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Trump and Sanders win New Hampshire

Wednesday, February 10th 2016, 12:11
related places: Sanders, New Hampshire

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders both win decisive victories in the New Hampshire primary, the second contest in the race for US presidential nominees.
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Court halts Obama's key climate plan

Wednesday, February 10th 2016, 9:16

President Obama's plans to regulate emissions of carbon dioxide from US power plants are stalled by the Supreme Court.
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Cuba migrants flown to Mexico-US border

Wednesday, February 10th 2016, 4:44
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica, Mexico Mexico

Migrants including children and pregnant women are flown by the Costa Rican authorities to a Mexican border town, where they are set to enter the US.
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FBI 'still can't crack' gunman's phone

Wednesday, February 10th 2016, 3:56
related places: San Bernardino

US investigators still cannot unlock a phone owned by one of the San Bernardino attackers, with the FBI warning encryption is inhibiting law enforcement.
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Polls close in key New Hampshire vote

Wednesday, February 10th 2016, 0:36
related places: New Hampshire

Polls close in the New Hampshire primary, as officials predict a historic turnout for the second electoral test in the Republican and Democratic presidential race.
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Obama approves Africa electricity plan

Tuesday, February 9th 2016, 18:02
related places: Africa

US President Barack Obama signs into law an initiative aimed at bringing electricity to 50 million people in sub-Saharan Africa by 2020.
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US warns over N Korea plutonium bomb

Tuesday, February 9th 2016, 17:28
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea could soon have enough plutonium to build nuclear weapons after restarting one of its reactors, a US spy chief says.
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Google boss becomes highest-paid in US

Tuesday, February 9th 2016, 11:49

The chief executive of Google, Sundar Pichai, has been awarded $199m (£138m) in shares, a regulatory filing reveals.
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Mexico gang captives freed by gas blast

Tuesday, February 9th 2016, 11:45
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Reynosa

About 60 Central American migrants held captive by a gang in the Mexican city of Reynosa escape after a gas explosion.
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Banks lead slump on Tokyo's stock market

Tuesday, February 9th 2016, 7:19
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Tokyo shares fall sharply on Tuesday, led by the banks, following the trends set in Europe and the US.
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Bloomberg 'looks at' US presidency bid

Tuesday, February 9th 2016, 2:59

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he is considering running for US president, the first time he has confirmed he is eyeing a bid.
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'Hack' on DoJ and DHS downplayed

Tuesday, February 9th 2016, 2:11
related places: Justice

US authorities acknowledge a data breach affecting the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security - but downplay its severity.
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Iraqi charged over Kayla Mueller death

Monday, February 8th 2016, 23:59

The widow of a former senior Islamic State leader is charged over the death of US hostage Kayla Mueller last year, the US justice department says.
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US to help S Korea missile defence

Monday, February 8th 2016, 20:32
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The US will help South Korea deploy an advanced missile defence system as soon as possible, officials from the Pentagon have said.
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Florida's $520m lottery win unclaimed

Monday, February 8th 2016, 16:33
related places: Giant, Florida

Giant jackpot won by a lottery entrant in the US state of Florida is still unclaimed, officials say, despite massive media coverage.
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Obama to request $1.8bn to fight Zika

Monday, February 8th 2016, 13:49
related places: White House

The White House says it will ask US Congress for $1.8bn (£1.25bn) in emergency funding to combat the Zika virus, which is spreading through the Americas.
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VIDEO: US celebrates 50 years of the Superbowl

Sunday, February 7th 2016, 20:36
related places: Santa Clara

The US is celebrating American football as the 50th Superbowl takes place in Santa Clara.
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VIDEO: Frozen 'car park' unexpectedly melts

Sunday, February 7th 2016, 14:19

A frozen lake being used as a car park at the annual Winter Fest event in Wisconsin, US, melts leaving vehicles submerged in the water.
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VIDEO: Key moments from Republican debate

Sunday, February 7th 2016, 6:31
related places: Republican, New Hampshire

Was this the most awkward opening to any US election debate? Ben Carson left waiting in the wings, plus other key moments in New Hampshire.
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VIDEO: Rubio and Christie clash in TV debate

Sunday, February 7th 2016, 2:13
related places: Republican, Christie

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie attacks Senator Marco Rubio in the latest TV debate among Republican candidates running for US president.
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Sixth man on Moon Edgar Mitchell dies

Saturday, February 6th 2016, 11:24
related places: Moon

US astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who was the sixth man to walk on the Moon and had an "epiphany" in space, dies at the age of 85.
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Pentagon releases prisoner abuse photos

Saturday, February 6th 2016, 9:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq

The Pentagon releases nearly 200 photographs linked to allegations of abuse by the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan over a decade ago.
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Sea lion found in San Diego restaurant

