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China stock market dives more than 6%

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 10:09
related places: Wall Street

The Shanghai Composite share index in China plunges more than 6%, the biggest fall since January.
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US military shipped anthrax to labs

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 2:37
related places: Maryland

The US military accidentally sent live anthrax samples to labs across the country and a US military base in South Korea, the Pentagon says.
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Yahoo to face class action lawsuit

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 1:39

Yahoo will face a US class action lawsuit for allegedly accessing the content of emails sent to its mail users from non-Yahoo Mail accounts.
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Nebraska abolishes death penalty

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 0:06
related places: Nebraska

The US state of Nebraska has abolished the death penalty after a veto-override was passed through its legislature.
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Santorum joins race for US president

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 21:55
related places: Christian, White House

Rick Santorum, a Christian conservative who came second in the 2012 Republican primaries for president, launched a second campaign for the White House.
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Twelve missing, 19 dead in US storms

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 21:27

A large part of the southern US continues to recover from deadly floods brought on by powerful weekend storms.
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Nasdaq index closes at a record

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 21:19

The US Nasdaq stock index rallied to a record after technology and healthcare stocks advanced.
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Fifa officials 'corrupted football'

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 21:16

US prosecutors accuse Fifa officials of racketeering, fraud and money laundering involving tens of millions of dollars over a 24-year period.
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VIDEO: Texas dam reaches dangerous levels

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 21:05
related places: Dallas, Flood

Flood waters flow over a dam southwest of Dallas as a large part of the southern US continued to reel from floods brought on by powerful storms.
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US fraternity banned for three years

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 20:25

A US fraternity is banned from operating for three years after Penn State University officials accused the chapter of hazing, drug use and harassment by its members.
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CBS 'probably' in Apple TV deal

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 19:02

The chief executive of CBS says the US TV network will 'probably' sign a deal with Apple TV.
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Blair quits Middle East envoy role

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 16:41
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is to stand down from his role as Middle East envoy representing the US, Russia, the UN and the EU, sources confirm.
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Twin corruption inquiries at Fifa

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 14:43
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Two criminal inquiries into corruption at football's world governing body Fifa are under way, as seven high-ranking officials are arrested in Zurich.
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Criminals steal US tax returns

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 13:14

A security breach at the United States' Internal Revenue Service has allowed criminals to gain access to more than 100,000 tax returns.
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VIDEO: Turning Van Gogh into virtual reality

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 8:40

An American artist has turned Van Gogh's The Night Cafe into an immersive virtual reality experience.
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Japan shares notch ninth day of gains

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 8:32
related countries: Greece Greece

Japan's shares end higher for the ninth session in a row, but gains were limited as investors worried over Greece's debt talks and potentially higher US interest rates.
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Southern US flooding toll rises

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 5:48
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Houston

At least 17 people are killed and dozens injured in the US states of Oklahoma and Texas following record rainfall over the weekend.
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The man who hid behind a trail name

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 1:11

How a US hiking tradition helped hide a fugitive
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SpaceX cleared for military launches

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 23:56

The US Air Force clears billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX to launch military and spy satellites.
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Obama loses immigration appeal

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 21:18

A US court rules President Barack Obama's plans to protect almost five million illegal immigrants from deportation must stay on hold.
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Iran trial begins for US reporter

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 21:15
related countries: Iran Iran

The trial of a Washington Post journalist detained in Iran for almost 10 months on charges that include espionage opens behind closed doors in Tehran.
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Strict oversight for Cleveland police

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 19:50
related places: Cleveland, Justice

The Cleveland police department, which has been criticised for aggressive tactics against African Americans, agrees to strict US reforms.
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Jason Rezaian trial: What are Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Courts?

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 16:51
related countries: Iran Iran

The tough Iranian court trying US reporter Jason Rezaian
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Deutsche hit over unclear accounting

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 16:44

Deutsche Bank is paying $55m (£36m) to settle civil charges by US regulators for allegedly mis-stating financial reports.
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VIDEO: Stolen art returns home to Rome

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 14:15
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

The United States returns Italian antiquities, stolen in past decades and recovered in the US, to Italy.
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NBA fans trapped by flooding in US

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 13:09

Fans of NBA team Houston Rockets are trapped overnight by flash floods after watching their team beat Golden State Warriors.
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Suriname poll: Governing party leads

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 10:30
related countries: Suriname Suriname

