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VIDEO: US snow prompts roof collapse fears

Friday, November 21st 2014, 17:24

Residents in parts of New York State hit by severe snow storms are working to clear their roofs, amid fears that the weight of the snow could cause them to collapse.
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Cosby carries on with one-man show

Friday, November 21st 2014, 17:21

US entertainer Bill Cosby presses on with a series of comic engagements despite mounting allegations that he sexually assaulted a number of women.
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China rate cut spurs global markets

Friday, November 21st 2014, 17:11
related countries: China China

A cut in interest rates in China and comments from Europe's Central Bank chief spur US markets on to fresh highs
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Aereo files for bankruptcy protection

Friday, November 21st 2014, 15:56

Aereo, the TV streaming upstart meant to take on US cable firms, files for bankruptcy protection after a Supreme Court decision threw the company's legality into doubt.
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Obama enforces immigration overhaul

Friday, November 21st 2014, 12:41

Barack Obama uses executive powers to force through immigration reform, removing the threat of deportation for roughly four million people.
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VIDEO: Ferguson shooting: Father's appeal

Friday, November 21st 2014, 10:52

Father of shot US teenager Michael Brown appeals for calm ahead of Court ruling on whether officer involved in shooting should be charged.
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Delta swaps Boeings for Airbus jets

Friday, November 21st 2014, 10:03
related places: Delta

American airline Delta replaces its old Boeing planes in a $14bn order for 50 Airbus wide-body jets powered by Rolls Royce engines
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O'Keeffe work sets female art record

Friday, November 21st 2014, 9:58
related countries: Georgia Georgia

A floral painting by late US artist Georgia O'Keeffe sells for $44.4m (£28.8m) at auction, setting a record for an artwork by a female artist.
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Asia shares up on upbeat US data

Friday, November 21st 2014, 7:31

Asian shares were mostly higher following upbeat economic data from the US that showed strength in the world's largest economy.
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VIDEO: 'Everyone knows the system is broken'

Friday, November 21st 2014, 1:52

President Obama has addressed the nation to outline some of the most sweeping changes to the US immigration system for decades.
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VIDEO: Ferguson decision: A timeline of events

Friday, November 21st 2014, 0:24
related places: Ferguson

Protesters and police in Ferguson are all part of a tense waiting game, wondering if a police officer will be indicted for the death of Michael Brown. A look at the events that lead to these circumstances
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'No extension' on Iran nuclear deal

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 22:12
related countries: Austria Austria, Iran Iran
related places: Vienna

The US secretary of state says talks in Vienna will focus on "driving towards" a nuclear deal with Iran as diplomats brace for tough negotiation.
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US Senate grills banks on commodities

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 18:47

Executives from three US banks are being questioned by senators over accusations the banks engaged in unfair trading practices relating to several commodities.
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Female bosses 'more depressed'

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 16:59

Women with job authority are more likely than men to display symptoms of depression, according to research in the US.
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In pictures: Snow chaos in north-eastern US

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 16:54
related places: North

North-east US hit by massive snowstorm
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New Cosby TV show scrapped by NBC

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 13:01

US TV network NBC scraps a proposed Bill Cosby project after accusations that he sexually assaulted women resurfaced in recent weeks.
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Taylor Swift scores US chart first

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 10:32

Taylor Swift becomes the first female singer to succeed herself at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 song chart.
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Yahoo to take over search on Firefox

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 5:10

Tech giant Yahoo will now replace market leader Google as the default search engine on Firefox's internet browsers in the US.
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VIDEO: $1m bill for baby's early arrival

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 4:49
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian family is facing a bill of almost $1m (£638,000) from an American hospital, because their daughter was born prematurely while they were on holiday in Hawaii.
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Deadly snowstorm hits northern US

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 0:12
related places: New York

A massive snowstorm has wreaked havoc in the north-eastern US and left at least seven people dead, as temperatures fell to freezing in all 50 US states overnight.
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VIDEO: UK denies 'pick-up artist' Blanc visa

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 23:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Controversial US "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc has been barred from entering the UK by the Home Office.
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Second Frenchman in IS video named

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 21:04
related countries: France France, Syria Syria
related places: Frenchman

France names another Frenchman in a video showing the killing of Syrian prisoners by IS militants as Muslim convert Mickael Dos Santos, 22.
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Fed in easy decision to end stimulus

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 20:42

Despite turmoil in emerging markets, the US Federal Reserve reached an easy consensus to end its stimulus programme, latest minutes reveal.
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Obama to unveil immigration overhaul

