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All the presidents' regrets

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 23:03

After Obama's 'mistake', what other US leaders say they got wrong
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US jails trouser turtle smuggler

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 22:20
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian man stopped at the US border with 51 live turtles hidden in his trousers has been jailed for nearly five years for smuggling.
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US governor reconsiders 'anti-gay' law

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 21:31

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory says he wants to make changes to a controversial new state law condemned by many as anti-gay.
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Paul Ryan rules out presidential bid

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 19:39

US House Speaker Paul Ryan rules out making a late attempt to become the Republican presidential nominee.
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Kerry defends free trade deals

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 19:24
related places: California

The US Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a staunch defence of free trade in a speech in California, wading in on a key election issue for both parties.
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Zika virus 'scarier than thought' - US

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 8:47

The Zika virus is "scarier" than first thought and its impact on the US could be greater than predicted, public health officials say.
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Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 7:33

Led Zeppelin founders Robert Plant and Jimmy Page must face trial in a copyright row over the song Stairway to Heaven, a US court rules.
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US Navy officer charged with spying

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 0:36
related countries: China China, Taiwan Taiwan

A US Navy officer is charged with espionage, accused of passing military secrets to China and Taiwan.
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VIDEO: Want to live longer in the US? Get rich

Monday, April 11th 2016, 23:02

A new study shows the significant gulf between the wealthy and poor in the US when it comes to life spans. However, there is hope in some areas of the country where there is a narrowing between income and life expectancy.
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US policeman in 'body-slam' video sacked

Monday, April 11th 2016, 18:30
related places: Texas

A Texas school police officer who was shown 'body slamming' a 12-year-old girl in a mobile phone video is fired.
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VIDEO: Kerry makes historic visit to Hiroshima

Monday, April 11th 2016, 17:22
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Hiroshima

The US Secretary of State says his visit to the Japanese city of Hiroshima was a "gut-wrenching" reminder of the need to get rid of nuclear weapons.
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Trump lambasts 'rigged' poll system

Monday, April 11th 2016, 17:21
related places: Colorado, Republican

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has criticised the way the US picks nominees as "rigged" after losing in Colorado.
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Obama admits Libya was 'worst mistake'

Monday, April 11th 2016, 12:08
related countries: Libya Libya

US President Barack Obama says the worst mistake of his presidency was failing to prepare for the aftermath of toppling Libyan leader Col Gaddafi.
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Adams cancels show over anti-gay law

Monday, April 11th 2016, 11:26

Singer Bryan Adams cancels a concert in Mississippi over the US state's controversial new religious liberty law.
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Iran 'receiving Russian missile system'

Monday, April 11th 2016, 11:02
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel, Russia Russia, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Russia is reported to have started delivering S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Iran - a deal opposed by Israel, the US and Saudi Arabia.
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Kerry makes historic visit to Hiroshima

Monday, April 11th 2016, 8:54

US Secretary of State John Kerry makes a historic visit to Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park, the most senior administration official ever to visit the city.
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Daily Mail owner considering Yahoo bid

Monday, April 11th 2016, 7:34

The owner of the Daily Mail newspaper is considering a bid for the struggling US internet company Yahoo.
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Man charged over US football shooting

Sunday, April 10th 2016, 15:24
related places: New Orleans

A 29-year-old man is charged with murdering American football player Will Smith in New Orleans on Saturday night.
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Missing in Chile: What happened to Boris Weisfeiler?

Saturday, April 9th 2016, 23:36
related countries: Chile Chile

Searching for a US hiker who went missing three decades ago
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'No end date' for Kabul power-sharing

Saturday, April 9th 2016, 22:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

There is no fixed date for an end to the power-sharing deal between rival Afghan leaders, says US Secretary of State John Kerry during a visit to Kabul.
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Bernie Sanders wins Wyoming contest

Saturday, April 9th 2016, 22:17
related places: Sanders, Wyoming

Bernie Sanders wins the latest stage in the battle for the Democratic nomination in the US presidential election by securing victory in Wyoming.
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US Navy rescues sailors from island

Saturday, April 9th 2016, 20:55
related places: Pacific

Three sailors are rescued from an uninhabited Pacific island by the US Navy after spelling out "help" with palm fronds.
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US issues warning over Turkey travel

Saturday, April 9th 2016, 14:14
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Antalya, Istanbul

The US warns its citizens of "credible threats" to tourist areas in Turkey, particularly in Istanbul and the resort city of Antalya.
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Man rescued from cliff after proposing

Saturday, April 9th 2016, 10:44
related places: California

A US man's romantic marriage proposal from a steep cliff face in California hits the rocks after he gets stuck and has to be rescued.
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Reusable rocket lands on sea platform

