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US concerned by Russia's Syria moves

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 22:42
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Moscow

US Secretary of State John Kerry voices concern to Moscow amid reports of a Russian military build-up in Syria in support of President Assad's forces.
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US cadets hurt in mass pillow fight

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 21:03

A huge pillow fight at the prestigious US Military Academy to mark the end of summer training leaves at least 30 cadets injured.
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Federer through to US Open last 16

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 20:26
related countries: Germany Germany

Five-time champion Roger Federer eases into the US Open fourth round with a commanding victory over German Philipp Kohlschreiber.
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VIDEO: 'Olympic' sand sculptures on display

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 12:05
related places: San Diego

Master sand sculptors from around the world are competing in San Diego, California at the annual US Sand Sculpting Challenge.
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Nadal suffers shock US Open defeat

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 7:31

Eighth seed Rafael Nadal is out of the US Open after being beaten in five sets by world number 32 Fabio Fognini.
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Obama reassures Saudis on Iran deal

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 3:45
related countries: Iran Iran, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Washington

Saudi Arabia says it is happy with President Obama's assurances that the recent nuclear deal with Iran will not imperil the Gulf states.
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Top seed Williams through after scare

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 1:14

Serena Williams recovers to beat fellow American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and keep her Grand Slam hopes alive at the US Open.
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Gay couples wed in Kentucky county

Friday, September 4th 2015, 23:33
related places: Kentucky

Authorities in a county of the US state of Kentucky issue marriage licences to gay couples after a county clerk was jailed for refusing to do so.
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US economy adds 173,000 jobs in August

Friday, September 4th 2015, 21:03
related places: August

The US economy adds 173,000 jobs in August in the last unemployment report before September's interest rate decision by the Federal Reserve.
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US shares slide after jobs report

Friday, September 4th 2015, 21:02
related places: Stocks, Wall Street

Stocks on Wall Street open lower after the latest jobs report shows the US unemployment rate fell to 5.1% last month, the lowest since April 2008.
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Vietnamese embrace new US relations

Friday, September 4th 2015, 19:09
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam
related places: America

Vietnamese give their views on old foe America
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Clinton 'regret' over private email

Friday, September 4th 2015, 18:02

Hillary Clinton says she wishes she had made a "different choice" and not used a private email account while serving as US secretary of state.
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Arrest after drone disrupts US Open

Friday, September 4th 2015, 13:41
related places: New York

A teacher in New York is arrested on charges of flying and crashing a drone into a row of empty seats during a tennis match at the US Open, police say.
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Murray 'proud' of US Open fightback

Friday, September 4th 2015, 11:43

Andy Murray is happy with his comeback against Adrian Mannarino - but concedes he could pay the price later at the US Open.
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Japan stocks touch seven-month low

Friday, September 4th 2015, 9:18
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Friday

Shares in Japan fell as much as 3% on Friday, touching a seven-month low, as the yen strengthened against the dollar ahead of the latest US job numbers.
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Joe Biden: No idea if I will run

Friday, September 4th 2015, 2:53

US Vice-President Joe Biden says he "just does not know" if he has the "emotional energy" to run for president.
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VIDEO: Mother gives birth to own grandchild

Friday, September 4th 2015, 2:23

A 51-year-old woman in the US has been talking about how she gave birth to her own granddaughter.
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VIDEO: Gay marriage row clerk jailed in US

Friday, September 4th 2015, 2:21
related places: Kentucky

A US judge has ordered a Kentucky official jailed for contempt of court after she has repeatedly refused to issue marriage licences to gay couples.
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US clerk jailed in gay marriage dispute

Friday, September 4th 2015, 2:20
related places: Kentucky

A US judge orders a Kentucky official jailed for contempt of court after she has repeatedly refused to issue marriage licences to gay couples.
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US court in key transgender ruling

Friday, September 4th 2015, 1:14
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A US appeals court grants a transgender illegal immigrant the right to stay, as she would face discrimination in Mexico.
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Frosty relations over future of the Arctic

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 23:59
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Arctic

US and Russia at odds over Arctic territory
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The rise of people power in Guatemala

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 23:48
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Is a Central American Spring on the cards?
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US tightens mobile tracking rules

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 23:07

The US justice department says federal agencies will have to get search warrants to use technology that tracks mobile phones under new guidance.
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US army orders new toxins crackdown

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 23:03

The US military orders a new crackdown on laboratories producing biological toxins, after another anthrax contamination scare.
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Murray fights back to beat Mannarino

