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Zika 'could become explosive pandemic'

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 3:31

Researchers in the US urge the World Health Organisation to take urgent action over the zika virus, linked to shrunken brains in unborn children
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Keeping football tough but safe

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 2:21

The rush to stop American Football taking lives
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VIDEO: Donald Trump v the US TV networks

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 23:27

As Fox News fires back at Donald Trump for his refusal to participate in their debate on Thursday night, BBC News looks at his run-ins with US TV networks.
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VIDEO: Why US police are surrounding reserve

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 18:55
related places: Oregon

US law enforcement agents surround a wildlife refuge in the western state of Oregon which has been occupied by an armed militia since early January.
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Zika vaccine 'could be 10 years away'

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 18:06

US scientists studying the Zika virus tell the BBC that it could be a decade before a vaccine is publicly available.
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Oregon leader seized in deadly clash

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 17:39
related places: Oregon

One person dies during an operation by US police to arrest the leader of an armed occupation at a wildlife refuge in Oregon.
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VIDEO: US coastal homes in perilous position

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 11:00
related places: San Francisco

Homes have been evacuated near the city of San Francisco, after coastal erosion left properties in a perilous position.
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Obama calls for urgent action on Zika

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 10:37

US President Barack Obama calls for the rapid development of treatments against the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects.
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US, China call for N Korea resolution

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 10:14
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea
related places: Beijing

China and the US say a new UN resolution against North Korea is needed, following Pyongyang's claim to have tested a hydrogen bomb earlier this month.
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VIDEO: How to win the US nomination battle

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 22:55

How to win the US presidential nomination battle
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US issues fresh Zika virus guidance

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 20:08

US health officials issue new guidance for doctors to deal with the Zika virus, which is suspected of causing serious birth defects.
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Search finds no gunman at US hospital

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 18:19
related places: San Diego, California

A witness reported hearing three gun shots at a California naval hospital, but a search of the complex found no sign of a gunman.
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Obama bans solitary jail for juveniles

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 14:40

President Barack Obama has said he will ban solitary confinement as a form of punishment for juvenile and low-level offenders in US federal prisons.
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Russia demands 'Putin corruption' proof

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 13:36
related places: Kremlin

The Kremlin calls on the US Treasury to come up with proof after it told the BBC it considered President Vladimir Putin to be corrupt.
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Chinese shares see steep losses

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 8:34
related places: Asia

Chinese markets see steep losses in late trade on Tuesday as investors worry about oil prices and despite an injection of liquidity into the market by the central bank.
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Millions battle US snow travel chaos

Monday, January 25th 2016, 18:37
related places: New York

Millions of commuters across the eastern US are battling into work as transport systems struggle to recover from a huge blizzard.
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VIDEO: 'Snow drones' film US blizzard scenes

Monday, January 25th 2016, 18:13
related places: Drone

Drone footage captures some of the scenes following the snow storm that gripped many parts of the United States.
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Manhunt for escaped US inmates

Monday, January 25th 2016, 17:39
related places: California

A manhunt is under way for three "dangerous" inmates who escaped from a maximum security jail in California.
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'Putin is corrupt' says US Treasury

Monday, January 25th 2016, 17:02
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Western

The US Treasury tells the BBC that it considers Russia's President Putin to be corrupt - and many of his aides are already under Western sanctions.
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US family saves piglet from blizzard

Monday, January 25th 2016, 15:52

A family nurses a piglet back to health with banana and cereal after pulling him out of mounting piles of snow on the side of a road.
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Breakfast change fuels McDonald's gains

Monday, January 25th 2016, 14:31
related places: McDonald

The introduction of all-day breakfasts in the US helps McDonald's sales rise 5% in the fourth quarter.
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Perfect conditions for 'snow-swimming'

Monday, January 25th 2016, 11:29

US storm prompts trend for 'snow-swimming'
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VIDEO: Roofs collapse under weight of US snow

Monday, January 25th 2016, 8:06
related places: Aerial

Aerial footage shows the extent of the damage caused by record snowfall on the East Coast of the US.
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'No explosives' found on diverted plane

Sunday, January 24th 2016, 16:31
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul, Houston

A Turkish Airlines spokesman says no explosives have been found on one of its planes that was diverted to Shannon Airport in the Republic of Ireland after a security threat.
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Iran eyes purchase of Boeing planes

Sunday, January 24th 2016, 11:58
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran is considering buying planes from US manufacturer Boeing as it moves to upgrade its fleet following the removal of UN sanctions.
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Blizzard blankets eastern US in snow

Sunday, January 24th 2016, 8:15

A huge blizzard covers the US eastern seaboard in snow, bringing New York and Washington DC to a standstill and causing 18 deaths.
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North Face widow offers land to Chile

