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US to ban heading for under-10s

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 19:09

US Soccer outlines plans to stop children aged 10 and under heading footballs after resolving a lawsuit with parents.
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South Dakota tribe burns marijuana crop

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 18:46

Fearing a federal raid, a South Dakota Native American tribe is burning its marijuana crop, which it had planned to sell in a resort on its land.
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SeaWorld to phase out whale display

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 14:11
related places: California

The SeaWorld theme park in the US state of California is to phase out public displays by killer whales, its chief executive says, following public outcry.
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Australia asylum rules criticised at UN

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 4:38
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia's tough asylum seeker polices have been criticised by other countries, including the US and Britain, at the United Nations Human Rights Council.
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VIDEO: The most famous man on Facebook?

Monday, November 9th 2015, 21:33

US President Barack Obama has become the latest famous face to join the social networking site Facebook.
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Jordan policeman kills foreign trainers

Monday, November 9th 2015, 20:54
related countries: Jordan Jordan
related places: Amman

A Jordanian policeman opens fire at a police training centre outside Amman, killing two Americans, a South African and two Jordanians, officials say.
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US university chief quits in race row

Monday, November 9th 2015, 20:37

University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe resigns amid criticism of his handling of racial issues.
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Driver's hands 'were up' when son shot

Monday, November 9th 2015, 19:57
related places: Louisiana

Body camera footage shows the father of a six-year-old killed by police had his hands in the air before officers opened fire, says a lawyer.
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US and Israel leaders in peace pledge

Monday, November 9th 2015, 16:51
related countries: Israel Israel

The Israeli and US leaders are meeting for the first time since relations deteriorated over a nuclear deal between world powers and Iran.
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VW offers US customers $1,000 vouchers

Monday, November 9th 2015, 16:28

Volkswagen has offered US customers caught up in the diesel emissions cheating scandal $1,000 in gift cards and vouchers.
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Venezuela in US spy plane allegation

Monday, November 9th 2015, 13:51
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan Defence Minister Gen Vladimir Padrino says a plane which apparently violated Venezuelan airspace belonged to the US Coast Guard.
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VIDEO: Calling in air strikes against IS

Monday, November 9th 2015, 12:09
related countries: Syria Syria

BBC team join fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces as they call in a US air strike against Islamic State militants.
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Bournemouth 'set for US investment'

Monday, November 9th 2015, 10:27
related places: Chicago

A Chicago-based private equity firm is set to buy a reported 25% stake in AFC Bournemouth, BBC South Today reports.
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Spectre shoots to top of US box office

Monday, November 9th 2015, 10:00

James Bond film Spectre races to the top of the North American box office in its first weekend of release, taking $73m (£48.4m).
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Asian shares mixed on US job numbers

Monday, November 9th 2015, 9:32
related places: Monday, Asia

Shares in Asia were mixed on Monday following strong US jobs numbers, which lifted expectations the US Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in December.
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The US inmates charged per night in jail

Monday, November 9th 2015, 0:21
related places: Why

Why are some US inmates charged per night in prison?
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US football team in 'racism' boycott

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 21:34
related places: Black

Black players from a Missouri football team vow to boycott games until their university's president resigns over what they call his inaction over racism.
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Trump 'heckled' during TV appearance

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 9:13

Donald Trump is called a racist by a comedian during an TV appearance on Saturday Night Live, amid protests from Latino groups angry at anti-Mexican comments.
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Ex-Putin aide found dead in US hotel

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 14:08
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Washington

Mikhail Lesin, a former aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin, is found dead in a hotel room in Washington, Russian officials say.
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VIDEO: The Iranians writing 'Death to America' on their hands

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 12:49
related places: America

Iranians are writing anti-American messages on their hands and posting it on Instagram.
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VIDEO: JFK licence plates to be auctioned

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 11:59

The licence plates from the car which was carrying former US President John F Kennedy when he was shot and killed are to be auctioned.
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Two charged over US boy's fatal shooting

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 7:34
related places: Louisiana

Two police officers in the US state of Louisiana are to be charged with murder after the fatal shooting of a six-year-old boy.
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New evidence allowed in Serial case

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 0:30
related places: Friday, Lawyers

Lawyers for Adnan Syed, the subject of the hit US podcast Serial, will be allowed to present new evidence in his case after a court ruling on Friday.
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VIDEO: Life of Star Trek star makes musical

Friday, November 6th 2015, 22:48
related countries: Japan Japan

The musical about Japanese-American internment camps is based on Takei's own life story.
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VIDEO: Child's alleyway 'execution' shocks US

Friday, November 6th 2015, 22:21
related places: Chicago

The city of Chicago is reeling after police say a nine-year-old boy was killed because of his father's gang affiliations.
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Drug makers investigated over pricing

