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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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United States: news

US retail sales rebound in March

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 13:43
related places: March

US retail sales rose 0.9% in March - the first increase for four months - helped by spending on cars, furniture, clothing and building materials.
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Man charged with hacking US lottery

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 13:36

The former security boss of a US lottery is charged with fraud after allegedly hacking the computer that picks the winning numbers.
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US guards jailed for Iraq deaths

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 12:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A former Blackwater guard is sentenced to life in prison and three others to 30 years over the killing of 14 Iraqi civilians in 2007.
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Asia shares down on Wall Street lead

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 8:27
related places: Wall Street

Most Asian markets headed lower on Tuesday, tracking losses on Wall Street ahead of a wave of first quarter results from US companies.
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US flight worker 'trapped in hold'

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 6:43
related places: Seattle

An Alaska Airlines plane returns to Seattle after a trapped baggage handler is heard banging from inside the cargo hold.
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China activists' release welcomed

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 6:23
related countries: China China

Rights groups welcome China's release of five women's activists who were held for more than a month, saying it was driven by a global outcry.
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VIDEO: Video shows shot US man selling gun

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 6:04

Footage has emerged showing a man who was shot by a white police officer after apparently mistaking his gun for a Taser, trying to sell a gun.
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US concern over Iran missile deal

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 3:39
related countries: Iran Iran, Russia Russia
related places: Kremlin

The US raises concerns with Russia after the Kremlin lifted a ban on supplying Iran with S-300 air defence missile systems.
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Rubio launches 2016 White House run

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 1:21
related places: Republican

Republican Senator Marco Rubio, 43, says his run for US president in 2016 provides a "generational choice" to voters.
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VIDEO: Women as objects and adverts

Monday, April 13th 2015, 23:04

Decoding hidden truths in American adverts
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Remove 'Ebola man', Nicaragua tells US

Monday, April 13th 2015, 22:21
related countries: Liberia Liberia, Nicaragua Nicaragua
related places: Washington

Nicaragua quarantines a US embassy man who has travelled to Liberia and asks Washington to remove him over Ebola concerns.
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Clinton sets off for campaign tour

Monday, April 13th 2015, 14:47

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sets out for a tour of key states, after declaring her bid for the US Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.
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Fast and Furious outpaces at box office

Monday, April 13th 2015, 13:57
related countries: Canada Canada

The latest Fast and the Furious film is still top dog at the US and Canada box office, having taken $60.6m (£41.4m) in its second weekend in cinemas.
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US anger over Russia plane intercept

Monday, April 13th 2015, 12:00
related countries: Russia Russia

US officials say they will formally complain over Russia's intercept of a US reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea.
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Clinton declares White House run

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 22:36

Hillary Clinton formally declares she will run for the US Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, telling Americans she wants to be their "champion".
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All Time Low top UK album chart

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 18:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US rockers All Time Low's top the UK album chart for the first time, as Jess Glynne denies Nick Jonas a number one single in her third week at the top.
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Obama bemoans 'partisanship' on Iran

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 7:29
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Congress

US President Barack Obama rebukes Republicans in Congress, saying that partisanship over the Iran nuclear deal has gone too far.
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Obama-Castro summit caps Cuba thaw

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 6:54
related countries: Cuba Cuba

US President Barack Obama says his historic talks with Cuba's Raul Castro will help both countries to "turn the page" after decades of hostility.
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Chasing Rose to draw on US Open win

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 0:54
related places: Masters

Justin Rose wants to build on his superb third round at the Masters by using the experience of his 2013 US Open win.
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Obama and Castro in historic meeting

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 22:36
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Panama Panama

US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro hold talks in Panama, the first negotiations between the two countries' leaders in half a century.
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VIDEO: Obama and Castro in 'historic' talks

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 22:06
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Panama Panama
related places: Castro

US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro have met on the fringes of the summit of the Americas in Panama City.
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Gunman's suicide shuts Capitol Hill

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 21:07

A gunman dies of self-inflicted injuries after firing at the US Capitol in Washington DC, which was locked down for nearly two hours, police say.
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VIDEO: Obama: 'Historic meeting' with Castro

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 21:00
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Panama Panama
related places: Castro

US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro have met on the fringes of the summit of the Americas in Panama City.
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Nazi camp survivors mark liberation

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 16:48

Survivors return to the Buchenwald concentration camp to mark the 70th anniversary of its liberation by US soldiers.
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VIDEO: Misty Copeland takes the lead

