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Russia and US end crisis talks

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 21:22
related countries: France France, Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Paris

Russian and US foreign ministers hold talks in Paris on the Ukraine crisis after Russia set out demands for a neutral and federal Ukraine.
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Cee Lo Green appears in court

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 13:08

The US singer appears in court accused of putting ecstasy into a woman's drink during a date.
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US mudslide missing 'drops to 30'

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 7:46
related places: Washington

The number of people missing from last week's Washington state mudslide is revised down from 90 to 30, US authorities say.
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The radical readers of San Francisco

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 1:07
related places: San Francisco

The US city with some of the best bookshops in the world
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Diplomatic push for Ukraine solution

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 23:13
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

US Secretary of State John Kerry has his homebound flight diverted to meet Russia's Sergei Lavrov in a new attempt to solve the Ukraine crisis.
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Russia vows no Ukraine invasion

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 16:14
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Moscow says it has no intention of sending troops into Ukraine, after the Russian and US presidents discuss a plan to resolve the crisis.
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Putin and Obama discuss Ukraine plan

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 6:37
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: White House

Russia's Vladimir Putin telephones President Obama to discuss the Ukraine crisis and US diplomatic proposals.
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VIDEO: US mudslide search efforts continue

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 4:17

Seventeen bodies have been recovered and at least one more has been found but not yet retrieved following the mudslide in Washington State.
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VIDEO: US-Mexican family split by border

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 0:03
related countries: Mexico Mexico

How undocumented US family copes with a daughter in Mexico
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GM adds 824k cars to ongoing recall

Friday, March 28th 2014, 23:06

GM adds 824,000 more cars to an ongoing recall over defective ignition switches that have caused some to shut off while the car was on the road.
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Obama seeks to smooth Saudi ties

Friday, March 28th 2014, 22:51
related countries: Iran Iran, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Syria Syria

US President Barack Obama holds talks with Saudi King Abdullah to ease tensions over the Syria conflict and Iranian nuclear negotiations.
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Obama: Russia must move back troops

Friday, March 28th 2014, 16:39
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

US President Barack Obama urges Russia to move its troops back from Ukraine's border as Moscow says it is stepping up intelligence measures.
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VIDEO: Soldiers' remains returned to China

Friday, March 28th 2014, 16:21
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

More than 60 years after the end of the Korean war, the remains of 437 Chinese soldiers who died fighting against South Korean and US forces are finally being returned home.
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Wife sentenced in 'cliff push' death

Friday, March 28th 2014, 13:59
related places: Montana

A woman in the US state of Montana who admitted shoving her husband off a cliff eight days into their marriage is sentenced to 30 years in prison.
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Wal-Mart sues Visa for price fixing

Friday, March 28th 2014, 0:41

Giant US retailer Wal-Mart sues credit card firm Visa for $5bn, alleging that Visa worked with large banks to fix the price of transaction fees.
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Can US gas exports change the global market?

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 23:59

Can US gas exports change the global market?
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US mudslide toll expected to leap

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 23:55
related places: Washington

Fatalities from last week's Washington state mudslide will rise "substantially" in the next two days, authorities say, with 90 people still missing.
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UN declares Crimea vote illegal

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 21:17
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow, Crimea

The UN General Assembly declares Crimea's Moscow-backed referendum illegal, as the IMF and US back loans for Ukraine.
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VIDEO: Asia Beats: Malaysia's Yuna

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 20:49
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The first Malaysian artist to win over the US market
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US nuclear commanders sacked in row

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 20:40

The US Air Force sacks nine mid-level nuclear commanders and will discipline dozens in a widening test cheating scandal, officials say.
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When Secret Service agents go rogue

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 18:58

Five scandals involving the US Secret Service
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'Right to life' on Pope-Obama agenda

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 17:51
related countries: Italy Italy, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Rome, Pope

Pope Francis meets US President Barack Obama in Rome for the first time, with the contentious issues of abortion and contraception discussed.
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Obama urges NSA phone data reform

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 17:26
related places: Congress

President Barack Obama asks Congress to end bulk collection of US phone records by the National Security Agency.
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VIDEO: Frantic calls to report US mudslide

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 17:11
related places: Washington, Oso

Audio recordings of emergency phone calls made in the moments after a deadly mudslide struck the Washington state town of Oso have been made public.
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Winfrey announces US speaking tour

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 13:11

US talk show queen Oprah Winfrey is to go on the road on a speaking tour that will take her to eight American cities.
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Qatar jails US 'organ death' pair

