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VIDEO: US and EU 'united' over Russia

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 23:11
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The US and EU have warned Russia will face "deeper sanctions" if there are "further incursions into Ukraine".
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Fed rejects Citi share buyback plan

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 22:48

The US Federal Reserve rejects plans by Citigroup to buy back shares and boost dividends for shareholders.
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Michigan quashes same-sex marriages

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 20:33
related places: Michigan

The governor of the US state of Michigan says the state will not recognise more than 300 gay marriages performed after a judge struck down a ban.
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VIDEO: CCTV 'shows derailed Chicago train'

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 19:29
related places: Chicago

Footage posted on YouTube appears to show CCTV video of the moment a metro train has derailed at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport in the US.
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US and EU mull new Russia sanctions

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 18:38
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Brussels

After talks in Brussels, EU and US leaders say they are considering "deeper sanctions" against Russia if its troops move further into Ukraine.
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Kerry flies to Amman for Abbas talks

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 17:34

US Secretary of State John Kerry interrupts a trip to Europe to press Palestinians and Israelis to extend their peace talks as a deadline looms.
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US 'Burger King baby' meets mother

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 16:20

A woman who was abandoned in 1986 as a newborn in a US fast-food restaurant bathroom finds her birth mother after launching a social media search.
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US mudslide death toll rises to 16

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 15:53
related places: Washington

Officials in the US state of Washington say they have recovered 16 bodies from Saturday's massive mudslide and believe they have found eight more.
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VIDEO: Boy rescued from Washington mudslide

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 15:47
related places: Washington, Oso

Footage from 22 March of the mudslide in Oso, in the US state of Washington, shows a young boy being carried away by a helicopter rescue team.
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VIDEO: US mudslide death toll rises to 16

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 15:39
related places: Washington

Authorities say they have recovered the bodies of two more people killed in a massive mudslide in the US state of Washington, bringing the total to 16.
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Space station crew delayed in orbit

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 10:37
related countries: Russia Russia

A rocket carrying US and Russian astronauts to the International Space Station has to delay docking for almost two days because of a technical hitch.
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Game Of Thrones to have UK simulcast

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 10:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The opening episode of the fourth series of Game Of Thrones will air at the same time in the US and UK.
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BP refinery leaks oil into US lake

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 7:15
related places: Lake

BP's biggest refinery in the US spills crude oil into Lake Michigan after a malfunction but regulators say the leak has been contained.
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N Korea fires mid-range missiles

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 4:12
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea

North Korea test-fires two medium-range missiles, just hours after the US, South Korea and Japan met in the Netherlands for talks.
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Intel buys into wearable technology

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 3:21

US chipmaker Intel steps up its investment in wearable technology with the acquisition of Basis Science, a firm known for its health tracking services and devices.
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US brings together rival Asia allies

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 23:26
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea
related places: Asia

The Japanese and South Korean leaders hold their first official meeting following a rift over Japan's stance on its wartime aggression in Asia.
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VIDEO: Frantic call after deadly landslide

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 22:42
related places: Washington, Rescue

Rescue efforts continue after a landslide in the US state of Washington killed at least 14 people.
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Russia 'acting out of weakness' - US

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 21:43
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

US President Barack Obama says Russia is acting "not out of strength, but out of weakness" in Ukraine, and warns of further sanctions.
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US court weighs birth control law

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 21:24

The US Supreme Court hears a challenge to the president's 2010 health law that turns on whether for-profit companies can exercise religious beliefs.
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VIDEO: Huge Houston apartment building blaze

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 21:15
related places: Houston

A fire has engulfed a large apartment building in Houston, Texas in the US.
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Obama: Pray for US mudslide victims

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 19:27
related places: Washington

President Barack Obama urges Americans to pray for victims of the Washington state mudslide as officials predict the death toll of 14 will rise.
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Lithuania pleads for US gas supplies

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 18:16
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania, Russia Russia

Lithuania's energy minister calls on the US Senate to speed-up natural gas exports to Europe, in order to challenge Russia's dominance.
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More bodies found after US landslide

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 15:25
related places: Washington

Authorities in the US state of Washington confirm at least 14 people were killed in Saturday's landslide, as the list of missing grows to 176.
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Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 13:30

A 12-year-old US Girl Scout breaks the organisation's national record by selling 18,107 boxes of cookies over a period of seven weeks.
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NSA 'phone data overhaul planned'

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 13:08
related places: Congress

President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress to end bulk collection of US phone records by the National Security Agency senior officials say.
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Dotcom's Mega to list on NZ market

