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Obama leads tributes to US war dead

Monday, May 26th 2014, 16:37

President Barack Obama lays a wreath at the national cemetery, as the US marks Memorial Day by remembering soldiers who have lost their lives.
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Pfizer drops its AstraZeneca bid

Monday, May 26th 2014, 15:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US firm Pfizer abandons its £55 a share, £69bn bid for UK drugs company AstraZeneca, after failing to get the British company to agree.
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X-Men crush monster at US box office

Monday, May 26th 2014, 10:19

X-Men: Days of Future Past defeats the might of Godzilla at the US box office, earning an estimated $91m over the weekend.
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VIDEO: Helping families cope with military suicide

Monday, May 26th 2014, 2:17

Grief camps to combat suicides among US military veterans
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Obama makes surprise Afghan visit

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 23:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

President Barack Obama tells US troops serving in Afghanistan that America's longest war would come to "a responsible end" at the end of 2014.
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Thai military continues crackdown

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 8:50
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand's military rulers order 35 more people to report to them, following the detention of ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday.
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US police name drive-by killer

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 6:10
related places: Santa Barbara

US police confirm that the man who killed six people in a rampage in Santa Barbara, California was 22-year-old Elliot Rodger.
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US gunman 'was filmmaker's son'

Saturday, May 24th 2014, 23:26
related places: California

The gunman who killed six people in California is believed to be the son of Hollywood filmmaker Peter Rodger, the family's lawyer says.
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US ship finds hull of missing yacht

Saturday, May 24th 2014, 1:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The hull of the missing yacht Cheeki Rafiki has been found in the North Atlantic, the US Coast Guard says.
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VIDEO: Detroit cracks down on carjackers

Saturday, May 24th 2014, 0:54
related places: Detroit

Authorities in the US city of Detroit have set up a special force to deal with the escalating problem of carjacking.
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Oldest American celebrates 115 years

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 21:29

The oldest living American, one of the few people still alive worldwide to be born in the 19th Century, celebrates her 115th birthday.
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John Kerry to testify on Benghazi

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 20:09
related places: House

US Secretary of State John Kerry will testify in front of a House panel about the deadly Benghazi attacks according to a letter obtained by the BBC.
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Sterling wife 'to negotiate sale'

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 18:38

Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is authorising his wife to negotiate the sale of the basketball team, US media report.
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Judge lifts Guantanamo feeding ban

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 16:54

A US judge lifts a temporary order preventing military officials from force-feeding a prisoner on hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay.
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US wins car ruling against China

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 15:53
related countries: China China

The World Trade Organisation rules in favour of the US in a dispute against China over tariffs on US luxury cars.
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VIDEO: Climber films Nepal crevasse fall

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 12:45
related countries: Nepal Nepal

American climber Dr John All has relived his experience after falling into a crevasse on a Himalayan mountain in Nepal.
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Yacht crew search 'may be suspended'

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 12:14
related places: Friday

The US search for the crew of the missing yacht Cheeki Rafiki will be called off if nothing is found by Friday night, the US Coast Guard says.
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eBay faces investigation over breach

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 11:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

eBay is facing investigations in the US and the UK over its huge data breach which led it to ask 145 million customers to reset their passwords.
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Coup leader summons Thai politicians

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 10:49
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thai ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is summoned to a military facility, while 155 people are banned from leaving the country.
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VIDEO: Thailand's military coup condemned

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 5:55
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The US has led widespread international criticism of a military takeover in Thailand.
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Harvey Milk honoured on new US stamp

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 3:11
related places: San Francisco

San Francisco gay rights activist Harvey Milk, who was shot dead in 1978, has been honoured on a new US postage stamp.
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China's JD.com shares surge on debut

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 1:13
related countries: China China

Shares in JD.com jump 10% after the Chinese online retailer raised $1.8bn in its US share sale, valuing the company at more than $25bn.
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VIDEO: 'Captor' of US woman appears in court

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 0:54
related places: California

A man has appeared in court in California to face charges of kidnapping his former girlfriend's teenage daughter and holding her captive for ten years.
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House passes bill on bulk data sweep

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 0:47

The first legislation aimed at ending the National Security Agency's bulk collection of US phone records is passed by the House of Representatives.
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VIDEO: Fast food workers want 'living wage'

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 23:31
related countries: Brazil Brazil, France France, Indonesia Indonesia

US fast food workers have joined colleagues in countries including Indonesia, France, and Brazil to stage a global walk-out in protest about wages and working conditions.
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Donovan dropped from US squad

