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VIDEO: 65 years, 1 Queen and 12 presidents

Thursday, April 21st 2016, 5:02
related places: Queen

There have been 12 American presidents during the Queen's reign and in that time she's met nearly all of them.
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What is 'actual innocence' in US justice?

Wednesday, April 20th 2016, 23:20

Could a radical experiment save the broken US justice system?
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Criminal charges in Flint water crisis

Wednesday, April 20th 2016, 19:46
related places: Flint

Michigan's attorney general files charges against three officials over contaminated water supplies in Flint.
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Top court gives Iran cash to US victims

Wednesday, April 20th 2016, 17:03
related countries: Iran Iran, Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

The US Supreme Court permits the families of victims of a 1983 bombing in Beirut and other terror attacks to collect nearly $2bn (£1.4bn) in frozen Iranian assets.
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US criminal probe into Panama Papers

Wednesday, April 20th 2016, 14:22
related countries: Panama Panama

The US Justice Department opens a criminal investigation into tax avoidance schemes exposed by the Panama Papers.
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Obama arrives in Saudi Arabia for talks

Wednesday, April 20th 2016, 10:45
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Gulf

President Barack Obama begins a visit to Saudi Arabia, at a time of strained relations between the US and Gulf countries.
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Trump and Clinton win New York vote

Wednesday, April 20th 2016, 10:39
related places: New York

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton secure victories in the New York primaries, taking them a step closer to the Republican and Democratic presidential nominations.
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Utah declares porn public health hazard

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 22:03
related places: Utah

The mainly Mormon US state of Utah becomes the first to declare pornography to be a public health risk.
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VIDEO: Who's the most 'New York'?

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 17:02
related places: New York

Three of the candidates for the US presidency have ties to New York, but which is the true New Yorker? The BBC asked some locals to weigh in.
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Houston disaster over 'record' flood

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 13:30
related places: Houston

A state of emergency is declared in Houston, the fourth-largest city in the US, after record rainfall claimed five lives.
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Everybody Loves Raymond actress dies

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 8:39

Doris Roberts, who was best known for playing meddling mother Marie Barone in US sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, dies aged 90.
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US convoy kills boy in Cameroon

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 8:28
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

The US ambassador to the UN expresses her "great sorrow" after her motorcade accidentally kills a seven-year-old boy in Cameroon.
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Pearl Jam scrap N Carolina gig over law

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 3:31

The US rock band Pearl Jam cancel a concert in North Carolina in protest against the state's new law on LGBT rights.
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US extra troops to aid Iraq war on IS

Monday, April 18th 2016, 15:58
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US is to send 200 extra troops to Iraq to help the fight against so-called Islamic State, officials say.
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Monday, April 18th 2016, 15:49

The US Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from a group of authors who claim Google breached copyright laws by scanning books.
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Arabic speaker told to leave US plane

Monday, April 18th 2016, 14:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: California

An Iraqi university student in California says he was escorted off a Southwest Airlines flight for having a conversation in Arabic.
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VIDEO: Clooney: Money in US politics 'ridiculous'

Sunday, April 17th 2016, 15:41

George Clooney has admitted that there is a "ridiculous" amount of money involved in US politics, following criticism of the sums raised at fundraisers.
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Nine inmates released from Guantanamo

Sunday, April 17th 2016, 8:54
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Yemen Yemen
related places: Guantanamo

Nine Yemeni prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba have arrived in Saudi Arabia after being transferred, US officials say.
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Ted Cruz picks up delegates in Wyoming

Sunday, April 17th 2016, 0:29
related places: Wyoming

US Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz wins all 14 delegates in contention at a state party convention in Wyoming.
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Cinema chain makes U-turn over texting

Friday, April 15th 2016, 15:12

US cinema chain AMC changes its mind over allowing texting in some of its venues after its plan drew criticism online.
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Helicopter sent for US governor’s wallet

Friday, April 15th 2016, 15:11
related places: Alabama

A police helicopter was used to retrieve the lost wallet of the Alabama governor, at a cost of $4,000 (£2,800), local media report.
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Putin apology for Panama Papers error

Friday, April 15th 2016, 12:10
related countries: Germany Germany, Panama Panama, Russia Russia

Russia's President Putin apologises for erroneously claiming that German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung was owned by the US bank Goldman Sachs.
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Pepper spray college 'hid web results'

Friday, April 15th 2016, 10:02

The American university at the centre of a pepper spray row paid consultants more than $175,000 (£123,000) to bury online search results about the incident.
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North Korea missile test 'fails'

Friday, April 15th 2016, 6:33
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea has tested a missile off its east coast but the launch appears to have failed, say US and South Korean officials.
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VIDEO: How do Monarch butterflies navigate?

