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United States: news

Is an American degree worth the cost?

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 1:49

Is it worth paying $50,000 a year for US college tuition?
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Last US Islamic State hostage killed

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 0:42

The US confirms the death of aid worker Kayla Mueller, the last US hostage known to be held by Islamic State militants in Syria.
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NY policeman charged over shooting

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 22:18
related places: New York

A police officer is charged over the fatal shooting of an unarmed man in a block of flats in New York City, according to a lawyer in the case.
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VIDEO: 'Kayla touched the heart of the world'

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 22:12
related countries: Syria Syria

The aunts of aid worker Kayla Mueller pay tribute to the 26-year-old, who was held by Islamic State militants in Syria, and whose death has been confirmed by the US.
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Halliburton to cut up to 6,400 jobs

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 20:32

US oilfield services firm Halliburton says it will cut up to 8% of its global workforce of 80,000 as oil prices continue to tumble.
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VIDEO: Boston battles yet more snow

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 18:32
related places: Boston

Subways and rail services ground to a halt and schools were shut as the US city of Boston faced the latest in a string of snowstorms.
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Syria 'informed on anti-IS strikes'

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 18:31
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad tells the BBC he receives indirect messages from the US-led coalition about air strikes against Islamic State.
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Alabama gay marriage plans in chaos

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 17:56
related places: Alabama

Some counties in Alabama are refusing to marry gay couples, a day after the US Supreme Court refused the state's request to stop same-sex marriages.
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'Don't arm Kiev' Russia warns US

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 10:59
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

A close ally of Russia's President Vladimir Putin warns the European Parliament that US arms supplies to Ukraine could trigger "all-out war".
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Greece 'may go elsewhere for deal'

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 10:52
related countries: China China, Greece Greece

Greece could turn to the US, Russia or China if it fails to reach a new debt agreement with the eurozone, its defence minister says.
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Grammy audience falls three million

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 8:56

Sam Smith's Grammy victory was seen by 25.3 million people in the US, the ceremony's smallest audience since 2009.
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UBS confirms fresh US tax probe

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 7:51

UBS has confirmed it is being investigated by US authorities into whether it helped Americans evade taxes through investments banned in the US.
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Qualcomm's $975m record China fine

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 0:54
related countries: China China

US chipmaker Qualcomm will pay $975m (£640m) to Chinese authorities to end a 14 month anti-trust investigation into its patent licensing practices.
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How do US cities get rid of snow?

Monday, February 9th 2015, 22:44

How do US cities dispose of thousands of tonnes of snow?
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Alabama same-sex marriages begin

Monday, February 9th 2015, 21:44
related places: Alabama

Judges in some counties in Alabama have begun issuing marriage licences to gay couples, despite the state's top judge ordering them not to.
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Netflix launches service in Cuba

Monday, February 9th 2015, 18:13
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Internet movie and television streaming service Netflix launches in Cuba, as diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba thaw.
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SpongeBob takes US box office crown

Monday, February 9th 2015, 13:29

SpongeBob SquarePants knocks Clint Eastwood's war drama American Sniper off the top of the US box office, taking $56m in ticket sales in its first week.
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Alleged 'swatter' arrested in US

Monday, February 9th 2015, 12:54

An American man alleged to have been involved in several "swatting" incidents has been arrested in the US.
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NFL concussion settlement 'close'

Monday, February 9th 2015, 2:38

A deal worth $1bn (£655m) to compensate US football players for head injuries suffered during their careers is set to be approved, lawyers say.
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Greenspan predicts Greek euro exit

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 18:50
related countries: Greece Greece

The former head of the US central bank, Alan Greenspan, tells the BBC that Greece will have to leave the eurozone.
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US news anchor Williams steps down

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 2:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US news anchor Brian Williams temporarily takes himself off air while he is investigated over false claims he was in a helicopter that came under fire in Iraq.
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Adnan Syed from 'Serial' granted appeal

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 18:38

The US man jailed for killing his ex-girlfriend and made famous in the top podcast "Serial" wins the right to appeal against his conviction.
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VIDEO: US family's 'mock kidnap' of son

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 16:18

The family of a six-year-old boy in the US state of Missouri staged his kidnapping to "scare" him, because he was too nice to strangers, police say.
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VIDEO: Obama meets Dalai Lama 'spiritually'

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 9:26
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

A "spiritual meeting" was held between the Dalai Lama and the US president Barack Obama, despite Beijing objecting to this by saying the meeting was politically motivated.
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VIDEO: Entrepreneurs ship chocolate to US

