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

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Country star Jimmy Dickens dies

Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 10:05

Little Jimmy Dickens, the renowned US country music star credited with introducing rhinestone suits to the genre, has died at the age of 94.
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Girl, 7, survives US plane crash

Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 8:29
related places: Kentucky

A seven-year-old US girl walks to a home in Kentucky to report her plane has crashed, with the four others on board confirmed dead, police say.
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VIDEO: US sanctions North Korea over Sony

Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 8:22
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US has imposed new sanctions on North Korea in response to a cyber-attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.
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US sanctions North Korea over Sony

Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 2:13
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US imposes new sanctions on North Korea in response to a major cyber-attack against Sony Pictures.
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Premature baby pair 'stranded in US'

Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 1:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British couple whose baby was born prematurely during a trip to the USA say they expect to be stranded there for three months.
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Maduro demands respect from the US

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 22:40
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he demanded respect from the US during an encounter with American Vice-President Joe Biden in Brazil.
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VIDEO: Prince Andrew sex case claim denied

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 22:24

Buckingham Palace has denied "any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors" by Prince Andrew, after he was named in US court papers.
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The 'shock' waiting for pensioners

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 22:02

The 'shock' awaiting the next generation of American retirees
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US shares barely budge in 2015

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 21:36
related places: Eve, New Year

Leading US stocks end barely changed on the first trading day of 2015, after disappointing economic news regarding US manufacturing activity.
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Prince Andrew sex case claim denied

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 21:20

Buckingham Palace denies "any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors" by Prince Andrew, after he was named in US court papers.
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VIDEO: Life as a young Native American

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 20:27

Can young Native Americans reclaim their identity?
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Palestinians submit ICC documents

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 20:14
related countries: Israel Israel

The Palestinians submit the documents required to join the International Criminal Court to the UN, in a move opposed by Israel and the US.
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VIDEO: Most cancers 'bad luck' says study

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 6:15
related places: New

New research suggests most types of cancer are the result of bad luck, rather than an unhealthy lifestyle or genetic factors.
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Boston bomb trial delay rejected

Thursday, January 1st 2015, 17:26

A US federal judge denies requests by the Boston Marathon bombing suspect to delay the trial by nine months until September and move it to another city.
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Goldman Sachs UK staff get top bonus

Thursday, January 1st 2015, 14:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US investment bank Goldman Sachs paid the highest bonuses to senior staff among banks operating in the UK in 2013, according to research by Reuters.
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Cuba hopes for Washington's embrace

Thursday, January 1st 2015, 2:25
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana, Washington

US thaw is a start, but Havana wants end to economic embargo
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US 'concerned' about Cuba arrests

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 23:09
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The US government says it is "deeply concerned" by reports that several high-profile Cuban dissidents were detained hours before a planned protest.
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Wall Street shares end 2014 higher

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 21:26

Leading US stocks close lower on the last day of 2014, but still end the year overall on the plus side, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average finishing up 7.5% for 2014.
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US strike 'killed al-Shabab chief'

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 16:57
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Monday

US and Somali officials say an intelligence chief from the al-Shabab Islamist group was among those killed by a US air strike on Monday.
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US state spares four on death row

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 16:57

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley has commuted the sentence of the state's four remaining death row inmates to life in prison.
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Kazakhstan takes Guantanamo inmates

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 9:13
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
related places: Guantanamo

Three Yemenis and two Tunisians held at the US prison in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba are sent to Kazakhstan for resettlement, the Pentagon says.
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US woman killed by two-year-old son

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 1:48
related places: Idaho

A woman in the US state of Idaho is killed after her two-year-old son accidentally shot her with a gun he took from her handbag in a Wal-Mart store.
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Greek woes unsettle Wall Street

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 21:28
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Wall Street

Leading US stocks close lower on Tuesday, following European markets down amid continued uncertainty over economic woes in Greece.
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George Bush Sr home from hospital

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 17:53
related places: Texas

Former US President George Bush Sr is released from hospital in Texas more than a week after being admitted suffering from a shortness of breath.
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Obama suggests Putin 'not so smart'

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 1:44
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Crimea

US President Barack Obama suggests Russia's Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea earlier this year turned out to be "not so smart".
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US strike targets al-Shabab leader

Monday, December 29th 2014, 22:28
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The Pentagon says that the US military has carried out an air strike targeting a senior al-Shabab leader in Somalia.
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Obama: US now 'less racially divided'

