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We have started to collect the most important news related to United States in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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VIDEO: Protecting heads in American football

Monday, December 1st 2014, 10:40

There are growing concern about the dangers of head injuries in many sports, including American football, the BBC's Alex South reports.
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Hunger Games holds firm at box office

Monday, December 1st 2014, 9:27
related places: Thanksgiving

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part One topped the North American box office for a second week in a row over the Thanksgiving weekend.
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US footballers 'show brain changes'

Monday, December 1st 2014, 6:00

After one season of playing American football, some teenagers appear to show changes in their brains even when they did not suffer concussion, a small study suggests.
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Ferguson shooting officer quits

Monday, December 1st 2014, 0:06
related places: Wilson

The white policeman who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in the US, triggering riots and nationwide protests, has resigned.
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Qatari appeals court clears US pair

Sunday, November 30th 2014, 19:46
related countries: Qatar Qatar

A Qatar appeals court clears a US couple sentenced to three years for neglecting their adopted daughter, but they are stopped from leaving the country.
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Mark Strand, US poet, dies at 80

Sunday, November 30th 2014, 12:39
related places: New York

Mark Strand, a former US poet laureate who won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1999, dies in New York aged 80.
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Apology over Obama daughters attack

Sunday, November 30th 2014, 8:10
related places: Republican, Thanksgiving

A Republican congressional aide apologises after attacking US President Obama's daughters' attitude and clothes choice for a Thanksgiving ceremony.
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Spieth wins Australian Open by six

Sunday, November 30th 2014, 7:49
related countries: Aruba Aruba

American Jordan Spieth fires a final-round 63 to win the Australian Open, as Rory McIlroy finishes 15 shots back.
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Missing boy found behind false wall

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 23:05
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Atlanta

A boy missing for four years in the US is found "frozen with fear" behind a false wall in a house in Atlanta, Georgia.
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VIDEO: Inside an American Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 15:15
related places: Thanksgiving

What happens during a typical American Thanksgiving dinner?
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Air strikes 'failed to weaken' IS

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 8:41
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Two months of US-led air strikes have failed to weaken Islamic State militants, Syria's foreign minister says, urging Turkey to tighten border controls.
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US sees slower Black Friday sales

Friday, November 28th 2014, 18:52

Black Friday is less intense this year in the US after many stores opened earlier on Thursday.
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Star Wars teaser trailer premieres

Friday, November 28th 2014, 15:56

The first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is unveiled online and in US cinemas
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VIDEO: Black Friday: Wal-Mart workers revolt

Friday, November 28th 2014, 8:50

Black Friday has long been the most important day of the year for the US retail sector.
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India relaxes visas to boost tourism

Friday, November 28th 2014, 6:24
related countries: Australia Australia, Brazil Brazil, India India, Japan Japan

Tourists from US, Australia, Brazil, Germany and Japan can now get visas on arrival in India after the country extended its limited scheme.
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Did Korea encourage sex work at US bases?

Friday, November 28th 2014, 0:18

Did Korea encourage prostitutes near US military bases?
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Woman wins £337m in divorce case

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 17:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The American wife of London financier Sir Chris Hohn, Jamie Cooper-Hohn, is awarded £337m by a High Court judge in a divorce case.
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Yemen raid missed Western hostages

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 12:41
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Western

US and Yemeni troops who freed eight people held by al-Qaeda in a raid in eastern Yemen this week were looking for Western hostages who had been moved.
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US planes 'may use British carrier'

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 4:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Royal Navy wants to ask American squadrons to fly off its new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, because of delays to the introduction of Britain’s new F35B fighters, BBC Newsnight learns.
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Embassy protesters condemn shooting

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 2:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Hundreds demonstrate outside the US embassy in London in protest at the decision not to prosecute a police officer for killing black teenager Michael Brown in Missouri.
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US police release boy shooting tapes

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 23:35
related places: Cleveland

A 12-year-old shot and fatally wounded by police in the US city of Cleveland was told to show his hands three times before officers opened fire, say officials.
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Left to the mercy of the Taliban

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 23:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Afghan interpreters left by the US to the mercy of the Taliban
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Snow snarls up Thanksgiving getaway

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 21:29
related places: Thanksgiving

Harsh weather along the US east coast has disrupted one of the busiest travel days ahead of the country's Thanksgiving holiday.
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VIDEO: Understanding America's 'ugliest accent'

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 21:12

Which US state do Americans love to bash?
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Ferguson protests spread across US

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 14:06
related places: Ferguson

Protests have been held in more than a dozen US cities over the decision not to charge a white policeman who killed a black teenager in Missouri.
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Eight hostages freed in Yemen raid