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 22:13

LA Galaxy striker Landon Donovan is cut from the United States squad for the World Cup, but Jozy Altidore keeps his spot.
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US to record suspect interviews

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 19:57

FBI and other US federal law enforcement agents are ordered to record interviews with suspects, reversing a decades-old policy.
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'Captor' of missing US woman charged

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 19:40
related places: California

A man accused of kidnapping a teenager and holding her captive for 10 years and forcing her to marry him is charged in a California court.
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US actor charged with wife's murder

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 18:17
related places: Los Angeles

Prosecutors charge The Shield actor Michael Jace with murder after his wife was shot and killed in their Los Angeles home.
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Senators call for new Redskins name

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 15:35

Half of the US Senate calls on the National Football League to force the owner of the Washington Redskins team to change its name, a "racial slur".
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Missing US woman found 10 years on

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 12:40
related places: California

A California woman reported missing when she was 15 is found alive 10 years later, and her suspected captor is arrested.
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China's JD.com to debut on Nasdaq

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 1:17
related countries: China China
related places: America, Bank

Chinese online retailer JD.com raises $1.8bn in its US share sale, valuing the company at more $25bn according to underwriters Bank of America and UBS Investment Bank.
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Dozens charged in US child porn raid

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 0:10

A police officer, rabbi and a nurse were among more than 70 people arrested by US law enforcement for sharing child pornography through the internet.
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US 'losing patience' with Venezuela

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 22:57
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

US Secretary of State John Kerry says that impatience with Venezuela is growing over its failure to address the country's serious political crisis.
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Democrats join Benghazi select panel

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 20:28
related places: Republican

Democrats in the US Congress have named five representatives to a special panel on the Benghazi attacks despite saying it is motivated by Republican politics.
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BP in appeal to US Supreme Court

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 20:00
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Oil giant BP appeals to the US Supreme Court over a ruling regarding how businesses must be compensated in the wake of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.
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US Fed weighs rate rise options

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 19:56

The US Federal Reserve began discussing how to raise interest rates, which have been held at 0% since 2008, but caution a rate raise is not imminent, minutes reveal.
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VIDEO: Inside yacht family's 'ops' room

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 18:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Atlantic, Friday

The families of four British sailors who have been missing in the Atlantic since Friday are anxiously waiting for news as the US Coast Guard has resumes its search.
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Obama vows action on veterans agency

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 16:45

President Barack Obama vows to punish those responsible for "dishonourable" alleged misconduct at hospitals for US military veterans.
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GM recalls more cars on safety fears

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 13:17

General Motors announces the recall of another 218,000 older small cars in the US over a fire safety fear - a day after a 2.6 million global recall
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Tiffany profits jump 50% to $126m

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 13:11
related places: Tiffany

US jewellery firm Tiffany reports a 50% year-on-year jump in profits for the three months to the end of April.
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US high court delays execution

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 12:42

A US Supreme Court justice delays the lethal injection of a Missouri murderer amid concerns a medical condition could complicate his execution.
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UK sends plane to help find sailors

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 9:14
related countries: Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Ministry of Defence is sending a plane to help search for four British sailors missing in the Atlantic.
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US baseball pros in 'ear bite' fight

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 7:30
related places: Salt Lake City

Albuquerque Isotopes baseball player Alex Guerrero reportedly loses part of his ear in a fight with a team-mate in the dugout in Salt Lake City.
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Search resumes for missing sailors

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 0:41
related countries: Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The search has resumed for four British sailors missing since their yacht apparently capsized in the Atlantic Ocean, the US Coast Guard says - after it was called off two days previously.
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The Philippines' forgotten generation

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 22:05
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Filipinos fathered by long departed US servicemen
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NFL players sue over painkillers

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 20:21

A group of retired American football players have sued the National Football League saying the league illegally gave them narcotics to keep them playing.
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US actor arrested over wife's death

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 16:46
related places: Los Angeles

Michael Jace is taken into custody after his wife was found shot dead at their Los Angeles home.
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Donors pledge $600m in S Sudan aid

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 15:58
related countries: Norway Norway, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Donors including the US and the UK pledge more than $600m (£360m; 440m euros) in aid to South Sudan at a conference in Norway.
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Chipotle restaurant: No guns, please

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 15:43
related places: Texas

US fast-food chain Chipotle asks customers not to bring guns into its restaurants after gun advocates carried assault-style rifles into one in Texas.
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AstraZeneca shareholder speaks out

