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Johnson triumphs in Open play-off

Monday, July 20th 2015, 20:26

American Zach Johnson claims his second major title with victory in a three-man play-off in the 144th Open Championship.
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Cuba raises flag in Washington

Monday, July 20th 2015, 19:32
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba raises its flag at its Washington embassy as the Communist state and the US formally restore diplomatic relations.
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Gold price falls to five-year low

Monday, July 20th 2015, 17:24

The price of gold falls 4% to its lowest in more than five years as talk of a rise in US interest rates this year leads investors to sell the precious metal.
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Apologise to vets, McCain tells Trump

Monday, July 20th 2015, 15:11
related places: Trump, McCain

Senator John McCain urges Donald Trump to apologise to US military veterans after he appeared to question the "war hero" status of captured soldiers.
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Morgan Stanley reports $1.7bn profit

Monday, July 20th 2015, 12:36
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

US investment bank Morgan Stanley reports a better-than-expected second-quarter profit thanks to a strong performance by its wealth management division.
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'US friendly fire' kills Afghans

Monday, July 20th 2015, 11:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

At least eight Afghan soldiers have been killed in a US air strike on an army checkpoint in Logar province south of Kabul, Afghan officials say.
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Two Spanish riders die after US crash

Monday, July 20th 2015, 9:53
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: California, Sunday

Two Spanish riders die after a multi-bike crash at a World Superbike support event in California on Sunday.
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Bandleader Alexander dies aged 100

Monday, July 20th 2015, 8:59

Van Alexander, the 1940s US bandleader who became a prolific film and TV show composer, has died two months on from his 100th birthday.
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Godfather actor Alex Rocco dies

Monday, July 20th 2015, 8:29

US actor Alex Rocco, best known for his role as casino boss Moe Greene in crime classic The Godfather, dies of cancer aged 79.
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50 Cent sex tape case 'can proceed'

Monday, July 20th 2015, 5:50

A US judge rules that a court case over a sex tape can go ahead against rapper 50 Cent, despite his bankruptcy filing last week.
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Man drowns in Demi Moore's pool

Monday, July 20th 2015, 3:51
related places: Los Angeles

A man is found drowned in the swimming pool of US actress Demi Moore's Los Angeles home, local officials say.
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Iran military option remains - US

Monday, July 20th 2015, 1:18
related countries: Iran Iran

Military action could still be used to prevent Iran developing a nuclear bomb, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter says as he begins a Middle East tour.
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Jeffery DeLaurentis: US 'Man in Havana'

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 23:31
related countries: Cuba Cuba

US sends familiar face to Cuba to build relations with former foe
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Mitsubishi makes key war apology

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 22:42
related countries: Japan Japan

The Mitsubishi corporation of Japan makes a landmark apology for using US prisoners of war as forced labour during World War Two.
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Ant-Man walks tall at US box office

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 17:52
related places: Marvel

Marvel's miniature superhero Ant-Man makes a big impact at North American cinemas, with his film earning $58m (£37m) in its first weekend.
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VIDEO: Winds wreak havoc at US balloon event

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 16:44
related places: Strong

Strong winds wreak havoc at a US hot air balloon festival in Wisconsin, as ABC's Mara Schiavocampo reports.
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UK will help US destroy IS - Cameron

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 13:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cameron

Britain is committed to working with the US to destroy the "caliphate" set up by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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Webb pleads not guilty in Fifa case

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 12:05
related places: Webb

Former Fifa Vice-President Jeffrey Webb pleads not guilty as he appears before a US judge as part of a massive corruption scandal.
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Chattanooga gunman 'sent war text'

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 6:36
related places: Tennessee

The US gunman who killed five in Tennessee texted a link to a religious verse about "declaring war", US media reports say, as his family says he suffered from depression.
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Cosby 'paid off accusers after sex'

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 6:18

American comedian Bill Cosby admitted trying to pay women to keep quiet after having sex with them, in testimony found by the New York Times.
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US seeks to ease Iran doubts

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 3:39
related countries: Iran Iran

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter begins a tour of the Middle East in an attempt to allay fears over a recent deal on Iran's nuclear programme.
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La Gloria: An American corner in Cuba

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 23:28
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: La Gloria

La Gloria, an American experiment from another age
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Johnson leads weather-disrupted Open

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 19:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

American Dustin Johnson leads The Open after another weather-disrupted day, one shot clear of England's Danny Willett.
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Fifth death after Chattanooga attack

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 13:46
related places: Tennessee, Chattanooga

A US sailor dies from wounds sustained during Thursday's gun attack on military sites in Chattanooga, Tennessee, bringing the death toll to five.
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Iran leader chastises 'arrogant' US

