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US shares up despite Fed worries

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 16:18

US markets rise a day after the Federal Reserve hinted it might raise interest rates as soon as 2015.
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US general avoids jail in sex case

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 15:06

A US Army general who pleaded guilty to inappropriate relationships with subordinates avoids jail time but is docked $20,000 (£12,122) in pay.
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Captive migrants freed from US house

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 14:28
related places: Texas

More than 100 suspected illegal immigrants are rescued from a Texas "stash" house where smugglers allegedly held them pending payment.
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Michelle Obama begins China visit

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 12:04
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing, Chengdu

US First Lady Michelle Obama is in China for a week-long visit that will include stops in Beijing and Chengdu.
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US Fed hints at rate rise in 2015

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 5:53

The US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen hints that interest rates in the US could start to rise in early 2015.
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VIDEO: Droughts worldwide: From US to Kenya

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 1:56
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Four BBC correspondents explain the lack of water in their areas.
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VIDEO: Broken lives of deported immigrants

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 0:57

Broken lives of immigrants deported back across US border
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VIDEO: 'Chicken from hell' dino discovered

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 23:50

Scientists in the US announce the discovery of a new species of dinosaur. The fossils offer further clues to how the dinosaurs became extinct 66 million years ago.
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Bin Laden spokesman speaks at trial

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 20:16

A man US prosecutors say was al-Qaeda's spokesman after 9/11 testifies Osama Bin Laden wanted him "to deliver a message to the world".
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Boeing 787 design is safe says FAA

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 18:04

The design and manufacture of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner is safe, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says.
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VIDEO: Near miss as truck flies through air

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 17:05
related places: Iowa

A police dashboard camera catches the moment a truck flies off a highway in Iowa, US, narrowly missing other vehicles.
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Toyota in deal over US safety probe

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 15:12
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Toyota

Japanese carmaker Toyota agrees a $1.2bn settlement with US regulators after a four-year inquiry into its reporting of safety issues.
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Guatemala ex-leader accepted bribes

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 10:16
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala, Taiwan Taiwan

Guatemala's ex-President Alfonso Portillo says he took bribes from Taiwan and pleads guilty to a money laundering charge in a court in the US.
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Russia warns West over sanctions

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 7:53
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: West, Western, Crimea

Russia tells the US that Western sanctions over the Crimea dispute are unacceptable and will have "consequences".
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VIDEO: Marlene Dietrich's belongings for sale

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 6:22

More than 250 of Marlene Dietrich's belongings are going up for auction including a letter to her from American writer Ernest Hemmingway.
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New doping test '1,000 times better'

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 0:14

US researchers develop a new way to detect performance-enhancing drugs that they say is 1,000 times more sensitive than current tests.
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Snowden in new US surveillance claim

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 22:49

The US government has built a system that can record every single phone call made over a month in an undisclosed foreign country, US media report.
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US child sex images ring broken

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 22:32

Officials in the US dismantle one of the largest online networks sharing indecent images of children, the Department of Homeland Security says.
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Oracle shares fall on weak earnings

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 22:10
related places: Oracle

Shares of US computing firm Oracle fall more than 5% in after-hours trading on weaker than expected earnings.
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US seeks curbs on high-speed trading

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 20:16
related places: New York

New York's attorney general calls for curbs on certain services provided to high-frequency traders by trading platforms.
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GM appoints vehicle safety chief

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 16:54

US car manufacturer General Motors appoints veteran insider Jeff Boyer to a new senior post to oversee vehicle safety and recalls.
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Kevin Spacey to star in one-man show

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 16:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

US actor Kevin Spacey is to star in a one-man show at London's Old Vic to mark 10 years as artistic director of the institution.
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VIDEO: Man in near-miss with train

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 10:18
related places: California

A train company in the US has released CCTV footage of a near-miss in California.
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Caesars to open in South Korea

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 8:48
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

South Korea grants approval to US firm Caesars Entertainment to open a casino with Indonesian conglomerate Lippo near Incheon airport outside Seoul.
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Monday, March 17th 2014, 22:31
related countries: Libya Libya

US Navy Seals have taken control of a tanker full of oil loaded from a rebel-held port in Libya, the Pentagon says.
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VIDEO: Denied by prejudice, war heroes finally honoured

Monday, March 17th 2014, 21:19

US war heroes denied medals for decades
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How an Indian is shaking up the US TV industry

Monday, March 17th 2014, 21:18
related countries: India India
related places: America

