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Top IS commander targeted in US strike

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 10:37
related countries: Syria Syria

The US military targeted and likely killed a top Islamic State commander in an air strike in Syria last week, officials say.
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Trump tightens grip on White House race

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 9:15
related places: Michigan

Donald Trump continues his march towards the Republican nomination for president, while Bernie Sanders pulls off a shock Democratic win in Michigan.
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VIDEO: How US-Cuba baseball helped diplomacy

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 0:06
related countries: Cuba Cuba

In March 1999, communist Cuba's national baseball team played a US major league baseball team for the first time.
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Harper Lee's will to be kept private

Tuesday, March 8th 2016, 17:02
related places: Alabama

The will of To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee is to remain private, a court in the US state of Alabama orders.
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Iran 'conducts new missile tests'

Tuesday, March 8th 2016, 16:14
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran has launched several ballistic missiles from locations across the country as part of a military exercise, state media say, defying US pressure.
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Pena Nieto: 'Trump's tone like Hitler's'

Tuesday, March 8th 2016, 15:43
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has likened the rhetoric of US presidential candidate Donald Trump to that of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
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US 'exaggerated' al-Shabab deaths

Tuesday, March 8th 2016, 12:39
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Militant Islamist group al-Shabab dismisses as exaggerated US claims that more than 150 of its fighters were killed in an air strike in Somalia.
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US man jailed for abusing Kenyan orphans

Tuesday, March 8th 2016, 10:52
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A 21-year-old ex-US missionary is sentenced to 40 year in jail by an US court for sexually abusing children at an orphanage in Kenya's capital.
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AC/DC halt tour as singer risks deafness

Tuesday, March 8th 2016, 2:40
related places: Rock

Rock band AC/DC postpone the rest of their US tour as singer Brian Johnson is advised by doctors he risks "total hearing loss".
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Student to leave US after Trump jibe

Tuesday, March 8th 2016, 0:06
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Trump

A student pilot from Egypt agrees to leave the US after posting on Facebook that the world would thank him if he killed Donald Trump.
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US reporter wins $55m over nude video

Monday, March 7th 2016, 23:44

US sports broadcaster Erin Andrews is awarded $55 million (£39m) after she was secretly recorded nude in her hotel room by a stalker.
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Bloomberg will not run for presidency

Monday, March 7th 2016, 23:07

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg says he will not run in the US presidential election.
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US strike 'kills 150 Somali militants'

Monday, March 7th 2016, 19:33
related countries: Somalia Somalia

More than 150 militants are killed in a US air strike on an al-Shabab training camp in Somalia, US officials say.
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Is the US experiencing Trudeaumania?

Monday, March 7th 2016, 18:02

Justin Trudeau is getting plenty of attention ahead of his US visit
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Sanders beats Clinton in Maine

Monday, March 7th 2016, 9:24
related countries: Puerto Rico Puerto Rico

Bernie Sanders beats Hillary Clinton in the Maine caucuses, the latest contest in the battle to be the Democratic presidential candidate.
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North Korea threatens US and South Korea

Monday, March 7th 2016, 8:05
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North Korea renews its nuclear threats against South Korea and the US as they begin their largest ever joint military exercises.
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US election: Inappropriate for children?

Monday, March 7th 2016, 3:53

Has US politics become too raunchy for children?
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Obama leads tributes to Nancy Reagan

Monday, March 7th 2016, 1:37

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan - whose marriage to Ronald Reagan was described as the US presidency's greatest love affair - has died aged 94.
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Former US First Lady Nancy Reagan dies

Sunday, March 6th 2016, 19:20

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan - whose marriage to Ronald Reagan was described as the US presidency's greatest love affair - has died aged 94.
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Trump and Cruz seek 'one-on-one' battle

Sunday, March 6th 2016, 13:56

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz urge other candidates to quit the race for the Republican US presidential nomination after they win two states each in the latest voting.
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VIDEO: Airlifting adventurers to safety in Alaska

Sunday, March 6th 2016, 11:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Alaska

Two British men, who were stranded while crossing sea ice in Alaska, are rescued by the US Coast Guard.
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US-Korea set for 'biggest' war games

Sunday, March 6th 2016, 10:07
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

The US and South Korea are set to kick-off their largest ever joint military exercises, officials say, amid tension with North Korea over toughened sanctions.
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US front-runners shrug off setbacks

Sunday, March 6th 2016, 4:51

US presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton maintain their status as front-runners in the latest round of voting for their party's nomination.
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VIDEO: Burning skin and more... after 340 days in space

Saturday, March 5th 2016, 16:15

Scott Kelly is back in the United States after spending 340 days in space, aboard the International Space Station.
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Prince of Tides author Conroy dies

