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'Broken' metal clamp in circus fall

Monday, May 5th 2014, 21:48
related places: Rhode Island

Investigators focus on a metal clamp as a potential cause of a collapsed circus apparatus which left two acrobats in critical condition.
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US rescues injured Chinese sailors

Monday, May 5th 2014, 20:24
related countries: China China, Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean

US rescuers parachute into the middle of the Pacific Ocean to provide medical aid to two badly burned Chinese sailors after their boat sank.
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One dead in Oklahoma wildfire

Monday, May 5th 2014, 18:50
related places: Oklahoma

A man is dead in the US state of Oklahoma after a blaze set by firefighters to clear brush spread out of control, officials say.
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Man freed after 13-year-late jailing

Monday, May 5th 2014, 17:40

A US man, who authorities forgot to send to prison for 13 years, has been released after spending 10 months behind bars.
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Court allows Christian town prayers

Monday, May 5th 2014, 15:45
related places: Christian

The US Supreme Court rules that overtly Christian prayers in town council meetings do not violate the constitution's separation of church and state.
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Target's chief executive resigns

Monday, May 5th 2014, 12:37

US clothing retail giant Target announces the resignation of its chief executive and chairman, Gregg Steinhafel, following a cyber-attack last year.
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Pfizer reports 15% fall in profits

Monday, May 5th 2014, 12:05
related places: March

US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer reports a 15% fall in profits in the three months to the end of March compared with a year earlier to $2.3bn (£1.3bn).
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Spider-Man 2 lands top of box office

Monday, May 5th 2014, 10:32
related places: Marvel

Marvel sequel Amazing Spider-Man 2 debuts at the top of the North American box office with takings of $92m (£54.5m).
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US-Philippine military drills begin

Monday, May 5th 2014, 7:26
related countries: China China, Philippines Philippines
related places: Manila

About 5,500 troops from the United States and the Philippines begin an annual military exercise, amid tensions between Manila and China.
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VIDEO: Acrobats injured in circus fall

Monday, May 5th 2014, 6:00
related places: Rhode Island

At least 11 people have been injured, one critically, after a group of female acrobats fell from an aerial platform at a circus in the US state of Rhode Island.
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Could Vietnam have been nuked in 1954?

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 23:35
related countries: France France, Vietnam Vietnam

Did the US offer France A-bombs to use in Vietnam?
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US acrobats injured in circus fall

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 20:40
related places: Providence, Rhode Island

Eleven people have been injured, one critically, after female acrobats fell from an aerial platform at a circus in the US state of Rhode Island.
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Labour wants AstraZeneca deal probe

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 20:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Labour urges an inquiry into whether Pfizer's bid to take over AstraZeneca is in the UK's national interest.
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Gay bishop Gene Robinson to divorce

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 18:02

Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the US Episcopal church, says he is divorcing his husband and partner of 25 years.
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Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr dies at 95

Saturday, May 3rd 2014, 14:42
related places: California

Efrem Zimbalist Jr, who starred in the long-running US TV show The FBI, dies at the age of 95 in California.
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Army action resumes in east Ukraine

Saturday, May 3rd 2014, 8:16
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Odessa, Friday

Ukraine's government resumes military action to tackle pro-Russian separatists in the east, after a day of deadly violence in which dozens died.
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Samsung ordered to pay Apple $119.6m

Saturday, May 3rd 2014, 4:30
related places: Apple

Samsung is ordered to pay $119.6m (£71m) to Apple by a US court for infringing two of its patents, in the latest lawsuit involving the two tech giants.
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Obama calls for death penalty review

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 23:44

US President Obama will ask his attorney general to investigate problems over the application of the death penalty after a botched execution.
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Gay gets one-year ban for doping

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 20:36

American former 100m and 200m world champion Tyson Gay is banned for a year after testing positive for a banned substance.
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US House to open new Benghazi inquiry

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 19:00
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: White House

The US House speaker says he will convene a special committee to investigate the White House response to the 2012 attack on the US consulate in Libya.
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US and Germany 'at odds' over spying

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 18:06
related countries: Germany Germany

The US and Germany remain at odds over digital spying and privacy policy, US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel say.
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US pushes South Sudan rivals to talk

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 16:05

South Sudan's president has agreed to hold direct talks to end the conflict in the country with his rival, US Secretary of State John Kerry says.
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AstraZeneca rejects new Pfizer offer

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 13:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

AstraZeneca rejects the new takeover offer from US drugs giant Pfizer, which had valued the UK firm at £63bn.
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US sees strong jobs growth in April