Saturday, February 6th 2016, 5:07
related places: San Diego

A hungry sea lion pup is rescued after finding its way into a restaurant in the US city of San Diego.
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VIDEO: Super Bowl 50: In numbers

Friday, February 5th 2016, 22:14

Super Bowl 50, American football's showstopper takes place this weekend between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos. The BBC takes a look at the numbers.
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Massive crane collapses in New York

Friday, February 5th 2016, 16:25

A large construction crane has collapsed in lower Manhattan in New York City, killing one person and injuring at least two others.
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Plans put forward to cap US gas leak

Friday, February 5th 2016, 5:26
related places: Los Angeles

Plans have been put forward to cap a huge gas leak near Los Angeles by the end of next week, a Californian official says.
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US in $450m aid plan for Colombia peace

Friday, February 5th 2016, 1:09
related countries: Colombia Colombia

President Barack Obama says he will ask the US Congress for $450m (£309m) in aid to help Colombia implement a peace deal with the Farc rebel group.
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Earth, Wind & Fire founder White dies

Friday, February 5th 2016, 0:38
related places: White, Earth

Maurice White, founder of US soul band Earth, Wind & Fire, has died aged 74, his brother says.
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Obama proposes $10 a barrel oil tax

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 21:37

President Obama plans a tax of $10 (£6.85) on every barrel of oil from US producers to help fund green transportation projects.
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Rubio sees surge of support after Iowa

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 19:15
related places: Iowa

US presidential hopeful Marco Rubio has received several high-profile endorsements, after a surprising and strong finish in the Iowa caucuses.
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Bugs Bunny voice artist Joe Alaskey dies

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 16:11

Joe Alaskey, the US voice artist who provided vocals for such Looney Tunes characters as Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, dies at 63.
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US agency's alcohol advice for women is mocked

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 14:53

Internet users mock US alcohol advice for women
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US Super Bowl is 'no-drone zone'

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 12:11

Drones have been banned from flying within 32 miles of American Football's Super Bowl, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has said.
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Pacific nations sign TPP trade deal

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 4:30
related places: Congress, Auckland

The long-awaited Trans Pacific Partnership, one of the biggest multinational trade deals ever, is formally signed in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Counting the cost of air strikes on IS

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 3:43
related countries: Syria Syria

Shedding light on civilian cost of US-led air campaign in Syria
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Colombia leader to seek US help on Farc

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 1:00

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos says he will ask President Obama to help implement an imminent peace agreement with the Farc.
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US judge allows Cosby assault case

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 0:35
related places: Pennsylvania, Cosby

US prosecutors can proceed with a sexual assault charge against comedian Bill Cosby, a judge in Pennsylvania rules.
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Obama condemns anti-Muslim rhetoric

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016, 21:04

Barack Obama condemns "inexcusable political rhetoric" about Islam in his first visit to a US mosque as president
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Rand Paul drops out of White House race

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016, 15:11
related places: Iowa, White House

Republican Senator Rand Paul drops out of the race for US president after a disappointing fifth place finish in the early voting state of Iowa.
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US has 'sexually transmitted' Zika case

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016, 12:51
related places: Texas

A rare case of the Zika virus - linked to thousands of brain defects in babies in the Americas - being sexually transmitted has been reported in Texas.
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VIDEO: What is the Privacy Shield?

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016, 9:38

Tanya Beckett explains changes to the way personal data is transferred between the US and European Union.
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US state executes oldest death row man

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016, 8:05
related countries: Georgia Georgia

The US state of Georgia executes its oldest death row inmate, Brandon Astor Jones, after a last-minute appeal by his lawyers is rejected.
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White House race moves to New Hampshire

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 23:04
related places: Iowa, New Hampshire

Republicans and Democrats vying to stand in the US presidential election arrive in New Hampshire after Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton win in Iowa.
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Cosby case 'should be dismissed'

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 21:50
related places: Pennsylvania

A former prosecutor in the US state of Pennsylvania has says his decision not to charge actor Bill Cosby with sex crimes in 2005 is "binding".
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US 'to boost Europe defence budget'

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 17:40
related countries: Russia Russia

The Pentagon is to propose quadrupling its budget for European defence in 2017 in the light of "Russian aggression", the US defence secretary says.
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Trump dealt blow by Cruz in Iowa vote

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 13:52

Ted Cruz wins the Iowa Republican caucuses, beating frontrunner Donald Trump in the first US vote on the road to the White House, but the Democratic race is a virtual tie.
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Air strikes hit IS radio in Afghanistan

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 12:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US air strikes in eastern Afghanistan have destroyed a radio station used by the Islamic State militant group, US and Afghan officials say.
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Chechen leader lashes out at Instagram

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 11:52
related countries: Russia Russia

Chechnya's Ramzan Kadyrov says US pressure forced Instagram to remove his video showing a Russian opposition politician as a sniper's target.
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No Australia visa bid by men's activist