The party of incumbent Surinamese President Desi Bouterse has a comfortable lead in parliamentary elections, preliminary results suggest.
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Fatal floods hit southern US states

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 3:10
related places: Texas, Oklahoma

Three people have died and several others are missing after severe flooding in the southern US states of Texas and Oklahoma.
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US jets escort NYC-bound flight

Monday, May 25th 2015, 21:58

Fighter jets escort a New York-bound Air France airliner, one of several commercial planes flying to the US subjected to threats.
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VIDEO: Many homes destroyed in US floods

Monday, May 25th 2015, 19:03

Devastating floods have hit southern and central parts of the United States, killing three people and forcing thousands to leave their homes.
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Bomb threat foiled near US Capitol

Monday, May 25th 2015, 12:02

Police in Washington DC destroy a pressure cooker found inside a "suspicious" vehicle parked near the US Capitol.
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VIDEO: US floods 'largest in region's history'

Monday, May 25th 2015, 2:03
related places: Texas, Oklahoma

A deluge of rainfall has burst rivers and brought flood warnings to several southern US states, with Texas and Oklahoma the worst hit so far.
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'Beautiful Mind' mathematician killed

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 21:48

Renowned mathematician John Nash, subject of the film A Beautiful Mind, dies in a New Jersey taxi crash with his wife.
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US: Iraqi forces lack will to fight

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 21:36
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter says the rout of Iraqi forces at Ramadi showed they lacked the will to fight against Islamic State.
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Unrest follows US police acquittal

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 8:41
related places: Cleveland

US police say they have made multiple arrests in protests in Cleveland after an officer was cleared over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black couple.
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US officer cleared over deaths

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 3:48
related places: Cleveland

A US policeman who fired repeatedly at unarmed black occupants of a car is cleared of all charges, prompting angry protests and some arrests.
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VIDEO: US policeman cleared over deaths

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 3:37

A US police officer who climbed onto the hood of a car and fired repeatedly at its unarmed occupants has been acquitted of manslaughter charges.
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Ben Carson wins Oklahoma straw poll

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 23:07
related places: Oklahoma

Newcomer Ben Carson wins US Republican straw poll
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VIDEO: US police officer cleared in manslaughter case

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 21:27
related places: Cleveland

A police officer in Cleveland has been cleared of all charges relating to the fatal shootings of two unarmed black people.
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VIDEO: World's oldest woman turns 116

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 9:45

An American woman, said to be the oldest person in the world, is celebrating her 116th birthday on Saturday.
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VIDEO: Huge sinkhole appears at golf course

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 7:18

A large sinkhole is discovered at a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course in the US state of Missouri.
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US Senate blocks surveillance bill

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 6:19

The US Senate blocks a bill that would have extended bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency.
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US reality show taken off schedule

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 23:37

A US cable network pulls a long running reality TV show over allegations of sexual abuse by one of its members.
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DC mansion murder suspect arrested

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 20:50

Daron Dylon Wint, who had previously worked for the victims' family business, was captured late Thursday in Washington DC.
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Yellen: US rates may rise this year

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 17:39

The chair of the US Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, says she expects the central bank to begin raising interest rates "at some point this year".
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Tobacco firms challenge packaging law

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 12:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British American Tobacco and Philip Morris file legal challenges against the UK government over plain packaging for cigarettes.
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VIDEO: Baltimore police charged by jury

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 3:54

Six Baltimore police officers accused in the death of US man Freddie Gray have been charged by a grand jury, the state prosecutor confirms.
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US embassy man 'cyberstalked women'

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 3:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A worker at the US embassy in London is accused of cyberstalking women, threatening to post their private photos unless they met his demands.
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HP sells China unit stake for $2.3bn

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 1:05
related countries: China China
related places: Hewlett

US tech giant Hewlett-Packard is selling a 51% stake in its Chinese server business for $2.3bn (£1.4bn) to Tsinghua Holdings.
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'Children died' in US air strike

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 0:36
related countries: Syria Syria

A US air strike on Syria probably killed two children, the Pentagon says, acknowledging civilian casualties for first time.
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Baltimore police charged over death

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 22:11
related places: Gray, Baltimore

Baltimore's top prosecutor announces revised charges, but the most serious charges - including second-degree murder - remain.
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Toilet training for armed US police

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 19:14

Armed police officers are being trained in how to use public toilets safely, after leaving firearms behind on several occasions.
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Cab driver guilty of Iraq bomb murder

