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Asian shares fail to follow US lead

Friday, June 12th 2015, 7:05
related places: Friday

Asian shares are lacklustre in early trade on Friday despite US stocks closing higher on strong retail sales data.
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US 'spends $9m a day' fighting IS

Friday, June 12th 2015, 1:21

The US spends $9m a day on the war against Islamic State and the cost of the bombing campaign in total is more than $2.7bn, says the Pentagon.
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US wrestling star Dusty Rhodes dies

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 23:25

One of wrestling's biggest stars, Dusty Rhodes, who billed himself as "The American Dream", has died aged 69.
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US judge requests Tamir Rice charges

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 22:45
related places: Cleveland, Ohio

A policeman who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland, Ohio, should be charged with murder, a judge has ruled.
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Illegal buttocks surgeon jailed in US

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 20:19

A woman who performed illegal plastic surgeries under the name "Black Madam" has been sentenced to at least a decade in prison.
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Police dogs 'detect US fugitives'

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 19:53

Police bloodhounds have found where David Sweat and Richard Matt may have spent the night after they escaped from prison.
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Emirates boss hopeful on US dispute

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 4:18

The chief executive of Emirates tells the BBC he does not believe an escalating dispute between US and Middle Eastern carriers over government subsidies will "end in tears".
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VIDEO: Making the 'American Serengeti'

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 23:52

Conservationists in Montana are creating an "American Serengeti' by buying up ranch land, pulling down fences and creating a vast swathe of territory for bison to roam.
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VIDEO: Inside US anti-IS command centre

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 21:58
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The United States confirms it is sending an additional 450 troops to Iraq to help boost the training of government forces.
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Germany 1-2 USA

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 21:11
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Cologne

Bobby Wood's late strike gives Jurgen Klinsmann's USA victory over Germany in a friendly in Cologne.
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Obama to boost army advisers in Iraq

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 18:58
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The United States is to send up to 450 military advisers to Iraq to help train local forces fighting Islamic State, President Obama says.
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US prison guards charged over death

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 17:57
related places: Manhattan

Two prison guards are charged over the death of a black inmate in New York City, say prosecutors in Manhattan.
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MEPs in bitter split on EU-US trade

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 13:31

The European Parliament's last-minute cancellation of a debate exposes deep divisions over trade talks with the US.
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Obama 'to send more troops to Iraq'

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 12:42
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US President Barack Obama is preparing to deploy as many as 500 additional troops to help train Iraqi forces to fight Islamic State, US officials say.
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Venezuela in oil spat with Guyana

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 11:32
related countries: Guyana Guyana

Venezuela demands that neighbouring Guyana stop US oil company Exxon from carrying out oil exploration in disputed waters.
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China shares down on MSCI delay

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 9:31
related countries: China China
related places: Market

Mainland Chinese shares close lower on Wednesday after the US index provider MSCI held off including China-listed shares in a key benchmark index
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Glennie gets presidential approval

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 8:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scottish percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and US singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris are praised by US president Barack Obama as they receive the Polar Music Prize.
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Mers prompts Park to cancel US visit

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 5:36
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Park

President Park Geun-hye postpones her US visit over Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers), which has now killed nine people in South Korea.
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Texas pool party policeman quits

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 3:59
related places: Texas

The US police officer filmed pinning a black girl to the ground and pointing his gun at teenagers at a pool party in Texas resigns, officials say.
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US solitary inmate release delayed

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 21:54
related places: Louisiana

The release of a man who has spent more than four decades in solitary confinement is delayed after a request by Louisiana's top lawyer.
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Alibaba boss in US charm offensive

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 19:51
related countries: China China

The boss of the Chinese internet firm Alibaba, Jack Ma, tells the US "we need more American products for China".
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VIDEO: Security alert halts US briefing

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 19:35
related places: White House, Senate

Parts of the White House and a Senate office building were evacuated on Tuesday after telephone bomb threats.
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Man freed after 43 years in solitary

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 17:24
related countries: Angola Angola

A judge in the US state of Louisiana orders the release of a man who has been in solitary confinement for more than four decades.
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US 'sent live anthrax to UK'

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 16:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A lab in the UK may have accidentally received a sample of live anthrax from the Pentagon in 2007, say US officials.
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VIDEO: Storm chasers film anti-cyclonic tornado

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 15:39
related places: Colorado

A US storm chaser has captured footage of a large anti-cyclonic tornado swirling over fields in Colorado.
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Qatar Airways 'could quit alliance'