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 10:44
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemeni troops take part in a raid to rescue a group of eight hostages being held by al-Qaeda, but there are conflicting reports of US involvement
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VIDEO: In search of the American Dream

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 0:20

1954 saw the closure of Ellis Island. Isabel Belarsky passed through the American mass immigration centre.
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Five children die in US house fire

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 22:00
related places: Texas

Five children have died after a fire destroyed a mobile home in a small town in southern Texas, local media report.
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VIDEO: Fury turns to violence in Ferguson

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 19:07
related places: Ferguson

The US town of Ferguson has seen rioting and looting after a jury decided not to bring charges over the killing of a black teenager.
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US economy grows faster than forecast

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 15:11

The US economy grew much faster in the third quarter than first reported, official figures have shown.
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Ferguson ruling sparks 'worst' riots

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 14:54
related places: Ferguson

The US town of Ferguson reportedly sees its worst rioting yet after a jury decides not to bring charges over a black teenager's killing by police.
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International Emmys for UK shows

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 10:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Utopia

British TV productions win three awards at the International Emmys in the US, including a best drama prize for axed Channel 4 series Utopia.
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More Bill Cosby shows cancelled in US

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 9:49

Two more Bill Cosby shows are axed as the veteran comedian continues to face allegations of sexual assault.
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Ferguson jury decides not to indict

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 7:27
related places: Ferguson

A US grand jury decides not to charge a Missouri police officer over the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, sparking the worst rioting yet.
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Asian shares trade mixed on US gains

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 2:00
related places: Monday, Wall Street

Asian shares traded mixed on Tuesday, pulling back from Monday's big gains despite Wall Street also hitting record highs overnight.
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Optimism as Iran nuclear deal slips

Monday, November 24th 2014, 23:51
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Both the US and Iran say they are confident of reaching a deal over Tehran's nuclear programme despite the failure of the latest round of talks.
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US university gets Marquez archive

Monday, November 24th 2014, 20:50
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Marquez, Texas

The University of Texas acquires the archives of Nobel prize-winning late Colombian writer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
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US death sparks replica gun law call

Monday, November 24th 2014, 19:00

The fatal shooting by US police of a 12-year-old boy brandishing a replica gun in a playground prompts calls for the guns to be more clearly marked.
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VIDEO: US police kill boy carrying fake gun

Monday, November 24th 2014, 18:33
related places: Cleveland

A 12-year-old boy has died after being shot by police in the US city of Cleveland, while carrying what turned out to be a replica gun.
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US defence secretary to step down

Monday, November 24th 2014, 17:54

Chuck Hagel has resigned as US defence secretary after less than two years in the post, following a series of meetings with President Barack Obama.
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VIDEO: 1D top American Music Awards

Monday, November 24th 2014, 13:05

One Direction are celebrating three prizes and topping the winners list at the American Music Awards
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Hunger Games scores biggest debut

Monday, November 24th 2014, 11:57

The third instalment of The Hunger Games, Mockingjay - Part 1, scores the biggest debut of the year at both the UK and US box office.
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US police kill boy over replica gun

Monday, November 24th 2014, 11:39
related places: Cleveland

A 12-year-old boy dies after being shot by police in the US city of Cleveland, while carrying what turned out to be a replica gun.
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One Direction big winners at AMAs

Monday, November 24th 2014, 7:45

See all the pictures from the American Music Awards as Katy Perry and One Direction both take home three trophies each.
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VIDEO: On the hunt for warlord Joseph Kony

Monday, November 24th 2014, 7:44
related places: Africa

The BBC has rare access to the US hunt for the warlord Joseph Kony, who has waged war in central Africa for more than two decades
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VIDEO: What makes the Chinese laugh?

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 23:56
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing, Why

Why one Irish-American comedian is trying stand-up in Beijing
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Cosby defends rape claims silence

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 13:18

US entertainer Bill Cosby defends his silence over allegations of sexual assault, describing accusations he drugged and raped women as "innuendo".
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Afghan MPs approve security pact

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 10:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The lower house of the Afghan parliament approves a security agreement allowing US and Nato troops to remain in the country.
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VIDEO: Preparing for floods after US snowfall

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 8:40

Snowfall in the north-east of the US has subsided, forecasters say, but there are now warnings of flooding as the snow melts.
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Pacquiao retains WBO title in Macau

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 7:56
related countries: Macau Macau

Filipino Manny Pacquiao retains his WBO welterweight title with a resounding points defeat of American Chris Algieri.
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Flood warnings for US snowmelt

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 2:44
related places: New York

