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VIDEO: Bodies of seven women found in US

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 5:01
related places: Indiana

The bodies of seven women have been recovered in the US state of Indiana as a man confessed to a recent murder and led authorities to more.
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VIDEO: Designer Oscar de la Renta dies

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 3:56
related places: Oscar

US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, has died aged 82, US media report.
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Pumpkin riot shows US divisions

Monday, October 20th 2014, 23:01

What did a riot at a pumpkin festival show about race in US?
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AbbVie and Shire terminate merger

Monday, October 20th 2014, 22:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US firm AbbVie abandons its talks with UK drugmaker Shire after a new US rule discouraging mergers that would lower a US firm's tax rate.
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Bodies of seven women found in US

Monday, October 20th 2014, 19:19
related places: Indiana

A man in the US state of Indiana confessed to a motel murder and directed police where to find more bodies - and six more were found.
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VIDEO: Why US man joined Kurdish fighters

Monday, October 20th 2014, 17:22
related countries: Syria Syria

The BBC's Jim Muir speaks to an American who has come to fight Islamic State militants on the front line in north-east Syria.
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Exiled Nazis collected US benefits

Monday, October 20th 2014, 16:47

The US has paid dozens of exiled Nazi war criminals millions of dollars in social benefits after forcing them to leave the country, a new report finds.
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Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty

Monday, October 20th 2014, 14:51
related countries: Libya Libya

Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected ringleader of the September 2012 raid on a US diplomatic post in the Libyan city of Benghazi, has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
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VIDEO: Investigation into US 'pumpkin riot'

Monday, October 20th 2014, 10:26
related places: Keene, New Hampshire

An annual pumpkin festival in Keene, New Hampshire, turned violent as the event descended into a night of rioting.
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US drops arms to Kurds battling IS

Monday, October 20th 2014, 9:28
related countries: Syria Syria

US military aircraft drop weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters battling IS militants in the key Syrian town of Kobane.
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VIDEO: US airdrops weapons to Kurds

Monday, October 20th 2014, 7:12
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The US carries out airdrops of weapons and supplies to Kurdish fighters, despite a lack of support from Turkey.
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Asia's share markets up on US data

Monday, October 20th 2014, 4:29
related places: Wall Street

Asian shares bounce back after positive data and earnings from the US, and gains on Wall Street
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VIDEO: 'Hero' rescues man from burning house

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 14:26
related places: California

A man has been rescued from a burning house in California in the US.
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Body found in US hunt for student

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 9:54
related places: Virginia

Virginia state police say they have found a body which could be that of Hannah Graham, a British-born student missing since 13 September.
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Calling time on America's blockade of Cuba

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 5:09
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: America

New calls for US to end crippling embargo of Cuba
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West urges end to Libya violence

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 2:44
related countries: Libya Libya

The US and four European allies call for an immediate end to the fighting in Libya between government forces and Islamist rebels.
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VIDEO: Brit seeks 'soccer' in the US

Saturday, October 18th 2014, 23:02

Ben Zand is travelling across the country as part of BBC's Pop Up project. In every city he visits, he's checking in on football's fate in the states.
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No US travel ban over Ebola - Obama

Saturday, October 18th 2014, 14:28

Barack Obama rules out imposing a travel ban on Ebola-affected regions of West Africa, and urges Americans not to give in to "hysteria" over the disease.
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VIDEO: Top secret space plane lands in US

Saturday, October 18th 2014, 8:07
related places: California, Earth

A unmanned US plane on a top-secret, two-year mission to space has returned to Earth and landed in California.
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Do US presidents carry cash?

Friday, October 17th 2014, 23:33

Do US presidents carry cash around with them?
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Mysterious US space plane returns

Friday, October 17th 2014, 22:15
related places: California, The X, Earth

An unmanned US military plane on a secretive two-year mission in space has returned to Earth in California.
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Shares rally in Europe and the US

Friday, October 17th 2014, 20:32

Global stock markets stage a partial recovery after a week of precipitous falls and volatility.
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Yellen warns on growing inequality

Friday, October 17th 2014, 19:04

US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen warns about rising inequality in the US, saying she was 'greatly concerned' about the trend.
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Wall Street shrugs off growth fears

Friday, October 17th 2014, 14:04
related places: Friday

US shares open sharply higher in Friday trading in a partial recovery from the week's losses.
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Morgan Stanley profits surge 87%

Friday, October 17th 2014, 12:58
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

US investment bank Morgan Stanley reports an 87% jump in profits to $1.65bn (£1bn) in the three months to the end of September.
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Actress Misty Upham found dead