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 20:07
related places: Major

Major changes to the immigration system that could help millions of people living illegally in the US are to be unveiled in a presidential primetime address.
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UK denies 'pick-up artist' Blanc visa

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 18:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Controversial US "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc is barred from entering the UK by the Home Office following an online petition.
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Franzen set to publish fifth novel

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 9:44
related places: Purity

Award-winning American novelist Jonathan Franzen is to publish his fifth book next September, titled Purity.
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VIDEO: Huge billboard takes over Time Square

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 8:15
related places: New York

A giant billboard about a length of an American football field has been switched on at New York's iconic Times Square.
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VIDEO: Snow causes chaos in parts of US

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 7:55

Extreme cold weather is gripping large parts of the United States, with temperatures of freezing or below recorded in all 50 states.
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Netflix in Australia by next March

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 2:10
related countries: Australia Australia, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: March

US company Netflix announces plans to extend its TV and movie streaming service to Australia and New Zealand in March 2015.
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Keystone bill fails to pass Senate

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 0:03
related places: Keystone

The US Senate narrowly fails to pass a bill approving the controversial Canada-to-US Keystone XL oil pipeline.
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US regulators extend airbag recall

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 23:33

US safety authorities demand that a recall of Takata airbags which can explode with dangerous force be expanded to the whole country.
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Republic of Ireland 4-1 USA

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 21:40
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Two goals from Robbie Brady help the Republic of Ireland to a comfortable victory over the United States.
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US shares close at record levels

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 21:37
related places: Dow

The Dow and S&P 500 close at record levels on deals in the healthcare sector and optimism over the economy.
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Charles Manson 'allowed to marry'

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 11:41

Notorious US mass murderer Charles Manson has been granted a licence to marry a 26-year-old woman who has been visiting him in prison.
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'Body parts' men wanted by Thailand

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 10:41
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thai police issue arrest warrants for two American men who tried to post baby body parts to the United States.
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Wonder honoured at US music gala

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 10:01
related places: New York

Stevie Wonder and Billy Joel are among the musical stars honoured by Ascap (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) in New York.
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Miami's Stanton in record $325m deal

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 7:36
related places: Stanton

Giancarlo Stanton agrees the most expensive deal in US sport by signing a £208m 13-year contract with Miami Marlins.
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VIDEO: Lava field 'bigger than Manhattan'

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 3:38
related countries: Iceland Iceland
related places: Manhattan

A volcano in Iceland has produced a river of molten rock that could cover the entire island of Manhattan in the United States.
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VIDEO: Charles Manson 'allowed to marry'

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 3:36

American mass murderer Charles Manson, 80, has reportedly been granted a licence to marry a 26-year-old woman who has been visiting him in prison.
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Kassig family: 'Our hearts will mend'

Monday, November 17th 2014, 23:51

The parents of US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig, beheaded by Islamic State militants, say they will learn in time to forgive his captors.
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Monday, November 17th 2014, 22:57
related places: Congress, Washington

New members of Congress learn the ropes in Washington
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US shares hit record on deal making

Monday, November 17th 2014, 21:28

The S&P 500 closes at a record level, boosted by deal making among US firms.
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State of emergency in Missouri

Monday, November 17th 2014, 21:24

The governor of the US state of Missouri readies the National Guard in anticipation of a grand jury decision over the police killing of a black teenager.
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Trying to get jailed in North Korea

Monday, November 17th 2014, 21:16
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The American who struggled to get jailed in North Korea
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Hunt for IS killers in Kassig video

Monday, November 17th 2014, 19:37
related places: Frenchman

Investigators try to identify suspected Western jihadists in an Islamic State video that shows the murder of US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig.
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PM: We won't be 'cowed' by terror

Monday, November 17th 2014, 17:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK will not be "cowed" by "sick terrorists", the prime minister tells MPs, after the killing of an American aid worker by Islamic State.
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Sierra Leone Ebola doctor dies in US

Monday, November 17th 2014, 17:32
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

A surgeon from Sierra Leone who was being treated for Ebola in the US has died, a Nebraska hospital announces.
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Pope to visit US in September

Monday, November 17th 2014, 15:01
related places: Philadelphia, Pope, Washington

The Pope announces plans for his first trip to the US next September, when he is expected to travel to Philadelphia, New York and Washington.
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Thai baby body parts posted to US

