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We have started to collect the most important news related to United States in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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US death row Nicaraguan reprieved

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 10:27
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua
related places: Houston

A Nicaraguan sentenced to death for murdering a man in Houston in 1997 is given a reprieve after a prosecution witness recants.
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Gatlin 'taking brunt' for cheats

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 10:07

American sprinter Justin Gatlin is unfairly carrying the burden of all drugs cheats, according to his agent.
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'Spam King' pleads guilty in US

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 9:52
related places: Las Vegas

A Las Vegas man known as the 'Spam King' has pleaded guilty after he sent over 27m spam messages through Facebook.
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Murray seeded third for US Open

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 5:59

Britain's Andy Murray is seeded third at next week's US Open as he bids to regain the title he won in 2012.
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VIDEO: US-Mexican march against Vietnam War

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 23:00
related countries: Mexico Mexico, Vietnam Vietnam

The Mexican American campaign against Vietnam war
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Mother panda snubs smaller cub in US

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 22:25
related places: Washington

The smaller of newborn panda twins at the National Zoo in Washington is being ignored by her mother Mei Xiang, who will only feed the larger one.
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Turkey to join anti-IS air campaign

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 22:07
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The US and Turkey reach an agreement which will see Turkish jets join the air campaign against Islamic State militants.
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US stocks fall as rally peters out

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 20:31
related places: Wall Street

Wall Street shares close lower again after a sharp rally fizzles out in the last hour of trading.
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Serial lawyer reveals 'new evidence'

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 20:07

The lawyer of Adnan Syed, the subject of the hit US podcast Serial, submits new evidence that he says casts doubt on the murder conviction of his client.
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VIDEO: US wildfires in 60 seconds

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 18:04

Wildfires are still burning across the west coast of the United States, and authorities are struggling to deal with them.
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US prison porn drop by drone 'foiled'

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 15:27
related places: Maryland

Two men are detained on suspicion of trying to smuggle drugs and pornography into a prison in Maryland using a drone, prison officials say.
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Matthew named in Solheim Cup team

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 14:10
related places: Lang

Scot Catriona Matthew is among the four wildcards chosen by Europe for September's Solheim Cup against the US.
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Walking Dead spin-off breaks record

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 10:52

The spin-off series to The Walking Dead draws the biggest audience for a TV premiere in US cable history.
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IndyCar star Wilson dies after crash

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 10:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ex-Formula 1 driver Justin Wilson has died in the United States after suffering a head injury during an IndyCar race.
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VIDEO: Released chimps at risk in Liberia

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 4:09
related countries: Liberia Liberia

A group of chimpanzees, used for American medical research, have been released back into the wild in Liberia.
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US students boycott assigned reading

Monday, August 24th 2015, 23:16

A group of students at Duke University refuse to read a book assigned to all new students, saying the graphic novel's depictions of sexuality "compromised" their religious beliefs.
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US stocks drop for fifth day in a row

Monday, August 24th 2015, 21:17
related countries: China China
related places: Wall Street

Wall Street falls for a fifth consecutive trading session amid a dramatic global sell-off as fears over China's slowing economy intensify.
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Why China's share slump affects the world

Monday, August 24th 2015, 18:43
related countries: China China
related places: Why, Asia

A slump in Chinese shares has prompted stock markets across Asia, Europe and the US to fall sharply. Why is this so significant?
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South Africa rand hits all-time low

Monday, August 24th 2015, 15:15
related countries: China China, South Africa South Africa

South Africa's currency falls to an all-time low against the US dollar over fears of a slowdown in China's economy.
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Ishiguro archive heads to Texas

Monday, August 24th 2015, 11:24
related places: Texas, Austin

The archive of Booker Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro is acquired by the University of Texas in Austin, US.
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Compton stands firm at US box office

Monday, August 24th 2015, 9:39

Straight Outta Compton holds on to the top spot at the North American box office and crosses the $100m barrier after making its debut last week.
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Blaze hits US Army base in Japan

Monday, August 24th 2015, 2:56
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Sagamihara

Firefighters in Japan tackle a blaze triggered by an explosion at a US Army base in the city of Sagamihara, the Pentagon says.
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'Instinct' foiled France train attack

Monday, August 24th 2015, 0:06
related countries: France France
related places: Paris, Amsterdam

A US passenger who tackled a gunman on a train from Amsterdam to Paris says survival instinct led him to react to tackle the gunman.
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US barbecue's gentrification problem

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 23:45

How black pitmasters are being left out of US barbeque boom
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VIDEO: France train shooting: US 'heroes' speak out

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 21:40
related countries: France France
related places: Paris, Amsterdam

