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Tributes for US golf legend Arnold Palmer, who died aged 87

Monday, September 26th 2016, 16:50

Some of the biggest names in golf have paid tribute to the veteran superstar Arnold Palmer, who has died aged 87.
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Syria conflict: US and UK rhetoric 'unacceptable' - Russia

Monday, September 26th 2016, 15:47
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia criticises the US and UK for using "unacceptable" rhetoric in speeches on Syria at the UN, after being accused of "barbarism".
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US presidential debates: How do you debate Donald Trump?

Monday, September 26th 2016, 15:44

Katty Kay asks how Hillary Clinton can debate the non-traditional Donald Trump, as record audiences are expected to tune in for their first TV head-to-head.
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Five facts: Golf legend Arnold Palmer

Monday, September 26th 2016, 12:25

Five facts about US golfer Arnold Palmer
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US golf legend Arnold Palmer dies at 87

Monday, September 26th 2016, 11:30

US golfer Arnold Palmer, widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the sport's history, has died at the age of 87.
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Syria conflict: US accuses Russia of 'barbarism' in Aleppo

Sunday, September 25th 2016, 17:52
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

The US ambassador to the UN accuses Russia of "barbarism" over the bombing of the Syrian city of Aleppo.
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Bush asks Obama for selfie help

Sunday, September 25th 2016, 8:48
related places: Washington

When former President George W Bush was asked to take a selfie with a group of people at the opening of the African-American museum in Washington, he had to ask for help.
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Bill Nunn, actor in Spike Lee and Spider Man films, dies

Sunday, September 25th 2016, 8:30

US actor Bill Nunn, who featured in Spider Man and films by the director Spike Lee, dies aged 63.
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Washington State gun attack suspect in custody

Sunday, September 25th 2016, 5:11

A suspect sought over a deadly gun attack in Washington state has been arrested and named as Arcan Cetin, 20, from Turkey.
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Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith at museum opening

Sunday, September 25th 2016, 4:36

Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith delivered a speech at the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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Grand Canyon in blue

Saturday, September 24th 2016, 23:38

President Barack Obama has created the first underwater national monument off the US east coast, protecting a vast ecosystem of canyons and extinct volcanoes. It is home to thousands of rare species, but is also a source of controversy.
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Washington state attack: Manhunt after Burlington shootings

Saturday, September 24th 2016, 17:49
related places: Burlington, Washington, Seattle

Police in the north-western US state of Washington hunt for a gunman who opened fire in a shopping centre north of Seattle, killing five people.
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Obama opens African-American museum in Washington DC

Saturday, September 24th 2016, 17:40
related places: Washington

US President Barack Obama opens a new museum about the African-American history and culture in Washington DC.
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John Lewis hails new Museum of African American History and Culture

Saturday, September 24th 2016, 17:40

US politician and civil rights leader John Lewis hails the opening of the Smithsonian Institution's new National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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Washington state attack: Burlington mall fatalities rise to five

Saturday, September 24th 2016, 12:46
related places: Burlington, Washington

The death toll from a mass shooting at a shopping centre in Washington state has risen to five, police say, with the suspected gunman still at large.
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US mall shooting: 'Stay indoors, stay secure'

Saturday, September 24th 2016, 8:37
related places: Burlington, Stay

US police searching for a gunman who shot four women dead at a mall in Burlington, Washington State, warn people to stay indoors until he is caught.
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Kosovo hacker who aided IS gets 20 years

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 22:34

A 21-year-old Kosovan receives a 20-year prison term in in the US after passing details on American military personnel to so-called Islamic State.
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US election: Ted Cruz endorses Trump for president

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 22:15
related places: Trump, White House

Republican Ted Cruz endorses Donald Trump in the race for the White House, a man he once described as a "rat" and a "trainwreck".
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President Obama vetoes 9/11 victims bill

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 21:44
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

US President Barack Obama vetoes a bill allowing families of 9/11 victims to sue the Saudi government, saying it would be "detrimental to US interests".
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Syria conflict: US-Russia plans 'must be saved' - Lavrov

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 21:10
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo, Lavrov

