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IS forces 'pushed back' in Iraq

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 22:42
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Kurdish and Iraqi forces say they have gained ground from Islamic State militants in northern Iraq and near Baghdad, amid intense US-led air strikes.
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US urges probe into West Bank death

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 15:03
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

The US urges an investigation after an Palestinian-American teenager is shot dead by Israeli soldiers near Ramallah in the West Bank.
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One killed in US school shooting

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 8:52
related places: Washington

One student is shot dead and four wounded in a school by a classmate who then took his own life, police in the US state of Washington say.
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US judge sentences Farc commander

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 4:38
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A US judge has sentenced an ex-Colombian rebel to 27 years in prison for his role in the kidnapping of three American citizens in 2003.
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Two US Ebola nurses free of virus

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 4:10
related places: Dallas

Two nurses infected with Ebola while treating a patient in Dallas are declared free of the deadly virus, a day after the first infection in New York.
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US golf boss sacked in Poulter row

Friday, October 24th 2014, 23:10
related places: America

Ted Bishop, president of the PGA of America, is sacked after calling Ian Poulter a "little girl" on social media.
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VIDEO: One dead in US school shooting

Friday, October 24th 2014, 23:01
related places: Washington, Seattle

One person was killed and four others injured after a student opened fire at a school north of Seattle, in the US state of Washington.
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Banana splits as Chiquita chops deal

Friday, October 24th 2014, 21:09
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Chiquita

Shareholders in US banana distributor Chiquita vote against a merger deal with Irish rival Fyffes in favour of a higher offer.
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VIDEO: US air strike 'hits IS command'

Friday, October 24th 2014, 17:08
related countries: Syria Syria

New video footage show a US air strike hitting an Islamic State position on a hill near the embattled Syrian town of Kobane.
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US to check IS 'chemical weapon' use

Friday, October 24th 2014, 16:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The United States will investigate "extremely serious allegations" that militant group Islamic State used chlorine gas against Iraqi police officers.
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Daniel Pearl murder suspect released

Friday, October 24th 2014, 12:24
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

One of the suspects in the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl, beheaded in 2002, is set free by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan.
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NY doctor tests positive for Ebola

Friday, October 24th 2014, 11:34
related countries: Guinea Guinea
related places: New York

A US doctor who returned to New York from Ebola-hit Guinea in West Africa becomes the first person to test positive for the virus in the city.
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US network AMC buys into BBC America

Friday, October 24th 2014, 10:27

US TV network AMC, which aired Mad Men and The Walking Dead, is to take over the running of BBC America after a $200m (£125m) deal with the BBC.
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US firm fine for underpaying Indians

Friday, October 24th 2014, 6:45
related countries: India India

US authorities penalise a Silicon Valley company for "grossly underpaying" eight workers brought over from India for a special project.
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US command of S Korea troops to stay

Friday, October 24th 2014, 2:56
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: North

The US will maintain control of South Korean troops in the event of war with the North, the two sides say, delaying again a long-planned command transfer.
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Asian shares up on US earnings

Friday, October 24th 2014, 2:10
related places: Friday

Asian shares move up on Friday, taking their lead from the US where markets closed higher after strong company results boosted investor sentiment.
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US returns ancient artefacts to Peru

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 22:53
related countries: Peru Peru

The US returns about 20 ancient Peruvian artefacts - some more than 1,800 years old - that had been looted from pre-Columbian graves.
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Caterham could miss United States GP

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 14:52

Bosses of the Caterham F1 admit they will struggle to race in the USA next weekend if they cannot resolve a dispute with administrators.
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US-led Syria strikes 'kill hundreds'

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 14:12
related countries: Syria Syria

US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have killed 553 people since September, including 464 IS fighters, activists say.
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White House fence jumper arrested

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 14:08
related places: White House

A man who jumped the White House fence was attacked by dogs before being arrested, in the latest security incident at the US president's official home.
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Coogan inherits Hoffman TV role

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 13:00
related places: Hoffman

Alan Partridge star Steve Coogan is cast in a US TV series that was to have starred the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.
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US 'probes hackable' medical devices

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 12:52

US government investigators are looking into about two dozen cases of medical kit suspected to be vulnerable to life-threatening hacks.
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Obama 'optimistic' over Ebola in US

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 8:42

President Barack Obama expresses cautious optimism about the Ebola situation in the US, as new screening rules are introduced in the country.
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VIDEO: Baby bear filmed in US store

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 5:06
related places: Oregon

