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US and China agree cybercrime truce

Friday, September 25th 2015, 22:15
related countries: China China

US President Barack Obama and the Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, have said they will take new steps to address cybercrime.
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US panda cub is named Bei Bei

Friday, September 25th 2015, 20:53
related countries: China China

US First Lady Michelle Obama and Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan reveal a name for the National Zoo's baby panda - Bei Bei.
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US Speaker Boehner to quit Congress

Friday, September 25th 2015, 18:34
related places: Congress

The Speaker of the US House of Representatives, John Boehner, is to resign at the end of October, citing "leadership turmoil".
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David Gilmour denies Lana chart triple

Friday, September 25th 2015, 16:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pink Floyd star David Gilmour beats Lana Del Rey to the top of the UK album chart, denying the US singer her third consecutive number one.
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VIDEO: Obama and Xi hold news conference

Friday, September 25th 2015, 15:45
related countries: China China
related places: White House

The US and Chinese presidents hold a joint news conference at the White House.
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US economic growth revised upwards

Friday, September 25th 2015, 14:40

The US economy grew faster than previously estimated in the second quarter of the year, official figures show, helped by strong consumer spending.
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China wants 'win-win' ties with US

Friday, September 25th 2015, 14:38
related countries: China China
related places: Washington

China's President Xi Jinping calls for "win-win co-operation" with the US on his first state visit to Washington.
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Old net addresses run out in US

Friday, September 25th 2015, 10:23

North America has officially run out of its stock of old net addresses.
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Four students die in Seattle bus crash

Friday, September 25th 2015, 6:30
related places: Washington, Seattle

Four foreign students are killed after a charter bus and a tour vehicle collide in Seattle, US officials in the Washington state say.
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India PM meets Fortune 500 CEOs

Friday, September 25th 2015, 6:03
related countries: India India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets 47 chief executives of Fortune 500 companies, during a five-day visit to the US.
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Pope urges 'humane' US migrant response

Friday, September 25th 2015, 2:27

As the first pontiff to address the US Congress, Pope Francis says the US must treat migrants from Central America with compassion.
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Fed 'on track' to raise rates soon

Friday, September 25th 2015, 0:16

The US is still "on track" for an interest rate rise this year, Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen says.
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Obama and Putin to hold talks at UN

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 17:17
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Monday

US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will meet for the first time in nearly a year on Monday, officials say.
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UK to launch vehicle emissions probe

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 16:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is to launch its own investigation into vehicle emissions testing following the VW testing scandal in the US.
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US stocks lower as growth fears persist

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 14:07
related places: Stocks, Wall Street

Stocks on Wall Street open lower as worries about the strength of the global economy continue to unsettle investors.
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Fingerprints lost in US federal hack

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 10:53

Hackers who breached US government networks stole millions more fingerprint records than first thought, officials have said.
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China President Xi meets US tech CEOs

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 6:06
related countries: China China

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledges to clear obstacles to foreign investment in China, in a meeting with US tech leaders in Seattle.
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Doubt over Chris Brown Australia tour

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 2:46
related countries: Australia Australia

US singer Chris Brown may be blocked from entering Australia because of concern about his domestic violence convictions.
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Pope canonises controversial friar

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 2:29
related places: Pope

The Pope makes an 18th-Century missionary a saint in a move cheered by Hispanics but criticised by others, in his first canonisation on US soil.
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Pope unlikely to sway US on climate

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 1:46
related places: Pope

The Pope's address to Congress on climate change will not sway some influential energy politicians in the US.
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Pope in White House climate change plea

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 18:38
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: White House

The pontiff calls for further action on climate change, saying it was "a critical moment of history", on the first day of his visit to the US.
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Volkswagen chief Winterkorn resigns

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 17:28

Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn resigns following the revelation that the carmaker manipulated US diesel car emissions tests.
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Swiss approve new Fifa extradition

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 14:13
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Venezuela Venezuela

Swiss authorities approve the extradition to the US of Venezuelan football official Rafael Esquivel, as part of a probe into corruption at Fifa.
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Volkswagen boss fate still undecided

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 13:23
related places: Justice

Volkswagen's top board meets to discuss the fate of the company and its boss after the firm was caught manipulating US diesel car emissions tests.
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Russia 'protecting forces in Syria'

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 13:07
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Kerry

Russia's military build-up in Syria appears to be limited to protecting its own forces in the country, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday.
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Does China hack US firms' secrets?

