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US clerk defies gay marriage order

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 17:48
related places: Christian, Kentucky

A Christian official continues to refuse to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples in Kentucky despite exhausting all of her legal options.
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US murder rate soars in 2015

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 17:23

Murder rates are soaring in many US cities after years of decline, with at least 30 major cities reporting a rise in violence.
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VIDEO: US clerk refuses gay marriage licence

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 16:32
related places: Christian, Kentucky

A Christian official has refused to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples in Kentucky despite exhausting all of her legal options.
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Thousands of Clinton emails released

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 15:50
related places: Clinton

Thousands of pages detailing Hillary Clinton's emails while US secretary of state are released, including many censored after being deemed classified.
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Zac Efron film flops at box office

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 10:23

Zac Efron's dance movie We Are Your Friends bombs at the North American box office, with one of the worst opening weekends on record.
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Chinese shares hit by weak data

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 8:28
related countries: China China
related places: Wall Street

Chinese shares continue their recent slide after fresh data provides further evidence of a slowdown in the country's economy.
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Rival bid approach for cooker maker Aga

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 8:15

Cooker manufacturer Aga Rangemaster has received a takeover approach from a second US firm, in a move that could spark a bidding war.
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Serena & Nadal through at US Open

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 3:43

Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic win at US Open but men's fourth seed Kei Nishikori suffers surprise loss.
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US clerk loses gay marriage battle

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 1:45
related places: Christian, Kentucky

A Christian official who refused to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples in Kentucky is ordered to do so by the US Supreme Court.
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US stock markets end lower again

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 0:06
related countries: China China

US stocks close lower again, reflecting continuing concerns about the Chinese economy and uncertainty over US interest rates.
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VIDEO: Female bikers on the rise

Monday, August 31st 2015, 23:17
related places: New York

The number of women taking to the road on motorcycles in the US is on the rise, up 30% over the past decade. Meet the members of one female-only bike club in New York
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US Jewish site killings guilty verdict

Monday, August 31st 2015, 22:52
related places: White, Kansas City

White supremacist Frazier Glenn Cross is found guilty of murdering three people at two Jewish sites in Kansas City last year.
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Netflix drops thousands of films in US

Monday, August 31st 2015, 22:29

Streaming service pins future on exclusives and originals as it lets deal with movie distributor lapse, meaning the removal of thousands of titles.
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US cameraman shot on TV honoured

Monday, August 31st 2015, 22:06
related places: Virginia

Friends of the cameraman killed last week while broadcasting in Virginia have gathered to remember him at his former school.
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Murray expects fired-up Kyrgios

Monday, August 31st 2015, 21:55

Andy Murray expects Nick Kyrgios to put recent controversy behind him when they meet in the US Open first round.
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US ponders Guantanamo closure options

Monday, August 31st 2015, 20:38
related places: White House

The White House says President Barack Obama is considering "a wide array" of options for closing the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay.
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VIDEO: Kanye: 'I'm going to run for president'

Monday, August 31st 2015, 18:16

Kanye West has announced that he wants to run for the US presidency in 2020, in a speech at the MTV Video Music Awards.
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Watson knocked out of US Open

Monday, August 31st 2015, 18:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number one Heather Watson is beaten 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-0) by American Lauren Davis in round one of the US Open.
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Obama to appear on Bear Grylls show

Monday, August 31st 2015, 17:31
related places: Alaska

US President Barack Obama is to appear on the Bear Grylls survival show to raise awareness of the effects of climate change in Alaska, NBC announces.
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Walker considers Canada border wall

Monday, August 31st 2015, 13:16
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Republican

Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker calls building a wall along the border between the US and Canada a "legitimate issue".
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US horror filmmaker Wes Craven dies

Monday, August 31st 2015, 10:48

US horror film director Wes Craven, creator of the Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream franchises, has died aged 76.
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VIDEO: Life on the edge of the ice curtain

Monday, August 31st 2015, 8:37
related places: Life

Life on the edge of the ice curtain where an Eskimo community live on the American island of Little Diomede.
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Chinese shares lead Asia lower

Monday, August 31st 2015, 8:15
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Asia

Chinese shares are lower on fears of further market volatility and ahead of economic data expected to point to a further economic slowdown.
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Why does South Sudan matter so much to the US?

