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Boston bombing suspect in court

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 15:51

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appears in a US court for the first time since July 2013, ahead of his trial in January.
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US probes $2m Uganda 'currency scam'

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 15:42
related countries: Uganda Uganda

US authorities have arrested an American in Uganda for allegedly leading a large international counterfeiting ring.
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Mumps outbreak hits NHL teams

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 13:07

An outbreak of the highly contagious disease mumps sweeps through teams in the National Hockey League, with at least five teams affected.
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Nations hail US-Cuba breakthrough

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 12:27
related countries: Cuba Cuba

World leaders welcome an agreement between the US and Cuba to end more than 50 years of hostility and move towards restoring diplomatic ties.
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US boy's 1944 conviction overturned

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 10:13

A judge has overturned the conviction of a 14-year-old black boy sent to the electric chair for murder more than 70 years ago.
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US Fed 'patient' over rate rises

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 7:41

US Federal Reserve says it will be "patient" in deciding when to raise interest rates, with most analysts expecting a rise in mid-2015.
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Castro urges US to lift Cuba embargo

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 5:09
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro urges the US to end its trade embargo as he and President Barack Obama agree to improve relations.
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Avon fined $135m for China bribes

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 3:39
related countries: China China
related places: Avon, Beauty

Beauty company Avon has been fined by the US Securities and Exchange Commission for paying bribes and gifts to Chinese officials.
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VIDEO: Reactions to thaw in Cuba-US ties

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 2:46
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

The breakthrough in US-Cuban relations is prompting strong reactions from Cubans in Havana and exiles in the US.
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US stocks surge on Fed statement

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 23:52

The US Federal Reserve leaves interest rates on hold and says it "can be patient" over any decision to raise them, sending stocks higher.
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'New chapter' in US-Cuba ties

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 22:34
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The US and Cuba announce moves to normalise relations in a major policy shift, following the release by Cuba of US contractor Alan Gross.
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US coach banned for eight years

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 22:33

American sprinter Tyson Gay's former coach Jon Drummond has been banned for eight years for doping violations.
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VIDEO: US navy develops 'fish' robot

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 20:18

The US military has been showing off its latest catch.
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VIDEO: Why was Alan Gross jailed in Cuba?

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 16:36
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The US and Cuba have struck a prisoner swap deal that involves the release of American Alan Gross and three Cubans, US officials have announced.
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US worker released from Cuba prison

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 14:35
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The US and Cuba announce a prisoner swap involving the release of American Alan Gross and three Cubans, heralding a possible major thaw in relations.
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Asian stock markets hold steady

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 13:57

Asian stock markets held steady on Wednesday, although nerves over the rouble crisis in Russia led to investors seeking safer assets.
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Sony movie's NY premiere cancelled

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 11:47

The New York premiere of The Interview, a comedy about the assassination of North Korea's president, is cancelled amid threats from hackers.
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VIDEO: Season of cheer for US economy?

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 10:21

After two days of discussion the Federal Reserve may acknowledge the US economy is finally doing better, but will this mean they are ready to raise interest rates?
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Dude, Bueller and Wonka join registry

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 10:08

The Big Lebowski, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory are among 25 new additions to the US National Film Registry.
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Big Red Dog creator Bridwell dies

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 9:25
related places: Clifford

US illustrator Norman Bridwell, creator of the Clifford the Big Red Dog books, dies at the age of 86.
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Turbulence hits US-bound plane

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 5:40
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

A US-bound passenger plane is forced to make an emergency landing in Tokyo after several people were injured by severe turbulence.
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California's water woes quantified

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 4:13
related places: California

Scientists assess the scale of the epic California drought and say it will require more than 40 cubic km of water to return the US state to normal.
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VIDEO: US shooting suspect found dead

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 4:03
related places: Pennsylvania

Police in Pennsylvania have found the body of a former marine accused of killing his ex-wife and some of her relatives.
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Bill Cosby will not face LA charges

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 0:12

Charges will not be filed against comedian Bill Cosby over allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in 1974, US prosecutors say.
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What's behind growing gun support in US?

