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We have started to collect the most important news related to United States in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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United States: news

Fallon's Tonight Show debut a hit

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 22:37

Jimmy Fallon's debut as the host of NBC's long-running The Tonight Show was a ratings hit for the US broadcaster.
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Pharmacy will not supply death drug

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 16:41
related places: Oklahoma

A pharmacy in the US state of Oklahoma has agreed not to supply a powerful sedative to a neighbouring state for use in an execution, a court hears.
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Candy Crush maker in US stock float

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 13:54
related places: King

King, the games developer behind Candy Crush Saga, has filed to float on the New York Stock Exchange, aiming to raise $500m (£300m).
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VIDEO: 'Monster' carp threat to Great Lakes

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 10:11
related places: Chicago, Great Lakes

The US city of Chicago is considering drastic measures to prevent giant fish infesting North America's Great Lakes.
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Venezuela's claims 'false', says US

Monday, February 17th 2014, 22:08
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The US State Department says Venezuela's accusations that it is helping to organise anti-government protests are "baseless and false".
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US pair win Olympic ice dance gold

Monday, February 17th 2014, 18:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White win ice dance gold at Sochi 2014 as Britain's Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland finish 10th.
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VIDEO: US winter weather on the move

Monday, February 17th 2014, 15:24
related places: America, Midwest

Another winter snowstorm is moving across America from the Midwest and is expected in the Northeast of the country later on.
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US arrest over overdue video rental

Monday, February 17th 2014, 15:23

A woman in South Carolina was arrested and jailed overnight over a nine-year overdue rental video of a rom-com starring Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda.
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Snake Salvation pastor dies of bite

Monday, February 17th 2014, 12:51

A snake-handling pastor who appeared on US TV show Snake Salvation dies after being bitten by a rattlesnake.
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Obama warns Uganda over anti-gay law

Monday, February 17th 2014, 10:40
related countries: Uganda Uganda

President Barack Obama warns Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni that enacting an anti-gay law would complicate relations with the US.
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Gun murders 'rose after law repeal'

Monday, February 17th 2014, 10:15

Researchers claim their new study is compelling confirmation that weaknesses in firearm laws in the US lead to deaths from gun violence.
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Lego Movie builds box office lead

Monday, February 17th 2014, 10:01

The Lego Movie stays top of the US box office in its second week of release, with romantic comedy About Last Night at number two.
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'Cancer monorail' can kill tumours

Monday, February 17th 2014, 7:43

Cancer "monorails" can be used to kill tumours by luring them into toxic pits or areas of the body that are safer to operate on, say US researchers.
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US murder suspect claims death spree

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 17:51
related places: Pennsylvania

A Pennsylvania woman charged with murder claims she killed at least 22 others around the US as part of a satanic ritual.
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Science and technology Oscars handed out

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 17:27

The Academy Awards for Scientific and Technical Awards are handed out in the US.
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NSA allies 'spied on US law firm'

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 12:42
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Indonesia Indonesia

Australian secret services tapped a US law firm representing Indonesia in a trade dispute with the US, fresh leaks by Edward Snowden suggest.
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Kerry urges climate change action

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 10:39
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

US Secretary of State John Kerry urges the global community to act against climate change in a keynote speech during a visit to Indonesia.
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Radical Iraqi cleric Sadr 'retires'

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 5:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's radical Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr, who gained influence after the US-led invasion in 2003, announces his retirement from political life.
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VIDEO: US weather: Why is it so severe?

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 3:12
related places: Why, Chicago

The BBC's science correspondent Pallab Ghosh reports from Chicago on why the US has been gripped by such extreme weather patterns.
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VIDEO: Lost WW2 love letters reunite family

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 2:59
related places: Valentine, Day

Wendy Urquhart reports on how an American family has been reunited over the Valentine's Day weekend, thanks to rediscovered letters from WW2.
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VIDEO: Snow shocks sultry southern US states

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 2:29

Beth McLeod reports on the extreme weather that the US is experiencing, with drought in the west and snowstorms in the east.
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VIDEO: Electric fish inspire aqua robotics

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 1:12

Scientists at Northwestern University, US, are developing robots that will be able to swim around debris in total darkness, such as inside a sunken ship.
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VIDEO: US marines eat scorpions for training

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 21:22
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A group of US marines learn how to survive in the jungle as part of the annual Thai-led Cobra Gold multi-national military exercises.
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VIDEO: From Olympic pool to execution site

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 19:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Taliban marks the 25th anniversary of the withdrawal of Soviet forces from Afghanistan by calling on Afghans to drive out US troops.
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USA beat Russia in penalty shoot-out

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 15:51
related countries: Russia Russia

