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VIDEO: Goodbye gadgets: SkyMall files for bankruptcy

Saturday, January 24th 2015, 4:44

SkyMall, the catalogue found on most US airlines and popular for selling quirky products like garden gnomes and "orbit wheels", has filed for bankruptcy.
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US official meets Cuban dissidents

Saturday, January 24th 2015, 1:15
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

The most senior US official to visit Cuba in more than 30 years meets leading Cuban dissidents in Havana, at the end of two days of talks in the city.
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US court to hear execution case

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 23:05

The US Supreme Court will hear the case of three death row inmates who say the use of the sedative midazolam in executions is cruel and unusual punishment.
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Can Cuba get off US terrorism list?

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 18:43

Can Cuba get off the US list of those harbouring terrorists?
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VIDEO: Indians enjoy tech success in US

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 13:07

Indians make their mark in Silicon Valley
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US plans 'regulated' Bitcoin exchange

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 12:28
related places: High

High-profile Bitcoin backers are seeking to establish a Bitcoin exchange in the US that would be overseen by mainstream financial regulators.
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Scorsese Bill Clinton film 'shelved'

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 9:07

Martin Scorsese's planned HBO TV documentary film on former US President Bill Clinton is shelved indefinitely over control disagreements, according to reports.
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Lawyer: US 'will clear David Hicks'

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 1:48
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The US accepts that the former Guantanamo inmate, Australian David Hicks, is innocent, his lawyer tells local media.
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Man denies US Capitol attack plan

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 1:29
related places: Cincinnati, Washington

A man accused of planning to attack the US Capitol in Washington in an Islamic State-inspired attack pleads not guilty in a court in Cincinnati.
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US stocks swing higher on ECB move

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 22:48

US stocks swung to a higher close in the wake of the European Central Bank's announcement it plans to buy €60bn ($68.1bn) of bonds a month.
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US House passes anti-abortion bill

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 21:33
related places: Washington

The US House has passed a bill to tighten restrictions on abortion as anti-abortion activists march in Washington, DC.
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US-Cuba talks end 'positively'

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 21:33
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Two days of historic talks between the United Sates and Cuba have ended with both sides agreeing to meet again in a bid to "normalise" relations.
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Yemen proves security nightmare for US

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 19:22
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Washington

The conflict in Yemen between Shia rebels and Sunni tribes causes headaches in Washington
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Andrew publicly denies sex claims

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 18:53
related places: York

The Duke of York says he wants to "focus on work" in his first public appearance since US woman Virginia Roberts accused him of sexual misconduct.
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VIDEO: Kerry: '50% of IS leadership killed'

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 18:24
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Iraq and its international partners have killed thousands of Islamic State militants and 50% of its leadership.
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Obama declines Netanyahu meeting

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 18:15
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Congress, March, White House

US President Barack Obama will not meet Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu when he speaks to Congress in March, the White House says.
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Huge fire razes US block of flats

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 17:05

Fire officials are investigating the cause of a giant fire that destroyed an apartment building in New Jersey.
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'No US charges' for Ferguson officer

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 15:54
related places: Ferguson

The US justice department will not bring civil rights charges against a white Missouri officer who killed an unarmed black teenager, US media report.
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Drug-laden drone crashes in Mexico

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 12:18
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A drone with more drugs attached to it than it could carry has crashed near Mexico's border with the US, police say.
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Keeper Solo suspended by US Soccer

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 11:05

USA women's team goalkeeper Hope Solo is suspended for 30 days by US Soccer after an incident during a training camp.
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Obama and Modi in joint radio speech

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 7:24

US President Barack Obama is to join PM Narendra Modi in his monthly radio address to reach out to millions of Indians with no access to television.
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VIDEO: New Jersey fire visible from New York

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 7:02
related places: Edgewater, New York

Firefighters in the US state of New Jersey have been battling a huge fire that engulfed an apartment block in the city of Edgewater on Wednesday.
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Prince Andrew to host Davos reception

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 5:48
related places: York

The Duke of York is due to make his first public appearance since a US woman alleged she was forced to have sex with him when she was 17.
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Video shows US police fatal shooting

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 1:35

A newly released video shows a black man being shot dead by US police officers as he steps out of a car with his hands raised.
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eBay to cut 2,400 jobs this quarter

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 1:14

US e-commerce giant eBay is planning to cut 2,400 jobs in the first quarter, the company said on Wednesday.
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Ukraine rebels in land grab, says US

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 0:07
related countries: Germany Germany, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Berlin

US Secretary of State John Kerry accuses rebels in east Ukraine of a "blatant land grab", as talks take place in Berlin to try to de-escalate the violence.
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New papers in Andrew sex claims case

