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McDonald's faces 1bn euro tax probe

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 18:07
related places: McDonald

US fast-food giant McDonald's could be facing a European Commission (EU) investigation into its tax affairs over an alleged €1bn of unpaid tax.
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Kerry in historic visit to Mogadishu

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 15:38
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

John Kerry becomes the first US secretary of state to visit the Somali capital Mogadishu, which is recovering from years of conflict
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IS claims US Prophet cartoon attack

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 14:55

Islamic State says it was responsible for the attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon exhibition in the US state of Texas in which two gunmen died.
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US trade deficit rises to $51.4bn

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 13:22
related places: March

The US's trade deficit rose 43.1% to $51.4bn in March, its highest level since October 2008.
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Avengers film storms US box office

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 10:32
related countries: Canada Canada

Avengers: Age of Ultron tops the US and Canada box office with $191.3m (£126.5m) in its opening weekend, but fails to beat the debut of 2012's Avengers film.
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VIDEO: Trekkers escape building as quake hits

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 9:33
related countries: Nepal Nepal

An American trekker in a Nepalese village records the moment people flee from a building as the 7.8-magnitude earthquake hits.
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Polanski given top Polish film award

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 9:27
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Krakow

Director Roman Polanski is given one of Poland's top film awards in Krakow, where he also faces a US request to extradite him over rape charges dating back to 1977.
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UBS in 'advanced' forex probe talks

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 7:49
related places: Justice

UBS says it is in "advanced talks" with the US Department of Justice to settle allegations that it attempted to rig foreign exchange markets.
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Canada contests war criminal's bail

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 0:41
related countries: Canada Canada

The Canadian government tries to block the release of an ex-Guantanamo Bay inmate as he appeals against his war crimes conviction in a US court.
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VIDEO: Two killed at US cartoon conference

Monday, May 4th 2015, 23:14
related places: Dallas

Two gunmen have been shot dead after they opened fire outside a conference on cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a suburb of Dallas, US police say.
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US cartoon attack suspects 'named'

Monday, May 4th 2015, 19:17
related places: Dallas

US officials reportedly identify the gunmen who are said to have attacked a Texas event exhibiting cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
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TV battles Periscope's boxing pirates

Monday, May 4th 2015, 17:23

US networks force clips of the Mayweather v Pacquiao boxing match offline, but fail to prevent new apps showing live streams of the bout.
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Merkel pressed on German spy scandal

Monday, May 4th 2015, 16:29
related countries: Germany Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel comes under pressure inside her government to disclose a list of spying targets handed to German intelligence by the US.
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Two die at US Prophet cartoon contest

Monday, May 4th 2015, 12:12
related places: Dallas

Two gunmen are shot dead in a Dallas suburb after they opened fire outside a contest for cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, US police say.
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Asia's markets in positive territory

Monday, May 4th 2015, 9:39
related places: Monday, Asia

Markets in Asia were mostly up on Monday, following stocks in the US, which ended the week higher after recovering losses.
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VIDEO: 'Some were opposed to US cartoon event'

Monday, May 4th 2015, 4:11
related places: Dallas

Eyewitness Stephanie Conway tells the BBC some people were opposed to a conference on cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a suburb of Dallas, but she saw nothing threatening.
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Mayweather wants to fight me - Khan

Sunday, May 3rd 2015, 9:53

Amir Khan says Floyd Mayweather's manager told him "let's get that fight on" after the American beat Manny Pacquiao.
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GB 'let down' as USA beat Bolt

Sunday, May 3rd 2015, 8:43
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica
related places: Bolt

Richard Kilty asks why GB sprinters are "sitting at home" as Usain Bolt's Jamaica lose to USA in the World Relays 4x100m.
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American Pharoah wins Kentucky Derby

Saturday, May 2nd 2015, 23:10

The favourite American Pharoah lands victory in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs for jockey Victor Espinoza.
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US-led Syria strikes 'kill civilians'

Saturday, May 2nd 2015, 21:47
related countries: Syria Syria

Air strikes by the US-led coalition targeting Islamic State militants have killed amore than 50 villagers in northern Syria, activist say.
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Burundi students flock to US embassy

Friday, May 1st 2015, 18:28
related countries: Burundi Burundi

Hundreds of students in Burundi have spent the night in front of the US embassy after their university was closed amid anti-government protests.
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VIDEO: Asia battle for US bullet train deal

Friday, May 1st 2015, 15:55
related places: America

Two titans of Asian business and technology battle for the contract to build America's first bullet train.
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Freddie Gray 'died from bolt injury'

Friday, May 1st 2015, 14:44
related places: Baltimore

Freddie Gray, the Baltimore man whose death sparked rioting in US cities, died in a police van when his head struck a bolt, TV report says.
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US markets rise but LinkedIn hit