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 23:37

Why South Sudan matters so much to the US
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US player hits two holes-in-one

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 23:11

Brian Harman becomes the third PGA tour player to make two holes-in-one in a single round before Jason Day wins The Barclays.
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The ice curtain that divides US families from Russian cousins

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 23:07
related countries: Russia Russia

The families left on either side of a superpower border
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Sharapova pulls out of the US Open

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 22:04

World number three Maria Sharapova withdraws from the US Open on the eve of the tournament because of injury.
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Daly out of hospital after collapse

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 20:46

Two-time major winner John Daly leaves hospital after collapsing during a minor tournament in the USA on Saturday.
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VIDEO: Hiker found after nine days outdoors

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 13:36
related places: California

An American hiker missing for nine days in California's rugged Sierra Nevada region has been found alive.
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VIDEO: Rescued hiker 'very grateful'

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 10:45
related places: California

An American hiker missing for nine days in California's rugged Sierra Nevada region has been found alive.
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New Orleans marks Katrina anniversary

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 2:47
related places: New Orleans

Commemorations take place in New Orleans to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the US city.
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US hiker found after nine-day hunt

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 2:40
related places: California

A 62-year-old American hiker missing for nine days in California's rugged Sierra Nevada is found alive.
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Les Mis Broadway star dies in fall

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 0:48
related places: Broadway

The first African-American and youngest person ever to play the lead role in Les Miserables on Broadway, Kyle Jean-Baptiste, dies in a fall.
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VIDEO: Dancing and tears in New Orleans

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 0:25
related places: New Orleans

Commemorations are taking place in the US city of New Orleans to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
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US decries al-Jazeera jail sentences

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 0:05
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The US says it is "deeply disappointed and concerned" at the three-year jail sentences handed down in Egypt to three al-Jazeera journalists.
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Kyrgios is not a bad guy - Murray

Saturday, August 29th 2015, 18:48
related places: Murray

Andy Murray believes US Open opponent Nick Kyrgios can learn from the experience of a torrid past few weeks.
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US man dies after petty theft arrest

Friday, August 28th 2015, 22:39
related places: Virginia

A Virginia man arrested for stealing $5 (£3) worth of snacks dies in jail after being held there for more than three months.
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Konta reaches US Open main draw

Friday, August 28th 2015, 20:54

Jo Konta reaches the US Open open main draw but Britons Kyle Edmund, Naomi Broady and Brydan Klein lose in qualifying.
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US appoints 'first hostage envoy'

Friday, August 28th 2015, 20:39
related places: White House

The White House appoints its first special presidential envoy for hostage affairs "in a bid to boost efforts to safely recover American hostages abroad".
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Bush marks Katrina in New Orleans

Friday, August 28th 2015, 20:10
related places: New Orleans

Former US President George Bush returns to New Orleans 10 years on since Hurricane Katrina, a crisis his administration was criticised for over its slow response.
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US hazmat teams investigate deaths

Friday, August 28th 2015, 19:02
related places: Chicago

Investigators are trying to determine what killed two people and sickened five others - including four police officers - at a Chicago home.
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US court allows NSA phone data sweep

Friday, August 28th 2015, 17:40

A US appeals court overturns a ruling that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records was illegal.
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US journalists were 'shot in head'

Friday, August 28th 2015, 16:25
related places: Virginia

The two journalists shot dead in Virginia while broadcasting on breakfast television were shot in the head, medical officials say.
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VIDEO: Military show of strength in S Korea

Friday, August 28th 2015, 13:17
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korean and US military forces have conducted a joint live firing exercise to test their capabilities in the event of an attack from the north.
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US blacklists Colombia 'Farc members'

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 23:49
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Switzerland Switzerland

The US imposes sanctions on four alleged members of Colombia's Farc rebel group based in Switzerland, accusing them of drug trafficking.
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Victim's father urges US gun reform

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 22:58
related places: Virginia, Staff

The father of Alison Parker, one of two journalists killed live on air, appeals to US President Barack Obama to push through tougher gun laws.
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VIDEO: 'Mr President, you need to do this'

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 22:43

The father of slain journalist Alison Parker tells the BBC about the need for gun control in the US to prevent tragedies like Wednesday's shooting.
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VIDEO: Katrina 'became a man-made disaster'

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 22:21
related places: Orleans

In a speech in new Orleans to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, US President Barack Obama describes the storm as a natural disaster that "became a man-made disaster".
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Obama: New Orleans 'moving forward'

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 22:00
related places: New Orleans

US president Barack Obama is set to visit New Orleans, saying the city is "moving forward" 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
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US growth revision boosts markets

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 20:27
related places: June

Shares rise and oil prices jump 10% after revised figures show the US economy grew by far more than previously thought between April and June.
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UK jihadist 'killed in drone strike'