Monday, December 29th 2014, 19:39

President Barack Obama has said race relations in the US are better than when he took office, despite nationwide protests over police actions.
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Probe into deadly US elderly home fire

Monday, December 29th 2014, 18:07
related places: Texas, San Antonio

Authorities are investigating a fire at a retirement home near San Antonio, Texas, that killed five residents and hospitalised 17 more people.
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Rush Limbaugh and his 'black Bond' outrage

Monday, December 29th 2014, 17:31
related places: Bond

Sony's 'black Bond' idea enrages US radio host
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Taliban declares 'defeat' of Nato

Monday, December 29th 2014, 17:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A Taliban spokesman declares the "defeat" of the US and its allies, a day after the coalition officially ended its combat mission in Afghanistan.
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US bishop admits fatal hit-and-run

Monday, December 29th 2014, 17:10
related places: Maryland, Baltimore

Maryland's first female Episcopal bishop was the driver in a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist in Baltimore, the diocese says.
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Japan shares down on Ebola worries

Monday, December 29th 2014, 11:43
related places: Monday, Wall Street, Friday

Asian stock markets end mostly higher on the first full trading day after Christmas, but Japan's Nikkei hit by Ebola concerns.
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Classical pianist Frank dies aged 89

Monday, December 29th 2014, 10:51
related places: New York, Frank

Renowned US classical pianist Claude Frank dies at the age of 89 at his home in New York.
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Oliver 'turned down Hobbit role'

Monday, December 29th 2014, 10:12
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Woods

Celebrity TV chef Jamie Oliver reveals he turned down the chance to appear as a hobbit in one of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings prequels.
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How Bernanke weathered 2008 storm

Sunday, December 28th 2014, 23:57

Ex-US Fed chief Ben Bernanke on the 2008 financial storm
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Angela Lansbury returns to US stage

Sunday, December 28th 2014, 16:08

Actress Angela Lansbury, known best for Murder She wrote, is returning to the US stage to star in Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit.
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George Bush Sr remains in hospital

Sunday, December 28th 2014, 0:38

Former US President George Bush Sr remains in hospital but could be discharged soon, his spokesman says.
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VIDEO: N Korea blames Obama for net outage

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 21:15
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea blames the US for a second internet outage in the wake of the hacking of Sony Pictures and a film featuring a fictional plot to kill Kim Jong-un.
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VIDEO: 'Waves have washed over villages'

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 15:41
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysia's prime minister has cut short a trip to the United States, to confront criticism over his handling of the country's worst flooding in decades.
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North Korea berates Obama over film

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 15:39
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea condemns US President Barack Obama over the release of the film The Interview, about a fictional plot to kill its leader Kim Jong-un.
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Screech actor charged over stabbing

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 13:14
related places: Bell

Dustin Diamond, who played Screech in Saved by the Bell, is accused of stabbing a man in a bar fight in the US.
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VIDEO: Police deliver baby on subway train

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 8:41
related places: Philadelphia

Two police officers help a woman give birth on a subway train in the US city of Philadelphia.
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Abdi and his Golden Ticket to the US

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 0:46

How a refugee entered a lottery and won a new life in the US
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Christmas baby born on US train

Friday, December 26th 2014, 20:39
related places: Philadelphia

A baby has been born on a Philadelphia subway train after his mother suddenly went into labour on Christmas Day.
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US city sues Petrobras for corruption

Friday, December 26th 2014, 19:54
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A US city government is suing the Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras over investor losses due to a corruption scandal.
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Azerbaijan raids US radio station

Friday, December 26th 2014, 18:09
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
related places: Baku

Prosecutors in Azerbaijan raid the offices of a radio station in the capital, Baku, which is funded by the US government.
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VIDEO: N Korea comedy screened in US

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 14:03

Sony Pictures is distributing its film The Interview online, after a cyber-attack and a row over its release.
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Hack threat comedy released in US

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 9:22

The Sony Pictures comedy The Interview opens in some US cinemas and online, after a major cyber-attack and threats over its release.
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St Louis shooting 'unlike Ferguson'

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 5:36
related places: Ferguson

The mayor of the US suburb where a police officer shot dead a black teenager says the death cannot be compared to that of Michael Brown in Ferguson.
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US lab worker monitored for Ebola

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 2:40

A US laboratory technician is being monitored after possible exposure to the Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
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Jordan plane 'not shot down by IS'

Wednesday, December 24th 2014, 21:54
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Syria Syria

