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Winning vision

Saturday, December 24th 2016, 1:48
related places: New York, White House

A new photo exhibit in New York examines how phone images fit into the race for the White House.
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Israeli settlements: UN Security Council calls for an end

Saturday, December 24th 2016, 1:41
related countries: Israel Israel

The UN Security Council backs a call to end illegal Israeli settlements after the US refuses to veto.
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US issues Jordan travel warning after deadly attacks

Saturday, December 24th 2016, 1:18
related countries: Jordan Jordan

The US issues a travel warning for Jordan after a series of recent deadly attacks there.
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British passenger missing from Queen Mary 2 liner

Friday, December 23rd 2016, 23:59

The US authorities call off a search for an elderly British woman missing from the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner.
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Israel blasts US over UN vote on settlements

Friday, December 23rd 2016, 18:33
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel reacts furiously over moves to vote through a UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements.
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Deutsche Bank agrees $7.2bn penalty with US regulators

Friday, December 23rd 2016, 12:38

Deutsche Bank says it has agreed a $7.2bn settlement with the US over its sale of mortgage-backed securities - well below the $14bn penalty announced earlier.
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Indiana mum 'bit and beat sons for opening Christmas gifts'

Friday, December 23rd 2016, 11:13
related places: Christmas

A mother in the US is charged with biting and beating her sons after they opened Christmas gifts early.
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Donald Trump: US must greatly expand nuclear capabilities

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 20:59

Donald Trump calls for the US to "greatly strengthen and expand" its nuclear capabilities.
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Tributes paid to Jeopardy winner who died before quiz broadcast

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 19:12

Tributes are paid to a US woman whose appearances on the Jeopardy quiz were broadcast after she died.
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Ikea in $50m settlement over child deaths from falling drawers in US

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 18:13

Ikea agrees to pay $50m (£40m) to families of three toddlers killed in the US by chests of drawers.
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Russia used Syria as live-fire training - US general

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 13:00
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The US army's commander in Europe criticises Russia's "disregard for civilians" in Syria.
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Trump appoints China critic Peter Navarro to trade post

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 12:06
related countries: China China

Donald Trump appoints one of his advisers, a strong critic of China, to a top US trade post.
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China's Alibaba back on US counterfeits blacklist

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 1:16
related countries: China China

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is back on the US's "notorious markets" list over selling counterfeit goods.
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Brazil construction giant admits bribery

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 19:24
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil's biggest construction company, Odebrecht, has admitted in a US court to paying bribes to officials to secure contracts.
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US team finds World War Two 'remains' in India

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 8:46
related countries: India India

A US team recovers possible remains of soldiers killed in India in a World War Two plane crash.
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US singer James Taylor cancels Manila concert over drug war

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 8:05
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Manila

US singer James Taylor cancels a concert in Manila over Philippines' brutal war on drugs.
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Singer Richard Marx 'restrains unruly man' on Korean Air flight

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 7:45
related countries: North Korea North Korea

American singer Richard Marx says he had to restrain a fellow passenger on a Korean Air flight.
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Obama bans oil drilling 'permanently' in millions of acres of ocean

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 6:35

Barack Obama has permanently banned offshore drilling in the "vast majority" of northern US waters.
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Hostage couple's 'Kafkaesque' ordeal

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 11:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An Afghan insurgent group releases video of a kidnapped North American couple with two children.
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Trump wins electoral college amid nationwide protests

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 9:22

The electoral college confirms Donald Trump as US president amid nationwide protests.
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China returns seized underwater US drone

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 8:04
related countries: China China

A US underwater drone seized by China last week has been returned, both sides confirm.
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Trump presidency faces electoral college test from opponents

Monday, December 19th 2016, 20:46

The US electoral college meets to confirm Donald Trump as president, amid a campaign to thwart him.
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Michelle Obama makes farewell Oprah appearance

Monday, December 19th 2016, 19:12

Michelle Obama says her door is "always open" to Melania Trump, in a last interview with Oprah Winfrey.
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Little Rock boy, 3, dies in road rage shooting

Monday, December 19th 2016, 10:04

A three-year-old boy out shopping with his grandmother dies in a road rage shooting, US police say.
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Four hippies

Monday, December 19th 2016, 1:03

How Bob Goldberg co-founded and grew US vegan food business Follow Your Heart, which has an annual turnover of more than $40m.
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China to return seized US underwater drone, Pentagon says

Sunday, December 18th 2016, 1:16
related countries: China China

The US says it has "secured an understanding" that China will return an underwater drone it has seized.
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Donald Trump says supporters after US election 'mellowed'

