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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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VIDEO: St Louis protests over police violence

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 4:44

Thousands of people have marched through the streets of the US city of St Louis on the second day of protests against police violence.
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Kobane situation 'dangerous' - US

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 1:32
related countries: Syria Syria

The situation in Kobane, the northern Syrian town under attack from IS militants, remains "dangerous," says US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel.
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How English became language of science

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 23:57

How the US changed the language of science
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Concerns rise over US-EU trade talks

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 17:34

There is rising concern over trade liberalisation talks between the EU and the US, with protests planned this weekend across Europe.
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New York's JFK starts Ebola checks

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 16:21
related places: New York

New York's JFK is the first of five US airports to screen passengers in an effort to limit the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,000.
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Shares fall further on economy fears

Friday, October 10th 2014, 20:40

Stock markets across Europe and the US see steep falls as fears about strength of the global economy deepen.
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Ebola hospital defends patient's care

Friday, October 10th 2014, 17:44
related places: Duncan

The US hospital that treated Ebola victim Eric Duncan says his nationality had no bearing on the standard of care he received before his death.
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Is Iraq's army staging a comeback against IS?

Friday, October 10th 2014, 16:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi army stages comeback against IS with US help
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US military prepares to fight Ebola

Friday, October 10th 2014, 14:21

US troops prepare for a mission like no other
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Baby death dog was illegal pit bull

Friday, October 10th 2014, 13:29

The dog that killed a six-month-old girl in Northamptonshire was an illegal American pit bull, say police.
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China crisis? Is Argentina's gain Man Utd's loss?

Friday, October 10th 2014, 13:00

South American teams playing friendlies in far off places is good for business but bad for Premier League clubs, says Tim Vickery.
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Jolie receives honorary damehood

Friday, October 10th 2014, 12:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Queen

US actress Angelina Jolie is made an honorary dame by the Queen for services to UK foreign policy and the campaign to end war zone sexual violence.
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US comedian Jan Hooks dies aged 57

Friday, October 10th 2014, 10:07

Jan Hooks, the US comedy actress who impersonated Hilary Clinton and Sinead O'Connor on Saturday Night Live, dies aged 57.
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Robot learns how snakes climb dunes

Friday, October 10th 2014, 8:21

US researchers discover how sidewinders climb sand dunes by studying their motion in the lab and copying it with a robot.
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Air strikes 'stall IS Syria advance'

Friday, October 10th 2014, 7:26
related countries: Syria Syria

US-led air strikes on the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane seem to have stalled an IS advance, as reports say the militants have lost ground.
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VIDEO: US military prepares to fight Ebola

Friday, October 10th 2014, 6:03

Barack Obama has said the US has 'unique capabilities' to fight Ebola, as troops in Fort Campbell, Kentucky prepare to fight the 'invisible enemy'.
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Oklahoma unveils new death chamber

Friday, October 10th 2014, 2:20
related places: Oklahoma

The US state of Oklahoma unveils its newly remodelled death chamber, where at least three men are scheduled to be executed before the end of the year.
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Force feedings that test US secrecy

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 23:02

Court hearing sheds light on Guantanamo detention
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Global growth fears hit US shares

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 22:46

The return of worries over global growth prospects sends the oil price and US shares tumbling in their biggest drop of the year.
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Global growth worries hit US stocks

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 21:02

The return of worries over global growth prospects sends US stocks tumbling, with the Dow Jones suffering its worst losses of 2014.
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Ebola challenge 'biggest since Aids'

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 20:26

The public health challenge posed by the Ebola outbreak is unlike anything since the emergence of HIV/Aids, a top US medical official says.
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Hostage's mother appeals to IS chief

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 20:22

The mother of US hostage Abdul-Rahman Kassig has appealed to the leader of the Islamic State (IS) militants via Twitter to discuss her son's fate.
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VIDEO: Air strikes 'stall IS Syria advance'

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 17:49
related countries: Syria Syria

Quentin Somerville reports that US-led air strikes on the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane seem to have stalled an IS advance, as Kurdish sources say the militants have lost ground.
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Vigil held after US Ebola death

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 14:48

A prayer vigil has been held for the family of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the US who died on Wednesday.
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Should high schools play American football?