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 7:11

Iran's stance towards the "arrogant" US will not change despite the recently agreed nuclear deal, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says.
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VIDEO: Drivers flee as brush fires burn cars

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 5:59
related places: Los Angeles

A fast-moving brush fire in the Los Angeles area has shut down a major freeway and set cars on fire.
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US shooting victims named by Marines

Friday, July 17th 2015, 22:26
related places: Tennessee, Marines

The four US Marines shot dead by a gunman in Tennessee are named by officials as investigators focus on suspect's visits to the Middle East.
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VIDEO: Tennessee shooting victims named

Friday, July 17th 2015, 21:21
related places: Chattanooga

Officials name four US Marines fatally shot in an attack on two military buildings in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Thursday.
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Probe zooms into Pluto's plains

Friday, July 17th 2015, 18:29
related places: New Horizons, Pluto

The American space agency's New Horizons probe returns further images of Pluto that include a view of the dwarf planet's strange icy plains.
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US ex-congressman jailed for fraud

Friday, July 17th 2015, 17:33

Former US congressman Michael Grimm is jailed for eight months for tax evasion after underreporting more than $1m in wages.
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Friday, July 17th 2015, 17:19
related places: Tennessee, Chattanooga

US federal investigators say a gunman who killed four marines in a shooting spree in Tennessee had no known links to international terrorism.
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US prices up as fuel costs increase

Friday, July 17th 2015, 15:00
related places: June

US consumer prices rose for fifth straight month in June, official figures show, strengthening the case for a interest rate rise.
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Jailed YouTuber seeks UAE pardon

Friday, July 17th 2015, 14:25

An American jailed in Dubai without even knowing the charges against him, is seeking a royal pardon from Dubai's ruler
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Axed Maroon 5 gigs linked to tweet

Friday, July 17th 2015, 13:04
related countries: China China

Two cancelled gigs in China by the US band Maroon 5 are linked to a band member's tweet wishing the Dalai Lama a happy birthday.
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Japan's Nikkei continues winning run

Friday, July 17th 2015, 6:56
related places: Wall Street

Japan's Nikkei index registers its biggest weekly gain since October, with Asian shares mostly higher as worries over Greece and China ease.
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India workers win $20m US settlement

Friday, July 17th 2015, 4:46
related countries: India India

Some 200 Indian workers win a $20m settlement against a US-based company for defrauding and exploiting them.
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VIDEO: Four dead in US Navy shootings

Friday, July 17th 2015, 3:56
related places: Tennessee, Chattanooga

Four US Marines are killed in shootings at two US Navy buildings in Chattanooga, Tennessee, officials say.
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Four Marines killed in US shooting

Friday, July 17th 2015, 2:59
related places: Tennessee

A gunman kills four US Marines at a US Navy building in Tennessee before being shot dead in what is being investigated as an "act of domestic terrorism".
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VIDEO: How to catch a Russian spy

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 22:07
related countries: Russia Russia

An American bookseller turned double-agent discusses how he informed against Soviet intelligence
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Bill Clinton regrets 'three strikes'

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 17:31

Former US President Bill Clinton admits that his tough policies on crime in the 1990s contributed to the problem of overpopulated prisons.
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Game of Thrones leads Emmy charge

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 16:28

Game of Thrones leads the charge at the Emmy TV awards in the US with 24 nominations.
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Arctic deal bans North Pole fishing

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 14:55
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: North Pole, Arctic

The US and Russia are among five countries to sign a deal to prevent commercial fishing in the melting Arctic sea ice near the North Pole.
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Bush Snr, 91, injures neck in fall

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 14:22

Former US President George HW Bush is in hospital after breaking a bone in his neck in a fall at his home but he is expected to make a full recovery.
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Fifa official extradited to US

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 10:16
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

The first of seven Fifa officials arrested on corruption charges has been extradited to the US from Switzerland, Swiss officials say.
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Israel 'behind Syria assassination'

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 9:18
related countries: Israel Israel, Syria Syria

Israeli commandos were responsible for the assassination of a Syrian military official in 2008, a leaked US intelligence file says.
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VIDEO: Ovation for Jenner at awards event

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 8:24
related places: Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner highlights the importance of "accepting people for who they are" in her acceptance speech at an awards show in the US.
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Castro calls for new ties with US

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 0:31
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro says his country wants to forge new ties with the US, as the two countries move to re-establish diplomatic relations.
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Jury out in US cinema shooting case

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 22:21
related places: Colorado

Jurors in the US begin deliberating in the trial of a man accused of killing 12 people and wounding 70 others at a Colorado cinema in July 2012.
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Cosby likely to keep medal - Obama

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 19:26
related places: Freedom

