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Police shootings

Monday, July 18th 2016, 14:48

How many police officers are killed in the US in a normal year? And how many people are killed by police?
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Baton Rouge shootings: Obama calls for calm after three police officers killed

Monday, July 18th 2016, 4:28
related places: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

US President Barack Obama calls for restraint after three police officers were shot dead in the city of Baton Rouge in Louisiana.
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US conventions: Hough protests, 50 years on

Monday, July 18th 2016, 3:00
related places: Cleveland, Hough

Profile of the Cleveland neighbourhood of Hough, which saw race riots 50 years ago, and what people there make of the current political climate.
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Baton Rouge: Three US police officers shot dead

Sunday, July 17th 2016, 22:59
related places: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Three US police officers have been killed and three injured in a shooting in the southern city of Baton Rouge, officials say.
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Turkey coup arrests hit 6,000 as Erdogan roots out 'virus'

Sunday, July 17th 2016, 20:12
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

Arrests in Turkey after Friday's failed coup rise to around 6,000, as President Erdogan vows to cleanse state bodies of the "virus" that caused it.
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Baton Rouge shooting: Reporter describes scene

Sunday, July 17th 2016, 16:41
related places: Baton Rouge

An ABC reporter describes the scene after three police officers were shot dead in the US city of Baton Rouge.
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US benefit card gives users chat line surprise

Sunday, July 17th 2016, 4:06
related places: Maine

An unsuspecting father in the US state of Maine got a shock when he tried to dial a number on the back of his electronic benefit transfer card.
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Fethullah Gulen: 'Second most powerful man in Turkey'

Sunday, July 17th 2016, 0:44
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for the United States to extradite an Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom he accuses of masterminding the attempted coup.
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US election: Donald Trump unveils running mate Mike Pence

Saturday, July 16th 2016, 18:57
related places: Republican

Donald Trump introduces Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his "solid" running mate, completing the Republican ticket for the presidential election.
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Nice attack: Gingrich wants 'Sharia test' for US Muslims

Friday, July 15th 2016, 20:09

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich suggests testing all US Muslims to see if they believe in Sharia law, and deporting those who do.
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US police shootings: Obama urges unity amid racial tension

Friday, July 15th 2016, 2:08

President Barack Obama appeals to police and black communities to come together, saying it should not be "us versus them".
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Donald Trump chooses Mike Pence as his running mate

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 23:16
related places: Pence, Indiana

Republican Donald Trump selects Indiana governor Mike Pence as running mate but delays announcement due to attack in Nice, France.
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On patrol with police in Maryland

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 21:57
related places: Maryland

Policing in the US is under increasing scrutiny, after a number of recent deaths of African-Americans at the hands of officers.
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Ex-airport boss admits to US holiday scam

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 19:34

A former New Jersey airport official pleads guilty to using his position to get a direct weekly flight to his vacation home.
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Gunmen in Peru rob tourists on Amazon riverboat cruise

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 18:16
related countries: Peru Peru
related places: Amazon

Eight gunmen in Peru rob tourists, most of them American, enjoying a riverboat cruise along the Amazon.
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US judge apologises for Trump comments

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 15:36
related places: Republican, Trump

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg apologises for her recent criticism of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump
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Peshawar school massacre leader 'killed in US air strike'

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 9:40

A militant who masterminded a deadly attack on a school in Peshawar, that killed 150 people, has died in a US-led air strike, officials say.
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Obama: US must bridge divide between police and public

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 7:58

President Barack Obama says the US is "not even close" to where it needs to be in bridging the divide between police and the communities they serve.
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US sentences Chinese hacker for stealing military information

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 1:50
related countries: China China

The US sentences a Chinese businessman to nearly four years in prison after he pleaded guilty to hacking sensitive military information.
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Arizona police hunt for serial killer linked to seven deaths

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 0:04
related places: Arizona

Police in the US state of Arizona say a single suspect may be responsible for a series of shootings that have left seven people dead.
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Black and blue