Friday, April 15th 2016, 4:11
related countries: Canada Canada, Mexico Mexico
related places: Monarch

Scientists in the United States say they have solved one of nature's great navigation mysteries, how Monarch butterflies migrate all the way from Canada to Mexico.
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VIDEO: Inside a US oil 'man camp'

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 23:16

Temporary lodging camps, known as "man camps," can be found across North Dakota to house the thousands of workers who came to work in the oil industry.
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Kerry: 'We could have shot down jets'

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 21:01
related countries: Russia Russia

The US would have been within its rights to shoot down Russian jets that flew close to a warship in the Baltic Sea, Secretary of State John Kerry says.
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We Shall Overcome 'should be free'

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 14:44

A song that became an anthem of the US civil rights movement should be free for all to perform, say lawyers seeking to end its copyright protection.
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Cinema chain set to allow texting

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 10:24

One of the largest cinema chains in the US considers letting customers use their mobile phones during films.
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Woman 'streamed rape on Periscope'

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 10:00

A woman from the US is charged with streaming the rape of a teenage girl via Twitter's live video app Periscope.
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US reveals joint patrols with Philippines

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 9:50
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The United States Navy is conducting rare joint patrols with the Philippines in the South China Sea, US officials reveal.
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Russia denies US ship flybys were unsafe

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 9:04
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia says it observed all required safety measures when its aircraft flew close to a US warship in international waters of the Baltic Sea.
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Basketball's Bryant shines in final game

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 6:17
related places: Bryant

One of basketball's biggest stars, Kobe Bryant, ends his 20-year career with a stunning performance, scoring 60 points for the LA Lakers.
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Chicago police 'dogged by racism'

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 4:15
related places: Chicago

The police force in the US city of Chicago is plagued by racism, according to an official report which recommends sweeping changes.
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VIDEO: 'No doubt' Zika causes birth defects

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 2:29
related places: Health

Health officials in the United States have confirmed that the Zika virus in pregnant women causes babies to be born with unusually small heads and severe brain abnormalities.
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US confirms Zika causes birth defects

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 22:18

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirms that the Zika virus causes severe birth defects including microcephaly.
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Russia warplanes 'buzz' US Navy ship

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 21:00
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Baltic

Russian jets make a "simulated attack" on a US missile destroyer in the Baltic Sea, coming within 9m (30ft) of it, a US official says.
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Strong earthquake shakes Myanmar

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 20:42
related countries: China China, India India

A strong earthquake has struck Myanmar, the US Geological Survey says, with shaking felt in north-east India, Bangladesh and Nepal.
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Schoolgirls face rap for hiring stripper

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 19:33
related places: Iowa

Education officials in the US state of Iowa are investigating after schoolgirls hired a male stripper for their annual banquet.
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EU watchdogs reject Safe Harbour fix

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 11:59

Privacy watchdogs say changes must be made to a proposed EU-US data transfer pact meant to replace the Safe Harbour agreement.
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Ted Cruz is US citizen, judge rules

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 9:52
related places: Republican

A New Jersey judge finds Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is a "natural-born citizen" under the US constitution and may run in the state's primary.
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Coal giant Peabody files for bankruptcy

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 9:09
related places: Peabody

Peabody Energy, the world's largest privately-owned coal miner, has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US.
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All the presidents' regrets

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 23:03

After Obama's 'mistake', what other US leaders say they got wrong
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US jails trouser turtle smuggler

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 22:20
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian man stopped at the US border with 51 live turtles hidden in his trousers has been jailed for nearly five years for smuggling.
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US governor reconsiders 'anti-gay' law

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 21:31

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory says he wants to make changes to a controversial new state law condemned by many as anti-gay.
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Paul Ryan rules out presidential bid

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 19:39

US House Speaker Paul Ryan rules out making a late attempt to become the Republican presidential nominee.
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Kerry defends free trade deals

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 19:24
related places: California

The US Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a staunch defence of free trade in a speech in California, wading in on a key election issue for both parties.
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Zika virus 'scarier than thought' - US

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 8:47

The Zika virus is "scarier" than first thought and its impact on the US could be greater than predicted, public health officials say.
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Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 7:33

Led Zeppelin founders Robert Plant and Jimmy Page must face trial in a copyright row over the song Stairway to Heaven, a US court rules.
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US Navy officer charged with spying

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 0:36
related countries: China China, Taiwan Taiwan

A US Navy officer is charged with espionage, accused of passing military secrets to China and Taiwan.
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VIDEO: Want to live longer in the US? Get rich

Monday, April 11th 2016, 23:02

A new study shows the significant gulf between the wealthy and poor in the US when it comes to life spans. However, there is hope in some areas of the country where there is a narrowing between income and life expectancy.
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US policeman in 'body-slam' video sacked

