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Games voice actors approve strike

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 9:48

The US actors who voice video games have voted to strike over pay and conditions unless agreement with publishers can be reached soon.
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Samsung payment data 'safe' after hack

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 5:18

Samsung Electronics says its mobile payment system and user data is safe after a hacking attack against its US-based subsidiary LoopPay.
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US journalist 'helped hackers'

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 1:05

An American journalist is found guilty of helping hacktivist group Anonymous deface the website of the Los Angeles Times.
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Quiz: Which guns are banned across the US?

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 23:15

Are there any guns in the US that are off-limits?
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Clinton opposes Pacific trade deal

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 21:59
related places: Pacific

US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has come out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement championed by Barack Obama.
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VW boss told of emissions cheat in 2014

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 21:39

Volkswagen's US boss has admitted he was aware of the emissions issue affecting millions of the company's vehicles early last year.
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US indicts Honduras football boss

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 21:17
related countries: Honduras Honduras
related places: Miami, Marathon

A Honduran ex-minister and president of Marathon football club, Yankel Rosenthal, is charged in Miami with drug trafficking and money laundering.
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Search for missing US ship suspended

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 20:42
related places: El Faro

Authorities have called off the search for the sunken ship El Faro which sailed into a hurricane with 33 people aboard.
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South Africa 64-0 USA

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 19:12
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Bryan Habana equals Jonah Lomu's World Cup try-scoring record as South Africa reach the last eight by thrashing the USA.
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Video urges Joe Biden to make 2016 run

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 19:10

A group pushing for vice-president Joe Biden to enter the US presidential race releases its first advertisement.
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Obama apologises to MSF president

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 19:01

US President Barack Obama has apologised to the president of aid agency Medecins San Frontieres for a bombing that killed at least 22 people.
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MSF demands Kunduz war crimes probe

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 11:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Geneva, Aid

Aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres wants a never-used body to investigate the US bombing of its hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz.
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Model accuses Bill Cosby of assault

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 9:13
related places: Los Angeles

A 25-year-old model files a lawsuit against US comedian Bill Cosby alleging he sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles in 2008.
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Afghan hospital strike 'a mistake'

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 7:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US commander of international forces in Afghanistan says an air strike on a hospital in the city of Kunduz that killed 22 people was a mistake.
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Australia rules against cancer patent

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 6:17
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's High Court rules that a US-based biotech company cannot patent the breast cancer gene BRCA1, in a victory for cancer campaigners.
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Thousands of US inmates to be released

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 2:00

Roughly 6,000 federal inmates will be released in the coming weeks in an effort to ease prison crowding and lessen harsh penalties for non-violent offenders, US media report.
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Top US diplomat urges Haitians to vote

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 0:46

US Secretary of State John Kerry urges Haitians to take part in this month's presidential election and help develop a strong democracy.
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KFC owner Yum shares down 17%

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 0:42

Shares in Yum Brands, which owns KFC and Pizza Hut, fell more than 17% in after hours trading in the US after the firm reported poorer than expected quarterly results
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The question US parents hate to ask

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 23:13

Should parents ask about weapons before a playdate?
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US commerce secretary visits Cuba

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 22:20
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker arrives in Havana for two days of talks focusing on measures to ease the impact of the US embargo.
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Python nearly kills US pet store worker

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 18:37
related places: Kentucky

A man working at a Kentucky pet store has been seriously hurt after a massive python he was feeding nearly crushed him to death.
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Carolina flood death toll rises to 17

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 18:23
related places: North

The death toll from the severe flooding in the US states of North and South Carolina rises to 17, say authorities.
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Boy, 11, held for killing girl of eight

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 17:55
related places: Tennessee

An 11-year-old boy in the US state of Tennessee is held on suspicion of shooting dead an eight-year-old girl in a row over a puppy.
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Former UN head charged with corruption

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 17:28
related countries: China China

US authorities charge a former UN General Assembly president with taking bribes from a Chinese billionaire in return for help gaining contracts.
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Lord Sugar missed out on US Apprentice

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 14:56

Sir Alan Sugar reveals he missed out on fronting the US version of The Apprentice because he wasn't well known enough in the States.
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Dead pilot had heart condition

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 12:02
related places: Boston, Phoenix, Heart

A heart attack appears to have caused the death of an American Airlines pilot during an overnight flight from Phoenix to Boston, his wife says.
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New search for Duffy's Cut remains

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 11:52
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: New, Duffy, Cut

