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China allows further drop in yuan

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 3:47
related countries: China China

China sets the guide rate for the yuan lower for a third consecutive day, in a week which has seen the currency's biggest fall in two decades.
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Jimmy Carter reveals he has cancer

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 0:43

Former US President Jimmy Carter says recent liver surgery revealed he has cancer and it has spread to other parts of his body.
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VIDEO: US newlyweds tried to join Islamic State

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 0:30

A couple from Mississippi remain in custody after being stopped at a Mississippi airport allegedly on their way to join the Islamic State militant group.
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Sketch of US footballer goes viral

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 0:07

A courtroom sketch of New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady draws mirth on Twitter, as hundreds poke fun at the not-so-recognisable likeness.
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The cars of the Cuban trade embargo

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 23:02
related countries: Cuba Cuba

How Cuba's cars tell the story of 55 years of US sanctions
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Jeb Bush blames Clinton for Iraq turmoil

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 17:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Clinton, Republican

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says US military withdrawal from Iraq was a "fatal mistake" by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, leading to the rise of Islamic State militants
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Kraft Heinz announces 2,500 job cuts

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 14:07
related countries: Canada Canada

Kraft Heinz cuts 2,500 jobs in the US and Canada as part of a programme of cost cutting following its recent merger
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Kardashian selfie rebuked by watchdog

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 11:53

The US drugs regulator attacks a selfie posted by the celebrity Kim Kardashian that advertised a medicine without detailing its side effects.
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US helicopter crashes off Japan

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 9:22
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa

Seven crew members are injured after a US military helicopter crashes off the Japanese island of Okinawa, where the US has military bases.
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Meghan Trainor cancels rest of tour

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 8:45

Singer Meghan Trainor calls time on her current US tour due to ongoing problems with her vocal cords.
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Clinton to hand over email server

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 3:34

Hillary Clinton has agreed to hand over to the FBI the private email server that she used as secretary of state.
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Dozens held after Ferguson clashes

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 3:24
related places: Ferguson

More than 20 people have been arrested and a state of emergency declared in Ferguson, Missouri, amid protests marking the anniversary of the death of black teenager Michael Brown.
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US officer fired over fatal shooting

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 23:28
related places: Texas

Authorities in Texas have fired a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black college student.
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China devaluation 'watched' in US

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 21:34
related countries: China China

China's central bank devalues the yuan to its lowest rate against the US dollar in almost three years, prompting a cautious response from the US.
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US stocks hit after yuan devaluation

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 21:03
related countries: China China

US stocks fall after China's surprise devaluation of the yuan, sending the currency to a three-year low against the dollar.
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Prairie star running for US Congress

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 18:56
related places: Prairie, Congress

Actress Melissa Gilbert, famed for starring in Little House on the Prairie as a child, announces she is running for Congress.
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VIDEO: Unseen Diana pictures auctioned

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 18:12

A collection of behind-the-scenes photographs from the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana in 1981 is to be auctioned in the United States.
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32 charged over insider trade 'hack'

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 16:39

US authorities have charged a total of 32 members of an alleged international hacking and insider trading ring.
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Tourists 'tried to sail to US base'

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 13:22
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Maldives Maldives

The Maldives military says it stopped seven tourists it claims were sailing to a highly-guarded US military base in the Indian Ocean.
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Asia and US boost Prudential profit

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 10:47
related places: Asia

Prudential reports a 17% jump in operating profits for the first half of 2015, boosted by increasing business across Asia and the US.
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Australia sets new emissions target

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 4:26
related countries: Australia Australia, Canada Canada, France France
related places: Paris

Australia is taking an emissions reduction target to an international meeting in Paris that is below that of the US and Canada.
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Premier League & NBC agree new deal

Monday, August 10th 2015, 21:56

The Premier League announces a new deal with American broadcaster NBC to show live football matches for the next six years.
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Slender Man case goes to adult court

Monday, August 10th 2015, 20:50

Two 13-year-old girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please the fictional character Slender Man will be tried in an adult court, a US judge rules.
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Spill turns Colorado river yellow

Monday, August 10th 2015, 18:17
related places: Colorado

A toxic leak of wastewater that has turned a Colorado river mustard yellow is three times larger than US officials had originally estimated.
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Vandals killed Cecil the lion - Mugabe

Monday, August 10th 2015, 17:41
related places: Cecil

President Robert Mugabe says Zimbabweans failed in their responsibility to protect Cecil the lion, who was shot by an American dentist.
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Turkey hit by series of attacks

