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NFL gains first full-time female coach

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 5:09

American football team the Buffalo Bills become the first in the NFL to appoint a full-time female coach, promoting Kathryn Smith to the role.
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Obama irate over US water crisis

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 3:35
related places: Michigan

US President Barack Obama pledges his support to the Michigan city beset by a water contamination crisis, saying people have been "short-changed".
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VIDEO: Hoffman sees 'subliminal racism' in US

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 3:21
related places: Oscar

Dustin Hoffman tells the BBC he believes the lack of diversity in this year's Oscar nominations is down to "subliminal racism".
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US 'wasted millions' on Afghan aid

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 2:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A US watchdog attacks a Pentagon agency for "ill-conceived" reconstruction projects in Afghanistan, including an attempt to import goats.
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VIDEO: Teaching self-defence to Muslim women

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 0:10

Why one Muslim woman is teaching self-defence to her peers
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Largest known prime number found

Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 11:53

The largest known prime number is discovered by a computer at a university in Missouri in the US.
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Palin backs Trump for US president

Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 11:10
related places: Republican, Trump

Donald Trump's Republican presidential run receives the backing of Sarah Palin, the Republican vice-presidential candidate in 2008.
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Search halted for missing US marines

Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 4:42

The US Coast Guard is halting its search for 12 marines missing since two helicopters crashed near the Hawaiian island of Oahu.
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BBC journalist stopped from flying to US

Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 1:07

A journalist with the BBC's Persian Service is stopped from travelling to the US after falling foul of changes to US visa rules.
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'Match-fixing is open secret on tour'

Tuesday, January 19th 2016, 22:26

An ex-tennis player from South America tells the BBC match-fixing in the sport is commonplace and a "secret everybody knows".
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US court to review Obama's migrant plan

Tuesday, January 19th 2016, 18:07

The US Supreme Court is to rule on the president's stalled immigration plan, which would allow five million undocumented people to work.
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VIDEO: US tap water 'made our hair fall out'

Tuesday, January 19th 2016, 15:38
related places: Flint, Michigan

The BBC's Michelle Fleury meets residents in Flint, Michigan, who have suffered from lead contamination in the water supply.
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VIDEO: Elba on diversity and the American Dream

Monday, January 18th 2016, 20:12

Idris Elba calls for greater diversity in the media - both in front of and behind the camera - in an address to MPs in Parliament.
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Don McLean 'arrest' reports in US

Monday, January 18th 2016, 17:41

American Pie singer Don McLean has been arrested on a domestic violence assault charge, it is reported.
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Iran condemns US missile-test sanctions

Monday, January 18th 2016, 14:28
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran denounces new sanctions by the US over its ballistic missile programme, a day after economic sanctions are lifted.
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VIDEO: Who might be behind Iraq-US kidnaps?

Monday, January 18th 2016, 10:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

A number of Americans have been abducted in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, the US embassy has confirmed.
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Japanese shares hit one-year low

Monday, January 18th 2016, 9:19
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Monday

Japanese shares hit a one-year low following big falls in the US and as oil prices drop below $28 for the first time since 2003.
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US Democrats spar on gun control

Monday, January 18th 2016, 6:04

Candidates in the Democratic race for the White House hold their liveliest TV debate yet, clashing over gun control and healthcare among other topics.
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VIDEO: Clinton attacks rival over gun controls

Monday, January 18th 2016, 5:32
related places: White House

Candidates for the Democratic race for the White House take part in a TV debate, with gun control and healthcare among the main topics.
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Bowie gets first US number one album

Monday, January 18th 2016, 5:06

David Bowie reaches number one in the American album chart for the first time with Blackstar, released two days before his death.
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US: Americans kidnapped in Iraq

Sunday, January 17th 2016, 23:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

The US embassy in Iraq confirms several Americans have been kidnapped in Baghdad - the first in years - and says it is trying to locate them.
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US imposes fresh sanctions on Iran

Sunday, January 17th 2016, 20:32
related countries: Iran Iran

The US imposes sanctions on Iranian firms and individuals over a ballistic missile programme, hours after nuclear sanctions are lifted.
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Ocean height mission blasts off

Sunday, January 17th 2016, 19:40
related places: California, Jason

Jason-3, a US-European satellite that is fundamental to our understanding of the oceans, is launched from California.
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VIDEO: US Coast Guard rescues stranded sailors

Sunday, January 17th 2016, 13:48
related places: Washington

The US Coast Guard winch two people to safety, after their vessel becomes stranded off the Washington coast.
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State of emergency over Michigan water

Sunday, January 17th 2016, 0:47
related places: Flint, Michigan

US President Barack Obama declares a state of emergency in Flint, Michigan, where the water has become contaminated with lead.
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VIDEO: The 1991 Gulf War revisited

