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CIA triples estimate of IS numbers

Friday, September 12th 2014, 5:59
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The CIA triples its highest estimate for the number of fighters with Islamic State as the US seeks Turkey's support for action against the group.
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Accused father 'had bitter divorce'

Friday, September 12th 2014, 1:33

The man accused of killing his five young children and dumping their bodies had gone through a bitter divorce, court documents show.
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US man ordered to stop spreading HIV

Friday, September 12th 2014, 1:21
related places: Seattle

A Seattle judge orders an HIV-positive man to stop spreading the disease and seek treatment after he infected eight people in four years.
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Armed teacher wounds self in toilet

Friday, September 12th 2014, 0:32
related places: Utah

A teacher in the US state of Utah who was legally carrying a gun in her school was seriously injured when it accidentally discharged, police say.
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Yahoo 'threatened' by US government

Friday, September 12th 2014, 0:16

Yahoo says the US government "threatened" to fine it $250,000 a day if the search giant failed to hand over user data.
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Arab states back US push against IS

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 23:14
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Ten Arab states, including Saudi Arabia, agree to rally with the US in tackling the threat posed by Islamic State jihadists.
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Does Obama need Congress to hit IS?

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 23:08
related places: Congress

Does US president have the authority to strike IS?
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US waits for global dairy dance to stop

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 23:03

International intrigue behind soaring US dairy prices
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'Nothing ruled out' over Syria - UK

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 22:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK air strikes against Islamic State in Syria have not been ruled out, Number 10 says, after the foreign secretary earlier said Britain would not take part.
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VIDEO: Kerry: Coalition ready to take on IS

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 21:35

US Secretary of State John Kerry tells the BBC's Barbara Plett-Usher that his country and its Mid-East allies are ready to counter the threat of Islamic State.
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Argentina defies US court in debt row

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 19:57
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Congress

Argentina's Congress passes a bill designed to defy a US court ruling that pushed the country into default in July
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RadioShack in bankruptcy warning

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 16:12

US electronics retailer RadioShack says that it is in talks to restructure the firm but warns that if an investment is not secured soon, it could be forced to declare bankruptcy.
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Russia warns US on Syria strikes

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 15:36
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Syria Syria
related places: `Arab

Russia warns that US air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria would be a "gross violation" of international law.
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Americans mark 9/11 anniversary

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 14:40

The names of the nearly 3,000 people killed in the 9/11 attacks are read out as part of the commemorations across the US to mark the atrocities 13 years ago.
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VIDEO: Bat dive-bombs US news channel

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 10:04

Presenters at a US TV station had a shock on Wednesday morning when a bat started flying around their studio.
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Obama: US to pursue IS in Syria

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 8:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

The US will not hesitate to take action against Islamic State militants in Syria as well as Iraq, President Barack Obama says in a prime-time address to the nation.
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Obama to lay out Islamic State plan

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 22:39
related countries: Syria Syria

President Barack Obama is due to lay out the US strategy to defeat Islamic State militants, reported to include air strikes in Syria.
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Guilty plea in 'American IS' case

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 20:27
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Denver

A woman from Denver, Colorado pleads guilty to trying to help Islamic State militants in Syria.
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World 'cannot watch IS evil spread'

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 19:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq

John Kerry says the world cannot watch the spread of "evil" from jihadist militant group Islamic State, as he begins a Middle East tour in Baghdad.
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US father faces five murder charges

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 16:36

A US father will be charged with murdering his five children and dumping them in another state, say police.
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Facebook sorry for 'gory' baby ad ban

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 12:24

A father in the US said Facebook blocked an ad appealing for help for his sick son - they've now apologised in the media but not to him, he says.
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Quinto cast in US version of The Slap

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 11:33

Star Trek actor Zachary Quinto lands a key role in the US TV version of The Slap, Christos Tsiolkas's best-selling novel.
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US father 'killed his five children'

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 1:47

A US father is suspected of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in another state, police say.
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US elephant keeper trampled to death

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 1:38
related places: Maine

The co-founder of a home for retired circus elephants in the US state of Maine dies after one of the animals stepped on him, police say.
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US states launch Home Depot probe

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 23:08

Pressure mounts on US retail giant Home Depot after a massive data breach, as US states launch a probe and senators call for action.
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US man convicted over web suicides

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 21:53

A former US nurse who admitted to going online to encourage people to kill themselves has been convicted again following a three-year legal battle.
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Padilla given longer prison sentence

