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Gay pair held after kissing win suit

Saturday, May 21st 2016, 16:53

A lesbian couple who were wrongfully arrested and jailed after kissing are awarded thousands of US dollars in damages by a court in Hawaii.
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Mexico agrees El Chapo US extradition

Saturday, May 21st 2016, 9:08
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico grants the extradition of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States on drug smuggling and murder charges.
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Armed man shot outside White House

Saturday, May 21st 2016, 4:45
related places: White House

The Secret Service shoots an armed man outside the White House, according to US officials.
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VIDEO: Mexico to extradite El Chapo to US

Saturday, May 21st 2016, 4:04

Mexico approves the extradition of the cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States.
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Obama pushes for more Zika funding

Saturday, May 21st 2016, 0:14

President Obama criticises the US Congress for failing to fully back his request for a $1.9bn (£1.25bn) fund to combat the Zika virus.
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VIDEO: Startling number of mental patients behind bars in US

Friday, May 20th 2016, 18:23

In America there are thought to be three times more psychiatric patients in prison than in hospital.
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Abe anger after Okinawa body dump arrest

Friday, May 20th 2016, 6:40
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe expresses his anger after a US military worker in Okinawa was arrested on suspicion of dumping a woman's body.
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Uber joins race for driverless cars

Friday, May 20th 2016, 3:34
related places: Pittsburgh

US car-hailing company Uber joins the race for driverless car technology, confirming it is testing a vehicle on the streets of Pittsburgh.
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VIDEO: 'Giant' spider spooks US weatherman

Friday, May 20th 2016, 2:00

A US weatherman loses his cool after spotting a spider on a monitor in the TV studio.
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Clinton says race against Sanders over

Thursday, May 19th 2016, 19:42
related places: Sanders

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says her primary race against Bernie Sanders is effectively over.
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Oklahoma moves to outlaw abortion

Thursday, May 19th 2016, 17:37
related places: Oklahoma

Lawmakers in the US state of Oklahoma pass a bill that would make the act of performing an abortion a crime, punishable by up to three years in prison.
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Trump businesses see campaign gains

Thursday, May 19th 2016, 12:49

Donald Trump's business empire has seen revenue jump by $190m since the real estate tycoon entered the US presidential race.
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Latin American 'traitor' row escalates

Thursday, May 19th 2016, 11:38
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The head of the Organization of American States swaps "traitor" insults with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in a public spat.
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Chinese jets 'intercept' US spy plane

Thursday, May 19th 2016, 9:09
related countries: China China

The US says Chinese fighters have carried out an "unsafe" intercept of a US military aircraft over the South China Sea, but China denies it.
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American B-52 bomber crashes in Guam

Thursday, May 19th 2016, 4:55
related countries: Guam Guam

A B-52 bomber crashes and bursts into flame at a military base in Guam but all seven crew escape to safety, the US Air Force says.
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Why are US airport security queues so long?

Wednesday, May 18th 2016, 23:09
related places: Why

Why are US airport security queues so long?
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Trump: I had to fight campaign this way

Wednesday, May 18th 2016, 11:41

Donald Trump admits he "has regrets" about his US election campaign but says he had to fight it this way, as he seems to settle a feud with TV presenter Megyn Kelly.
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Trump open to talks with North Korea

Wednesday, May 18th 2016, 9:48
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Donald Trump says if elected US president he would be willing to meet North Korea's leader face-to-face to discuss its nuclear programme.
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US raises China steel taxes by 522%

Wednesday, May 18th 2016, 8:18
related countries: China China

The US raises its import duties on Chinese steelmakers by more than fivefold after accusing them of selling their products below market prices.
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Clinton and Sanders each win state vote

Wednesday, May 18th 2016, 6:49
related places: Kentucky, Oregon

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton declares victory in a tight Kentucky race, while Bernie Sanders wins Oregon and vows to fight on.
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VIDEO: Trump confronted over 'bimbo' tweets

Wednesday, May 18th 2016, 6:11
related places: Trump

US news host Megyn Kelly has confronted Donald Trump over insults that he tweeted, or re-tweeted, calling her a "bimbo".
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US eases economic sanctions on Myanmar

Wednesday, May 18th 2016, 2:46

The US lifts more economic sanctions on Myanmar, but most of the restrictions on trade and investment with the powerful military stay in place.
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VIDEO: 'We must celebrate Myanmar's diversity'

Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 23:06
related countries: Burma Burma

The US has announced that it is to lift some sanctions against Myanmar following its transition to democracy but sanctions against the Burmese military have been retained.
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VIDEO: Fireball captured on police dashcam

Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 21:34

A bright fireball lit up the sky across several states in the US early on Tuesday - and was captured on a police officer's dashcam.
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Trump could visit UK before US elections

Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 21:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The government is preparing for the possibility of presidential hopeful Donald Trump visiting the UK before the US elections, the BBC learns.
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Rubio in Twitter tirade over article

Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 9:54

Former US Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio launches a tirade on Twitter against a Washington Post article speculating on his political future.
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Missing Sinead O'Connor found in US

Monday, May 16th 2016, 19:57
related places: Chicago

Police in Chicago say Irish singer Sinead O'Connor has been found after being reported missing on a bike ride on Sunday.
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Hacker pleads guilty to insider trading

Monday, May 16th 2016, 19:51
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A Ukrainian man has pleaded guilty to his role in a hacking and insider trading scheme, US officials say.
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US backs arming of Libyan government

Monday, May 16th 2016, 17:13
related countries: Libya Libya

The US and other world powers say they are ready to arm Libya's unity government to help it fight the self-styled Islamic State (IS) group.
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Scientists clone Zika for vaccine race

Monday, May 16th 2016, 15:11

US scientists say they have managed to clone the Zika virus - an important step towards fast-tracking a vaccine against the disease.
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Turkish strikes 'kill 27 IS militants'

Monday, May 16th 2016, 11:54
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

The Turkish army and US-led coalition forces are reported to have carried out attacks in northern Syria, killing 27 Islamic State militants.
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Trump to Muslims: 'Turn people in'

Monday, May 16th 2016, 9:26
related places: Republican

The presumptive Republican candidate in the US presidential election Donald Trump urges Muslims to work with the police and 'turn people in'.
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VIDEO: CIA tip-off 'led to Nelson Mandela arrest'

Monday, May 16th 2016, 0:22

A new report says Nelson Mandela's arrest in 1962 came as a result of a tip-off from an agent of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
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CIA tip-off 'led to Mandela's arrest'

Sunday, May 15th 2016, 14:10

Nelson Mandela's arrest in 1962 came as a result of a tip-off from an agent of the US Central Intelligence Agency, a report says.
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Utah 'basement kidnappers' arrested

Sunday, May 15th 2016, 7:54
related places: Utah

A father and son accused of kidnapping a woman and her four daughters in the US state of Utah have been taken into custody, police say.
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Deadly casino coach crash in Texas

Sunday, May 15th 2016, 5:04
related places: Texas

Eight people are killed and 44 others injured when a coach carrying people to a casino crashes in the US state of Texas.
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VIDEO: Sikh soldier wins right to wear turban

Saturday, May 14th 2016, 8:57

A Sikh solider who was forced to shave off his hair and beard to join the US Army has won the right to wear a black or camouflage turban and grow his facial hair.
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Trump's ex-butler urges Obama's death

Friday, May 13th 2016, 0:23

The US Secret Service has launched an investigation after Donald Trump's former butler called for death of President Barack Obama.
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US commander demoted over Iran incident

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 23:37
related countries: Iran Iran

The US Navy demotes the commander of the 10 US sailors who in January entered Iranian territorial waters and were briefly detained.
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Drop airline bag fees, US senators say

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 22:47

Two US senators urge airlines to temporarily stop charging passengers baggage fees in an effort to speed up security queues.
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US activates missile shield in Romania

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 16:04
related countries: Romania Romania
related places: America

The US formally activates its land-based missile defence station in Romania, which will form part of America's controversial European shield.
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Trump softens stance on Muslim ban

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 21:14
related places: Republican

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump appears to have softened his stance on temporarily barring Muslims from travelling to the US.
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Russia says US missiles breach treaty

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 17:45
related countries: Romania Romania, Russia Russia

Russia warns the US that activation of a European missile defence shield in Romania will violate a treaty on nuclear forces.
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Pakistan ex-PM's hostage son comes home

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 10:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

The kidnapped son of Pakistan's ex-Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani returns home, after being rescued by US-Afghan special forces.
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VIDEO: US states struck by deadly tornadoes

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 6:55
related places: Oklahoma

A state of emergency is declared in parts of the US state of Oklahoma, where tornadoes, severe storms and flooding have damaged property and caused two deaths.
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Sanders beats Clinton in West Virginia

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 6:15
related places: Clinton, West Virginia

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders prolongs the Democratic presidential contest after beating Hillary Clinton in the West Virginia primary.
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Sanders aims for West Virginia win

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 1:20
related places: Nebraska, West Virginia

Democrat Bernie Sanders hopes for a presidential primary win in West Virginia, where Donald Trump is set to win the Republican contest.
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What's killing white American women?

