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US plan for reduced drug sentences

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 15:27

The top US prosecutor backs a proposal to shorten prison sentences for most drug dealers, reserving harsher penalties for violent offenders.
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Work for peace, PM tells Middle East

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 15:11

David Cameron urges the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to be "partners for peace", as he continues his Middle East visit.
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US retail sales rise as snow recedes

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 14:04
related places: February

US retail sales rose for the first time in two months in February, official figures show, after the country suffered its third coldest winter on record.
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US museum heads 'decry' Bellows sale

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 11:06
related places: Art

The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) calls for action against the Maier Museum of Art for selling George Bellows' Men of the Docks to the National Gallery.
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Australia to purchase US drones

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 6:22
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia announces it will buy a fleet of unmanned surveillance drones from the US to protect its borders and commercial interests.
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Indian diplomat row charges dropped

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 5:52
related countries: India India

Charges against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, whose arrest cooled US-Indian relations, are dropped by a US judge.
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Obama pledges to 'support Ukraine'

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 23:45
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama welcomes Ukraine's new PM to the White House and vows to "stand with Ukraine" in the dispute with Russia.
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Exploring how Indian Americans helped shape US

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 22:36
related countries: India India

How Indian Americans helped shape US
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Last of Us cleans up at game Baftas

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 22:21

Zombie thriller The Last of Us takes home five awards, including best game, at the video game Baftas held in London.
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VIDEO: Nobel Peace Prize medal to be auctioned

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 21:54

A Nobel Peace Prize medal from 1936, discovered in a South American pawn shop, is to be sold at auction.
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US launches Herbalife investigation

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 20:48

US regulators launch an investigation into nutrition and weight-loss firm Herbalife, following allegations it has been operating a 'pyramid scheme'.
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US teen back home after suing family

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 19:50

A US high school student who sued her parents for financial support has returned home, the family lawyer says.
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PM's belief in Israel 'unbreakable'

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 18:56
related countries: Israel Israel

David Cameron says his belief in Israel is "unbreakable" as he urges the country's MPs to pursue a deal with Palestinians to end all conflict.
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Three more series for Big Bang Theory

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 17:09
related places: Long

Long-running US sitcom The Big Bang Theory is extended for a further three series, broadcaster CBS announces.
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Life in a US boomtown

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 12:47

The dark side of life in a US boomtown
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US death row man free after 25 years

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 5:30
related places: Louisiana

A man who spent more than 25 years on death row in the US state of Louisiana walks free from prison after his 1988 murder conviction is overturned.
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Second win for Alaska dog sled racer

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 0:24
related places: Iditarod, Alaska

Dallas Seavey wins the Iditarod, the 1,000 mile (1,600km) annual sled dog race across the US state of Alaska, for the second time.
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CIA 'searched US Senate computers'

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 21:16

The head of the US Senate intelligence committee accuses the CIA of improperly accessing computers used by congressional staff amid an investigation.
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US child porn teacher sentenced

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 19:23

A former US teacher who hid a camera in an air freshener to secretly record children is sentenced to 25 years in prison for child pornography.
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GM recall faces US investigation

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 17:04

A US congressional committee says it is investigating General Motors' recall of nearly 1.6 million vehicles over faulty ignition switches.
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Kerry rejects Putin Ukraine meeting

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 14:00
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

US Secretary of State John Kerry rejects an offer of talks with President Vladimir Putin on Ukraine until he engages with proposals to end the crisis.
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Obama appears on Two Ferns chat show

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 13:00

US President Barack Obama is interviewed by comedian Zach Galifianakis for spoof chat show Between Two Ferns, following in the footsteps of Justin Bieber and Bradley Cooper.
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US Army sex crimes case in doubt

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 12:58

A US army judge says the military may have improperly pressed ahead with the sex crimes trial of a US army general.
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US investors buy Man Utd shares

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 12:10

US investment firm Baron Capital buys a quarter of all Manchester United shares available for sale on the New York Stock Exchange
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VIDEO: 'Spying setting fire to internet'

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 7:39

Global mass surveillance conducted by the US and other governments is "setting fire to the future of the internet", says Edward Snowden.
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VIDEO: Safe space landing for torch mission

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 7:09

The two cosmonauts, Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky, and American astronaut Michael Hopkins, have landed safely after completing their Sochi Olympic torch mission.
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Colorado reaps $2m in marijuana tax

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 2:15
related places: Colorado

The US state of Colorado says it collected more than $2m in the first round of tax payments from newly legalised marijuana businesses.
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Mt Gox wins US bankruptcy protection