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 17:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A London cab driver is found guilty of the murder of a US soldier in Iraq eight years ago, after his fingerprints were found on roadside bombs.
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US Army makes blast-proof wallpaper

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 11:12

Wallpaper that can protect soldiers from explosions is being developed by the US Army.
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Letterman honoured on final show

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 9:02

Four US presidents join stars including Steve Martin, Tina Fey and Foo Fighters to salute David Letterman on his final late night talk show.
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Maldini starts Miami football team

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 8:18
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Miami

Italy legend Paolo Maldini will rival David Beckham in Miami after launching a new team to play in the North American Soccer League.
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Pilot charged over US Capitol stunt

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 4:52
related places: Washington

A US man who flew a gyrocopter into Washington's restricted airspace, landing at the US Capitol, has been charged with violating national defence airspace.
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VIDEO: Bin Laden documents released

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 4:16
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Laden

US intelligence officials have released more than 100 documents seized four years ago in the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.
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California oil spill 'an emergency'

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 3:56
related places: California

A state of emergency is declared in southern California in the US after two oil slicks, stretching nine miles, formed off the coast.
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VIDEO: California oil spill spans nine miles

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 0:43
related places: California

Two oil slicks, stretching nine miles, have formed off the coast of southern California in the US, after an onshore pipeline ruptured.
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The US police chief fighting racism

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 23:20

A plan to unite US police and the black community
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US stocks end down after Fed minutes

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 22:22
related places: Wall Street

Wall Street closes slightly down with investors seeing little in the Federal Reserve's latest minutes to alter views on when interest rates might rise.
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US sends Iraq missiles for IS fight

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 20:39
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US military says it is sending 1,000 anti-tank missiles to the Iraqi government following the fall of Ramadi to Islamic State forces.
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Bin Laden 'focused on US to the end'

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 19:13
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

US intelligence officials release documents recovered during the raid which killed Osama Bin Laden in his hideout in Pakistan.
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Record fines for currency market fix

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 17:49

Five of the world's largest banks are to pay fines totalling $5.7bn for charges including manipulating the foreign exchange market.
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Chinese 'Walter White' arrested

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 16:02
related countries: China China

Police in China arrest a chemistry professor for his part in producing a psychoactive drug in a case that has been likened to US crime drama Breaking Bad.
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Target beats earnings forecasts

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 13:47

US retail giant Target reports a 52% increase in quarterly profits, helped by a boost from online sales.
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White House given racist name on Google

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 8:21

Searching a racist word and "house" on Google takes you to the home of the US President, Barack Obama.
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Iraq calls for volunteers against IS

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 7:24

Iraq's government calls for volunteers to fight against IS and help retake the city of Ramadi, as US officials discuss the setback.
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VIDEO: Millions of cars recalled in US

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 2:09
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Takata

Japanese airbag maker Takata has said that mechanisms in the airbags of almost 34 million cars are defective, prompting a recall of cars in the US.
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Cuba establishes banking ties in US

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 22:33
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuban diplomats will now have access to banking services in the US, clearing a major hurdle to restoring diplomatic ties between the two counties.
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Los Angeles votes for $15 minimum wage

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 21:59
related places: Los Angeles

Los Angeles becomes the largest city in the US to agree a $15 (£9.67) minimum wage.
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Record US car recall over airbags

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 20:00
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Takata

Japanese airbag maker Takata has declared mechanisms in the airbags of almost 34 million cars defective - it will lead to the largest recall in US automotive history, affecting models from 11 carmakers.
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Texas overrules local fracking bans

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 18:51
related places: Colorado, Ohio, New Mexico

Similar bills - backed by the oil and gas industry - are being considered in US states including Colorado, Ohio, Oklahoma and New Mexico.
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Date set for Clinton email release

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 18:41
related places: Clinton, Iowa

The US State Department says it expects to release emails from Hillary Clinton's private server in January - just two weeks before the Iowa caucus.
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China group 'stole US trade secrets'

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 18:14
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

The US charges six Chinese nationals with economic espionage, accusing them of stealing mobile phone technology to benefit Beijing.
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US police call for biker gang truce

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 17:24
related places: Texas

Police in Texas call on members of rival motorcycle gangs to stop fighting after a shoot-out at the weekend left nine dead.
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Iran sets trial date for US reporter

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 12:57
related countries: Iran Iran

