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Syria strikes 'kill 1,100 militants'

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 15:43
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three months of US-led air strikes have killed at least 1,171 people, mostly Islamic State militants in Syria, a UK-based monitoring group says.
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US economy growing at faster pace

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 14:48

The US economy grows at an annual rate of 5% in the third quarter, its fastest pace for 11 years, official figures suggest.
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North Korea websites back online

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 11:46
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Internet services are restored in North Korea after an almost unprecedented internet outage following a cyber security row with the US.
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China market sees sharp fall

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 9:01
related places: Wall Street

Shares in China fell sharply on Tuesday, as investors took profits after recent strong rises.
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US to probe Milwaukee police killing

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 4:21
related places: Milwaukee

The fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a white police officer in Milwaukee is to be reviewed after a prosecutor decides not to press charges.
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Ebola vaccine 'promising in Africa'

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 0:47
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Early trials in Uganda reveal an experimental Ebola vaccine is as safe in African populations as it is in American populations.
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VIDEO: Returning to Afghanistan after the war

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 0:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US troops who go back as part of PTSD treatment
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Alstom to pay US $772m bribery fine

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 19:48
related places: Justice

Alstom agree to pay $772m in criminal penalties to settle charges with the US Department of Justice.
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North Korea threatens US over Sony

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 16:54

North Korea threatens unspecified attacks on the US as it escalates a war of words over the Sony Pictures cyber-attacks.
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Final Hobbit film tops US box office

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 10:17

The third and final instalment of Peter Jackson's Hobbit films, The Battle of the Five Armies, tops the US box office.
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VIDEO: Why US football has no relegation

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 5:56

Why American sports refuse to relegate the worst teams
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US black activists call Twitter protest

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 4:48
related places: Black

Black activists boycott social media over inequalities
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VIDEO: How free are Confucius Institutes?

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 1:10
related countries: Canada Canada, China China

A large scale school and university education programme, funded by the Chinese government, has been under attack in both the USA and Canada.
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US mulls putting NK on terror list

Sunday, December 21st 2014, 14:27
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

The US is considering putting North Korea back on its terrorism sponsors list, President Barack Obama says, after a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures.
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VIDEO: Castro delivers defiant speech

Sunday, December 21st 2014, 9:08
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The Cuban President, Raul Castro, has addressed the closing session of parliament just days after announcing an agreement with the United States to re-establish diplomatic ties.
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US insists North Korea behind hack

Sunday, December 21st 2014, 8:27
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US says North Korea must admit "culpability" for a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures after North Korea suggests a joint inquiry into the attack.
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Gunman kills two New York policemen

Sunday, December 21st 2014, 8:27
related places: New York

A gunman with an apparent grudge against the US police shoots dead two officers in a patrol car in New York before killing himself.
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What Cuba's new friendship with the US means for everyday life

Sunday, December 21st 2014, 2:54

What Cuba's new pact with the US means for everyday life
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Cuba 'will stay on' communist path

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 22:23
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

Cuban President Raul Castro hails a recent move to normalise relations with the US but stresses that Havana will not change its political system.
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N Korea proposes joint Sony probe

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 19:51
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea proposes a joint inquiry with the US into a cyber-attack on Sony that led to the studio cancelling the release of the film The Interview.
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Ferguson bows out of US talk show

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 16:32

Scots-born comedian Craig Ferguson hosts his last edition of US talk show The Late Late Show after a run of 10 years.
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Russians 'will not cave in' to West

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 13:22
related countries: Canada Canada, Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow, West

Russia says it will not "cave in" to pressure, following a fresh set of US, EU and Canada sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine.
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Obama orders ban on Crimea trade

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 7:22
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Crimea

President Barack Obama orders a trade ban with Crimea, to show the US "will not accept Russia's occupation" of the Ukrainian region.
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VIDEO: Mexico welcomes migrating butterflies

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 3:41
related countries: Canada Canada, Mexico Mexico

Millions of monarch butterflies have arrived in Mexico's forests as part of their annual migration from Canada and the United States.
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Teaching winter to new US refugees

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 1:07

How refugees in the northern US learn to walk on ice
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Michael Phelps admits drink-driving

Friday, December 19th 2014, 21:54

US swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all-time, gets a one-year suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to drink-driving.
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Turkey issues warrant for Gulen

