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Target to close all 133 Canada stores

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 19:44
related countries: Canada Canada

The US discount retailer Target is to shut all of its 133 stores in Canada two years after launching there.
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'In dog we trust' - US rug misprint

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 18:20
related places: Florida

A $500 (£329) rug is removed from a Florida sheriff's office after someone spotted it mistakenly read "in dog we trust".
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US bank giants miss profit forecasts

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 16:11
related places: America, Wall Street

Bank of America and Citigroup miss analysts' profit forecasts as both Wall Street giants struggle to restructure.
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VIDEO: Can Xiaomi take a bite out of Apple?

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 12:30

The BBC's Ceila Hatton attends the launch of Xiaomi's latest device - and finds more than one similarity to a certain US tech giant.
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CIA clears staff of Senate snooping

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 10:19
related places: Senate

A CIA internal watchdog clears its officers of improperly accessing the computers of members of the US Senate intelligence committee.
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FBI 'foils plot to attack US Capitol'

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 9:39
related places: Ohio

The FBI has arrested an Ohio man for allegedly planning to bomb the US Capitol in an Islamic State-inspired attack, according to court documents.
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UK and US leaders in anti-terror vow

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 8:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Washington

David Cameron and Barack Obama promise to defeat the "distorted ideology" of terrorism, ahead of talks between the two leaders in Washington.
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VIDEO: El Capitan free-climbers reach the top

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 7:00

Two US climbers - who spent more than two weeks scaling the sheer face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park - have finally reached the summit of the 3,000ft (914m) rock.
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US court dismisses Modi lawsuit

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 5:38
related countries: India India

A US judge dismisses a lawsuit charging Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with crimes against humanity during the 2002 Gujarat riots.
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Yemenis transferred from Guantanamo

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 5:22
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Estonia Estonia, Oman Oman, Yemen Yemen
related places: Guantanamo

Five Yemeni men held at the US jail in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba for more than a dozen years are transferred to Oman and Estonia, US officials say.
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Free climbers reach El Capitan peak

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 1:36

Two US climbers - who spent more than two weeks scaling El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without climbing tools - reach the 3,000ft (914m) summit.
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US House votes to block migrant plan

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 23:08
related places: Republican

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives votes to torpedo President Obama's immigration plan aimed at shielding four million undocumented people from deportation.
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Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 22:26

US bank JP Morgan Chase reports a 6.6% fall in quarterly profits after paying $1bn in legal costs resulting from investigations into alleged wrongdoing.
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Rate of sea-level rise 'steeper'

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 19:42

The rate at which the global oceans have risen in the past two decades is more significant than previously recognised, say US-based scientists.
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Ten dead in Texas prison bus crash

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 18:53
related places: Texas

At least 10 people have been killed after a bus carrying prisoners lost control on an icy motorway and collided with a train in Texas, officials say.
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ISS evacuation after leak fears

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 17:52

Crew members were evacuated from a US segment of the International Space Station after an ammonia leak was suspected.
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US retail sales fell in December

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 15:23

Retail sales in the US fell by 0.9% in December, according to the latest figures from the Commerce Department.
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VIDEO: Lone dog catches bus for 'walkies'

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 13:03
related places: Seattle

A dog in Seattle, US regularly rides the bus alone to take herself to the park
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US makes bid to rekindle Iran talks

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 12:30
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Geneva

The US secretary of state meets his Iranian counterpart in Geneva in a bid to revive stalled talks over Iran's disputed nuclear programme.
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Polanski to cooperate in Poland

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 10:59
related countries: Poland Poland

Director Roman Polanski promises to cooperate with Polish prosecutors, who have been asked to extradite him to the US where he is wanted in a 1977 sex case.
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LRA commander 'in Ugandan custody'

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 10:21
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic, Uganda Uganda

Rebel LRA commander Dominic Ongwen, wanted for war crimes, has been handed over to Ugandan troops in the Central African Republic, the US says.
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Flying bird weight riddle solved

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 8:35

Scientists at Stanford University in the US develop a device that can measure the weight of a flying bird.
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VIDEO: Clint Eastwood on war and violence

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 0:13

Legendary actor and director Clint Eastwood speaks to Will Gompertz about American Sniper.
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Obama seeks to tighten cyber laws

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 0:00

US President Barack Obama unveils proposals to strengthen cyber security laws following a spate of attacks against high-profile US targets.
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Charges against Hope Solo dropped

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 23:46
related places: Washington, Domestic

Domestic violence charges against Hope Solo, the goalkeeper for the US women's football team, are dismissed by a judge in Washington state.
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US trial of Silk Road 'owner' begins

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 22:29
related places: New York