A black bear cub found in the aisles of an Oregon drugstore will be raised with the goal of releasing him into the wild next year.
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US seniors face student loan debt

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 0:29

Some US seniors are still paying off student loans
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Ebola: US restricts airport arrivals

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 18:38

US rules requiring air passengers from the three West African countries worst hit by Ebola to travel via one of five airports come into effect.
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Four guilty of Blackwater killings

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 18:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad, Blackwater

A US federal jury finds four Blackwater security guards guilty of killing 14 Iraqis in a square in Baghdad in 2007.
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Freed N Korea detainee back in US

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 17:53
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Washington, Ohio

A US citizen freed from detention in North Korea receives an emotional homecoming in Ohio as Washington works to release two other Americans.
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US airbag recall expands to 7.8m cars

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 17:44

US car safety regulators expand a recall of vehicles with potentially dangerous Takata airbags to 7.8 million, warning that owners should take 'immediate action'.
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Nasa shares free sounds from space

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 12:23

The US space agency uploads a free library of audio files, including astronaut voices.
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U-boat found with ship it sank

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 11:44

U-boat found off US coast with ship it sank
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Debt campaigners tear up student loans

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 11:13

The people who buy and then cancel US student loans
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US editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 10:49
related places: Watergate

Ben Bradlee, the editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate scandal that toppled President Nixon, has died aged 93, the newspaper says.
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Kesha denied Dr Luke sex claims in 2011

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 10:15

US singer Kesha said her long-term producer Dr Luke never had sex with her, nor gave her drugs, in a deposition given three years ago.
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Freed Vietnam blogger flies to US

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 7:28
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Prominent Vietnamese dissident blogger Nguyen Van Hai who was jailed for anti-state propaganda is released from prison and flies to the US.
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Toy store pulls Breaking Bad dolls

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 6:29

Toy store pulls Breaking Bad dolls
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Toys R Us pull Breaking Bad dolls

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 6:17

A US mother's petition has been successful in getting Toys R US to stop selling Breaking Bad action figures.
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US Marine held for Philippine murder

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 4:22
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A US Marine accused of murdering a transgender woman in the Philippines is moved to a Philippine army base, but fails to attend an initial hearing.
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US probes 'stray Syria air drop'

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 3:49
related countries: Syria Syria

The US Pentagon says it is examining an Islamic State video appearing to show militants with a weapons bundle intended for Kurdish fighters.
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Asian shares return to positive

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 2:17
related places: Asia

Shares in Asia return to a positive streak on Wednesday, buoyed by strong company results in the US
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US $7bn fails to stop opium growth

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 22:16
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US counter-narcotics efforts costing $7.6bn fail to stop production of opium poppies in Afghanistan reaching an all-time high, a new report says.
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Press freedom in Americas 'worsens'

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 21:12
related places: Press

Press freedom in the Americas has seen a "marked deterioration" in the past six months, according to the Inter American Press Association.
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Ebola, race and fear

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 19:56

Is prejudice fuelling outbreak hysteria in the US?
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North Korea frees detained US man

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 17:59
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Jeffrey Fowle, one of three US citizens held in North Korea, has been released and is on his way home, US officials say.
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Ambassador demands Top Gear apology

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 16:55
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Argentine ambassador to the UK calls for the BBC to make a public apology following the row over an edition of Top Gear filmed in the South American country.
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Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 15:11
related places: Indiana

Authorities in two US states are reviewing unsolved cases for links to an Indiana man being held on suspicion of killing seven women.
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McDonald's and Coke see profits fall

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 14:21
related places: McDonald, Coke

McDonald's and Coca Cola post profits down sharply in the three months to the end of September, with both seeing sales under pressure in the US.
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Islamic State: The US volunteers who fight with Syria's Kurds

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 11:01
related countries: Syria Syria

The Americans who have joined the Kurds in the fight against IS
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Designer Oscar de la Renta dies

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 10:41
related places: Oscar

Dominican-born fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies like Jackie Kennedy, has died aged 82, says his family.
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Australian teen surfaces in IS video

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 9:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

An Australian teenager who joined IS militants in Iraq and Syria surfaces in a video addressing PM Tony Abbott and US president Barack Obama.
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Oscar de la Renta: Life and work in pictures

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 9:42
related places: Oscar

The life and work of US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta
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VIDEO: 'Nazis' who left US still got benefits

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 5:04

The US government has paid dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals millions of dollars in Social Security benefits after forcing them to leave the US.
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VIDEO: Bodies of seven women found in US

