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Talking gun control

Monday, June 13th 2016, 2:44
related places: Arizona

As Orlando is confirmed as the worst mass shooting in US history, the BBC's Philippa Thomas meets three gun enthusiasts in Arizona to hear their views on the best way to tackle gun crime.
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Rubio: Tougher gun control 'wouldn't have prevented attack'

Sunday, June 12th 2016, 23:04
related places: Orlando

Former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio says tougher gun control in the US would not have prevented the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando.
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Politicians urged not to use shooting to 'exploit fear'

Sunday, June 12th 2016, 22:59
related places: Council

The Council on American-Islamic Relations has urged politicians not to use shooting to "score points" or "exploit fear".
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Orlando gay nightclub shooting: 50 killed, suspect is Omar Mateen

Sunday, June 12th 2016, 20:23
related places: Orlando, Florida, Friday

The death toll in a shooting in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, has risen to 50, the mayor says, the deadliest mass shooting in recent US history.
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CIA chief Brennan: Secret US report on 9/11 'will absolve Saudi'

Sunday, June 12th 2016, 14:20
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Brennan

The publication of classified parts of a US report into the 9/11 attacks will clear Saudi Arabia of any responsibility, CIA chief John Brennan says.
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Grimmie murder suspect named by police in Orlando

Sunday, June 12th 2016, 2:06
related places: Orlando, Florida

Police in Florida name the man responsible for killing the US singer Christina Grimmie.
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Christina Grimmie: 'Unclear' why gunman killed singer

Sunday, June 12th 2016, 0:32
related places: Florida

Police in the US say they do not know what motivated a gunman to kill the singer Christina Grimmie, but speculate that he may have been a deranged fan.
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Police: Grimmie shooting suspect 'travelled to Orlando'

Saturday, June 11th 2016, 16:56
related places: Orlando

The man suspected of killing US singer Christina Grimmie did not appear to know her and travelled to Orlando specifically to attack her, according to police.
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US college entrance test halted in South Korea and Hong Kong

Saturday, June 11th 2016, 14:28
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, South Korea South Korea

A test for students in South Korea and Hong Kong hoping to study at US colleges is halted after "credible evidence" it was leaked in advance.
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Former Voice contestant Christina Grimmie shot dead in Orlando

Saturday, June 11th 2016, 10:25
related places: Orlando

Singer Christina Grimmie, who had competed on the US TV programme The Voice, is shot dead by a male attacker after a concert in Orlando.
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Bicycle thief suspect lassoed by rancher in Oregon

Saturday, June 11th 2016, 9:36
related places: Oregon

A rancher in the US state of Oregon uses his lassoing skills to nab a man who was trying to steal a bicycle, police say.
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Gordie Howe, Canadian ice hockey legend, dies at 88

Friday, June 10th 2016, 15:45
related countries: Canada Canada

The legendary Canadian ice hockey player, Gordie Howe, known simply as "Mr Hockey", dies at the age of 88.
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Obama officially endorses Hillary

Friday, June 10th 2016, 9:11

US President Barack Obama officially endorses Hillary Clinton as Democratic Party presidential nominee.
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US elections: Obama calls for Democratic unity

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 15:10

President Obama says he hopes the Democrats "pull things together" after Hillary Clinton claims the presidential nomination but her rival refuses to end his bid.
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Forever in their debt

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 14:29

After US TV host John Oliver's grand gesture to 9.000 debtors, we take a look at the often unscrupulous practices of debt collectors.
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The grimy business of buying and selling US debts

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 23:42

The grimy business ruining lives in the US
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Obama backs India nuclear membership

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 11:10
related countries: India India
related places: Washington

US President Barack Obama backs Indian access to missile technology and nuclear trade during talks in Washington.
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Clinton hails 'milestone for women'

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 10:40

Hillary Clinton thanks her supporters for helping her become the first woman nominee for president from a major political party.
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Obama will not attend Ali memorial

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 6:51
related places: Friday

US President Barack Obama will not attend a memorial to late boxer Muhammad Ali on Friday as he will be at his daughter's graduation.
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Five cyclists killed in Michigan crash

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 4:25
related places: Michigan

Five cyclists are killed and another four hurt in a hit-and-run incident in the US state of Michigan, police say.
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VIDEO: Trump 'welcomes Sanders supporters'

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 1:44
related places: Sanders

Speaking to supporters, US Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump has said he would welcome Bernie Sanders voters 'with open arms'
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Pariah to friend: Narendra Modi and the US come full circle

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 23:18

Narendra Modi and the US come full circle
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Clinton to cement hold on nomination

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 20:34

Democrats vote in six US primaries, as an Associated Press count says Hillary Clinton has already won enough delegates to secure the party's presidential nomination.
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Clinton 'secures Democratic nomination'