Friday, May 1st 2015, 14:26
related places: Wall Street

Wall Street opens higher as stocks rebound from Thursday's falls, but LinkedIn shares sink 18% after disappointing first-quarter results.
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'American diplomats: we are all blondes'

Friday, May 1st 2015, 12:14
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

US envoy to Turkey doctors image in row with Ankara mayor
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Liverpool hope for Sturridge answers

Friday, May 1st 2015, 9:53
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says they hope to sort Daniel Sturridge's "underlying injury issues" in the United States.
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Airbus to sue over German spying row

Friday, May 1st 2015, 8:00
related countries: Germany Germany

Aviation giant Airbus says it will file a criminal complaint over allegations in the media that German spies helped the US carry out industrial espionage.
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VIDEO: Freddie Gray rallies in US cities

Friday, May 1st 2015, 6:54
related places: Baltimore

Police in Baltimore say that a van transporting Freddie Gray made a previously undisclosed stop while en route to the police station.
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India rejects US 'freedoms' report

Friday, May 1st 2015, 6:44
related countries: India India

India criticises a US congressional panel claim that minorities in the country are subjected to "violent attacks" after the Narendra Modi-led BJP came to power.
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Tesla unveils battery to power homes

Friday, May 1st 2015, 6:38

US electric carmaker Tesla Motors unveils batteries that can power homes and businesses in a bid to expand beyond its vehicle business.
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Blind Australian sells out US show

Friday, May 1st 2015, 2:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: New York

Australian Indigenous singer Gurrumul sells out at a concert in New York, the first in a series of dates for his debut US tour.
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Oligarch avoids extradition to US

Friday, May 1st 2015, 1:40
related countries: Austria Austria, Ukraine Ukraine

A judge in Austria turns down a US bid to extradite Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash, ruling that not enough evidence has been presented.
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Chicago 'to host Obama library'

Friday, May 1st 2015, 1:04
related places: Chicago

President Barack Obama has chosen his hometown of Chicago as the location for his presidential library, ahead of New York City and Hawaii, US media report.
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VIDEO: Meet 'the Middle East's Jon Stewart'

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 23:40
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian Bassem Youssef - hailed as the Middle East's answer to popular US TV satirist Jon Stewart - presents his own take on the state of his country and the turmoil engulfing the wider region.
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Sturridge may need surgery on injury

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 22:39
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge flies to the United States to see if he needs surgery on an ongoing hip problem.
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US Navy to assist ships through Gulf

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 20:29
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Gulf

US Navy ships are to accompany US-flagged vessels through the Strait of Hormuz, after Iran detained a Danish cargo ship in the area.
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Weak results send US shares lower

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 20:24

US markets closed sharply lower on Thursday with investors disappointed by weak company earnings and Wednesday's GDP figures continuing to dampen sentiment.
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Sanders enters US presidential race

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 19:01

Bernie Sanders, a US senator and self-proclaimed socialist, says he is seeking the Democratic nomination for the presidency.
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US says no to modifying embryo DNA

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 15:19

Modifying the DNA of embryos is a "line that should not be crossed" and poses serious safety and ethical issues, a leading figure in US research says.
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Spy scandal turns tables on Merkel government

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 12:30
related countries: France France, Germany Germany
related places: Merkel

Embarrassment over allegations Germany spied on France for the US
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N Korea 'may have restarted reactor'

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 11:51
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Satellite pictures taken earlier this year suggest that North Korea may have restarted one of its nuclear reactors, a US think-tank says.
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Germans 'helped US spy on France'

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 9:50
related countries: France France

Germany's national intelligence agency, the BND, spied on top French officials and the European Commission on behalf of US intelligence, reports say.
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Freddie Gray protests in US cities

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 3:40
related places: Baltimore

Protests are taking place in several US cities over Freddie Gray, whose death from injuries sustained in police custody has stoked unrest in Baltimore.
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Asian shares lower on weak US growth

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 1:46

Asian markets traded lower on Thursday with investor sentiment dented by weaker than expected growth in the world's largest economy - the US.
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Bond giant Pimco hires Ben Bernanke

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 1:00

US bond giant Pimco hires former US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke after the departure of 'bond king' Bill Gross last year.
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California ramps up emissions fight

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 21:25
related places: California

The US state of California has stepped up its attempts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by setting tough new targets for 2030.
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Planes grounded by iPad app error

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 19:06

American Airlines delays dozens of flights after an iPad app used by its pilots stops working.
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US interest rates kept at record low

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 18:43

The US Federal Reserve keeps its target interest rate at a record low at the end of a two-day policy meeting.
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Japan PM offers war repentance to US

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 17:45
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe expresses "deep repentance" over Japan's role in World War Two during an historic address to the US Congress.
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US court divided on drug case