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 13:02

Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom, who is fighting extradition to the US, announces plans to list his new file-sharing firm on the stock market.
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US sailor shot dead at naval base

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 12:40
related places: Virginia

A civilian is killed by security forces after he shot dead a US sailor on board a destroyer docked at a Virginia naval base.
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VIDEO: Aerials show landslide devastation

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 12:22
related places: Aerial, Oso

Aerial footage shows the damage caused by a landslide in the US town of Oso, which has killed at least 14 people.
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Tennessee Williams story published

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 9:48

A previously unseen short story by US writer Tennessee Williams, inspired in part by an old college girlfriend, is published for the first time.
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Venezuela ousts lawmaker over visit

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 0:33
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela strips a leading opposition congresswoman of her mandate after speech before the Organization of American States last week.
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Up to 108 missing after US mudslide

Monday, March 24th 2014, 22:50
related places: Washington, Sunday

Authorities say they have 108 reports of people missing or unaccounted for after Saturday's huge landslide in the north-western US state of Washington.
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VIDEO: Deadly landslide in Washington state

Monday, March 24th 2014, 21:08
related places: Washington

Authorities in the US state of Washington have found six more bodies after Saturday's huge landslide, bringing the number known to have been killed to 14, say police.
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Ex-US leader 'hand-writes letters'

Monday, March 24th 2014, 21:01

Ex-US President Jimmy Carter says he hand-writes letters to foreign leaders in an effort to evade what he described as pervasive surveillance.
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Inmate 'bungles Obama threat letter'

Monday, March 24th 2014, 17:48

A US convicted child molester is charged with sending a threatening letter to President Barack Obama, albeit posted to the wrong address.
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Divergent tops US box office

Monday, March 24th 2014, 16:07

Sci-fi thriller Divergent, the latest young adult movie franchise, beats Muppets Most Wanted to top the US and Canadian box office chart.
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Gwar frontman found dead at age 50

Monday, March 24th 2014, 16:01

Dave Brockie, lead singer with the heavy metal band, has been found dead at his home in the US.
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No 'signs of life' after US mudslide

Monday, March 24th 2014, 15:20
related places: Washington

Hopes are fading that any more survivors will be found after a huge landslide in the US state of Washington that has claimed at least eight lives.
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Japan to hand over nuclear material

Monday, March 24th 2014, 12:42
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Hague

Japan agrees to turn over part of its stockpile of nuclear material to the United States at a nuclear summit in the Hague
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US military planes to hunt Kony

Monday, March 24th 2014, 12:21
related countries: Uganda Uganda

The US is sending military aircraft and more special forces to hunt Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony, officials say.
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Homeland actor Rebhorn dies aged 65

Monday, March 24th 2014, 12:10

US film, TV and stage actor James Rebhorn, whose career included Homeland and Meet the Parents, dies at the age of 65 after a battle with skin cancer.
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Clinton says US should stay net boss

Monday, March 24th 2014, 10:52

Net freedom could suffer after the US steps back from its role as ultimate overseer of the global network, says former US President Bill Clinton.
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China wants explanation on US spying

Monday, March 24th 2014, 9:23
related countries: China China
related places: Huawei

China demands a clear explanation from the United States following reports that it infiltrated the servers of the Chinese telecoms giant, Huawei.
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Rising death toll from US landslide

Monday, March 24th 2014, 3:58
related places: Washington

Rescuers searching the area of Saturday's massive mudslide in the US state of Washington find eight bodies, with a number of people still missing.
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VIDEO: Mexico's mariachi academy run by American

Monday, March 24th 2014, 1:18

Mexico's first mariachi academy plans global domination
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VIDEO: Obamas visit Great Wall of China

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 12:35
related countries: China China

US First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters visit the Great Wall of China on the fourth day of their week-long visit to the country.
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N Korea steps up missile launches

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 4:44
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Sunday

North Korea test fires dozens of rockets on Saturday and Sunday, in an apparent display of anger over US-Seoul military drills.
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US players adapt to Libya's rough style of basketball

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 0:41
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

US players adapt to Libya's rough style of basketball
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US returns rogue tanker to Libya

Saturday, March 22nd 2014, 14:42
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Morning Glory

The US says it has returned the rogue tanker Morning Glory - filled with oil at a rebel-held port - to Libya after a Navy Seals operation.
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Michigan gay-marriage ban quashed

Saturday, March 22nd 2014, 1:28
related places: Michigan

Michigan becomes the latest US state in recent months to overturn a ban on gay marriage - in a case brought by two female nurses.
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Credit Suisse settles mortgage case

