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We have started to collect the most important news related to United States in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Streisand creates US chart history

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 8:53

Singer Barbra Streisand becomes the first artist to score US chart-topping albums in each of the last six decades.
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UN aims to block jihadist recruits

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 6:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

The UN Security Council orders states to block the flow of jihadists to Iraq and Syria, as US jets bomb Islamic State (IS) militants.
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Ukraine: 'Keep Russia sanctions'

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 3:50
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow, West

Ukraine's prime minister urges the West not to lift sanctions on Russia, after the US president says they could go if Moscow supports peace efforts.
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FBI sees rise in US mass shootings

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 2:55

The number of people killed or wounded in the US in mass shootings has increased dramatically in recent years, an FBI study finds.
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US agrees $500m Navajo tribe payout

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 1:18

The US government agrees to pay $554m (£339m) to the Native American Navajo tribe, settling a lawsuit with claims dating back more than 50 years.
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Will Narendra Modi's visit boost India-US ties?

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 23:20
related countries: India India

Will Narendra Modi's visit boost India-US ties?
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AUDIO: Inside Raqqa after US air strikes

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 22:55

The BBC's Manveen Rana spoke to a man from Raqqa shortly after US air strikes hit the city.
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Obama condemns IS 'network of death'

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 20:07
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

President Obama urges a global drive against the Islamic State's (IS) "network of death", as US air strikes intensify in Iraq and Syria.
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Obama sets out US leadership vision

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 19:27

US President Barack Obama has laid out a broad vision of American leadership in a changing world, in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
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Snowden wins 'alternative Nobel'

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 15:30
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is one of the winners of an award dubbed Sweden's "alternative Nobel".
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Pimco fund probed by US authorities

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 13:31

An investment fund run by financial giant Pimco, is being investigated over allegations that managers inflated returns.
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Jihadist fight 'may take years' - US

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 7:26

The fight against Islamic State may take years, a US military spokesman tells the BBC, as fresh air strikes are reported by Syrian activists.
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China and US pledge climate action

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 7:18
related places: New York

China and the US agree they must lead the rest of the world in curbing emissions to combat climate change, as a major UN summit closes in New York.
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US condemns China scholar sentence

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 3:33
related countries: China China

US Secretary of State John Kerry says he is "deeply disturbed" after China jailed well-known Uighur academic Ilham Tohti for life.
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No 'opt out' of IS fight - Cameron

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 1:23

The fight against Islamic State (IS) militants is one "you cannot opt out of", David Cameron says during a visit to the US.
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Charge in US teen disappearance

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 1:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Virginia

A Virginia man sought for questioning in connection with the disappearance of British-born student Hannah Graham is charged with abduction.
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Starbucks in Japanese partner buyout

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 1:05
related countries: Japan Japan

US coffee chain Starbucks plans to buy the remaining 60.5% stake of its Japanese unit in a $914m deal.
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RBS cuts price in Citizens sale

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 0:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Royal Bank of Scotland cuts the price of shares in the sale of a stake in US bank, Citizens Financial Group.
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VIDEO: US and Arab allies target IS in Syria

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 23:02
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: America, Arab

US President Barack Obama has hailed the support of Arab nations in air strikes on Islamic State (IS) militants, saying: "This is not America's fight alone."
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VIDEO: Syria conflict 'enters new phase'

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 22:53
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria was told of the US air strikes on Islamic State (IS) targets before they were launched - but President Assad's regime did not condemn the operation.
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Views on Syria from a small US town

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 17:46
related countries: Syria Syria

Views on Syria air strikes from a small US town
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Kidnapped reporter freed in Somalia

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 16:11
related countries: Germany Germany, Somalia Somalia

Journalist Michael Scott Moore, a dual US and German citizen, is released after nearly three years in captivity in Somalia, officials say.
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Karzai warns successors beware of US

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 15:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai uses his last speech in office to warn the new government to beware of the United States.
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N Korea urged to close 'evil' camps

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 15:47
related countries: North Korea North Korea

American Secretary of State, John Kerry, tells North Korea to shut down its prison camps - describing them as an evil system.
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US strikes Islamic State in Syria

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 14:04
related countries: Syria Syria

The US and five Arab nations launch a campaign of air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, the Pentagon says.
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'Crucial' climate talks under way

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 7:09
related places: New York

