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We have started to collect the most important news related to United States in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Dumb's the word at US box office

Monday, November 17th 2014, 12:10

Dumb and Dumber To, the intentionally misspelt sequel to Jim Carrey's 1994 comedy, tops the US box office chart on its first weekend in cinemas.
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US base opponent wins Okinawa poll

Monday, November 17th 2014, 2:13
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa

An opponent of a US base relocation plan has won the Okinawa governor's election, local reports say, in another setback for the controversial proposal.
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IS hostage killing pure evil - Obama

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 23:06

President Barack Obama condemns as "pure evil" the killing of US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig, beheaded by Islamic State militants.
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US hostage Kassig 'killed by IS'

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 16:21

A video released on to the internet claims to show that Islamic State militants have killed the captured US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig.
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Cameron backing for EU-US trade deal

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 15:13

David Cameron pledges to put "rocket boosters" behind plans for an EU-US free trade deal, following a meeting with fellow leaders at the G20 summit.
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Surgeon with Ebola treated in US

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 23:59
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
related places: Nebraska

A surgeon from Sierra Leone, who is critically ill with Ebola, arrives in the US where he is being treated at an isolation unit in Nebraska.
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Battle turning against IS - Dempsey

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 21:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq

America's top general tells troops in Iraq that momentum is turning against Islamic State, the militant group controlling parts of Iraq and Syria.
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Obama warns of Asia 'intimidation'

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 12:22
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Asia

US President Barack Obama, who is attending the G20 summit in Australia, says Asia's security must not be based on intimidation and bullying.
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'Major milestone' in polio battle

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 0:02

A "major milestone" in the elimination of polio has been reached, the US Centres for Disease Control says.
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VIDEO: Soccer seen as 'sissyball' in Deep South

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 0:01

Soccer, as seen in the US Deep South
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House passes Keystone pipeline bill

Friday, November 14th 2014, 18:42
related places: Keystone, Senate

The US House of Representatives passes a bill to approve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, and it will now go to a vote in the Senate.
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Coal boss indicted in mine disaster

Friday, November 14th 2014, 16:28

Donald Blankenship, the former chief executive of Massey Energy, is indicted for his role in a 2010 West Virginia coal mine explosion - the US's worst coal disaster in 40 years.
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US spy planes 'collect phone data'

Friday, November 14th 2014, 13:44

The Wall Street Journal reports that devices gathering mobile phone data are being flown over the US by the government
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Russia sanctions 'undermine trade'

Friday, November 14th 2014, 12:29
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Western sanctions will hurt the global economy and trade agreements, ahead of the G20 summit.
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Hagel to unveil nuclear arms reform

Friday, November 14th 2014, 11:16

Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel is to announce a major reform of the United States' nuclear arms management after reviews uncovered major flaws.
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Big Bang Theory pays tribute to star

Friday, November 14th 2014, 9:52

US sitcom The Big Bang Theory pays tribute to cast member Carol Ann Susi, who died earlier this week from cancer.
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Obama defends immigration pledge

Friday, November 14th 2014, 9:38

President Barack Obama defends plans to use executive powers to reform the US immigration system, saying Congress has had ample opportunity to act.
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Suu Kyi condemns Myanmar voting laws

Friday, November 14th 2014, 9:18

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says constitutional rules which bar her from running for president are "unjust and undemocratic".
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S&P gives Twitter debt 'junk' status

Friday, November 14th 2014, 0:56
related places: Standard

US ratings agency Standard & Poor's gives social media giant Twitter's debt "junk" status, which is three notches below investment grade.
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An un-Fortunate Veterans Day choice?

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 23:45
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Did a Vietnam War protest song dishonour US troops?
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Kerry sees progress on Jerusalem row

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 22:45
related countries: Jordan Jordan
related places: Jerusalem

US Secretary of State John Kerry says steps have been agreed at talks in Jordan to lower tensions between Israelis and Palestinians.
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VIDEO: 'Progress made in degrading Isil'

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 19:53
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria
related places: Congress

The US and coalition forces are making progress in the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has told Congress.
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Drones 'patrol US-Mexico border'

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 18:44
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The US government is using drones to patrol half of its border with Mexico to detect illegal immigrants and smugglers, a report by the Associated Press says.
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Obama 'confident' of Myanmar change

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 18:32
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Is

The US president says he is "optimistic" about political change in Myanmar during a visit to the country - but adds "change is hard".
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Culture Club scrap reunion tour

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 15:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pop group Culture Club cancel their forthcoming US and UK tour because singer Boy George has developed a throat condition and may need surgery.
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India and US reach WTO breakthrough

