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US removes Cuba from trafficking list

Monday, July 27th 2015, 22:40
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The United States removes Cuba from the list of countries failing to combat human trafficking.
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Turkey 'planning Syria buffer zone'

Monday, July 27th 2015, 22:30
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

The US and Turkey are working on plans to oust Islamic State (IS) fighters from a strip along the Turkish-Syria border, officials say.
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US ends Boston 2024 Olympic bid

Monday, July 27th 2015, 19:56
related places: Boston

Boston and the US Olympic Committee agree to end the city's bid for the 2024 Olympics due to lack of public support.
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US sex worker shoots 'serial killer'

Monday, July 27th 2015, 18:45

A woman working as a prostitute may have put an end to a nationwide killing spree after she killed a man in self-defence, police say.
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Rapper 'hologram' stopped by police

Monday, July 27th 2015, 17:12

A digital performance by American rapper Chief Keef has been halted by police.
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Obama attacks Huckabee Israel remarks

Monday, July 27th 2015, 16:39
related places: Republican

US President Barack Obama says attacks on him by Republican presidential candidates are "outrageous" and would be "ridiculous if it weren't so sad".
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VIDEO: Kenyans, cartoons and satirising Obama

Monday, July 27th 2015, 15:41
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Barack Obama was given a "homecoming" welcome during a visit to Kenya, but the country's political cartoonists still have fun satirising the US president.
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Steve Coogan US comedy series axed

Monday, July 27th 2015, 12:37

Happyish, a US sitcom starring Steve Coogan, is cancelled after one series.
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20th Century artists on show at Tate

Monday, July 27th 2015, 9:42
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Tate

The work of 20th Century artists dominates next year's programme at Tate with exhibitions including US artists Georgia O'Keeffe and Robert Rauschenberg and war artist Paul Nash.
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Ant-Man edges out Pixels at box office

Monday, July 27th 2015, 8:46

Ant-Man has continued its dominance at the top of the US box office, beating off a challenge by the critically mauled Pixels.
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Fiat Chrysler hit with record US fine

Monday, July 27th 2015, 1:22

US regulators impose a record fine of $105m (£67.6m) on Fiat Chrysler over recall failures.
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Huckabee Israel comments spark row

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 23:43
related countries: Iran Iran

US Republican Mike Huckabee triggers a row by accusing President Obama of marching Israelis "to the door of the oven" over the Iran nuclear deal.
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Syrian ruins that influenced the West

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 23:04
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: West

How ancient ruins inspired US architecture
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The Quirky business of inventions

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 23:00

The US firm which wants to get more things invented
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Kenya at a crossroads, says Obama

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 15:08
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

US President Barack Obama praises Kenya's economic and political advances in a speech in Nairobi, but also warns of challenges ahead.
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VIDEO: Obama's speech 'inspirational'

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 12:46

Young Kenyans on US President Barack Obama's "inspirational" televised address at the conclusion of his visit to the country.
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VIDEO: 'Bad traditions' hold nations back

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 11:05
related countries: Kenya Kenya

US President Barack Obama has concluded his visit to Kenya with a televised address in which he praised the country - but also warned of challenges ahead.
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VIDEO: US defends Ukraine military exercises

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 23:05
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

More than 1,800 troops from 18 different countries are taking part in a second week of US and Ukrainian-led military exercises in western Ukraine.
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US college ends Cosby professorship

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 22:15
related places: Cosby

A prestigious African-American college discontinues a professorship funded by US comedian Bill Cosby, following claims he assaulted several women.
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VIDEO: 'Co-operation with US is important'

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 13:00
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: America

As Turkey allows America to use one of its key airbases to attack IS targets, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says his country's co-operation with the US is important.
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US asks citizen guards to stand down

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 3:55
related places: Tennessee

The Pentagon urges US citizens not to carry out armed patrols outside military recruitment centres, following a deadly attack in Tennessee.
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US cinema gunman 'had violent past'

Friday, July 24th 2015, 22:48
related places: Louisiana

Court documents say the 59-year-old "drifter" who killed two women and injured nine others at a Louisiana cinema had mental health issues.
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VIDEO: Obama begins Africa trip in Kenya

Friday, July 24th 2015, 21:48
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi, Africa

US President Barack Obama has landed in Nairobi as he begins a four day trip to Africa - a trip of both political and personal significance.
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VIDEO: Could this airbase swing anti-IS fight?