Monday, November 17th 2014, 13:38
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thai police say they are seeking two US citizens over the suspected theft of body parts - including a baby's head and an adult's heart - from a hospital.
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Dumb's the word at US box office

Monday, November 17th 2014, 12:10

Dumb and Dumber To, the intentionally misspelt sequel to Jim Carrey's 1994 comedy, tops the US box office chart on its first weekend in cinemas.
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US base opponent wins Okinawa poll

Monday, November 17th 2014, 2:13
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa

An opponent of a US base relocation plan has won the Okinawa governor's election, local reports say, in another setback for the controversial proposal.
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IS hostage killing pure evil - Obama

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 23:06

President Barack Obama condemns as "pure evil" the killing of US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig, beheaded by Islamic State militants.
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US hostage Kassig 'killed by IS'

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 16:21

A video released on to the internet claims to show that Islamic State militants have killed the captured US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig.
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Cameron backing for EU-US trade deal

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 15:13

David Cameron pledges to put "rocket boosters" behind plans for an EU-US free trade deal, following a meeting with fellow leaders at the G20 summit.
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Surgeon with Ebola treated in US

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 23:59
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
related places: Nebraska

A surgeon from Sierra Leone, who is critically ill with Ebola, arrives in the US where he is being treated at an isolation unit in Nebraska.
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Battle turning against IS - Dempsey

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 21:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq

America's top general tells troops in Iraq that momentum is turning against Islamic State, the militant group controlling parts of Iraq and Syria.
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Obama warns of Asia 'intimidation'

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 12:22
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Asia

US President Barack Obama, who is attending the G20 summit in Australia, says Asia's security must not be based on intimidation and bullying.
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'Major milestone' in polio battle

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 0:02

A "major milestone" in the elimination of polio has been reached, the US Centres for Disease Control says.
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VIDEO: Soccer seen as 'sissyball' in Deep South

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 0:01

Soccer, as seen in the US Deep South
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House passes Keystone pipeline bill

Friday, November 14th 2014, 18:42
related places: Keystone, Senate

The US House of Representatives passes a bill to approve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, and it will now go to a vote in the Senate.
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Coal boss indicted in mine disaster

Friday, November 14th 2014, 16:28

Donald Blankenship, the former chief executive of Massey Energy, is indicted for his role in a 2010 West Virginia coal mine explosion - the US's worst coal disaster in 40 years.
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US spy planes 'collect phone data'

Friday, November 14th 2014, 13:44

The Wall Street Journal reports that devices gathering mobile phone data are being flown over the US by the government
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Russia sanctions 'undermine trade'

Friday, November 14th 2014, 12:29
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Western sanctions will hurt the global economy and trade agreements, ahead of the G20 summit.
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Hagel to unveil nuclear arms reform

Friday, November 14th 2014, 11:16

Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel is to announce a major reform of the United States' nuclear arms management after reviews uncovered major flaws.
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Big Bang Theory pays tribute to star

Friday, November 14th 2014, 9:52

US sitcom The Big Bang Theory pays tribute to cast member Carol Ann Susi, who died earlier this week from cancer.
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Obama defends immigration pledge

Friday, November 14th 2014, 9:38

President Barack Obama defends plans to use executive powers to reform the US immigration system, saying Congress has had ample opportunity to act.
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Suu Kyi condemns Myanmar voting laws

Friday, November 14th 2014, 9:18

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says constitutional rules which bar her from running for president are "unjust and undemocratic".
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S&P gives Twitter debt 'junk' status

Friday, November 14th 2014, 0:56
related places: Standard

US ratings agency Standard & Poor's gives social media giant Twitter's debt "junk" status, which is three notches below investment grade.
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An un-Fortunate Veterans Day choice?

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 23:45
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Did a Vietnam War protest song dishonour US troops?
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Kerry sees progress on Jerusalem row

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 22:45
related countries: Jordan Jordan
related places: Jerusalem

US Secretary of State John Kerry says steps have been agreed at talks in Jordan to lower tensions between Israelis and Palestinians.
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VIDEO: 'Progress made in degrading Isil'

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 19:53
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria
related places: Congress

The US and coalition forces are making progress in the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has told Congress.
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Drones 'patrol US-Mexico border'

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 18:44
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The US government is using drones to patrol half of its border with Mexico to detect illegal immigrants and smugglers, a report by the Associated Press says.
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Obama 'confident' of Myanmar change

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 18:32
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Is

The US president says he is "optimistic" about political change in Myanmar during a visit to the country - but adds "change is hard".
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Culture Club scrap reunion tour

