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Bid to grow transplant organs in pigs

Sunday, June 5th 2016, 21:12

US scientists try to grow human organs inside pigs to solve the transplant shortage by injecting human stem cells into pig embryos.
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Hacker blamed for Black 'death tweets'

Sunday, June 5th 2016, 14:52
related places: Black

Messages claiming US actor Jack Black had died were the result of his rock band's Twitter account being hacked, the group confirms.
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Cuba will never rejoin OAS, says Castro

Sunday, June 5th 2016, 1:27
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Cuba's president says the country will not return to the Organization of American States (OAS) in a show of solidarity with Venezuela.
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Bodies of missing US soldiers found

Saturday, June 4th 2016, 0:57
related places: Texas

The bodies of four missing US soldiers are recovered near Fort Hood army base, Texas, bringing the death toll from a flooding accident to nine.
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US women footballers 'cannot strike'

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 19:36
related places: Friday

A judge ruled Friday that the world champion US women's football team does not have the right to strike in a row about equal pay.
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Iran leader slams 'fake' BBC report

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 15:20
related countries: Iran Iran

A BBC report revealing secret contact between the late founder of Iran's Islamic Republic and US presidents is "fake", Iran's Supreme Leader says.
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Texas flood accident kills five soldiers

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 14:47
related places: Texas

Five US soldiers were killed and four are missing after their vehicle overturned while crossing a flooded riverbank in Texas.
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Walmart to test food delivery with Uber

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 12:11
related places: Amazon

US supermarket giant Walmart is to announce a new partnership with Uber and Lyft as it seeks to take on online retailer Amazon.
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Iran 'will not co-operate with US'

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 10:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei rules out co-operating with the US or the UK to resolve regional issues.
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Trump 'dangerously incoherent' - Clinton

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 6:03
related places: Clinton, California

US Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton calls Donald Trump "dangerously incoherent", as protesters clash with his supporters in California.
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Singer Prince died of overdose

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 5:59
related places: Prince

The singer Prince died in April after accidentally overdosing on the painkiller fentanyl, medical examiners find.
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Global terror attacks down in 2015 - US

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 3:32

There was a marked fall in the number of terror attacks around the world in 2015, the US State Department says.
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Astronomers probe below Jupiter's clouds

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 2:17
related places: Jupiter, Earth

US astronomers have managed to peer deep into the atmosphere of Jupiter using a radio telescope here on Earth.
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Stolen US stamp returned after 60 years

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 23:51

A rare American stamp stolen more than 60 years ago has been returned to its rightful owner.
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BA plane evacuated in US after threat

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 21:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Newark

A British Airways flight from London to the US is evacuated at Newark airport after a phone threat which proves unfounded.
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US House Speaker Ryan to vote for Trump

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 20:50
related places: Trump

US House speaker Paul Ryan says he will vote for Donald Trump in this year's presidential election, despite their differences.
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Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 19:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British Airways flight has been evacuated at Newark International Airport in the US after an "unspecified threat", airport officials say.
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Mantis species named after top US judge

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 17:28

Esteemed Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is honoured with her own species of leaf-dwelling praying mantis.
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Van Garderen pulls out of Rio over Zika

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 16:28
related places: Rio, Tejay

American cyclist Tejay van Garderen will not be competing at the Olympics in Rio because of concerns over the Zika virus.
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Golf tournament move angers Trump

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 1:56
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Trump

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump condemns the PGA Tour's decision to move a golf tournament from one of his courses to Mexico.
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British anti-drone ray gets US trial

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 13:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK-developed system capable of jamming signals to small drones is to be trialled by the US aviation authority.
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N Korean editorial praises 'wise' Trump

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 13:03
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Trump, North

An editorial in North Korean state media says Donald Trump is a "wise politician" whose victory in US elections could be good for the North.
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US-backed forces open new anti-IS front

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 11:25
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

US-backed fighters open up a new front against so-called Islamic State (IS) in northern Syria, close to the Turkish border.
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US apartments demanded Facebook 'likes'

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 10:59
related places: Utah

Tenants in Utah are asked to sign a new lease agreement requiring them to "friend" and "like" their apartment complex on Facebook.
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US 'Taser error' ex-officer jailed

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 8:23

A US ex-policeman who killed an unarmed black man after apparently mistakenly using his gun instead of his Taser is jailed for four years.
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VIDEO: Venezuela's president 'defiant' speech

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 5:44
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's president has reacted angrily to a decision by the Organisation of American States to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the crisis in the country.
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OAS seeks emergency Venezuela meeting

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 22:17
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Organization of American States head Luis Almagro calls for an emergency meeting which could lead to the expulsion of Venezuela from the regional body.
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US warns of Europe terror threat

