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El Chapo: Mexico to extradite drug lord to US 'by February'

Friday, October 14th 2016, 22:16
related places: February

Mexico expects to extradite drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the US by February, a top official says, despite efforts by his lawyers to delay transfer.
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US bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones on flights

Friday, October 14th 2016, 20:44

The US Department of Transportation has banned Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones on flights after reports of the device catching fire.
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US-Cuba ties: Rules eased on cigars and rum

Friday, October 14th 2016, 15:29
related countries: Cuba Cuba

American travellers to Cuba will now be able to bring back far more rum and cigars, as the Obama administration announces new trade measures.
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Man in clown mask 'stabs teen in Sweden'

Friday, October 14th 2016, 12:29
related countries: Sweden Sweden

A teenager is recovering after he was stabbed by a clown in southern Sweden, amid a wave of "creepy clown" sightings in Europe and the US.
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Black US doctor's anger at Delta Air Lines 'snub'

Friday, October 14th 2016, 11:58

A black US doctor is left frustrated after a Delta Air Lines flight attendant rejected her offer to provide emergency care for an in-flight patient.
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Verizon says Yahoo data breach could affect deal

Friday, October 14th 2016, 5:53

US telecoms firm Verizon says Yahoo's massive data breach could have a "material" impact on its deal to buy the internet firm.
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Hillary Clinton 'cannot recall' email server details

Friday, October 14th 2016, 1:39

US Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton has said she cannot recall key details about using a private email server while secretary of state, documents show.
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US election 2016: Trump says groping claims 'absolutely false'

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 22:35

Donald Trump rejects accusations of sexual misconduct as "totally and absolutely false", as First Lady Michelle Obama calls his lewd remarks "shocking".
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US Election 2016: Trump 'groped woman like an octopus'

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 17:28
related places: Trump

Donald Trump is hit by allegations of inappropriate sexual contact after US media carry reports from several women, but he calls the allegations "preposterous".
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Tom Hanks: 'Dark day' if Donald Trump wins US election

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 16:50

Actor Tom Hanks has said it will be a dark day if Donald Trump wins the US presidential election.
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US judge summons Chris Christie

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 16:32

A judge signs a criminal summons accusing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie of misconduct for his alleged role in the 2013 closure of a bridge.
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Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 12:47

US singer Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, becoming the first songwriter to win the prestigious accolade.
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Yemen conflict: US strikes radar sites after missile attack on ship

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 9:22
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The US launches its first strike against Houthi rebels in Yemen after a US warship is targeted by a missile for the second time in days.
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Prince's vault of unreleased music on sale for $35m

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 8:16
related places: Prince

Pop star Prince's much-vaunted "vault" of unreleased music is offered for sale, according to US reports.
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Syria conflict: Russian war crimes claim 'rhetoric' says Putin

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 6:29
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

President Vladimir Putin dismisses suggestions that Russia could face war crimes charges over its bombardment of Syria's second city Aleppo.
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US Election 2016: Catholic outcry at Clinton aide's email

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 3:13
related places: Clinton, White House

Donald Trump calls on White House rival Hillary Clinton to fire an aide involved in leaked emails in which Catholics were apparently disparaged.
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US student pilot 'deliberately crashed'

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 23:24
related countries: Jordan Jordan

A Jordanian flight student deliberately crashes a small plane in the US state of Connecticut, killing himself and injuring his instructor.
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US election: Two Muslim voters’ views on Donald Trump

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 23:04
related places: Miami, Republican, Florida

What do American Muslims in Miami, Florida, make of the Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump?
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US election: Trump presidency 'dangerous', says UN rights chief

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 22:05
related places: Trump

Donald Trump's "deeply unsettling and disturbing" comments make him a danger internationally, the UN's human rights chief says.
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Halloween 'Trumpkins'

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 17:40
related places: Clinton

Images of pumpkin carvings of the US presidential candidates - dubbed Trumpkin for one of them - delight social media ahead of this year's Halloween.
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US election: FBI investigating hacking of Clinton campaign chief

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 16:09
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Clinton

Hillary Clinton's campaign chief John Podesta says the FBI is investigating whether Russia was behind a hack on his email.
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Arkansas bridge refuses to budge