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 22:42

Why is support for guns rising in US as crime falls?
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Howard accepts Friedel response

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 19:12
related places: Everton

Everton's Tim Howard accepts that former US team-mate Brad Friedel didn't block his 2003 move to Manchester United.
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Methane 'belches' detected on Mars

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 18:39
related places: Mars

Nasa's Curiosity rover has detected "belches" of methane gas on Mars - a gas that could hint at past or even present life on the planet.
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Kerry discusses Israel pull-out bid

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 17:28
related countries: Israel Israel, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets the chief Palestinian negotiator in London over moves to set a timetable for an end to the Israeli occupation.
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Search intensifies for US gunman

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 17:06
related places: Pennsylvania

Authorities in Pennsylvania continue to search for Bradley William Stone after his ex-wife and five of her family members are shot dead.
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US version of Broadchurch cancelled

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 16:06

The US take on ITV hit drama Broadchurch, starring David Tennant, will not return for a second series.
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Jeb Bush to explore White House bid

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 15:41
related places: White House

Ex-Florida governor Jeb Bush, brother and son of US presidents, takes a step towards a run on the White House in 2016.
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Bill Withers added to Hall of Fame

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 10:22
related places: Rock, Fame

Soul star Bill Withers may give a rare performance when he is inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the US next year.
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VIDEO: Suspected killer 'remains at large'

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 6:31
related places: Pennsylvania

A suspected gunman is on the run after six people were shot dead and three wounded in the US state of Pennsylvania, police say.
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Six dead in Pennsylvania shootings

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 4:36
related places: Pennsylvania

A suspected gunman is on the run after six people are shot dead and one other wounded in the US state of Pennsylvania, police say.
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US court upholds LA condom law

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 2:40

A US court rules that a law requiring porn actors in Los Angeles County to wear condoms does not infringe constitutional rights to free speech.
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VIDEO: Tropical refugees in US's frozen Mid-West

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 0:47
related places: America, West

The tropical refugees in America's frozen Mid-West
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Venezuelans in US sanction protest

Monday, December 15th 2014, 23:53
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Thousands of government supporters march in Venezuela to protest against sanctions approved by the US Congress last week.
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US stock markets decline

Monday, December 15th 2014, 21:40

US stocks followed their European peers lower after an earlier rally.
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Monday, December 15th 2014, 20:51
related countries: France France

Members of the Native American Navajo tribe buy seven sacred masks at auction in France after failing to stop the contested sale of the artefacts.
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Cheney: 'No problem' with detaining innocents

Monday, December 15th 2014, 20:41

Former US vice-president defends CIA interrogation programme
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McIlroy wins BBC Sport NI 2014 award

Monday, December 15th 2014, 16:57

Rory McIlroy is named BBC NI's Sport Personality of 2014 after a year which saw him win both the Open and US PGA title.
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Jolie: US must lead against torture

Monday, December 15th 2014, 15:53

Angelina Jolie says the US must "lead the way" against torture in its policies, following a report revealing the CIA's "brutal" treatment of terror suspects.
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Rare northern white rhino dies in US

Monday, December 15th 2014, 15:28
related places: California

A male northern white rhinoceros named Angalifu has died at the San Diego Zoo in California, leaving only five of the species in the entire world.
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Russian rouble falls to new low

Monday, December 15th 2014, 15:16
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Western

The Russian rouble drops to a new low against the US dollar, as falling oil prices and Western sanctions continue to weigh on the country.
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Philippines murder charge for marine

Monday, December 15th 2014, 12:41
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Prosecutors in the Philippines charge a US marine with murder in connection with the death of a Filipino transgender woman.
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US chain PetSmart sold for $8.7bn

Monday, December 15th 2014, 6:46

US pet products retailer PetSmart is sold to a group of private investors for $8.7bn (£5.5bn), in the largest debt-funded deal of the year.
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Alcatraz escapees 'may have survived'

Monday, December 15th 2014, 3:02
related places: Alcatraz

Three prisoners who escaped from the US island prison Alcatraz in 1962 may have made it to land alive, a new study suggests.
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Russia and US discuss Middle East

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 22:41
related countries: Israel Israel, Italy Italy, Russia Russia
related places: Rome

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in Rome on the eve of talks with the Israeli prime minister.
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Muted opening weekend for epic Moses

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 19:53
related places: Kings, Moses

Sir Ridley Scott's latest film Exodus: Gods and Kings has topped the US box office, but takings are less than epic.
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UK body seeks uncensored CIA report

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 18:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A parliamentary committee will act "without fear or favour" to establish if the UK played any role in the CIA's interrogation programme, its chairman says.
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McQueen saddened by US race protests

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 16:58
related places: Oscar

The film director talks about racial tension in the US, those leaked Sony emails and how winning an Oscar has changed his career.
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VIDEO: Thousands in US civil rights protest

