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Possible US anthrax cases rise to 84

Friday, June 20th 2014, 18:55

The number of US health workers potentially exposed to the anthrax bacteria rises to 84, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
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GE front-runner for Alstom takeover

Friday, June 20th 2014, 16:39
related countries: France France

The bid battle for France's rail and energy group Alstom shifts in favour of General Electric after the US firm agrees to work with French state on a new offer.
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Fierce battles for key Iraqi sites

Friday, June 20th 2014, 16:34
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Islamist militants and pro-government forces battle for Iraq's Baiji oil refinery and Tal Afar, after the US said it would send military advisers.
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US House passes NSA snooping limits

Friday, June 20th 2014, 13:55

Members of the US House of Representatives band together in a cross-party vote to pass legislation to curb electronic spying.
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Shire shares soar on rejected bid

Friday, June 20th 2014, 10:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Shares in British pharmaceutical firm Shire soar as much as 13% after the company rejects a £27bn takeover bid from US drug giant AbbVie.
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Campbell now needs full-time care

Friday, June 20th 2014, 9:52

US country music star Glen Campbell Alzheimer's disease has worsened to the point where he needs full-time professional care, his wife says.
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American Apparel coup lifts shares

Friday, June 20th 2014, 9:36

Shares in American Apparel rise sharply after the clothing firm's board voted to oust its controversial founder and chief executive Dov Charney.
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US to send military advisers to Iraq

Friday, June 20th 2014, 4:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Congress

President Obama says the US is sending up to 300 "military advisers" to Iraq and may take "targeted military action" against Islamist insurgents.
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US Presbyterians allow gay weddings

Friday, June 20th 2014, 1:39

The largest Presbyterian church group in the US has voted to allow its clergy to perform same-sex weddings.
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Armstrong federal lawsuit to go ahead

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 23:10

Lance Armstrong's bid to dismiss a federal lawsuit claiming his US Postal team defrauded the government has been rejected.
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Anthrax risk for 75 scientists in US

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 22:08

As many as 75 workers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are receiving treatment for possible exposure to anthrax bacteria.
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Argentina shares fall on debt fears

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 21:33
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina's stock market falls 4.9% after the country's cabinet chief said there would be no delegation to the US to negotiate with bondholders over a $1.3bn debt.
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New US House majority leader elected

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 20:08
related places: Republican

US Congressman Kevin McCarthy becomes the second-ranking member of the House of Representatives in a Republican caucus leadership vote.
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US Marine receives Medal of Honor

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 20:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Honor

US President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to a marine who rushed towards a live grenade to shield a comrade during a Taliban attack in Afghanistan.
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US imposes sanctions on Uganda

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 19:34
related countries: Uganda Uganda
related places: White House

The White House announces visa restrictions and other measures on Uganda for anti-gay laws it says are "counter to universal human rights".
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Battle for key Iraqi oil refinery

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 15:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi government forces are battling Sunni militants for control of the country's biggest oil refinery, as the US considers a request for air strikes.
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Harrison Ford broke leg in accident

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 15:12

Harrison Ford is to begin rehab shortly after breaking his left leg while shooting the new Star Wars film, his publicist confirms.
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US government leaks Bitcoin buyers

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 11:38

A basic email etiquette gaff exposes the names of all those interested in the US government auction of seized bitcoins.
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India is Nigeria's top oil customer

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 10:40
related countries: India India, Nigeria Nigeria

India has taken over from the US as the largest importer of Nigerian oil, the west African state's national oil company says.
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Obama 'to bypass Congress over Iraq'

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 6:49
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Congress

President Obama believes he does not need congressional approval for US action against advancing militants in Iraq, the top Senate Republican says.
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Kyrgyzstan drops hot potato

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 4:06
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

The final days of US air base in Kyrgyzstan
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Border guard 'killer' sent to US

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 2:23

A man wanted in the death of a US border official has been extradited, in a case linked to a botched gun-running sting.
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Top jazz musician Horace Silver dies

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 0:53

One of the most highly regarded pianists and composers in jazz, Horace Silver, dies aged 85 in the US.
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US actor in not guilty murder plea

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 21:41
related places: Los Angeles

The Shield actor Michael Jace pleads not guilty to murdering his wife in a Los Angeles court.
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Auschwitz guard, 89, arrested in US

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 21:09
related places: Pennsylvania

An 89-year-old Pennsylvania man accused of aiding and abetting the killing of hundreds of thousands of the Jews in Auschwitz death camp is arrested in the US.
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Iraq formally seeks US air strikes