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 15:10

Misty Copeland talks to Jane O'Brien about why she has spoken out about being a African-American ballerina in the conservative world of classical ballet
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VIDEO: Aerial footage of US police beating

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 10:09

An attack on a suspect by a number of Californian policemen is caught on film by a news helicopter crew.
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Russia halts Western WW2 display

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 7:37
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia cancels the opening of an exhibition of World War Two images by US and British photographers, sparking claims of political interference.
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VIDEO: Historic handshake at Americas summit

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 7:22
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Panama Panama

US President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro shake hands at the Summit of the Americas in Panama City.
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US: No more Latin America meddling

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 7:07
related countries: Panama Panama

President Barack Obama says the days when the United States could meddle in Latin America are past, as a regional conference opens in Panama.
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US deputies suspended over beating

Friday, April 10th 2015, 21:29

Ten California officers have been placed on administrative leave after they were filmed beating a suspect during his arrest.
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Severe tornado kills two in Illinois

Friday, April 10th 2015, 19:53

A tornado kills two people and injures 11 more in a small town in northern Illinois, as US states are hit by severe weather.
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Man held over 'US army base plot'

Friday, April 10th 2015, 18:53
related places: Kansas

The FBI says a 20-year-old American plotted a suicide bombing at Kansas army base on behalf of the Islamic State.
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Relationship index: Obama and the Americas

Friday, April 10th 2015, 18:09

Who does the US get along with in Latin America?
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Clinton 'to announce 2016 campaign'

Friday, April 10th 2015, 16:16
related places: Sunday

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is due to announce she is running for president on Sunday, US media report
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Carolina police release second video

Friday, April 10th 2015, 16:03

South Carolina officials have released a new video showing the moments before a US police officer shot dead an unarmed black man in the back.
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VIDEO: Mother of charged officer speaks

Friday, April 10th 2015, 11:37

The mother of a South Carolina police officer charged with murder after shooting an unarmed black man has spoken to US TV.
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US and Cuba hold historic meeting

Friday, April 10th 2015, 9:57
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The US and Cuban foreign ministers meet in Panama ahead of a regional summit, the highest such talks in more than 50 years.
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VIDEO: Will Cuba come off US terror list?

Friday, April 10th 2015, 6:32
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Panama Panama

As President Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro arrive for the Summit of the Americas in Panama, the US State Department has recommended to President Obama that Cuba be removed from its list of states said to sponsor terrorism.
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Guard killed at US government office

Friday, April 10th 2015, 6:26

A man who kidnapped a woman shoots dead a security guard at the US Census Bureau headquarters in Washington DC and injures a police officer in a fire fight.
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Biden praises Iraq over IS fight

Friday, April 10th 2015, 3:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US Vice-President Joe Biden gives an upbeat assessment of Iraq's progress against Islamic State, saying the militant group's advance has been "halted".
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VIDEO: Second video of US shooting released

Friday, April 10th 2015, 2:19

US officials release more footage showing the moments before a South Carolina police officer shot dead an unarmed black man in the back.
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Plucking hairs 'can make more grow'

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 23:59

Plucking hairs in a precise pattern can make more pop up in their place in mice, a US study shows, but it is uncertain if this applies to humans.
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VIDEO: New shooting footage released

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 22:40
related places: New

New dash cam footage released by South Carolina officials shows the moments before a US police officer fatally shot an unarmed man in the back in South Carolina.
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US markets close up on energy shares

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 20:29

US markets close higher on Thursday, buoyed by energy shares which rose along with the oil price.
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Oklahoma may approve gas executions

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 19:50
related places: Oklahoma

Oklahoma is set to become the first state in the US to allow the use of nitrogen gas as a method of execution.
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Murphy to receive Twain humour prize

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 16:20
related places: Twain

Actor and comedian Eddie Murphy is to receive this year's Mark Twain Prize for American humour.
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Scenes from a warming relationship

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 15:29
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

Looking for Havana clues to warming US relations
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VIDEO: US and Cuba crossing the divide

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 14:03
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: America

How will Cubans welcome America as relations between the two countries continue to improve?
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US warns Iran over Yemen 'support'

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 9:41
related countries: Iran Iran, Yemen Yemen

US Secretary of State John Kerry warns Iran over its alleged support for Houthi rebels in Yemen as fighting intensifies in the city of Aden.
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Hong Kong shares hit seven-year high

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 9:13
related places: Asia

Hong Kong shares surged to a seven-year high as mainland Chinese investors poured money into the market via the new stock connect trading link.
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Obama: End gay 'conversion' therapy

