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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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American 'fighter' dies in Syria battle

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 23:07
related countries: Syria Syria

An American man, believed to be fighting alongside militants in Syria, has been killed, the White House has confirmed.
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Watson loses to Cirstea in US Open

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 17:04

Heather Watson suffers a 6-1 6-1 defeat against world ranked 80 Sorana Cirstea in the first round at the US Open.
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Fight for leg room diverts flight

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 16:36

A US airliner has been diverted after an row broke out over one passenger's use of a device to prevent the seat in front of him from reclining.
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US house price growth slows in June

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 14:24
related places: May, June

The annual pace of US house price growth slowed in June, a survey indicates, continuing a long-term decrease in the rate of growth.
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Fight against jihadists 'redoubled'

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 12:13
related countries: Syria Syria

The government has redoubled its efforts to counter the extremist threat after the murder of US journalist James Foley in Syria, Downing Street says.
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US schools to have non-white majority

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 11:51
related places: White

White pupils in state schools in the United States are set to be a minority for the first time when schools return for the new term.
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US sanctions Syria air surveillance

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 10:53
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

US President Barack Obama authorises surveillance flights over Syria to gain intelligence on Islamic militants who control swathes of Syria and Iraq.
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VIDEO: Mexico tries to tame 'Beast' train

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 10:07
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The Mexican government has unveiled new measures to prevent migrants from Central America travelling on the roofs of freight trains heading north towards the US.
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US alarm at air strikes on Libya

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 9:59
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Libya Libya

American officials say Egypt and the UAE were behind air strikes in Libya that targeted Islamist-linked militia last week and that the US was not consulted.
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Sherlock in triple Emmy Awards win

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 6:55
related places: Los Angeles, Sherlock

BBC One drama Sherlock wins a hat-trick of awards at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, including prizes for Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.
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VIDEO: US alarm at air strikes on Libya

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 5:23
related countries: Libya Libya

The US was "caught off-guard" by air strikes against Islamist militia in Libya, a senior official has told the BBC.
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VIDEO: Into the fire with the 'smokejumpers'

Monday, August 25th 2014, 23:48

The 'smokejumpers' battling blazes in the American wilderness
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VIDEO: Afghan women get US fashion education

Monday, August 25th 2014, 23:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US female entrepreneur helps her Afghan counterpart
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US soldier kills herself at base

Monday, August 25th 2014, 21:19
related places: Virginia, Fort Lee

A US Army soldier barricaded herself inside an office on a Virginia base before shooting herself in the head, the military says.
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James Foley's letter home published

Monday, August 25th 2014, 20:52

The family of the US journalist killed by Islamic State militants last week make public a letter they say he sent while in captivity, via a fellow hostage.
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VIDEO: Syria 'will help US fight terrorism'

Monday, August 25th 2014, 20:46
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Syria's foreign minister offers to help the US fight the Islamic State militant group, which has seized swathes of land in Iraq and Syria.
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Murray defies cramp to beat Haase

Monday, August 25th 2014, 19:45

Andy Murray overcomes cramp to beat Robin Haase 6-3 7-6 (8-6) 1-6 7-5 in the first round of the US Open.
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Funeral held for Ferguson teenager

Monday, August 25th 2014, 18:51
related places: Ferguson

Hundreds of people attend the funeral in Missouri of the black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot dead by a white policeman.
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Syria 'will help US fight terrorism'

Monday, August 25th 2014, 14:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Syria's foreign minister offers to help the US fight the Islamic State militant group, which has seized swathes of land in Iraq and Syria.
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Chinese move into US luxury property

Monday, August 25th 2014, 14:41
related countries: China China

Chinese buyers are snapping up US luxury real estate
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Earthquake rocks northern California

Monday, August 25th 2014, 4:15
related places: California

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 shakes northern California, with at least three serious injuries reported.
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VIDEO: Shot US teen's father calls for peace

Monday, August 25th 2014, 3:40
related places: Ferguson

The father of an unarmed black teenager shot dead in Ferguson, Missouri calls for peace ahead of his son's funeral.
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VIDEO: Service held for journalist Foley

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 23:54
related places: Foley

Memorial services are held for the kidnapped American journalist killed by Islamic State militants last week.
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US journalist released in Syria

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 20:29
related countries: Syria Syria