Snowfall in the north-eastern US subsides, but there are now warnings of serious flooding from melting snow as temperatures rise.
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US and Turkey discuss IS and Syria

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 18:39
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The US vice-president and Turkish president discuss ways to fight Islamic State and strengthen the Syrian opposition, despite reports of strained ties.
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VIDEO: Ferguson protests inspire local artist

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 17:56
related places: Ferguson

US artist inspired by Ferguson anger at Michael Brown killing
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US 'to expand' Afghan combat role

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 11:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US troops in Afghanistan will have a broader role than initially planned next year, as their combat mission draws to a close, US officials say.
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VIDEO: 100-year-old sees ocean for first time

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 5:36

The moment a 100-year-old American woman, Ruby Holt, sees the ocean for the first time.
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VIDEO: Street pole-dancing in Buenos Aires

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 3:10
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Buenos Aires

Pole-dancers have been practising in the streets in Buenos Aires ahead of the South American Pole-Dancing Championships, which start on Saturday.
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Benghazi report clears US response

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 2:22
related countries: Libya Libya

A US inquiry finds no wrongdoing by the Obama administration in responding to the deadly 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
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Obama defends immigration reform

Friday, November 21st 2014, 23:22

US President Barack Obama vows to press for further immigration reform, as Republicans condemn his use of executive powers on the issue.
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US stocks boosted by China rate cut

Friday, November 21st 2014, 22:32
related countries: China China
related places: Stocks, Wall Street

US stocks close at yet another record high after China announced a surprise rate cut and the head of the European Central Bank hinted at further stimulus action.
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Biden warns Russia faces 'isolation'

Friday, November 21st 2014, 21:11
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

US Vice-President Joe Biden, on a visit to Kiev, warns Russia of "greater isolation" as Ukraine marks a year since the start of its revolution.
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VIDEO: Fresh snow fears for US residents

Friday, November 21st 2014, 19:19

Residents of part of New York State who are battling "historic" levels of snow fear flooding as the heavy snowfall begins to melt.
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VIDEO: US snow prompts roof collapse fears

Friday, November 21st 2014, 17:24

Residents in parts of New York State hit by severe snow storms are working to clear their roofs, amid fears that the weight of the snow could cause them to collapse.
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Cosby carries on with one-man show

Friday, November 21st 2014, 17:21

US entertainer Bill Cosby presses on with a series of comic engagements despite mounting allegations that he sexually assaulted a number of women.
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China rate cut spurs global markets

Friday, November 21st 2014, 17:11
related countries: China China

A cut in interest rates in China and comments from Europe's Central Bank chief spur US markets on to fresh highs
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Aereo files for bankruptcy protection

Friday, November 21st 2014, 15:56

Aereo, the TV streaming upstart meant to take on US cable firms, files for bankruptcy protection after a Supreme Court decision threw the company's legality into doubt.
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Obama enforces immigration overhaul

Friday, November 21st 2014, 12:41

Barack Obama uses executive powers to force through immigration reform, removing the threat of deportation for roughly four million people.
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VIDEO: Ferguson shooting: Father's appeal

Friday, November 21st 2014, 10:52

Father of shot US teenager Michael Brown appeals for calm ahead of Court ruling on whether officer involved in shooting should be charged.
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Delta swaps Boeings for Airbus jets

Friday, November 21st 2014, 10:03
related places: Delta

American airline Delta replaces its old Boeing planes in a $14bn order for 50 Airbus wide-body jets powered by Rolls Royce engines
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O'Keeffe work sets female art record

Friday, November 21st 2014, 9:58
related countries: Georgia Georgia

A floral painting by late US artist Georgia O'Keeffe sells for $44.4m (£28.8m) at auction, setting a record for an artwork by a female artist.
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Asia shares up on upbeat US data

Friday, November 21st 2014, 7:31

Asian shares were mostly higher following upbeat economic data from the US that showed strength in the world's largest economy.
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VIDEO: 'Everyone knows the system is broken'

Friday, November 21st 2014, 1:52

President Obama has addressed the nation to outline some of the most sweeping changes to the US immigration system for decades.
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VIDEO: Ferguson decision: A timeline of events

Friday, November 21st 2014, 0:24
related places: Ferguson

Protesters and police in Ferguson are all part of a tense waiting game, wondering if a police officer will be indicted for the death of Michael Brown. A look at the events that lead to these circumstances
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'No extension' on Iran nuclear deal

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 22:12
related countries: Austria Austria, Iran Iran
related places: Vienna

The US secretary of state says talks in Vienna will focus on "driving towards" a nuclear deal with Iran as diplomats brace for tough negotiation.
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US Senate grills banks on commodities

