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US school finds 1917 board lessons

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 10:07
related places: Oklahoma City

The traces of classroom lessons from nearly a century ago have been found preserved on blackboards at a school in Oklahoma City.
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Asian markets hit by global woes

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 9:18
related countries: Greece Greece

Asian shares were down as investors continue to worry about a Greek debt default and the timing of a US interest rate rise.
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USA Women 3-1 Australia Women

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 5:15
related countries: Australia Australia

Megan Rapinoe scores twice as the USA start their Women's World Cup campaign with a 3-1 win over Australia.
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Snoop Dogg sues beer firm over sale

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 3:36

US rapper Snoop Dogg sues beer-maker Pabst Brewing, saying the firm owes him money from the sale of the company and its beer line last year.
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US army shuts website after hacking

Monday, June 8th 2015, 22:46
related countries: Syria Syria

The US army temporarily takes down its website after a hacking attack, claimed by the Syrian Electronic Army group.
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Prison builders quizzed on US escape

Monday, June 8th 2015, 20:59
related places: New York

Police are questioning contractors working at a maximum security prison in New York following the audacious escape of two murderers.
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US Iraq strategy incomplete - Obama

Monday, June 8th 2015, 20:10
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US does not yet have a "complete strategy" for helping Iraq regain territory from Islamic State, President Obama has said.
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Abortion rate down 12% in US

Monday, June 8th 2015, 19:24

The rate of abortions falls across almost all of the US since 2010, a new survey from the Associated Press suggests.
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VIDEO: Warner investigated over Haiti money

Monday, June 8th 2015, 18:55
related countries: Haiti Haiti

The BBC can reveal that the former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner has been investigated by US prosecutors over the disappearance of money meant for victims of the Haiti earthquake.
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US rebuts Jerusalem passport law

Monday, June 8th 2015, 18:10
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Jerusalem

The US Supreme Court invalidates a controversial law allowing Jerusalem-born American citizens to claim their birthplace on their passports as Israel.
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US officer to face murder trial

Monday, June 8th 2015, 17:09

A white police officer in South Carolina is to go on trial for the murder of an unarmed black man after shooting him in the back as he ran.
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Fifa film flops at the box office

Monday, June 8th 2015, 13:09

A vanity film about the history of Fifa has flopped in the US, taking just $607 (£397) in its opening weekend.
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The police video that shocked America

Monday, June 8th 2015, 11:29
related places: America

US pool party footage fuels debate on race and police
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Trial of US reporter in Iran resumes

Monday, June 8th 2015, 11:28
related countries: Iran Iran

The trial in Iran of Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian on spying charges has resumed, state media say.
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VIDEO: How did prisoners escape from US jail?

Monday, June 8th 2015, 11:23
related places: New York

How did two convicted murderers manage to escape from a maximum security prison in New York?
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Boots sheds 700 jobs in cost-cutting

Monday, June 8th 2015, 11:02

Boots announces it is to cut about 700 jobs as part of a restructuring, following its merger with US giant Walgreens.
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US jail break is 'crisis situation'

Monday, June 8th 2015, 8:05
related places: New York

The escape of two murderers from a maximum security jail in New York is described as a "crisis situation" by the state's governor.
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VIDEO: Woman attempts first solo Pacific row

Monday, June 8th 2015, 2:20
related countries: Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean

An American woman is trying to become the first female to row solo across the Pacific Ocean.
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Secret US mission to heal Saudi king

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 23:28
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The medical mission that tied the US and Saudi Arabia together
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US manhunt for jail break killers

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 13:36
related places: New York

Two convicted murderers are on the run after they used power tools to escape from a maximum security jail in New York state.
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VIDEO: US searches for prison break murderers

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 8:01
related places: New York

Police in New York are searching for two murderers who escaped from a maximum security prison with the help of power tools.
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South Koreans win robotics challenge

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 4:17
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's Team Kaist win the $2m prize for the fastest robot at the US Department of Defense's Darpa Robotics Challenge.
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American Pharoah wins Triple Crown

Saturday, June 6th 2015, 23:29

American Pharoah becomes the first horse to win the US Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978 after winning the Belmont Stakes.
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Obama leads tributes to Beau Biden

Saturday, June 6th 2015, 18:55

President Obama delivers an emotional eulogy at the funeral of former Delaware Attorney-General Beau Biden, the son of US Vice-President Joe Biden.
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US policewoman convicted of assault

Saturday, June 6th 2015, 14:28
related places: Los Angeles

A jury in Los Angeles convicts a female police officer of assault for repeatedly kicking a handcuffed woman who died soon afterwards.
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VIDEO: Sinkhole swallows US police car