Saturday, January 23rd 2016, 23:22
related countries: Chile Chile

The widow of North Face co-founder Douglas Tompkins opens talks with Chile on donating a vast nature reserve to be turned into national parks.
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US 'ready for IS military solution'

Saturday, January 23rd 2016, 23:02
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

US Vice-President Joe Biden says the US and Turkey are prepared to seek a military solution against the Islamic State group if a political deal in Syria proves impossible.
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VIDEO: Tackling Brazil's Zika virus crisis

Saturday, January 23rd 2016, 20:44

Women are being warned to avoid getting pregnant in several Latin American and Caribbean countries.
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Bloomberg 'ponders White House bid'

Saturday, January 23rd 2016, 18:02
related places: New York, White House

The billionaire former mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, is thinking about running for president as an independent candidate, US media report.
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Snowstorm paralyses US East Coast

Saturday, January 23rd 2016, 13:03
related places: Atlantic

A massive blizzard bringing more than 2ft (60cm) of snow and punishing winds is moving up the US East Coast, with 50 million people in its path.
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Reusable Bezos rocket revisits space

Saturday, January 23rd 2016, 11:37

US entrepreneur Jeff Bezos reflies the New Shepard rocket and capsule system he launched and recovered last November.
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VIDEO: US toddler found on busy road

Saturday, January 23rd 2016, 11:20
related places: Oregon

A toddler in the US state of Oregon is safely returned to his family after a police officer finds him wandering on a busy road.
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Zika virus triggers pregnancy warnings

Saturday, January 23rd 2016, 5:22
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Four Latin American and Caribbean nations warn women to avoid pregnancy after Brazil's outbreak of Zika, a virus linked to severe birth defects.
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US nuclear missile damaged in accident

Saturday, January 23rd 2016, 4:46

Three US airmen damaged a nuclear missile in its silo while carrying out maintenance in 2014, but officials insist there was no risk to public safety.
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VIDEO: The German POWs who picked US potatoes

Saturday, January 23rd 2016, 0:53
related countries: Germany Germany

The German prisoners of war who harvested US potatoes
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VIDEO: Snowstorm hits US east coast

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 22:46
related places: Friday, Six

A huge blizzard has begun to hit the US east coast and is expected to dump near-record levels of snow from Washington to New York.
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Shkreli asks Congress for immunity

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 22:39
related places: Congress

Former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli has asked US Congress for immunity in order to testify before a hearing next Tuesday.
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VIDEO: Snow-hit cities give US advice

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 20:56
related places: Washington, New York

The US is facing a snowstorm which could dump near-record levels of snow from Washington to New York.
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Zika virus travel warnings spread

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 20:12
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Africa

US travel warnings to pregnant women are extended to parts of Africa and Oceania after Brazil's outbreak of Zika, a virus linked to birth defects.
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'US expanding air strip' in north Syria

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 19:56
related countries: Syria Syria

The BBC obtains satellite imagery which appears to show the US expanding an air strip in Kurdish-controlled northern Syria.
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North Korea arrests US student

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 14:24
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea says it has arrested a US student accused of committing a "hostile act" against the state, "to destroy the country's unity".
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The US house hounded by phone trackers

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 13:29
related places: Atlanta

A couple in Atlanta say they are getting visits from people who have lost their mobile phones.
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Gates: US 'should take more' refugees

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 13:01

The billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has told the BBC that the United States “should set a better example” by taking in more refugees.
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VIDEO: Gates: US 'should take more' refugees

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 10:38

The billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has told the the BBC that the United States 'should set a better example' by taking in more refugees.
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Asian stocks continue global recovery

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 7:19
related places: Asia

Markets in Asia rally after US and European markets rebound and as oil prices rise to above $30 a barrel.
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Mariah Carey and James Packer engaged

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 4:27
related countries: Aruba Aruba

American pop star Mariah Carey is engaged to Australian billionaire James Packer, the BBC has learned.
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VIDEO: Washington DC prepares for snowstorm

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 22:47
related places: Atlantic

The National Weather Service has said that millions of people in the US mid-Atlantic region should prepare for "crippling" snow.
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Shares rally as turmoil continues

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 22:08

Stock markets in Europe and the US rise, a day after billions were wiped off the value of shares amid global market turmoil.
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US policeman jailed for life for rape

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 22:06
related places: Oklahoma

A police officer is sentenced to life in prison for raping and sexually assaulting black women in the poor part of Oklahoma where he worked.
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Record number of US drone crashes

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 12:48

A record number of US military drones crashed in 2015, according to an investigation by the Washington Post.
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Five charged over GSK secrets scheme

