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VIDEO: 'It's in our power to act on gun crime'

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 16:59
related places: Charleston

US President Barack Obama has responded to a shooting at a church in Charleston. saying the US should recognise that "this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries'.'
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Suspect named in Charleston shooting

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 15:13
related places: Charleston

US police name Dylann Roof as their suspect in a shooting at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, that killed nine people.
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US inflation driven by petrol prices

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 13:32
related places: May

US inflation rose 0.4% in May, mainly driven by a sharp increase in petrol prices, the US Department of Labor says.
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VIDEO: US church gunman 'was in congregation'

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 12:57
related places: Charleston

Police in the United States are searching for a white gunman who killed nine people at a historic African-American church in Charleston in the US state of South Carolina.
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Nine killed at South Carolina church

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 12:06
related places: Charleston

Nine people are killed in a shooting described as a "hate crime" at an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, with a white suspect still at large.
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Chinese shares hit by IPO wave

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 8:36

Mainland Chinese shares see sharp falls as a huge wave of initial public offerings puts pressure on the market.
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VIDEO: US manhunt: Focus on prison worker

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 3:27

The hunt for two murderers on the run from a jail in New York State is now focusing on allegations they were going to murder the husband of a prison worker who apparently helped them escape.
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US to put woman on new $10 note

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 2:26

The US Treasury Department says a redesigned $10 note will feature a woman, but who she will be has not been decided.
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Water damage clue in balcony collapse

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 1:58
related places: California

US engineers investigating a balcony collapse that killed six people in California say water damage may have caused the structure to give way.
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VIDEO: Drone users anticipate new US rules

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 23:10

US Aviation officials are moving up plans to let individuals and businesses use drones for commercial purposes. They say rules could be in place within a year, much earlier than earlier forecasts.
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US Fed moves towards rate rise

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 21:06

The US central bank , the Federal Reserve, moves towards a first rate increase this year, but keeps rates on hold for now.
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Uber dealt employee blow by US ruling

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 19:27

An Uber driver in California is deemed an employee, not a contractor, in a ruling that could mean higher costs for the app-based taxi service.
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US questions Iraq's IS commitment

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 16:53
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Defence Secretary Ashton Carter questions Iraq's commitment to fighting Islamic State and criticises the availability of Iraqi military recruits.
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'Heartbreak' over balcony deaths

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 15:56
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Families of Irish students killed and injured after a balcony collapsed at a US apartment block are arriving in California.
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VIDEO: Tributes to balcony collapse dead

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 14:11
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: California

Tributes are being paid in Ireland and the US to five Irish students and another young woman killed when a fourth-floor balcony in California collapsed.
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Strong US dollar hits FedEx

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 13:59
related places: May

US parcels delivery firm FedEx reports a net loss of $895m for the three months to the end of May, missing analysts' expectations.
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Asia stocks follow US market rebound

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 9:24

Asian stocks are mostly higher on Wednesday after US stocks rebounded ahead of the Federal Reserve decision on interest rates.
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Six die in US balcony collapse

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 2:47
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Berkeley

Five Irish students and one other young woman have been killed after a fourth-floor balcony collapsed at a US apartment.
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VIDEO: Rachel Dolezal's fractured family

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 23:39

The complicated origins of US activist Rachel Dolezal
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McIlroy happy to escape major 'hype'

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 19:57
related places: Masters

Rory McIlroy welcomes being away from the "hype and attention" of the Masters heading into the year's second major at the US Open.
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US baseball team accused of hacking

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 18:18

The FBI is investigating the St Louis Cardinals on charges the team hacked into the computers of a rival club.
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VIDEO: Dolezal: 'I identify as black'

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 17:22

Rachel Dolezal, a US race activist, says she "identifies as black" following claims from her parents that she is actually Caucasian.
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Top al-Qaeda commander confirmed dead

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 16:40
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Al-Qaeda confirms that a key commander - Nasser al-Wuhayshi, who headed Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula - has been killed in a US drone strike in Yemen.
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Las Vegas mogul Kirk Kerkorian dies

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 16:35
related places: Las Vegas

Kirk Kerkorian, the veteran US businessman who made billions in the hospitality and entertainment industries in Las Vegas, dies at the age of 98.
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VIDEO: Donald Trump to run for US presidency

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 16:03

The businessman Donald Trump announces his plan to run for the US Presidency in the 2016 election.
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US orders ban on trans-fats

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 15:09

Trans-fats are unsafe to eat and must be banned from the food supply within three years, say US regulators.
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Rachel Dolezal: 'I identify as black'

