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IMF asks Fed to delay rate rise

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 15:11

The International Monetary Fund urges the US Federal Reserve to delay any interest rate rise until 2016.
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VIDEO: Fifa's Jack Warner: I fear for my life

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 7:15

Former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner says in a televised address that he fears for his life in the wake of the US corruption investigation.
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Texas executes 67-year-old killer

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 3:52
related places: Texas

Texas executes a 67-year-old man who was convicted of killing four men in 1983 after the US Supreme Court denied him a final appeal.
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VIDEO: Pentagon sent live anthrax by mistake

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 2:53

Live anthrax was mistakenly sent to 51 labs in 17 American states and three other countries, more than double the original estimate.
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Chafee announces US presidential bid

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 0:24
related places: Rhode Island

Former US senator and Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee will seek the nomination of the Democratic party to run for US president in 2016.
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US state passes 'Burning Man tax'

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 0:04
related places: Nevada

The US state of Nevada has approved a new tax on live entertainment, which includes a 9% charge on tickets for events such as the Burning Man festival.
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VIDEO: Pentagon shows anthrax safety precautions

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 22:57

The Pentagon has confirmed that live samples of anthrax have been sent to 51 laboratories across the US and to three foreign countries.
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US anthrax scare widens to 51 labs

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 19:54

More than 50 labs in 17 US states and three foreign countries have been posted samples of live anthrax, the Pentagon says.
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Boston suspects 'plotted beheading'

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 19:41

Two Massachusetts men were plotting to behead police officers when one was killed and another arrested, US media report.
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Fed says economy returned to growth

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 19:37
related places: May

The US Federal Reserve says the economy expanded between April and May in its latest assessment of the economy, rebounding from a contraction in the first quarter.
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US students go to Germany for free college

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 15:29
related countries: Germany Germany

US students head to Germany for free college degrees
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'No shale gas revolution in Europe'

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 13:13

There will be no US-style shale gas revolution in Europe, the president of the International Gas Union (IGU) has told the BBC.
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US: 10,000 IS militants killed

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 11:58

More than 10,000 Islamic State fighters have been killed since a US-led coalition launched a campaign against it nine months ago, the US says.
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VIDEO: US man escapes from sinking truck

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 11:39
related places: Santa Barbara

A Californian man escapes from his sinking truck after reportedly failing to properly detach his boat from it at a launch in Santa Barbara.
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Blatter 'under investigation in US'

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 11:34

Outgoing Fifa president Sepp Blatter is being investigated by US officials as part of their inquiry into corruption, US media reports say.
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OECD slashes US growth forecast

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 11:32

The OECD slashes its US growth forecast for this year and next and given the global economy a "B minus" in its bi-annual assessment.
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Writer Taslima Nasreen flees to US

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 10:54
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, India India

Award-winning Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen has fled from India to the US after she was named as an al-Qaeda target, a rights group says.
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Asian stocks lower on Greece worries

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 9:39
related countries: Greece Greece

Asian markets were mostly lower on Wednesday as concerns about Greece's ability to repay an IMF loan due on Friday knocked confidence among investors.
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US Senate curtails data collection

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 1:49

The US Senate approves the Freedom Act so spy agencies can resume data collection, but with major restrictions.
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John Kerry's leg surgery a success

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 22:04

US Secretary of State John Kerry undergoes successfully surgery on a broken leg and will be "walking by Wednesday", his doctors say.
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Sepp Blatter to quit as Fifa president

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 21:10

Sepp Blatter is to resign as president of Fifa amid a corruption scandal and is reportedly under investigation in the US.
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Why do so many Chinese students choose US universities?

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 21:02
related countries: China China
related places: Why

Why do so many Chinese students choose US colleges?
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Boston police kill terror suspect

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 20:02
related places: Boston

Officials say the man attacked officers with a large knife after being approached by a Boston police officer and an FBI agent.
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VIDEO: Secret tests show US airport security lapses

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 19:56

A top US official has pledged reforms after tests found that airport screeners allowed mock explosives and weapons through security checkpoints 95% of the time.
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US medals for overlooked WW1 heroes

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 19:05

President Barack Obama awards two World War One army heroes, one black and one Jewish, posthumous medals for their heroics 100 years ago.
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Ex-retail boss in restraining order

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 18:10

The retailer American Apparel has been granted a restraining order against its former boss, Dov Charney.
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Fifa admits SA $10m payout to Warner

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 13:04
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Warner

Fifa says it paid $10m (£6.5m) to a Caribbean football body led by Jack Warner, who is charged by the US with corruption, at South Africa's request.
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US airport security reforms ordered