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 12:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fund manager Schroders wants AstraZeneca to "recommence engagement" with Pfizer, after the UK drug maker rejected a takeover by its US rival.
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BP appeal over Deepwater rejected

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 11:12
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Deepwater

Oil giant BP suffers a setback in a US appeals court in the latest legal hearing over compensation for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill.
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Composer Morricone cancels US dates

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 11:07
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: La Due

Renowned Italian film composer Ennio Morricone cancels three shows, including his first ever performance in LA, due to a back injury.
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Credit Suisse helped 'tax cheats'

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 10:49
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse pleads guilty to helping thousands of US clients evade paying taxes to the US government and agrees to a $2.6bn (£1.5bn) fine.
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China denounces cyber-theft charges

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 9:20
related countries: China China

China denies it has conducted cyber espionage, saying the US is guilty of "double standards" for spying and conducting cyber thefts on other countries.
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AstraZeneca rejects new Pfizer bid

Monday, May 19th 2014, 12:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK drugs company AstraZeneca rejects the improved "final" £69bn takeover offer from US firm Pfizer.
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Godzilla tramples US box office

Monday, May 19th 2014, 11:22

Monster movie Godzilla tops the US box office with the second largest opening of the year, just behind last month's Captain America.
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Pakistan drops case against FBI man

Monday, May 19th 2014, 11:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A court in Pakistan orders charges to be dropped against an American FBI agent who was arrested for carrying ammunition in his luggage.
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Families want yacht search to resume

Monday, May 19th 2014, 11:01
related countries: Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The families of four British sailors missing since their yacht capsized in the Atlantic Ocean appeal to the US Coastguard to resume their search.
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Ex-IMF boss to sue over film

Monday, May 19th 2014, 9:56

Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is to sue US film director Abel Ferrara over his movie allegedly inspired by the politician's sex scandal.
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VIDEO: US-Uganda architect's vision for Kampala

Monday, May 19th 2014, 1:14
related countries: Uganda Uganda
related places: Kampala

Reimagining an African city built for segregation
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EU and US restart trade talks

Monday, May 19th 2014, 1:10

A boost to growth or threat to sovereignty?
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AT&T to buy DirecTV for $48.5bn

Monday, May 19th 2014, 1:02

US telecommunications firm AT&T agrees to buy satellite television provider DirecTV in a cash and shares deal.
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New Pfizer offer for AstraZeneca

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 23:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US drugs giant Pfizer makes an improved £69bn offer, worth £55 per share, for British firm AstraZeneca.
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VIDEO: Light winds help ease US wildfires

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 3:16
related places: San Diego

After destroying nearly 20,000 acres of land in the San Diego region, firefighters have finally gained some control over the Californian wildfires that started on Tuesday.
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Arkansas court halts gay marriages

Friday, May 16th 2014, 23:08
related places: Arkansas

The highest court in the US state of Arkansas halts gay marriages there pending an appeal against a lower ruling overturning a voter-approved ban.
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Argentine liquid cocaine plan foiled

Friday, May 16th 2014, 22:30
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina seizes two tonnes of liquid cocaine, saying it has foiled a plan to produce and ship the drug to the United States and Europe.
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TV journalist Barbara Walters retires

Friday, May 16th 2014, 16:29
related places: View

Legendary US broadcaster Barbara Walters is retiring from a 52-year career with a last appearance on her daytime show, The View.
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General Motors fined $35m over recall

Friday, May 16th 2014, 15:47

The US government fines General Motors $35m(£20.8m) for delays in recalling small cars with faulty ignition switches.
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Sterling 'will not pay' NBA fine

Friday, May 16th 2014, 15:16

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has said he will refuse to pay a $2.5m (£1.5m) fine from the league for racist comments, US media report.
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Flaming Lips to re-record Sgt Pepper

Friday, May 16th 2014, 13:38

US rockers The Flaming Lips are to release their own version the Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, featuring Miley Cyrus.
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Rose confident for US Open defence

Friday, May 16th 2014, 10:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Pinehurst

British golfer Justin Rose says he is pleased with his form as he prepares to defend his US Open title at Pinehurst.
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US trio return $40,000 found in sofa

Friday, May 16th 2014, 1:57
related places: New York

Three friends in New York find $40,000 (£24,000) in an old couch they bought but return it to the woman whose name was written on the envelope.
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Will the US bring back firing squads?