Saturday, December 17th 2016, 23:30

Donald Trump tells his supporters they were 'mean and nasty' during the US election campaign.
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Heimlich manoeuvre inventor dies aged 96

Saturday, December 17th 2016, 18:53

US doctor Henry Heimlich, who invented the manoeuvre used to help victims of choking, dies at 96.
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China accuses US of 'hyping-up' seizure of underwater drone

Saturday, December 17th 2016, 18:40
related countries: China China

China accuses the US of "hyping-up" the issue of a US underwater drone seized by the Chinese Navy.
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Muhammad Ali letter to Nelson Mandela sold for £7,200

Saturday, December 17th 2016, 12:59

A signed letter from Muhammad Ali to Nelson Mandela offering his condolences on the death of an anti-apartheid leader sells for £7,200 to a US collector.
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US hacking claims: Obama told Putin to 'cut it out'

Saturday, December 17th 2016, 1:43
related countries: Russia Russia

President Obama says he warned Russia's Vladimir Putin in September to stop hacking the US election.
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‘An American tragedy’

Saturday, December 17th 2016, 0:27

New Yorker editor David Remnick on why Donald Trump won the US election - and what happens next.
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How this Green book helped black travellers in the US

Saturday, December 17th 2016, 0:15
related places: Green

The BBC Travel Show looks at how a guide helped black travellers during segregation.
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Obama pauses press conference to help sick reporter

Friday, December 16th 2016, 22:16

US President Barack Obama paused his final end-of-year press conference to get help for a reporter who fell ill.
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China 'seizes US vessel' in S China Sea

Friday, December 16th 2016, 22:01

The US demands that China returns a US underwater research vessel taken in the South China Sea, say US officials.
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US hacking claims: Clinton blames Russia and FBI boss for loss

Friday, December 16th 2016, 21:29
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Clinton

Hillary Clinton attributes her election defeat to Russian hacking and a letter from the FBI.
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President Obama: End-of-year news conference

Friday, December 16th 2016, 19:41

US President Barack Obama holds an end-of-year news conference.
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Hundreds of US gymnasts allege sexual abuse

Friday, December 16th 2016, 17:37

USA Gymnastics says they have adopted new regulations designed to prevent child sex abuse.
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Trump election: Michelle Obama tells Oprah Winfrey America lacks hope

Friday, December 16th 2016, 16:09

The US First Lady evokes a bleak post-election outlook, saying Americans lack hope and stability.
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US hacking claims: Russia says 'indecent' without evidence

Friday, December 16th 2016, 11:49
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Kremlin

The US should detail evidence of alleged Russian hacking or stop talking about it, the Kremlin says.
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Trump chooses pro-settlement hardliner as Israel envoy

Friday, December 16th 2016, 10:25
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Jerusalem

Donald Trump picks Daniel Friedman, a critic of the two-state solution, to be ambassador to Israel.
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Obama vows action against Russia over election hacks

Friday, December 16th 2016, 10:06
related countries: Russia Russia

Barack Obama promises to retaliate against Russia for its alleged interference in the election campaign.
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Was Putin involved in US election hacking?

Friday, December 16th 2016, 7:22

A former CIA director believes that he may have been.
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US world boxing champion Terence 'Bud' Crawford jailed

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 23:51

US world boxing champion Terence Crawford gets a jail sentence over a disturbance in a car body shop.
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White House supports claim Putin directed US election hack

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 23:05
related places: White House

Vladimir Putin was directly involved in US hacks during the election, the White House says.
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US doctor sells stones for $85 each - but for a good cause

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 17:46

After a US chain decides to sell an $85 stone, a paediatrician follows suit in a noble cause.
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Venezuela Mercosur: Battle of rooms at Latin American summit

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 16:16
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's foreign minister tries to gate-crash a summit in Argentina but the hosts switch rooms.
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Aleppo fighting: Orphans in video plea to leave city

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 11:47
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) releases a video it says is of a group of orphans trapped by the shelling in Aleppo.
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Top US Republican Senator Graham accuses Russia of hacking his email

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 10:17
related countries: Russia Russia

Senator Lindsey Graham says his election campaign account was hacked by the Russians.
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Chinese activist Zheng Churan: 'Hey Trump, feminists are watching you"

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 10:10
related countries: China China

Chinese activist Zheng Churan warns US President-elect Donald Trump against sexist behaviour.
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US boy dies as his snow fort collapses

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 4:17
related places: New York

A boy dies after a huge snow mound collapses in upstate New York, possibly triggered by a snow plough.
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'We cut my leg off with a dagger'

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 23:34
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The BBC's Nawal al-Maghafi takes a look at the impact of US support for the Saudis in the Yemen conflict.
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Man held at JFK airport over largest US financial cyber-hacking

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 22:23

The FBI arrests a man charged with the largest cyber-attack of financial firms in US history.
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US raises key interest rate by 0.25% on strengthening economy

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 22:09

The US Federal Reserve raises its benchmark interest rate, only the second increase in a decade.
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Samantha Power at UN: 'Are you truly incapable of shame?'

