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Xi-Trump call: China urges 'peaceful' North Korea solution

Wednesday, April 12th 2017, 8:06
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

Tensions have risen on the Korean peninsula after US warships were dispatched to the region.
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US accuses Russia of covering up Syria chemical attack

Tuesday, April 11th 2017, 21:12
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russia has tried to deflect blame for a deadly chemical attack away from the Syrian government, the US has said.
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Malala Yousafzai named youngest UN Messenger of Peace

Tuesday, April 11th 2017, 10:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peace, New York

Pakistani schoolgirl campaigner Malala Yousafzai has been made the youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace at a ceremony in New York, USA.
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North Korea lashes out at US Navy strike group move

Tuesday, April 11th 2017, 2:15

The foreign ministry says it will respond by "force of arms" to "reckless moves".
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Vashon Island: The place where parents skip jabs

Monday, April 10th 2017, 23:08

An island community with one of the lowest vaccination rates in the US has provoked a storm.
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Syria war: US missiles 'took out 20% of aircraft'

Monday, April 10th 2017, 21:16
related countries: Italy Italy, Syria Syria

The US warns Syria not to use chemical weapons again, as G7 holds key talks in Italy.
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Russian arrested in Spain 'over mass hacking'

Monday, April 10th 2017, 20:43
related countries: Russia Russia, Spain Spain

Spanish police say he ran the Kelihos botnet, hacking information and installing malicious software.
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United Airlines: Passenger forcibly removed from flight

Monday, April 10th 2017, 20:15

A video emerges of a man being forcibly removed from his seat because the flight was overbooked.
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World Cup 2026: USA, Canada & Mexico to make joint bid

Monday, April 10th 2017, 18:59
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The USA, Canada and Mexico say they will make a joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup - the first after expansion from 32 to 48 teams.
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Russia papers critical of Trump

Monday, April 10th 2017, 10:12
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Trump

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg looks at how Russia's papers are covering the US attack on Syria.
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Tillerson: Russia 'failure allowed Syria chemical attack'

Monday, April 10th 2017, 5:52
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The US says Russia bears responsibility for the Syrian chemical attack, ahead of a G7 meeting.
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Trump national security adviser KT McFarland 'to step down'

Sunday, April 9th 2017, 16:08
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Deputy National Security Adviser KT McFarland is asked to become Singapore ambassador, US media say.
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North Korea missiles: US warships deployed to Korean peninsula

Sunday, April 9th 2017, 8:17
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The move comes amid growing concerns about North Korea's missile programme.
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IS in Afghanistan: US special forces soldier is killed

Saturday, April 8th 2017, 22:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

The special forces soldier dies in fighting in restive Nangarhar province adjoining Pakistan.
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Syria strike 'vindicates' North Korea's nuclear choice

Saturday, April 8th 2017, 18:17
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

A government spokesman says the US action proves Pyongyang is right to pursue a nuclear programme.
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Syria war: US 'disappointed' at Russia's Syria stance

Saturday, April 8th 2017, 3:08
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he is "not surprised" by Russia's reaction to the US strikes.
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Trump to make China visit after hosting Xi for talks

Saturday, April 8th 2017, 2:15
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Chinese President Xi Jinping made his invitation at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
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Twitter forces US to drop demand for Trump critic's details

Friday, April 7th 2017, 21:51
related places: Trump

A government agency wanted the identity of a Trump critic, but has withdrawn their request.
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Syria war: US warns of 'more' after missile strikes

Friday, April 7th 2017, 20:33
related countries: Russia Russia

Its ambassador to the UN says America will not stand by when chemical weapons are used.
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Trump hails 'tremendous' progress in talks with China's Xi

Friday, April 7th 2017, 17:25
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea
related places: Lago

Was the Chinese leader Xi Jinping angry about the missile strike disrupting his US visit?
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Shifting sands

Friday, April 7th 2017, 17:15
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The US move against the Syrian government is a regional setback for Russia, Konstantin Eggert says.
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Nicola Sturgeon meets Hillary Clinton in New York

Friday, April 7th 2017, 14:31
related places: New York

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets the former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in New York.
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Syria war: US launches missile strikes in response to 'chemical attack'

Friday, April 7th 2017, 11:04
related countries: Syria Syria

Cruise missiles hit an air base the US believes launched Tuesday's suspected chemical weapons attack.
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Syria war: US weighs military action following gas 'attack'

Friday, April 7th 2017, 1:07

The US is mulling imminent military action, reports say, following a suspected chemical attack.
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The US parrot which mimics other animals

Thursday, April 6th 2017, 18:39
related places: Tennessee

Einstein, an African grey parrot which lives in a zoo in Tennessee, mimics a dog's bark, a wolf’s cry and more.
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Nunes steps down from US election Russian hacking probe