Friday, March 21st 2014, 20:56

Credit Suisse agrees to pay $885m over claims it mis-sold mortgage products to US firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac before the financial crisis.
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Hawaii weighs 'undercover' sex law

Friday, March 21st 2014, 14:36

Police in the US state of Hawaii ask the legislature to keep a measure in the law allowing undercover investigators to have sex with prostitutes.
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America's heroin 'epidemic'

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 23:48

The horrific toll of cheap and plentiful heroin on US families
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VIDEO: US sanctions target Putin's allies

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 23:12
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Crimea

US President Barack Obama has announced further sanctions against Russia over its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.
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US sanctions target Putin's allies

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 20:38
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Crimea

US President Barack Obama announces further sanctions on Russian individuals close to Vladimir Putin and a Russian bank over the crisis in Crimea.
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Alibaba invests $215m in US chat app

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 20:01
related countries: China China
related places: Tango

The Chinese internet giant Alibaba invests $215m (£130m) in the US-based free mobile messaging service Tango.
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US shares up despite Fed worries

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 16:18

US markets rise a day after the Federal Reserve hinted it might raise interest rates as soon as 2015.
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US general avoids jail in sex case

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 15:06

A US Army general who pleaded guilty to inappropriate relationships with subordinates avoids jail time but is docked $20,000 (£12,122) in pay.
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Captive migrants freed from US house

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 14:28
related places: Texas

More than 100 suspected illegal immigrants are rescued from a Texas "stash" house where smugglers allegedly held them pending payment.
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Michelle Obama begins China visit

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 12:04
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing, Chengdu

US First Lady Michelle Obama is in China for a week-long visit that will include stops in Beijing and Chengdu.
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US Fed hints at rate rise in 2015

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 5:53

The US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen hints that interest rates in the US could start to rise in early 2015.
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VIDEO: Droughts worldwide: From US to Kenya

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 1:56
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Four BBC correspondents explain the lack of water in their areas.
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VIDEO: Broken lives of deported immigrants

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 0:57

Broken lives of immigrants deported back across US border
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VIDEO: 'Chicken from hell' dino discovered

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 23:50

Scientists in the US announce the discovery of a new species of dinosaur. The fossils offer further clues to how the dinosaurs became extinct 66 million years ago.
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Bin Laden spokesman speaks at trial

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 20:16

A man US prosecutors say was al-Qaeda's spokesman after 9/11 testifies Osama Bin Laden wanted him "to deliver a message to the world".
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Boeing 787 design is safe says FAA

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 18:04

The design and manufacture of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner is safe, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says.
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VIDEO: Near miss as truck flies through air

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 17:05
related places: Iowa

A police dashboard camera catches the moment a truck flies off a highway in Iowa, US, narrowly missing other vehicles.
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Toyota in deal over US safety probe

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 15:12
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Toyota

Japanese carmaker Toyota agrees a $1.2bn settlement with US regulators after a four-year inquiry into its reporting of safety issues.
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Guatemala ex-leader accepted bribes

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 10:16
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala, Taiwan Taiwan

Guatemala's ex-President Alfonso Portillo says he took bribes from Taiwan and pleads guilty to a money laundering charge in a court in the US.
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Russia warns West over sanctions

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 7:53
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: West, Western, Crimea

Russia tells the US that Western sanctions over the Crimea dispute are unacceptable and will have "consequences".
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VIDEO: Marlene Dietrich's belongings for sale

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 6:22

More than 250 of Marlene Dietrich's belongings are going up for auction including a letter to her from American writer Ernest Hemmingway.
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New doping test '1,000 times better'

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 0:14

US researchers develop a new way to detect performance-enhancing drugs that they say is 1,000 times more sensitive than current tests.
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Snowden in new US surveillance claim

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 22:49

The US government has built a system that can record every single phone call made over a month in an undisclosed foreign country, US media report.
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US child sex images ring broken

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 22:32

Officials in the US dismantle one of the largest online networks sharing indecent images of children, the Department of Homeland Security says.
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Oracle shares fall on weak earnings

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 22:10
related places: Oracle

Shares of US computing firm Oracle fall more than 5% in after-hours trading on weaker than expected earnings.
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US seeks curbs on high-speed trading

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 20:16
related places: New York

New York's attorney general calls for curbs on certain services provided to high-frequency traders by trading platforms.
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GM appoints vehicle safety chief