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 11:29
related countries: Qatar Qatar

A Qatari court jails a US couple for three years over the death of their eight-year-old daughter, amid claims they sought to harvest her organs.
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Bank of America in $9.5bn settlement

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 11:17
related places: America

Bank of America agrees to pay $9.5bn (£5.7bn) to settle charges it misled US mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac before the housing crisis in 2008.
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VIDEO: Obama meets Pope for first time

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 10:46
related places: Pope

US President Barack Obama has met Pope Francis for the first time, on the third leg of the US president's European tour.
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US mudslide missing falls to 90

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 9:59
related places: Washington

The number of people still missing in Saturday's catastrophic mudslide in the US state of Washington has dropped to 90, authorities say.
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US mudslide locals describe terror

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 9:27

Locals describe the moment giant mudslide tore through US town
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Kim Dotcom launches political party

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 5:30
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom, who is fighting extradition to the US, formally launches a political party to contest New Zealand's elections.
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US mayor on corruption charges quits

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 2:38

The mayor of the largest city in the US state of North Carolina resigns after being arrested by the FBI on corruption charges.
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VIDEO: Bin Laden's son-in-law convicted

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 1:45

Osama Bin Laden's son-in-law has been found guilty by an American court of conspiring to kill US citizens, after the 9/11 attacks.
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Two firefighters killed in Boston

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 1:03
related places: Boston

Two firefighters are killed and 13 injured in the US city of Boston in a wind-whipped blaze that destroyed a three-storey residential building.
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Judge rejects Oklahoma execution law

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 23:42
related places: Oklahoma

A judge throws out the US state of Oklahoma's execution law, ruling it improperly prevents inmates learning the source of the drugs used to kill them.
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Obama security agent 'found drunk'

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 23:15
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Three US Secret Service agents preparing for President Obama's trip to the Netherlands were sent home amid reports one was found drunk in a hotel.
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VIDEO: US and EU 'united' over Russia

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 23:11
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The US and EU have warned Russia will face "deeper sanctions" if there are "further incursions into Ukraine".
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Fed rejects Citi share buyback plan

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 22:48

The US Federal Reserve rejects plans by Citigroup to buy back shares and boost dividends for shareholders.
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Michigan quashes same-sex marriages

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 20:33
related places: Michigan

The governor of the US state of Michigan says the state will not recognise more than 300 gay marriages performed after a judge struck down a ban.
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VIDEO: CCTV 'shows derailed Chicago train'

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 19:29
related places: Chicago

Footage posted on YouTube appears to show CCTV video of the moment a metro train has derailed at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport in the US.
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US and EU mull new Russia sanctions

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 18:38
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Brussels

After talks in Brussels, EU and US leaders say they are considering "deeper sanctions" against Russia if its troops move further into Ukraine.
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Kerry flies to Amman for Abbas talks

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 17:34

US Secretary of State John Kerry interrupts a trip to Europe to press Palestinians and Israelis to extend their peace talks as a deadline looms.
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US 'Burger King baby' meets mother

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 16:20

A woman who was abandoned in 1986 as a newborn in a US fast-food restaurant bathroom finds her birth mother after launching a social media search.
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US mudslide death toll rises to 16

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 15:53
related places: Washington

Officials in the US state of Washington say they have recovered 16 bodies from Saturday's massive mudslide and believe they have found eight more.
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VIDEO: Boy rescued from Washington mudslide

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 15:47
related places: Washington, Oso

Footage from 22 March of the mudslide in Oso, in the US state of Washington, shows a young boy being carried away by a helicopter rescue team.
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VIDEO: US mudslide death toll rises to 16

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 15:39
related places: Washington

Authorities say they have recovered the bodies of two more people killed in a massive mudslide in the US state of Washington, bringing the total to 16.
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Space station crew delayed in orbit

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 10:37
related countries: Russia Russia

A rocket carrying US and Russian astronauts to the International Space Station has to delay docking for almost two days because of a technical hitch.
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Game Of Thrones to have UK simulcast

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 10:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The opening episode of the fourth series of Game Of Thrones will air at the same time in the US and UK.
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BP refinery leaks oil into US lake

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 7:15
related places: Lake

BP's biggest refinery in the US spills crude oil into Lake Michigan after a malfunction but regulators say the leak has been contained.
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N Korea fires mid-range missiles

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 4:12
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea

North Korea test-fires two medium-range missiles, just hours after the US, South Korea and Japan met in the Netherlands for talks.
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Intel buys into wearable technology

