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US welcomes Syria 'milestone' at UN

Saturday, December 19th 2015, 8:02
related countries: Syria Syria

A UN plan for Syria is a "milestone" in the efforts to end the conflict there, says US Secretary of State John Kerry.
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US drug overdose deaths see sharp rise

Friday, December 18th 2015, 23:40

More than 47,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2014 - the most ever recorded in one year, US officials say.
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VIDEO: 'Guantanamo a magnet for jihadi recruitment'

Friday, December 18th 2015, 20:14

President Obama has said the US detainment facility at Guantanamo Bay is a magnet for jihadi recruitment.
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Costa Rica ex-football chief extradited

Friday, December 18th 2015, 18:29
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica, Switzerland Switzerland

Eduardo Li - former president of the Costa Rican Football Federation - has been extradited to the US, the Swiss justice ministry says.
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US schools shut in Islam script row

Friday, December 18th 2015, 17:30
related places: Virginia

A school district in Virginia closes classrooms after a lesson that included Arabic calligraphy sparks complaints from around the country.
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Weiland died from 'toxic drug mix'

Friday, December 18th 2015, 16:51

Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland died from a toxic mix of drugs, a US medical examiner says.
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Libya militia chases away US troops

Friday, December 18th 2015, 13:15
related countries: Libya Libya

US forces flown to Libya to support government troops had to leave after landing because of demands from a local militia group, US officials say.
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Trump 'honoured' by Putin compliments

Friday, December 18th 2015, 11:49
related countries: Russia Russia

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump says it is a "great honour" to receive a compliment from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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IS assault repulsed in northern Iraq

Friday, December 18th 2015, 5:42
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Kurdish forces backed by coalition air strikes fight off the most serious attack by so-called Islamic State in Iraq in five months, US officials say.
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Friend of San Bernardino gunman charged

Friday, December 18th 2015, 1:47
related places: San Bernardino

A friend of one of the San Bernardino attackers has been charged in connection with the mass shooting that killed 14.
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US 'to transfer 17 Guantanamo inmates'

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 22:43

The Pentagon plans to transfer 17 Guantanamo Bay detainees, reports say - a move that would cut the controversial US prison camp's population to 90.
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VIDEO: Why was Pharma boss Shkreli arrested?

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 20:24

US prosecutors explain the arrest of Martin Shkreli on fraud charges in relation to a company he used to lead.
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US-Cuba agree commercial flights deal

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 18:21
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana, Washington

The United States and Cuba have agreed to restore regular commercial flights, in a deal that could jumpstart economic relations between the two countries.
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VIDEO: 'Licking Americans': Key Putin quotes

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 16:48
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Key

Key quotes from Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual news conference, covering Syria, Turkey's downing of a Russian jet and next year's US presidential election.
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Stock markets welcome US rate rise

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 12:46
related places: Asia

European markets jump, following similar rises in the US and Asia, after the US central bank increased interest rates for the first time since 2006.
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Le Pen attacked for posting IS images

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 10:08
related countries: France France
related places: Marine

The parents of a US journalist killed by IS criticise French far-right leader Marine le Pen for tweeting an image of his decapitated body.
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Asia's investors cheer Fed's move

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 7:47
related places: Asia

Asian stock markets have risen after the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time since June 2006.
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VIDEO: Cuba and the US: A year of change

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 5:17
related countries: Cuba Cuba

On 17 December 2014, US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced the historic decision to re-establish long-frozen diplomatic ties.
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China summons US envoy over Taiwan arms

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 4:17
related countries: China China, Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Washington

China summons a senior US envoy in protest after Washington announced it would sell two warships and other weaponry to Taiwan.
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Cubans wait for US relationship boost

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 2:16

Cubans wait for boost from better US relations
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Mistrial in US Freddie Gray case

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 23:22
related places: Baltimore

The judge in the case of a Baltimore police officer on trial over a death in custody declares a mistrial after the jury was unable to reach a verdict.
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US Fed raises interest rates by 0.25%

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 23:04

The US Federal Reserve raises interest rates by 0.25 percentage points - its first increase since 2006 - in a move likely to have global repercussions.
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US announces major Taiwan arms deal

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 21:57
related countries: China China, Taiwan Taiwan

The Obama administration has announced a $1.83bn (£1.22bn) arms sale to Taiwan, in a deal that China says it "strongly opposes".
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'No social media posts' by US attackers

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 19:51
related places: San Bernardino

The San Bernardino attackers did not post support for jihad on open social media, contrary to previous reports, says the FBI.
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VIDEO: Trump: 'I am number one by far'

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 19:42
related countries: France France
related places: Paris, Republican, California