World leaders including US President Barack Obama are holding what they say is a crucially important summit on climate change at the UN.
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VIDEO: White House intruder 'had ammo'

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 5:16
related places: White House, Friday

US authorities say Omar Gonzalez, who broke into the White House on Friday evening, had 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in his car.
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VIDEO: US launches air strikes on Syria

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 2:49
related countries: Syria Syria

The US and allied nations have launched a campaign of air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, the Pentagon says.
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Two fraternities 'must admit women'

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 0:31

A prominent US university orders two fraternities to accept women within the next three years.
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US crackdown on overseas tax deals

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 23:01
related places: White House

The White House announces new treasury department measures aimed at stopping companies avoiding US taxes by merging with overseas firms.
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Arab Bank liable in terror attacks

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 21:37
related countries: Jordan Jordan

A US jury finds Jordan-based Arab Bank liable for providing material support to Hamas, ruling the bank must provide victims of two dozen terrorist attacks with compensation.
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Whistleblower gets biggest US payout

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 19:55

The US Securities and Exchange Commission reveals it has awarded a record $30m payout to an anonymous whistleblower who lives outside the US.
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US student killed by black bear

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 19:49

A New Jersey university student was killed after being mauled by a black bear, in what official called an extremely rare attack on a human.
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Missing Afghans found at US border

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 17:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Three Afghan soldiers who went missing after a military exercise have been found, US media reports
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IS challenges US to put boots on ground

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 16:47
related places: West

Why Islamic State wants the West to put boots on the ground
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Watson targets Europe's key players

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 16:40

US captain Tom Watson says his team will be targeting Europe's best player and talisman in this week's Ryder Cup.
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Alibaba 'breaks share sale record'

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 15:39
related countries: China China

Chinese internet giant Alibaba has raised $25bn in its share flotation, according to US media, making it the largest initial public offering in history.
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McIlroy happy to be in USA's sights

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 13:09
related places: America

Rory McIlroy says he will relish being the European player that America will target in this week's Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.
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Maze Runner leads US film chart

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 8:18
related places: Young

Young adult sci-fi adaptation The Maze Runner debuts at the top of the US box office chart.
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Siemens acquires US firm for $7.6bn

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 4:32
related countries: Germany Germany

Siemens of Germany makes a $7.6bn acquisition of US firm Dresser-Rand to help boost its oil and gas business in North America.
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US hopes for Afghan security pact

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 0:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US Secretary of State John Kerry says he hopes a key bilateral security agreement with Afghanistan can be signed before the end of the month.
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GM recalls cars over brake defect

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 21:35
related countries: Canada Canada

American car giant General Motors recalls more than 220,000 vehicles, mainly in the US and Canada, due to a brake defect.
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US calls for EU to 'boost' economy

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 14:23

The US Treasury Secretary urges eurozone countries to "boost demand" in order to reduce unemployment and avoid deflation.
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Don't underestimate USA - McGinley

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 12:40
related places: Friday

Europe captain Paul McGinley says his side will not underestimate the USA in the Ryder Cup, which starts on Friday.
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White House security stepped up

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 4:48
related places: White House

The US Secret Service says it has launched a comprehensive review of security at the White House after two attempted breaches in 24 hours.
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Black America and the spanking debate

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 23:27

Racism, spankings and an American legacy
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Paratroops mark Arnhem WW2 battle

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 15:26
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Arnhem

Paratroops from Europe and the US are staging parachute jumps in the Netherlands to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem.
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Guilty plea in US embassy bombings

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 1:50
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Kenya Kenya, Tanzania Tanzania
related places: New York

An Egyptian man accused of helping to plan the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania pleads guilty in a New York court.
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VIDEO: Guilty pleas in US embassy bombings

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 1:45
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Kenya Kenya, Tanzania Tanzania
related places: New York

An Egyptian man accused of helping to plan the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania has pleaded guilty in federal court in New York.
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Russian jets intercepted off Alaska

Friday, September 19th 2014, 23:40
related countries: Canada Canada, Russia Russia
related places: Alaska

Six Russian fighter jets are intercepted by American and Canadian planes off the coast of Alaska on Wednesday, US defence officials confirm.
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VIDEO: Obama: We must stop sexual assault

