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Brosnan had knife in hand luggage

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 8:11

Former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan is stopped by US airport security for carrying a knife in his hand luggage.
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Asia shares up despite rate rise talk

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 7:08

Asian shares make small gains despite investors weighing up the possibility of a US interest rate rise as early as next month.
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VIDEO: Hiroshima survivor recalls horrors

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 3:00
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Hiroshima

Thursday marks 70 years to the day since the United States dropped the world's first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
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Retailer Neiman Marcus files for IPO

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 0:53
related places: New York

US luxury retailer Neiman Marcus has announced plans to float in New York after being bought in 2013 ahead of an IPO.
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Mayweather faces Berto in September

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 22:52

Floyd Mayweather will face Andre Berto on 12 September as he attempts to match Rocky Marciano's record of 49 wins in a row.
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The 'sanitised narrative' of Hiroshima

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 21:36

Countering the sanitised US narrative of Hiroshima
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Thousands flee California fires

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 20:45
related places: California

Thousands of people in the US state of California are evacuated as fire crews battle a string of wildfires brought on by years of drought.
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VIDEO: US man saved from oncoming train

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 18:10
related places: California

A man in California has a lucky escape as a policeman drags him from a railway line, moments before a train ploughs into his car.
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US lawsuit over handcuffed pupils

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 17:07
related places: Kentucky

A new lawsuit alleges that school officials in Kentucky improperly restrained schoolchildren, causing them physical and emotional pain.
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Furore over China egg freezing ban

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 15:31
related countries: China China

There is intense debate in China over a ban on women freezing their eggs, after an actress revealed that she used the procedure in the US.
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VIDEO: Father's tribute to baseball batboy

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 11:56

A father in the US says he has no anger over the death of his son, who was accidentally killed after being struck by a baseball bat.
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First 3D-printed pill approved in US

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 11:45

In a world first, the US Food and Drug Administration has given go-ahead for a 3D printed pill to go into production.
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Amy Schumer calls for gun control

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 9:38

Comedian Amy Schumer calls for tougher controls on the sale of guns in the US, after two women were shot dead at a screening of her movie, Trainwreck.
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VIDEO: Amy Schumer's emotional plea on guns

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 8:42
related places: Louisiana

The American actress Amy Schumer has called on the US to take more action on gun control, after last month's shooting in Louisiana.
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Asian shares up despite weak US lead

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 8:34
related places: Wall Street

Asian markets trade mostly higher despite a lacklustre lead from Wall Street, where US stocks closed lower.
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US airlines in big game trophy ban

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 8:16
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Cecil, Delta

Delta, United and American Airlines ban the shipment of big-game trophies on their flights after the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.
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Puerto Rico defaults on bond payment

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 5:34
related countries: Puerto Rico Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico confirms that it failed to make a debt payment at the weekend, in the latest sign of the economic crisis in the US territory.
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VIDEO: Inside US-Mexico border 'drug tunnel'

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 0:22
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Security

Security forces in Mexico have discovered an underground tunnel leading to the United States.
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Air strikes defend US-trained Syrians

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 20:26
related countries: Syria Syria

US air power has been used for the first time to defend US-trained rebel fighters in Syria, the Pentagon confirms.
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Obama unveils clean energy plan

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 19:34

US President Barack Obama unveils what he calls "the biggest, most important step we have ever taken" in tackling climate change.
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Gulf allies 'back US over Iran deal'

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 15:59
related countries: Iran Iran, Qatar Qatar
related places: Gulf

US allies in the Gulf back the nuclear deal with Iran, as the US promises them better intelligence-sharing and faster arms transfers.
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US-Mexico border drug tunnel found

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 15:26
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Tijuana

Mexican security forces show media a sophisticated drugs tunnel they uncovered near the city of Tijuana on the border with the US.
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Cyclist Danielson fails drug test

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 14:28

American cyclist Tom Danielson has tested positive for synthetic testosterone - but denies doping.
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VIDEO: US homes threatened by wildfires

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 9:48

Thousands of people have been told to evacuate their homes in Northern California because of wildfires.
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Mission accomplished at US box office

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 8:58
related places: Mission

Tom Cruise motors to the top of the US box office with Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation.
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Asian markets lower on China data

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 8:20
related countries: China China
related places: August

Asian shares start August lower as disappointing economic data from the US and China weighed on investors' confidence.
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Boy, 9, dies after being hit by bat

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 7:27

A nine-year-old boy dies after being accidentally hit on the head by a bat during a baseball game in the USA.
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US festival ends early after storms