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 10:00

Hillary Clinton has clinched the Democratic Party nomination for the US presidency, a delegate count by the Associated Press suggests.
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VIDEO: Cheeky monkey steals cash from jeweller's

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 9:24
related countries: India India

Video has emerged which shows an adventurous monkey stealing a bundle of money, worth around US $150, from an Indian jewellery shop.
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T-Mobile US customers to get free shares

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 7:27
related places: America

T-Mobile US, the third-largest mobile provider in America, is offering some of its customers free shares in the company.
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VIDEO: US election 2016: California primary

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 2:00
related places: California

Protests continue in the run up to Tuesday’s primaries in California and five other states.
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VIDEO: Clinton: 'On brink of historic moment'

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 1:35

Hillary Clinton has clinched the Democratic Party nomination for US president after reaching the required number of delegates, according to AP.
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VIDEO: Gorilla boy's mother 'not to blame'

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 0:08

The mother of a three-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla enclosure at Cincinnati Zoo in the US will not face charges, prosecutors have said.
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Cancer cure needs Ebola-level action

Monday, June 6th 2016, 22:34

The hunt for a cancer cure should be treated with as much urgency as the Ebola outbreak, says US Vice-President Joe Biden.
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No charges for mother over gorilla death

Monday, June 6th 2016, 18:51

The mother of a three-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla enclosure at Cincinnati Zoo in the US will not face charges, prosecutors say.
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China moves up 'power women' list

Monday, June 6th 2016, 15:36
related countries: China China
related places: Forbes

More Chinese women than ever have been featured on Forbes magazine's 'Most Powerful Women' list, though the US dominates.
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US sex attacker's father sparks anger

Monday, June 6th 2016, 14:36
related places: California

The father of a US student convicted of sexual assault sparks outrage by saying his son should not have been jailed for "20 minutes of action".
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US warns China on steel production

Monday, June 6th 2016, 8:39
related countries: China China

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says China's excess steel capacity is causing damage in global markets and will hurt its economy.
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Alcohol ban for US Navy in Japan

Monday, June 6th 2016, 6:34
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa

The US Navy bans drinking and restricts off-base activity for all personnel in Japan, after a sailor is arrested for drink-driving.
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VIDEO: Anti-IS carrier moves to Med

Monday, June 6th 2016, 1:22
related places: Gulf

The BBC's Jonathan Beale reports from the USS Harry S Truman carrier, which has moved from the Gulf to the Mediterranean.
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US journalist killed in Afghanistan

Sunday, June 5th 2016, 23:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Veteran US photojournalist David Gilkey and his translator are killed in a Taliban ambush in southern Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: Lab tries to grow human organs inside pigs

Sunday, June 5th 2016, 21:27

Scientists in the United States are trying to grow human organs inside pigs.
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Bid to grow transplant organs in pigs

Sunday, June 5th 2016, 21:12

US scientists try to grow human organs inside pigs to solve the transplant shortage by injecting human stem cells into pig embryos.
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Hacker blamed for Black 'death tweets'

Sunday, June 5th 2016, 14:52
related places: Black

Messages claiming US actor Jack Black had died were the result of his rock band's Twitter account being hacked, the group confirms.
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Cuba will never rejoin OAS, says Castro

Sunday, June 5th 2016, 1:27
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Cuba's president says the country will not return to the Organization of American States (OAS) in a show of solidarity with Venezuela.
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Bodies of missing US soldiers found

Saturday, June 4th 2016, 0:57
related places: Texas

The bodies of four missing US soldiers are recovered near Fort Hood army base, Texas, bringing the death toll from a flooding accident to nine.
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US women footballers 'cannot strike'

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 19:36
related places: Friday

A judge ruled Friday that the world champion US women's football team does not have the right to strike in a row about equal pay.
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Iran leader slams 'fake' BBC report

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 15:20
related countries: Iran Iran

A BBC report revealing secret contact between the late founder of Iran's Islamic Republic and US presidents is "fake", Iran's Supreme Leader says.
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Texas flood accident kills five soldiers

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 14:47
related places: Texas

Five US soldiers were killed and four are missing after their vehicle overturned while crossing a flooded riverbank in Texas.
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Walmart to test food delivery with Uber

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 12:11
related places: Amazon

US supermarket giant Walmart is to announce a new partnership with Uber and Lyft as it seeks to take on online retailer Amazon.
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Iran 'will not co-operate with US'

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 10:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei rules out co-operating with the US or the UK to resolve regional issues.
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Trump 'dangerously incoherent' - Clinton

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 6:03
related places: Clinton, California

US Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton calls Donald Trump "dangerously incoherent", as protesters clash with his supporters in California.
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Singer Prince died of overdose