Friday, December 19th 2014, 20:17

Turkey issues an arrest warrant for influential US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of organising an anti-government movement.
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VIDEO: Cubans react to 'sweeping change'

Friday, December 19th 2014, 15:50
related countries: Cuba Cuba

World leaders have welcomed a historic move by the US to end more than 50 years of hostility towards Cuba and restore diplomatic relations, but, what does it mean for Cubans?
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US church crash claims fourth victim

Friday, December 19th 2014, 15:04
related places: California

A young boy has become the fourth fatality after a motorist slammed into a crowd in front of a California church.
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Kurds 'break IS mountain siege'

Friday, December 19th 2014, 14:37
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Kurdish forces in northern Iraq say they have broken Islamic State's siege of Mount Sinjar, claiming their biggest victory yet against the militants.
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Russia warns US over sanctions bill

Friday, December 19th 2014, 13:07
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russia has warned that a new US law authorising fresh sanctions against Moscow could damage relations between the two countries "for a long time".
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Hellmann's drops eggless mayo case

Friday, December 19th 2014, 11:58

The company that makes Hellmann's mayonnaise, Unilever, is dropping its planned court case against an American company that makes an eggless variety.
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Talks 'failed to save IS hostage'

Friday, December 19th 2014, 8:59

Details emerge of an attempt to secure the release of kidnapped US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig before he was killed by Islamic State militants.
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Asia shares follow US stocks higher

Friday, December 19th 2014, 8:50
related places: Asia

Markets in Asia rise in the wake of US markets' overnight records - inspired by Wednesday's apparent hardening of the US's stance on interest rates.
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Thai tuna firm buys US rival

Friday, December 19th 2014, 4:48
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bumble Bee

The world's largest canned tuna producer Thai Union Frozen Products is buying US rival Bumble Bee Foods for $1.5bn (£96m).
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Birds 'fled day before US tornadoes'

Friday, December 19th 2014, 2:21

Tracking data reveals that golden-winged warblers fled one day before the April 2014 US tornado outbreak, probably because they "heard it coming".
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US Secret Service is too 'insular'

Friday, December 19th 2014, 0:49
related places: White House

The agency guarding the US president is too insular and must recruit its next head externally, a review prompted by a White House security breach says.
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Sony hack is 'US security issue'

Friday, December 19th 2014, 0:49
related places: White House

The cyber attack on Sony that forced a major film release to be pulled is being viewed as a national security matter, the White House says.
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Two US states sue over marijuana

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 21:53
related places: Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma

Nebraska and Oklahoma are asking the US Supreme Court to nullify a 2012 law that made marijuana legal in the US state of Colorado.
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US stocks continue Fed-driven rally

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 21:50

US stocks close at record highs on Thursday, with the Dow Jones surging over 400 points, continuing a rally sparked by the Federal Reserve the day before.
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Part of Volcker rule delayed by Fed

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 21:18
related places: Wall Street

The US Federal Reserve gives Wall Street banks even more time to comply with parts of the Volcker Rule, a key part of the reforms introduced by Congress following the financial crisis.
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US Congress threat to Cuba thaw

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 18:55
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Opponents of President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy threaten to block his efforts to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years of hostility.
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Boston bombing suspect in court

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 15:51

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appears in a US court for the first time since July 2013, ahead of his trial in January.
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US probes $2m Uganda 'currency scam'

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 15:42
related countries: Uganda Uganda

US authorities have arrested an American in Uganda for allegedly leading a large international counterfeiting ring.
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Mumps outbreak hits NHL teams

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 13:07

An outbreak of the highly contagious disease mumps sweeps through teams in the National Hockey League, with at least five teams affected.
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Nations hail US-Cuba breakthrough

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 12:27
related countries: Cuba Cuba

World leaders welcome an agreement between the US and Cuba to end more than 50 years of hostility and move towards restoring diplomatic ties.
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US boy's 1944 conviction overturned

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 10:13

A judge has overturned the conviction of a 14-year-old black boy sent to the electric chair for murder more than 70 years ago.
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US Fed 'patient' over rate rises

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 7:41

US Federal Reserve says it will be "patient" in deciding when to raise interest rates, with most analysts expecting a rise in mid-2015.
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Castro urges US to lift Cuba embargo

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 5:09
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro urges the US to end its trade embargo as he and President Barack Obama agree to improve relations.
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Avon fined $135m for China bribes

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 3:39
related countries: China China
related places: Avon, Beauty