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 16:54

US car manufacturer General Motors appoints veteran insider Jeff Boyer to a new senior post to oversee vehicle safety and recalls.
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Kevin Spacey to star in one-man show

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 16:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

US actor Kevin Spacey is to star in a one-man show at London's Old Vic to mark 10 years as artistic director of the institution.
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VIDEO: Man in near-miss with train

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 10:18
related places: California

A train company in the US has released CCTV footage of a near-miss in California.
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Caesars to open in South Korea

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 8:48
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

South Korea grants approval to US firm Caesars Entertainment to open a casino with Indonesian conglomerate Lippo near Incheon airport outside Seoul.
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Monday, March 17th 2014, 22:31
related countries: Libya Libya

US Navy Seals have taken control of a tanker full of oil loaded from a rebel-held port in Libya, the Pentagon says.
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VIDEO: Denied by prejudice, war heroes finally honoured

Monday, March 17th 2014, 21:19

US war heroes denied medals for decades
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How an Indian is shaking up the US TV industry

Monday, March 17th 2014, 21:18
related countries: India India
related places: America

How an Indian is shaking up America's TV industry
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Deal in US general's sex crimes case

Monday, March 17th 2014, 19:46

A US Army general accused of sex crimes pleads guilty to lesser counts, as prosecutors drop the most serious charges against him.
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Boycotts mar US St Patrick's parades

Monday, March 17th 2014, 18:00
related places: Day

The world's largest St Patrick's Day parade kicks off under a cloud of boycotts over the organisers' refusal to include openly gay groups.
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Cameroon's protest singer dies

Monday, March 17th 2014, 17:31
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

One of Cameroon's best-known singers, who spent three years in jail for his role in anti-government protests, has died in exile in the US.
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GM to take $300m charge over recalls

Monday, March 17th 2014, 17:29

US car manufacturer General Motors expects to spend nearly $300m (£180m) in the first quarter to repair vehicles affected by its recent recalls.
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Abbas 'must take risks' for peace

Monday, March 17th 2014, 16:50
related countries: Israel Israel

US President Barack Obama tells Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas he must take risks for peace, as the deadline for a final deal with Israel nears.
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US factory output in February rebound

Monday, March 17th 2014, 16:19
related places: February

US factory output rebounds in February, helped by a recovery in car and consumer goods manufacturing.
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VIDEO: Quake hits during US news broadcast

Monday, March 17th 2014, 15:38
related places: Los Angeles

Los Angeles broadcaster KCBS was in the middle of a morning news programme when a 4.4-magnitude earthquake shook the city.
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Need for Speed stalled by animation

Monday, March 17th 2014, 9:11
related places: Speed, High

High-octane action film Need For Speed is beaten at the US box office by animated adventure Peabody & Sherman.
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Alibaba reveals US flotation plan

Monday, March 17th 2014, 4:58
related countries: China China

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba announces plans for a flotation in the US, saying the move will make it "a more global company".
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VIDEO: Syrians broadcast from Turkey

Monday, March 17th 2014, 0:09
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

BBC reporter James Reynolds visits US-backed Watan FM radio, based in Istanbul, which helps exiled Syrians broadcast across the border into Syria.
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US country stars hit London festival

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 12:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Some of the US's top country music acts including Dixie Chicks and Zac Brown Band play for 15,000 fans at London's Country to Country festival.
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Venezuela bid for US 'peace meeting'

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 2:13
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's President Maduro urges the US to discuss "peace and sovereignty" with Union of South American Nations (Unasur) mediation.
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American Finns take on St Patrick

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 0:56

US town toasts fake patron saint who 'banished grasshoppers'
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US 'disturbed' by China rights death

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 21:33
related countries: China China

The death of Chinese activist Cao Shunli in hospital detention prompts protests from the US and human rights groups.
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Bin Laden doctor's sentence reduced

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 12:53
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A court in Pakistan cuts by 10 years the prison sentence handed down to a doctor alleged to have helped the US locate Osama Bin Laden.
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Indian diplomat re-indicted in US

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 10:21
related countries: India India

A US grand jury re-indicts Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, days after a judge dropped virtually identical charges - India says it is "disappointed".
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VIDEO: Horse airlifted to safety from US ravine

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 4:37
related places: Arcadia, California

A horse had to be lifted 150 feet into the air by helicopter after it fell into a crevasse in Arcadia, California, following a hiking accident.
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Venezuela accuses Kerry of 'murder'

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 0:42
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Kerry

Venezuela's Foreign Minister Elias Jaua accuses the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, of inciting violence and calls him a "murderer".
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