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Senate in urgent surveillance debate

Monday, June 1st 2015, 0:54

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

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 22:32

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 11:31

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

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 6:50

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

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

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

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 10:53

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 3:41

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

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 1:03
related countries: Australia Australia

The US military orders a review into how it handles anthrax, after discovering more cases of live anthrax sent to laboratories, including one in Australia.
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American Express president dies

Friday, May 29th 2015, 20:28
related places: New York

American Express said its president, Ed Gilligan, died after becoming ill on a flight to New York
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US gunman deemed 'legally sane'

Friday, May 29th 2015, 20:22
related places: Colorado

A court-appointed psychiatrist has testified the gunman who carried out a 2012 attack on a Colorado cinema was mentally ill but "legally sane" when it happened.
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Spain to host US rapid reaction force

Friday, May 29th 2015, 18:44
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Africa

Spain has agreed to host a US rapid reaction military force to deal with crises in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
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US spelling bee champs tie for win

Friday, May 29th 2015, 16:22

The two co-champions of Thursday night's annual Scripps National Spelling Bee are sharing a trophy, marking the second year in a row the contest ended in a tie.
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US removes Cuba from terror list

Friday, May 29th 2015, 15:48
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The United States has removed Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terror, allowing the country to conduct banking in the United States, among other activities.
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US economy shrank in first quarter

Friday, May 29th 2015, 13:52

US economy contracts 0.7% after higher imports and lower investment taken into account.
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Top fugitive set for China return

Friday, May 29th 2015, 11:46
related countries: China China

A former senior official described as China's most wanted fugitive, accused of embezzling more than $40m, is set to be extradited from the US.
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US ex-speaker charged over payments

Friday, May 29th 2015, 6:20

Former US House of Representatives speaker Dennis Hastert faces charges of lying to the FBI over secret payments to cover up "prior misconduct".
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US prophet subway cartoon is blocked

Friday, May 29th 2015, 5:03

Transport officials in Washington DC block plans by a free speech group to display a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad on the subway.
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Latin Americans open Fifa enquiries

Friday, May 29th 2015, 0:19
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Brazil Brazil

Brazil begins investigations into possible Fifa corruption there, as an Argentine judge issues warrants for three businessmen wanted by the US.
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MEPs in new EU-US trade controversy

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 19:05

MEPs call for transparent and public handling of trade disputes with the US but soften their stance on controversial commercial courts.
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US charges Chinese in testing scam

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 18:35
related countries: China China
related places: Justice

The US Department of Justice has charged 15 Chinese nationals with developing a scheme to have imposters take university entrance exams.
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Pataki launches US presidential bid

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 15:38
related places: Republican

Former New York Governor George Pataki has entered contest for the Republican presidential nomination.
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US Gay Head lighthouse moves inland

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 15:27
related countries: Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean
related places: Vineyard, Martha

The Gay Head Lighthouse in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, its being moved inland on Thursday to avoid falling into the Atlantic Ocean.
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VIDEO: Putin shows his support for Blatter

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 12:02
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the US of trying to block Sepp Blatter from being re-elected as Fifa president.
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Fifa sponsors warn on 'corruption'

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 10:22
related places: Major

The annual congress of World football governing body Fifa is due to open despite sponsor concerns over the arrest of senior officials on corruption charges.
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China stock market dives more than 6%

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 10:09
related places: Wall Street

The Shanghai Composite share index in China plunges more than 6%, the biggest fall since January.
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US military shipped anthrax to labs

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 2:37
related places: Maryland

The US military accidentally sent live anthrax samples to labs across the country and a US military base in South Korea, the Pentagon says.
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Yahoo to face class action lawsuit

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 1:39

Yahoo will face a US class action lawsuit for allegedly accessing the content of emails sent to its mail users from non-Yahoo Mail accounts.
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Nebraska abolishes death penalty

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 0:06
related places: Nebraska

The US state of Nebraska has abolished the death penalty after a veto-override was passed through its legislature.
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Santorum joins race for US president

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 21:55
related places: Christian, White House

Rick Santorum, a Christian conservative who came second in the 2012 Republican primaries for president, launched a second campaign for the White House.
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Twelve missing, 19 dead in US storms

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 21:27

A large part of the southern US continues to recover from deadly floods brought on by powerful weekend storms.
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Nasdaq index closes at a record

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 21:19

The US Nasdaq stock index rallied to a record after technology and healthcare stocks advanced.
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Fifa officials 'corrupted football'

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 21:16

US prosecutors accuse Fifa officials of racketeering, fraud and money laundering involving tens of millions of dollars over a 24-year period.
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VIDEO: Texas dam reaches dangerous levels

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 21:05
related places: Dallas, Flood

Flood waters flow over a dam southwest of Dallas as a large part of the southern US continued to reel from floods brought on by powerful storms.
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US fraternity banned for three years

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 20:25

A US fraternity is banned from operating for three years after Penn State University officials accused the chapter of hazing, drug use and harassment by its members.
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CBS 'probably' in Apple TV deal

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 19:02

The chief executive of CBS says the US TV network will 'probably' sign a deal with Apple TV.
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Blair quits Middle East envoy role