US-Russian plans to end Syria's conflict must be saved, Russia's foreign minister tells the UN, as bombs continue to rain down on Aleppo.
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The Briton behind new African-American museum in Washington

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 20:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Washington

Nick Bryant meets the British architect David Adjaye, who's built the National Museum of African-American History and Culture.
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Lurking clown arrested in Kentucky woods near apartments

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 18:57
related places: Kentucky

Kentucky police arrest a 20-year-old man dressed as a clown amid reports of dozens of lurking clowns in at least six US states.
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Chelsea Manning sentenced to solitary confinement for suicide attempt

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 18:42

A military prison disciplinary board has sentenced US whistleblower Chelsea Manning to 14 days in solitary confinement, her lawyer has said.
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Free hugs at US protests

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 13:12
related places: Charlotte

Demonstrators and police hug and shake hands with the National Guard during a night of protest in Charlotte, North Carolina
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Russians queue for new iPhone despite US tensions

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 12:49
related countries: Russia Russia

Differences over political policy have sparked what many are calling a new cold war between the US and Russia, has not stopped Russians buying the Iphone
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How Seattle's left of politics view Hillary Clinton

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 9:08

Aleem Maqbool has been crossing the northern USA by train, hearing from voters about some of the biggest issues ahead of November's election.
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French-American honoured for helping stop train attack

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 1:42
related countries: France France

A French-American man who helped stop a heavily armed gunman on a train in 2015 receives France's highest award.
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US congressman: Protesters 'hate white people'

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 0:37

North Carolina Republican Congressman Robert Pittenger says the US welfare system is to blame for protests over police brutality.
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US confirms IS used chemical rocket in attack on troops in Iraq

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 23:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A rocket launched by Islamic State militants at American troops based in Iraq did contain a mustard agent, the US military confirms.
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Terminally ill US couple die days apart

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 16:10

A young married couple who bonded through their shared struggles with cystic fibrosis have died within days of each other.
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US election 2016: Clinton deadpans in Between Two Ferns interview

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 15:33

Hillary Clinton skewers presidential rival Donald Trump with a "White Pride" joke in an interview on the Between Two Ferns online show.
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Charlotte shooting: State of emergency amid protests

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 15:27
related places: Charlotte

The governor of North Carolina declares a state of emergency in the city of Charlotte after a second night of protests over a police shooting.
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Digital technology reveals secret of ancient biblical scroll

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 11:50
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli and US scientists identify the contents of an ancient Hebrew scroll, using X-ray technology to see inside the fragile relic.
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Obama reads boy's letter on Syria

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 10:13
related countries: Syria Syria

A six-year-old American boy writes to Barack Obama, and offers a place in his family to the Syrian refugee whose photo shocked the world.
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US boy offers home to Syrian refugee in letter to Obama

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 9:57
related countries: Syria Syria

A letter and video from a six-year-old US boy offering a place in his family to a Syrian refugee whose photo shocked the world goes viral.
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Charlotte street protests prompt state of emergency

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 5:42
related places: Charlotte

The state governor of North Carolina has declared a state of emergency in the US city of Charlotte following protests over the death of a black man who was shot by police.
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Puerto Rico: Huge blackout after power plant fire

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 2:11
related countries: Puerto Rico Puerto Rico

A big fire at a power plant leaves millions of people without electricity in the US territory of Puerto Rico.
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US probes 'IS chemical rocket attack' on American troops in Iraq

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 23:57
related countries: Iraq Iraq

So-called Islamic State may have fired a chemical rocket at American troops based in northern Iraq, the US military says.
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Syria war: John Kerry urges planes to be grounded

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 20:59
related countries: Syria Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry calls for all planes to be grounded in key areas of Syria to save a truce, after an attack on an aid convoy.
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Terror traces

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 15:52

How US forensic scientists sift clues from bombs
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Ahmad Rahami charged over New York and New Jersey bombs

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 13:09

The US charges Ahmad Khan Rahami with planting bombs in New York City and New Jersey, one of which injured 31 people in Manhattan.
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Protests in North Carolina after police shoot black man