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 13:18

The US economy adds 288,000 jobs in April, a much stronger number than economists were expecting, and the unemployment rate falls to 6.3%.
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Pharrell overcome at US radio awards

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 9:08

Pharrell Williams is overcome with emotion as he accepts an award for musical innovation at the inaugural iHeartRadio awards in the US.
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VIDEO: Moment cars plunge into US sinkhole

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 8:29
related places: Baltimore

The moment an enormous sinkhole opened up in a residential neighbourhood of north-east Baltimore in the US has been caught on camera.
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Chris Brown to remain in prison

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 6:48

The US musician will spend his 25th birthday in jail, as lawyers deal with his two cases.
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VIDEO: Desolate ghost towns of S Sudan

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 5:03

US Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting South Sudan and has warned that more peacekeepers must be rapidly deployed to end the conflict.
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NBA owners vote for Clippers sale

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 2:18

A group representing NBA team owners agrees to proceed with efforts to force the sale of the LA Clippers following a heated race row.
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In pictures: US flooding and storms

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 21:42
related places: Major

Major storm systems bring floods to eastern US
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Shock over US killing of German teen

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 18:55
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Montana

The father of a German exchange student shot dead in Montana while trespassing in a garage says the US cannot continue to "play cowboy" with guns.
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eBay settles staff 'poaching' case

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 18:16

E-commerce giant eBay settles for $3.75m with the California Attorney General and the US Justice Department over accusations of anti-competitive behaviour relating to hiring.
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US warns of South Sudan genocide

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 17:34

US Secretary of State John Kerry warns of a possible genocide in South Sudan if more peacekeepers are not rapidly deployed.
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Cry for help in Saks shopping bag

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 12:42
related countries: China China
related places: Saks, New York

A woman in New York reveals to US media she discovered a plea for help from a prisoner in China at the bottom of her Saks shopping bag.
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Viacom to buy Channel 5 for £450m

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 11:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US media group Viacom has agreed to buy the UK's Channel 5 for £450m, it has been announced.
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Boston marathon TV series planned

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 9:53
related places: Fox

US TV network Fox is developing a series about the 2013 Boston marathon bombing, according to reports.
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Iraq vote count gets under way

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 9:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Vote

Vote counting is under way in Iraq as the US and UN hail the country's first parliamentary poll since the withdrawal of US troops three years ago.
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Dmytro Firtash breaks silence to protest his innocence

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 8:48
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian oligarch breaks silence to reject US corruption allegations
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VIDEO: Lucky escape as US highway collapses

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 6:39
related places: Florida, Alabama

One person has been confirmed dead after heavy flooding in parts of Florida and southern Alabama.
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Suntory completes $16bn Beam buyout

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 6:27
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese beverage giant Suntory Holdings completes the buyout of US firm Beam, maker of Jim Beam whiskey, in a $16bn deal.
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VIDEO: US orders arrest of Ukrainian tycoon

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 6:19
related countries: Austria Austria, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Vienna

One of Ukraine's most powerful and controversial businessmen Dmytro Firtash, has accused the United States of acting illegally by having him arrested in the Austrian capital, Vienna.
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VIDEO: Sinkhole swallows cars on US street

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 4:25
related places: Baltimore

An enormous sinkhole has opened up in a residential neighbourhood of northeast Baltimore in the US.
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Redskins urged to follow NBA example

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 3:44

The fallout of the Clippers race row spreads to American football, with a leading US senator urging the Washington Redskins to change their "degrading" name.
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VIDEO: Oprah tipped as new Clippers owner

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 2:27

The owner of the American basketball team, the LA Clippers, who has been banned from the sport for life after making racist remarks is coming under pressure to sell the team.
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How the US Communist Party survived

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 23:24

The curious survival of the US Communist Party
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VIDEO: How 'Black Fives' changed basketball

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 23:22

The segregated past of basketball in the US
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Iraqi vote held in security lockdown

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 23:03

Iraq holds its first parliamentary vote since the withdrawal of US troops three years ago, as at least 14 people are killed in sporadic violence.
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US Fed continues to shrink stimulus

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 20:46

The US Federal Reserve announces a further slowdown of its stimulus efforts, trimming its monthly bond-purchases by $10bn.
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Wall Street Market Report

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 20:43

Wall Street Market Report
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Republicans block minimum wage rise

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 20:32

Senate Republicans block a Democratic-backed rise in the US minimum wage, as the two parties stake out positions ahead of November's election.
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Botched US execution sparks review

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 20:30
related places: Oklahoma

The governor of the US state of Oklahoma orders a "full review" of the state's execution procedures following a botched execution.
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Derailed train bursts into flames

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 20:01
related places: Virginia