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 18:47

Executives from three US banks are being questioned by senators over accusations the banks engaged in unfair trading practices relating to several commodities.
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Female bosses 'more depressed'

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 16:59

Women with job authority are more likely than men to display symptoms of depression, according to research in the US.
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In pictures: Snow chaos in north-eastern US

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 16:54
related places: North

North-east US hit by massive snowstorm
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New Cosby TV show scrapped by NBC

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 13:01

US TV network NBC scraps a proposed Bill Cosby project after accusations that he sexually assaulted women resurfaced in recent weeks.
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Taylor Swift scores US chart first

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 10:32

Taylor Swift becomes the first female singer to succeed herself at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 song chart.
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Yahoo to take over search on Firefox

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 5:10

Tech giant Yahoo will now replace market leader Google as the default search engine on Firefox's internet browsers in the US.
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VIDEO: $1m bill for baby's early arrival

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 4:49
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian family is facing a bill of almost $1m (£638,000) from an American hospital, because their daughter was born prematurely while they were on holiday in Hawaii.
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Deadly snowstorm hits northern US

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 0:12
related places: New York

A massive snowstorm has wreaked havoc in the north-eastern US and left at least seven people dead, as temperatures fell to freezing in all 50 US states overnight.
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VIDEO: UK denies 'pick-up artist' Blanc visa

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 23:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Controversial US "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc has been barred from entering the UK by the Home Office.
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Second Frenchman in IS video named

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 21:04
related countries: France France, Syria Syria
related places: Frenchman

France names another Frenchman in a video showing the killing of Syrian prisoners by IS militants as Muslim convert Mickael Dos Santos, 22.
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Fed in easy decision to end stimulus

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 20:42

Despite turmoil in emerging markets, the US Federal Reserve reached an easy consensus to end its stimulus programme, latest minutes reveal.
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Obama to unveil immigration overhaul

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 20:07
related places: Major

Major changes to the immigration system that could help millions of people living illegally in the US are to be unveiled in a presidential primetime address.
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UK denies 'pick-up artist' Blanc visa

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 18:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Controversial US "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc is barred from entering the UK by the Home Office following an online petition.
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Franzen set to publish fifth novel

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 9:44
related places: Purity

Award-winning American novelist Jonathan Franzen is to publish his fifth book next September, titled Purity.
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VIDEO: Huge billboard takes over Time Square

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 8:15
related places: New York

A giant billboard about a length of an American football field has been switched on at New York's iconic Times Square.
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VIDEO: Snow causes chaos in parts of US

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 7:55

Extreme cold weather is gripping large parts of the United States, with temperatures of freezing or below recorded in all 50 states.
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Netflix in Australia by next March

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 2:10
related countries: Australia Australia, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: March

US company Netflix announces plans to extend its TV and movie streaming service to Australia and New Zealand in March 2015.
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Keystone bill fails to pass Senate

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 0:03
related places: Keystone

The US Senate narrowly fails to pass a bill approving the controversial Canada-to-US Keystone XL oil pipeline.
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US regulators extend airbag recall

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 23:33

US safety authorities demand that a recall of Takata airbags which can explode with dangerous force be expanded to the whole country.
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Republic of Ireland 4-1 USA

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 21:40
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Two goals from Robbie Brady help the Republic of Ireland to a comfortable victory over the United States.
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US shares close at record levels

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 21:37
related places: Dow

The Dow and S&P 500 close at record levels on deals in the healthcare sector and optimism over the economy.
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Charles Manson 'allowed to marry'

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 11:41

Notorious US mass murderer Charles Manson has been granted a licence to marry a 26-year-old woman who has been visiting him in prison.
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'Body parts' men wanted by Thailand

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 10:41
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thai police issue arrest warrants for two American men who tried to post baby body parts to the United States.
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Wonder honoured at US music gala

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 10:01
related places: New York

Stevie Wonder and Billy Joel are among the musical stars honoured by Ascap (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) in New York.
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Miami's Stanton in record $325m deal

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 7:36
related places: Stanton

Giancarlo Stanton agrees the most expensive deal in US sport by signing a £208m 13-year contract with Miami Marlins.
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VIDEO: Lava field 'bigger than Manhattan'

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 3:38
related countries: Iceland Iceland
related places: Manhattan

A volcano in Iceland has produced a river of molten rock that could cover the entire island of Manhattan in the United States.
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VIDEO: Charles Manson 'allowed to marry'

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 3:36

American mass murderer Charles Manson, 80, has reportedly been granted a licence to marry a 26-year-old woman who has been visiting him in prison.
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