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VIDEO: Commuters injured in US train collision

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 22:56
related places: California

At least 28 people have been injured after the train they were travelling on collided with a truck in California.
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Love to captain US Ryder Cup team

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 22:33

Davis Love III has been named US Ryder Cup captain for Hazeltine 2016, the second time he has been given the honour.
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Yellen says Fed flexible on rates

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 21:56

Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen says the bank can be flexible in deciding when to raise interest rates, helping propel US shares to record levels.
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Obama vetoes oil pipeline bill

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 20:33
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama vetoes a bill that would have approved construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, White House officials say.
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Goodyear fined $16m for bribery

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 19:27
related countries: Angola Angola, Kenya Kenya
related places: Goodyear

US tyre firm Goodyear agrees to pay $16m to US regulators over allegations it failed to stop persistent bribery in its Kenyan and Angolan operations.
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US sea level rise 'very unusual'

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 18:45

Sea levels along the northeast coast of the US rose dramatically during 2009-2010 in an event scientists describe as "very unusual".
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Fox host hits back in Falklands row

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 18:14

One of the most famous US news anchors, Bill O'Reilly of Fox News, rejects allegations he exaggerated his involvement in the Falklands War in 1982.
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UK spies disguised at US trial

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 18:12

MI5 agents are appearing in a US court for the first time to give evidence in the trial of Abid Naseer, wearing wigs and make-up to hide their identities.
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US missionary abducted in Nigeria

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 17:49
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Christian

An American woman working as a Christian missionary in central Nigeria has been abducted, the Free Methodist Church USA says.
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Jewish heirs sue Germany over Nazi art

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 15:50
related countries: Germany Germany

The heirs to Nazi-era Jewish art dealers are taking legal action in the US against the German state to recover a medieval treasure trove.
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US housing market recovery 'falters'

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 15:05

US house prices grew at twice the rate of inflation in 2014 according to the S&P/Case Shiller survey, but it says the recovery is faltering.
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Oscars audience reaches six-year-low

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 11:52

The US TV broadcast of this year's Oscars ceremony scores the event's lowest ratings in six years with 36.6m, down 16% on 2014.
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US boost for Cuban cigar festival

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 5:27
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

Cuba's annual cigar festival opens in the capital Havana - with American visitors able to take cigars home legally for the first time in decades.
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US-S Korea joint drills announced

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 5:13
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Pyongyang

South Korea and the US announce their annual military drills will begin on 2 March, a move that traditionally angers Pyongyang.
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VIDEO: N Korea tells US to end 'war games'

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 4:55
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: March

South Korea has announced its annual military exercises with the United States with start in early March.
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VIDEO: US buyers to take Cuba cigars home

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 4:18
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

Cigar enthusiasts from around 80 countries have gathered in the Cuban capital Havana for the country's annual cigar festival.
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US funding stand-off over migrants

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 23:40
related places: Congress

President Barack Obama warns Republicans against "playing politics with national security", as a partial government shutdown looms over his immigration policy.
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A dozen overdose on 'Molly' in US

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 20:16

A dozen university students are in hospital after overdosing on "Molly" or MDMA, a popular synthetic party drug, in Connecticut.
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PLO faces $218m Israel attacks fine

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 19:35
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: New York

A US court in New York has found the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority liable for attacks in Israel over 10 years ago.
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Fifty Shades holds US box office

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 12:09

Erotic film adaptation Fifty Shades of Grey maintains its number one position for second weekend at the North American box office, taking an estimated $23.2m (£15m).
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Chinese feast: Year of the lobster?

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 0:52
related countries: China China

A US export is the newest Chinese New Year delicacy
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The immigrant who became a drone firm boss

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 0:16
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The Mexican immigrant who set up the US's largest drone firm
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Shopping mall terror threat 'serious'

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 21:16
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The head of US homeland security urges vigilance after Somali-based militants call for attacks on shopping centres in the US, Canada and Britain.
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VIDEO: More severe winter weather hits US

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 2:12

Severe winter storms are affecting large parts of the east coast of the United States.
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Japanese-Peruvians recall US internment

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 1:10
related countries: Japan Japan

The fate of Japanese-Latin Americans during World War Two
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US to consider Russia sanctions

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 19:44
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

US Secretary of State John Kerry says new "serious sanctions" are being considered against Russia over its "craven" behaviour in Ukraine.
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Kristen Stewart makes awards history

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 10:05
related countries: France France
related places: Oscar

