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Fire claims another US black church

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 15:43

An African-American church once targeted by the Ku Klux Klan has been burned down again, the latest in a series of blazes at black churches in the US south.
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Google apologises for racist blunder

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 14:02

Google says it is "appalled" that its Photos app mislabelled several photos of a black American couple as showing gorillas.
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US ballet dancer makes history

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 7:52

The American Ballet Theatre has named Misty Copeland its principal dancer - the first time a black ballerina has held the prestigious role.
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Samsung merger still on the table

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 6:45
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Elliot

A court in South Korea rejects an attempt by US activist investor fund Elliot to stop a shareholder vote on a proposed $8bn merger of two key Samsung Group firms.
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Amnesiac woman in US makes ID plea

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 4:45
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: California

A woman, who was found in the US state of California suffering from amnesia and is believed to be Australian, asks for help to find her identity.
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Light crystals clinch physics medal

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 0:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US physicist Eli Yablonovitch, who first created "photonic crystals" to repel, trap and steer light, will receive the Newton Medal from the UK's Institute of Physics.
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VIDEO: When Iran and US wrestled for real

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 23:06
related countries: Iran Iran

When US and Iran settled their differences on the floor
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US and Brazil set big energy goals

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 20:44
related countries: Brazil Brazil

The United States and Brazil unveil ambitious energy goals in a sign of growing co-operation after a spying scandal damaged ties two years ago.
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California enacts tough vaccine law

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 17:43
related places: California

California governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill that imposes one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the US.
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Christie enters race for White House

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 16:52
related places: White House

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has officially launched his bid to become the next president of the United States.
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Court says Apple fixed e-book prices

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 16:36
related places: Apple

A US federal appeals court upholds a ruling that Apple conspired with publishers fix the prices of electronic books.
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US stocks rebound as trading starts

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 14:36
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Stocks, Monday, Wall Street

Stocks on Wall Street rebound after Monday's falls, with reports that the Greek government is back in debt talks.
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Walmart sorry for making 'IS cake'

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 12:49
related places: Louisiana

Walmart has apologised after a store in US state of Louisiana made a sheet cake decorated with the Islamic State flag.
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Foo Fighters' US tour to go ahead

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 8:59
related countries: Sweden Sweden

The band's US tour is going ahead despite frontman Dave Grohl breaking his right leg in Sweden earlier this month.
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Afghan fighters 'linked to Syria IS'

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 4:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Syria Syria

Afghan fighters allied with Islamic State are in contact with the group's Syrian headquarters, a senior US commander says.
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VIDEO: First US fast food chain in Myanmar

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 1:59

KFC has opened in Myanmar. It is the country's first American fast food chain.
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Puerto Rico 'can't pay $72bn debt'

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 0:54
related countries: Puerto Rico Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's governor says the US territory cannot pay its $72bn (£45bn) debt and is close to defaulting ahead of emergency talks with legislators.
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VIDEO: The US love of bespoke British suits

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 0:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The US is biggest market for custom British suits - and a new exhibition at the British Embassy in the United States features some of their most famous customers.
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US resumes military aid to Bahrain

Monday, June 29th 2015, 22:58
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

The US says it will resume security assistance to Bahrain, despite criticism from some human rights groups.
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Texas anti-abortion law blocked

Monday, June 29th 2015, 21:00
related places: Texas

Several abortion clinics in Texas will remain open after the US Supreme Court decided to put strict new measures against them on hold.
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NBC fires Trump over Mexico comments

Monday, June 29th 2015, 20:16
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Trump

US TV network NBC cuts ties with Donald Trump over "recent derogatory statements" made by the veteran businessman about Mexican immigrants.
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FBI investigating black church fires

Monday, June 29th 2015, 18:07

A series of fires at African-American churches across the US south prompts the FBI to investigate whether the blazes are related.
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US court blocks key pollution change

Monday, June 29th 2015, 18:05

The US Supreme Court blocks a key government attempt to limit pollution from the country's power plants after industry challenges the changes.
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Resistance to US gay marriage ruling

Monday, June 29th 2015, 16:26
related places: Texas, Top

Texas's top law officer vows to support state workers who refuse to marry gay couples on religious grounds after US Supreme Court legalised gay marriage.
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US Supreme Court backs execution drug

Monday, June 29th 2015, 15:40

The US Supreme Court rules that states can continue to use a contentious drug in lethal injections despite several cases of botched executions.
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Will Congress scupper US nuclear deal with Iran?