Three Americans who helped to disarm a gunman on a train bound for Paris from Amsterdam, have spoken about their experience.
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Man arrested over O'Donnell daughter

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 11:18
related places: O'Donnell

A man is arrested following the disappearance of US comedian Rosie O'Donnell's 17-year-old daughter, who was found safe last week.
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Argentina to give back artefacts

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 0:18
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Ecuador Ecuador, Peru Peru

Argentina says it will restore more than 4,000 archaeological artefacts to South American neighbours Ecuador and Peru.
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VIDEO: US train passenger a 'national hero'

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 8:05
related countries: France France

The father of one of the US passengers to overpower a heavily-armed man who opened fire on a train in northern France says his son is "France's national hero".
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VIDEO: Shooter's gun 'not operating properly'

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 7:51
related countries: France France

The stepmother of one of the American passengers to overpower a heavily armed man who opened fire on a train in northern France says they were able to because the gunman had difficulty with the ammunition.
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VIDEO: US panda 'to give birth in weeks'

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 4:54
related places: Washington

Officials at Washington's National Zoo believe the resident panda Mei Xiang is pregnant again.
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'Black Lives' activists detail goals

Friday, August 21st 2015, 21:05

Activists with the Black Lives Matter have released a 10 point plan to address abuses by US police forces, responding to critics who say the group lacked direction.
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IS 'deputy' killed in air strike - US

Friday, August 21st 2015, 20:21
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: White House

A deputy leader of Islamic State, Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali, is killed in a US military strike in northern Iraq, the White House says.
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'Chemical agent' in IS mortar fire

Friday, August 21st 2015, 19:09
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Tests on Islamic State mortar fragments taken from fighting with Kurdish forces in northern Iraq show traces of chemical arms, the US military says.
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VIDEO: Female soldiers make US Army history

Friday, August 21st 2015, 9:05

Two American women become the first in history to graduate as US Army Rangers.
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GM trees 'strangled' by red tape

Friday, August 21st 2015, 6:38

US researchers say it has become "virtually impossible" to plant genetically modified trees in any part of the world.
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US seeks more Australia help on IS

Friday, August 21st 2015, 0:47
related countries: Australia Australia, Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

In a much anticipated move, the US is asking Australia to expand its role fighting IS to include Syria as well as Iraq.
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VIDEO: Jimmy Carter reveals spread of cancer

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 20:13

Former US President Jimmy Carter has spoken publicly about how far his cancer has spread throughout his body.
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July Earth's hottest month on record

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 17:13
related places: Earth

July was the hottest month on Earth since records began in 1880, according to US scientists.
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US cinema chain starts bag searches

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 16:56
related places: America, Regal

One of America's largest cinema chains, Regal, is now searching bags of film-goers in the wake of several attacks on movie theatres around the country.
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Carter reveals cancer treatment

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 14:43

Former US President Jimmy Carter reveals he is to be treated for cancerous tumours on the brain, in his first public comments on his illness.
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Coins worth $4.5m found off Florida

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 0:16
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Florida

Treasure hunters in the US say they have discovered a haul of Spanish gold coins from the 18th century that are worth millions of dollars.
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S Sudan leader 'to sign peace deal'

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 21:33

South Sudan's president has promised to sign a peace deal he snubbed earlier this week, the US State Department says.
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US rate rise conditions 'approaching'

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 19:44

Minutes from the US Federal Reserve's latest meeting show it thought conditions for a rate rise "were approaching", but that the economy was not ready yet.
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Female libido pill gets US approval

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 18:15

The US Food and Drug Administration approves a libido-enhancing drug for women that has been dubbed "female Viagra".
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Second plague case at Yosemite

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 17:09
related places: Yosemite

US health officials close a section of Yosemite National Park after it emerges that a second tourist may have contracted plague.
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VIDEO: What is the 'female Viagra' pill?

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 15:37

The world's first officially sanctioned drug to boost sexual desire in women has been given approval in the US. But what does it do and who wants it?
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Petrol prices prop up US inflation

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 15:27

US consumer prices rose 0.1% in July, helped by petrol and food costs, the US Department of Labor says.
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Festival invites Jewish singer back

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 15:27
related countries: Spain Spain

A Jewish-American singer whose concert in Spain was cancelled after he refused to share his views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is invited back to perform.
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Manning spared solitary confinement

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 6:50

US army whistleblower Chelsea Manning is found guilty of breaching prison rules for possessing contraband items but is spared solitary confinement.
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US comedian's missing daughter found

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 23:08
related places: New York

US talk show host Rosie O'Donnell says her daughter who went missing a week ago has been found.
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Candidates court voters, count calories

