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Gun raffles entice US voters

Friday, June 6th 2014, 23:06

A new US tactic to win votes - rifle raffles
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Rose drawn with Mickelson at US Open

Friday, June 6th 2014, 18:33
related places: Pinehurst

Justin Rose has been drawn to play with American Phil Mickelson as he defends his US Open title at Pinehurst next week.
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US jobs show strong growth in May

Friday, June 6th 2014, 14:59
related places: May

US employers added 217,000 jobs in May, the fourth straight month of solid growth
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BNP Paribas row 'risks trade pact'

Friday, June 6th 2014, 9:38
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says the reported $10bn (£6bn; 7.3bn euros) US fine being faced by banking giant BNP Paribas could hurt EU-US trade treaty talks.
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Hollywood pays tribute to Jane Fonda

Friday, June 6th 2014, 8:56

A cast of stars pay tribute to actress and political activist Jane Fonda as she accepts the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award.
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Senators agree veterans health deal

Friday, June 6th 2014, 5:29

Senior US senators agree a package of measures aimed at addressing the problems that have engulfed the healthcare system provided to veterans.
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N Korea 'detains third American'

Friday, June 6th 2014, 4:07
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

North Korea says it arrested an American tourist, reportedly for leaving a Bible at a hotel - the third US citizen to be held by Pyongyang.
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China defence spend tops $145bn - US

Friday, June 6th 2014, 3:30
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

China under-reports its defence spending by about 20%, the US says in an annual report likely to anger Beijing.
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US girl stabbed 19 times recovering

Friday, June 6th 2014, 1:14

The family of a 12-year-old stabbed 19 times by two classmates trying to impress a fictional horror character says she is able to walk in hospital.
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Do US Army hair rules discriminate?

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 23:00

The US Army and the battle over black hair
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Verizon and Netflix in streaming row

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 21:16

US giant Verizon issues Netflix with a "cease and desist" letter after the streaming video service told consumers Verizon was behind slow connections.
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No Obama apology for Bergdahl deal

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 17:11

US President Barack Obama "absolutely makes no apologies" for the deal to swap Guantanamo Bay detainees for Taliban-held soldier Bowe Bergdahl.
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Cotter hands Scots debut to trio

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 17:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Gordon Reid, Finn Russell and Blair Cowan are given debuts in Vern Cotter's first Scotland line-up against USA.
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Obama backs 'strong and united' UK

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 16:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Barack Obama says the interest of the US in the Scottish independence referendum issue is to ensure it retains a "strong, robust, united and effective partner".
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Hagel defends Taliban soldier deal

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 14:32
related places: White House

The US defence secretary tells the BBC the decision to strike a deal with the Taliban on a US soldier's release was unanimous in the White House.
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VIDEO: 'US jet set my house on fire'

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 13:59
related places: San Diego, California

A US military jet has crashed into homes in the California desert, about 90 miles (144km) east of San Diego.
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VIDEO: US government defends Taliban deal

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 13:13

The US Secretary of Defence, Chuck Hagel, has defended the deal with the Taliban, that led to the release of the American soldier Bowe Bergdahl.
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VIDEO: US military jet crashes into homes

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 10:30
related places: San Diego, California

A US military jet has crashed into homes in the California desert, about 90 miles (144km) east of San Diego.
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VIDEO: Chuck Hagel: Full BBC interview

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 10:29
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel gives an interview with the BBC's Katty Kay speaking about the crisis in Ukraine, defence budgets and Scottish Independence.
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US seeks Twitter sarcasm detector

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 9:46

The US Secret Service puts out a tender for software that can analyse social media, including detecting "sarcasm and false positives".
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PM Modi 'may visit US' to meet Obama

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 7:58
related places: Washington

India's new PM Narendra Modi - denied a US visa since 2005 over Gujarat riots - is expected to travel to Washington in September to meet President Barack Obama, media reports say.
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US military jet crashes into homes

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 7:09
related places: Imperial, California

A US military Harrier jet crashes into homes in Imperial, southern California, with no serious injuries reported.
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China and US in spat over Tiananmen

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 5:59
related places: White House

China says it has lodged "solemn representations" with the US after the White House urged it to account for the Tiananmen massacre.
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Bergdahl home town cancels welcome

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 3:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Home

The home town of Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier freed from Afghan captivity, cancels a welcome rally over safety concerns, amid allegations he deserted.
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Video shows US soldier handover