Saturday, April 9th 2016, 8:59

The US aerospace company SpaceX successfully lands a reusable rocket on an ocean platform, after four previous attempts failed.
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Former US Speaker 'covered up abuse'

Saturday, April 9th 2016, 7:30

Former US House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5m (£2.5m) to a person he allegedly sexually abused when the victim was aged 14, court papers show.
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VIDEO: Boy sealed in lorry rescued by texting

Saturday, April 9th 2016, 3:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A seven-year-old boy from Afghanistan was rescued from a sealed lorry on a British motorway after texting someone in the US for help.
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VIDEO: US firm sets 'mattress dominoes' record

Friday, April 8th 2016, 22:54

More than 1,000 workers and mattresses set a new world record for "largest human mattress dominoes", according to Guinness World Records.
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US pushes for access to iPhones

Friday, April 8th 2016, 21:54
related places: New York, Justice, Apple

The US Department of Justice is to pursue its request for Apple to help unlock an iPhone that is part of a drugs case in New York.
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Two dead in US Air Force base shooting

Friday, April 8th 2016, 16:56
related places: Texas

Police officials tell US media that an airman shot his commander in an apparent murder-suicide at a base in Texas.
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US journalist abducted in Syria freed

Friday, April 8th 2016, 16:27
related countries: Syria Syria

A US freelance photographer who has been held in Syria for almost four years is released, the State Department says.
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Charlie Sheen investigated by US police

Friday, April 8th 2016, 9:36

Actor Charlie Sheen is facing a police investigation after he reports he was recorded making threats against his ex-girlfriend, who is suing him for assault and battery.
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US policeman 'body-slams girl, 12'

Friday, April 8th 2016, 7:01
related places: San Antonio

School authorities in San Antonio, Texas are investigating a video showing a school police officer body slamming a 12-year-old girl to the ground.
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Could Trump really save the US $19tn?

Thursday, April 7th 2016, 23:02

Can he really save the US $19 trillion?
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US fails to stop plane seats 'shrinking'

Thursday, April 7th 2016, 21:21

Legislation that would have set minimum standards for passenger space aboard commercial aeroplanes fails to pass in the US Senate.
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Gender equality 'lifts US economy'

Thursday, April 7th 2016, 20:07

Gender equality in the workplace could add $4.3 trillion (£3 trillion) to the US economy by 2025, a study has found.
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IS-held Iraq city's residents 'starving'

Thursday, April 7th 2016, 16:33
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Residents in the Iraqi city of Falluja are being forced to eat grass soup, says US-based campaign group Human Rights Watch (HRW).
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US poet defends Chinese food poem

Thursday, April 7th 2016, 10:34
related countries: China China

US poet Calvin Trillin says he has been misinterpreted after being accused of racism over a poem about Chinese food published in the New Yorker.
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VIDEO: Country music legend Merle Haggard dies

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 22:43

American country music legend Merle Haggard has died of pneumonia on his 79th birthday.
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Florida repeals ban on co-habitation

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 22:05
related places: Florida

The US state of Florida repeals a rarely enforced law that barred unmarried couples from living together.
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Former US coal CEO sentenced to prison

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 21:21
related places: West Virginia

Former coal CEO Don Blankenship is sentenced to prison for his role in a West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 men in 2010.
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Country legend Merle Haggard dead at 79

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 19:45

Haggard wrote songs, sang and played fiddle and guitar, usually singing about American pride, rebels and outlaws.
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VIDEO: Liquid-pumped robot made by 3D printer

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 19:33

Robotics researchers in the US develop a new technique to build working robots using a 3D printer.
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Pfizer scraps $160bn Allergan deal

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 11:33
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Drugmaker Pfizer confirms it has "terminated" its planned merger with Ireland's Allergan following news of possible changes to US tax laws.
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Cruz wins Wisconsin in blow to Trump

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 9:00
related places: Trump

US presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders boost their campaigns with victories in the Wisconsin state primary.
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US law school renaming causes blushes

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 7:58

A US university's plans to rename its law school after late Supreme Court judge Antonin Scalia prompts hilarity over its unfortunate acronym.
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US returns looted Mongolian dinosaurs

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 3:04
related countries: Mongolia Mongolia

US officials return a collection of dinosaur eggs and other fossils to Mongolia after an investigation found they were smuggled out of the country.
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'Monster' alligator is shot in Florida

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 1:35
related places: Florida

A hunter in the US tells the BBC how he shot an 800lb (360kg) "monster alligator" that was feasting on his farm's cattle.
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Fake US university exposes visa scheme

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 22:30

Twenty-one people are arrested after US authorities set up a fake university to expose immigration fraud.
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VIDEO: Mother hears dead son's heart after transplant

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 21:31
related places: Nebraska

