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Guantanamo detainees sent to Ghana

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 3:56
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Ghana Ghana, Yemen Yemen

Two Yemeni detainees held at the controversial US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been transferred to Ghana, the Pentagon says.
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US officer charged with Bland perjury

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 3:29
related places: Texas, Bland

A Texas police officer is charged with perjury over his confrontation with a woman who died in jail shortly after being arrested.
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VIDEO: Young, Arab, female, and fed up

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 0:03

Leading the charge against anti-Muslim rhetoric in the US
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What's behind California's 'health catastrophe'?

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 23:11
related places: Los Angeles, California

A state of emergency is declared after a leak at a huge natural gas repository spews methane over Los Angeles for months.
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US steps up bid to calm Saudi-Iran row

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 5:45
related countries: Iran Iran, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

US Secretary of State John Kerry has repeatedly called leaders in Saudi Arabia and Iran to try to defuse their diplomatic row, US officials say.
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US Republicans attack Obama gun moves

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 4:50

Leading US Republicans denounce President Barack Obama's move to tighten gun controls in the wake of mass shootings.
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Missing 18 minutes of US attackers

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 1:20
related places: San Bernardino

Authorities investigating the San Bernardino shooting, which killed 12 people, appeal for public help in tracking the attackers' movements.
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End inaction on gun control - Obama

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 23:31

An emotional US President Barack Obama unveils new restrictions on gun purchases, but the House leader warns of a legal challenge.
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Casualties in US Afghan mission

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 20:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

One US service member is killed and two wounded during a special forces mission in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province.
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VIDEO: Tearful Obama outlines new gun controls

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 18:07

An emotional President Obama has outlined plans to tighten controls on gun purchases in the US.
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VIDEO: US toddler found safe after carjack

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 16:46
related places: New Mexico

A three-year-old girl who was strapped into a car when it was stolen in New Mexico, US, has been found unharmed.
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Obama takes action over US gun laws

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 16:35

US President Barack Obama is to bypass Congress and widen background checks on buyers of firearms, in an attempt to address gun violence.
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US expects Pakistan to act on attackers

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 5:07
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan

The US state department says it "expects" Pakistan to act against perpetrators of a deadly attack on an Indian air force base.
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VIDEO: Inside an American gun show

Monday, January 4th 2016, 23:33
related places: America

From revolvers to rifles, gun shows in America are popular but as Jon Sopel reports, a loophole means background checks are not always carried out.
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VW sued by US justice department

Monday, January 4th 2016, 19:00

The US justice department is suing Volkswagen over the emissions scandal that saw the German car giant fit software to millions of cars to cheat emissions tests.
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Franco-US art dealer in tax fraud trial

Monday, January 4th 2016, 18:13
related countries: France France

The trial opens in Paris of 70-year-old Guy Wildenstein, patriarch of an international art dealing dynasty, on charges of massive tax fraud.
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VIDEO: Clinton tells heckler 'you are very rude'

Monday, January 4th 2016, 9:04
related places: New Hampshire

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tells a heckler she is "very rude" during a town hall event in New Hampshire.
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VIDEO: Armed men occupy US wildlife building

Sunday, January 3rd 2016, 22:53
related places: Oregon

Protesters in Oregon have overtaken a federal wildlife building, after becoming angry over the government's treatment of two ranchers convicted of arson.
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Armed protest at US wildlife building

Sunday, January 3rd 2016, 11:42
related places: Oregon

Armed protesters occupy a US government building in Oregon in support of a ranching family who have been ordered to return to jail.
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Trump defiant after al-Shabab video

Sunday, January 3rd 2016, 9:36
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Donald Trump again defends his call for a ban on Muslims entering the US after it is used for propaganda by al-Qaeda-linked Somali militants.
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Saudi executions 'could fuel tensions'

Sunday, January 3rd 2016, 1:41
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The US warns that Saudi Arabia's execution of a prominent Shia cleric could worsen sectarian tensions in the Middle East.
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The spy pilot the US did not love

