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US mudslide death toll reaches 33

Monday, April 7th 2014, 16:24
related places: Washington

The number of dead in a mudslide that destroyed a town in the US state of Washington rises to 33 as workers battle the elements to locate the missing.
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VIDEO: US soldier in visa campaign for Afghan interpreters

Monday, April 7th 2014, 11:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US soldier in visa campaign for Afghan interpreters
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Hollywood great Rooney dies at 93

Monday, April 7th 2014, 10:18
related places: Rooney

Mickey Rooney, the American child actor who became the world's top box-office star in the late 1930s, dies at the age of 93, US police say.
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Captain America smashes US record

Monday, April 7th 2014, 10:02

Captain America: The Winter Soldier earns $96m (£58m) in its opening weekend in the US, claiming the top spot and a new record.
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Hagel tours China aircraft carrier

Monday, April 7th 2014, 9:43
related countries: China China

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel tours China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, as he begins a three-day visit to China.
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VIDEO: US navy rescues sick child from boat

Monday, April 7th 2014, 8:51

The US military has carried out a dramatic rescue to help a one-year-old girl who had fallen seriously ill on board her family's yacht.
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US comic Pinette found dead at 50

Monday, April 7th 2014, 1:20
related places: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh

American comedian and actor John Pinette has been found dead at the age of 50 in a hotel room in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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VIDEO: US sending more warships to Japan

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 14:44
related countries: Japan Japan

The United States is to send two ballistic missile defence destroyers to Japan, the American defence secretary has confirmed.
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US writer Matthiessen dies aged 86

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 10:13
related places: Lord

American novelist Peter Matthiessen, whose most famous works include At Play in the Fields of the Lord and The Snow Leopard, dies aged 86.
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US to send more warships to Japan

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 9:14
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea

American Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says the US will send two more warships by 2017 to Japan after recent missile tests by North Korea.
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VIDEO: Archbishop to leave $2.2m mansion

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 7:41

An American archbishop is to move out of his $2.2m (£1.3m) mansion just three months after moving in.
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VIDEO: Cuba and USA meet in boxing ring

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 17:44
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Historic rivals Cuba and the USA have gone head-to-head in the boxing ring for the first time on Cuban soil in more than two decades.
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AUDIO: Khalizad on 'historic' election

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 12:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Former US ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalizad on 'historic' presidential election.
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Fort Hood gunman had 'leave dispute'

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 8:30

A soldier who killed three men at a US Army base had an argument over a leave request shortly before the shooting, reports say.
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Cesar Chavez film triggers legacy discussion

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 3:13
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Biopic on Mexican-American labour leader divides opinion
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US seeks partners among MEPs

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 3:02

US invests time in European Parliament
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US lets Boeing sell parts to Iran

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 2:16
related countries: Iran Iran

The US Treasury grants plane manufacturer Boeing a licence to export some commercial parts to Iran, in its first public dealings since 1979.
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Fort Hood gunman 'not in right mind'

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 0:23

The father of a soldier who killed three men at a US Army base says he was not in his right mind, as officials say an earlier argument played a part.
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George W Bush paintings on display

Friday, April 4th 2014, 22:41
related places: Texas

An exhibit of paintings of world leaders by former US President George W Bush is to open at his presidential library in Texas.
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Chinese man 'broke Iran sanctions'

Friday, April 4th 2014, 21:36
related countries: China China, Iran Iran

A Chinese national faces US criminal charges that he conspired to export devices to Iran that could be used in uranium enrichment.
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US approves S Sudan sanctions

Friday, April 4th 2014, 20:48

US President Barack Obama signs an order authorising sanctions against anyone aggravating the conflict in South Sudan.
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George W Bush paintings on display

Friday, April 4th 2014, 20:32
related places: Texas

George W Bush reveals his personal portrait gallery
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US man fired for corpse mistake

Friday, April 4th 2014, 19:43
related places: Florida

A Florida apartment concierge who mistook the dead body of a 96-year-old resident for a mannequin has been fired, local media report.
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US economy gains 192,000 jobs

Friday, April 4th 2014, 15:20
related places: March

The US economy created 192,000 jobs in March, down slightly from a revised 197,000 figure for February, and the unemployment rate held at 6.7%.
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US urges Mid-East 'reality check'

Friday, April 4th 2014, 14:31
related countries: Israel Israel

US Secretary of State John Kerry says it is time for a "reality check" in the Israel-Palestinian peace process amid a deep crisis in the talks.
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'Argument' clue to Fort Hood attack