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 21:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Iraq formally asks the US to launch air strikes against jihadist militants who have recently seized key cities.
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US central bank cuts growth forecast

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 20:35

The US Federal Reserve cuts its growth forecast for 2014 because of the unexpectedly harsh winter and trims back its stimulus programme.
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Redskins team trademarks cancelled

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 20:01

The US patent office cancels the Washington Redskins trademarks, finding the football team's name disparages Native Americans.
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GM 'ignored early warnings' on cars

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 17:07

US lawmakers allege GM ignored early employee warnings about a problem with faulty ignition switches in 2006 during a Congressional hearing with chief executive Mary Barra.
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Jay Leno awarded Mark Twain Prize

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 16:54

Recently retired US chat show host Jay Leno is to receive this year's Mark Twain Prize for American humour.
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Profile: Libyan Islamist Ahmed Abu Khattala

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 15:25
related countries: Libya Libya

Ahmed Abu Khattala, the man held over US consulate attack
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Libya condemns secret US raid

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 14:47
related countries: Libya Libya

Libya condemns a secret US military operation to capture the suspected leader of the deadly raid on a US diplomatic post in Benghazi in 2012.
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POW saga inspires competing films

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 10:31

Two films are being planned about US solider Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for five years.
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IMF in warning over Argentina ruling

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 6:59
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The International Monetary Fund warns that Argentina's legal defeat in its fight against hedge fund investors may have wider implications.
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US sees first executions since April

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 6:22
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Texas

The US state of Georgia has executed the first person in the US since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April.
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China rejects shipping alliance

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 6:19
related countries: China China

China rejects a shipping alliance aimed at saving the industry money, despite approval from the US and the EU.
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US seizes Benghazi raid 'ringleader'

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 0:43

The suspected ringleader in the 2012 raid on a US diplomatic post in Libya that left four Americans dead has been captured, the Pentagon says.
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American cuts flights to Venezuela

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 23:08
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

American Airlines says it is cutting nearly 80% of its flights from the US to Venezuela in a dispute over tight currency controls.
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US 'hoarder' crushed by clutter

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 19:53

A Connecticut woman has been crushed to death after the weight of her ceiling-high clutter collapsed the ground floor of her home.
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US football fans jubilant after win

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 13:26
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Americans across the country celebrate their national team's dramatic 2-1 win over Ghana in the country's first match in the 2014 World Cup.
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Apple settles e-book price-fix case

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 12:11

The tech giant has agreed to settle a US legal action in which it was being sued over conspiring with publishers to fix e-book prices.
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Thrones finale beats previous season

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 11:13
related places: Sunday

The closing episode of fantasy TV series Game of Thrones drew 7.1 million viewers on HBO in the US on Sunday, beating the 5.4 million who tuned in for the previous season's last episode.
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Morgan condition upgraded to 'fair'

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 7:48

US comedian Tracy Morgan's condition in hospital has been "upgraded" to "fair" after he was badly injured in a motorway crash, his spokesman says.
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Let Burmese choose their leader - US

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 7:11
related countries: Burma Burma

The US urges Myanmar to allow its citizens to freely choose their president, days after a rule was upheld that bars Aung San Suu Kyi from standing.
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VIDEO: Twin tornadoes strike Nebraska

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 5:29
related places: Nebraska

At least one person has been killed and 19 injured when two massive tornadoes hit the US state of Nebraska.
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Argentina dealt bond double blow

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 3:56
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The US Supreme Court delivers a double blow to Argentina over its long-running battle with holders of the country's defaulted bonds.
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Deadly US tornadoes strike Nebraska

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 1:54
related places: Nebraska

At least one person is dead and 16 more injured after two massive tornadoes sweep through parts of Nebraska.
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World Cup: Ghana 1-2 USA

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 1:31
related countries: Ghana Ghana

John Brooks heads a late winner for USA in a dramatic finale to their opening World Cup Group G game against Ghana.
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VIDEO: US veterans react to turmoil in Iraq

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 0:20
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US veterans of Iraq reflect on chaos there now
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GM recalls more cars over ignition

Monday, June 16th 2014, 20:42

General Motors is recalling 3.2 million more cars in the US because of ignition switch problems, and will change or replace keys on the cars.
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Child immigrants creating US border crisis

Monday, June 16th 2014, 20:31

Child immigrants overwhelm US facilities
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Suspect arrested in US priest attack