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 5:01
related places: Indiana

The bodies of seven women have been recovered in the US state of Indiana as a man confessed to a recent murder and led authorities to more.
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VIDEO: Designer Oscar de la Renta dies

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 3:56
related places: Oscar

US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, has died aged 82, US media report.
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Pumpkin riot shows US divisions

Monday, October 20th 2014, 23:01

What did a riot at a pumpkin festival show about race in US?
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AbbVie and Shire terminate merger

Monday, October 20th 2014, 22:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US firm AbbVie abandons its talks with UK drugmaker Shire after a new US rule discouraging mergers that would lower a US firm's tax rate.
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Bodies of seven women found in US

Monday, October 20th 2014, 19:19
related places: Indiana

A man in the US state of Indiana confessed to a motel murder and directed police where to find more bodies - and six more were found.
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VIDEO: Why US man joined Kurdish fighters

Monday, October 20th 2014, 17:22
related countries: Syria Syria

The BBC's Jim Muir speaks to an American who has come to fight Islamic State militants on the front line in north-east Syria.
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Exiled Nazis collected US benefits

Monday, October 20th 2014, 16:47

The US has paid dozens of exiled Nazi war criminals millions of dollars in social benefits after forcing them to leave the country, a new report finds.
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Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty

Monday, October 20th 2014, 14:51
related countries: Libya Libya

Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected ringleader of the September 2012 raid on a US diplomatic post in the Libyan city of Benghazi, has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
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VIDEO: Investigation into US 'pumpkin riot'

Monday, October 20th 2014, 10:26
related places: Keene, New Hampshire

An annual pumpkin festival in Keene, New Hampshire, turned violent as the event descended into a night of rioting.
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US drops arms to Kurds battling IS

Monday, October 20th 2014, 9:28
related countries: Syria Syria

US military aircraft drop weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters battling IS militants in the key Syrian town of Kobane.
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VIDEO: US airdrops weapons to Kurds

Monday, October 20th 2014, 7:12
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The US carries out airdrops of weapons and supplies to Kurdish fighters, despite a lack of support from Turkey.
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Asia's share markets up on US data

Monday, October 20th 2014, 4:29
related places: Wall Street

Asian shares bounce back after positive data and earnings from the US, and gains on Wall Street
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VIDEO: 'Hero' rescues man from burning house

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 14:26
related places: California

A man has been rescued from a burning house in California in the US.
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Body found in US hunt for student

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 9:54
related places: Virginia

Virginia state police say they have found a body which could be that of Hannah Graham, a British-born student missing since 13 September.
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Calling time on America's blockade of Cuba

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 5:09
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: America

New calls for US to end crippling embargo of Cuba
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West urges end to Libya violence

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 2:44
related countries: Libya Libya

The US and four European allies call for an immediate end to the fighting in Libya between government forces and Islamist rebels.
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VIDEO: Brit seeks 'soccer' in the US

Saturday, October 18th 2014, 23:02

Ben Zand is travelling across the country as part of BBC's Pop Up project. In every city he visits, he's checking in on football's fate in the states.
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No US travel ban over Ebola - Obama

Saturday, October 18th 2014, 14:28

Barack Obama rules out imposing a travel ban on Ebola-affected regions of West Africa, and urges Americans not to give in to "hysteria" over the disease.
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VIDEO: Top secret space plane lands in US

Saturday, October 18th 2014, 8:07
related places: California, Earth

A unmanned US plane on a top-secret, two-year mission to space has returned to Earth and landed in California.
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Do US presidents carry cash?

Friday, October 17th 2014, 23:33

Do US presidents carry cash around with them?
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Mysterious US space plane returns

Friday, October 17th 2014, 22:15
related places: California, The X, Earth

An unmanned US military plane on a secretive two-year mission in space has returned to Earth in California.
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Shares rally in Europe and the US

Friday, October 17th 2014, 20:32

Global stock markets stage a partial recovery after a week of precipitous falls and volatility.
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Yellen warns on growing inequality

Friday, October 17th 2014, 19:04

US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen warns about rising inequality in the US, saying she was 'greatly concerned' about the trend.
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Wall Street shrugs off growth fears

Friday, October 17th 2014, 14:04
related places: Friday

US shares open sharply higher in Friday trading in a partial recovery from the week's losses.
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Morgan Stanley profits surge 87%

Friday, October 17th 2014, 12:58
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