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 9:00
related places: Charlotte

There have been violent protests in the US town of Charlotte, in North Carolina, after police shot dead a black man.
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Kaepernick 'received death threats' over protest

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 3:53

American football player Colin Kaepernick says he has received death threats over his refusal to stand for the national anthem.
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Obama: 50 countries to take in 360,000 refugees this year

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 21:58

US President Barack Obama elicits a global pledge to take in 360,000 refugees from war-torn countries this year - double last year's.
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US terror blasts: Bomb suspect's father called FBI in 2014

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 20:44
related countries: India India
related places: Bar, New York

The father of US terror suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami called police in 2014 to say his son was a "terrorist", US officials have told the BBC.
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US Army builds 'ambidextrous' grenade

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 17:34

The US Army is working on a new hand grenade for the first time in 40 years.
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Botswana to deport anti-gay US pastor Steven Anderson

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 15:00
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Botswana is to deport controversial US pastor Steven Anderson after he said on a local radio that homosexuals should be "stoned to death".
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US election 2016: George HW Bush 'to vote for Clinton'

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 14:29

Former US Republican President George HW Bush reportedly says he will vote for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in November's poll.
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Syria conflict: US 'outraged' over aid convoy attack

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 6:56
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

The US government has expressed "outrage" over an attack on an aid convoy near the Syrian city of Aleppo which, according to activists, killed 12 people.
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Terence Crutcher, black man shot by Tulsa police, was unarmed

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 4:42
related places: Oklahoma, Tulsa

Police in Tulsa in the US state of Oklahoma are investigating the fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher by officers after a vehicle breakdown.
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US terror blasts : Trump questions NY suspect's medical care

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 3:22
related places: Trump, New York

Republican Donald Trump decries New York bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami getting medical treatment after a bloody shootout with police.
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US President Barack Obama urges China to tackle excess capacity

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 1:58
related countries: China China

In a meeting with China's Premier Li Keqiang, US President Barack Obama urges the nation to speed up efforts to tackle excess capacity.
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Refusing to stand

Monday, September 19th 2016, 23:06

Several high school and university sports team players join Colin Kaepernick in protesting US national anthem.
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US terror blasts suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami in custody

Monday, September 19th 2016, 22:56
related places: Linden, New York

The suspect in the weekend's bombings in New York and New Jersey is undergoing surgery after he was injured in a shootout with police.
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NY bomb suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami in custody

Monday, September 19th 2016, 18:37
related places: Linden, New York

New York bombings suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami is in custody after shooting a police officer in Linden, New Jersey, according to US media.
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Syria conflict: Hopes fade for truce as violence flares

Monday, September 19th 2016, 17:22
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

A week-old truce in Syria brokered by the US and Russia appears close to unravelling, with alleged violations by government and rebel forces mounting.
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New York bombing suspect named as Ahmad Khan Rahami

Monday, September 19th 2016, 15:16
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: New York

US officials name Ahmad Khan Rahami as a suspect wanted in connection with New York and New Jersey attacks.
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Minnesota stabbings: Somali Americans warn of alienation

Monday, September 19th 2016, 12:03
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Minnesota

A mass stabbing attack by a Somali-American teenager in Minnesota has increased the pressure on a community where some feel counter-terrorism tactics are alienating at-risk Muslim youth.
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New Jersey explosion: Bomb squad in Elizabeth detonates device

Monday, September 19th 2016, 11:07
related places: Chelsea, Manhattan, New York

A suspicious device found near a New Jersey train station exploded as a bomb squad tried to disarm it with a robot, officials say.
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Syria conflict: Australian PM regrets loss of life in US-led strike

Monday, September 19th 2016, 4:19
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, Syria Syria

Australia's PM expresses "regret" over the US-led airstrike on Syria, involving Australian planes, which killed dozens of government soldiers.
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John Kerry: Syria's Bashar al-Assad must be more responsible

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 23:54
related countries: Syria Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad needs to be more responsible for a truce to work.
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Clean living

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 23:00

Some US cattle farmers are finding that smaller herds of naturally raised cows are more profitable.
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Sound of Music 'Liesl' actress Charmian Carr dies