Friday, May 16th 2014, 0:09

Could the firing squad replace lethal injection in US?
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Fast food worker protests spread

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 18:38
related countries: Brazil Brazil, France France, Indonesia Indonesia

US fast food workers join counterparts in countries including Indonesia, France, and Brazil to stage a global walk-out in protest about wages and conditions.
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Sunken body clue to American origins

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 18:14
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The ancient remains of a teenage girl discovered in a flooded cavern in Mexico are providing additional insights on how the Americas came to be populated.
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Syria elections a 'parody', says UK

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 18:13
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Presidential elections in Syria will be a "parody of democracy", UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
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Ex-NFL star accused of double murder

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 16:59

Former professional American football player Aaron Hernandez has been charged with a 2012 double murder, while still facing a previous murder charge.
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New York dedicates 9/11 museum

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 15:19

President Barack Obama joins September 11 survivors and rescuers at the dedication of a memorial museum on the site of the attacks.
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US state acts to end mobile theft

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 11:09
related places: Minnesota

Minnesota becomes the first US state to introduce so-called kill switch legislation.
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Bill Clinton: Hillary in good health

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 2:32
related places: Republican

Ex-US President Bill Clinton praises the strength and health of his wife Hillary Clinton, dismissing a top Republican's questions about her well-being.
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Kerry and Abbas in Mid-East talks

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 22:29
related countries: Israel Israel

The US Secretary of State holds "informal" talks with the Palestinian president for the first time since peace talks with Israel collapsed last month.
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Johansson court case opens in France

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 21:15
related countries: France France

A court case opens in France against author Gregoire Delacourt over claims that one of his characters defames US actress Scarlett Johansson.
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US abortion law to appeals court

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 19:01

North Dakota appeals a US judge's ruling striking down the state's "foetal heartbeat" abortion ban, the strictest in the country.
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Cavern Club fights for name rights

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 16:24
related places: Liverpool

The Cavern Club in Liverpool takes the Hard Rock Cafe to court in a battle over who has the right to use the Cavern name in the US.
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US baby survives 11-storey fall

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 15:41
related places: Minnesota

A baby in the US state of Minnesota has survived an 11-storey fall from an apartment balcony, local media report.
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US 'considers Manning transfer'

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 14:22
related places: Manning

The Pentagon is considering transferring Private Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison in order to treat her gender dysphoria, US media report.
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Net neutrality - should you care?

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 12:53

Should you care about the US's net neutrality vote?
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Public funds US net neutrality ads

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 12:48

Crowdfunded net neutrality adverts appear at bus shelters in Washington DC ahead of a critical vote by the US's communications regulator.
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Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 12:17

US singer Gregg Allman drops his legal action against the makers of a film based on his 2012 memoir.
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Warhol works make $100m at auction

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 8:53
related places: New York

Two works from Andy Warhol's Death and Disaster series are sold for a combined $100m (£59m) at auction in New York.
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Report decries tobacco child labour

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 4:08

Why US children as young as 12 pick tobacco
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Elizabeth Arden shares slump on loss

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 0:59

Shares of US cosmetics-maker Elizabeth Arden plunge after it posts a surprise loss and hires an investment bank to explore its options.
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VIDEO: US children aged 12 pick tobacco

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 0:47

A human rights group has released a report highlighting how US labour rules allow children as young as 12 to pick tobacco. The BBC went to North Carolina to hear from child workers and a tobacco farmer.
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Court stays Texas inmate's execution

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 22:14
related places: Texas, Oklahoma

A US court stays the execution for a man who was to be the first inmate put to death in the US since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April.
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US soldier awarded Medal of Honor

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 21:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq
related places: Honor

Former US Army Sgt Kyle White has been awarded the Medal of Honor, only the seventh US veteran of Iraq or Afghanistan to be so decorated.
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US beats France for wine drinking

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 18:23
related countries: France France
related places: Vine

The US overtakes France to become the world's biggest market for wine, according to figures from the International Organisation of Vine and Wine.
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Two new 'potential' US Mers cases

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 17:33

Two Florida healthcare workers who came in contact with a confirmed Mers case are being tested for the virus after beginning to show flu-like symptoms.
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Valeant to improve Botox firm bid

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 17:25
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals says it plans to improve its unsolicited $47bn offer to buy US drugmaker Allergan, maker of the Botox anti-wrinkle treatment.
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Columbus's Santa Maria wreck 'found'

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 15:09
related places: Santa Maria

A US underwater investigator has said he believes he has found the wreck of the Santa Maria, the flagship of Christopher Columbus's expedition.
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