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 5:59
related places: Prince

The singer Prince died in April after accidentally overdosing on the painkiller fentanyl, medical examiners find.
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Global terror attacks down in 2015 - US

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 3:32

There was a marked fall in the number of terror attacks around the world in 2015, the US State Department says.
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Astronomers probe below Jupiter's clouds

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 2:17
related places: Jupiter, Earth

US astronomers have managed to peer deep into the atmosphere of Jupiter using a radio telescope here on Earth.
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Stolen US stamp returned after 60 years

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 23:51

A rare American stamp stolen more than 60 years ago has been returned to its rightful owner.
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BA plane evacuated in US after threat

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 21:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Newark

A British Airways flight from London to the US is evacuated at Newark airport after a phone threat which proves unfounded.
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US House Speaker Ryan to vote for Trump

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 20:50
related places: Trump

US House speaker Paul Ryan says he will vote for Donald Trump in this year's presidential election, despite their differences.
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Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 19:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British Airways flight has been evacuated at Newark International Airport in the US after an "unspecified threat", airport officials say.
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Mantis species named after top US judge

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 17:28

Esteemed Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is honoured with her own species of leaf-dwelling praying mantis.
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Van Garderen pulls out of Rio over Zika

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 16:28
related places: Rio, Tejay

American cyclist Tejay van Garderen will not be competing at the Olympics in Rio because of concerns over the Zika virus.
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Golf tournament move angers Trump

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 1:56
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Trump

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump condemns the PGA Tour's decision to move a golf tournament from one of his courses to Mexico.
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British anti-drone ray gets US trial

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 13:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK-developed system capable of jamming signals to small drones is to be trialled by the US aviation authority.
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N Korean editorial praises 'wise' Trump

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 13:03
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Trump, North

An editorial in North Korean state media says Donald Trump is a "wise politician" whose victory in US elections could be good for the North.
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US-backed forces open new anti-IS front

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 11:25
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

US-backed fighters open up a new front against so-called Islamic State (IS) in northern Syria, close to the Turkish border.
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US apartments demanded Facebook 'likes'

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 10:59
related places: Utah

Tenants in Utah are asked to sign a new lease agreement requiring them to "friend" and "like" their apartment complex on Facebook.
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US 'Taser error' ex-officer jailed

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 8:23

A US ex-policeman who killed an unarmed black man after apparently mistakenly using his gun instead of his Taser is jailed for four years.
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VIDEO: Venezuela's president 'defiant' speech

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 5:44
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's president has reacted angrily to a decision by the Organisation of American States to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the crisis in the country.
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OAS seeks emergency Venezuela meeting

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 22:17
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Organization of American States head Luis Almagro calls for an emergency meeting which could lead to the expulsion of Venezuela from the regional body.
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US warns of Europe terror threat

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 20:28
related countries: France France

The US warns that the Euro 2016 football championship being held in France next month could be a target of militant attacks.
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New Polish call to extradite Polanski

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 6:49
related countries: Poland Poland

Poland's justice minister says he will appeal in the supreme court against a decision not to extradite film director Roman Polanski to the US for statutory rape.
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VIDEO: Zoo defends Harambe gorilla shooting

Monday, May 30th 2016, 22:53

A US zoo has defended its decision to shoot a gorilla, after a four-year-old boy fell into its enclosure .
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EU data watchdog rejects privacy deal

Monday, May 30th 2016, 18:31

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) says a data transfer pact between the EU and US needs "significant improvements".
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Tearful end to 11-year US church protest

Monday, May 30th 2016, 15:18

Parishioners in Massachusetts admit defeat in their efforts to keep their church open, bringing to a tearful end their 11-year protest.
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Backlash over gorilla killing at US zoo

Monday, May 30th 2016, 5:04
related places: Cincinnati

The killing of a gorilla at a zoo in the US city of Cincinnati after a four-year-old boy fell into its enclosure triggers outrage on social media.
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VIDEO: 'Human arrow' leap over Great Wall of China

Monday, May 30th 2016, 2:04
related countries: China China

US wingsuit pilot Jeb Corliss successfully hits a target suspended over the Great Wall of China.
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Female WW2 pilots win Arlington burial

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 23:47
related places: Arlington

US female WW2 fighter pilots earn right to be buried with other veterans
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VIDEO: Bikers in Washington honour US war veterans

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 22:12
related places: America, Washington

Hundreds of thousands of bikers descend on Washington DC to commemorate America's war dead and veterans.
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Trump: Illegals treated better than vets

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 21:18
related places: Republican

Illegal immigrants in the US often get better care than the nation's military veterans, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says.
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US Libertarians choose candidate

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 19:09

The US Libertarian Party picks Gary Johnson as its presidential nominee, seeking to capitalise on disaffection with mainstream politicians.
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Zoo gorilla shot as boy falls into moat

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 7:37
related places: Cincinnati

Zoo officials shoot dead a gorilla after it grabbed a four-year-old boy who fell into its enclosure in the US city of Cincinnati.
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VIDEO: Gorilla drags boy through zoo moat

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 7:29
related places: Cincinnati

Zoo officials have shot dead a gorilla after a four-year-old boy fell into its enclosure in the US city of Cincinnati.
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VIDEO: How did Iraq get so violent?

