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Irma: Eight dead at Florida nursing home left without power

Wednesday, September 13th 2017, 21:36
related places: Florida

Three people are found dead at the care facility and five others die after reaching hospital.
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Kaspersky: US government removes Russian security software

Wednesday, September 13th 2017, 20:29
related countries: Russia Russia

Officials are concerned that Kaspersky Lab has ties to the Russian intelligence services.
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Tiger cubs meet for the first time

Wednesday, September 13th 2017, 20:05

One was rejected by its mother, the other was found on the US-Mexico border. Will they be friends?
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Edie Windsor: Gay rights trailblazer dies aged 88

Wednesday, September 13th 2017, 2:45

"The world lost a tiny but tough-as-nails fighter for freedom, justice and equality," her wife said.
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North Korea threatens US with 'greatest pain' after UN sanctions

Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 17:28
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

Pyongyang's envoy to the UN rejects "illegal resolution" that imposed new sanctions on the country.
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Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 16:04

The account of the former Presidential candidate soon 'unliked' the tweet, but not before thousands noticed.
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North Korea slapped with UN sanctions after nuclear test

Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 12:56

The measures, which include a cap on oil imports, are less severe than the original US proposal.
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Hunters wanted for Grand Canyon bison cull

Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 11:18
related places: Grand Canyon

The US National Park Service seeks gun-toting volunteers to shoot bison in the Grand Canyon.
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Plane crash: Pilot walks away after aircraft hits tree

Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 7:05
related places: Pilot

A pilot walked away with minor injuries after a dramatic collision in the US.
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Hurricane Irma: Massive storm bears down on Florida

Sunday, September 10th 2017, 20:04
related places: Florida

Parts of Miami are under water as the storm makes landfall on an island off Florida's west coast.
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US Open 2017: Sloane Stephens beats Madison Keys to win title

Saturday, September 9th 2017, 21:22

Sloane Stephens beats fellow American Madison Keys to win the US Open and complete a spectacular return from injury.
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In pictures: Florida prepares for Hurricane Irma

Saturday, September 9th 2017, 10:50
related places: Florida

The US state braces itself for the storm - 5.6 million residents have been ordered to evacuate.
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US country music singers Don Williams and Troy Gentry die

Saturday, September 9th 2017, 6:59
related places: Texas

Country music has lost two major artists in Don Williams and Troy Gentry within hours of each other.
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Rafael Nadal beats Juan Martin del Potro to reach US Open final

Saturday, September 9th 2017, 2:27

Rafael Nadal sweeps past Juan Martin del Potro in brilliant style to set up a US Open final against Kevin Anderson.
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Moscow moves

Saturday, September 9th 2017, 0:22
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Russia Russia

President Putin has criticised North Korea's missile tests, but shares the country's anti-US sentiments.
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Hurricane Irma will be 'devastating' to US - Fema head

Friday, September 8th 2017, 20:11
related places: Florida

The storm that has left a trail of destruction in parts of the Caribbean now threatens Florida.
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In pictures: Irma ravages Caribbean

Friday, September 8th 2017, 19:15
related places: Irma

The hurricane is tearing a path through various islands and heading towards the southern US.
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Negroponte: US strike on North Korea would 'wreak havoc'

Friday, September 8th 2017, 9:01
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Political and diplomatic means are the solution, not military strikes, says John Negroponte.
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North Korea: What would a war look like?

Thursday, September 7th 2017, 23:23

Two US experts talk to the BBC about how a conflict might unfold.
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Exiled Chinese billionaire Guo Wengu seeks US asylum

Thursday, September 7th 2017, 18:35
related countries: China China

Guo Wengui is seeking asylum in the US after months of accusing Chinese officials of corruption.
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Kate Millett, Sexual Politics author, dies at 82

Thursday, September 7th 2017, 15:10
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The US activist and writer of Sexual Politics dies from a heart attack while visiting Paris.
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Steve Bannon: 'Resign if you don't back Trump'

Thursday, September 7th 2017, 14:11
related places: Charlottesville

Former chief strategist Steve Bannon says he was the only one defending US President Trump after Charlottesville.
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US judge dismisses email invention claim

Thursday, September 7th 2017, 12:30

The claim was dismissed in a libel lawsuit brought by a man who believes he pioneered electronic messaging.
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'No fire risk' with new lithium batteries

Thursday, September 7th 2017, 12:18
related places: Lithium

Lithium-ion batteries that are resistant to exploding or catching fire have been developed by scientists.
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North Korea crisis: US seeks Kim Jong-un asset freeze

Thursday, September 7th 2017, 8:49
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A draft UN Security Council resolution targets North Korea's oil supply and its leader's assets.
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South Koreans protest against missile defence

Thursday, September 7th 2017, 8:36

People in Seongju are angry about a US-made missile defence system being installed in their town.
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Handcuffed US woman escapes in police car after arrest

