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United States: news

VIDEO: Obama: 'Tonight, we turn the page'

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 4:28
related places: Union, Congress

US President Barack Obama has declared an end to the financial crisis and pledged economic policies to benefit all Americans, in his annual State of the Union address to Congress.
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Cubans ponder Communist island's future

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 1:05
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cubans' thoughts on the US-Cuban thaw
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VIDEO: The Cuban style of democracy

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 23:10
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

Will Grant reports on what democracy means to Cuba and the US as the countries prepare to meet for their first high-level talks in Havana.
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Morgan Stanley sees profit rise

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 14:59
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

US banking giant Morgan Stanley sees quarterly net income rise as legal fees relating to mortgage-backed securities ease.
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Taken 3 keeps UK box office captive

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 13:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Liam Neeson's action sequel Taken 3 keeps hold of the top spot at the UK box office for a second week, holding off Clint Eastwood's American Sniper.
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Klitschko to defend titles in US

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 13:38
related places: America

World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko announces his first fight in America for seven years.
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VIDEO: BP to learn oil spill fine fate

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 8:14
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The third and final leg of the civil trial over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill gets under way on Tuesday and will determine how much BP must pay in penalties under the US Clean Water Act.
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VIDEO: Near-miss as US lorry jackknifes

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 1:30

A driver in New Jersey, Oleg Varavko, films the moment a tractor-trailer jackknifes on New Jersey Interstate-95, narrowly missing his car.
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US 'tapped N Korea computers in 2010'

Monday, January 19th 2015, 19:57
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US began looking into North Korea's computer network in 2010, reports claim
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VIDEO: 'I survived being crushed by lorries'

Monday, January 19th 2015, 15:55

A driver in the US has had a lucky escape after his truck was sandwiched between two lorries in a crash.
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American Sniper blasts US box office

Monday, January 19th 2015, 14:57
related places: Oscar

Clint Eastwood's war drama takes more than $90m (£59m) at the top of the US box office following its six Oscar nominations last week.
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VIDEO: Deadly US crashes blamed on ice

Monday, January 19th 2015, 13:26

Severe icy weather conditions have led to several road accidents in north eastern US over the weekend
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Vonn breaks World Cup wins record

Monday, January 19th 2015, 13:11

American Lindsey Vonn breaks the record for the most World Cup wins in women's downhill skiing with her 63rd career victory.
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Clegg backs plan to reduce suicides

Monday, January 19th 2015, 7:36

The government is calling for a fundamental overhaul of how the NHS tackles suicides, inspired by a programme from the US.
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Police catch teen couple on the run

Monday, January 19th 2015, 2:14
related places: Florida

Police in Florida arrest two teenagers who have been on the run for two weeks after eluding officers in several US states.
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VIDEO: Shots fired near VP Biden's home

Monday, January 19th 2015, 1:59
related places: Delaware

The Secret Service confirms shots have been fired near the Delaware home of US Vice-President Joe Biden.
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Shots fired outside Biden's house

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 18:06

Shots were fired from a passing vehicle outside US Vice-President Joe Biden's house on Saturday, but he was away at the time, the Secret Service says.
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Fox apology for Birmingham claim

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 11:06
related places: Birmingham

US Broadcaster Fox News issues an on-air apology for televising a claim that Birmingham is a "Muslim-only city" where non-Muslims "don't go".
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Wilder takes WBC title off Stiverne

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 8:30

Deontay Wilder becomes the first US heavyweight world champion since 2006 after taking the WBC title off Bermane Stiverne.
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US delegation arrives for Cuba visit

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 1:02
related countries: Cuba Cuba

An US Congressional delegation arrives in Cuba for the first such visit since the two countries agreed to begin restoring relations.
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Can Republican avoid the rebuttal curse?

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 0:29
related places: Union

Can US Republicans avoid the State of the Union curse?
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Backlash over police sniper training

Saturday, January 17th 2015, 0:31
related places: Florida

US police officers are being criticised for using mug shots of black suspects for target practice at a shooting range in Florida.
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UK and US in joint anti-terror push

Saturday, January 17th 2015, 0:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron and Barack Obama say the UK and US are to work more closely to combat "violent extremism", sharing expertise on tackling threats.
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US shares rebound with strong gains

Friday, January 16th 2015, 22:04
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

US shares recover after the turmoil prompted by the Swiss move to end its franc-euro cap but forex broker FXCM falls sharply as it rejoins the market after a $300m loan.
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US news sites hacked on Twitter

Friday, January 16th 2015, 21:59

The Twitter accounts of the New York Post and United Press International (UPI) have been hacked with fake tweets on economic and military news.
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US top court to rule on gay marriage

Friday, January 16th 2015, 21:53

The US Supreme Court will rule in the next few months on whether gay couples have a right to marry across all states.
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VIDEO: US-Cuba travel restrictions eased

