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VIDEO: US Democratic debate - in 80 secs

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 9:32

Hillary Clinton and her main rival Bernie Sanders clashed over key issues at the US Democratic presidential debate.
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US gun store ordered to pay $6m

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 7:07

A US gun shop is ordered to pay nearly $6m (£3.9m) in compensation to two police officers severely wounded by a weapon illegally bought at the store.
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Lamar Odom found unconscious in Nevada

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 5:44
related places: Nevada

Khloe Kardashian's ex-husband Lamar Odom is found unconscious at a brothel in the US state of Nevada.
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VIDEO: US 'not interested in Clinton's emails'

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 2:28
related places: Clinton

Bernie Sanders receives a standing ovation at the Democratic presidential debate after saying the American people no longer want to hear about Hillary Clinton's emails.
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US aunt loses 'aggressive hug' case

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 22:42

A woman sued her 12-year-old nephew for $127,000 because his hug caused her to fall. The jury took 20 minutes to deny her claim.
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Trump to host Saturday Night Live

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 21:19

The US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will host the comedy show Saturday Night Live next month, the NBC network says.
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Libor trial of UK bankers begins in US

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 18:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Jury selection began in the trial of two Brits accused of manipulating international lending rates.
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US 'will not press for Farc extraditions'

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 17:27
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The US says it will leave it up to Colombia how to deal with left-wing Farc rebels who have committed crimes, and will not push for their extradition.
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Small plane lands on US motorway

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 16:28
related places: Idaho

A small plane has made an emergency landing on motorway in the US state of Idaho just at the start of the busy morning commute.
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US 'drunk driver' live streams ride

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 16:17
related places: Florida

A Florida woman is arrested after she filmed herself driving drunk and broadcast it live on the internet.
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Laser razor kicked off Kickstarter

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 11:40

A crowdfunding campaign for a razor blade which its US creators claimed could remove facial hair with a laser beam has been suspended.
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VIDEO: Gigantic pumpkin wins US weigh-off

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 7:23
related places: California

A giant pumpkin weighing 893kg (1969lb) has won first prize at a pumpkin weigh-off in California.
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Okinawa revokes permit for US base move

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 4:11
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa

The governor of Japan's southern Okinawa prefecture has tried to halt the controversial government-approved relocation of a US military base by revoking a permit.
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US rebel flag 'threats' to black family

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 0:28
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Confederate

A group of white men and women driving cars flying the Confederate flag are charged over a confrontation with a black family in Georgia.
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US air drop for Syria anti-IS forces

Monday, October 12th 2015, 23:43
related countries: Syria Syria

The US military air-drops more than 45 tonnes of ammunition in north-eastern Syria to rebels fighting the jihadist group Islamic State (IS).
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VIDEO: Why Cecil's killer escaped prosecution

Monday, October 12th 2015, 15:57
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Cecil

Authorities in Zimbabwe have said that the US dentist who shot Cecil the lion will not be prosecuted.
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Zimbabwe drops case against lion killer

Monday, October 12th 2015, 14:56
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Cecil

Zimbabwe says it will not prosecute the US dentist who killed Cecil the lion because he had the proper paperwork allowing him to conduct the hunt.
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US students to defy gun law with dildos

Monday, October 12th 2015, 14:23

Texas University students plan to take sex toys on campus to protest against a new state law that allows people to carry concealed weapons on college grounds.
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Dell agrees $67bn EMC takeover

Monday, October 12th 2015, 12:26
related places: Dell

US computer giant Dell agrees a deal to buy data storage company EMC for $67bn - if approved it would be the biggest ever between tech companies.
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Pan disappoints at US box office

Monday, October 12th 2015, 11:27

Neverland 3D-fantasy film Pan fails to reach the top of the North American box office chart, despite much promotion and its $150m (£98m) cost.
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Randy Quaid in court after US arrest

Monday, October 12th 2015, 10:26
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: California, Friday

Actor Randy Quaid is due to appear in court over a California vandalism case after being arrested on Friday as he tried to enter the US from Canada.
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China arrests hackers at US bidding

Monday, October 12th 2015, 10:23
related countries: China China

Chinese police have arrested hackers after the US government supplied them with a list of cybercrime suspects, the Washington Post reports.
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US reporter 'convicted' in Iran

Monday, October 12th 2015, 8:53
related countries: Iran Iran

A US reporter detained in Iran for more than a year and charged with espionage is said to have been convicted.
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China shares rise while others struggle

