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Girl, five, thrown off US bridge

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 20:50
related places: Florida

A Florida man has been charged with murder after police say he threw his five-year-old daughter off a bridge in St Petersburg.
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Unreported deaths cost Honda $70m

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 19:20
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Honda

Japanese carmaker Honda is fined a record $70m by US regulators for failing to report 1,729 deaths and injuries to authorities.
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US to close 15 bases in Europe

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 17:38

The US will close 15 military bases across Europe, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel confirms, to save the Pentagon $500m (£300m) a year.
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Baby born to freed Cuban agent

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 10:26
related countries: Cuba Cuba

A baby girl is born to recently a released Cuban spy after US authorities allowed him to send his sperm to Cuba to have his wife artificially inseminated.
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Asian stocks follow Wall St higher

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 8:18
related places: Stocks, Wall Street, Asia

Stocks in Asia mostly show gains, following Wall Street's lead and buoyed by a positive jobs survey in the US.
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Sarver raises Rangers bid to £20m

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 7:33

American businessman Robert Sarver increases his offer to buy Rangers to £20m and offers a short-term loan of £6.5m.
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VIDEO: "Americans, this is pointless"

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 0:51

The things about the American Way that baffle foreigners
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Alan Dershowitz: A high-flying lawyer's unwanted publicity

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 21:02

The fiery US lawyer in an unwanted spotlight
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Ex-police chief in US murder trial

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 20:57

South Carolina prosecutors say the 2011 killing of an unarmed black man by a former police chief was a "senseless act of violence".
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Sony Pictures hackers 'got sloppy'

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 20:51
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US is confident that North Korea was behind the Sony Pictures cyber-attack because the hackers were "sloppy" enough to leave a trail, says the FBI.
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US temperatures 'dangerously' low

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 19:58

Temperatures across much of the northern and eastern US are plunging to "dangerously cold" levels, the National Weather Service says.
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Fed rate rise before April unlikely

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 19:34

US Federal Reserve officials do not believe that they will raise the benchmark short-term interest rate before April, minutes released on Wednesday reveal.
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US forces hold LRA commander

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 16:25
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic
related places: Lord

Uganda's military confirms that a senior commander from the Lord's Resistance Army has been taken into custody by US forces in the Central African Republic.
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US lawyer in Andrew sex case sued

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 10:39
related places: Andrew

US lawyers file a defamation suit against Alan Dershowitz, an American lawyer accused with Prince Andrew of having sex with an underage girl.
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VIDEO: Moment 1795 time capsule is opened

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 3:29

A 220-year-old time capsule containing coins, documents and other artefacts left by US founding fathers Samuel Adams and Paul Revere was opened by Massachusetts officials on Tuesday.
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Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 2:49
related places: Andrew

US lawyer Alan Dershowitz has begun legal action to clear his name after court papers separately accuse him, and Prince Andrew, of having sex with an underage girl.
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FTC warns on data grabbed by gadgets

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 0:26

A "deeply personal" picture of every consumer could be grabbed by futuristic smart gadgets, warned the chair of the US Federal Trade Commission.
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US pledges Mexico drugs support

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 22:56
related countries: Mexico Mexico

President Barack Obama pledges to help Mexico in its fight against drug-related violence, after talks with his counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto.
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Boehner survives US House rebellion

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 22:25
related places: Congress

The Republican leader of the US House of Representatives, John Boehner, survives a conservative rebellion to win re-election as Speaker.
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Cuba 'frees US-listed prisoners'

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 22:11
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The Cuban government has released some of the 53 political prisoners on a US list, the state department says, amid a thaw in US-Cuban relations.
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Bill Cosby sued for 'defamation'

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 13:16

Two women who have accused Bill Cosby of historical sex offences join a defamation action against the US comedian.
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US rejects Venezuela prisoner swap

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 11:31
related countries: Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, Venezuela Venezuela

US officials rule out swapping a jailed Puerto Rican nationalist for imprisoned Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.
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SpaceX scrubs rocket recovery launch

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 11:24
related places: Falcon

US company SpaceX has postponed an experiment to bring part of its Falcon rocket down to a soft landing on a floating sea platform.
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'Unique' life of having two penises

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 11:07

US man with diphallia tells of 'unique' life with two penises
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Judge accepts trainers as bail bond

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 10:27

A man has avoided jail after a judge in the US state of Massachusetts accepted a pair of $85 Nike trainers as a bail bond
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Pride director defends US marketing

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 10:04
related places: Pride

