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US actor Emile Hirsch admits assault

Monday, August 17th 2015, 21:42

US actor Emile Hirsch, star of Into The Wild, pleads guilty to assaulting a female film executive during the Sundance Film Festival.
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Batman impersonator dies in accident

Monday, August 17th 2015, 20:39
related places: Maryland, Hagerstown

An American man famed for dressing up as Batman and visiting sick children in hospital dies after he was hit by a car in Hagerstown, Maryland.
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Trump: End birthright US citizenship

Monday, August 17th 2015, 20:36
related places: Republican

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he wants to end the automatic right to citizenship for US-born children of families living illegally in the United States.
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US in $5m push to combat heroin rise

Monday, August 17th 2015, 18:42

The US government unveils a $5m (£3.2m) initiative to combat the use and trafficking of heroin amid a rising number of cases, especially in the north-east.
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Wildfires blaze through western US

Monday, August 17th 2015, 16:36

Firefighters are working to contain fast-moving wildfires moving up and down western regions of the US.
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Failure prepared me for win - Day

Monday, August 17th 2015, 11:42
related places: Day

Jason Day believes his "sheer experience of failure" prepared him to hold his nerve and win the US PGA Championship.
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China 'hunting expat in the US'

Monday, August 17th 2015, 9:08
related countries: China China

China is searching for the brother of a former top aide to ex-Chinese President Hu Jintao in the United States, media reports.
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Rap movie storms box office chart

Monday, August 17th 2015, 8:30
related countries: Canada Canada

Rap movie Straight Outta Compton makes a surprise debut at the top of the US and Canada box office this weekend, with takings of $56.1m (£35.8m).
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Day wins US PGA with record score

Sunday, August 16th 2015, 23:11
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Day

Jason Day wins his first major title at the US PGA Championship with a record score of 20 under par at Whistling Straits.
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VIDEO: US continues to battle wildfires

Sunday, August 16th 2015, 22:01
related places: Many

Many people have been forced to flee their homes and one woman is believed to have died, as multiple wildfires continue to burn across the US.
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US civil rights icon Julian Bond dies

Sunday, August 16th 2015, 16:28

The US civil rights activist and former chair of the NAACP - as well as writer, poet, politician and professor - Julian Bond has died, aged 75.
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Star Wars: Episode IX director named

Sunday, August 16th 2015, 12:22
related places: Disney

Jurassic World writer and director Colin Trevorrow is to helm Star Wars: Episode IX, while Disney announces it will create Star Wars-themed lands at its US theme parks.
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Day leads from Spieth at US PGA

Sunday, August 16th 2015, 0:31

Australia's Jason Day goes into the final day of the US PGA Championship with a two-shot lead over American Jordan Spieth.
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Biden calls US attacker 'jihadist'

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 23:09
related places: Chattanooga

US Vice-President Joe Biden says the Chattanooga shooting was the work of a "perverted jihadist", despite no official determination of motive.
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Computer glitch grounds US flights

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 20:57
related places: Washington, New York

Thousands of travellers are delayed after a technical glitch grounds flights into and out of New York and Washington.
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Jones takes two-shot lead at US PGA

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 14:38

Australia's Matt Jones leads the US PGA Championship by two shots after the rain-hit second round is completed on Saturday.
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IS leader 'raped US hostage Mueller'

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 13:00
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: February

An American aid worker, killed in February while held hostage by Islamic State in Syria, was sexually abused by the group's top leader, US officials tell ABC news.
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US and Cuba seal 'irreversible' change

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 8:42
related countries: Cuba Cuba

US and Cuba shed shackles of the past, but still face an uncertain future
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Day & Jones lead when play suspended

Friday, August 14th 2015, 23:10

Australians Jason Day and Matt Jones are tied for the lead at the US PGA Championship as a storm sees the second round suspended.
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US flag raised over Cuba embassy

Friday, August 14th 2015, 23:01
related countries: Cuba Cuba

John Kerry, the first US Secretary of State to visit Cuba in 70 years, reopens his country's embassy in Havana, decades after it closed.
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Siri 'saves trapped US teenager'

Friday, August 14th 2015, 22:49
related places: Tennessee

Siri, Apple's voice-activated assistant, may have saved the life of a Tennessee teenager after he was pinned underneath his truck and unable to reach his phone to call for help.
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US park kills bear that ate hiker

Friday, August 14th 2015, 17:14

Yellowstone National Park rangers shoot dead a grizzly bear that killed a hiker and ate part of his body.
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VIDEO: US embassy in Cuba ceremony

Friday, August 14th 2015, 13:44
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The US Secretary of State John Kerry is taking part in a ceremony to mark the reopening of the United States' embassy in Cuba.
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'Flash crash' trader freed on bail

Friday, August 14th 2015, 11:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK financial trader accused of contributing to the 2010 US "flash crash" is freed after his bail conditions were changed.
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Trump's Apprentice return ruled out

Friday, August 14th 2015, 9:45
related places: Republican

US TV network NBC rules out the possibility of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump returning to host The Celebrity Apprentice.
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Big banks agree $2bn forex settlement

Friday, August 14th 2015, 7:19

Nine banks agree to pay $2bn in settlements in the US to investors over claims they rigged foreign exchange rates.
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Major blow for US film download case

Friday, August 14th 2015, 6:01
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian court rules a US company must pay a huge bond if it wants the details of Australians who illegally downloaded the film Dallas Buyers Club.
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VIDEO: Elvis Presley honoured with new US stamp

Friday, August 14th 2015, 4:11

A new ''forever'' stamp has been unveiled in the US in honour of Elvis Presley.
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Samsung patent appeal rejected

Friday, August 14th 2015, 0:36
related places: Apple

A US appeals court will not reconsider an earlier decision finding that Samsung violated Apple patents.
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Johnson sets early pace at US PGA

Friday, August 14th 2015, 0:01
related places: Woods

Dustin Johnson leads after round one at the US PGA Championship, while Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth make solid starts.
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Cut the fat to lose weight - study

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 23:00
related places: Health, Cutting

Cutting fat out of your diet leads to more fat loss than cutting out the carbs, a US National Institutes of Health study shows.
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US returns stolen Picasso to France

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 22:41
related countries: France France

US officials return to France a $15m Picasso painting stolen 14 years ago and described as a handicraft worth $37 in an intercepted shipment.
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Manning 'faces solitary confinement'

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 21:37

US army whistleblower Pte Chelsea Manning, who is serving a 35-year jail sentence for leaking classified US files, may face solitary confinement, her lawyer says.
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Connecticut death row inmates spared

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 21:06

The supreme court in the US state of Connecticut overturns the death penalty for inmates on death row, deeming it unconstitutional.
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US ex-president's love child confirmed

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 19:34
related places: America, Long

Long standing rumours are proved true as genetic tests reveal America's 29th president, Warren Harding, had a love child.
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US prison-break man killed in riot

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 15:07

An inmate of a Californian jail who was infamous for attempting to escape in 1971 is killed and several others injured in a riot, officials say.
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America's Got Talent: Brits progress

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 15:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: America

Two British acts are voted through to the semi-finals of America's Got Talent, the annual US talent search.
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Hemingway's Idaho house listed

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 9:14
related places: Idaho

A house in Idaho where Ernest Hemingway wrote his final works before killing himself has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the US
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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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