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 6:11
related places: Chicago

The final day of Lollapalooza music festival ends early after a second severe storm threatened Chicago.
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VIDEO: 'Bad things happen to good robots'

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 3:55
related countries: Canada Canada

A hitchhiking robot, HitchBOT, who has spent weeks travelling around Europe and Canada is smashed to pieces two weeks after arriving in the United States.
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Zimbabwe seeks second 'lion killer'

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 19:53
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Cecil

Zimbabwe says it is seeking a second American over the illegal killing of a lion, as the outcry over the death of famed animal Cecil continues.
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VIDEO: Funeral for Bobbi Kristina Brown

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 1:44
related countries: Georgia Georgia

A funeral service is held in the US state of Georgia for Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston and the rapper Bobby Brown.
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VIDEO: Selma civil rights march begins

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 1:17
related places: Selma

Civil rights campaigners in the US start an 860-mile (1,385 km) march from Selma, Alabama to Washington DC to highlight what they say is a fresh attack on equal rights for African Americans
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New US rights march starts in Selma

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 21:46
related places: Selma

Civil rights campaigners in the US begin a 40-day march to highlight what they say is a fresh attack on equal rights for African Americans.
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Outburst mars Bobbi Brown memorial

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 19:33
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Brown

The Georgia memorial service for Bobbi Kristina Brown, only child of late singer Whitney Houston, is marred by an outburst from her aunt.
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Team Sky's Porte to join BMC Racing

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 9:37
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian cyclist Richie Porte will leave Team Sky to join the American BMC Racing team on a one-year deal in 2016.
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Country singer Lynn Anderson dies

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 1:39
related places: Rose Garden

US country singer Lynn Anderson, best known for her 1971 hit (I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden, dies, aged 67.
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US search to end for teen fishermen

Friday, July 31st 2015, 19:17

US Coast Guard suspends search for two teenage fishermen missing for one week
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Syria group 'seizes US-backed rebels'

Friday, July 31st 2015, 17:44
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria's al-Qaeda affiliate, al-Nusra Front, claims it has captured members of the US-trained rebel group called Division 30.
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US Good Samaritans killed by driver

Friday, July 31st 2015, 14:22
related countries: India India

An 18-year-old man has been arrested after police say he shot and killed two people who stopped to help him along a road in a Montana Indian reservation.
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Weak oil prices hit Exxon and Chevron

Friday, July 31st 2015, 14:00
related places: Chevron

Two of the US's biggest companies report sharply lower quarterly results because of falling oil prices.
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US 'spied on Japan' Wikileaks says

Friday, July 31st 2015, 9:29
related countries: Japan Japan

The US has been spying on Japanese cabinet officials, banks and companies, including the Mitsubishi group, Wikileaks says.
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VIDEO: US mobile home park destroyed in fire

Friday, July 31st 2015, 8:51
related places: Isleton, California

Fire destroys seven homes in a mobile home park near Isleton, California.
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US photo find sparks internet quest

Friday, July 31st 2015, 7:19

A US photographer launches an internet hunt to find two women pictured on an old roll of film she discovered in a second-hand store.
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Police end icebreaker bridge protest

Friday, July 31st 2015, 4:52
related places: Portland, Oregon

Greenpeace activists are removed from a bridge in Portland, Oregon, allowing an icebreaker to join an Arctic oil drilling operation.
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'Brain-eating amoeba' in US tapwater

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 23:36
related places: Health, New Orleans

US health officials confirm the presence of a 'brain-eating' amoeba in the water supply of several communities near New Orleans.
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NASL football looks to kick-start expansion

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 23:08

The US football division seeking inspiration from the 1970s
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VIDEO: 'Cajun John Wayne' calls out criminals

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 23:04

The tough US cop's YouTube challenge to wanted criminals
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Celebrity fitness chain to go public

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 21:56

SoulCycle, the indoor cycling fitness chain with a celebrity following in the US, including David Beckham and Lady Gaga, plans to float on the stock market.
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US inquiry into African lion killer

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 20:54
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

US officials launch an investigation into the killing of a lion in Zimbabwe but say they have been unable to reach the American involved.
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US baby gets lifetime hunting permit

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 19:32
related places: New Hampshire

Daylen Brickley, a baby from the US state of New Hampshire, is the proud owner of a lifetime permit to hunt and fish - the first licence holder under a new programme.
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Obama wants world's fastest computer

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 16:37

President Obama has signed an executive order calling for the US to build the world's fastest computer by 2025.
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Rebel flags found at US black church

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 16:28
related places: Atlanta

