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US condemns China lawyer 'confession'

Saturday, February 27th 2016, 5:45
related countries: China China

The US says a purported confession from a prominent Chinese lawyer on state television runs counter to the rule of law.
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US taxpayer data accessed by hackers

Friday, February 26th 2016, 21:55
related places: Friday

The US tax authorities (IRS) said Friday the personal information of a further 390,000 individuals may have been accessed by cyber criminals.
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VIDEO: Elephants chase US politician in Africa

Friday, February 26th 2016, 20:36
related countries: Mozambique Mozambique
related places: Africa

Dramatic video shows the moment a herd of elephants charged at a US senator whilst on a trip to Mozambique.
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US professor to quit over Texas gun law

Friday, February 26th 2016, 19:19
related places: Texas

A dean announces he is leaving the University of Texas over a new law that will allow concealed handguns on university campuses in the US state.
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Five ways Cruz and Rubio double-teamed Trump

Friday, February 26th 2016, 16:19
related places: Trump, Rubio

How Cruz and Rubio ganged up on US front-runner
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Three killed in Kansas factory rampage

Friday, February 26th 2016, 15:17
related places: Kansas

A gunman kills three people and wounds 14 more before being shot dead at a lawnmower factory in the US state of Kansas.
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US Republican hopefuls round on Trump

Friday, February 26th 2016, 11:28
related places: Texas

US Republican presidential hopefuls attack front-runner Donald Trump in the last debate before crucial votes next week.
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Methane leak 'largest in US history'

Friday, February 26th 2016, 7:20
related places: California

A leaking natural gas well in southern California vented almost 100,000 tonnes of methane into the atmosphere before it was plugged.
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VIDEO: Students - would you be friends with Trump?

Friday, February 26th 2016, 7:08
related places: Houston

The BBC set up a grill and asked passing students in Houston what the US election candidates would be like as college students.
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Tougher N Korea sanctions plan revealed

Friday, February 26th 2016, 1:59
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

The US, supported by China, submits a draft resolution to the UN Security Council aimed at imposing tougher sanctions on North Korea.
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Apple asks court to reverse iPhone order

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 21:59
related places: San Bernardino, Apple

Apple has asked a US court to overturn an earlier ruling forcing the company to help the FBI break into a phone used by one of the San Bernardino killers.
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Ukraine man poses as US school student

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 21:41
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Pennsylvania

A Ukrainian man is arrested after he was found to be using the false identity of a high school student for four years in the US state of Pennsylvania.
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SeaWorld spied on animal rights groups

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 19:10

US marine amusement park SeaWorld admits some of its employees posed as animal activists to spy on its critics.
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Harvard abolishes 'master' in titles

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 17:42

Harvard University in the US is going to remove the word "master" from academic titles, after protests from students who clamed it had echoes of slavery.
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VIDEO: E-cigarette 'lights US man's trousers'

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 15:46
related places: Kentucky

A man's e-cigarette appears to set his trousers alight as he paid a cashier at a petrol station in Kentucky.
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Storms kill at least three in Virginia

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 23:33
related places: Virginia

At least three people are dead and thousands are without power after a strong storm system barrelled up the east coast of the US.
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Iran 'arrests father of jailed US man'

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 23:18
related countries: Iran Iran

Iranian authorities have arrested the elderly father of an American who has been in jail in the country for the past four months, according to the man's family.
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Oregon occupiers plead not guilty

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 22:09
related places: Oregon

More than a dozen people plead not guilty to charges related to an armed takeover of wildlife refuge in the US state of Oregon.
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Charges against Rick Perry dismissed

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 19:12
related places: Texas

The highest criminal court in Texas drops a charge against Rick Perry of abuse of power during his time as governor of the US state of Texas.
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Donald Trump sweeps to Nevada victory

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 14:46
related places: Nevada

Donald Trump wins by a large margin in Nevada, his third straight victory in the race to become the Republican presidential nominee, amid concerns of voter irregularities.
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Three dead as tornadoes hit southern US

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 14:34

At least three people die as several tornadoes hit the southern US, officials say.
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Huge damages award in talc cancer case

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 13:56

A US jury orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $72m (£51m) to the family of a woman who claimed her death was linked to use of the company's Baby Powder talc.
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VIDEO: Did 'socialism' save this US town?