Donald Trump has been told he would be a "chaos president" by Republican presidential candidacy rival, Jeb Bush.
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Shares up on US rate rise expectation

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 16:46

Shares and bond markets around the world rise as investors get ready for what is expected to be the first rise in US interest rates in almost a decade.
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Bank robbery suspect returns on live TV

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 14:53
related places: Iowa

A suspected bank robber in the US returns to the scene of the crime as an Iowa television station conducts a live report.
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VIDEO: On-air reporter spots robbery suspect

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 13:59
related places: Iowa

A US TV reporter was giving a live update about a bank robbery in Minnesota when the suspect came back to rob it a second time, according to police.
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US executions 'lowest in 25 years'

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 12:22

The number of executions in the US is the lowest in nearly 25 years, new figures show, with only 28 people executed in 2015.
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Cuban baseball defectors visit Havana

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 11:44
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

A group of Cuban baseball players who defected and left to play in the US have been given a rapturous welcome during a short return visit.
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Republican rivals spar over IS fight

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 9:44

Republican presidential candidates focus on national security issues in the first debate since attacks in California and Paris.
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LA schools shut over email threat

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 5:13
related places: Los Angeles

More than 1,000 schools in Los Angeles are closed and being searched after receiving an unspecified email threat, say US police.
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Malala condemns Trump Muslim remarks

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 3:10

Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai condemns a call by US presidential hopeful Donald Trump to ban Muslims from entering the US, calling his comments "full of hatred".
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Fifa official Napout denies bribery

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 22:26
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Fifa vice-president Juan Angel Napout has pleaded not guilty to bribery charges in New York after being extradited to the US, his lawyer says.
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US and Russia in Syria peace push

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 20:40
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Moscow

The US and Russia say world powers will meet in New York on Friday to pass a UN resolution endorsing the Syria peace process.
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Calls mount for Thai shrimp boycott

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 18:05
related countries: Thailand Thailand

US politicians and human rights groups have called for a boycott of fish and shrimp products linked to slave labour in Thailand following a report from the Associated Press.
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VIDEO: Angry guest smashes truck into hotel

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 10:10

A disgruntled hotel guest crashed his vehicle into the lobby of a hotel in the US, after a dispute over a bill.
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VIDEO: Star Wars opens in the US

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 4:37

Stars of The Force Awakens attend the world premiere of the latest Star Wars film.
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VIDEO: What's changed since last Fed rate rise?

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 0:27

As the US Federal Reserve decides what do about interest rates, BBC News looks at how life has changed since the last rise.
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VIDEO: China to BBC: 'Stay away from islands'

Monday, December 14th 2015, 22:26
related countries: China China

China is building huge artificial islands in the Spratly Island chain, which the United States and others insist are illegal.
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Bergdahl to face general court-martial

Monday, December 14th 2015, 20:56

Bowe Bergdahl, a US soldier who was held for five years by the Taliban, will face a general court-martial for desertion and other charges.
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VIDEO: 'We are hitting IS harder than ever'

Monday, December 14th 2015, 19:04

The United States is hitting so-called Islamic State (IS) harder than ever, President Barack Obama has said in a speech at the Pentagon.
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US hitting IS harder than ever - Obama

Monday, December 14th 2015, 18:49

The US is hitting so-called Islamic State harder than ever, President Barack Obama says in a rare speech at the Pentagon.
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Palin's 'crush' on Marechal-Le Pen

Monday, December 14th 2015, 18:29
related countries: France France

Former US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin says she has "political crush" on young French National Front candidate Marion Marechal-Le Pen.
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US killer's social media 'not checked'

Monday, December 14th 2015, 16:04
related places: San Bernardino

US officials failed to detect jihadist social media posts on one of the San Bernardino killer's accounts, during background checks when she moved to the US.
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US joins protest over pro-Nazi statue

Monday, December 14th 2015, 10:27
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Diplomats join a protest in Hungary against a planned statue honouring a pro-Nazi minister who targeted the country's Jews in the 1930s.
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Cruz leads Trump in Iowa opinion poll

Sunday, December 13th 2015, 17:19
related places: Republican, Trump, Iowa

A Republican opinion poll puts Senator Ted Cruz far ahead of Donald Trump in Iowa, which is the first state to vote in the US primary season.
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US tells its citizens to leave Burundi

Sunday, December 13th 2015, 15:02
related countries: Burundi Burundi
related places: Friday

The US state department warns US citizens not to travel to Burundi as political violence continues, with 87 people killed on Friday.
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Climate deal 'is world's best chance'

Sunday, December 13th 2015, 12:30
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

President Obama says the Paris climate deal is "the best chance we have to save the one planet we have", as China and India also hail the accord.
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Saudi prince in Twitter spat with Trump