Saturday, June 6th 2015, 8:34
related places: Denver, Colorado

A sinkhole has swallowed a police car in Denver, Colorado, following violent storms.
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VIDEO: Replica French warship arrives in US

Saturday, June 6th 2015, 3:30
related countries: France France
related places: America, Yorktown

A replica of the Hermione, the ship that transported a French general to America in 1780 to support the US in its fight for independence, has arrived in Yorktown, America.
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VIDEO: US warns of growing hacking threat

Friday, June 5th 2015, 21:31

The US says it faces a "dedicated adversary" and an "ever evolving threat" to the nation's cyber security, after a major data breach.
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US archdiocese charged in abuse case

Friday, June 5th 2015, 20:48
related places: Minneapolis

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is facing criminal charges after US officials said the church leaders ignored reports that a priest was molesting children.
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Woman says Hastert abused her brother

Friday, June 5th 2015, 20:40

A woman says former US House Speaker Dennis Hastert sexually abused her brother while Mr Hastert worked as a high school teacher in the 1970s.
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US facing 'dedicated' hacking enemy

Friday, June 5th 2015, 18:34
related countries: China China

The US says it faces a "dedicated adversary" and an "ever evolving threat" to the nation's cyber security, after a major data breach.
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Mexico and Canada seek US sanctions

Friday, June 5th 2015, 17:32
related countries: Canada Canada, Mexico Mexico

Mexico and Canada request a meeting with the World Trade Organisation in order to impose sanctions worth $3bn in an ongoing row over meat-labelling.
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'Mbeki approved' SA Fifa transfer

Friday, June 5th 2015, 16:11
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's sports minister says the decision to make a controversial $10m (£6.5m) payment to Fifa was approved by then President Thabo Mbeki.
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US economy adds 280,000 jobs in May

Friday, June 5th 2015, 14:44
related places: May

The US economy adds 280,000 jobs in May, much better than analysts had expected and the biggest increase this year.
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Steve Martin receives AFI tribute

Friday, June 5th 2015, 13:52

A host of stars have paid tribute to Steve Martin as he received the American Film Institute's life achievement award.
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'Female Viagra' nears US approval

Friday, June 5th 2015, 9:20

A US government panel recommends approval for a drug treating low female libido, providing patients are warned of possible strong side effects.
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China shares hit new seven-year high

Friday, June 5th 2015, 9:02
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Asia, Friday

Shares in mainland China closed at a new seven-year high, with the Shanghai Composite breaching the key 5,000 level for the first time since 2008.
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US hit by 'massive data breach'

Friday, June 5th 2015, 8:45

Chinese hackers are suspected of carrying out a "massive breach" affecting the personal data of millions of US government workers, officials said.
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VIDEO: Lennon's 'lost' guitar to be auctioned

Friday, June 5th 2015, 6:38

A guitar owned and used by John Lennon, which was lost after a gig, is going to be auctioned in the United States.
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US House backs Cuba travel curbs

Friday, June 5th 2015, 3:06
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The US House of Representatives votes to keep restrictions on US citizens travelling to Cuba, despite a recent thaw in relations.
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Scientists doubt warming 'pause'

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 20:15

US researchers say new evidence casts doubt on the idea that global warming has "slowed" in recent years.
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VIDEO: Staying safe at SA's Lion Park

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 19:25
related places: Johannesburg

Milton Nkosi visits Lion Park near Johannesburg, where an American tourist was killed, to see how to view the animals safely.
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Perry makes second White House run

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 18:48
related places: Texas, Republican, White House

Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas, launches his second attempt to earn the Republican nomination for US president.
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Man has first skull-scalp transplant

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 17:05

The first skull and scalp transplant has been performed in a 15-hour operation, say doctors in the US.
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Retrial over US intern Levy's murder

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 16:25
related places: Levy

A US judge grants the man convicted of killing intern Chandra Levy a retrial, 14 years after her disappearance made headlines.
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Fifa's Jack Warner 'to reveal all'

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 15:15

Ex-Fifa vice-president Jack Warner says he will reveal all he knows about corruption at world football's governing body, amid a US investigation.
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IMF asks Fed to delay rate rise

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 15:11

The International Monetary Fund urges the US Federal Reserve to delay any interest rate rise until 2016.
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VIDEO: Fifa's Jack Warner: I fear for my life

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 7:15

Former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner says in a televised address that he fears for his life in the wake of the US corruption investigation.
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Texas executes 67-year-old killer