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 14:23
related places: Why

Why even deaths won't stop American high school football
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Ukraine border monitoring weak - US

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 13:10
related countries: Russia Russia

International monitoring of the Russia-Ukraine border is "grossly inadequate", the US says, amid concern about Russian support for separatist fighters.
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Ebola screening begins at US airports

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 8:06

US homeland security officials order agents at airports and other ports to "observe" arriving passengers for potential signs of Ebola infection.
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Air strikes 'will not save Kobane'

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 7:05
related countries: Syria Syria

Air strikes alone will not stop Islamic State fighters seizing the key Syrian town of Kobane, the US and UK warn as fighting continues.
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Asia shares rise on US Fed minutes

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 2:27

Asian markets are trading higher after minutes from the US Federal Reserve's policy meeting reduced fears of an early interest rate increase.
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Bionic arm restores sense of feeling

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 1:56

Advances in bionic hands have restored a sense of touch to two patients for more than a year, report US scientists.
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Gap chief executive to step down

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 0:57
related places: Gap

The chief executive officer of US retail clothing chain Gap is stepping down as it plans Asian expansion.
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US Ebola patient dies in hospital

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 20:10
related places: Texas

The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola within the US, a man who contracted it in Liberia, has died in hospital in Dallas.
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US markets cheer Fed minutes

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 19:11

US markets rise sharply after minutes from the September meeting of the Federal Reserve indicate that US central bankers are wary of raising rates too soon.
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US hostage now 'a very dedicated Muslim'

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 17:58

Cellmate of US hostage Kassig tells of his conversion
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FBI in plea to identify IS militant

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 14:13
related places: Federal

Federal police in the US are asking for the public to help identify a masked man who appears in an Islamic State (IS) video and appears to have an American accent.
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Woman sues over fake Facebook page

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 12:16

A woman is suing the US government for creating a fake Facebook page featuring photos of her and her child to help bust a drugs ring.
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Police review US actor's sex case

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 9:20

Police say they are reviewing an allegation that US actor Stephen Collins molested a teenage girl after a leak of an apparent taped admission.
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Air strikes help Syria town curb IS

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 4:33
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

The US-led coalition carries out its most sustained air attacks so far on the Turkey-Syria border town of Kobane, helping to curb Islamic State.
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Canada approves anti-IS air strikes

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 2:29
related countries: Canada Canada, Iraq Iraq

Canada's parliament votes to allow the country's military to join the US-led campaign of air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq.
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US Ebola patient on kidney dialysis

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 1:39

The first patient diagnosed in the US with Ebola is on a ventilator and kidney dialysis, as officials monitor those with whom he came in contact.
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KFC owner Yum cuts profit outlook

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 0:42
related countries: China China

Yum Brands, the US owner of fast food chains KFC and Pizza Hut, cuts its full-year profit forecast after a food scare hurt its sales in China.
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Wal-Mart cuts insurance benefits

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 19:14

US retail giant Wal-Mart announces plans to end health insurance coverage for some of its part-time workers, citing rising healthcare costs.
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Twitter sues US government on spying

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 19:10

Twitter reveals it is suing the US government in an attempt to allow it to share more information with users about requests for their data.
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Islamic State widens Kobane attack

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 14:37
related countries: Syria Syria

Islamic State militants extend attacks in the Syria-Turkey border town of Kobane, as US-led air strikes try to aid its Syrian Kurd defenders.
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Somalia's first cash machine opens

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 10:54
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

Somalia's first-ever cash withdrawal machine is installed in a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, allowing people to withdraw money in US dollars.
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Broadway legend Marian Seldes dies

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 8:08
related places: New York

US stage star Marian Seldes, famed for a record-breaking four-year run of performances, dies in New York at the age of 86.
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US drone 'kills eight' in Pakistan

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 6:36
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A US drone strike kills at least eight people in Pakistan's tribal region of North Waziristan, officials say, the fourth such attack in a fortnight.
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US developing Ebola airport checks

