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United States: news

Key Nato allies 'ready to fight IS'

Friday, September 5th 2014, 18:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US President Barack Obama says a "core coalition" is ready to join the US in military action against Islamic State militants in Iraq.
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Third American with Ebola arrives in US

Friday, September 5th 2014, 17:19
related countries: Liberia Liberia

A US aid worker infected with Ebola in Liberia has arrived in Nebraska for treatment in an isolation unit.
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Iran 'backs US military contacts'

Friday, September 5th 2014, 16:19
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has approved contacts with US military officials to help defeat Islamic State militants, the BBC learns.
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US adds 142,000 jobs in August

Friday, September 5th 2014, 13:56
related places: August

The US economy added 142,000 jobs in August, latest figures reveal, less than expected partially as a result of a supermarket strike.
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Federer fights back to pip Monfils

Friday, September 5th 2014, 5:25
related places: New York

Roger Federer fights back from two sets down against Gael Monfils to win a thrilling five-set US Open quarter-final in New York.
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US vets find 43 socks in sick dog

Friday, September 5th 2014, 3:59

US veterinary surgeons operating on a sick dog discover the cause of their patient's malaise - 43 and a half socks.
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Nevada chosen for Tesla factory

Friday, September 5th 2014, 1:28
related places: Nevada, Tesla

The governor of the US state of Nevada says that the Tesla electric car manufacturer has chosen his state as the site for a $5bn battery factory.
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US ex-governor guilty of corruption

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 22:59
related places: Virginia

The former governor of the US state of Virginia, Bob McDonnell, and his wife are convicted of corruption, after receiving gifts in return for endorsements.
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VIDEO: Tense Ukraine troops turn on cameras

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 22:02
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Western

Western countries are preparing to tighten sanctions on Russia over its action in Ukraine, US and British officials say.
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Arrests at US fast food protests

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 21:21

Hundreds of US fast food workers are arrested at protests in cities across the country after staging sit-ins demanding a "living wage" of $15 an hour.
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Doctor Who 'beheading scene' edited

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 19:03

The BBC says it has edited an episode of Doctor Who to remove footage where a character is beheaded, following the murder of two US journalists by Islamic State militants.
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Ferguson police face new probe

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 18:53
related places: Ferguson

The US will open a broad investigation into policing in Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of the killing of an unarmed black teenager.
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VIDEO: Aboard carrier launching strikes on IS

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 18:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq

American warplanes have continued to launch air strikes on Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq, many from the USS HW Bush in the Persian Gulf.
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BP guilty of 'gross negligence'

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 16:02
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A US judge rules BP was "grossly negligent" and guilty of reckless conduct in the lead-up to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
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VIDEO: Teens run riot at US detention centre

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 14:35
related places: Tennessee, Six

Six teenagers are still being sought by Police in Tennessee after they escaped from a juvenile detention centre.
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Stolen nudes prompt changes at 4Chan

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 11:08

The image-sharing site at the centre of the celebrity image leaking scandal has vowed to comply with US laws and actively remove stolen pictures.
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Court chides Belgium in terror case

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 10:29
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Tunisia Tunisia

Belgium violated the rights of a Tunisian-born terror suspect extradited to the US last year, European Court judges rule.
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Djokovic had physical edge - Murray

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 8:53
related places: Murray

Britain's Andy Murray says world number one Novak Djokovic was physically better in his US Open quarter-final defeat.
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Djokovic beats Murray to reach semis

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 6:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: New York, Murray

World number one Novak Djokovic beats Britain's Andy Murray in four sets to reach the US Open semi-finals in New York.
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US drug chain CVS ends tobacco sales

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 4:41

US pharmacy chain CVS Caremark stops selling cigarettes and other tobacco products nearly a month earlier than planned.
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Murdered US TV host 'a paedophile'

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 4:02

Evidence that a murdered US television host was a paedophile is "clear and overwhelming", an American prosecutor says.
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Murdered US reporter's family speaks

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 0:51

The family of US journalist Steven Sotloff speak publicly for the first time since a video of his beheading was released by Islamic State militants.
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Biden - Chase IS to 'gates of hell'

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 20:09

US Vice President Joe Biden says the US will follow the Islamic State militants who have killed two US journalists "to the gates of hell".
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Makarova into US Open semi-final

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 18:49
related countries: Russia Russia, Seychelles Seychelles

Russia's Ekaterina Makarova beats 16th seed Victoria Azarenka to reach the semi-finals of the US Open.
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Beheading 'will not intimidate US'