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 11:30
related places: Arkansas

Demolition of a bridge in the US state of Arkansas proved more challenging when explosions failed to bring it down.
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'Trump commented on contestant's breast size'

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 6:53

Former contestant on the US Apprentice discusses Mr Trump's behaviour on the programme.
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US election: Obama blasts Trump with 7-Eleven jibe

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 6:35
related places: Trump

President Obama blasts Donald Trump's recent remarks about women, saying they would be intolerable even if applying for a job at a 7-Eleven store.
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Kim Kardashian West sues over claims she faked robbery

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 4:44
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

US reality TV star Kim Kardashian West sues a celebrity gossip website for claiming that she faked being the victim of a robbery in Paris.
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Record US flooding from hurricane

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 3:34

Heavy flooding has arrived in North Carolina after Hurricane Matthew dumped more than a foot (30cm) of rain into parts of the state.
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US start-up Geofeedia 'allowed police to track protesters'

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 1:19

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram revoke access to their data to an analytics firm accused of selling information that allowed US police to track protesters.
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Hillary haters

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 23:26
related places: Clinton, Why

Few US presidential candidates have been disliked as much as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton - but attacks on Clinton in particular have sometimes displayed open hatred. Why?
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US election: Trump lashes out at Republican chief Paul Ryan

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 22:33
related places: Republican, Trump

Donald Trump says the "shackles have been taken off" as he rips into the most senior elected US Republican as a "weak and ineffective" leader.
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US to work with private firms on Mars plan

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 16:12
related places: Mars

President Barack Obama says the US will work with private companies on its plan to send humans to Mars in the 2030s.
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US men's toilets to get baby facilities

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 15:11
related countries: Maldives Maldives
related places: Male

Male toilets in public buildings in the US must now have baby changing facilities, according to a new law signed by President Barack Obama.
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Donald Trump comments: Apprentice creator 'unable' to release footage

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 12:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British TV executive has said he is unable to make public previously unreleased footage of Donald Trump on the US version of The Apprentice.
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Actress Shailene Woodley arrested during pipeline protest

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 10:33

Actress Shailene Woodley, star of the Divergent film series, is arrested during a protest in North Dakota against an oil pipeline that will cross four states.
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US election: Top Republican Ryan 'won't defend Trump'

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 6:05
related places: Clinton, Trump

Paul Ryan, the most senior elected US Republican, says he will no longer defend Donald Trump after outrage over his remarks about groping women.
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Did Russia hack the US Democrats?

Monday, October 10th 2016, 22:46
related countries: Russia Russia

US intelligence officials have accused Russia of trying to influence the outcome of the US presidential election by deploying cyber-attacks.
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Hurricane Matthew unearths civil war cannonballs on US beach

Monday, October 10th 2016, 21:52

A bomb squad is called to a beach in South Carolina after civil war cannonballs appear in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, officials say.
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Nuclear threat

Monday, October 10th 2016, 14:43
related countries: Russia Russia

A top Russian TV news presenter, Dmitry Kiselyov, says US provocation risks triggering a Russian nuclear strike.
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Yemen conflict: US 'could be implicated in war crimes'

Monday, October 10th 2016, 13:53
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Yemen Yemen

The US could be implicated in potential war crimes in Yemen because of its support for a Saudi-led coalition air campaign, official documents suggest.
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How family of Trump fans reacted

Monday, October 10th 2016, 9:28

The BBC joins a family of hardcore Donald Trump supporters as they watch the second US presidential debate.
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Samsung 'pauses Note 7 production', say media reports

Monday, October 10th 2016, 8:26

Smartphone giant Samsung has reportedly paused production of its Note 7 phone amid claims that replacement devices are still at risk of catching fire.
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US presidential debate: Trump launches ferocious attack on Clintons

Monday, October 10th 2016, 8:18
related places: Trump

Donald Trump launches a blistering attack on Hillary Clinton and her husband, in one of the most acrimonious US presidential debates ever seen.
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Trump v Clinton: Sex, lies and videotape at US presidential debate

Monday, October 10th 2016, 4:38

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton threw deeply personal insults at each other in a brutal presidential debate. Here are the highs and lows.
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US election: Trump attacks Bill Clinton

