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VIDEO: Chinese Obama speaks 'fake' English

Monday, September 21st 2015, 15:03
related countries: China China
related places: English

A Chinese man who has made his name as a professional impersonator of US President Barack Obama has embarked on a new film career.
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Carson: President should not be Muslim

Monday, September 21st 2015, 14:41
related places: Press

US Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson tells NBC's Meet The Press he does not believe a Muslim should be president of the United States.
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Obama 'heartbroken' as employee killed

Monday, September 21st 2015, 10:00
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama says he is "heartbroken" after a senior White House employee is killed on a charity bike ride.
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China shares rise as rest of Asia falls

Monday, September 21st 2015, 8:48
related places: Stocks, Monday, Wall Street, Asia

Mainland Chinese shares are the lone winners in Asia as the rest of the region heads lower on lingering worries about weaker global growth.
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Dotcom US extradition hearing begins

Monday, September 21st 2015, 2:02
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Auckland

The long-awaited extradition hearing for internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom by US authorities opens in Auckland, New Zealand.
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China seeks 'new model' for relations with US

Sunday, September 20th 2015, 23:43

What to expect from President Xi's first state visit to the US
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VIDEO: Carson: 'I would not advocate a Muslim'

Sunday, September 20th 2015, 16:39

US Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson says he does not believe a Muslim should become president.
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Samoa 25-16 United States

Sunday, September 20th 2015, 12:57
related places: Brighton

Samoa withstand a spirited showing from USA to win their opening Pool B match in Brighton.
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New US-backed rebels 'enter Syria'

Sunday, September 20th 2015, 10:18
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A group of 75 US-backed rebels has crossed into northern Syria from Turkey to fight jihadists there, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.
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US driver shot from police helicopter

Sunday, September 20th 2015, 4:25
related places: California

A driver involved in a high-speed chase in California was struck by gunfire from a police helicopter, officials have confirmed.
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VIDEO: Pope visits Cuba for first time

Sunday, September 20th 2015, 3:53
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Pope Francis has urged the United States and Cuba to continue improving relations on his first visit to the Caribbean island.
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'Not my job to defend Obama' - Trump

Saturday, September 19th 2015, 16:07
related places: Trump

Donald Trump says it is "not his job" to defend Barack Obama, after being criticised for not correcting a supporter who said the US president was Muslim.
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Kerry seeks push to end Syria conflict

Saturday, September 19th 2015, 13:39
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

US Secretary of State John Kerry calls for a fresh diplomatic push to end the Syria conflict, after talks in London with the UK's Philip Hammond.
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Europe extend Solheim Cup advantage

Saturday, September 19th 2015, 13:37

Charley Hull and Suzann Pettersen's remarkable victory helps Europe open an 8-4 lead over the US in the Solheim Cup.
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VIDEO: Sheikh's Ferrari filmed racing through LA

Friday, September 18th 2015, 23:38
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: Beverly Hills

A Qatari sheikh has left the US after his Ferrari was caught on camera racing through Beverly Hills.
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Volkswagen to recall 500,000 cars in US

Friday, September 18th 2015, 21:55
related countries: Germany Germany

German carmaker Volkswagen is ordered by US regulators to recall half a million cars because of a device that disguises pollution levels.
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US moves to ease Cuban trade embargo

Friday, September 18th 2015, 21:24
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The US has announced eased restrictions on business and travel with Cuba, the latest move by President Barack Obama to improve relations with the country.
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US-Russia defence talks over Syria

Friday, September 18th 2015, 21:20
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

US and Russian defence ministers hold their first talks in more than a year, discussing the conflict in Syria and how to avoid clashing with each other on the ground.
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Europe lead USA in Solheim Cup

Friday, September 18th 2015, 19:01

Europe lead USA 4-2 in the Solheim Cup with two foursomes matches to be completed on Saturday morning.
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Ferrari racing rankles Beverly Hills

Friday, September 18th 2015, 18:08
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: Beverly Hills

A Qatari sheikh has abruptly left the US after his yellow Ferrari was caught on camera racing through Beverly Hills.
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Republicans slam Trump in Muslim row

Friday, September 18th 2015, 17:58
related places: Trump

Donald Trump is taking flak from fellow Republicans for not correcting a supporter who said US President Barack Obama was a Muslim.
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BBC plans Netflix-style US service

Friday, September 18th 2015, 16:36

The BBC announces plan to launch a subscription-based video streaming service in the United States.
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Markets fall after Fed holds rates

Friday, September 18th 2015, 16:04

European and US markets fall following the Federal Reserve's decision not to raise US interest rates.
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The Who halt tour over Daltrey virus

