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'Monster' alligator is shot in Florida

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 1:35
related places: Florida

A hunter in the US tells the BBC how he shot an 800lb (360kg) "monster alligator" that was feasting on his farm's cattle.
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Fake US university exposes visa scheme

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 22:30

Twenty-one people are arrested after US authorities set up a fake university to expose immigration fraud.
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VIDEO: Mother hears dead son's heart after transplant

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 21:31
related places: Nebraska

A mother in Nebraska in the US has heard the heartbeat of a man who received her son's heart in a transplant.
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US state signs 'religious liberty' law

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 21:05

The governor of Mississippi signs a controversial bill that allows business to refuse service to gay couples based on religious beliefs.
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Trump would 'cut off cash to Mexico'

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 17:38
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump says he would cut off remittances sent home by Mexicans based in the US, until they pay for a border wall.
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VIDEO: US military dog awarded veterans medal

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 12:24
related places: Lucca

US Marine Corps dog Lucca, who lost her leg on duty, receives a veterans charity medal honouring the work of animals in war
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Iraq arms smuggling suspect sent to US

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 4:47
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A Singaporean man is extradited to the US to face charges of illegally exporting US technology allegedly used in explosive devices in Iraq.
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VIDEO: Mexico: Laughing or crying over Trump?

Monday, April 4th 2016, 22:44
related places: Republican

During the last week Republican front-runner Donald Trump has sparked outcry over comments he made about abortion and raised eyebrows with remarks about US foreign policy.
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Guantanamo pair moved to Senegal

Monday, April 4th 2016, 15:46
related countries: Senegal Senegal

Two Libyans held at the US military prison in Guantanamo have been flown to Senegal for resettlement, the Pentagon says.
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VIDEO: 'A jolt - followed by a fireball'

Monday, April 4th 2016, 5:18
related places: Philadelphia

Two people have been killed, and 35 injured, after a train derailed south of the US city of Philadelphia.
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Tribal chief Joe Medicine Crow dies

Sunday, April 3rd 2016, 23:45
related places: Crow

Joe Medicine Crow, a Native American historian and last surviving war chief from his Crow tribe, dies aged 102.
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Two killed as US train derails

Sunday, April 3rd 2016, 16:53
related places: Philadelphia

Two people are killed and more than 30 injured as an Amtrak train derails south of the US city of Philadelphia.
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IS rocket expert 'killed by drone' - US

Sunday, April 3rd 2016, 14:49

A rocket expert from the so-called Islamic State (IS) has been killed in a drone strike, the US military says.
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One dead as plane hits car on US highway

Sunday, April 3rd 2016, 7:24
related places: California

A plane crash-lands on a southern California freeway, killing a car passenger, the same aircraft that landed safely on the same road in 2000.
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US targets al-Shabab chief in Somalia

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 6:06
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The Pentagon says a drone strike has targeted a vehicle carrying three al-Shabab militants in Somalia, including a key figure, Hassan Ali Dhoore.
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'Cautious' Woods to miss Masters

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 5:37
related places: Masters

Four-time champion Tiger Woods withdraws from this week's US Masters as he continues his recovery from a back injury.
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Trump: US 'laws are set' on abortion

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 1:12

Presidential hopeful Donald Trump says US abortion laws should remain unchanged although he believes the procedure amounts to murder.
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Obama warns of terrorist nuclear attack

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 0:40

President Barack Obama tells a nuclear summit in the US that the threat of a nuclear terrorist attack persists and the world must be resolute in foiling it.
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US 'appalled' by Damascus air strikes

Friday, April 1st 2016, 9:33
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

The US says it is "appalled" by reports that Syrian government air strikes killed more than 30 people in a rebel-held suburb of Damascus on Thursday.
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US and China to co-operate over N Korea

Friday, April 1st 2016, 4:50
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

North Korea reportedly conducts a new missile test only hours after US President Barack Obama says the US and China would work together to stop them.
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Police officer killed at US bus station

Friday, April 1st 2016, 0:47
related places: Richmond, Virginia, Greyhound

A gunman shot and killed a state trooper inside a Greyhound bus station in the US state of Virginia.
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VIDEO: Aerial footage shows US tornado damage

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 22:52

Buildings, including homes and churches, have been destroyed or severely damaged after a series of tornadoes struck southern US states.
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California on track for $15 minimum wage

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 22:18

The US state is set to be the first to raise its minimum wage $15 per hour after a proposal passed both houses of the state legislature.
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US women footballers allege unequal pay

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 21:31

Five senior members of the World Cup-winning women's US football team have filed a complaint against the national federation for wage discrimination.
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Man shot by US police 'begged for life'

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 19:00
related places: Arizona

An unarmed man shot and killed by a police officer in the US state of Arizona had begged for his life, according to newly released reports.
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US and China to sign climate treaty