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 15:04
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker threatens to leave the Oneworld alliance, accusing American Airlines of blocking his carrier's business.
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Protest over US pool party policing

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 14:05
related places: Dallas, McKinney

Close to 800 people march through the city of McKinney near Dallas after a video showed a police officer pointing his gun at black teenagers.
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Salazar to 'prove accusations false'

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 11:05

US coach Alberto Salazar says he will show that accusations he has practised doping techniques are "false statements".
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US school finds 1917 board lessons

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 10:07
related places: Oklahoma City

The traces of classroom lessons from nearly a century ago have been found preserved on blackboards at a school in Oklahoma City.
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Asian markets hit by global woes

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 9:18
related countries: Greece Greece

Asian shares were down as investors continue to worry about a Greek debt default and the timing of a US interest rate rise.
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USA Women 3-1 Australia Women

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 5:15
related countries: Australia Australia

Megan Rapinoe scores twice as the USA start their Women's World Cup campaign with a 3-1 win over Australia.
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Snoop Dogg sues beer firm over sale

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 3:36

US rapper Snoop Dogg sues beer-maker Pabst Brewing, saying the firm owes him money from the sale of the company and its beer line last year.
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US army shuts website after hacking

Monday, June 8th 2015, 22:46
related countries: Syria Syria

The US army temporarily takes down its website after a hacking attack, claimed by the Syrian Electronic Army group.
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Prison builders quizzed on US escape

Monday, June 8th 2015, 20:59
related places: New York

Police are questioning contractors working at a maximum security prison in New York following the audacious escape of two murderers.
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US Iraq strategy incomplete - Obama

Monday, June 8th 2015, 20:10
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US does not yet have a "complete strategy" for helping Iraq regain territory from Islamic State, President Obama has said.
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Abortion rate down 12% in US

Monday, June 8th 2015, 19:24

The rate of abortions falls across almost all of the US since 2010, a new survey from the Associated Press suggests.
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VIDEO: Warner investigated over Haiti money

Monday, June 8th 2015, 18:55
related countries: Haiti Haiti

The BBC can reveal that the former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner has been investigated by US prosecutors over the disappearance of money meant for victims of the Haiti earthquake.
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US rebuts Jerusalem passport law

Monday, June 8th 2015, 18:10
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Jerusalem

The US Supreme Court invalidates a controversial law allowing Jerusalem-born American citizens to claim their birthplace on their passports as Israel.
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US officer to face murder trial

Monday, June 8th 2015, 17:09

A white police officer in South Carolina is to go on trial for the murder of an unarmed black man after shooting him in the back as he ran.
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Fifa film flops at the box office

Monday, June 8th 2015, 13:09

A vanity film about the history of Fifa has flopped in the US, taking just $607 (£397) in its opening weekend.
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The police video that shocked America

Monday, June 8th 2015, 11:29
related places: America

US pool party footage fuels debate on race and police
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Trial of US reporter in Iran resumes

Monday, June 8th 2015, 11:28
related countries: Iran Iran

The trial in Iran of Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian on spying charges has resumed, state media say.
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VIDEO: How did prisoners escape from US jail?

Monday, June 8th 2015, 11:23
related places: New York

How did two convicted murderers manage to escape from a maximum security prison in New York?
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Boots sheds 700 jobs in cost-cutting

Monday, June 8th 2015, 11:02

Boots announces it is to cut about 700 jobs as part of a restructuring, following its merger with US giant Walgreens.
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US jail break is 'crisis situation'

Monday, June 8th 2015, 8:05
related places: New York

The escape of two murderers from a maximum security jail in New York is described as a "crisis situation" by the state's governor.
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VIDEO: Woman attempts first solo Pacific row

Monday, June 8th 2015, 2:20
related countries: Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean

An American woman is trying to become the first female to row solo across the Pacific Ocean.
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Secret US mission to heal Saudi king

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 23:28
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The medical mission that tied the US and Saudi Arabia together
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US manhunt for jail break killers

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 13:36
related places: New York

Two convicted murderers are on the run after they used power tools to escape from a maximum security jail in New York state.
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VIDEO: US searches for prison break murderers

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 8:01
related places: New York

Police in New York are searching for two murderers who escaped from a maximum security prison with the help of power tools.
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South Koreans win robotics challenge

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 4:17
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's Team Kaist win the $2m prize for the fastest robot at the US Department of Defense's Darpa Robotics Challenge.
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American Pharoah wins Triple Crown