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 17:59

President Obama vows to build a coalition to "degrade and destroy" the militants who beheaded journalist Steven Sotloff.
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US porch killer jailed for 17 years

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 15:02
related places: Detroit

A man who killed an unarmed woman who banged on the door of his home in suburban Detroit is sentenced to 17 years in prison.
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VIDEO: Beheading 'will not intimidate US'

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 12:51

President Barack Obama has vowed the US will not be intimidated, after Islamic State militants released a video showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.
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Somalia offers Islamists amnesty

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 11:53
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somalia's government offers an amnesty to fighters of Islamist group al-Shabab, amid uncertainty over whether its leader survived a US air strike.
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Morgan announces CNN departure

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 8:15

Interviewer Piers Morgan leaves US cable network CNN after four years, despite being offered a chance to extend his tenure there.
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Larry David set for Broadway debut

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 7:48
related places: New York, Broadway

Larry David, co-creator of US sitcom hit Seinfeld, is to appear on the New York stage for the first time next year.
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Outrage at 'US hostage beheading'

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 7:11

An Islamic State video purporting to show the beheading of US hostage Steven Sotloff sparks outrage, with the UN calling it a "despicable crime".
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Obama in Europe for Ukraine talks

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 7:05
related countries: Estonia Estonia, Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

US President Barack Obama arrives in Estonia for talks with regional leaders amid growing concern over Russia's intervention in Ukraine.
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Islamic State 'beheads US hostage'

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 5:13

An Islamic State video purporting to show the beheading of Steven Sotloff, a US journalist abducted by the group, is released.
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Wozniacki strolls into US Open semis

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 3:08
related countries: China China, Denmark Denmark

Caroline Wozniacki loses only one game in beating Sara Errani to set up a US Open semi-final meeting with Peng Shuai.
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Monfils through to face Federer

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 1:59

France's 20th seed Gael Monfils upsets seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov and will face Roger Federer in the US Open quarter-finals.
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Arthur Andersen name resurrected

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 1:34

US auditor Arthur Andersen is having its name resurrected more than a decade after it collapsed because of the Enron accounting scandal.
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Mahan, Bradley, Simpson get US picks

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 23:47

Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson are named the US wildcards for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles this month.
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DNA overturns 30-year US convictions

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 22:56

Two US men who spent three decades in prison for rape and murder, one on death row, are released after new DNA evidence proves their innocence.
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Murray ready for Djokovic challenge

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 22:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Andy Murray is relishing the prospect of facing world number one Novak Djokovic in a US Open night session.
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VIDEO: Islamic State 'kills US journalist'

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 21:30

Islamic State has released a video online which purports to show the beheading of Steven Sotloff, a US journalist being held hostage by the militants.
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US targets al-Shabab's leader

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 19:44
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The US military says it has carried out air strikes in Somalia, targeting the leader of militant group al-Shabab, but it is unclear if he was killed.
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Mass escape from juvenile US prison

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 18:35
related places: Tennessee

More than 30 teenagers held at a juvenile detention centre in Tennessee escape by crawling through a fence and nine are still being sought.
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Halliburton agrees oil spill deal

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 14:42
related countries: Mexico Mexico

US oilfield firm Halliburton says it has agreed a $1.1bn settlement to meet the majority of claims against it for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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Dollar General raises bid for rival

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 11:27

Dollar General, the lead discount retailer in the United States, raises its bid for rival store Family Dollar to almost $9.1bn (£5.51bn).
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Survivor singer Jamison dies aged 63

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 9:31
related places: Jamison

Jimi Jamison, the lead singer for US rock band Survivor, who sang and co-wrote the theme tune for hit TV series Baywatch, dies aged 63.
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Brain 'can learn to eat healthily'

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 7:53

The brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, suggests a study from the US.
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US works to free trio in N Korea

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 2:50
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: White House

The White House says securing the release of three American citizens detained in North Korea is a "top priority", after they appealed for help.
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I'm nearly back to my best - Murray

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 0:44
related places: Murray

Andy Murray says he is close to playing his best tennis after beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to reach the US Open quarter-finals.
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Murray beats Tsonga to reach quarters

Monday, September 1st 2014, 21:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Andy Murray beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5 7-5 6-4 to book a US Open quarter-final against Novak Djokovic.
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Djokovic & Serena win at US Open

Monday, September 1st 2014, 21:13

Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams win in straight sets to ease to the quarter-finals of the US Open.
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Israel to take over West Bank land