How an Indian is shaking up America's TV industry
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Deal in US general's sex crimes case

Monday, March 17th 2014, 19:46

A US Army general accused of sex crimes pleads guilty to lesser counts, as prosecutors drop the most serious charges against him.
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Boycotts mar US St Patrick's parades

Monday, March 17th 2014, 18:00
related places: Day

The world's largest St Patrick's Day parade kicks off under a cloud of boycotts over the organisers' refusal to include openly gay groups.
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Cameroon's protest singer dies

Monday, March 17th 2014, 17:31
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

One of Cameroon's best-known singers, who spent three years in jail for his role in anti-government protests, has died in exile in the US.
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GM to take $300m charge over recalls

Monday, March 17th 2014, 17:29

US car manufacturer General Motors expects to spend nearly $300m (£180m) in the first quarter to repair vehicles affected by its recent recalls.
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Abbas 'must take risks' for peace

Monday, March 17th 2014, 16:50
related countries: Israel Israel

US President Barack Obama tells Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas he must take risks for peace, as the deadline for a final deal with Israel nears.
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US factory output in February rebound

Monday, March 17th 2014, 16:19
related places: February

US factory output rebounds in February, helped by a recovery in car and consumer goods manufacturing.
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VIDEO: Quake hits during US news broadcast

Monday, March 17th 2014, 15:38
related places: Los Angeles

Los Angeles broadcaster KCBS was in the middle of a morning news programme when a 4.4-magnitude earthquake shook the city.
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Need for Speed stalled by animation

Monday, March 17th 2014, 9:11
related places: Speed, High

High-octane action film Need For Speed is beaten at the US box office by animated adventure Peabody & Sherman.
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Alibaba reveals US flotation plan

Monday, March 17th 2014, 4:58
related countries: China China

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba announces plans for a flotation in the US, saying the move will make it "a more global company".
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VIDEO: Syrians broadcast from Turkey

Monday, March 17th 2014, 0:09
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

BBC reporter James Reynolds visits US-backed Watan FM radio, based in Istanbul, which helps exiled Syrians broadcast across the border into Syria.
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US country stars hit London festival

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 12:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Some of the US's top country music acts including Dixie Chicks and Zac Brown Band play for 15,000 fans at London's Country to Country festival.
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Venezuela bid for US 'peace meeting'

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 2:13
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's President Maduro urges the US to discuss "peace and sovereignty" with Union of South American Nations (Unasur) mediation.
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American Finns take on St Patrick

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 0:56

US town toasts fake patron saint who 'banished grasshoppers'
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US 'disturbed' by China rights death

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 21:33
related countries: China China

The death of Chinese activist Cao Shunli in hospital detention prompts protests from the US and human rights groups.
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Bin Laden doctor's sentence reduced

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 12:53
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A court in Pakistan cuts by 10 years the prison sentence handed down to a doctor alleged to have helped the US locate Osama Bin Laden.
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Indian diplomat re-indicted in US

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 10:21
related countries: India India

A US grand jury re-indicts Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, days after a judge dropped virtually identical charges - India says it is "disappointed".
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VIDEO: Horse airlifted to safety from US ravine

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 4:37
related places: Arcadia, California

A horse had to be lifted 150 feet into the air by helicopter after it fell into a crevasse in Arcadia, California, following a hiking accident.
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Venezuela accuses Kerry of 'murder'

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 0:42
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Kerry

Venezuela's Foreign Minister Elias Jaua accuses the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, of inciting violence and calls him a "murderer".
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Nuclear site fire 'was preventable'

Friday, March 14th 2014, 23:49

Maintenance and safety lapses were at the root of a lorry fire that shut down the only US underground nuclear waste repository, a report finds.
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'China's Twitter' eyes US share sale

Friday, March 14th 2014, 22:59
related countries: China China

China's largest Twitter-like service Sina Weibo unveils plans to sell shares to raise $500m (£300m) on the US stock market.
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Man in iconic WW2 kissing photo dies

Friday, March 14th 2014, 22:09
related places: Texas

A Texas man who claimed to be the US Navy sailor kissing a nurse in an iconic end of World War Two photo dies at the age of 86.
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US accuses 16 banks of Libor fraud

Friday, March 14th 2014, 21:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A US regulator sues 16 banks - including some of the world's largest - for allegedly manipulating the London interbank offered rate (Libor).
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US entrepreneur jailed for beating