Police say two white males were behind the placing of four Confederate flags outside a church near the Martin Luther King Jr Center in Atlanta.
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US economic growth picks up to 2.3%

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 16:04
related places: June

The US economy grew at an annualised pace of 2.3% in the three months to June, official figures show.
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US lion killer 'sorry for disruption'

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 10:23
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Dentist Walter Palmer apologises to his patients for the disruption caused by the backlash against him over the killing of a lion in Zimbabwe.
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Russia warns US as NGO blacklisted

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 9:23
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia warns against "foreign interference" after blacklisting a US pro-democracy foundation.
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VIDEO: Protesters call for hunter's extradition

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 7:59
related places: Cecil

A group of protestors hold a demonstration outside the office of the American dentist who killed the Zimbabwean lion Cecil.
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'Epidemic' of US children sold for sex

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 23:46

The vast majority of children bought and sold for sex every night in the United States are American, a BBC investigation finds
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Gilmore launches bid for White House

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 23:03
related places: White House

EX-Virginia governor Jim Gilmore enters the crowded race for the US presidency, making him the 17th Republican to vie for the White House.
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VIDEO: Wild ponies in annual Virginia swim

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 22:39
related places: Virginia

Spectators gather on Chincoteague Island in the US state of Virginia to watch the annual "pony swim" when ponies are rounded up and swim across the bay between islands
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VIDEO: US hunter 'regrets' killing Cecil

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 22:20
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Cecil

US dentist Walter Palmer, who killed a lion in Zimbabwe, says he regrets shooting the animal.
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Murder charge for Ohio policeman

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 19:45
related places: Ohio

A US police officer is charged with the murder of a driver who was shot in the head during a traffic stop over a missing licence plate.
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US Fed moves closer to rate hike

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 19:13

The US central bank, the Federal Reserve, keeps its key interest rate on hold but indicates it is more positive on the US economy.
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US congressman faces fraud charges

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 19:06
related places: Pennsylvania

Chaka Fattah, who has represented Pennsylvania since 1994, is accused of misusing hundreds of thousands of dollars of federal, charitable and campaign funds.
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US 911 dispatcher hangs up on caller

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 16:54
related places: New Mexico

An emergency call handler in the US resigns after officials release the audio of him hanging up on a frantic caller after a shooting in New Mexico.
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Injured McIlroy out of Bridgestone

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 15:23

Doubts over the injured Rory McIlroy playing in the US PGA increase after he withdraws from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
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Kurds decry Turkish 'safe zone' move

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 11:51
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

A "safe zone" Turkey and the US are creating in Syria is Ankara's attempt to stop Kurds from forming their own territory, a pro-Kurdish party leader says.
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US fugitive caught after film role

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 9:25

A bank robber wanted for violating his probation is apprehended by US police after starring in a low-budget horror film using his own name.
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Grandmaster Flash loses rare vinyl

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 6:06

US hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash says he lost three crates of rare, vintage vinyl when a valet mistakenly gave his car to the wrong person.
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Amazon suggests airspace for drones

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 5:49
related places: Amazon

US online retailer Amazon calls for a separate airspace zone for commercial drone flights that could deliver goods to customers.
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US man 'regrets' killing African lion

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 21:45
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

American dentist Walter Palmer says he "regrets" killing a well-known lion in Zimbabwe and insists he thought it was legal.
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Florida man plotted 'US beach attack'

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 20:06
related places: Florida

A 23-year-old man is charged with plotting to detonate a bomb packed with nails on a beach in Florida, according to the FBI.
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US 'to release Israel spy Pollard'

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 19:02
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Pollard

Jonathan Pollard, jailed in the US for 30 years for spying for Israel, is to be freed on parole in November, his lawyers say.
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Obama's warning to Africa on power

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 17:39
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

US President Barack Obama warns that Africa will not advance if its leaders try to cling to power, saying nobody should be president for life.
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Nuclear deal 'not to reform Iran'

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 17:06
related countries: Iran Iran

The nuclear deal with Iran is not meant to "reform Iran's regime, or end its support for terrorism", US Secretary of State John Kerry tells US Congress.
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Teen US sailors still missing at sea

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 16:52
related places: Florida

As search goes on for two teenagers who went missing while fishing in Florida, their mothers think they are still alive.
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First English US founders identified

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 15:33
related countries: Saint Helena Saint Helena, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Jamestown, Virginia, English

Scientists identify the remains of four English men who were among the early leaders of Virginia's Jamestown settlement - the first successful British colony.
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VIDEO: Remains of first US colonists identified