Monday, June 29th 2015, 12:26
related countries: Iran Iran

How US Congress could end up scuppering Iran accord
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Dinos untroubled by teddy challenge

Monday, June 29th 2015, 10:33
related countries: Canada Canada

Comedy sequel Ted 2 fails to knock Jurassic World off the top of the US and Canada box office chart, opening in third place behind Pixar's Inside Out.
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Gatlin fifth-fastest in 200m history

Monday, June 29th 2015, 5:00
related places: Sunday

Justin Gatlin becomes the fifth-fastest 200m runner in history as he wins Sunday's final at the American Athletics Championships.
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Lionel Richie delights Glastonbury

Monday, June 29th 2015, 1:29
related places: Glastonbury

US pop star Lionel Richie draws the biggest crowd of this year's Glastonbury Festival before The Who close the event with a hit-packed performance.
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Are Germany and the US still the best of friends?

Sunday, June 28th 2015, 23:52
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany and the US go through a rocky patch
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Second NY prison escapee caught

Sunday, June 28th 2015, 23:36

Second New York State prison escapee David Sweat is in custody after being shot by police near the Canadian border, US officials say.
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Rupp qualifies for World Champs

Sunday, June 28th 2015, 20:07
related countries: China China

American Galen Rupp qualifies to run in the 5,000m and the 10,000m at the 2015 World Athletics Championships in China.
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Lama and Lionel star at Glastonbury

Sunday, June 28th 2015, 15:29
related places: Glastonbury

The Dalai Lama appears with US singer Patti Smith on the Glastonbury music festival's main stage, followed by 1980s pop star Lionel Richie.
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Iran talks 'to go beyond deadline'

Sunday, June 28th 2015, 14:45
related countries: Iran Iran

Iranian nuclear talks are set to continue beyond Tuesday's deadline, a senior US official says, with Iran's foreign minister preparing to go home for consultations.
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'Greatest star' Kanye rocks Glastonbury

Sunday, June 28th 2015, 0:56
related places: Glastonbury

US rapper Kanye West performs his highly anticipated Glastonbury festival set, telling fans he is "the greatest living rock star on the planet".
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VIDEO: Fire breaks out at NY Trump building

Saturday, June 27th 2015, 18:32
related places: New York

One person has been injured after a fire broke out on the terrace of Trump Tower on the Upper West Side of New York in the US.
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Teenager Bromell through as Gay wins

Saturday, June 27th 2015, 8:27
related places: Gay

Tyson Gay wins the 100m at the US trials as Trayvon Bromell is the first teenager to qualify for a US world championship team.
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Escaped US prisoner killed by police

Saturday, June 27th 2015, 3:06
related places: New York

One of two murderers who escaped from a New York State prison three weeks ago is shot dead by police, who continue to hunt for the other.
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China 0-1 USA

Saturday, June 27th 2015, 2:03
related countries: Canada Canada, China China, Germany Germany
related places: Ottawa

Captain Carli Lloyd scores the winner as USA beat China in Ottawa to set up a semi-final with Germany on Tuesday.
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Gay marriage legalised across US

Saturday, June 27th 2015, 1:07

The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is a legal right - a decision President Obama hails as a "victory for America".
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Obama honours Charleston victims

Friday, June 26th 2015, 21:01
related places: Charleston

US President Barack Obama delivers a eulogy in South Carolina for his friend, a pastor shot dead with eight others in a suspected racist attack.
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VIDEO: 'Landmark' US ruling on gay marriage

Friday, June 26th 2015, 16:03

Same-sex marriage is ruled a legal right in the United States in a 5-4 vote in the Supreme Court.
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Farah to stay with coach Salazar

Friday, June 26th 2015, 15:05
related places: Salazar

Double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah says he will continue to work with coach Alberto Salazar.
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Sprint loses $30m patent battle

Friday, June 26th 2015, 15:02

US mobile operator Sprint has been told to pay $30m (£19m) to a company that claimed it used patents it did not own.
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Ten Americans run sub-10 in one day

Friday, June 26th 2015, 12:54
related places: America

America showcases its sprinting talent as 10 runners run under 10 seconds in one day at the US Athletics Championships.
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Rival robot cars meet on US road

Friday, June 26th 2015, 12:40

A rare meeting between two self-driving cars resulted in one taking evasive action, Reuters reports.
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China 'top suspect' in US cyber hack

Friday, June 26th 2015, 4:14
related countries: China China

The head of US intelligence says that China is the "leading suspect" in a huge data breach of US government personnel files.
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VIDEO: South reconsiders rebel symbols

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 22:30
related places: Confederate

As Charleston mourns the nine people killed at a historic black church last week, people across the US south are reconsidering Confederate symbols present on public land.
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Nike reports 24% rise in profit