Friday, January 16th 2015, 20:24
related countries: Cuba Cuba

New US trade and travel rules covering Cuba have come into effect, allowing the use of credit cards and ending a ban on Cuban cigars.
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US-Cuba travel restrictions eased

Friday, January 16th 2015, 17:29
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Friday

New US trade and travel rules covering Cuba have come into effect, allowing the use of credit cards and ending a ban on Cuban cigars.
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2014 confirmed as warmest on record

Friday, January 16th 2015, 17:29

The 12 months of 2014 were the warmest on record, with global temperatures 0.68C (1.24F) above the long-term average, say US government scientists.
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UK and US to stage 'cyber war games'

Friday, January 16th 2015, 17:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK and US are to stage cyber attack "war games" against Wall Street and the City of London in a new joint defence against hackers.
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US troops to train Syria rebels

Friday, January 16th 2015, 11:38
related countries: Syria Syria

The US says it is to send 400 troops and hundreds of support staff to train moderate rebels against Islamic State (IS) in Syria.
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VIDEO: John Kerry visits Charlie Hebdo office

Friday, January 16th 2015, 9:38
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

US Secretary of State John Kerry has visited the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris to pay tribute to those killed in the attacks.
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Japan's shares lead losses in Asia

Friday, January 16th 2015, 9:28
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Asia, Friday

Shares in Japan reach a two-and-a-half month low, as the yen gains against the dollar.
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Delayed US execution goes ahead

Friday, January 16th 2015, 9:06
related places: Oklahoma

The US state of Oklahoma executes the first death row inmate since a botched lethal injection last year drew intense criticism.
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BP spill ruled smaller than feared

Friday, January 16th 2015, 7:28
related countries: Mexico Mexico

BP faces a fine of up to $13.7bn (£9bn) after a US judge ruled that the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill was smaller than initially feared.
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VIDEO: Cuban cigars allowed in the US

Friday, January 16th 2015, 5:44
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Americans will be able to bring home small numbers of Cuban cigars after a ban of more than 50 years
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VIDEO: US-Cuba: 'Historic moment for Cuba'

Friday, January 16th 2015, 4:34
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Friday

The United States government has announced that new measures to ease travel and trade restrictions on Cuba will come into effect on Friday.
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US jackpot winner accused of fraud

Friday, January 16th 2015, 2:35
related places: Iowa

Officials in the US state of Iowa arrest a lottery employee named as the mystery winner of a multimillion-dollar ticket.
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US climbers hope to inspire others

Friday, January 16th 2015, 1:22
related places: California

Two Americans say they hope their historic 19-day climb up the sheer face of El Capitan rock in California will inspire others.
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Long wait in US Metro smoke - report

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 23:57

Passengers on a subway in Washington DC filling with smoke waited for more than half an hour before emergency responders arrived, says a city report.
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Target to close all 133 Canada stores

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 19:44
related countries: Canada Canada

The US discount retailer Target is to shut all of its 133 stores in Canada two years after launching there.
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'In dog we trust' - US rug misprint

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 18:20
related places: Florida

A $500 (£329) rug is removed from a Florida sheriff's office after someone spotted it mistakenly read "in dog we trust".
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US bank giants miss profit forecasts

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 16:11
related places: America, Wall Street

Bank of America and Citigroup miss analysts' profit forecasts as both Wall Street giants struggle to restructure.
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VIDEO: Can Xiaomi take a bite out of Apple?

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 12:30

The BBC's Ceila Hatton attends the launch of Xiaomi's latest device - and finds more than one similarity to a certain US tech giant.
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CIA clears staff of Senate snooping

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 10:19
related places: Senate

A CIA internal watchdog clears its officers of improperly accessing the computers of members of the US Senate intelligence committee.
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FBI 'foils plot to attack US Capitol'

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 9:39
related places: Ohio

The FBI has arrested an Ohio man for allegedly planning to bomb the US Capitol in an Islamic State-inspired attack, according to court documents.
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UK and US leaders in anti-terror vow

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 8:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Washington

David Cameron and Barack Obama promise to defeat the "distorted ideology" of terrorism, ahead of talks between the two leaders in Washington.
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VIDEO: El Capitan free-climbers reach the top

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 7:00

Two US climbers - who spent more than two weeks scaling the sheer face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park - have finally reached the summit of the 3,000ft (914m) rock.
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US court dismisses Modi lawsuit

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 5:38
related countries: India India

A US judge dismisses a lawsuit charging Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with crimes against humanity during the 2002 Gujarat riots.
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Yemenis transferred from Guantanamo

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 5:22
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Estonia Estonia, Oman Oman, Yemen Yemen
related places: Guantanamo