Wednesday, July 13th 2016, 23:06

A Facebook post by an African American officer questioning the motivation of Black Lives Matter activists goes viral
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Islamic State confirms key commander Omar Shishani dead

Wednesday, July 13th 2016, 20:32
related places: March

A news agency linked to so-called Islamic State confirms the death of key leader Omar Shishani, whom the US said it killed in March.
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Ex-European Commission head Barroso under fire over Goldman Sachs job

Wednesday, July 13th 2016, 19:17
related countries: France France

France calls on former European Commission head, Jose Manuel Barroso, not to take up job advising US investment bank Goldman Sachs on Brexit.
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US Holocaust museum asks Pokemon Go players to stop

Wednesday, July 13th 2016, 1:32
related places: Washington

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington requests visitors to refrain from trying to "catch" Pokemon on their phones.
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Juno probe returns first in-orbit Jupiter photo

Wednesday, July 13th 2016, 1:03
related places: Jupiter, Juno

The American space agency's new Juno mission to Jupiter returns its first imagery since going into orbit around the gas giant last week.
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Dallas shooting: Obama urges US to 'reject despair'

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 22:45
related places: Dallas

President Barack Obama calls on the US to choose unity over fear, as he pays tribute to five policemen killed by a Dallas sniper, amid race tensions.
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US park ranger, 94, back at work

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 21:50

The oldest park ranger in the US, 94-year-old Betty Reid Soskin, goes back to work three weeks after being beaten up during a burglary.
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Death robots

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 17:24
related places: Dallas

After US police used a robot to help kill a gunman in Dallas, questions are being asked about where the strategy will lead.
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US election 2016: Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 16:50

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is endorsed by her former rival Bernie Sanders.
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Bernie Sanders: 'Hillary Clinton must become our next president'

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 16:23
related places: Vermont

The Senator of Vermont, Bernie Sanders, has officially endorsed Hillary Clinton, to run as the Democratic candidate for president of the United States.
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From Baton Rouge to Tiananmen Square: Iconic images of peaceful protests

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 14:34
related places: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The image of a woman confronting US police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has gone viral.
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US police shooting: Philando Castile's partner tells BBC she wants change

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 13:34

The US woman who live-streamed US police killing her black partner tells the BBC she wants stricter laws for law-enforcement officers.
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Dallas killer Micah Johnson 'disappointed' by military

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 6:34
related places: Dallas

The gunman who killed five police officers in Dallas was "disappointed" by his experience in the US military, his mother has said.
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Chelsea Manning prison suicide attempt is confirmed

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 4:23

US Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning tried to kill herself in prison last week, her lawyers confirm.
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South Sudan clashes: US says violence "must stop"

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 3:32

The United States says an outbreak of violence that has left hundreds dead in South Sudan "must stop".
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Kimberly-Clark: Venezuela seizes and re-opens US-owned factory

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 1:09
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Kimberly

The government of Venezuela says it has seized a factory owned by the US firm Kimberly-Clark and it will now be "in the hands of the workers".
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HSBC avoided US money laundering charges because of 'market risk' fears

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 1:03

US officials refused to prosecute HSBC for money laundering in 2012 because of concerns it would cause a "global financial disaster", a report says.
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US racial tension and the rise of the smartphone

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 1:01

Nick Bryant reports on heightened racial tensions in the US.
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Michigan courthouse shooting: Two deputies and gunman killed

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 0:20
related places: Michigan

An inmate being moved from a holding cell kills two law enforcement officers at a courthouse in the US state of Michigan.
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Phone footage shows scene outside Michigan court house

Monday, July 11th 2016, 23:02
related places: Michigan

There's been a shooting at a court house in the US state of Michigan.
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Micah Johnson: Dallas killer 'changed' by military experience

Monday, July 11th 2016, 18:38
related places: Dallas

The gunman who killed five police officers in Dallas was "changed" by his experience in the US military, his mother has said.
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South Africa twins charged with terrorism

Monday, July 11th 2016, 15:26
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A South African court charges identical twin brothers with terrorism for allegedly plotting to attack Jewish targets and a US diplomatic mission.
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IS conflict: US to send 560 more troops to Iraq