Saturday, March 5th 2016, 5:50
related places: Conroy

US novelist Pat Conroy - whose best-selling novels include "Prince of Tides" and "Water is Wide"- dies aged 70.
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US Republican Carson ends campaign

Friday, March 4th 2016, 23:32

US Republican politician Ben Carson officially ends his campaign for his party's nomination for this year's presidential election.
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Tests on knife 'from OJ Simpson home'

Friday, March 4th 2016, 23:26
related places: Los Angeles

LA police are testing a knife said to have been found at a former home of OJ Simpson, whose acquittal at his 1995 murder trial captivated the US.
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Friday, March 4th 2016, 23:06

Researchers in the United States say they may have found the first evidence that the Zika virus does cause birth defects in babies.
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VIDEO: Background to the OJ Simpson case

Friday, March 4th 2016, 22:45
related places: Los Angeles

Los Angeles police test a knife said to have been found at a former home of OJ Simpson, whose acquittal at his 1995 murder trial captivated the US.
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Trump softens stance on torture

Friday, March 4th 2016, 20:15
related places: Kansas, Florida

US Republican front-runner Donald Trump softens his stance on torture, after advocating water-boarding "and tougher" in a TV debate.
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VIDEO: Katherine Ryan: No-one safe from Trump

Friday, March 4th 2016, 15:14
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Trump

Canadian comedian Katherine Ryan said nobody would be safe if Donald Trump was elected as US president - not even ''white Canadians.''
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Obama to stay in DC after election

Friday, March 4th 2016, 13:19
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama will be moving out of the White House in 2017, but he will not be moving far.
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Zika vaccine possible 'within months'

Friday, March 4th 2016, 13:18

A Zika vaccine could be ready for human trials in the summer, according to the man in charge of the US government's research programme.
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VIDEO: Rivals turn on Trump in US debate

Friday, March 4th 2016, 12:20
related places: Trump

There have been heated exchanges during the latest televised debate between the four main US Republican presidential hopefuls.
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VIDEO: Inside a lab hunting for Zika vaccine

Friday, March 4th 2016, 10:19

Scientists in the United States say a vaccine against the Zika virus could be ready for human trials within six months.
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Japan halts US Okinawa base expansion

Friday, March 4th 2016, 6:33
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe agrees to suspend construction work required for the relocation of a controversial US military base in Okinawa.
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Trump-jibe student faces US deportation

Thursday, March 3rd 2016, 16:19
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A student pilot from Egypt is facing deportation from the US after posting on Facebook that the world would thank him if he killed Donald Trump.
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Clinton employee 'gets email immunity'

Thursday, March 3rd 2016, 14:41

An ex-state department employee who set up the private email server used by Hillary Clinton when she was secretary of state has been granted immunity, according to US media reports.
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VIDEO: Dramatic smash-and-grab at US gun store

Thursday, March 3rd 2016, 12:05
related places: Houston, Texas

Dramatic CCTV footage shows at least 10 masked robbers break into a gun store in Houston, Texas, and steal more than 50 weapons.
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How to fake a US presidential campaign

Thursday, March 3rd 2016, 0:31
related countries: Italy Italy

How an Italian novelist faked a US presidential campaign
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US Republicans express Trump fears

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 22:30
related places: Trump

Senior Republicans are speaking out against front-runner Donald Trump after his seven-state victory in the race for the party's presidential pick.
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Man admits Virginia student murders

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 22:06
related places: Virginia

A US man is given four consecutive life sentences after admitting the murder and abduction of two students, including Briton Hannah Graham.
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VIDEO: Cashier wrestles with armed robber

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 21:23
related countries: Georgia Georgia

A woman cashier fended off an armed robber in the US state of Georgia on Tuesday, grabbing his weapon before he fled.
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US top court hears key abortion case

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 19:20

The US Supreme Court starts hearing arguments in an abortion case that may have implications for millions of women across the country.
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Mexican drug lord 'wants US extradition'

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 19:01
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Jailed Mexican drug lord, Joaquin Guzman, asks to be extradited to the US quickly so he can receive better treatment in prison, his lawyer says.
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Powerful quake strikes off Indonesia

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 16:27
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of western Indonesia, the US Geological Survey reports, with local tsunami alerts now lifted.
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US reporter 'humiliated' by nude video

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 16:22

US sports broadcaster Erin Andrews tells a jury how a nude video secretly taken of her by a stalker and posted online devastated her life.
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US invites experts to hack the Pentagon

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 13:15
related places: Apple

The US defence secretary Ash Carter invites hackers to help find security holes and backs strong encryption, amid the fight between Apple and the FBI.
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Clinton and Trump tighten election grip

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 11:42
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Virginia, Vermont

Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump win most states on the biggest day of the race for the US presidential nominations.
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Alice Arlen, writer of Silkwood, dies

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 10:15
related places: Oscar

Alice Arlen, the US screenwriter who collaborated with Nora Ephron on the Oscar-nominated screenplay for Meryl Streep's film Silkwood, dies aged 75.
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VIDEO: Trump v Clinton: Who would unify US?