New searches are under way in the US to try to find the remains of 51 Irish migrants who died - or were murdered - while building a stretch of railway.
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Oregon gunman 'left behind manifesto'

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 11:08
related places: Oregon

The man accused of killing nine people at a community college in Oregon had left behind a manifesto detailing his grievances, US media report.
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US woman charged over 'thrown baby'

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 11:03

A charity worker who prosecutors say threw her newborn baby from the seventh-floor window of a New York City apartment is charged with murder.
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VIDEO: Edward Snowden on life as 'a marked man'

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 11:00

Whistle-blower Edward Snowden tells the BBC's Panorama he is a "marked man", after leaking details of extensive internet and phone surveillance by his former employer, the US National Security Agency (NSA).
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General Mills in Cheerios cereal recall

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 8:50

US food giant General Mills is recalling 1.8 million boxes of gluten-free Cheerios that may, in fact, contain traces of gluten.
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Ruling threatens Facebook data transfers

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 7:52
related places: Justice

The EU's top court rules that a data transfer pact with the US did not do enough to protect people's privacy, causing problems for Facebook.
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China in cautious welcome of TPP

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 6:19

China cautiously welcomes a US-led wide-ranging Trans-Pacific free trade deal, that covers about 40% of the world economy.
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Court helps US transgender man go home

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 5:55
related countries: India India

A court in India directs the police to help a transgender man who was allegedly tricked by his parents into coming to the country to return home to the US.
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VIDEO: California passes right-to-die bill

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 5:09
related places: California

California is to be the fifth American state to allow terminally ill patients to end their lives, legally.
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VIDEO: Floods kill nine in South Carolina

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 1:53

At least nine people have been killed by fast-moving floodwater in the US state of South Carolina.
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Trans-Pacific free trade deal agreed

Monday, October 5th 2015, 23:34
related places: Pacific

US, Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim countries agree a wide-ranging Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal that covers about 40% of the world economy.
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Mexico: Migration through a lens

Monday, October 5th 2015, 23:17
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Heading north from southern Mexico to the United States
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Will bankruptcy cost American Apparel its cool?

Monday, October 5th 2015, 22:55

Will bankruptcy cost American Apparel its cool?
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VIDEO: US: Afghans requested Kunduz help

Monday, October 5th 2015, 22:26

The US military has changed its account of an air strike which struck a hospital in Kunduz at the weekend.
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VIDEO: Snowden: 'Smartphones can be taken over'

Monday, October 5th 2015, 22:22

Smartphone users can do "very little" to stop security services getting "total control" over their devices, US whistleblower Edward Snowden has told BBC's Panorama.
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Calls for Oregon sheriff to resign

Monday, October 5th 2015, 21:35
related places: Oregon

A leading US gun-control group calls for the resignation of the man leading the investigation into the deadly mass shooting in Oregon.
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California enacts right-to-die law

Monday, October 5th 2015, 20:30
related places: California

California has joined four other US states that allow terminally ill patients to legally to end their lives with a doctor's supervision.
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American Airlines pilot dies on flight

Monday, October 5th 2015, 18:33
related places: Boston, Phoenix

A pilot on an overnight flight from Phoenix to Boston had a medical emergency and later died, the airline has confirmed.
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US politician admits to goat sacrifice

Monday, October 5th 2015, 18:22
related places: Florida

A Florida candidate for US Senate has come under criticism after it emerged that he once killed a goat and drank its blood.
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BP in $20bn settlement over oil spill

Monday, October 5th 2015, 17:54
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The US Justice Department has finalised a $20bn settlement with BP over the fatal Gulf of Mexico oil disaster in 2010.
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Afghans 'called in' clinic strike - US

Monday, October 5th 2015, 16:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan forces called in the air strike that hit a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) clinic in Kunduz, killing 22 people, a US general says.
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GCHQ 'can take control of smartphones'

Monday, October 5th 2015, 15:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Smartphone users can do "very little" to stop security services getting "total control" over their devices, US whistleblower Edward Snowden tells the BBC in his first British TV interview.
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Lost cargo ship sank off the Bahamas

Monday, October 5th 2015, 15:42
related countries: The Bahamas The Bahamas
related places: El Faro

The US Coast Guard says the cargo ship El Faro sank off the Bahamas after sailing into the path of Hurricane Joaquin, with 33 people still missing.
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VIDEO: Weather around the world

