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Former rap star Vanilla Ice arrested

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 23:27
related places: Florida

Former rap and home improvement star Vanilla Ice is arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft in the US state of Florida, police say.
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Armstrong admits driving charge

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 19:23
related countries: France France
related places: Aspen

US cyclist Lance Armstrong, who won and was then stripped of seven Tour de France titles, pleads guilty to careless driving in the ski resort of Aspen.
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Afroman arrested for punching fan

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 17:57
related places: Biloxi

US rapper and musician Afroman is arrested after video footage showed him punching a female fan on stage during a concert in Biloxi, Mississippi.
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US to allow armed drone exports

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 15:31

The US will loosen some restrictions on selling drones - including armed models - to allies and friendly countries.
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Clarke named Ryder Cup captain

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 14:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Hazeltine

Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke is named Europe's Ryder Cup captain for the 2016 tournament at Hazeltine, United States.
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US warns Russia on Ukraine violence

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 8:18
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Minsk

The US accuses Russia of violating the Minsk truce deal, while some Ukrainian troops are reportedly withdrawing from the strategic town of Debaltseve.
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VIDEO: Frozen falls as US snow continues

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 6:28
related places: Niagara Falls

As cold and snowy weather continues to affect the US, part of Niagara Falls has frozen over.
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Alabama apology for police 'assault'

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 5:21
related countries: India India
related places: Alabama

The governor of the US state of Alabama apologises to India after an Indian grandfather was thrown to the ground by police and left paralysed.
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Nestle shakes up US chocolate recipe

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 4:31
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss food giant Nestle says it will be removing all artificial flavours and colours from its chocolate products in the US.
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US pays Philippines over reef damage

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 3:20
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The US pays 87m pesos ($1.97m: £1.28m) to the Philippines over damage caused to a protected reef by a US Navy ship.
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US hosts anti-extremism conference

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 3:01

The US opens a three-day conference on countering worldwide and domestic extremism, after a spate of recent terror attacks.
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VIDEO: Remembering Daniel Pearl's murder

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 21:28

Recalling US journalist Daniel Pearl's kidnap and murder
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VIDEO: Too cold for murder in New York City?

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 20:34

Record-breaking conditions continue in parts of the US and it seems it's even too cold for murder in New York City. Jay Wynne reports.
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Judge halts Obama's migrant action

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 19:08
related places: Texas

A judge in Texas has temporarily halted a plan by US President Barack Obama to give a reprieve from deportation to millions of undocumented people.
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Polanski to attend court hearing

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 17:03
related countries: Poland Poland

Roman Polanski's lawyer says the film-maker will attend a Polish court hearing concerning a US extradition request.
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VIDEO: Driver's ten-vehicle car park crash

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 11:35

A driver in the US state of Wisconsin had a lucky escape after crashing into several cars as he attempted to leave a car park.
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VIDEO: Fireball after US trail derailment

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 6:59
related places: West Virginia

A train carrying crude oil has burst into flames after derailing in West Virginia.
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Man indicted for US Muslim murders

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 6:46

A grand jury in the US state of North Carolina indicts Craig Hicks on three counts of murder in the shootings of three young Muslim students.
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Huge fire after US train derails

Monday, February 16th 2015, 22:31

Two West Virginia towns have been evacuated after a freight train carrying crude oil derailed and burst into flames.
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US monument 'shrinks' after survey

Monday, February 16th 2015, 18:06

Fresh measurements show the iconic obelisk honouring the first US president actually stands 10 inches shorter than was thought.
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US north-east shivers in snowstorms

Monday, February 16th 2015, 17:18

The United States north-east is reeling from the latest in a series of disruptive blizzards, with temperatures up to 17C below normal.
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Cuba sentences two for murder

Monday, February 16th 2015, 16:52

Two men are sentenced to life in prison for the murder of four Cubans whom they conned into believing they could smuggle into the US.
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VIDEO: Life in the fur lane

Monday, February 16th 2015, 15:40

The volatile world of fur trapping in the US wilderness
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Fifty Shades whips US box office

Monday, February 16th 2015, 10:38

Erotic film adaptation Fifty Shades of Grey sizzles at cinemas, taking an estimated $81.7m (£53m) at North American box offices in its first weekend.
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Australia minister's emoji interview

Monday, February 16th 2015, 8:46
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Indonesia Indonesia

Relations with the US are :-) but with Indonesia :-| as Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop conducts a Buzzfeed interview in emoji.
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VIDEO: US snowstorm warning in north-east