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 0:16

What's killing white American women?
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Inmate guides at 19th Century US prison

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 23:02

At historic US prison, former inmates are your guide
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No death penalty for Benghazi accused

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 21:19
related countries: Libya Libya

The US will not seek the death penalty for Ahmed Abu Khattala, a Libyan Islamist charged over the attacks on the US consulate in Benghazi in 2012.
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US senator enters Facebook 'bias' row

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 21:14

A US senator has questioned Facebook over allegations that it manipulated its Trending News section to exclude conservative topics.
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Pakistan ex-PM's kidnapped son rescued

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 16:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

The kidnapped son of Pakistan's ex-Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani is rescued in Afghanistan in a joint Afghan-US operation.
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President Obama to visit Hiroshima

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 14:28
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Hiroshima

Barack Obama is to visit Hiroshima, the first serving US president to travel to the Japanese city since it was hit by a nuclear bomb in 1945.
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US navy sails in disputed S China Sea

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 10:03
related countries: China China
related places: South China

A US warship sails near the contested Fiery Cross reef in the South China Sea in a "freedom of navigation" operation, sparking an angry response from China.
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Trump would make 'exception' for Khan

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 0:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Presidential hopeful Donald Trump says the newly elected mayor of London would be an "exception" to his proposed ban on Muslims travelling to the US.
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Casting an Asian-American blockbuster

Monday, May 9th 2016, 23:00

Casting an Asian-American blockbuster
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Judge clears El Chapo extradition to US

Monday, May 9th 2016, 22:27
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: El Chapo

A judge in Mexico rules that drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman can be extradited to the US but the foreign ministry must approve the decision.
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US sues N Carolina over anti-LGBT law

Monday, May 9th 2016, 21:22

The US Justice Department is suing North Carolina over its controversial anti-LGBT law, calling it "state-sponsored discrimination".
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N Carolina sues US over LGBT law

Monday, May 9th 2016, 17:35
related places: Justice

North Carolina is suing the US Department of Justice over its attempts to bar the state from upholding its anti-LGBT "bathroom bill".
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Hundreds suffer vomiting bug on UK ship

Monday, May 9th 2016, 12:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Hundreds of passengers on a British cruise ship docked in the US have fallen ill with norovirus, health officials say.
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Panama to fly Cuban migrants to Mexico

Sunday, May 8th 2016, 23:35
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Mexico Mexico, Panama Panama

Panama has agreed to transfer a further 3,800 Cubans hoping to reach the United States to a town in northern Mexico.
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Trump says taxes on rich 'may go up'

Sunday, May 8th 2016, 16:07

Presumptive US Republican nominee Donald Trump says taxes for rich people may have to go up - an apparent reversal of his stated policy.
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US 'police racism' hunger strike ends

Sunday, May 8th 2016, 6:59
related places: San Francisco

Five people in San Francisco end a 17-day hunger strike called for the city's police chief to be sacking for heading a "racist force" after shootings.
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Flight delayed over equation suspicion

Sunday, May 8th 2016, 2:34

An American regional flight is delayed after a woman called security because the passenger next to her was working on a maths equation.
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'El Chapo' sent to jail near US

Saturday, May 7th 2016, 23:08
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: El Chapo

Convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman, known as "El Chapo", is transferred to a prison close to the border with the US.
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Sheryl Sandberg in single mothers plea

Saturday, May 7th 2016, 14:59
related places: Day

Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg makes an impassioned plea on behalf of single mothers, ahead of Mother's Day in the US.
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Policeman charged over US shootings

Saturday, May 7th 2016, 8:17
related places: Maryland

A police officer is charged after three shootings in Maryland near Washington which left his wife and two other people dead.
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Handless girl wins US handwriting award

Friday, May 6th 2016, 10:47
related places: Virginia

A seven-year-old girl from Virginia who was born without hands wins a US national handwriting contest.
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US busts 'huge money laundering scheme'

Friday, May 6th 2016, 6:15
related countries: Colombia Colombia

US authorities say a prominent family in Panama ran businesses as a front for a major drug money-laundering operation.
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Speaker Ryan 'not ready to back Trump'

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 22:47
related places: Republican

US House Speaker Paul Ryan, the highest-ranked elected Republican, says he cannot currently support Donald Trump as presidential nominee.
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Former presidents will not endorse Trump

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 16:17
related places: Trump

Former US presidents George H W Bush and George W Bush will not endorse Donald Trump's candidacy for president, aides have told local media.
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US to ban e-cigarettes for under-18s

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 15:24

The US government unveils new federal rules that include a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes to people aged under 18.
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Zimbabwe to print US dollar equivalent

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 9:49
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is set to print its own version of the US dollar in order to ease severe cash shortages in the country.
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Australia IS recruiter 'killed in Iraq'

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 9:36
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Iraq Iraq

An Australian man considered a senior recruiter for so-called Islamic State has been killed in a US air strike in Iraq, Australia's government says.
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N Carolina LGBT law 'violates rights'

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 0:37

The US Justice Department tells North Carolina that its law limiting protections for LGBT people violates national civil rights laws.
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Last Trump rival quits Republican race

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 22:35
related places: Republican

John Kasich ends his campaign for the Republican nomination, leaving Donald Trump as sole candidate in his party's presidential race.
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Syria truce 'extended to Aleppo'

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 20:02
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

A partial, shaky truce between Syria and non-jihadist rebels is extended to embattled Aleppo, after US and Russian pressure.
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VIDEO: China: What's in a name?