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 14:10
related countries: India India

India and US reach a breakthrough in resolving food security, an issue which had been stalling the implementation of a global trade pact.
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Turkish protesters attack US sailors

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 12:19
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

Turkish protesters attack three US sailors in Istanbul, trying to put hoods on them and chanting "Yankees go home".
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Russia fuelling Ukraine war, says US

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 5:11
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The US accuses Russia of undermining a ceasefire in Ukraine after reports of Russian troops and military hardware entering the country.
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VIDEO: Window cleaners rescued 69 storeys up

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 2:29
related places: Manhattan

Two window cleaners have been rescued after a cradle collapsed 69 storeys up at the World Trade Center in Manhattan.
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No more jail for 'cannibal cop' man

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 1:01

A US ex-policeman who was convicted and then cleared of plotting cannibal acts is convicted of a lesser charge, but will serve no more time in prison.
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US Ebola family settles with hospital

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 21:59

The family of the only patient to die of Ebola in the US has received a undisclosed sum from the hospital that treated him, their lawyer has said.
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Two US workers rescued 69 storeys up

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 20:16
related places: Manhattan

New York firefighters have rescued two window cleaners stuck on collapsed cradle 69 storeys above the ground at the World Trade Center.
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Berdych beats Cilic at Tour Finals

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 16:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Tomas Berdych beats out-of-sorts US Open champion Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 at the World Tour Finals in London.
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Energy security 'under threat'

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 12:04

The US shale gas boom disguises serious risks to the security of global energy supplies, according to the International Energy Agency.
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VIDEO: 'China won't play second fiddle to US'

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 11:31
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

China and the US have unveiled new pledges on greenhouse gas emissions, as the leaders of the two countries met for talks in Beijing.
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Arctic blast hits Canada and US

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 9:16
related countries: Canada Canada

Parts of Canada and the US get their first blast of winter, sending temperatures plummeting by as much as 22C (40F) in days.
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Obama and Xi in emissions pledge

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 8:12
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

China and the US unveil "historic" new pledges on greenhouse gas emissions, as the two leaders meet for talks in Beijing.
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US civil rights lawyer Doar dies

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 7:25
related places: Manhattan

John Doar, a civil rights lawyer who played a pivotal role in ending racial segregation in the US, dies in Manhattan aged 92.
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New York Times goes on a Cuban crusade

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 21:18
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The ongoing calls for improved US-Cuba relations
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Big Bank Hank, US rapper, dies at 57

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 18:30
related places: New York

The New York rapper who, as part of the Sugarhill Gang, released what is generally regarded as the first rap record, dies at the age of 57.
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Biden leads Veterans Day events

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 18:08

US Vice-President Joe Biden has laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as part of Veterans Day remembrance events across the US.
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AT&T axes in-flight wi-fi project

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 17:12

Plans to bring broadband connections to passengers flying at 30,000 feet have been dropped by US firm AT&T.
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Tarantino 'to retire' after 10th film

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 16:17

US director Quentin Tarantino says he plans to retire after completing his 10th film because he likes the idea of leaving audiences "wanting a bit more".
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Last US Ebola case 'virus free'

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 16:17
related places: New York

The last known person in the US with Ebola has recovered and has been released from hospital.
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Nigeria fury over US arms refusal

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 15:25
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria criticises the US for refusing to sell the government "lethal" weapons to fight militant Islamists as they seize another town.
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US troops sent into Iraq's Anbar

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 12:42
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Fifty US troops are being deployed to Iraq's troubled Anbar province, the Pentagon says, to advise Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State militants there.
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China blocks US air pollution data

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 8:30
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Authorities in Beijing have told air pollution sites and apps to stop using data provided by the US embassy during Apec, media reports say.
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VIDEO: The long history of Chinese in the US

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 1:37
related countries: China China

The long history of Chinese immigrants in the US
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Child immigrants strain US courts

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 0:33
related places: New York

Inside the New York courts for immigrant children
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VIDEO: US veterans make history in Congress

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 0:27
related places: Congress

Veterans making history in Congress
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US blacklists former Yemen president

Monday, November 10th 2014, 22:42
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The US blacklists former Yemen president Ali Abdallah Saleh and two rebel commanders for threatening the country's peace and stability.
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US healthcare enrolment goal lowered

Monday, November 10th 2014, 22:20
related places: March, White House

The White House expects 9.1 million people to enrol in health insurance through government websites by March, down on previous estimates.
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US and China in extended visa deal