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 21:51

Does weight matter in US elections?
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How one migrant made it in the US

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 21:30
related countries: Japan Japan

How one Japanese migrant made it in the US
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Spanish festival drops Jewish singer

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 15:04
related countries: Israel Israel, Spain Spain

Jewish groups criticise a Spanish festival for cancelling a Jewish-American singer's concert for refusing to air his views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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US women pass Army Ranger training

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 14:48

Two American women have passed the gruelling training programme of the Army Rangers - one of US military's most elite special operations forces.
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Walmart profit misses expectations

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 13:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US supermarket giant Walmart reports a fall in quarterly profits, missing expectations, while sales at its UK business Asda decline as it faces tougher competition.
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Clinton emails flagged for review

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 3:30

More than 300 emails from Hillary Clinton's private server are to be reviewed to see if they contain classified information, US officials say.
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VIDEO: The 'drinkable book' saving lives

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 3:25

Scientists in the US have come up with a book which can be used to filter contaminated drinking water.
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Ancient plant 'could be first flower'

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 1:09

Botanists in the US say an ancient plant that grew underwater in what is modern day Europe may have been the world's first known flowering plant.
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Lockdown at US nuclear site ends

Monday, August 17th 2015, 22:02

A lockdown at a nuclear processing site in South Carolina comes to an end after a security alert triggered by a bomb-sniffing dog.
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US actor Emile Hirsch admits assault

Monday, August 17th 2015, 21:42

US actor Emile Hirsch, star of Into The Wild, pleads guilty to assaulting a female film executive during the Sundance Film Festival.
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Batman impersonator dies in accident

Monday, August 17th 2015, 20:39
related places: Maryland, Hagerstown

An American man famed for dressing up as Batman and visiting sick children in hospital dies after he was hit by a car in Hagerstown, Maryland.
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Trump: End birthright US citizenship

Monday, August 17th 2015, 20:36
related places: Republican

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he wants to end the automatic right to citizenship for US-born children of families living illegally in the United States.
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US in $5m push to combat heroin rise

Monday, August 17th 2015, 18:42

The US government unveils a $5m (£3.2m) initiative to combat the use and trafficking of heroin amid a rising number of cases, especially in the north-east.
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Wildfires blaze through western US

Monday, August 17th 2015, 16:36

Firefighters are working to contain fast-moving wildfires moving up and down western regions of the US.
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Failure prepared me for win - Day

Monday, August 17th 2015, 11:42
related places: Day

Jason Day believes his "sheer experience of failure" prepared him to hold his nerve and win the US PGA Championship.
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China 'hunting expat in the US'

Monday, August 17th 2015, 9:08
related countries: China China

China is searching for the brother of a former top aide to ex-Chinese President Hu Jintao in the United States, media reports.
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Rap movie storms box office chart

Monday, August 17th 2015, 8:30
related countries: Canada Canada

Rap movie Straight Outta Compton makes a surprise debut at the top of the US and Canada box office this weekend, with takings of $56.1m (£35.8m).
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Day wins US PGA with record score

Sunday, August 16th 2015, 23:11
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Day

Jason Day wins his first major title at the US PGA Championship with a record score of 20 under par at Whistling Straits.
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VIDEO: US continues to battle wildfires

Sunday, August 16th 2015, 22:01
related places: Many

Many people have been forced to flee their homes and one woman is believed to have died, as multiple wildfires continue to burn across the US.
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US civil rights icon Julian Bond dies

Sunday, August 16th 2015, 16:28

The US civil rights activist and former chair of the NAACP - as well as writer, poet, politician and professor - Julian Bond has died, aged 75.
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Star Wars: Episode IX director named

Sunday, August 16th 2015, 12:22
related places: Disney

Jurassic World writer and director Colin Trevorrow is to helm Star Wars: Episode IX, while Disney announces it will create Star Wars-themed lands at its US theme parks.
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Day leads from Spieth at US PGA

Sunday, August 16th 2015, 0:31

Australia's Jason Day goes into the final day of the US PGA Championship with a two-shot lead over American Jordan Spieth.
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Biden calls US attacker 'jihadist'

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 23:09
related places: Chattanooga

US Vice-President Joe Biden says the Chattanooga shooting was the work of a "perverted jihadist", despite no official determination of motive.
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Computer glitch grounds US flights

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 20:57
related places: Washington, New York

Thousands of travellers are delayed after a technical glitch grounds flights into and out of New York and Washington.
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Jones takes two-shot lead at US PGA

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 14:38

Australia's Matt Jones leads the US PGA Championship by two shots after the rain-hit second round is completed on Saturday.
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IS leader 'raped US hostage Mueller'

