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'Record' US convicts cleared in 2013

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 17:58

A record 87 US convicts were cleared of their alleged crimes last year, including one who had been sentenced to death, according to a new study.
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AUDIO: College launches Beyonce course

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 12:24

An American university is launching a course where students can learn about the politics of the pop star Beyonce.
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Market gloom spreads to Europe

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 12:10

Stock markets in Europe fall back, following sharp drops in Asia and on Wall Street amid worries of a US slowdown and weaker growth in emerging economies.
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Cee Lo Green denies spiking drink

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 11:26
related places: Los Angeles

The US singer appears in court to deny putting ecstasy into a woman's drink during a dinner date in Los Angeles.
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Blondie to collect honorary award

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 9:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

US band Blondie are to collect an accolade for their life's work at the NME Awards in London later this month.
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VIDEO: Cuba trips change US hearts and minds

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 4:30
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Tens of thousands of American tourists are flocking to Cuba under a US scheme to promote a positive view of democracy and the free market.
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US teacher charged with child abuse

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 4:11
related places: California

A teacher in the US state of California has been arrested on sexual abuse charges after a former student aired allegations in a YouTube video.
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Super Bowl draws record TV audience

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 23:02

The US football Super Bowl is the most-watched TV event in US history, with 111.5m viewers, the Fox TV network says.
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Hoffman 'had 70 bags of heroin'

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 22:26

New York City police have found up to 70 bags of suspected heroin in actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's home, a day after his death, US media say.
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Florida trial for 'loud music' death

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 21:38
related places: Florida

A man accused of shooting an unarmed black teenager who refused to turn down his loud music goes on trial in the US state of Florida.
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Manhunt on for escaped US murderer

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 19:37
related places: Sunday, Michigan

Authorities in the US state of Michigan launch a manhunt for a convicted multiple murderer who escaped from prison on Sunday.
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US abortion rate 'continues decline'

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 19:35

The rate at which US women had abortions fell between 2008-11 to the lowest level since abortion was legalised in 1973, a new study suggests.
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US debt default 'by end of month'

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 18:12
related places: Congress

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warns the US government may default on its debt by the end of the month if Congress does not raise its borrowing limit.
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Yellen sworn in as US Fed chair

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 16:20

Janet Yellen is formally sworn in as chair of the US Federal Reserve, beginning a four-year term as head of the world's most influential central bank.
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Ride Along continues US chart reign

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 12:50

Buddy cop comedy Ride Along holds on to the top sport in the North American box office for a third consecutive week.
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US hotels look into security breach

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 11:13

Thousands of guests at US hotels may have had their credit and debit data stolen, suggests a security researcher.
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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dies

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 7:55
related places: Oscar

Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is found dead aged 46 from an apparent drug overdose.
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VIDEO: What does a collection of 100,000 American war letters teach us?

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 1:30

Inside a collection of 100,000 US combat letters
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VIDEO: Stars pay tribute to Seymour Hoffman

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 0:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: New York

Stars in the UK and US are paying tribute to the actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who has been found dead in his New York home at the age of 46.
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VIDEO: Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dies

Sunday, February 2nd 2014, 22:16
related places: New York

The awarding-winning American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead at his flat in New York, at the age of 46.
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Murray seals GB victory over USA

Sunday, February 2nd 2014, 22:06

Andy Murray beats Sam Querrey to give Great Britain victory over the USA and a first Davis Cup quarter-final since 1986.
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VIDEO: 'He elevated whatever film he was in'

Sunday, February 2nd 2014, 19:26
related places: New York, Oscar

Oscar-winning American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in New York, according to US media.
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Bryans win doubles to cut GB lead

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 22:09
related places: San Diego, Bob

Great Britain lead the USA 2-1 in the Davis Cup World Group after Bob and Mike Bryan win the doubles in San Diego.
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Powers clash over Ukraine at summit

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 20:51
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: West, Munich

The issue of Ukraine's future sparks heated debate at a security summit in Munich, as Russia trades accusations with the EU and US.
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'No objections' to Keystone pipeline

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 15:16
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Keystone

The US state department raises no big objections to the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, but the president still has to approve it.
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Canada strips Conrad Black of award

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 9:07
related countries: Canada Canada

Former media baron Conrad Black, who served a sentence in the US for fraud, is stripped of the Order of Canada, the country's highest honour.
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US presses Russia on Syria weapons

