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'Argument' clue to Fort Hood attack

Friday, April 4th 2014, 13:37
related places: Texas

The US Army says there is a "strong possibility" a gunman who killed three people at a base in Texas was involved in a row before the shooting.
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US TV host Letterman to retire

Friday, April 4th 2014, 10:18

Veteran US late-night TV host David Letterman surprises his audience by announcing that he is to retire in 2015 after 33 years as a talk show host.
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Texas executes man after drug ruling

Friday, April 4th 2014, 1:31
related places: Texas

A killer is put to death in the US state of Texas after a court rejects defence lawyers' demands for the source of its lethal injection drug.
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'Shocked' Senate votes on CIA report

Friday, April 4th 2014, 1:06

The US Senate Intelligence Committee recommends the publication of part of its report into the "brutal" CIA interrogation of terror suspects.
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VIDEO: Carter: 'Little progress' on Mid-East peace

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 22:04

Former US President Jimmy Carter told the BBC that the five presidents who served after him could have done more to make progress toward Middle East peace.
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US Army probe into Fort Hood gunman

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 20:13
related places: Texas

The US Army is investigating whether psychological trauma caused a soldier to carry out a deadly shooting spree at its Fort Hood base in Texas.
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US outrage at Iran 'hostages' envoy

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 20:07
related countries: Iran Iran

The Obama administration says Iran's nomination of a former hostage-taker as its ambassador to the United Nations is "extremely troubling".
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US confirms it made 'Cuban Twitter'

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 19:15
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: White House

The White House confirms a US government aid agency was behind a text-message social network allegedly designed to foment unrest in Cuba.
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US 'secretly built Cuban Twitter'

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 17:54
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The US created a text-message social network designed to foment dissent in Cuba, according to an investigation by the Associated Press news agency.
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VIDEO: White House confirms 'Cuban Twitter'

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 17:53
related countries: Cuba Cuba

White House spokesman Jay Carney has confirmed US involvement in a text message based social network programme designed to foment dissent in Cuba.
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US mudslide death toll hits 30

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 17:43
related places: Washington

The number of dead in a mudslide that hit the north-western US state of Washington has risen to 30, as recovery workers struggle to identify remains.
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Nigella 'invited to apply for US visa'

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 16:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The US Embassy in the UK have told Newsbeat they are inviting celebrity chef Nigella Lawson to apply for a working visa after reports she was blocked from flying to States
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US sanctions may hit Miley Cyrus

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 11:25
related countries: Finland Finland

Finnish music fans may find they miss out on planned concerts by a host of stars, including Miley Cyrus and Justin Timberlake this summer.
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Female roles 'boost film success'

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 10:49

Films in which female characters have conversations that do not revolve around men are likely to enjoy more box office success than films which do not, according to an influential US website.
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No US deaths in Afghanistan in March

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 10:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: March

There were no US military deaths in Afghanistan in March, the first zero-fatality month in the country since January 2007, Pentagon says.
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Soldier kills three at US army base

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 8:14
related places: Texas

A US soldier shoots dead three colleagues before killing himself at the Fort Hood army base in Texas, the scene of a 2009 mass shooting.
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US real estate website in China move

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 7:06
related countries: China China
related places: Leju

US real estate website Zillow is set to offer Chinese buyers greater access to property in the US by partnering with Leju, a similar service in China.
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Running 'preserves thinking skills'

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 23:55

Aerobic exercise in your 20s may protect the brain in middle age, according to US research.
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How American energy independence could change the world

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 23:00

How US energy independence could change the world
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VIDEO: Britain hands over Helmand command

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 20:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain formally hands over command of military operations in Helmand province in Afghanistan to the US.
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Colorado death linked to marijuana

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 19:42
related places: Colorado

A student falls to his death after ingesting marijuana in Colorado - the first death linked to the drug since the US state legalised it in January.
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US political donation limits quashed

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 18:13

The US Supreme Court strikes down overall contribution limits for individual political donors, in a major ruling on campaign finance.
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US defends Mid-East peace talks

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 15:26

US Secretary of State John Kerry says it is "completely premature" to write off the Middle East peace process, after cancelling a visit to Ramallah.
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US mudslide site yields more bodies

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 14:54
related places: Washington

The death toll from a mudslide that hit the north-western US state of Washington has risen to 29 people, with 20 others still missing.
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US Navy tests robot fire-fighters