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 8:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: America

News of a US court's decision to restrict imports of some British chocolates into America has had an unexpected effect on business here.
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Parents 'hopeful US hostage alive'

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 7:58
related places: White House

The parents of a US hostage who Islamic State militants say was killed by a Jordanian air strike in Syria say they are "hopeful" she is still alive.
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Stool transplant 'made woman obese'

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 1:19

A woman has dramatically gained weight after a stool transplant from her daughter, US doctors report.
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US family 'stages boy's kidnapping'

Friday, February 6th 2015, 20:33

The family of a six-year-old US boy stages his mock abduction because they thought he was too nice to strangers, police in Missouri say.
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Air strike kills US hostage, says IS

Friday, February 6th 2015, 20:14
related countries: Syria Syria

Islamic State militants say US hostage Kayla Jean Mueller was killed in a Jordanian air strike on Syria, without providing evidence.
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Susan Rice: US has achievable agenda

Friday, February 6th 2015, 19:47

Top White House adviser Susan Rice says the US has an "ambitious yet achievable agenda" overseas, as the government outlines its security strategy.
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Somalia warns US as cash blocked

Friday, February 6th 2015, 19:14
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somalia warns that a US bank's decision to halt cash remittances may give rise to a black market that could help terrorists.
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US jobs market gathers momentum

Friday, February 6th 2015, 14:58

The United States added 257,000 jobs last month and the number created in November and December was revised sharply higher.
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Coast to coast across the US

Friday, February 6th 2015, 1:05

One man's trip across the United States with his camera
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Congress due for historic Pope visit

Friday, February 6th 2015, 0:38
related places: Pope, Washington

Pope Francis is due to become the first pontiff in history to make an address before the US Congress, lawmakers in Washington announce.
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RadioShack files for bankruptcy

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 22:40

US electronics retailer RadioShack files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, after losing 90% of its market value as customers turn to online shopping.
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VIDEO: The great US clutter divide

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 21:24

While some Americans struggle with too many possessions, others have too few.
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The decline of the American news anchor

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 18:51

The slow decline of the US nightly news presenter
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Pfizer deal leads Dow Jones higher

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 14:59

US drugmaker Pfizer leads the Dow Jones higher in early Thursday trading after clinching a deal to buy rival Hospira.
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Yemen militant killed by US drone

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 13:27
related places: Senior

Senior al-Qaeda militant Harith al-Nadhari is killed by a US drone strike in the south of the country, the group says in a Twitter posting.
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Suge Knight released from hospital

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 12:46

US rap mogul Suge Knight is released from hospital and taken back in to custody.
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Nato to boost Eastern Europe defence

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 11:20
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev, Washington

Nato is due to reveal details of a plan to strengthen its military presence in Eastern Europe amid intensified fighting in Ukraine.
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Venezuela seeks mediation with US

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 1:16
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro calls for a relationship with the US based on diplomacy, after the US imposed sanctions on Venezuelan officials.
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US stocks end mixed on Greek news

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 21:55
related countries: Greece Greece

US markets end Wednesday mixed, as investors fret over news that the European Central Bank withdrew a waiver allowing banks to use Greek debt as collateral.
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GM shares rise after surprise profit

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 21:39

Shares in North American car giant General Motors rise more than 5% after it announces fourth-quarter net income of $1.1bn.
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US watchdog to defend net neutrality

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 17:11

The chairman of the US's communications watchdog intends to defend the principles of net neutrality by treating net providers as utilities.
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Jordan vows 'severe response' to IS

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 17:00
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Jordan's King Abdullah II vows to fight back against Islamic State, a day after an IS video shows a Jordanian pilot being burnt alive.
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Staples buys Office Depot for $6.3bn

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 16:21
related places: Staples, Amazon

US office supply store Staples announces it will buy rival Office Depot for $6.3bn in an effort to fend off competition from Amazon.
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US to destroy chemical weapons cache

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 16:16

The US is set to destroy its largest remaining cache of chemical-laden artillery shells, bringing it closer to complying with an international treaty.
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US skier trapped for days in Alps

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 15:02
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Alps

An American skier is rescued after spending more than 48 hours trapped in waist-deep snow in the Swiss Alps.
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US senator questions hand-wash rules

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 10:26

A US senator, taking aim at health regulations, suggests restaurants should not have to compel employees to wash their hands after toilet visits.
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Armstrong charged over car crash