Friday, October 17th 2014, 9:44
related places: Washington

A family spokeswoman confirms that a body found in a ravine near Seattle is 32-year-old Frozen River actress Misty Upham.
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Asian shares trade mixed on US data

Friday, October 17th 2014, 9:02
related places: Friday

Asian shares were mixed in trading on Friday after better-than expected economic data out of the US eased global growth fears.
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VIDEO: US Ebola: Health officials under fire

Friday, October 17th 2014, 6:06
related places: Texas

American health officials have faced some tough questioning after a nurse in Texas was allowed to travel after treating an Ebola victim who later died.
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Ebola alert in US expands to Ohio

Friday, October 17th 2014, 1:56
related places: Ohio

US health officials say a nurse infected with Ebola may have been sick for four days before diagnosis, and she took two domestic flights in that time.
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VIDEO: The moment I knew I had Ebola virus

Friday, October 17th 2014, 0:40
related places: David

American Ebola survivor Nancy Writebol and her husband David talk about the moment she found out she had the virus.
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Jockey Fallon plans move to US

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 22:23
related places: Six

Six-time champion jockey Kieren Fallon says he wants to ride full-time in the United States to "pick my game up again".
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Chiquita rejects banana buyout

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 22:12
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Chiquita

US firm Chiquita rejects an offer from Brazilian billionaires Joseph Safra and José Luís Cutrale that would have valued the firm at $1.3bn, saying the offer was 'inadequate'.
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Global share prices continue to slip

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 21:50

Share prices in the US fell before recovering on Thursday, breaking the slide seen in markets across Europe as fears of a global economic slowdown mount.
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US hospital 'sorry for mistakes'

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 20:34

The top doctor at the US hospital where an Ebola patient infected two nurses before dying apologises for its failure to diagnose him promptly.
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Grisham 'sorry' for child porn views

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 19:32

Author John Grisham has apologised for criticising the US justice system's "harsh" punishment of those viewing indecent images of children.
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Ex-Rabobank traders in US Libor suit

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 19:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Justice

Two British ex-Rabobank traders are charged by the US Department of Justice with manipulating the Libor rate, bringing the total number of ex-Rabobank employees charged to six.
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Is the oil crash a secret US war on Russia?

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 17:11
related countries: Russia Russia, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Is there a US-Saudi conspiracy behind the recent oil crash?
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Putin attends Serb military parade

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 15:59
related countries: Russia Russia, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Belgrade

Vladimir Putin stresses Russia's support for Serbia at Belgrade's first military parade in decades, amid continuing friction between Russia and the West.
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Carter Center shuts office in Egypt

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 13:37
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A rights group founded by former US President Jimmy Carter has closed its office in Egypt citing restrictions on democratic freedoms.
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Goldman Sachs profits leap 50%

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 13:12

US bank Goldman Sachs has reported a 50% jump in third-quarter profit after a sudden pickup in bond market activity helped to boost revenues.
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Ebola spread in West played down

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 12:42
related places: West

The World Health Organization says a major outbreak of Ebola in the West is unlikely, as US President Obama orders a "more aggressive" response.
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Grisham questions child porn jail

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 11:32
related places: Best

Best-selling author John Grisham criticises the US justice system for handing down "harsh" prison sentences to people who view child pornography.
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Ebola: US welcomes Cuban support

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 10:44
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba is a "welcome" addition to the international fight against Ebola, a senior US official says.
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US actress Elizabeth Pena dies at 55

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 10:41
related places: Lone Star

Elizabeth Pena, who was known for her roles in films and TV shows including Lone Star and Modern Family, dies at the age of 55.
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VIDEO: Child poverty blues in Mississippi

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 9:41

Aleem Maqbool travels down the so-called Blues Highway looking at some of the big concerns ahead of the US midterm elections.
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IS 'retreating' in key Syria town

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 9:35

Islamic State militants are retreating in parts of the strategic Syrian town of Kobane, a Kurdish official there says, as air strikes intensify.
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O'Dowd 'to adapt Moone Boy for US'

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 9:18

Comic actor Chris O'Dowd is to adapt his Sky 1 sitcom for US TV network ABC.
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Japan shares lead Asia markets lower

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 8:58
related places: Wall Street, Asia

Asian shares were lower on Thursday after Wall Street tumbled on US economic data, fuelling growth concerns.
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Obama: Ebola risk very low in US

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 6:06

President Obama plays down the chance of an Ebola outbreak in the US as a top UN official warns of a looming food crisis in West Africa.
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AbbVie board turns against Shire deal