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 16:41
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is to stand down from his role as Middle East envoy representing the US, Russia, the UN and the EU, sources confirm.
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Twin corruption inquiries at Fifa

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 14:43
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Two criminal inquiries into corruption at football's world governing body Fifa are under way, as seven high-ranking officials are arrested in Zurich.
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Criminals steal US tax returns

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 13:14

A security breach at the United States' Internal Revenue Service has allowed criminals to gain access to more than 100,000 tax returns.
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VIDEO: Turning Van Gogh into virtual reality

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 8:40

An American artist has turned Van Gogh's The Night Cafe into an immersive virtual reality experience.
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Japan shares notch ninth day of gains

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 8:32
related countries: Greece Greece

Japan's shares end higher for the ninth session in a row, but gains were limited as investors worried over Greece's debt talks and potentially higher US interest rates.
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Southern US flooding toll rises

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 5:48
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Houston

At least 17 people are killed and dozens injured in the US states of Oklahoma and Texas following record rainfall over the weekend.
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The man who hid behind a trail name

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 1:11

How a US hiking tradition helped hide a fugitive
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SpaceX cleared for military launches

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 23:56

The US Air Force clears billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX to launch military and spy satellites.
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Obama loses immigration appeal

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 21:18

A US court rules President Barack Obama's plans to protect almost five million illegal immigrants from deportation must stay on hold.
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Iran trial begins for US reporter

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 21:15
related countries: Iran Iran

The trial of a Washington Post journalist detained in Iran for almost 10 months on charges that include espionage opens behind closed doors in Tehran.
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Strict oversight for Cleveland police

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 19:50
related places: Cleveland, Justice

The Cleveland police department, which has been criticised for aggressive tactics against African Americans, agrees to strict US reforms.
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Jason Rezaian trial: What are Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Courts?

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 16:51
related countries: Iran Iran

The tough Iranian court trying US reporter Jason Rezaian
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Deutsche hit over unclear accounting

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 16:44

Deutsche Bank is paying $55m (£36m) to settle civil charges by US regulators for allegedly mis-stating financial reports.
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VIDEO: Stolen art returns home to Rome

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 14:15
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

The United States returns Italian antiquities, stolen in past decades and recovered in the US, to Italy.
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NBA fans trapped by flooding in US

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 13:09

Fans of NBA team Houston Rockets are trapped overnight by flash floods after watching their team beat Golden State Warriors.
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Suriname poll: Governing party leads

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 10:30
related countries: Suriname Suriname

The party of incumbent Surinamese President Desi Bouterse has a comfortable lead in parliamentary elections, preliminary results suggest.
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Fatal floods hit southern US states

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 3:10
related places: Texas, Oklahoma

Three people have died and several others are missing after severe flooding in the southern US states of Texas and Oklahoma.
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US jets escort NYC-bound flight

Monday, May 25th 2015, 21:58

Fighter jets escort a New York-bound Air France airliner, one of several commercial planes flying to the US subjected to threats.
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VIDEO: Many homes destroyed in US floods

Monday, May 25th 2015, 19:03

Devastating floods have hit southern and central parts of the United States, killing three people and forcing thousands to leave their homes.
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Bomb threat foiled near US Capitol

Monday, May 25th 2015, 12:02

Police in Washington DC destroy a pressure cooker found inside a "suspicious" vehicle parked near the US Capitol.
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VIDEO: US floods 'largest in region's history'

Monday, May 25th 2015, 2:03
related places: Texas, Oklahoma

A deluge of rainfall has burst rivers and brought flood warnings to several southern US states, with Texas and Oklahoma the worst hit so far.
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'Beautiful Mind' mathematician killed

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 21:48

Renowned mathematician John Nash, subject of the film A Beautiful Mind, dies in a New Jersey taxi crash with his wife.
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US: Iraqi forces lack will to fight

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 21:36
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter says the rout of Iraqi forces at Ramadi showed they lacked the will to fight against Islamic State.
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Unrest follows US police acquittal

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 8:41
related places: Cleveland

US police say they have made multiple arrests in protests in Cleveland after an officer was cleared over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black couple.
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US officer cleared over deaths

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 3:48
related places: Cleveland

A US policeman who fired repeatedly at unarmed black occupants of a car is cleared of all charges, prompting angry protests and some arrests.
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VIDEO: US policeman cleared over deaths

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 3:37

A US police officer who climbed onto the hood of a car and fired repeatedly at its unarmed occupants has been acquitted of manslaughter charges.
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Ben Carson wins Oklahoma straw poll

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 23:07
related places: Oklahoma

Newcomer Ben Carson wins US Republican straw poll
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VIDEO: US police officer cleared in manslaughter case

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 21:27
related places: Cleveland

A police officer in Cleveland has been cleared of all charges relating to the fatal shootings of two unarmed black people.
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VIDEO: World's oldest woman turns 116

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 9:45

An American woman, said to be the oldest person in the world, is celebrating her 116th birthday on Saturday.
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VIDEO: Huge sinkhole appears at golf course