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 12:40
related countries: China China

China rejects hacking claims but sceptics remain
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Xi says China open to foreign companies

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 12:37
related countries: China China

As he begins a state visit to the US, Chinese President Xi Jinping says China welcomes foreign companies, and promises co-operation on cyber crime.
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VIDEO: Pope meets Obama at White House

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 11:59
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama hosts Pope Francis at the White House, as the pontiff makes his first trip to the US as leader of the Roman Catholic Church.
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Facebook dealt blow in privacy fight

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 11:59

A privacy activist's efforts to prevent Facebook from being able to share Europeans' data with the US are aided by Europe's highest court.
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VIDEO: The man behind 'It ain't over till it's over'

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 11:44

The legendary US baseball player Lawrence "Yogi" Berra has died at the age of 90. BBC News looks at some of his catchphrases
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Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 10:02

The copyright to Happy Birthday To You is ruled invalid by a US judge, meaning an end to royalty payments for public performances of the song.
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Baseball legend Yogi Berra dies

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 9:09

Baseball legend Yogi Berra, whose humorous quotes made him one of America's most beloved sports icons, dies at 90.
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Drug company to cut 5,000% price rise

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 0:03

A US drug company facing an outcry after raising the price of a drug used by Aids patients by over 5,000% says it will lower the price.
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Why diesel sputters in the US market

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 23:29

The cars are common in Europe but rare in the US
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US frees 'Bin Laden bodyguard'

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 23:25
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A Saudi man said to have been a bodyguard for Osama Bin Laden is freed from Guantanamo Bay, the US military says.
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Clinton opposes Keystone XL pipeline

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 21:42
related countries: Canada Canada

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she opposes a pipeline to carry Canadian crude oil to the US, breaking her silence on the issue.
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Obama welcomes Pope Francis to US

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 21:10

Pope Francis begins his tour of the US, where he is expected to greet millions of American Catholics and address thorny issues like climate change and income inequality.
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VIDEO: Pope Francis lands to cheers in US

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 20:51
related places: Maryland

President Obama and his Family have greeted Pope Francis upon his arrival at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.
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Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 19:34
related places: Kentucky

Four couples ask a US judge to order Kentucky clerk Kim Davis to reissue their marriage licences after she altered them to remove her name.
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China's Xi Jinping begins US visit

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 16:39
related countries: China China
related places: Seattle

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Seattle as he begins his first state visit to the US, with cyber security expected to be high on the agenda.
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India to buy Boeing helicopters

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 16:13
related countries: India India

India's cabinet approves a $2.5bn (£1.7bn) deal to buy 37 military helicopters from the US aviation company Boeing.
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US stocks follow European markets lower

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 16:11
related places: Wall Street

Shares on Wall Street drop, following sharp falls on European markets.
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Beard to leave Liverpool for Boston

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 16:02
related places: Boston, Liverpool

Manager Matt Beard will leave Liverpool Ladies to take over as boss of American Women's Soccer League side Boston.
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Nato denies Afghan abuse cover-up

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 15:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The senior Nato commander in Afghanistan denies reports that US troops were ordered to overlook the abuse of young boys by police and militias.
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VW emissions scandal hits 11m vehicles

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 15:41

Volkswagen says 11 million vehicles worldwide are involved in the scandal that has erupted over its rigging of US car emissions tests.
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US drug company defends huge price rise

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 15:36

The head of a US pharmaceutical company defends a decision to raise the price of a 62-year-old medication used by Aids patients by over 5,000%.
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Afghan Taliban 'open to peace talks'

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 12:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour suggests he is open to peace talks with the government if a security deal with the US is scrapped.
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US mystery walrus deaths investigated

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 11:06
related places: Alaska

A criminal investigation begins in the US state of Alaska into the deaths of 25 Pacific walrus found dead last week on an isolated beach.
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CD sales drop by 31% in the US

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 10:44

Sales of CDs in the US dropped by 31% in the first half of 2015, but the decline was offset by a growth in streaming revenues.
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US woman detained in China 'for spying'

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 10:15
related countries: China China

A US woman has been held in China for the past six month accused of stealing state secrets, her husband tells US media.
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VIDEO: HIV drugs price hike defended

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 9:42

The head of a US drugs company has defended his company's decision to raise the price of medication used by Aids patients by over 5,000%.
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VIDEO: VW boss: 'We have totally screwed up'

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 8:49
related places: President

The President and CEO of Volkswagen's US group admits that the company "totally screwed up" in using software to rig emissions tests.
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VIDEO: Gay Catholics' message to Pope Francis

Monday, September 21st 2015, 23:26
related places: Pope

US faithful wait to hear from Pope on issues of sexuality
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VIDEO: China v US: Citizens weigh in