Monday, August 10th 2015, 17:13

Six members of the Turkish security forces are killed in bomb and gun attacks in the country's south-east and the city of Istanbul.
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End of Iran trial for US reporter

Monday, August 10th 2015, 15:20
related countries: Iran Iran

A US reporter detained in Iran for more than a year and charged with espionage awaits a verdict after having his final hearing.
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Symmonds to miss Worlds over kit row

Monday, August 10th 2015, 8:01
related places: Worlds

Nick Symmonds says he has been left out of the US squad for the World Championships because of a row over kit.
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Phelps records third world-best time

Monday, August 10th 2015, 6:57

Olympic great Michael Phelps swims another 2015 world-best time in winning the American 200m individual medley title.
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Ferguson marks Michael Brown killing

Monday, August 10th 2015, 4:44
related places: Ferguson

Hundreds pause in silence in the US town of Ferguson to mark a year since the shooting of Michael Brown, a case that sparked angry protests.
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NFL star and broadcaster Gifford dies

Monday, August 10th 2015, 2:56
related places: Gifford

Frank Gifford - a star American football player and later a broadcaster who helped popularise the sport - dies aged 84.
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Lowry claims maiden American title

Sunday, August 9th 2015, 23:01
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Ohio

Shane Lowry of Ireland claims the biggest win of his career with a two-shot victory at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio.
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Japan marks Nagasaki attack amid row

Sunday, August 9th 2015, 21:42
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Nagasaki

The Japanese city of Nagasaki holds an emotional service to mark 70 years since the US atomic bomb attack amid a row over its military.
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VIDEO: Ferguson remembers Michael Brown

Sunday, August 9th 2015, 19:36
related places: Ferguson

Hundreds of people gather in the US town of Ferguson to mark the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer a year ago.
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Trump backlash over blood jibe

Saturday, August 8th 2015, 20:10

A key US conservative forum drops Donald Trump as a speaker, saying he was wrong to suggest a journalist was tough on him because she was menstruating.
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VIDEO: 'Blood coming out of her wherever'

Saturday, August 8th 2015, 16:44

A major US conservative forum has dropped Donald Trump as a speaker, saying it was unacceptable for him to suggest that a journalist was tough on him because she was menstruating.
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US cinema gunman spared death penalty

Saturday, August 8th 2015, 9:01
related places: Colorado

A jury in the US state of Colorado spares gunman James Holmes the death penalty for killing 12 people at a cinema and he will serve life in jail without parole.
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VIDEO: Hackers gather for US desert shoot

Saturday, August 8th 2015, 7:12
related places: Las Vegas

Ahead Def Con in Las Vegas, a convention dedicated to the art of subverting computer systems, some of the hackers drove to the desert to shoot guns.
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'Soviet Taliban' convicted in US

Saturday, August 8th 2015, 6:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A former Soviet army officer is convicted by a US jury of planning and leading a Taliban attack on American forces in Afghanistan in 2009.
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Anti-thalidomide hero dies at 101

Saturday, August 8th 2015, 0:49
related countries: Canada Canada

Frances Oldham Kelsey, the Canadian doctor who played a central role in preventing thalidomide being distributed in the US, dies at 101.
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McIlroy to defend US PGA title

Friday, August 7th 2015, 21:04

World number one Rory McIlroy will defend his US PGA Championship title next week after recovering from injury.
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Top US Democrat is against Iran deal

Friday, August 7th 2015, 18:16
related countries: Iran Iran

Leading US Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer announces that he is breaking ranks with President Barack Obama by opposing the Iran nuclear deal.
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Britain win relay gold at Worlds

Friday, August 7th 2015, 16:36
related places: Worlds

Great Britain's men's 4x200m freestyle relay team overhaul the United States in a dramatic final to win World Championships gold.
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US economy adds 215,000 jobs in July

Friday, August 7th 2015, 13:28

The US economy added 215,000 jobs in July, while the unemployment rate held at a seven-year-low of 5.3%, official figures show.
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Jon Stewart bows out of Daily Show

Friday, August 7th 2015, 8:53

Comedian Jon Stewart hosts his final broadcast of the satirical US news programme The Daily Show.
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VIDEO: Video shows raid on cocaine 'drug sub'

Friday, August 7th 2015, 8:33
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The US coast guard releases video of a raid on a semi-submersible vessel off Mexico in July in which six tonnes of cocaine worth $181m (£116m) was seized.
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VIDEO: Who won the US Republican debate?