Monday, October 10th 2016, 4:38
related places: Trump

Donald Trump has defended his obscene remarks about groping women by saying they are "just words" compared to the "actions" he says Bill Clinton took while in office.
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US presidential debate: Clinton says Trump's comments 'are who he is'

Monday, October 10th 2016, 1:51
related places: Clinton, Trump

Hillary Clinton has discussed the video on which Donald Trump makes insulting comments about women.
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US election: Trump camp on attack ahead of debate

Sunday, October 9th 2016, 23:25
related places: Trump

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his team come out fighting after a slew of attacks over his obscene remarks about women.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Second 'safe' replacement catches fire

Sunday, October 9th 2016, 10:36

A second replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 device has caught fire, US media report, following a mass recall of the phones in September.
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Train derails near New York, injuring dozens

Sunday, October 9th 2016, 10:27
related places: New York

A passenger train derails east of New York, injuring dozens, US officials say.
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US train derails after collision near New York

Sunday, October 9th 2016, 10:13
related places: New York

A passenger train has derailed near New York, after hitting a work train, US officials say.
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US election 2016: St Louis voters react to Donald Trump tape

Sunday, October 9th 2016, 6:46

The video of Donald Trump's lewd comments divides opinion among voters in St Louis, Missouri - some supporters remain loyal but others say it has changed how they will vote.
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Saudis to probe deadly air strikes on Yemen funeral hall

Sunday, October 9th 2016, 6:44
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Yemen Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemeni rebels agrees to investigate air strikes that killed more than 140 people, after the US expresses anger.
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US election: More top Republicans drop support for Trump

Sunday, October 9th 2016, 3:58
related places: Trump

More senior Republicans withdraw support for US presidential candidate Donald Trump following his lewd remarks about women.
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The blockade

Sunday, October 9th 2016, 0:10
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Despite profound changes occurring in Cuba, the US economic embargo means farmers remain reliant on outdated technology, the BBC's Will Grant reports.
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US election: Donald Trump says he will not quit over video

Saturday, October 8th 2016, 22:01

US presidential candidate Donald Trump says he will never drop out of the race after a tape of him making lewd comments emerged.
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Hurricane Matthew kills 10 in US, floods Carolinas

Saturday, October 8th 2016, 20:46

Hurricane Matthew makes landfall in the US, causing flooding and bringing the death toll to at least 10.
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Hillary Clinton's Wall St speeches published by Wikileaks

Saturday, October 8th 2016, 18:43

Transcripts of private speeches by US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton are released by the whistle-blowing site Wikileaks.
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US election: Donald Trump sorry for obscene remarks on women

Saturday, October 8th 2016, 15:28

Donald Trump apologises for obscene comments about women made in a 2005 video, saying "these words don't reflect who I am".
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US election: Senior Republicans condemn Trump's lewd comments about women

Saturday, October 8th 2016, 4:31
related places: Republican, Trump

A videotape showing US presidential candidate Donald Trump making obscene comments about women is condemned by fellow Republicans.
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US accuses Russia of cyber attacks

Friday, October 7th 2016, 21:34
related countries: Russia Russia

US officials formally accuse Russia of cyber attacks on political organisations "to interfere with the US election".
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President Obama lifts Myanmar trade sanctions

Friday, October 7th 2016, 19:58
related countries: Burma Burma

President Barack Obama formally eases long-standing US economic sanctions on Myanmar, previously known as Burma, after meeting with de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Syria conflict: US calls for Russia and Syria war crimes probe

Friday, October 7th 2016, 16:43
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

An investigation into possible war crimes by Russia and the Syrian government for actions in Syria should be carried out, US Secretary of State John Kerry says.
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Struggling to stand in Florida winds

Friday, October 7th 2016, 16:04
related places: Florida

It may be the strongest storm to hit the US for 12 years, with the threat of 120-mile-an-hour winds and storm surges.
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Clown sightings: Australia police 'won't tolerate' antics

Friday, October 7th 2016, 15:24
related countries: Australia Australia, Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

Police in Victoria warn Australians not to "intimidate" the public by dressing up as clowns, as the creepy US craze continues to spread.
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Why Trump will not attack Hillary over Bill's affairs

