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Seven dead in Philadelphia rail crash

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 18:11
related places: Philadelphia, Washington, New York

A passenger train from Washington to New York derails in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens more.
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VIDEO: Islamic State deputy reported killed

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 15:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The second-in-command of the group calling itself Islamic State has been killed in a US-led coalition air strike in northern Iraq, the Iraqi ministry of defence says.
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US trade pacts suffer Senate setback

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 10:05
related places: Asia, Senate

Efforts to introduce US trade deals with Europe and Asia have been dealt a blow after a vote in the Senate.
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New girl in US-Mexico custody case

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 8:44
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: America

A teenage girl at the centre of a custody battle in the US appears in a court in Mexico weeks after another girl was mistakenly seized by police.
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VIDEO: 'I heard a bang as US train derailed'

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 4:10
related places: Philadelphia

A passenger train has derailed in Philadelphia, killing at least five people and injuring dozens of others, officials in the US city say.
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Bond sell-off hits US stocks

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 1:55
related countries: Greece Greece

US markets fall on Tuesday with investors rattled by a further sell-off on the bond markets and worries over the Greek debt talks.
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US summit aims to calm Arab Iran fears

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 23:23
related countries: Iran Iran

Camp David summit aims to calms fears over Iran
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Asia tops global school rankings

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 23:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Vietnam Vietnam

A global school league table based on science and maths tests puts five Asian countries at the top, with the UK in 20th and the US in 28th.
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Kerry and Putin in 'frank' meeting

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 21:25
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

US Secretary of State John Kerry has a "frank meeting" with President Vladimir Putin on his first visit to Russia since the Ukraine crisis began.
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US helicopter missing in Nepal

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 19:12
related countries: Nepal Nepal

A US Marine helicopter involved in disaster relief efforts in Nepal has been declared missing by the Army.
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US Christians 'decline sharply'

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 16:11

The number of Americans who identify as Christian has fallen nearly eight percentage points in only seven years, according to a new survey.
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US nurse marks 90th birthday at work

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 15:50
related places: Washington

Florence "SeeSee" Rigney, who has been working at a Washington state hospital since 1946, marks her 90th birthday at work.
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Verizon to buy AOL for $4.4bn

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 15:30

US telecoms giant Verizon says it will buy internet firm AOL in a deal worth $4.4bn.
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American Idol "a blast", says Cowell

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 12:30
related places: Cowell

TV talent show judge Simon Cowell responds to news US show American Idol will end after its 15th and final season.
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RBS could face fines on US mortgages

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 9:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Taxpayer-backed Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) could face further fines in the US following a court ruling regarding the sale of mortgage bonds to investors.
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Gulf leaders 'snub' Obama summit

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 0:32
related places: Arab

Many Gulf heads of state say they will skip the summit of US and allied Arab leaders at Camp David later this week, signalling their displeasure with US-Iran relations.
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VIDEO: Girl, 11, is youngest US chess master

Monday, May 11th 2015, 23:00

Chess prodigy, 11, beats all comers in the US
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Shell gets US Arctic oil approval

Monday, May 11th 2015, 21:06
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Arctic, Interior

Royal Dutch Shell wins approval from the US Department of Interior to explore for oil in the Arctic.
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Questions swirl around Bin Laden report

Monday, May 11th 2015, 17:58
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Was Osama Bin Laden killed in joint US-Pakistani operation?
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VIDEO: Aerial footage shows US tornado damage

Monday, May 11th 2015, 17:56

A severe storm has rolled through the southern US, killing at least five people and leaving more than 43 injured.
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Citigroup 'may plead guilty' over FX

Monday, May 11th 2015, 17:21
related places: Justice

Citigroup said it may plead guilty amid a US Department of Justice probe into its foreign exchange business.
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Tornadoes rip through southern US

Monday, May 11th 2015, 17:02

A severe storm that hit several states has killed at least two people, injured over 43 and left missing 8 people.
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Burundi leader rejects poll delay

Monday, May 11th 2015, 16:49
related countries: Burundi Burundi
related places: June

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza rejects pressure from the European Union (EU) and US to delay controversial elections set for June.
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VIDEO: US police: 'We're everyday people too'

Monday, May 11th 2015, 16:47
related places: Washington

The BBC spoke to former law enforcement officers at Police Week in Washington, DC to find out how they think the American public perceives them.
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American Idol to end next year

Monday, May 11th 2015, 13:49
related places: Fox

US talent show American Idol will end after its 15th and final season, which will be broadcast next year, TV network Fox announces.
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VIDEO: Obama calls mums on Mother's Day

Monday, May 11th 2015, 12:32
related places: Day

President Obama marked Mother's Day in the US by calling three mums to thank them "for being great".
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Avengers still ruling US box office