Monday, October 6th 2014, 22:12

The US is developing measures to screen incoming air passengers for Ebola, both in the US and at foreign airports, President Barack Obama says.
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Phelps handed six-month suspension

Monday, October 6th 2014, 21:12

Michael Phelps is suspended from all competition for six months by USA Swimming following his drink-driving arrest.
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US rebuff to gay marriage opponents

Monday, October 6th 2014, 19:13
related places: Virginia, Utah, Indiana, Oklahoma

The US Supreme Court rejects appeals against gay marriage in five US states, increasing the number where it's legal to 30, in a move applauded by campaigners.
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VIDEO: The hidden art of war underground

Monday, October 6th 2014, 16:26

An American photographer has documented the striking works of art left behind by soldiers who spent WWI in underground caverns.
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US hostage Kassig's letter revealed

Monday, October 6th 2014, 9:46
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: June

The parents of a US hostage held by IS militants in Syria reveal they have received a letter from their son saying that he is "scared to die".
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Gone Girl tops US box office

Monday, October 6th 2014, 8:36

Ben Affleck thriller Gone Girl tops the North America box office on its debut weekend.
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Biden says sorry to UAE over Syria

Monday, October 6th 2014, 7:02
related countries: Syria Syria, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

US Vice-President Joe Biden apologises to the United Arab Emirates after suggesting it had fuelled the rise of extremist groups in Syria.
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Asia markets rebound on US jobs data

Monday, October 6th 2014, 5:57
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, Japan Japan
related places: Monday

Asian markets rebound on Monday following stronger-than-expected US payroll data for September and a rally in the dollar.
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VIDEO: First US Ebola case 'critical'

Monday, October 6th 2014, 3:16
related places: Texas

The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola within the US has deteriorated from a serious to a critical condition, doctors in the state of Texas say.
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Steve Martin to get top film award

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 16:56

Actor, comic, writer and musician Steve Martin is to be awarded the American Film Institute's life achievement award, its highest honour.
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Man rescued from bubble in Atlantic

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 13:07
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Iran Iran
related places: Atlantic

Iranian exile and endurance runner Reza Baluchi is picked up by US Coast Guard after trying to reach Bermuda in a giant inflatable ball.
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Dallas remake axed by US TV network

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 12:35
related places: Dallas

Dallas, the remake of the classic 1980s US TV soap opera, is cancelled after three seasons by cable and satellite network TNT.
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Watson accepts Ryder Cup criticism

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 9:57

United States Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson takes full responsibility for any mistakes made in their defeat by Europe.
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VIDEO: Eating disorders in USA's thinnest city

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 1:24
related places: America

The stress of dieting in America's thinnest city
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First US Ebola case 'critical'

Saturday, October 4th 2014, 19:17
related places: Texas

The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola within the US has deteriorated from a serious to a critical condition, doctors in the state of Texas say.
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US hostage's family in video appeal

Saturday, October 4th 2014, 17:10

The parents of US hostage Peter Kassig appeal to Islamic State militants to "show mercy" and release him, in a video statement.
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VIDEO: US hostage parents appeal for 'mercy'

Saturday, October 4th 2014, 16:03

The parents of US hostage Peter Kassig have appealed to Islamic State militants to "show mercy" and release him.
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US aid worker threatened in IS video

Saturday, October 4th 2014, 1:17

A man described as an American aid worker has appeared in an Islamic State video in which he has his life threatened by a masked militant.
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US to release force-feeding tapes

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 19:27

A US judge orders the government to release videotapes depicting a Guantanamo Bay prisoner on hunger strike being force-fed.
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US and EU 'make progress' on trade

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 18:25

Officials say they have made progress towards creating the world's biggest free trade zone.
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US unemployment rate at six-year low

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 14:38

The US economy added 248,000 jobs in September and the unemployment rate dipped to a six-year low of 5.9%, official figures show.
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BP asks court to reconsider ruling

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 10:14
related countries: Mexico Mexico

BP has asked a US court to reconsider its ruling of "gross negligence" over a 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which boosted its potential fines to around $18bn (£11.1bn).
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VIDEO: US monitoring 100 'in Ebola contact'

