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US to pay '$1.2m' to Italian family of drone strike victim

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

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

Friday, September 16th 2016, 16:16

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

Friday, September 16th 2016, 15:45

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

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

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

Friday, September 16th 2016, 11:35

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, September 16th 2016, 1:45

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

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

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

Friday, September 16th 2016, 1:00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 23:54

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

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

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

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 18:40

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

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 16:38

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

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 14:26

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

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 5:39

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

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

An Indian media company launches a Spanish-language Bollywood film channel in the US, in an effort to woo Hispanic audiences.
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Parasite, petrol station...

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 22:33

US President Barack Obama adds a parasite to his presidential legacy after scientists name a newly discovered flatworm in his honour.
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US approves record $38bn Israel military aid deal

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

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

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

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

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

Top-level US college sport is pulling out of North Carolina over the state's law requiring people to use the bathroom of their birth gender.
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South Africa bars anti-gay US pastor Steven Anderson

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 12:57

South Africa stops controversial US pastor Steven Anderson from visiting the county because of his critical remarks about homosexuality.
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US flies bombers over South Korea in show of force

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 9:59
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: North

The US flies two supersonic B-1B Lancer strategic bombers over South Korea, just days after the North carried out its fifth nuclear test.
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A greeting with meaning

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 9:36

American football players have been joining San Francisco 49ers star Colin Kaepernick's protest against inequality by raising their fists. But what does this mean?
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Does Tupac still pack a punch?

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 2:04

Twenty years after his death, what do today's generation think of the American rapper's legacy?
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Hostile environment

Monday, September 12th 2016, 23:02
related places: Chicago

The BBC's Ian Pannell has reported from war-torn places around the globe. He talks about what they have in common with the US city of Chicago.
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Orlando nightclub shooting: Fire set at gunman's mosque

Monday, September 12th 2016, 22:42
related places: Florida

Florida officials say a person was filmed setting fire to the mosque that was attended by Omar Mateen, the worst mass shooter in modern US history.
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US says it killed IS strategist Adnani

Monday, September 12th 2016, 22:38
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Is

The Pentagon says a US air strike killed so-called Islamic State (IS) strategist Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, contradicting Russia's claim.
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Chicago paleta vendor Fidencio Sanchez melts US hearts

Monday, September 12th 2016, 22:16
related places: Chicago

More than $200,000 (£150,000) is raised online in three days for an elderly Chicago ice popsicle vendor who was pictured struggling to push his cart.
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Trump issues pledge on medical records after Clinton diagnosis

Monday, September 12th 2016, 21:40
related places: California

US presidential candidate Donald Trump pledges to release health records after rival Hillary Clinton is diagnosed with pneumonia.
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Edward Snowden: ACLU and Amnesty seek presidential pardon

Monday, September 12th 2016, 18:52

Amnesty International and the American Civil Liberties Union are to ask President Obama to pardon Edward Snowden before leaving office.
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US election 2016: Is Hillary Clinton's health really an issue?

Monday, September 12th 2016, 16:06
related places: White House

How might the revelation that the Democratic nominee for president is suffering from pneumonia affect the race for the White House?
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American football: NFL players join Colin Kaepernick protests

Monday, September 12th 2016, 7:32

Fellow players join San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick in protesting about racial inequality at the NFL's opening weekend games.
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US election: Hillary Clinton diagnosed with pneumonia

Monday, September 12th 2016, 6:22

US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been treated for pneumonia, her doctor discloses, and a campaign trip to California is cancelled.
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Pizza and vodka

Sunday, September 11th 2016, 22:47
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Geneva

Pizza and vodka at midnight - Barbara Plett Usher reports on the late-night manoeuvring in Geneva that led to the US-Russia truce deal for Syria.
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Hillary Clinton 'staggers' at 9/11 event