Monday, May 11th 2015, 9:35

Avengers sequel Age of Ultron dominates the US box office for a second week, taking more than five times its closest rival Hot Pursuit.
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VIDEO: Black bears charge at tourists in US

Sunday, May 10th 2015, 13:42

Tourists at Yellowstone National Park in the US have been chased over a bridge by a family of black bears.
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VIDEO: Deadly tornadoes rip across US states

Sunday, May 10th 2015, 6:38

One person has died and a number of others are missing after tornadoes, heavy winds and hail storms caused widespread damage in several American states.
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Colombia to ban coca herbicide

Saturday, May 9th 2015, 23:07
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia to halt use of controversial herbicide glyphosate in a US-sponsored coca eradication programmes because of health concerns.
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Emma and Noah are top US baby names

Friday, May 8th 2015, 22:35
related places: Noah, Emma

Noah and Emma are the most popular baby names in the US, according the Social Security Administration.
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VIDEO: VE Day marked in Washington

Friday, May 8th 2015, 22:34
related places: Washington

Victory in Europe day was commemorated in the US with a flypast over the Washington Memorial, featuring many original aircraft from the Second World War.
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US stocks jump on strong jobs data

Friday, May 8th 2015, 20:56

US stocks end sharply higher on Friday, after the latest figures from the US government showed the economy created 223,000 new jobs in April.
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VIDEO: What's kept Obama away from S Dakota?

Friday, May 8th 2015, 19:09
related places: White House

President Obama's visit to South Dakota now means he has visited every state in the US while serving in the White House.
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Security upped at US military bases

Friday, May 8th 2015, 17:57

The US military has increased its threat level at facilities across North America, although most installations were already operating at a higher level of protection.
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Ebola 'lives on in eye of survivor'

Friday, May 8th 2015, 17:54

The Ebola virus has been detected in the eye of a US doctor who had already recovered from the illness.
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Obama leads VE Day events in US

Friday, May 8th 2015, 17:35
related places: Washington

President Barack Obama marks the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany with a special address, ahead of a flyover in Washington.
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'Nuclear' nun conviction overturned

Friday, May 8th 2015, 17:23

An appeals court overturns sabotage convictions against an elderly Catholic nun and two other activists who broke into a US nuclear defence site in 2012.
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A baffled American's take on the UK election

Friday, May 8th 2015, 16:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A baffled American's take on the UK election
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US to investigate Baltimore police

Friday, May 8th 2015, 15:22
related places: Baltimore

The US justice department is to investigate Baltimore's police for routine bias or excessive force after the death of Freddie Gray.
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The Muppets to return for TV series

Friday, May 8th 2015, 14:36

A new series of The Muppet Show is commissioned by US TV network ABC, offering a "more adult" take on the characters and filmed in a documentary-style.
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US firms add 223,000 jobs in April

Friday, May 8th 2015, 14:03

Employers in the US created 223,000 new jobs in April, official figures show, while the unemployment rate dropped to a seven-year low of 5.4%.
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Nigella Lawson's US TV show axed

Friday, May 8th 2015, 10:55
related places: Marvel

Cookery show The Taste, featuring Nigella Lawson, is axed by TV network ABC after a ratings slump, while Marvel's Agents of Shield gets a third series.
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Civil rights singer Guy Carawan dies

Friday, May 8th 2015, 9:25
related places: Folk

Folk musician Guy Carawan, whose rendition of the song We Shall Overcome became an anthem of the US civil rights movement, dies aged 87.
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VIDEO: Footage shows tornado in Texas

Friday, May 8th 2015, 8:34
related places: Texas, Denton, Oklahoma

Footage emerges showing a tornado touching down in Denton, Texas, as storms hit the US on Thursday, killing one and injuring at least 12 in Oklahoma.
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Shares in China lead gains in Asia

Friday, May 8th 2015, 4:31

Shares in China lead regional gains on Friday as as investors' hopes for further stimulus from the government are reignited after disappointing official trade data.
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US begins training Syrian rebels

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 22:45
related countries: Syria Syria

The US military is training a small group of Syrian rebels in an effort to build a force confronting Islamic State, the Pentagon says.
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US Senate passes Iran review bill

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 21:54
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Congress

The US Senate has approved a bill that would give Congress the power to review a nuclear agreement with Iran.
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Top al-Qaeda militant 'killed'

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 19:33
related countries: France France, Yemen Yemen

Al-Qaeda in Yemen says a US air strike has killed Nasser al-Ansi, a militant who claimed January's attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
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US phone data collection 'illegal'

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 17:14

A US appeals court rules that bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency is illegal.
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NYC pizzeria cocaine ring smashed

