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United States: news

Maine bid to force nurse quarantine

Thursday, October 30th 2014, 22:28
related places: Maine

The governor of Maine vows to exercise the "full extent" of his authority to quarantine a US nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa
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US nurse defies Ebola quarantine

Thursday, October 30th 2014, 17:22
related places: Maine

A US nurse who returned from treating patients in Sierra Leone defies a voluntary quarantine order, leaving her house in Maine for a bike ride.
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US posts better-than-expected growth

Thursday, October 30th 2014, 14:27

The US economy grew at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter, a better figure than economists were expecting.
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Polanski freed after US arrest bid

Thursday, October 30th 2014, 13:40
related countries: Poland Poland

US attempts to have director Roman Polanski arrested for sex offences while visiting Poland fail.
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Rocket makers probe US explosion

Thursday, October 30th 2014, 12:27

The builders of an unmanned supply rocket which exploded on the way to the International Space Station have vowed to find the cause of the failure.
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US faces Ebola quarantine test case

Thursday, October 30th 2014, 12:13
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
related places: Maine

A nurse who cared for Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is fighting the US state of Maine over its right to quarantine her against her will.
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Pulitzer-winning poet Kinnell dies

Thursday, October 30th 2014, 11:11

Pulitzer Prize-winning US poet Galway Kinnell, best known for his spiritual poems connecting the experiences of daily life to larger forces, dies aged 87.
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Stocks rise after Fed ends stimulus

Thursday, October 30th 2014, 1:55
related places: Asia

Asia stocks mostly open higher after the US dollar jumps in value following the end of the Federal Reserve's bond-buying stimulus program.
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VIDEO: What caused major US rocket failure?

Thursday, October 30th 2014, 1:09

The builders of an unmanned supply rocket, which exploded on the way to the International Space Station, are searching for the cause of the catastrophic explosion.
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VIDEO: Why is the US election so costly?

Thursday, October 30th 2014, 0:16

The US mid-term election is projected to be the most expensive ever, and the BBC takes a look at where the millions of dollars comes from.
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US attends Ebola conference in Cuba

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 22:55
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Two health officials from the United States attend an Ebola conference in Cuba despite frosty relations between the two long-standing adversaries.
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Family sues after Ebola school ban

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 20:42
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A US man sues after his daughter is barred from school amid fears she may have been exposed to the Ebola virus on a family trip to Nigeria.
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US Fed ends QE stimulus programme

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 19:28

US Federal Reserve announces an end to the quantitative easing stimulus programme begun in 2008 as economic recovery takes hold.
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'Operation' inventor needs operation

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 18:53

The American inventor of the popular board game Operation is in desperate need of money to pay for a real-life operation.
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Fed set to end US stimulus programme

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 13:18

The US Federal Reserve is expected to announce that it will end its programme of buying financial assets with new money, a policy known as quantitative easing.
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US rocket explodes during launch

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 13:06
related places: Virginia

An unmanned rocket bound for the International Space Station has exploded during its launch from the US state of Virginia.
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US man missing during NFL game found

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 12:49
related places: Denver, Colorado

Police find a Colorado man five days after he went missing while attending a professional football game in Denver on Thursday.
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White House computers 'hacked'

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 12:02

US security services are reportedly investigating the breach of an unclassified network.
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Spacey mourns House of Cards actress

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 9:11

Kevin Spacey pays tribute to actress Elizabeth Norment, who played Nancy Kaufberger, the secretary to his character in US TV drama House of Cards.
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Japan industrial data lifts stocks

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 2:44
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Asia

Asia stocks are lifted by stronger-than-expected Japan industrial production in September and positive US consumer confidence data.
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US hails West Africa Ebola progress

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 2:09
related countries: Liberia Liberia

US envoy Samantha Power praises efforts to tackle Ebola in Liberia in West Africa, and urges international donors to continue to help.
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US warns Russia on Ukraine rebel vote

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 23:36
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

US Secretary of State John Kerry warns Russia that it will violate international agreements if it recognises an election planned by rebels in eastern Ukraine.
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US steps up security over terror fears

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 22:43
related countries: Canada Canada

The US has increased security at government buildings across the nation in the wake of an attack on the Canadian parliament.
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Pfizer refuses to rule out tax deal

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 19:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US drug giant Pfizer refuses to rule out an acquisition that would help it lower its tax bill, after a deal for the UK's AstraZeneca fell through.
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Takata sued over faulty airbags