Sunday, January 3rd 2016, 0:23
related places: Why

Why was the US cool towards U2 spy pilot Gary Powers?
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Al-Shabab uses Trump in propaganda film

Saturday, January 2nd 2016, 13:22
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Trump

Somali Islamist group al-Shabab releases a propaganda video which uses footage of the US presidential hopeful Donald Trump calling for a ban on Muslims.
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Obama seeks to bypass Congress on guns

Saturday, January 2nd 2016, 9:36
related places: Congress

US President Barack Obama says he will seek to take unilateral action to tackle gun violence, because Congress has failed to act.
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Mash star Wayne Rogers dies aged 82

Friday, January 1st 2016, 11:31
related places: Los Angeles, Trapper

Actor Wayne Rogers, who starred opposite Alan Alda as US army surgeon Trapper in TV's Mash, dies in Los Angeles.
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US man 'plotted New Year's Eve attack'

Thursday, December 31st 2015, 18:30
related places: Eve, New Year

US authorities arrest a man described as a supporter of so-called Islamic State (IS) and accuse him of planning an attack in New York State.
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US drink driver says body is a brewery

Thursday, December 31st 2015, 14:23
related places: New York

A US woman in New York state avoids drink-driving charges, arguing that she suffers from a rare condition called "auto-brewery syndrome".
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US runaway teen delays extradition

Thursday, December 31st 2015, 13:01
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A fugitive who made headlines for using an "affluenza" defence after a fatal drink-driving crash delays his extradition from Mexico to the US.
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Iran: US lying about rocket tests

Thursday, December 31st 2015, 11:52
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran accuses the US of lying by claiming Iran test-fired rockets near American warships and other vessels in the Strait of Hormuz.
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VIDEO: Cosby: will 'mount a vigorous defence'

Thursday, December 31st 2015, 11:07

The American comedian Bill Cosby has been freed on bail of a million dollars after appearing in court charged with sexually assaulting a woman nearly 12 years ago.
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VIDEO: National museum to African American experience

Thursday, December 31st 2015, 0:20
related places: America

African-American Museum to open on 'America's front porch'
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Weight Watchers shares jump on Oprah ad

Thursday, December 31st 2015, 0:07

Shares of weight loss company Weight Watchers jump nearly 19% after a television ad featuring Oprah Winfrey was shown in the US.
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VIDEO: Bill Cosby on sex crime charge

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 23:42
related places: Pennsylvania

Prosecutors in Pennsylvania have charged the US comedian Bill Cosby with an alleged sexual assault in 2004.
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Bill Cosby in court on first sex charge

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 22:13
related places: Pennsylvania

Prosecutors charge US comedian Bill Cosby with indecent assault over an alleged incident in 2004 - the first criminal case after a slew of accusations.
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VIDEO: No comment as Cosby arrives at court

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 19:54
related places: Cosby

Comedian Bill Cosby has appeared before a US court charged with aggravated indecent assault over an alleged incident in 2004.
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Swiss hand Fifa case documents to US

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 16:22
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss officials hand over to US authorities documents relating to bank accounts allegedly used for bribery in the Fifa corruption scandal.
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Iran tests US patience with rocket fire

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 10:26
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's navy conducted rocket tests near US warships and other commercial vessels in the Strait of Hormuz, the American military says.
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Trump 'to spend $2m a week on campaign'

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 5:27

US Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump says he is planning to spend $2m a week on campaign advertising.
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Afghan accused of US soldier bribes

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 5:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US prosecutors file charges against an Afghan businessman accused of bribing American soldiers to win multi-million dollar contracts.
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Seal causes stand-off on US highway

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 4:45

An elephant seal that had tried to cross a road in Northern California has been tranquilised by rescue officials.
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Facebook to face class action lawsuits

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 4:23

Two class action lawsuits against Facebook by shareholders alleging the social media giant hid growth concerns ahead of its 2012 public listing can go ahead, a US judge says.
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Ex-Glee star held on child porn claims

