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We have started to collect the most important news related to United States in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Body of killed US general returns

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 16:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Delaware

The body of Major General Harold Greene, who was killed by an Afghan soldier, arrives at an air base in Delaware in a military ceremony.
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VIDEO: Will Russian sanctions hit shoppers?

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 16:14
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Western

Steve Rosenberg asks if Russia's ban on food imports from the EU, US and other Western countries in response to sanctions over Ukraine will affects shoppers.
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Russia extends Snowden residency

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 11:44
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Snowden

Russia grants fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden permission to stay three more years with the right to travel abroad, his lawyer says.
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AUDIO: Mum: Why I left children in hot car

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 10:19

A US mother defends her decision to leave her two young children in a 'hot car' whilst she attended a job interview.
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Obama hails 'a new Africa emerging'

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 10:03
related places: Africa

US President Barack Obama has hailed a new emerging Africa, on the last day of a summit in Washington DC with 40 African leaders.
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US travel firm in $500m China move

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 4:39
related countries: China China

Priceline Group, owner of travel websites including Booking.com and Agoda, agrees to invest $500m in China's biggest online travel company Ctrip.
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US man 'may not survive Cuba jail'

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 0:26
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The lawyer for Alan Gross, a US government contractor imprisoned in Cuba, says he does not know how long he will survive in jail.
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McIlroy favourite as Woods fit for PGA

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 22:45
related places: Valhalla, Woods

Rory McIlroy will start as favourite while Tiger Woods has declared himself fit for the US PGA Championship at Valhalla.
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Woods fit to start US PGA at Valhalla

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 22:02

Tiger Woods recovers from a back injury and declares himself fit to start the US PGA at Valhalla on Thursday.
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VIDEO: Inseparable couple die hours apart

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 19:46

A US couple, who were married for nearly 62 years, died just hours apart, their granddaughter has said.
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Five US generals killed in action

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 19:26

What the death of generals tells us about warfare
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Twin hurricanes threaten Hawaii

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 19:23

Hawaiians are stocking up on supplies as twin hurricanes barrel toward the US Pacific island state, threatening heavy winds and flash flooding.
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Walgreens to buy up Alliance Boots

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 15:41

High Street chemist Alliance Boots is to be bought up by US pharmacy giant Walgreens, with the new firm to be called Walgreens Boots Alliance.
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US trade deficit narrows in June

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 14:32
related places: Commerce, June

The US trade deficit fell 7% to $41.5bn in June after a sharp drop in imports, figures from the Department of Commerce show.
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US man executed by lethal injection

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 13:38

Missouri puts a murderer to death by lethal injection, the first such execution in the US since controversy over the method erupted again last month.
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James Corden 'to host US chat show'

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 11:56

Actor and presenter James Corden is to become the presenter of The Late Late Show on US TV, according to reports.
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Portlandia star takes up Austen film

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 11:03
related places: Austen

Portlandia star Carrie Brownstein is to complete Nora Ephron's unfinished big screen US adaptation of ITV series Lost in Austen.
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Standard Chartered faces new US fine

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 10:00

Standard Chartered has warned it could face more US fines over its money-laundering controls as it reports a 20% fall in half-year profits
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Killed general was true hero - US

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 9:05
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

The US military pays tribute to Maj Gen Harold Greene, who was killed in an insider attack in Afghanistan on Tuesday, as a true hero.
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Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 8:44
related places: Washington, Africa

US President Barack Obama will meet African heads of state later on Wednesday at a summit in Washington., with trade, strengthening democracy and boosting security all on the agenda.
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Canada and EU agree trade deal

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 8:26
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada and the EU agree the final text for a free trade agreement that could provide a blueprint for a deal between the EU and US.
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Chain Saw Massacre actress dies

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 8:13
related places: Houston, Texas

US actress Marilyn Burns, best known for her "scream queen" role in 1974 horror classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, dies in Houston, Texas.
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Sprint 'drops bid for T-Mobile US'

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 7:31

Shares in US telecoms firms Sprint drop sharply in after-hours trade following reports it has abandoned a bid for T-Mobile US.
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Kerry in talks plea amid Gaza truce

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 7:14
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Gaza

John Kerry tells the BBC that Israel and the Palestinians must take advantage of the Gaza truce, as the two sides prepare for talks in Egypt.
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Apple and Samsung drop non-US cases

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 4:08
related places: Apple

Smartphone and tablet rivals Apple and Samsung agree to withdraw all legal cases against each other outside the United States.
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US firms to invest $14bn in Africa