Friday, April 4th 2014, 13:37
related places: Texas

The US Army says there is a "strong possibility" a gunman who killed three people at a base in Texas was involved in a row before the shooting.
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US TV host Letterman to retire

Friday, April 4th 2014, 10:18

Veteran US late-night TV host David Letterman surprises his audience by announcing that he is to retire in 2015 after 33 years as a talk show host.
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Texas executes man after drug ruling

Friday, April 4th 2014, 1:31
related places: Texas

A killer is put to death in the US state of Texas after a court rejects defence lawyers' demands for the source of its lethal injection drug.
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'Shocked' Senate votes on CIA report

Friday, April 4th 2014, 1:06

The US Senate Intelligence Committee recommends the publication of part of its report into the "brutal" CIA interrogation of terror suspects.
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VIDEO: Carter: 'Little progress' on Mid-East peace

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 22:04

Former US President Jimmy Carter told the BBC that the five presidents who served after him could have done more to make progress toward Middle East peace.
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US Army probe into Fort Hood gunman

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 20:13
related places: Texas

The US Army is investigating whether psychological trauma caused a soldier to carry out a deadly shooting spree at its Fort Hood base in Texas.
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US outrage at Iran 'hostages' envoy

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 20:07
related countries: Iran Iran

The Obama administration says Iran's nomination of a former hostage-taker as its ambassador to the United Nations is "extremely troubling".
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US confirms it made 'Cuban Twitter'

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 19:15
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: White House

The White House confirms a US government aid agency was behind a text-message social network allegedly designed to foment unrest in Cuba.
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US 'secretly built Cuban Twitter'

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 17:54
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The US created a text-message social network designed to foment dissent in Cuba, according to an investigation by the Associated Press news agency.
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VIDEO: White House confirms 'Cuban Twitter'

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 17:53
related countries: Cuba Cuba

White House spokesman Jay Carney has confirmed US involvement in a text message based social network programme designed to foment dissent in Cuba.
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US mudslide death toll hits 30

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 17:43
related places: Washington

The number of dead in a mudslide that hit the north-western US state of Washington has risen to 30, as recovery workers struggle to identify remains.
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Nigella 'invited to apply for US visa'

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 16:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The US Embassy in the UK have told Newsbeat they are inviting celebrity chef Nigella Lawson to apply for a working visa after reports she was blocked from flying to States
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US sanctions may hit Miley Cyrus

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 11:25
related countries: Finland Finland

Finnish music fans may find they miss out on planned concerts by a host of stars, including Miley Cyrus and Justin Timberlake this summer.
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Female roles 'boost film success'

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 10:49

Films in which female characters have conversations that do not revolve around men are likely to enjoy more box office success than films which do not, according to an influential US website.
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No US deaths in Afghanistan in March

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 10:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: March

There were no US military deaths in Afghanistan in March, the first zero-fatality month in the country since January 2007, Pentagon says.
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Soldier kills three at US army base

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 8:14
related places: Texas

A US soldier shoots dead three colleagues before killing himself at the Fort Hood army base in Texas, the scene of a 2009 mass shooting.
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US real estate website in China move

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 7:06
related countries: China China
related places: Leju

US real estate website Zillow is set to offer Chinese buyers greater access to property in the US by partnering with Leju, a similar service in China.
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Running 'preserves thinking skills'

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 23:55

Aerobic exercise in your 20s may protect the brain in middle age, according to US research.
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How American energy independence could change the world

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 23:00

How US energy independence could change the world
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VIDEO: Britain hands over Helmand command

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 20:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain formally hands over command of military operations in Helmand province in Afghanistan to the US.
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Colorado death linked to marijuana

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 19:42
related places: Colorado

A student falls to his death after ingesting marijuana in Colorado - the first death linked to the drug since the US state legalised it in January.
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US political donation limits quashed

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 18:13

The US Supreme Court strikes down overall contribution limits for individual political donors, in a major ruling on campaign finance.
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US defends Mid-East peace talks

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 15:26

US Secretary of State John Kerry says it is "completely premature" to write off the Middle East peace process, after cancelling a visit to Ramallah.
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US mudslide site yields more bodies

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 14:54
related places: Washington

The death toll from a mudslide that hit the north-western US state of Washington has risen to 29 people, with 20 others still missing.
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US Navy tests robot fire-fighters

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 12:00

A humanoid fire-fighting robot is to be tested by the US Navy as the latest move towards a more robotic military.
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U2 Joshua Tree album added to archive