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 5:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US drug firm AbbVie recommends that its shareholders vote against a £32bn takeover of UK rival Shire following new tax rules announced by the US Treasury.
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Netflix shares plunge on slow growth

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 0:56

US shares of Netflix, the world's largest video streaming service, plunged on Wednesday after it reported fewer subscribers than forecast.
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Huawei: US ban 'not very important'

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 23:22
related countries: China China
related places: Huawei

Boss of Chinese telecoms firm Huawei tells BBC he is optimistic
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Passenger alert over US Ebola nurse

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 20:59
related places: Cleveland

US health officials are seeking 132 people who took the same flight as a Texas nurse on the day before she came down with symptoms of Ebola.
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US growth pace 'modest to moderate'

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 18:49

The US economy grew at a "modest to moderate" pace, according to the Federal Reserve's latest Beige Book of anecdotal reports from businesses.
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US 'hid Iraq chemical incidents'

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 18:24
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Pentagon withheld details of incidents where soldiers were wounded by abandoned chemical weapons in Iraq in 2004-11, a US newspaper says.
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Jail term for US web suicides nurse

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 18:04

A former US nurse who sought out suicidal people online and encouraged them to kill themselves has been ordered to spend 178 days in jail.
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Second Texas Ebola case announced

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 15:22
related places: Texas

A second health worker in the US state of Texas has tested positive for Ebola, officials say, after treating a Liberian man who died last week.
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US spy Greenglass's death revealed

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 13:28

American David Greenglass, involved in one of the most high-profile espionage scandals of the Cold War, died in July at 92, it is now reported.
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VIDEO: Crack appears in plane cabin

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 12:58
related places: Dallas, San Francisco

An American Airlines flight heading from San Francisco to Dallas made an emergency landing after the cabin's wall panels cracked loose.
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Bank of America sees profits dive

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 12:10
related places: America

Bank of America reports a big drop in profits due to a multi-billion dollar settlement with US authorities.
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18 hours a day... in Google Glass headset

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 10:54

American 31 year-old was "irritable and argumentative" without the device and showed "involuntary movement", study claims.
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Unknown to star in McQueen TV drama

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 10:34

12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen casts an unknown actor in the lead role for a new drama pilot for US television.
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Qualcomm agrees $2.5bn CSR takeover

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 10:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US chipmaker Qualcomm agrees a cash deal to buy UK counterpart CSR for $2.5bn.
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US contractors shot in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 9:27
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Riyadh

An American employee of a US defence contractor is killed and another slightly injured in a gun attack in Saudi Arabia's capital, Riyadh.
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VIDEO: Crack appears in plane cabin

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 8:37
related places: Dallas, San Francisco

An American Airlines flight heading from San Francisco to Dallas made an emergency landing after the cabin's wall panels cracked loose.
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Islamic State: Syria rebels warn of backlash over US air strikes

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 8:26
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria rebels warn of backlash over US-led strikes
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Kesha accuses producer of sex abuse

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 8:05

Court documents show Kesha claims Dr Luke forced her to take drugs and drink alcohol.
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AbbVie to reconsider Shire deal

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 7:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US drug firm AbbVie says it is reconsidering its estimated £32bn takeover of UK rival Shire following new tax rules announced by the US Treasury.
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Converse sues over trademark shoe

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 6:49
related places: Converse

US shoemaker Converse is suing 31 companies for allegedly copying the design of its trademark shoe.
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Why is the US Navy practising for war with China?

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 3:59
related countries: China China

Why is the US practising for conflict with China?
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US steps up air strikes in Kobane

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 3:54
related countries: Syria Syria

The US increases air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syrian, the Pentagon says, as President Obama predicts "a long-term" fight.
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Texas abortion restrictions blocked

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 1:13
related places: Texas

The US Supreme Court blocks key parts of a controversial Texas law enforcing restrictions on abortion.
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New charges for Benghazi 'ringleader'

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 22:31
related countries: Libya Libya

A grand jury has levelled new charges against the suspected ringleader of the September 2012 raid on a US diplomatic post in the Libyan city of Benghazi.
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Prison for bribe-taking ex-US mayor

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 18:00
related places: Charlotte

The former mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, is sentenced to nearly four years in prison for taking more than $48,000 (£30,100) in bribes.
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JP Morgan posts profit of $5.6bn

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 14:20

US banking giant JP Morgan Chase reports a $5.6bn profit for the three months to 30 September, while rival Citigroup makes $3.4bn.
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Asian shares mixed after US fall

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 10:54
related places: Wall Street

Asian shares have a mixed day following a sell-off on Wall Street as investors worry about how weak global growth will affect companies' earnings.
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Earthquake shakes Central America