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 12:00

A humanoid fire-fighting robot is to be tested by the US Navy as the latest move towards a more robotic military.
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U2 Joshua Tree album added to archive

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 9:13
related places: Congress, Joshua Tree

U2's The Joshua Tree is among 25 new additions to the National Recording Registry, the US Library of Congress's archive of recordings deemed important enough to be preserved for posterity.
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Britain hands over Helmand command

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 4:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain formally hands over command of military operations in Helmand province in Afghanistan to the US.
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GM boss 'deeply sorry' for car fault

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 0:56

General Motors chief executive Mary Barra apologises to the US Congress for an ignition switch fault in some cars linked to at least a dozen deaths.
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Obama healthcare 'here to stay'

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 21:41
related places: White House

Just over seven million people have signed up for health insurance through President Barack Obama's healthcare programme before the deadline, the White House says.
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US in talks on Israeli spy Pollard

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 19:31
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Pollard, White House

Talks are under way on the status of convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, in an effort to save Middle East peace talks, the White House says.
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Senate report 'reveals CIA abuse'

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 16:45

A secret 6,000 page report says the CIA misled the US government over how effective its interrogation methods were, the Washington Post says.
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US manufacturing growth speeding up

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 15:25
related places: March

Growth in US manufacturing accelerates in March from the previous month, while the country's spending on construction also increases.
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How I Met Your Mother finale aired

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 10:43
related places: Long

Long-running US sitcom How I Met Your Mother comes to an end after nine years with an hour-long episode containing more than one plot twist.
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Record views for Walking Dead finale

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 10:10

Zombie TV thriller The Walking Dead attracts its biggest audience for a season finale in the US to date.
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VIDEO: GM boss to testify before Congress

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 9:14
related places: Congress

General Motors' chief executive Mary Barra is due to testify before the US Congress about the company's actions on faulty ignition switches.
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FBI investigates high-speed trading

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 8:34

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation opens up a probe into whether high-speed trading firms are engaged in insider trading.
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VIDEO: On board US war games ship

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 6:25
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The US and South Korea carry out the largest joint military training exercise to be held in the region for 20 years.
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US 'may free Israel spy Pollard'

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 6:17
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Pollard

The US may consider releasing Jonathan Pollard, an American convicted of spying for Israel, in an effort to save Middle East peace process.
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Exxon shrugs off climate change risk

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 5:18

Exxon Mobil, the US's largest oil and gas company, says in a new report that world climate policies are "highly unlikely" to stop it from producing and selling fossil fuels in the near future.
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US ambassador to India resigns

Monday, March 31st 2014, 18:21
related countries: India India
related places: May

The US ambassador to India has resigned and will leave her post before the end of May, the state department says.
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US man swept out to sea in baptism

Monday, March 31st 2014, 15:41
related places: California, Sunday

Authorities in California have ended the search for a man swept out to sea by a giant wave during a baptism ceremony on Sunday.
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Climate inaction catastrophic - US

Monday, March 31st 2014, 14:39

The costs of inaction on climate change will be "catastrophic", according to US Secretary of State John Kerry.
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Noah storms to top of US box office

Monday, March 31st 2014, 13:58
related places: Noah

Epic biblical film Noah, starring Russell Crowe, opens at the top of the US box office, taking $44m over the weekend.
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US rapper shot at mother's funeral

Monday, March 31st 2014, 10:19
related places: Boston

Reality TV star and rapper, Benzino, has been shot during his mother's funeral in Boston.
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Swiss probe foreign exchange market

Monday, March 31st 2014, 7:08
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British, US and Swiss banks are being investigated in Switzerland for potential collusion over the manipulation of foreign exchange rates.
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US-Russia deadlock on Ukraine crisis

Monday, March 31st 2014, 0:39
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

US Secretary of State John Kerry announces no breakthrough on Ukraine, after four hours of "frank" talks with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
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Russia and US end crisis talks

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

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

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 13:08

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 4:17

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

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

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

Friday, March 28th 2014, 23:06

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, March 28th 2014, 0:41

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

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 23:59

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 20:40

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

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 18:58

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 13:11

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 9:27

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

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

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

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 2:38

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

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 1:45

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 22:48

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 17:34

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

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 16:20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 3:21

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

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

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

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

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

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

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