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World nuclear ban 'not realistic', says US ambassador to UN

Monday, March 27th 2017, 21:30

US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, says nearly 40 countries would skip talks on the subject.
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Erin McPike: The only journalist on Rex Tillerson's Asia trip

Monday, March 27th 2017, 19:16
related places: Asia

Erin McPike on being the only journalist selected to join US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's Asia trip.
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IS conflict: Syria force pauses assault for dam checks

Monday, March 27th 2017, 18:10
related countries: Syria Syria

Engineers check the Tabqa dam following claims it has been damaged by air strikes.
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Rachel Dolezal: 'The idea of race is a lie'

Monday, March 27th 2017, 15:51

Can you choose your race? Emily Maitlis speaks to the US white woman who said she was black.
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Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner to lead US federal overhaul

Monday, March 27th 2017, 12:45
related places: White House

Jared Kushner is expected to lead a new White House unit aimed at reforming the US bureaucracy.
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Syria fighters take control of IS-held airbase near Raqqa

Monday, March 27th 2017, 10:55

US-backed Syrian forces mark a significant step as they advance on the IS stronghold of Raqqa.
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Orange is the New Black: Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli tie the knot

Monday, March 27th 2017, 10:37

Actress Samira Wiley met writer Lauren Morelli on the set of the US prison drama.
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'Condemned' South Korean dogs find sanctuary in the US

Monday, March 27th 2017, 10:17
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Campaigners say the rescued dogs would otherwise have ended up being consumed by humans.
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US rapper Wiz Khalifa in Colombia drug lord row

Monday, March 27th 2017, 10:02
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Medellin

The mayor of Medellin says the rapper should not have laid flowers at the grave of Pablo Escobar.
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United Airlines caught up in leggings row

Monday, March 27th 2017, 5:11

Two girls travelling on a pass for employees' guests were barred from a flight for wearing leggings.
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Ohio nightclub shooting: One dead, 15 injured in gunfight

Sunday, March 26th 2017, 16:02
related places: Cincinnati

One person is dead after a "dispute" escalated into a gunfight, say police in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Battle for Mosul: US investigating deadly air strike

Saturday, March 25th 2017, 20:55

Coalition says it hit area where many were reportedly killed as fears over civilian casualties grow.
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Trump defiant after healthcare bill pulled before vote

Saturday, March 25th 2017, 12:37
related places: Congress

US President Donald Trump suffers a major setback as his healthcare bill is withdrawn from Congress.
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US and UK laptop bans on some Middle East flights come into effect

Saturday, March 25th 2017, 9:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The US and UK bans affect direct flights from some Middle East airports.
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Thousands flee Mosul over fear of air strikes

Saturday, March 25th 2017, 9:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

Eyewitnesses say that many Iraqi civilians have been caught up and killed in the US led air strikes against so-called Islamic State in the battle for Mosul.
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Singapore teen blogger Amos Yee granted US asylum

Saturday, March 25th 2017, 6:58
related countries: Singapore Singapore

A judge rules the 18-year-old can stay in US as he faces political persecution in Singapore.
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Donald Trump's US healthcare bill withdrawn

Friday, March 24th 2017, 22:37

It is seen as a huge blow to Mr Trump, who had pledged to repeal and replace Obamacare.
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US healthcare bill: Knife-edge vote looms for 'Trumpcare'

Friday, March 24th 2017, 17:52

Defeat on his key pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare would be a major blow to the president.
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Trump ex-campaign chief Manafort to face intelligence committee

Friday, March 24th 2017, 16:53
related countries: Russia Russia

Paul Manafort, who is accused of links with Russia, volunteered to speak to a US intelligence panel.
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US healthcare bill: Trump issues Friday vote ultimatum

Friday, March 24th 2017, 14:15
related places: Trump, House

The president demands a make-or-break vote on Friday on a new healthcare bill to replace Obamacare.
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US firefighter saves lifeless dog with mouth-to-mouth

Friday, March 24th 2017, 9:18

The animal was was lifeless after being caught in a house fire but was revived after 20 minutes.
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Left in a bus station

Friday, March 24th 2017, 1:01
related countries: China China

When Jenna Cook returned from the US to China to search for her birth family, more than 50 candidates came forward - but were any of them a match?
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Pro-settlement hardliner Friedman confirmed as US envoy to Israel

Thursday, March 23rd 2017, 23:14
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Republican

Daniel Friedman, a critic of the two-state solution, is approved by the Republican-led US Senate.
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Toronto school board ends all new US trips for students

Thursday, March 23rd 2017, 21:52
related places: School

School officials say the "difficult" decision was made over uncertainty surrounding the travel ban.
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Israel holds 19-year-old over threats against Jewish centres