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 21:38
related places: Music, Trapp

American actress Charmian Carr, who played the eldest von Trapp daughter Liesl in the 1965 film The Sound of Music, dies aged 73.
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Air strikes hit rebel-held areas of Aleppo, monitors say

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 19:40
related places: Aleppo

Air strikes hit rebel-held areas of Aleppo for the first time since a week-old truce, activists say, a day after US-led forces hit government positions.
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Syria conflict: US air attack endangers truce - Russia

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 15:36
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

A US-led air attack that reportedly killed dozens of Syrian government soldiers endangers the already shaky ceasefire, Russia says.
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Minnesota stabbing: Eight injured, suspect shot dead

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 15:01
related places: Minnesota

At least eight people are wounded in a stabbing attack at a shopping mall in the US state of Minnesota, before the suspected attacker is shot dead by police.
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New York City: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump react to explosion

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 9:44
related places: Chelsea, New York

US presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump react to the explosion that injured 29 in New York's Chelsea neighbourhood on Saturday night.
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Coolio arrested at Los Angeles airport, after loaded gun found

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 9:30
related places: Los Angeles

Authorities in the US say rapper Coolio has been arrested after a loaded firearm was found in a carry-on bag during airport security screening.
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Syria conflict: US air strikes 'kill dozens of government troops'

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 6:47
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The US-led coalition admits its planes carried out an attack in eastern Syria that the Russian army says killed dozens of Syrian troops fighting IS.
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Protests in Germany against transatlantic TTIP and CETA trade deals

Saturday, September 17th 2016, 20:22
related countries: Canada Canada, Germany Germany

Tens of thousands of people protest across Germany against proposed transatlantic trade deals between the EU and the US and Canada.
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Syria conflict: Russia fears collapse of ceasefire

Saturday, September 17th 2016, 18:46
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russia's military says rebel groups have increased attacks in Syria despite a truce, as Syria accuses US-led forces of targeting its positions.
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US special forces 'chased from Syria town al-Rai'

Saturday, September 17th 2016, 16:38
related countries: Syria Syria

Footage has emerged of FSA rebels appearing to chase US special forces out of the northern Syrian town of Al-Rai.
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US election: Clinton security should be disarmed, says Trump

Saturday, September 17th 2016, 6:29
related places: Clinton, Democrat, Trump

Republican candidate Donald Trump is accused again of hinting at an assassination of his Democrat rival Hillary Clinton.
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US playwright Edward Albee dies aged 88

Saturday, September 17th 2016, 1:59

US playwright Edward Albee, author of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, dies near New York at the age of 88.
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US election: Trump accepts Barack Obama was born in US

Friday, September 16th 2016, 20:18
related places: Trump

Donald Trump, the main supporter of false claims about Barack Obama's birthplace, finally accepts the president was born in the US, "period".
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US says it killed IS information minister al-Fayad

Friday, September 16th 2016, 19:28

The Pentagon says a US air strike has killed one of so-called Islamic State's most senior leaders, information minister Wa'il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad.
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US to pay '$1.2m' to Italian family of drone strike victim

Friday, September 16th 2016, 19:04
related countries: Italy Italy, Pakistan Pakistan

The US agrees to pay compensation to the family of an Italian aid worker killed by a drone strike in Pakistan, with reports suggesting a figure of €1.1m.
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'Obama born in US. Period'

Friday, September 16th 2016, 16:16

Donald Trump has finally acknowledged that President Obama was born in the US.
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'He is pushing lies about Obama'

Friday, September 16th 2016, 15:45

Hillary Clinton accuses Donald Trump of an "outrageous lie" in his questioning of President Obama's US citizenship.
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Film studio Fox seeks female blockbuster directors

Friday, September 16th 2016, 12:08
related places: Fox

Film studio 20th Century Fox teams up with the American Film Institute (AFI) for a scheme to find more women to direct major movies.
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Trump's hair ruffled on US talk show