A train derails and catches fire in the US state of Virginia, forcing the evacuation of hundreds from nearby buildings.
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US economic growth slows sharply

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 15:06

US economic growth slows to 0.1% in the first quarter of the year, thanks to the impact of unusually bad winter weather.
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Alstom to consider $17bn GE offer

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 7:23
related countries: France France

French engineering firm Alstom says it will consider a $16.9bn offer from US multinational General Electric for its energy business.
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Russia 'must leave Ukraine in peace'

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 3:31
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia should "leave Ukraine in peace", as pro-Russian activists storm another building in eastern Ukraine.
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Severe weather threatens eastern US

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 1:57

Severe weather threatens as many as 73 million Americans, after two days of powerful storms and tornadoes killed up to 34 people.
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eBay to repatriate $9bn cash to US

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 1:04

E-commerce giant eBay says it is repatriating almost $9bn (£5.3bn) of its cash held overseas back to the US, for potential acquisitions.
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Dubai jails Scorpions drummer Kottak

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 21:10
related countries: Germany Germany

The US drummer for the German rock band Scorpions has been sentenced to one month in jail in Dubai for offensive behaviour, local media say.
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Middle East peace deadline expires

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 16:04
related countries: Israel Israel

A US-set deadline for peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians has ended without an agreement being reached.
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Head of Barclays' US business quits

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 14:57

The head of Barclays' US business, Skip McGee, steps down, ahead of a major reorganisation due to new rules affecting foreign banks in the US.
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US high court weighs phone searches

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 14:13

The US Supreme Court hears arguments over whether police may search a suspect's mobile phone without a warrant at the time of an arrest.
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Turkey to seek cleric's extradition

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 11:34
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey is to start extradition proceedings against the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan says.
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'Iron Curtain' sanctions rile Russia

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 11:09
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Russia condemns the US for "Iron Curtain"-style sanctions that may damage its hi-tech sector, as the EU adds to its sanctions list over Ukraine.
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Russia alarmed over US-Nato activity

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 8:51
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Moscow voices concern over an "unprecedented" rise in US and Nato military activity near Russian borders, amid an escalating crisis in Ukraine.
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VIDEO: US journalist tells of Ukraine beating

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 7:24
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

An American journalist who was kidnapped and held hostage for several days last week by pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine has been describing his experiences.
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VIDEO: Obama ends four-nation tour of Asia

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 6:13
related places: Asia

US President Barack Obama has ended his four-nation tour of Asia and is now on his way home.
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Tornadoes claim more lives in US

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 6:09

Emergency crews search for tornado survivors in the central and southern US as officials warn of more dangerous storms.
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AstraZeneca shares soar on bid talks

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 0:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The market reacts favourably to confirmation by the US drugs giant Pfizer that it has been in talks with AstraZeneca over a possible takeover bid.
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VIDEO: Protests flare at Obama's Asia pact

Monday, April 28th 2014, 23:56
related countries: China China, Philippines Philippines
related places: Asia

US President Barack Obama says the US is not trying to contain, or counter China, just hours after he agreed a new defence agreement with the Philippines.
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Ohio increases execution drug levels

Monday, April 28th 2014, 22:53

The US state plans to increase the dosage of death-penalty drugs after a murderer took 25 minutes to die from a new cocktail of chemicals.
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Kerry: Apartheid if no Mid-East deal

Monday, April 28th 2014, 22:30
related countries: Israel Israel

The US secretary of state warns that Israel risks becoming "an apartheid state" without a two-state solution to the conflict with the Palestinians.
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US sanctions target key Putin aides

Monday, April 28th 2014, 21:55
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The US imposes sanctions on seven Russian people and 17 firms linked to President Putin's "inner circle" over their role in the Ukraine crisis.
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Search ends for US mudslide victims

Monday, April 28th 2014, 21:03
related places: Washington, Oso

Authorities end the search for victims in the US state of Washington five weeks after a mudslide tour through the community of Oso.
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Rosneft boss defiant over sanctions

Monday, April 28th 2014, 18:15

The chief executive of Rosneft, Russia's state-controlled energy firm, says US sanctions imposed on him will not hurt the company's business.
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US congressman accused of tax fraud

Monday, April 28th 2014, 17:43

A US congressman has pleaded not guilty to charges he defrauded tax collectors while running a health food restaurant before he was elected.
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Microsoft must release overseas data

Monday, April 28th 2014, 16:58
related countries: Ireland Ireland

A US judge orders Microsoft to hand over a customer's emails, even though the data is held on a server in Ireland.
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Beyonce and Jay Z announce live tour