US President Barack Obama says there are no plans to revoke Bill Cosby's Medal of Freedom amid claims the comedian raped as many as 40 women.
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Darkode hacking site forced offline

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 17:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An internet forum used by Lizard Squad and other hackers has been forced offline following arrests in the US, UK and other countries.
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US rate rise 'still likely this year'

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 16:22

US interest rates are still likely to rise by the end of this year, Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen says.
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Masked men raid Chris Brown home

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 14:29
related places: Los Angeles

The Los Angeles home of US singer Chris Brown is raided and ransacked by three masked men who locked his aunt in a closet, according to police.
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Bank of America profits doubled

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 14:19
related places: America

Bank of America reports quarterly profits more than doubled from last year, as the US bank continued its recovery from the financial crisis.
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VIDEO: Plane crash girl: 'I was only survivor'

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 9:39

An emergency call made by a 16-year-old girl who hiked to safety after surviving a plane crash in a mountainous area of the north-western US is released by police.
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KFC owner Yum sales take another hit

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 0:37
related countries: China China

Sales of US fast food giant Yum Brands, which owns Pizza Hut and KFC, fall for a fourth consecutive quarter as its Chinese business slumps.
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VIDEO: Icy swim that warmed Cold War rivals

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 23:01

How Lynne Cox swam between the US and the Soviet Union
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Obama lays out justice reform plan

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 22:52

President Barack Obama calls sweeping reforms to the US criminal justice system including curbing solitary confinement and voting rights for felons.
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Honda pays $24m to settle race claim

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 20:05
related places: Honda

Honda agrees to pay $24m to settle US claims that it discriminated against some customers based on race.
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Obama foes condemn Iran nuclear deal

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 18:14
related countries: Iran Iran

US conservatives strongly criticise the deal reached between major world powers and Iran that limits Iranian nuclear activity in return for the lifting of sanctions.
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US girl hikes to safety after crash

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 15:23
related places: Washington

A 16-year-old girl is found after hiking to safety from the scene of a plane crash in a mountainous area of north-western Washington state.
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Starbucks to open in South Africa

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 12:04
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa will get its first Starbucks next year, as part of a new deal between the US coffee giant and a South African franchiser.
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VIDEO: Obama: Deal meets all our bottom lines

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 11:53
related countries: Iran Iran

The US president welcomes a deal limiting Iran's nuclear activity in return for the lifting of international economic sanctions, saying "every pathway to a nuclear weapon is cut off".
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VIDEO: Nasa media briefing on Pluto flyby

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 11:41
related places: Pluto

Nasa TV hosts a media briefing after its New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach to dwarf planet Pluto.
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Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 11:27

If the UK’s major banks thought they were out of the woods on market-rigging, they were mistaken, as a US law firm pursues new action.
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US warning ahead of Obama Kenya trip

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 10:08
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The US issues a travel warning for Kenya ahead of a visit by President Obama, who is due to address a summit there on global entrepreneurship.
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Sales up at chocolate maker Lindt

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 7:00
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Spruengli has reported a sharp rise in sales for the first half of 2015, helped by its purchase of US firm Russell Stover.
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Turkish court blocks school closures

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 6:58
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's constitutional court overturns a law closing down a network of schools run by a US-based opponent of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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US considers transgender service

Monday, July 13th 2015, 23:21

The US military is considering a plan that would allow transgender people to serve openly in the armed forces.
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US man held in IS-inspired bomb plot

Monday, July 13th 2015, 21:09
related places: Boston

The son of Boston police captain has been accused of planning to explode to pressure-cooker bombs at US universities.
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US boy scouts end ban on gay adults

Monday, July 13th 2015, 21:08
related places: America

The Boy Scouts of America unanimously approves a resolution to end the organisation's ban on gay adults working as leaders.
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US stocks up on Greece debt deal

Monday, July 13th 2015, 20:23
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Greece Greece
related places: Brussels, Monday, Wall Street

Wall Street closed higher on Monday after eurozone leaders agree to offer Greece a third bailout, after marathon talks in Brussels.
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Rap star 50 Cent files for bankruptcy

Monday, July 13th 2015, 19:25

Grammy-award winning rapper 50 Cent files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to reports in the US.
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Obama frees dozens of drug offenders

Monday, July 13th 2015, 19:23

US President Barack Obama commutes the prison sentences of 46 drug offenders as part of a renewed effort to reform the criminal justice system.
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Walker launches 2016 White House bid

Monday, July 13th 2015, 16:34

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker announces his bid for US president, by tweeting 'I'm in' and releasing a video.
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Should drug lord Guzman have been extradited to the US?