Tuesday, December 29th 2015, 20:02
related places: Los Angeles

Former star of US hit TV show Glee Mark Salling is arrested in Los Angeles over allegations of possessing images of child sex abuse, say police.
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US runaway teen 'held farewell party'

Tuesday, December 29th 2015, 17:15
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Texas

A Texas teenager who claimed he suffered from "affluenza" after a drink-driving crash held a going-away party before fleeing to Mexico, say police.
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VIDEO: US 'affluenza' fugitive held in Mexico

Tuesday, December 29th 2015, 17:05
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Texas

A Texas teenager who avoided jail over a fatal drink-driving crash by claiming he suffered from "affluenza" has been detained by police in Mexico.
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Paris-linked IS chiefs 'died in strikes'

Tuesday, December 29th 2015, 17:05
related countries: France France, Syria Syria
related places: Paris

IS commanders linked to last month's Paris attacks were among 10 militants killed in recent US-led coalition air strikes, the US military says.
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VIDEO: US storms: Couple 'entombed' for 20 hours

Tuesday, December 29th 2015, 16:27

Snowstorms, blizzards and tornadoes are causing severe disruption across parts of the south and mid-west United States, as ABC News' Clayton Sandell reports.
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US 'affluenza' teen arrested in Mexico

Tuesday, December 29th 2015, 15:46
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Texas

A Texas teenager who avoided jail over a fatal drink-driving crash by claiming he suffered from "affluenza" is detained by police in Mexico.
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VIDEO: 'Destructive and deadly' extreme weather hits US

Tuesday, December 29th 2015, 7:28

Severe weather has destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses across southern and western parts of the US.
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Cuban migrants allowed passage to US

Tuesday, December 29th 2015, 1:53
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Central American nations will allow some 7,000 Cuban migrants stranded in the region to continue towards the US.
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Globetrotters' Meadowlark Lemon dies

Tuesday, December 29th 2015, 0:20

Meadowlark Lemon, the US basketball player known as the clown prince of the Harlem Globetrotters, dies at 83.
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Iran 'on track with nuclear deal'

Monday, December 28th 2015, 21:34
related countries: Iran Iran

The US says Iran has taken a significant step towards meeting its nuclear commitments, by sending a large quantity of uranium abroad.
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No charges brought in Tamir Rice case

Monday, December 28th 2015, 20:34
related places: Cleveland, Ohio

A US grand jury decides not to bring charges against a policeman over the killing of a 12-year-old black boy armed with a toy gun in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Israel warns Brazil over ambassador

Monday, December 28th 2015, 12:14
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank
related places: Brasilia

Israel warns Brazil that ties could suffer if the South American nation refuses to accept a West Bank settler as ambassador to Brasilia.
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Dozens dead in US Christmas storms

Monday, December 28th 2015, 8:51

At least 43 people have been killed over five days by severe storms across southern and western parts of the United States.
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VIDEO: Twisters, snow and floods hits southern US

Monday, December 28th 2015, 7:17

More than 40 people have been killed by tornadoes and storms that have battered the southern United States over the past week.
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Tornadoes in Texas leave 11 dead

Sunday, December 27th 2015, 22:17
related places: Dallas

Tornadoes in the Dallas area of Texas kill at least 11 people, with heavy rain and snow causing deaths and disruption in a number of other states.
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Pope urges solution for Cuban migrants

Sunday, December 27th 2015, 18:50
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Pope Francis calls on Central American countries to show generosity in dealing with the plight of thousands of Cuban migrants stranded in the region.
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VIDEO: Aerial footage of Texas tornado damage

Sunday, December 27th 2015, 17:25
related places: Texas

Eleven people have been killed in tornadoes in Texas, police say, raising the death toll to 29 in a week of storms across several US states.
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Influential psychiatrist Spitzer dies

Sunday, December 27th 2015, 10:10

Robert Spitzer, the influential US psychiatrist who helped declassify homosexuality as an illness, dies aged 83.
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Violent US storms claim more lives