Sunday, January 17th 2016, 0:09
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

In 1990 Iraq invaded Kuwait, a move that prompted a US-led offensive against Saddam Hussein's forces
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Iran frees Washington Post's reporter

Saturday, January 16th 2016, 21:39
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran releases Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and three other Iranian-American prisoners as international sanctions on Iran are lifted.
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VIDEO: Timeline of Jason Rezaian's captivity

Saturday, January 16th 2016, 19:10
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran has released Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and three other Iranian-American prisoners in an apparent prisoner swap with the US.
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Iran expects sanctions to be lifted

Saturday, January 16th 2016, 11:24
related countries: Austria Austria, Iran Iran
related places: Vienna

International sanctions against Iran are to be lifted today, the country's foreign minister says ahead of a meeting with the EU and US in Vienna.
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VIDEO: US air strike 'destroys IS cash depot'

Saturday, January 16th 2016, 9:20

The United States has released video footage of what it says is an air strike on an Islamic State cash depot in Mosul earlier this week.
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VIDEO: 'Back to work' after US Powerball win

Saturday, January 16th 2016, 9:01
related places: Tennessee

A warehouse supervisor from Tennessee in the United States has been confirmed as one of the winners of the world's biggest ever lottery prize.
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VIDEO: What does Obama keep in his pocket?

Friday, January 15th 2016, 22:27

US President Obama reveals some of the "lucky charms and keepsakes" that people have given to him that he carries around in his pocket.
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US rapper ordered to leave South Africa

Friday, January 15th 2016, 22:24
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The American rapper best known as Mos Def is ordered to leave South Africa within 14 days after being arrested for breaking immigration laws.
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Two US helicopters collide near Hawaii

Friday, January 15th 2016, 17:06

Two US Marine helicopters collide near the Hawaiian island of Oahu, each with six people on board.
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VIDEO: Penn breaks silence over 'El Chapo' meeting

Friday, January 15th 2016, 16:39
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: El Chapo

US actor Sean Penn says he thinks the Mexican government felt humiliated after he conducted a magazine interview with on-the-run Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
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VIDEO: US Church punished for gay marriage

Friday, January 15th 2016, 10:45

Anglican Church leaders have effectively re-affirmed their opposition to same-sex marriage - by punishing the liberal US Episcopal Church over the issue.
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Trump challenges Cruz over Canada birth

Friday, January 15th 2016, 10:43
related places: Republican, White House

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump raises questions about the eligibility of rival Ted Cruz, in a televised debate for White House hopefuls.
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VIDEO: 'Assad has no role in Syria's future'

Thursday, January 14th 2016, 22:19
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Adel, London

The Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir and the US secretary of state John Kerry have met in London.
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Capture of sailors tests Iran-US relations

Thursday, January 14th 2016, 18:09
related countries: Iran Iran

Detention of sailors shows Iran-US relationship still fragile
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VIDEO: Why were US sailors released so quickly?

Thursday, January 14th 2016, 13:19

Jonathan Beale explains why the US Navy personnel were returned so swiftly.
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Three tickets win $1.6bn US lottery

Thursday, January 14th 2016, 11:24

At least three winning tickets are confirmed in the biggest lottery jackpot in history - the Powerball in the US, which carries a $1.6bn prize.
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Japan shares dive after US sell-off

Thursday, January 14th 2016, 10:02
related places: Wall Street

Asian shares tumble after a heavy sell-off on Wall Street adds to nervousness among investors.
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Friends cast back together for special

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 21:51

The cast of the hit sitcom Friends are to reunite for a two-hour special, according to US broadcaster NBC.
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Al Jazeera America to shut news channel

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 21:26

Al Jazeera America will shut down its cable news channel despite spending heavily to break into the US market.
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US turning to UN over migrant crisis

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 20:18

The US wants United Nations help in dealing with thousands of migrants fleeing to the US to escape violence in Central America.
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US frenzy for world's largest lottery

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 19:39

Shops across the US are bringing in extra staff to cope with demand for last-minute tickets in the $1.5bn (£1.04bn) Powerball lottery.
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US thanks Iran for freeing sailors

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 17:35
related places: Gulf

The US thanks Iran for the swift release of 10 sailors held for entering its waters, an incident which could have held up implementation of a nuclear deal.
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VIDEO: The moment Iran detained US sailors

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 16:54
related countries: Iran Iran

Footage shows the moment Iranian forces detained US sailors, before their release, as US Secretary of State John Kerry praises the country's swift handling of the incident.
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Soldiers deployed in US water crisis

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 15:51
related places: Flint, Michigan

The governor of Michigan deploys the National Guard to distribute bottled water and filters to residents in Flint amid a water crisis.
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US spy chief's personal accounts hacked