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 22:04
related places: Andrew

The US woman who has accused Prince Andrew of sexual misconduct has repeated the claims in fresh court documents.
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Tootsie Roll boss dies at age of 95

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 19:35

Tootsie Roll chief executive Melvin Gordon dies at the age of 95 after leading the US confectionery firm for more than five decades.
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Congress in Netanyahu snub to Obama

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 17:51
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel
related places: Congress

US House Speaker John Boehner has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress, in a rebuke to President Barack Obama.
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Johnson denies cocaine problem

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 13:11

American golfer Dustin Johnson denies having a problem with cocaine after reports he was serving a drugs ban.
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Obama: 'Shadow of crisis has passed'

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 12:46
related places: Union, Congress

US President Obama uses his State of the Union speech to declare an end to the financial crisis, and pledge policies to spread economic wealth.
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Gum suspected in US student death

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 11:42
related places: Pennsylvania

A medical report into the death of a star college basketball player in the US state of Pennsylvania suggests she choked on chewing gum in her sleep.
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BHP cuts shale rigs on oil collapse

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 10:58

The falling oil price has forced the world's biggest miner BHP Billiton to cut its US shale oil operation by 40%.
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Neeson under fire from US gun makers

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 10:47
related places: Hollywood

The firearms company that provided the guns for Liam Neeson's Hollywood movie Taken 3 criticises the star for his comments about US gun laws.
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VIDEO: Obama: 'Tonight, we turn the page'

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 4:28
related places: Union, Congress

US President Barack Obama has declared an end to the financial crisis and pledged economic policies to benefit all Americans, in his annual State of the Union address to Congress.
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Cubans ponder Communist island's future

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 1:05
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cubans' thoughts on the US-Cuban thaw
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VIDEO: The Cuban style of democracy

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 23:10
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

Will Grant reports on what democracy means to Cuba and the US as the countries prepare to meet for their first high-level talks in Havana.
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Morgan Stanley sees profit rise

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 14:59
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

US banking giant Morgan Stanley sees quarterly net income rise as legal fees relating to mortgage-backed securities ease.
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Taken 3 keeps UK box office captive

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 13:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Liam Neeson's action sequel Taken 3 keeps hold of the top spot at the UK box office for a second week, holding off Clint Eastwood's American Sniper.
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Klitschko to defend titles in US

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 13:38
related places: America

World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko announces his first fight in America for seven years.
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VIDEO: BP to learn oil spill fine fate

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 8:14
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The third and final leg of the civil trial over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill gets under way on Tuesday and will determine how much BP must pay in penalties under the US Clean Water Act.
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VIDEO: Near-miss as US lorry jackknifes

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 1:30

A driver in New Jersey, Oleg Varavko, films the moment a tractor-trailer jackknifes on New Jersey Interstate-95, narrowly missing his car.
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US 'tapped N Korea computers in 2010'

Monday, January 19th 2015, 19:57
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US began looking into North Korea's computer network in 2010, reports claim
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VIDEO: 'I survived being crushed by lorries'

Monday, January 19th 2015, 15:55

A driver in the US has had a lucky escape after his truck was sandwiched between two lorries in a crash.
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American Sniper blasts US box office

Monday, January 19th 2015, 14:57
related places: Oscar

Clint Eastwood's war drama takes more than $90m (£59m) at the top of the US box office following its six Oscar nominations last week.
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VIDEO: Deadly US crashes blamed on ice

Monday, January 19th 2015, 13:26

Severe icy weather conditions have led to several road accidents in north eastern US over the weekend
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Vonn breaks World Cup wins record

Monday, January 19th 2015, 13:11

American Lindsey Vonn breaks the record for the most World Cup wins in women's downhill skiing with her 63rd career victory.
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Clegg backs plan to reduce suicides

Monday, January 19th 2015, 7:36

The government is calling for a fundamental overhaul of how the NHS tackles suicides, inspired by a programme from the US.
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Police catch teen couple on the run

Monday, January 19th 2015, 2:14
related places: Florida

Police in Florida arrest two teenagers who have been on the run for two weeks after eluding officers in several US states.
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VIDEO: Shots fired near VP Biden's home

Monday, January 19th 2015, 1:59
related places: Delaware

The Secret Service confirms shots have been fired near the Delaware home of US Vice-President Joe Biden.
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Shots fired outside Biden's house

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 18:06

Shots were fired from a passing vehicle outside US Vice-President Joe Biden's house on Saturday, but he was away at the time, the Secret Service says.
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Fox apology for Birmingham claim

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 11:06
related places: Birmingham

US Broadcaster Fox News issues an on-air apology for televising a claim that Birmingham is a "Muslim-only city" where non-Muslims "don't go".
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Wilder takes WBC title off Stiverne

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 8:30

Deontay Wilder becomes the first US heavyweight world champion since 2006 after taking the WBC title off Bermane Stiverne.
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US delegation arrives for Cuba visit

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 1:02
related countries: Cuba Cuba

An US Congressional delegation arrives in Cuba for the first such visit since the two countries agreed to begin restoring relations.
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Can Republican avoid the rebuttal curse?