Friday, March 14th 2014, 20:55
related places: Los Angeles

The co-founder of frozen yogurt chain Pinkberry is sentenced to seven years in prison for beating a homeless man in Los Angeles with a tyre iron.
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VIDEO: US-Russia Ukraine crisis talks fail

Friday, March 14th 2014, 20:11
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

US Secretary of State John Kerry has held talks on Ukraine with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov.
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No charge for US father who shot son

Friday, March 14th 2014, 19:58

A popular Connecticut teacher who shot dead a masked knife-wielding intruder who turned out to be his adoptive son will not be charged, police say.
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US-Russia in Ukraine crisis talks

Friday, March 14th 2014, 15:39
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Crimea, Sunday

US and Russian envoys hold key talks in London on the Ukraine crisis, as Sunday's disputed referendum in Crimea looms.
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Indian Ocean search for missing jet

Friday, March 14th 2014, 14:32
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia

The US sends search crews to the Indian Ocean, after claims emerge that the missing Malaysian airliner may have flown longer than thought.
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Obama orders deportation review

Friday, March 14th 2014, 14:30

US President Barack Obama directs his top homeland security official to review how to enforce the nation's immigration laws "more humanely".
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Adichie wins US fiction honour

Friday, March 14th 2014, 9:29
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wins the US National Critics Book Prize for her novel Americanah.
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Landing gear collapses on US plane

Friday, March 14th 2014, 2:22
related places: Philadelphia, Florida

Almost 150 passengers are evacuated from a US Airways flight after a Florida-bound plane's nose gear collapses on a Philadelphia runway.
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US lifts BP government contract ban

Friday, March 14th 2014, 1:40

The US lifts a ban on oil giant BP that prevented it from bidding for US government contracts.
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Zuckerberg 'frustrated' by US spying

Friday, March 14th 2014, 1:23

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says he has called President Barack Obama to "express frustration" over US digital surveillance.
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Finding America's future farmers

Friday, March 14th 2014, 1:19

US turns to minorities to find farmers of the future
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Kerry attacks Venezuela's 'terror'

Friday, March 14th 2014, 0:20
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Venezuela's government must end its "terror campaign against its own citizens", as protests continue.
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Arrest over deadly US festival crash

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 23:05
related places: Texas, Austin, Southwest, South

Texas police arrest a man suspected of driving through pedestrians at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, killing two and injuring 23.
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VIDEO: Passengers save baby on US flight

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 22:08
related places: Florida

A US Airways flight out Florida had to make an emergency landing because a baby on board had stopped breathing.
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VIDEO: Two dead in SXSW festival crash

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 21:55
related places: Southwest, South

Two people are killed as a suspected drunk driver crashes through barricades set up for the South by Southwest festival in the US.
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Rare US woman-to-woman HIV case

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 21:44
related places: Texas

US health officials publish details of a rare case of suspected female-to-female HIV infection, reported in the state of Texas.
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US Republican in race controversy

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 21:12

Senior US Republican Paul Ryan says that remarks he made on a radio talk show that were labelled as coded racism were "inarticulate".
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McDonald's workers allege wage theft

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 18:15
related places: McDonald, New York, Michigan

McDonald's workers in three US states - New York, California and Michigan - filed cases against the firm alleging it is "stealing" wages.
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Unit of Sun Pharma hit by US ban

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 18:05
related countries: India India

The US bans imports from a unit of India's Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, one of the country's biggest drugmakers.
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US plan for reduced drug sentences

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 15:27

The top US prosecutor backs a proposal to shorten prison sentences for most drug dealers, reserving harsher penalties for violent offenders.
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Work for peace, PM tells Middle East

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 15:11

David Cameron urges the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to be "partners for peace", as he continues his Middle East visit.
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US retail sales rise as snow recedes

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 14:04
related places: February

US retail sales rose for the first time in two months in February, official figures show, after the country suffered its third coldest winter on record.
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US museum heads 'decry' Bellows sale

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 11:06
related places: Art

The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) calls for action against the Maier Museum of Art for selling George Bellows' Men of the Docks to the National Gallery.
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Australia to purchase US drones

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 6:22
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia announces it will buy a fleet of unmanned surveillance drones from the US to protect its borders and commercial interests.
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Indian diplomat row charges dropped

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 5:52
related countries: India India

Charges against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, whose arrest cooled US-Indian relations, are dropped by a US judge.
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Obama pledges to 'support Ukraine'

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 23:45
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama welcomes Ukraine's new PM to the White House and vows to "stand with Ukraine" in the dispute with Russia.
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Exploring how Indian Americans helped shape US