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 5:05
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The US asks Russia to press its ally Syria into speeding up the removal of chemical weapons, saying the slow progress in "unacceptable".
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Felony charges in US rock toppling

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 1:45
related places: Utah

Prosecutors in the US state of Utah charge two ex-scout leaders who toppled over an ancient rock formation at a state park last year with felonies.
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Ward puts GB on verge of victory

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 0:54
related places: San Diego

Great Britain lead the USA 2-0 in the Davis Cup World Group after wins for James Ward and Andy Murray in San Diego.
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Colombia to charge US firm employees

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 0:50
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Drummond

Colombia's chief prosecutor says he will charge six employees of the US coal mining company Drummond with damaging the environment.
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Ohio man buried atop prized Harley

Friday, January 31st 2014, 19:03
related places: Ohio, Harley

An avid motorcycle rider in the US state of Ohio is buried with his Harley-Davidson in a transparent casket.
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'Likely' Miller left Craig message

Friday, January 31st 2014, 17:30
related places: New Orleans

Sienna Miller tells the phone-hacking trial it is "likely" she left a voicemail message for actor Daniel Craig that ended "I love you".
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US diocese in bankruptcy move

Friday, January 31st 2014, 16:24
related places: Montana

A Roman Catholic diocese in the US state of Montana says it will file for bankruptcy protection, amid claims hundreds of children were abused.
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Animals found dead at SA airport

Friday, January 31st 2014, 14:50
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar, South Africa South Africa

Hundreds of endangered amphibians and reptiles are found dead in South Africa's main airport, en route from Madagascar to the US.
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VIDEO: US troops pull out of Afghanistan

Friday, January 31st 2014, 11:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The BBC's David Loyn spends time with American troops as they prepare to pull out of Afghanistan taking their military equipment with them.
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VIDEO: Karzai on his legacy in Afghanistan

Friday, January 31st 2014, 11:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai has been talking to the BBC about the US troop withdrawal from his country and his legacy surrounding any future security agreement.
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Knox 'frightened' by murder ruling

Friday, January 31st 2014, 9:20
related countries: Italy Italy

US student Amanda Knox says she is "frightened and saddened" after a court in Italy reinstated her guilty verdict for the murder of Briton Meredith Kercher.
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Toyota halts US sales of some models

Friday, January 31st 2014, 6:59

The world's biggest carmaker, Toyota, tells dealers in the US to stop sales of some of its cars that are equipped with seat heaters.
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Republicans outline migrant reform

Friday, January 31st 2014, 2:59
related places: Republican, Senate

Republican leaders in the US House circulate immigration reform proposals, opening a debate within the party and with the Democratic-led Senate.
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VIDEO: US teen 'proud' to snowboard for Ireland

Friday, January 31st 2014, 0:56
related countries: Ireland Ireland

How a US teen will be Ireland's first Olympic snowboarder
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US school confiscates pupils' meals

Friday, January 31st 2014, 0:13
related places: Utah, School

School officials in the US state of Utah apologise after a worker confiscated lunches from students whose parents were in arrears on meal payments.
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US 'concern' at Syria weapons delay

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 22:27
related countries: Syria Syria

The US says only 4% of Syria's declared chemical weapons has been surrendered and expresses concern at the lack of progress.
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Twenty-term US congressman to retire

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 20:50

Democratic congressman Henry Waxman, who helped craft the Obama healthcare law, announces his retirement after 40 years in office.
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Execution sought for Boston bombings

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 20:15
related places: Boston

The US government says it will seek the death penalty against Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
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US nuclear force cheating ring grows

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 19:48

Nearly one in five of the US Air Force's nuclear missile officers are now implicated in a widening test cheating scandal, a top official says.
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US economy growing at 3.2% a year

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 15:25

US economic growth remains robust for the final quarter of 2013, growing at an annual rate of 3.2%, according to official figures.
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US killer executed as appeal fails

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 14:56

A man convicted of murdering a jeweller in 1991 is executed by lethal injection in the US state of Missouri, despite a last-minute appeal.
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VIDEO: How US 'tapering' affects the world

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 14:05
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: America

Linda Yueh looks at how the effects of US 'tapering' are being felt both in America and in Indonesia.
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US 'alleges Russia treaty breach'

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 12:57
related countries: Russia Russia

The US briefs Nato on allegations that Russia has breached a key 1987 nuclear arms treaty by testing a cruise missile, US media report.
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'Two new poems' by Sappho recovered

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 11:22
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Sappho