US actress Kristen Stewart becomes first American actress to win a Cesar Award - the French equivalent of an Oscar - for her role in Cloud of Sils Maria.
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New US defence chief in Afghanistan

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 3:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

New US Defence Secretary Ash Carter arrives in Afghanistan, days after taking up the post, saying he wants "lasting success" for the country.
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VIDEO: Ohio red pandas frolic in the snow

Friday, February 20th 2015, 22:06
related places: Ohio

A zookeeper at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden in Ohio in the US has filmed two red pandas playing in the snow.
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Cold envelops US East for second day

Friday, February 20th 2015, 18:29

Bitterly cold temperatures have continued for a second day in the eastern half of the US, setting a number of record lows.
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Iraq-Kurdish force 'to retake Mosul'

Friday, February 20th 2015, 15:30
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul, May

An Iraqi-Kurdish force of up to 25,000 is preparing to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State in April or May, a US official says.
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US and UK 'hacked Sim card firm'

Friday, February 20th 2015, 14:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US and British spies hacked a top Sim card firm to steal security codes and facilitate eavesdropping on mobiles, a news website says.
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VIDEO: Huge 'ice fountain' draws US crowds

Friday, February 20th 2015, 10:16
related places: New York

A huge ice fountain has formed in a New York park, as cold weather continues to grip the eastern half of the US.
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VIDEO: Cars freeze amid US cold snap

Friday, February 20th 2015, 3:04

Icy weather conditions are continuing to cause severe disruption to parts of the United States.
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VIDEO: Finland's top tips for US cold

Friday, February 20th 2015, 2:56
related countries: Finland Finland

With record-low temperatures in the US this week, the BBC asked the Finnish ambassador to the US what the country can learn about dealing with the cold.
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Record-breaking cold in US East

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 22:54
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Siberia

Bitterly cold air from Siberia brings dangerously low and possibly record-setting temperatures to the eastern half of the US and Canada.
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Rabbi admits filming women at baths

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 22:46

A prominent rabbi in the US pleads guilty to 52 counts of voyeurism after secretly filming women prepare to take ritual baths.
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Terror trial spy testifies in wig

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 22:32
related places: Manchester, New York

An MI5 agent gives evidence in disguise at the US trial of a man accused of involvement in plots to attack targets in New York and Manchester.
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Ukraine clashes 'deeply trouble' US

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 22:11
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The US expresses deep concern at reports of fighting in eastern Ukraine and calls on all sides to abide by the terms of an agreed ceasefire.
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US panel backs 'green' low-meat diet

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 21:58

Americans should eat a diet higher in plants, fruits and grains because it is healthier and has a lower environmental impact a US panel has said.
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US and Turkey agree Syria rebel deal

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 21:27
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Turkey and the US sign an agreement to train and equip moderate Syrian opposition forces, US officials say.
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Walmart to raise wages for workers

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 17:59

US retail giant Walmart - the nation's largest private employer - announces plans to raise wages for more than 500,000 hourly employees at its US stores.
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Israel 'leaking' Iran nuclear talks

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 16:23
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

The US has accused Israel of selectively leaking information from the Iran nuclear talks to distort its position in negotiations.
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Oscars films see online piracy surge

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 15:09

American Sniper is the Oscars-nominated film to have experienced the most illegal downloads since the awards shortlist was revealed, a study suggests.
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Ewan McGregor to direct first film

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 11:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scottish actor Ewan McGregor signs up to direct his first film - an adaptation of Philip Roth's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel American Pastoral.
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VIDEO: David Hicks: I committed no crime

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 9:16

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee, David Hicks has been speaking out after his terrorism conviction was overturned by the US
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Hicks 'relief' as conviction quashed

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 8:53
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Australian David Hicks speaks of his relief after a US court quashes his terrorism conviction.
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US memorial for IS hostage Mueller

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 6:03
related places: Arizona

Hundreds of people in the US state of Arizona hold a candlelit vigil to honour Islamic State hostage Kayla Mueller, whose death was confirmed this month.
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Australian wins US terror appeal

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 2:08
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian former Guantanamo Bay detainee, David Hicks, successfully challenges his terrorism conviction in the US.
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US 'war on those perverting Islam'

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 0:58

President Barack Obama tells a summit on violent extremism that the US is not at war with Islam, but with "terrorists who pervert it".
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Former rap star Vanilla Ice arrested

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 23:27
related places: Florida

Former rap and home improvement star Vanilla Ice is arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft in the US state of Florida, police say.
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Armstrong admits driving charge