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 20:49

Jose Padilla, a US citizen convicted on terrorism charges, is given a new prison sentence after a court ruled his previous term too lenient.
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Barnes & Noble Nook sales disappoint

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 14:34
related places: Nook

US bookstore chain Barnes & Noble reports falling revenues for the first quarter as a result of disappointing sales of its Nook e-book reader.
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A third of US birds 'in decline'

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 13:59

A third of all bird species in the US are in decline, according to a comprehensive new report finds that underlines the threat to American birds.
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Cilic can win more Slams - Ivanisevic

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 10:10

Marin Cilic's US Open victory could be the first of many Grand Slam titles, says his coach Goran Ivanisevic.
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US hails 'milestone' Iraq government

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 9:40
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US hails the new Iraqi government ahead of a trip by Secretary of State John Kerry to the region to shore up support against IS.
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VIDEO: BBC Pop Up's American road trip

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 4:36
related places: America

A new BBC team sets out to explore America
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Cilic hopes victory inspires others

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 1:59
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Croatia's Marin Cilic believes his US Open victory could inspire other players to break into the game's elite.
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Penn State sex abuse penalty reduced

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 1:17

The body governing US collegiate sport eases the punishment against a university where a football coach was convicted of sexually abusing children.
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Cilic wins first Grand Slam title

Monday, September 8th 2014, 23:08
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Croatia's Marin Cilic wins his first Grand Slam title with a straight-sets win over Japan's Kei Nishikori at the US Open.
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Modi to meet Obama at White House

Monday, September 8th 2014, 20:58
related countries: India India
related places: White House

Indian PM Narendra Modi will meet US President Barack Obama this month in his first visit to the US since being banned in 2005, officials confirm.
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Hundreds of US children hit by virus

Monday, September 8th 2014, 18:12

Hundreds of children across the US have been treated for a rare respiratory virus and more cases are expected in the next few weeks, doctors say.
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VIDEO: Japan's Kei Nishikori in 60 seconds

Monday, September 8th 2014, 17:12

US Open finalist Kei Nishikori - in 60 secs
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Corden confirmed as US chat show host

Monday, September 8th 2014, 16:02

Britain's James Corden is confirmed as Craig Ferguson's successor as host of The Late Late Show on American TV.
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Ex-US envoy in money-laundering case

Monday, September 8th 2014, 13:46
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

Ex-US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad is being investigated for alleged money-laundering through his wife's bank account in Vienna, reports from Austria say.
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RBS starts share sale of US arm

Monday, September 8th 2014, 11:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Royal Bank of Scotland has launched the public share sale of part of its US subsidiary, Citizens Bank.
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IS 'cleared' from key Iraq dam area

Monday, September 8th 2014, 10:07
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi government forces say they have cleared Islamic State militants from an area around the Haditha dam, as the US widens its use of air strikes.
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Guardians reigns as box office slumps

Monday, September 8th 2014, 8:33

Sci-fi romp Guardians of the Galaxy is the top film at the North American box office again after one of the slowest weekends of the cinema-going year.
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18th title means so much - Williams

Monday, September 8th 2014, 1:13
related places: Williams

US Open champion Serena Williams never thought she would match the feats of Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert.
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House-sized asteroid flies by Earth

Monday, September 8th 2014, 0:27
related places: Sunday, Earth

A 60ft asteroid is flying close to Earth but is not expected to pose any danger, US space agency Nasa says.
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Door open for new champions - Cilic

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 23:47
related countries: Aruba Aruba

US Open finalist Marin Cilic says Stan Wawrinka's Australian win opened the door for the next generation of champions.
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Williams wins 18th Grand Slam title

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 22:25

Serena Williams beats Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets to win her sixth US Open and 18th Grand Slam title.
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US 'to go on offensive' against IS

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 21:46

US President Barack Obama is to set out his "game plan" against Islamic State militants this week, saying "we will defeat them".
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'Whoever wins is going to be on Mount Everest'

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 20:09
related places: Monday

Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic will provide the kind of Grand Slam final last seen almost 10 years ago at the US Open on Monday.
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US strikes militants near Iraq dam

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 13:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US carries out a series of air strikes on Islamic State militants close to the vital Haditha dam in west Iraq, US defence officials say.
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Abu Qatada condemns reporter killings

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 10:23
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatad condemns the beheading of two US journalists by Islamic State militants while speaking to reporters during a terrorism case trial in Jordan.
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N Korea sets trial date for US man