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 16:22

US justices appear sharply divided over whether a execution drug can be used after arguments at the Supreme Court.
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The Baltimore minefield for 2016 hopefuls

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 16:12
related places: Baltimore

Baltimore riots challenge US 2016 presidential hopefuls
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VIDEO: Baltimore riot mother: 'It's unacceptable'

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 15:43
related places: Baltimore

A mother filmed berating her son for his involvement in the Baltimore riots has spoken about the incident to US TV programme CBS This Morning.
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US economic growth slows to 0.2%

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 15:41
related places: March

The US economy "all but stagnated" in the first three months of the year growing at an annual rate of just 0.2%, official figures show.
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VIDEO: Live: Japanese PM addresses US Congress

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 14:40
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Congress

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe becomes the first leader of an east Asian nation to speak to both Chambers of Congress in the US.
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US stocks hit by weak growth figure

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 14:10
related places: Stocks, Wall Street

Stocks on Wall Street open lower after figures show the US economy grew more slowly than expected in the first quarter of the year.
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Takeda agrees $2.4bn drug settlement

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 8:46
related places: Asia

Asia's biggest drugmaker Takeda agrees to pay $2.4bn to settle thousands of lawsuits in the US related to its top-selling diabetes drug Actos.
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Joni Mitchell 'not in coma'

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 8:26

Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is "alert and... has her full senses" and is "not in a coma", a statement on her official website declares.
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Obama looks to 'conclusion' of TPP

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 5:42
related countries: Japan Japan

US President Barack Obama says the US and Japan are working towards a "swift and successful conclusion" to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
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Wynn hit as betting in Macau falls

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 1:06
related countries: Macau Macau

Shares of Wynn Resorts fell as much as 10% in after hours trading after the US casino giant said its earnings were hurt by its business in Macau.
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Top US court divided on gay marriage

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 23:57

The US Supreme Court hears arguments in a historic case that could legalise same-sex marriage across a country bitterly divided on the issue.
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Troops deployed for Baltimore riots

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 16:43
related places: Baltimore

Thousands of troops and police officers are deployed to the US city of Baltimore, after riots linked to the death of a black man in police custody.
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US 'monitoring' Iran ship seizure

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 16:28
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Bandar `Abbas

Pentagon officials say the US is monitoring the seizure by Iranian forces of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship in waters off Iran.
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McIlroy handed all-US WGC draw

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 14:23

Rory McIlroy is drawn against a trio of United States players in the World Golf Championships Matchplay event.
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VIDEO: The exodus of Ramadi as IS advance

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 13:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi forces and US coalition fighter jets have been battling to stop the advance of Islamic State in Iraq.
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US soldier 'killed by UK man's bomb'

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 13:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man worked on a series of bombs which were planted in Iraq and led to the death of a US serviceman in 2007, a court hears.
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VIDEO: Police and protesters clash in Baltimore

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 13:26
related places: Baltimore

The US city of Baltimore has declared a state of emergency amid violent protests over the death of a black man fatally injured in police custody.
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Baltimore emergency as riots erupt

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 5:13
related places: Baltimore

A state of emergency is declared in the US city of Baltimore amid violent protests linked to the death of a black man fatally injured in police custody.
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Asian shares shrug off Japan data

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 2:01
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Asia

Shares in Asia open mixed despite US stocks closing lower and a cut to Japan's credit rating.
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Okinawa wants US military far away

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 1:38
related countries: Japan Japan

Why Americans are unpopular on this tiny Japanese island
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'Gang threat' to Baltimore police

Monday, April 27th 2015, 19:47
related places: Baltimore

Baltimore police say rival gangs have formed alliances to "take-out" officers, as thousands pay tribute to a man who died in police custody.
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Putin says US spies helped Chechens

Monday, April 27th 2015, 16:48

Russia's Vladimir Putin tells state TV that US intelligence agents directly aided rebel fighters in the second Chechen war.
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Japan and US unveil defence deal

Monday, April 27th 2015, 16:42
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan and the US strike deal on new guidelines on their defence co-operation as Japanese leader Shinzo Abe visits the US for talks.
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Authors boycott PEN gala over award

Monday, April 27th 2015, 16:25
related countries: France France
related places: Six

Six writers, including Michael Ondaatje and Peter Carey, boycott a major US literary event over plans to give French magazine Charlie Hebdo a freedom of speech award.
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'My head says Mayweather will win'

Monday, April 27th 2015, 16:09

Ricky Hatton has fought both Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao but believes the American will adapt his style and win.
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VIDEO: Okinawa protest over new US air base

Monday, April 27th 2015, 16:06

In Japan, Okinawa residents are fighting against the construction of two new runways for a US military base
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Wall Street extends market rally

Monday, April 27th 2015, 14:04
related places: Monday

US stocks make gains in early Monday trading, building on last week's record levels.
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Pepsi to ditch artificial sweetener