Five Yemeni men held at the US jail in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba for more than a dozen years are transferred to Oman and Estonia, US officials say.
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Free climbers reach El Capitan peak

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 1:36

Two US climbers - who spent more than two weeks scaling El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without climbing tools - reach the 3,000ft (914m) summit.
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US House votes to block migrant plan

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 23:08
related places: Republican

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives votes to torpedo President Obama's immigration plan aimed at shielding four million undocumented people from deportation.
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Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 22:26

US bank JP Morgan Chase reports a 6.6% fall in quarterly profits after paying $1bn in legal costs resulting from investigations into alleged wrongdoing.
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Rate of sea-level rise 'steeper'

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 19:42

The rate at which the global oceans have risen in the past two decades is more significant than previously recognised, say US-based scientists.
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Ten dead in Texas prison bus crash

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 18:53
related places: Texas

At least 10 people have been killed after a bus carrying prisoners lost control on an icy motorway and collided with a train in Texas, officials say.
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ISS evacuation after leak fears

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 17:52

Crew members were evacuated from a US segment of the International Space Station after an ammonia leak was suspected.
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US retail sales fell in December

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 15:23

Retail sales in the US fell by 0.9% in December, according to the latest figures from the Commerce Department.
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VIDEO: Lone dog catches bus for 'walkies'

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 13:03
related places: Seattle

A dog in Seattle, US regularly rides the bus alone to take herself to the park
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US makes bid to rekindle Iran talks

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 12:30
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Geneva

The US secretary of state meets his Iranian counterpart in Geneva in a bid to revive stalled talks over Iran's disputed nuclear programme.
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Polanski to cooperate in Poland

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 10:59
related countries: Poland Poland

Director Roman Polanski promises to cooperate with Polish prosecutors, who have been asked to extradite him to the US where he is wanted in a 1977 sex case.
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LRA commander 'in Ugandan custody'

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 10:21
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic, Uganda Uganda

Rebel LRA commander Dominic Ongwen, wanted for war crimes, has been handed over to Ugandan troops in the Central African Republic, the US says.
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Flying bird weight riddle solved

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 8:35

Scientists at Stanford University in the US develop a device that can measure the weight of a flying bird.
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VIDEO: Clint Eastwood on war and violence

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 0:13

Legendary actor and director Clint Eastwood speaks to Will Gompertz about American Sniper.
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Obama seeks to tighten cyber laws

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 0:00

US President Barack Obama unveils proposals to strengthen cyber security laws following a spate of attacks against high-profile US targets.
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Charges against Hope Solo dropped

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 23:46
related places: Washington, Domestic

Domestic violence charges against Hope Solo, the goalkeeper for the US women's football team, are dismissed by a judge in Washington state.
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US trial of Silk Road 'owner' begins

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 22:29
related places: New York

The trial of Ross Ulbricht, the alleged creator and operator of the Silk Road underground illegal market, has opened in New York.
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World Bank cuts global growth forecast

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 22:10

The World Bank has cut its global growth forecast, warning the US alone cannot drive an economic recovery.
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VIDEO: Obama: Cyber threats 'urgent danger'

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 21:38

US President Barack Obama says the US Centcomm hack shows how much more work there is to do on cybersecurity.
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Mitt Romney 'likely to run in 2016'

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 18:28
related places: White House

Defeated in 2008 and 2012, Mitt Romney is reviving his network of supporters as he seriously considers a third White House bid, US media say.
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EU-US trade talks hit by complaints

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 18:11

EU-US negotiations on a major free trade deal have met with "huge scepticism" in Europe, the European Commission says.
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Tear gas fired at US football fans

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 16:13

Police fired tear gas at crowds of celebrating American football fans who set rubbish bins alight in Columbus, Ohio, and refused to disperse.
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MacLachlan returns to Twin Peaks

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 10:50
related places: Twin Peaks

Kyle MacLachlan will reprise his role as Special Agent Dale Cooper in the new series of the cult TV show, US network Showtime confirms.
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Golden Globe TV ratings dip to 19m

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 9:53

Sunday's Golden Globe Awards ceremony was watched by 19.3 million people in the US, down 8% on last year's audience of 20.9 million.
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Japanese shares down despite surplus

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 8:14
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Shares in Tokyo were down on Tuesday, despite fresh figures showing Japan had a current account surplus for the fifth month in a row.
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VIDEO: US Centcom Twitter account hacked

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 7:55

A group claiming to back Islamic State has hacked US Central Command's Twitter and YouTube accounts.
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Cuba completes release of prisoners

Monday, January 12th 2015, 23:47
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The US says it has verified the release of 53 political prisoners in Cuba, agreed as part of a historic deal to restore diplomatic relations.
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US military's Twitter account hacked

Monday, January 12th 2015, 23:10

US Central Command's Twitter and YouTube accounts are suspended after being hacked by a group claiming to be supporters of Islamic State.
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US police charged in homeless death

