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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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US sends draft notices to 1800s men

Friday, July 11th 2014, 14:22

The US agency that manages the nation's dormant military draft apologises after sending draft registration notices to men born in the late 1800s.
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Germany 'right' to expel CIA official

Friday, July 11th 2014, 12:52
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Germany says it was right to order out the top CIA official in Berlin over alleged spying and urges an "honest" partnership with the US.
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Streep lands Callas role on HBO

Friday, July 11th 2014, 10:03

Meryl Streep is to star in an HBO film as legendary opera singer Maria Callas, the US network confirms.
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Gaza fire traded after US truce bid

Friday, July 11th 2014, 9:23
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Gaza

Israel carries out more air strikes on Gaza and militants continue firing rockets into Israel, after the US said it was ready to broker a truce.
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Kerry: Afghan poll crisis 'critical'

Friday, July 11th 2014, 8:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Afghanistan is at a "critical moment" as he tries to resolve tensions over the disputed presidential poll.
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US 'ready to broker Gaza ceasefire'

Friday, July 11th 2014, 8:01
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Gaza

The US is ready to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, President Barack Obama says, amid continued unrest.
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VIDEO: Kerry to hold Afghan poll talks

Friday, July 11th 2014, 5:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to try to resolve tensions over the country's disputed presidential election.
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US-German relations' 'Groundhog Day'

Friday, July 11th 2014, 1:58
related countries: Germany Germany

US must find spy dispute with Germany all too familiar
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US man sentenced for China espionage

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 23:59
related countries: China China

A US man convicted of selling trade secrets to a Chinese state-owned company is sentenced to 15 years in prison.
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No charges in US Capitol chase death

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 20:50

Police officers who fatally shot an unarmed woman after she led them on a car chase through Washington DC will not face criminal charges.
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HIV re-emerges in 'cured' US girl

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 20:44

A child born in the US with HIV and believed cured after very early treatment has now been found to still harbour the virus, doctors say.
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US sues Amazon over app spending

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 18:27
related places: Amazon

The US Federal Trade Commission sues Amazon, alleging it allowed millions of dollars of unauthorised purchases by children in its mobile app store.
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Taliban 'fled' Pakistan offensive

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 18:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Pakistani army commander in North Waziristan says that senior Taliban militants managed to flee before an offensive began in mid-June.
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Bergdahl 'captivity photo' surfaces

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 17:56

A photo of Sgt Bowe Bergdahl posing with a Taliban leader during his captivity in Afghanistan has been dismissed as "propaganda" by the US.
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Markets hit by Portuguese bank fears

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 16:04
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Stock markets in Europe and the US fall sharply over concerns about the health of one of Portugal's biggest banks.
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Germany expels US spy row official

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 15:55
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

The German government has ordered that a CIA official be thrown out of the country in response to two cases of alleged spying by the US.
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Chinese 'hacked US personnel data'

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 14:47
related countries: China China

Chinese hackers broke into a US government database in an attempt to gain personal information of thousands of employees, US media report.
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Six killed in US house shooting

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 8:26
related places: Houston

A gunman suspected of shooting dead six people in the US, including four of his own children, surrenders to police near Houston.
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VIDEO: Lost mobile phone's amazing journey

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 4:47

A US farmer who lost his mobile phone in a grain pit has it returned - nine months later from a different continent.
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American Apparel agrees rescue deal

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 1:19

US clothing retailer American Apparel is reshuffling its management board as part of a deal to raise fresh finance.
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LA Dodgers lose 'beaten fan' lawsuit

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 1:18

A San Francisco Giants fan left brain-damaged after a beating by two LA Dodgers fans wins a lawsuit against the US baseball club.
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Obama and Perry agree on border force

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 0:48
related places: Texas

President Barack Obama sides with Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry on ideas to shore up security on the US-Mexico border.
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Pilot buys pizza for entire plane

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 23:19
related places: Denver, Washington, Wyoming

A US pilot ordered pizzas for a plane full of passengers after their Washington, DC to Denver flight was delayed in Wyoming.
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NSA and FBI 'spied on US Muslims'

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 19:26

The US spied on emails of five high-profile Muslim Americans to try to identify security threats, documents leaked by Edward Snowden show.
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Fed plans to end stimulus in October

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 18:45

The Federal Reserve plans to end its stimulus programme in October if US economic growth continues at its current pace, meeting minutes released on Wednesday reveal.
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Voice of Pinocchio dies aged 87

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 17:01
related places: California