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 22:10

The US sportswear firm Nike reports a 24% increase in profit as it sells more high-end shoes and clothes.
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VIDEO: Sir David tells Obama how to save planet

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 21:46
related places: White House

The distinguished broadcaster and naturalist, Sir David Attenborough, has been on a visit to the White House at the personal invitation of President Obama.
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TV dumps Trump over Mexico remarks

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 21:32
related countries: Mexico Mexico, Spain Spain
related places: Trump

A Spanish-language US television network cuts ties with businessman Donald Trump because of disparaging remarks he made about Mexicans.
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Court ruling lifts US health shares

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 20:25

A court ruling that upheld Obama's healthcare plan lifted health shares in the US, but overall the major indexes closed lower.
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US Supreme Court preserves Obamacare

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 19:02

The US Supreme Court has handed President Barack Obama a major victory by upholding a key portion of his landmark healthcare law.
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VIDEO: French cabbies vent Uber app fury

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 18:03
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

French taxi drivers have blocked the roads to Paris airports and the main ring road around the city in a protest against Uber, a US taxi app.
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Indians mock Bobby Jindal on Twitter

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 15:26

Louisiana Republican Governor Bobby Jindal's US presidential campaign launch becomes the subject of online mockery.
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Obama warned over Iran concessions

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 11:29
related countries: Iran Iran

Former advisers to US President Barack Obama express concern at the emerging deal between world powers and Iran over its nuclear programme.
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Affleck slavery row suspends US show

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 9:15

US broadcaster, PBS, is postponing its third series of Finding Your Roots, after the show omitted "embarrassing" details about Ben Affleck's ancestry.
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Second arrest over US jail break

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 6:34
related places: New York

A US prison worker who allegedly smuggled tools in hamburger meat to two prisoners who escaped a New York state jail is arrested.
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McDonald's to franchise Taiwan stores

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 4:54
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan
related places: McDonald

Struggling US fast-food giant McDonald's says it will sell all of its 413 stores in Taiwan to a franchise operator as part of a turnaround plan.
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US raises cyber concerns with China

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 1:00
related countries: China China
related places: White House

President Barack Obama has raised continuing US concerns over China's cyber activities, says the White House, at the end of two days of talks.
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Whole Foods retailer 'overcharged'

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 23:24
related places: New York

Consumer regulators in New York says upmarket US grocery chain Whole Foods routinely overcharged customers by overstating weights.
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'Fast-track' trade bill passes Senate

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 23:17
related places: Asia, Senate

Legislation key to US President Barack Obama's trade agenda has been approved by the US Senate, paving the way for a huge trade deal in Asia.
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US hostage families can pay ransoms

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 22:44

The White House announces changes to how the US government handles hostage situations that involve its citizens.
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VIDEO: Western hostage policy 'ineffective'

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 22:40

The US has announced changes to how it deals with kidnappers, but journalist David Rohde, once held by the Taliban, says western approaches have to improve.
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Rebel flag backlash grows in US

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 22:17
related places: Confederate, Alabama

Anger at the presence of Confederate symbols on state buildings is growing, with Alabama removing the flag and other southern states taking action.
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Jindal enters race for White House

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 22:03
related places: Republican, White House

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal launches his bid for US presidency, joining a large field of Republican candidates vying for the White House.
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US indicts Colombia gang members

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 20:56
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Miami, New York

United States courts in New York and Miami bring charges against 17 members of one of Colombia's top criminal organisations, Clan Usuga.
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Obama: US no longer spying on France

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 17:05
related countries: France France

President Obama tells his French counterpart, Francois Hollande, that the US is no longer spying on France after the latest Wikileaks revelations.
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'Sexist' behaviour of retail ex-boss

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 15:25

The retailer American Apparel details sexist and racist misconduct claims against former boss Dov Charney in a court filing.
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US economy saw slight contraction

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 13:20

The US economy contracted at an annual rate of 0.2% in the first quarter of the year after being hit by bad weather, spending cuts by energy firms and a strong dollar.
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VIDEO: Cat in face-off with mountain lion

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 12:06
related places: Colorado

Footage of a cat 'standing up' to a mountain lion has been captured by a man at a home near Boulder, Colorado.
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Khamenei rejects US nuclear demands

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 10:31
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei hardens his stance on the nuclear negotiations with world powers, as the deadline for a final deal nears.
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Xinjiang checkpoint attack 'kills 18'

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 10:20
related countries: China China
related places: Xinjiang

At least 18 people are killed in the Chinese region of Xinjiang during a clash at a police checkpoint, a US media report says.
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US search for 'stolen Nigeria money'

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 9:52
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The US and other countries have promised to help find billions of dollars stolen from Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari says.
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US 'spied on French presidents'