Monday, September 1st 2014, 21:02
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israel unveils plans to take 400 hectares of land in the occupied West Bank, triggering criticism from the Palestinians and the US.
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Shot TV host was to face grand jury

Monday, September 1st 2014, 17:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British talk show host who was shot dead in the United States was due to appear before a grand jury on the day he was killed, it is revealed.
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Guardians is top US film of 2014

Monday, September 1st 2014, 9:03

Sci-fi blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy rules the US box office, becoming the biggest film of the year so far.
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Heineken sells Mexico packaging unit

Monday, September 1st 2014, 7:17
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Heineken sells its Mexican packaging business to US firm Crown Holdings in a deal worth $1.23bn (£740m).
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US senators urge arms for Ukraine

Monday, September 1st 2014, 5:31
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Key American senators call for the US to send weapons to help Ukraine fight what they say is "a Russian invasion".
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Wozniacki beats Sharapova in US Open

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 21:46

Caroline Wozniacki reaches the US Open quarter-final with a three-set win over fifth seed Maria Sharapova.
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Tsonga 'less afraid' of Murray

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 20:15
related places: Murray

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga goes into his US Open fourth-round match against Andy Murray boosted by the Briton's uncertain form.
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Kvitova beaten by qualifier Krunic

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 4:53

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova becomes the latest shock exit at the US Open, losing to qualifier Aleksandra Krunic.
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Murray in good shape to face Tsonga

Saturday, August 30th 2014, 23:22

Andy Murray believes his physical problems are behind him as he heads into the second week of the US Open.
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Murray into US Open fourth round

Saturday, August 30th 2014, 22:19
related countries: Russia Russia

Andy Murray sees off Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov in four sets to reach the last 16 of the US Open in New York.
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US TV host found murdered at home

Saturday, August 30th 2014, 19:14
related places: Suffolk, Louisiana

A US television host and former Suffolk dance school teacher was shot dead by his son-in-law at his home in Louisiana, local police say.
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Iran anger over new US sanctions

Saturday, August 30th 2014, 14:20
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani criticises new US sanctions, saying they will harm negotiations over his country's nuclear programme.
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Federer & Sharapova win at US Open

Saturday, August 30th 2014, 4:21
related countries: Italy Italy

Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova enjoy straight sets wins in the US Open but Venus Williams and Simona Halep go out.
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Texas abortion provisions struck down

Saturday, August 30th 2014, 0:32
related places: Texas

A US judge strikes down part of a Texas abortion law that would have closed more than a dozen clinics.
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Cold War US spy dies in prison

Friday, August 29th 2014, 21:17

A former US navy sailor who led a spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison medical centre at the age of 77.
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US steps up sanctions over Iran

Friday, August 29th 2014, 17:54
related countries: Iran Iran

The US has imposed new sanctions on companies and individuals in connection with Iran's nuclear programme.
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Legroom row diverts second US flight

Friday, August 29th 2014, 16:56

A US flight bound for Europe diverts after a mid-air fight between passengers over legroom, in the second such incident in a week.
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Belafonte to receive honorary Oscar

Friday, August 29th 2014, 9:26
related places: Oscar

US actor and singer Harry Belafonte is to be honoured by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
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Rivers 'resting' after health scare

Friday, August 29th 2014, 8:30

US comedienne Joan Rivers, 81, is "resting comfortably" and with her family after reportedly going into cardiac arrest during surgery on her vocal cords.
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Obama: Russia causing Ukraine crisis

Friday, August 29th 2014, 5:39
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

US President Barack Obama accuses Russia of being responsible for the violence in eastern Ukraine, as Nato prepares to hold an emergency meeting.
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No charges in US accidental shooting

Friday, August 29th 2014, 5:10

Officials say there will be no charges following an incident in which a nine-year-old girl fatally shot a gun range instructor.
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Murray breezes into US Open last 32

Friday, August 29th 2014, 1:30
related countries: Germany Germany

Andy Murray makes short work of German qualifier Matthias Bachinger as the Briton advances to the US Open third round.
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Visiting a Kurdish capital in the US

Friday, August 29th 2014, 0:13

Middle Eastern haven in the American south
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DNA tells story of Arctic peopling

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 18:52
related places: Arctic

A study of genetic sequences sheds light on the settling of the North American Arctic, from ancient "Paleo-Eskimos" to the modern-day Inuit.
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Police seize video gamer live on cam

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 16:06
related places: Denver

Armed police dramatically raid the office of a video gamer near Denver, US - and the incident was broadcast live online.
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US supermarket sale ends bitter feud