The trial of Ross Ulbricht, the alleged creator and operator of the Silk Road underground illegal market, has opened in New York.
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World Bank cuts global growth forecast

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 22:10

The World Bank has cut its global growth forecast, warning the US alone cannot drive an economic recovery.
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VIDEO: Obama: Cyber threats 'urgent danger'

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 21:38

US President Barack Obama says the US Centcomm hack shows how much more work there is to do on cybersecurity.
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Mitt Romney 'likely to run in 2016'

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 18:28
related places: White House

Defeated in 2008 and 2012, Mitt Romney is reviving his network of supporters as he seriously considers a third White House bid, US media say.
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EU-US trade talks hit by complaints

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 18:11

EU-US negotiations on a major free trade deal have met with "huge scepticism" in Europe, the European Commission says.
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Tear gas fired at US football fans

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 16:13

Police fired tear gas at crowds of celebrating American football fans who set rubbish bins alight in Columbus, Ohio, and refused to disperse.
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MacLachlan returns to Twin Peaks

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 10:50
related places: Twin Peaks

Kyle MacLachlan will reprise his role as Special Agent Dale Cooper in the new series of the cult TV show, US network Showtime confirms.
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Golden Globe TV ratings dip to 19m

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 9:53

Sunday's Golden Globe Awards ceremony was watched by 19.3 million people in the US, down 8% on last year's audience of 20.9 million.
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Japanese shares down despite surplus

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 8:14
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Shares in Tokyo were down on Tuesday, despite fresh figures showing Japan had a current account surplus for the fifth month in a row.
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VIDEO: US Centcom Twitter account hacked

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 7:55

A group claiming to back Islamic State has hacked US Central Command's Twitter and YouTube accounts.
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Cuba completes release of prisoners

Monday, January 12th 2015, 23:47
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The US says it has verified the release of 53 political prisoners in Cuba, agreed as part of a historic deal to restore diplomatic relations.
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US military's Twitter account hacked

Monday, January 12th 2015, 23:10

US Central Command's Twitter and YouTube accounts are suspended after being hacked by a group claiming to be supporters of Islamic State.
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US police charged in homeless death

Monday, January 12th 2015, 21:59
related places: New Mexico, Albuquerque

Two police officers in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will face charges for killing a homeless camper, their lawyers say.
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Obama calls for stronger data privacy

Monday, January 12th 2015, 20:38

US President Barack Obama has unveiled new proposals on how consumers' personal data is handled.
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US admits Paris 'no-show' mistake

Monday, January 12th 2015, 19:37
related countries: France France
related places: Paris, White House

A White House spokesman says the US should have sent "someone with a higher profile" to Sunday's unity rally in Paris, following criticism from US media.
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Apology for 'Muslim Birmingham' claim

Monday, January 12th 2015, 19:04
related places: Birmingham

A US terrorism commentator apologises for describing Birmingham as a "Muslim-only city" where non-Muslims "don't go" during an interview on Fox News.
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The Hobbit overtaken by Taken 3

Monday, January 12th 2015, 15:00

The Hobbit is overtaken by Taken 3 at the top of the North American box office chart after spending three weeks in the top spot.
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Kerry urges stronger India-US ties

Monday, January 12th 2015, 12:12
related countries: India India

US Secretary of State John Kerry calls for stronger US-Indian trade ties at an international investor conference ahead of President Barack Obama's visit to India this month.
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VIDEO: New GM car unveiled after 'hard' 2014

Monday, January 12th 2015, 11:43

The BBC's Samira Hussain reports from the North American International Auto Show, where General Motors will be keen to put 2014's year of car recalls behind them.
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VIDEO: Bagram detainees describe suffering

Monday, January 12th 2015, 11:05

The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder speaks to two men released from Bagram, one of the sites singled out in the US Senate interrogation report into the CIA's 'brutal' techniques used on terror suspects.
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Sarver pulls out of Rangers takeover

Monday, January 12th 2015, 7:19
related places: Sarver

American banker Robert Sarver pulls out of takeover talks with Rangers after his second offer for the club is rejected.
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Five shot at Chris Brown gig in US

Sunday, January 11th 2015, 20:46
related places: San Francisco

Police say a shooting has injured five people near a club where Chris Brown was performing near San Francisco.
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Shire to buy US rival in $5.2bn deal

Sunday, January 11th 2015, 20:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK pharmaceutical company Shire has clinched a deal to buy US rival NPS Pharmaceuticals for $5.2bn (£3.4bn).
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VIDEO: Freed Cuban activist speaks to BBC

Sunday, January 11th 2015, 6:37
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The Cuban government releases more opposition activists, in what is believed to be part of an agreement with the US to have diplomatic links restored.
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Cilic withdraws from Australian Open