Friday, August 7th 2015, 7:56
related places: Cleveland, Republican

An audience of Republican voters give their opinions of the first Republican debate at a watching party in Cleveland.
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Defiant Trump dominates US debate

Friday, August 7th 2015, 6:42

Donald Trump continues to dominate the Republican race for US president by causing further controversies in the first debate.
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VIDEO: US-trained Syria troops 'not supported'

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 20:48
related countries: Syria Syria

A US plan to build a moderate fighting force to take on the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria has been criticised by a senior rebel trained in the programme.
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US fighter plan in Syria criticised

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 20:28
related countries: Syria Syria

A US plan to build a fighting force to take on the Islamic State in Syria is criticised by a senior rebel commander.
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Jennifer Aniston reportedly marries

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 18:34
related places: Los Angeles

According to reports in the US it was a secret ceremony at their home in Los Angeles
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AI decodes Islamic State strategy

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 17:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Researchers in the US have used artificial intelligence to better understand the military strategy of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
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US offers $5m for 'Shorty' Guzman

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 15:54
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The US government announces that it will pay $5m (£3.2m) for information leading to the capture of fugitive Mexican cartel leader Joaquin Guzman.
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McIlroy back on range after injury

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 15:22

World number one Rory McIlroy shares video of him hitting a drive, increasing speculation he may play in the US PGA.
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Boy, 11, 'shot three year old'

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 13:08
related places: Detroit

An 11-year-old boy is charged with manslaughter, accused of using his father's gun to shoot a three-year-old boy in Detroit, US media reports say.
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Hiroshima marks 70 years since bomb

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 5:56
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Hiroshima

The Japanese city of Hiroshima marks the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the first atomic bomb by a US warplane, which killed 140,000 people.
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Suspect dead after US cinema attack

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 1:39
related places: Nashville, Tennessee

A man is killed by police after attacking cinemagoers with pepper spray and an axe in Nashville, Tennessee.
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VIDEO: US rap duo reflect on Ferguson riots

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 23:09
related places: Ferguson

Acclaimed rap band Run The Jewels talk to the BBC about racism and why they think the Ferguson riots were important.
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Lawyers eye Armstrong cancer records

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 23:03
related places: Armstrong

US lawyers seek medical records from Lance Armstrong's cancer treatment in 1996 to check if doctors knew he was doping.
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VIDEO: The curse of the election frontrunners

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 22:00

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton may be leading the 2016 US presidential race so far, but history shows the early frontrunners don't always end up on top.
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US drone strikes Syria from Turkey

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 18:51
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

The US has carried out its first air strike on so-called Islamic State in Syria from a base in Turkey, a Pentagon spokesman has said.
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US 'witchcraft' murders investigated

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 16:33
related places: Florida, Pensacola

Florida authorities are calling a recent triple murder in Pensacola a "ritualistic killing" and believe the suspect had ties to witchcraft.
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Khan dismay over Mayweather fight

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 16:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Amir Khan is frustrated after missing out on a chance to fight American legend Floyd Mayweather.
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Imports swell US trade deficit

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 15:16
related places: June

Record imports and strong consumer demand boosted the US trade deficit by 7.1% in June
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VIDEO: US President Obama on Iran

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 15:11
related countries: Iran Iran

US President Obama is giving a speech on the deal reached with Iran last month over its nuclear activities.
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Cecil the lion killer a 'good man'

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 13:36
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The US dentist who killed a lion in Zimbabwe did nothing wrong and was a "good man", the hunter who led the expedition is quoted as saying.
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Battle against IS 'soon' - Turkey

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 13:05
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Turkey announces plans to escalate attacks on Islamic State (IS) fighters in Syria, in an operation co-ordinated with the US.
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Drone delivers drugs to US prison

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 12:54
related places: Ohio

Ohio officials are investigating after a drone dropped a package full of illegal drugs into a prison yard, sparking a fight over the contraband.
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Brosnan had knife in hand luggage

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 8:11

Former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan is stopped by US airport security for carrying a knife in his hand luggage.
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Asia shares up despite rate rise talk

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 7:08

Asian shares make small gains despite investors weighing up the possibility of a US interest rate rise as early as next month.
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VIDEO: Hiroshima survivor recalls horrors

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 3:00
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Hiroshima

Thursday marks 70 years to the day since the United States dropped the world's first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
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Retailer Neiman Marcus files for IPO

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 0:53
related places: New York

US luxury retailer Neiman Marcus has announced plans to float in New York after being bought in 2013 ahead of an IPO.
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Mayweather faces Berto in September

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 22:52

Floyd Mayweather will face Andre Berto on 12 September as he attempts to match Rocky Marciano's record of 49 wins in a row.
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The 'sanitised narrative' of Hiroshima

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 21:36

Countering the sanitised US narrative of Hiroshima
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Thousands flee California fires