The United States defeat hosts Russia on penalty shots in a dramatic preliminary round encounter at the Bolshoy Ice Dome.
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US car workers vote No to union plan

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 5:16
related places: Tennessee

In a surprise move, US workers vote against union representation at a Volkswagen car plant in the southern state of Tennessee,.
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VIDEO: US East Coast reeling from storm

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 3:10
related places: America

The east coast of America has been left reeling from a ferocious winter storm that has killed at least 25 people.
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Huge snow storm pushes into Canada

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 2:44
related countries: Canada Canada

A giant winter storm that gridlocked traffic, left flights cancelled, and knocked out power in the US East Coast pushes into eastern Canada.
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Cuba suspends US consular services

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 0:34
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The Cuban government suspends consular services in the United States, a move that may prevent tens of thousands travelling to the island.
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US advises banks on 'cannabis cash'

Friday, February 14th 2014, 22:47

The US government offers guidance intended to encourage banks to accept deposits from legitimate marijuana businesses in states where it is legal.
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US killer winter storm marches north

Friday, February 14th 2014, 19:50

The latest snow storm to hit the US Atlantic coast crawls north after being blamed for 25 deaths, including that of a pregnant woman.
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NFL report: Players bullied teammate

Friday, February 14th 2014, 19:37

The US National Football League has determined a Miami Dolphins player was racially and sexually harassed by three teammates.
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VIDEO: US highway pile-up from the air

Friday, February 14th 2014, 17:09

Up to 100 cars have been involved in several accidents on a major highway in the US as a giant winter storms grips the country's north-east.
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Photo from Djibouti wins world award

Friday, February 14th 2014, 16:43
related countries: Djibouti Djibouti

US photojournalist John Stanmeyer wins the 2014 World Press Photo award with his picture of African migrants trying to get a phone signal near Djibouti.
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Bad weather hits US factory output

Friday, February 14th 2014, 16:33

US factory output fell in January due to the "severe weather" that hit some parts of the country, says the Federal Reserve.
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Storm's second wave hits US east

Friday, February 14th 2014, 15:18
related places: South

A storm unleashes a second wave of snowfall on the US north-east, after it cut power to half a million people and left 7,500 flights cancelled.
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Virginia gay marriage ban overturned

Friday, February 14th 2014, 14:19
related places: Virginia

A federal judge in Virginia rules that a ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional - the first such decision in the conservative US south.
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US denies plot to oust Kenya leaders

Friday, February 14th 2014, 10:55
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The US denies Kenyan claims it funded Thursday's protests in order to "topple" the government, as relations take another turn for the worse.
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Waltons star Ralph Waite dies at 85

Friday, February 14th 2014, 9:40

Actor Ralph Waite, best known for playing John Walton Sr - Papa Walton - in the long-running US television series, has died at the age of 85.
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North Korea tops Kerry China agenda

Friday, February 14th 2014, 9:17
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets China's President Xi Jinping, in a visit expected to focus on North Korea and territorial tensions.
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Penguin India defends recall of book

Friday, February 14th 2014, 9:10

Penguin India defends its decision to recall and destroy copies of a book on Hinduism by a top US scholar, saying it had to respect the laws of the land.
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VIDEO: More snow hits US north-east

Friday, February 14th 2014, 8:07

A giant winter storm is unleashing a second wave of heavy snowfall on the US north-east.
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VIDEO: Octopus wrestles with US cameraman

Friday, February 14th 2014, 7:51
related places: California

Octopus wrestles with underwater cameraman in Bluefish Cove, California.
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Avon may pay $132m in China probe

Friday, February 14th 2014, 2:35
related countries: China China

US cosmetics group Avon Products may spend up to $132m (£79m) to settle allegations it may have bribed officials in China and other countries.
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Can the Germans save American labour?

Friday, February 14th 2014, 1:01
related places: Germans

Volkswagen's US workers fight to unionise
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US envoy to UN's twitter diplomacy

Friday, February 14th 2014, 0:02

US envoy to UN hopes to save the world, 140 characters at a time
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US man guilty of waterboarding girl

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 23:01
related places: Delaware

An ex-paediatrician in the US state of Delaware is found of guilty of waterboarding his 11-year-old stepdaughter by holding her head under a tap.
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Winter storm engulfs US east coast

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 22:31
related places: South

A deadly winter storm envelops the US East Coast, dumping heavy snow on Washington DC and New York, grounding flights and shutting the government.
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Bridgestone guilty of price-fixing

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 21:13
related places: Justice, Tyre

Tyre maker Bridgestone pleads guilty to price-fixing and agrees to pay a $425m fine to the US Department of Justice.
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Rolls-Royce shares slump on warning