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 3:57
related places: Texas

Public health officials in Texas are tracking 100 people who are believed to have had contact with the first man to be diagnosed with Ebola in the US.
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US cameraman in Liberia has Ebola

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 3:34
related countries: Liberia Liberia

A freelancer working for NBC News in Liberia is to be flown home to the US after contracting the virus, which has claimed more than 3,000 lives.
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Texas abortion restrictions upheld

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 2:58
related places: Texas

A US appeals court rules Texas can enforce restrictions on abortion clinics under a contested state law, which may force many such facilities to close.
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Five questions most Americans can't answer

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 1:07

What Americans do and don't know about world news
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JP Morgan customer accounts hacked

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 0:00

JP Morgan says it suffered a massive cyber attack affecting 76 million private and seven million business customers in the US.
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Hungry US bullfrog invasion spreads

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 23:18
related places: Montana

Scientists report an invasion of voracious American bullfrogs along the Yellowstone River in the US state of Montana, posing a threat to native species.
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US skier Vonn makes new comeback

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 22:44

Lindsey Vonn returns to the slopes for the first time since admitting defeat in her battle to make the 2014 Winter Olympics.
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US partially lifts Vietnam arms ban

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 20:45
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

The US is to partially lift its decades-old arms embargo on providing lethal military support to Vietnam, the state department announces.
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Texas checks 100 for Ebola exposure

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 20:02
related places: Texas

As many as 100 people in Texas are being checked for exposure to Ebola after a man was diagnosed in Dallas with the disease, health officials say.
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Death penalty sought in US beheading

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 18:58
related places: Oklahoma

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against an Oklahoma man accused of beheading a female co-worker after being suspended from his job.
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Liberia 'to prosecute US Ebola man'

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 18:49
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Liberia says it plans to prosecute the man diagnosed with Ebola in the US, accusing him of lying over his contact with an infected relative.
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Three US footballers die in a week

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 17:14
related places: New York

A New York student who died on Wednesday became the third US high school football player to die playing the game in one week.
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VIDEO: How is Dallas reacting to Ebola?

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 13:30
related places: Dallas, Texas

People in Dallas, Texas, give their reaction to the news that the first man to be diagnosed with Ebola while in the US was admitted to hospital in their city.
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NFL rocked by fresh assault probe

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 10:18

American football player CJ Spillman is being investigated over an alleged sexual assault, police say, the latest such case to rock the NFL.
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Asian markets join global slide

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 7:57

Japanese stocks close sharply lower after weak manufacturing data out of the US and Europe raises concerns about the health of the global economy.
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Texas children 'monitored for Ebola'

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 0:24

Five children in Texas who came into contact with the Liberian man infected with Ebola are being monitored at home.
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Head of US Secret Service resigns

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 23:42

Secret Service director Julia Pierson resigns as criticism of the agency intensified following several high-profile security lapses.
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Could the US start sending its oil overseas?

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 22:48

What would ending the US oil export ban do to petrol prices?
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VIDEO: Texas children 'monitored for Ebola'

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 21:31

More information has come to light about the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States.
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Kissinger 'considered Cuba strikes'

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 15:49
related countries: Cuba Cuba

US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger wanted to "smash Cuba" by air strikes nearly 40 years ago, newly disclosed government documents show.
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Fresh strikes around key Syrian town

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 15:31
related countries: Syria Syria

US-led forces carry out air strikes on Islamic State militants battling Kurdish fighters around the northern Syrian border town of Kobane.
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US dollar rally 'has years to go'

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 14:29

The US dollar continued its rally on Wednesday, hovering near a four-year high against major currencies, and analysts say there is more to come.
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Airlines told to replace cockpit kit

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 13:49

The US air safety regulator has ordered airlines to replace cockpit displays in more than 1,300 planes because of fears that wi-fi signals can make them go blank.
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First Ebola case diagnosed in the US

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 13:11
related places: Dallas, Texas

A man who travelled from Liberia nearly two weeks ago is the first confirmed case of the deadly Ebola virus diagnosed on American soil.
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Armed man shared lift with Obama

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 13:09

US President Barack Obama rode in a lift with an armed security contractor who had assault convictions, in another security lapse.
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