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 17:10
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: New York

US and Italian agents dismantle a cocaine trafficking network run from a New York pizzeria, making several arrests.
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Germany 'cuts help' for NSA searches

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 16:55
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's intelligence agency, the BND, is cutting down the level of spying it carries out for the US, according to German media reports.
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Corden nominated for US TV prize

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 9:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

James Corden's US talk show is nominated for a Critics' Choice TV award, less than two months on from the British star's late-night debut.
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Margaret Atwood given US honour

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 9:17
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian writer Margaret Atwood has been named a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters
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'Rogue police force' uncovered in US

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 7:25

Three people are charged in California with impersonating law enforcement officers after claiming to operate a police unit in 33 states.
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'Last of US-German Moon team' dies

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 1:12
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Moon

Oscar Holderer, believed to be the last member of the post-WW2 German team whose rocket took US astronauts to the Moon, dies at 95.
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US Aids fight urged by Elton John

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 22:39

Sir Elton John tells a US Senate panel Aids could be eradicated in his lifetime, but only if the US government continues funding the fight.
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Merkel offers to testify in spy row

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 21:21
related countries: Germany Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel offers to give evidence to MPs amid reports that German intelligence helped the US spy on Germany and its neighbours.
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Tesla loss narrows as orders rise

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 21:13
related places: Electric, Tesla

Electric car maker Tesla reports better-than-expected first quarter results, sending shares up more than 5% in trading after US markets had closed.
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Colombia investigates 'US sex abuse'

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 19:28
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia says it will investigate accusations that US contractors and military staff sexually abused minors for four years from 2003.
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US Fed chief warns of share 'danger'

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 18:05

Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen told IMF managing director Christine Lagarde there are "potential dangers" in high stock market valuations.
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Drone use to be expanded in US

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 17:56

The US aviation regulator has asked three firms to help it explore how drone use could be extended and has also unveiled a drone app for pilots.
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Baltimore police in new race probe

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 16:34
related places: Baltimore

The mayor of Baltimore has asked US investigators to see if the city's police department engages in routine discrimination or excessive force.
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Strict California water cuts begin

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 15:43
related places: California

California's water board has passed sweeping mandatory drought restrictions for the summer in the drought-hit US state.
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VIDEO: US public 'back Baltimore charges'

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 15:33
related places: Baltimore, New

New data from the Pew Research Center shows that a majority of Americans approve of the charges facing police officers involved in the death of Baltimore's Freddie Gray.
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Australia leads Asian markets lower

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 9:10
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: March, Asia

Australia's stocks led losses across Asian markets after disappointing trade figures from the US raised fears over growth in the world's largest economy.
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US approves Cuba-Florida ferry

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 6:55
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Florida

Passenger ferries could be set to run between Florida and Cuba for the first time in more than 50 years after the US government approved new services.
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US offers rewards on 'IS leaders'

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 3:35

The US government offers rewards totalling $20m for information on what it says are four leaders of the Islamic State militant group.
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US jails Guatemalan 'drug queen'

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 1:00
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala
related places: South

A Guatemalan woman dubbed Queen of the South, who ran one of the largest drug trafficking rings in Central America, is jailed by the US.
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Anonymous students share class struggle

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 0:04
related places: Low

Low-income US students share struggles online
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Austria and Germany in 'spying' row

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 20:22
related countries: Austria Austria, Germany Germany

Austria files a legal complaint against "an unnamed party" after reports that Germany helped the US to spy on European targets.
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US man caught 50 years after escape

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 19:00
related places: Florida

A convicted killer who escaped from a prison camp has been arrested in Florida after more than 50 years on the run.
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Vonn break-up 'brutal' for Woods

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 18:32
related places: Woods

Tiger Woods says the end of his relationship with US Olympic skiing champion Lindsay Vonn has been "brutal".
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McDonald's faces 1bn euro tax probe

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 18:07
related places: McDonald

US fast-food giant McDonald's could be facing a European Commission (EU) investigation into its tax affairs over an alleged €1bn of unpaid tax.
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Kerry in historic visit to Mogadishu

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 15:38
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

John Kerry becomes the first US secretary of state to visit the Somali capital Mogadishu, which is recovering from years of conflict
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IS claims US Prophet cartoon attack

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 14:55

Islamic State says it was responsible for the attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon exhibition in the US state of Texas in which two gunmen died.
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US trade deficit rises to $51.4bn

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 13:22
related places: March

The US's trade deficit rose 43.1% to $51.4bn in March, its highest level since October 2008.
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Avengers film storms US box office

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 10:32
related countries: Canada Canada