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 15:30
related countries: Saint Helena Saint Helena, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Jamestown, America, Virginia

Scientists have identified the remains of four men who were among the early leaders of Virginia's Jamestown settlement - the first successful British colony that gave rise to modern day America.
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VIDEO: Kurdish peace 'impossible' - Erdogan

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 14:18
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Turkey's president says Kurdish attacks on Turkish targets make peace impossible, as Nato members discuss its campaigns against border militants.
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VIDEO: 'Nobody should be president for life'

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 12:59
related places: Africa

US President Barack Obama warns that Africa will not advance if its leaders try to cling to power, and says 'nobody should be president for life'.
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New York airport to be rebuilt

Monday, July 27th 2015, 23:06

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveils a sweeping plan to rebuild the ageing terminals of LaGuardia Airport - one of the busiest in the US.
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US removes Cuba from trafficking list

Monday, July 27th 2015, 22:40
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The United States removes Cuba from the list of countries failing to combat human trafficking.
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Turkey 'planning Syria buffer zone'

Monday, July 27th 2015, 22:30
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

The US and Turkey are working on plans to oust Islamic State (IS) fighters from a strip along the Turkish-Syria border, officials say.
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US ends Boston 2024 Olympic bid

Monday, July 27th 2015, 19:56
related places: Boston

Boston and the US Olympic Committee agree to end the city's bid for the 2024 Olympics due to lack of public support.
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US sex worker shoots 'serial killer'

Monday, July 27th 2015, 18:45

A woman working as a prostitute may have put an end to a nationwide killing spree after she killed a man in self-defence, police say.
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Rapper 'hologram' stopped by police

Monday, July 27th 2015, 17:12

A digital performance by American rapper Chief Keef has been halted by police.
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Obama attacks Huckabee Israel remarks

Monday, July 27th 2015, 16:39
related places: Republican

US President Barack Obama says attacks on him by Republican presidential candidates are "outrageous" and would be "ridiculous if it weren't so sad".
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VIDEO: Kenyans, cartoons and satirising Obama

Monday, July 27th 2015, 15:41
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Barack Obama was given a "homecoming" welcome during a visit to Kenya, but the country's political cartoonists still have fun satirising the US president.
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Steve Coogan US comedy series axed

Monday, July 27th 2015, 12:37

Happyish, a US sitcom starring Steve Coogan, is cancelled after one series.
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20th Century artists on show at Tate

Monday, July 27th 2015, 9:42
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Tate

The work of 20th Century artists dominates next year's programme at Tate with exhibitions including US artists Georgia O'Keeffe and Robert Rauschenberg and war artist Paul Nash.
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Ant-Man edges out Pixels at box office

Monday, July 27th 2015, 8:46

Ant-Man has continued its dominance at the top of the US box office, beating off a challenge by the critically mauled Pixels.
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Fiat Chrysler hit with record US fine

Monday, July 27th 2015, 1:22

US regulators impose a record fine of $105m (£67.6m) on Fiat Chrysler over recall failures.
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Huckabee Israel comments spark row

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 23:43
related countries: Iran Iran

US Republican Mike Huckabee triggers a row by accusing President Obama of marching Israelis "to the door of the oven" over the Iran nuclear deal.
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Syrian ruins that influenced the West

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 23:04
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: West

How ancient ruins inspired US architecture
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The Quirky business of inventions

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 23:00

The US firm which wants to get more things invented
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Kenya at a crossroads, says Obama

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 15:08
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

US President Barack Obama praises Kenya's economic and political advances in a speech in Nairobi, but also warns of challenges ahead.
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VIDEO: Obama's speech 'inspirational'

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 12:46

Young Kenyans on US President Barack Obama's "inspirational" televised address at the conclusion of his visit to the country.
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VIDEO: 'Bad traditions' hold nations back

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 11:05
related countries: Kenya Kenya

US President Barack Obama has concluded his visit to Kenya with a televised address in which he praised the country - but also warned of challenges ahead.
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VIDEO: US defends Ukraine military exercises

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 23:05
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

More than 1,800 troops from 18 different countries are taking part in a second week of US and Ukrainian-led military exercises in western Ukraine.
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US college ends Cosby professorship

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 22:15
related places: Cosby

A prestigious African-American college discontinues a professorship funded by US comedian Bill Cosby, following claims he assaulted several women.
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VIDEO: 'Co-operation with US is important'

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 13:00
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: America

As Turkey allows America to use one of its key airbases to attack IS targets, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says his country's co-operation with the US is important.
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