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 8:19
related places: Aspen

Lance Armstrong is charged with leaving the scene of an accident after a car crash in the American ski resort of Aspen.
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Asian stocks rise on oil recovery

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 6:40

Asian markets are mostly rising after US crude prices climbed for a fourth consecutive day, raising hopes the oil price crash may be nearing an end.
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Smucker enters pet food business

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 0:47

J M Smucker, the US maker of jam, coffee and packaged goods, is entering the fast-growing pet food business by buying Big Heart Pet Brands.
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NSA pledge on data of non-Americans

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 19:11

The US electronic spying agency will no longer be allowed to keep indefinitely data collected from foreigners with no intelligence purpose.
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Knight goes from court to hospital

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 18:38

Former American rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight is taken to hospital shortly after pleading not guilty to murder and attempted murder.
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Lee to publish Mockingbird 'sequel'

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 17:13

An unpublished novel by Harper Lee is finally to see the light of day, 60 years after the US author put it aside to write To Kill a Mockingbird.
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S&P pays $1.4bn in sub-prime case

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 16:55

Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) agrees to pay $1.38bn settlement to US regulators over allegations it knowingly inflated its ratings of risky mortgage investments.
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VIDEO: Time-lapse shows build up of US snow

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 13:22
related places: Poughkeepsie, Time

Time-lapse video shows the gradual build up of snow as residents in Poughkeepsie, New York are hit by a blizzard.
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Super Bowl sets US TV ratings record

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 9:13
related places: Sunday

An estimated average of 114.4 million people watched Sunday's Super Bowl in the US on NBC, according to initial figures.
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Asian markets rise on oil rebound

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 8:22
related places: Wall Street

Most Asian markets rise after a rebound in crude oil prices led to a rally in US stocks on Wall Street.
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VIDEO: Blizzards cause US travel chaos

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 6:02

Huge swathes of the US have been hit by heavy snow fall after a powerful winter storm.
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US drops News Corp hacking probe

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 4:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Rupert Murdoch's media company News Corp will not be prosecuted in the US over the phone hacking scandal that rocked the company in the UK.
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When the US offered free childcare

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 4:27

When the US provided free childcare
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Suge Knight charged with murder

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 3:52

The former American rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight is charged with murder following a fatal hit-and-run incident.
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US ponders arming Ukraine forces

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 3:02
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

US officials consider whether to send defensive weapons to help the Ukraine government against pro-Russian rebels, US media say.
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US expands Venezuela visa bans

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 0:22
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The United States imposes visa restrictions on unnamed Venezuelan officials over alleged human rights violations and corruption.
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Obama seeks tax rises in budget

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 18:04
related places: Congress

US President Barack Obama sends a $4tn (£2.6tn) budget proposal to Congress with significant tax rises, primarily on firms and the wealthy.
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Energy firms lift US markets

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 15:13

A recovery in oil prices lifts energy stocks, pushing US markets higher in early trade.
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Obama plans tax on overseas profits

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 14:59

US President Barack Obama plans to tax US firms on profits made and cash held overseas, raising funds for a major road-improvement plan in the US.
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Whitney daughter's condition unknown

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 8:51

Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late US singer Whitney Houston, is in hospital in an unknown condition after being found unresponsive in a bath.
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US oil workers go on national strike

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 1:44

US union leaders launch a large-scale strike at nine refineries after failing to agree on a new national contract with major oil companies.
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VIDEO: How important is the Super Bowl?

Sunday, February 1st 2015, 22:03

Why is the American sports game so big?
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US boy, three, shoots both parents

Sunday, February 1st 2015, 12:25
related places: New Mexico

A three-year-old US boy shoots and injures his mother and father with the same bullet after pulling a gun from her handbag in a New Mexico motel.
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New Jersey governor begins UK visit

Sunday, February 1st 2015, 4:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

New Jersey's Governor and US Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie will start a three-day visit to Britain and is due to meet PM David Cameron.
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Whitney's daughter 'found in bath'

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 19:43
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late American singer Whitney Houston, is found unresponsive in a bathtub in a home in Georgia, US police say.
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Venezuela 'US reporter' ad dropped

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 5:56
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan TV withdraws a tourism advert which features an image of a US reporter detained while covering the 2013 elections.
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Crossing the border to attend US schools

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 1:58
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Texas

Waking up in Mexico and heading for classes in Texas
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10 things we didn't know last week