Wednesday, September 6th 2017, 15:10

When Texas officers put her in the patrol car they had no idea a 100-mph chase was about to begin.
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US Open 2017: Venus Williams beats Petra Kvitova in thriller to make semis

Wednesday, September 6th 2017, 2:34
related places: New York

Venus Williams proves too strong for Petra Kvitova, winning 6-3 3-6 7-6 (7-2) to reach the US Open semi-finals in New York.
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Trump: 'I have great love' for Daca Dreamers

Wednesday, September 6th 2017, 1:06

The US president speaks about his decision to scrap the scheme that protects young undocumented migrants.
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Daca Dreamers: Obama says axing young migrant scheme is wrong

Wednesday, September 6th 2017, 0:41
related places: Trump

The former US president says it was cruel of the Trump administration to scrap his Daca programme.
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Daca Dreamers: US scraps young undocumented immigrants scheme

Tuesday, September 5th 2017, 20:12
related places: Trump

No applications to the scheme to protect young undocumented migrants will be acted on after Tuesday.
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Treason charge for Cambodian opposition leader accused of US plot

Tuesday, September 5th 2017, 8:10
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Opposition leader Kem Sokha is accused of colluding with the US to conspire against the government.
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North Korea nuclear crisis: Kim Jong-un 'begging for war'

Tuesday, September 5th 2017, 7:03
related places: Sunday

The US is to table tougher sanctions in a UN Security Council resolution after Sunday's nuclear test.
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Hurricane Irma: View from plane flying inside storm

Tuesday, September 5th 2017, 2:52

Take a flight inside the powerful storm with an American research plane.
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Painting faces of young US gun victims

Monday, September 4th 2017, 23:12

Nearly 1,300 young people die from gun wounds each year. Christine Ilewski paints to remember them.
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North Korea nuclear crisis: US seeks tough UN approach

Monday, September 4th 2017, 20:14
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US envoy urges the "strongest possible measures" against North Korea after its nuclear bomb test.
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Blind American football player makes winning debut

Monday, September 4th 2017, 14:22

A blind American Football player has achieved his childhood dream of playing for his university team and even set up the final point of the game.
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North Korea nuclear threat: Mattis warns of 'massive military response'

Monday, September 4th 2017, 0:39

Pentagon chief James Mattis says the US will defend itself and its allies from any threat.
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Mr Soccer

Sunday, September 3rd 2017, 23:06

Sports promoter Charlie Stillitano is possibly the football world's most influential American.
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North Korea's nuclear tests: How should Trump respond?

Sunday, September 3rd 2017, 21:19
related places: Trump

The US president says that "all options are on the table" - but what will work?
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Iran court upholds 10-year jail sentence of US 'spy'

Sunday, September 3rd 2017, 20:31
related countries: China China

Chinese-American Xiyue Wang was imprisoned in July for "collaborating with foreign governments".
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Trump hails hurricane relief efforts as he visits Texas

Sunday, September 3rd 2017, 2:09
related places: Texas, Louisiana

"Things are working out well," says the president, as he and wife Melania meet flood victims.
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Mexico's Peña Nieto vows to defend 'national dignity'

Saturday, September 2nd 2017, 22:15

Enrique Peña Nieto's comments follow Donald Trump's pledge to build a US-Mexico border wall.
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Russia condemns US 'plans' to search Washington trade mission

Saturday, September 2nd 2017, 15:31
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Washington

Russia's foreign ministry says inspecting its Washington complex would be an "aggressive action".
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IS convoy stranded in Syria desert after US bombing

Saturday, September 2nd 2017, 14:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

The US-led coalition vows not to allow IS fighters and their families to reach Iraq, and bombs their path.
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US reveals details of recent 'sonic attack' on Cuba diplomats

Saturday, September 2nd 2017, 8:00
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

A suspected acoustic attack on embassy staff in Havana was reported as recently as last month.
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Serena Williams gives birth to baby girl

Saturday, September 2nd 2017, 6:43

The 35-year-old tennis superstar has her first child with partner Alexis Ohanian.
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Lavrov says Russia will 'respond harshly' to 'damaging' sanctions

Saturday, September 2nd 2017, 0:43
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow was still considering its response to new US sanctions.
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Trump travel ban: People denied entry to US can reapply

Friday, September 1st 2017, 16:10

A legal deal will see the US contact individuals turned away due to President Trump's travel ban.
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Jail term for US man who illegally shared nuclear tech

Friday, September 1st 2017, 14:04
related countries: China China

US man given two years in jail for recruiting experts and sharing sensitive information with China.
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IS chief Baghdadi probably still alive - US commander

Friday, September 1st 2017, 11:02
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Is