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 6:22
related countries: North Korea North Korea

US citizen Matthew Miller, detained in North Korea after allegedly tearing up his visa, will be put on trial on 14 September, state media say.
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VIDEO: Blind nine-year-old is jazz prodigy

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 1:49

A blind jazz musician is wowing South American audiences, despite being only nine-years-old.
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Federer belief not dented by defeat

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 0:46

Roger Federer says his shock defeat by Marin Cilic at the US Open does not affect his hopes of winning more Grand Slam titles.
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Kurds retake key Iraqi mountain

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 23:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Kurdish forces in northern Iraq recapture a strategically important mountain from Islamic State militants, helped by US air strikes.
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Williams and Wozniacki set for final

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 21:35
related places: Sunday

Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki will put friendship aside as they seek victory in Sunday's US Open final.
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Nishikori stuns Djokovic in semis

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 19:22
related countries: Japan Japan

Kei Nishikori beats world number one Novak Djokovic at the US Open to become Japan's first Grand Slam singles finalist.
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New al-Shabab leader announced

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 18:54
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali Islamists al-Shabab name Sheikh Ahmad Umar as successor to leader Ahmed Abdi Godane, who was killed in a US recent air strike.
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Cowell pays tribute to Simone Battle

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 13:22

The member of G.R.L. rose to fame on X-Factor USA before joining the US girl group
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VIDEO: Obama 'photobombed our family'

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 11:06
related places: Stonehenge

During a visit to Stonehenge, US President Barack Obama stopped to talk to a local family and posed for photos with them.
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Unresponsive plane crashes into sea

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 10:19
related countries: Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean

A private plane tailed by US fighter jets when it failed to respond to air traffic control, crashes off Jamaica, with an American couple on board.
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Obama pays visit to Stonehenge

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 3:05
related places: Newport, Stonehenge

US President Barack Obama visits Stonehenge on his return home from the Nato summit in Newport.
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Judge approves NY jogger case deal

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 0:54

A US judge approves a $41m (£25m) settlement between New York City and five men wrongfully convicted of the rape of a woman jogger in 1989.
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Deadly microbes found in US lab

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 0:00

A sweep of US government labs finds improperly stored deadly microbes, following the discovery of forgotten stores of smallpox in July.
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Williams marches into US Open final

Friday, September 5th 2014, 21:57

World number one Serena Williams thrashes Ekaterina Makarova to remain on course for a third successive US Open title.
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US denies alliance with Iran over IS

Friday, September 5th 2014, 21:01
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq

The US says it has no plans for military co-operation with Iran to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq, denying earlier reports by Iranian sources.
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US confirms al-Shabab leader killed

Friday, September 5th 2014, 18:27
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The leader of the Somali Islamist group al-Shabab, Ahmed Abdi Godane, was killed following a US attack earlier this week, the Pentagon says.
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Key Nato allies 'ready to fight IS'

Friday, September 5th 2014, 18:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US President Barack Obama says a "core coalition" is ready to join the US in military action against Islamic State militants in Iraq.
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Third American with Ebola arrives in US

Friday, September 5th 2014, 17:19
related countries: Liberia Liberia

A US aid worker infected with Ebola in Liberia has arrived in Nebraska for treatment in an isolation unit.
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Iran 'backs US military contacts'

Friday, September 5th 2014, 16:19
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has approved contacts with US military officials to help defeat Islamic State militants, the BBC learns.
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US adds 142,000 jobs in August

Friday, September 5th 2014, 13:56
related places: August

The US economy added 142,000 jobs in August, latest figures reveal, less than expected partially as a result of a supermarket strike.
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Federer fights back to pip Monfils

Friday, September 5th 2014, 5:25
related places: New York

Roger Federer fights back from two sets down against Gael Monfils to win a thrilling five-set US Open quarter-final in New York.
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US vets find 43 socks in sick dog

Friday, September 5th 2014, 3:59

US veterinary surgeons operating on a sick dog discover the cause of their patient's malaise - 43 and a half socks.
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Nevada chosen for Tesla factory

Friday, September 5th 2014, 1:28
related places: Nevada, Tesla

The governor of the US state of Nevada says that the Tesla electric car manufacturer has chosen his state as the site for a $5bn battery factory.
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US ex-governor guilty of corruption

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 22:59
related places: Virginia

The former governor of the US state of Virginia, Bob McDonnell, and his wife are convicted of corruption, after receiving gifts in return for endorsements.
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VIDEO: Tense Ukraine troops turn on cameras