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 15:16

A spokesman for the US director of national intelligence, James Clapper, confirms that a hacker breached some of his personal accounts.
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LA company cashes in on 'Chapo' shirt

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 13:56
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A US clothing company sees its sales soar after Mexican cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is pictured wearing one of its shirts.
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VIDEO: Five key points from Obama's speech

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 10:58
related places: Union

US President Barack Obama has delivered his final State of the Union address.
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Obama urges optimism for 'anxious' US

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 10:48
related places: Union

US President Barack Obama defends his legacy while striking an optimistic tone for the future in his final State of the Union address.
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US 'apologises' for Iran naval incursion

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 9:32
related countries: Iran Iran

The US apologises to Iran after 10 American sailors were arrested for entering Iranian waters, the commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards naval forces says.
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VIDEO: What to do with $1.5 billion

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 5:06

A record jackpot will be drawn in the US this week but will anyone actually win and what can be purchased for that amount?
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VIDEO: Luxury cars at the Detroit auto show

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 3:25
related places: Detroit

Car enthusiasts and auto industry leaders are gathered in Detroit for the annual Northern American International Auto Show.
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Iran detains 10 US sailors in Gulf

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 2:22
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Iran detained 10 US sailors after their two patrol boats reportedly drifted into Iranian waters in the Gulf, US officials say.
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Guatemala arrests ex-football chief

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 1:03
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

A former head of Guatemala's football federation, Brayan Jimenez, is arrested as part of the US corruption investigation into Fifa.
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Clinton calls for deportation raid halt

Tuesday, January 12th 2016, 21:29

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton calls for an end to US deportation raids targeting Central Americans living illegally.
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VW recall plans rejected by US regulators

Tuesday, January 12th 2016, 19:33

US regulators reject Volkswagen's recall plan for diesel cars equipped with emissions 'cheat' devices.
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Hackers caused Ukraine power cut - US

Tuesday, January 12th 2016, 19:08
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A power cut in western Ukraine was caused by a "spear-phishing" hacker attack, according to the US Department of Homeland Security.
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US coalition strike 'destroys IS bank'

Tuesday, January 12th 2016, 13:11
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

A US-led coalition air strike destroys a bank used by the Islamic State group in the Iraqi city of Mosul, officials say.
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Lab boost for 'traditional' lightbulbs

Tuesday, January 12th 2016, 8:15

US researchers say they have developed a technique that can significantly improve the efficiency of the traditional incandescent lightbulb.
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US fraudster Stanford vows to clear name

Monday, January 11th 2016, 18:01
related places: Stanford

Convicted tycoon Allen Stanford not sorry for record fraud
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US fugitive sends selfie to police

Monday, January 11th 2016, 17:16

A man suspected of arson and vandalism sends a selfie to police in the US because he thought the one on his arrest warrant to be unflattering.
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El Chapo extradition 'could take year'

Monday, January 11th 2016, 16:53
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The extradition of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the US is likely to take at least a year, Mexican officials say.
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VW sales up in US and Western Europe

Monday, January 11th 2016, 14:56

Car manufacturer VW increases annual sales in US and Western Europe despite the emissions scandal.
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Four-way Afghanistan peace talks begin

Monday, January 11th 2016, 10:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, China China, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Key Afghan, Pakistani, Chinese and US officials meet for talks aimed at establishing a roadmap for peace between Afghanistan and the Taliban.
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VIDEO: El Chapo interview causes controversy

Sunday, January 10th 2016, 22:36
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The Obama administration and a US presidential hopeful have criticised Sean Penn's interview with Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
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Penn's 'El Chapo' interview scorned

Sunday, January 10th 2016, 16:45
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: El Chapo

The Obama administration and a US presidential hopeful criticise Sean Penn's interview with Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
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Mountain lion had forehead teeth

Sunday, January 10th 2016, 13:00
related places: Idaho

A mountain lion killed in the US state of Idaho had a set of fully-formed teeth growing out of its forehead, wildlife officials say.
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VIDEO: B-52 bomber in show of force to N Korea

Sunday, January 10th 2016, 11:39
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

The US has flown a B-52 bomber over South Korea in a show of force after North Korea said it successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.
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VIDEO: 'El Chapo' may be extradited to US

Sunday, January 10th 2016, 8:13

Mexico says it is willing to extradite Joaquin ''El Chapo'' Guzman, one of the most wanted drug traffickers in the world, to the US.
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No winner in record $900m US lottery

Sunday, January 10th 2016, 8:11

The US Powerball lottery jackpot is expected to reach $1.3bn next week after no-one won the $900m (£620m) up for grabs in Saturday night's draw.
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US flies B-52 bomber over South Korea

Sunday, January 10th 2016, 8:09
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

The US flies a B-52 bomber over South Korea in a show of force after North Korea's announcement it successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.
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Mexico moves to extradite 'El Chapo'