Sunday, December 27th 2015, 4:36

At least 24 people are now known to have died after days of tornadoes and heavy rains in US south-central states, as a new storm hits Texas.
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VIDEO: 'Tornado completely destroyed my home'

Saturday, December 26th 2015, 12:48

At least 14 people have been killed and hundreds of homes have been destroyed by a cluster of tornadoes in the American south.
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Arson suspected at Clinton birthplace

Saturday, December 26th 2015, 2:15
related places: Clinton, Arkansas

A fire at former US President Bill Clinton's childhood home in Arkansas is believed to have been caused by arson, officials say.
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Jackson postpones tour for surgery

Friday, December 25th 2015, 14:40

US singer Janet Jackson announces that her doctors have said she needs surgery - forcing her to postpone a string of concert dates until spring.
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NBA stars campaign against gun violence

Friday, December 25th 2015, 10:17

In an unusual move US basketball players appear in advertisements speaking out against gun violence, aired from Christmas Day.
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Fourteen killed in heavy US storms

Friday, December 25th 2015, 7:30
related places: Christmas

A storm hits the south and mid-west of the US, killing at least six people and injuring scores ahead of the Christmas break.
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Robert Downey Jr granted a pardon

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 21:09
related places: California

The governor of California pardons US actor Robert Downey Jr for a nearly 20-year-old drug conviction for which he spent a year in jail.
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VIDEO: Deadly tornadoes sweep through US

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 11:07
related places: Clarksdale

A storm system in the US has killed at least six people and injured scores.
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Westerners warned of Beijing threat

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 10:17
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Beijing

The UK and US governments warn their citizens about "possible threats against Westerners" in the Chinese capital Beijing on or around Christmas Day.
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Race campaigners target US Christmas

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 5:18
related places: Christmas

The Black Lives Matter group disrupts shopping and air travel in two US states in a pre-Christmas protest over police killings of black men.
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Will new US visa changes affect you?

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 0:37

Will new US visa changes affect you?
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VIDEO: Fireball filmed over Nevada and California

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 19:15
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Nevada, California

US defence officials confirm a streaking fireball over the skies of Nevada and California was Russian space debris.
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Software bug releases convicts early

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 11:37
related places: Washington

It emerges that more than 3,200 US prisoners in Washington state were released early because of a software bug.
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Kim Dotcom loses extradition case

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 6:55
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A New Zealand court rules that internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom is eligible to be extradited to the United States to face charges of copyright infringement.
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VIDEO: Trailer carrying piglets crashes

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 0:24

A trailer carrying piglets in the US state of North Carolina crashes, as a result of which many of the animals escape from the vehicle.
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Why is one county handing down one in six US death sentences?

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 0:10
related places: Why

Why did a single county issue one in six US death sentences?
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Faulty tool halts Nasa Mars mission

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 21:57
related places: Mars, March

The US space agency, Nasa, suspends the March launch of its next mission to Mars because of fault in a key research instrument.
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US rocket in historic upright landing

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 4:41

US company SpaceX lands an unmanned rocket upright after putting satellites into orbit - the first time such a feat has been accomplished.
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US wild bees decline as biofuels boom

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 4:01

A new study says that wild bees in the US are declining in many areas because of increases in the amount of corn being grown for biofuel.
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US to allow gay men to be blood donors

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 0:01

The US Food and Drug Administration will allow gay men to donate blood if they have been celibate for one year.
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VIDEO: Unlikely face of US heroin epidemic

Monday, December 21st 2015, 22:25
related places: New Hampshire

Drug-related deaths have soared in New Hampshire where an epidemic of heroin addiction and overdoses has claimed victims from every section of society.
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Star Wars in global box office record

Monday, December 21st 2015, 22:21
related places: Disney

Star Wars: The Force Awakens smashes the record for the biggest box office debut weekend globally with tickets sales of $529m (£355m).
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US crash driver 'faces murder charge'