Saturday, January 10th 2015, 11:35
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Croatia Croatia

Great Britain's James Ward gains a place in the Australian Open as injured US Open champion Marin Cilic withdraws.
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SpaceX rocket test ends in crash

Saturday, January 10th 2015, 10:35
related places: Falcon

US company SpaceX says its experiment to bring part of its Falcon rocket down to a soft landing on a floating sea platform did not work.
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VIDEO: Over 100 vehicles in Michigan pile-up

Saturday, January 10th 2015, 8:30
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Michigan

A Canadian truck driver was killed and 23 other people were injured after a pile-up of more than 100 vehicles on a major road in the United States.
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US 'recommends charges' for Petraeus

Saturday, January 10th 2015, 1:07

US prosecutors recommend bringing criminal charges against ex-CIA director David Petraeus, the New York Times reports.
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Wintry feel to US politics in 2015

Saturday, January 10th 2015, 0:17

Bipartisan coolness will hamper US political progress in 2015
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VIDEO: Do Native Americans play soccer?

Friday, January 9th 2015, 23:00

Visiting a Native American reservation on a search for soccer
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US bishop to face hit-and-run charge

Friday, January 9th 2015, 21:40
related places: Maryland, Baltimore

Maryland's first female Episcopalian bishop will face charges over a hit-and-run crash that killed a cyclist in Baltimore, prosecutors say.
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Dozens of Cuban activists released

Friday, January 9th 2015, 21:02
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The Cuban government releases more opposition activists, in what is believed to be part of an agreement with the US to have diplomatic links restored.
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US House passes Keystone pipeline bill

Friday, January 9th 2015, 20:56
related places: Keystone

The US House has passed a bill approving the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.
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Murray wins but GB exit Hopman Cup

Friday, January 9th 2015, 15:46
related countries: Poland Poland

Andy Murray and Heather Watson win but Great Britain miss out as Poland and US reach the Hopman Cup final.
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US adds 252,000 jobs in December

Friday, January 9th 2015, 15:11

The US economy caps year of strong jobs growth with a fall in the unemployment rate from 5.8% to 5.6%.
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Rebels want $5m US bounty for LRA man

Friday, January 9th 2015, 11:59
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Seleka rebels in the Central Africa Republic say they should be given the $5m US reward for capturing a Ugandan militia leader wanted for war crimes.
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Actor Rod Taylor dies in LA aged 84

Friday, January 9th 2015, 2:46
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Birds

Australian actor Rod Taylor, who starred in The Time Machine and Alfred Hitchcock's thriller The Birds, dies aged 84, US reports say.
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Asian stocks in mostly upbeat mood

Friday, January 9th 2015, 2:03
related places: Stocks, Asia, Friday

Stocks in Asia are boosted again on Friday, after US markets moved higher on expectations of positive US jobs data due out later.
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Costa Rica boat accident kills three

Friday, January 9th 2015, 1:36
related countries: Canada Canada, Costa Rica Costa Rica, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A boat carrying more than 100 people sinks on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast killing a British, an American and a Canadian tourist.
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JC Penney and Macy's to cut jobs

Friday, January 9th 2015, 0:33
related places: Macy

Two major US department store chains, JC Penney and Macy's, announce plans to close stores and cut thousands of jobs.
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Boston to bid for 2024 Olympics

Friday, January 9th 2015, 0:11

Boston is put forward by the United States Olympic Committee as a candidate city for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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US to hold migration talks in Cuba

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 23:57
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

US Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson announces she will lead a high level delegation travelling to Havana later this month.
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Girl, five, thrown off US bridge

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 20:50
related places: Florida

A Florida man has been charged with murder after police say he threw his five-year-old daughter off a bridge in St Petersburg.
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Unreported deaths cost Honda $70m

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 19:20
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Honda

Japanese carmaker Honda is fined a record $70m by US regulators for failing to report 1,729 deaths and injuries to authorities.
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US to close 15 bases in Europe

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 17:38

The US will close 15 military bases across Europe, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel confirms, to save the Pentagon $500m (£300m) a year.
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Baby born to freed Cuban agent

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 10:26
related countries: Cuba Cuba

A baby girl is born to recently a released Cuban spy after US authorities allowed him to send his sperm to Cuba to have his wife artificially inseminated.
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Asian stocks follow Wall St higher

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 8:18
related places: Stocks, Wall Street, Asia

Stocks in Asia mostly show gains, following Wall Street's lead and buoyed by a positive jobs survey in the US.
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Sarver raises Rangers bid to £20m

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 7:33

American businessman Robert Sarver increases his offer to buy Rangers to £20m and offers a short-term loan of £6.5m.
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VIDEO: "Americans, this is pointless"