Friday, September 16th 2016, 11:35

On Thursday evening Donald Trump appeared on NBC's "The Tonight Show" where host Jimmy Fallon asked to ruffle the Presidential candidate's hair
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Syria war: Russia 'could resume strikes' on rebel groups

Friday, September 16th 2016, 10:52
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russia warns it could resume air strikes on "moderate" rebel groups in Syria unless the US does more to distance them from extremists.
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US asks Deutsche Bank for $14bn to settle mortgage investigation

Friday, September 16th 2016, 8:45
related places: Justice

The US Department of Justice is asking Deutsche Bank to pay $14bn to settle an investigation linked to the 2008 financial crisis, the bank says.
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New Syrian ceasefire plan 'test for everyone' says Russia

Friday, September 16th 2016, 8:06
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russia's deputy foreign minister Mikhail Bogdanov spoke to the BBC about the ceasefire plan for Syria, drawn up by Russia and the US earlier this week.
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US regulators order recall of 1m Samsung Note 7 phones

Friday, September 16th 2016, 1:45

US safety regulators announce a formal recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone after battery issues lead to overheating and the phone catching fire.
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US election: Donald Trump in excellent health, says his doctor

Friday, September 16th 2016, 1:31
related places: Republican

Donald Trump is in "excellent physical health," but overweight, says his doctor, as Hillary Clinton returns after three days off with pneumonia.
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US election: Comeback Clinton vows: 'I'll never walk away'

Friday, September 16th 2016, 1:00

Hillary Clinton vows she will never give up as she hits the campaign trail following a three-day recuperation after being diagnosed with pneumonia.
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Ohio police officer kills black teenager 'who drew BB gun'

Friday, September 16th 2016, 0:40
related places: Ohio

A 13-year-old black boy is shot dead by a police officer in the US state of Ohio after allegedly drawing a non-lethal BB gun while being arrested.
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Syria truce: Russia accuses US of failing to abide by deal

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 16:42
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russia says the US is failing to fulfil its obligations under a truce deal in Syria, as the UN warns of a "problem" with aid deliveries.
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US election 2016: Trump's anti-Clinton speech cut short by black pastor

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 3:35
related places: Clinton, Michigan

The pastor of a Michigan black church interrupts Donald Trump as he attacks Hillary Clinton in a speech.
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Hillary Clinton 'healthy and fit', says doctor

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 23:54

Hillary Clinton is “healthy and fit to serve" as US president, says her doctor, as her campaign releases updated medical information.
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El Chapo: Mexican judge to decide whether to extradite drug lord to US

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 22:11
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A Mexican judge is to consider the case to have cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman extradited to the US later this month.
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US lifts decades-long trade sanctions against Myanmar

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 18:40

Barack Obama announces preferential trade rates for Myanmar as it emerges from decades of military rule.
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Creepy nocturnal clown sightings leave US police baffled

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 16:38

Dozens of reported sightings of lurking creepy clowns have been made to police stations across six US states this summer.
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Shine theory

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 14:26

A strategy of supporting colleagues rather than competing for recognition, praise and career advancement appears to be resonating with women in the US.
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Chelsea Manning ends hunger strike after US Army agrees to gender surgery

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 5:39

Wikileaks leaker Chelsea Manning says she has ended a hunger strike because the US Army has agreed to provide her with gender surgery.
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Bollywood films dubbed in Spanish for new US TV channel

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 23:04
related countries: India India, Spain Spain

An Indian media company launches a Spanish-language Bollywood film channel in the US, in an effort to woo Hispanic audiences.
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US approves record $38bn Israel military aid deal

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 21:53
related countries: Israel Israel

The US agrees to supply Israel with military aid for the next 10 years in a record $38bn (£28.bn) deal - the largest in US history.
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Russian hackers leak Simone Biles and Serena Williams files

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 21:31
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Rio

The World Anti-Doping Agency condemns Russian hackers for leaking confidential medical files of Olympic athletes including Serena Williams and Simone Biles.
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College sport boycott over anti-LGBT law in North Carolina

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 15:48
related places: Top

Top-level US college sport is pulling out of North Carolina over the state's law requiring people to use the bathroom of their birth gender.
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