Thursday, April 6th 2017, 16:23
related countries: Russia Russia

The House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes is now himself under scrutiny from an ethics panel.
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US 'transracial' woman Rachel Dolezal to visit SA

Thursday, April 6th 2017, 13:55
related countries: South Africa South Africa

She will speak at an event intended to promote a dialogue for a "non-racial" South Africa.
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Syria 'chemical attack': Trump condemns 'affront to humanity'

Thursday, April 6th 2017, 11:41
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Trump

The US president says his attitude towards Syria and its president has changed "very much".
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Smoking causes one in 10 deaths worldwide, study shows

Thursday, April 6th 2017, 4:42
related countries: China China, India India, Russia Russia

Half of the deaths come in just four countries - China, India, the US and Russia, the report says.
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Arkansas executions: One inmate could be spared death

Thursday, April 6th 2017, 1:21
related places: Arkansas

One of eight inmates due to be put to death by the US state of Arkansas this month could be given clemency.
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US-Mexico border crossings at 17-year low

Wednesday, April 5th 2017, 20:16
related places: Congress

The homeland security chief tells Congress the trend is "no accident", crediting President Trump.
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Hijabi rapper Mona Haydar: 'There's been a lot of backlash'

Wednesday, April 5th 2017, 19:11
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian-American Muslim poet Mona Haydar tells BBC World Service about reaction to her song celebrating Muslim women who wear the headscarf.
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Steve Bannon loses National Security Council seat

Wednesday, April 5th 2017, 16:56

President Trump's senior strategist Steve Bannon loses his place on the US National Security Council.
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Degrees of fear

Wednesday, April 5th 2017, 10:57

Will a tougher line on immigration in the US mean deportation for many undocumented university students?
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North Korean missile fired ahead of US-China summit

Wednesday, April 5th 2017, 8:12
related countries: China China, Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea
related places: North

The launch comes as the Chinese and US leaders prepare to discuss the North's missile programme.
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Ivanka: 'Where I disagree with my father, he knows it'

Wednesday, April 5th 2017, 6:44

Ivanka Trump urges people "not to conflate lack of public denouncement with silence".
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Showdown looms

Tuesday, April 4th 2017, 23:33
related places: Trump

What's the problem with the US-China trade relationship - and what can Trump do about it?
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US cut to United Nations Population Fund 'devastating' for vulnerable

Tuesday, April 4th 2017, 21:46

The US withdrawal of support for the UN Population Fund is a disaster for women, the UN head says.
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Syria 'chemical attack' down to Assad, US says

Tuesday, April 4th 2017, 20:11
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: White House

The White House said the apparent chemical attack that killed 58 in Syria was 'reprehensible'.
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Tesla closes in on General Motors as most valuable US carmaker

Tuesday, April 4th 2017, 18:08
related places: Electric

Electric car maker closes in on General Motors to be the most valuable auto firm in the US.
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Trumplomacy

Tuesday, April 4th 2017, 16:47
related places: Arab

President Trump's comfort with President Sisi took US embrace of Arab autocrats to a new level.
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Leicester football visit for cancer teen

Tuesday, April 4th 2017, 13:30

Travis Hackett, 13, said Leicester City's success helped him to beat leukaemia.
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Saving Mosul's mothers

Tuesday, April 4th 2017, 11:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq

As the US cuts funding for the UN Family Planning Agency, the BBC profiles a life-saving clinic for those fleeing IS in Iraq.
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US withdraws funding for United Nations Population Fund

Tuesday, April 4th 2017, 10:34
related places: Trump

The agency says the move is based on an "erroneous claim" that it backs a China abortion programme.
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Roman Polanski jail plea rejected by US judge

Tuesday, April 4th 2017, 3:42

The director had sought assurances he would not face jail over a 1977 case involving sex with a minor.
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Florida prosecutor Aramis Ayala removed in death penalty row

Tuesday, April 4th 2017, 1:59

Florida Governor Rick Scott removes Aramis Ayala from cases after she rules out capital punishment.
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Trump gives part of salary to US parks

Monday, April 3rd 2017, 21:44

The president faces online backlash for his small donation to a department he wants to cut by billions.
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How Trump can transform court system

Monday, April 3rd 2017, 21:19

Donald Trump could replace one-third of the judiciary in four years, giving him more influence over the US federal court system.
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Trump backs Sisi as he seeks to 'reboot' US-Egypt ties

Monday, April 3rd 2017, 16:50
related places: White House

Mr Sisi was not invited to the White House by Barack Obama amid concern over human rights.
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Trump ready to 'solve' North Korea problem without China