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 5:04

Thousands of people have marched through the US capital, Washington DC, to protest against the recent killings of unarmed black people by police.
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US Congress approves $1.1tn budget

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 4:36

The US Senate completes congressional approval of a controversial $1.1tn federal budget which will now be sent to President Barack Obama.
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Climate talks 'facing breakdown'

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 1:41
related countries: Peru Peru
related places: Lima

The head of the US delegation at UN climate talks warns of a "major breakdown" in the process if negotiators fail to come to an agreement in Lima.
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Civil rights protest in US capital

Saturday, December 13th 2014, 21:46

Thousands of people march through the US capital to protest against recent killings of unarmed black people by police.
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VIDEO: Thousands in US civil rights march

Saturday, December 13th 2014, 19:05

Thousands gather in Washington DC to protest against the deaths of unarmed black people at the hands of police.
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US Senate backs anti-IS spending

Saturday, December 13th 2014, 2:15

The US Senate completes congressional approval of an annual defence bill of $560bn which expands the military campaign against Islamic State.
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VIDEO: Do body cameras improve police work?

Friday, December 12th 2014, 23:09

On the streets with US police force that uses body cameras
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Energy stocks weigh on Wall Street

Friday, December 12th 2014, 21:21
related countries: China China
related places: Wall Street

US stocks end their worst week of 2014, as lower as oil prices continue to weigh on energy stocks.
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'Ransom offer' for killed US hostage

Friday, December 12th 2014, 18:09
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The stepmother of journalist Luke Somers, killed in a rescue bid in Yemen, says there were negotiations for his release and an offer to pay a ransom.
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Iowa developing driver's licence app

Friday, December 12th 2014, 17:45
related places: Iowa

The US state of Iowa is developing an application to put residents' driver's licences on mobile devices.
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UK defends actions over CIA report

Friday, December 12th 2014, 15:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK reveals it requested redactions in a report on CIA interrogation, but insists none concerned claims of British involvement in prisoner mistreatment.
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VIDEO: Homes slip into sea as storm pounds US

Friday, December 12th 2014, 13:06
related countries: Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean

Stormy weather and high tides have hit the west coast of the US causing homes to collapse into the Pacific ocean.
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Asia trades mixed on China data

Friday, December 12th 2014, 9:55
related places: Wall Street, Friday

Asian markets experience mixed fortunes after two contrasting pieces of economic data emerge from China.
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VIDEO: 'Pineapple express' storm hits California

Friday, December 12th 2014, 6:43
related places: California

A powerful storm with heavy rain and high winds has been making its way south along the west coast of the United States.
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Pharrell dominates BBC Music Awards

Friday, December 12th 2014, 2:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US producer-songwriter Pharrell Williams walks away the big winner from the first ever BBC Music Awards, with Ed Sheeran named British act of the year.
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Arizona mother murder case dropped

Friday, December 12th 2014, 1:04

Charges are dropped against a US woman who was on death row for over 20 years after being convicted of arranging the murder of her son.
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VIDEO: Can yoga solve climate change?

Friday, December 12th 2014, 0:49
related countries: India India
related places: But

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has suggested yoga may provide a solution to climate change. But does yoga in the US have the same values as in India?
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Banks in Toys R Us research fine

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 21:51

US regulators fine 10 Wall Street banks for promising positive research to Toys R Us in exchange for winning its business.
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Retail sales figures boost US stocks

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 15:03
related places: Stocks, Wall Street

Stocks on Wall Street open higher, with positive US retail sales data lightening the mood after Wednesday's downturn.
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US House backs Venezuela sanctions

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 3:04
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The United States House of Representatives passes a bill that will impose sanctions on Venezuelan officials who violate protesters' rights.
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Ex-Guantanamo inmate boos minister

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 2:13
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Ex-Guantanamo inmate David Hicks heckles a senior Australian minister, accusing the government of knowing about his alleged torture by US officials.
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Senate report sheds light on Washington

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 0:46
related places: Washington

What the US Senate's CIA report reveals about Washington
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Afghanistan decries CIA 'violations'

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 23:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The new Afghan president adds his voice to widespread condemnation of past CIA interrogation techniques, following a damning US report.
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Oil price fall hits US energy stocks

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 20:17
related places: Stocks, Wall Street

Stocks on Wall Street tumble, with energy shares seeing some of the biggest falls as the oil price slides to a fresh five-year low.
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$1tn US spending deal edges closer

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 18:11

US Congressional leaders have reached an agreement on a $1.1tn (£701.6bn) spending bill ahead of a looming Thursday evening deadline.
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Humpback whales return to New York