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 3:52
related places: Texas

Texas executes a 67-year-old man who was convicted of killing four men in 1983 after the US Supreme Court denied him a final appeal.
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VIDEO: Pentagon sent live anthrax by mistake

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 2:53

Live anthrax was mistakenly sent to 51 labs in 17 American states and three other countries, more than double the original estimate.
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Chafee announces US presidential bid

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 0:24
related places: Rhode Island

Former US senator and Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee will seek the nomination of the Democratic party to run for US president in 2016.
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US state passes 'Burning Man tax'

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 0:04
related places: Nevada

The US state of Nevada has approved a new tax on live entertainment, which includes a 9% charge on tickets for events such as the Burning Man festival.
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VIDEO: Pentagon shows anthrax safety precautions

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 22:57

The Pentagon has confirmed that live samples of anthrax have been sent to 51 laboratories across the US and to three foreign countries.
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US anthrax scare widens to 51 labs

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 19:54

More than 50 labs in 17 US states and three foreign countries have been posted samples of live anthrax, the Pentagon says.
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Boston suspects 'plotted beheading'

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 19:41

Two Massachusetts men were plotting to behead police officers when one was killed and another arrested, US media report.
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Fed says economy returned to growth

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 19:37
related places: May

The US Federal Reserve says the economy expanded between April and May in its latest assessment of the economy, rebounding from a contraction in the first quarter.
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US students go to Germany for free college

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 15:29
related countries: Germany Germany

US students head to Germany for free college degrees
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'No shale gas revolution in Europe'

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 13:13

There will be no US-style shale gas revolution in Europe, the president of the International Gas Union (IGU) has told the BBC.
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US: 10,000 IS militants killed

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 11:58

More than 10,000 Islamic State fighters have been killed since a US-led coalition launched a campaign against it nine months ago, the US says.
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VIDEO: US man escapes from sinking truck

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 11:39
related places: Santa Barbara

A Californian man escapes from his sinking truck after reportedly failing to properly detach his boat from it at a launch in Santa Barbara.
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Blatter 'under investigation in US'

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 11:34

Outgoing Fifa president Sepp Blatter is being investigated by US officials as part of their inquiry into corruption, US media reports say.
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OECD slashes US growth forecast

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 11:32

The OECD slashes its US growth forecast for this year and next and given the global economy a "B minus" in its bi-annual assessment.
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Writer Taslima Nasreen flees to US

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 10:54
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, India India

Award-winning Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen has fled from India to the US after she was named as an al-Qaeda target, a rights group says.
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Asian stocks lower on Greece worries

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 9:39
related countries: Greece Greece

Asian markets were mostly lower on Wednesday as concerns about Greece's ability to repay an IMF loan due on Friday knocked confidence among investors.
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US Senate curtails data collection

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 1:49

The US Senate approves the Freedom Act so spy agencies can resume data collection, but with major restrictions.
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John Kerry's leg surgery a success

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 22:04

US Secretary of State John Kerry undergoes successfully surgery on a broken leg and will be "walking by Wednesday", his doctors say.
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Sepp Blatter to quit as Fifa president

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 21:10

Sepp Blatter is to resign as president of Fifa amid a corruption scandal and is reportedly under investigation in the US.
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Why do so many Chinese students choose US universities?

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 21:02
related countries: China China
related places: Why

Why do so many Chinese students choose US colleges?
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Boston police kill terror suspect

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 20:02
related places: Boston

Officials say the man attacked officers with a large knife after being approached by a Boston police officer and an FBI agent.
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VIDEO: Secret tests show US airport security lapses

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 19:56

A top US official has pledged reforms after tests found that airport screeners allowed mock explosives and weapons through security checkpoints 95% of the time.
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US medals for overlooked WW1 heroes

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 19:05

President Barack Obama awards two World War One army heroes, one black and one Jewish, posthumous medals for their heroics 100 years ago.
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Ex-retail boss in restraining order

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 18:10

The retailer American Apparel has been granted a restraining order against its former boss, Dov Charney.
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Fifa admits SA $10m payout to Warner

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 13:04
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Warner

Fifa says it paid $10m (£6.5m) to a Caribbean football body led by Jack Warner, who is charged by the US with corruption, at South Africa's request.
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US airport security reforms ordered

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 12:28

A top US official has pledged reforms after tests found that airport screeners allowed mock explosives and weapons through security checkpoints 95% of the time.
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US labels Shining Path 'drug gang'

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 10:55
related countries: Peru Peru

Peru's Shining Path Maoist rebel group is designated a "significant foreign narcotics trafficker" by the US Treasury.
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Kerry injury 'won't slow Iran talks'

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 1:29
related countries: France France
related places: Boston