The commander of the anti-IS coalition contradicts Russia's claim that Baghdadi was probably killed.
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North Korea tourism: US travel ban takes effect

Friday, September 1st 2017, 8:35

The restriction, put in place after the death of US student Otto Warmbier, comes amid high tensions.
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US police dashcam: 'We only kill black people'

Thursday, August 31st 2017, 22:37
related countries: Georgia Georgia

An officer in the US was caught making the comments after pulling a woman over in Georgia in July 2016.
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US hands out first contracts for border wall prototypes

Thursday, August 31st 2017, 22:36

Four companies will be paid up to $500,000 each for a 30ft segment of concrete border wall.
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US orders Russia to close consulate and two annexes

Thursday, August 31st 2017, 18:24
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: San Francisco

The US orders Russia to close its San Francisco consulate in response to "unwarranted" actions.
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Hurricane Harvey: US petrol prices rise as key pipeline shut

Thursday, August 31st 2017, 12:49

The price of petrol has risen across the US as the storm forces pipelines and refineries to close.
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North Korea: US 'never out of diplomatic solutions'

Thursday, August 31st 2017, 10:52
related places: Trump

He made his comments after Trump tweeted that "talking is not the answer" when dealing with N Korea.
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Australian politician 'targeted by massage scam' at New York hotel

Thursday, August 31st 2017, 8:22
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: New York

Gareth Ward says two "aggressive" men tried to blackmail him at a hotel in New York.
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Kent Heckenlively, US 'anti-vaxxer', denied Australian visa

Thursday, August 31st 2017, 1:58
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Kent Heckenlively has been refused a visa over his "dangerous" ideas, a government minister says.
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Trump: 'It's time' for tax reform

Wednesday, August 30th 2017, 20:19

US President Donald Trump wants to lower taxes on businesses and simplify the tax code.
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Historic 'living drug' gets go-ahead

Wednesday, August 30th 2017, 18:47

US authorities approve a treatment which re-designs a patient's own immune system to attack cancer.
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US-led strikes in Syria block IS militants evacuated from Lebanon

Wednesday, August 30th 2017, 16:57
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria

The attacks aim to prevent buses carrying hundreds of militants reaching a town on the Iraqi border.
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Venezuela: New assembly approves treason trials for opposition

Wednesday, August 30th 2017, 9:32

The trials are for opposition figures accused of supporting US economic sanctions against Venezuela.
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Transgender people in US military may serve for now, says Mattis

Wednesday, August 30th 2017, 9:21

Those already in the military will be allowed to serve pending a study, the defence secretary says.
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Dara Khosrowshahi confirmed as Uber's new boss

Wednesday, August 30th 2017, 4:31

Dara Khosrowshahi told US news outlets he is aware of challenges and is "not in this to coast".
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North Korea missiles: Trump warns 'all options' on table

Wednesday, August 30th 2017, 0:32
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang, Trump

Pyongyang says its latest missile launch is due to provocation by the US and its allies.
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Houston flood: Trump visits Texas amid 'epic' rainfall

Tuesday, August 29th 2017, 22:36
related places: Texas, Trump

The US president arrives to view the devastation as rising water engulfs thousands more homes.
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Houston flood: Helicopter rescues resident from water

Tuesday, August 29th 2017, 21:43

The US Coast Guard release footage of a person being airlifted to safety.
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Trump on Houston flood: 'Texas can handle anything'

Tuesday, August 29th 2017, 20:11
related places: Houston, Texas

US President Donald Trump is in Texas to see the devastation caused by Storm Harvey.
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Euro rises to 18-month high against dollar

Tuesday, August 29th 2017, 11:30

The euro buys $1.20 for the first time since January 2015 as the prospect of a US rate rise recedes.
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Houston floods: Harvey rains to worsen Texas city's plight

Tuesday, August 29th 2017, 11:24
related places: Texas, Harvey

The city could see 12 inches more rain from Harvey on Tuesday as two dams are close to overspilling.
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Canada cycle police arrest top US suspect in Montreal

Tuesday, August 29th 2017, 10:27
related places: Montreal

A man held in a routine arrest on a cycle path is on a list of 10 most wanted in the US.
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David Torrence: Olympic runner dies aged 31 in Arizona

Tuesday, August 29th 2017, 7:31
related places: Arizona

American middle-distance runner David Torrence is found dead in a swimming pool in Arizona at the age of 31.
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Guatemala President Jimmy Morales under fire for UN expulsion

Tuesday, August 29th 2017, 1:03
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

The US and the EU condemn a decision to expel a UN anti-corruption investigator from Guatemala.
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Full speed ahead

Monday, August 28th 2017, 15:15

US inventor Elon Musk runs tests for vacuum-propelled pods that may revolutionise transport.
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Airbnb targets Asia