Friday, September 18th 2015, 14:41

The Who postpone the US leg of their 50th anniversary tour as doctors diagnose Roger Daltrey with viral Meningitis.
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Shares slide after US rate decision

Friday, September 18th 2015, 13:51

Shares in Europe and the US fall following the Federal Reserve's decision not to raise rates, as concerns about the health of the global economy are renewed.
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US repatriates China Sky Net suspect

Friday, September 18th 2015, 12:11
related countries: China China

The United States has repatriated the first criminal suspect from the Sky Net list of economic fugitives, the Communist Party says.
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Trump under fire in Obama 'Muslim' row

Friday, September 18th 2015, 8:32
related places: Republican

Republican hopeful Donald Trump faces criticism for failing to correct a supporter who said President Obama was a Muslim and "not even an American".
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VIDEO: Trump laughs off Obama 'Muslim' question

Friday, September 18th 2015, 8:09

Donald Trump is criticised for failing to correct a supporter who said US President Barack Obama was a Muslim and "not even an American".
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Cuba announces new ambassador to US

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 23:39

Cuba appoints an ambassador to the US - the first since 1961 - as part of the ongoing thaw in relations between the two countries.
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US wildfires death toll rises to five

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 23:14
related places: California

The discovery of two more bodies brings to five the number of deaths from two wildfires burning in California.
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VIDEO: Philadelphia prepares for the Pope

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 22:23
related places: Philadelphia, Pope

The final leg of Pope Francis' US tour is Philadelphia. It's being billed as one of the largest events in the City of Brotherly Love in modern times, and could attract up to a million and half people.
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Asthmatic US otter gets an inhaler

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 21:32
related places: Seattle

A wheezy sea otter in Seattle diagnosed with asthma receives a breathing boost from an inhaler.
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US leaves interest rates unchanged

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 20:58

The US central bank decides not to raise interest rates, citing concerns about the strength of the global economy.
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American Airlines resolves flight issue

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 20:25

Some American Airlines flights had been grounded across the US due to technical issues, but the airline says they have been resolved.
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Carly Fiorina praised for US debate

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 19:20
related places: Republican, White House

The only woman in the Republican field of White House hopefuls, Carly Fiorina, is widely praised for her performance in a TV debate.
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Science world backs US 'clock boy'

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 17:43
related places: Texas

A Muslim boy arrested in Texas for bringing a homemade clock to school continues to receive an outpouring of support from scientists and politicians.
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Nobel chief regrets Obama peace prize

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 15:20

The decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to US President Barack Obama in 2009 failed to live up to expectations, the committee's ex-secretary says.
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Swiss to extradite Fifa suspect to US

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 13:52
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Uruguay Uruguay

Switzerland says it has approved the extradition of Uruguayan football official Eugenio Figueredo, who is accused of taking bribes.
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US comic apologises for 9/11 lie

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 11:08
related places: New York

American comedian Steve Rannazzisi admits he lied over escaping from the twin towers during the terror attacks in New York on 2001.
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VIDEO: Key moments from Republican presidential debate

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 10:22
related places: Republican

Republican contenders for the US presidency take part in their second live TV debate.
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Syria rebel training 'a failure'

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 10:00
related countries: Syria Syria

A US scheme to train Syrian rebels to combat Islamic State draws strong condemnation after a military official admits "only four or five" are still fighting.
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VIDEO: Can Trump 'trump' his US rivals?

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 0:28
related places: Republican

The BBC's Jon Sopel looks at the success of the Donald Trump campaign as the politician takes part in a Republican debate.
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Orion crew ship faces delay to 2023

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 23:32
related places: Orion, Earth

The US space agency says the Orion astronaut capsule, designed to go far beyond Earth, may not actually carry people now until 2023.
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The US's interest rate rise dilemma

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 23:03

The US Federal Reserve will announce later on Thursday whether to raise interest rates, a decision that will reverberate across the global economy.
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No charges for US boy with clock

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 21:47
related places: Texas

Texas police decide not to charge a 14-year-old Muslim boy who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school.
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Colorado holds marijuana tax holiday

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 21:14
related places: Colorado

Colorado has temporarily suspended taxes on marijuana after the US state brought in more tax revenue than anticipated.
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US consumer prices unexpectedly drop

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 15:00

US consumer prices unexpectedly drop for the first time in seven months says the US Department of Labor.
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VIDEO: Whale breaches over kayak off US coast

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 11:23
related places: California

A pair of kayakers off the coast of California have had a lucky escape after a humpback whale breached over their boat.
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Takeaway USA leaves critics cold

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 9:17

A US version of Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway receives a lukewarm response from critics, with one calling it "more exhausting than entertaining".
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VIDEO: Deadly flash floods sweep through Utah