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 18:06
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man described as a "top cyber jihadist" has been killed in a military drone strike in Syria, US officials say.
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Murray to face Kyrgios in US Open

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 17:29
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Britain's world number three Andy Murray is drawn against Australian Nick Kyrgios in the first round of the US Open.
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Walmart to halt some gun sales in US

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 15:52

US retailer Walmart is to stop selling some military-grade guns due to low sales, like the AR-15, used in some mass shootings.
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US stocks extend Thursday's rally

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 14:45

US stock markets have opened higher, extending the sharp gains made on Thursday.
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VIDEO: Trump-Ramos spat 'hurting Republicans'

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 14:06
related countries: Mexico Mexico, Spain Spain

The former Mexican ambassador to the US says Donald Trump's expulsion of a Spanish-language reporter this week from his press conference is doing little to help the GOP's plans to lure Latin American Voters
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US TV gunman 'ordered to seek help'

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 13:36

A former TV journalist who shot dead two ex-colleagues live on air in Virginia had been ordered by his employer to seek medical help, memos reveal.
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VIDEO: On-air silence for shot reporters

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 12:35
related places: Virginia

Colleagues of two journalists who were shot dead live on TV in the US state of Virginia have held a moment's silence in their memory.
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US warns South Sudan over peace

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 12:22

The US warns South Sudan's leaders not to violate the peace deal signed aimed at ending a brutal civil war in the world's youngest state.
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VIDEO: Reporter's boyfriend tells of their love

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 6:50
related places: Virginia

There have been renewed calls for tougher gun laws in the US after two journalists were shot dead live on TV in the US state of Virginia.
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VIDEO: Family of Virginia gunman 'shocked'

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 5:33
related places: Virginia

The family of a man who shot dead two US journalists in Virginia have offered condolences to the families of the victims.
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US ruling on Fifty Shades fraud case

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 4:28

A woman who helped publish Fifty Shades of Grey but was defrauded out of royalties could receive $10m after a judge's ruling.
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VIDEO: Selma civil rights activist dies

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 2:15

The veteran US civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson has died at the age of 104.
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VIDEO: 'Virginia shooting breaks my heart'

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 23:57
related places: Virginia

Barack Obama says he's still hoping for tighter gun controls in the US, after the shooting of two journalists on live TV in the state of Virginia.
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TV journalists' murderer kills himself

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 22:04
related places: Virginia

A man who shot two US journalists on live TV in the US state of Virginia has died after shooting himself some seven hours after the attack, police say.
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Smaller panda cub twin dies in US

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 21:03
related places: Washington

One of the panda cubs recently born at the National Zoo in Washington, DC has died, the zoo confirmed. No official cause of death has been named.
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Life sentence for US cinema gunman

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 19:25
related places: Colorado

James Holmes - who was convicted of killing 12 people and wounding 70 others inside Colorado cinema - has been sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole.
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US September rate rise not 'compelling'

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 16:39

Federal Reserve official William Dudley has said that a US rate rise in September now "seems less compelling".
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US TV journalists gunned down on air

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 16:02
related places: Virginia

A reporter and a cameraman are shot dead during a live TV interview for a local station in the US state of Virginia.
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VIDEO: Virginia shooting 'a terrible crime'

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 14:21

The general manager of the US TV station whose reporter and cameraman were shot dead on air says their killing was "a terrible crime against two fine journalists".
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Khobar Towers bombing suspect 'held'

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 14:13
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The main suspect in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, which killed 19 US troops, is reported to have been captured.
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Taliban capture key Helmand district

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 12:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Taliban fighters seize control of a strategically-important district headquarters in Afghanistan's Helmand province despite American air strikes.
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US TV 'must do better' on diversity

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 11:36

Boardwalk Empire, The Exes and Workaholics are among the worst US TV series when it comes to using female or minority ethnic directors, a report says.
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US death row Nicaraguan reprieved

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 10:27
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua
related places: Houston

A Nicaraguan sentenced to death for murdering a man in Houston in 1997 is given a reprieve after a prosecution witness recants.
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Gatlin 'taking brunt' for cheats

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 10:07

American sprinter Justin Gatlin is unfairly carrying the burden of all drugs cheats, according to his agent.
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'Spam King' pleads guilty in US

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 9:52
related places: Las Vegas

A Las Vegas man known as the 'Spam King' has pleaded guilty after he sent over 27m spam messages through Facebook.
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Murray seeded third for US Open

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 5:59

Britain's Andy Murray is seeded third at next week's US Open as he bids to regain the title he won in 2012.
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VIDEO: US-Mexican march against Vietnam War