US actor Dickie Jones, who voiced wooden puppet Pinocchio in Walt Disney's 1940 animated film, dies in California aged 87.
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Deadly storms rip through eastern US

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 14:35
related places: New York

A wave of thunderstorms with powerful winds in northern New York have killed at least four and left more than 70,000 people without electricity.
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Snowden wants to extend Russia stay

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 14:12
related countries: Russia Russia

US whistleblower Edward Snowden has officially asked to extend his stay in Russia after his visa expires on 31 July, his lawyer tells the BBC.
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China detains Tibetan writer

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 13:50

The Tibetan writer Tsering Woeser has been placed under house arrest after being invited to the US embassy for an official dinner
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Mail apologises to George Clooney

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 13:39

The Mail Online apologises to US actor George Clooney after publishing a story claiming his fiancee's mother opposes their marriage.
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Second 'suspected spy' in Germany

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 13:28
related countries: Germany Germany

Prosecutors in Germany search the home of a defence ministry employee suspected of spying, in the second such case in a week.
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Clooney slams 'irresponsible' Mail

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 12:29

US actor George Clooney accuses the Daily Mail of "irresponsibility" after it claimed his fiancee's mother opposes their marriage on religious grounds.
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Emirates finalises $56bn 777X order

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 10:52

US plane maker Boeing and Emirates Airline finalise a $56bn deal for 150 new 777X mini-jumbo jets.
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US-China clash would be 'disaster'

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 6:35
related countries: China China

Confrontation with the US would be a "disaster", Chinese President Xi Jinping says, opening an annual dialogue between the two countries.
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VIDEO: US does not seek to contain China

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 4:19
related countries: China China

US Secretary of State John Kerry is in China for talks with President Xi Jinping.
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VIDEO: Obama tackles child migrants issue

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 1:13

The fate of tens of thousands of child migrants in the United States is turning into a major political problem for President Obama.
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VIDEO: US-Iraqi refugees reflect on sectarian crisis

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 0:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Virginia

The BBC spoke with Iraqi refugees in Virginia about the current conflict and their perspective on sectarian divisions in Iraq.
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US warns Europe over Syrian fighters

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 20:43
related countries: Syria Syria

The US attorney general has called on European governments to be more aggressive preventing its own citizens from joining the fighting in Syria.
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Expelled US diplomat condemns Bahrain

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 19:57
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain
related places: Monday

A US diplomat ordered to leave Bahrain on Monday after meeting members of a leading Shia opposition group speaks out against the move on Twitter.
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'Forgotten' US smallpox found in box

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 19:20
related places: Long, Washington

Long forgotten vials of smallpox left in a cardboard box are discovered by a government scientist at a research centre near Washington, officials say.
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Washington 'pot shops' hit by shortage

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 16:44
related places: Washington

Marijuana sales in the western US state of Washington have begun, amid a shortage of the drug in the state.
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Why are children crossing US border?

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 14:35
related places: Why

Why are so many Central American children travelling solo to US?
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AbbVie increases offer for Shire

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 13:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US drugs giant AbbVie has raised its takeover offer for UK rival Shire to £30.1bn in its latest attempt to persuade the firm to agree to a deal.
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US cupcake chain Crumbs shuts stores

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 9:56

US cupcake chain Crumbs is shutting all its shops, a week after its shares were suspended from trading on the Nasdaq index.
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US gives Venezuela stolen Matisse

Monday, July 7th 2014, 23:39
related countries: France France, Venezuela Venezuela

A painting by the French artist Henri Matisse, stolen more than a decade ago, is handed back to Venezuela by the United States.
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UK airports give charged gadget advice

Monday, July 7th 2014, 22:27
related places: Heathrow

Heathrow and Manchester airports tell travellers to the US they must charge any electronic devices carried as hand luggage ahead of checks.
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NFL concussion lawsuit approved

Monday, July 7th 2014, 21:55

A federal judge approves a settlement that would see thousands of former US football players compensated by the National Football League for concussion-related injuries.
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US diplomat expelled from Bahrain

Monday, July 7th 2014, 19:26
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

A senior American diplomat, Tom Malinowski, is ordered to leave Bahrain after meeting a leading Shia opposition group.
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Transformers holds US box office

Monday, July 7th 2014, 8:34

In an unusually quiet 4 July weekend at the North American box office, Transformers: Age of Extinction holds on to the number one spot.
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Anglo American to sell Lafarge stake