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 12:32

Rachel Dolezal, the US race activist accused of "pretending to be black", refuses to back down and says she identifies as black.
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US aid for anti-Boko Haram force

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 11:56

The US says it will give $5m (£3.2m) towards a multi-national task force being set up to fight Boko Haram, as it steps up cross-border attacks.
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US and Venezuela praise talks

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 11:25
related countries: Haiti Haiti, Venezuela Venezuela

The United States and Venezuela both welcome talks held on Saturday between the two sides aimed at reducing diplomatic tensions.
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US activist sued college 'for racism'

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 11:23

Rachel Dolezal, the US race activist accused of "pretending to be black", previously sued her university for racism, US media reports say.
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VIDEO: 'Rachel Dolezal needs therapy'

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 10:42

Ruthanne and Larry Dolezal, the parents of US civil rights worker Rachel Dolezal, have urged their daughter to seek help for ''personal identity issues''.
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Militant Islamist's death denied

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 8:30
related countries: Libya Libya

A militant Islamist group in Libya denies that a US air strike killed Mokhtar Belmokhtar, one of North Africa's most feared jihadists.
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US towns battle states over fracking

Monday, June 15th 2015, 23:06
related places: Texas

The Texas town that banned fracking, then lost
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Bush launches 'optimistic' campaign

Monday, June 15th 2015, 21:51
related places: America, Republican

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has officially launched his US presidential campaign, promising to "take nothing and no one for granted".
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VIDEO: How common are US shark attacks?

Monday, June 15th 2015, 21:20

Two teenagers have been badly injured in separate shark attacks at a popular seaside resort in the United States.
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US to store heavy weapons in Poland

Monday, June 15th 2015, 18:57
related countries: Poland Poland

For the first time since the Cold War, the US plans to store heavy weapons, including tanks, in Poland.
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US seeks to confirm Islamist's death

Monday, June 15th 2015, 17:50
related countries: Algeria Algeria, Libya Libya

The US seeks to clarify whether an air strike in Libya killed the Islamist militant who ordered a deadly attack on an Algerian gas plant in 2013.
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Teens injured in US shark attacks

Monday, June 15th 2015, 17:15

Two teenagers are badly injured in separate shark attacks at a popular seaside resort in the US state of North Carolina.
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Top Islamist 'killed' in US strike

Monday, June 15th 2015, 13:38
related countries: Libya Libya

The Islamist militant who ordered a deadly attack on an Algerian gas plant in 2013 has been killed in a US air strike in Libya, officials there say.
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Gun maker Colt files for bankruptcy

Monday, June 15th 2015, 10:09
related places: Colt

Storied US gun maker Colt Defense files for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it grapples with heavy debts.
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Shock finale for Game of Thrones

Monday, June 15th 2015, 9:36

Fans of the hit US fantasy drama are left stunned by a shock season five finale. This story contains spoilers.
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VIDEO: Jeb Bush enters race for White House

Monday, June 15th 2015, 7:18
related places: Florida, Monday, White House

The former Governor of Florida, Jeb Bush, will officially launch his bid to become president of the United States on Monday.
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What is the future of US manufacturing?

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 23:12

Will Americans carry on making things?
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Dense mayfly swarm closes US bridge

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 22:05
related places: Pennsylvania

A vast mayfly swarm in the US causes motorcycle crashes and the closure of a Pennsylvania bridge, the authorities there say.
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US and Venezuela in high-level talks

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 19:42
related countries: Haiti Haiti, Venezuela Venezuela

US and Venezuelan officials meet in Haiti as both sides work to address strained relations between the two ideological opponents.
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Dallas suspect 'snapped', says father

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 4:00
related places: Dallas

A man suspected of attacking the Dallas police HQ before later being shot dead by police had "snapped" under personal pressures, his father says.
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VIDEO: Footage shows Dallas police under fire

Saturday, June 13th 2015, 21:20
related places: Dallas

A man suspected of firing shots at the police headquarters in the US city of Dallas, Texas is shot and killed by police.
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Gun attack on Dallas police HQ

Saturday, June 13th 2015, 20:39
related places: Dallas, Texas

A gunman opens fire on the police headquarters in the US city of Dallas, before fleeing the scene in what appeared to be an armoured vehicle.
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Clinton rally woos working Americans

Saturday, June 13th 2015, 17:47

US Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton vows to help "everyday Americans", in the first major rally in her presidential campaign.
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Rachel Dolezal case sparks furore

Saturday, June 13th 2015, 12:37

US activist's claim to be black sparks debate on racial identity
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US moves six from Guantanamo to Oman

