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Preet Bharara, high-profile US prosecutor, says he was fired

Saturday, March 11th 2017, 21:53

He refused to stand down when 46 federal prosecutors were asked to by the Trump administration.
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White House: Intruder arrested on grounds while Trump at residence

Saturday, March 11th 2017, 19:14
related places: White House, Friday

The Secret Service says the man was discovered on the south grounds on Friday night.
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Wind sweeps US scientist off his feet

Saturday, March 11th 2017, 12:21

One of the Mount Washington Observatory team struggles to put up a flag to visualise wind strength.
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Pentagon pledges investigation into nude photo scandal

Friday, March 10th 2017, 22:45

The US Marine Corps calls on more women to come forward as the scandal spreads to other branches.
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US military nude photo sharing scandal widens beyond Marines

Friday, March 10th 2017, 20:52

The BBC has seen a message board where servicemen from all branches have shared hundreds of photos.
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Vitaly Churkin: US will not release cause of Russian's death

Friday, March 10th 2017, 19:23
related countries: Russia Russia

Details of how Russia's envoy to the UN died are deemed private on grounds of diplomatic immunity.
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VW pleads guilty to US emissions charges

Friday, March 10th 2017, 17:55
related countries: Germany Germany

German car maker admits its guilt on three charges arising from the diesel emissions scandal.
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State Department was 'unaware' of Mexico visit

Friday, March 10th 2017, 17:32
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: White House

Mexico's foreign minister skips over the US secretary of state for a meeting with White House aides.
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Reasons to vote for Democrats tops Amazon bestseller list

Friday, March 10th 2017, 16:28
related places: Amazon

A completely empty political manifesto mocking US Democrats becomes a runaway literary phenomenon.
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Rex Tillerson steps away from Keystone XL pipeline

Friday, March 10th 2017, 16:22

The US Secretary of State recused himself because he used to run an oil company.
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Raw milk cheese linked to two listeria deaths in US

Friday, March 10th 2017, 15:49
related places: New York

Officials say the listeria outbreak is linked to recalled raw milk cheese from a New York creamery.
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Has President Trump changed the media landscape?

Friday, March 10th 2017, 13:52

President Trump has repeatedly attacked the authenticity of a number of mainstream media outlets since he took office but what effect have his attacks had on journalists?
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Tales from the US-Mexico border

Friday, March 10th 2017, 10:06
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Tijuana

We travelled to the Mexican border city of Tijuana and asked everyday people one simple question: Where are you going?
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US immigration: 50 extra judges to help tackle backlog

Friday, March 10th 2017, 9:27
related places: Extra

Extra judges based in detention centres will help tackle a system clogged with half a million cases.
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Chinese human rights report attacks US 'hypocrisy'

Friday, March 10th 2017, 4:48
related countries: China China

The annual report says the US criticises others while "paying no attention to its own terrible problems".
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Friday, March 10th 2017, 2:35
related places: Washington, Trump, New York

Washington, Massachusetts, New York and Oregon join Hawaii in a legal challenge to Mr Trump’s order.
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IS conflict: US sends Marines to support Raqqa assault

Thursday, March 9th 2017, 22:39
related places: Marines

Pentagon deploys 400 troops and artillery to help local fighters capture the IS stronghold in Syria.
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US school's prom dress guidelines lambasted for body-shaming, and Ed Sheeran signs a school apology letter

Thursday, March 9th 2017, 17:34

Find out what's buzzing in the social media world today.
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US environment chief doubts climate science

Thursday, March 9th 2017, 17:19

Scott Pruitt says there is "tremendous disagreement" about greenhouse gas emissions.
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FBI and CIA launch criminal investigation into 'malware leaks'

Thursday, March 9th 2017, 11:29

US agencies seek to determine how files said to detail CIA hacking came into Wikileaks' possession.
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US hails '40% drop' in illegal immigrants from Mexico

Thursday, March 9th 2017, 7:58
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The government says the "change in trends" is a result of Donald Trump's tough immigration policies.
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US dismisses China proposal on N Korea military halt

Thursday, March 9th 2017, 4:07
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

The US says a mutual suspension of military activity on the Korean peninsula is 'not a viable deal'.
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US hospitals oppose Trump-backed health bill

Thursday, March 9th 2017, 2:49
related places: Republican, Trump

Trade groups representing a large number of medics say the Republican plan will harm the vulnerable.
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India businesswoman 'happy' about Trump's visa curb

Wednesday, March 8th 2017, 20:47
related places: Trump

Businesswoman Riddhi Mittal explains why she welcomes a possible US clampdown on short-term visas.
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International Women's Day: Strikes and protests around the world