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 19:23
related countries: France France
related places: Aspen

US cyclist Lance Armstrong, who won and was then stripped of seven Tour de France titles, pleads guilty to careless driving in the ski resort of Aspen.
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Afroman arrested for punching fan

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 17:57
related places: Biloxi

US rapper and musician Afroman is arrested after video footage showed him punching a female fan on stage during a concert in Biloxi, Mississippi.
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US to allow armed drone exports

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 15:31

The US will loosen some restrictions on selling drones - including armed models - to allies and friendly countries.
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Clarke named Ryder Cup captain

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 14:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Hazeltine

Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke is named Europe's Ryder Cup captain for the 2016 tournament at Hazeltine, United States.
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US warns Russia on Ukraine violence

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 8:18
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Minsk

The US accuses Russia of violating the Minsk truce deal, while some Ukrainian troops are reportedly withdrawing from the strategic town of Debaltseve.
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VIDEO: Frozen falls as US snow continues

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 6:28
related places: Niagara Falls

As cold and snowy weather continues to affect the US, part of Niagara Falls has frozen over.
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Alabama apology for police 'assault'

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 5:21
related countries: India India
related places: Alabama

The governor of the US state of Alabama apologises to India after an Indian grandfather was thrown to the ground by police and left paralysed.
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Nestle shakes up US chocolate recipe

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 4:31
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss food giant Nestle says it will be removing all artificial flavours and colours from its chocolate products in the US.
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US pays Philippines over reef damage

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 3:20
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The US pays 87m pesos ($1.97m: £1.28m) to the Philippines over damage caused to a protected reef by a US Navy ship.
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US hosts anti-extremism conference

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 3:01

The US opens a three-day conference on countering worldwide and domestic extremism, after a spate of recent terror attacks.
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VIDEO: Remembering Daniel Pearl's murder

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 21:28

Recalling US journalist Daniel Pearl's kidnap and murder
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VIDEO: Too cold for murder in New York City?

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 20:34

Record-breaking conditions continue in parts of the US and it seems it's even too cold for murder in New York City. Jay Wynne reports.
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Judge halts Obama's migrant action

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 19:08
related places: Texas

A judge in Texas has temporarily halted a plan by US President Barack Obama to give a reprieve from deportation to millions of undocumented people.
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Polanski to attend court hearing

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 17:03
related countries: Poland Poland

Roman Polanski's lawyer says the film-maker will attend a Polish court hearing concerning a US extradition request.
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VIDEO: Driver's ten-vehicle car park crash

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 11:35

A driver in the US state of Wisconsin had a lucky escape after crashing into several cars as he attempted to leave a car park.
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VIDEO: Fireball after US trail derailment

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 6:59
related places: West Virginia

A train carrying crude oil has burst into flames after derailing in West Virginia.
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Man indicted for US Muslim murders

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 6:46

A grand jury in the US state of North Carolina indicts Craig Hicks on three counts of murder in the shootings of three young Muslim students.
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Huge fire after US train derails

Monday, February 16th 2015, 22:31

Two West Virginia towns have been evacuated after a freight train carrying crude oil derailed and burst into flames.
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US monument 'shrinks' after survey

Monday, February 16th 2015, 18:06

Fresh measurements show the iconic obelisk honouring the first US president actually stands 10 inches shorter than was thought.
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US north-east shivers in snowstorms

Monday, February 16th 2015, 17:18

The United States north-east is reeling from the latest in a series of disruptive blizzards, with temperatures up to 17C below normal.
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Cuba sentences two for murder

Monday, February 16th 2015, 16:52

Two men are sentenced to life in prison for the murder of four Cubans whom they conned into believing they could smuggle into the US.
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VIDEO: Life in the fur lane

Monday, February 16th 2015, 15:40

The volatile world of fur trapping in the US wilderness
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Fifty Shades whips US box office

Monday, February 16th 2015, 10:38

Erotic film adaptation Fifty Shades of Grey sizzles at cinemas, taking an estimated $81.7m (£53m) at North American box offices in its first weekend.
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Australia minister's emoji interview

Monday, February 16th 2015, 8:46
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Indonesia Indonesia

Relations with the US are :-) but with Indonesia :-| as Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop conducts a Buzzfeed interview in emoji.
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VIDEO: US snowstorm warning in north-east

Monday, February 16th 2015, 0:17

The north-east coast of the USA has seen yet more heavy snow, causing flights to be cancelled and freezing temperatures.
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Johnson 'to renounce US citizenship'