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 3:21

US chipmaker Intel steps up its investment in wearable technology with the acquisition of Basis Science, a firm known for its health tracking services and devices.
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US brings together rival Asia allies

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 23:26
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea
related places: Asia

The Japanese and South Korean leaders hold their first official meeting following a rift over Japan's stance on its wartime aggression in Asia.
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VIDEO: Frantic call after deadly landslide

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 22:42
related places: Washington, Rescue

Rescue efforts continue after a landslide in the US state of Washington killed at least 14 people.
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Russia 'acting out of weakness' - US

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 21:43
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

US President Barack Obama says Russia is acting "not out of strength, but out of weakness" in Ukraine, and warns of further sanctions.
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US court weighs birth control law

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 21:24

The US Supreme Court hears a challenge to the president's 2010 health law that turns on whether for-profit companies can exercise religious beliefs.
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VIDEO: Huge Houston apartment building blaze

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 21:15
related places: Houston

A fire has engulfed a large apartment building in Houston, Texas in the US.
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Obama: Pray for US mudslide victims

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 19:27
related places: Washington

President Barack Obama urges Americans to pray for victims of the Washington state mudslide as officials predict the death toll of 14 will rise.
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Lithuania pleads for US gas supplies

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 18:16
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania, Russia Russia

Lithuania's energy minister calls on the US Senate to speed-up natural gas exports to Europe, in order to challenge Russia's dominance.
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More bodies found after US landslide

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 15:25
related places: Washington

Authorities in the US state of Washington confirm at least 14 people were killed in Saturday's landslide, as the list of missing grows to 176.
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Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 13:30

A 12-year-old US Girl Scout breaks the organisation's national record by selling 18,107 boxes of cookies over a period of seven weeks.
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NSA 'phone data overhaul planned'

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 13:08
related places: Congress

President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress to end bulk collection of US phone records by the National Security Agency senior officials say.
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Dotcom's Mega to list on NZ market

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 13:02

Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom, who is fighting extradition to the US, announces plans to list his new file-sharing firm on the stock market.
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US sailor shot dead at naval base

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 12:40
related places: Virginia

A civilian is killed by security forces after he shot dead a US sailor on board a destroyer docked at a Virginia naval base.
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VIDEO: Aerials show landslide devastation

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 12:22
related places: Aerial, Oso

Aerial footage shows the damage caused by a landslide in the US town of Oso, which has killed at least 14 people.
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Tennessee Williams story published

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 9:48

A previously unseen short story by US writer Tennessee Williams, inspired in part by an old college girlfriend, is published for the first time.
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Venezuela ousts lawmaker over visit

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 0:33
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela strips a leading opposition congresswoman of her mandate after speech before the Organization of American States last week.
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Up to 108 missing after US mudslide

Monday, March 24th 2014, 22:50
related places: Washington, Sunday

Authorities say they have 108 reports of people missing or unaccounted for after Saturday's huge landslide in the north-western US state of Washington.
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VIDEO: Deadly landslide in Washington state

Monday, March 24th 2014, 21:08
related places: Washington

Authorities in the US state of Washington have found six more bodies after Saturday's huge landslide, bringing the number known to have been killed to 14, say police.
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Ex-US leader 'hand-writes letters'

Monday, March 24th 2014, 21:01

Ex-US President Jimmy Carter says he hand-writes letters to foreign leaders in an effort to evade what he described as pervasive surveillance.
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Inmate 'bungles Obama threat letter'

Monday, March 24th 2014, 17:48

A US convicted child molester is charged with sending a threatening letter to President Barack Obama, albeit posted to the wrong address.
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Divergent tops US box office

Monday, March 24th 2014, 16:07

Sci-fi thriller Divergent, the latest young adult movie franchise, beats Muppets Most Wanted to top the US and Canadian box office chart.
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Gwar frontman found dead at age 50

Monday, March 24th 2014, 16:01

Dave Brockie, lead singer with the heavy metal band, has been found dead at his home in the US.
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No 'signs of life' after US mudslide

Monday, March 24th 2014, 15:20
related places: Washington

Hopes are fading that any more survivors will be found after a huge landslide in the US state of Washington that has claimed at least eight lives.
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Japan to hand over nuclear material

Monday, March 24th 2014, 12:42
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Hague

Japan agrees to turn over part of its stockpile of nuclear material to the United States at a nuclear summit in the Hague
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US military planes to hunt Kony