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 12:07
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Takata

Japan's Takata is being sued in the US following the recall of millions of cars over concerns its airbags are potentially dangerous.
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US advises against Ebola isolation

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 12:00

US officials will actively monitor health workers who treat Ebola patients in West Africa after they return, but will not enforce quarantine.
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Harris 'to host US Takeaway show'

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 9:33

Actor Neil Patrick Harris is to host a US version of ITV's Saturday Night Takeaway, according to reports.
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Asian shares fall ahead of Fed

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 7:11

Asian stocks are mostly lower with traders looking ahead to the meeting of policymakers at the US Federal Reserve.
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US used Nazis as Cold War spies

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 1:36

Declassified US records reveal that hundreds of Nazis were used as spies after World War Two, with the full approval of FBI boss J Edgar Hoover.
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US sceptical about Afghan war - poll

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 1:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

More than a decade on, fewer than half of US respondents say intervention in Afghanistan was worthwhile, a BBC poll finds.
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Five things to know about the US elections

Monday, October 27th 2014, 23:59

Five things to know about the US elections
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VIDEO: What goes on in a politician's mind?

Monday, October 27th 2014, 23:45

An introduction to the 2014 US mid-term election through the eyes of "you", a hypothetical senator running for re-election.
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Second girl dies in US school attack

Monday, October 27th 2014, 23:34
related places: Washington

A second pupil has died of her wounds in the US after a Washington state high school student opened fire before shooting himself.
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Discharge for quarantined US nurse

Monday, October 27th 2014, 18:05
related places: Africa

A nurse quarantined in New Jersey after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is to be discharged after being symptom-free for 24 hours.
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US actress Marcia Strassman dies

Monday, October 27th 2014, 10:38

US actress Marcia Strassman, best known for her roles in 1970s sitcom Welcome Back Kotter and 1989 film Honey I Shrunk the Kids, dies aged 66.
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Ouija board film spooks US audiences

Monday, October 27th 2014, 9:57

A horror film about young people who use a Ouija board to contact the spirit world tops the North American box office in the run-up to Halloween.
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VIDEO: Keeping the Taliban at bay in Kabul

Monday, October 27th 2014, 7:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kabul

As British and US troops end combat operations in Afghanistan, millions of Afghans are now left wondering if their country and its capital Kabul will remain out of Taliban hands.
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Monday, October 27th 2014, 2:59
related places: New York

A US nurse held in quarantine in New Jersey after treating Ebola patients in West Africa says she will challenge her confinement in court.
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VIDEO: Millions of wild pigs run amok in US

Monday, October 27th 2014, 1:35

Millions of wild pigs run amok in the US
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US envoy condemns Ebola response

Sunday, October 26th 2014, 9:24

The US envoy to the UN begins a visit to Ebola-hit West Africa, criticising nations who offered support but "failed to take responsibility".
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US nurse angry over Ebola quarantine

Sunday, October 26th 2014, 0:31
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

A US nurse quarantined for Ebola after working in Sierra Leone criticises her treatment, as the US's UN envoy starts a visit to West Africa.
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IS forces 'pushed back' in Iraq

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 22:42
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Kurdish and Iraqi forces say they have gained ground from Islamic State militants in northern Iraq and near Baghdad, amid intense US-led air strikes.
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US urges probe into West Bank death

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 15:03
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

The US urges an investigation after an Palestinian-American teenager is shot dead by Israeli soldiers near Ramallah in the West Bank.
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One killed in US school shooting

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 8:52
related places: Washington

One student is shot dead and four wounded in a school by a classmate who then took his own life, police in the US state of Washington say.
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US judge sentences Farc commander

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 4:38
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A US judge has sentenced an ex-Colombian rebel to 27 years in prison for his role in the kidnapping of three American citizens in 2003.
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Two US Ebola nurses free of virus

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 4:10
related places: Dallas

Two nurses infected with Ebola while treating a patient in Dallas are declared free of the deadly virus, a day after the first infection in New York.
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US golf boss sacked in Poulter row

Friday, October 24th 2014, 23:10
related places: America

Ted Bishop, president of the PGA of America, is sacked after calling Ian Poulter a "little girl" on social media.
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VIDEO: One dead in US school shooting

Friday, October 24th 2014, 23:01
related places: Washington, Seattle

One person was killed and four others injured after a student opened fire at a school north of Seattle, in the US state of Washington.
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Banana splits as Chiquita chops deal