Wednesday, March 8th 2017, 19:47
related places: Day

US congresswomen walk out of work in solidarity with women around the world who are going on strike.
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Trump trademarks approved by China

Wednesday, March 8th 2017, 12:56
related countries: China China

The US President has pledged not to strike new foreign business deals while in office.
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China calls on N Korea to suspend missile and nuclear tests

Wednesday, March 8th 2017, 9:16
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea

In exchange, the US and South Korea should end military drills, says Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
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Wikileaks dump has made US 'less safe', says ex-CIA boss

Wednesday, March 8th 2017, 0:29

Former CIA boss Michael Hayden says the supposed leak of highly sensitive CIA data by Wikileaks is incredibly damaging
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Under pressure

Tuesday, March 7th 2017, 22:52

The latest leaks about alleged CIA hacking tools pose a huge problem for the US spy agency.
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Trump travel ban: Targeted nations condemn new US order

Tuesday, March 7th 2017, 15:47

Sudan and Somalia hit back at President Trump's new travel ban against six mainly Muslim nations.
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Thaad: US begins deploying missile defence system in South Korea

Tuesday, March 7th 2017, 10:47
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

The start of the Thaad deployment comes a day after North Korea launched four ballistic missiles.
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US housing boss Ben Carson calls US slaves 'immigrants'

Tuesday, March 7th 2017, 3:13

The new boss of housing and urban development said immigrants in slave ships sought a better life.
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US 'may split families that cross border'

Tuesday, March 7th 2017, 3:06
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The US might separate children from their parents if caught illegally crossing the Mexican border.
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Former Guantanamo detainee killed in US air strike in Yemen

Monday, March 6th 2017, 23:07
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yasir al-Silmi was released from the controversial prison in 2009 and sent back to his native Yemen.
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Iranian ships 'force' US and Royal Navy vessels to change course

Monday, March 6th 2017, 21:34
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Gulf

US officials say fast-moving Iranian ships approached the vessels near the Gulf.
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Trump signs new travel ban directive

Monday, March 6th 2017, 21:30

Iraq is removed from the list of countries in the revised measure, which takes effect on 16 March.
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Trump wiretap: FBI chief Comey 'rejects' allegation

Monday, March 6th 2017, 14:06

James Comey dismisses Mr Trump's claim that Barack Obama ordered his phone tapped, US media say.
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US Marines accused of sharing nude photos of female colleagues

Monday, March 6th 2017, 13:31

An inquiry will look into reports that marines uploaded images of naked female colleagues on Facebook.
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He could've won an island - but was wearing the wrong shoes

Monday, March 6th 2017, 12:55

American footballer John Ross breaks sprinting record, but is denied a prize by Adidas because of his Nike shoes.
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US psychologists claim social media 'increases loneliness'

Monday, March 6th 2017, 6:27

A report published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found usage can encourage feelings of exclusion.
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Afghan family of five detained in US despite valid entry visas

Monday, March 6th 2017, 6:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The family, including three young children, had special immigrant visas.
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US police hunt man who shot Sikh amid hate crime fears

Monday, March 6th 2017, 3:55

The US national was shot by a masked assailant and told to "go back to your own country".
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Yuna: 'Fame isn't worth sacrificing your identity'

Monday, March 6th 2017, 0:57
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna says she made it in the US without losing her sense of self.
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How Donald Trump is viewed by China's Communist Party

Sunday, March 5th 2017, 23:00
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Communist Party delegates gathering in Beijing give their views on US President Donald Trump.
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GM set to announce Opel/Vauxhall sale on Monday

Sunday, March 5th 2017, 22:29
related places: Monday

The US company is expected to announce a deal with the owners of Peugeot and Citroen on Monday.
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Mexican politician stages anti-Trump wall stunt

Sunday, March 5th 2017, 17:17
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Trump

Braulio Guerra climbs part of the existing US-Mexico border wall to show that a new barrier won't work.
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Sunday, March 5th 2017, 3:31

Migrant defence centres will assist Mexicans facing deportation from the US.
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Trump accuses Obama of tapping his phone

Saturday, March 4th 2017, 16:30

The US president alleges, without giving evidence, that he was wire-tapped just before the election.
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China to increase military spending by 7% in 2017

Saturday, March 4th 2017, 8:18

The announcement comes just days after Donald Trump outlined a 10% rise in US defence spending.
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A week in the life of the White House press briefing room

Saturday, March 4th 2017, 1:07
related places: White House

A week in the life of the journalists covering US President Donald Trump.
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Ex-journalist arrested over US Jewish centre threats

Friday, March 3rd 2017, 20:23
related places: Man

Prosecutors say Juan Thompson made eight bomb threats and tried to pin it on an ex-girlfriend.
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US 'Dreamer' Daniela Vargas 'facing deportation' after speech