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 19:27
related countries: China China
related places: Apple

Apple has been forced to share the iPhone name in China, but which other US brands have had similar problems in the country?
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Takata to double US airbag recall

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 17:52
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Takata

Japanese airbag maker Takata has been forced to increase a recall after US authorities said they found further safety defects in its products.
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Trump set for Republican nomination

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 7:12
related places: Republican, Indiana

Victory in Indiana tightens Donald Trump's grip on the US Republican presidential nomination after defeat forces rival Ted Cruz from the race.
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US Navy Seal dies in IS attack in Iraq

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 0:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A US Navy Seal advising Kurdish Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq is killed in an attack by Islamic State militants, US officials say.
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Trump crushes rivals in Indiana win

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 0:23
related places: Republican, Indiana

Donald Trump wins Indiana’s Republican presidential primary, dealing a huge blow to Ted Cruz and clearing a path to the nomination.
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Furious 'liar' row precedes Indiana poll

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 22:16
related places: Republican, Indiana

Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz brands his rival Donald Trump "a pathological liar" after the front-runner suggested Mr Cruz's father was linked to JFK's assassin.
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Assad strategy 'won't end Syria war'

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 21:45
related countries: Syria Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry warns Syria's President Assad that seeking military gains will not end the civil war.
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Russia 'nuclear sabre-rattling' - US

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 15:52
related countries: Russia Russia

The US defence secretary accuses Russia of "nuclear sabre-rattling" and says the US has had to step up its military presence on Nato's eastern flank.
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Rock legends to play US 'mega-festival'

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 14:44

A festival featuring Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan is confirmed for the US in October.
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Woman awarded $55m in talc cancer case

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 9:23

A US jury court orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $55m (£40m) to a woman who woman who says its talcum powder caused her ovarian cancer.
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VIDEO: Solar Impulse lands safely in Arizona

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 7:54
related places: California, Arizona

Solar Impulse, a plane fuelled only by the sun, has landed in the US state of Arizona after a 16-hour flight from California.
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Man held over US police horse joy-ride

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 6:21

A man in the US state of Connecticut is charged after taking a police horse for a joy ride while drunk, officers say.
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Has Cook's Australia ship been found?

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 5:44
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Endeavour, Captain Cook

Researchers in the US believe they are a step closer to finding the Endeavour, the ship in which Captain Cook sailed to Australia in 1768.
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Solar Impulse reaches Arizona

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 4:23
related places: Phoenix, California, Arizona

The zero-fuel aeroplane Solar Impulse starts to cross the continental USA, flying the first leg from California to Arizona.
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On board a historic US-Cuba crossing

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 19:00
related countries: Cuba Cuba

On board landmark US cruise to Cuba
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Syria conflict 'out of control' - Kerry

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 18:59
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo, Geneva

US Secretary of State John Kerry says the Syrian conflict is "in many ways out of control", as he tries to salvage a nine-week truce.
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Leak 'shows risk of EU-US trade deal'

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 11:57

Leaked documents from EU-US trade talks reveal a risk to European standards, says Greenpeace - but EU officials strongly reject the claim.
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CIA panned for Bin Laden death tweets

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 10:48

The US Central Intelligence Agency is criticised for live-tweeting the killing of Osama Bin Laden as if it were happening today.
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Elephants bow out at top US circus

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 10:46
related places: Barnum

Elephants have performed for the final time at the Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus in the United States as attitudes change.
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Trump accuses China of trade 'rape'

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 9:44
related countries: China China

Republican Party front-runner Donald Trump steps up his criticism of China's trade policy, accusing it of "raping" the US.
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Climbers' bodies found after 16 years

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 7:11

The bodies of US climber Alex Lowe and cameraman David Bridges are found on Shishapangma in Tibet, 16 years after they were killed by an avalanche.
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VIDEO: Cruise ship sailing into history

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 3:42
related countries: Cuba Cuba

An American cruise ship is sailing to Cuba from the US, the first such trip in more than 50 years.
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US missionaries murdered in Jamaica

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 3:40
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Two US missionaries are found dead in a rural area of the Caribbean island of Jamaica notorious for its high rates of crime, police say.
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