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 20:28
related countries: France France

The US warns that the Euro 2016 football championship being held in France next month could be a target of militant attacks.
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New Polish call to extradite Polanski

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 6:49
related countries: Poland Poland

Poland's justice minister says he will appeal in the supreme court against a decision not to extradite film director Roman Polanski to the US for statutory rape.
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VIDEO: Zoo defends Harambe gorilla shooting

Monday, May 30th 2016, 22:53

A US zoo has defended its decision to shoot a gorilla, after a four-year-old boy fell into its enclosure .
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EU data watchdog rejects privacy deal

Monday, May 30th 2016, 18:31

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) says a data transfer pact between the EU and US needs "significant improvements".
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Tearful end to 11-year US church protest

Monday, May 30th 2016, 15:18

Parishioners in Massachusetts admit defeat in their efforts to keep their church open, bringing to a tearful end their 11-year protest.
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Backlash over gorilla killing at US zoo

Monday, May 30th 2016, 5:04
related places: Cincinnati

The killing of a gorilla at a zoo in the US city of Cincinnati after a four-year-old boy fell into its enclosure triggers outrage on social media.
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VIDEO: 'Human arrow' leap over Great Wall of China

Monday, May 30th 2016, 2:04
related countries: China China

US wingsuit pilot Jeb Corliss successfully hits a target suspended over the Great Wall of China.
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Female WW2 pilots win Arlington burial

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 23:47
related places: Arlington

US female WW2 fighter pilots earn right to be buried with other veterans
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VIDEO: Bikers in Washington honour US war veterans

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 22:12
related places: America, Washington

Hundreds of thousands of bikers descend on Washington DC to commemorate America's war dead and veterans.
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Trump: Illegals treated better than vets

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 21:18
related places: Republican

Illegal immigrants in the US often get better care than the nation's military veterans, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says.
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US Libertarians choose candidate

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 19:09

The US Libertarian Party picks Gary Johnson as its presidential nominee, seeking to capitalise on disaffection with mainstream politicians.
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Zoo gorilla shot as boy falls into moat

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 7:37
related places: Cincinnati

Zoo officials shoot dead a gorilla after it grabbed a four-year-old boy who fell into its enclosure in the US city of Cincinnati.
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VIDEO: Gorilla drags boy through zoo moat

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 7:29
related places: Cincinnati

Zoo officials have shot dead a gorilla after a four-year-old boy fell into its enclosure in the US city of Cincinnati.
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VIDEO: How did Iraq get so violent?

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 0:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Was US-led invasion to blame?
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Kim Jong-un aunt 'lives American Dream'

Saturday, May 28th 2016, 11:38
related countries: North Korea North Korea

An aunt of North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un is running a dry-cleaning business in the US after defecting in 1998, the Washington Post reports.
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US curfew on Okinawa after death

Saturday, May 28th 2016, 10:07
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa, Marine

The US military base on Japan's island of Okinawa imposes a curfew after the arrest of an ex-Marine suspected of killing a woman.
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WW2 plane crashes into New York river

Saturday, May 28th 2016, 6:38
related places: New York

A World War Two vintage aircraft crashes into the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, reportedly killing the pilot.
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Depp ordered to stay away from wife

Saturday, May 28th 2016, 5:02

A US judge orders actor Johnny Depp to stay away from his estranged wife, actress Amber Heard, after an alleged assault.
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VIDEO: Russia will 'respond if we see rockets'

Friday, May 27th 2016, 22:40
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has said Russia might be forced to respond to US moves in Europe.
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Turkish fury at US commando photos

Friday, May 27th 2016, 19:51
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Turkey calls the US "two-faced" over images appearing to show US commandos in northern Syria wearing Kurdish militia insignia
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Top IS commander in Falluja 'killed'

Friday, May 27th 2016, 19:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Islamic State group's commander in the besieged Iraqi city of Falluja is among 70 militants killed in coalition air strikes, the US military says.
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Trump would 'cancel' Paris climate deal

Friday, May 27th 2016, 16:37
related countries: France France
related places: Paris, Republican

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says he would withdraw the US from the Paris climate deal that limits carbon emissions in nearly 200 countries.
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Geologists revisit giant Zion landslide

Friday, May 27th 2016, 12:17
related places: Zion

US scientists produce their most precise date yet for the colossal landslide that shaped the big red canyon running through what is now Zion National Park.
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Obama: Hiroshima memory must not fade

Friday, May 27th 2016, 11:11

Barack Obama becomes the first serving US president to visit Hiroshima, saying the memory of the US 1945 nuclear bombing must never fade.
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Infections resist 'last antibiotic' in US

