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Mad Men to live on at Smithsonian

Sunday, March 29th 2015, 14:33

A collection of costumes and props from hit US drama Mad Men is donated to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
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Best Buy closes Canada's Future Shop

Sunday, March 29th 2015, 8:54
related countries: Canada Canada

US consumer electronics chain Best Buy is closing its Canadian subsidiary, Future Shop, and converting 65 of its 131 stores into Best Buy outlets.
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Corden hails US chat show reaction

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 15:43

James Corden has talked of the "overwhelming" reaction to his US late night talk show, saying he had feared a "terrible onslaught" of criticism.
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Wambach desperate for World Cup win

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 12:59
related countries: Canada Canada

Abby Wambach says she would swap all her individual accolades to win a World Cup with the USA in Canada this summer.
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Duo begin year-long space trip

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 1:53
related countries: Russia Russia

US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko arrive for a 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.
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Apple boss criticises 'anti-gay' law

Friday, March 27th 2015, 20:06
related places: Indiana

Tim Cook criticises a 'religious freedom law' in the US state of Indiana, which it is argued could allow companies to discriminate against gay and lesbian customers.
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Calls to 'boycott' Indiana after law

Friday, March 27th 2015, 19:10
related places: Indiana

Activists are encouraging a boycott of Indiana after the US state enacted a "religious freedom" law which they say discriminates against gay people.
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US charges in beating of Indian man

Friday, March 27th 2015, 17:38
related countries: India India
related places: Federal, Alabama

Federal officials have charged a former Alabama police officer with violating the civil rights of an Indian man.
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US gives permit to rhino hunter

Friday, March 27th 2015, 16:59
related countries: Namibia Namibia

A man who won an auction to shoot an endangered black rhino in Namibia has been given a US permit to import the trophy if he kills one.
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US Senate's Harry Reid to retire

Friday, March 27th 2015, 14:48
related places: Democrat

The top Democrat in the US Senate, Harry Reid, has announced he will not seek re-election in 2016.
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Chevron to sell stake in Caltex

Friday, March 27th 2015, 8:29
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Chevron

US energy giant Chevron is to sell its 50% stake in Caltex Australia, the petrol station operator, for a reported 4.6bn Australian dollars ($3.6bn; £2.4bn).
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'Cat litter mix' closed nuclear site

Friday, March 27th 2015, 1:35

A team of experts says a mixture that included organic cat litter forced the closure of the only underground nuclear waste repository in the US.
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US agents 'attended sex parties'

Friday, March 27th 2015, 0:36

A new report alleges that US drug enforcement agents attended sex parties funded by drug cartels while stationed overseas.
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VIDEO: Saudi Arabia attacks rebels in Yemen

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 23:05
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Yemen Yemen

A coalition of Arab states led by Saudi Arabia have launched air strikes against the Houthi rebels in Yemen, as Jeremy Bowen reports.
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Diet Coke loses its fizz in the US

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 22:35

Sales of Pepsi overtake Coca-Cola's sugar-free brand as consumers continue to move away from fizzy drinks.
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US soldier 'plotted to support IS'

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 18:12
related places: Justice

A US soldier and his cousin are arrested and charged with conspiring to support the Islamic State, the Department of Justice says.
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Shia militia 'in Tikrit pullback'

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 15:48
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq
related places: Tikrit

A US general says Iranian-backed Shia militia in Iraq are no longer leading the battle to recapture Tikrit from Islamic State.
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PayPal fined for illegal payments

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 15:34

PayPal agrees a £5.1m payout over allegations it allowed payments from accounts deemed enemies of the state by the US government.
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Saudi Arabia launches Yemen strikes

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 14:38
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Yemen Yemen

A Saudi-led coalition launches air strikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen, saying it is "defending the legitimate government" of President Hadi.
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US defends 'deserter' Bergdahl swap

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 14:27

The US has defended a prisoner swap with the Taliban for the release of Sgt Bowe Bergdahl after the US soldier was charged with desertion.
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Breaking Bad to get full UK TV run

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 14:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Cult US drama Breaking Bad is to be broadcast in full on UK terrestrial television for the first time.
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US issues Uganda attack warning

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 13:15
related countries: Uganda Uganda
related places: Kampala

The US embassy in Uganda warns that Westerners - including Americans - may be targeted for terror attacks in the capital, Kampala.
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Asia markets spooked by tech sell-off

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 8:55
related places: Wall Street