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 14:52
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Trump

A Saudi prince trades insults with US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump in the wake of Mr Trump's call to ban Muslims from entering the US.
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US strike on Afghan clinic 'killed 42'

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 13:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) says a US attack on one of its Afghan clinics killed at least 42 people - substantially more than first reported.
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Banned Napout resigns from Conmebol

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 8:50

Fifa vice-president Juan Angel Napout resigns as president of the South American football confederation Conmebol.
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Cuba and US to restore postal service

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 2:39
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba and the United States agree to restore a direct postal service, suspended 52 years ago at the height of the Cold War.
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Trump v Le Pen: In their own words

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 1:27
related countries: France France

US and French right-wingers in their own words
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Air strikes 'targeting Yemen schools'

Friday, December 11th 2015, 16:31
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom United Kingdom, Yemen Yemen

Air strikes by Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces have targeted schools in Yemen, and the US and UK should reconsider arms sales as a result, Amnesty International says.
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IS oil trade 'worth more than $500m'

Friday, December 11th 2015, 12:18
related countries: Syria Syria

The so-called Islamic State (IS) has made more than $500m trading oil, with its main customer being the Syrian regime, a US treasury official says.
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US college suspensions over 'KKK' hoods

Friday, December 11th 2015, 11:14

Eight cadets at a prestigious US military college are suspended after photos emerge of them wearing pillowcases resembling hoods worn by the Ku Klux Klan.
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VIDEO: Trump: 'We can't worry about being politically correct'

Friday, December 11th 2015, 9:21
related places: Republican

The frontrunner for the Democratic Party nomination for the US presidency, Hillary Clinton, has condemned her Republican rival, Donald Trump, as dangerous.
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VIDEO: Thai park exposes corruption claims

Friday, December 11th 2015, 6:37
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Corruption allegations around a Thai park have exposed a dark underside to planning for royal succession in the country.
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Mumbai attacks 'planner' turns witness

Friday, December 11th 2015, 5:19
related countries: India India

David Headley, a US man sentenced to 35 years in prison for his role in plotting the 2008 Mumbai attacks, agrees to turn witness in India.
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American airports: The good, the bad and the ugly

Friday, December 11th 2015, 0:38

Your nightmares and pleasant surprises at US airports
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US runaway train 'tampered with'

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 21:18
related places: Boston

A Boston subway train which left its station carrying 50 people without a driver was tampered with, say officials.
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US Muslim group evacuates after threat

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 20:22

A leading Muslim organisation in the US evacuated its headquarters after the discovery of a "suspicious" substance and hateful message in the post.
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US dismisses N Korea H-bomb claim

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 20:02
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: White House

The White House dismisses a suggestion by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that his country possesses a hydrogen bomb.
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IS finance chief 'killed in air strikes'

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 19:43

The finance chief and two other senior leaders of so-called Islamic State have been killed in air strikes by the US-led coalition, the US military says.
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US embassy worker hacked for sex images

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 11:05

A former US official admits hacking into women's emails to extort sexually explicit material from them
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Boxing legend Ali criticises Trump

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 9:50
related places: Trump

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali criticises US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump's proposal to ban Muslims from entering the US.
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VIDEO: Ford to Trump: 'Donald, it was a movie'

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 9:31
related places: Trump

Harrison Ford has told US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump that his role as president in Air Force One was just 'a movie'.
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US joins climate 'ambition coalition'

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 7:41

The United States has joined with a range of rich and poor countries at COP21 in an effort to secure a final agreement.
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World's first IVF puppies born

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 1:51

The world's first litter of "test tube" puppies has been born, paving the way for conserving endangered breeds and boosting efforts to fight human diseases, US scientists say.
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VIDEO: World's first litter of IVF puppies

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 1:23

US scientists unveil first litter of puppies born through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF).
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VIDEO: How US Muslims feel in five words

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 21:57
related places: America

Muslims in America say how they feel after Donald Trump's call to ban followers of Islam from entering the United States.
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VIDEO: Obama: 'We must push back against bigotry'

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 20:40

US President Barack Obama has urged the American public not to repeat the mistakes of the past, in a speech marking 150 years since the abolition of slavery,
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North Face founder dies in kayak accident

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 20:21
related countries: Chile Chile, Isle of Man Isle of Man

The US clothing billionaire and keen environmentalist Douglas Tompkins dies in a kayaking accident in southern Chile, aged 72.
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US offers more aid for Ramadi fight

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 19:47
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US is willing to do more to assist the Iraqi army in retaking the city of Ramadi from Islamic State militants, says the US defence secretary.
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Are Australia's gun laws the solution for the US?