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 18:05
related countries: China China, France France

The world's two largest carbon emitters have issued a joint statement confirming that both countries will sign the Paris Climate Agreement next month.
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US travel 'Not a 10' tweet prompts scorn

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 17:13
related places: Not

The US State Department apologises for tweeting that Americans not considered attractive should not fall victim to scams overseas.
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Trump backs down on abortion amid outcry

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 16:33

US Republican Donald Trump withdraws his call for "some form of punishment" for women who have illegal abortions after strong criticism.
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VIDEO: Tornadoes tear through Oklahoma

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 6:38
related places: Oklahoma

At least nine people were injured when a series of tornadoes tore through the US state of Oklahoma.
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VIDEO: US to put more soldiers in Europe

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 5:13

Russia has criticised a US plan to station around 4,000 more soldiers in Europe from the beginning of 2017.
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US to transfer more Guantanamo inmates

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 1:53
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Guantanamo

The Pentagon plans to move roughly a dozen inmates from the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba to at least two countries.
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US $86m spy plane 'never used'

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 22:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US Drug Enforcement Administration spent $86m (£60m) on a spy plane to be flown in Afghanistan, but it was never used, a government report says.
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US to boost army presence in east Europe

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 21:39
related countries: Russia Russia

The US is to step up its troop presence in eastern Europe in response to an "aggressive Russia", the military announces.
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VIDEO: Activist 'barred from leaving' China

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 16:20
related countries: China China

A Chinese human rights activist says she has been barred from leaving the country just as she was planning to travel to the US to accept an award.
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Backlash over 'anti-transgender' US law

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 14:51
related places: America, Major

Major firms including Bank of America reject North Carolina's new law which ends anti-discrimination protection for gay and transgender people.
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China activist 'barred from leaving'

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 12:42
related countries: China China

A Chinese human rights activist tells the BBC she has been barred from leaving the country just as she was planning to travel to the US to accept an award.
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Trump withdraws nominee pledge

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 10:07

US Republican frontrunner Donald Trump says he will not support any nominee but himself, backing away from a previous pledge to party unity.
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My life as a sex-trafficking victim

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 23:04

I applied for a job in the US - and was forced to do sex work
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Yellen: Fed should 'proceed cautiously'

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 19:13

US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen says global risks mean that the Fed should "proceed cautiously" before raising interest rates.
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US orders families from Turkey regions

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 19:09
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The US military says it is ordering families of defence and diplomatic personnel out of southern and western Turkey amid fears for their safety.
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Oscar-winning US actress Patty Duke dies

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 18:09
related places: Oscar

American actress Patty Duke, who won an Oscar for playing Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker in 1963, dies aged 69.
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'No charges' over US balcony collapse

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 17:22
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Berkeley, California

No charges will be brought over a balcony collapse in Berkeley, California, that killed five Irish students and one Irish-American, a Californian district attorney says.
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US pulls Tanzania aid over Zanzibar poll

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 16:40
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania
related places: Zanzibar

A US government aid agency pulls $472m (£331m) of funding for a Tanzanian electricity project after criticising elections in Zanzibar.
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Obama blames media for Trump's success

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 15:00
related places: Trump

US President Barack Obama says the media is partly to blame for the rise of Republican Donald Trump as a political force.
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VIDEO: US Coast Guard intercepts drug sub

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 14:06

The US Coast Guard has released video of the intercept of a semi-submersible vessel carrying cocaine worth more than $200m.
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FBI breaks into dead gunman's iPhone

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 7:30
related places: San Bernardino, Apple

The FBI says it has cracked the encryption on the iPhone of an Islamist gunman who killed 14 people in the US, and drops legal action against Apple.
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Police shoot armed man at US Capitol

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 3:03
related places: Washington

Police shot a gunman after he pulled out a weapon inside the US Capitol building's visitor centre, injuring one woman.
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VIDEO: Armed man shot at US Capitol building

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 1:29
related places: Capitol

Police shot an armed man as he tried to enter the Capitol building visitor centre in Washington DC.
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US-Turkey: The strained alliance

Monday, March 28th 2016, 23:55
related places: Washington

Can Turkey patch up relations with Washington?
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VIDEO: Footage of Washington shooting scene

Monday, March 28th 2016, 22:02
related places: Washington

Police shot an armed man as he tried to enter the US Capitol building's visitor centre in Washington, officials said.
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Rock band tribute to funeral sing-a-long

Monday, March 28th 2016, 21:24
related countries: Ireland Ireland

US rock band The Killers pay tribute after a funeral sing-a-long of Mr Brightside in an Irish pub goes viral.
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Georgia vetoes 'religious freedom' bill

Monday, March 28th 2016, 17:50
related countries: Georgia Georgia

The governor of the US state of Georgia vetoes a "religious freedom" bill after facing pressure from business interests.
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Cracks emerge in US Supreme Court fight