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 10:34
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador, Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean

A quake in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of El Salvador has reportedly killed one person and caused minor damages in the Central American country.
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VIDEO: Country music and abortion in Tennessee

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 10:16
related places: Tennessee

The US mid-term elections are exactly three weeks away. Our BBC North America Correspondent Aleem Maqbool is on the second day of his road trip down the so-called 'Blues Highway' looking at some of the big election issues, and at how those concerns a
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Lost US parrot switches to Spanish

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 9:49
related countries: Spain Spain, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: California

An African Grey parrot named Nigel, missing for four years, returns home to California abandoning his British accent to squawk away in Spanish.
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Walking Dead breaks cable TV record

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 8:49

The fifth series opener of US drama The Walking Dead is watched by 17.3 million people, breaking cable viewing records.
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Get Lucky named song of the year

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 8:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Daft Punk hit Get Lucky is named song of the year at a London awards event celebrating songwriters who get the most airplay on US radio and television.
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Dozens arrested in Ferguson protests

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 2:45
related places: Ferguson

Nearly 50 people are held after crowds descend on the police station in the Missouri town where the shooting of an unarmed black teenager two months ago sparked riots.
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Deadly storm rips through US states

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 2:07

A powerful storm has swept across the southern US, killing at least two people and injuring several others.
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US braces for more Ebola infections

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 1:00

US public health workers "would not be surprised" to see additional Ebola infections among hospital staff, a senior US official says.
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VIDEO: Base jumpers 'gatecrash' pool party

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 0:34

A group of American base jumpers in Kuala Lumpur have launched themselves off one skyscraper to land at pool party on the top of another.
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Iran talks resume as deadline looms

Monday, October 13th 2014, 23:33
related countries: Austria Austria, Iran Iran
related places: Vienna

Iranian, US and EU negotiators are to hold talks in Vienna as the November deadline approaches for a final deal on Iran's nuclear programme.
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Oklahoma to delay three executions

Monday, October 13th 2014, 22:52
related places: Oklahoma

The attorney general of the US state of Oklahoma is seeking to delay three executions, claiming more time is needed to obtain necessary drugs.
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'Fear' in US hostage's letter home

Monday, October 13th 2014, 22:15

Abdul-Rahman Kassig, held by IS militants and threatened with murder, says "the stress and fear are incredible" in a letter to his parents in Indiana.
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Slide on US stock markets continues

Monday, October 13th 2014, 21:26
related places: Monday, Wall Street

The sell-off on Wall Street continued on Monday with the main share indexes ending down sharply again.
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Top Kenyan academic Ali Mazrui dies

Monday, October 13th 2014, 16:57
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Renowned Kenyan academic Ali Mazrui dies in the United States aged 81 after being ill for several months.
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Turkey 'allows Syria rebel training'

Monday, October 13th 2014, 14:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Turkey agrees to allow the training of moderate Syrian rebels on its soil, the US says, as part of efforts to combat Islamic State.
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Kmart shops hit by payment card hack

Monday, October 13th 2014, 9:41
related places: Cash

Cash registers at Kmart stores in the US were infected with malware that scooped up payment card numbers for a month, reports the retailer.
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Dracula vanquished by Ben Affleck

Monday, October 13th 2014, 8:07

A new Dracula origins story fails to sink its teeth into Ben Affleck's US box office leader Gone Girl.
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VIDEO: Hospital mistakes blamed for US Ebola

Monday, October 13th 2014, 6:50
related places: Texas

American health officials say a breach in protocol is to blame, after a nurse treating an Ebola victim in Texas also became infected.
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Police arrest 17 at Ferguson protest

Monday, October 13th 2014, 0:47
related places: Ferguson

US police arrest 17 people staging a sit-in against police shootings, during a weekend of planned demonstrations in the city of St Louis.
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Should spy-planes fight US crime?

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 23:41

Hi-res surveillance system causes controversy in the US
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How in a single year did life expectancy in the US drop by 12 years?

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 23:13
related places: Why

Why did life expectancy in the US drop by 12 years after WW1?
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VIDEO: Should spy-planes fight US crime?

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 23:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A US company has developed a way of monitoring an entire neighbourhoods using technology originally developed during the Iraq war.
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Mistake blamed for US Ebola spread

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 20:33
related places: Texas

A top US health official says a mistake was clearly made by staff treating a man who died of Ebola in Texas, resulting in one of them becoming infected.
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Positive Ebola test at US hospital

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 15:53
related places: Texas

A Texan health worker who treated the first man to die of Ebola in the US appears also to be infected, in the first known transmission on US soil.
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