Thursday, March 23rd 2017, 15:10
related countries: Israel Israel

In one of the suspect's alleged threats a Delta Air Lines flight had to make an emergency landing.
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London attack: World leaders show solidarity

Thursday, March 23rd 2017, 10:50
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

France, Germany and the US send messages of solidarity after the deadly attack near parliament.
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New York sword attacker 'targeted black men'

Thursday, March 23rd 2017, 9:49

A white US Army veteran who killed a black man with a sword had a hatred for black people, police say.
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Donald Trump Jr criticises London mayor after terror attack

Thursday, March 23rd 2017, 8:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Trump Jr is accused of exploiting the tragedy by taking the London mayor's comments out of context.
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‘Vegetable ivory’

Thursday, March 23rd 2017, 0:22

A look at how the seed of a South American tree is increasingly being used as an alternative to ivory.
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IS conflict: US airlift backs new assault near Raqqa stronghold

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017, 18:38

The US secretary of state says it is "only a matter of time" before the leader of IS is dead.
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Flight ban on laptops 'sparked by IS threat'

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017, 12:48

The aircraft ban on electronic devices was prompted by an Islamic State group threat, say US media.
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Rex Tillerson: My wife convinced me to be US secretary of state

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017, 11:26

The ex-oil executive says his wife convinced him to be secretary of state, a job he did not want.
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Mexican teen's family gets $1m over death in US custody

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017, 10:46
related countries: Mexico Mexico

He was told by US border officers to drink a liquid he was carrying; it was liquid methamphetamine.
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North Korea video imagines US forces' destruction

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017, 5:57
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The video comes amid a flurry of rocket engine tests and missile launches in North Korea.
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Friend of US church gunman jailed

Tuesday, March 21st 2017, 23:22

Joey Meek received more than two years in prison for lying to the FBI and hampering an investigation.
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US TV host Tomi Lahren 'suspended over pro-choice comments'

Tuesday, March 21st 2017, 18:19

Tomi Lahren told the government to "stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well".
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US and UK ban cabin laptops on some inbound flights

Tuesday, March 21st 2017, 18:15

Under the new restrictions, anything bigger than a phone will have to go in checked baggage.
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Risky operation removes parasitic twin from baby

Tuesday, March 21st 2017, 17:17

Baby Dominique is recovering in the US after an operation to separate her from her parasitic twin.
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Rex Tillerson to skip Nato meeting - but visit Moscow

Tuesday, March 21st 2017, 12:56
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow, Trump

US secretary of state's absence likely to heighten concerns about Trump team's commitment to Nato.
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'Putin hates Clinton': Focus on Russia

Monday, March 20th 2017, 21:35
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Congress

FBI Director Comey told Congress what the FBI has learned about Russia's intervention in the US election.
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Trump Russia claims: FBI's Comey confirms investigation of election 'interference'

Monday, March 20th 2017, 20:30
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Director Comey says the probe into last year's US election would assess if crimes were committed.
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US billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller dies at 101

Monday, March 20th 2017, 19:01

Mr Rockefeller, the last of his generation in the famed American family, was 101 years old.
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US waiter fired after asking diners for proof of residency

Monday, March 20th 2017, 13:13
related places: California

The waiter in California has been fired after demanding to see customers' legal documentation.
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US Marines get social media tips after nude photos scandal

Monday, March 20th 2017, 10:36

US Marines are given social media guidance after some were found sharing nude photos of female colleagues online.
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Families divided at US-Mexico border

Monday, March 20th 2017, 9:43
related countries: Mexico Mexico

On the US border with Mexico, families of migrants talk to their loved ones through a steel fence.
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Was Russia involved in the US presidential election?

Monday, March 20th 2017, 6:47
related countries: Russia Russia

US lawmakers are to seek answers on Russian involvement in last year's presidential election.
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New Zealand: US diplomat expelled amid police inquiry

Sunday, March 19th 2017, 15:01
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The staffer was asked to leave after the US embassy refused to allow police to question him.
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Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry dies aged 90

Sunday, March 19th 2017, 8:48
related places: Rock

Tributes pour in for the legendary guitarist and songwriter after he dies in Missouri aged 90.
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Trump 'looks forward to visiting China' - Tillerson

Sunday, March 19th 2017, 5:03
related countries: China China

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson tells President Xi Jinping the US wants better ties with China.
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The Syrian-American mayor with his own executive order

Sunday, March 19th 2017, 0:04
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Prospect Park

Mohamed Khairullah. of Prospect Park, New Jersey, signed an executive order supporting refugees.
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G20 finance ministers drop anti-protectionist pledge