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 8:16
related countries: France France

The US National Security Agency spied on French Presidents Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande in 2006-12, the Wikileaks website says.
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VIDEO: Northern Lights filmed in Minneapolis

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 8:15
related places: Minneapolis

A display of the northern lights was witnesses near the US city of Minneapolis early on Tuesday morning.
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Rebel flag protests spread across US

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 3:40
related places: Confederate

Four US states join South Carolina in calling on the withdrawal of the Confederate battle flag, after a church shooting thought to be racially motivated.
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Police raid Toyota after arrest

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 2:43

Police raid the offices of Toyota Motor after the arrest of Julie Hamp, a senior American executive, on alleged drug offences.
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VIDEO: What the world thinks of China v US

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 1:04
related countries: China China

The United States and China currently have the world's biggest economies but which country does the rest of the world think will dominate in future?
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World 'largely favours' US and Obama

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 23:33

The US is viewed favourably by two-thirds of people surveyed by Pew in 40 countries, up on previous years, but its interrogation methods remain unpopular.
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Why China warned the US to keep its distance

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 23:13

Why China told the US to keep away from this island
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Miami Dolphins owner 'in $8bn F1 bid'

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 20:32
related countries: Qatar Qatar

The owner of the Miami Dolphins American football team is reportedly working with investors from Qatar to buy a stake in Formula 1 racing.
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Lawmakers fear car 'recall fatigue'

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 19:27

US lawmakers warn of car 'recall fatigue' as they grill regulators and carmakers about progress in the faulty airbag recall.
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'Fast-track' trade bill clears hurdle

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 18:43
related places: Senate

Legislation key to US President Barack Obama's trade agenda has passed a key hurdle in the Senate, just two weeks after it appeared to have failed.
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US invests in 'Star Wars hoverbikes'

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 15:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

'Star Wars'-style hover bikes could be coming to the US military after engineers in the UK and US struck a deal with the US Department of Defense.
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US to boost Europe arms deployment

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 14:51
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The US is to deploy tanks, armoured vehicles and artillery in a number of European nations, amid Nato concerns over Russia's role in Ukraine.
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Japan PM Abe jeered at WW2 ceremony

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 10:50
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe is heckled at a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Okinawa, over the presence of US troops on the island.
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US says Benghazi suspect killed

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 4:12
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Libya Libya

The US says an air strike in Iraq has killed an Islamic State militant linked to a 2012 attack on a US diplomatic compound in Libya.
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USA Women 2-0 Colombia Women

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 1:51
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The United States - twice champions - are into the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup after beating Colombia 2-0.
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Obama uses 'N-word' in interview

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 0:07

US President Barack Obama says in an interview that the United States has yet to overcome its issues with racism.
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VIDEO: US 'concerned' about China projects

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 22:44
related countries: China China
related places: South China

State Department spokesman John Kirby warns that China's possible militarisation of islands in South China sea is 'not good for anybody'
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US court justice quotes Spider-Man

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 18:12
related places: Spider, Man

In a wink to comic book fans, a US Supreme Court justice has tucked several superhero references into a ruling involving a Spider-Man toy.
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US fugitives 'spotted near prison'

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 18:10
related places: New York

Police hunting for two escaped killers have found evidence in a New York cabin after a witness reported seeing someone fleeing from the area.
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Golf is in young hands - Spieth

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 9:15
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Newly crowned US Open champion Jordan Spieth is excited to be part of a young generation of players currently dominating golf's top events.
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Record-breaking weekend at box office

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 6:58

Jurassic World and Pixar film Inside Out lead box office records in the US.
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Spieth wins historic US Open title

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 5:51
related countries: Jordan Jordan
related places: America

Jordan Spieth becomes the youngest winner of the US Open in 92 years after Dustin Johnson three-putts the last.
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Missing US prisoner hunt widens

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 0:23
related places: New York

The hunt for two convicted killers who escaped from a New York prison is focusing on an area close to the Pennsylvania state line.
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Charleston pays tribute to victims

Sunday, June 21st 2015, 19:04
related places: Sunday

The names of nine parishioners shot dead at an African-American church in South Carolina are read out in the church's first service since the attack.
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VIDEO: Racial attacks 'modern day lynchings'

Sunday, June 21st 2015, 9:58
related places: Charleston

Rev Waltrina Middleton, whose cousin was murdered in the Charleston shooting, says the attacks on black people in the US are "modern day lynchings".
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Day delights as four lead US Open

Sunday, June 21st 2015, 2:38
related places: Sunday

Australia's Jason Day battles vertigo to join Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and Branden Grace in a share of the US Open lead.
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