Monday, April 11th 2016, 18:30
related places: Texas

A Texas school police officer who was shown 'body slamming' a 12-year-old girl in a mobile phone video is fired.
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VIDEO: Kerry makes historic visit to Hiroshima

Monday, April 11th 2016, 17:22
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Hiroshima

The US Secretary of State says his visit to the Japanese city of Hiroshima was a "gut-wrenching" reminder of the need to get rid of nuclear weapons.
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Trump lambasts 'rigged' poll system

Monday, April 11th 2016, 17:21
related places: Colorado, Republican

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has criticised the way the US picks nominees as "rigged" after losing in Colorado.
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Obama admits Libya was 'worst mistake'

Monday, April 11th 2016, 12:08
related countries: Libya Libya

US President Barack Obama says the worst mistake of his presidency was failing to prepare for the aftermath of toppling Libyan leader Col Gaddafi.
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Adams cancels show over anti-gay law

Monday, April 11th 2016, 11:26

Singer Bryan Adams cancels a concert in Mississippi over the US state's controversial new religious liberty law.
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Iran 'receiving Russian missile system'

Monday, April 11th 2016, 11:02
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel, Russia Russia, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Russia is reported to have started delivering S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Iran - a deal opposed by Israel, the US and Saudi Arabia.
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Kerry makes historic visit to Hiroshima

Monday, April 11th 2016, 8:54

US Secretary of State John Kerry makes a historic visit to Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park, the most senior administration official ever to visit the city.
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Daily Mail owner considering Yahoo bid

Monday, April 11th 2016, 7:34

The owner of the Daily Mail newspaper is considering a bid for the struggling US internet company Yahoo.
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Man charged over US football shooting

Sunday, April 10th 2016, 15:24
related places: New Orleans

A 29-year-old man is charged with murdering American football player Will Smith in New Orleans on Saturday night.
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Missing in Chile: What happened to Boris Weisfeiler?

Saturday, April 9th 2016, 23:36
related countries: Chile Chile

Searching for a US hiker who went missing three decades ago
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'No end date' for Kabul power-sharing

Saturday, April 9th 2016, 22:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

There is no fixed date for an end to the power-sharing deal between rival Afghan leaders, says US Secretary of State John Kerry during a visit to Kabul.
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Bernie Sanders wins Wyoming contest

Saturday, April 9th 2016, 22:17
related places: Sanders, Wyoming

Bernie Sanders wins the latest stage in the battle for the Democratic nomination in the US presidential election by securing victory in Wyoming.
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US Navy rescues sailors from island

Saturday, April 9th 2016, 20:55
related places: Pacific

Three sailors are rescued from an uninhabited Pacific island by the US Navy after spelling out "help" with palm fronds.
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US issues warning over Turkey travel

Saturday, April 9th 2016, 14:14
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Antalya, Istanbul

The US warns its citizens of "credible threats" to tourist areas in Turkey, particularly in Istanbul and the resort city of Antalya.
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Man rescued from cliff after proposing

Saturday, April 9th 2016, 10:44
related places: California

A US man's romantic marriage proposal from a steep cliff face in California hits the rocks after he gets stuck and has to be rescued.
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Reusable rocket lands on sea platform

Saturday, April 9th 2016, 8:59

The US aerospace company SpaceX successfully lands a reusable rocket on an ocean platform, after four previous attempts failed.
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Former US Speaker 'covered up abuse'

Saturday, April 9th 2016, 7:30

Former US House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5m (£2.5m) to a person he allegedly sexually abused when the victim was aged 14, court papers show.
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VIDEO: Boy sealed in lorry rescued by texting

Saturday, April 9th 2016, 3:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A seven-year-old boy from Afghanistan was rescued from a sealed lorry on a British motorway after texting someone in the US for help.
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VIDEO: US firm sets 'mattress dominoes' record

Friday, April 8th 2016, 22:54

More than 1,000 workers and mattresses set a new world record for "largest human mattress dominoes", according to Guinness World Records.
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US pushes for access to iPhones

Friday, April 8th 2016, 21:54
related places: New York, Justice, Apple

The US Department of Justice is to pursue its request for Apple to help unlock an iPhone that is part of a drugs case in New York.
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Two dead in US Air Force base shooting

Friday, April 8th 2016, 16:56
related places: Texas

Police officials tell US media that an airman shot his commander in an apparent murder-suicide at a base in Texas.
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US journalist abducted in Syria freed

Friday, April 8th 2016, 16:27
related countries: Syria Syria

A US freelance photographer who has been held in Syria for almost four years is released, the State Department says.
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Charlie Sheen investigated by US police

Friday, April 8th 2016, 9:36

Actor Charlie Sheen is facing a police investigation after he reports he was recorded making threats against his ex-girlfriend, who is suing him for assault and battery.
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US policeman 'body-slams girl, 12'

Friday, April 8th 2016, 7:01
related places: San Antonio

School authorities in San Antonio, Texas are investigating a video showing a school police officer body slamming a 12-year-old girl to the ground.
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Could Trump really save the US $19tn?