Monday, February 16th 2015, 0:17

The north-east coast of the USA has seen yet more heavy snow, causing flights to be cancelled and freezing temperatures.
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Johnson 'to renounce US citizenship'

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 5:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

London mayor Boris Johnson says he intends to renounce his US citizenship to prove his "commitment to Britain".
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Rose stopped in first round

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 23:50

Blackpool's Brian Rose is beaten in the first round of his light-welterweight contest with American Carson Jones.
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Fine wine 'made US judge doze off'

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 13:44
related places: Union

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg admits that fine wine was to blame for her nodding off at the president's State of the Union address.
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Islamic State captures Iraqi town

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 5:49
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Islamic State militants capture an Iraqi town about 8km (five miles) from an airbase housing hundreds of US troops, the Pentagon says.
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VIDEO: Obama: 'Make cyber space safer'

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 2:46

US President Barack Obama has urged technology companies to give the government greater help to improve cyber security.
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US sniper confesses to murder plot

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 2:35
related places: New York, Rambo

A former US soldier nicknamed Rambo who allegedly formed an international band of snipers as mercenaries confesses to a murder plot in New York.
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England women 0-1 USA women

Friday, February 13th 2015, 22:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's 2015 World Cup preparations suffer a setback as Alex Morgan's header earns the USA victory at Stadium MK.
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Tech firms urged to share data with US

Friday, February 13th 2015, 22:19
related places: Friday

The US president urges tech firms to share more information with security services, as leading figures gather for a summit in California.
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S&P ends at record on German data

Friday, February 13th 2015, 21:43
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Wall Street

Better-than-expected growth data from Germany helps push the S&P 500 to a record high and the Dow closes above the symbolic 18,000 threshold once more.
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Obama condemns 'outrageous murders'

Friday, February 13th 2015, 20:47

US President Barack Obama denounces the killing of three Muslim students in North Carolina as "brutal and outrageous".
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VIDEO: 'American Sniper' trial under way

Friday, February 13th 2015, 14:24

The trial of the man accused of killing the real life sniper behind Clint Eastwood's film "American Sniper" is under way in the US.
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VIDEO: FBI boss: 'Everyone's a little bit racist'

Friday, February 13th 2015, 11:31

The head of the FBI has admitted that many police officers in US cities develop racial biases over time.
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VIDEO: March of Torches amid Cuba-US thaw

Friday, February 13th 2015, 11:23
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The new attempt to normalise relations between Cuba and the United States has been a long time coming.
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McLean to reveal American Pie secret

Friday, February 13th 2015, 11:16
related places: New York

Singer Don McLean will reveal the meaning of the lyrics to his hit American Pie when the original manuscript goes under the hammer in New York.
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Actor Hirsch charged with assault

Friday, February 13th 2015, 9:27

US actor Emile Hirsch is charged with aggravated assault after allegedly choking a female film executive at last month's Sundance Film Festival.
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US police charged for pushing Indian

Friday, February 13th 2015, 7:47
related countries: India India
related places: Alabama

The US charges a police officer in Alabama after a 57-year-old Indian was thrown to the ground, an incident he says left him partially paralysed.
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Amanda Knox 'to marry' musician

Friday, February 13th 2015, 5:02
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Amanda Knox, a former US student convicted in Italy over the murder of her British flatmate, is engaged to marry a musician, reports say.
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What does Cuba's youth think of US thaw?

Friday, February 13th 2015, 4:18
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Young Cubans welcome closer ties with US
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Turkey challenges Obama on murders

Friday, February 13th 2015, 2:16
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Muslim

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticises US President Barack Obama for his silence over the murder of three Muslim students in the US.
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UN targets Islamic State financing

Friday, February 13th 2015, 1:29

The UN Security Council passes a motion cracking down on Islamic State financing as US Republicans push for tougher US military action.
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US 'at risk of mega-drought future'

Friday, February 13th 2015, 0:18

The American south-west and central plains may be on course for droughts the like of which they have not seen in over a 1,000 years, scientists say.
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EU warns Russia over Ukraine deal

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 23:47
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Russia will face fresh sanctions from the EU if a deal to end the war in eastern Ukraine is not fully implemented, European leaders warn.
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VIDEO: Judge backs Alabama same-sex weddings

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 23:41
related places: Alabama

Same-sex couple in Mobile County, Alabama, must be allowed to marry, a US federal judge rules.
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Xiaomi to open online US store

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 23:00
related countries: China China
related places: Xiaomi