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 5:26
related places: Utah

At least 15 people have been killed in flash floods in the US state of Utah.
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US warns N Korea over nuclear plant

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 4:12
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

The US warns North Korea to refrain from "irresponsible provocation" after Pyongyang said its main nuclear facility had resumed normal operations.
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Flash flooding kills 16 in Utah

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 3:32
related places: Utah

Flash floods in the US state of Utah kill at least 16 people, with one person still missing.
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US presses Russia on Syria build-up

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 2:27
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Moscow

US Secretary of State John Kerry calls his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov for a third time to clarify Moscow's military build-up in Syria.
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US confirms state visit for China's Xi

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 2:05
related countries: China China

The US confirms Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit later this month to "expand co-operation" and address "areas of disagreement".
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Asia shares follow Wall Street higher

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 1:49
related places: Wall Street

Asian shares make early gains on Wednesday, taking the positive lead from Wall Street where US consumer data lifted investors' confidence.
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Adidas named US ice hockey sponsor

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 22:00

The US National Hockey League names Adidas as its sponsor to provide kits for the league's teams.
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VIDEO: California wildfire evacuees return

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 21:08
related places: California

In the US state of California more than 20,000 people have been forced to flee their homes by wildfires and some are now returning to see the damage.
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US 'campus killer' left apology note

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 19:33

The man suspected of shooting dead his girlfriend then killing a colleague at a Mississippi university left a note saying sorry, say police.
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Two children dead in Texas bus crash

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 17:26
related places: Texas

Two students have been killed and three other were injured after a school bus veered off an overpass and plunged into a motorway in the US state of Texas.
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Cecil hunt accused held for smuggling

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 17:17
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Cecil

A professional hunter in Zimbabwe accused of helping a US man kill Cecil the Lion is arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle sable antelopes.
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World Bank warns on US rate rise

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 16:55

The World Bank has warned of the potential for economic damage to the developing world when the US Federal Reserve raises interest rates
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Car sales push US retail figures up

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 15:17
related places: August

US retail sales rose 0.2% in August, helped by spending on cars, but factory production slipped.
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VIDEO: Five missing after Utah floods

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 12:59
related places: Utah

Flash floods in the US state of Utah have killed at least eight people and left five missing, officials say.
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US campus shooting suspect teacher dead

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 12:41
related places: Cleveland

A manhunt for a university professor accused of killing a colleague in Mississippi ends after the suspect kills himself as police close in.
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Cosby accusers to appear in TV special

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 10:58

A TV show featuring interviews with some of the women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault is to air in the US on Thursday.
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Pulitzer winner makes Booker shortlist

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 10:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Booker

A US Pulitzer Prize winner and two British authors are among the six writers shortlisted for this year's Man Booker Prize.
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US Navy limits 'whale-harming' sonar

Monday, September 14th 2015, 22:45
related places: California

The US Navy agrees to limit its use of sonar that inadvertently harms whales and dolphins in waters near Hawaii and California.
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Russia plans Syria air base, says US

Monday, September 14th 2015, 22:03
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Latakia, Moscow

Russia's recent movements near Syria's city of Latakia suggest Moscow plans to establish a "forward air operating base" there, the US says.
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Whitney Houston 'hologram' to tour

Monday, September 14th 2015, 17:10

A 3D moving image of the late singer Whitney Houston is being developed by a US entertainment firm.
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US clerk relents in gay marriage row

Monday, September 14th 2015, 15:33
related places: Kentucky

A Kentucky clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licences to gay couples has returned to work, saying she will not block the process.
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'Wrong plane' flies from LA to Hawaii

Monday, September 14th 2015, 14:45
related places: Los Angeles

A plane not certified to fly for long over water safely flew from Los Angeles to Hawaii last month, American Airlines has confirmed.
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VIDEO: Driver films escape from blazing US town

Monday, September 14th 2015, 13:34
related places: California

Footage has emerged of a driver escaping wildfires on Saturday in California in the US.
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VIDEO: News briefing on Fifa corruption probe

Monday, September 14th 2015, 13:04
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

The Swiss and US attorney generals are holding a briefing on their investigation into allegations of corruption within football organisation Fifa.
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Thrillers share honours at US cinemas

Monday, September 14th 2015, 12:06
related countries: Canada Canada

Dating drama The Perfect Guy and M Night Shyamalan's The Visit fare similarly well at North American cinemas, coming first and second at the US and Canada box office.
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Tool to tackle power-hungry apps

Monday, September 14th 2015, 9:41
related places: Power

Power-hungry apps that drain batteries on an Android phone even when it is in a sleep state are being tackled by US researchers.
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I must earn support, says Djokovic