Friday, September 19th 2014, 21:36

US President Barack Obama launches the new 'It's on Us' campaign, which aims to prevent sexual assault at American universities.
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Kerry says Iran can help defeat IS

Friday, September 19th 2014, 21:03
related countries: Iran Iran

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Iran has a role to play in the fight against Islamic State despite not being part of the US-led coalition.
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Obama in push against sexual assault

Friday, September 19th 2014, 20:04
related places: White House

Actors, athletes and musicians join the White House in a public drive to prevent sexual assault on US university campuses.
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US 'police killer' manhunt continues

Friday, September 19th 2014, 16:20

Police searching for a man accused of killing an officer say they have limited the area in which he can hide, as the manhunt enters a seventh day.
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Shares rise in London on 'No' vote

Friday, September 19th 2014, 16:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Asia

Shares rise in London after Scotland rejects independence, as a rally in the pound fades.
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VIDEO: US jet in emergency landing

Friday, September 19th 2014, 13:12
related places: California

A JetBlue airlines A-320 flying over California has been forced to make an emergency landing when an engine problem caused smoke to enter the aircraft's cabin.
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VIDEO: Ebola warning 'a wake-up call'

Friday, September 19th 2014, 8:35

US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power tells the BBC's Nick Bryant that she hopes a warning about the threat posed by Ebola by the UN Security Council, will be a wake-up call.
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Indian-American named as India envoy

Friday, September 19th 2014, 6:28
related countries: India India

US President Barack Obama names Richard Verma as the next ambassador to India, the first Indian-American to step into that role.
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Alibaba sets share price at $68

Friday, September 19th 2014, 0:52
related countries: China China

Chinese online giant Alibaba prices its shares $68 ahead of the start of trading on Friday, making it one of the biggest stock market listings ever.
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Obama hails Congress vote on Syria

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 23:48
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Congress

President Obama says Congress's backing for his $500m plan to aid moderate Syrian rebels shows that the US is united against Islamic State.
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VIDEO: Life in an iconic US resort town

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 23:13
related places: Palm Springs

Is the American Dream alive in Palm Springs?
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$4.75m for US police race study

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 22:42

A large grant has been given to a project studying police arrest data for racial bias, in the wake of the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri.
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Senate backs arming Syria rebels

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 22:38
related countries: Syria Syria

The US Senate passes a bill authorising a plan to train and arm Syrian rebel groups to fight Islamic State (IS) militants.
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US man denies supporting IS

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 21:58

A man accused of planning to assist the Islamic State militant group and attempting to murder US soldiers has pleaded not guilty.
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Ukraine president urges US support

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 20:47
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko calls on the US to provide military assistance to his country to counter pro-Russian eastern separatists.
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From star-spangled to estrellado

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 0:33
related countries: Spain Spain

The Spanish version of the US national anthem
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British Ebola nurse travels to US

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 0:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British nurse who recovered from Ebola travels to the US to donate blood to try to save the life of another victim of the virus.
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US House approves Obama Syria plan

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 23:47
related countries: Syria Syria

The US House of Representatives approves President Barack Obama's plan to train and arm the moderate Syrian opposition taking on Islamic State.
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Farming 'the hardest plant to grow'

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 23:20

The North American farmers who have started to plant wasabi
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VIDEO: South-west US hit by extreme weather

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 22:34
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Arizona, California

Extreme weather is punishing the south-western United States with a heatwave and a hurricane causing chaos from California into Mexico and flash flooding forecast for Arizona.
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Obama: No US combat mission in Iraq

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 22:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

President Barack Obama has said US troops fighting Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria "do not and will not have a combat mission".
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US Fed to end stimulus in October

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 19:38

The US Federal Reserve says it will raise interest rates once a "considerable time" has passed after its stimulus programme ends in October.
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US consumer prices fall in August

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 13:45
related places: August

US consumer prices fell in August for the first time since April 2013, Labor Department figures show.
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Ebola global security threat - Obama

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 12:12

US President Barack Obama calls the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to security worldwide while announcing a larger US role, including 3,000 troops, to help fight the virus.
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Japan's Pioneer sells unit to KKR

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 3:30
related places: Pioneer

Japan's Pioneer restructures and sells its DJ equipment unit to US private equity firm KKR in a $550m deal.
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US man tried to 'swim to N Korea'