Friday, November 6th 2015, 20:01

US drug makers Merck and Eli Lilly are being investigated over their pricing policies.
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Doubts over Carson's West Point story

Friday, November 6th 2015, 19:34
related places: Carson, West Point

US Republican presidential contender Ben Carson admits he never applied to join the US military academy at West Point.
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Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline

Friday, November 6th 2015, 17:48

US President Barack Obama rejects an application to build the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada because it will not help the economy, he says.
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Jobs data lifts US rate rise prospects

Friday, November 6th 2015, 15:47

Expectations of a US rate rise in December have soared following a much stronger than expected jobs report.
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Fears for Iran scientist's safety

Friday, November 6th 2015, 13:30
related countries: Iran Iran

The father of an Iranian nuclear scientist detained since returning from the United States in 2010 says he fears for his son's safety.
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Obama threat over S Africa chicken row

Friday, November 6th 2015, 12:34
related countries: South Africa South Africa

US President Barack Obama gives South Africa 60 days to remove barriers to US farm produce or face sanctions in a long-running row over chicken exports.
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Israel PM's spokesman in Facebook row

Friday, November 6th 2015, 5:42
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is to "review" the appointment of his new communications chief over his criticism of President Obama and others, the US says.
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VIDEO: Obama: 'Possible bomb on board'

Friday, November 6th 2015, 2:40
related countries: Russia Russia

US President Barack Obama said it was "possible there was a bomb on board" the Russian passenger plane.
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Adidas push to end 'racist' mascots

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 21:22
related places: Washington

Adidas pledges to help schools who want to change their Native American mascots on the day Barack Obama is hosting tribal leaders in Washington.
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Eleventh US school football player dies

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 20:27
related places: Kansas

A 17-year-old high school football player from Kansas collapses on the sideline and dies after scoring an extra point for his team.
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US planes 'fired on Kunduz hospital staff'

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 18:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Medecins Sans Frontieres staff were shot at from the air while fleeing a hospital in Afghanistan hit by US strikes last month, the charity says.
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US boy missing for 13 years found safe

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 18:35
related places: Ohio, Alabama

A child missing since 2002 from Alabama is found safe in Ohio with his father, who has been charged with abduction, say authorities.
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US chief wades into South China Sea row

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 15:37
related countries: China China

US defence chief Ash Carter sends a pointed signal to China by visiting a US aircraft carrier in the hotly-contested South China Sea.
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Bush Sr critical of Rumsfeld and Cheney

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 14:42
related places: Cheney

Former US President George HW Bush publicly criticises Dick Cheney and Donald H Rumsfeld, in a biography due out next week.
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Bomb 'may have caused Egypt jet crash'

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 9:44
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Sinai

Intelligence suggests a bomb may have brought down the Russian airliner over the Sinai desert, US and UK officials say.
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VIDEO: Mysterious US police death 'a suicide'

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 7:52

When a police officer died in the US state of Illinois in September, it triggered a major manhunt, but an investigation has now suggested he took his own life.
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US gunman arrested after stand-off

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 0:46
related places: San Diego

A gunman in the US city of San Diego opens fire on police, disrupting flights at the international airport, before being arrested.
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VIDEO: High-speed drone swerves around threats

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 20:34

Researchers in the US are teaching high-speed drones how to avoid obstacles in their flight path at very short notice.
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US fines German bank $258m over Iran

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 19:33
related countries: Germany Germany, Iran Iran, Syria Syria

German company Deutsche Bank is fined $258m by US regulators for working with US-sanctioned countries Syria and Iran.
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Police were warned before US shooting

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 19:12
related places: Colorado

Colorado police did not heed a warning from a woman who reported seeing her neighbour outside with a rifle before he killed three people.
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December US rate rise 'a possibility'

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 18:09

A rise in US interest rates in December is a "live" possibility, Janet Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve has told a Congressional committee.
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Mystery US police death ruled suicide

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 17:26

The death of a police officer that at the time sparked a manhunt for his 'killers', is ruled a suicide - and the officer had been stealing money.
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VIDEO: Freed Iraqi captives tell of their rescue

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 7:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Two of the Iraqi men freed after a raid by US and Kurdish Special Forces speak to the BBC about their relief at being released.
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Ohio rejects marijuana legalisation

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 3:25
related places: Ohio

Voters in the US state of Ohio reject plans to make marijuana legal, according to local media projections.
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Airbag maker Takata fined for recalls

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 1:30
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Takata

Japanese firm Takata is fined up to $200m by US regulators over it the way handled recalls of exploding airbags.
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Brazil Fifa official Marin extradited