Friday, July 24th 2015, 21:35
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Incirlik

The significance of the Incirlik air base in southern Turkey explained, as Turkey says it will allow the US to use the base to launch airstrikes against IS.
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US shares fall as earnings disappoint

Friday, July 24th 2015, 20:48
related places: March

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq suffer their largest weekly drop since March after all three of the main indexes close lower again.
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President Obama arrives in Kenya

Friday, July 24th 2015, 20:44
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Barack Obama arrives in Kenya on the first visit to his ancestral home as serving US president with the focus on security, trade and rights.
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US healthcare deal frenzy continues

Friday, July 24th 2015, 19:36

The number of large health insurers in the US could fall from five to three as companies seek to merge in a bid to slash costs.
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US military wary of civilian guards

Friday, July 24th 2015, 16:08

The US military advises its staff to treat armed civilians standing guard outside its recruiting centres as a security threat.
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Jeep hack prompts 1.4m car recall

Friday, July 24th 2015, 15:52

Car giant Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4 million vehicles in the US after security researchers showed that one of its cars could be hacked.
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Obama takes rights message to Africa

Friday, July 24th 2015, 14:44
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Kenya Kenya

US President Obama tells the BBC he will continue to deliver his "blunt message" about gay rights and discrimination on his trip to Kenya and Ethiopia.
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Don't leave the EU, Obama tells UK

Friday, July 24th 2015, 12:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK must stay in the European Union to continue to have influence on the world stage, US President Barack Obama tells the BBC.
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Two killed in US cinema shooting

Friday, July 24th 2015, 11:51
related places: Louisiana

A gunman has opened fire at a cinema in the US state of Louisiana, killing two people and injuring several others, before shooting himself.
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Turkey bombs Islamic State in Syria

Friday, July 24th 2015, 11:13
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Incirlik

The Turkish government says it has bombed Islamic State (IS) group targets in Syria, as Turkish police raid properties believed linked to IS.
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Drinks maker Diageo faces US probe

Friday, July 24th 2015, 9:37

A US regulator launches an investigation into whether drinks company Diageo has been shipping excess stocks to customers to boost results.
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US Afghan strike 'kills al-Qaeda man'

Friday, July 24th 2015, 9:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Top al-Qaeda commander Abu Khalil al-Sudani was killed in a US air strike earlier in Afghanistan earlier this month, the US defence secretary says.
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US sanctions Singapore shipping firm

Friday, July 24th 2015, 7:20
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Singapore Singapore

The US blacklists a Singapore-based shipping firm over allegations it is supporting illicit arms shipments to North Korea.
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VIDEO: 'I just grabbed my child and we ran'

Friday, July 24th 2015, 5:52
related places: Louisiana

Eyewitnesses describe the moment when a gunman opened fire at a cinema in the US state of Louisiana, killing two people and injuring several others.
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S Korea arrest over US envoy threat

Friday, July 24th 2015, 5:23
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: White House

Police in South Korea arrest a man accused of posting a threat to kill US ambassador Mark Lippert on the White House website.
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Two killed in US cinema shooting

Friday, July 24th 2015, 4:45
related places: Lafayette, Louisiana

A gunman has opened fire at a cinema in the US state of Louisiana, killing two people and injuring several others, before shooting himself.
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Obama: Gun laws my big frustration

Friday, July 24th 2015, 4:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

President Barack Obama tells the BBC his failure to pass "common sense gun safety laws" is the greatest frustration of his presidency.
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Where the US and China compete

Friday, July 24th 2015, 0:39
related countries: China China
related places: Africa

Africa sees effect of competition between US and China
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US asks Paraguay for Fifa executive

Friday, July 24th 2015, 0:13
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay

The United States has asked Paraguay to extradite Nicolas Leoz, the former president of South America's football confederation.
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Donald Trump visits Mexican border

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 21:36
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Texas

Donald Trump tours the US-Mexico border in Texas, an area he vows to secure if he is elected US president.
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Better Iran deal 'a fantasy' - Kerry

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 19:52
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Senate

US Secretary of State John Kerry tells senators it is "fantasy" to think he could have achieved a better deal on Iran's nuclear programme.
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McDonald's testing breakfast shake up

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 18:48
related places: McDonald

Buying a McDonald's breakfast after the current cut off time of 10.30 may soon be possible, in the US at least.
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Bland 'left voicemail from jail'

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 16:05

A US network says it has obtained a voicemail from Sandra Bland recorded shortly before her death in custody, and expressing shock at her arrest.
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Kenya demands CNN apology over slur

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 15:15
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's interior minister calls on US news channel CNN to apologise for calling the region a "hotbed of terror" ahead of President Barack Obama's visit.
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EU acts against Sky and US studios

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 14:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Hollywood, Sky

The European Commission has accused Britain's Sky TV and six major Hollywood studios of breaking EU competition rules by blocking access to movie content in other EU countries.
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GM profits accelerate on US demand

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 14:32
related countries: China China
related places: Profit