A fragment of ancient papyrus given to an expert at Oxford University contains two previously unknown works by Greek poet Sappho, the US papyrologist asserts.
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VIDEO: US military equipment leaves Afghanistan

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 9:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

The BBC's David Loyn reports from Manas base in Kyrgyzstan as US troops pack up military equipment as part of their withdrawal from Afghanistan.
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US snow storm strands thousands

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 8:20

Students return home and military vehicles have rescued stranded motorists after a snow storm spawned traffic chaos in the US deep South.
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VIDEO: US soldiers check out of Afghanistan

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 7:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

David Loyn reports from a military transit base in Manas, Kyrgyzstan as some US soldiers head home from Afghanistan.
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Why US pot smokers still have a record

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 2:21

Why US pot smokers may be still be criminals after legalisation
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Asia stocks tumble on Fed taper

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 2:14

Asian stock markets tumble after the US central bank decides to cut its stimulus spending, amid renewed fears over emerging market currency losses.
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US spies warn of world’s biggest threats

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 0:59

Terrorists, hackers, threats and the US intel budget
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Ecuador ex-police chief held in US

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 0:59

Police in the US arrest former Ecuadorean police commander Edgar Vaca, accused of kidnapping and torturing left-wing rebels in the 1980s.
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German brewers making 'foreign' beer

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 0:00
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The German brewers making British and American-style beers
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VIDEO: Snow brings southern US to halt

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 21:19

A snow storm in the southern United States has brought several cities to a standstill, despite early warnings about expected severe weather.
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Spy chief: Snowden hurt US security

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 21:09
related places: Snowden

James Clapper demands Edward Snowden return the documents he has "stolen" and says his leaks have caused "profound damage" to the US.
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Obama tours for minimum wage rise

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 20:47
related places: Union

US President Barack Obama takes his campaign for a minimum wage rise to the streets, after his State of the Union address.
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US Fed further tightens stimulus

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 20:21

The US Federal Reserve reduces its monthly bond purchases from $75bn to $65bn in the second straight month of winding down stimulus efforts.
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US snooping sows distrust - Merkel

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 19:33
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Merkel

Angela Merkel says US and British spy programmes "sow distrust" among allies, in her inauguration speech of her third term as German chancellor.
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'Greek' yoghurt firm loses battle

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 18:59
related countries: Greece Greece, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chobani, a US-based yoghurt manufacturer, cannot label its products Greek in the UK as they're made in the US.
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Deep South in winter storm emergency

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 14:03

The US southern states, a region used to sultry weather and hurricane warnings, are preparing for a severe winter storm that is spawning travel chaos.
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Obama pledges action on inequality

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 4:53
related places: Union

US President Barack Obama promises a "year of action" in his annual State of the Union address, saying he will bypass Congress to tackle economic inequality.
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Electronic Arts cuts sales outlook

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 1:47

Shares of US video game publisher Electronic Arts fell after the company cut its full-year sales outlook due to reduced demand for older game consoles.
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VIDEO: Cuban 'misfits' in revolutionary US exchange

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 0:49
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuban 'misfits' in revolutionary student exchange
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VIDEO: High-speed sea chase nets drugs haul

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 22:34

A huge cocaine haul worth an estimated US $37m has been seized from a go-fast boat in the Caribbean, US authorities announced on Tuesday.
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Number of nuclear 'cheats' doubles

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 21:33

The number of US Air Force officers embroiled in a scandal involving cheating on proficiency tests doubles to several dozen, officials say.
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US doctor 'waterboarded' child

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 19:59
related places: Delaware

A former Delaware paediatrician who has written books on children's near-death experiences goes on trial accused of waterboarding an 11-year-old girl.
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Obama tribute to folk singer Seeger

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 16:46

President Obama pays tribute to US folk singer and political activist Pete Seeger, who has died at the age of 94.
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Ford reports 'one of its best years'

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 16:16
related places: Ford, Asia

Ford says 2013 was "one of the company's best years ever", driven by a strong performance in the US and Asia.
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AUDIO: 'Extradition could drive us to suicide'

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 11:46
related places: Northampton

A couple from Northampton say they could be driven to suicide if they are extradited to the US.
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NSA 'gets data from Angry Birds'

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 10:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US and British spy agencies routinely try to gain access to personal data from Angry Birds and other mobile applications, a report says.
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VIDEO: Spinning cars and snow rollers in US