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 22:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Taliban release a video showing the moment US soldier Bowe Bergdahl was handed to US forces.
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Missing couple in 'Taliban' video

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 21:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Canada Canada

An American woman and a Canadian man who went missing in Afghanistan in 2012 are shown captive on videos released by their families.
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Obama condemns Russia 'dark tactics'

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 20:07
related countries: Poland Poland, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Warsaw, President

US President Barack Obama condemns Russian "aggression" and "dark tactics" in Ukraine, during a speech to mark 25 years of Polish democracy.
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GSK agrees $105m US settlement

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 17:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline agrees a $105m settlement with 44 US states over allegations it mis-promoted three drugs including asthma medication Advair.
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VIDEO: Giant hail and winds pummel Nebraska

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 16:58
related places: Nebraska

Giant hail has pummelled the US state of Nebraska, leaving vehicles and homes damaged.
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US defends Palestinian co-operation

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 16:15

US Secretary of State John Kerry rejects criticism of his recognition of the new Palestinian unity government, but says it will be watched "closely".
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Germany opens Merkel bugging probe

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 14:38
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Merkel

The German federal prosecutor opens an investigation into the alleged NSA surveillance of Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone.
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Russian fighter intercepted US plane

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 14:05
related countries: Japan Japan, Russia Russia

A Russian fighter jet flew within 100ft (30m) of a US Air Force plane over international waters near Japan in April, the Pentagon says.
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US man jailed for fossil smuggling

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 3:29

Fossils dealer Eric Prokopi is jailed for three months for smuggling dinosaur bones into the US including those of a 70-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus.
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VIDEO: Obama to meet new Ukrainian leader

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 1:57
related countries: Poland Poland, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Warsaw, President

US President Barack Obama is to discuss economic support for Ukraine when he meets President-elect Petro Poroshenko in Warsaw on Wednesday.
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US seeks fresh China solar tariffs

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 1:21
related countries: China China
related places: Commerce

The US Department of Commerce proposes fresh duties, and seeks to increase the scope of such tariffs, on Chinese solar panels.
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VIDEO: Why US football fans cheer in Spanish

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 23:58
related countries: Spain Spain

Why English-speaking US football fans chant in Spanish
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VIDEO: US wedding couple make a splash

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 23:17

A couple who decided to take the plunge and tie the knot, got more than they bargained for on their wedding day.
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US online courses open up to Iran

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 23:00
related countries: Iran Iran

Online US universities can reach Iranian students
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Bowe Bergdahl 'could be prosecuted'

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 20:54

The top-ranking US military officer says a newly freed US soldier could be prosecuted if he deserted before being captured by the Taliban.
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US car firms report strong May sales

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 17:01
related places: May

Warm weather and an extra weekend of shopping contribute to strong sales for US car makers in May.
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US schoolgirls 'stabbed classmate'

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 16:27

Two 12-year-old girls in the US state of Wisconsin are accused of stabbing a classmate to please an online fictional character known as Slenderman.
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VIDEO: US hands over 'huge key' to air base

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 14:55
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

An official closing ceremony has been held at the US air base in Kyrgyzstan. Abdujalil Abdurasulov reports.
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VIDEO: Woman, 91, sets US marathon record

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 14:47

Harriette Thompson, from North Carolina, has become the fastest marathon runner over 90 in the US
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Football great files concussion suit

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 14:30

Legendary American football quarterback Dan Marino sues the National Football League, alleging it hid the danger of head trauma from its players.
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US unveils $1bn Europe security plan

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 13:24
related countries: Poland Poland, Ukraine Ukraine

President Barack Obama announces plans for a $1bn fund to increase US military deployments to Europe, during a visit to Poland.
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Sprinter Gay to return from drugs ban

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 12:16

American former world champion Tyson Gay will return from a one-year ban at the Diamond League meeting in July.
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Oliver Stone to direct Snowden film

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 9:13
related places: Snowden, Oscar

Oscar-winning film director Oliver Stone has bought the rights to the story of Edward Snowden, the fugitive US intelligence leaker.
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Seattle votes for $15 minimum wage

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 0:55
related places: Seattle

Seattle's city council votes unanimously to raise the city's minimum wage to the highest level of any major US city - $15 (£9) per hour, twice the national minimum.
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Bowe Bergdahl in 'stable' condition

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 0:18
related countries: Germany Germany

A US soldier freed after five years in Taliban captivity is in a stable condition in hospital, amid accusations he deserted his post before being kidnapped.
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US child migrant numbers rising