Monday, September 14th 2015, 9:37

Novak Djokovic says he must win over tennis fans after being jeered as he beat Roger Federer to win the US Open.
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Schools to offer human rights lessons

Monday, September 14th 2015, 8:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Human rights lessons are to be offered to schools in England in a project designed by US human rights activist Kerry Kennedy.
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Chinese shares fall on growth fears

Monday, September 14th 2015, 8:15
related places: Wall Street

Mainland Chinese shares fall on Monday after economic data released on Sunday underlined fears growth is slackening.
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Ending Syria war 'key to migrant crisis'

Monday, September 14th 2015, 5:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Ending the conflict in Syria and Iraq is key to solving the migrant crisis facing Europe, a senior US official tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Fight against IS 'a long-term struggle'

Monday, September 14th 2015, 5:02
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Ending the conflict in Syria and Iraq is key to solving the migrant crisis facing Europe, a senior US official has told the BBC.
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Djokovic beats Federer in US final

Monday, September 14th 2015, 2:42
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Serbia's Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in four dramatic sets to win his second US Open and 10th Grand Slam title.
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The Black Lives Matter backlash

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 23:33

How movement was blamed for the killing of US police officers
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VIDEO: WWE wrestler's Indian homecoming

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 23:05
related countries: India India

One of India's most popular sportsmen, The Great Khali, is back home after spending more than a decade fighting WWE bouts in the US.
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Hingis wins US Open doubles title

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 18:24

Martina Hingis wins the women's doubles title at the US Open with Sania Mirza, to add to her victory in the mixed doubles.
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Federer & Djokovic set for US final

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 23:22
related places: Sunday

Roger Federer will try win his first major title in three years when he plays Novak Djokovic in Sunday's US Open final.
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Pennetta wins US Open women's title

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 22:22
related countries: Italy Italy

Flavia Pennetta beats fellow Italian Roberta Vinci to win her first Grand Slam at the US Open, before announcing her retirement.
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Murray loses US Open doubles final

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 17:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba, France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: New York, Pierre

Britain's Jamie Murray and Australian John Peers are beaten by French pair Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert in New York.
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US hiker's body found in Spain

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 16:29
related countries: Chile Chile, Spain Spain
related places: Camino, Santiago

Police in Spain say they have found the body of an American woman who went missing on the Camino de Santiago pilgrim trail in April, and arrest a suspect.
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Video shows officer tackling Blake

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 7:11
related places: Blake

New York police release video footage of a plain-clothed officer tackling former US tennis star James Blake after he was mistaken for a suspect.
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Federer sets up final with Djokovic

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 1:02

Roger Federer will face Novak Djokovic in Sunday's US Open final after both players cruise through their semi-finals.
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Mistrial over US police 'assault' of Indian

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 0:56
related countries: India India
related places: Alabama

A federal judge in Alabama has declared a mistrial in the case of a police officer accused of assaulting an Indian man who had recently moved to the US.
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Williams defeat a 'monumental shock'

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 0:49

Serena Williams' US Open defeat is one of the biggest shocks in tennis history, says two-time champion Tracy Austin.
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Rick Perry ends bid for US president

Friday, September 11th 2015, 21:39
related places: Republican

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry has dropped out of the race for US president - the first departure among a large field of Republican candidates.
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Victims of 9/11 remembered across US

Friday, September 11th 2015, 20:34
related places: New York

Moments of silence are held in New York at the time the World Trade Center was hit and officials participate in memorials across the country.
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Williams stunned by Vinci in semis

Friday, September 11th 2015, 20:28
related countries: Italy Italy

Serena Williams's hopes of securing a calendar Grand Slam are ended with a shock US Open semi-final defeat by Roberta Vinci.
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Gatlin wins Diamond League title

Friday, September 11th 2015, 20:11

American Justin Gatlin takes the 100m Diamond League crown after winning the final race of the series in 9.98 seconds.
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US man 'posed as Australian jihadist'

Friday, September 11th 2015, 16:24
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Florida

A 20-year-old from Florida who posed as an Australian jihadist is charged with helping to plan an attack on a 9/11 memorial in Missouri.
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Mayor of riot-hit US city to quit

Friday, September 11th 2015, 15:15
related places: Baltimore

Baltimore mayor won't seek re-election following riots over death in police custody of black man Freddie Gray
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US official: 'IS making chemical arms'

Friday, September 11th 2015, 13:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

A US official tells the BBC there is growing belief within the US government that the so-called Islamic State is making and using crude chemical weapons in Iraq and Syria.
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US oil output 'set for sharp fall'

Friday, September 11th 2015, 9:12

The International Energy Agency says US and other non-Opec countries' oil output will see the steepest fall since 1992 thanks to low oil prices.
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