Monday, July 13th 2015, 15:55

Could extradition have foiled drug lord's escape?
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UAE executes American woman's killer

Monday, July 13th 2015, 13:41
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates has executed a local woman convicted of stabbing to death an American teacher in 2014
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Minions take over US box office

Monday, July 13th 2015, 9:39
related countries: Canada Canada

Despicable Me spin-off Minions tops the US and Canada box office in its opening weekend, with the second biggest debut for an animated film.
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VIDEO: Car driven in reverse for 2 miles in LA

Monday, July 13th 2015, 8:26
related places: Los Angeles

US police are investigating after a motorist was filmed driving in reverse for two miles on Los Angeles' busy Mulholland Drive.
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VIDEO: Flash floods across Kentucky

Monday, July 13th 2015, 3:03
related places: Kentucky

Heavy storms have caused severe flooding across large parts of Kentucky in the US.
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Iran nuclear talks 'in final phase'

Sunday, July 12th 2015, 21:24
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Sunday

Talks to strike a provisional agreement on Iran's nuclear programme are in the "final phase", the French foreign minister believes.
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Rights group ends S Carolina boycott

Sunday, July 12th 2015, 4:35
related places: Confederate

A US civil rights group ends its economic boycott of South Carolina after the Confederate flag was removed from the grounds of the state house.
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Children jailed for not seeing father

Friday, July 10th 2015, 22:08
related places: Michigan

A judge in the US state of Michigan sends three children to a juvenile detention centre for refusing to see their father in a custody agreement.
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VIDEO: What a World Cup win means to US fans

Friday, July 10th 2015, 21:00

On Friday, the US women's national football team were the guests of honour at a rare New York City ticker tape parade for their World Cup win.
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Greece hopes give boost to US markets

Friday, July 10th 2015, 20:50
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Wall Street

Wall Street closes up, buoyed by fresh hopes that Greece will agree a new bailout deal with its creditors.
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Top US official quits over hack

Friday, July 10th 2015, 19:48

The director of the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) resigns after reports that the records of millions federal employees were hacked.
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NBA star James to stay at Cleveland

Friday, July 10th 2015, 19:41
related places: Cleveland, James

American basketball star LeBron James signs a new contract to stay with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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Crowds honour US football heroes

Friday, July 10th 2015, 18:51
related places: Manhattan

A rare ticker-tape parade in New York honours the US women's football team, fresh from their victory at the World Cup.
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US rates 'set for rise this year'

Friday, July 10th 2015, 18:18

Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen repeats her view that the central bank is likely to start raising interest rates this year.
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Pilot flushes ammo down plane toilet

Friday, July 10th 2015, 13:13
related countries: Germany Germany

US authorities are investigating after a United Airlines pilot flushed bullets down a toilet while aboard a flight to Germany.
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Gatlin beats Powell and Gay in 100m

Friday, July 10th 2015, 8:23
related places: Powell, Gay

American Justin Gatlin runs the joint second-fastest 100m of 2015 to beat Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay at the Diamond League.
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US data breach 'hit 21.5m people'

Friday, July 10th 2015, 1:54

Hackers that breached US government databases stole the personal information of at least 21.5 million people, officials reveal.
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Pope changes in fast-food outlet

Friday, July 10th 2015, 0:46
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Pope Francis uses a fast-food restaurant as a sacristy to prepare for Mass in Bolivia, during his tour of Latin American countries.
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US 'will not rush' to seal Iran deal

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 21:16
related countries: Iran Iran

America and other major powers are not in a rush to reach a nuclear agreement with Iran, US Secretary of State John Kerry says.
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Swiss banks agree US settlement

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 17:03
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Two more Swiss banks, Banque Pasche and Arvest Privatbank, settle with the US Justice Department over tax evasion by Americans.
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Russia top threat, US general says

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 16:45
related countries: Russia Russia

A general in line for the highest US military post says Russia's recent actions are "nothing short of alarming".
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IMF cuts global growth forecast

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 14:44

The International Monetary Fund cuts its global economic growth forecast for this year, blaming a slowdown in the US.
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VIDEO: Naked man steals US police car

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 6:00
related places: New Mexico

A man has been arrested in New Mexico in the US after allegedly running around in the nude and stealing a police car.
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Baltimore mayor sacks police chief

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 21:41
related places: Baltimore

The mayor of Baltimore axes the city's police chief months after the US city was rocked by riots following the death of a black man in custody.
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Sharapova hopeful of Williams upset

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 21:39
related places: Williams, Wimbledon

Maria Sharapova faces Serena Williams for a place in the Wimbledon final having not beaten the American for 11 years.
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United flights resume after grounding

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 15:36

US carrier United Airlines resumes flights nearly two hours after suffering a "network connectivity issue" that grounded all of its planes.
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