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Bail for wrongly-jailed US man

Saturday, November 21st 2015, 18:38

A US man is freed on bail after serving more than 23 years in jail over crimes, including a murder of which another man was convicted.
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Mali hunts for hotel attack suspects

Saturday, November 21st 2015, 16:18
related countries: Mali Mali

Malian security forces are hunting for at least three suspects connected to Friday's attack on a hotel in the capital, Bamako, in which 19 people were killed.
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VIDEO: Landslide forces road to rise six feet

Saturday, November 21st 2015, 9:03
related places: Santa Clarita, California

A canyon road near Santa Clarita in California was left twisted and cracked after a landslide forced the tarmac to rise, rather than engulfing it.
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VIDEO: Trump puts refugees on the agenda

Friday, November 20th 2015, 23:58
related countries: Syria Syria

How Donald Trump helped the resettlement of Syrian refugees become a key US political debate.
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US Iraq air strike 'killed civilians'

Friday, November 20th 2015, 23:18

A US air strike that targeted an Islamic State checkpoint is likely to have killed four civilians, possibly including a child, the US military says.
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US election settled by 'drawing straws'

Friday, November 20th 2015, 22:40
related places: Democrat

A Democrat has won a Mississippi House race by drawing a longer straw, an official way to break a tie in a legislative election for the state.
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Chipotle shares hit by E. coli scare

Friday, November 20th 2015, 21:33
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Shares in Chipotle slump almost 10% after US health authorities reported more cases of E. coli linked to the Mexican restaurant chain.
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Israel spy Pollard freed by US

Friday, November 20th 2015, 19:45
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Pollard

Former US navy analyst Jonathan Pollard, jailed for life in 1987 for passing classified information to Israel, is released.
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Greying Obama says no to hair dye

Friday, November 20th 2015, 19:07

US President Obama has jokingly admitted that he does not dye his hair, unlike other world leaders.
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US set to free Israel spy Pollard

Friday, November 20th 2015, 8:49
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Pollard

Jonathan Pollard, an American jailed for life in 1987 for spying for Israel, is due to be released from a North Carolina prison.
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More Mexican migrants returning home

Friday, November 20th 2015, 2:25
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A new study finds that a longstanding flow of immigration has been reversed - more Mexicans are leaving the US than migrating there.
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US House votes to restrict refugees

Friday, November 20th 2015, 1:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

The US House of Representatives backs a Republican bill that places new restrictions on the resettlement of Syrian and Iraqi refugees in the US.
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VIDEO: Indian injured by US police speaks out

Friday, November 20th 2015, 0:57
related countries: India India
related places: Alabama

Paralysed Indian grandfather speaks to the BBC
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US state department trolls Russian newspaper

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 16:05
related countries: Russia Russia

US state department pokes fun at a Russian newspaper which it says faked a letter by a US official, filling it with grammatical and spelling mistakes.
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US approves GM salmon for food

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 15:43

US regulators have given the go-ahead to genetically modified salmon, making it the first GM animal destined for human consumption.
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US police say shot man 'not handcuffed'

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 13:42
related places: Minneapolis

Police in Minneapolis say an unarmed black man was not handcuffed when he was fatally shot, an incident which has sparked nightly protests.
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Honduras Syrians 'had stolen passports'

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 1:17
related countries: Greece Greece, Honduras Honduras

Police in Honduras say they have arrested five Syrians travelling on stolen Greek passports and aiming to enter the United States by land.
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US mayor under fire over refugee letter

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 1:00
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Roanoke, Virginia

The mayor of Roanoke, Virginia, has come under intense criticism after he wrote a letter that appears to endorse the internment of Japanese Americans in World War II.
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Mosques attacked in US and Canada

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 17:23
related countries: Canada Canada, France France
related places: Paris

Mosques in the US and Canada report an increase in vandalism and threats since the Paris terror attacks, say campaigners.
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Paris attacks: Band breaks silence

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 16:43
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Eagles of Death Metal, the band whose concert was stormed during last week's Paris attacks, say they are "still trying to come to terms with what happened" in their first statement since returning to the US.
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China 'must stop' land reclamation

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 12:17
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Manila

China must stop land reclamation in the disputed South China Sea, US President Barack Obama says, as a summit of Asia Pacific nations opens in Manila.
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Jindal drops campaign for US president

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 23:54
related places: Republican

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal drops out of the race for US presidency after struggling for months to gain traction amid a sprawling field of Republican candidates.
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VIDEO: Charlie Sheen: 'I'm HIV positive'

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 16:21
related places: Hollywood

Hollywood star Charlie Sheen has confirmed he is living with HIV, in a US television interview.
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Dozens arrested in US police protests

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 14:38
related places: Minneapolis