Friday, March 3rd 2017, 9:26

Daniela Vargas, brought illegally to the US as a child, was detained after a plea on immigration.
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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions quits Russia probe

Friday, March 3rd 2017, 1:05
related countries: Russia Russia

America's top prosecutor Jeff Sessions insists his confirmation testimony was "honest and correct".
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Melania Trump reads sick children a story

Thursday, March 2nd 2017, 23:04

US First Lady Melania Trump has visited a New York City hospital to read to sick children for World Book Day.
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Syria conflict: Manbij militia to hand villages to army

Thursday, March 2nd 2017, 12:00
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The US-allied Manbij Military Council says it wants to halt an advance by Turkish-backed rebels.
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Tibet footballers denied US visas

Thursday, March 2nd 2017, 10:36
related places: Texas

US officials tell the Tibetan Women's Soccer team that they had "no good reason" to visit Texas.
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Nepal fears over US ban on international 'abortion aid'

Thursday, March 2nd 2017, 6:14
related countries: Nepal Nepal

People in Nepal describe their worries after the US announced it would stop giving money to international groups that perform or even provide information on abortions.
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Tornadoes cause US Midwest destruction

Wednesday, March 1st 2017, 22:35

Tornadoes kill at least three people and cause extensive damage across the US Midwestern states.
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Texas challenges gay marriage benefits

Wednesday, March 1st 2017, 17:50

The Texas Supreme Court is hearing arguments that could determine the future of gay marriage across the US.
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Trump speech to Congress promises 'renewal of American spirit'

Wednesday, March 1st 2017, 8:41
related places: Congress

The president promises a "new chapter of American greatness" in his first speech to Congress.
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President Trump hails fallen US marine Ryan Owens

Wednesday, March 1st 2017, 4:05
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Owens

He claimed the Yemen raid in which Owens died was "highly successful", but that claim has been widely criticised.
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Georgia couple who threatened black family sob in court

Tuesday, February 28th 2017, 23:40

A couple have been jailed after they made death threats at a child's birthday party in the US.
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The US poverty challenge facing Donald Trump

Tuesday, February 28th 2017, 23:06
related places: Baltimore

Ian Pannell reports from the city of Baltimore, where 25% of the population lives in poverty.
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A week in the life of the White House press briefing room

Tuesday, February 28th 2017, 21:39
related places: White House

A week in the life of the journalists covering US President Donald Trump.
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US teacher 'really proud' to save pupil's life

Tuesday, February 28th 2017, 17:57

Both donor and recipient - who had waited eight months for a suitable match - are now recovering.
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What happens when aid is given in cash?

Tuesday, February 28th 2017, 17:18

A US charity is giving aid to Kenyans in cash and allowing them to choose how to spend it.
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Kansas shooting: Hundreds attend funeral in India

Tuesday, February 28th 2017, 15:58
related countries: India India
related places: Hyderabad

Relatives and friends recall a happy man who enjoyed life in the US, at his cremation in Hyderabad.
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US Confederate flag pair jailed over threats to Georgia black family

Tuesday, February 28th 2017, 13:59
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Atlanta

Two guilty of threatening a black family at a child's party receive lengthy sentences in Atlanta.
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Man jailed for hitting woman with drone

Tuesday, February 28th 2017, 11:28

The pilot of a drone that knocked a woman unconscious has been jailed for 30 days in the US.
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SpaceX to fly two tourists around Moon in 2018

Monday, February 27th 2017, 23:48
related places: Moon

The US rocket company says the customers have already paid for the flight planned for late 2018.
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US-China relations: Trump meets senior official Yang Jiechi

Monday, February 27th 2017, 22:40
related places: Trump, White House

Yang Jiechi "had an opportunity to say hi to the president", the White House says.
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'Hundreds' of US Jewish graves attacked in Philadelphia

Monday, February 27th 2017, 22:33
related places: Philadelphia

The incident marks the second major attack against a Jewish cemetery in the past week.
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Dow Jones stock index hits best winning streak in 30 years

Monday, February 27th 2017, 22:19
related places: Trump

The US Dow Jones stock index closes at a record high for the 12th day running on Trump spending plans.
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'Hundreds' of US Jewish graves attacked in Philadelphia

Monday, February 27th 2017, 22:01
related places: Philadelphia

People express their shock at vandalism to headstones at a Jewish graveyard in Philadelphia.
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Trump lays out hike in military spending

Monday, February 27th 2017, 21:03

Donald Trump proposes a 10% military spending increase, paid for by deep cuts elsewhere.
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Commando's dad refused to meet Trump

Monday, February 27th 2017, 3:51
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Trump