Monday, November 10th 2014, 18:24
related countries: China China

The US and China will grant visas valid for up to a decade to visitors between the two countries under a deal announced by US President Barack Obama.
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US Postal Service in cyber attack

Monday, November 10th 2014, 18:24

The US Postal Service says it was a victim of a cyber attack that may have compromised the personal information of its employees and some customers.
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Iraq's hardest fight: The US battle for Falluja 2004

Monday, November 10th 2014, 17:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq

BBC's Paul Wood on the US battle for Falluja, 10 years on
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China and Japan in ice-breaker talks

Monday, November 10th 2014, 10:46
related countries: China China, Japan Japan, Russia Russia
related places: Beijing

The leaders of China and Japan hold formal talks on the sidelines of a major Asian summit, after years of tension over a territorial row.
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Asian shares mixed with focus on Apec

Monday, November 10th 2014, 2:48
related places: Monday, Wall Street

Asian shares opened lower on Monday following a lacklustre lead from Wall Street even though US jobs data showed a resilient economy.
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Ukraine 'build-up' raises tension

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 22:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The US and the EU express concern at reports of a build-up of separatist reinforcements in eastern Ukraine after a day of shelling in Donetsk.
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Obama signals 'new phase' against IS

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 20:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq

President Barack Obama says the deployment of 1,500 more US troops to Iraq marks a "new phase" in the fight against Islamic State militants.
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Joy as N Korea US prisoners return

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 9:49
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Americans Matthew Todd Miller and Kenneth Bae receive a joyful welcome in the US after their release from detention in North Korea.
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VIDEO: 'Thank you for standing by me'

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 6:12
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Kenneth Bae, one of two Americans to be released from detention in North Korea, thanks well wishers for their ''support and prayers'' on his arrival in the US.
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N Korea detainees arrive back in US

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 5:50
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Two Americans released from detention in North Korea - Matthew Todd Miller and Kenneth Bae - have arrived back in the US.
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The American who turned Ugly Betty into a Russian

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 1:04
related countries: Russia Russia

The American who turned Ugly Betty into a Russian
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US air strikes target IS gathering

Saturday, November 8th 2014, 21:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

Coalition air strikes target an Islamic State gathering near Mosul in Iraq, US officials say, but they cannot confirm IS leader Baghdadi was present.
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VIDEO: US anti-IS troop plan 'not enough'

Saturday, November 8th 2014, 20:54
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A US plan to send more non-combat troops to Iraq will not be enough to defeat Islamic State, a senior Kurdish official in Iraq warns.
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Obama names attorney general choice

Saturday, November 8th 2014, 17:29
related places: New York, White House

US President Barack Obama nominates New York federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder as US attorney general.
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Obama to double US forces in Iraq

Saturday, November 8th 2014, 9:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: White House

President Obama authorises 1,500 troops to be sent to Iraq in non-combat roles in the fight against Islamic State, nearly doubling the US presence.
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Fourth US school attack victim dies

Saturday, November 8th 2014, 7:44
related places: Washington

A fourth victim who was wounded in a US school shooting in Washington state last month, a cousin of the shooter, has died, officials say.
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VIDEO: US to send 1,500 more troops to Iraq

Saturday, November 8th 2014, 4:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US President Barack Obama has authorised the deployment of an extra 1,500 US troops to Iraq.
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US researcher guilty of poisoning

Saturday, November 8th 2014, 2:21
related places: Pittsburgh

A jury in Pittsburgh finds neuroscientist Robert Ferrante guilty of murdering his wife by lacing her energy drink with cyanide.
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No drugs in Robin Williams suicide

Friday, November 7th 2014, 21:38

Robin Williams was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of his suicide, authorities in California reveal.
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White House holds cross-party talks

Friday, November 7th 2014, 20:55
related places: Washington, House, Senate

US President Barack Obama and leaders in the House and Senate hold cross-party talks aimed at ending political gridlock in Washington.
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High court to hear health law case

Friday, November 7th 2014, 19:44

The US Supreme Court agrees to hear a second legal challenge to President Barack Obama's signature 2010 healthcare law.
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Judge accepts Detroit bankruptcy plan

Friday, November 7th 2014, 19:05
related places: Detroit

US judge Steven Rhodes approves Detroit's plan to exit from bankruptcy, 16 months after the city became the largest ever to go broke.
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US unemployment falls in October

Friday, November 7th 2014, 15:49

The US economy added 214,000 jobs in October, while the unemployment rate has fallen to 5.8%, official figures show.
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Wall Street shares fall on jobs data