Sunday, September 11th 2016, 18:24

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she is "feeling great" after earlier staggering into her car while leaving a 9/11 ceremony early.
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Stars' tears over space-race drama Hidden Figures

Sunday, September 11th 2016, 18:06
related places: Toronto

The story of three African-American women who helped put man into space is previewed at Toronto's film festival - and generates an emotional response.
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9/11 anniversary: Services held 15 years on

Sunday, September 11th 2016, 14:16

Services are held across the United States and the world to mark 15 years since the 11 September attacks.
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Mo Farah was 'humiliated' by airline attendant, claims wife Tania

Sunday, September 11th 2016, 8:48

Mo Farah was humiliated and sent to the back of the queue by an airline attendant in the United States, his wife says.
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Syria conflict: Bombs rain down as truce hopes rise

Sunday, September 11th 2016, 1:39
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Air strikes on rebel-held areas of Syria reportedly kill at least 100 people after the US and Russia announce plans for a truce.
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Sunday, September 11th 2016, 0:51

A US university wants to help the descendants of slaves who once enabled it to survive - but finding information about ancestors who were enslaved is notoriously difficult.
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Clinton regrets calling Trump supporters 'deplorable'

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 20:56
related places: Trump

US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she regrets calling half of Donald Trump's supporters "deplorable" but vows to fight bigotry.
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John Hinckley Jr, Reagan's would-be assassin, released after 35 years

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 18:48

John Hinckley Jr, who tried to kill US President Ronald Reagan in 1981, is freed after 35 years in a psychiatric hospital.
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Clinton: Half of Trump supporters 'basket of deplorables'

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 16:46
related places: Trump

US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has called half of Donald Trump's supporters a "basket of deplorables".
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US election: Clinton calls half of Trump supporters 'deplorables'

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 13:01
related places: Clinton, Trump

US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton says half of Donald Trump's supporters are a "basket of deplorables", drawing a sharp response from Mr Trump.
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Syrian conflict: US and Russia agree peace moves

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 11:26
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Washington, Kerry

The US and Russia reach an agreement on Syria, starting with a cessation of hostilities on Monday and followed by joint action against so-called Islamic State.
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Native protests: Pipeline construction halted

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 4:11

A controversial oil pipeline contested by Native American tribes has been halted. The US government says more study is needed before construction can resume.
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US government halts oil pipeline opposed by Native Americans

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 4:08

The US government blocks the building of an oil pipeline in North Dakota opposed by Native Americans, shortly after a district judge rules it can go ahead.
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Rapper Bobby Shmurda agrees to plea deal on conspiracy charges

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 2:04

US rapper Bobby Shmurda agrees a seven-year plea deal on charges of conspiracy and possession of a weapon.
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Quiz

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 1:25
related countries: Syria Syria

After a third-party candidate in the US election was embarrassed by a question on the Syrian conflict, pit your wits against US politicians.
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People who share the same obsessions

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 0:10

The BBC speaks to photographer Arthur Drooker, who travelled to conventions around the United States to photograph people who share the same obsessions.
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US Paralympic team - should do better?

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 0:00

The US Paralympics team has never matched the medal haul of their Olympic compatriots - can they ever get the funding they need to fulfil their potential?
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Syria war: Ceasefire deal being held up by US, says Russia

Friday, September 9th 2016, 21:13
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russia says agreement on a ceasefire deal in Syria is being held up by the United States.
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General Motors: 4m vehicles recalled over safety bug

Friday, September 9th 2016, 17:22

The US car company General Motors is recalling more than four million vehicles worldwide due to a software defect linked to at least one death.
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US election: Trump sceptical of Russia meddling

Friday, September 9th 2016, 14:57
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow, Republican, Trump

The Republican presidential nominee tells a Russian-funded network he is sceptical of claims that Moscow is interfering in the US election.
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Galaxy Note 7: Owners advised not to use on planes