Beauty company Avon has been fined by the US Securities and Exchange Commission for paying bribes and gifts to Chinese officials.
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VIDEO: Reactions to thaw in Cuba-US ties

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 2:46
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

The breakthrough in US-Cuban relations is prompting strong reactions from Cubans in Havana and exiles in the US.
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US stocks surge on Fed statement

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 23:52

The US Federal Reserve leaves interest rates on hold and says it "can be patient" over any decision to raise them, sending stocks higher.
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'New chapter' in US-Cuba ties

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 22:34
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The US and Cuba announce moves to normalise relations in a major policy shift, following the release by Cuba of US contractor Alan Gross.
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US coach banned for eight years

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 22:33

American sprinter Tyson Gay's former coach Jon Drummond has been banned for eight years for doping violations.
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VIDEO: US navy develops 'fish' robot

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 20:18

The US military has been showing off its latest catch.
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VIDEO: Why was Alan Gross jailed in Cuba?

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 16:36
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The US and Cuba have struck a prisoner swap deal that involves the release of American Alan Gross and three Cubans, US officials have announced.
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US worker released from Cuba prison

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 14:35
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The US and Cuba announce a prisoner swap involving the release of American Alan Gross and three Cubans, heralding a possible major thaw in relations.
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Asian stock markets hold steady

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 13:57

Asian stock markets held steady on Wednesday, although nerves over the rouble crisis in Russia led to investors seeking safer assets.
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Sony movie's NY premiere cancelled

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 11:47

The New York premiere of The Interview, a comedy about the assassination of North Korea's president, is cancelled amid threats from hackers.
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VIDEO: Season of cheer for US economy?

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 10:21

After two days of discussion the Federal Reserve may acknowledge the US economy is finally doing better, but will this mean they are ready to raise interest rates?
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Dude, Bueller and Wonka join registry

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 10:08

The Big Lebowski, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory are among 25 new additions to the US National Film Registry.
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Big Red Dog creator Bridwell dies

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 9:25
related places: Clifford

US illustrator Norman Bridwell, creator of the Clifford the Big Red Dog books, dies at the age of 86.
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Turbulence hits US-bound plane

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 5:40
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

A US-bound passenger plane is forced to make an emergency landing in Tokyo after several people were injured by severe turbulence.
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California's water woes quantified

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 4:13
related places: California

Scientists assess the scale of the epic California drought and say it will require more than 40 cubic km of water to return the US state to normal.
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VIDEO: US shooting suspect found dead

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 4:03
related places: Pennsylvania

Police in Pennsylvania have found the body of a former marine accused of killing his ex-wife and some of her relatives.
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Bill Cosby will not face LA charges

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 0:12

Charges will not be filed against comedian Bill Cosby over allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in 1974, US prosecutors say.
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What's behind growing gun support in US?

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 22:42

Why is support for guns rising in US as crime falls?
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Howard accepts Friedel response

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 19:12
related places: Everton

Everton's Tim Howard accepts that former US team-mate Brad Friedel didn't block his 2003 move to Manchester United.
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Methane 'belches' detected on Mars

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 18:39
related places: Mars

Nasa's Curiosity rover has detected "belches" of methane gas on Mars - a gas that could hint at past or even present life on the planet.
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Kerry discusses Israel pull-out bid

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 17:28
related countries: Israel Israel, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets the chief Palestinian negotiator in London over moves to set a timetable for an end to the Israeli occupation.
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Search intensifies for US gunman

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 17:06
related places: Pennsylvania

Authorities in Pennsylvania continue to search for Bradley William Stone after his ex-wife and five of her family members are shot dead.
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US version of Broadchurch cancelled

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 16:06

The US take on ITV hit drama Broadchurch, starring David Tennant, will not return for a second series.
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Jeb Bush to explore White House bid

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 15:41
related places: White House

Ex-Florida governor Jeb Bush, brother and son of US presidents, takes a step towards a run on the White House in 2016.
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Bill Withers added to Hall of Fame

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 10:22
related places: Rock, Fame

Soul star Bill Withers may give a rare performance when he is inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the US next year.
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VIDEO: Suspected killer 'remains at large'

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 6:31
related places: Pennsylvania

A suspected gunman is on the run after six people were shot dead and three wounded in the US state of Pennsylvania, police say.
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Six dead in Pennsylvania shootings

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 4:36
related places: Pennsylvania