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 2:21

US President Barack Obama has condemned psychiatric therapies designed to "repair" gay, lesbian and transgender youth.
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US deports El Salvador ex-general

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 23:31
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador

The US deports Carlos Vides Casanova, a general during El Salvador's civil war, over alleged abuses while he was in command.
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Blogger gets 20 years for son's death

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 23:18

A US woman is sentenced to 20 years for making her five-year-old son sick and eventually killing him in order to gain attention online.
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Canada logs first Syrian air strikes

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 23:12
related countries: Canada Canada, Syria Syria

Canada carries out its first air strikes in Syria, as part of the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants.
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US treasure hunter pleads guilty

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 22:06

A US treasure hunter - who spent years evading authorities - will go to prison rather than testify about the gold he discovered in a historic shipwreck.
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US Fed split over interest rate rise

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 19:08

Officials at the US's central bank were split about when to raise interest rates, latest minutes from the Federal Reserve reveal.
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VIDEO: Charleston shooting: Officer charged

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 18:07

The authorities in the US state of South Carolina have charged a white police officer with murder after he shot dead a black man who appeared to be running away from him.
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VIDEO: Wardrobe conceals Mexico-US drug tunnel

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 17:32
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: San Diego, Tijuana

Mexican police have discovered an incomplete tunnel near the Tijuana border crossing with the US, south of San Diego.
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US soldier 'shot by Afghan soldier'

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 14:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A US soldier in eastern Afghanistan is killed, reportedly after being fired upon by an Afghan soldier in an "insider" attack.
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US police officer on murder charge

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 12:38

A white South Carolina police officer is charged with murder over the shooting death of a black man who appeared to be fleeing from him.
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US lifts India airline safety rating

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 10:02
related countries: India India

US authorities upgrade India's aviation safety rating, allowing Indian airlines to increase the number of flights they operate to the country.
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VIDEO: What does American Pie mean to you?

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 6:47
related places: New York

The original manuscript of Don McLean's American Pie has sold for $1.2m (£806,000) at a New York auction.
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US boosts arms for Yemen coalition

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 23:01
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Yemen Yemen

The US says it is speeding up weapons deliveries to a Saudi-led coalition bombing Houthi rebels in Yemen.
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US judge strikes out Andrew claims

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 22:41
related places: Andrew

Claims that a woman was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17 are to be struck from the record of a civil case in the US, a judge says.
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VIDEO: Prince Andrew sex claims struck out

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 21:45

A judge in the US has ruled that sexual allegations made against Prince Andrew should be removed from the court records.
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Dukes of Hazzard star Best dies at 88

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 16:05
related places: Best

US actor James Best, who was best known for his role as bumbling sheriff Rosco P Coltrane on TV show Dukes of Hazzard, dies aged 88.
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Seven children found dead at US home

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 15:55

A Maryland man and his seven children have been found dead at home, apparently overcome from carbon monoxide poisoning, says a relative.
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American Pie lyrics sell for $1.2m

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 15:00
related places: New York

The original manuscript of Don McLean's American Pie sells for $1.2m at a New York auction.
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FedEx to buy rival TNT Express

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 14:19
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

US parcels delivery firm FedEx is to buy Dutch rival TNT Express for €4.4bn (£3.22bn) as it looks to expand its European operations.
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Deals help to lift US stock markets

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 14:08
related places: Stocks, Wall Street

Stocks on Wall Street open higher, with a series of takeover deals helping to push prices higher.
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NBA to hold basketball camp in Cuba

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 12:06
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The NBA becomes the first US professional sports league to visit Cuba since the two countries announced a thaw in their relations.
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'Racism' put US man on death row

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 11:01
related places: Alabama

A man released from prison after nearly 30 years on death row in Alabama says he blames his conviction on being black and poor.
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VIDEO: The floating pop-up power station

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 9:46

A pop-up power station that can be set up in a day is being developed by a US start-up.
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Illegal downloaders face exposure

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 8:06
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian court orders internet service providers to hand over details of customers accused of illegally downloading a US movie.
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VIDEO: Secrets of American Pie revealed?

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 6:02
related places: New York

The original manuscript to Don McLean's iconic song American Pie is up for auction in New York - with an estimated value of $1.5m.
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What do American Pie's lyrics really mean?