Friday, September 9th 2016, 10:37

US authorities have advised airline passengers not to switch on or charge Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones while travelling, after reports of the device exploding.
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Arrests over hacks of CIA and FBI staff

Friday, September 9th 2016, 10:12

Two Americans have been arrested and charged for allegedly helping to hack high-ranking US government officials.
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Feyisa Lilesa: Ethiopian protest runner lands in the US

Friday, September 9th 2016, 8:54
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Rio

Ethiopian Olympian Feyisa Lilesa, who said he wanted to seek asylum after staging an anti-government protest in Rio, arrives in the US.
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US hostage rescue bid in Afghanistan fails

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 21:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US forces in Afghanistan carried out a failed attempt to rescue two hostages last month, the Pentagon has revealed.
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Librarian leaves $4m to University of New Hampshire

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 21:20
related places: New Hampshire

A librarian leaves $4m (£3m) to a US university after dying aged 77 in the US state of New Hampshire.
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What is Aleppo? Gary Johnson foxed by Syria question

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 16:36
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

One of the third-party candidates for the US presidency, Gary Johnson, is ridiculed after asking "What is Aleppo?" in response to a question on the Syrian city.
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US presidential candidate: 'What is Aleppo?'

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 16:20
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

The Libertarian Party candidate for US president stumbled when asked about the Syrian city of Aleppo during a TV interview.
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Ryan Lochte: Swimmer banned for 10 months over false robbery claims

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 15:18

American swimmer Ryan Lochte is banned from the sport for 10 months after falsely claiming he was robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics.
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Designers aim for even faster fashion

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 15:06
related places: New York

US designers are adopting the "show-now, shop-now" trend during New York fashion week that allows consumers to buy designs straight from the catwalk.
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US anthem protest: Megan Rapinoe denied by Washington Spirit

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 12:57

National Women's League Washington Spirit team plays the national anthem without players, to prevent a protest by Seattle Reign's Megan Rapinoe.
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Obama: 'I don't take Duterte comments personally'

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 11:53
related countries: Philippines Philippines

US President Barack Obama says he does not bear a grudge over remarks made by Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte.
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'Awkward moment' as Obama met Duterte

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 8:44
related countries: Philippines Philippines

US President Barack Obama and Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte had a brief face-to-face summit encounter, days after a very public spat.
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US media firm Liberty Media to buy Formula 1

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 0:16

US firm Liberty Media is buying the racing business Formula 1, with Bernie Ecclestone to remain as chief executive.
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Jill Stein, US Green Party candidate, 'defaced bulldozer'

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 23:42

Jill Stein is charged after video appears to show the US Green Party presidential candidate spray-painting a bulldozer at a pipeline protest.
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Islamic State group: Turkey and US 'ready to invade capital'

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 22:17
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggests he and the US are ready to drive so-called Islamic State from its Syrian stronghold of Raqqa.
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US says Russian jet flew 10ft from plane over Black Sea

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 22:01
related countries: Russia Russia

The Pentagon says a Russian fighter plane flew within about 10ft of one of its reconnaissance aircraft operating over the Black Sea.
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US election: Trump pledges big US military expansion

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 21:53

Donald Trump says he will expand all areas of the US military if he wins the presidency in November, advocating "peace through strength".
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Record-breaker

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 14:57

After her win at the US Open gave her a record-breaking 308th victory in a Grand Slam tournament, here is all you need to know about Serena Williams.
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Zika outbreak: US Congress blocks Zika funding bill

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 6:22

The US Senate fails to pass a funding bill to help fight the Zika virus for a third time over language targeting pro-abortion group Planned Parenthood.
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Yemen strikes kill al-Qaeda fighters, says US

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 3:43
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The US military says it has killed 13 members of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in three "counterterrorism strikes" in Yemen.
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Presidential pick

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 23:31

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is popular among Russians, and none more than singing star Philipp Kirkorov, as Steve Rosenberg explains.
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Why Russia's most famous pop star wants a Trump win