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 22:34

Britain's Andy Murray fights back from two sets down to beat Frenchman Adrian Mannarino and keep his US Open hopes intact.
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Trump 'not to run as independent'

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 19:34
related places: Republican

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump agrees not to run as an independent candidate if he loses the Republican nomination for the 2016 presidential elections.
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'Sext' to boss ends US man's job offer

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 18:41
related places: Chicago

A Chicago area man loses a job offer after accidentally sending nude pictures of himself to a manager.
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GB's Konta stuns ninth seed Muguruza

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 18:36
related places: Wimbledon

Britain's Jo Konta stuns ninth seed and Wimbledon finalist Garbine Muguruza in an epic second round contest at the US Open.
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Judge overturns Tom Brady suspension

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 17:50

A US judge has overturned a four-game suspension against National Football League (NFL) quarterback Tom Brady, calling the league's disciplinary process "fundamentally unfair".
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US trade deficit lowest in five months

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 15:56

The US trade deficit with the rest of the world fell to a five-month low in July, official figures show.
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Sony defends American football film

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 12:20

Sony hits back at reports it downplayed elements of forthcoming Will Smith film Concussion to appease the National Football League (NFL).
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Meghan Trainor recovering after surgery

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 10:19

The US singer posts photos on Instagram to show that she's recovering after having vocal cord surgery.
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Love Bug actor Dean Jones dies

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 8:29
related places: Parkinson, Disney

The US actor Dean Jones, best known for starring in Disney's The Love Bug and That Darn Cat!, dies at the age of 84.
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Japanese shares higher on US rally

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 6:42
related places: Wall Street

Japan's Nikkei index closed higher on Thursday for the first time in four days, spurred by a rally on Wall Street.
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Serena through after tough battle

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 6:09

Serena Williams takes another step towards her first calendar Grand Slam, while Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic also progresses.
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Chinese navy ships seen off US coast

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 3:39
related countries: China China
related places: Alaska

Five Chinese naval ships are spotted for the first time in the Bering Sea off the coast of the US state of Alaska, US defence officials say.
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US state executing killers faster than any other

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 23:39

The US state executing more killers than any other
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Should flamethrowers be sold in the US?

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 23:24

Anger as US firm markets "cool tool" flamethrower
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VIDEO: How bad are US maternity benefits?

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 23:14

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has sparked a maternity leave debate in the US. So how much time should parents take off work?
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Separate trials in Freddie Gray case

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 21:41
related places: Gray, Baltimore

A US judge rules that six Baltimore police officers accused of causing the death of a man in their custody will stand trial separately.
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Video suggests slain US man was armed

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 21:37
related places: Texas

Texas authorities say a new video shows that a man killed by police officers was holding what appears to be a knife when he was shot.
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Murray braced for 'tricky' test

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 21:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Andy Murray faces Frenchman Adrian Mannarino as three Britons try to reach the US Open third round on Thursday.
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Obama has enough support for Iran deal

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 17:42
related countries: Iran Iran

US President Barack Obama secures enough support in the US Senate to ensure that the Iran nuclear deal will go into effect.
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Fox anchor sues over hamster toy

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 17:00

Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner sues US toy company Hasbro for more than $5m over a toy hamster over a toy hamster that she says resembles her and shares her name..
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Straight Outta Compton tops UK box office

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 12:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Rap movie Straight Outta Compton follows its US success and opens at number one at the UK box office
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US urges China to free activists

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 9:12
related countries: China China
related places: Christian

The US calls on China to release a group of lawyers and Christian activists who were detained ahead of a meeting with a senior US envoy.
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US police 'shoot man with hands up'

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 6:36
related places: Texas

Video footage in Texas appears to show police shooting and killing a man with his hands up, as they respond to a domestic dispute.
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Murray sees off Kyrgios in US Open

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 2:39
related places: New York

Britain's Andy Murray wins a pulsating night match against Nick Kyrgios to reach the US Open second round in New York.
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US swoop on secret 'steroids labs'

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 0:42

US federal agents arrest more than 90 people and shut down 16 underground labs making illegal steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs.
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US picks LA as Olympics 2024 bid city

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 22:47
related places: Boston, Los Angeles

The US Olympic Committee (USOC) names Los Angeles as the US bid city for hosting the 2024 games after Boston drops out.
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VIDEO: Obama buys cinnamon buns for reporters

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 21:28
related places: Alaska