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 22:36
related countries: India India

How Indian Americans helped shape US
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Last of Us cleans up at game Baftas

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 22:21

Zombie thriller The Last of Us takes home five awards, including best game, at the video game Baftas held in London.
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VIDEO: Nobel Peace Prize medal to be auctioned

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 21:54

A Nobel Peace Prize medal from 1936, discovered in a South American pawn shop, is to be sold at auction.
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US launches Herbalife investigation

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 20:48

US regulators launch an investigation into nutrition and weight-loss firm Herbalife, following allegations it has been operating a 'pyramid scheme'.
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US teen back home after suing family

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 19:50

A US high school student who sued her parents for financial support has returned home, the family lawyer says.
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PM's belief in Israel 'unbreakable'

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 18:56
related countries: Israel Israel

David Cameron says his belief in Israel is "unbreakable" as he urges the country's MPs to pursue a deal with Palestinians to end all conflict.
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Three more series for Big Bang Theory

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 17:09
related places: Long

Long-running US sitcom The Big Bang Theory is extended for a further three series, broadcaster CBS announces.
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Life in a US boomtown

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 12:47

The dark side of life in a US boomtown
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US death row man free after 25 years

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 5:30
related places: Louisiana

A man who spent more than 25 years on death row in the US state of Louisiana walks free from prison after his 1988 murder conviction is overturned.
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Second win for Alaska dog sled racer

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 0:24
related places: Iditarod, Alaska

Dallas Seavey wins the Iditarod, the 1,000 mile (1,600km) annual sled dog race across the US state of Alaska, for the second time.
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CIA 'searched US Senate computers'

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 21:16

The head of the US Senate intelligence committee accuses the CIA of improperly accessing computers used by congressional staff amid an investigation.
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US child porn teacher sentenced

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 19:23

A former US teacher who hid a camera in an air freshener to secretly record children is sentenced to 25 years in prison for child pornography.
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GM recall faces US investigation

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 17:04

A US congressional committee says it is investigating General Motors' recall of nearly 1.6 million vehicles over faulty ignition switches.
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Kerry rejects Putin Ukraine meeting

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 14:00
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

US Secretary of State John Kerry rejects an offer of talks with President Vladimir Putin on Ukraine until he engages with proposals to end the crisis.
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Obama appears on Two Ferns chat show

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 13:00

US President Barack Obama is interviewed by comedian Zach Galifianakis for spoof chat show Between Two Ferns, following in the footsteps of Justin Bieber and Bradley Cooper.
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US Army sex crimes case in doubt

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 12:58

A US army judge says the military may have improperly pressed ahead with the sex crimes trial of a US army general.
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US investors buy Man Utd shares

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 12:10

US investment firm Baron Capital buys a quarter of all Manchester United shares available for sale on the New York Stock Exchange
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VIDEO: 'Spying setting fire to internet'

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 7:39

Global mass surveillance conducted by the US and other governments is "setting fire to the future of the internet", says Edward Snowden.
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VIDEO: Safe space landing for torch mission

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 7:09

The two cosmonauts, Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky, and American astronaut Michael Hopkins, have landed safely after completing their Sochi Olympic torch mission.
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Colorado reaps $2m in marijuana tax

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 2:15
related places: Colorado

The US state of Colorado says it collected more than $2m in the first round of tax payments from newly legalised marijuana businesses.
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Mt Gox wins US bankruptcy protection

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 0:57
related countries: Japan Japan

Mt Gox, the troubled Japanese bitcoin exchange, wins bankruptcy protection to temporarily halt US legal action alleging fraud.
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Child-killer mother found dead

Monday, March 10th 2014, 21:35
related places: Edinburgh

An American woman who killed her three children in Edinburgh is found dead in a secure hospital in Nottinghamshire.
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Detained US immigrants refuse food

Monday, March 10th 2014, 21:04
related places: Washington

About 150 people are on the fourth day of a hunger strike at an immigration detention centre in the US state of Washington, officials say.
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US court ends 'boobies' bracelet ban

Monday, March 10th 2014, 19:17
related places: Pennsylvania

The US Supreme Court rejects an appeal which sought to ban students in Pennsylvania from wearing controversial breast cancer awareness bracelets.
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George Saunders wins Folio prize

Monday, March 10th 2014, 19:15

American writer George Saunders is named the first winner of the Folio Prize for his "darkly playful" short stories, Tenth of December.
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