Monday, October 5th 2015, 14:11
related countries: China China, France France

Severe flooding in the French Riviera, a tornado spawned by Typhoon Mujigae in China and record rainfall across the Carolinas in the USA. BBC Weather's Nick Miller has the details.
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American Apparel files for bankruptcy

Monday, October 5th 2015, 10:49

Troubled clothes retailer American Apparel has filed for US bankruptcy protection.
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Execs 'should have faced jail' for 2008

Monday, October 5th 2015, 6:57

Former US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke says more executives should have been investigated for their personal roles in the 2008 financial crisis.
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World Bank cuts Asia growth forecast

Monday, October 5th 2015, 4:50
related countries: China China
related places: Asia

The World Bank cuts growth forecast for the Asia Pacific region, because of the risks posed from a sharp slowdown in China and raising US interest rates.
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VIDEO: Roseburg: 'Don't take our guns'

Monday, October 5th 2015, 3:39
related places: Oregon

The mass shooting at a college campus in Oregon that left eight students and a teacher dead has prompted an international debate about US gun control laws.
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Asia stocks up following Wall Street

Monday, October 5th 2015, 1:45
related places: Monday, Wall Street, Asia

Shares in Asia took their lead on Monday from Wall Street where shares eventually closed up after disappointing US job numbers were released.
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Cargo ship hunt finds debris and oil

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 18:58
related countries: The Bahamas The Bahamas

Rescuers searching for a cargo ship that vanished off the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin say they have found life jackets, life rings and containers.
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Flood alert remains for South Carolina

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 17:56

The US state of South Carolina remains on high alert amid widespread flooding that has cut power to thousands and forced water and road rescues.
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Martian blasts to top of film chart

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 16:30
related places: Mars

Space thriller The Martian, in which Matt Damon plays an astronaut stranded on Mars, lands at the top of the North American box office chart.
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MSF demands Afghan hospital inquiry

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 16:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The medical charity MSF urges an independent inquiry into air strikes - thought to have been carried out by US aircraft - that hit its hospital in northern Afghanistan.
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US investigates Afghan hospital bombing

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 3:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

President Obama promises a "full investigation" after suspected US air strikes on an MSF-run hospital kill at least 19 people in northern Afghanistan.
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Floods trigger South Carolina emergency

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 0:53

US President Barack Obama declares a state of emergency in South Carolina, as rainfall is set to trigger more flooding across the east coast.
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Why Obama is powerless to reform gun laws

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 23:50
related places: Why

Why is it so difficult to change US gun laws?
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VIDEO: Oregon gunman killed himself

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 22:02
related places: Oregon

Police in the US state of Oregon reveal that the gunman who shot dead nine fellow students at a community college also killed himself.
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VIDEO: UN denounces Kunduz hospital bombing

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 21:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The UN says the bombing of a hospital in Kunduz, in northern Afghanistan, was "tragic, inexcusable and possibly even criminal".
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Oregon gunman killed himself

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 21:09
related places: Oregon

The gunman who killed nine people at a college in the US state of Oregon then killed himself as police arrived, officials say.
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Deal ends Robin Williams estate battle

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 17:11

The wife and adult children of late US comic actor Robin Williams have ended their legal battle and reached a settlement on his estate, lawyers say.
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MSF condemns Afghan hospital bombing

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 16:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Medical charity MSF condemns "in the strongest terms" air strikes on its hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz, as the death toll rises to 19.
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VIDEO: Hurricane Joaquin lashes Bahamas

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 13:14
related countries: The Bahamas The Bahamas, Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Joaquin

State of emergency declared for parts of the US east coast as Joaquin continues to move from the Bahamas towards Bermuda.
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VIDEO: Guests' shock at $75 missed wedding bill

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 7:35

A bride in the United States has invoiced two of her wedding guests $75 for failing to turn up at her wedding.
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US farmers uncover woolly mammoth bones

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 22:42

Two Michigan farmers discovered a woolly mammoth skeleton completely on accident.
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Fifa sponsors say Blatter must go

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 22:00

Fifa president Sepp Blatter will not resign despite major sponsors, including Coca-Cola, calling for him to step down.
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Obama: Russia strikes 'strengthen IS'

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 21:35
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

US President Barack Obama says the Russian bombing campaign in Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad is "only strengthening" Islamic State.
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Oregon gunman 'targeted Christians'

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 20:53
related places: Oregon

The gunman who killed nine people and wounded seven others in Oregon targeted Christians, the father of one of the victims says.
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Russia steps up Syrian strikes

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 19:21
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Is

Russia ramps up its campaign of air strikes against opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, amid fresh criticism from the US-led anti-IS coalition.
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Markets recover after US jobs figures

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 19:17

The US economy added just 142,000 jobs in September, lowering the chance of an interest rate rise this year.
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Pope Francis met gay couple in US

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 19:10
related places: Washington

The pontiff had a private meeting with a gay couple last week in Washington, one of his guests tells the BBC.
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Nine killed in US college shooting

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 10:07
related places: Oregon

Nine people at a college in Oregon have been shot dead by a 26-year-old gunman who was later killed in a police shootout.
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VIDEO: How common are US school gun attacks?