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 10:47

The BBC is travelling across the American South to explore how the US became so divided.
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US-China 'progress' on N Korea sanctions

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 0:30
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

The US and China say they have made progress on a draft UN resolution to harden sanctions on North Korea, after its rocket launch and nuclear test.
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US polygamist sect leaders arrested

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 0:09
related places: Mormon

Eleven members of a polygamist Mormon offshoot group are arrested in the US on suspicion of food stamp fraud and money laundering.
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US investigates 14 new Zika sex cases

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 23:33

US Centre for Disease Control (CDC) says it is investigating 14 new reports of possible sexual transmission of the Zika virus.
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Obama in Guantanamo closure push

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 21:20
related places: Congress

A plan to close Guantanamo Bay prison and move some detainees to US soil is unveiled by President Barack Obama, who calls it a "stain" on America's image.
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VIDEO: How did a gorilla get on the ISS?

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 19:24

For his birthday, US astronaut Scott Kelly was given a gorilla suit and decided to have some fun with it on the International Space Station.
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Senate to block Obama's court nominee

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 18:40

The US Senate will not allow a vote on any Supreme Court nominee from President Barack Obama, the Republican Majority Leader in the chamber warns.
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Obama was 'raised white' - Ben Carson

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 18:37
related places: Republican

Barack Obama was "raised white" and cannot understand the African-American experience the way he could, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says.
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McLean denies further assault charges

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 11:30

The American Pie singer pleads not guilty to six charges of domestic violence.
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Syria 'ceasefire' to start at weekend

Monday, February 22nd 2016, 20:24
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The US and Russia announce that a planned partial cessation of hostilities in Syria will come into effect at midnight on 27 February.
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US Uber driver charged over shootings

Monday, February 22nd 2016, 20:14
related places: Michigan

Authorities in the US state of Michigan charge a taxi driver with six counts of murder after he went on a random shooting spree on Saturday.
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'Charlie Sheen effect' on HIV

Monday, February 22nd 2016, 16:11

Google searches for HIV rocketed to a record high in the US in the hours after actor Charlie Sheen announced that he was HIV positive, research reveals.
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'Random' Michigan shootings kill six

Sunday, February 21st 2016, 22:18
related places: Kalamazoo, Michigan

A series of apparently random shootings leaves six people dead in the Michigan town of Kalamazoo, US police and media say, with a suspect taken into custody.
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VIDEO: Michigan shootings leave six dead

Sunday, February 21st 2016, 13:47
related places: Kalamazoo, Michigan

A man is taken into custody by US police after a series of apparently random shootings leaves six people dead in the Michigan town of Kalamazoo.
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Lennon lock of hair sells for $35,000

Sunday, February 21st 2016, 11:52

A lock of John Lennon's hair that was cut off as he prepared for a film role has sold for $35,000 at auction in the US.
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Donald Trump marches to S Carolina win

Sunday, February 21st 2016, 4:10
related places: Nevada

Republican Donald Trump wins another state in his White House quest and knocks Jeb Bush out of the race, as Democrat Hillary Clinton also triumphs.
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VIDEO: Emotional Jeb Bush quits US election

Sunday, February 21st 2016, 2:48

Jeb Bush has dropped out of the US Republican presidential race after a disappointing finish in the South Carolina primary.
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Sunday, February 21st 2016, 0:53

Why Facebook is shutting down legal marijuana pages in the US
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White House race enters key third round

Saturday, February 20th 2016, 21:46
related places: Republican, Nevada

The contest for Republican and Democratic contenders to become US presidential candidates enters a third round, in Nevada and South Carolina.
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Two Serbs killed in US Libya strikes

Saturday, February 20th 2016, 20:44
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Friday