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 8:44

Five people are charged in the US with scheming to steal trade secrets from the drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline.
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Asian markets suffer further losses

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 6:48

Stock markets in Asia suffer further losses, a day after global turmoil saw billions of dollars wiped off the value of shares.
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NFL gains first full-time female coach

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 5:09

American football team the Buffalo Bills become the first in the NFL to appoint a full-time female coach, promoting Kathryn Smith to the role.
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Obama irate over US water crisis

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 3:35
related places: Michigan

US President Barack Obama pledges his support to the Michigan city beset by a water contamination crisis, saying people have been "short-changed".
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VIDEO: Hoffman sees 'subliminal racism' in US

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 3:21
related places: Oscar

Dustin Hoffman tells the BBC he believes the lack of diversity in this year's Oscar nominations is down to "subliminal racism".
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US 'wasted millions' on Afghan aid

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 2:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A US watchdog attacks a Pentagon agency for "ill-conceived" reconstruction projects in Afghanistan, including an attempt to import goats.
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VIDEO: Teaching self-defence to Muslim women

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 0:10

Why one Muslim woman is teaching self-defence to her peers
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Largest known prime number found

Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 11:53

The largest known prime number is discovered by a computer at a university in Missouri in the US.
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Palin backs Trump for US president

Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 11:10
related places: Republican, Trump

Donald Trump's Republican presidential run receives the backing of Sarah Palin, the Republican vice-presidential candidate in 2008.
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Search halted for missing US marines

Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 4:42

The US Coast Guard is halting its search for 12 marines missing since two helicopters crashed near the Hawaiian island of Oahu.
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BBC journalist stopped from flying to US

Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 1:07

A journalist with the BBC's Persian Service is stopped from travelling to the US after falling foul of changes to US visa rules.
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'Match-fixing is open secret on tour'

Tuesday, January 19th 2016, 22:26

An ex-tennis player from South America tells the BBC match-fixing in the sport is commonplace and a "secret everybody knows".
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US court to review Obama's migrant plan

Tuesday, January 19th 2016, 18:07

The US Supreme Court is to rule on the president's stalled immigration plan, which would allow five million undocumented people to work.
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VIDEO: US tap water 'made our hair fall out'

Tuesday, January 19th 2016, 15:38
related places: Flint, Michigan

The BBC's Michelle Fleury meets residents in Flint, Michigan, who have suffered from lead contamination in the water supply.
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VIDEO: Elba on diversity and the American Dream

Monday, January 18th 2016, 20:12

Idris Elba calls for greater diversity in the media - both in front of and behind the camera - in an address to MPs in Parliament.
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Don McLean 'arrest' reports in US

Monday, January 18th 2016, 17:41

American Pie singer Don McLean has been arrested on a domestic violence assault charge, it is reported.
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Iran condemns US missile-test sanctions

Monday, January 18th 2016, 14:28
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran denounces new sanctions by the US over its ballistic missile programme, a day after economic sanctions are lifted.
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VIDEO: Who might be behind Iraq-US kidnaps?

Monday, January 18th 2016, 10:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

A number of Americans have been abducted in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, the US embassy has confirmed.
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Japanese shares hit one-year low

Monday, January 18th 2016, 9:19
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Monday

Japanese shares hit a one-year low following big falls in the US and as oil prices drop below $28 for the first time since 2003.
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US Democrats spar on gun control

Monday, January 18th 2016, 6:04

Candidates in the Democratic race for the White House hold their liveliest TV debate yet, clashing over gun control and healthcare among other topics.
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VIDEO: Clinton attacks rival over gun controls

Monday, January 18th 2016, 5:32
related places: White House

Candidates for the Democratic race for the White House take part in a TV debate, with gun control and healthcare among the main topics.
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Bowie gets first US number one album

Monday, January 18th 2016, 5:06

David Bowie reaches number one in the American album chart for the first time with Blackstar, released two days before his death.
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US: Americans kidnapped in Iraq

Sunday, January 17th 2016, 23:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

The US embassy in Iraq confirms several Americans have been kidnapped in Baghdad - the first in years - and says it is trying to locate them.
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US imposes fresh sanctions on Iran

Sunday, January 17th 2016, 20:32
related countries: Iran Iran

The US imposes sanctions on Iranian firms and individuals over a ballistic missile programme, hours after nuclear sanctions are lifted.
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Ocean height mission blasts off

Sunday, January 17th 2016, 19:40
related places: California, Jason

Jason-3, a US-European satellite that is fundamental to our understanding of the oceans, is launched from California.
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VIDEO: US Coast Guard rescues stranded sailors

