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Top US academy bans pillow fights

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 10:08
related places: West Point

Huge pillow fights among US cadets to mark the end of summer training at the prestigious West Point military academy are to be banned.
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Facebook wife-killer convicted in US

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 7:38
related places: Florida

A man who killed his wife and posted a photo of the corpse on Facebook is found guilty of murder by a jury in Florida.
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NFL star had brain trauma disease

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 22:30

A legend of American football, Frank Gifford, suffered from a concussion-related brain injury when he died, his family reveals.
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US bombed Kunduz clinic 'in error'

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 19:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A US aircraft attacked a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) clinic in the Afghan city of Kunduz because of "human error", a US military inquiry says.
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Chicago police release shooting dashcam

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 7:32
related places: Chicago

US officials release dashboard camera video showing a white policeman shooting a black teenager last year in Chicago as a murder charge is brought.
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VIDEO: Air strike frequency - IS fight v WW2

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 18:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

The US-led coalition launches about two combat aircraft sorties per hour against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, but how does that compare to previous aerial campaigns?
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International bomb plotter jailed in US

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 18:19
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Pakistani man extradited from the UK to the US is sentenced to 40 years in jail for plotting attacks in Manchester, New York and Copenhagen.
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France and US intensify anti-IS push

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 17:28
related countries: France France
related places: Security

Security is tight as the French and US presidents meet to step up the offensive against the so-called Islamic State militant group.
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VIDEO: Israel has right to defend itself - Kerry

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 13:28
related places: Jerusalem, Kerry

The US Secretary of State has denounced as "acts of terrorism" a wave of Palestinian attacks targeting Israelis, while on a visit to Jerusalem.
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Kerry condemns Palestinian attacks

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 11:25
related places: Jerusalem

US Secretary of State John Kerry denounces as "acts of terrorism" a wave of Palestinian attacks targeting Israelis, on a visit to Jerusalem.
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Woman sues for JFK assassination film

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 9:23
related places: John F Kennedy

A woman whose grandfather filmed the assassination of John F Kennedy on a home movie sues the US government for its return.
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US 'clock boy' seeks $15m redress

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 8:13
related places: Texas

A boy who was arrested for taking a homemade clock to class in Texas is asking his city and school for $15m (£10m).
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US issues worldwide travel alert

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 1:56

The US state department issues a worldwide travel alert for American citizens in response to "increased terrorist threats".
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US sanctions for Burundi officials

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 1:43
related countries: Burundi Burundi

The US is to place four current and former officials in Burundi under sanctions in connection with the continuing violence there.
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VIDEO: Bobbi Brown: 'I empower women'

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 0:32

US make-up artist Bobbi Brown tells the BBC's Nomsa Maseko that her make-up empowers women.
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US air strike 'hits 238 IS oil trucks'

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 20:54
related countries: Syria Syria

A US air strike has destroyed more than 238 fuel trucks controlled by Islamic State (IS) militants in north-east Syria, says the US military.
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Trump 'wrong' on 9/11 cheering claims

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 18:52

A US mayor says Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump "is plain wrong" in claiming Arabs in his city cheered the attacks of 9/11.
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Pfizer seals $160bn Allergan takeover

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 15:06

US drugs giant Pfizer agrees a takeover of Botox-maker Allergan for $160bn (£106bn) in what is the biggest pharmaceuticals deal in history.
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VIDEO: Shanghai's American Chinese restaurant

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 1:08
related countries: China China
related places: Shanghai

Fortune Cookie is bringing the "Chinese" food served in western countries such as the US to diners in Shanghai.
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US states at risk from climate change

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 0:33

Five US states where climate change could be disastrous
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Shanghai's first American Chinese restaurant

Sunday, November 22nd 2015, 22:30
related countries: China China

The city's first American-style Chinese restaurant takes off
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VIDEO: Wrongly-jailed US man speaks to BBC

Sunday, November 22nd 2015, 18:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A man jailed in the US in 1992 for the murder of a British tourist, and other crimes that detectives and a judge told the BBC they did not believe he committed, has been released.
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US reporter 'sentenced' in Iran