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 1:38
related places: Africa

US President Barack Obama reveals that US companies are planning $14bn of investment in Africa at the inaugural US-Africa Leaders' Summit.
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US general killed by Afghan soldier

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 0:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kabul

A US general is killed and 15 others are injured when an Afghan soldier opens fire at a military academy near Kabul, officials say.
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Kerry: US investment helping Africa

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 23:57
related places: Africa

US investment in Africa is fighting extremism, bringing stability and improving Africans' lives, US Secretary of State John Kerry tells the BBC.
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Fox withdraws bid for Time Warner

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 22:09

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox withdraws its bid to purchase US entertainment giant Time Warner for an estimated $80bn.
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Mickelson confident of Ryder Cup spot

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 21:44

Phil Mickelson believes he can secure automatic qualification to represent the USA in this year's Ryder Cup.
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Ebola drug given to US aid workers

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 21:42
related countries: Liberia Liberia

US aid workers who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia appear to be improving after receiving an experimental drug, officials say.
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Ebola outbreak risk to US 'very low'

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 19:15

US National Security Advisor Susan Rice says the risk of the Ebola virus spreading in the US is low, as a second infected American arrives for treatment in the country.
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Three US migrant shelters to close

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 17:57

Three emergency shelters housing an influx of children from Central America who entered the US illegally will be closed because numbers are falling.
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McIlroy plays down talk of 'Rory era'

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 17:11

Open champion Rory McIlroy says his recent form is not 'the start of an era' as he prepares for the US PGA Championship.
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VIDEO: US Ethiopians cling to their heritage

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 16:17
related places: Washington

Questions about identity and relations are on the minds of Ethiopians living in Washington.
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Hollywood movies 'lack diversity'

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 10:25
related places: Hollywood

Hollywood blockbusters are failing to adequately represent the ethnic diversity of the US population, says a new study.
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VIDEO: Helicopter rescues US hikers

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 6:50
related places: California

Footage shows the dramatic rescue of two US hikers from mountains in California.
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Man Utd beat Liverpool in US final

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 6:38
related places: Liverpool, Miami, Louis

Louis van Gaal's Manchester United beat Premier League rivals Liverpool 3-1 in Miami to win the International Champions Cup.
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NY man being tested for Ebola virus

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 2:06
related places: New York

A US man who became sick after visiting West Africa last month is being tested for Ebola in hospital in New York, health officials say.
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How Ethiopians in the US cling onto their heritage

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 1:26
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

How Ethiopian children in the US rediscover their roots
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VIDEO: Breaking barriers in Iranian wrestling

Monday, August 4th 2014, 23:07
related countries: Iran Iran

After becoming the first female team leader for the Greco-Roman wrestlers' team in the US, Christina Kelley has been breaking barriers in Iran as well.
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Rabbis urge Cuba to free US prisoner

Monday, August 4th 2014, 22:26
related countries: Cuba Cuba

US rabbis urge President Obama to negotiate the release of US prisoner, Alan Gross, from a Cuban jail.
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African leaders gather for US summit

Monday, August 4th 2014, 17:36

Delegates are gathering in Washington DC for the largest-ever summit of African leaders in the US, although the Ebola virus forces some to cancel.
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Big Bang Theory stars sign new deal

Monday, August 4th 2014, 16:13

Three stars of US hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory sign new three-year contracts, putting to an end a brief delay in filming new episodes.
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Australian wine firm is bid target

Monday, August 4th 2014, 14:42
related countries: Aruba Aruba

US private equity giant KKR launches a renewed $3.4bn Australian dollar takeover bid for Australian winemaker Treasury Wines Estates.
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Wire actor stabbed in Washington club

Monday, August 4th 2014, 13:08
related places: Washington

The actor tells investigators he was kicked by someone and felt a sharp pain in his side, according to US reports.
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Microsoft sues Samsung over Android

Monday, August 4th 2014, 12:25

Microsoft sues Samsung for the first time, in a dispute over patent fees the US firm says it is owed relating to Android.
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Guardians swoops to top box office

Monday, August 4th 2014, 8:19
related places: Marvel, Disney

Disney's Marvel adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy takes $94m (£55.8m) to top the North American box office in its debut weekend.
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US tortoise held after brief chase

Monday, August 4th 2014, 1:09
related places: Alhambra, Los Angeles

Police in Alhambra in greater Los Angeles recaptured a giant tortoise after a brief chase along city streets.
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Conan O'Brien brings Team Coco to the UK

Monday, August 4th 2014, 0:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Conan O'Brien brings his US talk show - and hair - to the UK
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US-Africa summit: What does Obama hope to achieve?

