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VIDEO: Cuban 'misfits' in revolutionary US exchange

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 0:49
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuban 'misfits' in revolutionary student exchange
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VIDEO: High-speed sea chase nets drugs haul

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 22:34

A huge cocaine haul worth an estimated US $37m has been seized from a go-fast boat in the Caribbean, US authorities announced on Tuesday.
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Number of nuclear 'cheats' doubles

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 21:33

The number of US Air Force officers embroiled in a scandal involving cheating on proficiency tests doubles to several dozen, officials say.
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US doctor 'waterboarded' child

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 19:59
related places: Delaware

A former Delaware paediatrician who has written books on children's near-death experiences goes on trial accused of waterboarding an 11-year-old girl.
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Obama tribute to folk singer Seeger

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 16:46

President Obama pays tribute to US folk singer and political activist Pete Seeger, who has died at the age of 94.
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Ford reports 'one of its best years'

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 16:16
related places: Ford, Asia

Ford says 2013 was "one of the company's best years ever", driven by a strong performance in the US and Asia.
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AUDIO: 'Extradition could drive us to suicide'

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 11:46
related places: Northampton

A couple from Northampton say they could be driven to suicide if they are extradited to the US.
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NSA 'gets data from Angry Birds'

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 10:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US and British spy agencies routinely try to gain access to personal data from Angry Birds and other mobile applications, a report says.
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VIDEO: Spinning cars and snow rollers in US

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 9:33

A second arctic blast has caused disruption in the Midwest of the US, with schools closing, airlines cancelling flights and emergency crews working to dig out major roadways.
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Tarantino sues Gawker over script

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 2:32

US film director Quentin Tarantino sues gossip website Gawker for copyright infringement after it posted a link to a leaked screenplay.
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Pesticide linked to Alzheimer's

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 0:32

Exposure to a once widely used pesticide, DDT, may increase the chances of developing Alzheimer's disease, suggest US researchers.
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US student 'set himself on fire'

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 0:19
related places: Colorado

A teenage student in the US state of Colorado has suffered severe burns after setting himself on fire in his high school cafeteria, authorities say.
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VIDEO: US schoolboy creates bullying heat map

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 0:12

US schoolboy hopes big data can tackle bullying
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US makes Bitcoin exchange arrests

Monday, January 27th 2014, 19:28

The operators of two exchanges for the virtual currency Bitcoin have been arrested in the US in connection with the black market website Silk Road.
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US 'cocaine congressman' resigns

Monday, January 27th 2014, 18:25

A Florida Republican congressman who pleaded guilty to cocaine possession in November resigns from his seat.
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AUDIO: Grand Canyon 'younger than thought'

Monday, January 27th 2014, 13:46
related places: Grand Canyon, Arizona

The world famous Grand Canyon, which snakes through the American state of Arizona, only took its present form in the last six million years, claims a new scientific study.
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US strike 'targets al-Shabab chief'

Monday, January 27th 2014, 12:10
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The Pentagon says the US has carried out a missile strike in Somalia against a suspected militant leader with ties to al-Qaeda and al-Shabab.
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Asian stocks slide on growth fears

Monday, January 27th 2014, 11:27

Asian stocks fall as investors worry that a scaling back of US economic stimulus policies could hurt growth in emerging markets.
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US condemns Afghan prisoner release

Monday, January 27th 2014, 8:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US military condemns an order by the Afghan government to release 37 prisoners deemed by the Americans to pose a threat to security.
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The original South American handbook

Monday, January 27th 2014, 2:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A handbook for British traders that remains quite true, 90 years on
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VIDEO: How agencies spy in the digital age

Monday, January 27th 2014, 1:37

US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has alleged the National Security Agency engaged in industrial espionage. Gordon Corera reports.
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NSA 'spied on companies' - Snowden

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 23:16
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Snowden

Fugitive US leaker Edward Snowden alleges that the National Security Agency engaged in industrial espionage, in an interview with German TV.
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Police identify Maryland mall gunman

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 16:15
related places: Maryland

Police in the US state of Maryland identify the gunman who killed two people at a shopping mall and say there are many unanswered questions.
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Double Sundance win for Whiplash

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 12:21
related places: Sundance

Drummer drama Whiplash wins the grand jury prize and the audience award at US film festival Sundance.
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VIDEO: Maryland shooting: 'It was mayhem'

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 1:06
related places: Maryland

A gunman opened fire at a shopping centre in Maryland in the US, killing two people before apparently taking his own life, police say. Beth McLeod reports.
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Three dead in Maryland mall shooting

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 23:07
related places: Maryland