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 13:00
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: February

An American aid worker, killed in February while held hostage by Islamic State in Syria, was sexually abused by the group's top leader, US officials tell ABC news.
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US and Cuba seal 'irreversible' change

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 8:42
related countries: Cuba Cuba

US and Cuba shed shackles of the past, but still face an uncertain future
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Day & Jones lead when play suspended

Friday, August 14th 2015, 23:10

Australians Jason Day and Matt Jones are tied for the lead at the US PGA Championship as a storm sees the second round suspended.
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US flag raised over Cuba embassy

Friday, August 14th 2015, 23:01
related countries: Cuba Cuba

John Kerry, the first US Secretary of State to visit Cuba in 70 years, reopens his country's embassy in Havana, decades after it closed.
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Siri 'saves trapped US teenager'

Friday, August 14th 2015, 22:49
related places: Tennessee

Siri, Apple's voice-activated assistant, may have saved the life of a Tennessee teenager after he was pinned underneath his truck and unable to reach his phone to call for help.
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US park kills bear that ate hiker

Friday, August 14th 2015, 17:14

Yellowstone National Park rangers shoot dead a grizzly bear that killed a hiker and ate part of his body.
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VIDEO: US embassy in Cuba ceremony

Friday, August 14th 2015, 13:44
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The US Secretary of State John Kerry is taking part in a ceremony to mark the reopening of the United States' embassy in Cuba.
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'Flash crash' trader freed on bail

Friday, August 14th 2015, 11:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK financial trader accused of contributing to the 2010 US "flash crash" is freed after his bail conditions were changed.
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Trump's Apprentice return ruled out

Friday, August 14th 2015, 9:45
related places: Republican

US TV network NBC rules out the possibility of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump returning to host The Celebrity Apprentice.
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Big banks agree $2bn forex settlement

Friday, August 14th 2015, 7:19

Nine banks agree to pay $2bn in settlements in the US to investors over claims they rigged foreign exchange rates.
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Major blow for US film download case

Friday, August 14th 2015, 6:01
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian court rules a US company must pay a huge bond if it wants the details of Australians who illegally downloaded the film Dallas Buyers Club.
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VIDEO: Elvis Presley honoured with new US stamp

Friday, August 14th 2015, 4:11

A new ''forever'' stamp has been unveiled in the US in honour of Elvis Presley.
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Samsung patent appeal rejected

Friday, August 14th 2015, 0:36
related places: Apple

A US appeals court will not reconsider an earlier decision finding that Samsung violated Apple patents.
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Johnson sets early pace at US PGA

Friday, August 14th 2015, 0:01
related places: Woods

Dustin Johnson leads after round one at the US PGA Championship, while Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth make solid starts.
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Cut the fat to lose weight - study

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 23:00
related places: Health, Cutting

Cutting fat out of your diet leads to more fat loss than cutting out the carbs, a US National Institutes of Health study shows.
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US returns stolen Picasso to France

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 22:41
related countries: France France

US officials return to France a $15m Picasso painting stolen 14 years ago and described as a handicraft worth $37 in an intercepted shipment.
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Manning 'faces solitary confinement'

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 21:37

US army whistleblower Pte Chelsea Manning, who is serving a 35-year jail sentence for leaking classified US files, may face solitary confinement, her lawyer says.
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Connecticut death row inmates spared

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 21:06

The supreme court in the US state of Connecticut overturns the death penalty for inmates on death row, deeming it unconstitutional.
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US ex-president's love child confirmed

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 19:34
related places: America, Long

Long standing rumours are proved true as genetic tests reveal America's 29th president, Warren Harding, had a love child.
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US prison-break man killed in riot

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 15:07

An inmate of a Californian jail who was infamous for attempting to escape in 1971 is killed and several others injured in a riot, officials say.
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America's Got Talent: Brits progress

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 15:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: America

Two British acts are voted through to the semi-finals of America's Got Talent, the annual US talent search.
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Hemingway's Idaho house listed

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 9:14
related places: Idaho

A house in Idaho where Ernest Hemingway wrote his final works before killing himself has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the US
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China allows further drop in yuan

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 3:47
related countries: China China

China sets the guide rate for the yuan lower for a third consecutive day, in a week which has seen the currency's biggest fall in two decades.
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Jimmy Carter reveals he has cancer

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 0:43

Former US President Jimmy Carter says recent liver surgery revealed he has cancer and it has spread to other parts of his body.
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VIDEO: US newlyweds tried to join Islamic State

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 0:30

A couple from Mississippi remain in custody after being stopped at a Mississippi airport allegedly on their way to join the Islamic State militant group.
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