Friday, May 27th 2016, 10:05

The first case of an infection that can resist the antibiotic of last resort - colistin - has been detected in the US.
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VIDEO: What Mexicans think of Trump's wall

Friday, May 27th 2016, 8:47
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Trump

Donald Trump's proposed wall on the US-Mexico border is seen as both the solution to illegal immigration and a potential nightmare for Mexico.
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VIDEO: President Obama visits Hiroshima

Friday, May 27th 2016, 8:27

Barack Obama becomes the first serving American President to visit Hiroshima
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German words tie US Spelling Bee again

Friday, May 27th 2016, 6:29
related countries: Germany Germany

The words "Feldenkrais" and "Gesellschaft" make Jairam Hathwar and Nihar Janga co-champions of the US Spelling Bee, the third tie in a row.
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Donald Trump's wall: Dream or nightmare?

Friday, May 27th 2016, 0:21
related places: Why, Trump

Why people at US border back Trump's 'great' wall
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Google defeats Oracle in Java code case

Thursday, May 26th 2016, 23:27
related places: Java, Oracle

Google wins a major US court battle with software firm Oracle when a jury rules it did not unfairly appropriate parts of the Java programming language.
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Trump wins enough backers for nomination

Thursday, May 26th 2016, 20:26

The US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to secure the party's presidential nomination.
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US hiker 'lost for 26 days before dying'

Thursday, May 26th 2016, 17:17

A hiker who got lost on a remote part of the Appalachian Trail in the US sent text messages appealing for help for 26 days before she died.
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Obama: World leaders 'rattled' by Trump

Thursday, May 26th 2016, 12:39
related places: Trump

US President Barack Obama says international leaders "have good reason to be rattled" by pronouncements made by the Republican White House contender, Donald Trump.
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US nuclear force uses floppy disks

Thursday, May 26th 2016, 8:36

The US nuclear weapons force still uses 1970s-era computer systems and floppy disks, a government report reveals.
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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard to divorce

Thursday, May 26th 2016, 3:41

Film star Johnny Depp and his actress wife Amber Heard are to divorce, US court documents reveal.
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VIDEO: Atomic bomb survivor honours US POWs

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 23:12
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Hiroshima

A new film tells the story of a Japanese man who survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and dedicated his life to identifying the American POW victims.
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US states oppose transgender edict

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 23:01

Eleven US states file a lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's recent efforts to expand the rights of transgender students.
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US uses wasps to kill tree-eating bugs

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 20:12

Millions of tiny, parasitic wasps are deployed across 24 US states to stop the spread of the tree-killing emerald ash borer.
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VIDEO: Who is the new Taliban leader?

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 16:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Afghan Taliban have announced Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada as its new leader to replace Mullah Akhtar Mansour who was killed in a US drone strike.
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VIDEO: Obama beatboxes for Vietnamese rapper

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 10:15
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Ho Chi Minh City

US President Barack Obama briefly beatboxed before an impromptu performance by Vietnamese rapper Suboi as he took part in a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City.
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More young Americans 'living with parents'

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 0:26

Living with a parent is now the most common young adult living arrangement in the US, new research suggests.
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Kurds launch attack near IS 'capital'

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 23:39
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Arab

A US-backed alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters begins a campaign to expel Islamic State militants north of their stronghold Raqqa.
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US seeks death penalty for church attack

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 22:31
related places: Charleston

The US justice department seeks the death penalty in the case of the Charleston church shooting which claimed nine lives last year.
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Cosby to stand trial in sex assault case

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 19:45

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby could face up to 10 years in prison after being ordered to stand trial on charges of sexual assault.
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VIDEO: Anti-IS forces move in on Falluja

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 15:08
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US planes have been attacking targets of the so-called Islamic State group, as Iraqi government forces try to win back control of the city of Falluja.
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Clinton and Trump sharpen their attacks

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 14:50
related places: Trump

US presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have sharpened their attacks as they both turn their attention to the general election.
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VIDEO: 'Vietnam and the US are partners'

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 6:52
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

US President Barack Obama sets out his plan for a stronger relationship with Vietnam, a day after lifting a ban on arms sales.
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The US veterans going back to live in Vietnam

Monday, May 23rd 2016, 21:10
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

The US veterans who went back to start a new life
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Obama lifts arms embargo on Vietnam

Monday, May 23rd 2016, 18:54
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

President Obama announces the US is completely lifting its embargo on sales of lethal weapons to Vietnam, its one-time enemy.
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US policeman cleared over custody death