Saturday, June 13th 2015, 6:30
related countries: Oman Oman, Yemen Yemen

Six Yemeni prisoners held for years at Guantanamo Bay detention centre have been transferred to Oman, the US says.
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VIDEO: US jail break: Prison worker in court

Saturday, June 13th 2015, 4:23
related places: New York

A New York state prison worker who police say provided tool parts to help two convicted murderers escape appears in court.
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US prison worker held over jailbreak

Saturday, June 13th 2015, 4:16
related places: New York

A prison worker pleads not guilty to charges of helping two convicted murderers escape jail in New York state.
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VIDEO: California farmers face water cuts

Saturday, June 13th 2015, 3:51
related places: California

California lawmakers order farmers to reduce their water consumption, representing the largest cuts in the US state's history.
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Hackers 'hit US military data'

Saturday, June 13th 2015, 1:33
related countries: China China

Hackers with suspected links to China appear to have accessed sensitive data on US intelligence and military personnel, officials say.
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VIDEO: Black or white? Who is Rachel Dolezal?

Friday, June 12th 2015, 22:31

A row has broken out in the US as to whether civil rights activist Rachel Dolezal, who says she is African-American, is in fact white.
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California orders historic water cut

Friday, June 12th 2015, 20:56
related places: California

California lawmakers have ordered farmers to reduce their water consumption - the largest cuts in the US state's history.
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US lawmakers reject trade proposal

Friday, June 12th 2015, 19:42
related places: White House

The US House of Representatives rejects a high-profile trade bill backed by the White House.
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US prison worker 'aided escapees'

Friday, June 12th 2015, 18:49
related places: New York

A female prison worker smuggled tools to two New York inmates before they escaped, according to prosecutors.
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US toddler kills himself with gun

Friday, June 12th 2015, 17:35
related places: Ohio

A three-year-old boy dies after playing with his mother's handgun and shooting himself in the chest, say police in Ohio.
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No charges against Virginia student

Friday, June 12th 2015, 17:11
related places: Virginia

Police in the US state of Virginia drop charges of under-aged drinking against a young black man whose violent arrest sparked protests.
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Wall Street opens down on Greece fears

Friday, June 12th 2015, 14:26
related countries: Greece Greece

Shares in the US opened lower as hopes fade of a deal between debt-laden Greece and its European creditors, and nervousness over next week's Fed meeting.
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Merkel phone tapping probe dropped

Friday, June 12th 2015, 12:50
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany drops an investigation into alleged tapping of Chancellor Merkel's phone for lack of data from the US National Security Agency.
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Civil rights activist 'pretending to be black'

Friday, June 12th 2015, 10:34
related places: America

The parents of a civil rights activist in America says she's been "pretending" to be African-American for years.
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US net neutrality rules to go ahead

Friday, June 12th 2015, 10:01

A US court has decided that attempts to block the implementation of net neutrality rules in the US cannot be upheld.
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Paraguay ends Conmebol immunity

Friday, June 12th 2015, 8:59
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay

Paraguay ends diplomatic immunity for the offices of South America's Conmebol football association, with top officials facing US corruption charges.
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Asian shares fail to follow US lead

Friday, June 12th 2015, 7:05
related places: Friday

Asian shares are lacklustre in early trade on Friday despite US stocks closing higher on strong retail sales data.
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US 'spends $9m a day' fighting IS

Friday, June 12th 2015, 1:21

The US spends $9m a day on the war against Islamic State and the cost of the bombing campaign in total is more than $2.7bn, says the Pentagon.
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US wrestling star Dusty Rhodes dies

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 23:25

One of wrestling's biggest stars, Dusty Rhodes, who billed himself as "The American Dream", has died aged 69.
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US judge requests Tamir Rice charges

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 22:45
related places: Cleveland, Ohio

A policeman who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland, Ohio, should be charged with murder, a judge has ruled.
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Illegal buttocks surgeon jailed in US

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 20:19

A woman who performed illegal plastic surgeries under the name "Black Madam" has been sentenced to at least a decade in prison.
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Police dogs 'detect US fugitives'

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 19:53

Police bloodhounds have found where David Sweat and Richard Matt may have spent the night after they escaped from prison.
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Emirates boss hopeful on US dispute

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 4:18

The chief executive of Emirates tells the BBC he does not believe an escalating dispute between US and Middle Eastern carriers over government subsidies will "end in tears".
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VIDEO: Making the 'American Serengeti'

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 23:52

Conservationists in Montana are creating an "American Serengeti' by buying up ranch land, pulling down fences and creating a vast swathe of territory for bison to roam.
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VIDEO: Inside US anti-IS command centre