American journalist Theo Curtis has been released after being held captive by militants in Syria for two years, the US secretary of state says.
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Roche buys US biotech firm for £5bn

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 19:23
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Roche

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche says it will buy maker of lung disease therapies InterMune for $8.3bn.
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UK 'close' to identifying jihadist

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 17:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: America

The authorities are "close" to identifying a suspected British jihadist from the footage of the killing of a journalist, the British ambassador to America says.
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Foley killing 'is betrayal of Britain'

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 13:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: English

The killing of a US journalist by an Islamic militant who could be from the UK is a "betrayal of everything British people stand for", the foreign secretary says.
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VIDEO: Colourful collapse as US hotel demolished

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 7:46
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Albany

Crowds came out to see the demolition of the 100-year-old Wellington Annex building in Albany, New York on Saturday.
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Murray confident for US Open bid

Saturday, August 23rd 2014, 21:00

Andy Murray says he is in the best physical condition of the year as he prepares to try and win a second US Open title.
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Galileo satellites on wrong orbit

Saturday, August 23rd 2014, 8:56

The European Space Agency says the latest two satellites for Europe's version of the US GPS sat-nav system have not gone into the correct orbit.
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Assad and the US: New BFFs?

Saturday, August 23rd 2014, 7:09
related countries: Syria Syria

Should US "play nice" with Syria's Assad to defeat IS?
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US anger at China 'air interception'

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 23:05
related countries: China China

A Chinese fighter came perilously close to a US military patrol plane over international waters east of China's Hainan Island, the Pentagon says.
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Manning 'denied gender treatment'

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 19:15

The US military has yet to offer imprisoned Wikileaks leaker Chelsea Manning sex change treatment despite medical recommendations, her lawyer says.
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Fed says 'slack' in US jobs market

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 14:55

US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen says there is still "remaining slack in the labour market".
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Researchers hack into Gmail app

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 14:47

US researchers say they have been able to hack into Gmail accounts with a 92% success rate by exploiting a weakness in smartphone software.
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IS militants 'biggest threat' to US

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 13:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq are the most dangerous threat the US has faced in recent years, senior American officials warn.
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Europe expands Galileo network

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 13:51

Europe puts up the first "full operational capability" spacecraft in the Galileo satellite network - its version of the American GPS system.
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Channel 4 boss voices US buyout fears

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 13:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The purchase of parts of UK TV by US media companies poses a risk to innovation and risk-taking, the head of Channel 4 suggests.
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Bergdahl prisoner swap 'illegal'

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 12:51

The exchange of five Taliban fighters held at Guantanamo Bay for a captive US soldier violated the law, a US government watchdog agency finds.
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LSE rights issue to raise almost £1bn

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 8:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The London Stock Exchange is raising £938m in a shareholders rights issue to help fund a £1.6bn US acquisition.
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Briton Ward one match from US Open

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 6:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number two James Ward is one match away from the US Open main draw after a 6-4 6-4 win over Vincent Millot.
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Gap goes to India for new customers

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 1:17
related countries: India India
related places: Gap

US clothing store Gap is bringing its brand to India with the aim of opening 40 outlets, and will launch the first two stores early next year.
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Argentina debt plan ruled 'illegal'

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 23:32
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina's plan to ask investors holding defaulted bonds to swap them for new locally issued debt is ruled "illegal" by a US court.
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Foley killers 'wanted $132m ransom'

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 23:05

Islamic State jihadists demanded a $132m (£80m) ransom for the release of US journalist James Foley, his employer GlobalPost says.
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National Guard to leave Ferguson

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 19:15
related places: Holder

The National Guard is set to withdraw from the St Louis suburb where a black teenager was killed by police this month, as tensions ease.
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Murray draws Haase in US Open

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 17:57

Andy Murray will play Robin Haase in the US open first round and could meet Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals.
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US Ebola patients out of hospital

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 17:19
related countries: Liberia Liberia
related places: Atlanta

One of the US aid workers who recovered from the Ebola virus says he is "thrilled to be alive" as he and another patient are discharged from hospital.
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Hunt on for 'UK' beheading suspect

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 16:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police and security services are trying to identify a jihadist - thought to be British - in connection with the killing of US journalist James Foley.
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Dollar store rejects rival $9.7bn bid