Monday, June 16th 2014, 19:47
related places: Phoenix, Arizona

Police in Phoenix, Arizona, arrest a suspect in an attack on a Roman Catholic church in which one priest was killed and another badly beaten.
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US opens Bergdahl investigation

Monday, June 16th 2014, 19:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US military has opened an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Sgt Bowe Bergdahl's disappearance from an Afghan outpost.
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Obama to protect some gay workers

Monday, June 16th 2014, 17:18

US President Barack Obama will sign an order banning federal contractors from discriminating against gay and transgender workers, officials say.
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IMF cuts US growth forecast for 2014

Monday, June 16th 2014, 16:15

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has slashed its US growth forecast, urged policy makers to keep interest rates low and raise the minimum wage to strengthen its recovery.
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Kaymer delight at 'tough' US Open win

Monday, June 16th 2014, 14:01
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Sunday

Martin Kaymer came through his 'toughest day' of golf to become the first German to win the US Open on Sunday.
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Omens are with Ghana, says Gyan

Monday, June 16th 2014, 13:09
related countries: Ghana Ghana
related places: Monday

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan believes two previous World Cup wins against United States will help his side in Monday's game.
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22 Jump Street tops US box office

Monday, June 16th 2014, 9:16

Buddy cop comedy 22 Jump Street tops the North American box office in its opening weekend, taking $60m (£35.3m).
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US considers talks with Iran on Iraq

Monday, June 16th 2014, 8:25
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq

The US is considering opening direct talks with Iran on the security situation in Iraq, a US official tells the BBC.
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Starbucks to pay US college fees

Monday, June 16th 2014, 6:11

US coffee chain Starbucks will pay college fees for US workers to complete a bachelor's degree online in a tie-up with Arizona State University.
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Medtronic in $43bn Covidien purchase

Monday, June 16th 2014, 1:19
related countries: Ireland Ireland

US medical device maker Medtronic acquires Irish Republic-based rival Covidien in a huge cash and shares deal.
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Imperious Kaymer clinches US Open

Monday, June 16th 2014, 0:00
related places: Pinehurst

Martin Kaymer secures his second major title and first US Open after a dominant start-to-finish win at Pinehurst.
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US radio star Casey Kasem dies at 82

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 16:02

US DJ Casey Kasem, best known for hosting radio show American Top 40 and being the voice of Shaggy in Scooby-Doo, dies at the age of 82.
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VIDEO: US radio legend Casey Kasem dies

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 15:59

US radio host Casey Kasem, who presented the American Top 40 for decades and was the voice of Shaggy in Scooby Doo, dies aged 82.
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Jazz singer Jimmy Scott dies at 88

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 11:18

Jimmy Scott, the US jazz singer whose high and haunting voice earned him many high-profile fans and a Grammy nomination, dies at the age of 88.
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US deploys warship amid Iraq crisis

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 6:08
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Gulf

A US aircraft carrier is to take up position in the Gulf to provide President Obama with military options if the situation in Iraq deteriorates.
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Kaymer to attack final US Open round

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 1:54
related places: Pinehurst

US Open leader Martin Kaymer will be positive and not defend his five-shot advantage in the final round at Pinehurst.
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Kaymer maintains US Open dominance

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 23:55
related places: Pinehurst

Martin Kaymer takes a five-shot lead into the final round of the US Open after holding his nerve at Pinehurst.
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Most successful NFL coach Noll dies

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 9:13

The most successful American football coach of all time, Chuck Noll, who led the Pittsburgh Steelers to four Superbowl victories, dies at 82.
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Bergdahl in a 'stable condition'

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 0:16
related places: Texas, May

Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier freed in May after five years in Taliban captivity, is in a stable condition in hospital in Texas, officials say.
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Suspect sought in US priest attack

Friday, June 13th 2014, 23:28
related places: Arizona

Authorities search for a white male in connection with the shooting death of a priest at a Roman Catholic church in the US state of Arizona.
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Kaymer surges clear at Pinehurst

Friday, June 13th 2014, 23:23
related places: Pinehurst

Martin Kaymer will take a six-shot lead into the third round with the best 36-hole score in US Open history.
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Obama to 'review options' on Iraq

Friday, June 13th 2014, 22:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US President Barack Obama says he will take several days to decide what action to take over the Iraq crisis, but says no US troops will be deployed.
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VIDEO: How might US help Iraqi government?