Monday, April 28th 2014, 13:37
related places: Miami, San Francisco

Beyonce and Jay Z are embarking on on a live tour together in the US, with 16 gigs from Miami to San Francisco.
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Deadly tornadoes devastate US states

Monday, April 28th 2014, 9:58
related places: Arkansas, Oklahoma

At least 17 people are killed by tornadoes as a huge storm system sweeps across the central and southern US.
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Obama hails Philippines defence pact

Monday, April 28th 2014, 9:58
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Obama says a Philippine military pact expanding US troop presence will promote stability - and says the US is not trying to contain China.
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Katy Perry to headline Big Weekend

Monday, April 28th 2014, 8:19
related places: Glasgow, Leon

The US musician will perform at the BBC festival in Glasgow as will One Direction, Kings of Leon, Ed Sheeran and Lily Allen.
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US basketball team in silent protest

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 21:05

Basketball team the Los Angeles Clippers stages a silent protest following reports that owner Donald Sterling made racist remarks.
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Latin America honours new saints

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 18:17

Tens of thousands of people in Costa Rica, Mexico and several other Latin American countries celebrate the canonisation of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII.
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VIDEO: Glitz and glamour at Bollywood awards

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 14:42
related countries: India India
related places: Hollywood

Bollywood's answer to the Oscars has been held in the United States, attracting both Indian and Hollywood stars.
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Actor Columbus Short quits Scandal

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 9:42

He confirms he's leaving the US TV show after three years following controversy.
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NBA probes racist remarks claim

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 9:01

The US National Basketball Association (NBA) is investigating a report alleging that the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers made racist remarks.
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Obama defends Malaysia rights stance

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 7:09
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Barack Obama defends his decision not to meet Malaysia's jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, and says he talked about rights with PM Najib Razak.
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Kerry urges Russia to help observers

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 6:25
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

US Secretary of State John Kerry urges Russia to help free European military observers seized in east Ukraine, and expresses "concern" about troop movements.
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Obama in landmark Malaysia visit

Saturday, April 26th 2014, 10:27
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

US President Barack Obama arrives in Malaysia - the first serving American leader to visit the predominantly-Muslim nation since 1966.
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The French economist US liberals love

Saturday, April 26th 2014, 1:13
related countries: France France

The French economist US liberals love - and others hate
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Pentagon staff 'to leave Ecuador'

Friday, April 25th 2014, 20:04
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

The US says 20 of its Pentagon staff will leave Ecuador by the end of this month, to comply with an order from President Rafael Correa.
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North Korea 'detains US tourist'

Friday, April 25th 2014, 19:56
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea detains a 24-year-old US tourist, reportedly for "rash behaviour" at immigration, the country's state news agency says.
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Somali shock over 'lost' stowaway

Friday, April 25th 2014, 19:29
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The mother of a Somali teenager who survived a US flight in a wheel well tells of her relief to discover that the son she has not seen for six years is alive.
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VIDEO: Latin tall ships in Peru for festival

Friday, April 25th 2014, 16:52
related countries: Peru Peru

Tall ships from Latin American countries arrive in Peru as part of a tall ships festival celebrating unity and fellowship amongst the region's navies.
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US 'to continue Mid-East peace push'

Friday, April 25th 2014, 14:34
related countries: Israel Israel

The US will not abandon its efforts to advance the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians, despite the breakdown of the current talks, President Obama says.
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Iran hostage crisis wounds linger

Friday, April 25th 2014, 13:53
related countries: Iran Iran

Domestic US politics and hurt feelings show in Iran UN envoy row
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Russia accuses West of Ukraine plot

Friday, April 25th 2014, 13:38
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accuses the West of wanting to seize Ukraine as a war of words between Moscow and the US worsens.
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VIDEO: Obama shows support for South Korea

Friday, April 25th 2014, 13:23
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

On a visit to South Korea, US President Barack Obama has expressed his condolences over last week's ferry disaster and expressed support for the country in the face of North Korean hostility.
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Obama in Seoul pledge on N Korea

Friday, April 25th 2014, 11:51
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

America stands "shoulder to shoulder" with South Korea over North Korea, says Barack Obama as he continues his Asia tour.
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Russia 'destabilising' Ukraine - US

Friday, April 25th 2014, 10:04
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

The US accuses Russia of "deception and destabilisation" in eastern Ukraine, warning of further sanctions unless Moscow defuses the crisis.
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James Earl Jones returns to Broadway

Friday, April 25th 2014, 8:25
related places: Broadway

Veteran US actor James Earl Jones is to return to Broadway at the age of 83 in You Can't Take It With You, a zany comedy five years his junior.
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