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 0:57
related countries: Japan Japan

Mt Gox, the troubled Japanese bitcoin exchange, wins bankruptcy protection to temporarily halt US legal action alleging fraud.
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Child-killer mother found dead

Monday, March 10th 2014, 21:35
related places: Edinburgh

An American woman who killed her three children in Edinburgh is found dead in a secure hospital in Nottinghamshire.
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Detained US immigrants refuse food

Monday, March 10th 2014, 21:04
related places: Washington

About 150 people are on the fourth day of a hunger strike at an immigration detention centre in the US state of Washington, officials say.
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US court ends 'boobies' bracelet ban

Monday, March 10th 2014, 19:17
related places: Pennsylvania

The US Supreme Court rejects an appeal which sought to ban students in Pennsylvania from wearing controversial breast cancer awareness bracelets.
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George Saunders wins Folio prize

Monday, March 10th 2014, 19:15

American writer George Saunders is named the first winner of the Folio Prize for his "darkly playful" short stories, Tenth of December.
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Snowden warns of web's 'dark arts'

Monday, March 10th 2014, 18:41
related places: Texas, Austin

US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden portrays a bleak future for the internet as he speaks via video link to the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.
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World's largest banana firm created

Monday, March 10th 2014, 12:51
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Chiquita

Irish fruit firm Fyffes and US rival Chiquita are to merge, creating the world's largest banana company.
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VIDEO: Many hurt in US school stage collapse

Monday, March 10th 2014, 11:56
related places: California

A stage at a southern California high school collapses during a performance, sending 25 students to hospital with minor injuries.
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300 film sequel slays competition

Monday, March 10th 2014, 10:05
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Empire

300: Rise of an Empire, the sequel to 2006 hit 300, slayed the competition at cinemas this weekend, earning $45.1m (£27m) in the US and Canada and an additional $87.8m (£52.6m) worldwide.
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VIDEO: Biden comments anger Venezuela

Monday, March 10th 2014, 7:49
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has reacted angrily to comments made by US Vice President Joe Biden about ongoing protests in the country.
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VIDEO: Life as an 'illegal' rock star in Iran

Monday, March 10th 2014, 0:23
related countries: Iran Iran

Meet the forbidden Iranian pop group who are to tour the US
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US warns Russia not to annex Crimea

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 23:08
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow, Crimea

The US warns Russia that any moves to annex Crimea would close the door to diplomacy, as Moscow tightens its grip on the peninsula.
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Italy up in arms over David advert

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 20:14
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: David

Italy's culture minister expresses outrage over an advertisement by a US weapons firm showing Michelangelo's David holding a rifle.
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Great Walls 'could stop tornadoes'

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 3:27

Building gigantic walls across the US could protect Tornado Alley "forever", a physicist says, though critics say the idea is unworkable.
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US general faces assault accuser

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 2:49

A US Army captain weeps as she tells a court that a general made her perform oral sex on him and threatened to kill her family if she told anyone.
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Boeing checks 787s for wing cracks

Friday, March 7th 2014, 23:24

US aerospace company Boeing says it is checking 787 Dreamliner planes under production for potential "hairline cracks" in wings.
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US economy adds 175,000 new jobs

Friday, March 7th 2014, 15:22
related places: February

The US economy added 175,000 jobs in February, figures show, but the unemployment rate rose to 6.7%.
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Washington set for Grey's Anatomy

Friday, March 7th 2014, 11:52

Actor Isaiah Washington is to return to US medical drama Grey's Anatomy, seven years after he was fired from the show after using a gay slur.
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Obama pushes Putin on Crimea talks

Friday, March 7th 2014, 11:24
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Crimea

US President Obama urges diplomacy in a telephone call with Russia's President Putin, who says the Ukraine crisis should not damage relations.
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Newsweek relaunches print edition

Friday, March 7th 2014, 10:22

US current affairs magazine Newsweek relaunches its print edition just months after being bought over by digital news company IBT Media.
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US state bans Peeping Tom photos

Friday, March 7th 2014, 3:41

Massachusetts passes a bill against taking indecent images of people in public, after a man who snapped photos up women's skirts goes scot-free.
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'Drunk' man sues Las Vegas casino

Friday, March 7th 2014, 2:36
related places: Las Vegas

A US businessman who lost $500,000 (£298,000) at a Las Vegas casino argues he should not have to pay - because he was too intoxicated.
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Creator of Bitcoin 'found' in US

Friday, March 7th 2014, 1:41

Claims by Newsweek to have found the man who invented the Bitcoin virtual cash system have drawn criticism and scepticism.
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Malaria 'spreading to new altitudes'