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 15:58
related places: Dollar

Family Dollar, the US-based discount store at the centre of a bidding war, rejects rival Dollar General's proposal to buy it in a deal worth about $9.7bn (£5.8bn).
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US bank in record $16.7bn settlement

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 15:29
related places: America

Bank of America agrees to pay a record $16.7bn (£10bn) to US authorities for selling toxic mortgage loans that helped trigger the financial crisis.
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US strikes in Iraq despite IS threat

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 15:10
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US jets carry out fresh strikes in Iraq, despite threats from militants to kill a second American captive after beheading journalist James Foley.
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VIDEO: Foley parents 'haunted' by killing

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 6:33

The parents of James Foley, the American journalist who was killed by Islamic State militants, have spoken to journalists about their loss.
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Amazon in Shanghai e-commerce pact

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 4:34
related countries: China China
related places: Shanghai, Amazon

US online retail giant Amazon steps up its presence in China with a strategic partnership with the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.
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US military tried to free Foley

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 4:27
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Foley

A US secret military mission recently tried but failed to free American hostages in Syria, including murdered reporter James Foley, US officials say.
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Thursday, August 21st 2014, 3:56
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Dominica Dominica

Colombian pop star Shakira's hit song Loca was indirectly copied from a Dominican songwriter's work, a US federal judge rules.
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Australian winemaker reports a loss

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 1:47
related countries: Aruba Aruba, China China

Australian winemaker Treasury Wine Estates has reported its first annual loss due to slower sales in China and oversupply in the US market.
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Attorney general meets Brown family

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 1:02
related places: Ferguson

US Attorney General Eric Holder meets the parents of Michael Brown, the black teenager killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri last week.
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VIDEO: US blockbuster season box office down

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 23:04

The US box office has struggled compared to previous years during the traditional high point of the summer blockbuster season.
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Beheading suspect 'probably British'

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 19:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron says it looks "increasingly likely" a man thought to have been involved in a US journalist's beheading is British.
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Obama: Foley video shocks the world

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 18:40
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: West

US President Barack Obama says the beheading of journalist James Foley is "an act of violence that shocks the conscience of the entire world".
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PM condemns journalist's beheading

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 15:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The beheading of a US journalist by Islamic State militants was "shocking and depraved", says Prime Minister David Cameron.
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Macy's settles racial profiling cases

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 14:57
related places: Manhattan, Macy

One of the most famous names in US retailing, Macy's, pays $650,000 to settle claims that it racially profiled and detained customers at its Manhattan outlet.
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VIDEO: Friend pays tribute to reporter Foley

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 12:27
related places: Foley

Sunday Times photographer Paul Conroy pays tribute to US reporter James Foley, who has apparently been killed by the Islamic State.
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Argentina in plan to avoid US ruling

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 11:17
related places: President

An emotional President de Kirchner says proposed legislation will return control of its debt to the government.
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Militants 'kill reporter on video'

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 10:51

The Islamic State militant group releases a video purporting to show the beheading of US journalist James Foley, seized in Syria in 2012.
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Ferguson protests largely peaceful

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 9:02
related places: Ferguson

Violence subsides but protests continue over the police shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, as 47 arrests are made.
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Standard Chartered fined in US

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 7:34
related places: New York

British bank Standard Chartered has agreed to pay $300m to New York's top banking regulator for failing to improve money laundering controls.
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Murray seeded eighth for US Open

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 6:02

Britain's Andy Murray is seeded eighth for the 2014 US Open at Flushing Meadows, the tournament he won in 2012.
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Fresh unrest shakes riot-hit US town

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 19:08
related places: Ferguson

US police and protesters clash again in Ferguson, Missouri, as President Barack Obama urges calm over the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager.
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Exiled SA writer's remains go home

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 18:31
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The remains of renowned anti-apartheid journalist Nat Nakasa, who died in the US in 1965, are returned to South Africa for reburial.
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US Navy: WW2 wreck found in Java Sea

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 16:23
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Java

The US Navy confirms a wreck on the bottom of the Java sea is the USS Houston, sunk by the Japanese in World War Two with as many as 700 men aboard.
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VIDEO: China's elite target New York real estate

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 15:54
related countries: China China
related places: New York

With Chinese households getting richer, a growing number of people are investing their cash in American real estate.
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