Monday, July 7th 2014, 7:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

London-listed mining firm Anglo American is selling its 50% stake in building materials group Lafarge Tarmac to cement maker Lafarge for £885m.
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VIDEO: Electronics targeted in airport checks

Monday, July 7th 2014, 6:24

US transport officials order greater screening of electronic devices at some airports as part of increased security measures.
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US airport checks target electronics

Sunday, July 6th 2014, 18:45

US officials reveal that the bolstered security they ordered at overseas airports last week will include tighter screening of electronic devices.
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US senator urges Afghan vote audit

Sunday, July 6th 2014, 15:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A senior US senator says he expects the Afghan Election Commission to conduct a "comprehensive audit" of votes from the presidential run-off.
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VIDEO: Teenager 'beaten while unconscious'

Sunday, July 6th 2014, 13:50
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli police repeatedly kicked a Palestinian-American teenager even after knocking him unconscious, says the boy's aunt.
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US-Palestinian boy in house arrest

Sunday, July 6th 2014, 11:16
related countries: Israel Israel

A Palestinian-American teenager allegedly beaten while in Israeli police custody is to be held under house arrest for nine days, a judge rules.
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Ordinary people 'caught in NSA net'

Sunday, July 6th 2014, 9:02

Ninety percent of people identified in a tranche of communications intercepted by the NSA were ordinary internet users, not surveillance targets, analysis by a US paper suggests.
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US presses Israel on teen 'beating'

Sunday, July 6th 2014, 4:33
related countries: Israel Israel

The US State Department says it is "profoundly troubled" by reports that a US teenager was beaten while in police custody in East Jerusalem.
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VIDEO: US policeman 'seen hitting' woman

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 15:29

The California Highway Patrol says that it is investigating footage posted on YouTube that shows a policeman repeatedly punching the face and head of a prostrate woman.
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Germans summon envoy over 'US spy'

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 12:20
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

The German authorities summon the US ambassador in Berlin after a 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of spying for the US.
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VIDEO: Fireworks mark 4 July in US

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 7:20

The US celebrates its Independence Day with firework displays across the country.
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US policeman seen 'pummelling' woman

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 7:18

The California Highway Patrol says that it is investigating footage that shows a policeman repeatedly punching the head of a prostrate woman.
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In pictures: 4 July celebrations in US

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 3:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Celebrations to mark the nation's independence from Britain in 1776 take many forms but one thing is certain - the stars and stripes take centre stage.
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VIDEO: US 'double agent' suspected in Germany

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 3:19
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

The German authorities have summoned the US ambassador in Berlin after a man was arrested on suspicion of spying.
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VIDEO: Champion eater proposes to girlfriend

Friday, July 4th 2014, 22:34

A competitive eating champion has proposed to his girlfriend before taking part in an annual 4 July hot dog eating contest in the United States.
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Germany arrests 'suspected US spy'

Friday, July 4th 2014, 19:36
related countries: Germany Germany

A 31-year-old man working for Germany's domestic intelligence agency is detained on suspicion of spying for the US, reports say.
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Hurricane Arthur loses strength

Friday, July 4th 2014, 16:50

Hurricane Arthur has weakened in strength after hitting North Carolina's barrier islands overnight, causing thousands of homes to lose power.
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VIDEO: Dust storm swallows Phoenix, Arizona

Friday, July 4th 2014, 14:49
related places: Phoenix, Arizona

The American city of Phoenix, Arizona, was hit by a massive dust storm on Thursday evening, ahead of the Fourth of July celebrations.
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US billionaire Scaife dies aged 82

Friday, July 4th 2014, 14:12
related places: Scaife

Billionaire American publisher and influential conservative Richard Mellon Scaife dies aged 82.
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VIDEO: Clinton 'not sure' about presidency

Friday, July 4th 2014, 8:28

Hillary Clinton tells the BBC's Naga Munchetty that she is still not sure if she will attempt to become the next president of the US after Barack Obama stands down.
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France steps up airport security

Friday, July 4th 2014, 8:19
related countries: France France
related places: America

France has become the latest country to increase airport security in line with a US request to enhance screening for flights to America.
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VIDEO: What do Americans think of the US?