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 23:53
related places: Africa

What does Obama hope to achieve from his Africa summit?
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Being an atheist in the US

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 23:39

Helping atheists to 'come out of the closet' in the US
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Injured Woods a doubt for US PGA

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 18:56

Tiger Woods is forced to withdraw from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational midway through his final round with a back injury.
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US to send 50 experts to fight Ebola

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 18:14

The US will "surge" its response to the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola by sending at least 50 public health experts to West Africa.
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Idol contestant Johns dies at 35

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 12:20
related places: Johns

American Idol finalist Michael Johns, who appeared on the seventh series of the TV singing contest, dies at the age of 35.
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Infected Ebola doctor lands in US

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 18:06
related places: Atlanta

A US doctor infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia arrives in the US for treatment at a specialised unit in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Johnson drugs ban denied by PGA

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 5:59

Reports that American golfer Dustin Johnson has been suspended for failing a drugs test are denied by the PGA Tour.
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Americans in N Korea plead for help

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 5:06
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea have appealed for the US government to help secure their release.
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US House passes $694m border bill

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 1:05
related places: Congress, Bills

A bill to strengthen the US border with Mexico clears the House of Representatives but is opposed by the Senate and the White House.
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Judge urges Argentina default talks

Friday, August 1st 2014, 21:29
related countries: Argentina Argentina

In the first hearing since Argentina defaulted on its debts, US judge Thomas Griesa calls for negotiations to be resumed urgently.
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Obama defends under-fire CIA director

Friday, August 1st 2014, 21:17

President Barack Obama has defended CIA Director John Brennan and acknowledged the US tortured prisoners after 9/11.
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VIDEO: Ebola patients 'will fare better in US'

Friday, August 1st 2014, 19:54
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia will stand a better chance of recovery once back in the US, a doctor has said.
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US economy adds 209,000 jobs in July

Friday, August 1st 2014, 15:50

The US economy added 209,000 jobs in July, latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data reveal, adding to optimism that the recovery continues apace.
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Eric Cantor resigns from Congress

Friday, August 1st 2014, 14:49
related places: Congress

Eric Cantor, the number-two leader in the US House of Representatives says he will resign from Congress, weeks after his defeat in a party primary.
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New York to 'develop' Man City players

Friday, August 1st 2014, 10:10
related places: New York

Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano says the club could send youngsters to their new US franchise in New York.
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Iliad shares drop after T-Mobile bid

Friday, August 1st 2014, 9:30
related countries: France France
related places: Iliad

Shares in French start-up mobile company Iliad see a fall of 13%, their biggest drop in eight years, after the firm made a bid for T-Mobile US.
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Israel and Hamas truce under way

Friday, August 1st 2014, 9:14
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Friday

Israel and Hamas begin a 72-hour truce, but hours later several Palestinians die by Israeli fire in apparent response to a rocket attack.
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Sudan 'apostasy' woman arrives in US

Friday, August 1st 2014, 1:51
related countries: Italy Italy, Sudan Sudan

A woman who fled Sudan after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam has arrived in the US state of New Hampshire to start a new life.
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VIDEO: Who are the children fleeing to the US border?

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 23:16
related places: New

Who are the children fleeing to the US border?
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Argentina blames US for debt default

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 22:50
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina blames the US for its default, calling the mediator in debt negotiations which ended in failure "incompetent".
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Gaza school attack unacceptable - US

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 21:26
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Gaza

The shelling of a UN shelter in Gaza by the Israeli military is "totally unacceptable and totally indefensible", the White House says.
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Police urged to carry drugs antidote

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 20:34

US Attorney General Eric Holder has urged federal law enforcement agencies to equip some of their officers with the heroin overdose antidote Naloxone.
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US ex-governor's wife 'sought gifts'

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 20:27
related places: Virginia

The star witness in the corruption trial of Virginia ex-governor Bob McDonnell says the ex-first lady sought gifts in return for business help.
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Tesla and Panasonic to build factory

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 20:09
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Electric, Tesla

Electric carmaker Tesla is to team up with Japanese electronics firm Panasonic to build a battery manufacturing plant in the US.
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Memo reveals response to CIA 'abuse'