Friday, October 7th 2016, 7:08
related places: Sunday, Bill

Donald Trump has said he won't bring up stories about Bill Clinton's infidelities in this Sunday's US presidential debate - having previously threatened to do so.
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Florida feels Hurricane Matthew approach

Friday, October 7th 2016, 3:40
related places: Florida

Florida is beginning to feel the force of Hurricane Matthew as it makes its way towards the US after wreaking havoc in the Caribbean.
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Donald Trump says 70% of federal regulations could go

Friday, October 7th 2016, 3:04

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he could cut as many as 70% of federal US regulations if he is elected.
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Fright night

Thursday, October 6th 2016, 21:06
related countries: Canada Canada

After a wave of "creepy" clowns were spotted across the United States late this summer, the phenomenon seems to have migrated north to Canada. Why does this phenomenon endure?
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US 'strongly condemns' Israel over new settlement plan

Thursday, October 6th 2016, 10:17
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

The US says Israel's announcement of new West Bank settlement homes "undermines the pursuit of peace".
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Meet the first hijab-wearing Muslim to pose for Playboy

Wednesday, October 5th 2016, 23:17
related countries: Libya Libya

Libyan-American journalist Noor Tagouri is the first-hijab wearing Muslim to pose for Playboy.
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NSA government contractor 'stole classified files'

Wednesday, October 5th 2016, 22:08

A National Security Agency contractor is accused of stealing top secret files that could have caused "exceptionally grave damage to national security".
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Hurricane Matthew: US states order evacuations as 'serious' storm looms

Wednesday, October 5th 2016, 21:56
related places: Florida

Hundreds of thousands of people in Florida and South Carolina are ordered to evacuate as Hurricane Matthew prowls towards the US east coast.
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US shuts down sex trafficking ring targeting Thai women

Wednesday, October 5th 2016, 20:00
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Seventeen people will face charges over a sex trafficking ring that brought hundreds of Thai women to US cities and "forced them to live a nightmare".
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Police in India detain 750 over US call centre scam

Wednesday, October 5th 2016, 19:23
related countries: India India
related places: Thane

Police in the western Indian city of Thane arrest more than 750 people suspected of defrauding US citizens via a fake call centre.
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US election: Trump 'fool' and Clinton 'weak', say VPs

Wednesday, October 5th 2016, 14:26
related places: Republican

Donald Trump is likened to a "fool or maniac" while Hillary Clinton is dismissed as "weak and feckless" in a punchy vice-presidential debate.
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#ThatMexicanThing: Twitter anger at Mike Pence over debate comments

Wednesday, October 5th 2016, 11:34
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Republican Governor Mike Pence upsets the Latin American community with his "you've whipped out that Mexican thing again" comment during a TV debate.
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US election: Vice-presidential debate - two styles of attack

Wednesday, October 5th 2016, 5:24

The two nominees for US vice-president squared off in their first and only debate of the election campaign.
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Respect us!

Wednesday, October 5th 2016, 1:24
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russia and the US are seemingly on a collision course over Syria and a host of other issues, writes Steve Rosenberg.
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US father 'never planned' hot car death

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 23:26

A man accused of killing his young son by leaving him in a hot car was responsible for the boy's death but it was not intentional, a court hears.
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Philippines' Duterte tells Obama to 'go to hell'

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 21:15
related countries: Philippines Philippines

US President Barack Obama can "go to hell" over his criticism of the Philippines' brutal war against drugs, President Rodrigo Duterte says.
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Yahoo 'secretly scanned emails for US authorities'

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 18:47

Yahoo secretly scanned millions of its users' email accounts on behalf of the US government, according to a report by Reuters news agency.
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Syria conflict: Russia sends missile system to Tartus base

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 18:20
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Tartus

Russia sends an S-300 air defence missile system to its naval base in the Syrian port of Tartus, amid growing tension with the US over the conflict.
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Syria conflict: Spain and France draft Aleppo truce resolution

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 12:14
related countries: France France, Russia Russia, Spain Spain
related places: Monday, Aleppo

France and Spain draft a UN resolution to halt the fighting in Aleppo, after the US ended its negotiations with Russia on Monday.
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Row as airline weighs passengers to American Samoa