Friday, October 24th 2014, 21:09
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Chiquita

Shareholders in US banana distributor Chiquita vote against a merger deal with Irish rival Fyffes in favour of a higher offer.
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VIDEO: US air strike 'hits IS command'

Friday, October 24th 2014, 17:08
related countries: Syria Syria

New video footage show a US air strike hitting an Islamic State position on a hill near the embattled Syrian town of Kobane.
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US to check IS 'chemical weapon' use

Friday, October 24th 2014, 16:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The United States will investigate "extremely serious allegations" that militant group Islamic State used chlorine gas against Iraqi police officers.
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Daniel Pearl murder suspect released

Friday, October 24th 2014, 12:24
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

One of the suspects in the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl, beheaded in 2002, is set free by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan.
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NY doctor tests positive for Ebola

Friday, October 24th 2014, 11:34
related countries: Guinea Guinea
related places: New York

A US doctor who returned to New York from Ebola-hit Guinea in West Africa becomes the first person to test positive for the virus in the city.
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US network AMC buys into BBC America

Friday, October 24th 2014, 10:27

US TV network AMC, which aired Mad Men and The Walking Dead, is to take over the running of BBC America after a $200m (£125m) deal with the BBC.
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US firm fine for underpaying Indians

Friday, October 24th 2014, 6:45
related countries: India India

US authorities penalise a Silicon Valley company for "grossly underpaying" eight workers brought over from India for a special project.
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US command of S Korea troops to stay

Friday, October 24th 2014, 2:56
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: North

The US will maintain control of South Korean troops in the event of war with the North, the two sides say, delaying again a long-planned command transfer.
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Asian shares up on US earnings

Friday, October 24th 2014, 2:10
related places: Friday

Asian shares move up on Friday, taking their lead from the US where markets closed higher after strong company results boosted investor sentiment.
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US returns ancient artefacts to Peru

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 22:53
related countries: Peru Peru

The US returns about 20 ancient Peruvian artefacts - some more than 1,800 years old - that had been looted from pre-Columbian graves.
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Caterham could miss United States GP

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 14:52

Bosses of the Caterham F1 admit they will struggle to race in the USA next weekend if they cannot resolve a dispute with administrators.
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US-led Syria strikes 'kill hundreds'

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 14:12
related countries: Syria Syria

US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have killed 553 people since September, including 464 IS fighters, activists say.
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White House fence jumper arrested

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 14:08
related places: White House

A man who jumped the White House fence was attacked by dogs before being arrested, in the latest security incident at the US president's official home.
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Coogan inherits Hoffman TV role

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 13:00
related places: Hoffman

Alan Partridge star Steve Coogan is cast in a US TV series that was to have starred the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.
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US 'probes hackable' medical devices

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 12:52

US government investigators are looking into about two dozen cases of medical kit suspected to be vulnerable to life-threatening hacks.
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Obama 'optimistic' over Ebola in US

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 8:42

President Barack Obama expresses cautious optimism about the Ebola situation in the US, as new screening rules are introduced in the country.
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VIDEO: Baby bear filmed in US store

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 5:06
related places: Oregon

A black bear cub found in the aisles of an Oregon drugstore will be raised with the goal of releasing him into the wild next year.
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US seniors face student loan debt

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 0:29

Some US seniors are still paying off student loans
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Ebola: US restricts airport arrivals

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 18:38

US rules requiring air passengers from the three West African countries worst hit by Ebola to travel via one of five airports come into effect.
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Four guilty of Blackwater killings

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 18:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad, Blackwater

A US federal jury finds four Blackwater security guards guilty of killing 14 Iraqis in a square in Baghdad in 2007.
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Freed N Korea detainee back in US

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 17:53
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Washington, Ohio

A US citizen freed from detention in North Korea receives an emotional homecoming in Ohio as Washington works to release two other Americans.
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US airbag recall expands to 7.8m cars

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 17:44

US car safety regulators expand a recall of vehicles with potentially dangerous Takata airbags to 7.8 million, warning that owners should take 'immediate action'.
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Nasa shares free sounds from space

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 12:23

The US space agency uploads a free library of audio files, including astronaut voices.
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U-boat found with ship it sank

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 11:44

U-boat found off US coast with ship it sank
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Debt campaigners tear up student loans

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 11:13

The people who buy and then cancel US student loans
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US editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 10:49
related places: Watergate