Sunday, August 27th 2017, 23:10
related places: Asia

The US start-up wants to expand in the region, but faces fierce competition and regulatory hurdles.
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Storm Harvey: Up to 2,000 rescued as Houston hit by 'catastrophic floods'

Sunday, August 27th 2017, 20:48
related places: Houston

Up to 2,000 people have already been rescued in the area, Texan authorities say.
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Trump Arpaio: Top Republican Paul Ryan condemns pardon for sheriff

Sunday, August 27th 2017, 8:13
related places: Republican

Indignation grows over President Trump's pardon for a hardline sheriff who defied a court order.
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Teenager caught smuggling tiger cub into US from Mexico

Saturday, August 26th 2017, 21:39
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: California

The cub is now being taken care of at California's San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
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Hurricane Harvey: Texas battered by high winds and rain

Saturday, August 26th 2017, 14:51
related places: Texas

The most powerful storm to hit the US in 13 years is expected to bring catastrophic flooding.
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President Trump pardons controversial sheriff Joe Arpaio

Saturday, August 26th 2017, 7:02
related places: Arizona

The US president had already hinted that he was ready to pardon Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio.
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Venezuela says US sanctions will lead to halt in oil exports

Saturday, August 26th 2017, 0:56

President Nicolas Maduro condemns "act of aggression" and says the decision will cost US jobs.
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Hurricane Harvey will be major disaster: Texas governor

Friday, August 25th 2017, 23:27
related places: Texas

The category 4 storm is likely to be the worst to hit the US in 12 years, as Texas faces huge floods.
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VW engineer jailed for emissions scandal

Friday, August 25th 2017, 18:13

A US judge opts for a harsher penalty than prosecutors had recommended in the VW emissions case.
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Sonic attack?

Friday, August 25th 2017, 16:57
related countries: Cuba Cuba

US diplomats in Cuba are unwell after a suspected acoustic attack - how could that be done covertly?
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'Housing terrorists'

Friday, August 25th 2017, 16:08
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan

The US is threatening Pakistan and praising India, but the relationship between the three nations is complicated.
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Akon on creating 'iTunes for Africa'

Friday, August 25th 2017, 15:54
related places: Africa

Akon reveals why he thinks the music business in Africa is bigger than in the US.
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Janet Yellen defends US regulations

Friday, August 25th 2017, 15:08

US central bank chief endorses existing tighter banking rules called a "disaster" by Donald Trump.
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Sixteen US staff in Cuba hurt in 'acoustic attack'

Friday, August 25th 2017, 10:22
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

Embassy staff in Havana began noticing symptoms including hearing loss late last year.
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Colin Kaepernick supporters rally for jobless NFL player

Thursday, August 24th 2017, 8:50

Colin Kaepernick, who protested during the US anthem, is jobless weeks before the season starts.
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Dutch gig cancelled over terror tip-off

Thursday, August 24th 2017, 2:17
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Spain Spain
related places: Rotterdam, Allah

A Spanish van carrying gas canisters is found, after the concert is called off following an alert.
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Pay up or pack up

Thursday, August 24th 2017, 0:25
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Cambodia's free press fears silencing as leader Hun Sen is emboldened by US President Donald Trump.
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Canada government giving migrants 'false hope'

Wednesday, August 23rd 2017, 23:53

The country is seeing a surge in refugee claims as migrants cross the border from the US.
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Donald Trump softens tone to urge 'a new unity'

Wednesday, August 23rd 2017, 21:14

The US president's conciliatory message contrasts sharply with his raucous rally the night before.
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Trump says he is willing to 'close government' to build Mexico wall

Wednesday, August 23rd 2017, 14:23
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Arizona

The president takes aim at opponents at an Arizona rally but misquotes his Charlottesville response.
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Egypt criticises US decision to withhold military aid

Wednesday, August 23rd 2017, 11:22
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Washington

Egypt's foreign ministry says the move - not yet announced by Washington - reflects "poor judgement".
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USS John S. McCain: US Navy sacks Joseph Aucoin as fleet commander

Wednesday, August 23rd 2017, 9:30
related places: Asia

The move to replace Vice Adm Aucoin follows a series of collisions involving US warships in Asia.
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US Afghanistan: Tillerson ups pressure on Pakistan

Wednesday, August 23rd 2017, 7:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

The US urges Pakistan to stop sheltering Taliban forces amid a new US pledge to support Afghanistan.
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Venezuela seeks arrest warrant for prosecutor

Wednesday, August 23rd 2017, 5:20
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Luisa Ortega has gone to Brazil and is expected to seek asylum in the US.
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US hits Chinese and Russian firms over North Korea

Wednesday, August 23rd 2017, 2:16
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea, Russia Russia

Ten companies and six individuals in Russia and China are subject to a new round of US sanctions.
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