A mother in Nebraska in the US has heard the heartbeat of a man who received her son's heart in a transplant.
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US state signs 'religious liberty' law

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 21:05

The governor of Mississippi signs a controversial bill that allows business to refuse service to gay couples based on religious beliefs.
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Trump would 'cut off cash to Mexico'

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 17:38
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump says he would cut off remittances sent home by Mexicans based in the US, until they pay for a border wall.
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VIDEO: US military dog awarded veterans medal

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 12:24
related places: Lucca

US Marine Corps dog Lucca, who lost her leg on duty, receives a veterans charity medal honouring the work of animals in war
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Iraq arms smuggling suspect sent to US

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 4:47
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A Singaporean man is extradited to the US to face charges of illegally exporting US technology allegedly used in explosive devices in Iraq.
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VIDEO: Mexico: Laughing or crying over Trump?

Monday, April 4th 2016, 22:44
related places: Republican

During the last week Republican front-runner Donald Trump has sparked outcry over comments he made about abortion and raised eyebrows with remarks about US foreign policy.
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Guantanamo pair moved to Senegal

Monday, April 4th 2016, 15:46
related countries: Senegal Senegal

Two Libyans held at the US military prison in Guantanamo have been flown to Senegal for resettlement, the Pentagon says.
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VIDEO: 'A jolt - followed by a fireball'

Monday, April 4th 2016, 5:18
related places: Philadelphia

Two people have been killed, and 35 injured, after a train derailed south of the US city of Philadelphia.
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Tribal chief Joe Medicine Crow dies

Sunday, April 3rd 2016, 23:45
related places: Crow

Joe Medicine Crow, a Native American historian and last surviving war chief from his Crow tribe, dies aged 102.
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Two killed as US train derails

Sunday, April 3rd 2016, 16:53
related places: Philadelphia

Two people are killed and more than 30 injured as an Amtrak train derails south of the US city of Philadelphia.
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IS rocket expert 'killed by drone' - US

Sunday, April 3rd 2016, 14:49

A rocket expert from the so-called Islamic State (IS) has been killed in a drone strike, the US military says.
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One dead as plane hits car on US highway

Sunday, April 3rd 2016, 7:24
related places: California

A plane crash-lands on a southern California freeway, killing a car passenger, the same aircraft that landed safely on the same road in 2000.
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US targets al-Shabab chief in Somalia

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 6:06
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The Pentagon says a drone strike has targeted a vehicle carrying three al-Shabab militants in Somalia, including a key figure, Hassan Ali Dhoore.
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'Cautious' Woods to miss Masters

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 5:37
related places: Masters

Four-time champion Tiger Woods withdraws from this week's US Masters as he continues his recovery from a back injury.
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Trump: US 'laws are set' on abortion

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 1:12

Presidential hopeful Donald Trump says US abortion laws should remain unchanged although he believes the procedure amounts to murder.
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Obama warns of terrorist nuclear attack

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 0:40

President Barack Obama tells a nuclear summit in the US that the threat of a nuclear terrorist attack persists and the world must be resolute in foiling it.
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US 'appalled' by Damascus air strikes

Friday, April 1st 2016, 9:33
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

The US says it is "appalled" by reports that Syrian government air strikes killed more than 30 people in a rebel-held suburb of Damascus on Thursday.
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US and China to co-operate over N Korea

Friday, April 1st 2016, 4:50
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

North Korea reportedly conducts a new missile test only hours after US President Barack Obama says the US and China would work together to stop them.
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Police officer killed at US bus station

Friday, April 1st 2016, 0:47
related places: Richmond, Virginia, Greyhound

A gunman shot and killed a state trooper inside a Greyhound bus station in the US state of Virginia.
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VIDEO: Aerial footage shows US tornado damage

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 22:52

Buildings, including homes and churches, have been destroyed or severely damaged after a series of tornadoes struck southern US states.
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California on track for $15 minimum wage

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 22:18

The US state is set to be the first to raise its minimum wage $15 per hour after a proposal passed both houses of the state legislature.
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US women footballers allege unequal pay

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 21:31

Five senior members of the World Cup-winning women's US football team have filed a complaint against the national federation for wage discrimination.
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Man shot by US police 'begged for life'

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 19:00
related places: Arizona

An unarmed man shot and killed by a police officer in the US state of Arizona had begged for his life, according to newly released reports.
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US and China to sign climate treaty

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 18:05
related countries: China China, France France

The world's two largest carbon emitters have issued a joint statement confirming that both countries will sign the Paris Climate Agreement next month.
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US travel 'Not a 10' tweet prompts scorn

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 17:13
related places: Not

The US State Department apologises for tweeting that Americans not considered attractive should not fall victim to scams overseas.
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Trump backs down on abortion amid outcry