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 9:33

A second arctic blast has caused disruption in the Midwest of the US, with schools closing, airlines cancelling flights and emergency crews working to dig out major roadways.
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Tarantino sues Gawker over script

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 2:32

US film director Quentin Tarantino sues gossip website Gawker for copyright infringement after it posted a link to a leaked screenplay.
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Pesticide linked to Alzheimer's

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 0:32

Exposure to a once widely used pesticide, DDT, may increase the chances of developing Alzheimer's disease, suggest US researchers.
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US student 'set himself on fire'

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 0:19
related places: Colorado

A teenage student in the US state of Colorado has suffered severe burns after setting himself on fire in his high school cafeteria, authorities say.
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VIDEO: US schoolboy creates bullying heat map

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 0:12

US schoolboy hopes big data can tackle bullying
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US makes Bitcoin exchange arrests

Monday, January 27th 2014, 19:28

The operators of two exchanges for the virtual currency Bitcoin have been arrested in the US in connection with the black market website Silk Road.
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US 'cocaine congressman' resigns

Monday, January 27th 2014, 18:25

A Florida Republican congressman who pleaded guilty to cocaine possession in November resigns from his seat.
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AUDIO: Grand Canyon 'younger than thought'

Monday, January 27th 2014, 13:46
related places: Grand Canyon, Arizona

The world famous Grand Canyon, which snakes through the American state of Arizona, only took its present form in the last six million years, claims a new scientific study.
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US strike 'targets al-Shabab chief'

Monday, January 27th 2014, 12:10
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The Pentagon says the US has carried out a missile strike in Somalia against a suspected militant leader with ties to al-Qaeda and al-Shabab.
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Asian stocks slide on growth fears

Monday, January 27th 2014, 11:27

Asian stocks fall as investors worry that a scaling back of US economic stimulus policies could hurt growth in emerging markets.
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US condemns Afghan prisoner release

Monday, January 27th 2014, 8:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US military condemns an order by the Afghan government to release 37 prisoners deemed by the Americans to pose a threat to security.
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The original South American handbook

Monday, January 27th 2014, 2:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A handbook for British traders that remains quite true, 90 years on
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VIDEO: How agencies spy in the digital age

Monday, January 27th 2014, 1:37

US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has alleged the National Security Agency engaged in industrial espionage. Gordon Corera reports.
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NSA 'spied on companies' - Snowden

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 23:16
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Snowden

Fugitive US leaker Edward Snowden alleges that the National Security Agency engaged in industrial espionage, in an interview with German TV.
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Police identify Maryland mall gunman

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 16:15
related places: Maryland

Police in the US state of Maryland identify the gunman who killed two people at a shopping mall and say there are many unanswered questions.
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Double Sundance win for Whiplash

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 12:21
related places: Sundance

Drummer drama Whiplash wins the grand jury prize and the audience award at US film festival Sundance.
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VIDEO: Maryland shooting: 'It was mayhem'

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 1:06
related places: Maryland

A gunman opened fire at a shopping centre in Maryland in the US, killing two people before apparently taking his own life, police say. Beth McLeod reports.
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Three dead in Maryland mall shooting

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 23:07
related places: Maryland

Three people have died after a shooting incident at a shopping mall in the US state of Maryland, not far from Washington DC, say police.
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Afghan-US deal 'hinges on talks'

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 21:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai again says he will not sign a US security deal until peace process is under way with Taliban
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Kerry insists US not in retreat

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 4:34
related places: America

US Secretary of State John Kerry insists America not in retreat
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'Child porn' Senate aide kills self

Friday, January 24th 2014, 19:54
related places: Senate

A former senior US Senate aide who was arrested on child pornography charges last month was found dead after hanging himself, authorities say.
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VIDEO: McCain and Pushkov clash over Syria

Friday, January 24th 2014, 16:19
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

US Senator John McCain has criticised Russia for supplying arms to the Assad regime in Syria but Russia's Alexei Pushkov said there had been foreign interference in Syria from the start.
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VIDEO: What does US think of income inequality?

Friday, January 24th 2014, 14:59

The US has one of the highest income gaps in the developed world and Americans recognise the problem, studies from the Pew Research Center suggest.
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FBI warns shops on checkout thefts

Friday, January 24th 2014, 10:35

The FBI has issued a warning to US shops telling them to beef up defences against cyber-thieves.
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Beyonce and Jay Z top US power list

Friday, January 24th 2014, 10:33

The couple are named the most powerful people in the music industry by Billboard Magazine.
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