Saturday, March 18th 2017, 16:56

Finance ministers drop a commitment to free trade because of opposition from the Trump administration.
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US man held for sending flashing tweet to epileptic writer

Saturday, March 18th 2017, 15:12

"Let's see if he dies," the suspect wrote in a Twitter message to another user, investigators say.
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Rex Tillerson urged to be 'cool-headed' over North Korea

Saturday, March 18th 2017, 13:38
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea
related places: America

China's foreign minister urges his US counterpart to be "cool-headed" over North Korea tensions.
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White House intruder: Jonathan Tran jumped three barriers

Friday, March 17th 2017, 23:59

The US Secret Service says it is "extremely disappointed and angry" about the events of 10 March.
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US tourists found dead after Canada avalanche

Friday, March 17th 2017, 21:49
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Alberta

The bodies of two US tourists are recovered after an avalanche in an Alberta national park.
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Merkel handshake offer to Trump falls on deaf ears

Friday, March 17th 2017, 21:43
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Trump, White House

Germanys chancellor and the US President did shake hands - eventually - at their White House talks.
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Trump to Merkel: We were both wiretapped under Obama

Friday, March 17th 2017, 21:19
related countries: Germany Germany

"At least we have something in common," the US president tells the visiting German chancellor.
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US Secret Service laptop with Trump Tower plans stolen in New York

Friday, March 17th 2017, 20:54
related places: New York

The Secret Service computer reportedly also has details on an inquiry into Hillary Clinton's emails.
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In the firing line

Friday, March 17th 2017, 19:52

The nations who would be most affected by the US president's "America First" proposals.
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President Trump meets Chancellor Merkel for the first time

Friday, March 17th 2017, 18:28
related countries: Germany Germany

US President Donald Trump has met German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the first time.
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Syria air strike: Mosque was not bombed, insists US

Friday, March 17th 2017, 18:25
related places: Aleppo

The US investigates reports that it killed dozens of civilians but denies it hit a mosque.
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Merkel and Trump begin key talks at White House

Friday, March 17th 2017, 18:09
related places: Trade, Washington, Trump

Trade and Nato are high on the agenda as the much-anticipated Washington talks begin.
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Rex Tillerson on North Korea: Military action 'an option'

Friday, March 17th 2017, 17:21
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

America's top diplomat says the US could strike if Pyongyang's weapons threat rises.
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US 'will not repeat' claim UK tapped Trump

Friday, March 17th 2017, 17:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Allegations that Donald Trump was wiretapped are "nonsense", the UK's intelligence agency says.
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Can dolphins reveal why whales strand?

Friday, March 17th 2017, 11:33

Researchers in the US are working with dolphins in an effort to work out why closely related whale species in the wild strand themselves on land.
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USA Gymnastics: Steve Penny resigns as president and chief executive

Thursday, March 16th 2017, 20:02

The president and chief executive of USA Gymnastics resigns in the wake of the federation's handling of sexual abuse allegations concerning a former team doctor.
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Tennis great King backs US women's ice hockey team's equal pay stand

Thursday, March 16th 2017, 18:27
related places: King

The US women's ice hockey team are planning to boycott the world championships over the dispute.
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Trump travel ban: Second US judge block new executive order

Thursday, March 16th 2017, 14:58
related places: Trump

The US president suffers a new setback in his attempts to restrict legal immigration to the US.
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Chinese venture

Thursday, March 16th 2017, 2:10
related countries: China China
related places: Trump

Reports of a US property deal with a Chinese firm throws up questions over Trump adviser's business links.
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US tourists feared dead after avalanche in Alberta

Thursday, March 16th 2017, 0:56
related places: Alberta

Police searching for US tourists say snowshoe tracks led to an avalanche in an Alberta national park.
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Trump budget to cut foreign aid to pay for defence boost

Thursday, March 16th 2017, 0:07
related places: Trump

The Trump administration will boost military spending by $54bn, paid for by deep cuts elsewhere.
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US raises benchmark interest rate by 0.25%

Wednesday, March 15th 2017, 21:10

The US Federal Reserve raises its key interest rate for only the third time in a decade.
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US charges Russian spies over Yahoo breach

Wednesday, March 15th 2017, 14:54
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Justice

Two Russian spies are indicted by the US Department of Justice over the theft of Yahoo user accounts.
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This whole Oregon town is up for sale for $3.8m

Wednesday, March 15th 2017, 13:32
related places: Oregon, Tiller

The entire town of Tiller, in the US state of Oregon, is on sale for $3.8m (£3.1m).
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Snowstorm strikes north-eastern United States

Tuesday, March 14th 2017, 22:19
related places: New York, North

New York and New Jersey are among those regions to declare states of emergency.
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US military nude photo scandal: 'I feel shame for not speaking up'

