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Japan shares lead Asia markets lower

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 8:58
related places: Wall Street, Asia

Asian shares were lower on Thursday after Wall Street tumbled on US economic data, fuelling growth concerns.
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Obama: Ebola risk very low in US

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 6:06

President Obama plays down the chance of an Ebola outbreak in the US as a top UN official warns of a looming food crisis in West Africa.
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AbbVie board turns against Shire deal

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 5:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US drug firm AbbVie recommends that its shareholders vote against a £32bn takeover of UK rival Shire following new tax rules announced by the US Treasury.
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Netflix shares plunge on slow growth

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 0:56

US shares of Netflix, the world's largest video streaming service, plunged on Wednesday after it reported fewer subscribers than forecast.
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Huawei: US ban 'not very important'

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 23:22
related countries: China China
related places: Huawei

Boss of Chinese telecoms firm Huawei tells BBC he is optimistic
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Passenger alert over US Ebola nurse

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 20:59
related places: Cleveland

US health officials are seeking 132 people who took the same flight as a Texas nurse on the day before she came down with symptoms of Ebola.
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US growth pace 'modest to moderate'

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 18:49

The US economy grew at a "modest to moderate" pace, according to the Federal Reserve's latest Beige Book of anecdotal reports from businesses.
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US 'hid Iraq chemical incidents'

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 18:24
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Pentagon withheld details of incidents where soldiers were wounded by abandoned chemical weapons in Iraq in 2004-11, a US newspaper says.
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Jail term for US web suicides nurse

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 18:04

A former US nurse who sought out suicidal people online and encouraged them to kill themselves has been ordered to spend 178 days in jail.
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Second Texas Ebola case announced

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 15:22
related places: Texas

A second health worker in the US state of Texas has tested positive for Ebola, officials say, after treating a Liberian man who died last week.
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US spy Greenglass's death revealed

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 13:28

American David Greenglass, involved in one of the most high-profile espionage scandals of the Cold War, died in July at 92, it is now reported.
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VIDEO: Crack appears in plane cabin

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 12:58
related places: Dallas, San Francisco

An American Airlines flight heading from San Francisco to Dallas made an emergency landing after the cabin's wall panels cracked loose.
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Bank of America sees profits dive

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 12:10
related places: America

Bank of America reports a big drop in profits due to a multi-billion dollar settlement with US authorities.
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18 hours a day... in Google Glass headset

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 10:54

American 31 year-old was "irritable and argumentative" without the device and showed "involuntary movement", study claims.
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Unknown to star in McQueen TV drama

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 10:34

12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen casts an unknown actor in the lead role for a new drama pilot for US television.
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Qualcomm agrees $2.5bn CSR takeover

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 10:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US chipmaker Qualcomm agrees a cash deal to buy UK counterpart CSR for $2.5bn.
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US contractors shot in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 9:27
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Riyadh

An American employee of a US defence contractor is killed and another slightly injured in a gun attack in Saudi Arabia's capital, Riyadh.
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VIDEO: Crack appears in plane cabin

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 8:37
related places: Dallas, San Francisco

An American Airlines flight heading from San Francisco to Dallas made an emergency landing after the cabin's wall panels cracked loose.
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Islamic State: Syria rebels warn of backlash over US air strikes

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 8:26
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria rebels warn of backlash over US-led strikes
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Kesha accuses producer of sex abuse

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 8:05

Court documents show Kesha claims Dr Luke forced her to take drugs and drink alcohol.
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AbbVie to reconsider Shire deal

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 7:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US drug firm AbbVie says it is reconsidering its estimated £32bn takeover of UK rival Shire following new tax rules announced by the US Treasury.
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Converse sues over trademark shoe

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 6:49
related places: Converse

US shoemaker Converse is suing 31 companies for allegedly copying the design of its trademark shoe.
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Why is the US Navy practising for war with China?

