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HK police defuse huge US WW2 bomb

Friday, February 7th 2014, 4:26
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong police successfully defuse a 2,000 pound (900kg) bomb from World War Two, described as the biggest wartime bomb to be found in the city.
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US approves Baucus as China envoy

Friday, February 7th 2014, 3:23
related countries: China China

The US Senate unanimously approves Senator Max Baucus as the new US ambassador to China, replacing outgoing envoy Gary Locke.
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SAC trader guilty of insider dealing

Friday, February 7th 2014, 0:10

A former manager at SAC Capital, a major US hedge fund founded by billionaire Steven Cohen, is found guilty of insider trading.
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US bans liquids on flights to Russia

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 23:55
related countries: Russia Russia

The US government bans all liquids from carry-on bags on nonstop flights to Russia, the latest security threat for the Sochi Winter Olympics.
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US ice storm sparks mass power cuts

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 22:10

Nearly half a million people remain without electricity after the second storm in a week struck parts of the winter-weary US east coast on Wednesday.
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US meddling in Ukraine - Putin aide

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 17:52
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

A senior adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin accuses the US of meddling in Ukraine, in breach of a 1994 agreement over non-intervention.
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Taliban capture British military dog

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 17:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

ISAF officials in Afghanistan have confirmed that the military dog captured by the Taliban, belonged to British forces.
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General Motors profits fall 22%

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 15:25

US car giant General Motors reports a 22% drop in profits for 2013 after a disappointing performance outside North America.
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US warns of Sochi 'toothpaste' bomb

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 14:53
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Sochi

The US advises airlines flying to Russia for the Winter Olympics that explosives hidden in toothpaste tubes could be smuggled on to planes.
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Stolen US Stradivarius 'recovered'

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 14:49

Authorities in the US state of Wisconsin say they think they have recovered a rare Stradivarius violin valued at $5m (£3m) stolen last month.
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VIDEO: Taliban 'capture US military dog'

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 12:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Taliban claim to have captured a dog belonging to US troops during fighting in eastern Afghanistan last December.
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N Korea warns on family reunions

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 9:25
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: South

North Korea threatens to cancel family reunions with the South, a day after agreeing to hold them, because of US-South Korea military drills.
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US freezes Haqqani suspects' assets

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 8:23

The US government moves to freeze the assets of three individuals suspected to be part of the Haqqani militant network.
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VIDEO: US warns of Sochi 'toothpaste' bomb

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 7:00
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Sochi

The US has warned airlines flying into Russia for the Winter Olympics that explosives hidden in toothpaste tubes could be smuggled on to planes.
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US presses China over sea dispute

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 3:16
related countries: China China

A top US diplomat has called on China to clarify or adjust its territorial claims in the South China Sea in accordance with international maritime law.
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Texas conducts rare female execution

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 2:53
related places: Texas

A woman convicted of murder in Texas is put to death, only the 14th time a female has been executed in the US in nearly four decades.
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VIDEO: Icons who define 'American cool'

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 0:42

What makes someone 'cool'? A new exhibition in the US has selected 100 cultural icons who the curators believe help define 'American cool'.
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US sleepwalker statue rouses ire

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 23:56

A lifelike sculpture of a nearly-nude man walking in snow draws a decidedly mixed reaction from students at a Massachusetts college.
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US store chain to halt tobacco sales

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 20:52

CVS Caremark, one of the largest pharmacy chains in the US, will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products, its chief executive says.
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'Guantanamo band' seeks pay from US

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 16:49
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian rock band has sent a bill to the US military after being told its music was used to torment prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, a member says.
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US condemns Aleppo barrel bomb raids

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 6:08
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

The US secretary of state condemns the use of barrel bombs in the Syrian city of Aleppo, as forces loyal to President Assad step up attacks.
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'Obamacare' will reduce US workforce

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 2:57

The Obama health law will cut the number of full-time workers by 2.3 million as some curtail hours to hold on to subsidies, budget analysts say.
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Morgan Stanley pays out $1.25bn

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 1:28
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Investment bank Morgan Stanley agrees to pay $1.25bn to settle a lawsuit over the sale of mortgage-backed securities.
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Silk Road 'mastermind' charged

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 0:52
related places: California

The US charges a 29-year-old California man alleged to be the owner of Silk Road, a drug website that brokered $1bn (£613m) in transactions.
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US urges Egypt to free journalists