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 18:07
related places: White House, Senate

A still-secret Senate report on CIA enhanced interrogations "tells a story of which no American is proud", a leaked White House memo states.
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VIDEO: How US Customs combats drug trade

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 16:00
related places: Los Angeles

A tour of the postal facility in Los Angeles where US Customs try to halt the flow of illegal drugs coming into and out of the US.
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Snowden's asylum status expires

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 15:17
related countries: Russia Russia

Fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden's year-long leave to stay in Russia expires without confirmation that it will be extended.
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Exxon Mobil sees profits jump 28%

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 13:51

Exxon Mobil, the US's largest oil and gas company, reports a sharp rise in profits as it cuts capital and exploration spending.
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Mexico migrants' train deal reached

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 10:43
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

The US, Mexico and Guatemala will establish more checkpoints along the route of a freight train to prevent migrants from boarding it, Guatemala says.
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US TV producer Halmi dies aged 90

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 8:54

Prolific US television producer Robert Halmi Sr, whose work won dozens of Emmy Awards, dies at the age of 90.
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House votes to sue President Obama

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 4:08
related places: Republican

The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution authorising a lawsuit against the president for allegedly exceeding his constitutional powers.
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Israel to probe UN school shelling

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 3:43
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Gaza

Israel says it will investigate the shelling of a Gaza school sheltering displaced civilians - an attack which prompted US and UN condemnation.
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American Vogue's first black cover girl

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 23:57

US Vogue's first African American cover girl 40 years on
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VIDEO: The woman in black walking across the US

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 23:30

The figure clad in black, walking across the US
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Glazers in £88.7m Man Utd share sale

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 23:16

Manchester United's US owners will pocket about $150 million by selling more of their shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange.
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VIDEO: Why Tiki became a US phenomenon

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 23:06

In his book Tiki Pop, Sven Kirsten describes how Tiki bars and cocktails became a welcome escape for Americans in the 1950s and 1960s.
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G7 says Russia faces more sanctions

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 22:26
related countries: Russia Russia

The G7 group of economic powers warns President Putin of further sanctions after Russia called new US and EU penalties "destructive and short-sighted".
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Flying axe near-miss on US motorway

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 21:46

A US vehicle passenger is "shaken up" after an axe flew off the back of a lorry on a motorway and crashed midway through a windshield, police say.
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US bridge to get anti-suicide fence

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 20:53

A major span between New York City and New Jersey will be getting safety fence designed to prevent suicides, after an increase in deaths this year.
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Anger mounts as Gaza toll rises

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 19:52
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Gaza

The US and UN condemn the shelling of a UN school housing civilians in Gaza, as Palestinians say Israeli attacks kill more than 100 in the day.
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Senators in campus sex assault push

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 18:49

A cross-party group of US senators introduce a bill aimed at reducing sexual assault on university campuses.
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US economic growth surges by 4%

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 18:37
related places: Commerce

The US economy grew by 4% in the second quarter, according to a preliminary reading by the US Department of Commerce, beating expectations.
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Bank of America in 'hustle' case

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 18:15
related places: America, New York

Bank of America's Countrywide unit must pay $1.3bn for selling defective home loans to US government mortgage lenders, a New York judge rules.
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Production stalls on Big Bang Theory

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 16:57

Work on the eighth series of US sitcom The Big Bang Theory is delayed, as its cast members fight for higher salaries.
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US travel ban on Venezuela officials

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 15:50
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The US imposes travel restrictions on Venezuelan government officials it says are linked to human rights abuses during recent protests.
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R Kelly leaves festival line-up

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 12:04

Singer R Kelly is removed from the line-up of a US music festival amid concerns about a past court appearance for possessing child pornography.
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VIDEO: Duchovny a national symbol in Russia

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 23:48
related countries: Russia Russia

How US actor David Duchovny became symbol of Mother Russia
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Kurdish oil tanker in US seizure

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 18:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Texas

An oil tanker carrying $100m of Iraqi Kurdish oil off the coast of Texas is set to be seized by US marshals after a judge approved a seizure request from the Iraqi government.
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Car firms sued over CD 'rip' system

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 15:29
related places: Ford

A group representing musicians in the US is suing Ford and General Motors over in-car CD players which allow tracks to be stored on a hard drive.
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Deal on US college sport concussions

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 15:24

The US collegiate sport authority offers to settle 10 lawsuits by former athletes who suffered concussions with a $70m (£41.3m) medical fund.
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