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 7:16

Speaking at an emergency session of the UN Security Council on Tuesday, US ambassador Samantha Power asks the Assad regime and allies if they are "truly incapable of shame".
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Trump to meet US tech bosses

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 5:32

The president-elect prepares for talks with Silicon Valley's main players.
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Yemen conflict: US cuts arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 1:05
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The US is to cut arms sales to Saudi Arabia amid concerns over civilian casualties in Yemen.
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Trump picks Exxon chief Rex Tillerson for secretary of state

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 19:01
related countries: Russia Russia

A top energy executive with strong ties to Russia is lined up as US secretary of state.
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Paris attacks planners 'killed in Syria'

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 15:47
related countries: France France, Syria Syria

Two men who planned the November 2015 Paris attacks are killed in an air strike in Syria, the US says.
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Iran says it will develop nuclear-powered ships after US extends sanctions

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 15:46
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's president orders the development of nuclear-powered ships, after the US extends sanctions.
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Pennsylvania vote recount blocked by judge

Monday, December 12th 2016, 21:31
related places: Pennsylvania

A US federal judge blocks an attempt to have presidential election votes recounted in Pennsylvania.
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Republicans Ryan and McConnell back Russia vote hack probe

Monday, December 12th 2016, 19:52
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: McConnell

Senior Republicans support investigations into possible Russian hacking of the US election process.
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Trump condemns CIA Russia hacking report

Monday, December 12th 2016, 18:12
related countries: Russia Russia

Donald Trump pours fresh scorn on US intelligence claims of Russian hackers meddling in the election.
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A coming thaw

Monday, December 12th 2016, 10:45
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Trump

PJ Crowley looks at possible shifts in US foreign policy under Trump and how they may benefit Russia.
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Donald Trump hints US could end 'One China' policy

Monday, December 12th 2016, 6:57
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan
related places: President

President-elect Donald Trump questions the "One China" policy of effectively ignoring Taiwan.
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Donald Trump questions 'One China' policy

Monday, December 12th 2016, 6:02
related places: President

President-elect Donald Trump considers whether the US should continue its "One China" policy.
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Will Smith shooting: Cardell Hayes found guilty of manslaughter

Monday, December 12th 2016, 5:37

A US jury convicts a man of manslaughter for the shooting of American football player Will Smith.
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Donald Trump rejects CIA Russia hacking report

Sunday, December 11th 2016, 16:11
related countries: Russia Russia

Donald Trump says a CIA report that Russian hackers tried to help him win the election is "ridiculous" and politically-driven.
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Trump praises Exxon's Rex Tillerson tipped for top diplomat

Sunday, December 11th 2016, 12:41

The US president-elect praises Exxon's Rex Tillerson, amid reports he will be secretary of state.
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Iran signs $16bn deal to buy 80 Boeing aircraft

Sunday, December 11th 2016, 11:35
related countries: Iran Iran

State airline Iran Air says it has signed a deal to buy 80 passenger planes from US aircraft giant Boeing.
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Donald Trump: Russia hacking claims 'ridiculous'

Sunday, December 11th 2016, 9:45
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: President

President-elect Donald Trump dismisses the reported conclusions of the CIA that Russia interfered to help him win the US presidential election.
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Donald Trump denies he will work on The Apprentice while president

Saturday, December 10th 2016, 12:39

Donald Trump says he will devote "zero time" to the TV show after becoming US president.
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Syria conflict: US to send troops to help seize Raqqa from IS

Saturday, December 10th 2016, 11:13
related countries: Syria Syria

The US says it is sending 200 troops to help Syrian rebels recapture the IS stronghold of Raqqa.
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US church gunman's confession on tape

Saturday, December 10th 2016, 10:50

Dylann Roof, the South Carolina man accused of shooting dead nine black church-goers last year, admitted the massacre in a police video shown to the jury.
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Russia 'intervened to promote Trump' - US intelligence