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 16:33

US Republican Donald Trump withdraws his call for "some form of punishment" for women who have illegal abortions after strong criticism.
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VIDEO: Tornadoes tear through Oklahoma

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 6:38
related places: Oklahoma

At least nine people were injured when a series of tornadoes tore through the US state of Oklahoma.
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VIDEO: US to put more soldiers in Europe

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 5:13

Russia has criticised a US plan to station around 4,000 more soldiers in Europe from the beginning of 2017.
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US to transfer more Guantanamo inmates

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 1:53
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Guantanamo

The Pentagon plans to move roughly a dozen inmates from the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba to at least two countries.
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US $86m spy plane 'never used'

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 22:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US Drug Enforcement Administration spent $86m (£60m) on a spy plane to be flown in Afghanistan, but it was never used, a government report says.
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US to boost army presence in east Europe

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 21:39
related countries: Russia Russia

The US is to step up its troop presence in eastern Europe in response to an "aggressive Russia", the military announces.
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VIDEO: Activist 'barred from leaving' China

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 16:20
related countries: China China

A Chinese human rights activist says she has been barred from leaving the country just as she was planning to travel to the US to accept an award.
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Backlash over 'anti-transgender' US law

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 14:51
related places: America, Major

Major firms including Bank of America reject North Carolina's new law which ends anti-discrimination protection for gay and transgender people.
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China activist 'barred from leaving'

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 12:42
related countries: China China

A Chinese human rights activist tells the BBC she has been barred from leaving the country just as she was planning to travel to the US to accept an award.
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Trump withdraws nominee pledge

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 10:07

US Republican frontrunner Donald Trump says he will not support any nominee but himself, backing away from a previous pledge to party unity.
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My life as a sex-trafficking victim

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 23:04

I applied for a job in the US - and was forced to do sex work
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Yellen: Fed should 'proceed cautiously'

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 19:13

US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen says global risks mean that the Fed should "proceed cautiously" before raising interest rates.
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US orders families from Turkey regions

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 19:09
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The US military says it is ordering families of defence and diplomatic personnel out of southern and western Turkey amid fears for their safety.
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Oscar-winning US actress Patty Duke dies

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 18:09
related places: Oscar

American actress Patty Duke, who won an Oscar for playing Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker in 1963, dies aged 69.
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'No charges' over US balcony collapse

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 17:22
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Berkeley, California

No charges will be brought over a balcony collapse in Berkeley, California, that killed five Irish students and one Irish-American, a Californian district attorney says.
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US pulls Tanzania aid over Zanzibar poll

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 16:40
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania
related places: Zanzibar

A US government aid agency pulls $472m (£331m) of funding for a Tanzanian electricity project after criticising elections in Zanzibar.
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Obama blames media for Trump's success

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 15:00
related places: Trump

US President Barack Obama says the media is partly to blame for the rise of Republican Donald Trump as a political force.
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VIDEO: US Coast Guard intercepts drug sub

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 14:06

The US Coast Guard has released video of the intercept of a semi-submersible vessel carrying cocaine worth more than $200m.
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FBI breaks into dead gunman's iPhone

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 7:30
related places: San Bernardino, Apple

The FBI says it has cracked the encryption on the iPhone of an Islamist gunman who killed 14 people in the US, and drops legal action against Apple.
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Police shoot armed man at US Capitol

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 3:03
related places: Washington

Police shot a gunman after he pulled out a weapon inside the US Capitol building's visitor centre, injuring one woman.
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VIDEO: Armed man shot at US Capitol building

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 1:29
related places: Capitol

Police shot an armed man as he tried to enter the Capitol building visitor centre in Washington DC.
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US-Turkey: The strained alliance

Monday, March 28th 2016, 23:55
related places: Washington

Can Turkey patch up relations with Washington?
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VIDEO: Footage of Washington shooting scene

Monday, March 28th 2016, 22:02
related places: Washington

Police shot an armed man as he tried to enter the US Capitol building's visitor centre in Washington, officials said.
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Rock band tribute to funeral sing-a-long

Monday, March 28th 2016, 21:24
related countries: Ireland Ireland

US rock band The Killers pay tribute after a funeral sing-a-long of Mr Brightside in an Irish pub goes viral.
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Georgia vetoes 'religious freedom' bill

Monday, March 28th 2016, 17:50
related countries: Georgia Georgia

The governor of the US state of Georgia vetoes a "religious freedom" bill after facing pressure from business interests.
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Cracks emerge in US Supreme Court fight

Monday, March 28th 2016, 14:45

Several Republican senators are considering Merrick Garland's nomination to the Supreme Court despite calls to leave the selection to the next president.
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