Sunday, November 22nd 2015, 16:06
related countries: Iran Iran

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who has been detained in Iran for more than a year and charged with espionage, is jailed.
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VIDEO: Polar bear enjoys snow at US zoo

Sunday, November 22nd 2015, 8:12

A polar bear in a zoo in the US state of Wisconsin enjoys the first snow of the winter.
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The artisan imprisoned in US camps

Sunday, November 22nd 2015, 0:41
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese American artisan's daughter remembers internment
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Bail for wrongly-jailed US man

Saturday, November 21st 2015, 18:38

A US man is freed on bail after serving more than 23 years in jail over crimes, including a murder of which another man was convicted.
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Mali hunts for hotel attack suspects

Saturday, November 21st 2015, 16:18
related countries: Mali Mali

Malian security forces are hunting for at least three suspects connected to Friday's attack on a hotel in the capital, Bamako, in which 19 people were killed.
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VIDEO: Landslide forces road to rise six feet

Saturday, November 21st 2015, 9:03
related places: Santa Clarita, California

A canyon road near Santa Clarita in California was left twisted and cracked after a landslide forced the tarmac to rise, rather than engulfing it.
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VIDEO: Trump puts refugees on the agenda

Friday, November 20th 2015, 23:58
related countries: Syria Syria

How Donald Trump helped the resettlement of Syrian refugees become a key US political debate.
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US Iraq air strike 'killed civilians'

Friday, November 20th 2015, 23:18

A US air strike that targeted an Islamic State checkpoint is likely to have killed four civilians, possibly including a child, the US military says.
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US election settled by 'drawing straws'

Friday, November 20th 2015, 22:40
related places: Democrat

A Democrat has won a Mississippi House race by drawing a longer straw, an official way to break a tie in a legislative election for the state.
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Chipotle shares hit by E. coli scare

Friday, November 20th 2015, 21:33
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Shares in Chipotle slump almost 10% after US health authorities reported more cases of E. coli linked to the Mexican restaurant chain.
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Israel spy Pollard freed by US

Friday, November 20th 2015, 19:45
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Pollard

Former US navy analyst Jonathan Pollard, jailed for life in 1987 for passing classified information to Israel, is released.
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Greying Obama says no to hair dye

Friday, November 20th 2015, 19:07

US President Obama has jokingly admitted that he does not dye his hair, unlike other world leaders.
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US set to free Israel spy Pollard

Friday, November 20th 2015, 8:49
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Pollard

Jonathan Pollard, an American jailed for life in 1987 for spying for Israel, is due to be released from a North Carolina prison.
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More Mexican migrants returning home

Friday, November 20th 2015, 2:25
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A new study finds that a longstanding flow of immigration has been reversed - more Mexicans are leaving the US than migrating there.
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US House votes to restrict refugees

Friday, November 20th 2015, 1:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

The US House of Representatives backs a Republican bill that places new restrictions on the resettlement of Syrian and Iraqi refugees in the US.
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VIDEO: Indian injured by US police speaks out

Friday, November 20th 2015, 0:57
related countries: India India
related places: Alabama

Paralysed Indian grandfather speaks to the BBC
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US state department trolls Russian newspaper

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 16:05
related countries: Russia Russia

US state department pokes fun at a Russian newspaper which it says faked a letter by a US official, filling it with grammatical and spelling mistakes.
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US approves GM salmon for food

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 15:43

US regulators have given the go-ahead to genetically modified salmon, making it the first GM animal destined for human consumption.
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US police say shot man 'not handcuffed'

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 13:42
related places: Minneapolis

Police in Minneapolis say an unarmed black man was not handcuffed when he was fatally shot, an incident which has sparked nightly protests.
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Honduras Syrians 'had stolen passports'

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 1:17
related countries: Greece Greece, Honduras Honduras

Police in Honduras say they have arrested five Syrians travelling on stolen Greek passports and aiming to enter the United States by land.
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US mayor under fire over refugee letter

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 1:00
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Roanoke, Virginia