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 0:51

The things about the American Way that baffle foreigners
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Alan Dershowitz: A high-flying lawyer's unwanted publicity

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 21:02

The fiery US lawyer in an unwanted spotlight
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Ex-police chief in US murder trial

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 20:57

South Carolina prosecutors say the 2011 killing of an unarmed black man by a former police chief was a "senseless act of violence".
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Sony Pictures hackers 'got sloppy'

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 20:51
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US is confident that North Korea was behind the Sony Pictures cyber-attack because the hackers were "sloppy" enough to leave a trail, says the FBI.
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US temperatures 'dangerously' low

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 19:58

Temperatures across much of the northern and eastern US are plunging to "dangerously cold" levels, the National Weather Service says.
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Fed rate rise before April unlikely

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 19:34

US Federal Reserve officials do not believe that they will raise the benchmark short-term interest rate before April, minutes released on Wednesday reveal.
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US forces hold LRA commander

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 16:25
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic
related places: Lord

Uganda's military confirms that a senior commander from the Lord's Resistance Army has been taken into custody by US forces in the Central African Republic.
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US lawyer in Andrew sex case sued

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 10:39
related places: Andrew

US lawyers file a defamation suit against Alan Dershowitz, an American lawyer accused with Prince Andrew of having sex with an underage girl.
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VIDEO: Moment 1795 time capsule is opened

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 3:29

A 220-year-old time capsule containing coins, documents and other artefacts left by US founding fathers Samuel Adams and Paul Revere was opened by Massachusetts officials on Tuesday.
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Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 2:49
related places: Andrew

US lawyer Alan Dershowitz has begun legal action to clear his name after court papers separately accuse him, and Prince Andrew, of having sex with an underage girl.
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FTC warns on data grabbed by gadgets

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 0:26

A "deeply personal" picture of every consumer could be grabbed by futuristic smart gadgets, warned the chair of the US Federal Trade Commission.
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US pledges Mexico drugs support

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 22:56
related countries: Mexico Mexico

President Barack Obama pledges to help Mexico in its fight against drug-related violence, after talks with his counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto.
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Boehner survives US House rebellion

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 22:25
related places: Congress

The Republican leader of the US House of Representatives, John Boehner, survives a conservative rebellion to win re-election as Speaker.
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Cuba 'frees US-listed prisoners'

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 22:11
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The Cuban government has released some of the 53 political prisoners on a US list, the state department says, amid a thaw in US-Cuban relations.
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Bill Cosby sued for 'defamation'

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 13:16

Two women who have accused Bill Cosby of historical sex offences join a defamation action against the US comedian.
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US rejects Venezuela prisoner swap

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 11:31
related countries: Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, Venezuela Venezuela

US officials rule out swapping a jailed Puerto Rican nationalist for imprisoned Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.
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SpaceX scrubs rocket recovery launch

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 11:24
related places: Falcon

US company SpaceX has postponed an experiment to bring part of its Falcon rocket down to a soft landing on a floating sea platform.
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'Unique' life of having two penises

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 11:07

US man with diphallia tells of 'unique' life with two penises
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Judge accepts trainers as bail bond

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 10:27

A man has avoided jail after a judge in the US state of Massachusetts accepted a pair of $85 Nike trainers as a bail bond
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Pride director defends US marketing

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 10:04
related places: Pride

Pride director Matthew Warchus says he "understands" why gay references were removed from the film's US DVD cover.
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VIDEO: Syrian war horrors on show in US

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 8:02
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Washington

Syria atrocities on display in the US
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US governor sworn in for fourth term

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 4:56

California Governor Jerry Brown makes history as he is sworn in for a record-breaking fourth term, setting out ambitious targets for climate change.
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US opposes Palestinian tax freeze

Monday, January 5th 2015, 23:00
related countries: Israel Israel

The US opposes Israel's freeze on the transfer of tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority over its bid to join the International Criminal Court.
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US oil falls below $50 a barrel

Monday, January 5th 2015, 22:06

The US oil price falls below $50 a barrel for the first time since April 2009 as investors continue to fear a global supply glut and weak demand.
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US skiers killed in Alps avalanche

Monday, January 5th 2015, 21:33
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Alps

Two junior members of the US ski team are killed in an avalanche near the forthcoming World Cup race venue in the Austrian Alps.
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US charges over Gambia 'coup plot'

Monday, January 5th 2015, 20:59
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia

Two men have been charged in the US with attempting to overthrow The Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh, the justice department says.
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US shares drop sharply on oil fears

Monday, January 5th 2015, 20:09
related places: Monday

Leading US stock indexes declined sharply on Monday, as plunging oil prices worried investors.
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