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 18:40

Shares in Rolls-Royce fall 13.6% after the aero-engine manufacturer warns profits at its defence-aerospace division will fall 15%-20%.
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Moscow's Egyptian gambit

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 16:42
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Russia Russia

The shifting relationship between Russia, the US and Egypt
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Prisoners in US-Afghan row freed

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 16:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Bagram

Afghan authorities release 65 detainees from the Bagram detention centre, a move the US condemns as "deeply regrettable".
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Ancient American's genome mapped

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 13:51

Present-day Native Americans are descended from some of the continent's earliest settlers, a genetic study suggests.
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Utopia series set for US remake

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 13:48
related places: Utopia

Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn and director David Fincher sign up to remake Channel 4's thriller Utopia for HBO in the US.
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Sir Tom and Sir Cliff join Morrissey

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 13:32

Veteran singers Sir Cliff Richard and Sir Tom Jones will appear alongside Morrissey at a pair of US concerts later this year
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Comcast buys Time Warner Cable

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 13:25

Comcast has confirmed a deal to buy Time Warner Cable for about $45bn (£27bn), creating a company that could control three-quarters of the US cable industry.
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Woods misses out on slopestyle medal

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 11:28

Great Britain's James Woods defies injury to finish in the ski slopestyle as American Joss Christensen takes gold in Sochi.
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Tributes paid to comedian Sid Caesar

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 10:29

Mel Brooks and Woody Allen are among those who have paid tribute to veteran US comedian Sid Caesar, who died on Wednesday aged 91.
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VIDEO: Winter storm brings havoc to US east

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 9:54

A winter storm of "historical proportions" is bringing large quantities of snow to the US north-east, after gridlocking traffic and causing power cuts across the south.
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Kerry in Seoul amid Korea tensions

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 9:40
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul, Korea

US Secretary of State John Kerry visits Seoul, a day after the two Koreas made little progress in their highest-level talks in six years.
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US envoy Powell meets Narendra Modi

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 6:03
related countries: India India
related places: Powell

US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell holds talks with controversial Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi marking an end to a decade-long US boycott of the leader.
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VIDEO: US winter storm to travel up coast

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 2:46
related places: South

A winter storm is bearing down on the densely populated US north-east, after causing transport chaos in the South.
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Afghan-US row over detainee release

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 2:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Bagram

Afghanistan says it will go ahead with the release of 65 detainees from Bagram detention centre despite the US insisting the men are "dangerous".
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Cisco shares tumble on weak sales

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 1:51

Shares of network equipment giant Cisco Systems fall by more than 4% in extended US trading after the company reports falling sales and profits.
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Senate passes US debt ceiling bill

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 0:28

The US Senate sends to the president a bill to raise the country's borrowing limit for another year, ending a series of standoffs over the issue.
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US faces 'catastrophic' ice storm

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 22:30

A "catastrophic" ice storm wreaking havoc in the American South is now poised to pummel the eastern seaboard, say forecasters.
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VIDEO: Sinkhole swallows cars at museum

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 20:39
related places: Kentucky

A sinkhole has swallowed eight rare cars at a sports car museum in the US state of Kentucky.
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US Army tests smart-rifle scope

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 19:02

The US Army is testing a smart-rifle technology that promises to only fire if a target is properly lined-up and can compensate for weather conditions
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US sinkhole swallows museum cars

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 17:31
related places: Kentucky

A sinkhole swallows eight rare automobiles at a sports car museum in the US state of Kentucky, including two vehicles on loan.
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Hollande honoured at US state dinner

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 14:09
related countries: France France
related places: White House

French President Francois Hollande is honoured at a lavish White House state dinner, capping a US visit aimed at renewing the nations' partnership.
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Debt ceiling crisis: What crisis?

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 14:01

Republicans "give way" over the US debt ceiling and confidence returns to markets - until the next time.
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AUDIO: US ambassador tries pidgin English

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 12:19
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Lagos, English

US ambassador to Nigeria James F Entwistle takes a radio presenter by surprise in Lagos by answering a question during a live broadcast in Nigerian pidgin English.
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The Last of Us leads Bafta game nods

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 10:59

The Playstation 3 title is recognised in categories including action & adventure, artistic achievement and best game.
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Teens charged with 'satanic' US murder

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 10:13
related places: Texas

Two boys are accused of killing 15-year-old Corriann Cervantes in Texas as part of a deal with "the devil".
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Kennedy visits Okinawa amid protests

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 6:15
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa

US ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy is making her first visit to Okinawa island, amid ongoing protests against plans to relocate a US base.
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VIDEO: Hollande honoured at US state dinner

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 5:54
related countries: France France
related places: White House