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 0:29
related places: Union

Can US Republicans avoid the State of the Union curse?
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Backlash over police sniper training

Saturday, January 17th 2015, 0:31
related places: Florida

US police officers are being criticised for using mug shots of black suspects for target practice at a shooting range in Florida.
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UK and US in joint anti-terror push

Saturday, January 17th 2015, 0:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron and Barack Obama say the UK and US are to work more closely to combat "violent extremism", sharing expertise on tackling threats.
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US shares rebound with strong gains

Friday, January 16th 2015, 22:04
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

US shares recover after the turmoil prompted by the Swiss move to end its franc-euro cap but forex broker FXCM falls sharply as it rejoins the market after a $300m loan.
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US news sites hacked on Twitter

Friday, January 16th 2015, 21:59

The Twitter accounts of the New York Post and United Press International (UPI) have been hacked with fake tweets on economic and military news.
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US top court to rule on gay marriage

Friday, January 16th 2015, 21:53

The US Supreme Court will rule in the next few months on whether gay couples have a right to marry across all states.
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VIDEO: US-Cuba travel restrictions eased

Friday, January 16th 2015, 20:24
related countries: Cuba Cuba

New US trade and travel rules covering Cuba have come into effect, allowing the use of credit cards and ending a ban on Cuban cigars.
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US-Cuba travel restrictions eased

Friday, January 16th 2015, 17:29
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Friday

New US trade and travel rules covering Cuba have come into effect, allowing the use of credit cards and ending a ban on Cuban cigars.
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2014 confirmed as warmest on record

Friday, January 16th 2015, 17:29

The 12 months of 2014 were the warmest on record, with global temperatures 0.68C (1.24F) above the long-term average, say US government scientists.
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UK and US to stage 'cyber war games'

Friday, January 16th 2015, 17:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK and US are to stage cyber attack "war games" against Wall Street and the City of London in a new joint defence against hackers.
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US troops to train Syria rebels

Friday, January 16th 2015, 11:38
related countries: Syria Syria

The US says it is to send 400 troops and hundreds of support staff to train moderate rebels against Islamic State (IS) in Syria.
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VIDEO: John Kerry visits Charlie Hebdo office

Friday, January 16th 2015, 9:38
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

US Secretary of State John Kerry has visited the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris to pay tribute to those killed in the attacks.
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Japan's shares lead losses in Asia

Friday, January 16th 2015, 9:28
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Asia, Friday

Shares in Japan reach a two-and-a-half month low, as the yen gains against the dollar.
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Delayed US execution goes ahead

Friday, January 16th 2015, 9:06
related places: Oklahoma

The US state of Oklahoma executes the first death row inmate since a botched lethal injection last year drew intense criticism.
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BP spill ruled smaller than feared

Friday, January 16th 2015, 7:28
related countries: Mexico Mexico

BP faces a fine of up to $13.7bn (£9bn) after a US judge ruled that the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill was smaller than initially feared.
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VIDEO: Cuban cigars allowed in the US

Friday, January 16th 2015, 5:44
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Americans will be able to bring home small numbers of Cuban cigars after a ban of more than 50 years
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VIDEO: US-Cuba: 'Historic moment for Cuba'

Friday, January 16th 2015, 4:34
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Friday

The United States government has announced that new measures to ease travel and trade restrictions on Cuba will come into effect on Friday.
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US jackpot winner accused of fraud

Friday, January 16th 2015, 2:35
related places: Iowa

Officials in the US state of Iowa arrest a lottery employee named as the mystery winner of a multimillion-dollar ticket.
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US climbers hope to inspire others

Friday, January 16th 2015, 1:22
related places: California

Two Americans say they hope their historic 19-day climb up the sheer face of El Capitan rock in California will inspire others.
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Long wait in US Metro smoke - report

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 23:57

Passengers on a subway in Washington DC filling with smoke waited for more than half an hour before emergency responders arrived, says a city report.
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Target to close all 133 Canada stores

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 19:44
related countries: Canada Canada

The US discount retailer Target is to shut all of its 133 stores in Canada two years after launching there.
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'In dog we trust' - US rug misprint

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 18:20
related places: Florida

A $500 (£329) rug is removed from a Florida sheriff's office after someone spotted it mistakenly read "in dog we trust".
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US bank giants miss profit forecasts

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 16:11
related places: America, Wall Street

Bank of America and Citigroup miss analysts' profit forecasts as both Wall Street giants struggle to restructure.
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VIDEO: Can Xiaomi take a bite out of Apple?