Asian shares fall as investors are rattled by weak US economic data and a sharp sell-off in technology shares on Wall Street.
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Deadly tornado rips through Oklahoma

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 2:50
related places: Oklahoma, Tulsa

At least one person is killed and several others are injured after a tornado roared through the city of Tulsa in the US state of Oklahoma.
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VIDEO: Video shows US police beating driver

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 2:44
related places: Inkster

A video of Inkster police officers brutally beating a man has been causing outrage in the US.
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Beating prompts protests in Michigan

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 2:18
related places: Michigan

Protesters in the US state of Michigan demand that two white two policemen be fired after a video aired showing them beating a black suspect.
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US TV star in rant against atheists

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 22:07

The star of reality show Duck Dynasty is facing criticism after a speech that included a graphic story about a atheist family being raped and killed.
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US air strikes target IS in Tikrit

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 21:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US says it has begun air strikes to try to dislodge Islamic State militants from the Iraqi city of Tikrit, after a request from Baghdad.
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Kraft shares soar on Heinz merger

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 21:37
related places: Kraft

Kraft Foods Group shares jump 35% after an announcement that the firm will merge with tomato ketchup maker Heinz.
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Nasdaq sheds 2.4% as US markets slide

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 20:46

The main US share indexes all fell on Wednesday, with the technology-focused Nasdaq sustaining the heaviest losses.
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Taliban-swap US soldier charged

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 20:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier held by the Taliban in Afghanistan for five years before a controversial prisoner swap, is charged with desertion.
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Three Americans among Alps crash dead

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 18:39
related places: Alps

Three Americans died in the Alps air crash that killed 150 people, the US state department has confirmed.
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Afghan leader praises US sacrifice

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 17:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Congress

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has told the Congress his country owes the US a "profound debt" for its military sacrifices.
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Elephants rescue lorry in Louisiana

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 13:41
related places: Louisiana

A pair of elephants helped prevent a lorry, stuck in a muddy lay-by, from overturning in the US state of Louisiana.
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Radiohead album preserved by Congress

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 11:59
related places: Congress

Radiohead's seminal album OK Computer is one of 25 recordings to be preserved by the US Library of Congress.
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Kraft 'in $40bn takeover talks'

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 1:57
related places: Kraft

Private equity firm 3G Capital is in talks to buy Kraft in a deal that could value the US food giant at more than $40bn (£27bn), according to reports.
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MPs raise US-EU trade deal concerns

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 0:39
related places: Trade

Trade talks between the US and European Union are marked by 'dog whistle' politics, a report by the Business Select Committee says.
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VIDEO: The $10,000 bag made in the US

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 0:19

Steven Fischer, the creator of a $10,000 luxury leather bag, explains what inspired him.
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Dead children found in US freezer

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 23:10
related places: Detroit

A Detroit mother is arrested after officials find two of her children dead inside her freezer.
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Obama: Israel peace prospects 'dim'

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 23:06
related countries: Israel Israel

US President Obama says prospects for a Mid-East two-state solution are "dim", but says his relations with the Israeli leader are not a problem.
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US to slow Afghan troops withdrawal

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 19:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US will keep nearly 10,000 troops in Afghanistan throughout 2015, delaying plans for withdrawal, the White House has said.
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Facebook data row in top EU court

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 17:51

The future of how Europeans' data is shared with US companies is set to be considered by the EU's highest court.
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Rebound in US consumer prices

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 14:36
related places: June, February

US consumer prices rebounded in February as petrol prices rose for the first time since June, official figures show.
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Israel denies spying on Iran talks

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 13:04
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

Israel denies a report that it spied on Iran's nuclear talks with the US and other world powers in order to build a case against a deal.
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Corden's TV debut praised in US

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 11:18

James Corden's debut on TV's The Late, Late Show is praised by critics and fans in the US.
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US warns UK banks over crisis plans

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 8:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bank

Bank regulators in the United States have criticised two UK banks for failing to make adequate provisions in the event of their collapse.
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VIDEO: Utah approves death by firing squad

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 6:54
related places: Utah

The American state of Utah has legalised the use of firing squads to carry out the death penalty, if the drugs for lethal injections are not available.
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VIDEO: Inside Iwo Jima battle tunnels

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 0:57

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes looks at the site of the Battle of Iwo Jima, 70 years after American forces landed there.
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US tycoon Durst is a 'flight risk'

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 21:21
related places: New Orleans