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 3:49

What do American Pie's lyrics really mean?
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Obama: US will be there for Israel

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 1:39
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

President Obama seeks to reassure Israel that the US remains its staunchest supporter, amid Israeli fears about a deal on Iran's nuclear programme.
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Jeb Bush admits he is not Latino

Monday, April 6th 2015, 22:11

Likely US presidential candidate Jeb Bush comes clean about accidentally identified himself as Latino when completing a voter registration form in 2009.
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VIDEO: Bees interrupt Obama Easter party

Monday, April 6th 2015, 22:02
related places: Washington

Bees prompted screams from children listening to US President Barack Obama's story during the White House Easter egg roll in Washington.
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Watson beaten by Vekic in Charleston

Monday, April 6th 2015, 16:58
related countries: Croatia Croatia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Charleston

British number one Heather Watson loses to Croatia's Donna Vekic in round one of the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, USA.
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Flash trading firm in stock sale

Monday, April 6th 2015, 15:31

US high-speed trading firm Virtu renews efforts to make its public stock market debut, after delaying plans due to a controversial book.
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US markets flat on start to the week

Monday, April 6th 2015, 14:26
related places: New York, Easter, Friday

Leading US stocks saw modest gains in New York after investors used the Easter weekend to digest Friday's weak jobs data.
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Rolling Stone retracts rape article

Monday, April 6th 2015, 14:15
related places: Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone magazine retracts a 2014 article about a rape on the campus of a US university, after a report calls it "a failure of journalism".
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Asian shares lower on US jobs data

Monday, April 6th 2015, 8:37
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Monday, Asia, Friday

Share markets in Asia react on Monday to disappointing US jobs data released on Friday, with Japan's benchmark index closing lower.
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Holmes seals play-off win in Houston

Monday, April 6th 2015, 6:16
related countries: Jordan Jordan
related places: Houston

American JB Holmes wins a three-way play-off against Jordan Spieth and Johnson Wagner to claim the Houston Open.
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Czech president snubs US envoy

Sunday, April 5th 2015, 16:02
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Czech President Milos Zeman says he will not invite the US ambassador to his Prague Castle residence after criticism of his forthcoming visit to Moscow.
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Obama 'confident' of Iran success

Saturday, April 4th 2015, 8:14
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Congress

President Obama begins his push to persuade sceptical members of the US Congress to back the Iran nuclear agreement.
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China 'frees' jailed US geologist

Saturday, April 4th 2015, 6:24
related countries: China China

A Chinese-born US geologist is reportedly released after serving more than seven years in prison in China for stealing state secrets.
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VIDEO: US death row detainee walks free

Saturday, April 4th 2015, 2:11

A man who spent almost three decades on death row in the United States has been freed after years of fighting to prove his innocence.
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Brazil tribe gets back blood samples

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 19:03
related places: Amazon

An indigenous tribe in the Amazon jungle succeeds after decades of campaigning in getting back blood samples taken by US researchers in the 1960s.
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US hiring slows, adding 126,000 jobs

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 15:08
related places: March

Employers in the United States added just 126,000 jobs in March after severe winter weather, lagging factory production and lacklustre construction started to take their toll on the job market.
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VIDEO: Huge fire engulfs warehouse in US

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 14:42
related places: Louisville, Kentucky

A huge fire has engulfed a General Electric warehouse in Louisville, Kentucky.
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UK 'spied on Argentina' - Snowden

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 5:06
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Snowden

Documents released by the American whistle-blower Edward Snowden claim that Britain spied for several years on the Argentine government.
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New York women held in 'bomb plot'

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 1:49

The FBI says it has arrested two women - with al-Qaeda and IS sympathies - accused of plotting to plant a bomb in the US.
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Chrysler to pay $149m for crash death

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 1:03

A US jury has awarded $150m (£101m) to the family of a four-year-old boy that died in a crash involving a Jeep Grand Cherokee in 2012.
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Arkansas and Indiana fix religion law

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 23:31
related places: Indiana, Arkansas

The US states of Arkansas and Indiana pass laws to quell the outcry over new "religious freedom" legislation that critics say encourages anti-gay discrimination.
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US man 'tried to support' al-Qaeda

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 19:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The US Justice Department says it has charged an American citizen with conspiracy to provide material support to al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan.
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Airbnb adds Cuba to destination list

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 11:12
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Airbnb begins listing rooms to rent in Cuba, but only allows US-based members to make bookings.
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US woman, 116, is now world's oldest

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 10:36
related places: Arkansas

A 116-year-old woman in Arkansas is now the world's oldest living person says Guinness World Records.
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US concern over Thai security law

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 6:32
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The US says Thailand's replacement of martial law with new emergency measures does little to reduce the power of the military.
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