The US must investigate the "stupid mission" in Yemen that saw his son killed, Bill Owens says.
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Bill Paxton, actor known for Aliens and Titanic, dies aged 61

Sunday, February 26th 2017, 20:39
related places: Titanic

Actor Bill Paxton, known for roles in Aliens and Titanic, has died aged 61, his family tell US media
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Ukraine conflict: US condemns threat to OSCE monitors

Sunday, February 26th 2017, 18:23
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Friday

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine seized a drone at gunpoint from OSCE monitors on Friday.
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French historian Henry Rousso nearly deported from US

Sunday, February 26th 2017, 13:19
related countries: France France

Visiting speaker Henry Rousso was stopped by border officials on his way to a university conference.
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Olathe shooting: Friend and widow on US shooting

Sunday, February 26th 2017, 10:38
related countries: India India

The Indian survivor of a Kansas bar shooting speaks about his ordeal for the first time.
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President Trump to skip White House correspondents' dinner

Sunday, February 26th 2017, 7:16
related places: White House

The US president has traditionally attended and it will still go ahead in Mr Trump's absence.
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Pick-up truck hits crowd in New Orleans

Sunday, February 26th 2017, 4:55
related places: New Orleans

A vehicle has driven into a crowd at a Mardi Gras parade in the US city of New Orleans, leaving 28 people injured, some seriously.
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US Democrats pick Tom Perez to lead party

Saturday, February 25th 2017, 22:54

Tom Perez was seen as the establishment-backed candidate and will have to unite a divided party.
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Syrian film director banned from US

Saturday, February 25th 2017, 22:45
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: America, Oscar

The 21-year-old Syrian who filmed an Oscar-nominated documentary had problems with his passport.
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Olathe shooting: My husband loved America, says widow

Saturday, February 25th 2017, 20:59
related places: America

Widow of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was killed in a suspected race crime, tells the BBC he came to the US "full of dreams".
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Kansas shooting victim's wife 'feared hate crime'

Saturday, February 25th 2017, 20:29
related countries: India India

The widow of an Indian man killed in the US says she was worried about hate crimes.
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Witches cast 'mass spell' against Donald Trump

Saturday, February 25th 2017, 16:47

Thousands of followers of witchcraft say they cast a spell to stop the US president causing harm.
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Olathe shooting: India shocked after national killed in US

Saturday, February 25th 2017, 5:41
related countries: India India

The killing of an Indian man is dominating news in his home country, amid reports it was a race crime.
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Mexico warns US over border wall funding

Saturday, February 25th 2017, 5:18
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico says it would retaliate if the US imposed a tax on imports to finance the wall.
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What's in a name?

Saturday, February 25th 2017, 0:50

A leading US political scientists thinks Donald Trump is president because his name came first on the ballot in some critical swing states.
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Kansas victim's widow: 'We thought about leaving US'

Friday, February 24th 2017, 22:32

Kansas widow demands answers after a shooting that the FBI is investigating as a possible hate crime.
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People gathered in the US to celebrate their love of mermaids

Friday, February 24th 2017, 18:55

Last month, hundreds of people togged up in fishtails to swim and perform underwater in South Carolina.
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Trump repeats call for US nuclear supremacy

Friday, February 24th 2017, 5:38

The president says he wants the US to expand its nuclear arsenal, to be ''top of the pack".
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Guatemala army blocks Dutch boat offering abortions

Friday, February 24th 2017, 3:18
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala, Netherlands Netherlands

Abortion is only allowed in the Central American nation when the mother's life is at risk.
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Who's hiding beneath US-Mexico border?

Friday, February 24th 2017, 0:47

President Trump's wall isn't a new idea- some stretches of the border already have one. But what lies beneath?
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Mexico foreign minister vents 'irritation' at Rex Tillerson

Thursday, February 23rd 2017, 22:33
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Trump

Mexico's foreign minister tells the top US diplomat they are worried about immigrants' rights.
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Rare interview: US Supreme Court justice

Thursday, February 23rd 2017, 16:55

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says the US is "not experiencing the best of times".
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North Korea says China 'dancing to the tune of the US'

Thursday, February 23rd 2017, 14:41
related countries: China China

China is accused of "dancing to the tune of the US" after blocking North Korean coal imports.
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Sri Lanka 'hunting' refugees who sheltered Snowden in Hong Kong

Thursday, February 23rd 2017, 12:56
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Snowden

Sri Lankan asylum seekers in Hong Kong fear they are being pursued for helping the US whistleblower.
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Dakota pipeline protesters leave site after year-long occupation

Thursday, February 23rd 2017, 12:54

Protesters in the US are arrested by police after a deadline passes to end the year-long protest.
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