Police in Minneapolis arrest 51 people who were demonstrating in the wake of a police shooting of a 24-year-old black man.
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Charlie Sheen confirms he has HIV

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 14:12

Hollywood star Charlie Sheen confirms he is living with HIV in a US television interview.
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France in mass police mobilisation

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 12:34
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

France mobilises 115,000 police, gendarmes and military in the wake of Friday's attacks by Islamist militants in Paris, says Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.
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Venezuela in US kidnap claim

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 11:38
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's top lawmaker, Diosdado Cabello, says two nephews of first lady Cilia Flores were "kidnapped" by US Drug Enforcement Administration agents.
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Charlie Sheen 'to make announcement'

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 10:28

Actor Charlie Sheen is set to make a "revealing personal announcement" on US TV, amid speculation the 50-year-old star is HIV-positive.
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Asian shares boosted by Wall Street

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 8:48
related places: Wall Street

Asian shares rise, taking their lead from a strong increase in US stocks on Wall Street.
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US states say no to Syrian refugees

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 1:15
related countries: France France, Syria Syria
related places: Paris

More than a dozen US states halt programmes to resettle Syrian refugees, after one of the Paris attackers is linked to migrants entering Europe.
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VIDEO: US governors move to block Syrian refugees

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 0:52
related countries: Syria Syria

Some US states say Syrian refugees are no longer welcome
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Obama defends US strategy to counter IS

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 0:36
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

US President Barack Obama defends his administration's military strategy against the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
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Protests after US police shoot man

Monday, November 16th 2015, 23:21
related places: Minnesota, Minneapolis

Protesters and family are demanding answers as details emerge about a police-involved shooting of a young black man in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Fireman has extensive face transplant

Monday, November 16th 2015, 16:34

US surgeons say they have carried out the world's most extensive face transplant to date, including the entire scalp, ears and eyelids.
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US-led strike 'destroys IS oil trucks'

Monday, November 16th 2015, 16:23
related countries: Syria Syria

US-led air strikes destroyed 116 fuel trucks operated by so-called Islamic State (IS) in eastern Syria on one day, US defence officials say.
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Nicaragua turns back Cuban migrants

Monday, November 16th 2015, 14:45
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica, Cuba Cuba, Nicaragua Nicaragua

Nicaragua sends back more than 1,000 Cuban migrants to Costa Rica, triggering a diplomatic spat between the two Central American nations.
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Democrats debate IS after Paris attacks

Sunday, November 15th 2015, 5:14
related countries: France France
related places: Paris, Iowa

The Democratic presidential hopefuls clash at a debate in Iowa over how to deal with Islamic State, in the wake of deadly terror attacks in Paris.
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Libya IS head 'killed in US air strike'

Saturday, November 14th 2015, 19:01
related countries: Libya Libya

A US air strike has probably killed Abu Nabil, the "senior leader" of the Islamic State group in Libya, the Pentagon says.
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VIDEO: Obama: 'We stand with France'

Friday, November 13th 2015, 23:10
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

US President Barack Obama condemns a series of attacks in Paris which have left dozens of people dead.
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US believes strike killed 'Jihadi John'

Friday, November 13th 2015, 20:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Pentagon spokesman says the US is "reasonably certain" that a drone strike in Syria killed the Islamic State militant known as Jihadi John.
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VIDEO: 'Jihadi John' targeted by US strikes

Friday, November 13th 2015, 14:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Western

US forces carry out an air strike targeting the British Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John", who was seen in videos of the beheadings of Western hostages.
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VIDEO: What is known about 'Jihadi John'?

Friday, November 13th 2015, 10:41

As US forces carry out an air strike targeting "Jihadi John", BBC News looks at what is known so far about the Islamic State group militant.
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VIDEO: Asaro leaves US court 'for a good meal'

Friday, November 13th 2015, 9:35
related places: Brooklyn

Vincent Asaro, who was accused of planning a 1978 airport heist that helped to inspire the Mafia film Goodfellas, is found not guilty at a court in Brooklyn.
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US B-52s fly near China-built islands

Friday, November 13th 2015, 3:09
related countries: China China

Two US B-52 bomber flew near Chinese-built islands in the South China Sea, despite warnings from Chinese ground control, the Pentagon says.
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US lifts sanctions against Liberia

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 23:59
related countries: Liberia Liberia

The US lifts economic sanctions against Liberia as President Obama praises its commitment to democracy since the end of the 2003 civil war.
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US jails German ex-sniper over plot

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 23:53
related countries: Germany Germany, Liberia Liberia

A former German sniper is sentenced to 20 years in prison for conspiring to kill a US federal agent on behalf of drugs traffickers in Liberia.
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Court upholds California death penalty

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 23:50
related places: California

A US appeal court rejects a ruling which had declared long delays on California's death row were "cruel" and "unconstitutional".
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US obesity rates 'rising again'