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi announces it will open an online US store but will not sell its phones, instead offering lesser known products such as headphones and a fitness tracker.
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VIDEO: BBC films as troops told of peace deal

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 22:35
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The United States has welcomed a ceasefire agreement aimed at ending the war in Ukraine but demanded that Russia end its support for the separatists.
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Scientists urged to seek alien contact

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 19:38

Scientists at a US conference in say the time has come to try actively to make contact with intelligent life on other worlds.
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US man jailed for killing German teen

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 19:24
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Montana

A Montana man has been sentenced to 70 years in prison for killing a German exchange student he found in his garage.
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US retail sales fall unexpectedly

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 15:35

US retail sales show an unexpectedly sharp fall in January, prompted some economists to revise down growth forecasts.
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Ukraine deal lifts US stocks

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 15:17
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

US stocks rise in early trade with sentiment lifted by news of an agreement on a ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons in eastern Ukraine.
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VIDEO: $500m jackpot sparks lottery fever

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 11:36

An estimated jackpot of $500m (£328m) sparks Powerball lottery fever across the US.
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US troops fighting Ebola to withdraw

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 10:00
related countries: Liberia Liberia

President Obama announces that all US troops fighting Ebola in Liberia will leave, as number of new cases rises for second consecutive week
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CBS newsman Bob Simon dies in crash

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 7:48
related places: New York

The award-winning American war reporter Bob Simon has died in a car crash in New York, his network says.
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House of Cards leaked on US Netflix

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 7:47
related places: America

For 30 minutes on Wednesday afternoon America got a glimpse of life under the iron fist of Francis Underwood.
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Congress defies Obama over Keystone

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 2:48
related places: Senate

The US House of Representatives has given its final approval to a bill - already passed by the Senate - backing the Keystone XL pipeline.
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VIDEO: US student killings spark controversy

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 23:30

The killing of three Muslim students in North Carolina has prompted anger in their community, and online.
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NY policeman pleads not guilty

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 22:42

A US police officer pleads not guilty to charges in the case of the fatal shooting of an unarmed man in a block of flats in New York City.
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Sniper Kyle said gunman was 'nuts'

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 22:18
related places: Marine

"American Sniper" Chris Kyle described his killer as "nuts" in a text to a friend moments before they were both shot dead by a former Marine, a court was told.
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Man held for North Carolina killings

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 18:35
related places: Chapel Hill

A US man is arrested over the death of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, amid speculation over the motive for the killings.
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American Sniper 'not encouraging violence'

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 17:17
related places: Oscar

Harvey Weinstein has defended the Oscar-nominated film, as the man accused of murdering the man it's based on goes on trial.
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Casualties climb before Ukraine talks

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 16:53
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Fighting claims more than 20 lives in eastern Ukraine as leaders gather in Minsk for urgent peace talks brokered by France and Germany.
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Jeb Bush deletes leaked personal data

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 16:03
related places: Florida

The US presidential hopeful released a cache of emails from his time as Florida's governor in the interests of transparency. But they included personal details in plain text.
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Western powers close Yemen embassies

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 11:20
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom, Yemen Yemen

The US, UK and France are closing their embassies in Yemen due to the deteriorating security situation and political crisis in the country.
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US news anchor Williams suspended

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 2:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Williams

US news anchor Brian Williams is suspended by his employer, NBC, after he admitted his account of coming under fire in Iraq was not true.
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Espionage case puts metadata on trial

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 1:54

Is US government playing dirty to silence whistleblowers?
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Is an American degree worth the cost?

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 1:49

Is it worth paying $50,000 a year for US college tuition?
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Last US Islamic State hostage killed

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 0:42

The US confirms the death of aid worker Kayla Mueller, the last US hostage known to be held by Islamic State militants in Syria.
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NY policeman charged over shooting

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 22:18
related places: New York

A police officer is charged over the fatal shooting of an unarmed man in a block of flats in New York City, according to a lawyer in the case.
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VIDEO: 'Kayla touched the heart of the world'

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 22:12
related countries: Syria Syria

The aunts of aid worker Kayla Mueller pay tribute to the 26-year-old, who was held by Islamic State militants in Syria, and whose death has been confirmed by the US.
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Halliburton to cut up to 6,400 jobs

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 20:32

US oilfield services firm Halliburton says it will cut up to 8% of its global workforce of 80,000 as oil prices continue to tumble.
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VIDEO: Boston battles yet more snow

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 18:32
related places: Boston

Subways and rail services ground to a halt and schools were shut as the US city of Boston faced the latest in a string of snowstorms.
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Syria 'informed on anti-IS strikes'