Monday, March 28th 2016, 14:45

Several Republican senators are considering Merrick Garland's nomination to the Supreme Court despite calls to leave the selection to the next president.
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US museum returns statue to Cambodia

Monday, March 28th 2016, 8:30
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

A US museum returns to Cambodia an ancient statue of a Hindu god, stolen from the South East Asian country during its civil war.
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TV nun Mother Angelica dies aged 92

Monday, March 28th 2016, 6:29

Mother Angelica, a US Roman Catholic nun who founded a global media empire, dies aged 92.
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Sanders trounces Clinton in three states

Sunday, March 27th 2016, 13:08
related places: Clinton, Alaska

Bernie Sanders sweeps to victory over Hillary Clinton in three Democratic caucuses, saying his "campaign now has the momentum".
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Trump laments 'ripped off' America

Sunday, March 27th 2016, 7:43
related places: America

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump vows an "America First" foreign policy and says many nations, including allies, have "ripped off" the US.
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VIDEO: US police find Mexico border drug tunnel

Sunday, March 27th 2016, 3:00
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: California

US police have released pictures of a drugs smuggling tunnel that runs from a restaurant in Mexico to a house in California.
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Brussels shows a vast gap between US parties

Saturday, March 26th 2016, 8:28
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Will Clinton bring parties together on counter-terrorism?
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VIDEO: 'Barbie can be seen as a feminist icon'

Saturday, March 26th 2016, 5:14
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The Museum of Decorative Arts in the Louvre in Paris is hosting an exhibition dedicated to the American doll Barbie.
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VIDEO: Bird steals the show at Sanders rally

Saturday, March 26th 2016, 2:43
related places: Sanders

US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was interrupted by a bird landing on the podium at a campaign rally.
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Top US Navy officer jailed over bribery

Saturday, March 26th 2016, 2:10
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A high-ranking US Navy captain is sentenced to nearly four years in jail for passing classified information to a Malaysian defence contractor.
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Long voting queues in Arizona decried

Friday, March 25th 2016, 17:02
related places: Justice, Arizona

Officials in Arizona are asking the US Department of Justice to investigate the lack of polling stations in poor or minority areas for the state's primary.
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IS senior leader 'killed in Syria'

Friday, March 25th 2016, 15:47
related countries: Syria Syria

The US announces it has killed a number of leading Islamic State (IS) militants in the past week, including the purported second-in-command.
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US man arrested over old video rental

Friday, March 25th 2016, 14:34

A North Carolina man is arrested after he failed to return a movie he rented 14 years ago.
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US man 'stole N Korea state secrets'

Friday, March 25th 2016, 12:26
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Pyongyang

A US citizen detained in North Korea says he stole military secrets to aid South Korea, during a press conference organised by Pyongyang.
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VIDEO: Comedian Garry Shandling dies at 66

Friday, March 25th 2016, 7:09

US actor Garry Shandling has died, aged 66.
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VIDEO: US and Russia in Syria peace process pledge

Friday, March 25th 2016, 7:04
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry says he has agreed with Russia to accelerate work towards a political transition in Syria.
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VIDEO: Obama invited to tango in Argentina

Thursday, March 24th 2016, 2:49
related countries: Argentina Argentina

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were both invited to step out and try Argentina's national dance, the tango, at an official state dinner.
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VIDEO: Century-old missing ship mystery solved

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016, 22:57
related places: San Francisco

A US Navy tug, missing since 1921, has been found about 30 miles (50 km) west of San Francisco.
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US strike 'kills 40 militants in Yemen'

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016, 13:25
related countries: Yemen Yemen

At least 40 militants have been killed in a US air strike on an al-Qaeda training camp in south-eastern Yemen, local officials and medics say.
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Trump and Clinton win big in Arizona

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016, 11:28
related places: Clinton, Arizona

US presidential front-runners, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, continue their winning streaks, taking Arizona.
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Obama invokes 'future of hope' for Cuba

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016, 22:54
related countries: Cuba Cuba

In his keynote speech during his visit to Cuba, US President Barack Obama says it is time to bury the past and build a brighter future of US-Cuban relations.
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VIDEO: Cuban dissidents 'living through repression'

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016, 4:20
related countries: Cuba Cuba

As US President Barack Obama holds talks with the Cuban President, Raul Castro, on day two of his visit to Cuba, citizens and dissident groups give their reaction.
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US calls for Colombia peace accord

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016, 2:08
related countries: Colombia Colombia

US Secretary of State John Kerry urges the Colombian government and the Farc rebels to redouble their efforts to reach a peace accord.
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Hogan wins more damages over sex tape

Monday, March 21st 2016, 22:50

US ex-wrestler Hulk Hogan wins $25m in extra damages from Gawker over a leaked sex tapes, days after he was awarded $115m from the gossip site.
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Murder charge for pianist's wife in US