Avengers: Age of Ultron tops the US and Canada box office with $191.3m (£126.5m) in its opening weekend, but fails to beat the debut of 2012's Avengers film.
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VIDEO: Trekkers escape building as quake hits

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 9:33
related countries: Nepal Nepal

An American trekker in a Nepalese village records the moment people flee from a building as the 7.8-magnitude earthquake hits.
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Polanski given top Polish film award

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 9:27
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Krakow

Director Roman Polanski is given one of Poland's top film awards in Krakow, where he also faces a US request to extradite him over rape charges dating back to 1977.
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UBS in 'advanced' forex probe talks

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 7:49
related places: Justice

UBS says it is in "advanced talks" with the US Department of Justice to settle allegations that it attempted to rig foreign exchange markets.
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Canada contests war criminal's bail

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 0:41
related countries: Canada Canada

The Canadian government tries to block the release of an ex-Guantanamo Bay inmate as he appeals against his war crimes conviction in a US court.
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VIDEO: Two killed at US cartoon conference

Monday, May 4th 2015, 23:14
related places: Dallas

Two gunmen have been shot dead after they opened fire outside a conference on cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a suburb of Dallas, US police say.
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US cartoon attack suspects 'named'

Monday, May 4th 2015, 19:17
related places: Dallas

US officials reportedly identify the gunmen who are said to have attacked a Texas event exhibiting cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
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TV battles Periscope's boxing pirates

Monday, May 4th 2015, 17:23

US networks force clips of the Mayweather v Pacquiao boxing match offline, but fail to prevent new apps showing live streams of the bout.
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Merkel pressed on German spy scandal

Monday, May 4th 2015, 16:29
related countries: Germany Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel comes under pressure inside her government to disclose a list of spying targets handed to German intelligence by the US.
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Two die at US Prophet cartoon contest

Monday, May 4th 2015, 12:12
related places: Dallas

Two gunmen are shot dead in a Dallas suburb after they opened fire outside a contest for cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, US police say.
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Asia's markets in positive territory

Monday, May 4th 2015, 9:39
related places: Monday, Asia

Markets in Asia were mostly up on Monday, following stocks in the US, which ended the week higher after recovering losses.
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VIDEO: 'Some were opposed to US cartoon event'

Monday, May 4th 2015, 4:11
related places: Dallas

Eyewitness Stephanie Conway tells the BBC some people were opposed to a conference on cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a suburb of Dallas, but she saw nothing threatening.
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Mayweather wants to fight me - Khan

Sunday, May 3rd 2015, 9:53

Amir Khan says Floyd Mayweather's manager told him "let's get that fight on" after the American beat Manny Pacquiao.
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GB 'let down' as USA beat Bolt

Sunday, May 3rd 2015, 8:43
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica
related places: Bolt

Richard Kilty asks why GB sprinters are "sitting at home" as Usain Bolt's Jamaica lose to USA in the World Relays 4x100m.
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American Pharoah wins Kentucky Derby

Saturday, May 2nd 2015, 23:10

The favourite American Pharoah lands victory in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs for jockey Victor Espinoza.
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US-led Syria strikes 'kill civilians'

Saturday, May 2nd 2015, 21:47
related countries: Syria Syria

Air strikes by the US-led coalition targeting Islamic State militants have killed amore than 50 villagers in northern Syria, activist say.
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Burundi students flock to US embassy

Friday, May 1st 2015, 18:28
related countries: Burundi Burundi

Hundreds of students in Burundi have spent the night in front of the US embassy after their university was closed amid anti-government protests.
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VIDEO: Asia battle for US bullet train deal

Friday, May 1st 2015, 15:55
related places: America

Two titans of Asian business and technology battle for the contract to build America's first bullet train.
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Freddie Gray 'died from bolt injury'

Friday, May 1st 2015, 14:44
related places: Baltimore

Freddie Gray, the Baltimore man whose death sparked rioting in US cities, died in a police van when his head struck a bolt, TV report says.
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US markets rise but LinkedIn hit

Friday, May 1st 2015, 14:26
related places: Wall Street

Wall Street opens higher as stocks rebound from Thursday's falls, but LinkedIn shares sink 18% after disappointing first-quarter results.
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'American diplomats: we are all blondes'

Friday, May 1st 2015, 12:14
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

US envoy to Turkey doctors image in row with Ankara mayor
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Liverpool hope for Sturridge answers

Friday, May 1st 2015, 9:53
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says they hope to sort Daniel Sturridge's "underlying injury issues" in the United States.
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Airbus to sue over German spying row

Friday, May 1st 2015, 8:00
related countries: Germany Germany

Aviation giant Airbus says it will file a criminal complaint over allegations in the media that German spies helped the US carry out industrial espionage.
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