The trial of Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, detained in Iran for almost 10 months on espionage charges, will begin next week.
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Walmart first-quarter profits fall

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 12:15

The biggest US retailer, Walmart, reports a 7% fall in first-quarter net income to $3.34bn (£2.16bn).
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Anti-Islam film ban lifted for Google

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 10:29
related places: San Francisco

An appeals court in San Francisco rule a US-produced film called Innocence of Muslims, which sparked global riots after its release in 2012, should not be banned from YouTube.
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VIDEO: US joins Jordan in military wargames

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 8:42
related countries: Jordan Jordan

In Jordan, 18 countries including the US are staging drills to practice how to recapture an international border.
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Asian shares fail to follow US lead

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 3:10
related places: Apple, Asia

Shares in Asia were mixed on Tuesday despite stocks in the US closing at new record highs, helped by a rise in Apple shares.
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A look inside US biker gangs

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 1:19

A look inside deadly biker gangs of the US
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US President Obama joins Twitter

Monday, May 18th 2015, 23:53
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama has just launched his own Twitter feed, the White House has confirmed.
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VIDEO: Iraq's problems 'bigger than IS'

Monday, May 18th 2015, 22:48
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Emma Sky spent seven years in Iraq as an adviser to the American military.
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VIDEO: Obama: Military gear 'can alienate'

Monday, May 18th 2015, 22:27

President Barack Obama bans the US government from giving military-style equipment to local police forces, saying it ''can alienate and intimidate local residents''.
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VIDEO: Biker shoot-out: 'I hid in freezer'

Monday, May 18th 2015, 19:18
related places: Texas, Waco

Texas police say 170 people are to face organised crime charges after a bike-gang shooting that left nine people dead and 18 others injured.
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Waco biker shoot-out: 170 charged

Monday, May 18th 2015, 17:56
related places: Texas, Waco

Texas police say 170 people are to face charges of organised crime after the Waco bike-gang shooting that left nine people dead and 18 others injured.
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Obama bans 'military' police gear

Monday, May 18th 2015, 17:54

President Barack Obama bans the US government from giving certain military-style equipment to local police forces.
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US daredevil Potter dies during jump

Monday, May 18th 2015, 17:21
related places: America, Potter, California

Dean Potter - one of America's best known extreme athletes - is killed during a wingsuit flight in California's Yosemite National Park.
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Lindsey Graham: I'm running in 2016

Monday, May 18th 2015, 15:39
related places: Republican

Senator Lindsey Graham, the Republican foreign policy hawk, confirms he will run for US president, joining a crowded field of 2016 contenders.
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Pitch Perfect 2 tops US box office

Monday, May 18th 2015, 9:25

The a capella comedy, starring Rebel Wilson, beats Mad Max reboot Fury Road to the US box office top spot.
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Nine dead in Texas biker shootout

Monday, May 18th 2015, 4:51
related places: Texas, Waco

Nine people have been killed, at least 16 injured and 100 arrested after a shootout between rival biker gangs in Waco, Texas, US police say.
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Why are US train drivers called engineers?

Sunday, May 17th 2015, 23:22
related places: Why

Why are train drivers in the US called engineers?
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VIDEO: Passengers' lucky escape as train hits bus

Sunday, May 17th 2015, 7:36
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Atlanta

Passengers on a bus in Atlanta, Georgia, had a narrow escape after their bus got stuck in traffic - in the path of an oncoming train.
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Seattle in Arctic drilling protest

Sunday, May 17th 2015, 4:10
related places: Shell, Arctic, Seattle

Hundreds of people in kayaks and small boats stage a protest in the north-western US port of Seattle against Arctic oil drilling by Shell.
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VIDEO: Mexico custody teen returns to US

Sunday, May 17th 2015, 3:57
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A teenager who was taken to Mexico by her father eight years ago is returned to her mother in the United States.
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Mexico custody battle teen back home

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 21:03
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Teenager Alondra Diaz Garcia is reunited with her mother and returns to the United States eight years after being taken to Mexico by her father.
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US special forces in Syria raid

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 20:38
related countries: Syria Syria

US special forces have killed an Islamic State commander with a key role in oil and gas operations in a rare raid in eastern Syria, the Pentagon says.
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VIDEO: US warns China over land disputes

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 16:45
related countries: China China

US Secretary of State John Kerry warns China that his country is concerned by the pace and scope of reclamation projects in contested areas of the South China Sea.
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