The mayor of Roanoke, Virginia, has come under intense criticism after he wrote a letter that appears to endorse the internment of Japanese Americans in World War II.
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Mosques attacked in US and Canada

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 17:23
related countries: Canada Canada, France France
related places: Paris

Mosques in the US and Canada report an increase in vandalism and threats since the Paris terror attacks, say campaigners.
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Paris attacks: Band breaks silence

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 16:43
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Eagles of Death Metal, the band whose concert was stormed during last week's Paris attacks, say they are "still trying to come to terms with what happened" in their first statement since returning to the US.
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China 'must stop' land reclamation

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 12:17
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Manila

China must stop land reclamation in the disputed South China Sea, US President Barack Obama says, as a summit of Asia Pacific nations opens in Manila.
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Jindal drops campaign for US president

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 23:54
related places: Republican

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal drops out of the race for US presidency after struggling for months to gain traction amid a sprawling field of Republican candidates.
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VIDEO: Charlie Sheen: 'I'm HIV positive'

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 16:21
related places: Hollywood

Hollywood star Charlie Sheen has confirmed he is living with HIV, in a US television interview.
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Dozens arrested in US police protests

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 14:38
related places: Minneapolis

Police in Minneapolis arrest 51 people who were demonstrating in the wake of a police shooting of a 24-year-old black man.
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Charlie Sheen confirms he has HIV

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 14:12

Hollywood star Charlie Sheen confirms he is living with HIV in a US television interview.
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France in mass police mobilisation

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 12:34
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

France mobilises 115,000 police, gendarmes and military in the wake of Friday's attacks by Islamist militants in Paris, says Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.
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Venezuela in US kidnap claim

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 11:38
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's top lawmaker, Diosdado Cabello, says two nephews of first lady Cilia Flores were "kidnapped" by US Drug Enforcement Administration agents.
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Charlie Sheen 'to make announcement'

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 10:28

Actor Charlie Sheen is set to make a "revealing personal announcement" on US TV, amid speculation the 50-year-old star is HIV-positive.
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Asian shares boosted by Wall Street

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 8:48
related places: Wall Street

Asian shares rise, taking their lead from a strong increase in US stocks on Wall Street.
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US states say no to Syrian refugees

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 1:15
related countries: France France, Syria Syria
related places: Paris

More than a dozen US states halt programmes to resettle Syrian refugees, after one of the Paris attackers is linked to migrants entering Europe.
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VIDEO: US governors move to block Syrian refugees

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 0:52
related countries: Syria Syria

Some US states say Syrian refugees are no longer welcome
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Obama defends US strategy to counter IS

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 0:36
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

US President Barack Obama defends his administration's military strategy against the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
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Protests after US police shoot man

Monday, November 16th 2015, 23:21
related places: Minnesota, Minneapolis

Protesters and family are demanding answers as details emerge about a police-involved shooting of a young black man in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Fireman has extensive face transplant

Monday, November 16th 2015, 16:34

US surgeons say they have carried out the world's most extensive face transplant to date, including the entire scalp, ears and eyelids.
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US-led strike 'destroys IS oil trucks'

Monday, November 16th 2015, 16:23
related countries: Syria Syria

US-led air strikes destroyed 116 fuel trucks operated by so-called Islamic State (IS) in eastern Syria on one day, US defence officials say.
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Nicaragua turns back Cuban migrants

Monday, November 16th 2015, 14:45
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica, Cuba Cuba, Nicaragua Nicaragua

Nicaragua sends back more than 1,000 Cuban migrants to Costa Rica, triggering a diplomatic spat between the two Central American nations.
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Democrats debate IS after Paris attacks

Sunday, November 15th 2015, 5:14
related countries: France France
related places: Paris, Iowa

The Democratic presidential hopefuls clash at a debate in Iowa over how to deal with Islamic State, in the wake of deadly terror attacks in Paris.
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Libya IS head 'killed in US air strike'

Saturday, November 14th 2015, 19:01
related countries: Libya Libya

A US air strike has probably killed Abu Nabil, the "senior leader" of the Islamic State group in Libya, the Pentagon says.
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VIDEO: Obama: 'We stand with France'

Friday, November 13th 2015, 23:10
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

US President Barack Obama condemns a series of attacks in Paris which have left dozens of people dead.
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US believes strike killed 'Jihadi John'

Friday, November 13th 2015, 20:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Pentagon spokesman says the US is "reasonably certain" that a drone strike in Syria killed the Islamic State militant known as Jihadi John.
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VIDEO: 'Jihadi John' targeted by US strikes

Friday, November 13th 2015, 14:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Western

US forces carry out an air strike targeting the British Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John", who was seen in videos of the beheadings of Western hostages.
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VIDEO: What is known about 'Jihadi John'?