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 23:22
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The US calls on Egypt to release three al-Jazeera journalists detained by the authorities in December on charges of collaborating with "terrorists".
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US Army in recruitment fraud scandal

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 23:20
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Two generals and dozens of colonels are among hundreds implicated in a US military fraud involving recruitment fees during the Iraq war, officials say.
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The slow decline of American Chinatowns

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 21:05

Are American Chinatowns doomed to slowly die out?
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'Record' US convicts cleared in 2013

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 17:58

A record 87 US convicts were cleared of their alleged crimes last year, including one who had been sentenced to death, according to a new study.
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AUDIO: College launches Beyonce course

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 12:24

An American university is launching a course where students can learn about the politics of the pop star Beyonce.
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Market gloom spreads to Europe

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 12:10

Stock markets in Europe fall back, following sharp drops in Asia and on Wall Street amid worries of a US slowdown and weaker growth in emerging economies.
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Cee Lo Green denies spiking drink

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 11:26
related places: Los Angeles

The US singer appears in court to deny putting ecstasy into a woman's drink during a dinner date in Los Angeles.
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Blondie to collect honorary award

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 9:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

US band Blondie are to collect an accolade for their life's work at the NME Awards in London later this month.
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VIDEO: Cuba trips change US hearts and minds

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 4:30
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Tens of thousands of American tourists are flocking to Cuba under a US scheme to promote a positive view of democracy and the free market.
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US teacher charged with child abuse

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 4:11
related places: California

A teacher in the US state of California has been arrested on sexual abuse charges after a former student aired allegations in a YouTube video.
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Super Bowl draws record TV audience

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 23:02

The US football Super Bowl is the most-watched TV event in US history, with 111.5m viewers, the Fox TV network says.
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Hoffman 'had 70 bags of heroin'

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 22:26

New York City police have found up to 70 bags of suspected heroin in actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's home, a day after his death, US media say.
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Florida trial for 'loud music' death

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 21:38
related places: Florida

A man accused of shooting an unarmed black teenager who refused to turn down his loud music goes on trial in the US state of Florida.
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Manhunt on for escaped US murderer

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 19:37
related places: Sunday, Michigan

Authorities in the US state of Michigan launch a manhunt for a convicted multiple murderer who escaped from prison on Sunday.
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US abortion rate 'continues decline'

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 19:35

The rate at which US women had abortions fell between 2008-11 to the lowest level since abortion was legalised in 1973, a new study suggests.
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US debt default 'by end of month'

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 18:12
related places: Congress

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warns the US government may default on its debt by the end of the month if Congress does not raise its borrowing limit.
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Yellen sworn in as US Fed chair

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 16:20

Janet Yellen is formally sworn in as chair of the US Federal Reserve, beginning a four-year term as head of the world's most influential central bank.
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Ride Along continues US chart reign

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 12:50

Buddy cop comedy Ride Along holds on to the top sport in the North American box office for a third consecutive week.
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US hotels look into security breach

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 11:13

Thousands of guests at US hotels may have had their credit and debit data stolen, suggests a security researcher.
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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dies

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 7:55
related places: Oscar

Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is found dead aged 46 from an apparent drug overdose.
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VIDEO: What does a collection of 100,000 American war letters teach us?

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 1:30

Inside a collection of 100,000 US combat letters
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VIDEO: Stars pay tribute to Seymour Hoffman

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 0:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: New York

Stars in the UK and US are paying tribute to the actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who has been found dead in his New York home at the age of 46.
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VIDEO: Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dies

Sunday, February 2nd 2014, 22:16
related places: New York

The awarding-winning American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead at his flat in New York, at the age of 46.
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Murray seals GB victory over USA

Sunday, February 2nd 2014, 22:06

Andy Murray beats Sam Querrey to give Great Britain victory over the USA and a first Davis Cup quarter-final since 1986.
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VIDEO: 'He elevated whatever film he was in'

Sunday, February 2nd 2014, 19:26
related places: New York, Oscar

Oscar-winning American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in New York, according to US media.
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Bryans win doubles to cut GB lead

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 22:09
related places: San Diego, Bob

Great Britain lead the USA 2-1 in the Davis Cup World Group after Bob and Mike Bryan win the doubles in San Diego.
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Powers clash over Ukraine at summit

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 20:51
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: West, Munich

The issue of Ukraine's future sparks heated debate at a security summit in Munich, as Russia trades accusations with the EU and US.
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'No objections' to Keystone pipeline