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 19:00

Could Australia's gun laws work in the US?
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US envoy investigated for lese majeste

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 14:10
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

The US ambassador to Thailand is being investigated for royal defamation, for remarks made during a speech in Bangkok in November.
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VIDEO: Donald Trump: 'I am not a bigot'

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 4:56

Speaking to Barbara Walters on ABC World News Tonight, Donald Trump says he is not a bigot following his call for a complete ban on Muslims entering the US.
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N Korea hit with new US sanctions

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 3:13
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US imposes new sanctions on the North Korean army's Strategic Rocket Force, as well as banks and shipping companies, over weapons proliferation activities.
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Trying to overturn a US gun law

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 0:04

Safety campaigners want more checks on gun sellers
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US House votes to curb visa-free entry

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 23:35
related countries: France France, Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria
related places: Paris

After the Paris attacks, the US House of Representatives votes to restrict visa-free entry for people who have been to Iraq and Syria.
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VIDEO: The US town with a majority Muslim council

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 22:58
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Detroit, Hamtramck

Once heavily Polish Catholic, the Detroit-area town of Hamtramck now features a majority-Muslim city council.
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Trump remarks 'endanger US security'

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 22:43

The Pentagon warns that Donald Trump's call to ban Muslims from the US endangers national security and emboldens Islamic State (IS) militants.
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Outcry over Trump's 'Muslim ban'

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 19:30
related places: Trump

Critics from the Republican Party and beyond reject presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for a "total and complete" halt to Muslims entering the US.
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Penis transplant plan for US veterans

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 17:09

Surgeons are set to carry out a penis transplant trial, the first of its kind in the United States, to help wounded war veterans.
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VIDEO: Trump stands by Muslim ban remarks

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 15:29

Donald Trump appeared on US breakfast television and compared his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the US to policies implemented during World War Two.
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VIDEO: Bataclan band visit scene of massacre

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 13:59
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

US rock band Eagles of Death Metal have visited the Paris concert venue where many of the 130 people who died in the 13 November terror attacks were killed.
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US spy plane deployed to Singapore

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 10:35
related countries: China China, Singapore Singapore

The US deploys a US P-8 Poseidon spy plane to Singapore for the first time, amid China's increasingly assertive claims over South China Sea territory.
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VIDEO: Eagles of Death Metal rock Paris

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 2:55
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

US rock band Eagles of Death Metal have appeared on stage in Paris, less than a month after deadly attacks during their performance in the French capital.
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Trump urges US ban on Muslim arrivals

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 2:53
related places: California

Republican Donald Trump demands a "total and complete" halt to Muslims entering the US, in the wake of the deadly California shootings.
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VIDEO: Trump: Total halt to Muslims entering US

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 2:04
related places: California

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump calls for a temporary but total ban on Muslims entering the US, in the wake of the fatal California shootings.
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Eagles of Death Metal perform in Paris

Monday, December 7th 2015, 22:46
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

US rock band Eagles of Death Metal appear on stage with U2 in Paris - less than a month after deadly attacks during their performance there.
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Chicago police faces US investigation

Monday, December 7th 2015, 22:19
related places: Justice

The US Department of Justice will investigate the Chicago Police Department, the Attorney General Loretta Lynch has announced.
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Syria air strikes 'kill 26 civilians'

Monday, December 7th 2015, 21:48
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian activists say at least 26 civilians, including children, have been killed in the north-east of the country by air strikes possibly carried out by the US-led coalition.
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Coalition denies strike on Syrian army

Monday, December 7th 2015, 18:37
related countries: Syria Syria

The US-led coalition against Islamic State denies carrying out an air strike on an army camp in Syria that the government says killed three soldiers.
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US al-Shabab militant held in Somalia

Monday, December 7th 2015, 17:39
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A long-time US member of al-Shabab is arrested while trying to escape the group in Somalia, a local official tells the BBC.
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Obama vows to overcome terror threat

Monday, December 7th 2015, 8:10
related places: San Bernardino

President Barack Obama tells the US that "freedom is more powerful than fear" as he makes a rare speech from the Oval Office on the San Bernardino killings.
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VIDEO: How internet reacted to Obama's speech

Monday, December 7th 2015, 8:06
related places: San Bernardino

US President Barack Obama has made a rare Oval Office address after the San Bernardino shootings that left 14 dead.
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VIDEO: Supply ship blasts off for space station

Monday, December 7th 2015, 7:49
related places: Sunday

A spacecraft carrying much-needed US supplies blasted off toward the International Space Station for the first time in months on Sunday.
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VIDEO: Obama: 'We can't turn against each other'

Monday, December 7th 2015, 1:45
related places: San Bernardino

President Obama tells the American people not to turn against one another in the aftermath of the shootings in San Bernardino.
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