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 8:18
related places: Oregon

The killing of nine people in an Oregon college is the 294th mass shooting in the US this year.
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VIDEO: Gunman's father speaks of shock

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 8:05
related places: Oregon

Nine people have been killed and seven injured in a shooting at a college in the US state of Oregon, say police.
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NZ Maori women support Chris Brown tour

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 7:03
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Maori women leaders support US entertainer Chris Brown's bid to visit New Zealand, after he was denied a visa over his domestic violence conviction.
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Australia to deport anti-abortionist

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 6:32
related countries: Australia Australia

US anti-abortion campaigner Troy Newman will be deported from Australia after a high court says he should not have arrived without a visa.
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Eleven dead in Afghan Hercules crash

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 3:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Jalalabad

At least 11 people die, including six US troops, after a US C-130 Hercules aircraft crashes at an airport in Afghanistan, the US military confirms.
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T-Mobile US customer data stolen

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 23:14

Hackers target credit agency Experian to steal the personal information of about 15 million T-Mobile customers and applicants for contracts in the US.
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Russia defends Syria air strikes

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 19:28
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov defends his country's air strikes in Syria, saying they target the same militants as the US-led coalition.
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Trump: I would send Syria refugees home

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 17:11
related countries: Syria Syria

Republican Donald Trump says he would send home all Syrian refugees the US accepts, if he becomes president.
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VIDEO: Burn victim's emotional reunion with nurse

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 17:10

A woman in the US has been reunited with a nurse who cared for her as a baby, after launching a social media campaign to find her.
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CIA pulls staff from China after hack

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 11:25
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

The CIA withdraws staff from the US embassy in Beijing, fearing data stolen from government computers could expose agents, the Washington Post reports.
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VIDEO: Banksy works miss target at US auction

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 9:02

Two murals by the graffiti artist Banksy have sold for less than expected at an auction in the United States.
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Russia and US military to talk on Syria

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 8:56
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The US and Russian military are to hold talks "as soon as possible" to avoid their forces clashing in Syria following Moscow's air attacks on Wednesday.
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VIDEO: Trump: I'll send Syrian refugees back

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 8:09
related countries: Syria Syria

Donald Trump says he will send home all Syrian refugees the US accepts if he becomes president.
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Australia detains US anti-abortionist

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 7:28
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia detains US anti-abortion campaigner Troy Newman for attempting to enter the country after his visa was revoked.
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VIDEO: US states prepare for Hurricane Joaquin

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 2:33

After the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy in 2012 preparations against Hurricane Joaquin are under way in North Carolina.
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'Good bacteria' key to stopping asthma

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 23:52

Being exposed to "good bacteria" early in life could prevent children developing asthma, say US scientists.
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US execution halted 'to check drugs'

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 22:55
related places: Oklahoma

The Oklahoma governor postpones the execution of a man convicted of ordering his boss's murder, so the lethal drugs can be verified.
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VIDEO: Franzen on 'destructive social media'

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 22:40
related places: Purity

US writer Jonathan Franzen speaks to Kirsty Wark about his new novel Purity.
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Whole Foods stops selling prison goods

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 22:31

Upmarket US food chain Whole Foods says it will no longer sell goods made by prison labour after protests against the practice.
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Pope 'met gay marriage row clerk'

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 19:25
related places: Kentucky

Pope Francis met Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licences, during his US visit, her lawyer says.
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Russia launches Syria air strikes

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 19:15
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russia's military carries out its first air strikes in Syria against opponents of President Bashar al-Assad, after giving the US an hour's notice.
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VIDEO: Refugee girl 'so happy' at US soap tribute

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 18:50

A teenage refugee has expressed her delight after a US soap opera filmed a special scene in her honour.
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First marijuana resort in US to open

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 18:21

A Native American tribe in the US state of South Dakota has said it plans to open the first marijuana resort in the US.
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