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 23:05

What people in US really think of their country
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Gatlin beats returning Gay in 100m

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 21:00
related places: Gay

Justin Gatlin beats Tyson Gay in the 100m at the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne on the latter's return from a drugs ban.
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Dow closes over 17,000 for first time

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 17:28

The Dow Jones Industrial Average - a US stock index made up of some of the biggest global firms - closes above 17,000 for the first time.
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US details military role in Somalia

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 15:59
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The United States has for the first time in recent years given details of its military presence inside Somalia, the BBC's Mark Doyle reports.
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UK airports 'normal' after warning

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 15:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK airports say they are running as usual, after the US urges tightened security amid warnings of a "credible" terrorism threat.
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Olympian and POW Zamperini dies

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 15:08

Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner and American World War Two veteran who survived two years as a prisoner of war, dies at the age of 97.
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Boleto hack may lose Brazil $3.75bn

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 14:53
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Researchers from an American security company have unearthed a substantial malware-based fraud ring that has potentially stolen $3.75bn from users of payment method Boleto.
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US economy adds 288,000 jobs in June

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 13:49
related places: June

The US economy added 288,000 jobs in June, latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal - an encouraging sign after disappointing growth in the first quarter of 2014.
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Tighter security for flights to US

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 11:47

Security is being tightened at airports with direct flights into the US - including some in the UK - in response to US warnings of a "credible threat".
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UK stars reign over US album chart

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 10:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith are at numbers one and two on the US album chart - the first time two UK solo acts have taken the top two spots since 1993.
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British Library to show Declaration

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 6:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Independence

Historic US documents the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence will go on display in the UK for the first time next year.
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US woman 'tried to support Isis'

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 1:52
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Denver

A Denver woman was arrested for allegedly trying to provide support to Islamic State of Syria and the Levant (Isis), it has emerged.
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Syria chemical arms leave Italy

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 0:38
related countries: Italy Italy, Syria Syria

A US ship carrying deadly material from Syria's chemical weapons programme leaves Italy in the final phases of the destruction of the arsenal.
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Why US will conquer world football

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 23:13

Five reasons why US will win World Cup - some day
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Storm Arthur threatens 4 July plans

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 22:17

US government forecasters issue a hurricane warning along the east coast, as Tropical Storm Arthur threatens to soak Fourth of July celebrations.
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US outrage at Palestinian teen death

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 20:56
related countries: Israel Israel

The US and UN condemn the abduction and murder of a Palestinian teenager in Israel, which sparked fierce clashes in East Jerusalem.
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Target to customers: No guns please

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 20:04
related places: Texas

US retail giant Target asks customers not to bring guns into its stores, after gun rights activists demonstrated with rifles in one in Texas.
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VIDEO: Effects of white supremacy linger in US

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 17:07
related places: Arkansas

Exactly 50 years since the Civil Rights Act was signed into law in the US, Aleem Maqbool visits Arkansas where the effects of white supremacy are still being felt.
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Benghazi suspect remains in custody

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 16:30
related places: Washington

A judge has ordered suspected ringleader of the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Ahmed Abu Khattala, held pending trial.
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Nasa launches carbon dioxide observer

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 9:57
related places: Earth

The US space agency lofts a high-resolution carbon dioxide observatory, to study where the gas is being emitted and absorbed at the Earth's surface.
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India summons US envoy over snooping

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 8:58
related countries: India India

India summons a top US diplomat to complain about spying after fresh allegations that the National Security Agency (NSA) targeted the governing BJP.
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Goldman Sachs fined over dark pool

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 4:44

Goldman Sachs is fined $800,000 (£466,000) by a US regulator for "failing" to ensure that trades in its dark pool took place at the best price.
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US protesters block migrant buses

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 4:24
related places: California

Buses carrying migrant children and families are prevented by demonstrators from reaching a processing centre in southern California.
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10 tweets about US hero Tim Howard

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 2:29

10 tweets about a new American hero
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Klinsmann 'proud' despite US exit

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 0:35

United States boss Jurgen Klinsmann pays tribute to his side and hopes to build on their success after the 2014 World Cup.
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Belgium 2-1 USA

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 23:11
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Extra-time goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku send Belgium into the World Cup quarter-finals at the USA's expense.
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Panama gangs get one-month amnesty

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 21:36
related countries: Panama Panama

The new President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, gives criminal gangs operating in the Central American nation one month to disarm.
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Fans watch valiant US World Cup exit

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 21:29
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Workplaces across the US emptied early as millions watched the national team exit the World Cup in a thrilling defeat to Belgium in Salvador.
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US football referee dies after punch

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 18:31
related places: Michigan

A football referee in the US state of Michigan dies after being punched in the head during an altercation with a player, police and witnesses say.
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Putin's 'gay kiss'

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 17:36

Why Russians are furious with US singer Demi Lovato
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