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 8:03
related places: Clinton

Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump have both said they will be a unifying presence for the US electorate.
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ISS crew members end year in space

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 5:57
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, Russia Russia

US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko touch down safely in Kazakhstan after almost a year in space.
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Moody's cuts China outlook to negative

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 2:09
related countries: China China
related places: Moody

US ratings agency Moody's cuts its outlook for China from "stable" to "negative".
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Refugees' move to US was 'the happiest day'

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 0:10

Refugees' move to US was 'the happiest day
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VIDEO: Zika concerns grow in Puerto Rico

Tuesday, March 1st 2016, 22:54
related countries: Puerto Rico Puerto Rico

The US Centre for Disease Control has warned that hundreds of thousands of people in the territory of Puerto Rico could become infected in the coming months and the possible spread of infection in mainland.
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Voting under way on US 'Super Tuesday'

Tuesday, March 1st 2016, 21:41

Candidates bidding for their party's nomination in the November US presidential election face their biggest test yet in the "Super Tuesday" primaries.
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Japan to compensate POW over A-bomb

Tuesday, March 1st 2016, 14:30
related countries: Japan Japan, Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Nagasaki

A Dutch former prisoner of war held in Nagasaki when the US dropped an atom bomb on the city wins compensation from the Japanese government.
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Naked Gun star George Kennedy dies

Tuesday, March 1st 2016, 9:36

US actor George Kennedy, star of Cool Hand Luke and Naked Gun, has died at the age of 91, his grandson announces.
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Oscars host rapped over Asian joke

Tuesday, March 1st 2016, 5:54

US comedian Chris Rock is criticised for a joke he made at the expense of Asian-Americans while hosting the Oscars ceremony.
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Syria truce 'violations' to be probed

Tuesday, March 1st 2016, 1:50
related countries: Syria Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry says all alleged violations of the partial truce in Syria will be investigated, as aid convoys begin to reach besieged areas.
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US and Russia in partnership over Syria

Tuesday, March 1st 2016, 0:38
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

US and Russia in partnership over Syria
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The schoolboy wrongly accused of two murders

Tuesday, March 1st 2016, 0:36
related countries: Uganda Uganda

How a US lawyer cleared a Ugandan schoolboy's name
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Judge backs Apple in new access fight

Monday, February 29th 2016, 23:55
related places: Apple

A US judge rules that Apple cannot be forced to give the FBI access to a locked iPhone in a case that echoes an ongoing legal battle.
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Argentina ends 15-year bond fight

Monday, February 29th 2016, 18:42
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina signs an agreement with US hedge funds to settle what has been described as a "pitched battle" over billions of dollars of defaulted bonds.
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US warns of dam collapse in Iraq

Monday, February 29th 2016, 18:33
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US embassy in Iraq warns that the risk of the Mosul Dam collapsing is "serious and unprecedented" and urges people downstream to be ready to evacuate.
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US judge breaks 10-year court silence

Monday, February 29th 2016, 18:06

One of the eight judges at the US Supreme Court, Justice Clarence Thomas, asks his first question from the bench in 10 years.
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VIDEO: US man 'confesses' to N Korea theft

Monday, February 29th 2016, 12:28
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A US student who was arrested in North Korea has appeared on state media admitting to trying to steal a piece of propaganda from a hotel.
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US student 'stole propaganda' in N Korea

Monday, February 29th 2016, 5:22
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A US student who was arrested in North Korea for a "hostile act" appears on state TV admitting to trying to steal a propaganda sign.
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Policewoman shot dead on first shift

Sunday, February 28th 2016, 14:58
related places: Virginia

Police officer Ashley Guindon is shot and killed in US state of Virginia after responding to a domestic incident, a day after being sworn in.
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How radical is Bernie Sanders?

Sunday, February 28th 2016, 0:47

How far to the left or right are US Democratic candidates?
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US condemns China lawyer 'confession'

Saturday, February 27th 2016, 5:45
related countries: China China

The US says a purported confession from a prominent Chinese lawyer on state television runs counter to the rule of law.
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US taxpayer data accessed by hackers

Friday, February 26th 2016, 21:55
related places: Friday

The US tax authorities (IRS) said Friday the personal information of a further 390,000 individuals may have been accessed by cyber criminals.
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VIDEO: Elephants chase US politician in Africa

Friday, February 26th 2016, 20:36
related countries: Mozambique Mozambique
related places: Africa

Dramatic video shows the moment a herd of elephants charged at a US senator whilst on a trip to Mozambique.
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US professor to quit over Texas gun law

Friday, February 26th 2016, 19:19
related places: Texas

A dean announces he is leaving the University of Texas over a new law that will allow concealed handguns on university campuses in the US state.
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Five ways Cruz and Rubio double-teamed Trump