Ben Bradlee, the editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate scandal that toppled President Nixon, has died aged 93, the newspaper says.
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Kesha denied Dr Luke sex claims in 2011

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 10:15

US singer Kesha said her long-term producer Dr Luke never had sex with her, nor gave her drugs, in a deposition given three years ago.
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Freed Vietnam blogger flies to US

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 7:28
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Prominent Vietnamese dissident blogger Nguyen Van Hai who was jailed for anti-state propaganda is released from prison and flies to the US.
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Toy store pulls Breaking Bad dolls

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 6:29

Toy store pulls Breaking Bad dolls
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Toys R Us pull Breaking Bad dolls

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 6:17

A US mother's petition has been successful in getting Toys R US to stop selling Breaking Bad action figures.
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US Marine held for Philippine murder

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 4:22
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A US Marine accused of murdering a transgender woman in the Philippines is moved to a Philippine army base, but fails to attend an initial hearing.
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US probes 'stray Syria air drop'

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 3:49
related countries: Syria Syria

The US Pentagon says it is examining an Islamic State video appearing to show militants with a weapons bundle intended for Kurdish fighters.
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Asian shares return to positive

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 2:17
related places: Asia

Shares in Asia return to a positive streak on Wednesday, buoyed by strong company results in the US
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US $7bn fails to stop opium growth

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 22:16
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US counter-narcotics efforts costing $7.6bn fail to stop production of opium poppies in Afghanistan reaching an all-time high, a new report says.
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Press freedom in Americas 'worsens'

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 21:12
related places: Press

Press freedom in the Americas has seen a "marked deterioration" in the past six months, according to the Inter American Press Association.
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Ebola, race and fear

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 19:56

Is prejudice fuelling outbreak hysteria in the US?
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North Korea frees detained US man

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 17:59
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Jeffrey Fowle, one of three US citizens held in North Korea, has been released and is on his way home, US officials say.
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Ambassador demands Top Gear apology

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 16:55
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Argentine ambassador to the UK calls for the BBC to make a public apology following the row over an edition of Top Gear filmed in the South American country.
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Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 15:11
related places: Indiana

Authorities in two US states are reviewing unsolved cases for links to an Indiana man being held on suspicion of killing seven women.
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McDonald's and Coke see profits fall

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 14:21
related places: McDonald, Coke

McDonald's and Coca Cola post profits down sharply in the three months to the end of September, with both seeing sales under pressure in the US.
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Islamic State: The US volunteers who fight with Syria's Kurds

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 11:01
related countries: Syria Syria

The Americans who have joined the Kurds in the fight against IS
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Designer Oscar de la Renta dies

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 10:41
related places: Oscar

Dominican-born fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies like Jackie Kennedy, has died aged 82, says his family.
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Australian teen surfaces in IS video

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 9:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

An Australian teenager who joined IS militants in Iraq and Syria surfaces in a video addressing PM Tony Abbott and US president Barack Obama.
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Oscar de la Renta: Life and work in pictures

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 9:42
related places: Oscar

The life and work of US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta
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VIDEO: 'Nazis' who left US still got benefits

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 5:04

The US government has paid dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals millions of dollars in Social Security benefits after forcing them to leave the US.
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VIDEO: Bodies of seven women found in US

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 5:01
related places: Indiana

The bodies of seven women have been recovered in the US state of Indiana as a man confessed to a recent murder and led authorities to more.
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VIDEO: Designer Oscar de la Renta dies

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 3:56
related places: Oscar

US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, has died aged 82, US media report.
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Pumpkin riot shows US divisions

Monday, October 20th 2014, 23:01

What did a riot at a pumpkin festival show about race in US?
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AbbVie and Shire terminate merger

Monday, October 20th 2014, 22:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US firm AbbVie abandons its talks with UK drugmaker Shire after a new US rule discouraging mergers that would lower a US firm's tax rate.
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Bodies of seven women found in US

Monday, October 20th 2014, 19:19
related places: Indiana

A man in the US state of Indiana confessed to a motel murder and directed police where to find more bodies - and six more were found.
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VIDEO: Why US man joined Kurdish fighters

Monday, October 20th 2014, 17:22
related countries: Syria Syria

The BBC's Jim Muir speaks to an American who has come to fight Islamic State militants on the front line in north-east Syria.
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Exiled Nazis collected US benefits

Monday, October 20th 2014, 16:47

The US has paid dozens of exiled Nazi war criminals millions of dollars in social benefits after forcing them to leave the country, a new report finds.
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