Monday, April 3rd 2017, 9:09
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

"If China is not going to solve North Korea, we will," he said, adding that the US could succeed alone.
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Dancing shoes

Monday, April 3rd 2017, 0:54
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Joel Kioko has gone from growing up in a slum in Kenya's capital to being trained in a US ballet school.
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Appeal to Trump

Saturday, April 1st 2017, 23:50
related places: Trump

Some deny one of the US's worst mass shootings ever happened. Now the victims are fighting back.
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Mexico singer Pepe Aguilar's son held for people smuggling

Saturday, April 1st 2017, 0:36
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The son of a popular Mexican singer was arrested at the US border with four migrants in his car.
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Native fashion

Friday, March 31st 2017, 22:33

Native American designers are drawing on their culture to develop a contemporary style.
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FBI re-releases 9/11 photos of Pentagon

Friday, March 31st 2017, 20:44

The images, redistributed because of a glitch, show the aftermath of the attack in Washington DC.
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Germany rejects US pressure for Nato spending rise

Friday, March 31st 2017, 19:47
related countries: Germany Germany

Foreign minister says it is unrealistic to expect Germany to spend 2% of GDP on defence.
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Laptop ban: Qatar Airways to loan laptops during flights

Friday, March 31st 2017, 14:56
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Airline launches a laptop loan service to US-bound travellers to overcome a ban on devices.
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Women aren't happy about a Donald Trump tweet supporting women

Friday, March 31st 2017, 10:10

The US president says American women in every generation have shown grit, courage and devotion but social media users aren't having any of it.
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Russia 'tried to hijack US election', says US senator

Thursday, March 30th 2017, 23:16
related places: House, Senate

US senators also suggest Russian influence may have affected Britain's Brexit vote.
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Removing Assad no longer a priority - US

Thursday, March 30th 2017, 22:11
related countries: Syria Syria

"We can't necessarily focus on Assad," says a US envoy in remarks that alarm the Syrian opposition.
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US frees Mexican man who was arrested despite work permit

Thursday, March 30th 2017, 21:33
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The 24-year-old was arrested despite having a work permit and being protected from deportation.
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US beefs up muscle in Somalia fight

Thursday, March 30th 2017, 19:30
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: White House

The Pentagon said the White House had approved its request for "additional precision fired".
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Dinner discussion

Thursday, March 30th 2017, 18:38

US Vice-President Mike Pence won't dine alone with any woman who is not his wife - noble or sexist?
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US governor creates toolkit for undocumented parents

Thursday, March 30th 2017, 17:16

Connecticut's Dannel Malloy offers help to undocumented parents with children who are US citizens.
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US hiker given warning for rescuing 'abandoned' bear cub

Thursday, March 30th 2017, 17:11
related places: Oregon

Corey Hancock, 41, spotted the malnourished bear lying on his back alone while hiking in Oregon.
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Why Ivanka Trump is joining the Trump administration

Thursday, March 30th 2017, 15:17
related places: Trump

US First Daughter Ivanka Trump has joined her father's administration in an official capacity.
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Campaigners seek 'to sell US politicians' browsing data'

Thursday, March 30th 2017, 12:39

Privacy campaigners plan to buy, then sell, US politicians' internet browsing histories.
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Pee Wee Pumps: High heels for babies spark outrage

Thursday, March 30th 2017, 10:39

A US company that makes footwear for infants described as "diva defining" is labelled "disgusting".
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American Airlines pilot dies on Dallas-Albuquerque flight

Thursday, March 30th 2017, 8:50
related places: Dallas, Texas, New Mexico

The incident happened just before he was due to land a flight from Texas to New Mexico.
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Ivanka Trump to be assistant to US president

Thursday, March 30th 2017, 1:45

The White House bows to pressure to make her role official, which means she is bound by employee rules.
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Trump Russia dossier

Thursday, March 30th 2017, 0:41
related countries: Russia Russia

The BBC has learned that US officials "verified" a key claim in a report about Russian involvement in Donald Trump's election.
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US state department employee 'concealed contacts with China'

Wednesday, March 29th 2017, 22:29
related countries: China China

A veteran state department employee is accused of being paid by Chinese agents for information.
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Shots fired on driver 'attacking police' near US Congress

Wednesday, March 29th 2017, 21:14

The driver has been arrested, with no injuries reported, and terrorism has been ruled out by police.
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'Trumplomacy'

Wednesday, March 29th 2017, 21:09

The US secretary of state's cold shoulder for the press corps perplexes even Republicans.
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Planned Parenthood: US anti-abortion filmmakers face charges

Wednesday, March 29th 2017, 16:42

Prosecutors say two activists "invaded privacy" by secretly taping Planned Parenthood staff.
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'Build that wall' says border resident