Friday, November 7th 2014, 15:07
related places: Wall Street, Friday

Wall Street shares fall into negative territory in early Friday trading after US jobs figures failed to convince investors.
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Lollapalooza to take place in Berlin

Friday, November 7th 2014, 11:17
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

The first European edition of US music festival Lollapalooza is to be held in the German capital next year, organisers announce.
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Obama sent 'secret letter' to Iran

Friday, November 7th 2014, 9:59
related countries: Iran Iran

President Barack Obama is said to have written a secret letter to Iran's Supreme Leader describing a shared interest in fighting Islamic State.
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US row over who shot Osama Bin Laden

Friday, November 7th 2014, 6:05

US commandos disagree in public over who fired the shot that killed Osama Bin Laden, more than three years after the al-Qaeda leader's death.
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Four state gay marriage bans upheld

Friday, November 7th 2014, 2:53

A US appeals court has upheld bans on gay marriage in four states, in a ruling that runs counter to a wave of court decisions on gay unions.
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Hit movies drive up Disney revenue

Friday, November 7th 2014, 1:02
related places: Disney

US entertainment giant Walt Disney's fourth quarter revenue beat market expectations thanks to its recent blockbuster movies.
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Hillary Clinton’s dry run for 2016

Friday, November 7th 2014, 0:29

Were the US mid-terms Hillary Clinton's dry run for 2016?
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VIDEO: WW1: The Zimmermann Telegram

Friday, November 7th 2014, 0:03
related countries: Germany Germany, Mexico Mexico

How a decrypted German telegram intended for Mexico pushed the United States into World War One and prompted a wave of hostility on the US-Mexico border.
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VIDEO: How will mid-terms affect Clinton?

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 23:27

Following the US mid-term elections speculation on the 2016 presidential race has increased.
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US retailer lost 53m emails in hack

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 23:14

US retail giant Home Depot says hackers stole 53 million email addresses earlier this year, in addition to millions of payment-card details.
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US author wins Dylan Thomas prize

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 22:30
related places: Swansea

American author Joshua Ferris is announced as the winner of the 2014 International Dylan Thomas Prize at a ceremony in Swansea.
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US strikes target militants in Syria

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 19:20
related countries: Syria Syria

The US says it has carried out air strikes against the al-Qaeda-linked Khorasan group in Syria, whom it accuses of planning attacks on the West.
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Russia rejects claim over Putin ally

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 18:44
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Kremlin, President

The Kremlin dismisses US allegations of money laundering against a close associate of President Putin as another attack on the Russian president.
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Medal of Honor for Civil War soldier

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 17:39
related places: Honor, Gettysburg

The US has bestowed its highest military honour on First Lt. Alonzo Cushing, a soldier killed in the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg.
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VIDEO: US woman found safe after kidnapping

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 11:49
related places: Maryland

A woman whose abduction was caught on CCTV has been safely found in the US state of Maryland, police have said.
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Man held over 'murder pictures' post

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 11:37

Police in the north-western US arrest a man accused of murdering his girlfriend then posting pictures of her body online.
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Asia shares down despite US gains

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 10:12
related places: Senate

Asian shares ended mostly down on Thursday despite US stocks hitting record highs after Republicans took control of the US Congress.
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Jay Z snaps up champagne brand

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 8:00
related places: Brignac

US music mogul Shawn Carter, also known as Jay Z, buys the Armand de Brignac champagne brand.
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US leaders pledge to work together

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 4:51
related places: Republican

Barack Obama and the Republicans promise to work together, after the US president's Democrats suffer a huge defeat in the mid-term elections.
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Kuwaiti Guantanamo inmate sent home

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 4:46
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

A Kuwaiti terror suspect - one of the longest-held detainees at the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay - is sent home, officials say.
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US stocks rally after mid-term vote

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 22:10
related places: Stocks, Wall Street

Stocks on Wall Street close higher, with investors relieved that the mid-term elections produced a clear result.
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Obama 'to ask for $6bn Ebola fund'

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 20:33
related places: Congress

President Barack Obama is to ask Congress for $6.2bn to fight Ebola in West Africa and avoid it spreading in the US, officials say.
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Republicans win control of US Senate

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 13:55

Republicans win control of the Senate in the US mid-term elections, increasing their power in the final years of Barack Obama's presidency.
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US city votes to tax sugary drinks

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 11:07
related places: Berkeley, San Francisco, California

Berkeley, in California, votes to tax sugary soda drinks, but nearby San Francisco says 'no' to the idea.
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VIDEO: 'A very good night for Republicans'

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 7:58

Rajesh Mirchandani explains the results of the US mid-term elections in what was a "very good night for Republicans".
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