Monday, January 12th 2015, 21:59
related places: New Mexico, Albuquerque

Two police officers in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will face charges for killing a homeless camper, their lawyers say.
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Obama calls for stronger data privacy

Monday, January 12th 2015, 20:38

US President Barack Obama has unveiled new proposals on how consumers' personal data is handled.
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US admits Paris 'no-show' mistake

Monday, January 12th 2015, 19:37
related countries: France France
related places: Paris, White House

A White House spokesman says the US should have sent "someone with a higher profile" to Sunday's unity rally in Paris, following criticism from US media.
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Apology for 'Muslim Birmingham' claim

Monday, January 12th 2015, 19:04
related places: Birmingham

A US terrorism commentator apologises for describing Birmingham as a "Muslim-only city" where non-Muslims "don't go" during an interview on Fox News.
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The Hobbit overtaken by Taken 3

Monday, January 12th 2015, 15:00

The Hobbit is overtaken by Taken 3 at the top of the North American box office chart after spending three weeks in the top spot.
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Kerry urges stronger India-US ties

Monday, January 12th 2015, 12:12
related countries: India India

US Secretary of State John Kerry calls for stronger US-Indian trade ties at an international investor conference ahead of President Barack Obama's visit to India this month.
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VIDEO: New GM car unveiled after 'hard' 2014

Monday, January 12th 2015, 11:43

The BBC's Samira Hussain reports from the North American International Auto Show, where General Motors will be keen to put 2014's year of car recalls behind them.
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VIDEO: Bagram detainees describe suffering

Monday, January 12th 2015, 11:05

The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder speaks to two men released from Bagram, one of the sites singled out in the US Senate interrogation report into the CIA's 'brutal' techniques used on terror suspects.
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Sarver pulls out of Rangers takeover

Monday, January 12th 2015, 7:19
related places: Sarver

American banker Robert Sarver pulls out of takeover talks with Rangers after his second offer for the club is rejected.
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Five shot at Chris Brown gig in US

Sunday, January 11th 2015, 20:46
related places: San Francisco

Police say a shooting has injured five people near a club where Chris Brown was performing near San Francisco.
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Shire to buy US rival in $5.2bn deal

Sunday, January 11th 2015, 20:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK pharmaceutical company Shire has clinched a deal to buy US rival NPS Pharmaceuticals for $5.2bn (£3.4bn).
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VIDEO: Freed Cuban activist speaks to BBC

Sunday, January 11th 2015, 6:37
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The Cuban government releases more opposition activists, in what is believed to be part of an agreement with the US to have diplomatic links restored.
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Cilic withdraws from Australian Open

Saturday, January 10th 2015, 11:35
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Croatia Croatia

Great Britain's James Ward gains a place in the Australian Open as injured US Open champion Marin Cilic withdraws.
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SpaceX rocket test ends in crash

Saturday, January 10th 2015, 10:35
related places: Falcon

US company SpaceX says its experiment to bring part of its Falcon rocket down to a soft landing on a floating sea platform did not work.
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VIDEO: Over 100 vehicles in Michigan pile-up

Saturday, January 10th 2015, 8:30
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Michigan

A Canadian truck driver was killed and 23 other people were injured after a pile-up of more than 100 vehicles on a major road in the United States.
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US 'recommends charges' for Petraeus

Saturday, January 10th 2015, 1:07

US prosecutors recommend bringing criminal charges against ex-CIA director David Petraeus, the New York Times reports.
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Wintry feel to US politics in 2015

Saturday, January 10th 2015, 0:17

Bipartisan coolness will hamper US political progress in 2015
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VIDEO: Do Native Americans play soccer?

Friday, January 9th 2015, 23:00

Visiting a Native American reservation on a search for soccer
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US bishop to face hit-and-run charge

Friday, January 9th 2015, 21:40
related places: Maryland, Baltimore

Maryland's first female Episcopalian bishop will face charges over a hit-and-run crash that killed a cyclist in Baltimore, prosecutors say.
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Dozens of Cuban activists released

Friday, January 9th 2015, 21:02
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The Cuban government releases more opposition activists, in what is believed to be part of an agreement with the US to have diplomatic links restored.
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US House passes Keystone pipeline bill

Friday, January 9th 2015, 20:56
related places: Keystone

The US House has passed a bill approving the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.
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Murray wins but GB exit Hopman Cup

Friday, January 9th 2015, 15:46
related countries: Poland Poland

Andy Murray and Heather Watson win but Great Britain miss out as Poland and US reach the Hopman Cup final.
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US adds 252,000 jobs in December

Friday, January 9th 2015, 15:11

The US economy caps year of strong jobs growth with a fall in the unemployment rate from 5.8% to 5.6%.
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