Wednesday, March 29th 2017, 15:54
related places: Texas

The BBC caught up with two people in Texas who are looking forward to the wall's construction.
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Bob Dylan finally agrees to accept Nobel Prize for Literature

Wednesday, March 29th 2017, 11:24
related countries: Sweden Sweden

The American singer, who snubbed a ceremony in December, says no media must be present.
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US hockey women halt boycott over pay

Wednesday, March 29th 2017, 7:33

The US women's ice hockey team settle a long-running equal pay dispute and call off their boycott of the forthcoming US-hosted world championships.
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Cambodian breast milk

Wednesday, March 29th 2017, 5:59
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

In a controversial practice, a company was processing and selling the milk in the US.
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Kasai unrest: UN experts found dead in DR Congo

Wednesday, March 29th 2017, 0:21
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sweden Sweden
related places: Kasai

The bodies of a US man and a Swedish woman are found two weeks after they were abducted.
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US bank Wells Fargo agrees $110m lawsuit settlement

Wednesday, March 29th 2017, 0:09
related places: America

America's biggest bank agrees settlement in case of customers who had accounts opened without their consent.
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Mosul battle: US 'may be responsible' for civilian deaths

Tuesday, March 28th 2017, 21:13

A general says there is a "fair chance" US air strikes may have killed civilians in Mosul.
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Turkey 'spied' on pro-Gulen opponents in Germany

Tuesday, March 28th 2017, 15:17
related countries: Germany Germany

Hundreds of people suspected of backing a US-based cleric are being watched, reports say.
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Three teenage burglars shot dead in US

Tuesday, March 28th 2017, 14:16

The homeowner's son shot them with an assault-style rifle after they broke into the house, say police.
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Exhausted runner helped to finish line in US race

Tuesday, March 28th 2017, 1:37

Other participants in the Philadelphia Love Run gave her a helping hand - or two.
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'Showing off my scars'

Monday, March 27th 2017, 23:39
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

US beauty queen Victoria Graham has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) but isn't afraid to show her scars.
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Scale of Mosul civilian deaths alarms Amnesty International

Monday, March 27th 2017, 23:30
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

The US-led coalition is criticised in a report on civilian deaths in the battle for the Iraqi city.
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US parents sue to call baby girl Allah

Monday, March 27th 2017, 22:13
related places: Allah

State officials have refused to issue the 22-month old with a birth certificate.
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World nuclear ban 'not realistic', says US ambassador to UN

Monday, March 27th 2017, 21:30

US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, says nearly 40 countries would skip talks on the subject.
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Erin McPike: The only journalist on Rex Tillerson's Asia trip

Monday, March 27th 2017, 19:16
related places: Asia

Erin McPike on being the only journalist selected to join US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's Asia trip.
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IS conflict: Syria force pauses assault for dam checks

Monday, March 27th 2017, 18:10
related countries: Syria Syria

Engineers check the Tabqa dam following claims it has been damaged by air strikes.
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Rachel Dolezal: 'The idea of race is a lie'

Monday, March 27th 2017, 15:51

Can you choose your race? Emily Maitlis speaks to the US white woman who said she was black.
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Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner to lead US federal overhaul

Monday, March 27th 2017, 12:45
related places: White House

Jared Kushner is expected to lead a new White House unit aimed at reforming the US bureaucracy.
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Syria fighters take control of IS-held airbase near Raqqa

Monday, March 27th 2017, 10:55

US-backed Syrian forces mark a significant step as they advance on the IS stronghold of Raqqa.
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Orange is the New Black: Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli tie the knot

Monday, March 27th 2017, 10:37

Actress Samira Wiley met writer Lauren Morelli on the set of the US prison drama.
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'Condemned' South Korean dogs find sanctuary in the US

Monday, March 27th 2017, 10:17
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Campaigners say the rescued dogs would otherwise have ended up being consumed by humans.
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US rapper Wiz Khalifa in Colombia drug lord row

Monday, March 27th 2017, 10:02
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Medellin

The mayor of Medellin says the rapper should not have laid flowers at the grave of Pablo Escobar.
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United Airlines caught up in leggings row

Monday, March 27th 2017, 5:11

Two girls travelling on a pass for employees' guests were barred from a flight for wearing leggings.
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Ohio nightclub shooting: One dead, 15 injured in gunfight

Sunday, March 26th 2017, 16:02
related places: Cincinnati

One person is dead after a "dispute" escalated into a gunfight, say police in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Battle for Mosul: US investigating deadly air strike

Saturday, March 25th 2017, 20:55

Coalition says it hit area where many were reportedly killed as fears over civilian casualties grow.
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