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 23:00
related countries: Mexico Mexico, Vietnam Vietnam

The Mexican American campaign against Vietnam war
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Mother panda snubs smaller cub in US

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 22:25
related places: Washington

The smaller of newborn panda twins at the National Zoo in Washington is being ignored by her mother Mei Xiang, who will only feed the larger one.
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Turkey to join anti-IS air campaign

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 22:07
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The US and Turkey reach an agreement which will see Turkish jets join the air campaign against Islamic State militants.
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US stocks fall as rally peters out

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 20:31
related places: Wall Street

Wall Street shares close lower again after a sharp rally fizzles out in the last hour of trading.
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Serial lawyer reveals 'new evidence'

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 20:07

The lawyer of Adnan Syed, the subject of the hit US podcast Serial, submits new evidence that he says casts doubt on the murder conviction of his client.
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VIDEO: US wildfires in 60 seconds

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 18:04

Wildfires are still burning across the west coast of the United States, and authorities are struggling to deal with them.
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US prison porn drop by drone 'foiled'

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 15:27
related places: Maryland

Two men are detained on suspicion of trying to smuggle drugs and pornography into a prison in Maryland using a drone, prison officials say.
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Matthew named in Solheim Cup team

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 14:10
related places: Lang

Scot Catriona Matthew is among the four wildcards chosen by Europe for September's Solheim Cup against the US.
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Walking Dead spin-off breaks record

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 10:52

The spin-off series to The Walking Dead draws the biggest audience for a TV premiere in US cable history.
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IndyCar star Wilson dies after crash

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 10:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ex-Formula 1 driver Justin Wilson has died in the United States after suffering a head injury during an IndyCar race.
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VIDEO: Released chimps at risk in Liberia

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 4:09
related countries: Liberia Liberia

A group of chimpanzees, used for American medical research, have been released back into the wild in Liberia.
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US students boycott assigned reading

Monday, August 24th 2015, 23:16

A group of students at Duke University refuse to read a book assigned to all new students, saying the graphic novel's depictions of sexuality "compromised" their religious beliefs.
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US stocks drop for fifth day in a row

Monday, August 24th 2015, 21:17
related countries: China China
related places: Wall Street

Wall Street falls for a fifth consecutive trading session amid a dramatic global sell-off as fears over China's slowing economy intensify.
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Why China's share slump affects the world

Monday, August 24th 2015, 18:43
related countries: China China
related places: Why, Asia

A slump in Chinese shares has prompted stock markets across Asia, Europe and the US to fall sharply. Why is this so significant?
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South Africa rand hits all-time low

Monday, August 24th 2015, 15:15
related countries: China China, South Africa South Africa

South Africa's currency falls to an all-time low against the US dollar over fears of a slowdown in China's economy.
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Ishiguro archive heads to Texas

Monday, August 24th 2015, 11:24
related places: Texas, Austin

The archive of Booker Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro is acquired by the University of Texas in Austin, US.
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Compton stands firm at US box office

Monday, August 24th 2015, 9:39

Straight Outta Compton holds on to the top spot at the North American box office and crosses the $100m barrier after making its debut last week.
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Blaze hits US Army base in Japan

Monday, August 24th 2015, 2:56
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Sagamihara

Firefighters in Japan tackle a blaze triggered by an explosion at a US Army base in the city of Sagamihara, the Pentagon says.
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'Instinct' foiled France train attack

Monday, August 24th 2015, 0:06
related countries: France France
related places: Paris, Amsterdam

A US passenger who tackled a gunman on a train from Amsterdam to Paris says survival instinct led him to react to tackle the gunman.
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US barbecue's gentrification problem

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 23:45

How black pitmasters are being left out of US barbeque boom
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VIDEO: France train shooting: US 'heroes' speak out

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 21:40
related countries: France France
related places: Paris, Amsterdam

Three Americans who helped to disarm a gunman on a train bound for Paris from Amsterdam, have spoken about their experience.
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Man arrested over O'Donnell daughter

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 11:18
related places: O'Donnell

A man is arrested following the disappearance of US comedian Rosie O'Donnell's 17-year-old daughter, who was found safe last week.
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Argentina to give back artefacts

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 0:18
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Ecuador Ecuador, Peru Peru

Argentina says it will restore more than 4,000 archaeological artefacts to South American neighbours Ecuador and Peru.
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VIDEO: US train passenger a 'national hero'

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 8:05
related countries: France France

The father of one of the US passengers to overpower a heavily-armed man who opened fire on a train in northern France says his son is "France's national hero".
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