Saturday, December 10th 2016, 5:54
related countries: Russia Russia

US intelligence reportedly believes Russia acted covertly to boost Donald Trump in the election race.
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Obama orders review into 'Russian hacking' before US election

Saturday, December 10th 2016, 4:40
related countries: Russia Russia

President Barack Obama orders a review of cyber-attacks, blamed on Russia, that shook the US election.
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Jennifer Lawrence apologises for Hawaii 'butt-scratching' story

Friday, December 9th 2016, 23:51

US actress Jennifer Lawrence apologises about scratching her "butt" on sacred rocks in Hawaii.
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Joe Biden: World needs Canada 'very badly'

Friday, December 9th 2016, 17:33
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Ottawa

The US vice-president tells an Ottawa audience the world needs "genuine leaders" like Canada PM Justin Trudeau.
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Donald Trump to stay as Apprentice executive producer

Friday, December 9th 2016, 13:43

Donald Trump is to remain as an executive producer on TV show Celebrity Apprentice after becoming US president.
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'Godspeed, John Glenn': Obama leads tributes to US astronaut

Friday, December 9th 2016, 11:06
related places: Earth

Tributes pour in for John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, who died on Thursday aged 95.
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Islamic State 'has lost 50,000 fighters' over two years

Friday, December 9th 2016, 6:33

At least 50,000 IS militants have been killed over the past two years, a top US military official says.
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US actor Judge Reinhold arrested in Dallas

Friday, December 9th 2016, 4:35
related places: Dallas

US actor Judge Reinhold is arrested after a confrontation with security officials at Dallas airport.
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Hillary Clinton warns of 'fake news epidemic'

Friday, December 9th 2016, 4:28

Losing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says the spread of "fake news" threatens the US.
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Hollywood legend

Friday, December 9th 2016, 1:55
related countries: Isle of Man Isle of Man

A selection of images from the life and career of US actor Kirk Douglas, who celebrates his 100th birthday on 9 December.
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Trump picks Andrew Puzder to lead US Department of Labor

Friday, December 9th 2016, 0:38

Donald Trump picks a fast-food executive opposed to higher minimum wages to lead the labour department.
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John Glenn, first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 21:57
related places: Earth

Former astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95.
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John Glenn: First US astronaut to orbit Earth dies

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 21:39
related places: Earth

Former astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95. Pallab Ghosh looks back at the day he made history.
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CCTV shows US snowman stabbing

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 18:22

The owner of a giant inflatable snowman in Missouri has released CCTV footage of it being stabbed, in the hope of catching the assailant.
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Sofia Vergara: US actress faces lawsuit 'from own embryos'

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 14:52
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

US actress Sofia Vergara is sued for allegedly depriving her frozen embryos of their inheritance.
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Clinton fan's 'Pantsuit Drive' for homeless job seekers

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 13:57
related places: Clinton

Clinton fans who bought pantsuits for US voting day are urged to donate them to homeless jobseekers.
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US life expectancy declines for first time in 20 years

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 11:37
related places: Heart

Heart disease and dementia deaths contribute to the first drop in US life expectancy for 20 years.
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E-cigarettes major concern, says US

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 9:07

The US Surgeon General says the use of e-cigarettes by children is "a major public health concern".
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Professional champion wrestler survived domestic abuse

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 4:58

A professional US wrestler who fights as 'Jade' survived domestic abuse and now campaigns for victims.
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Cuban business owners urge Trump to continue thaw

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 4:45
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Trump

Cuban business owners urge US President-elect Trump not to reverse a recent thaw in bilateral ties.
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Glencore and Qatar buy $11.3bn stake in Russia's largest oil company

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 0:42
related countries: Qatar Qatar, Russia Russia

Glencore and Qatar buy a 20% stake in Rosneft, Russia's biggest oil company, despite US and EU sanctions.
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First US Somali lawmaker gets 'Islamophobic threats' in taxi

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 0:20
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The first US Somali lawmaker says she was subjected to "hateful" anti-Muslim threats from a taxi driver.
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Trump 'selects ambassador to China'

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 17:00
related countries: China China

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad will be the new US ambassador to China, according to US media.
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Donald Trump is Time magazine's Person of the Year

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 15:35
related places: Time

US President-elect Donald Trump is named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2016.
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Oakland fire: Refrigerator fault may have been cause

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 4:50
related places: Oakland

A deadly fire in Oakland may have been caused by a refrigerator, US investigators say.
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Backpacker killed by lightning strike on Australian mountain

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 23:19
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An American backpacker dies instantly when lightning hits his tent on an Australian mountain.
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