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 18:31
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad tells the BBC he receives indirect messages from the US-led coalition about air strikes against Islamic State.
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Alabama gay marriage plans in chaos

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 17:56
related places: Alabama

Some counties in Alabama are refusing to marry gay couples, a day after the US Supreme Court refused the state's request to stop same-sex marriages.
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'Don't arm Kiev' Russia warns US

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 10:59
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

A close ally of Russia's President Vladimir Putin warns the European Parliament that US arms supplies to Ukraine could trigger "all-out war".
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Greece 'may go elsewhere for deal'

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 10:52
related countries: China China, Greece Greece

Greece could turn to the US, Russia or China if it fails to reach a new debt agreement with the eurozone, its defence minister says.
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Grammy audience falls three million

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 8:56

Sam Smith's Grammy victory was seen by 25.3 million people in the US, the ceremony's smallest audience since 2009.
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UBS confirms fresh US tax probe

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 7:51

UBS has confirmed it is being investigated by US authorities into whether it helped Americans evade taxes through investments banned in the US.
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Qualcomm's $975m record China fine

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 0:54
related countries: China China

US chipmaker Qualcomm will pay $975m (£640m) to Chinese authorities to end a 14 month anti-trust investigation into its patent licensing practices.
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How do US cities get rid of snow?

Monday, February 9th 2015, 22:44

How do US cities dispose of thousands of tonnes of snow?
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Alabama same-sex marriages begin

Monday, February 9th 2015, 21:44
related places: Alabama

Judges in some counties in Alabama have begun issuing marriage licences to gay couples, despite the state's top judge ordering them not to.
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Netflix launches service in Cuba

Monday, February 9th 2015, 18:13
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Internet movie and television streaming service Netflix launches in Cuba, as diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba thaw.
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SpongeBob takes US box office crown

Monday, February 9th 2015, 13:29

SpongeBob SquarePants knocks Clint Eastwood's war drama American Sniper off the top of the US box office, taking $56m in ticket sales in its first week.
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Alleged 'swatter' arrested in US

Monday, February 9th 2015, 12:54

An American man alleged to have been involved in several "swatting" incidents has been arrested in the US.
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NFL concussion settlement 'close'

Monday, February 9th 2015, 2:38

A deal worth $1bn (£655m) to compensate US football players for head injuries suffered during their careers is set to be approved, lawyers say.
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Greenspan predicts Greek euro exit

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 18:50
related countries: Greece Greece

The former head of the US central bank, Alan Greenspan, tells the BBC that Greece will have to leave the eurozone.
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US news anchor Williams steps down

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 2:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US news anchor Brian Williams temporarily takes himself off air while he is investigated over false claims he was in a helicopter that came under fire in Iraq.
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Adnan Syed from 'Serial' granted appeal

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 18:38

The US man jailed for killing his ex-girlfriend and made famous in the top podcast "Serial" wins the right to appeal against his conviction.
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VIDEO: US family's 'mock kidnap' of son

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 16:18

The family of a six-year-old boy in the US state of Missouri staged his kidnapping to "scare" him, because he was too nice to strangers, police say.
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VIDEO: Obama meets Dalai Lama 'spiritually'

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 9:26
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

A "spiritual meeting" was held between the Dalai Lama and the US president Barack Obama, despite Beijing objecting to this by saying the meeting was politically motivated.
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VIDEO: Entrepreneurs ship chocolate to US

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 8:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: America

News of a US court's decision to restrict imports of some British chocolates into America has had an unexpected effect on business here.
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Parents 'hopeful US hostage alive'

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 7:58
related places: White House

The parents of a US hostage who Islamic State militants say was killed by a Jordanian air strike in Syria say they are "hopeful" she is still alive.
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Stool transplant 'made woman obese'

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 1:19

A woman has dramatically gained weight after a stool transplant from her daughter, US doctors report.
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US family 'stages boy's kidnapping'

Friday, February 6th 2015, 20:33

The family of a six-year-old US boy stages his mock abduction because they thought he was too nice to strangers, police in Missouri say.
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Air strike kills US hostage, says IS

Friday, February 6th 2015, 20:14
related countries: Syria Syria

Islamic State militants say US hostage Kayla Jean Mueller was killed in a Jordanian air strike on Syria, without providing evidence.
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Susan Rice: US has achievable agenda

Friday, February 6th 2015, 19:47

Top White House adviser Susan Rice says the US has an "ambitious yet achievable agenda" overseas, as the government outlines its security strategy.
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