Profit at US car giant General Motors more than trebled in the second quarter to £1.1bn, driven by North American truck sales and continued strength in China.
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The airlift education scholarship that changed the world

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 13:50

The man who gave Obama's father a US scholarship
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US park discourages bison selfies

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 13:29

A series of injuries at Yellowstone National Park in the US has officials warning tourists that selfies and bison don't mix.
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Ikea safety alert as two boys die

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 12:10

A US safety watchdog raises concerns about Ikea chests of drawers after two children were killed in the US last year when dressers fell on them.
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Ferrari files for US share listing

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 11:55
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Ferrari

Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari has applied to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange.
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Sharknado 4 confirmed by Syfy channel

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 11:05

A fourth instalment of cult TV movie phenomenon Sharknado is confirmed as the third movie premieres in the US, with fans getting to decide what happens next.
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US 'aided' Boko Haram with arms ban

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 10:46
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The US has "aided and abetted" the Boko Haram Islamist militant group by refusing to provide weapons to Nigeria, President Buhari says.
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VIDEO: Soyuz successfully docks at ISS

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 10:27
related countries: Japan Japan, Russia Russia

Astronauts from Russia, the US and Japan have successfully docked at the International Space Station.
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Astronauts successfully dock at ISS

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 7:01
related countries: Japan Japan, Russia Russia

Astronauts from Russia, the US and Japan successfully dock at the International Space Station, on a flight postponed since April.
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Bland 'spoke of previous suicide bid'

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 22:30
related places: Texas

A US woman who died in police custody told a prison guard she previously attempted suicide, according to the sheriff in Texas.
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Texas arrest video 'was not edited'

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 21:18
related places: Texas

Officials in Texas deny editing police dashcam footage showing the arrest of an African-American woman who died three days later in custody.
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Guantanamo end plan 'nearly complete'

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 19:56
related places: White House

The White House is in the "final stages" of drafting a plan to close the controversial US military prison Guantanamo Bay, a spokesman says.
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Trump to visit US-Mexico border

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 19:47
related countries: Mexico Mexico

US presidential candidate Donald Trump is to visit the border with Mexico on Thursday after making illegal immigration the focus of his campaign.
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Oil prices hit as US supplies rise

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 17:48

Oil prices have slipped after official US government data showed an unexpected rise in oil stocks last week.
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VIDEO: Sandra Bland dashcam video 'had glitches'

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 17:40
related places: Texas

US officials have denied editing Texas police dashcam footage showing the arrest of an African-American woman who died three days later in custody.
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Ferguson hires black police chief

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 16:14

Officials hire an African-American police chief nearly a year after a white officer killed an unarmed black teenager, setting off weeks of unrest.
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VIDEO: US prisoner gives details of escape

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 14:45
related places: New York

A US prisoner has given details of how he managed to escape from a jail in New York.
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‘Unwelcome’ US fund closes in Russia

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 14:35
related countries: Russia Russia

The US-based MacArthur Foundation announces it is closing its Russia office because of laws restricting foreign funding.
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Coca-Cola profits jump on price rise

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 13:10

US drinks giant Coca-Cola sees a 20% rise in profit rise to $3.1bn (£2bn) thanks to an increase in prices.
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Boeing profits hit by tanker charge

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 12:51

US aerospace firm Boeing has reported a 33% fall in quarterly profit after taking a charge over delays to a military refueling aircraft.
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US strike 'kills al-Qaeda leader'

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 10:57
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait, Syria Syria

The US says it has killed senior al-Qaeda militant Muhsin al-Fadhli, alleged leader of the shadowy Khorasan Group, in an air strike in Syria.
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VIDEO: Girl rescued from hot car in US

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 6:56
related places: Kansas City

A girl has been rescued from a car in soaring temperatures as the heat causes problems across the south-east United States.
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Sandra Bland arrest video released

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 6:56
related places: Texas

A US police dashcam video is released showing the arrest of an African-American woman who died three days later while in custody in Texas.
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VIDEO: The grandmother waiting for a president

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 5:49
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Residents of Kogelo in western Kenya, including Barack Obama's step-grandmother, Mama Sarah, are waiting to see if the US president will visit them on his first official trip to his father's homeland.
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US novelist EL Doctorow dies at 84

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 2:54
related places: New York

EL Doctorow - critically acclaimed author of novels such as Ragtime and Billy Bathgate - has died aged 84 in New York, his son says.
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VIDEO: How women wowed US baseball fans during WW2

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 23:06

Mary Pratt was recruited to play in the US all-women professional baseball league during World War II
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US probe into handgun-toting drone

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 22:08

A teenager has posted a video online of a handgun rigged to a drone firing shots in a wood in Connecticut.
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Man 'planned to kill US serviceman'

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 20:03
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Luton