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 22:02
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Western

Western countries are preparing to tighten sanctions on Russia over its action in Ukraine, US and British officials say.
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Arrests at US fast food protests

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 21:21

Hundreds of US fast food workers are arrested at protests in cities across the country after staging sit-ins demanding a "living wage" of $15 an hour.
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Doctor Who 'beheading scene' edited

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 19:03

The BBC says it has edited an episode of Doctor Who to remove footage where a character is beheaded, following the murder of two US journalists by Islamic State militants.
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Ferguson police face new probe

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 18:53
related places: Ferguson

The US will open a broad investigation into policing in Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of the killing of an unarmed black teenager.
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VIDEO: Aboard carrier launching strikes on IS

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 18:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq

American warplanes have continued to launch air strikes on Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq, many from the USS HW Bush in the Persian Gulf.
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BP guilty of 'gross negligence'

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 16:02
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A US judge rules BP was "grossly negligent" and guilty of reckless conduct in the lead-up to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
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VIDEO: Teens run riot at US detention centre

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 14:35
related places: Tennessee, Six

Six teenagers are still being sought by Police in Tennessee after they escaped from a juvenile detention centre.
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Stolen nudes prompt changes at 4Chan

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 11:08

The image-sharing site at the centre of the celebrity image leaking scandal has vowed to comply with US laws and actively remove stolen pictures.
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Court chides Belgium in terror case

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 10:29
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Tunisia Tunisia

Belgium violated the rights of a Tunisian-born terror suspect extradited to the US last year, European Court judges rule.
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Djokovic had physical edge - Murray

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 8:53
related places: Murray

Britain's Andy Murray says world number one Novak Djokovic was physically better in his US Open quarter-final defeat.
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Djokovic beats Murray to reach semis

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 6:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: New York, Murray

World number one Novak Djokovic beats Britain's Andy Murray in four sets to reach the US Open semi-finals in New York.
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US drug chain CVS ends tobacco sales

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 4:41

US pharmacy chain CVS Caremark stops selling cigarettes and other tobacco products nearly a month earlier than planned.
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Murdered US TV host 'a paedophile'

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 4:02

Evidence that a murdered US television host was a paedophile is "clear and overwhelming", an American prosecutor says.
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Murdered US reporter's family speaks

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 0:51

The family of US journalist Steven Sotloff speak publicly for the first time since a video of his beheading was released by Islamic State militants.
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Biden - Chase IS to 'gates of hell'

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 20:09

US Vice President Joe Biden says the US will follow the Islamic State militants who have killed two US journalists "to the gates of hell".
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Makarova into US Open semi-final

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 18:49
related countries: Russia Russia, Seychelles Seychelles

Russia's Ekaterina Makarova beats 16th seed Victoria Azarenka to reach the semi-finals of the US Open.
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Beheading 'will not intimidate US'

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 17:59

President Obama vows to build a coalition to "degrade and destroy" the militants who beheaded journalist Steven Sotloff.
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US porch killer jailed for 17 years

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 15:02
related places: Detroit

A man who killed an unarmed woman who banged on the door of his home in suburban Detroit is sentenced to 17 years in prison.
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VIDEO: Beheading 'will not intimidate US'

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 12:51

President Barack Obama has vowed the US will not be intimidated, after Islamic State militants released a video showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.
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Somalia offers Islamists amnesty

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 11:53
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somalia's government offers an amnesty to fighters of Islamist group al-Shabab, amid uncertainty over whether its leader survived a US air strike.
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Morgan announces CNN departure

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 8:15

Interviewer Piers Morgan leaves US cable network CNN after four years, despite being offered a chance to extend his tenure there.
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Larry David set for Broadway debut

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 7:48
related places: New York, Broadway

Larry David, co-creator of US sitcom hit Seinfeld, is to appear on the New York stage for the first time next year.
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Outrage at 'US hostage beheading'

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 7:11

An Islamic State video purporting to show the beheading of US hostage Steven Sotloff sparks outrage, with the UN calling it a "despicable crime".
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Obama in Europe for Ukraine talks

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 7:05
related countries: Estonia Estonia, Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

US President Barack Obama arrives in Estonia for talks with regional leaders amid growing concern over Russia's intervention in Ukraine.
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Islamic State 'beheads US hostage'

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 5:13

An Islamic State video purporting to show the beheading of Steven Sotloff, a US journalist abducted by the group, is released.
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