Friday, June 13th 2014, 20:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq

As Barack Obama reaffirms that he will not send US troops into Iraq, Frank Gardener reports on what can be done to halt the Sunni militants.
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Nigerian gospel singer Kefee dies

Friday, June 13th 2014, 16:28
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Popular Nigerian gospel singer Kefee Obareki Don-Momoh reportedly dies in a hospital in the United States after falling into a coma.
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Bowe Bergdahl arrives back in US

Friday, June 13th 2014, 12:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Friday

Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier freed in May after five years in Taliban captivity arrives at a Texas military base after a flight from Germany.
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Ford breaks ankle on Star Wars set

Friday, June 13th 2014, 12:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Hollywood actor Harrison Ford is recovering in a UK hospital after injuring his ankle on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII.
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Iraq militants seize new towns

Friday, June 13th 2014, 10:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Islamist-led militants in Iraq seize two new towns, as the US says it is looking at all options to help embattled Prime Minister Nouri Maliki.
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VIDEO: US boosts European presence with B-52s

Friday, June 13th 2014, 6:04

A number of US long range heavy bombers have been stationed at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, as the US boosts its military presence in Europe.
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The B-52 bomber: Long-standing symbol of US strength

Friday, June 13th 2014, 4:06
related places: Long

Hitching a ride on a B-52 bomber
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VIDEO: On a training run with a B-52 bomber

Friday, June 13th 2014, 4:00

Jonathan Beale takes to the skies in a US B-52 bomber on a training run, as a number of long range heavy bombers are moved to Europe for the first time in 10 years.
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Obama: All options open on Iraq

Friday, June 13th 2014, 3:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US President Barack Obama says his government is looking at "all options" to help fight Islamist militants in Iraq, including military action.
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Sudan is bombing civilians - US

Friday, June 13th 2014, 1:11
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the UN, accuses Sudan of stepping up its attacks on civilians in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.
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Arizona priest killed in attack

Friday, June 13th 2014, 0:53
related places: Arizona

A priest is shot and killed and another badly wounded in an attack on a Roman Catholic church in the US state of Arizona.
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Romanian hacker 'Guccifer' indicted

Friday, June 13th 2014, 0:28
related countries: Romania Romania
related places: Virginia

Romanian hacker Marcel Lazar, known as Guccifer, is indicted in Virginia on charges he accessed computer accounts of senior US government officials.
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EU wants 'fair' US action over BNP

Friday, June 13th 2014, 0:05

One of the European Union's top officials, Michel Barnier, intervenes in the controversy over a potential huge US fine on BNP Paribas bank.
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VIDEO: US political divide by the numbers

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 23:10
related places: America

A politically polarised America by the numbers
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VIDEO: Hillary Clinton: Full interview

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 22:46
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Ukraine Ukraine

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discusses the conflicts in Iraq and Ukraine and whether she will run for the US presidency again in 2016.
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Clinton urges caution over Iraq

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 21:34
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tells BBC Newsnight the US should withhold military support for Iraq until certain conditions are met.
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Doctor: Obama is in excellent health

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 21:06
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama is in excellent health, the White House doctor says following a physical examination last month.
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US screen legend Ruby Dee dies

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 18:41
related places: New York

The actress, civil rights activist and wife to Ossie Davis died at her home in New York on Wednesday, her family reported.
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Kaymer leads from McDowell in US Open

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 17:36
related places: Pinehurst

Germany's Martin Kaymer shoots a stunning five-under 65 to take a three-shot lead on day one of the US Open at Pinehurst.
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VIDEO: Bush Snr, 90, makes parachute jump

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 17:24

Former US President George HW Bush has marked his 90th birthday with a parachute jump.
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'Brain dead' US teen to get diploma

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 14:39
related places: California

A California teenager declared brain dead after a routine operation went wrong will receive an honourary diploma from her school, her family says.
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Tracy Morgan TV show 'will wait'

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 11:18

Tracy Morgan's new sitcom "will be waiting for him" when he recovers from his injuries, US TV channel FX says.
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US drone hits 'resume in Pakistan'

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 5:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The US carries out its first drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal north-west for six months, killing at least 16 militants, reports say.
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VIDEO: Inside the US Secret Service

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 0:00

An inside account of a career protecting three US presidents
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Republicans reeling after Cantor loss

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 22:08

Republicans are reeling after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary election to a challenger from the party's populist Tea Party wing.
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US school gunman had assault weapon

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 20:33
related places: Oregon

A teenager who shot dead a 14-year-old student at a school in Oregon was armed with an assault weapon he brought from home, police say.
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Injured US swimming star 'sits up'

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 18:57
related places: Friday

The six-time US Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer who severed her spinal cord in an all-terrain vehicle accident on Friday posts photos of her improvement.
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