The Jordanian air force plane that crashed in Syria was not shot down by Islamic State militants, the US says.
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Dow Jones index hits further record

Wednesday, December 24th 2014, 18:28

The Dow Jones edged to another record high on Wednesday, closing at a record high of 18,030 after a shortened trading session.
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St Louis unrest after police killing

Wednesday, December 24th 2014, 17:43

US police shoot dead a black teenager in St Louis, near the scene of the killing of another, Michael Brown, which sparked national protests.
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US to pay freed Cuba prisoner $3.2m

Wednesday, December 24th 2014, 16:13
related countries: Cuba Cuba

American Alan Gross, freed last week after five years in a Cuban jail, is to receive $3.2m (£2m) from the US government.
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Deadly storm strikes southern US

Wednesday, December 24th 2014, 12:47

A severe storm brings a tornado, hail and lightning to parts of the southern United States, killing at least four people.
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BAE wins $1.2bn US Army contract

Wednesday, December 24th 2014, 11:14

Defence giant BAE Systems is to supply the US Army with a fleet of armoured vehicles, in a contract reportedly worth $1.2bn.
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Asia shares higher on US record high

Wednesday, December 24th 2014, 7:31
related places: Wall Street

Asian shares traded higher on Wednesday, taking the lead from Wall Street where shares closed at a record level overnight.
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Obama hails The Interview screenings

Wednesday, December 24th 2014, 6:39
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US president welcomes a decision by Sony to screen a comedy about North Korea - which had been pulled following a cyber-attack and threats - in some US cinemas.
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US cinemas to screen The Interview

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 23:12

The Interview, a comedy about North Korea, will be screened in some US cinemas at Christmas - days after Sony pulled the film following a cyber attack.
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US shares close at record level

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 21:39

The Dow Jones index closes above 18,000 for the first time, after figures show the US economy growing at its fastest pace for 11 years.
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Gay US blood donor ban 'should end'

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 19:26
related places: Gay

Gay and bisexual men should no longer be banned from donating blood in the US, a key health body recommends.
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Man admits £2m heiress blackmail

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 16:29

A 37-year-old man from St Ives pleads guilty to trying to blackmail US heiress Haley Meijer out of £2m.
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Syria strikes 'kill 1,100 militants'

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 15:43
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three months of US-led air strikes have killed at least 1,171 people, mostly Islamic State militants in Syria, a UK-based monitoring group says.
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US economy growing at faster pace

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 14:48

The US economy grows at an annual rate of 5% in the third quarter, its fastest pace for 11 years, official figures suggest.
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North Korea websites back online

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 11:46
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Internet services are restored in North Korea after an almost unprecedented internet outage following a cyber security row with the US.
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China market sees sharp fall

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 9:01
related places: Wall Street

Shares in China fell sharply on Tuesday, as investors took profits after recent strong rises.
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US to probe Milwaukee police killing

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 4:21
related places: Milwaukee

The fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a white police officer in Milwaukee is to be reviewed after a prosecutor decides not to press charges.
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Ebola vaccine 'promising in Africa'

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 0:47
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Early trials in Uganda reveal an experimental Ebola vaccine is as safe in African populations as it is in American populations.
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VIDEO: Returning to Afghanistan after the war

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 0:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US troops who go back as part of PTSD treatment
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Alstom to pay US $772m bribery fine

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 19:48
related places: Justice

Alstom agree to pay $772m in criminal penalties to settle charges with the US Department of Justice.
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North Korea threatens US over Sony

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 16:54

North Korea threatens unspecified attacks on the US as it escalates a war of words over the Sony Pictures cyber-attacks.
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Final Hobbit film tops US box office

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 10:17

The third and final instalment of Peter Jackson's Hobbit films, The Battle of the Five Armies, tops the US box office.
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VIDEO: Why US football has no relegation

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 5:56

Why American sports refuse to relegate the worst teams
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US black activists call Twitter protest

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 4:48
related places: Black

Black activists boycott social media over inequalities
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VIDEO: How free are Confucius Institutes?