Monday, December 21st 2015, 19:17
related places: Las Vegas

Las Vegas prosecutors say a woman accused of deliberately driving her car into a crowd of pedestrians, killing one, will be charged with murder.
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Iranian hackers 'targeted' US dam

Monday, December 21st 2015, 11:47
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: New York

Iranian hackers penetrated the computers controlling a dam near New York, reports the Wall Street Journal.
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Minaj performs controversial Angola gig

Sunday, December 20th 2015, 15:27
related countries: Angola Angola

US rapper Nicki Minaj goes ahead with a concert in Angola despite a human rights group asking her to cancel it.
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'Third of Syrian rebels share IS aims'

Sunday, December 20th 2015, 9:28
related countries: Syria Syria

About a third of rebel groups in Syria - 100,000 fighters - share the ideology of so-called Islamic State, a new report says.
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Sanders apologises to Clinton at debate

Sunday, December 20th 2015, 5:46

Bernie Sanders apologises to Hillary Clinton during a US Democratic candidates' debate after his staff stole voting data from her campaign.
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VIDEO: Clinton makes 'Isis recruiter' jibe at Trump

Sunday, December 20th 2015, 4:35
related places: Trump, New Hampshire

Candidates seeking the Democratic Party's nomination for the US presidency have held their last debate of the year in New Hampshire.
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VIDEO: Mourning for Iraq's coalition air strike victims

Sunday, December 20th 2015, 4:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Funerals have taken place for some of the nine Iraqi service personnel who were accidentally killed in an air strike by the US-led coalition.
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Conductor Kurt Masur dies at 88

Saturday, December 19th 2015, 20:51
related countries: Germany Germany

Kurt Masur, the German conductor who led the New York Philharmonic orchestra for 11 years, dies in the US at the age of 88.
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IMF reforms clear last hurdle

Saturday, December 19th 2015, 13:20

The US Senate adopts long-awaited reforms designed to give emerging economies a greater say in how the International Monetary Fund is run.
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Coalition strike kills Iraqi soldiers

Saturday, December 19th 2015, 12:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A US-led coalition air strike during an offensive against so-called Islamic State killed nine Iraqi soldiers, Iraq's defence ministry confirms.
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China accuses US of B-52 'provocation'

Saturday, December 19th 2015, 11:39
related countries: China China, Spratly Islands Spratly Islands

China accuses the US of "serious military provocation" with a B-52 bomber flight over the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.
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US welcomes Syria 'milestone' at UN

Saturday, December 19th 2015, 8:02
related countries: Syria Syria

A UN plan for Syria is a "milestone" in the efforts to end the conflict there, says US Secretary of State John Kerry.
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US drug overdose deaths see sharp rise

Friday, December 18th 2015, 23:40

More than 47,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2014 - the most ever recorded in one year, US officials say.
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VIDEO: 'Guantanamo a magnet for jihadi recruitment'

Friday, December 18th 2015, 20:14

President Obama has said the US detainment facility at Guantanamo Bay is a magnet for jihadi recruitment.
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Costa Rica ex-football chief extradited

Friday, December 18th 2015, 18:29
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica, Switzerland Switzerland

Eduardo Li - former president of the Costa Rican Football Federation - has been extradited to the US, the Swiss justice ministry says.
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US schools shut in Islam script row

Friday, December 18th 2015, 17:30
related places: Virginia

A school district in Virginia closes classrooms after a lesson that included Arabic calligraphy sparks complaints from around the country.
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Weiland died from 'toxic drug mix'

Friday, December 18th 2015, 16:51

Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland died from a toxic mix of drugs, a US medical examiner says.
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Libya militia chases away US troops

Friday, December 18th 2015, 13:15
related countries: Libya Libya

US forces flown to Libya to support government troops had to leave after landing because of demands from a local militia group, US officials say.
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Trump 'honoured' by Putin compliments

Friday, December 18th 2015, 11:49
related countries: Russia Russia

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump says it is a "great honour" to receive a compliment from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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