Negotiations with Iran about its nuclear programme will continue despite US Secretary of State John Kerry's recent injury, US officials say.
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VIDEO: Sport plays part in US-Cuba thaw

Monday, June 1st 2015, 22:43
related countries: Cuba Cuba

As relations improve between the US and Cuba, sport is also playing it part.
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Russian planes fly near US warship

Monday, June 1st 2015, 22:23
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian warplanes have made several close passes in recent days over a US destroyer in the Black Sea, the Pentagon said.
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US hostage released in Yemen

Monday, June 1st 2015, 21:20
related countries: Yemen Yemen

One of four Americans held by Houthi rebels in civil war-torn Yemen has been released, the US State Department says.
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Stocks on Wall Street close higher

Monday, June 1st 2015, 20:42
related places: Wall Street

US stocks close higher, buoyed by merger news and encouraging economic figures.
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Tourist killed in SA lion attack

Monday, June 1st 2015, 17:43
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A tourist believed to be from the US is killed in a South African game park after a lion jumped through a car window, an official tells the BBC.
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US Muslim in Abercrombie hijab win

Monday, June 1st 2015, 17:30
related places: Abercrombie

The US Supreme Court rules in favour of a Muslim woman denied a job at Abercrombie & Fitch because of her headscarf.
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US anti-terror spying powers expire

Monday, June 1st 2015, 16:13
related places: Senate

US laws allowing the bulk collection of Americans' phone data expire, after Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul scuppers a Senate deal.
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US manufacturing picks up pace

Monday, June 1st 2015, 16:03
related places: May

US manufacturing picks up pace in May, providing hope that the US economy is rebounding from the first quarter of the year.
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BAT agrees to buy cigarette firm TDR

Monday, June 1st 2015, 15:11
related countries: Croatia Croatia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British American Tobacco agrees to buy cigarette firm TDR from Croatia's Adris Grupa.
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China shares lead gains across Asia

Monday, June 1st 2015, 13:46
related places: Monday, Asia

Shares in China lead gains across much of Asia after a survey indicates that activity in China's major factories picked up in May.
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San Andreas storms US box office

Monday, June 1st 2015, 9:28
related places: San Andreas

Earthquake disaster movie San Andreas, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has topped the US box office with $53.2m over the weekend, allaying fears that audiences in quake-prone regions would be put off seeing it.
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US vows to play 'pivotal' Asia role

Monday, June 1st 2015, 9:10
related countries: China China
related places: Asia

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter says the US will continue to play a "pivotal" role in Asia, amid fresh tensions over China's maritime claims.
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VIDEO: 'Guat hunting' hate crime in Florida

Monday, June 1st 2015, 1:16
related places: Florida

The hate crime scaring many in the US
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Senate in urgent surveillance debate

Monday, June 1st 2015, 0:54

The US Senate is meeting in a rare weekend sitting to try to avert the expiry of anti-terrorist laws that let security services collect phone data.
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92-year-old sets marathon age record

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 22:32

American Harriette Thompson, at the age of 92 years and 65 days, becomes the oldest woman to finish a marathon.
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Kerry breaks leg in bicycle accident

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 13:57
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

US Secretary of State John Kerry is taken to hospital in Switzerland after breaking his leg in a bicycle crash in the French Alps.
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Gatlin equals personal best in 200m

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 12:18
related places: Shelly

Justin Gatlin equals his personal best in the 200m with a world-leading time of 19.68 seconds in Eugene, Oregon.
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US police 'kill two people a day'

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 11:31

The number of people shot dead by US police is twice as high as official figures show, suggests data gathered by The Washington Post newspaper.
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Joe Biden's son dies of cancer at 46

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 6:50

Beau Biden, the son of US Vice-President Joe Biden, dies of brain cancer at the age of 46.
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O'Malley enters US presidential race

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 17:22
related places: Maryland, Baltimore

Martin O'Malley, former governor of Maryland and mayor of Baltimore, says he is seeking the Democratic nomination for presidential elections in 2016.
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VIDEO: Blatter asked if Fifa is 'rotten'

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 10:53

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has responded to questions about the arrests of Fifa officials under an American anti-corruption warrant.
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US demands China halt reclamations

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 7:59
related countries: China China

The US calls for an "immediate halt" to land reclamation in disputed areas of the South China Sea, saying China is "out of step" with international rules.
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VIDEO: Cuba removed from US terrorism list

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 4:43
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The United States has removed Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism.
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VIDEO: US calls halt to land reclamation

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 3:41

The United States has called for an immediate and lasting halt to reclamation works by all claimants in disputed waters in the South China Sea.
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