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 9:05
related countries: American Samoa American Samoa

Pair of businessmen say that asking passengers to step on the scales at the check-in desk is discriminatory.
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US election 2016: Clinton rips into Trump over taxes

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 3:47
related places: Trump

Democrat Hillary Clinton casts Republican Donald Trump as the symbol of a "rigged system" after it emerged he may not have paid income tax for 18 years.
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Syria conflict: US suspends talks with Russia

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 23:11
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Kremlin

The US suspends talks with Russia over Syria, accusing Moscow of failing to "live up" to its commitments under a truce deal - a claim denied by the Kremlin.
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Kim Kardashian robbery: Paris police hunt armed attackers

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 19:44
related countries: France France
related places: Paris, New York

Police in Paris hunt the armed robbers who targeted Kim Kardashian West, as the US reality TV star arrives back in New York.
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Russia suspends weapons-grade plutonium deal with US

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 19:24

Russia suspends a deal with the US on the disposal of surplus weapons-grade plutonium, the latest sign of worsening bilateral ties.
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Kanye cuts show short after wife robbed

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 9:32
related countries: France France
related places: Paris, New York

When US rapper Kanye West heard the news, he cut a concert short in New York.
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Ryder Cup 2016: United States beat Europe 17-11 to regain trophy at Hazeltine

Sunday, October 2nd 2016, 21:59
related places: Hazeltine

The United States dominate the final-day singles to win the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2008, beating Europe 17-11 at Hazeltine.
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US election 2016: Trump 'a genius' if he paid no taxes - allies

Sunday, October 2nd 2016, 19:20

Donald Trump's aides says he is a "genius" if a report is true that he paid no federal income taxes for 18 years after losing nearly $1bn.
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Turkey detains brother of Fethullah Gulen in coup crackdown

Sunday, October 2nd 2016, 15:42
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A brother of US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen has been detained by Turkish police on terror charges, state-run media report.
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Hawaiian bees are first on US endangered species list

Saturday, October 1st 2016, 13:11

Seven species of yellow-faced bee native to Hawaii are the first bees to be added to the US list of endangered species.
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Syria conflict: US says Russia driving rebels into extremists' camp

Saturday, October 1st 2016, 9:26
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russia's increasing military action in Syria is forcing moderate elements within the opposition into the hands of extremists, the US state department says.
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San Diego police release Alfred Olango shooting videos

Saturday, October 1st 2016, 1:41
related places: San Diego

Police in the US city of San Diego release video footage of the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man outside a shopping centre on Tuesday.
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US Election 2016: Meet the 'Trumpettes'

Friday, September 30th 2016, 23:33
related places: Trump, California

The self-described "support group" of female Trump voters in California tells the BBC why they are voting for the businessman.
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Read all about it!

Friday, September 30th 2016, 22:59
related places: Republican, National

National newspaper USA Today breaks with tradition for the first time in its 34-year history and issues a scathing editorial against Republican nominee Donald Trump.
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Bid to block US net handover rejected

Friday, September 30th 2016, 22:36

A judge rejects a last-ditch attempt to stop the handover of internet naming power from the US to a non-profit group.
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Bruce Springsteen signs young student's absence note

Friday, September 30th 2016, 21:13

A US schoolboy who skipped class to meet his musical hero had the best excuse ever - an absence note signed by Bruce Springsteen.
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US election 2016: Trump berates Alicia Machado on Twitter

Friday, September 30th 2016, 21:08

Donald Trump attacks a former beauty pageant winner who criticised him for alleged sexist and misogynistic remarks as "disgusting" in a Twitter outburst.
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US protecting Syria jihadist group - Russia's Lavrov

Friday, September 30th 2016, 19:46
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Lavrov

The US is trying to spare an al-Qaeda-linked Syrian group in case it is needed to unseat the country's president, the Russian foreign minister tells the BBC.
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Cause of US sisters' Seychelles deaths remains a mystery

Friday, September 30th 2016, 19:33
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Seychelles Seychelles

Two US sisters found dead while on holiday in the Seychelles died of excess fluid in their lungs, according to police on the Indian Ocean island.
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