A 24-year-old man appears in court charged with planning to run over a US serviceman based in the UK, and attempting to join IS militants in Syria.
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Trump gives out rival's phone number

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 19:55
related places: Republican, White House

US presidential candidate Donald Trump has given out the mobile phone number of Senator Lindsey Graham - one of his Republican rivals for the White House.
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Letter from Africa: Travel tips for Obama

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 9:58
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Africa

An insider's guide for the US president ahead of Kenya trip
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Del Toro 'to play Star Wars villain'

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 8:09

Actor Benicio Del Toro has been asked to play the villain in the 2017 Star Wars sequel, US media reports.
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US clerk defends gay marriage stance

Monday, July 20th 2015, 22:27
related places: Kentucky

A clerk tells a court in Kentucky that her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples is due to her religious beliefs.
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VIDEO: Will Cuba's economy be transformed?

Monday, July 20th 2015, 21:57
related countries: Cuba Cuba

As the US and Cuba restore their diplomatic relationship, what can Cubans expect for their country?
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Johnson 'humbled' by Open victory

Monday, July 20th 2015, 21:06
related places: St. Andrews

American Zach Johnson is "honoured" and "humbled" to win his first Open Championship after victory at St Andrews.
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Obama pledges support for Nigeria

Monday, July 20th 2015, 20:28
related places: Washington

US President Barack Obama pledges to support his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari in the fight against Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
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Johnson triumphs in Open play-off

Monday, July 20th 2015, 20:26

American Zach Johnson claims his second major title with victory in a three-man play-off in the 144th Open Championship.
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Cuba raises flag in Washington

Monday, July 20th 2015, 19:32
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba raises its flag at its Washington embassy as the Communist state and the US formally restore diplomatic relations.
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Gold price falls to five-year low

Monday, July 20th 2015, 17:24

The price of gold falls 4% to its lowest in more than five years as talk of a rise in US interest rates this year leads investors to sell the precious metal.
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Apologise to vets, McCain tells Trump

Monday, July 20th 2015, 15:11
related places: Trump, McCain

Senator John McCain urges Donald Trump to apologise to US military veterans after he appeared to question the "war hero" status of captured soldiers.
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Morgan Stanley reports $1.7bn profit

Monday, July 20th 2015, 12:36
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

US investment bank Morgan Stanley reports a better-than-expected second-quarter profit thanks to a strong performance by its wealth management division.
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'US friendly fire' kills Afghans

Monday, July 20th 2015, 11:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

At least eight Afghan soldiers have been killed in a US air strike on an army checkpoint in Logar province south of Kabul, Afghan officials say.
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Two Spanish riders die after US crash

Monday, July 20th 2015, 9:53
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: California, Sunday

Two Spanish riders die after a multi-bike crash at a World Superbike support event in California on Sunday.
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Bandleader Alexander dies aged 100

Monday, July 20th 2015, 8:59

Van Alexander, the 1940s US bandleader who became a prolific film and TV show composer, has died two months on from his 100th birthday.
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Godfather actor Alex Rocco dies

Monday, July 20th 2015, 8:29

US actor Alex Rocco, best known for his role as casino boss Moe Greene in crime classic The Godfather, dies of cancer aged 79.
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50 Cent sex tape case 'can proceed'

Monday, July 20th 2015, 5:50

A US judge rules that a court case over a sex tape can go ahead against rapper 50 Cent, despite his bankruptcy filing last week.
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Man drowns in Demi Moore's pool

Monday, July 20th 2015, 3:51
related places: Los Angeles

A man is found drowned in the swimming pool of US actress Demi Moore's Los Angeles home, local officials say.
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Iran military option remains - US

Monday, July 20th 2015, 1:18
related countries: Iran Iran

Military action could still be used to prevent Iran developing a nuclear bomb, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter says as he begins a Middle East tour.
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Jeffery DeLaurentis: US 'Man in Havana'

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 23:31
related countries: Cuba Cuba

US sends familiar face to Cuba to build relations with former foe
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Mitsubishi makes key war apology

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 22:42
related countries: Japan Japan

The Mitsubishi corporation of Japan makes a landmark apology for using US prisoners of war as forced labour during World War Two.
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Ant-Man walks tall at US box office

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 17:52
related places: Marvel

Marvel's miniature superhero Ant-Man makes a big impact at North American cinemas, with his film earning $58m (£37m) in its first weekend.
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VIDEO: Winds wreak havoc at US balloon event

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 16:44
related places: Strong

Strong winds wreak havoc at a US hot air balloon festival in Wisconsin, as ABC's Mara Schiavocampo reports.
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UK will help US destroy IS - Cameron

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 13:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cameron

Britain is committed to working with the US to destroy the "caliphate" set up by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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