A New Orleans judge has said Robert Durst, the millionaire awaiting extradition to Los Angles to stand trial on a murder charge, is a danger to others and a flight risk.
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Cruz puts liberty top of 2016 push

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 20:10

Republican Ted Cruz vows to "reignite the promise of America" as he makes individual liberty the key theme of his White House campaign announcement.
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Three killed in US scaffold collapse

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 19:12
related places: Raleigh

Three people are dead and one more injured after a section of scaffolding collapses at a tall construction project in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Gold in faeces 'worth millions'

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 18:07

US researchers are investigating ways to extract the gold and precious metals from human faeces.
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Visiting Afghan leader praises US

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 16:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Washington

In his first official visit to Washington, the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani praises the US for the commitment shown to his country over 14 years.
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RBS to cut stake in US bank Citizens

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 15:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Royal Bank of Scotland is selling more of its stake in the US bank Citizens as it continues to focus on the UK market.
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US marine on trial in Philippines

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 15:29
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The murder trial of Joseph Scott Pemberton, a US marine accused of murdering a transgender woman, gets under way in the Philippines.
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Ted Cruz confirms US presidency bid

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 14:28
related places: Monday

Senator Ted Cruz confirms that he is running for the US presidency in 2016, becoming the first Republican to declare his campaign.
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Insurgent surges at US box office

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 9:50

Fantasy film Insurgent tops the US box office, but Sean Penn's action film Gunman misfires.
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Nikkei hits another 15-year high

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 7:01
related places: Monday, Wall Street

Asian shares started the week mostly higher, with Japan's Nikkei share index hitting a fresh 15-year high.
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VIDEO: How jets land on US anti-IS warship

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 23:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: America

One of America's largest and most technically advanced aircraft carriers - the USS Theodore Roosevelt - has just docked in Britain.
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'IS online threat' to US military

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 12:45

The US military calls for "vigilance" after an online threat was allegedly made by Islamic State to 100 personnel whose details were posted online.
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US troops withdraw from Yemen

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 4:49
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The United States has evacuated its remaining military personnel from Yemen because of the deteriorating security situation, US officials confirm.
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Viewpoint: A clean Afghanistan slate

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 0:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Does Ghani visit signals start of better US-Afghan relations?
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New Orleans airport attacker dies

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 22:55
related places: New Orleans

A knife-wielding man who tried to storm a checkpoint at New Orleans airport on Friday before being shot by police has died of his injuries.
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VIDEO: Iwo Jima remembered 70 years on

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 14:39
related places: Pacific

Dozens of veteran United States marines gather on the Pacific island of Iwo Jima to mark the 70th anniversary of one of the bloodiest battles of World War Two.
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US school sorry for Arabic pledge

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 9:45
related places: New York

A school in New York state apologises after an uproar was caused by students reciting the US Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic.
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Police shoot attacker at US airport

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 5:09
related places: New Orleans

US security staff shoot a knife-wielding man at New Orleans international airport after he tried to storm a checkpoint.
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US winemakers reject arsenic claim

Friday, March 20th 2015, 23:12

Top California winemakers are rejecting claims made in a lawsuit that several low-cost wines contain dangerous levels of arsenic.
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AIG shareholders win $1bn settlement

Friday, March 20th 2015, 21:15

Investors who bought shares in American insurance firm AIG in the lead up to the financial crisis are to receive a total of $970.5m (£649m) after reaching a landmark settlement.
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Twisted Sister drummer dies at 55

Friday, March 20th 2015, 17:54

AJ Pero, the drummer with US heavy metal band Twisted Sister, dies aged 55.
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US Republican plans Netanyahu visit

Friday, March 20th 2015, 15:39
related countries: Israel Israel

US House Speaker John Boehner plans to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel.
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US snowfall on first day of spring

Friday, March 20th 2015, 14:31
related places: Atlantic

A storm is expected to bring up to six inches of snow in parts of the US north-east and mid-Atlantic on the first day of spring.
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Obama urges 'historic' Iran deal

Friday, March 20th 2015, 12:14
related countries: Iran Iran

US President Barack Obama tells the Iranian people a nuclear deal presents a rare chance to transform the two countries' relationship.
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Asian shares mixed on strong dollar

Friday, March 20th 2015, 8:55

Asian stocks ended mixed on Friday after the US dollar recouped its losses following the Federal Reserve meeting on Wednesday.
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Japan man held for US embassy threat

Friday, March 20th 2015, 7:30
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese police arrest a man for threats made against the US embassy, following multiple death threats against Ambassador Caroline Kennedy.
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US fond of royals, Obama tells prince