Monday, April 27th 2015, 11:59

A controversial artificial sweetener is being removed from Diet Pepsi in the US following consumer concerns about its safety.
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Furious 7 stays top of US box office

Monday, April 27th 2015, 11:19
related countries: Canada Canada

Furious 7 tops the US and Canada's box office for a fourth week, as Avengers: Age of Ultron tops the international chart a week ahead of its US release.
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Bjorkman set for bigger Murray role

Monday, April 27th 2015, 7:36
related places: Murray

Andy Murray says new coach Jonas Bjorkman will spend the whole hard-court season with him until the end of the US Open.
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VIDEO: Tensions high amid Baltimore protests

Sunday, April 26th 2015, 18:35
related places: Baltimore

There has been another night of protests in the US city of Baltimore - following the death last weekend of a black man while in police custody.
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Weir loses out in sprint finish

Sunday, April 26th 2015, 9:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Weir loses out in a sprint finish to American Joshua George in the T53/54 wheelchair race at the London Marathon.
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VIDEO: Bruce Jenner: Living as a woman

Saturday, April 25th 2015, 18:50

The US Olympic gold medallist and reality TV personality, Bruce Jenner, has said he is transgender and identifies as a woman.
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VIDEO: NBA brings basketball stars to Cuba

Saturday, April 25th 2015, 0:58
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The NBA becomes the first American sports organisation to visit Cuba since the two countries began to restore diplomatic ties.
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Canada bails ex-Guantanamo detainee

Friday, April 24th 2015, 21:20
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian court grants bail to a former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr until he completes his appeal against his US conviction.
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Nasdaq and S&P 500 at record highs

Friday, April 24th 2015, 20:49

The Nasdaq and S&P 500 close at new record highs after US tech firms report strong first quarter profits.
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Comcast ends Time Warner Cable deal

Friday, April 24th 2015, 16:08

US cable giant Comcast abandons its planned $45bn purchase of Time Warner Cable after failing to convince regulators the deal would not harm competition.
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Pakistan: Deaths show US drone risk

Friday, April 24th 2015, 13:55
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Western

Pakistan says the deaths of two Western hostages in a US drone strike demonstrates the dangers of using such tactics.
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Grey's 'McDreamy' in dramatic exit

Friday, April 24th 2015, 10:55

Patrick Dempsey's character Dr Derek Shepherd, known as McDreamy, makes a surprise exit from US medical drama Grey's Anatomy.
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Native Americans quit Sandler set

Friday, April 24th 2015, 10:40
related places: Apache

Several Native American actors walk off the set of an Adam Sandler comedy, claiming the film is "totally disrespectful" of Apache culture.
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US child star 'takes own life'

Friday, April 24th 2015, 10:29
related places: Texas

Sawyer Sweeten, the child star of hit US show Everybody Loves Raymond, takes his own life at his family home in Texas.
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Artist's assistant jailed for theft

Friday, April 24th 2015, 9:29

A former assistant to US artist Jasper Johns has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after admitting he stole artworks from Johns' Connecticut studio.
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VIDEO: Video shows US school stage collapse

Friday, April 24th 2015, 9:10
related places: Indiana

A stage at a school in Indiana, US, has collapsed during a musical performance, injuring dozens of people.
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Google profits please investors

Friday, April 24th 2015, 6:18

US technology giant Google reports a 4% increase in profits in the first quarter to $3.59bn, helped by strong advertising sales.
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VIDEO: Hostage deaths 'raise questions'

Friday, April 24th 2015, 0:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: White House

The White House says two hostages held by al-Qaeda in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region were killed in a US counter-terrorism operation in January.
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VIDEO: Petraeus: 'I will continue to serve'

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 21:26

David Petraeus, a retired US four-star general and former CIA director, makes a statement after being put on probation for leaking material.
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US admits hostages killed in raid

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 21:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: White House

The White House says a US counterterrorism operation in January killed two hostages held by al-Qaeda in the Afghan-Pakistan border region.
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Petraeus fined over military leak

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 20:25

David Petraeus, a retired US four-star general and former CIA director, is put on probation and fined for leaking classified materials to his mistress.
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Lynch is new US attorney general

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 19:18
related places: Lynch

The US Senate confirms the nomination of Loretta Lynch as the next US Attorney General, making her the first black woman to take up the post.
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Parents sue Ferguson over son's death

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 18:12
related places: Ferguson

The parents of Michael Brown, whose killing by a police officer in the US city Ferguson sparked riots, announce that they are suing the authorities.
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Deutsche Bank hit with record fine

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 14:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Deutsche Bank is fined a total of $2.5bn (£1.66bn) by US and UK regulators after mostly London-based traders tried to manipulate interest rates.
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