Monday, May 23rd 2016, 18:18
related places: Baltimore

Baltimore police officer Edward Nero is cleared of four charges in the case of Freddie Gray, who died in 2015 in police custody.
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US murder trial broke race law

Monday, May 23rd 2016, 16:48
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Supreme Court rule in favour of black death row inmate, finding that Georgia prosecutors unlawfully excluded potential black jurors from his trial.
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VIDEO: Obama in Vietnam: US arms embargo to end

Monday, May 23rd 2016, 7:43
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

US President Barack Obama has announced that the US is fully lifting its embargo on arms exports to Vietnam.
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Obama's Vietnam trip marks warming ties

Sunday, May 22nd 2016, 16:34
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Barack Obama arrives for the start of his three-day visit to Vietnam, only the third by a sitting US president since the end of the Vietnam War.
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Afghans confirm Taliban leader's death

Sunday, May 22nd 2016, 16:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghanistan's spy agency confirms Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has been killed, after the US targeted him in a drone strike.
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Suu Kyi asks for 'space' on Rohingya

Sunday, May 22nd 2016, 15:42

Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi asks for more "space" to address the minority Rohingya issue, after talks with the US secretary of state.
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Taliban chief 'probably killed' in raid

Sunday, May 22nd 2016, 7:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

The leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mansour is likely to have been killed in a US air strike on the Afghan-Pakistani border, officials say.
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Exaggerator wins Preakness Stakes

Sunday, May 22nd 2016, 0:19
related places: Baltimore

Exaggerator wins the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, shattering the dream of a US Triple Crown for Nyquist.
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Top US commander on secret Syria visit

Saturday, May 21st 2016, 22:49
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Arab

The top US commander for the Middle East secretly visited northern Syria on Saturday, officials say, to meet Arab and Kurdish rebel forces.
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Gay pair held after kissing win suit

Saturday, May 21st 2016, 16:53

A lesbian couple who were wrongfully arrested and jailed after kissing are awarded thousands of US dollars in damages by a court in Hawaii.
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Mexico agrees El Chapo US extradition

Saturday, May 21st 2016, 9:08
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico grants the extradition of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States on drug smuggling and murder charges.
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Armed man shot outside White House

Saturday, May 21st 2016, 4:45
related places: White House

The Secret Service shoots an armed man outside the White House, according to US officials.
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VIDEO: Mexico to extradite El Chapo to US

Saturday, May 21st 2016, 4:04

Mexico approves the extradition of the cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States.
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Obama pushes for more Zika funding

Saturday, May 21st 2016, 0:14

President Obama criticises the US Congress for failing to fully back his request for a $1.9bn (£1.25bn) fund to combat the Zika virus.
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VIDEO: Startling number of mental patients behind bars in US

Friday, May 20th 2016, 18:23

In America there are thought to be three times more psychiatric patients in prison than in hospital.
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Abe anger after Okinawa body dump arrest

Friday, May 20th 2016, 6:40
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe expresses his anger after a US military worker in Okinawa was arrested on suspicion of dumping a woman's body.
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Uber joins race for driverless cars

Friday, May 20th 2016, 3:34
related places: Pittsburgh

US car-hailing company Uber joins the race for driverless car technology, confirming it is testing a vehicle on the streets of Pittsburgh.
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VIDEO: 'Giant' spider spooks US weatherman

Friday, May 20th 2016, 2:00

A US weatherman loses his cool after spotting a spider on a monitor in the TV studio.
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Clinton says race against Sanders over

Thursday, May 19th 2016, 19:42
related places: Sanders

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says her primary race against Bernie Sanders is effectively over.
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Oklahoma moves to outlaw abortion

Thursday, May 19th 2016, 17:37
related places: Oklahoma

Lawmakers in the US state of Oklahoma pass a bill that would make the act of performing an abortion a crime, punishable by up to three years in prison.
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Trump businesses see campaign gains

Thursday, May 19th 2016, 12:49

Donald Trump's business empire has seen revenue jump by $190m since the real estate tycoon entered the US presidential race.
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Latin American 'traitor' row escalates

Thursday, May 19th 2016, 11:38
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The head of the Organization of American States swaps "traitor" insults with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in a public spat.
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Chinese jets 'intercept' US spy plane

Thursday, May 19th 2016, 9:09
related countries: China China

The US says Chinese fighters have carried out an "unsafe" intercept of a US military aircraft over the South China Sea, but China denies it.
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American B-52 bomber crashes in Guam

Thursday, May 19th 2016, 4:55
related countries: Guam Guam

A B-52 bomber crashes and bursts into flame at a military base in Guam but all seven crew escape to safety, the US Air Force says.
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