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 3:29
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korean authorities say they have detained an American man they believe was trying to swim to North Korea.
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US man charged with supporting IS

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 1:32
related places: Rochester

A man from Rochester, New York has been charged with trying to recruit people to join Islamic State and to shoot people in the US, say prosecutors.
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US waists 'grow an inch in a decade'

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 0:29

Girths are continuing to expand in the US, despite obesity appearing to be reaching a plateau, data suggests.
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The PoW who built a $180m business

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 23:28

The US prisoner of war who built a $180m company
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The growing outcry over police confiscation

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 23:16

Anger builds in US over property confiscation by police
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VIDEO: US 'would consider Iraq ground troops'

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 22:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US ground forces could be deployed against Islamic State (IS) militants if the current US-led strategy fails, top US General Martin Dempsey has said.
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VIDEO: Controlled explosion on US bridge

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 20:59
related places: Kentucky, Paducah

Part of a bridge has been demolished near Paducah in Kentucky, in the US.
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Nasa picks astronaut ship designs

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 20:42

The US space agency picks the companies it hopes can take the country's astronauts back into space - a capability lost when the shuttles retired in 2011.
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Russians urged 'don't panic'

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 18:33
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian authorities urged people not to panic on Tuesday as the rouble fell to a new all-time low against the US dollar amid concerns about the effect of sanctions on the country's economy.
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US 'would consider Iraq ground troops'

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 16:44

US ground forces could be deployed against Islamic State militants if the current strategy fails, a top US general says.
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Guinea-Bissau army chief sacked

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 11:34
related countries: Guinea Guinea, Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau's president dismisses the head of the armed forces, Gen Antonio Indjai, who has been indicted in the US on drugs-trafficking charges.
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Police to probe actress handcuffing

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 9:57
related places: Los Angeles

Police in Los Angeles are conducting an internal investigation over accusations officers violated a US actress's rights by handcuffing and detaining her.
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Cat Stevens to play US concerts

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 8:25

Cat Stevens - also known as Yusuf Islam - is to perform a series of dates in the US for the first time since 1976.
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Clooney to receive honorary Globe

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 7:25
related places: Globe

US actor, director and producer George Clooney is to receive an honorary award at next year's Golden Globes.
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Obama 'to pledge troops for Ebola'

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 6:52
related countries: Liberia Liberia

President Obama is to announce plans to send 3,000 troops to Liberia to help fight the Ebola virus, US officials say.
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VIDEO: On patrol with Kurds fighting IS in Iraq

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 0:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A report from Kurdish-held territory in northern Iraq, as US Secretary of State John Kerry agrees a plan to tackle the jihadists.
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US plan to stop homegrown jihadists

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 0:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

The US government announces a series of programmes aimed at stopping radical Islamists from joining the fighting in countries like Iraq and Syria.
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Hurricane Odile stuns Mexico resorts

Monday, September 15th 2014, 22:32
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Baja California

Hurricane Odile causes devastation in the beach resorts of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, triggering looting in some areas.
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Hundreds evacuated in US wildfires

Monday, September 15th 2014, 21:11
related places: California

Two wildfires in California have forced hundreds of people to evacuate, including one lakeside town where almost two dozen buildings burned down.
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Top US honour for Vietnam soldiers

Monday, September 15th 2014, 19:23
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

US President Barack Obama awards the nation's top military award to two soldiers for acts of bravery during the Vietnam War.
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World leaders vow to help fight IS

Monday, September 15th 2014, 18:10
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

A Paris summit of 30 countries - including 10 Arab states - pledges to help Iraq fight Islamic State militants "by all means necessary".
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Clinton tests out the political waters

Monday, September 15th 2014, 16:31
related places: Clinton

What top diplomat job taught Clinton about US politics
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Nato troops begin Ukraine drill

Monday, September 15th 2014, 16:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

About 1,300 troops from 15 countries - including the US and other Nato members - begin a military exercise near Lviv in western Ukraine.
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US gas leaks not caused by fracking

Monday, September 15th 2014, 13:16

A new study suggests that the contamination of drinking water by shale gas is due to faulty wells and not hydraulic fracturing.
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Idris Elba movie displaces Guardians

Monday, September 15th 2014, 8:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Thriller No Good Deed, starring British actor Idris Elda, ends the four-week reign of Guardians of the Galaxy at the top of the US box office.
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