Three people have died after a shooting incident at a shopping mall in the US state of Maryland, not far from Washington DC, say police.
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Afghan-US deal 'hinges on talks'

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 21:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai again says he will not sign a US security deal until peace process is under way with Taliban
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Kerry insists US not in retreat

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 4:34
related places: America

US Secretary of State John Kerry insists America not in retreat
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'Child porn' Senate aide kills self

Friday, January 24th 2014, 19:54
related places: Senate

A former senior US Senate aide who was arrested on child pornography charges last month was found dead after hanging himself, authorities say.
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VIDEO: McCain and Pushkov clash over Syria

Friday, January 24th 2014, 16:19
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

US Senator John McCain has criticised Russia for supplying arms to the Assad regime in Syria but Russia's Alexei Pushkov said there had been foreign interference in Syria from the start.
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VIDEO: What does US think of income inequality?

Friday, January 24th 2014, 14:59

The US has one of the highest income gaps in the developed world and Americans recognise the problem, studies from the Pew Research Center suggest.
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FBI warns shops on checkout thefts

Friday, January 24th 2014, 10:35

The FBI has issued a warning to US shops telling them to beef up defences against cyber-thieves.
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Beyonce and Jay Z top US power list

Friday, January 24th 2014, 10:33

The couple are named the most powerful people in the music industry by Billboard Magazine.
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North Korea 'olive branch' to South

Friday, January 24th 2014, 10:10
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul, South

North Korea sends a letter to Seoul urging reconciliation, a move dismissed by the South, ahead of joint US-South Korea military drills.
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US bans more products from Ranbaxy

Friday, January 24th 2014, 4:49
related countries: India India

The US bans India's largest drugmaker Ranbaxy from producing and distributing drugs for the US market from its Toansa facility in Punjab.
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VIDEO: Is global economic recovery a reality?

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 23:13
related countries: China China, Iran Iran

Davos 2014: The BBC's Robert Peston talks to US Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew, about China, Iran, and whether the global economic recovery is real or a false dawn.
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Snowden sees no chance of fair trial

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 22:54

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden says that he has "no chance" of a fair trial in the US and has no plans to return there.
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'Revenge porn' site owner arrested

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 22:33
related places: California

US authorities arrest two men in California for hacking email accounts and stealing nude photos to post on a so-called "revenge porn" website.
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US 'cautions' businesses over Iran

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 22:33
related countries: Iran Iran

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew tells the BBC to act "cautiously" with Iran and it is "not softening" its position on sanctions,
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Hagel orders nuclear forces review

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 21:32

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel orders a wide-ranging review of the nation's nuclear forces following a series of high-profile scandals.
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US spying illegal, panel advises

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 21:27

The bulk collection of phone data by the US government is illegal and has had "minimal" benefits, an independent US privacy watchdog says.
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US call for China activists' release

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 17:51
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

The US ambassador in Beijing expresses concern at the trials of Chinese anti-corruption activists and calls for their release from custody.
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VIDEO: Texas executes Mexican national

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 15:15
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Texas

The US state of Texas executes Mexican national Edgar Tamayo Arias, convicted of killing a policeman in 1994, despite objections from the US and Mexican governments
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VIDEO: Texas executes Mexican police killer

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 9:35
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Jason Clark, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, confirms the execution of a Mexican man for murder, despite objections from the US and Mexican governments.
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Hustle director to make US TV drama

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 8:40
related places: Oscar

David O Russell, the Oscar-nominated director of American Hustle, is to make his first drama for US television.
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Audit firms' China units face US ban

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 5:44
related countries: China China
related places: Big Four

A US judge rules that Chinese units of the so-called Big Four accounting firms should be suspended from auditing firms publicly traded in the US.
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Texas executes Mexican police killer

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 3:52
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Texas

Texas executes Mexican Edgar Tamayo, convicted of murdering a policeman, despite protests from Mexico and the US state department.
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Bolivia 'to build nuclear reactor'

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 1:47
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivian President Evo Morales announces plans to build the country's first nuclear reactor, making it the fourth Latin American country to do so.
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Israel arrests 'al-Qaeda cell'

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 0:33
related countries: Israel Israel

The Israeli Shin Bet security service arrests three alleged members of an al-Qaeda cell , who, it says, were targeting the US embassy.
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Pentagon to allow religious beards

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 21:58

The US military eases its strict uniform regulations to allow beards, turbans, skullcaps and tattoos worn for religious reasons.
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US policeman killed by colleague

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 21:14
related places: San Francisco

Police are investigating why a San Francisco-area police officer shot and killed a colleague during a search of a suspect's home on Tuesday.
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Lansbury relieved as Murder quashed