Monday, October 12th 2015, 6:30
related places: Monday, Wall Street, Asia

Shares on mainland China and in Hong Kong took the lead with gains in Asia on Monday, while other markets struggled.
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Palestinians die in Israel Gaza raid

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 21:09
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli jets carry out air strikes on two targets in the Gaza Strip, with a mother and child reported dead, in the latest sign of mounting tensions.
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Ex-Anglo Irish boss arrested in US

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 9:53
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Boston

The former boss of Anglo Irish Bank has been arrested on an extradition warrant in the US city of Boston, the state US Attorney's Office says.
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Berlin protest against EU-US trade deal

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 1:24
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Thousands protest in the German capital Berlin against the planned TTIP free-trade deal between the EU and US.
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US to compensate Kunduz strike victims

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 23:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Pentagon is to pay compensation to victims and families of the 22 people killed in a US airstrike on an MSF hospital in northern Afghanistan.
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Bowe Bergdahl 'shouldn't be jailed'

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 22:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A hearing in the case of US Army Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, who is accused of desertion in Afghanistan, recommends he be spared jail, his lawyers say.
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Konta back to winning ways in Linz

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 13:09
related countries: Austria Austria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Linz

British number one Johanna Konta beats Anna Tatishvili of the USA in the first round of qualifying in Linz, Austria.
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VIDEO: Russia and US set for air safety talks

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 4:38
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russia has agreed to resume talks with the US on air safety during Syria bombing campaigns, says the Pentagon.
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Russia and US to hold Syria air talks

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 3:25
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russia will hold more talks with the US on air safety during the two countries' Syrian bombing campaigns, says the Pentagon.
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Two die in two US university shootings

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 0:39

Two suspected gunmen are in custody after separate shootings at Northern Arizona University and Texas Southern University leave two dead.
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US hedge fund threatens to sue Peru

Friday, October 9th 2015, 21:52
related countries: Peru Peru

A US hedge fund threatens to sue Peru over bonds issued by the country's former military regime.
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US to abandon training new Syria rebels

Friday, October 9th 2015, 20:42
related countries: Syria Syria

The US is to stop efforts to train new Syrian rebel forces and says it will shift to providing equipment and weapons to existing forces.
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Carson defends stance on Nazis and guns

Friday, October 9th 2015, 19:21

US Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson sparks controversy suggesting the Holocaust may have been avoided if people were armed.
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Readers who ask other parents about guns

Friday, October 9th 2015, 17:45

US readers who asked parents about guns at home
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US groups want Experian hack probed

Friday, October 9th 2015, 13:02

Campaigners have questioned whether a hack at credit report company Experian could extend to 200 million customers.
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EU must improve Russia ties - Juncker

Friday, October 9th 2015, 10:21
related countries: Russia Russia

The EU must restore a "practical relationship" with Russia and not let the US "dictate" that policy, the European Commission chief says.
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Bieber wants nude photos taken down

Friday, October 9th 2015, 9:41
related places: Lawyers

Lawyers for Justin Bieber demand nude photos published of the star need be removed from a US newspaper website.
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Film honour for Star Wars composer

Friday, October 9th 2015, 8:05

John Williams becomes the first composer to receive the American Film Institute's Lifetime achievement award in its 44-year history.
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Central banks 'need to be courageous'

Friday, October 9th 2015, 7:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Central

Central banks in the UK and the US "need to be courageous" and raise rates, says former Bank of England policymaker Andrew Sentance.
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US shooting family in $6.5m settlement

Friday, October 9th 2015, 3:25

A South Carolina city reaches a $6.5m settlement with the family of Walter Scott, an unarmed black man killed by a white policeman in April.
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Shares in Asia up after Fed minutes

Friday, October 9th 2015, 2:59
related places: Asia

Shares in Asia in positive territory after minutes from the US Federal Reserve's latest meeting suggest it may wait to raise rates.
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VIDEO: VW boss apologises for emissions scandal

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 23:55

Volkswagen's US boss Michael Horn has said he would like to "offer a sincere apology" over the emissions scandal.
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Russian missiles 'fell in Iran'

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 21:28
related countries: Iran Iran, Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Four Russian cruise missiles fired at Syria from the Caspian Sea on Wednesday landed in Iran, unnamed US officials say, but Russia insists they all hit their targets.
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Clinton takes aim at Wall Street abuse

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 20:41
related places: Wall Street

US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has outlined her plan to curb Wall Street abuses.
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McCarthy out of race to be US Speaker

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 20:19

Republican Kevin McCarthy is dropping out of the race for Speaker of the US House of Representatives, surprising many who favoured him to win.
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Fed believed US could handle rate rise