Two Serbian captives are confirmed to have died in Friday's US air strikes against the Islamic State group in western Libya, Serbia says.
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Funeral Mass for US Justice Scalia

Saturday, February 20th 2016, 18:17
related places: Washington

A funeral Mass is held in Washington for US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died last weekend at the age of 79.
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VIDEO: Man walks free after 43 years in solitary

Saturday, February 20th 2016, 13:57

The longest-serving prisoner to be held in solitary confinement in US history, Albert Woodfox, is freed after 43 years.
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US man freed after 43 years in solitary

Saturday, February 20th 2016, 7:14
related places: Louisiana

The longest-serving prisoner to be held in solitary confinement in US history, Albert Woodfox, walks free after 43 years.
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Obama visits Scalia's coffin

Saturday, February 20th 2016, 2:57

US President Barack Obama pays tribute to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia who died last week, throwing the court into uncertainty.
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US author Harper Lee dies aged 89

Saturday, February 20th 2016, 0:10

American novelist Harper Lee, author of Pulitzer Prize-winning To Kill a Mockingbird, dies aged 89.
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Libya group 'threatened US interests'

Friday, February 19th 2016, 23:18
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Western

Militants from the Islamic State group killed in a US air strike in Libya posed a threat to US and Western interests, the Pentagon says.
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US cracks down on unsafe 'hoverboards'

Friday, February 19th 2016, 19:37

US regulators have warned manufacturers and retailers that authorities will seize or recall so-called hoverboards if they do not meet safety standards.
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'No personal attack' on Trump - Vatican

Friday, February 19th 2016, 17:00
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Trump, Vatican

A spokesperson for Pope Francis says the pontiff's comments about US Republican candidate Donald Trump's pledge to build a wall with Mexico was not "a personal attack".
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Trump praises Pope after US wall row

Friday, February 19th 2016, 15:03
related places: Pope, Christian, Republican

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump heaps praise on Pope Francis, hours after the pontiff questioned his Christian faith.
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US 'militarising South China Sea'

Friday, February 19th 2016, 13:57
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

China accuses the US of militarising the disputed South China Sea, days after Beijing is accused of placing missiles on a contested island.
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IS 'increases use of child soldiers'

Friday, February 19th 2016, 9:32

At least 89 children were killed fighting for so-called Islamic State (IS) in the last year, nearly twice the previous estimate, US researchers find.
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Japan row over Obama 'slave' remark

Friday, February 19th 2016, 6:53
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Obama

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issues a stern rebuke after one of his lawmakers sparked a row by saying US President Barack Obama has "the blood of slaves".
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Obama imposes new North Korea sanctions

Friday, February 19th 2016, 6:00
related countries: North Korea North Korea

US President Barack Obama signs off new expanded sanctions on North Korea, weeks after the country fired a test missile.
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Uber 'losing $1bn in China every year'

Friday, February 19th 2016, 3:47
related countries: China China

US online car-hire service Uber is losing more than $1bn a year in China, as it struggles against "fierce" local competition, its CEO says.
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Pope questions Trump's Christianity

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 22:43
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Trump

Pope Francis questions US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's Christianity over his call to build a border wall with Mexico.
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VIDEO: Trump's Christianity questioned by Pope

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 17:31
related places: Pope

Pope Francis has questioned US republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's Christianity.
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Iraq death sentences over IS massacre

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 16:07
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq sentences 40 men to death over a massacre of military recruits by the so-called Islamic State group in 2014, in which up to 1,700 people died.
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VIDEO: 'Fake doctor' suspect asks for privacy

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 12:27
related places: Robinson, Florida

US teen Malachi Love-Robinson, 18 - charged by police in Florida with practicing medicine without a licence - asks journalists for privacy.
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China teens jailed in US for beating

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 6:40
related countries: China China

Three Chinese students in the US are jailed for kidnap and assault in a case that sparked discussion in China about "parachute kids".
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Pope decries 'tragedy' of migrants

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 6:11
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Ciudad Juarez