Monday, March 24th 2014, 12:21
related countries: Uganda Uganda

The US is sending military aircraft and more special forces to hunt Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony, officials say.
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Homeland actor Rebhorn dies aged 65

Monday, March 24th 2014, 12:10

US film, TV and stage actor James Rebhorn, whose career included Homeland and Meet the Parents, dies at the age of 65 after a battle with skin cancer.
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Clinton says US should stay net boss

Monday, March 24th 2014, 10:52

Net freedom could suffer after the US steps back from its role as ultimate overseer of the global network, says former US President Bill Clinton.
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China wants explanation on US spying

Monday, March 24th 2014, 9:23
related countries: China China
related places: Huawei

China demands a clear explanation from the United States following reports that it infiltrated the servers of the Chinese telecoms giant, Huawei.
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Rising death toll from US landslide

Monday, March 24th 2014, 3:58
related places: Washington

Rescuers searching the area of Saturday's massive mudslide in the US state of Washington find eight bodies, with a number of people still missing.
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VIDEO: Mexico's mariachi academy run by American

Monday, March 24th 2014, 1:18

Mexico's first mariachi academy plans global domination
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VIDEO: Obamas visit Great Wall of China

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 12:35
related countries: China China

US First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters visit the Great Wall of China on the fourth day of their week-long visit to the country.
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N Korea steps up missile launches

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 4:44
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Sunday

North Korea test fires dozens of rockets on Saturday and Sunday, in an apparent display of anger over US-Seoul military drills.
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US players adapt to Libya's rough style of basketball

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 0:41
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

US players adapt to Libya's rough style of basketball
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US returns rogue tanker to Libya

Saturday, March 22nd 2014, 14:42
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Morning Glory

The US says it has returned the rogue tanker Morning Glory - filled with oil at a rebel-held port - to Libya after a Navy Seals operation.
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Michigan gay-marriage ban quashed

Saturday, March 22nd 2014, 1:28
related places: Michigan

Michigan becomes the latest US state in recent months to overturn a ban on gay marriage - in a case brought by two female nurses.
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Credit Suisse settles mortgage case

Friday, March 21st 2014, 20:56

Credit Suisse agrees to pay $885m over claims it mis-sold mortgage products to US firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac before the financial crisis.
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Hawaii weighs 'undercover' sex law

Friday, March 21st 2014, 14:36

Police in the US state of Hawaii ask the legislature to keep a measure in the law allowing undercover investigators to have sex with prostitutes.
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America's heroin 'epidemic'

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 23:48

The horrific toll of cheap and plentiful heroin on US families
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VIDEO: US sanctions target Putin's allies

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 23:12
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Crimea

US President Barack Obama has announced further sanctions against Russia over its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.
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US sanctions target Putin's allies

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 20:38
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Crimea

US President Barack Obama announces further sanctions on Russian individuals close to Vladimir Putin and a Russian bank over the crisis in Crimea.
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Alibaba invests $215m in US chat app

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 20:01
related countries: China China
related places: Tango

The Chinese internet giant Alibaba invests $215m (£130m) in the US-based free mobile messaging service Tango.
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US shares up despite Fed worries

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 16:18

US markets rise a day after the Federal Reserve hinted it might raise interest rates as soon as 2015.
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US general avoids jail in sex case

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 15:06

A US Army general who pleaded guilty to inappropriate relationships with subordinates avoids jail time but is docked $20,000 (£12,122) in pay.
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Captive migrants freed from US house

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 14:28
related places: Texas

More than 100 suspected illegal immigrants are rescued from a Texas "stash" house where smugglers allegedly held them pending payment.
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Michelle Obama begins China visit

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 12:04
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing, Chengdu

US First Lady Michelle Obama is in China for a week-long visit that will include stops in Beijing and Chengdu.
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US Fed hints at rate rise in 2015

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 5:53

The US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen hints that interest rates in the US could start to rise in early 2015.
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VIDEO: Droughts worldwide: From US to Kenya

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 1:56
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Four BBC correspondents explain the lack of water in their areas.
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VIDEO: Broken lives of deported immigrants

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 0:57

Broken lives of immigrants deported back across US border
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VIDEO: 'Chicken from hell' dino discovered

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 23:50

Scientists in the US announce the discovery of a new species of dinosaur. The fossils offer further clues to how the dinosaurs became extinct 66 million years ago.
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Bin Laden spokesman speaks at trial

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 20:16

A man US prosecutors say was al-Qaeda's spokesman after 9/11 testifies Osama Bin Laden wanted him "to deliver a message to the world".
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