Saturday, June 6th 2015, 23:29

American Pharoah becomes the first horse to win the US Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978 after winning the Belmont Stakes.
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Obama leads tributes to Beau Biden

Saturday, June 6th 2015, 18:55

President Obama delivers an emotional eulogy at the funeral of former Delaware Attorney-General Beau Biden, the son of US Vice-President Joe Biden.
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US policewoman convicted of assault

Saturday, June 6th 2015, 14:28
related places: Los Angeles

A jury in Los Angeles convicts a female police officer of assault for repeatedly kicking a handcuffed woman who died soon afterwards.
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VIDEO: Sinkhole swallows US police car

Saturday, June 6th 2015, 8:34
related places: Denver, Colorado

A sinkhole has swallowed a police car in Denver, Colorado, following violent storms.
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VIDEO: Replica French warship arrives in US

Saturday, June 6th 2015, 3:30
related countries: France France
related places: America, Yorktown

A replica of the Hermione, the ship that transported a French general to America in 1780 to support the US in its fight for independence, has arrived in Yorktown, America.
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VIDEO: US warns of growing hacking threat

Friday, June 5th 2015, 21:31

The US says it faces a "dedicated adversary" and an "ever evolving threat" to the nation's cyber security, after a major data breach.
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US archdiocese charged in abuse case

Friday, June 5th 2015, 20:48
related places: Minneapolis

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is facing criminal charges after US officials said the church leaders ignored reports that a priest was molesting children.
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Woman says Hastert abused her brother

Friday, June 5th 2015, 20:40

A woman says former US House Speaker Dennis Hastert sexually abused her brother while Mr Hastert worked as a high school teacher in the 1970s.
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US facing 'dedicated' hacking enemy

Friday, June 5th 2015, 18:34
related countries: China China

The US says it faces a "dedicated adversary" and an "ever evolving threat" to the nation's cyber security, after a major data breach.
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Mexico and Canada seek US sanctions

Friday, June 5th 2015, 17:32
related countries: Canada Canada, Mexico Mexico

Mexico and Canada request a meeting with the World Trade Organisation in order to impose sanctions worth $3bn in an ongoing row over meat-labelling.
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'Mbeki approved' SA Fifa transfer

Friday, June 5th 2015, 16:11
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's sports minister says the decision to make a controversial $10m (£6.5m) payment to Fifa was approved by then President Thabo Mbeki.
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US economy adds 280,000 jobs in May

Friday, June 5th 2015, 14:44
related places: May

The US economy adds 280,000 jobs in May, much better than analysts had expected and the biggest increase this year.
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Steve Martin receives AFI tribute

Friday, June 5th 2015, 13:52

A host of stars have paid tribute to Steve Martin as he received the American Film Institute's life achievement award.
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'Female Viagra' nears US approval

Friday, June 5th 2015, 9:20

A US government panel recommends approval for a drug treating low female libido, providing patients are warned of possible strong side effects.
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China shares hit new seven-year high

Friday, June 5th 2015, 9:02
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Asia, Friday

Shares in mainland China closed at a new seven-year high, with the Shanghai Composite breaching the key 5,000 level for the first time since 2008.
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US hit by 'massive data breach'

Friday, June 5th 2015, 8:45

Chinese hackers are suspected of carrying out a "massive breach" affecting the personal data of millions of US government workers, officials said.
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VIDEO: Lennon's 'lost' guitar to be auctioned

Friday, June 5th 2015, 6:38

A guitar owned and used by John Lennon, which was lost after a gig, is going to be auctioned in the United States.
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US House backs Cuba travel curbs

Friday, June 5th 2015, 3:06
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The US House of Representatives votes to keep restrictions on US citizens travelling to Cuba, despite a recent thaw in relations.
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Scientists doubt warming 'pause'

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 20:15

US researchers say new evidence casts doubt on the idea that global warming has "slowed" in recent years.
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VIDEO: Staying safe at SA's Lion Park

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 19:25
related places: Johannesburg

Milton Nkosi visits Lion Park near Johannesburg, where an American tourist was killed, to see how to view the animals safely.
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Perry makes second White House run

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 18:48
related places: Texas, Republican, White House

Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas, launches his second attempt to earn the Republican nomination for US president.
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Man has first skull-scalp transplant

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 17:05

The first skull and scalp transplant has been performed in a 15-hour operation, say doctors in the US.
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Retrial over US intern Levy's murder

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 16:25
related places: Levy

A US judge grants the man convicted of killing intern Chandra Levy a retrial, 14 years after her disappearance made headlines.
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Fifa's Jack Warner 'to reveal all'