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 9:13
related places: Congress, Joshua Tree

U2's The Joshua Tree is among 25 new additions to the National Recording Registry, the US Library of Congress's archive of recordings deemed important enough to be preserved for posterity.
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Britain hands over Helmand command

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 4:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain formally hands over command of military operations in Helmand province in Afghanistan to the US.
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GM boss 'deeply sorry' for car fault

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 0:56

General Motors chief executive Mary Barra apologises to the US Congress for an ignition switch fault in some cars linked to at least a dozen deaths.
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Obama healthcare 'here to stay'

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 21:41
related places: White House

Just over seven million people have signed up for health insurance through President Barack Obama's healthcare programme before the deadline, the White House says.
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US in talks on Israeli spy Pollard

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 19:31
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Pollard, White House

Talks are under way on the status of convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, in an effort to save Middle East peace talks, the White House says.
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Senate report 'reveals CIA abuse'

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 16:45

A secret 6,000 page report says the CIA misled the US government over how effective its interrogation methods were, the Washington Post says.
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US manufacturing growth speeding up

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 15:25
related places: March

Growth in US manufacturing accelerates in March from the previous month, while the country's spending on construction also increases.
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How I Met Your Mother finale aired

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 10:43
related places: Long

Long-running US sitcom How I Met Your Mother comes to an end after nine years with an hour-long episode containing more than one plot twist.
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Record views for Walking Dead finale

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 10:10

Zombie TV thriller The Walking Dead attracts its biggest audience for a season finale in the US to date.
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VIDEO: GM boss to testify before Congress

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 9:14
related places: Congress

General Motors' chief executive Mary Barra is due to testify before the US Congress about the company's actions on faulty ignition switches.
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FBI investigates high-speed trading

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 8:34

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation opens up a probe into whether high-speed trading firms are engaged in insider trading.
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VIDEO: On board US war games ship

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 6:25
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The US and South Korea carry out the largest joint military training exercise to be held in the region for 20 years.
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US 'may free Israel spy Pollard'

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 6:17
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Pollard

The US may consider releasing Jonathan Pollard, an American convicted of spying for Israel, in an effort to save Middle East peace process.
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Exxon shrugs off climate change risk

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 5:18

Exxon Mobil, the US's largest oil and gas company, says in a new report that world climate policies are "highly unlikely" to stop it from producing and selling fossil fuels in the near future.
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US ambassador to India resigns

Monday, March 31st 2014, 18:21
related countries: India India
related places: May

The US ambassador to India has resigned and will leave her post before the end of May, the state department says.
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US man swept out to sea in baptism

Monday, March 31st 2014, 15:41
related places: California, Sunday

Authorities in California have ended the search for a man swept out to sea by a giant wave during a baptism ceremony on Sunday.
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Climate inaction catastrophic - US

Monday, March 31st 2014, 14:39

The costs of inaction on climate change will be "catastrophic", according to US Secretary of State John Kerry.
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Noah storms to top of US box office

Monday, March 31st 2014, 13:58
related places: Noah

Epic biblical film Noah, starring Russell Crowe, opens at the top of the US box office, taking $44m over the weekend.
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US rapper shot at mother's funeral

Monday, March 31st 2014, 10:19
related places: Boston

Reality TV star and rapper, Benzino, has been shot during his mother's funeral in Boston.
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Swiss probe foreign exchange market

Monday, March 31st 2014, 7:08
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British, US and Swiss banks are being investigated in Switzerland for potential collusion over the manipulation of foreign exchange rates.
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US-Russia deadlock on Ukraine crisis

Monday, March 31st 2014, 0:39
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

US Secretary of State John Kerry announces no breakthrough on Ukraine, after four hours of "frank" talks with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
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Russia and US end crisis talks

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 21:22
related countries: France France, Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Paris

Russian and US foreign ministers hold talks in Paris on the Ukraine crisis after Russia set out demands for a neutral and federal Ukraine.
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Cee Lo Green appears in court

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 13:08

The US singer appears in court accused of putting ecstasy into a woman's drink during a date.
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US mudslide missing 'drops to 30'

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 7:46
related places: Washington

The number of people missing from last week's Washington state mudslide is revised down from 90 to 30, US authorities say.
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The radical readers of San Francisco

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 1:07
related places: San Francisco

The US city with some of the best bookshops in the world
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Diplomatic push for Ukraine solution

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 23:13
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