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 1:10
related countries: Canada Canada, China China

A large scale school and university education programme, funded by the Chinese government, has been under attack in both the USA and Canada.
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US mulls putting NK on terror list

Sunday, December 21st 2014, 14:27
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

The US is considering putting North Korea back on its terrorism sponsors list, President Barack Obama says, after a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures.
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VIDEO: Castro delivers defiant speech

Sunday, December 21st 2014, 9:08
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The Cuban President, Raul Castro, has addressed the closing session of parliament just days after announcing an agreement with the United States to re-establish diplomatic ties.
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US insists North Korea behind hack

Sunday, December 21st 2014, 8:27
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US says North Korea must admit "culpability" for a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures after North Korea suggests a joint inquiry into the attack.
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Gunman kills two New York policemen

Sunday, December 21st 2014, 8:27
related places: New York

A gunman with an apparent grudge against the US police shoots dead two officers in a patrol car in New York before killing himself.
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What Cuba's new friendship with the US means for everyday life

Sunday, December 21st 2014, 2:54

What Cuba's new pact with the US means for everyday life
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Cuba 'will stay on' communist path

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 22:23
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

Cuban President Raul Castro hails a recent move to normalise relations with the US but stresses that Havana will not change its political system.
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N Korea proposes joint Sony probe

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 19:51
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea proposes a joint inquiry with the US into a cyber-attack on Sony that led to the studio cancelling the release of the film The Interview.
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Ferguson bows out of US talk show

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 16:32

Scots-born comedian Craig Ferguson hosts his last edition of US talk show The Late Late Show after a run of 10 years.
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Russians 'will not cave in' to West

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 13:22
related countries: Canada Canada, Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow, West

Russia says it will not "cave in" to pressure, following a fresh set of US, EU and Canada sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine.
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Obama orders ban on Crimea trade

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 7:22
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Crimea

President Barack Obama orders a trade ban with Crimea, to show the US "will not accept Russia's occupation" of the Ukrainian region.
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VIDEO: Mexico welcomes migrating butterflies

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 3:41
related countries: Canada Canada, Mexico Mexico

Millions of monarch butterflies have arrived in Mexico's forests as part of their annual migration from Canada and the United States.
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Teaching winter to new US refugees

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 1:07

How refugees in the northern US learn to walk on ice
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Michael Phelps admits drink-driving

Friday, December 19th 2014, 21:54

US swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all-time, gets a one-year suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to drink-driving.
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Turkey issues warrant for Gulen

Friday, December 19th 2014, 20:17

Turkey issues an arrest warrant for influential US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of organising an anti-government movement.
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VIDEO: Cubans react to 'sweeping change'

Friday, December 19th 2014, 15:50
related countries: Cuba Cuba

World leaders have welcomed a historic move by the US to end more than 50 years of hostility towards Cuba and restore diplomatic relations, but, what does it mean for Cubans?
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US church crash claims fourth victim

Friday, December 19th 2014, 15:04
related places: California

A young boy has become the fourth fatality after a motorist slammed into a crowd in front of a California church.
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Kurds 'break IS mountain siege'

Friday, December 19th 2014, 14:37
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Kurdish forces in northern Iraq say they have broken Islamic State's siege of Mount Sinjar, claiming their biggest victory yet against the militants.
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Russia warns US over sanctions bill

Friday, December 19th 2014, 13:07
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russia has warned that a new US law authorising fresh sanctions against Moscow could damage relations between the two countries "for a long time".
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Hellmann's drops eggless mayo case

Friday, December 19th 2014, 11:58

The company that makes Hellmann's mayonnaise, Unilever, is dropping its planned court case against an American company that makes an eggless variety.
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Talks 'failed to save IS hostage'

Friday, December 19th 2014, 8:59

Details emerge of an attempt to secure the release of kidnapped US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig before he was killed by Islamic State militants.
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Asia shares follow US stocks higher

Friday, December 19th 2014, 8:50
related places: Asia

Markets in Asia rise in the wake of US markets' overnight records - inspired by Wednesday's apparent hardening of the US's stance on interest rates.
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Thai tuna firm buys US rival

Friday, December 19th 2014, 4:48
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bumble Bee

The world's largest canned tuna producer Thai Union Frozen Products is buying US rival Bumble Bee Foods for $1.5bn (£96m).
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Birds 'fled day before US tornadoes'

Friday, December 19th 2014, 2:21

Tracking data reveals that golden-winged warblers fled one day before the April 2014 US tornado outbreak, probably because they "heard it coming".
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US Secret Service is too 'insular'

Friday, December 19th 2014, 0:49
related places: White House

The agency guarding the US president is too insular and must recruit its next head externally, a review prompted by a White House security breach says.
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Sony hack is 'US security issue'

Friday, December 19th 2014, 0:49
related places: White House

The cyber attack on Sony that forced a major film release to be pulled is being viewed as a national security matter, the White House says.
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