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 15:46

The US supermarket chain Market Basket agrees to sell to former boss Arthur T Demoulas, ending a months-long strike amongst workers and customers.
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US economic growth revised upwards

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 14:40

The US economy grew at annual pace of 4.2% in the second quarter, revised official figures show, faster than the previous estimate of 4%.
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US film-maker William Greaves dies

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 10:45
related places: New York

The US film-maker and Emmy-winning journalist, William Greaves, has died in New York at the age of 87.
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FBI probes JP Morgan 'cyber-attack'

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 10:40

The FBI says it is investigating reports in the US media of recent cyber-attacks against several US banks.
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Millions knocked offline in US

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 7:09

A fault on Time Warner Cable's network left its 11.4 million broadband internet subscribers without a connection.
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Wawrinka recovers to make last 32

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 4:56

Third seed Stan Wawrinka recovers from a mid-match lapse to beat Tomasz Bellucci 6-3 6-4 3-6 7-6 (7-1) at the US Open.
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Ambassador 'suspect in girl beating'

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 4:55
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea

US police say Equatorial Guinea's ambassador is suspected of beating a girl with a chair leg but won't be arrested because he has diplomatic immunity.
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Ebola outbreak 'will get worse'

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 2:36
related countries: Ghana Ghana

A top US public health official says the Ebola outbreak is set to get worse before it gets better, as West African health ministers meet in Ghana.
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US 'soccer moms' sue over concussion

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 2:21

A group of young American football players and their parents have sued Fifa and US football groups over the risks from concussions.
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Cops crew member killed by US police

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 22:42
related places: Nebraska

A crew member on the US police reality TV show Cops is shot and killed when Nebraska police open fire on a robbery suspect.
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Landmark court cases deleted from net

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 21:41

Numerous records relating to civil rights cases have disappeared from the US government's online legal archive.
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US girl, nine, kills gun instructor

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 21:08
related places: Arizona

A nine-year-old girl kills her shooting instructor by accident while being shown how to use an Uzi submachine gun at a firing range in Arizona.
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VIDEO: US girl shoots gun tutor dead

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 21:06

CONTAINS DISTURBING IMAGES: A nine-year-old girl in the US has accidentally killed her shooting instructor while being shown how to use a high-powered automatic weapon.
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Arizona shooting: America reacts

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 20:19
related places: America

Views from the US on children using guns
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Jasper Johns aide in $6.5m art theft

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 20:02

The assistant of American painter Jasper Johns has pleaded guilty to selling artworks worth $6.5m (£3.9m) he stole from the artist's studio.
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US hostage mother makes video plea

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 19:45

The mother of US journalist Steven Sotloff, held hostage by IS militants, pleads with his captors to release him in a video appeal.
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US 'plans aid drop to Iraqi Turkmen'

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 19:37
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkmenistan Turkmenistan

President Obama is close to authorising aid drops for Shia Turkmen surrounded by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq, US sources say.
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US F-15 jet crashes in Virginia

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 16:40
related places: Virginia

Military officials confirm that a Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15 went down in a rural area in western Virginia but the status of the pilot is unknown.
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Freed Syria hostage 'overwhelmed'

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 15:44
related countries: Syria Syria

US journalist Peter Theo Curtis, freed after two years in captivity in Syria, says he is "overwhelmed by emotion" at how many people helped his release.
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Alibaba profits up ahead of flotation

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 15:13
related countries: China China

Profits at Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba have nearly tripled, latest filings reveal, ahead of the firm's planned US stock market debut later this year.
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VIDEO: Freed journalist 'overwhelmed'

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 15:12
related countries: Syria Syria

American journalist Peter Theo Curtis, freed after nearly two years in captivity in Syria, makes a statement to the press.
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VIDEO: Helicopters buried in fire-drill foam

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 11:36
related places: Black Hawk, Oklahoma

A number of Black Hawk helicopters were left covered in foam after a fire drill went wrong at a US military base in Oklahoma.
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Deep Throat case dismissed by judge

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 9:20

Claims that a film about actress Linda Lovelace bore striking similarities to 1972 pornographic film Deep Throat are dismissed by a US judge.
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Lockheed Martin in space junk deal

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 6:50
related countries: Aruba Aruba

US defence giant Lockheed Martin is teaming up with an Australian technology firm to track space debris that can damage multi-billion dollar satellites.
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Drilling deeper as US taps run dry

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 23:47

Is California about to run out of water?
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