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 0:39
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Who smiles more - Dutch babies or US babies?
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IS 'chemical weapons expert killed'

Friday, January 30th 2015, 23:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A chemical weapons expert working with Islamic State in Iraq has been killed in a coalition air strike, the US military says.
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VIDEO: US record producer hands himself in

Friday, January 30th 2015, 22:02

Suge Knight, the man behind the Death Row Records label, has been arrested on suspicion of hitting and killing a man with his truck.
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Romney won't run in 2016 election

Friday, January 30th 2015, 17:22
related places: Republican

Mitt Romney, the Republican beaten by President Obama in the US 2012 election, has decided he will not run for president again.
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Saudi ambush targets US citizens

Friday, January 30th 2015, 17:19
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Gulf

A gun attack in Saudi Arabia on a car carrying two US citizens leaves one of them wounded, in the latest attack on foreigners in the Gulf kingdom.
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US plotter guilty of Gambia coup bid

Friday, January 30th 2015, 17:10
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia

A former US army sergeant pleads guilty to involvement in a failed coup against Gambian President Yahya Jammeh last December.
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Shake Shack shares surge on debut

Friday, January 30th 2015, 15:40

Shares in US burger firm Shake Shack surge more than 130% on their New York Stock Exchange debut, valuing the firm at $1.8bn.
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US growth slows in fourth quarter

Friday, January 30th 2015, 15:10

The economy expanded by 2.6% in the last three months of 2014 - sharply lower than in the third quarter.
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US rejects Guantanamo Bay demand

Friday, January 30th 2015, 13:55
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The US dismisses a Cuban demand to hand back the Guantanamo Bay naval base as part of efforts to normalise bilateral ties.
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Suge Knight held over LA death

Friday, January 30th 2015, 12:43

Death Row Records founder Suge Knight is being held on a murder charge by police after a fatal hit-and-run incident in Los Angeles.
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VIDEO: Taylor Swift trademarks famous lyrics

Friday, January 30th 2015, 7:39

Pop star Taylor Swift has trademarked phrases including "this sick beat" and "we never go out of style", in the United States to prevent unauthorised use of her work on merchandise.
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VIDEO: The 11m 'ghost' residents of the US

Friday, January 30th 2015, 6:42
related places: New

New legislation in the United States aims to allow some undocumented immigrants to stay in the US and apply for work permits but many are afraid to admit their status.
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Uber sued over India rape allegation

Friday, January 30th 2015, 6:03
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

An Indian woman who says she was raped by a Delhi driver of web-based taxi firm Uber files a lawsuit against the service in a US court.
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VIDEO: Shipwreck treasure hunter in US court

Friday, January 30th 2015, 2:56
related places: Florida

A US treasure hunter who has been described by officials as the "most intelligent fugitive," has appeared in a Florida court following his arrest after two years on the run.
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China tops US for foreign investment

Friday, January 30th 2015, 2:25
related countries: China China

China overtakes the US as the top destination for foreign direct investment (FDI), for the first time since 2003.
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Can fancy burgers help US workers?

Friday, January 30th 2015, 0:00
related places: Why

Why is US burger firm Shake Shack set to raise millions?
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Congress approves Keystone pipeline

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 21:46
related places: Keystone

The US Senate passes a bill to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, sending it to President Barack Obama's desk for a likely veto.
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Port spat puts squeeze on US islands

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 15:57
related countries: American Samoa American Samoa
related places: Pacific

Congestion in US ports means the Pacific island territory of American Samoa is running out of basic supplies.
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Lapthorne wins fourth Australian Open

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 12:29
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Britain's Andy Lapthorne wins his fourth Australian Open quad wheelchair doubles title, partnering American David Wagner.
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VIDEO: Castro: 'Time to by-pass the embargo'

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 10:50
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The Cuban President, Raul Castro, has urged President Obama to use his executive powers to bypass the US economic embargo on Cuba.
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VIDEO: Measles outbreak blamed on parents

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 9:44
related places: California

The US has been measles-free for 15 years but there has been a new outbreak, which started at Disneyland in California.
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N Korea 'may be restarting reactor'

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 8:31
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Satellite images indicate North Korea may be trying to restart a nuclear reactor used to produce fuel for atomic weapons, a US think tank says.
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Nuclear scientist jailed in US

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 3:33
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

A former nuclear scientist in the US is jailed for five years for trying to pass nuclear bomb-making secrets to Venezuela.
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