US President Barack Obama has treated a crowd of people to cinnamon buns during a visit to a coffee shop in Alaska.
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Federer races to first-round win

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 21:03
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Second seed Roger Federer races past Argentina's Leonardo Mayer in 77 minutes to reach the second round of the US Open.
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US clerk defies gay marriage order

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 17:48
related places: Christian, Kentucky

A Christian official continues to refuse to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples in Kentucky despite exhausting all of her legal options.
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US murder rate soars in 2015

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 17:23

Murder rates are soaring in many US cities after years of decline, with at least 30 major cities reporting a rise in violence.
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VIDEO: US clerk refuses gay marriage licence

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 16:32
related places: Christian, Kentucky

A Christian official has refused to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples in Kentucky despite exhausting all of her legal options.
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Thousands of Clinton emails released

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 15:50
related places: Clinton

Thousands of pages detailing Hillary Clinton's emails while US secretary of state are released, including many censored after being deemed classified.
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Zac Efron film flops at box office

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 10:23

Zac Efron's dance movie We Are Your Friends bombs at the North American box office, with one of the worst opening weekends on record.
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Chinese shares hit by weak data

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 8:28
related countries: China China
related places: Wall Street

Chinese shares continue their recent slide after fresh data provides further evidence of a slowdown in the country's economy.
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Rival bid approach for cooker maker Aga

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 8:15

Cooker manufacturer Aga Rangemaster has received a takeover approach from a second US firm, in a move that could spark a bidding war.
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Serena & Nadal through at US Open

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 3:43

Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic win at US Open but men's fourth seed Kei Nishikori suffers surprise loss.
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US clerk loses gay marriage battle

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 1:45
related places: Christian, Kentucky

A Christian official who refused to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples in Kentucky is ordered to do so by the US Supreme Court.
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US stock markets end lower again

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 0:06
related countries: China China

US stocks close lower again, reflecting continuing concerns about the Chinese economy and uncertainty over US interest rates.
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VIDEO: Female bikers on the rise

Monday, August 31st 2015, 23:17
related places: New York

The number of women taking to the road on motorcycles in the US is on the rise, up 30% over the past decade. Meet the members of one female-only bike club in New York
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US Jewish site killings guilty verdict

Monday, August 31st 2015, 22:52
related places: White, Kansas City

White supremacist Frazier Glenn Cross is found guilty of murdering three people at two Jewish sites in Kansas City last year.
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Netflix drops thousands of films in US

Monday, August 31st 2015, 22:29

Streaming service pins future on exclusives and originals as it lets deal with movie distributor lapse, meaning the removal of thousands of titles.
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US cameraman shot on TV honoured

Monday, August 31st 2015, 22:06
related places: Virginia

Friends of the cameraman killed last week while broadcasting in Virginia have gathered to remember him at his former school.
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Murray expects fired-up Kyrgios

Monday, August 31st 2015, 21:55

Andy Murray expects Nick Kyrgios to put recent controversy behind him when they meet in the US Open first round.
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US ponders Guantanamo closure options

Monday, August 31st 2015, 20:38
related places: White House

The White House says President Barack Obama is considering "a wide array" of options for closing the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay.
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VIDEO: Kanye: 'I'm going to run for president'

Monday, August 31st 2015, 18:16

Kanye West has announced that he wants to run for the US presidency in 2020, in a speech at the MTV Video Music Awards.
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Watson knocked out of US Open

Monday, August 31st 2015, 18:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number one Heather Watson is beaten 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-0) by American Lauren Davis in round one of the US Open.
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Obama to appear on Bear Grylls show

Monday, August 31st 2015, 17:31
related places: Alaska

US President Barack Obama is to appear on the Bear Grylls survival show to raise awareness of the effects of climate change in Alaska, NBC announces.
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Walker considers Canada border wall

Monday, August 31st 2015, 13:16
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Republican

Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker calls building a wall along the border between the US and Canada a "legitimate issue".
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US horror filmmaker Wes Craven dies

Monday, August 31st 2015, 10:48

US horror film director Wes Craven, creator of the Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream franchises, has died aged 76.
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VIDEO: Life on the edge of the ice curtain

Monday, August 31st 2015, 8:37
related places: Life

Life on the edge of the ice curtain where an Eskimo community live on the American island of Little Diomede.
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Chinese shares lead Asia lower

Monday, August 31st 2015, 8:15
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Asia

Chinese shares are lower on fears of further market volatility and ahead of economic data expected to point to a further economic slowdown.
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Why does South Sudan matter so much to the US?