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 23:13

President Barack Obama says the growing number of unaccompanied children travelling illegally to the US has created an "urgent humanitarian situation".
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VIDEO: African art museum celebrates 50 years

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 23:01

The man who took African art to the US
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US considers allowing media drones

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 21:27

For the first time, US authorities are considering allowing the film and television industries to use drones, citing 'tangible economic benefits'.
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US unveils coal power curb plans

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 18:44

The Obama administration proposes new rules for US coal power plants aimed at dramatically cutting emissions that contribute to global warming.
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Soldiers conflicted on Bergdahl release

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 15:34

Some US soldiers question rescue effort for Taliban kidnappee
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Russia to 'limit' US GPS satellites

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 11:56
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian authorities say they are restricting the use of bases in its territories which serve the US-owned GPS network.
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NSA 'scooping faces' from the net

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 11:31

US cyber-spies have collected millions of photos of people's faces from the net for use in facial-recognition programmes, according to reports.
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US parties clash over prisoner deal

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 9:32

A row erupts over the deal to swap Guantanamo Bay detainees for a Taliban-held soldier, with Republicans warning it could put Americans at risk.
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Jolie's Maleficent dominates chart

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 9:13
related places: Disney

Disney film Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie, debuts at the top of the North American box office, taking $70m (£41m).
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Brady Bunch star Ann B Davis dies

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 7:41

Ann B Davis, the American actress best known for her role as Alice Nelson, the housekeeper in The Brady Bunch, dies at the age of 88.
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VIDEO: Obama to reveal new pollution targets

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 5:49

The Obama administration is preparing to set out plans to significantly cut the carbon dioxide emissions from power-plants in the United States.
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VIDEO: Anger over Bergdahl prisoner swap

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 0:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Afghan government has reacted angrily to a US deal that freed an American soldier, in exchange for five senior Taliban militants from Guantanamo Bay.
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VIDEO: Man windsurfed from Cuba to US

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 23:25
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The Cuban who windsurfed to the US through shark-infested waters
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Taliban celebrate prisoner 'victory'

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 21:21

Taliban leader Mullah Omar hails the exchange of five Guantanamo Bay detainees for a US soldier as a "big victory", as the US defends the swap.
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VIDEO: 'Our son needs time to decompress'

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 20:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US soldier Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, who has been released after nearly five years in captivity in Afghanistan, needs time to ''decompress'', his parents have told a news conference.
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VIDEO: Taliban celebrate prisoner 'victory'

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 18:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has issued a rare public statement hailing the exchange of five Guantanamo Bay detainees for a Taliban-held US soldier as a "big victory".
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Jesus Christ Superstar US tour axed

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 14:47

A US touring production of Jesus Christ Superstar starring former Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon is cancelled 10 days before it was due to start.
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US paper co-owner dies in plane fire

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 14:39
related places: Boston

The co-owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Lewis Katz, is killed in a private jet that burst into flames near Boston.
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Hagel praises soldier release team

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 13:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US defence secretary, on a visit to Afghanistan, praises special forces involved in the release of a Taliban-held US soldier.
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VIDEO: China reacts to US Japan 'provocation'

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 8:28
related countries: China China, Singapore Singapore

A war of words has erupted between the US and China at a security conference in Singapore.
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US 'assured' on Afghan release deal

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 7:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Qatar Qatar

The US says it has received security assurances from Qatar, which has taken five Guantanamo Bay prisoners exchanged for a Taliban-held US soldier.
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China denounces US-Japan speeches

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 4:12
related countries: China China, Japan Japan, Singapore Singapore
related places: Beijing

China denounces Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel for "provocative speeches" against Beijing at a Singapore forum.
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Climbers missing on US Mt Rainier

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 2:33
related places: Washington, Mount Rainier

Hopes are fading for six climbers who have gone missing on Mount Rainier in the north-western US state of Washington.
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US soldier freed by Taliban captors

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 23:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The only US soldier held by the Taliban in Afghanistan is freed in a deal that includes the release of five Afghan detainees at Guantanamo.
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Mickelson defiant over trading probe

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 21:30

US golfer Phil Mickelson insists he has done "absolutely nothing wrong" after the FBI launched an insider trading investigation.
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US 'to take significant step' on climate

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 10:46

US unveiling major bid to curb carbon dioxide emissions
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US says China 'destabilising' force

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 9:17
related countries: China China, Thailand Thailand