Sunday, January 17th 2016, 13:48
related places: Washington

The US Coast Guard winch two people to safety, after their vessel becomes stranded off the Washington coast.
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State of emergency over Michigan water

Sunday, January 17th 2016, 0:47
related places: Flint, Michigan

US President Barack Obama declares a state of emergency in Flint, Michigan, where the water has become contaminated with lead.
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VIDEO: The 1991 Gulf War revisited

Sunday, January 17th 2016, 0:09
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

In 1990 Iraq invaded Kuwait, a move that prompted a US-led offensive against Saddam Hussein's forces
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Iran frees Washington Post's reporter

Saturday, January 16th 2016, 21:39
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran releases Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and three other Iranian-American prisoners as international sanctions on Iran are lifted.
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VIDEO: Timeline of Jason Rezaian's captivity

Saturday, January 16th 2016, 19:10
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran has released Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and three other Iranian-American prisoners in an apparent prisoner swap with the US.
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Iran expects sanctions to be lifted

Saturday, January 16th 2016, 11:24
related countries: Austria Austria, Iran Iran
related places: Vienna

International sanctions against Iran are to be lifted today, the country's foreign minister says ahead of a meeting with the EU and US in Vienna.
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VIDEO: US air strike 'destroys IS cash depot'

Saturday, January 16th 2016, 9:20

The United States has released video footage of what it says is an air strike on an Islamic State cash depot in Mosul earlier this week.
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VIDEO: 'Back to work' after US Powerball win

Saturday, January 16th 2016, 9:01
related places: Tennessee

A warehouse supervisor from Tennessee in the United States has been confirmed as one of the winners of the world's biggest ever lottery prize.
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VIDEO: What does Obama keep in his pocket?

Friday, January 15th 2016, 22:27

US President Obama reveals some of the "lucky charms and keepsakes" that people have given to him that he carries around in his pocket.
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US rapper ordered to leave South Africa

Friday, January 15th 2016, 22:24
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The American rapper best known as Mos Def is ordered to leave South Africa within 14 days after being arrested for breaking immigration laws.
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Two US helicopters collide near Hawaii

Friday, January 15th 2016, 17:06

Two US Marine helicopters collide near the Hawaiian island of Oahu, each with six people on board.
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VIDEO: Penn breaks silence over 'El Chapo' meeting

Friday, January 15th 2016, 16:39
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: El Chapo

US actor Sean Penn says he thinks the Mexican government felt humiliated after he conducted a magazine interview with on-the-run Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
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VIDEO: US Church punished for gay marriage

Friday, January 15th 2016, 10:45

Anglican Church leaders have effectively re-affirmed their opposition to same-sex marriage - by punishing the liberal US Episcopal Church over the issue.
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Trump challenges Cruz over Canada birth

Friday, January 15th 2016, 10:43
related places: Republican, White House

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump raises questions about the eligibility of rival Ted Cruz, in a televised debate for White House hopefuls.
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VIDEO: 'Assad has no role in Syria's future'

Thursday, January 14th 2016, 22:19
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Adel, London

The Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir and the US secretary of state John Kerry have met in London.
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Capture of sailors tests Iran-US relations

Thursday, January 14th 2016, 18:09
related countries: Iran Iran

Detention of sailors shows Iran-US relationship still fragile
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VIDEO: Why were US sailors released so quickly?

Thursday, January 14th 2016, 13:19

Jonathan Beale explains why the US Navy personnel were returned so swiftly.
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Three tickets win $1.6bn US lottery

Thursday, January 14th 2016, 11:24

At least three winning tickets are confirmed in the biggest lottery jackpot in history - the Powerball in the US, which carries a $1.6bn prize.
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Japan shares dive after US sell-off

Thursday, January 14th 2016, 10:02
related places: Wall Street

Asian shares tumble after a heavy sell-off on Wall Street adds to nervousness among investors.
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Friends cast back together for special

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 21:51

The cast of the hit sitcom Friends are to reunite for a two-hour special, according to US broadcaster NBC.
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Al Jazeera America to shut news channel

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 21:26

Al Jazeera America will shut down its cable news channel despite spending heavily to break into the US market.
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US turning to UN over migrant crisis

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 20:18

The US wants United Nations help in dealing with thousands of migrants fleeing to the US to escape violence in Central America.
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US frenzy for world's largest lottery

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 19:39

Shops across the US are bringing in extra staff to cope with demand for last-minute tickets in the $1.5bn (£1.04bn) Powerball lottery.
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US thanks Iran for freeing sailors

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 17:35
related places: Gulf

The US thanks Iran for the swift release of 10 sailors held for entering its waters, an incident which could have held up implementation of a nuclear deal.
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