Tuesday, March 14th 2017, 22:03

The US Marines' head has vowed to hold service members accountable for sharing nude photos of female colleagues online.
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Rex Tillerson 'used email alias' at Exxon to talk climate change

Tuesday, March 14th 2017, 20:02
related places: New York

The US secretary of state used the account as head of Exxon Mobil, the New York attorney general says.
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Top US Marine vows action on nude photos scandal

Tuesday, March 14th 2017, 20:00

General Robert Neller says recent revelations are part of a larger Marine Corps culture problem.
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Slopes by US Capitol 'open' for sledging

Tuesday, March 14th 2017, 19:08

Slopes by US Capitol Hill 'open' for sledging after a decade-long ban is lifted
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Canadian Girl Guides cancel US travel ahead of ban

Tuesday, March 14th 2017, 18:58
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Trump

The group says it fears some girls could have problems at the border, days before US travel ban begins.
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Honeymooners stranded in US

Tuesday, March 14th 2017, 18:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US northeast snowstorm strands UK newlyweds at airport
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US state of mind

Tuesday, March 14th 2017, 16:36

How Nigerians obsess about life in the US
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Toshiba looking to sell Westinghouse nuclear business

Tuesday, March 14th 2017, 8:45
related countries: Japan Japan

The Japanese firm mulls selling its US nuclear assets and is allowed to delay its results once again.
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IS conflict: Raqqa residents flee looming battle

Tuesday, March 14th 2017, 0:05

Thousands of people flee the IS stronghold of Raqqa ahead of an anticipated US-backed assault.
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Trump healthcare plan 'will strip insurance from 14 million'

Monday, March 13th 2017, 23:08

In a blow to the president, analysis says the number of the uninsured will rise to 52 million by 2026.
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Paul Auster on his 'single most important' moment

Monday, March 13th 2017, 21:28
related places: Trump

US novelist Paul Auster speaks to Newsnight about his new book, Trump and the tragedy that changed his life.
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Sean Spicer, Trump press secretary, confronted in Apple store

Monday, March 13th 2017, 18:49
related countries: India India
related places: Apple

Sean Spicer tells a US woman of Indian descent: "It's a great country that allows you to be here".
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Two UN officials kidnapped in DR Congo

Monday, March 13th 2017, 15:16
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sweden Sweden

A US man and a Swedish woman are taken to a forest with four Congolese staff, the UN says.
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IS fighters left in Mosul will die, says US envoy McGurk

Monday, March 13th 2017, 10:33

Brett McGurk says the last road out of Mosul has been cut off, trapping so-called Islamic State.
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Joe Biden makes emotional cancer appeal

Monday, March 13th 2017, 2:12

The former US vice-president calls for help from the tech industry to fight cancer.
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Donald Trump to be pressed by Enda Kenny over illegal Irish in US

Sunday, March 12th 2017, 14:30
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Enda Kenny says he will press Donald Trump over the future of illegal Irish immigrants in the US.
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Preet Bharara, high-profile US prosecutor, says he was fired

Saturday, March 11th 2017, 21:53

He refused to stand down when 46 federal prosecutors were asked to by the Trump administration.
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White House: Intruder arrested on grounds while Trump at residence

Saturday, March 11th 2017, 19:14
related places: White House, Friday

The Secret Service says the man was discovered on the south grounds on Friday night.
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Wind sweeps US scientist off his feet

Saturday, March 11th 2017, 12:21

One of the Mount Washington Observatory team struggles to put up a flag to visualise wind strength.
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Pentagon pledges investigation into nude photo scandal

Friday, March 10th 2017, 22:45

The US Marine Corps calls on more women to come forward as the scandal spreads to other branches.
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US military nude photo sharing scandal widens beyond Marines

Friday, March 10th 2017, 20:52

The BBC has seen a message board where servicemen from all branches have shared hundreds of photos.
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Vitaly Churkin: US will not release cause of Russian's death

Friday, March 10th 2017, 19:23
related countries: Russia Russia

Details of how Russia's envoy to the UN died are deemed private on grounds of diplomatic immunity.
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VW pleads guilty to US emissions charges

Friday, March 10th 2017, 17:55
related countries: Germany Germany

German car maker admits its guilt on three charges arising from the diesel emissions scandal.
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State Department was 'unaware' of Mexico visit

Friday, March 10th 2017, 17:32
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: White House

Mexico's foreign minister skips over the US secretary of state for a meeting with White House aides.
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Reasons to vote for Democrats tops Amazon bestseller list

Friday, March 10th 2017, 16:28
related places: Amazon

A completely empty political manifesto mocking US Democrats becomes a runaway literary phenomenon.
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