Friday, November 13th 2015, 10:41

As US forces carry out an air strike targeting "Jihadi John", BBC News looks at what is known so far about the Islamic State group militant.
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VIDEO: Asaro leaves US court 'for a good meal'

Friday, November 13th 2015, 9:35
related places: Brooklyn

Vincent Asaro, who was accused of planning a 1978 airport heist that helped to inspire the Mafia film Goodfellas, is found not guilty at a court in Brooklyn.
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US B-52s fly near China-built islands

Friday, November 13th 2015, 3:09
related countries: China China

Two US B-52 bomber flew near Chinese-built islands in the South China Sea, despite warnings from Chinese ground control, the Pentagon says.
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US lifts sanctions against Liberia

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 23:59
related countries: Liberia Liberia

The US lifts economic sanctions against Liberia as President Obama praises its commitment to democracy since the end of the 2003 civil war.
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US jails German ex-sniper over plot

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 23:53
related countries: Germany Germany, Liberia Liberia

A former German sniper is sentenced to 20 years in prison for conspiring to kill a US federal agent on behalf of drugs traffickers in Liberia.
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Court upholds California death penalty

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 23:50
related places: California

A US appeal court rejects a ruling which had declared long delays on California's death row were "cruel" and "unconstitutional".
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US obesity rates 'rising again'

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 23:17

A new study finds that obesity rates among US adults are on the rise again after years of slow decline.
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US serial bus thief 'steals Greyhound'

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 21:58

A man who has been arrested at least two dozen times in transit-related crimes is stopped again for allegedly trying to steal a coach.
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Race protests spread on US campuses

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 20:10

Protests against racial injustice spread beyond the University of Missouri as students at least two other US campuses have walked out of classes.
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Being 'Black on Campus' - frustrations spread across US

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 13:28
related places: Campus

Race protest spreads among students across the US
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Venezuela president's relatives held

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 3:52
related countries: Haiti Haiti, Venezuela Venezuela

Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady are arrested in Haiti and taken to the US to face drug trafficking charges, US media reports say.
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Online death threats rattle US campus

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 17:13

Police at the University of Missouri arrest at least one man after death threats are posted online against black students.
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American contractor held in Yemen dies

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 11:39
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

An American contractor for the UN who was detained at the airport in Yemen's capital Sanaa last month has died, the US state department says.
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Trump's migrant plan attacked by rivals

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 11:17

Donald Trump's plan to deport millions of undocumented US migrants is savaged by fellow Republicans running for president, during a TV debate.
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US reward for al-Shabab leaders

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 10:44
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The US government offers a reward of $27m for information on the whereabouts of six leaders of Somalia's al-Shabab militant group.
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US white supremacist sentenced to death

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 4:41
related places: Kansas

A judge in Kansas gives a death sentence to a white supremacist who killed three people at a Jewish centre last year.
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VIDEO: Why did 918 people die because of this man?

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 1:43

In November 1978, US cult leader Jim Jones ordered his followers to kill themselves.
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Funeral held for US boy shot in alley

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 22:54
related places: Chicago

Funeral services have been held in Chicago for nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee, shot in the head for his father's gang affiliations.
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Three charged in largest US cyber-hack

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 21:29

US prosecutors have charged three men in connection with the largest cyber-attack of financial firms in US history.
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Iraq War book wins £25,000 writing prize

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 20:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A former US Marine wins the biennial Warwick Prize for Writing for his book of short stories dealing with American experiences of the Iraq War.
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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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