Friday, March 20th 2015, 7:10
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama tells the Prince of Wales of the "fondness" of American people for the Royal Family.
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Friday, March 20th 2015, 1:11

US technology giant AT&T loses $40m after its lawyers did not read key documents in time and subsequently failed to submit an appeal in a patent case.
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US approves Amazon drone trial

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 22:38
related places: Amazon

The US Federal Aviation Administration approves Amazon's plans to begin testing drones for online deliveries.
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Unborn baby ripped from US woman

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 21:08

A woman was beaten, stabbed and had her unborn child stolen from her womb when she visited a house to buy clothes advertised on Craigslist.
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Arctic sea ice hits record low

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 20:05
related countries: Arctic Ocean Arctic Ocean

Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has fallen to the lowest recorded level for the winter season, according to US scientists.
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Ryanair abandons US flight plans

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 17:28

Budget airline Ryanair abandons plans to operate transatlantic flights, just days after it said its board had approved the measure.
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Vonn equals legend Stenmark's record

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 16:49
related countries: Sweden Sweden

American Lindsey Vonn wins a 19th World Cup title to equal Swedish legend Ingemar Stenmark's record.
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Mexican man freed after 23 years

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 15:24
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A Mexican-American man convicted for the 1992 murder of his sister and brother-in-law is freed after a court rules he confessed under torture.
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Protests at black US student arrest

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 13:51
related places: Virginia

The governor of Virginia is calling for an investigation into the violent arrest of a black university student, which has sparked protests.
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US church U-turn on soaking homeless

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 2:43
related places: San Francisco

A church in San Francisco has promised to remove sprinklers it installed to deter rough sleepers and prevent drug abuse.
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US veteran denies IS terror charges

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 1:27
related places: New York

A US Air Force veteran accused of trying to join Islamic State appears in court in New York and denies all the charges.
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US Fed hints at interest rate rise

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 1:09

The US Federal Reserve signals a future rise in interest rates, but says it will wait until the labour market improves.
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Charles and Camilla tour US monuments

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 0:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cornwall, Camilla

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visit monuments to Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr on the first day of a visit to the US.
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Murray welcomes player's 15-year ban

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 22:59

Andy Murray tweets "good riddance" as Wayne Odesnik is banned for 15 years for a second doping violation.
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US drone 'kills al-Shabab leader'

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 21:40
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Friday

The Pentagon confirms that a US drone strike in Somalia killed an al-Shabab leader, Adan Garar, a suspect in the 2013 Kenya mall attack.
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US concern over Israel poll rhetoric

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 21:38
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: White House

The White House expresses "deep concern" over "divisive rhetoric" in Israel's election, and reiterates US support for Palestinian statehood.
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New Jersey gives Tesla a green light

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 20:58
related places: Tesla

The US state removes a ban on the direct sale of low emission vehicles that had prevented Telsa from operating.
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US stocks surge on Fed outcome

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 20:22
related places: Wall Street

Wall Street investors send US stocks to record highs, after the US Federal Reserve indicated it would not raise record-low interest rates soon.
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US tycoon Durst on suicide watch

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 17:43

Millionaire real estate tycoon Robert Durst is moved to a mental health unit after he was deemed a suicide risk.
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General Motors pulls Opel in Russia

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 16:33
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Chevrolet

US car giant General Motors is to pull its Opel brand out of Russia after plummeting sales, and significantly cut back Chevrolet production in the economically troubled country.
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Red Nose Day to make US debut

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 16:31

Red Nose Day is to make its debut on US television later this year.
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Caroline Kennedy threatened in Japan

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 15:01
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

The US embassy in Tokyo reports receiving phone calls threatening Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and another diplomat.
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US executes inmate with brain injury

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 14:35

A Missouri death row inmate is executed despite legal appeals that he had a diminished mental capacity because of a brain injury.
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John Kerry gets his bike fixed

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 14:11
related countries: Iran Iran, Switzerland Switzerland

US Secretary of State John Kerry paid an unscheduled visit to a small shop in Switzerland to get his bike fixed while on a break from nuclear talks with Iran.
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US church recognises gay marriage

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 13:17

The largest Presbyterian denomination in the US will formally recognise same-sex marriages after decades of debate.
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Alba backs Venezuela over US spat

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 12:58
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Members of the left-wing Latin American Alba group express their support for Venezuela as tensions between the country and the US rise.
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