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 23:30
related places: Trump

Why Russia's most famous pop star is hoping for a Trump win in the US presidential election.
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US urges Bahrain to free rights activist Nabeel Rajab

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 23:14
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

The US State Department urges Bahrain to immediately release prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab.
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Bill Cosby sex assault trial date set

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 20:58

More than a dozen of the entertainer's accusers are asked to testify in the felony sex assault case, which is due to begin June next year.
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Jacob Wetterling: US man admits decades-old child killing

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 19:38

A Minnesotan man admits to abducting and killing 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling nearly 27 years ago, a case that led to changes in US sex offender laws.
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Rare US rock formation 'toppled'

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 19:13
related places: Oregon

A group of beach visitors appears to have toppled a rare rock formation on the Oregon coast, leading to an investigation.
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Amy Schumer: Anyone who is not a feminist is insane

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 18:29

US comedian Amy Schumer has described anyone who is not a feminist as an "insane person" in an interview with BBC Newsnight's Emily Maitlis.
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Fox News settles Gretchen Carlson harassment case

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 17:07

The Fox News channel in the US has settled a sexual harassment case brought by former presenter Gretchen Carlson for a reported $20m.
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Beyonce postpones US gig after doctor orders vocal rest

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 10:05

The singer postpones the New Jersey stop of her Formation world tour after doctors tell her to take a voice break.
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Obama calls off meeting with Philippine leader after 'whore' jibe

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 9:52
related countries: Laos Laos, Philippines Philippines

US President Barack Obama calls off a meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who had earlier called him a "son of a whore".
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Philippine President Duterte 'regrets' Obama 'whore' jibe

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 8:53
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A spokesman apologises after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte makes controversial remarks about US President Obama.
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Phyllis Schlafly, leading US conservative, dies at 92

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 3:58

Phyllis Schlafly, a leading US conservative and outspoken opponent of feminism and abortion, has died at the age of 92.
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American football player Bruce Miller sacked after arrest

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 1:50

American football team the San Francisco 49ers sacks fullback Bruce Miller after he was arrested on suspicion of assault, US media report.
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Philippine President Duterte curses Obama over human rights

Monday, September 5th 2016, 14:01
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte calls Barack Obama a "son of a whore", warning his US counterpart not to raise human rights concerns.
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Barbra Streisand extends US chart record

Monday, September 5th 2016, 9:14
related places: Singer, Madonna

Singer and actress Barbra Streisand scores her 11th US number one album, extending her lead over Madonna.
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US Open 2016: Lucas Pouille beats Rafael Nadal in five sets

Monday, September 5th 2016, 0:19
related countries: France France

France's Lucas Pouille claims the biggest victory of his career as he beats two-time champion Rafael Nadal in the US Open last 16.
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Hungary award returned after 'racist' writer honoured

Sunday, September 4th 2016, 20:19
related countries: Hungary Hungary

The daughter of a former US politician who survived the Holocaust returns an award to Hungary in protest at its decision to honour a writer accused of anti-semitism.
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Syrian troops recapture parts of Aleppo, severing supply line

Sunday, September 4th 2016, 16:54
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Government forces retake the sites of two military academies seized by rebels last month, severing recently-established rebel supply line.
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US-China diplomacy: Spy agency tweet adds to protocol spat

Sunday, September 4th 2016, 13:57
related countries: China China

A now-deleted US spy agency tweet saying "Classy as always China", adds to a protocol spat involving President Obama at the G20 meeting.
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Storm Hermine regains power to threaten US north-east

Sunday, September 4th 2016, 10:26

Storm Hermine regains strength as it moves up the US eastern seaboard, threatening the north-east with dangerous coastal surges.
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US storm Hermine: Eastern states brace for heavy rain

Saturday, September 3rd 2016, 20:15

US east coast states are put on alert as storm Hermine pushes north on the long Labor Day holiday weekend.
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