Monday, March 21st 2016, 22:28
related places: Texas

The estranged wife of world-renowned concert pianist Vadym Kholodenko is charged with killing their two daughters in Texas, US officials say.
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Russia warns US over Syria violations

Monday, March 21st 2016, 15:29
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russia says it will unilaterally start using force against those violating the partial truce in Syria, if the US does not agree to joint rules by Tuesday.
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VIDEO: Obama in Cuba for historic visit

Monday, March 21st 2016, 5:49
related countries: Cuba Cuba

President Obama arrives in Cuba for a historic visit marking a new chapter in US-Cuban relations, dogged until recently by decades of Cold War animosity.
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VIDEO: Obama tours Old Havana

Monday, March 21st 2016, 0:59
related countries: Cuba Cuba

President Obama arrives in Cuba for a historic visit marking a new chapter in US-Cuban relations, dogged until recently by decades of Cold War animosity.
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US undermining Iran's banks - Khamenei

Sunday, March 20th 2016, 15:56
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Western

The US is reneging on the Western nuclear deal with Iran by exerting pressure that undermines Iran's banks, says Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.
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US hotel firm strikes historic Cuba deal

Sunday, March 20th 2016, 8:50
related countries: Cuba Cuba

US hotel company Starwood becomes the first American firm to agree a deal with Cuba since the revolution of 1959, on the eve of President Obama's visit to the island.
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VIDEO: Cuba prepares for Obama arrival

Sunday, March 20th 2016, 1:35
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana, Sunday

US President Barack Obama will arrive in Havana later on Sunday for a historic trip to Cuba.
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VIDEO: Havana prepares for US president visit

Saturday, March 19th 2016, 18:41
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba is preparing for one of the most historic visits of Barack Obama's presidency.
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US marine dies in Iraq rocket strike

Saturday, March 19th 2016, 17:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

A US marine has died and several other American servicemen have been injured by rocket fire from outside the city of Mosul, the Pentagon says.
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VIDEO: Veteran astronaut on ISS for third time

Saturday, March 19th 2016, 7:08

Veteran American astronaut Jeff Williams has docked at the International Space Station for a third time.
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VIDEO: Cheetah cubs given critical care

Saturday, March 19th 2016, 2:54

Five cheetah cubs born last week by caesarean section at a Cincinnati Zoo in the United States are now under critical care in the zoo's nursery.
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VIDEO: Key moments in Cuba-US relations

Saturday, March 19th 2016, 0:01
related countries: Cuba Cuba

President Barack Obama's visit to Cuba is the latest stage in the dramatic relationship between the US and its neighbour.
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Pentagon nominates female combat chief

Friday, March 18th 2016, 14:35

US Defence Secretary Ash Carter nominates General Lori Robinson as the first female to lead a combatant command at the Pentagon.
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Cuban woman receives letter from Obama

Friday, March 18th 2016, 11:45
related countries: Cuba Cuba

US President Barack Obama sends a letter to a Cuban woman as direct mail services are restored between the two countries.
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LA worker dies after 53-storey fall

Friday, March 18th 2016, 10:51
related places: Los Angeles

An electrician dies in Los Angeles after falling 53 storeys from the site of what will be the US West Coast's tallest building.
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North Korea fires ballistic missiles

Friday, March 18th 2016, 8:01
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles the latest in a series of rocket launches, US officials say, as tensions remains high on the Korean peninsula.
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Fidel followers remain nervous of US thaw

Friday, March 18th 2016, 0:31

Older Cubans remain nervous of US, as ties deepen
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US troops punished over hospital attack

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 22:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US military disciplines more than a dozen service members after an air strike on an Afghan hospital killed 42 people last year.
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IS committed genocide, says US

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 18:55

US Secretary of State John Kerry says the Islamic State group has committed genocide against Yazidis, Christians and Shia Muslims.
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Trump presidency on top 10 risk list

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 16:29

Donald Trump winning the US presidency is considered one of the top 10 risks facing the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit.
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SeaWorld to stop breeding orcas

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 15:33

US theme park operator SeaWorld says it is ending its controversial orca breeding programme, after facing criticism over alleged poor treatment of its captive orcas.
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Frank Sinatra Jr dies ahead of concert

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 10:07
related places: Florida

The American singer Frank Sinatra Junior, who carried on his father's legacy, dies hours before he is due to give a concert in Florida.
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Asia markets get lift from US rate hold

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 8:02
related places: Wall Street

Asian stocks track gains on Wall Street after the US central bank took a more cautious approach to its interest rate strategy at its latest meeting.
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Obama issues new North Korea sanctions

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 3:48
related countries: North Korea North Korea

US President Barack Obama issues an executive order imposing new sanctions on North Korea, following a recent nuclear test and satellite launch.
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