Friday, March 7th 2014, 1:13

Warmer temperatures are causing malaria to spread in the African and South American highlands, traditionally havens from the disease, scientists say.
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US Army prosecutor accused of grope

Friday, March 7th 2014, 1:10

A top prosecutor of sexual assault cases in the US Army has been accused of groping a female colleague, military officials say.
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Safeway to be sold to Cerberus

Friday, March 7th 2014, 0:09

US supermarket firm Safeway agrees to be bought by an investment group led by Cerberus Capital Management, the owner of Albertsons and other supermarket chains.
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'Two years' to overcome Snowden leak

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 19:07
related places: Snowden

It will take the US two years and billions of dollars to overcome the harm done by the Snowden leaks, the top-ranking US military officer says.
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DoJ probes Comcast-Time Warner deal

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 18:45
related places: Justice

The US Department of Justice launches an antitrust probe of Comcast's proposed $45bn acquisition of Time Warner Cable.
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Staples closes North American stores

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 18:12
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Staples

American stationer Staples says it will close 225 stores in the US and Canada as sales in the fourth quarter fell 10.6%
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Guilty plea in US general's sex case

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 17:18

A US Army general accused of sexual assault pleads guilty to three lesser charges in a move his lawyer says will help his chances at trial.
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Mr Selfridge set for third series

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 17:00

ITV period drama Mr Selfridge, starring US actor Jeremy Piven, will return for a third series, the broadcaster announces.
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Bank websites put to 'sinister' use

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 13:43
related places: Many

Many websites once used by US banks have been taken over by spammers and virus writers, reveals research.
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US men convicted of China espionage

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 3:54
related countries: China China
related places: Dupont

Two US men are convicted of stealing trade secrets from US company DuPont and selling them to a Chinese state-owned company.
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VIDEO: Hollywood directors in World War II

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 2:04

How top US film directors brought WW2 conflict to the screen
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Second US HIV-positive baby 'cured'

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 0:44

US researchers reveal another baby carrying the HIV virus, which leads to Aids, may have been cured through early antiretroviral therapy.
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CIA probes Senate staff monitoring

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 0:33
related places: Senate

A Central Intelligence Agency watchdog looks into reports it improperly monitored members of the US Senate intelligence committee.
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'Tough' Ukraine talks to continue

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 23:33
related countries: France France, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Paris, Crimea

Ministerial talks in Paris on the Ukraine crisis were "tough" but will continue, the US says, as a tense stand-off continues in Crimea.
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US Senate blocks Obama nominee

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 22:17

The US Senate blocks President Obama's pick for a justice department job over objections to his legal work on behalf of a convicted "cop killer".
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Target's information chief resigns

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 21:37

The Chief Information Officer of US retailing giant Target, which saw a massive security breach last year, resigns.
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Top diplomats seek Ukraine solution

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 20:49
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The foreign ministers of Russia and key Western powers hold talks in Paris to try to resolve the crisis in Ukraine.
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Bin Laden son-in-law's trial begins

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 19:27
related places: New York, Laden

Osama bin Laden's son-in-law is accused of using the "murderous power of his words" to rally people against the US, as his trial opens in New York.
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No deportation for home-schoolers

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 18:39
related countries: Germany Germany

A family who left Germany to avoid having to send their children to school there will not be deported from the US, officials say.
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Conan O'Brien hosts MTV Movie Awards

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 16:41

Comedian and US Late night talk show host Conan O'Brien has been announced as the host for this year's MTV Awards.
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AUDIO: US farmer builds 50ft high snowman

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 14:06
related places: Minnesota

A Minnesota farmer has built a giant 50-foot (15 metre) snowman to cheer up local people.
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Global stocks rally as fears lift

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 6:22
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Global stock markets rally as Ukraine fears lift, with the Nikkei closing up 1.2% after the S&P 500 hit a new record high on Tuesday.
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VIDEO: Teaching parents to talk to their babies

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 23:39

A new scheme in the US aims to reduce income inequality by teaching parents to talk to their babies more. The BBC's Laura Trevelyan reports on efforts to close the 'word gap'.
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Obama unveils US budget proposal

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 22:48

President Barack Obama calls for expanded tax credits for poor Americans and for a reduction in breaks for the rich, in his proposed annual budget.
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Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 20:17
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: Chevron

A judge in the US rules that lawyers representing Amazonian villagers used bribes to secure a multi-billion dollar ruling against American oil company Chevron.
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Chevron wins Ecuador payout ruling