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 21:37
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Marin

The former head of Brazilian football, Jose Maria Marin, is extradited from Switzerland to the US to face corruption charges.
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VW US sales rise despite scandal

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 18:30
related countries: Germany Germany

German carmaker Volkswagen increased its sales in October despite the global emissions scandal currently entangling the company.
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Iran closes 'KFC' a day after opening

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 17:03
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Iranian authorities have shut down a branch of Halal KFC in Tehran, reportedly mistaking it for the US fast food giant Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC).
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Candy Crush firm bought for $5.9bn

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 15:56

US computer games firm Activision Blizzard has bought Candy Crush maker King Digital Entertainment in deal worth $5.9bn (£3.8bn).
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Iraq invasion politician Chalabi dies

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 10:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Ahmed Chalabi, the Iraqi politician most associated with persuading the US to invade in 2003, dies aged 71, apparently after suffering a heart attack.
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VW accused of more emissions cheating

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 8:27

Luxury Porsche and Audi cars are identified as having devices designed to cheat emissions tests, according to US regulators.
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US to return to South China Sea

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 5:09

The US says it plans to return to contested areas of the South China Sea, with a top commander saying it has conducted such operations "for decades".
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Keystone pipeline company wants pause

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 2:05

The company behind the Keystone XL pipeline asks the US government to put its review of the controversial project on hold.
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Team being warm to Rosberg - Hamilton

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 23:25
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton, Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton says his Mercedes team have "felt the need to be extra warm" to team-mate Nico Rosberg since the US GP.
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US Navy locates cargo ship wreckage

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 22:57
related countries: The Bahamas The Bahamas

The US confirms that wreckage found on the seabed off the Bahamas is that of a cargo ship that went missing during Hurricane Joaquin.
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Autism book wins non-fiction prize

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 22:16
related places: Non

American writer Steve Silberman wins the £20,000 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction for his book about the history of autism.
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US spent $43m on Afghan fuel station

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 21:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A US military oversight report says a remote vehicle fuelling station in Afghanistan cost $43m, and calls the spending "gratuitous and extreme".
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US top court hears white jury case

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 18:58

The US Supreme Court is determining whether racism played a role when an all-white jury put a black man convicted of murder on death row in 1986.
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US factory growth slowest in two years

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 17:25
related places: Institute

US manufacturing grew at its slowest pace in two years, according to data released by the Institute for Supply Management.
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Three killed in US street rampage

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 16:53
related places: Colorado Springs

Police are saying little about why a man killed three people at random on the streets of Colorado Springs at the weekend.
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US rhino flown to Indonesia to mate

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 2:15
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

A critically endangered male Sumatran rhino born in a US zoo has arrived in Indonesia to mate, as part of efforts to save the species from extinction.
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Actor and ex-senator Fred Thompson dies

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 2:12

Ex-US senator Fred Thompson - who acted in films and on TV, investigated President Nixon and made a bid for the presidency - dies at the age of 73.
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Food bug hits Chipotle restaurants

Sunday, November 1st 2015, 20:04
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Chipotle Mexican Grill has temporarily closed 43 restaurants on the West Coast while authorities investigate an E. coli outbreak.
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Biles wins record 10th World gold

Sunday, November 1st 2015, 17:51
related places: Glasgow

Simone Biles of the USA rounds off the World Gymnastics Championships in Glasgow with gold in the women's floor final.
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Taylor Swift sued over Shake It Off

Sunday, November 1st 2015, 14:57

US pop star Taylor Swift is being sued for $42m (£27m) for allegedly stealing the lyrics to her hit song Shake It Off.
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VIDEO: Photographing America's creepiest houses

Saturday, October 31st 2015, 4:08
related places: Cleveland

Cleveland photographer Seph Lawless has travelled across the United States in search of the spookiest abandoned properties.
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Russia warns of 'proxy war' in Syria

Saturday, October 31st 2015, 2:49
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia warns of a "proxy war" developing in the Middle East after the US says it will send special forces to Syria to help rebels fight Islamic State.
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US to send special forces into Syria

Friday, October 30th 2015, 22:25
related countries: Syria Syria

President Barack Obama is to send up to 50 special forces to Syria to help co-ordinate the fight against IS, US officials say.
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Rapper turned IS fighter killed by US

Friday, October 30th 2015, 20:10
related countries: Germany Germany, Syria Syria

A US air strike in Syria killed a former German rapper working for the Islamic State who used social media to recruit, defence officials confirmed.
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Republicans will not air debate on NBC

Friday, October 30th 2015, 18:59

A coming US presidential debate will not air on NBC after Republicans said this week's forum on a sister network was conducted in "bad faith".
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Poland refuses to extradite Polanski