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 19:55

Federal Reserve minutes revealed it believed that the US economy could have coped with an interest rate rise.
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France train attack hero stabbed in US

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 19:46
related countries: France France
related places: California

Spencer Stone, hailed as a hero after an attack on a French train, is stabbed in Sacramento, California.
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US woman shoots at fleeing shoplifters

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 18:40
related places: Michigan

Police in Michigan are weighing whether to file charges against a woman who shot at a pair of shoplifting suspects in a car park.
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USA in command at Presidents Cup

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 15:05
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The United States take a 4-1 lead over the International team in the foursomes at the Presidents Cup in South Korea.
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Murdoch sorry for 'real black' tweet

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 14:55
related places: Carson, Republican

Rupert Murdoch apologises for tweets suggesting US President Barack Obama is not a "real black president" and supporting Ben Carson.
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VIDEO: VW chief grilled at US hearing

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 13:55
related places: Washington

Volkswagen's US boss is facing a congressional hearing in Washington amid revelations that he knew about emissions cheating in 2014.
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Games voice actors approve strike

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 9:48

The US actors who voice video games have voted to strike over pay and conditions unless agreement with publishers can be reached soon.
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Samsung payment data 'safe' after hack

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 5:18

Samsung Electronics says its mobile payment system and user data is safe after a hacking attack against its US-based subsidiary LoopPay.
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US journalist 'helped hackers'

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 1:05

An American journalist is found guilty of helping hacktivist group Anonymous deface the website of the Los Angeles Times.
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Quiz: Which guns are banned across the US?

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 23:15

Are there any guns in the US that are off-limits?
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Clinton opposes Pacific trade deal

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 21:59
related places: Pacific

US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has come out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement championed by Barack Obama.
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VW boss told of emissions cheat in 2014

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 21:39

Volkswagen's US boss has admitted he was aware of the emissions issue affecting millions of the company's vehicles early last year.
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US indicts Honduras football boss

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 21:17
related countries: Honduras Honduras
related places: Miami, Marathon

A Honduran ex-minister and president of Marathon football club, Yankel Rosenthal, is charged in Miami with drug trafficking and money laundering.
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Search for missing US ship suspended

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 20:42
related places: El Faro

Authorities have called off the search for the sunken ship El Faro which sailed into a hurricane with 33 people aboard.
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South Africa 64-0 USA

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 19:12
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Bryan Habana equals Jonah Lomu's World Cup try-scoring record as South Africa reach the last eight by thrashing the USA.
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Video urges Joe Biden to make 2016 run

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 19:10

A group pushing for vice-president Joe Biden to enter the US presidential race releases its first advertisement.
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Obama apologises to MSF president

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 19:01

US President Barack Obama has apologised to the president of aid agency Medecins San Frontieres for a bombing that killed at least 22 people.
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MSF demands Kunduz war crimes probe

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 11:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Geneva, Aid

Aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres wants a never-used body to investigate the US bombing of its hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz.
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Model accuses Bill Cosby of assault

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 9:13
related places: Los Angeles

A 25-year-old model files a lawsuit against US comedian Bill Cosby alleging he sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles in 2008.
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Afghan hospital strike 'a mistake'

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 7:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US commander of international forces in Afghanistan says an air strike on a hospital in the city of Kunduz that killed 22 people was a mistake.
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Australia rules against cancer patent

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 6:17
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's High Court rules that a US-based biotech company cannot patent the breast cancer gene BRCA1, in a victory for cancer campaigners.
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Thousands of US inmates to be released

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 2:00

Roughly 6,000 federal inmates will be released in the coming weeks in an effort to ease prison crowding and lessen harsh penalties for non-violent offenders, US media report.
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Top US diplomat urges Haitians to vote

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 0:46

US Secretary of State John Kerry urges Haitians to take part in this month's presidential election and help develop a strong democracy.
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KFC owner Yum shares down 17%

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 0:42

Shares in Yum Brands, which owns KFC and Pizza Hut, fell more than 17% in after hours trading in the US after the firm reported poorer than expected quarterly results
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The question US parents hate to ask

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 23:13

Should parents ask about weapons before a playdate?
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US commerce secretary visits Cuba

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 22:20
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker arrives in Havana for two days of talks focusing on measures to ease the impact of the US embargo.
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Python nearly kills US pet store worker

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 18:37
related places: Kentucky

A man working at a Kentucky pet store has been seriously hurt after a massive python he was feeding nearly crushed him to death.
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Carolina flood death toll rises to 17

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 18:23
related places: North