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 19:34
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: Chevron, Amazon

Oil giant Chevron wins a US court ruling against a $9.5bn (£5.7bn) payout to residents of Ecuador's Amazon region.
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US condemns Russian 'aggression'

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 18:32
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The US accuses Russia of an "act of aggression" over its alleged military deployment on Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, a move Russia denies.
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Radio Shack to close 1,100 stores

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 16:36

US electronics retailer Radio Shack says it plans to close 1,100 stores - nearly 20% of its total - in an attempt to turn around its fortunes.
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UN hits at US cannabis legalisation

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 14:39

A UN illegal drugs body criticises 2012 moves in two US states to legalise recreational marijuana, saying they contravene drug control treaties.
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Apple unveils CarPlay iPhone system

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 12:23

The US technology firm launches its new iPhone technology for cars at the Geneva Motor Show.
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Slave experiences post-Oscar boost

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 10:38
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Oscar

Cinemas in the US and Canada are scheduling extra screenings of Steve McQueen's historical drama 12 Years a Slave after winning the best picture Oscar.
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Oscars watched by 43m viewers in US

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 10:06

Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony was watched by 43 million TV viewers in the US, according to early figures.
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US calls Kunming attack 'terrorism'

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 9:03
related countries: China China
related places: Kunming

The US describes Saturday's deadly knife attack in China's Kunming as "an act of terrorism", amid Chinese criticism of double standards.
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Obama: 'Tough choices' for Netanyahu

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 7:46
related countries: Israel Israel

US President Barack Obama warns that Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu must make "tough decisions" to advance peace talks with the Palestinians.
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US court rejects BP payment appeal

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 5:11

A US federal court rejects BP's efforts to halt payments to businesses relating to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, leaving the firm with potentially billions more in liabilities.
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Fast-falling snow storm hits US East

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 21:41

A heavy snowstorm has once again created travel havoc on the US East Coast with as much as a foot (30cm) expected to fall in some areas.
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US urges N Korea missile 'restraint'

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 19:25
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US urges North Korea to exercise restraint and avoid provocative acts after it fired two short-range missiles into the sea off its east coast.
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US manufacturing activity picks up

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 19:19
related places: February

US manufacturing activity expanded at a faster-than-expected rate in February, one index suggests, despite adverse weather conditions.
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Neeson flies to top of US box office

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 13:57
related places: Stop, Non

Liam Neeson's latest thriller Non-Stop, in which he plays a federal air marshal, lands at the top of the North American box office chart.
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US warns Israel over talks failure

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 12:10
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Washington

President Barack Obama warns Israel of 'international fallout' if it does not endorse a US framework for a peace deal with the Palestinians, as Israel's PM visits Washington.
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McIlroy loses in Florida play-off

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 7:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Florida

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy lost in a four-way play-off at the Honda Classic in Florida to American Russell Henley.
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UK and US in agreement over Ukraine

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 7:34
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron and Barack Obama agree that Russia must face "significant costs" if it does not change course over the Ukraine crisis.
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North Korea test-fires more missiles

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 3:27
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

North Korea has test-fired two more short-range missiles, officials in the South say, amid ongoing annual South Korea-US military drills.
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Evernote's self-deprecating boss

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 0:07

'I'm not particularly good' says US tech executive
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Warren Buffett firm in record profit

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 10:42

The investment firm run by US billionaire Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, reports a record profit in 2013.
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Crimean leader appeals to Putin

Saturday, March 1st 2014, 13:31
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow, Crimea

The unofficial pro-Moscow leader of Ukraine's Crimea region asks Russia for help to ensure peace as the US warns Moscow against military intervention.
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Hero's welcome for freed Cuban spy

Saturday, March 1st 2014, 9:02
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

A Cuban spy freed from US jail after serving a 15-year sentence is greeted by Cuban President Raul Castro at the airport in the capital, Havana.
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Obama warns Russia over Ukraine

Saturday, March 1st 2014, 7:44
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow, Crimea

US President Obama warns Moscow there will be "costs" for any military intervention in Ukraine, amid reports of Russian forces on the move in Crimea.
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Signed copy of Mein Kampf sold in US

Saturday, March 1st 2014, 2:07
related places: Los Angeles

An autographed two-volume set of Adolf Hitler's Nazi book Mein Kampf sells at auction in Los Angeles for $64,850 (£38,700).
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Mixed drugs overdose killed Hoffman

Friday, February 28th 2014, 21:32
related places: New York, Hoffman

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an accidental overdose of a mix of drugs including heroin, cocaine and amphetamine, a post-mortem reveals.
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