North Dakota opposed by Native Americans, shortly after a district judge rules it can go ahead.
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Rapper Bobby Shmurda agrees to plea deal on conspiracy charges

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 2:04

US rapper Bobby Shmurda agrees a seven-year plea deal on charges of conspiracy and possession of a weapon.
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Quiz

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 1:25
related countries: Syria Syria

After a third-party candidate in the US election was embarrassed by a question on the Syrian conflict, pit your wits against US politicians.
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People who share the same obsessions

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 0:10

The BBC speaks to photographer Arthur Drooker, who travelled to conventions around the United States to photograph people who share the same obsessions.
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US Paralympic team - should do better?

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 0:00

The US Paralympics team has never matched the medal haul of their Olympic compatriots - can they ever get the funding they need to fulfil their potential?
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Syria war: Ceasefire deal being held up by US, says Russia

Friday, September 9th 2016, 21:13
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russia says agreement on a ceasefire deal in Syria is being held up by the United States.
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General Motors: 4m vehicles recalled over safety bug

Friday, September 9th 2016, 17:22

The US car company General Motors is recalling more than four million vehicles worldwide due to a software defect linked to at least one death.
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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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