Friday, February 26th 2016, 16:19
related places: Trump, Rubio

How Cruz and Rubio ganged up on US front-runner
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Three killed in Kansas factory rampage

Friday, February 26th 2016, 15:17
related places: Kansas

A gunman kills three people and wounds 14 more before being shot dead at a lawnmower factory in the US state of Kansas.
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US Republican hopefuls round on Trump

Friday, February 26th 2016, 11:28
related places: Texas

US Republican presidential hopefuls attack front-runner Donald Trump in the last debate before crucial votes next week.
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Methane leak 'largest in US history'

Friday, February 26th 2016, 7:20
related places: California

A leaking natural gas well in southern California vented almost 100,000 tonnes of methane into the atmosphere before it was plugged.
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VIDEO: Students - would you be friends with Trump?

Friday, February 26th 2016, 7:08
related places: Houston

The BBC set up a grill and asked passing students in Houston what the US election candidates would be like as college students.
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Tougher N Korea sanctions plan revealed

Friday, February 26th 2016, 1:59
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

The US, supported by China, submits a draft resolution to the UN Security Council aimed at imposing tougher sanctions on North Korea.
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Apple asks court to reverse iPhone order

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 21:59
related places: San Bernardino, Apple

Apple has asked a US court to overturn an earlier ruling forcing the company to help the FBI break into a phone used by one of the San Bernardino killers.
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Ukraine man poses as US school student

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 21:41
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Pennsylvania

A Ukrainian man is arrested after he was found to be using the false identity of a high school student for four years in the US state of Pennsylvania.
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SeaWorld spied on animal rights groups

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 19:10

US marine amusement park SeaWorld admits some of its employees posed as animal activists to spy on its critics.
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Harvard abolishes 'master' in titles

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 17:42

Harvard University in the US is going to remove the word "master" from academic titles, after protests from students who clamed it had echoes of slavery.
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VIDEO: E-cigarette 'lights US man's trousers'

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 15:46
related places: Kentucky

A man's e-cigarette appears to set his trousers alight as he paid a cashier at a petrol station in Kentucky.
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Storms kill at least three in Virginia

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 23:33
related places: Virginia

At least three people are dead and thousands are without power after a strong storm system barrelled up the east coast of the US.
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Iran 'arrests father of jailed US man'

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 23:18
related countries: Iran Iran

Iranian authorities have arrested the elderly father of an American who has been in jail in the country for the past four months, according to the man's family.
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Oregon occupiers plead not guilty

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 22:09
related places: Oregon

More than a dozen people plead not guilty to charges related to an armed takeover of wildlife refuge in the US state of Oregon.
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Charges against Rick Perry dismissed

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 19:12
related places: Texas

The highest criminal court in Texas drops a charge against Rick Perry of abuse of power during his time as governor of the US state of Texas.
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Donald Trump sweeps to Nevada victory

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 14:46
related places: Nevada

Donald Trump wins by a large margin in Nevada, his third straight victory in the race to become the Republican presidential nominee, amid concerns of voter irregularities.
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Three dead as tornadoes hit southern US

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 14:34

At least three people die as several tornadoes hit the southern US, officials say.
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Huge damages award in talc cancer case

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 13:56

A US jury orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $72m (£51m) to the family of a woman who claimed her death was linked to use of the company's Baby Powder talc.
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VIDEO: Did 'socialism' save this US town?

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 10:47

The BBC is travelling across the American South to explore how the US became so divided.
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US-China 'progress' on N Korea sanctions

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 0:30
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

The US and China say they have made progress on a draft UN resolution to harden sanctions on North Korea, after its rocket launch and nuclear test.
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US polygamist sect leaders arrested

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 0:09
related places: Mormon

Eleven members of a polygamist Mormon offshoot group are arrested in the US on suspicion of food stamp fraud and money laundering.
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US investigates 14 new Zika sex cases

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 23:33

US Centre for Disease Control (CDC) says it is investigating 14 new reports of possible sexual transmission of the Zika virus.
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Obama in Guantanamo closure push

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 21:20
related places: Congress

A plan to close Guantanamo Bay prison and move some detainees to US soil is unveiled by President Barack Obama, who calls it a "stain" on America's image.
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VIDEO: How did a gorilla get on the ISS?

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 19:24

For his birthday, US astronaut Scott Kelly was given a gorilla suit and decided to have some fun with it on the International Space Station.
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Senate to block Obama's court nominee

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 18:40

The US Senate will not allow a vote on any Supreme Court nominee from President Barack Obama, the Republican Majority Leader in the chamber warns.
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Obama was 'raised white' - Ben Carson

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 18:37
related places: Republican

Barack Obama was "raised white" and cannot understand the African-American experience the way he could, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says.
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