French President Francois Hollande has been honoured at a lavish White House state dinner, capping a visit to the US aimed at renewing the partnership between the two long-standing allies.
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VIDEO: Mafia drug raids in US and Italy

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 4:51
related countries: Italy Italy

Police in the US and Italy say they have arrested 26 people in simultaneous raids against a new mafia-operated drug trafficking route.
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VIDEO: Obama toasts President Hollande

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 3:40
related countries: France France
related places: White House

French President Francois Hollande is honoured at a lavish White House state dinner, capping a US visit aimed at renewing the partnership between the two long-standing allies
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House passes US debt limit increase

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 1:22
related places: Republican

The US House of Representatives passes an increase in the government's debt limit, after Republicans end their effort to win concessions from the Democrats.
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Asia stocks rise after Yellen speech

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 1:10

Asian stocks rise after new Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen pledges "a great deal of continuity" in policy until the US economy improves.
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African church preaching gospel in US

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 0:25

The African church spreading 'like Starbucks' in the US
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US governor suspends death penalty

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 23:48
related places: Washington

The governor of the US state of Washington puts a moratorium on executions there, saying the death penalty is applied inconsistently and unequally.
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French and US 'trust restored'

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 20:01
related countries: France France
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande reaffirm their nations' alliance after revelations of US snooping.
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White loses title to Swiss rival

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 18:39

United States snowboarder Shaun White fails to secure a historic third consecutive Winter Olympic halfpipe title as Iouri Podladtchikov wins gold.
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Yellen: Stimulus cuts to continue

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 16:24

In her first public testimony as new Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen says the central bank will continue to cut its stimulus measures as long as the US economic recovery continues.
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Honduras suspends consuls in US

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 15:56
related countries: Honduras Honduras

Eight Honduran consuls working in the US are suspended pending an investigation into allegations they illegally issued identity papers.
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'Dumb Starbucks' owner revealed

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 13:14
related places: Los Angeles

The owner of a parody coffee shop in Los Angeles called "Dumb Starbucks" is revealed to be the Canadian television comedy personality Nathan Fielder.
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US envoy set to meet Narendra Modi

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 10:58
related countries: India India

The US ambassador to India is to meet controversial Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, in what is seen as a major shift in the US stance.
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Jackson berates confused TV host

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 10:56

Actor Samuel L Jackson hauls up a US TV host after being mistaken for fellow star Laurence Fishburne.
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US-Italian mafia raids catch 26

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 10:48
related countries: Italy Italy

Police have arrested 26 suspected mafia members in the US and Italy in a joint operation targeting a new drug trafficking route.
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Alibaba bids for map firm AutoNavi

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 7:55
related countries: China China

Alibaba bids to take full control of Chinese map company AutoNavi as it seeks to expand its e-commerce business ahead of an expected US listing.
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VIDEO: Hollande arrives in US for state visit

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 5:07
related countries: France France

President Francois Hollande is beginning the first full state visit to the United States by a French president in nearly 20 years.
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Prison for 'fast and furious' gunman

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 3:09
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A Mexican man is sentenced to 30 years in prison for the 2010 murder of a US border agent, which was linked to a botched anti-gun-trafficking sting.
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Hollande arrives for US state visit

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 2:06
related countries: France France

French President Francois Hollande arrives in the US for a state visit, as he and President Barack Obama tout their "deepening partnership".
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US Navy technician jailed for spying

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 0:55
related countries: Russia Russia

Former US Navy cryptologist technician Robert Hoffman is sentenced to 30 years in prison for attempted espionage for Russia.
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US politicians: Rename NFL Redskins

Monday, February 10th 2014, 22:45

Two members of the US Congress call on the National Football League to back demands the Washington Redskins team change its name, a "racial slur".
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Guatemala ex-soldier sentenced in US

Monday, February 10th 2014, 22:20
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

An ex-soldier from Guatemala is sentenced by a United States court to 10 years in jail for having lied about his role in a killing in 1982.
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US athlete trapped in Sochi lift

Monday, February 10th 2014, 21:39
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Sochi

A US bobsleigher gets stuck in a lift 48 hours after having to smash through a jammed door at the Olympic athletes' village in Sochi, Russia.
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Hollande and Obama urge climate deal

Monday, February 10th 2014, 20:34
related countries: France France

The presidents of France and the US make a joint call for an "ambitious" climate change pact, as Francois Hollande heads to the US for a state visit.
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VIDEO: From prisoner to poet

Monday, February 10th 2014, 20:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Poet Kosal Khiev has performed at the London 2012 Olympics, but first discovered poetry in solitary confinement in a US prison. He shares his story with the BBC's Helier Cheung.
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