Monday, July 11th 2016, 13:47
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US is to send 560 more military personnel to Iraq to help in the fight against so-called Islamic State (IS), Defence Secretary Ash Carter says.
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N Korea threatens 'physical response' to US-South Korea anti-missile system

Monday, July 11th 2016, 1:29
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

North Korea threatens a "physical response" after the US and South Korea announced an agreement to deploy an advanced missile defence system.
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Pokemon Go player finds dead body in Wyoming river while searching for a Pokestop

Sunday, July 10th 2016, 9:40
related places: Wyoming

A woman playing augmented reality game Pokemon Go finds a dead body in the US state of Wyoming.
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US police shootings: Protests spread with dozens of arrests

Sunday, July 10th 2016, 8:29

Protests against the police shooting of black men spread across US cities, with dozens of arrests made, but with most passing off peacefully.
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'Why I'm suing Syria's government'

Sunday, July 10th 2016, 7:21

US journalist Marie Colvin's family is suing President Assad's government over her death. Her sister Cat explained why.
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Marie Colvin's family sues Syria over death in Homs

Sunday, July 10th 2016, 5:00
related countries: Syria Syria

The family of US reporter Marie Colvin, killed in Syria in 2012, sues the Assad government, alleging she was murdered as part of a policy to kill journalists.
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Dallas shooting: US 'not so divided' after deaths - Obama

Saturday, July 9th 2016, 19:08

President Obama says the US is not as polarised as some have suggested in the wake of fatal shootings involving the African-American community.
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Islamic State conflict: Nato surveillance planes to help US-led coalition

Saturday, July 9th 2016, 17:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Nato has agreed to use surveillance planes in the fight against so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq, secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg says.
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Dallas shootings 'touched soul of nation' - Biden

Saturday, July 9th 2016, 15:24
related places: Dallas

The killing of five police officers in Dallas "touched the soul of the nation", US Vice-President Joe Biden says as he calls for national unity.
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New arrivals reach International Space Station

Saturday, July 9th 2016, 15:05
related countries: Japan Japan, Russia Russia

Russian, American and Japanese astronauts enter the International Space Station.
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Russia expels US diplomats in tit-for-tat row

Saturday, July 9th 2016, 13:41
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow, Washington, White House

Russia expels two US diplomats from Moscow, after the White House ordered two Russian embassy staff from Washington.
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Bahamas issues US travel advisory over racial tensions

Saturday, July 9th 2016, 13:20
related countries: The Bahamas The Bahamas

The Bahamas issues a rare travel advisory for its citizens visiting the US, recommending particular care for young men in cities affected by tensions over police shootings.
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A violent week

Friday, July 8th 2016, 23:46
related places: Black

Black millennials in the US worry the next generation will be desensitised to violence.
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US expels two Russian diplomats over Moscow 'attack'

Friday, July 8th 2016, 21:48
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

The US has expelled two Russian diplomats in response to an attack on an American diplomat in Moscow, the state department announces.
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Five US police killed by snipers at a Dallas protest

Friday, July 8th 2016, 13:04
related places: America, Dallas

Five Dallas police officers have been shot dead by snipers at a protest march against the killing of black men by police in America.
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Dallas police shooting: Five officers killed, seven wounded by gunmen

Friday, July 8th 2016, 12:02
related places: Dallas

Gunmen kill five police officers during a protest in Dallas against police shootings of black men, with three suspects in custody and one dead, media say.
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Dallas: Protest turns to panic as shots fired

Friday, July 8th 2016, 8:57
related places: Dallas, Texas

Five Dallas police officers have been shot dead by sniper fire during protests against the shooting of black men by police, authorities have said.
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US and South Korea agree THAAD missile defence deployment

Friday, July 8th 2016, 8:48
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

The US and South Korea agree to deploy a controversial missile defence system, in the wake of intensifying threats from North Korea.
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Obama: US police shootings of black men 'should concern all'