Monday, September 21st 2015, 23:26
related countries: China China

What do Americans and Chinese think about the upcoming state visit from President Xi?
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US peanut boss jailed over salmonella

Monday, September 21st 2015, 22:50

The former owner of a US peanut company is given a 28-year prison sentence for his role in a salmonella outbreak linked to nine deaths.
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Scott Walker out of presidential race

Monday, September 21st 2015, 22:44

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker decides to end his campaign for US president amid dwindling contributions and plummeting poll numbers.
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VIDEO: US presidential campaign stirs controversy

Monday, September 21st 2015, 22:16

With more than a year to go until the US presidential election, and already the campaign is stirring up plenty of controversy.
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Accused US killer called child 'demon'

Monday, September 21st 2015, 19:18
related places: Boston

Prosecutors in Boston say the man accused of killing a two-year-old girl known for months only as "Baby Doe" believed the toddler was "a demon".
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Ben Carson 'should quit 2016 race'

Monday, September 21st 2015, 17:58

Muslim groups in the US call on Republican Ben Carson to quit the 2016 presidential race after he said a Muslim should not lead the country.
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VW shares plunge 18% on exhaust scandal

Monday, September 21st 2015, 15:58

Volkswagen shares plunge more than 18% after US regulators find software in several of its diesel cars could deceive regulators.
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VIDEO: Chinese Obama speaks 'fake' English

Monday, September 21st 2015, 15:03
related countries: China China
related places: English

A Chinese man who has made his name as a professional impersonator of US President Barack Obama has embarked on a new film career.
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Carson: President should not be Muslim

Monday, September 21st 2015, 14:41
related places: Press

US Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson tells NBC's Meet The Press he does not believe a Muslim should be president of the United States.
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Obama 'heartbroken' as employee killed

Monday, September 21st 2015, 10:00
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama says he is "heartbroken" after a senior White House employee is killed on a charity bike ride.
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China shares rise as rest of Asia falls

Monday, September 21st 2015, 8:48
related places: Stocks, Monday, Wall Street, Asia

Mainland Chinese shares are the lone winners in Asia as the rest of the region heads lower on lingering worries about weaker global growth.
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Dotcom US extradition hearing begins

Monday, September 21st 2015, 2:02
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Auckland

The long-awaited extradition hearing for internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom by US authorities opens in Auckland, New Zealand.
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China seeks 'new model' for relations with US

Sunday, September 20th 2015, 23:43

What to expect from President Xi's first state visit to the US
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VIDEO: Carson: 'I would not advocate a Muslim'

Sunday, September 20th 2015, 16:39

US Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson says he does not believe a Muslim should become president.
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Samoa 25-16 United States

Sunday, September 20th 2015, 12:57
related places: Brighton

Samoa withstand a spirited showing from USA to win their opening Pool B match in Brighton.
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New US-backed rebels 'enter Syria'

Sunday, September 20th 2015, 10:18
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A group of 75 US-backed rebels has crossed into northern Syria from Turkey to fight jihadists there, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.
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US driver shot from police helicopter

Sunday, September 20th 2015, 4:25
related places: California

A driver involved in a high-speed chase in California was struck by gunfire from a police helicopter, officials have confirmed.
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VIDEO: Pope visits Cuba for first time

Sunday, September 20th 2015, 3:53
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Pope Francis has urged the United States and Cuba to continue improving relations on his first visit to the Caribbean island.
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'Not my job to defend Obama' - Trump

Saturday, September 19th 2015, 16:07
related places: Trump

Donald Trump says it is "not his job" to defend Barack Obama, after being criticised for not correcting a supporter who said the US president was Muslim.
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Kerry seeks push to end Syria conflict

Saturday, September 19th 2015, 13:39
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

US Secretary of State John Kerry calls for a fresh diplomatic push to end the Syria conflict, after talks in London with the UK's Philip Hammond.
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Europe extend Solheim Cup advantage

Saturday, September 19th 2015, 13:37

Charley Hull and Suzann Pettersen's remarkable victory helps Europe open an 8-4 lead over the US in the Solheim Cup.
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VIDEO: Sheikh's Ferrari filmed racing through LA

Friday, September 18th 2015, 23:38
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: Beverly Hills

A Qatari sheikh has left the US after his Ferrari was caught on camera racing through Beverly Hills.
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Volkswagen to recall 500,000 cars in US

Friday, September 18th 2015, 21:55
related countries: Germany Germany

German carmaker Volkswagen is ordered by US regulators to recall half a million cars because of a device that disguises pollution levels.
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US moves to ease Cuban trade embargo