Thursday, April 7th 2016, 23:02

Can he really save the US $19 trillion?
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US fails to stop plane seats 'shrinking'

Thursday, April 7th 2016, 21:21

Legislation that would have set minimum standards for passenger space aboard commercial aeroplanes fails to pass in the US Senate.
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Gender equality 'lifts US economy'

Thursday, April 7th 2016, 20:07

Gender equality in the workplace could add $4.3 trillion (£3 trillion) to the US economy by 2025, a study has found.
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IS-held Iraq city's residents 'starving'

Thursday, April 7th 2016, 16:33
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Residents in the Iraqi city of Falluja are being forced to eat grass soup, says US-based campaign group Human Rights Watch (HRW).
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US poet defends Chinese food poem

Thursday, April 7th 2016, 10:34
related countries: China China

US poet Calvin Trillin says he has been misinterpreted after being accused of racism over a poem about Chinese food published in the New Yorker.
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VIDEO: Country music legend Merle Haggard dies

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 22:43

American country music legend Merle Haggard has died of pneumonia on his 79th birthday.
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Florida repeals ban on co-habitation

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 22:05
related places: Florida

The US state of Florida repeals a rarely enforced law that barred unmarried couples from living together.
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Former US coal CEO sentenced to prison

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 21:21
related places: West Virginia

Former coal CEO Don Blankenship is sentenced to prison for his role in a West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 men in 2010.
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Country legend Merle Haggard dead at 79

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 19:45

Haggard wrote songs, sang and played fiddle and guitar, usually singing about American pride, rebels and outlaws.
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VIDEO: Liquid-pumped robot made by 3D printer

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 19:33

Robotics researchers in the US develop a new technique to build working robots using a 3D printer.
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Pfizer scraps $160bn Allergan deal

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 11:33
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Drugmaker Pfizer confirms it has "terminated" its planned merger with Ireland's Allergan following news of possible changes to US tax laws.
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Cruz wins Wisconsin in blow to Trump

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 9:00
related places: Trump

US presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders boost their campaigns with victories in the Wisconsin state primary.
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US law school renaming causes blushes

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 7:58

A US university's plans to rename its law school after late Supreme Court judge Antonin Scalia prompts hilarity over its unfortunate acronym.
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US returns looted Mongolian dinosaurs

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 3:04
related countries: Mongolia Mongolia

US officials return a collection of dinosaur eggs and other fossils to Mongolia after an investigation found they were smuggled out of the country.
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'Monster' alligator is shot in Florida

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 1:35
related places: Florida

A hunter in the US tells the BBC how he shot an 800lb (360kg) "monster alligator" that was feasting on his farm's cattle.
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Fake US university exposes visa scheme

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 22:30

Twenty-one people are arrested after US authorities set up a fake university to expose immigration fraud.
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VIDEO: Mother hears dead son's heart after transplant

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 21:31
related places: Nebraska

A mother in Nebraska in the US has heard the heartbeat of a man who received her son's heart in a transplant.
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US state signs 'religious liberty' law

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 21:05

The governor of Mississippi signs a controversial bill that allows business to refuse service to gay couples based on religious beliefs.
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Trump would 'cut off cash to Mexico'

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 17:38
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump says he would cut off remittances sent home by Mexicans based in the US, until they pay for a border wall.
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VIDEO: US military dog awarded veterans medal

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 12:24
related places: Lucca

US Marine Corps dog Lucca, who lost her leg on duty, receives a veterans charity medal honouring the work of animals in war
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Iraq arms smuggling suspect sent to US

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 4:47
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A Singaporean man is extradited to the US to face charges of illegally exporting US technology allegedly used in explosive devices in Iraq.
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VIDEO: Mexico: Laughing or crying over Trump?

Monday, April 4th 2016, 22:44
related places: Republican

During the last week Republican front-runner Donald Trump has sparked outcry over comments he made about abortion and raised eyebrows with remarks about US foreign policy.
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Guantanamo pair moved to Senegal

Monday, April 4th 2016, 15:46
related countries: Senegal Senegal

Two Libyans held at the US military prison in Guantanamo have been flown to Senegal for resettlement, the Pentagon says.
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VIDEO: 'A jolt - followed by a fireball'

Monday, April 4th 2016, 5:18
related places: Philadelphia

Two people have been killed, and 35 injured, after a train derailed south of the US city of Philadelphia.
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Tribal chief Joe Medicine Crow dies

Sunday, April 3rd 2016, 23:45
related places: Crow

Joe Medicine Crow, a Native American historian and last surviving war chief from his Crow tribe, dies aged 102.
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