Friday, July 8th 2016, 3:17

President Obama says all US citizens should be concerned about the frequent police killings of black men, after two such deaths in recent days.
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Obama still globally liked, says BBC survey

Friday, July 8th 2016, 1:48

Global support for US President Barack Obama appears to have lasted through his two terms in office, according to a new poll for the BBC.
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Hillary Clinton emails: US State Department restarts probe

Friday, July 8th 2016, 1:17

The US State Department is to restart its investigation into Hillary Clinton's handling of classified materials while in office.
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Obama: 'Not just a black issue - this is an American issue'

Thursday, July 7th 2016, 23:37

US President Barack Obama has said the fatal shootings of two black men by police is "not just a black issue - but an American issue".
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Bugs and house prices

Thursday, July 7th 2016, 20:45
related countries: Canada Canada, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Interest in moving to Canada has peaked in the UK and the US - but are there any drawbacks to living in the popular country?
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Philando Castile death: Aftermath of police shooting streamed live

Thursday, July 7th 2016, 18:47
related places: Minnesota, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

A black man's death at the hands of police is captured on video in the US state of Minnesota - a day after a similar incident in Louisiana.
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Noah's Ark theme park opens in Kentucky with life-size replica

Thursday, July 7th 2016, 16:13
related places: Noah, Kentucky, Ark

A theme park in the US state of Kentucky has unveiled a 510-foot-long (155 metre-long) wooden replica of Noah's Ark.
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Sagging trousers ban in South Carolina leads to 'race profile' fears

Thursday, July 7th 2016, 14:43

A town in the US state of South Carolina has banned the wearing of sagging trousers, an offence that may now lead to a $600 (£462) fine.
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Alton Sterling death: Fresh protests over Louisiana shooting

Thursday, July 7th 2016, 6:17
related places: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Protesters gather at the spot where a black man was shot dead by police in the US city of Baton Rouge as video emerges of a similar shooting in Minnesota.
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Argentina: Former leader Cristina Fernandez has assets frozen

Thursday, July 7th 2016, 0:43
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Buenos Aires

A judge in Buenos Aires freezes the assets of former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, accused of illegal US dollar transactions.
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Seven-year malaise

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 23:16

The US economic recovery is now seven years old. So why don't many Americans feel like they've recovered?
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FBI chief James Comey faces questions over Clinton emails

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 22:50
related places: Clinton

The FBI boss must explain why no charges were brought against Hillary Clinton over her email use, as the US attorney general ends the investigation.
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US sanctions North Korea's Kim Jong-un for the first time

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 22:41
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US imposes sanctions on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for the first time, accusing him of inflicting "intolerable cruelty" on his citizens.
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Alton Sterling shooting: US authorities to investigate

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 20:14
related places: Justice, Louisiana

The US Justice Department opens a civil rights investigation into a fatal police shooting of a black man in Louisiana.
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Pinned down and shot in Louisiana

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 20:00
related places: Justice, Louisiana

The US Department of Justice has launched a civil rights investigation into a police shooting of a black man in Louisiana.
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US to keep most troops in Afghanistan, Obama says

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 16:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

President Barack Obama announces a slowdown in the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan, saying 8,400 troops will stay there into next year.
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Half a million hoverboards recalled in US

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 15:12

More than 500,000 hoverboards have been recalled in the US because of a fire risk.
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Alton Sterling: Video 'shows US police shooting black man in Louisiana'

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 14:21
related places: Louisiana

Video emerges appearing to show two white police officers holding down and shooting dead a black man during an altercation in Louisiana.
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Audio streaming overtakes video for first time in US

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 9:39

Albums by Beyonce, Drake and Rihanna helped audio streams overtake video in the first six months of 2016. figures show.
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US criticises Israel over plans for new settlement homes

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 8:29
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

The US says Israeli plans to build hundreds of new homes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem are part of a "systematic process of land seizures".
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Hillary Clinton emails 'endangered US' - Donald Trump

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 3:55

Hillary Clinton's use of private email while secretary of state put the "entire country in danger", Republican Donald Trump has said.
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US election: The story of Hillary Clinton, her emails and the FBI