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 5:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

London mayor Boris Johnson says he intends to renounce his US citizenship to prove his "commitment to Britain".
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Rose stopped in first round

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 23:50

Blackpool's Brian Rose is beaten in the first round of his light-welterweight contest with American Carson Jones.
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Fine wine 'made US judge doze off'

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 13:44
related places: Union

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg admits that fine wine was to blame for her nodding off at the president's State of the Union address.
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Islamic State captures Iraqi town

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 5:49
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Islamic State militants capture an Iraqi town about 8km (five miles) from an airbase housing hundreds of US troops, the Pentagon says.
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VIDEO: Obama: 'Make cyber space safer'

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 2:46

US President Barack Obama has urged technology companies to give the government greater help to improve cyber security.
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US sniper confesses to murder plot

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 2:35
related places: New York, Rambo

A former US soldier nicknamed Rambo who allegedly formed an international band of snipers as mercenaries confesses to a murder plot in New York.
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England women 0-1 USA women

Friday, February 13th 2015, 22:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's 2015 World Cup preparations suffer a setback as Alex Morgan's header earns the USA victory at Stadium MK.
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Tech firms urged to share data with US

Friday, February 13th 2015, 22:19
related places: Friday

The US president urges tech firms to share more information with security services, as leading figures gather for a summit in California.
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S&P ends at record on German data

Friday, February 13th 2015, 21:43
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Wall Street

Better-than-expected growth data from Germany helps push the S&P 500 to a record high and the Dow closes above the symbolic 18,000 threshold once more.
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Obama condemns 'outrageous murders'

Friday, February 13th 2015, 20:47

US President Barack Obama denounces the killing of three Muslim students in North Carolina as "brutal and outrageous".
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VIDEO: 'American Sniper' trial under way

Friday, February 13th 2015, 14:24

The trial of the man accused of killing the real life sniper behind Clint Eastwood's film "American Sniper" is under way in the US.
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VIDEO: FBI boss: 'Everyone's a little bit racist'

Friday, February 13th 2015, 11:31

The head of the FBI has admitted that many police officers in US cities develop racial biases over time.
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VIDEO: March of Torches amid Cuba-US thaw

Friday, February 13th 2015, 11:23
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The new attempt to normalise relations between Cuba and the United States has been a long time coming.
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McLean to reveal American Pie secret

Friday, February 13th 2015, 11:16
related places: New York

Singer Don McLean will reveal the meaning of the lyrics to his hit American Pie when the original manuscript goes under the hammer in New York.
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Actor Hirsch charged with assault

Friday, February 13th 2015, 9:27

US actor Emile Hirsch is charged with aggravated assault after allegedly choking a female film executive at last month's Sundance Film Festival.
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US police charged for pushing Indian

Friday, February 13th 2015, 7:47
related countries: India India
related places: Alabama

The US charges a police officer in Alabama after a 57-year-old Indian was thrown to the ground, an incident he says left him partially paralysed.
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Amanda Knox 'to marry' musician

Friday, February 13th 2015, 5:02
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Amanda Knox, a former US student convicted in Italy over the murder of her British flatmate, is engaged to marry a musician, reports say.
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What does Cuba's youth think of US thaw?

Friday, February 13th 2015, 4:18
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Young Cubans welcome closer ties with US
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Turkey challenges Obama on murders

Friday, February 13th 2015, 2:16
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Muslim

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticises US President Barack Obama for his silence over the murder of three Muslim students in the US.
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UN targets Islamic State financing

Friday, February 13th 2015, 1:29

The UN Security Council passes a motion cracking down on Islamic State financing as US Republicans push for tougher US military action.
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US 'at risk of mega-drought future'

Friday, February 13th 2015, 0:18

The American south-west and central plains may be on course for droughts the like of which they have not seen in over a 1,000 years, scientists say.
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EU warns Russia over Ukraine deal

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 23:47
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Russia will face fresh sanctions from the EU if a deal to end the war in eastern Ukraine is not fully implemented, European leaders warn.
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VIDEO: Judge backs Alabama same-sex weddings

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 23:41
related places: Alabama

Same-sex couple in Mobile County, Alabama, must be allowed to marry, a US federal judge rules.
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Xiaomi to open online US store

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 23:00
related countries: China China
related places: Xiaomi

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi announces it will open an online US store but will not sell its phones, instead offering lesser known products such as headphones and a fitness tracker.
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