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 15:11

Dame Angela Lansbury says she is "relieved" that a planned remake of her 80s series Murder, She Wrote has been scrapped.
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Samsung 'infringed' fast type patent

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 11:55
related places: Apple

A US judge rules that Samsung's use of a word auto-complete feature on its handsets infringes a patent owned by its rival Apple.
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VIDEO: Snow blast returns to US east coast

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 7:24

The US east coast is hit by the second major winter storm of the year, with up to 12in (30cm) of snow, blowing wind and bitter cold forecast.
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US east coast pummelled with snow

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 2:10

The US east coast is hit by the second major winter storm of the year, with up to 12in (30cm) of snow, blowing wind and bitter cold forecast.
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US-Iranian accused of jet data theft

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 1:59
related countries: Iran Iran

An Iranian-American engineer is indicted for attempting to ship stolen documentation on a high-tech military plane to Iran, authorities say.
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Ex-US governor 'took improper gifts'

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 1:02

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife are charged with illegally accepting lavish gifts from a businessman while he was in office.
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US and UN 'horror' at Syria report

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 1:00
related countries: Syria Syria

The US and UN express horror at allegations in a new report that Syria has systematically tortured and executed about 11,000 detainees.
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VIDEO: Data recorder analyses driving

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 0:13

American car giant General Motors are offering racing enthusiasts a 'performance data recorder' on its Corvette range.
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One shot dead at Indiana university

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 20:05
related places: Indiana

A suspected gunman is in custody after at least one person was shot dead at Purdue University in the US state of Indiana, a university official says.
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New trial sought for executed US boy

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 19:30

A South Carolina judge hears arguments over whether to grant a new trial to a 14-year-old black boy executed for the murder of two girls in 1944.
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EU halts investment talks with US

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 16:27

The European Commission partially suspends EU-US talks on free trade amid fears that hard-won social protections in Europe might be at risk.
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Barack Obama to meet Pope Francis

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 16:00
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Italy Italy
related places: March

US President Barack Obama will visit Pope Francis and Italian, Belgian, EU and Nato leaders on a three-country European tour in March, officials say.
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Netflix grows subscriptions in US

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 10:51

The number of US households signing up to online TV subscriptions such as Netflix grows by 4%, while more subscriptions to premium pay-TV channels like HBO have been cancelled.
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Evans left out of GB Davis Cup team

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 10:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number two Dan Evans is not included in the Davis Cup squad to face the United States later this month.
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US general warns of Afghan civil war

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 8:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An American general who led Nato troops in Afghanistan warns that the greatest danger facing the country when foreign troops leave is civil war.
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Nebraska factory explosion kills two

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 4:43
related places: Omaha, Nebraska

An explosion and partial building collapse at an animal feed processing plant in Omaha, Nebraska, kills two people and injures 10, officials say
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Family 'devastated' by US killings

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 3:49
related places: Northampton

The family of two Northampton women who were found dead in the US along with two children and a man say they are "devastated".
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Man jailed in N Korea appeals to US

Monday, January 20th 2014, 17:44
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Kenneth Bae, an American citizen held in North Korea, speaks to foreign media and calls for US "cooperation" to secure his release.
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Christie faces new corruption claim

Monday, January 20th 2014, 16:22

US Republican star Chris Christie's deputy denies allegations they made payment of disaster aid hinge upon approval for a real estate project.
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Snowden 'may have had Russian help'

Monday, January 20th 2014, 11:15
related countries: Russia Russia

Several senior US lawmakers allege that intelligence leaker Edward Snowden may have been working with a foreign power, possibly Russia.
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Cop caper eases to box office crown

Monday, January 20th 2014, 9:42

Cop buddy comedy Ride Along easily beats political thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit to the top of the North American box office chart.
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Okinawa base 'to move despite vote'

Monday, January 20th 2014, 5:52
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa

Japan's government says the relocation of a US military base on Okinawa will proceed, despite the re-election of a city mayor opposed to the plan.
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Obama plays down marijuana dangers

Monday, January 20th 2014, 2:49

US President Barack Obama says smoking marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol, but still calls it a "bad idea".
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American Hustle tops SAG awards

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 10:21

The cast of 1970s crime caper American Hustle takes the top prize at the Screen Actors Guild awards, while Breaking Bad and Modern Family dominate the TV categories.
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VIDEO: American Hustle stars top SAG Awards

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 9:12
related places: Los Angeles

American Hustle has scooped a top prize at the Screen Actors' Guild (SAG) Awards in Los Angeles.
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Obama tries to allay German concerns