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 17:56
related places: New York

Just off the coast of the most populated city in the US, humpback whales have been frequenting the shores of New York City at rates much higher than usual.
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Venezuela slams US sanction threat

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 16:48
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reacts angrily to the passing of a bill by US senators which would impose sanctions on a number of Venezuelan officials.
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Polish ex-leader admits CIA prisons

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 16:44
related countries: Poland Poland

Former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski admits his country let the CIA run a secret prison on its territory following the 9/11 attacks on the US.
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CIA report sparks prosecution calls

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 15:43
related places: Senate

The UN and rights groups call for US officials involved in "brutal" CIA interrogations of al-Qaeda suspects to be prosecuted.
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Kanye and Usher to get BET honours

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 10:54
related places: Usher

US rapper Kanye West and singer Usher will be honoured for their achievements at the BET awards next year
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VIDEO: Royal couple end US trip with gala

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 6:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cambridge, New York, Duke

A gala in New York to mark the 600th anniversary of the Scottish university where they first met, has drawn a close to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's visit to the United States.
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US approves Verma as India envoy

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 5:17
related countries: India India

The US Senate unanimously approves Richard Verma as the new US ambassador to India, the first Indian-American to step into that role.
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VIDEO: Obama on 'brutal activity after 9/11'

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 3:43
related places: Senate

President Obama says the US was engaged in "brutal activity after 9/11", following the release of a Senate report on CIA enhanced interrogation techniques.
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Detroit poised to exit bankruptcy

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 22:59
related places: Detroit

The largest US city to go broke will officially exit bankruptcy on Wednesday, according to a letter from its emergency manager.
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DNA scientist to get back sold Nobel

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 22:57

Russia's richest man Alisher Usmanov reveals that he bought US scientist James Watson's Nobel Prize gold medal in order to return it to him.
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Royal couple visit 9/11 memorial

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 21:16
related places: Cambridge, Duke, New York

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the 9/11 terror attacks memorial in New York on the final day of their visit to the US east coast.
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Supreme Court rejects Amazon pay case

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 20:47
related places: Amazon

The US Supreme Court rules that workers at an Amazon warehouse are not entitled to be paid for time spent waiting for mandatory security checks before or after shifts.
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American 'planned attacks in Israel'

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 19:39
related countries: Israel Israel

A US citizen being held in Israel on weapons charges has told investigators he was considering attacking Muslim holy sites, Israeli police say.
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Abercrombie & Fitch boss steps down

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 19:32

Mike Jeffries, the controversial head of US clothing chain Abercrombie & Fitch, resigns as the firm struggles with changing teen shopping preferences.
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Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 16:17

Michael Corbat, the chief executive of US bank Citigroup, says the firm will set aside $2.7bn (£1.7bn) in the fourth-quarter due to rising legal costs.
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US to publish CIA 'torture' report

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 14:18
related places: Security, White House

Details of the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" techniques are set to be revealed in a long-awaited Senate report, due to be published later.
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Amazon warns US over drone rules

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 14:04
related places: Amazon

Amazon has said it may take its drone delivery research outside the US because of strict regulation of the unmanned aircraft.
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VIDEO: CIA report raises threat to US

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 13:54
related places: Senate

There are fears that the publication of a Senate report on CIA interrogation methods could trigger an attack on the US.
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US Senate passes Venezuela sanctions

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 13:07
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The US Senate backs a bill which would impose travel bans and economic sanctions on Venezuelan officials found to have violated protesters' rights.
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Boyhood and Birdman make AFI list

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 10:18

The American Film Institute picks its top 11 films of 2014, including Boyhood, Birdman, Unbroken and Interstellar.
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'Chokehold' demo as royals visit US

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 5:39
related places: Cambridge, Duke, New York

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend a basketball game in New York as about 200 people demonstrate nearby against police violence.
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Syria war: Southern rebels see US as key to success

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 5:22
related countries: Syria Syria

Will US make or break march of the rebels in Syria's south?
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VIDEO: Jet crashes in Maryland killing six

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 3:05
related places: Maryland, Gaithersburg

A private jet has crashed in Gaithersburg, Maryland, in the United States, killing at least six people, as Wendy Urquhart reports.
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Prince William in first Obama talks

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 1:45
related places: Cambridge, White House

Prince William meets US President Barack Obama and makes a speech on the illegal wildlife trade, while his wife visits a Harlem children's organisation.
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