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 0:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Was US-led invasion to blame?
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Kim Jong-un aunt 'lives American Dream'

Saturday, May 28th 2016, 11:38
related countries: North Korea North Korea

An aunt of North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un is running a dry-cleaning business in the US after defecting in 1998, the Washington Post reports.
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US curfew on Okinawa after death

Saturday, May 28th 2016, 10:07
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa, Marine

The US military base on Japan's island of Okinawa imposes a curfew after the arrest of an ex-Marine suspected of killing a woman.
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WW2 plane crashes into New York river

Saturday, May 28th 2016, 6:38
related places: New York

A World War Two vintage aircraft crashes into the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, reportedly killing the pilot.
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Depp ordered to stay away from wife

Saturday, May 28th 2016, 5:02

A US judge orders actor Johnny Depp to stay away from his estranged wife, actress Amber Heard, after an alleged assault.
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VIDEO: Russia will 'respond if we see rockets'

Friday, May 27th 2016, 22:40
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has said Russia might be forced to respond to US moves in Europe.
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Turkish fury at US commando photos

Friday, May 27th 2016, 19:51
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Turkey calls the US "two-faced" over images appearing to show US commandos in northern Syria wearing Kurdish militia insignia
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Top IS commander in Falluja 'killed'

Friday, May 27th 2016, 19:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Islamic State group's commander in the besieged Iraqi city of Falluja is among 70 militants killed in coalition air strikes, the US military says.
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Trump would 'cancel' Paris climate deal

Friday, May 27th 2016, 16:37
related countries: France France
related places: Paris, Republican

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says he would withdraw the US from the Paris climate deal that limits carbon emissions in nearly 200 countries.
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Geologists revisit giant Zion landslide

Friday, May 27th 2016, 12:17
related places: Zion

US scientists produce their most precise date yet for the colossal landslide that shaped the big red canyon running through what is now Zion National Park.
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Obama: Hiroshima memory must not fade

Friday, May 27th 2016, 11:11

Barack Obama becomes the first serving US president to visit Hiroshima, saying the memory of the US 1945 nuclear bombing must never fade.
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Infections resist 'last antibiotic' in US

Friday, May 27th 2016, 10:05

The first case of an infection that can resist the antibiotic of last resort - colistin - has been detected in the US.
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VIDEO: What Mexicans think of Trump's wall

Friday, May 27th 2016, 8:47
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Trump

Donald Trump's proposed wall on the US-Mexico border is seen as both the solution to illegal immigration and a potential nightmare for Mexico.
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VIDEO: President Obama visits Hiroshima

Friday, May 27th 2016, 8:27

Barack Obama becomes the first serving American President to visit Hiroshima
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German words tie US Spelling Bee again

Friday, May 27th 2016, 6:29
related countries: Germany Germany

The words "Feldenkrais" and "Gesellschaft" make Jairam Hathwar and Nihar Janga co-champions of the US Spelling Bee, the third tie in a row.
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Donald Trump's wall: Dream or nightmare?

Friday, May 27th 2016, 0:21
related places: Why, Trump

Why people at US border back Trump's 'great' wall
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Google defeats Oracle in Java code case

Thursday, May 26th 2016, 23:27
related places: Java, Oracle

Google wins a major US court battle with software firm Oracle when a jury rules it did not unfairly appropriate parts of the Java programming language.
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Trump wins enough backers for nomination

Thursday, May 26th 2016, 20:26

The US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to secure the party's presidential nomination.
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US hiker 'lost for 26 days before dying'

Thursday, May 26th 2016, 17:17

A hiker who got lost on a remote part of the Appalachian Trail in the US sent text messages appealing for help for 26 days before she died.
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Obama: World leaders 'rattled' by Trump

Thursday, May 26th 2016, 12:39
related places: Trump

US President Barack Obama says international leaders "have good reason to be rattled" by pronouncements made by the Republican White House contender, Donald Trump.
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US nuclear force uses floppy disks

Thursday, May 26th 2016, 8:36

The US nuclear weapons force still uses 1970s-era computer systems and floppy disks, a government report reveals.
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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard to divorce

Thursday, May 26th 2016, 3:41

Film star Johnny Depp and his actress wife Amber Heard are to divorce, US court documents reveal.
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