US Secretary of State John Kerry has his homebound flight diverted to meet Russia's Sergei Lavrov in a new attempt to solve the Ukraine crisis.
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Russia vows no Ukraine invasion

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 16:14
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Moscow says it has no intention of sending troops into Ukraine, after the Russian and US presidents discuss a plan to resolve the crisis.
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Putin and Obama discuss Ukraine plan

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 6:37
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: White House

Russia's Vladimir Putin telephones President Obama to discuss the Ukraine crisis and US diplomatic proposals.
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VIDEO: US mudslide search efforts continue

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 4:17

Seventeen bodies have been recovered and at least one more has been found but not yet retrieved following the mudslide in Washington State.
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VIDEO: US-Mexican family split by border

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 0:03
related countries: Mexico Mexico

How undocumented US family copes with a daughter in Mexico
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GM adds 824k cars to ongoing recall

Friday, March 28th 2014, 23:06

GM adds 824,000 more cars to an ongoing recall over defective ignition switches that have caused some to shut off while the car was on the road.
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Obama seeks to smooth Saudi ties

Friday, March 28th 2014, 22:51
related countries: Iran Iran, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Syria Syria

US President Barack Obama holds talks with Saudi King Abdullah to ease tensions over the Syria conflict and Iranian nuclear negotiations.
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Obama: Russia must move back troops

Friday, March 28th 2014, 16:39
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

US President Barack Obama urges Russia to move its troops back from Ukraine's border as Moscow says it is stepping up intelligence measures.
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VIDEO: Soldiers' remains returned to China

Friday, March 28th 2014, 16:21
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

More than 60 years after the end of the Korean war, the remains of 437 Chinese soldiers who died fighting against South Korean and US forces are finally being returned home.
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Wife sentenced in 'cliff push' death

Friday, March 28th 2014, 13:59
related places: Montana

A woman in the US state of Montana who admitted shoving her husband off a cliff eight days into their marriage is sentenced to 30 years in prison.
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Wal-Mart sues Visa for price fixing

Friday, March 28th 2014, 0:41

Giant US retailer Wal-Mart sues credit card firm Visa for $5bn, alleging that Visa worked with large banks to fix the price of transaction fees.
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Can US gas exports change the global market?

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 23:59

Can US gas exports change the global market?
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US mudslide toll expected to leap

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 23:55
related places: Washington

Fatalities from last week's Washington state mudslide will rise "substantially" in the next two days, authorities say, with 90 people still missing.
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UN declares Crimea vote illegal

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 21:17
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow, Crimea

The UN General Assembly declares Crimea's Moscow-backed referendum illegal, as the IMF and US back loans for Ukraine.
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VIDEO: Asia Beats: Malaysia's Yuna

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 20:49
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The first Malaysian artist to win over the US market
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US nuclear commanders sacked in row

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 20:40

The US Air Force sacks nine mid-level nuclear commanders and will discipline dozens in a widening test cheating scandal, officials say.
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When Secret Service agents go rogue

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 18:58

Five scandals involving the US Secret Service
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'Right to life' on Pope-Obama agenda

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 17:51
related countries: Italy Italy, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Rome, Pope

Pope Francis meets US President Barack Obama in Rome for the first time, with the contentious issues of abortion and contraception discussed.
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Obama urges NSA phone data reform

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 17:26
related places: Congress

President Barack Obama asks Congress to end bulk collection of US phone records by the National Security Agency.
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VIDEO: Frantic calls to report US mudslide

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 17:11
related places: Washington, Oso

Audio recordings of emergency phone calls made in the moments after a deadly mudslide struck the Washington state town of Oso have been made public.
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Winfrey announces US speaking tour

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 13:11

US talk show queen Oprah Winfrey is to go on the road on a speaking tour that will take her to eight American cities.
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Qatar jails US 'organ death' pair

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 11:29
related countries: Qatar Qatar

A Qatari court jails a US couple for three years over the death of their eight-year-old daughter, amid claims they sought to harvest her organs.
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Bank of America in $9.5bn settlement

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 11:17
related places: America

Bank of America agrees to pay $9.5bn (£5.7bn) to settle charges it misled US mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac before the housing crisis in 2008.
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VIDEO: Obama meets Pope for first time

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 10:46
related places: Pope

US President Barack Obama has met Pope Francis for the first time, on the third leg of the US president's European tour.
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US mudslide missing falls to 90

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 9:59
related places: Washington

The number of people still missing in Saturday's catastrophic mudslide in the US state of Washington has dropped to 90, authorities say.
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