US investment bank Morgan Stanley reports an 87% jump in profits to $1.65bn (£1bn) in the three months to the end of September.
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Actress Misty Upham found dead

Friday, October 17th 2014, 9:44
related places: Washington

A family spokeswoman confirms that a body found in a ravine near Seattle is 32-year-old Frozen River actress Misty Upham.
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Asian shares trade mixed on US data

Friday, October 17th 2014, 9:02
related places: Friday

Asian shares were mixed in trading on Friday after better-than expected economic data out of the US eased global growth fears.
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VIDEO: US Ebola: Health officials under fire

Friday, October 17th 2014, 6:06
related places: Texas

American health officials have faced some tough questioning after a nurse in Texas was allowed to travel after treating an Ebola victim who later died.
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Ebola alert in US expands to Ohio

Friday, October 17th 2014, 1:56
related places: Ohio

US health officials say a nurse infected with Ebola may have been sick for four days before diagnosis, and she took two domestic flights in that time.
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VIDEO: The moment I knew I had Ebola virus

Friday, October 17th 2014, 0:40
related places: David

American Ebola survivor Nancy Writebol and her husband David talk about the moment she found out she had the virus.
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Jockey Fallon plans move to US

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 22:23
related places: Six

Six-time champion jockey Kieren Fallon says he wants to ride full-time in the United States to "pick my game up again".
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Chiquita rejects banana buyout

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 22:12
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Chiquita

US firm Chiquita rejects an offer from Brazilian billionaires Joseph Safra and José Luís Cutrale that would have valued the firm at $1.3bn, saying the offer was 'inadequate'.
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Global share prices continue to slip

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 21:50

Share prices in the US fell before recovering on Thursday, breaking the slide seen in markets across Europe as fears of a global economic slowdown mount.
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US hospital 'sorry for mistakes'

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 20:34

The top doctor at the US hospital where an Ebola patient infected two nurses before dying apologises for its failure to diagnose him promptly.
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Grisham 'sorry' for child porn views

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 19:32

Author John Grisham has apologised for criticising the US justice system's "harsh" punishment of those viewing indecent images of children.
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Ex-Rabobank traders in US Libor suit

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 19:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Justice

Two British ex-Rabobank traders are charged by the US Department of Justice with manipulating the Libor rate, bringing the total number of ex-Rabobank employees charged to six.
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Is the oil crash a secret US war on Russia?

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 17:11
related countries: Russia Russia, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Is there a US-Saudi conspiracy behind the recent oil crash?
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Putin attends Serb military parade

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 15:59
related countries: Russia Russia, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Belgrade

Vladimir Putin stresses Russia's support for Serbia at Belgrade's first military parade in decades, amid continuing friction between Russia and the West.
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Carter Center shuts office in Egypt

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 13:37
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A rights group founded by former US President Jimmy Carter has closed its office in Egypt citing restrictions on democratic freedoms.
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Goldman Sachs profits leap 50%

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 13:12

US bank Goldman Sachs has reported a 50% jump in third-quarter profit after a sudden pickup in bond market activity helped to boost revenues.
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Ebola spread in West played down

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 12:42
related places: West

The World Health Organization says a major outbreak of Ebola in the West is unlikely, as US President Obama orders a "more aggressive" response.
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Grisham questions child porn jail

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 11:32
related places: Best

Best-selling author John Grisham criticises the US justice system for handing down "harsh" prison sentences to people who view child pornography.
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Ebola: US welcomes Cuban support

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 10:44
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba is a "welcome" addition to the international fight against Ebola, a senior US official says.
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US actress Elizabeth Pena dies at 55

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 10:41
related places: Lone Star

Elizabeth Pena, who was known for her roles in films and TV shows including Lone Star and Modern Family, dies at the age of 55.
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VIDEO: Child poverty blues in Mississippi

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 9:41

Aleem Maqbool travels down the so-called Blues Highway looking at some of the big concerns ahead of the US midterm elections.
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IS 'retreating' in key Syria town

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 9:35

Islamic State militants are retreating in parts of the strategic Syrian town of Kobane, a Kurdish official there says, as air strikes intensify.
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O'Dowd 'to adapt Moone Boy for US'

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 9:18

Comic actor Chris O'Dowd is to adapt his Sky 1 sitcom for US TV network ABC.
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Japan shares lead Asia markets lower

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 8:58
related places: Wall Street, Asia

Asian shares were lower on Thursday after Wall Street tumbled on US economic data, fuelling growth concerns.
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