Pride director Matthew Warchus says he "understands" why gay references were removed from the film's US DVD cover.
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VIDEO: Syrian war horrors on show in US

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 8:02
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Washington

Syria atrocities on display in the US
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US governor sworn in for fourth term

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 4:56

California Governor Jerry Brown makes history as he is sworn in for a record-breaking fourth term, setting out ambitious targets for climate change.
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US opposes Palestinian tax freeze

Monday, January 5th 2015, 23:00
related countries: Israel Israel

The US opposes Israel's freeze on the transfer of tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority over its bid to join the International Criminal Court.
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US oil falls below $50 a barrel

Monday, January 5th 2015, 22:06

The US oil price falls below $50 a barrel for the first time since April 2009 as investors continue to fear a global supply glut and weak demand.
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US skiers killed in Alps avalanche

Monday, January 5th 2015, 21:33
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Alps

Two junior members of the US ski team are killed in an avalanche near the forthcoming World Cup race venue in the Austrian Alps.
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US charges over Gambia 'coup plot'

Monday, January 5th 2015, 20:59
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia

Two men have been charged in the US with attempting to overthrow The Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh, the justice department says.
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US shares drop sharply on oil fears

Monday, January 5th 2015, 20:09
related places: Monday

Leading US stock indexes declined sharply on Monday, as plunging oil prices worried investors.
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The rise of the 'urban' sports broadcaster

Monday, January 5th 2015, 16:29

How one man changed US sports broadcasting
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Hobbit holds on at US box office

Monday, January 5th 2015, 13:48

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies holds on to the top spot at the North American box office for a third consecutive week.
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Gay banner removed from Pride DVD

Monday, January 5th 2015, 12:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Pride

CBS Films is examining why references to homosexuality were removed from the DVD cover of the US release of British film Pride.
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Beverly Hillbillies star Douglas dies

Monday, January 5th 2015, 11:12
related countries: Isle of Man Isle of Man
related places: Douglas

US actress Donna Douglas, best known for playing the tomboyish Elly May Clampett in 1960s sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies, dies at the age of 82.
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Brewery apology over Gandhi beer can

Monday, January 5th 2015, 5:44
related countries: India India

An American brewery apologises for putting a picture of Indian independence hero Mahatma Gandhi on its beer cans, reports say.
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US cities see rape kit results

Monday, January 5th 2015, 0:15

The striking results of testing old US rape kits
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New police funeral snub for NY mayor

Sunday, January 4th 2015, 23:43
related places: New York

Hundreds of police officers turn their backs on the mayor of New York at the funeral of the second of two officers shot dead last month.
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'US drone' kills Pakistan militants

Sunday, January 4th 2015, 15:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

A US drone strike near the Afghan border has killed at least six militants, security officials in Pakistan say, as they pursue their own offensive.
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Goodbye to Language wins US film prize

Sunday, January 4th 2015, 12:27
related countries: France France
related places: Jean

French director Jean-Luc Godard's Goodbye to Language is named best picture of 2014 at the 49th annual US National Society of Film Critics awards.
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N Korea attacks 'hostile' US sanctions

Sunday, January 4th 2015, 10:10
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea says sanctions imposed by the US in response to a cyber-attack against Sony Pictures are hostile and inflammatory.
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VIDEO: Gay TV characters 'changing world'

Sunday, January 4th 2015, 8:23

Tom Brook reports on the influence of gay TV characters in US shows exported worldwide and the possible backlash effect it may have in some societies.
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First elected US black senator dies

Sunday, January 4th 2015, 3:53

Edward Brooke, the first black senator to be popularly elected in the US, dies aged 95, Republican Party officials say.
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US girl, 7, hailed after plane crash

Sunday, January 4th 2015, 1:57
related places: Kentucky

A seven-year-old US girl who walked to safety after a deadly plane crash in Kentucky that killed her parents is praised for her bravery.
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VIDEO: US lawyer threatens sex claim action

Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 22:28

A US lawyer plans legal action against a woman who claims she was forced to have sex with him and Prince Andrew when she was under age.
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Andrew claim lawyer threatens action

Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 22:19

A US lawyer says he is planning legal action against a woman who claims she was forced to have sex with him and Prince Andrew when she was a minor.
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Fewer games behind Gerrard's exit

Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 19:05

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is moving to the MLS because he was told he would start fewer games for the Reds.
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Prince Andrew claims 'unbelievable'

Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 13:25

A US lawyer alleged to have had sex with a minor denies the claims - and says allegations against Prince Andrew must also be "presumed" false.
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Libya al-Qaeda suspect dies in US

Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 11:01
related places: New York, Africa

Alleged al-Qaeda commander Anas al-Liby has died just days before going on trial in New York over the 1998 US embassy attacks in Africa, lawyers say.
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Country star Jimmy Dickens dies

Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 10:05

Little Jimmy Dickens, the renowned US country music star credited with introducing rhinestone suits to the genre, has died at the age of 94.
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Girl, 7, survives US plane crash

Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 8:29
related places: Kentucky

A seven-year-old US girl walks to a home in Kentucky to report her plane has crashed, with the four others on board confirmed dead, police say.
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VIDEO: US sanctions North Korea over Sony

Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 8:22
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US has imposed new sanctions on North Korea in response to a cyber-attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.
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US sanctions North Korea over Sony

Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 2:13
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US imposes new sanctions on North Korea in response to a major cyber-attack against Sony Pictures.
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Premature baby pair 'stranded in US'

Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 1:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British couple whose baby was born prematurely during a trip to the USA say they expect to be stranded there for three months.
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Maduro demands respect from the US

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 22:40
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he demanded respect from the US during an encounter with American Vice-President Joe Biden in Brazil.
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VIDEO: Prince Andrew sex case claim denied

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 22:24

Buckingham Palace has denied "any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors" by Prince Andrew, after he was named in US court papers.
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The 'shock' waiting for pensioners

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 22:02

The 'shock' awaiting the next generation of American retirees
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US shares barely budge in 2015

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 21:36
related places: Eve, New Year

Leading US stocks end barely changed on the first trading day of 2015, after disappointing economic news regarding US manufacturing activity.
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Prince Andrew sex case claim denied

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 21:20

Buckingham Palace denies "any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors" by Prince Andrew, after he was named in US court papers.
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VIDEO: Life as a young Native American

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 20:27

Can young Native Americans reclaim their identity?
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Palestinians submit ICC documents

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 20:14
related countries: Israel Israel

The Palestinians submit the documents required to join the International Criminal Court to the UN, in a move opposed by Israel and the US.
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VIDEO: Most cancers 'bad luck' says study

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 6:15
related places: New

New research suggests most types of cancer are the result of bad luck, rather than an unhealthy lifestyle or genetic factors.
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Boston bomb trial delay rejected

Thursday, January 1st 2015, 17:26

A US federal judge denies requests by the Boston Marathon bombing suspect to delay the trial by nine months until September and move it to another city.
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Goldman Sachs UK staff get top bonus

Thursday, January 1st 2015, 14:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US investment bank Goldman Sachs paid the highest bonuses to senior staff among banks operating in the UK in 2013, according to research by Reuters.
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Cuba hopes for Washington's embrace

Thursday, January 1st 2015, 2:25
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana, Washington

US thaw is a start, but Havana wants end to economic embargo
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US 'concerned' about Cuba arrests

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 23:09
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The US government says it is "deeply concerned" by reports that several high-profile Cuban dissidents were detained hours before a planned protest.
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Wall Street shares end 2014 higher

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 21:26

Leading US stocks close lower on the last day of 2014, but still end the year overall on the plus side, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average finishing up 7.5% for 2014.
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US strike 'killed al-Shabab chief'

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 16:57
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Monday

US and Somali officials say an intelligence chief from the al-Shabab Islamist group was among those killed by a US air strike on Monday.
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US state spares four on death row

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 16:57

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley has commuted the sentence of the state's four remaining death row inmates to life in prison.
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Kazakhstan takes Guantanamo inmates

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 9:13
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
related places: Guantanamo

Three Yemenis and two Tunisians held at the US prison in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba are sent to Kazakhstan for resettlement, the Pentagon says.
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US woman killed by two-year-old son

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 1:48
related places: Idaho

A woman in the US state of Idaho is killed after her two-year-old son accidentally shot her with a gun he took from her handbag in a Wal-Mart store.
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Greek woes unsettle Wall Street

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 21:28
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Wall Street

Leading US stocks close lower on Tuesday, following European markets down amid continued uncertainty over economic woes in Greece.
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George Bush Sr home from hospital

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 17:53
related places: Texas

Former US President George Bush Sr is released from hospital in Texas more than a week after being admitted suffering from a shortness of breath.
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Obama suggests Putin 'not so smart'

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 1:44
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Crimea

US President Barack Obama suggests Russia's Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea earlier this year turned out to be "not so smart".
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US strike targets al-Shabab leader