The death toll from the severe flooding in the US states of North and South Carolina rises to 17, say authorities.
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Boy, 11, held for killing girl of eight

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 17:55
related places: Tennessee

An 11-year-old boy in the US state of Tennessee is held on suspicion of shooting dead an eight-year-old girl in a row over a puppy.
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Former UN head charged with corruption

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 17:28
related countries: China China

US authorities charge a former UN General Assembly president with taking bribes from a Chinese billionaire in return for help gaining contracts.
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Lord Sugar missed out on US Apprentice

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 14:56

Sir Alan Sugar reveals he missed out on fronting the US version of The Apprentice because he wasn't well known enough in the States.
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Dead pilot had heart condition

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 12:02
related places: Boston, Phoenix, Heart

A heart attack appears to have caused the death of an American Airlines pilot during an overnight flight from Phoenix to Boston, his wife says.
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New search for Duffy's Cut remains

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 11:52
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: New, Duffy, Cut

New searches are under way in the US to try to find the remains of 51 Irish migrants who died - or were murdered - while building a stretch of railway.
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Oregon gunman 'left behind manifesto'

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 11:08
related places: Oregon

The man accused of killing nine people at a community college in Oregon had left behind a manifesto detailing his grievances, US media report.
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US woman charged over 'thrown baby'

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 11:03

A charity worker who prosecutors say threw her newborn baby from the seventh-floor window of a New York City apartment is charged with murder.
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VIDEO: Edward Snowden on life as 'a marked man'

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 11:00

Whistle-blower Edward Snowden tells the BBC's Panorama he is a "marked man", after leaking details of extensive internet and phone surveillance by his former employer, the US National Security Agency (NSA).
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General Mills in Cheerios cereal recall

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 8:50

US food giant General Mills is recalling 1.8 million boxes of gluten-free Cheerios that may, in fact, contain traces of gluten.
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Ruling threatens Facebook data transfers

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 7:52
related places: Justice

The EU's top court rules that a data transfer pact with the US did not do enough to protect people's privacy, causing problems for Facebook.
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China in cautious welcome of TPP

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 6:19

China cautiously welcomes a US-led wide-ranging Trans-Pacific free trade deal, that covers about 40% of the world economy.
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Court helps US transgender man go home

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 5:55
related countries: India India

A court in India directs the police to help a transgender man who was allegedly tricked by his parents into coming to the country to return home to the US.
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VIDEO: California passes right-to-die bill

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 5:09
related places: California

California is to be the fifth American state to allow terminally ill patients to end their lives, legally.
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VIDEO: Floods kill nine in South Carolina

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 1:53

At least nine people have been killed by fast-moving floodwater in the US state of South Carolina.
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Trans-Pacific free trade deal agreed

Monday, October 5th 2015, 23:34
related places: Pacific

US, Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim countries agree a wide-ranging Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal that covers about 40% of the world economy.
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Mexico: Migration through a lens

Monday, October 5th 2015, 23:17
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Heading north from southern Mexico to the United States
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Will bankruptcy cost American Apparel its cool?

Monday, October 5th 2015, 22:55

Will bankruptcy cost American Apparel its cool?
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VIDEO: US: Afghans requested Kunduz help

Monday, October 5th 2015, 22:26

The US military has changed its account of an air strike which struck a hospital in Kunduz at the weekend.
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VIDEO: Snowden: 'Smartphones can be taken over'

Monday, October 5th 2015, 22:22

Smartphone users can do "very little" to stop security services getting "total control" over their devices, US whistleblower Edward Snowden has told BBC's Panorama.
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Calls for Oregon sheriff to resign

Monday, October 5th 2015, 21:35
related places: Oregon

A leading US gun-control group calls for the resignation of the man leading the investigation into the deadly mass shooting in Oregon.
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California enacts right-to-die law

Monday, October 5th 2015, 20:30
related places: California

California has joined four other US states that allow terminally ill patients to legally to end their lives with a doctor's supervision.
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American Airlines pilot dies on flight

Monday, October 5th 2015, 18:33
related places: Boston, Phoenix

A pilot on an overnight flight from Phoenix to Boston had a medical emergency and later died, the airline has confirmed.
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US politician admits to goat sacrifice

Monday, October 5th 2015, 18:22
related places: Florida

A Florida candidate for US Senate has come under criticism after it emerged that he once killed a goat and drank its blood.
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BP in $20bn settlement over oil spill

Monday, October 5th 2015, 17:54
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The US Justice Department has finalised a $20bn settlement with BP over the fatal Gulf of Mexico oil disaster in 2010.
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