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 3:59
related countries: China China

Why is the US practising for conflict with China?
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US steps up air strikes in Kobane

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 3:54
related countries: Syria Syria

The US increases air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syrian, the Pentagon says, as President Obama predicts "a long-term" fight.
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Texas abortion restrictions blocked

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 1:13
related places: Texas

The US Supreme Court blocks key parts of a controversial Texas law enforcing restrictions on abortion.
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New charges for Benghazi 'ringleader'

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 22:31
related countries: Libya Libya

A grand jury has levelled new charges against the suspected ringleader of the September 2012 raid on a US diplomatic post in the Libyan city of Benghazi.
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Prison for bribe-taking ex-US mayor

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 18:00
related places: Charlotte

The former mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, is sentenced to nearly four years in prison for taking more than $48,000 (£30,100) in bribes.
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JP Morgan posts profit of $5.6bn

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 14:20

US banking giant JP Morgan Chase reports a $5.6bn profit for the three months to 30 September, while rival Citigroup makes $3.4bn.
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Asian shares mixed after US fall

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 10:54
related places: Wall Street

Asian shares have a mixed day following a sell-off on Wall Street as investors worry about how weak global growth will affect companies' earnings.
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Earthquake shakes Central America

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 10:34
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador, Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean

A quake in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of El Salvador has reportedly killed one person and caused minor damages in the Central American country.
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VIDEO: Country music and abortion in Tennessee

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 10:16
related places: Tennessee

The US mid-term elections are exactly three weeks away. Our BBC North America Correspondent Aleem Maqbool is on the second day of his road trip down the so-called 'Blues Highway' looking at some of the big election issues, and at how those concerns a
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Lost US parrot switches to Spanish

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 9:49
related countries: Spain Spain, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: California

An African Grey parrot named Nigel, missing for four years, returns home to California abandoning his British accent to squawk away in Spanish.
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Walking Dead breaks cable TV record

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 8:49

The fifth series opener of US drama The Walking Dead is watched by 17.3 million people, breaking cable viewing records.
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Get Lucky named song of the year

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 8:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Daft Punk hit Get Lucky is named song of the year at a London awards event celebrating songwriters who get the most airplay on US radio and television.
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Dozens arrested in Ferguson protests

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 2:45
related places: Ferguson

Nearly 50 people are held after crowds descend on the police station in the Missouri town where the shooting of an unarmed black teenager two months ago sparked riots.
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Deadly storm rips through US states

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 2:07

A powerful storm has swept across the southern US, killing at least two people and injuring several others.
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US braces for more Ebola infections

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 1:00

US public health workers "would not be surprised" to see additional Ebola infections among hospital staff, a senior US official says.
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VIDEO: Base jumpers 'gatecrash' pool party

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 0:34

A group of American base jumpers in Kuala Lumpur have launched themselves off one skyscraper to land at pool party on the top of another.
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Iran talks resume as deadline looms

Monday, October 13th 2014, 23:33
related countries: Austria Austria, Iran Iran
related places: Vienna

Iranian, US and EU negotiators are to hold talks in Vienna as the November deadline approaches for a final deal on Iran's nuclear programme.
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Oklahoma to delay three executions

Monday, October 13th 2014, 22:52
related places: Oklahoma

The attorney general of the US state of Oklahoma is seeking to delay three executions, claiming more time is needed to obtain necessary drugs.
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'Fear' in US hostage's letter home

Monday, October 13th 2014, 22:15

Abdul-Rahman Kassig, held by IS militants and threatened with murder, says "the stress and fear are incredible" in a letter to his parents in Indiana.
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Slide on US stock markets continues

Monday, October 13th 2014, 21:26
related places: Monday, Wall Street

The sell-off on Wall Street continued on Monday with the main share indexes ending down sharply again.
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Top Kenyan academic Ali Mazrui dies

Monday, October 13th 2014, 16:57
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Renowned Kenyan academic Ali Mazrui dies in the United States aged 81 after being ill for several months.
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Turkey 'allows Syria rebel training'

Monday, October 13th 2014, 14:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Turkey agrees to allow the training of moderate Syrian rebels on its soil, the US says, as part of efforts to combat Islamic State.
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Kmart shops hit by payment card hack

Monday, October 13th 2014, 9:41
related places: Cash

Cash registers at Kmart stores in the US were infected with malware that scooped up payment card numbers for a month, reports the retailer.
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Dracula vanquished by Ben Affleck

Monday, October 13th 2014, 8:07

A new Dracula origins story fails to sink its teeth into Ben Affleck's US box office leader Gone Girl.
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VIDEO: Hospital mistakes blamed for US Ebola

Monday, October 13th 2014, 6:50
related places: Texas

American health officials say a breach in protocol is to blame, after a nurse treating an Ebola victim in Texas also became infected.
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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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