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 15:16
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Keystone

The US state department raises no big objections to the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, but the president still has to approve it.
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Canada strips Conrad Black of award

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 9:07
related countries: Canada Canada

Former media baron Conrad Black, who served a sentence in the US for fraud, is stripped of the Order of Canada, the country's highest honour.
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US presses Russia on Syria weapons

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 5:05
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The US asks Russia to press its ally Syria into speeding up the removal of chemical weapons, saying the slow progress in "unacceptable".
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Felony charges in US rock toppling

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 1:45
related places: Utah

Prosecutors in the US state of Utah charge two ex-scout leaders who toppled over an ancient rock formation at a state park last year with felonies.
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Ward puts GB on verge of victory

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 0:54
related places: San Diego

Great Britain lead the USA 2-0 in the Davis Cup World Group after wins for James Ward and Andy Murray in San Diego.
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Colombia to charge US firm employees

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 0:50
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Drummond

Colombia's chief prosecutor says he will charge six employees of the US coal mining company Drummond with damaging the environment.
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Ohio man buried atop prized Harley

Friday, January 31st 2014, 19:03
related places: Ohio, Harley

An avid motorcycle rider in the US state of Ohio is buried with his Harley-Davidson in a transparent casket.
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'Likely' Miller left Craig message

Friday, January 31st 2014, 17:30
related places: New Orleans

Sienna Miller tells the phone-hacking trial it is "likely" she left a voicemail message for actor Daniel Craig that ended "I love you".
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US diocese in bankruptcy move

Friday, January 31st 2014, 16:24
related places: Montana

A Roman Catholic diocese in the US state of Montana says it will file for bankruptcy protection, amid claims hundreds of children were abused.
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Animals found dead at SA airport

Friday, January 31st 2014, 14:50
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar, South Africa South Africa

Hundreds of endangered amphibians and reptiles are found dead in South Africa's main airport, en route from Madagascar to the US.
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VIDEO: US troops pull out of Afghanistan

Friday, January 31st 2014, 11:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The BBC's David Loyn spends time with American troops as they prepare to pull out of Afghanistan taking their military equipment with them.
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VIDEO: Karzai on his legacy in Afghanistan

Friday, January 31st 2014, 11:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai has been talking to the BBC about the US troop withdrawal from his country and his legacy surrounding any future security agreement.
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Knox 'frightened' by murder ruling

Friday, January 31st 2014, 9:20
related countries: Italy Italy

US student Amanda Knox says she is "frightened and saddened" after a court in Italy reinstated her guilty verdict for the murder of Briton Meredith Kercher.
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Toyota halts US sales of some models

Friday, January 31st 2014, 6:59

The world's biggest carmaker, Toyota, tells dealers in the US to stop sales of some of its cars that are equipped with seat heaters.
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Republicans outline migrant reform

Friday, January 31st 2014, 2:59
related places: Republican, Senate

Republican leaders in the US House circulate immigration reform proposals, opening a debate within the party and with the Democratic-led Senate.
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VIDEO: US teen 'proud' to snowboard for Ireland

Friday, January 31st 2014, 0:56
related countries: Ireland Ireland

How a US teen will be Ireland's first Olympic snowboarder
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US school confiscates pupils' meals

Friday, January 31st 2014, 0:13
related places: Utah, School

School officials in the US state of Utah apologise after a worker confiscated lunches from students whose parents were in arrears on meal payments.
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US 'concern' at Syria weapons delay

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 22:27
related countries: Syria Syria

The US says only 4% of Syria's declared chemical weapons has been surrendered and expresses concern at the lack of progress.
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Twenty-term US congressman to retire

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 20:50

Democratic congressman Henry Waxman, who helped craft the Obama healthcare law, announces his retirement after 40 years in office.
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Execution sought for Boston bombings

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 20:15
related places: Boston

The US government says it will seek the death penalty against Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
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US nuclear force cheating ring grows

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 19:48

Nearly one in five of the US Air Force's nuclear missile officers are now implicated in a widening test cheating scandal, a top official says.
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US economy growing at 3.2% a year

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 15:25

US economic growth remains robust for the final quarter of 2013, growing at an annual rate of 3.2%, according to official figures.
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US killer executed as appeal fails

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 14:56

A man convicted of murdering a jeweller in 1991 is executed by lethal injection in the US state of Missouri, despite a last-minute appeal.
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VIDEO: How US 'tapering' affects the world