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 15:15

Ex-Fifa vice-president Jack Warner says he will reveal all he knows about corruption at world football's governing body, amid a US investigation.
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IMF asks Fed to delay rate rise

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 15:11

The International Monetary Fund urges the US Federal Reserve to delay any interest rate rise until 2016.
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VIDEO: Fifa's Jack Warner: I fear for my life

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 7:15

Former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner says in a televised address that he fears for his life in the wake of the US corruption investigation.
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Texas executes 67-year-old killer

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 3:52
related places: Texas

Texas executes a 67-year-old man who was convicted of killing four men in 1983 after the US Supreme Court denied him a final appeal.
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VIDEO: Pentagon sent live anthrax by mistake

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 2:53

Live anthrax was mistakenly sent to 51 labs in 17 American states and three other countries, more than double the original estimate.
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Chafee announces US presidential bid

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 0:24
related places: Rhode Island

Former US senator and Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee will seek the nomination of the Democratic party to run for US president in 2016.
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US state passes 'Burning Man tax'

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 0:04
related places: Nevada

The US state of Nevada has approved a new tax on live entertainment, which includes a 9% charge on tickets for events such as the Burning Man festival.
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VIDEO: Pentagon shows anthrax safety precautions

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 22:57

The Pentagon has confirmed that live samples of anthrax have been sent to 51 laboratories across the US and to three foreign countries.
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US anthrax scare widens to 51 labs

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 19:54

More than 50 labs in 17 US states and three foreign countries have been posted samples of live anthrax, the Pentagon says.
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Boston suspects 'plotted beheading'

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 19:41

Two Massachusetts men were plotting to behead police officers when one was killed and another arrested, US media report.
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Fed says economy returned to growth

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 19:37
related places: May

The US Federal Reserve says the economy expanded between April and May in its latest assessment of the economy, rebounding from a contraction in the first quarter.
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US students go to Germany for free college

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 15:29
related countries: Germany Germany

US students head to Germany for free college degrees
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'No shale gas revolution in Europe'

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 13:13

There will be no US-style shale gas revolution in Europe, the president of the International Gas Union (IGU) has told the BBC.
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US: 10,000 IS militants killed

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 11:58

More than 10,000 Islamic State fighters have been killed since a US-led coalition launched a campaign against it nine months ago, the US says.
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VIDEO: US man escapes from sinking truck

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 11:39
related places: Santa Barbara

A Californian man escapes from his sinking truck after reportedly failing to properly detach his boat from it at a launch in Santa Barbara.
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Blatter 'under investigation in US'

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 11:34

Outgoing Fifa president Sepp Blatter is being investigated by US officials as part of their inquiry into corruption, US media reports say.
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OECD slashes US growth forecast

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 11:32

The OECD slashes its US growth forecast for this year and next and given the global economy a "B minus" in its bi-annual assessment.
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Writer Taslima Nasreen flees to US

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 10:54
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, India India

Award-winning Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen has fled from India to the US after she was named as an al-Qaeda target, a rights group says.
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Asian stocks lower on Greece worries

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 9:39
related countries: Greece Greece

Asian markets were mostly lower on Wednesday as concerns about Greece's ability to repay an IMF loan due on Friday knocked confidence among investors.
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US Senate curtails data collection

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 1:49

The US Senate approves the Freedom Act so spy agencies can resume data collection, but with major restrictions.
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John Kerry's leg surgery a success

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 22:04

US Secretary of State John Kerry undergoes successfully surgery on a broken leg and will be "walking by Wednesday", his doctors say.
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Sepp Blatter to quit as Fifa president

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 21:10

Sepp Blatter is to resign as president of Fifa amid a corruption scandal and is reportedly under investigation in the US.
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Why do so many Chinese students choose US universities?

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 21:02
related countries: China China
related places: Why

Why do so many Chinese students choose US colleges?
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Boston police kill terror suspect

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 20:02
related places: Boston

Officials say the man attacked officers with a large knife after being approached by a Boston police officer and an FBI agent.
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VIDEO: Secret tests show US airport security lapses

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 19:56

A top US official has pledged reforms after tests found that airport screeners allowed mock explosives and weapons through security checkpoints 95% of the time.
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US medals for overlooked WW1 heroes

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 19:05

President Barack Obama awards two World War One army heroes, one black and one Jewish, posthumous medals for their heroics 100 years ago.
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Ex-retail boss in restraining order

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 18:10

The retailer American Apparel has been granted a restraining order against its former boss, Dov Charney.
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