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel accuses Beijing of "destabilising" the South China Sea, and urges Thailand's coup leaders to restore democracy.
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US man was Syria suicide bomber

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 0:52
related countries: Syria Syria

A US man carried out a suicide bombing in Syria, in what is thought to be the first such attack by an American citizen, the state department confirms.
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US House upholds medical marijuana

Friday, May 30th 2014, 21:18
related places: Justice

Democrats and Republicans band together to block the Department of Justice from interfering with state laws permitting medical marijuana use.
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Google closes US smartphone factory

Friday, May 30th 2014, 20:48
related places: Texas

Google's Motorola Mobility announces it will close its Texas factory - the only smartphone factory in the US - after poor sales of the Moto X smartphone.
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US Veterans chief Shinseki resigns

Friday, May 30th 2014, 19:35
related places: White House

Embattled US Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigns amid a scandal over delayed care and falsified records at the agency's hospitals.
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Man 'lied' to police on Boston plot

Friday, May 30th 2014, 13:57
related places: Boston

Officials in the US state of Massachusetts charge a 23-year-old man with lying to police and destroying evidence in the Boston bombings inquiry.
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Google offers 'right to forget' form

Friday, May 30th 2014, 11:36

Google launches a service to allow Europeans to ask for personal data to be removed from search results, after a European court ruling.
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Ford recalls 1.4m cars due to fault

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 20:15
related places: Ford

US car giant Ford recalls a total of 1.4 million cars, the majority of which are sport utility vehicles sold in North America, due to a possible loss of power steering.
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Southwest fined for deceptive ads

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 18:55
related places: Southwest

Budget airline Southwest is fined $200,000 by US regulators for TV adverts that promised non-existent low fares.
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Virgin signs US spaceflight deal

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 18:16
related places: New Mexico

Virgin Galactic signs a deal with the US Federal Aviation Authority, which will allow it to charter space flights from a base in New Mexico.
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What do young Harvard graduates believe?

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 18:04
related places: Harvard

A snapshot of the private lives and politics of young US elite
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US skyscraper viewing deck 'cracks'

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 16:58
related places: Chicago

A part of the Chicago's Willis Tower's glass observation ledge cracked while a family was inside, local media reports.
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US measles cases reach 20-year high

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 16:55

Public health experts in the US are urging people to get vaccinated against measles after a spike in cases in the country this year.
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VIDEO: US storm chaser 'struck by lightning'

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 16:47

A US storm chaser says he has survived being struck by lightning, while inadvertently capturing the incident on camera.
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BBC dramas up for 14 US TV awards

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 16:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Luther, Time, Sherlock

Sherlock, Luther, Burton & Taylor and An Adventure in Time and Space are among the British nominations at this year's Critics' Choice Television Awards.
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VIDEO: Millionaire hides free cash across US

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 15:11
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica
related places: San Francisco

A mystery benefactor has been leading social media users on a treasure hunt for hidden money in the US cities of San Francisco and San Jose.
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Syal not Steinbeck in English GCSE

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 14:47

The latest GCSE English literature set texts from a second exam board, AQA, include Meera Syal and George Orwell, but no American authors
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Chicago push to videotape gun sales

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 14:30

Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposes a package of measures that would drive gun shops out of much of the American "murder capital" and require each sale be made on camera.
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Dish Network plans to accept Bitcoin

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 13:13

US satellite TV operator Dish Network says it will accept payments in Bitcoins from customers later this year.
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US economy shifts into reverse

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 13:12

The US economy contracted at an annualised pace of 1% in the first three months of 2014, according to the latest official estimate.
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Coldplay tops Billboard album chart

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 11:25

Coldplay's latest record Ghost Stories tops the US Billboard 200 album chart in its first week of release.
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Ex-Man Utd owner Glazer dies aged 85

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 11:19

Malcolm Glazer, the billionaire businessman who led a controversial takeover of Manchester United in 2005, dies at the age of 85.
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Missing plane 'not in ping zone'

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 9:52
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The area where signals thought linked to the missing Malaysian plane were detected is ruled out as its final resting place, Australia says.
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Kerry urges Snowden to return to US

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 9:09
related places: Snowden

US Secretary of State John Kerry says intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is a fugitive who should return to the US to face justice.
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BP asks judge to block spill payouts

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 6:57

BP asks a US judge to allow it to halt paying compensation claims while it waits for the US Supreme Court to review its settlement with businesses.
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