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 23:17

A new study finds that obesity rates among US adults are on the rise again after years of slow decline.
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US serial bus thief 'steals Greyhound'

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 21:58

A man who has been arrested at least two dozen times in transit-related crimes is stopped again for allegedly trying to steal a coach.
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Race protests spread on US campuses

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 20:10

Protests against racial injustice spread beyond the University of Missouri as students at least two other US campuses have walked out of classes.
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Being 'Black on Campus' - frustrations spread across US

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 13:28
related places: Campus

Race protest spreads among students across the US
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Venezuela president's relatives held

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 3:52
related countries: Haiti Haiti, Venezuela Venezuela

Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady are arrested in Haiti and taken to the US to face drug trafficking charges, US media reports say.
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Online death threats rattle US campus

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 17:13

Police at the University of Missouri arrest at least one man after death threats are posted online against black students.
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American contractor held in Yemen dies

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 11:39
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

An American contractor for the UN who was detained at the airport in Yemen's capital Sanaa last month has died, the US state department says.
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Trump's migrant plan attacked by rivals

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 11:17

Donald Trump's plan to deport millions of undocumented US migrants is savaged by fellow Republicans running for president, during a TV debate.
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US reward for al-Shabab leaders

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 10:44
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The US government offers a reward of $27m for information on the whereabouts of six leaders of Somalia's al-Shabab militant group.
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US white supremacist sentenced to death

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 4:41
related places: Kansas

A judge in Kansas gives a death sentence to a white supremacist who killed three people at a Jewish centre last year.
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VIDEO: Why did 918 people die because of this man?

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 1:43

In November 1978, US cult leader Jim Jones ordered his followers to kill themselves.
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Funeral held for US boy shot in alley

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 22:54
related places: Chicago

Funeral services have been held in Chicago for nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee, shot in the head for his father's gang affiliations.
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Three charged in largest US cyber-hack

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 21:29

US prosecutors have charged three men in connection with the largest cyber-attack of financial firms in US history.
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Iraq War book wins £25,000 writing prize

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 20:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A former US Marine wins the biennial Warwick Prize for Writing for his book of short stories dealing with American experiences of the Iraq War.
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US to ban heading for under-10s

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 19:09

US Soccer outlines plans to stop children aged 10 and under heading footballs after resolving a lawsuit with parents.
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South Dakota tribe burns marijuana crop

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 18:46

Fearing a federal raid, a South Dakota Native American tribe is burning its marijuana crop, which it had planned to sell in a resort on its land.
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SeaWorld to phase out whale display

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 14:11
related places: California

The SeaWorld theme park in the US state of California is to phase out public displays by killer whales, its chief executive says, following public outcry.
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Australia asylum rules criticised at UN

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 4:38
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia's tough asylum seeker polices have been criticised by other countries, including the US and Britain, at the United Nations Human Rights Council.
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VIDEO: The most famous man on Facebook?

Monday, November 9th 2015, 21:33

US President Barack Obama has become the latest famous face to join the social networking site Facebook.
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Jordan policeman kills foreign trainers

Monday, November 9th 2015, 20:54
related countries: Jordan Jordan
related places: Amman

A Jordanian policeman opens fire at a police training centre outside Amman, killing two Americans, a South African and two Jordanians, officials say.
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US university chief quits in race row

Monday, November 9th 2015, 20:37

University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe resigns amid criticism of his handling of racial issues.
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Driver's hands 'were up' when son shot

Monday, November 9th 2015, 19:57
related places: Louisiana

Body camera footage shows the father of a six-year-old killed by police had his hands in the air before officers opened fire, says a lawyer.
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US and Israel leaders in peace pledge

Monday, November 9th 2015, 16:51
related countries: Israel Israel

The Israeli and US leaders are meeting for the first time since relations deteriorated over a nuclear deal between world powers and Iran.
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VW offers US customers $1,000 vouchers

Monday, November 9th 2015, 16:28

Volkswagen has offered US customers caught up in the diesel emissions cheating scandal $1,000 in gift cards and vouchers.
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Venezuela in US spy plane allegation

Monday, November 9th 2015, 13:51
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan Defence Minister Gen Vladimir Padrino says a plane which apparently violated Venezuelan airspace belonged to the US Coast Guard.
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VIDEO: Calling in air strikes against IS

Monday, November 9th 2015, 12:09
related countries: Syria Syria

BBC team join fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces as they call in a US air strike against Islamic State militants.
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Bournemouth 'set for US investment'

Monday, November 9th 2015, 10:27
related places: Chicago

A Chicago-based private equity firm is set to buy a reported 25% stake in AFC Bournemouth, BBC South Today reports.
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Spectre shoots to top of US box office