Friday, September 18th 2015, 21:24
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The US has announced eased restrictions on business and travel with Cuba, the latest move by President Barack Obama to improve relations with the country.
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US-Russia defence talks over Syria

Friday, September 18th 2015, 21:20
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

US and Russian defence ministers hold their first talks in more than a year, discussing the conflict in Syria and how to avoid clashing with each other on the ground.
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Europe lead USA in Solheim Cup

Friday, September 18th 2015, 19:01

Europe lead USA 4-2 in the Solheim Cup with two foursomes matches to be completed on Saturday morning.
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Ferrari racing rankles Beverly Hills

Friday, September 18th 2015, 18:08
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: Beverly Hills

A Qatari sheikh has abruptly left the US after his yellow Ferrari was caught on camera racing through Beverly Hills.
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Republicans slam Trump in Muslim row

Friday, September 18th 2015, 17:58
related places: Trump

Donald Trump is taking flak from fellow Republicans for not correcting a supporter who said US President Barack Obama was a Muslim.
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BBC plans Netflix-style US service

Friday, September 18th 2015, 16:36

The BBC announces plan to launch a subscription-based video streaming service in the United States.
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Markets fall after Fed holds rates

Friday, September 18th 2015, 16:04

European and US markets fall following the Federal Reserve's decision not to raise US interest rates.
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The Who halt tour over Daltrey virus

Friday, September 18th 2015, 14:41

The Who postpone the US leg of their 50th anniversary tour as doctors diagnose Roger Daltrey with viral Meningitis.
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Shares slide after US rate decision

Friday, September 18th 2015, 13:51

Shares in Europe and the US fall following the Federal Reserve's decision not to raise rates, as concerns about the health of the global economy are renewed.
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US repatriates China Sky Net suspect

Friday, September 18th 2015, 12:11
related countries: China China

The United States has repatriated the first criminal suspect from the Sky Net list of economic fugitives, the Communist Party says.
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Trump under fire in Obama 'Muslim' row

Friday, September 18th 2015, 8:32
related places: Republican

Republican hopeful Donald Trump faces criticism for failing to correct a supporter who said President Obama was a Muslim and "not even an American".
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VIDEO: Trump laughs off Obama 'Muslim' question

Friday, September 18th 2015, 8:09

Donald Trump is criticised for failing to correct a supporter who said US President Barack Obama was a Muslim and "not even an American".
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Cuba announces new ambassador to US

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 23:39

Cuba appoints an ambassador to the US - the first since 1961 - as part of the ongoing thaw in relations between the two countries.
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US wildfires death toll rises to five

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 23:14
related places: California

The discovery of two more bodies brings to five the number of deaths from two wildfires burning in California.
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VIDEO: Philadelphia prepares for the Pope

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 22:23
related places: Philadelphia, Pope

The final leg of Pope Francis' US tour is Philadelphia. It's being billed as one of the largest events in the City of Brotherly Love in modern times, and could attract up to a million and half people.
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Asthmatic US otter gets an inhaler

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 21:32
related places: Seattle

A wheezy sea otter in Seattle diagnosed with asthma receives a breathing boost from an inhaler.
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US leaves interest rates unchanged

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 20:58

The US central bank decides not to raise interest rates, citing concerns about the strength of the global economy.
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American Airlines resolves flight issue

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 20:25

Some American Airlines flights had been grounded across the US due to technical issues, but the airline says they have been resolved.
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Carly Fiorina praised for US debate

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 19:20
related places: Republican, White House

The only woman in the Republican field of White House hopefuls, Carly Fiorina, is widely praised for her performance in a TV debate.
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Science world backs US 'clock boy'

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 17:43
related places: Texas

A Muslim boy arrested in Texas for bringing a homemade clock to school continues to receive an outpouring of support from scientists and politicians.
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Nobel chief regrets Obama peace prize

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 15:20

The decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to US President Barack Obama in 2009 failed to live up to expectations, the committee's ex-secretary says.
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Swiss to extradite Fifa suspect to US

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 13:52
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Uruguay Uruguay

Switzerland says it has approved the extradition of Uruguayan football official Eugenio Figueredo, who is accused of taking bribes.
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US comic apologises for 9/11 lie

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 11:08
related places: New York

American comedian Steve Rannazzisi admits he lied over escaping from the twin towers during the terror attacks in New York on 2001.
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VIDEO: Key moments from Republican presidential debate

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 10:22
related places: Republican

Republican contenders for the US presidency take part in their second live TV debate.
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