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 6:10
related countries: Australia Australia

The US leader of a controversial men's group whose plans to visit Australia have sparked outrage has not applied for a visa, authorities say.
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Voting begins in US presidential race

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 3:07
related places: Iowa

The nationwide process of selecting candidates to run in November's US presidential race is under way in the state of Iowa.
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San Francisco police probed over Woods

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 2:50
related places: San Francisco, Woods

The US Justice Department announces an investigation into the San Francisco police force after the fatal shooting of a black man, Mario Woods.
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VIDEO: White House hopefuls in final Iowa plea

Monday, February 1st 2016, 7:00
related places: Iowa

Today people in Iowa will vote on the candidates for the two main parties ahead of the US Presidential election.
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VIDEO: The man creating castles out of ice

Monday, February 1st 2016, 2:43

One ice sculptor in the United States has turned his hobby in to a business.
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Mexico nets Sinaloa Cartel members

Sunday, January 31st 2016, 20:06
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Sinaloa

Mexican police with the help of US agencies have arrested 24 members of Mexico's powerful Sinaloa cartel in a joint border operation.
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NYT endorses Clinton and Kasich

Sunday, January 31st 2016, 8:24
related places: Clinton, Liberal

The New York Times backs Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican John Kasich as they bid to become their parties' candidates in the US presidential elections.
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Bike gang shoot-out leaves one dead

Sunday, January 31st 2016, 1:23
related places: Colorado

A shoot-out and stabbing involving two rival motorcycle gangs leave one person dead and another seven injured in the US state of Colorado.
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US warship sails near disputed island

Saturday, January 30th 2016, 14:49
related countries: China China

The US sails a warship close to a disputed island in the South China Sea, in what China calls a violation of its laws.
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Clinton emails declared 'top secret'

Saturday, January 30th 2016, 8:02

Twenty-two emails sent through Hillary Clinton's unsecured home server while she was secretary of state contained government secrets, US officials say.
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Four militants remain in US stand-off

Friday, January 29th 2016, 21:49
related places: Oregon

The FBI is attempting to negotiate the surrender of the final four anti-government militants holed up at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon.
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Iran 'flies drone over US warship'

Friday, January 29th 2016, 19:53
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Gulf

Iran flew an unarmed drone over a US aircraft carrier and took "precise" photographs during a naval drill in the Gulf, its state broadcaster says.
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US and UK 'hacked into Israeli aircraft'

Friday, January 29th 2016, 14:46
related countries: Israel Israel, United Kingdom United Kingdom

US and UK spy agencies have hacked into Israeli air force communications since the 1990s, documents linked to US whistleblower Edward Snowden say.
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US economic growth slows sharply

Friday, January 29th 2016, 14:31

The US economy grew at an annualised rate of 0.7% in the fourth quarter of last year, official figures show.
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Man jailed for Seoul Burger King murder

Friday, January 29th 2016, 9:48
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

An American man is jailed in South Korea for murdering a man nearly two decades ago in the toilet of a Burger King restaurant in Seoul.
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VIDEO: Topless troops train in S Korea snow

Friday, January 29th 2016, 9:40
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korean and US troops have taken part in annual winter training exercise in Pyeongchang.
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VIDEO: 'The elephant NOT in the room'

Friday, January 29th 2016, 6:44
related places: Republican, Not

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has boycotted a major televised debate for Republican contenders.
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Why do Kenyans want US help to solve a billion dollar mystery?

Friday, January 29th 2016, 0:49

Why Kenyans are tweeting the US attorney general
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Sanders fans go on online attack

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 22:47

US hopeful's supporters turn aggressive online
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A day using Chinese goods in the US

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 22:25
related countries: China China

From bacon to Grindr - taking over the US market
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N Korea 'may be planning rocket launch'

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 17:54

North Korea may be preparing a rocket launch, US officials say, citing increased activity around the Sohae Satellite Launching Station.
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'Affluenza' teen deported from Mexico

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 17:13
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Ethan Couch, who made headlines for using "affluenza" as a defence after a fatal drink-driving crash, has been deported from Mexico back to the US.
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Barbie now in 'curvy, tall and petite'

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 17:10

Barbie, the iconic plastic toy doll model, is getting three new body types including "tall, curvy and petite", US company Mattel reveals.
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Bed bugs resist widely used chemicals

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 14:00

A study shows for the first time that bed bugs in the US have developed resistance to neonicotinoids, the world's most widely used insecticides.
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Leader urges end to armed US stand-off

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 13:19
related places: Oregon

Ammon Bundy, the leader of an armed protest at a wildlife refuge in Oregon who was arrested on Tuesday, urges the remaining occupiers to go home.
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Rinehart no longer richest Australian