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 15:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pop group Culture Club cancel their forthcoming US and UK tour because singer Boy George has developed a throat condition and may need surgery.
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India and US reach WTO breakthrough

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 14:10
related countries: India India

India and US reach a breakthrough in resolving food security, an issue which had been stalling the implementation of a global trade pact.
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Turkish protesters attack US sailors

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 12:19
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

Turkish protesters attack three US sailors in Istanbul, trying to put hoods on them and chanting "Yankees go home".
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Russia fuelling Ukraine war, says US

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 5:11
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The US accuses Russia of undermining a ceasefire in Ukraine after reports of Russian troops and military hardware entering the country.
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VIDEO: Window cleaners rescued 69 storeys up

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 2:29
related places: Manhattan

Two window cleaners have been rescued after a cradle collapsed 69 storeys up at the World Trade Center in Manhattan.
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No more jail for 'cannibal cop' man

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 1:01

A US ex-policeman who was convicted and then cleared of plotting cannibal acts is convicted of a lesser charge, but will serve no more time in prison.
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US Ebola family settles with hospital

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 21:59

The family of the only patient to die of Ebola in the US has received a undisclosed sum from the hospital that treated him, their lawyer has said.
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Two US workers rescued 69 storeys up

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 20:16
related places: Manhattan

New York firefighters have rescued two window cleaners stuck on collapsed cradle 69 storeys above the ground at the World Trade Center.
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Berdych beats Cilic at Tour Finals

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 16:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Tomas Berdych beats out-of-sorts US Open champion Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 at the World Tour Finals in London.
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Energy security 'under threat'

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 12:04

The US shale gas boom disguises serious risks to the security of global energy supplies, according to the International Energy Agency.
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VIDEO: 'China won't play second fiddle to US'

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 11:31
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

China and the US have unveiled new pledges on greenhouse gas emissions, as the leaders of the two countries met for talks in Beijing.
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Arctic blast hits Canada and US

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 9:16
related countries: Canada Canada

Parts of Canada and the US get their first blast of winter, sending temperatures plummeting by as much as 22C (40F) in days.
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Obama and Xi in emissions pledge

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 8:12
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

China and the US unveil "historic" new pledges on greenhouse gas emissions, as the two leaders meet for talks in Beijing.
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US civil rights lawyer Doar dies

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 7:25
related places: Manhattan

John Doar, a civil rights lawyer who played a pivotal role in ending racial segregation in the US, dies in Manhattan aged 92.
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New York Times goes on a Cuban crusade

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 21:18
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The ongoing calls for improved US-Cuba relations
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Big Bank Hank, US rapper, dies at 57

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 18:30
related places: New York

The New York rapper who, as part of the Sugarhill Gang, released what is generally regarded as the first rap record, dies at the age of 57.
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Biden leads Veterans Day events

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 18:08

US Vice-President Joe Biden has laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as part of Veterans Day remembrance events across the US.
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AT&T axes in-flight wi-fi project

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 17:12

Plans to bring broadband connections to passengers flying at 30,000 feet have been dropped by US firm AT&T.
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Tarantino 'to retire' after 10th film

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 16:17

US director Quentin Tarantino says he plans to retire after completing his 10th film because he likes the idea of leaving audiences "wanting a bit more".
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Last US Ebola case 'virus free'

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 16:17
related places: New York

The last known person in the US with Ebola has recovered and has been released from hospital.
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Nigeria fury over US arms refusal

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 15:25
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria criticises the US for refusing to sell the government "lethal" weapons to fight militant Islamists as they seize another town.
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US troops sent into Iraq's Anbar

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 12:42
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Fifty US troops are being deployed to Iraq's troubled Anbar province, the Pentagon says, to advise Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State militants there.
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China blocks US air pollution data

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 8:30
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Authorities in Beijing have told air pollution sites and apps to stop using data provided by the US embassy during Apec, media reports say.
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VIDEO: The long history of Chinese in the US

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 1:37
related countries: China China

The long history of Chinese immigrants in the US
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Child immigrants strain US courts

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 0:33
related places: New York

Inside the New York courts for immigrant children
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VIDEO: US veterans make history in Congress

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 0:27
related places: Congress

Veterans making history in Congress
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US blacklists former Yemen president

Monday, November 10th 2014, 22:42
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The US blacklists former Yemen president Ali Abdallah Saleh and two rebel commanders for threatening the country's peace and stability.
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