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 20:45
related places: California

Thousands of people in the US state of California are evacuated as fire crews battle a string of wildfires brought on by years of drought.
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VIDEO: US man saved from oncoming train

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 18:10
related places: California

A man in California has a lucky escape as a policeman drags him from a railway line, moments before a train ploughs into his car.
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US lawsuit over handcuffed pupils

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 17:07
related places: Kentucky

A new lawsuit alleges that school officials in Kentucky improperly restrained schoolchildren, causing them physical and emotional pain.
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Furore over China egg freezing ban

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 15:31
related countries: China China

There is intense debate in China over a ban on women freezing their eggs, after an actress revealed that she used the procedure in the US.
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VIDEO: Father's tribute to baseball batboy

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 11:56

A father in the US says he has no anger over the death of his son, who was accidentally killed after being struck by a baseball bat.
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First 3D-printed pill approved in US

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 11:45

In a world first, the US Food and Drug Administration has given go-ahead for a 3D printed pill to go into production.
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Amy Schumer calls for gun control

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 9:38

Comedian Amy Schumer calls for tougher controls on the sale of guns in the US, after two women were shot dead at a screening of her movie, Trainwreck.
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VIDEO: Amy Schumer's emotional plea on guns

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 8:42
related places: Louisiana

The American actress Amy Schumer has called on the US to take more action on gun control, after last month's shooting in Louisiana.
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Asian shares up despite weak US lead

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 8:34
related places: Wall Street

Asian markets trade mostly higher despite a lacklustre lead from Wall Street, where US stocks closed lower.
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US airlines in big game trophy ban

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 8:16
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Cecil, Delta

Delta, United and American Airlines ban the shipment of big-game trophies on their flights after the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.
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Puerto Rico defaults on bond payment

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 5:34
related countries: Puerto Rico Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico confirms that it failed to make a debt payment at the weekend, in the latest sign of the economic crisis in the US territory.
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VIDEO: Inside US-Mexico border 'drug tunnel'

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 0:22
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Security

Security forces in Mexico have discovered an underground tunnel leading to the United States.
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Air strikes defend US-trained Syrians

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 20:26
related countries: Syria Syria

US air power has been used for the first time to defend US-trained rebel fighters in Syria, the Pentagon confirms.
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Obama unveils clean energy plan

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 19:34

US President Barack Obama unveils what he calls "the biggest, most important step we have ever taken" in tackling climate change.
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Gulf allies 'back US over Iran deal'

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 15:59
related countries: Iran Iran, Qatar Qatar
related places: Gulf

US allies in the Gulf back the nuclear deal with Iran, as the US promises them better intelligence-sharing and faster arms transfers.
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US-Mexico border drug tunnel found

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 15:26
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Tijuana

Mexican security forces show media a sophisticated drugs tunnel they uncovered near the city of Tijuana on the border with the US.
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Cyclist Danielson fails drug test

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 14:28

American cyclist Tom Danielson has tested positive for synthetic testosterone - but denies doping.
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VIDEO: US homes threatened by wildfires

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 9:48

Thousands of people have been told to evacuate their homes in Northern California because of wildfires.
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Mission accomplished at US box office

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 8:58
related places: Mission

Tom Cruise motors to the top of the US box office with Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation.
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Asian markets lower on China data

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 8:20
related countries: China China
related places: August

Asian shares start August lower as disappointing economic data from the US and China weighed on investors' confidence.
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Boy, 9, dies after being hit by bat

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 7:27

A nine-year-old boy dies after being accidentally hit on the head by a bat during a baseball game in the USA.
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US festival ends early after storms

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 6:11
related places: Chicago

The final day of Lollapalooza music festival ends early after a second severe storm threatened Chicago.
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VIDEO: 'Bad things happen to good robots'

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 3:55
related countries: Canada Canada

A hitchhiking robot, HitchBOT, who has spent weeks travelling around Europe and Canada is smashed to pieces two weeks after arriving in the United States.
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Zimbabwe seeks second 'lion killer'

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 19:53
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Cecil

Zimbabwe says it is seeking a second American over the illegal killing of a lion, as the outcry over the death of famed animal Cecil continues.
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VIDEO: Funeral for Bobbi Kristina Brown

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 1:44
related countries: Georgia Georgia

A funeral service is held in the US state of Georgia for Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston and the rapper Bobby Brown.
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VIDEO: Selma civil rights march begins

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 1:17
related places: Selma

Civil rights campaigners in the US start an 860-mile (1,385 km) march from Selma, Alabama to Washington DC to highlight what they say is a fresh attack on equal rights for African Americans
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