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 5:10
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Mining billionaire Gina Rinehart is no longer Australia's richest person, says Forbes Australia, losing her spot to US-born Blair Parry-Okeden.
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Zika 'could become explosive pandemic'

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 3:31

Researchers in the US urge the World Health Organisation to take urgent action over the zika virus, linked to shrunken brains in unborn children
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Keeping football tough but safe

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 2:21

The rush to stop American Football taking lives
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VIDEO: Donald Trump v the US TV networks

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 23:27

As Fox News fires back at Donald Trump for his refusal to participate in their debate on Thursday night, BBC News looks at his run-ins with US TV networks.
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VIDEO: Why US police are surrounding reserve

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 18:55
related places: Oregon

US law enforcement agents surround a wildlife refuge in the western state of Oregon which has been occupied by an armed militia since early January.
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Zika vaccine 'could be 10 years away'

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 18:06

US scientists studying the Zika virus tell the BBC that it could be a decade before a vaccine is publicly available.
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Oregon leader seized in deadly clash

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 17:39
related places: Oregon

One person dies during an operation by US police to arrest the leader of an armed occupation at a wildlife refuge in Oregon.
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VIDEO: US coastal homes in perilous position

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 11:00
related places: San Francisco

Homes have been evacuated near the city of San Francisco, after coastal erosion left properties in a perilous position.
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Obama calls for urgent action on Zika

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 10:37

US President Barack Obama calls for the rapid development of treatments against the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects.
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US, China call for N Korea resolution

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 10:14
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea
related places: Beijing

China and the US say a new UN resolution against North Korea is needed, following Pyongyang's claim to have tested a hydrogen bomb earlier this month.
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VIDEO: How to win the US nomination battle

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 22:55

How to win the US presidential nomination battle
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US issues fresh Zika virus guidance

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 20:08

US health officials issue new guidance for doctors to deal with the Zika virus, which is suspected of causing serious birth defects.
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Search finds no gunman at US hospital

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 18:19
related places: San Diego, California

A witness reported hearing three gun shots at a California naval hospital, but a search of the complex found no sign of a gunman.
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Obama bans solitary jail for juveniles

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 14:40

President Barack Obama has said he will ban solitary confinement as a form of punishment for juvenile and low-level offenders in US federal prisons.
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Russia demands 'Putin corruption' proof

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 13:36
related places: Kremlin

The Kremlin calls on the US Treasury to come up with proof after it told the BBC it considered President Vladimir Putin to be corrupt.
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Chinese shares see steep losses

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 8:34
related places: Asia

Chinese markets see steep losses in late trade on Tuesday as investors worry about oil prices and despite an injection of liquidity into the market by the central bank.
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Millions battle US snow travel chaos

Monday, January 25th 2016, 18:37
related places: New York

Millions of commuters across the eastern US are battling into work as transport systems struggle to recover from a huge blizzard.
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VIDEO: 'Snow drones' film US blizzard scenes

Monday, January 25th 2016, 18:13
related places: Drone

Drone footage captures some of the scenes following the snow storm that gripped many parts of the United States.
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Manhunt for escaped US inmates

Monday, January 25th 2016, 17:39
related places: California

A manhunt is under way for three "dangerous" inmates who escaped from a maximum security jail in California.
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'Putin is corrupt' says US Treasury

Monday, January 25th 2016, 17:02
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Western

The US Treasury tells the BBC that it considers Russia's President Putin to be corrupt - and many of his aides are already under Western sanctions.
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US family saves piglet from blizzard

Monday, January 25th 2016, 15:52

A family nurses a piglet back to health with banana and cereal after pulling him out of mounting piles of snow on the side of a road.
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Breakfast change fuels McDonald's gains

Monday, January 25th 2016, 14:31
related places: McDonald

The introduction of all-day breakfasts in the US helps McDonald's sales rise 5% in the fourth quarter.
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Perfect conditions for 'snow-swimming'

Monday, January 25th 2016, 11:29

US storm prompts trend for 'snow-swimming'
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VIDEO: Roofs collapse under weight of US snow

Monday, January 25th 2016, 8:06
related places: Aerial

Aerial footage shows the extent of the damage caused by record snowfall on the East Coast of the US.
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'No explosives' found on diverted plane

Sunday, January 24th 2016, 16:31
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul, Houston

A Turkish Airlines spokesman says no explosives have been found on one of its planes that was diverted to Shannon Airport in the Republic of Ireland after a security threat.
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Iran eyes purchase of Boeing planes

Sunday, January 24th 2016, 11:58
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran is considering buying planes from US manufacturer Boeing as it moves to upgrade its fleet following the removal of UN sanctions.
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Blizzard blankets eastern US in snow

Sunday, January 24th 2016, 8:15

A huge blizzard covers the US eastern seaboard in snow, bringing New York and Washington DC to a standstill and causing 18 deaths.
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