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 1:38

FBI says Hillary Clinton "extremely reckless" in her handling of confidential emails, but Director James Comey said there was no need to recommend charges.
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FBI recommends no charges against Hillary Clinton over emails

Tuesday, July 5th 2016, 23:48

The FBI tells Hillary Clinton she will not face criminal charges over her use of private email, hours before her first campaign appearance with President Obama.
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The e-degrees

Tuesday, July 5th 2016, 22:58

Leading universities will offer fully accredited undergraduate courses online within five years, says the founder of a leading US online university network.
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US election: Clinton says Trump tweet 'anti-Semitic'

Tuesday, July 5th 2016, 12:52
related places: Clinton, Trump

US Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton says a tweet from rival Donald Trump featuring a six-pointed star is "blatantly anti-Semitic".
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Mother says British man held at Trump rally 'vulnerable'

Tuesday, July 5th 2016, 11:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Trump

The mother of a British man detained in the US after he allegedly snatched a police officer's gun at a rally for Donald Trump has said he is "extremely vulnerable".
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Nasa: 'Juno welcome to Jupiter'

Tuesday, July 5th 2016, 4:11
related places: Jupiter

The US space agency has successfully put a new probe in orbit around Jupiter.
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US election: Trump 'Star of David tweet from far-right group'

Monday, July 4th 2016, 10:42
related places: David

A Star of David-type image used by presumptive US presidential nominee Donald Trump on Twitter was previously posted on a far-right forum, a report says.
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'Celebgate' nudes hacker pleads guilty

Monday, July 4th 2016, 10:36

A US man pleads guilty to running a phishing campaign to steal private pictures and videos from film and TV stars.
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Juno mission: Jupiter probe nears critical orbit manoeuvre

Monday, July 4th 2016, 4:10
related places: Jupiter

The US space agency will try shortly to put a satellite in orbit around Jupiter to sense what lies beneath the giant planet's obscuring clouds.
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Attack near US consulate in Saudi city of Jeddah

Monday, July 4th 2016, 4:05
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A suspected suicide bomber dies after being tackled by guards near the US consulate in Jeddah, the Saudi Arabian interior ministry says.
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UAE warns against wearing national dress abroad

Sunday, July 3rd 2016, 15:10
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

UAE nationals are urged by the government not to wear national dress outside the region "to preserve their safety", days after an Emirati man was detained in the US.
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Hillary Clinton questioned by FBI on emails

Saturday, July 2nd 2016, 19:57

US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton questioned by FBI over emails while secretary of state, her campaign says
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Djokovic in shock Wimbledon defeat

Saturday, July 2nd 2016, 16:05
related places: Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic is out of Wimbledon after defeat by American Sam Querrey - ending his hopes of a calendar-year Grand Slam.
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Islamic State group: Two senior leaders 'killed in US-led air strike'

Friday, July 1st 2016, 22:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Two senior military leaders of so-called Islamic State (IS) were killed by a US-led coalition air strike in Iraq, the Pentagon says.
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US air and drone strikes 'killed up to 116 civilians'

Friday, July 1st 2016, 21:11
related places: White House

US drone and air strikes killed between 64 and 116 civilians outside war zones between 2009 and 2015, the White House says.
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Beating the summer heat at US iceberg exhibit

Friday, July 1st 2016, 21:01

The National Building Museum's new exhibit features a "glacial ice field" - giant sculptures representing icebergs, as an alternative to Washington DC's summer heat.
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US woman guilty of Stephen Hawking Tenerife death threats

Friday, July 1st 2016, 15:52
related countries: Spain Spain, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A US woman is given a suspended jail sentence in Spain for threatening to kill British physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking.
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Judge blocks Mississippi anti-LGBT 'religious freedom' law

Friday, July 1st 2016, 15:06

A US judge blocks a Mississippi law protecting religious objections to same-sex marriage a day before it was due to take effect.
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US military lifts transgender ban

Thursday, June 30th 2016, 20:02

The US military lifts its ban on transgender members, allowing them to openly serve in the country's armed forces.
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