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 7:56
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Washington

President Barack Obama says he will not let controversial surveillance by US intelligence services undermine Washington's ties with Germany.
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US hails Syria opposition talks move

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 4:41
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Syria Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry welcomes a decision by Syria's main political opposition group to attend next week's peace talks in Switzerland.
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Family of five killed in shooting

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 17:16
related places: Utah, Northampton

Five members of the same family, including two women from Northampton, are found shot dead in the US state of Utah.
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US spill firm in bankruptcy filing

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 3:04
related places: West Virginia

A West Virginia firm responsible for a chemical spill that led to drinking water bans for 300,0000 residents declares bankruptcy.
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Guilty plea in US ricin letters case

Friday, January 17th 2014, 21:38

A Mississippi man pleads guilty to sending President Barack Obama and other US leaders letters laced with the poison ricin.
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US judge strikes down voter ID law

Friday, January 17th 2014, 20:59
related places: Pennsylvania

A Pennsylvania judge strikes down a law requiring voters to show photo identification in order to cast a ballot, calling it an unreasonable burden.
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US four-year-old shoots child dead

Friday, January 17th 2014, 20:07
related places: Detroit

A four-year-old girl shot and killed her four-year-old cousin in what authorities in the US city of Detroit call a tragic and avoidable accident.
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Obama 'to end NSA data hoarding'

Friday, January 17th 2014, 15:29

President Obama is expected to order the NSA to stop storing data from Americans' phones, after a series of damaging leaks about spying.
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Morgan Stanley sees earnings fall

Friday, January 17th 2014, 14:55
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

US banking giant Morgan Stanley sees quarterly net income more than halved by heavy legal fees relating to mortgage-backed securities.
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Row over 'agonising' US execution

Friday, January 17th 2014, 10:17
related places: Ohio

US lawyers are to challenge the drugs used in executions in Ohio after a murderer took 25 minutes to die from a new lethal cocktail.
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Netflix star injured in US car crash

Friday, January 17th 2014, 8:00
related places: Orange

Orange is the New Black actress Michelle Hurst wakes up after being put into a medically-induced coma following an accident.
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US in talks plea to Syria opposition

Friday, January 17th 2014, 6:38
related countries: Syria Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry urges Syria's main political opposition group to decide on Friday to attend next week's Geneva peace talks.
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Silk Road forfeits $28m in Bitcoins

Friday, January 17th 2014, 6:23

The clandestine online marketplace, Silk Road, forfeits Bitcoins worth $28m (£18m), after it is shut down by US prosecutors.
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US rhino hunter faces death threats

Friday, January 17th 2014, 3:56
related countries: Namibia Namibia
related places: Texas

Texas hunter Corey Knowlton who won an auction to hunt an endangered black rhino in Namibia says he has received death threats from animal lovers.
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NSA 'collected 200m texts per day'

Friday, January 17th 2014, 2:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The US National Security Agency has collected almost 200 million text messages per day - and British spies have had access to some data, British media report.
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US court clears Google Glass driver

Friday, January 17th 2014, 1:19
related places: San Diego, California

A woman issued with a traffic ticket for driving while wearing Google Glass has had her case dismissed in San Diego for lack of evidence.
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Helicopter accident kills US soldier

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 20:11

One US soldier was killed and two others injured after a helicopter slammed into the ground during a training mission, the US Army says.
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VIDEO: US river of ice sparks surge fears

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 18:49
related places: Ohio

An ice jam nearly one kilometre in length is prompting flood warnings along the Maumee River in the US state of Ohio.
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VIDEO: 'Confident of victory': Taliban interview

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 17:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

In a rare interview with the BBC, the Taliban tell the BBC's John Simpson that they will retake control of Afghanistan when British and US troops leave at the end of 2014.
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New drug mix used in Ohio execution

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 16:54
related places: Ohio

A man convicted of murder in the US state of Ohio is executed using a new, never-before-tried combination of lethal injection drugs.
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Gravity and Hustle vie for Oscars

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 16:44
related places: Oscar

Con drama American Hustle and space movie Gravity lead this year's Oscar nominations with 10 nods each.
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Fuel prices push up US inflation

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 16:16

US consumer inflation spiked in December, driven higher by rising fuel prices, the US Labor Department says.
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Goldman Sachs quarterly profits fall

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 15:18

US investment bank Goldman Sachs reports a big fall in quarterly profits, due largely to reduced revenue from bond trading.
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New video 'shows captive US soldier'

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 14:35

A new video of a US soldier held captive since 2009 by the Taliban has given his family hope for his eventual safe return.
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