Monday, November 9th 2015, 10:00

James Bond film Spectre races to the top of the North American box office in its first weekend of release, taking $73m (£48.4m).
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Asian shares mixed on US job numbers

Monday, November 9th 2015, 9:32
related places: Monday, Asia

Shares in Asia were mixed on Monday following strong US jobs numbers, which lifted expectations the US Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in December.
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The US inmates charged per night in jail

Monday, November 9th 2015, 0:21
related places: Why

Why are some US inmates charged per night in prison?
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US football team in 'racism' boycott

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 21:34
related places: Black

Black players from a Missouri football team vow to boycott games until their university's president resigns over what they call his inaction over racism.
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Trump 'heckled' during TV appearance

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 9:13

Donald Trump is called a racist by a comedian during an TV appearance on Saturday Night Live, amid protests from Latino groups angry at anti-Mexican comments.
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Ex-Putin aide found dead in US hotel

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 14:08
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Washington

Mikhail Lesin, a former aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin, is found dead in a hotel room in Washington, Russian officials say.
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VIDEO: The Iranians writing 'Death to America' on their hands

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 12:49
related places: America

Iranians are writing anti-American messages on their hands and posting it on Instagram.
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VIDEO: JFK licence plates to be auctioned

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 11:59

The licence plates from the car which was carrying former US President John F Kennedy when he was shot and killed are to be auctioned.
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Two charged over US boy's fatal shooting

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 7:34
related places: Louisiana

Two police officers in the US state of Louisiana are to be charged with murder after the fatal shooting of a six-year-old boy.
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New evidence allowed in Serial case

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 0:30
related places: Friday, Lawyers

Lawyers for Adnan Syed, the subject of the hit US podcast Serial, will be allowed to present new evidence in his case after a court ruling on Friday.
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VIDEO: Life of Star Trek star makes musical

Friday, November 6th 2015, 22:48
related countries: Japan Japan

The musical about Japanese-American internment camps is based on Takei's own life story.
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VIDEO: Child's alleyway 'execution' shocks US

Friday, November 6th 2015, 22:21
related places: Chicago

The city of Chicago is reeling after police say a nine-year-old boy was killed because of his father's gang affiliations.
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Drug makers investigated over pricing

Friday, November 6th 2015, 20:01

US drug makers Merck and Eli Lilly are being investigated over their pricing policies.
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Doubts over Carson's West Point story

Friday, November 6th 2015, 19:34
related places: Carson, West Point

US Republican presidential contender Ben Carson admits he never applied to join the US military academy at West Point.
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Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline

Friday, November 6th 2015, 17:48

US President Barack Obama rejects an application to build the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada because it will not help the economy, he says.
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Jobs data lifts US rate rise prospects

Friday, November 6th 2015, 15:47

Expectations of a US rate rise in December have soared following a much stronger than expected jobs report.
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Fears for Iran scientist's safety

Friday, November 6th 2015, 13:30
related countries: Iran Iran

The father of an Iranian nuclear scientist detained since returning from the United States in 2010 says he fears for his son's safety.
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Obama threat over S Africa chicken row

Friday, November 6th 2015, 12:34
related countries: South Africa South Africa

US President Barack Obama gives South Africa 60 days to remove barriers to US farm produce or face sanctions in a long-running row over chicken exports.
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Israel PM's spokesman in Facebook row

Friday, November 6th 2015, 5:42
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is to "review" the appointment of his new communications chief over his criticism of President Obama and others, the US says.
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VIDEO: Obama: 'Possible bomb on board'

Friday, November 6th 2015, 2:40
related countries: Russia Russia

US President Barack Obama said it was "possible there was a bomb on board" the Russian passenger plane.
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Adidas push to end 'racist' mascots

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 21:22
related places: Washington

Adidas pledges to help schools who want to change their Native American mascots on the day Barack Obama is hosting tribal leaders in Washington.
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Eleventh US school football player dies

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 20:27
related places: Kansas

A 17-year-old high school football player from Kansas collapses on the sideline and dies after scoring an extra point for his team.
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US planes 'fired on Kunduz hospital staff'

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 18:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Medecins Sans Frontieres staff were shot at from the air while fleeing a hospital in Afghanistan hit by US strikes last month, the charity says.
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US boy missing for 13 years found safe

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 18:35
related places: Ohio, Alabama

A child missing since 2002 from Alabama is found safe in Ohio with his father, who has been charged with abduction, say authorities.
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US chief wades into South China Sea row

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 15:37
related countries: China China

US defence chief Ash Carter sends a pointed signal to China by visiting a US aircraft carrier in the hotly-contested South China Sea.
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Bush Sr critical of Rumsfeld and Cheney

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 14:42
related places: Cheney

Former US President George HW Bush publicly criticises Dick Cheney and Donald H Rumsfeld, in a biography due out next week.
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