Pope Francis decries the "tragedy" of people forced to migrate, as he ends a five-day visit to Mexico with a Mass in Ciudad Juarez.
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Pope Francis visits Mexico jail

Wednesday, February 17th 2016, 23:32
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Ciudad Juarez

Pope Francis wraps up his visit to Mexico in the city of Ciudad Juarez with a tour of a jail and a mass on the US border.
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US concern at China missile reports

Wednesday, February 17th 2016, 22:07
related countries: China China
related places: Washington

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Washington is seriously concerned about increased Chinese militarisation of the contested South China Sea.
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German shorthaired pointer is top US dog

Wednesday, February 17th 2016, 14:17
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: America, New York

A German shorthaired pointer called CJ wins the much-coveted best in show, America's most prestigious dog competition, in New York.
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VIDEO: Obama: 'Trump will not be president'

Wednesday, February 17th 2016, 8:09
related places: Republican

US President Barack Obama says Republican hopeful Donald Trump would not win the presidency because it is a "serious job".
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US flies stealth jets over South Korea

Wednesday, February 17th 2016, 5:50
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: North

The US has flown four F-22 stealth jets over South Korea, in an apparent show of force following the North's recent nuclear tests.
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Obama warns Senate about Scalia seat

Wednesday, February 17th 2016, 0:25
related places: Senate

President Barack Obama urges the US Senate to consider a replacement on the Supreme Court for Justice Antonin Scalia, as a constitutional crisis looms.
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VIDEO: Why Americans love their guns

Wednesday, February 17th 2016, 0:05
related places: America

The Americans who love their firearms
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US-Cuba commercial flights to resume

Tuesday, February 16th 2016, 19:37
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The US and Cuba sign an agreement to resume commercial air traffic for the first time in more than 50 years.
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US Justice Scalia death questioned

Tuesday, February 16th 2016, 17:16

Questions are raised over the handling of US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death, as Republicans and Democrats battle over his successor.
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Rubio campaign mistakes Canada for US

Tuesday, February 16th 2016, 15:40
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Vancouver, America

US presidential candidate Marco Rubio releases a new advert promising a return to "morning in America," but the ad has the sun rising on the Canadian city of Vancouver.
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Bahrain charges US journalists

Tuesday, February 16th 2016, 12:59
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Prosecutors in Bahrain charge four US journalists with participating in an illegal gathering but release them pending investigations.
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US hospital held to ransom by hackers

Monday, February 15th 2016, 23:18
related places: Hollywood

Computer systems at a Hollywood medical centre have been offline for more than a week following a "ransomware" attack.
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VIDEO: Turkey bombs Kurdish positions in Syria

Sunday, February 14th 2016, 20:03
related countries: France France, Syria Syria

Turkey has bombarded Kurdish positions in northern Syria for a second day, despite calls from France and the United States to end the shelling.
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Clash over US Supreme Court future

Sunday, February 14th 2016, 16:17

The death of one of the most conservative members of the US Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia, sparks a battle for its control.
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Rivals trade blows in Republican debate

Sunday, February 14th 2016, 7:33
related places: Republican

Front-runner Donald Trump and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush disagree sharply over foreign policy in the latest Republican presidential debate.
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What's next for the Supreme Court?

Sunday, February 14th 2016, 2:09

Scalia death will shake up US residential race
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US Supreme Court Justice Scalia dies

Sunday, February 14th 2016, 2:05
related places: Texas

Conservative US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies aged 79 putting the balance of the highest court centre stage in the presidential election campaign.
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Cuba returns 'wrongly shipped' US missile

Saturday, February 13th 2016, 23:24
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

Cuba says it has returned to the United States an inert Hellfire missile that was wrongly shipped to Havana in June 2014.
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At least three dead in US pile-up

Saturday, February 13th 2016, 22:28
related places: Pennsylvania

At least three people die and scores are injured in a motorway pile-up involving more than 50 vehicles in Pennsylvania.
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Republicans trade blows ahead of debate