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 14:05
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: America

Linda Yueh looks at how the effects of US 'tapering' are being felt both in America and in Indonesia.
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US 'alleges Russia treaty breach'

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 12:57
related countries: Russia Russia

The US briefs Nato on allegations that Russia has breached a key 1987 nuclear arms treaty by testing a cruise missile, US media report.
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'Two new poems' by Sappho recovered

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 11:22
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Sappho

A fragment of ancient papyrus given to an expert at Oxford University contains two previously unknown works by Greek poet Sappho, the US papyrologist asserts.
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VIDEO: US military equipment leaves Afghanistan

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 9:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

The BBC's David Loyn reports from Manas base in Kyrgyzstan as US troops pack up military equipment as part of their withdrawal from Afghanistan.
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US snow storm strands thousands

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 8:20

Students return home and military vehicles have rescued stranded motorists after a snow storm spawned traffic chaos in the US deep South.
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VIDEO: US soldiers check out of Afghanistan

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 7:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

David Loyn reports from a military transit base in Manas, Kyrgyzstan as some US soldiers head home from Afghanistan.
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Why US pot smokers still have a record

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 2:21

Why US pot smokers may be still be criminals after legalisation
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Asia stocks tumble on Fed taper

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 2:14

Asian stock markets tumble after the US central bank decides to cut its stimulus spending, amid renewed fears over emerging market currency losses.
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US spies warn of world’s biggest threats

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 0:59

Terrorists, hackers, threats and the US intel budget
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Ecuador ex-police chief held in US

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 0:59

Police in the US arrest former Ecuadorean police commander Edgar Vaca, accused of kidnapping and torturing left-wing rebels in the 1980s.
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German brewers making 'foreign' beer

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 0:00
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The German brewers making British and American-style beers
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VIDEO: Snow brings southern US to halt

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 21:19

A snow storm in the southern United States has brought several cities to a standstill, despite early warnings about expected severe weather.
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Spy chief: Snowden hurt US security

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 21:09
related places: Snowden

James Clapper demands Edward Snowden return the documents he has "stolen" and says his leaks have caused "profound damage" to the US.
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Obama tours for minimum wage rise

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 20:47
related places: Union

US President Barack Obama takes his campaign for a minimum wage rise to the streets, after his State of the Union address.
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US Fed further tightens stimulus

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 20:21

The US Federal Reserve reduces its monthly bond purchases from $75bn to $65bn in the second straight month of winding down stimulus efforts.
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US snooping sows distrust - Merkel

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 19:33
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Merkel

Angela Merkel says US and British spy programmes "sow distrust" among allies, in her inauguration speech of her third term as German chancellor.
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'Greek' yoghurt firm loses battle

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 18:59
related countries: Greece Greece, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chobani, a US-based yoghurt manufacturer, cannot label its products Greek in the UK as they're made in the US.
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Deep South in winter storm emergency

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 14:03

The US southern states, a region used to sultry weather and hurricane warnings, are preparing for a severe winter storm that is spawning travel chaos.
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Obama pledges action on inequality

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 4:53
related places: Union

US President Barack Obama promises a "year of action" in his annual State of the Union address, saying he will bypass Congress to tackle economic inequality.
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Electronic Arts cuts sales outlook

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 1:47

Shares of US video game publisher Electronic Arts fell after the company cut its full-year sales outlook due to reduced demand for older game consoles.
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VIDEO: Cuban 'misfits' in revolutionary US exchange

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 0:49
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuban 'misfits' in revolutionary student exchange
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VIDEO: High-speed sea chase nets drugs haul

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 22:34

A huge cocaine haul worth an estimated US $37m has been seized from a go-fast boat in the Caribbean, US authorities announced on Tuesday.
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Number of nuclear 'cheats' doubles

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 21:33

The number of US Air Force officers embroiled in a scandal involving cheating on proficiency tests doubles to several dozen, officials say.
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US doctor 'waterboarded' child

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 19:59
related places: Delaware

A former Delaware paediatrician who has written books on children's near-death experiences goes on trial accused of waterboarding an 11-year-old girl.
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Obama tribute to folk singer Seeger

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 16:46

President Obama pays tribute to US folk singer and political activist Pete Seeger, who has died at the age of 94.
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Ford reports 'one of its best years'

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 16:16
related places: Ford, Asia

Ford says 2013 was "one of the company's best years ever", driven by a strong performance in the US and Asia.
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