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 12:30

The BBC's Ceila Hatton attends the launch of Xiaomi's latest device - and finds more than one similarity to a certain US tech giant.
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CIA clears staff of Senate snooping

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 10:19
related places: Senate

A CIA internal watchdog clears its officers of improperly accessing the computers of members of the US Senate intelligence committee.
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FBI 'foils plot to attack US Capitol'

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 9:39
related places: Ohio

The FBI has arrested an Ohio man for allegedly planning to bomb the US Capitol in an Islamic State-inspired attack, according to court documents.
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UK and US leaders in anti-terror vow

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 8:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Washington

David Cameron and Barack Obama promise to defeat the "distorted ideology" of terrorism, ahead of talks between the two leaders in Washington.
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VIDEO: El Capitan free-climbers reach the top

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 7:00

Two US climbers - who spent more than two weeks scaling the sheer face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park - have finally reached the summit of the 3,000ft (914m) rock.
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US court dismisses Modi lawsuit

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 5:38
related countries: India India

A US judge dismisses a lawsuit charging Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with crimes against humanity during the 2002 Gujarat riots.
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Yemenis transferred from Guantanamo

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 5:22
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Estonia Estonia, Oman Oman, Yemen Yemen
related places: Guantanamo

Five Yemeni men held at the US jail in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba for more than a dozen years are transferred to Oman and Estonia, US officials say.
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Free climbers reach El Capitan peak

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 1:36

Two US climbers - who spent more than two weeks scaling El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without climbing tools - reach the 3,000ft (914m) summit.
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US House votes to block migrant plan

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 23:08
related places: Republican

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives votes to torpedo President Obama's immigration plan aimed at shielding four million undocumented people from deportation.
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Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 22:26

US bank JP Morgan Chase reports a 6.6% fall in quarterly profits after paying $1bn in legal costs resulting from investigations into alleged wrongdoing.
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Rate of sea-level rise 'steeper'

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 19:42

The rate at which the global oceans have risen in the past two decades is more significant than previously recognised, say US-based scientists.
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Ten dead in Texas prison bus crash

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 18:53
related places: Texas

At least 10 people have been killed after a bus carrying prisoners lost control on an icy motorway and collided with a train in Texas, officials say.
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ISS evacuation after leak fears

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 17:52

Crew members were evacuated from a US segment of the International Space Station after an ammonia leak was suspected.
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US retail sales fell in December

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 15:23

Retail sales in the US fell by 0.9% in December, according to the latest figures from the Commerce Department.
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VIDEO: Lone dog catches bus for 'walkies'

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 13:03
related places: Seattle

A dog in Seattle, US regularly rides the bus alone to take herself to the park
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US makes bid to rekindle Iran talks

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 12:30
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Geneva

The US secretary of state meets his Iranian counterpart in Geneva in a bid to revive stalled talks over Iran's disputed nuclear programme.
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Polanski to cooperate in Poland

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 10:59
related countries: Poland Poland

Director Roman Polanski promises to cooperate with Polish prosecutors, who have been asked to extradite him to the US where he is wanted in a 1977 sex case.
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LRA commander 'in Ugandan custody'

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 10:21
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic, Uganda Uganda

Rebel LRA commander Dominic Ongwen, wanted for war crimes, has been handed over to Ugandan troops in the Central African Republic, the US says.
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Flying bird weight riddle solved

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 8:35

Scientists at Stanford University in the US develop a device that can measure the weight of a flying bird.
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VIDEO: Clint Eastwood on war and violence

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 0:13

Legendary actor and director Clint Eastwood speaks to Will Gompertz about American Sniper.
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Obama seeks to tighten cyber laws

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 0:00

US President Barack Obama unveils proposals to strengthen cyber security laws following a spate of attacks against high-profile US targets.
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Charges against Hope Solo dropped

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 23:46
related places: Washington, Domestic

Domestic violence charges against Hope Solo, the goalkeeper for the US women's football team, are dismissed by a judge in Washington state.
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US trial of Silk Road 'owner' begins

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 22:29
related places: New York

The trial of Ross Ulbricht, the alleged creator and operator of the Silk Road underground illegal market, has opened in New York.
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