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 21:58
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The United States confirms it is sending an additional 450 troops to Iraq to help boost the training of government forces.
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Germany 1-2 USA

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 21:11
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Cologne

Bobby Wood's late strike gives Jurgen Klinsmann's USA victory over Germany in a friendly in Cologne.
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Obama to boost army advisers in Iraq

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 18:58
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The United States is to send up to 450 military advisers to Iraq to help train local forces fighting Islamic State, President Obama says.
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US prison guards charged over death

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 17:57
related places: Manhattan

Two prison guards are charged over the death of a black inmate in New York City, say prosecutors in Manhattan.
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MEPs in bitter split on EU-US trade

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 13:31

The European Parliament's last-minute cancellation of a debate exposes deep divisions over trade talks with the US.
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Obama 'to send more troops to Iraq'

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 12:42
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US President Barack Obama is preparing to deploy as many as 500 additional troops to help train Iraqi forces to fight Islamic State, US officials say.
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Venezuela in oil spat with Guyana

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 11:32
related countries: Guyana Guyana

Venezuela demands that neighbouring Guyana stop US oil company Exxon from carrying out oil exploration in disputed waters.
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China shares down on MSCI delay

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 9:31
related countries: China China
related places: Market

Mainland Chinese shares close lower on Wednesday after the US index provider MSCI held off including China-listed shares in a key benchmark index
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Glennie gets presidential approval

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 8:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scottish percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and US singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris are praised by US president Barack Obama as they receive the Polar Music Prize.
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Mers prompts Park to cancel US visit

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 5:36
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Park

President Park Geun-hye postpones her US visit over Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers), which has now killed nine people in South Korea.
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Texas pool party policeman quits

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 3:59
related places: Texas

The US police officer filmed pinning a black girl to the ground and pointing his gun at teenagers at a pool party in Texas resigns, officials say.
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US solitary inmate release delayed

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 21:54
related places: Louisiana

The release of a man who has spent more than four decades in solitary confinement is delayed after a request by Louisiana's top lawyer.
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Alibaba boss in US charm offensive

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 19:51
related countries: China China

The boss of the Chinese internet firm Alibaba, Jack Ma, tells the US "we need more American products for China".
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VIDEO: Security alert halts US briefing

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 19:35
related places: White House, Senate

Parts of the White House and a Senate office building were evacuated on Tuesday after telephone bomb threats.
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Man freed after 43 years in solitary

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 17:24
related countries: Angola Angola

A judge in the US state of Louisiana orders the release of a man who has been in solitary confinement for more than four decades.
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US 'sent live anthrax to UK'

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 16:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A lab in the UK may have accidentally received a sample of live anthrax from the Pentagon in 2007, say US officials.
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VIDEO: Storm chasers film anti-cyclonic tornado

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 15:39
related places: Colorado

A US storm chaser has captured footage of a large anti-cyclonic tornado swirling over fields in Colorado.
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Qatar Airways 'could quit alliance'

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 15:04
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker threatens to leave the Oneworld alliance, accusing American Airlines of blocking his carrier's business.
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Protest over US pool party policing

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 14:05
related places: Dallas, McKinney

Close to 800 people march through the city of McKinney near Dallas after a video showed a police officer pointing his gun at black teenagers.
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Salazar to 'prove accusations false'

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 11:05

US coach Alberto Salazar says he will show that accusations he has practised doping techniques are "false statements".
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US school finds 1917 board lessons

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 10:07
related places: Oklahoma City

The traces of classroom lessons from nearly a century ago have been found preserved on blackboards at a school in Oklahoma City.
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Asian markets hit by global woes

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 9:18
related countries: Greece Greece

Asian shares were down as investors continue to worry about a Greek debt default and the timing of a US interest rate rise.
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USA Women 3-1 Australia Women

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 5:15
related countries: Australia Australia

Megan Rapinoe scores twice as the USA start their Women's World Cup campaign with a 3-1 win over Australia.
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Snoop Dogg sues beer firm over sale

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 3:36

US rapper Snoop Dogg sues beer-maker Pabst Brewing, saying the firm owes him money from the sale of the company and its beer line last year.
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US army shuts website after hacking

Monday, June 8th 2015, 22:46
related countries: Syria Syria

The US army temporarily takes down its website after a hacking attack, claimed by the Syrian Electronic Army group.
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Prison builders quizzed on US escape

Monday, June 8th 2015, 20:59
related places: New York

Police are questioning contractors working at a maximum security prison in New York following the audacious escape of two murderers.
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