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 23:37

Why South Sudan matters so much to the US
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US player hits two holes-in-one

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 23:11

Brian Harman becomes the third PGA tour player to make two holes-in-one in a single round before Jason Day wins The Barclays.
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The ice curtain that divides US families from Russian cousins

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 23:07
related countries: Russia Russia

The families left on either side of a superpower border
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Sharapova pulls out of the US Open

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 22:04

World number three Maria Sharapova withdraws from the US Open on the eve of the tournament because of injury.
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Daly out of hospital after collapse

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 20:46

Two-time major winner John Daly leaves hospital after collapsing during a minor tournament in the USA on Saturday.
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VIDEO: Hiker found after nine days outdoors

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 13:36
related places: California

An American hiker missing for nine days in California's rugged Sierra Nevada region has been found alive.
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VIDEO: Rescued hiker 'very grateful'

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 10:45
related places: California

An American hiker missing for nine days in California's rugged Sierra Nevada region has been found alive.
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New Orleans marks Katrina anniversary

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 2:47
related places: New Orleans

Commemorations take place in New Orleans to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the US city.
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US hiker found after nine-day hunt

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 2:40
related places: California

A 62-year-old American hiker missing for nine days in California's rugged Sierra Nevada is found alive.
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Les Mis Broadway star dies in fall

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 0:48
related places: Broadway

The first African-American and youngest person ever to play the lead role in Les Miserables on Broadway, Kyle Jean-Baptiste, dies in a fall.
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VIDEO: Dancing and tears in New Orleans

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 0:25
related places: New Orleans

Commemorations are taking place in the US city of New Orleans to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
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US decries al-Jazeera jail sentences

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 0:05
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The US says it is "deeply disappointed and concerned" at the three-year jail sentences handed down in Egypt to three al-Jazeera journalists.
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Kyrgios is not a bad guy - Murray

Saturday, August 29th 2015, 18:48
related places: Murray

Andy Murray believes US Open opponent Nick Kyrgios can learn from the experience of a torrid past few weeks.
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US man dies after petty theft arrest

Friday, August 28th 2015, 22:39
related places: Virginia

A Virginia man arrested for stealing $5 (£3) worth of snacks dies in jail after being held there for more than three months.
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Konta reaches US Open main draw

Friday, August 28th 2015, 20:54

Jo Konta reaches the US Open open main draw but Britons Kyle Edmund, Naomi Broady and Brydan Klein lose in qualifying.
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US appoints 'first hostage envoy'

Friday, August 28th 2015, 20:39
related places: White House

The White House appoints its first special presidential envoy for hostage affairs "in a bid to boost efforts to safely recover American hostages abroad".
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Bush marks Katrina in New Orleans

Friday, August 28th 2015, 20:10
related places: New Orleans

Former US President George Bush returns to New Orleans 10 years on since Hurricane Katrina, a crisis his administration was criticised for over its slow response.
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US hazmat teams investigate deaths

Friday, August 28th 2015, 19:02
related places: Chicago

Investigators are trying to determine what killed two people and sickened five others - including four police officers - at a Chicago home.
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US court allows NSA phone data sweep

Friday, August 28th 2015, 17:40

A US appeals court overturns a ruling that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records was illegal.
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US journalists were 'shot in head'

Friday, August 28th 2015, 16:25
related places: Virginia

The two journalists shot dead in Virginia while broadcasting on breakfast television were shot in the head, medical officials say.
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VIDEO: Military show of strength in S Korea

Friday, August 28th 2015, 13:17
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korean and US military forces have conducted a joint live firing exercise to test their capabilities in the event of an attack from the north.
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US blacklists Colombia 'Farc members'

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 23:49
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Switzerland Switzerland

The US imposes sanctions on four alleged members of Colombia's Farc rebel group based in Switzerland, accusing them of drug trafficking.
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Victim's father urges US gun reform

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 22:58
related places: Virginia, Staff

The father of Alison Parker, one of two journalists killed live on air, appeals to US President Barack Obama to push through tougher gun laws.
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VIDEO: 'Mr President, you need to do this'

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 22:43

The father of slain journalist Alison Parker tells the BBC about the need for gun control in the US to prevent tragedies like Wednesday's shooting.
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VIDEO: Katrina 'became a man-made disaster'

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 22:21
related places: Orleans

In a speech in new Orleans to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, US President Barack Obama describes the storm as a natural disaster that "became a man-made disaster".
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