Friday, October 30th 2015, 18:03
related places: Krakow

A Polish court rules against a US request to extradite film director Roman Polanski for having had sex with a 13-year-old girl in the 1970s.
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Iranian-American 'detained in Iran'

Friday, October 30th 2015, 16:43
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

An Iranian-American businessman was detained during a visit to Tehran this month and is being held in solitary confinement, sources say.
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First wave of US drug inmates go free

Friday, October 30th 2015, 15:59

The US will release nearly 6,000 people jailed for drug crimes in the coming days, an effort to reform policies that led to mass incarceration.
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Japan shares up after BOJ decision

Friday, October 30th 2015, 8:57

Shares in Japan rise to a two-month high after the country's central bank keeps its monetary easing policy steady.
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RBS profits rise on Citizens sale

Friday, October 30th 2015, 8:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Royal Bank of Scotland Group said third-quarter net profit rose to £952m from £896m after it booked a £1.1bn gain as it sells US bank Citizens.
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China warns US over 'provocative acts'

Friday, October 30th 2015, 6:14
related countries: China China

China warns the US against "provocative acts" as the countries hold video talks days after a US ship sailed near contested South China Sea islands.
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VIDEO: Is NFL too strict about customised kit?

Friday, October 30th 2015, 3:50

The US National Football League is insisting players should only wear uniforms that it agrees to and is fining players who break strict dress codes to promote causes.
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EU and US to ease Belarus sanctions

Friday, October 30th 2015, 1:25
related countries: Belarus Belarus

The EU and US will suspend most sanctions against Belarus including an asset freeze and travel ban against President Alexander Lukashenko.
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RBS cuts ties with US bank Citizens

Friday, October 30th 2015, 0:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Royal Bank of Scotland is selling its remaining 20.9% stake in the US bank Citizens as it continues to focus on the UK market.
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Jail for US prep school sex attacker

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 21:50

A man has been sentenced to a year in jail for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old at an elite prep school where they were students.
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Wall Street dips after weak GDP figures

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 20:08

US stocks end Thursday slightly lower after official figures show a sharp slowdown in economic growth.
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US jets intercept Russia warplanes

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 18:59
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Russia Russia
related places: White House

The White House confirms that the US scrambled F-18 jets to intercept Russian warplanes which flew near a US aircraft carrier off the Korean peninsula.
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US economic growth slows sharply

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 18:09

US economic growth slowed to an annualised pace of 1.5% in the third quarter of the year, according to the latest official figures.
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Paul Ryan elected US House speaker

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 16:21

Republican Paul Ryan is elected to the key job of US House of Representatives speaker, replacing John Boehner.
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VIDEO: Twitter ad sparks social media backlash

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 14:21

An television advert for Twitter screened in the US is mocked by many users who found it "incomprehensible".
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Kerry seeks end to Syria war 'hell'

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 12:53
related countries: Syria Syria

The US is intensifying diplomatic efforts to end Syria's civil war even as it increases support for moderate rebels, US Secretary of State John Kerry says.
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Swift files counterclaim over groping

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 10:34

Singer Taylor Swift launches a counterclaim against a US radio DJ who is suing her after she accused him of groping her during a photo shoot.
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US alarmed that Zanzibar poll scrapped

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 9:35
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania
related places: Zanzibar

The US says it is "gravely alarmed" by the scrapping of tightly contested presidential and parliamentary polls on the Tanzania archipelago of Zanzibar.
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VIDEO: Republican rivals spar in TV debate

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 8:10
related places: Colorado

US Republicans have traded blows in a heated presidential debate in Colorado that featured several angry exchanges.
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US Republicans spar in fiery debate

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 5:04
related places: Colorado, Republican, Boulder

Republican presidential candidates trade blows in a heated TV debate in Colorado, directing fire at each other and at the media.
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Escaped US defence blimp grounded

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 0:16
related places: Maryland

A high-tech US military blimp came loose from its moorings and floated free for hours before landing in Pennsylvania.
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Prince Harry meets Barack Obama

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 22:18

Prince Harry meets US president Barack Obama during a visit to the US to promote the Invictus Games.
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VIDEO: Harry: 'Afghanistan changed my life'

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 21:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Prince Harry meets Michelle Obama during a visit to the US to promote Invictus Games, and recalls the effect of serving in Afghanistan.
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US stocks higher after Fed holds rates

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 20:10

US stocks veer downwards, then surge higher after the Federal Reserve holds interest rates, but fails to rule out a December rate rise.
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US Fed refrains from interest rate rise

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 18:27

The US central bank decides not to raise interest rates, leaving them at the same low level they have been at since December 2008.
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