Sunday, January 10th 2016, 3:40
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: El Chapo

The Mexican government says it will begin the process of extraditing recaptured drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the US.
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Police thwart 'Obama dog kidnap plot'

Saturday, January 9th 2016, 1:54
related places: Washington

Police in Washington arrest a man who allegedly plotted to kidnap one of US President Obama's two pet dogs.
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US police ambushed 'in name of Islam'

Saturday, January 9th 2016, 0:21
related places: Philadelphia

A police officer in Philadelphia is ambushed by a man who pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State (IS), officials say.
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VIDEO: Paper, pleats and patience - intricate origami

Saturday, January 9th 2016, 0:04

Robby Kraft is an American origami artist with a penchant for complicated mathematics who creates wonderful paper sculptures.
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VIDEO: US police shot at 'in name of Islam'

Friday, January 8th 2016, 22:39
related places: Philadelphia

A police officer in Philadelphia was ambushed by a man who pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State (IS), officials have said.
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US steps up online fight against IS

Friday, January 8th 2016, 21:01

US officials announce new counter-terrorism initiatives as they meet Silicon Valley leaders to discuss how technology can help fight extremism.
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VIDEO: US police ambush a 'cowardly act'

Friday, January 8th 2016, 18:38
related places: Philadelphia

An officer in Philadelphia was ambushed by a man who pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State (IS), police officials have said.
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US governor sorry for 'racist' remarks

Friday, January 8th 2016, 16:01
related places: Maine

The governor of the US state of Maine has apologised after he was criticised for saying drug dealers with names like "D-Money" were impregnating "white girls".
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Hoverboard booth raided at CES

Friday, January 8th 2016, 8:32
related countries: China China

A Chinese hoverboard-maker has its CES booth raided following a complaint that it illegally copied a US firm's designs.
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US Hellfire missile winds up in Cuba

Friday, January 8th 2016, 5:19
related countries: Cuba Cuba

An inert US Hellfire missile sent to Europe for a training exercise was wrongly shipped on to Cuba, the Wall Street Journal reports.
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Obama accuses NRA of misleading US

Friday, January 8th 2016, 5:12

US President Barack Obama attacks the most powerful US gun lobby during a televised public forum dismissed as a PR stunt by the NRA.
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Oregon protesters reject sheriff offer

Friday, January 8th 2016, 1:05
related places: Oregon

The leader of an armed group occupying a wildlife refuge centre in the US state of Oregon refuses a sheriff's offer to end the stand-off.
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Police raid South America football body

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 22:41
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay

Paraguayan authorities raid the HQ of South America's football body, Conmebol, as part of a US probe into corruption at Fifa.
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Murder charge sought for US policeman

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 22:07

A police officer who killed an unarmed Air Force veteran should be charged with murder, says a state prosecutor.
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Mexican drug lord 'Barbie' pleads guilty

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 11:35
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The former leader of a Mexican drug cartel, Edgar Valdez Villareal, better known as "Barbie", pleads guilty to drugs charges in a US court.
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Powers pledge united N Korea response

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 9:05
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea

The US, South Korea and Japan say they will work together in their response to North Korea's claim to have successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.
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Guantanamo detainees sent to Ghana

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 3:56
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Ghana Ghana, Yemen Yemen

Two Yemeni detainees held at the controversial US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been transferred to Ghana, the Pentagon says.
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US officer charged with Bland perjury

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 3:29
related places: Texas, Bland

A Texas police officer is charged with perjury over his confrontation with a woman who died in jail shortly after being arrested.
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VIDEO: Young, Arab, female, and fed up

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 0:03

Leading the charge against anti-Muslim rhetoric in the US
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What's behind California's 'health catastrophe'?

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 23:11
related places: Los Angeles, California

A state of emergency is declared after a leak at a huge natural gas repository spews methane over Los Angeles for months.
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US steps up bid to calm Saudi-Iran row

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 5:45
related countries: Iran Iran, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

US Secretary of State John Kerry has repeatedly called leaders in Saudi Arabia and Iran to try to defuse their diplomatic row, US officials say.
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US Republicans attack Obama gun moves

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 4:50

Leading US Republicans denounce President Barack Obama's move to tighten gun controls in the wake of mass shootings.
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Missing 18 minutes of US attackers

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 1:20
related places: San Bernardino

Authorities investigating the San Bernardino shooting, which killed 12 people, appeal for public help in tracking the attackers' movements.
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End inaction on gun control - Obama

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 23:31

An emotional US President Barack Obama unveils new restrictions on gun purchases, but the House leader warns of a legal challenge.
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Casualties in US Afghan mission

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 20:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

One US service member is killed and two wounded during a special forces mission in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province.
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