Saturday, February 13th 2016, 20:26
related places: Republican

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz attack each other ahead of a debate between the remaining Republican contenders for US president in South Carolina.
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VIDEO: US Coast Guard rescues 42 from ship fire

Saturday, February 13th 2016, 14:32

US Coast Guard releases video showing the rescue mission of 42 fishermen south of Hawaii after the vessel caught fire.
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VIDEO: Obama’s Valentine poem for his wife

Saturday, February 13th 2016, 9:52
related places: Valentine

US President Barack Obama appears on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and is surprised by a Valentine poem from his wife Michelle
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US scientists warn on 'dustbowl' risk

Saturday, February 13th 2016, 2:03

US scientists have modelled how a 1930s-like "dustbowl" drought might impact American agriculture today, and found it to be just as damaging.
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Ohio police kill diner machete attacker

Friday, February 12th 2016, 20:28
related places: Ohio

Police in the US state of Ohio shoot and kill a man who attacked four people with a machete in a Mediterranean diner.
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Why Trump and Sanders aren't as revolutionary as they appear

Friday, February 12th 2016, 17:25
related places: Sanders

Are the US firebrands really as revolutionary as pundits say?
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VIDEO: US: 'Russians are way off track in Syria'

Friday, February 12th 2016, 14:58
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

US Defence Secretary Ash Carter tells the BBC's Jonathan Beale it remains to be seen whether Russia implements the agreement on Syria.
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S Korea missile plan 'threatens China'

Friday, February 12th 2016, 14:56
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea
related places: North

China's foreign minister says a planned US missile defence system to protect South Korea from the North could also be used to target China.
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VIDEO: FBI: Oregon stand-off ends 'peacefully'

Friday, February 12th 2016, 11:34
related places: Oregon

A stand-off at a US wildlife sanctuary in the state of Oregon has ended peacefully, the FBI's agent in charge, Greg Bretzing, has confirmed.
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World powers agree Syria war pause plan

Friday, February 12th 2016, 9:55
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Munich

Major powers agree to seek a "cessation of hostilities" in Syria to begin in a week's time, as well as swift delivery of aid to besieged areas.
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VIDEO: Clinton and Sanders in 'fiery exchanges'

Friday, February 12th 2016, 8:35
related places: Sanders

The two remaining candidates seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in the US have held the latest televised debate on PBS NewsHour.
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Japanese shares plunge over global woes

Friday, February 12th 2016, 8:11
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Friday

Japan's markets trade sharply lower on Friday amid concerns over the global economy and a stronger yen against the dollar.
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Oregon militia stand-off ends

Thursday, February 11th 2016, 20:02
related places: Oregon

The remaining armed occupiers of a US wildlife sanctuary in the state of Oregon surrender, ending a tense 41-day stand-off over government control of local land.
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Russia submits Syria ceasefire proposal

Thursday, February 11th 2016, 18:16
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says he has submitted a proposal for a ceasefire in Syria as world powers meet in Munich.
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Oregon occupiers 'ready to surrender'

Thursday, February 11th 2016, 17:32
related places: Oregon

The armed occupiers of a US wildlife reserve in the state of Oregon are preparing to surrender, a member of the group says on a live internet feed.
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Nato ships sent to tackle traffickers

Thursday, February 11th 2016, 17:30
related countries: Greece Greece, Turkey Turkey

Nato is sending ships to deter people-smugglers from taking migrants from Turkey to Greece, in its first intervention in Europe's migrant crisis.
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Iranian parade mocks American captives

Thursday, February 11th 2016, 17:29
related countries: Iran Iran

How one Iranian city marked a revolutionary anniversary
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N Korea to cut hotlines with South

Thursday, February 11th 2016, 14:31
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea vows to cut two crucial military communication hotlines with the South, as tension rises after the North's recent rocket and nuclear tests.
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VIDEO: Cruise passengers on 'terrifying experience'

Thursday, February 11th 2016, 11:51
related places: Atlantic

Passengers on board a cruise ship battered by a major Atlantic storm off the US east coast, have been speaking about their voyage on the high seas.
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