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 7:18

A large sinkhole is discovered at a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course in the US state of Missouri.
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US Senate blocks surveillance bill

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 6:19

The US Senate blocks a bill that would have extended bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency.
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US reality show taken off schedule

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 23:37

A US cable network pulls a long running reality TV show over allegations of sexual abuse by one of its members.
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DC mansion murder suspect arrested

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 20:50

Daron Dylon Wint, who had previously worked for the victims' family business, was captured late Thursday in Washington DC.
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Yellen: US rates may rise this year

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 17:39

The chair of the US Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, says she expects the central bank to begin raising interest rates "at some point this year".
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Tobacco firms challenge packaging law

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 12:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British American Tobacco and Philip Morris file legal challenges against the UK government over plain packaging for cigarettes.
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VIDEO: Baltimore police charged by jury

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 3:54

Six Baltimore police officers accused in the death of US man Freddie Gray have been charged by a grand jury, the state prosecutor confirms.
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US embassy man 'cyberstalked women'

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 3:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A worker at the US embassy in London is accused of cyberstalking women, threatening to post their private photos unless they met his demands.
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HP sells China unit stake for $2.3bn

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 1:05
related countries: China China
related places: Hewlett

US tech giant Hewlett-Packard is selling a 51% stake in its Chinese server business for $2.3bn (£1.4bn) to Tsinghua Holdings.
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'Children died' in US air strike

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 0:36
related countries: Syria Syria

A US air strike on Syria probably killed two children, the Pentagon says, acknowledging civilian casualties for first time.
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Baltimore police charged over death

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 22:11
related places: Gray, Baltimore

Baltimore's top prosecutor announces revised charges, but the most serious charges - including second-degree murder - remain.
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Toilet training for armed US police

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 19:14

Armed police officers are being trained in how to use public toilets safely, after leaving firearms behind on several occasions.
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Cab driver guilty of Iraq bomb murder

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 17:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A London cab driver is found guilty of the murder of a US soldier in Iraq eight years ago, after his fingerprints were found on roadside bombs.
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US Army makes blast-proof wallpaper

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 11:12

Wallpaper that can protect soldiers from explosions is being developed by the US Army.
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Letterman honoured on final show

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 9:02

Four US presidents join stars including Steve Martin, Tina Fey and Foo Fighters to salute David Letterman on his final late night talk show.
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Maldini starts Miami football team

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 8:18
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Miami

Italy legend Paolo Maldini will rival David Beckham in Miami after launching a new team to play in the North American Soccer League.
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Pilot charged over US Capitol stunt

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 4:52
related places: Washington

A US man who flew a gyrocopter into Washington's restricted airspace, landing at the US Capitol, has been charged with violating national defence airspace.
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VIDEO: Bin Laden documents released

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 4:16
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Laden

US intelligence officials have released more than 100 documents seized four years ago in the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.
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California oil spill 'an emergency'

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 3:56
related places: California

A state of emergency is declared in southern California in the US after two oil slicks, stretching nine miles, formed off the coast.
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VIDEO: California oil spill spans nine miles

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 0:43
related places: California

Two oil slicks, stretching nine miles, have formed off the coast of southern California in the US, after an onshore pipeline ruptured.
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The US police chief fighting racism

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 23:20

A plan to unite US police and the black community
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US stocks end down after Fed minutes

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 22:22
related places: Wall Street

Wall Street closes slightly down with investors seeing little in the Federal Reserve's latest minutes to alter views on when interest rates might rise.
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US sends Iraq missiles for IS fight

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 20:39
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US military says it is sending 1,000 anti-tank missiles to the Iraqi government following the fall of Ramadi to Islamic State forces.
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Bin Laden 'focused on US to the end'

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 19:13
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

US intelligence officials release documents recovered during the raid which killed Osama Bin Laden in his hideout in Pakistan.
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Record fines for currency market fix

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 17:49

Five of the world's largest banks are to pay fines totalling $5.7bn for charges including manipulating the foreign exchange market.
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Chinese 'Walter White' arrested

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 16:02
related countries: China China

Police in China arrest a chemistry professor for his part in producing a psychoactive drug in a case that has been likened to US crime drama Breaking Bad.
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Target beats earnings forecasts

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 13:47

US retail giant Target reports a 52% increase in quarterly profits, helped by a boost from online sales.
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White House given racist name on Google

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 8:21

Searching a racist word and "house" on Google takes you to the home of the US President, Barack Obama.
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Iraq calls for volunteers against IS

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 7:24

Iraq's government calls for volunteers to fight against IS and help retake the city of Ramadi, as US officials discuss the setback.
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VIDEO: Millions of cars recalled in US

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 2:09
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Takata

Japanese airbag maker Takata has said that mechanisms in the airbags of almost 34 million cars are defective, prompting a recall of cars in the US.
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Cuba establishes banking ties in US

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 22:33
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuban diplomats will now have access to banking services in the US, clearing a major hurdle to restoring diplomatic ties between the two counties.
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Los Angeles votes for $15 minimum wage

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 21:59
related places: Los Angeles

Los Angeles becomes the largest city in the US to agree a $15 (£9.67) minimum wage.
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