A suspected gunman is on the run after six people are shot dead and one other wounded in the US state of Pennsylvania, police say.
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US court upholds LA condom law

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 2:40

A US court rules that a law requiring porn actors in Los Angeles County to wear condoms does not infringe constitutional rights to free speech.
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VIDEO: Tropical refugees in US's frozen Mid-West

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 0:47
related places: America, West

The tropical refugees in America's frozen Mid-West
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Venezuelans in US sanction protest

Monday, December 15th 2014, 23:53
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Thousands of government supporters march in Venezuela to protest against sanctions approved by the US Congress last week.
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US stock markets decline

Monday, December 15th 2014, 21:40

US stocks followed their European peers lower after an earlier rally.
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Monday, December 15th 2014, 20:51
related countries: France France

Members of the Native American Navajo tribe buy seven sacred masks at auction in France after failing to stop the contested sale of the artefacts.
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Cheney: 'No problem' with detaining innocents

Monday, December 15th 2014, 20:41

Former US vice-president defends CIA interrogation programme
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McIlroy wins BBC Sport NI 2014 award

Monday, December 15th 2014, 16:57

Rory McIlroy is named BBC NI's Sport Personality of 2014 after a year which saw him win both the Open and US PGA title.
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Jolie: US must lead against torture

Monday, December 15th 2014, 15:53

Angelina Jolie says the US must "lead the way" against torture in its policies, following a report revealing the CIA's "brutal" treatment of terror suspects.
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Rare northern white rhino dies in US

Monday, December 15th 2014, 15:28
related places: California

A male northern white rhinoceros named Angalifu has died at the San Diego Zoo in California, leaving only five of the species in the entire world.
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Russian rouble falls to new low

Monday, December 15th 2014, 15:16
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Western

The Russian rouble drops to a new low against the US dollar, as falling oil prices and Western sanctions continue to weigh on the country.
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Philippines murder charge for marine

Monday, December 15th 2014, 12:41
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Prosecutors in the Philippines charge a US marine with murder in connection with the death of a Filipino transgender woman.
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US chain PetSmart sold for $8.7bn

Monday, December 15th 2014, 6:46

US pet products retailer PetSmart is sold to a group of private investors for $8.7bn (£5.5bn), in the largest debt-funded deal of the year.
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Alcatraz escapees 'may have survived'

Monday, December 15th 2014, 3:02
related places: Alcatraz

Three prisoners who escaped from the US island prison Alcatraz in 1962 may have made it to land alive, a new study suggests.
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Russia and US discuss Middle East

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 22:41
related countries: Israel Israel, Italy Italy, Russia Russia
related places: Rome

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in Rome on the eve of talks with the Israeli prime minister.
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Muted opening weekend for epic Moses

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 19:53
related places: Kings, Moses

Sir Ridley Scott's latest film Exodus: Gods and Kings has topped the US box office, but takings are less than epic.
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UK body seeks uncensored CIA report

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 18:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A parliamentary committee will act "without fear or favour" to establish if the UK played any role in the CIA's interrogation programme, its chairman says.
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McQueen saddened by US race protests

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 16:58
related places: Oscar

The film director talks about racial tension in the US, those leaked Sony emails and how winning an Oscar has changed his career.
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VIDEO: Thousands in US civil rights protest

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 5:04

Thousands of people have marched through the US capital, Washington DC, to protest against the recent killings of unarmed black people by police.
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US Congress approves $1.1tn budget

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 4:36

The US Senate completes congressional approval of a controversial $1.1tn federal budget which will now be sent to President Barack Obama.
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Climate talks 'facing breakdown'

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 1:41
related countries: Peru Peru
related places: Lima

The head of the US delegation at UN climate talks warns of a "major breakdown" in the process if negotiators fail to come to an agreement in Lima.
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Civil rights protest in US capital

Saturday, December 13th 2014, 21:46

Thousands of people march through the US capital to protest against recent killings of unarmed black people by police.
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VIDEO: Thousands in US civil rights march

Saturday, December 13th 2014, 19:05

Thousands gather in Washington DC to protest against the deaths of unarmed black people at the hands of police.
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US Senate backs anti-IS spending

Saturday, December 13th 2014, 2:15

The US Senate completes congressional approval of an annual defence bill of $560bn which expands the military campaign against Islamic State.
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VIDEO: Do body cameras improve police work?

Friday, December 12th 2014, 23:09

On the streets with US police force that uses body cameras
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