Monday, December 29th 2014, 22:28
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The Pentagon says that the US military has carried out an air strike targeting a senior al-Shabab leader in Somalia.
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Obama: US now 'less racially divided'

Monday, December 29th 2014, 19:39

President Barack Obama has said race relations in the US are better than when he took office, despite nationwide protests over police actions.
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Probe into deadly US elderly home fire

Monday, December 29th 2014, 18:07
related places: Texas, San Antonio

Authorities are investigating a fire at a retirement home near San Antonio, Texas, that killed five residents and hospitalised 17 more people.
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Rush Limbaugh and his 'black Bond' outrage

Monday, December 29th 2014, 17:31
related places: Bond

Sony's 'black Bond' idea enrages US radio host
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Taliban declares 'defeat' of Nato

Monday, December 29th 2014, 17:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A Taliban spokesman declares the "defeat" of the US and its allies, a day after the coalition officially ended its combat mission in Afghanistan.
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US bishop admits fatal hit-and-run

Monday, December 29th 2014, 17:10
related places: Maryland, Baltimore

Maryland's first female Episcopal bishop was the driver in a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist in Baltimore, the diocese says.
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Japan shares down on Ebola worries

Monday, December 29th 2014, 11:43
related places: Monday, Wall Street, Friday

Asian stock markets end mostly higher on the first full trading day after Christmas, but Japan's Nikkei hit by Ebola concerns.
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Classical pianist Frank dies aged 89

Monday, December 29th 2014, 10:51
related places: New York, Frank

Renowned US classical pianist Claude Frank dies at the age of 89 at his home in New York.
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Oliver 'turned down Hobbit role'

Monday, December 29th 2014, 10:12
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Woods

Celebrity TV chef Jamie Oliver reveals he turned down the chance to appear as a hobbit in one of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings prequels.
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How Bernanke weathered 2008 storm

Sunday, December 28th 2014, 23:57

Ex-US Fed chief Ben Bernanke on the 2008 financial storm
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Angela Lansbury returns to US stage

Sunday, December 28th 2014, 16:08

Actress Angela Lansbury, known best for Murder She wrote, is returning to the US stage to star in Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit.
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George Bush Sr remains in hospital

Sunday, December 28th 2014, 0:38

Former US President George Bush Sr remains in hospital but could be discharged soon, his spokesman says.
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VIDEO: N Korea blames Obama for net outage

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 21:15
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea blames the US for a second internet outage in the wake of the hacking of Sony Pictures and a film featuring a fictional plot to kill Kim Jong-un.
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VIDEO: 'Waves have washed over villages'

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 15:41
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysia's prime minister has cut short a trip to the United States, to confront criticism over his handling of the country's worst flooding in decades.
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North Korea berates Obama over film

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 15:39
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea condemns US President Barack Obama over the release of the film The Interview, about a fictional plot to kill its leader Kim Jong-un.
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Screech actor charged over stabbing

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 13:14
related places: Bell

Dustin Diamond, who played Screech in Saved by the Bell, is accused of stabbing a man in a bar fight in the US.
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VIDEO: Police deliver baby on subway train

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 8:41
related places: Philadelphia

Two police officers help a woman give birth on a subway train in the US city of Philadelphia.
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Abdi and his Golden Ticket to the US

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 0:46

How a refugee entered a lottery and won a new life in the US
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Christmas baby born on US train

Friday, December 26th 2014, 20:39
related places: Philadelphia

A baby has been born on a Philadelphia subway train after his mother suddenly went into labour on Christmas Day.
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US city sues Petrobras for corruption

Friday, December 26th 2014, 19:54
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A US city government is suing the Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras over investor losses due to a corruption scandal.
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Azerbaijan raids US radio station

Friday, December 26th 2014, 18:09
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
related places: Baku

Prosecutors in Azerbaijan raid the offices of a radio station in the capital, Baku, which is funded by the US government.
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VIDEO: N Korea comedy screened in US

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 14:03

Sony Pictures is distributing its film The Interview online, after a cyber-attack and a row over its release.
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Hack threat comedy released in US

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 9:22

The Sony Pictures comedy The Interview opens in some US cinemas and online, after a major cyber-attack and threats over its release.
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St Louis shooting 'unlike Ferguson'

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 5:36
related places: Ferguson

The mayor of the US suburb where a police officer shot dead a black teenager says the death cannot be compared to that of Michael Brown in Ferguson.
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