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 12:28

A top US official has pledged reforms after tests found that airport screeners allowed mock explosives and weapons through security checkpoints 95% of the time.
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US labels Shining Path 'drug gang'

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 10:55
related countries: Peru Peru

Peru's Shining Path Maoist rebel group is designated a "significant foreign narcotics trafficker" by the US Treasury.
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Kerry injury 'won't slow Iran talks'

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 1:29
related countries: France France
related places: Boston

Negotiations with Iran about its nuclear programme will continue despite US Secretary of State John Kerry's recent injury, US officials say.
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VIDEO: Sport plays part in US-Cuba thaw

Monday, June 1st 2015, 22:43
related countries: Cuba Cuba

As relations improve between the US and Cuba, sport is also playing it part.
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Russian planes fly near US warship

Monday, June 1st 2015, 22:23
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian warplanes have made several close passes in recent days over a US destroyer in the Black Sea, the Pentagon said.
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US hostage released in Yemen

Monday, June 1st 2015, 21:20
related countries: Yemen Yemen

One of four Americans held by Houthi rebels in civil war-torn Yemen has been released, the US State Department says.
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Stocks on Wall Street close higher

Monday, June 1st 2015, 20:42
related places: Wall Street

US stocks close higher, buoyed by merger news and encouraging economic figures.
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Tourist killed in SA lion attack

Monday, June 1st 2015, 17:43
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A tourist believed to be from the US is killed in a South African game park after a lion jumped through a car window, an official tells the BBC.
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US Muslim in Abercrombie hijab win

Monday, June 1st 2015, 17:30
related places: Abercrombie

The US Supreme Court rules in favour of a Muslim woman denied a job at Abercrombie & Fitch because of her headscarf.
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US anti-terror spying powers expire

Monday, June 1st 2015, 16:13
related places: Senate

US laws allowing the bulk collection of Americans' phone data expire, after Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul scuppers a Senate deal.
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US manufacturing picks up pace

Monday, June 1st 2015, 16:03
related places: May

US manufacturing picks up pace in May, providing hope that the US economy is rebounding from the first quarter of the year.
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BAT agrees to buy cigarette firm TDR

Monday, June 1st 2015, 15:11
related countries: Croatia Croatia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British American Tobacco agrees to buy cigarette firm TDR from Croatia's Adris Grupa.
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China shares lead gains across Asia

Monday, June 1st 2015, 13:46
related places: Monday, Asia

Shares in China lead gains across much of Asia after a survey indicates that activity in China's major factories picked up in May.
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San Andreas storms US box office

Monday, June 1st 2015, 9:28
related places: San Andreas

Earthquake disaster movie San Andreas, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has topped the US box office with $53.2m over the weekend, allaying fears that audiences in quake-prone regions would be put off seeing it.
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US vows to play 'pivotal' Asia role

Monday, June 1st 2015, 9:10
related countries: China China
related places: Asia

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter says the US will continue to play a "pivotal" role in Asia, amid fresh tensions over China's maritime claims.
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VIDEO: 'Guat hunting' hate crime in Florida

Monday, June 1st 2015, 1:16
related places: Florida

The hate crime scaring many in the US
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Senate in urgent surveillance debate

Monday, June 1st 2015, 0:54

The US Senate is meeting in a rare weekend sitting to try to avert the expiry of anti-terrorist laws that let security services collect phone data.
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92-year-old sets marathon age record

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 22:32

American Harriette Thompson, at the age of 92 years and 65 days, becomes the oldest woman to finish a marathon.
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Kerry breaks leg in bicycle accident

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 13:57
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

US Secretary of State John Kerry is taken to hospital in Switzerland after breaking his leg in a bicycle crash in the French Alps.
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Gatlin equals personal best in 200m

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 12:18
related places: Shelly

Justin Gatlin equals his personal best in the 200m with a world-leading time of 19.68 seconds in Eugene, Oregon.
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US police 'kill two people a day'

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 11:31

The number of people shot dead by US police is twice as high as official figures show, suggests data gathered by The Washington Post newspaper.
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Joe Biden's son dies of cancer at 46

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 6:50

Beau Biden, the son of US Vice-President Joe Biden, dies of brain cancer at the age of 46.
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O'Malley enters US presidential race

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 17:22
related places: Maryland, Baltimore

Martin O'Malley, former governor of Maryland and mayor of Baltimore, says he is seeking the Democratic nomination for presidential elections in 2016.
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VIDEO: Blatter asked if Fifa is 'rotten'

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 10:53

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has responded to questions about the arrests of Fifa officials under an American anti-corruption warrant.
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US demands China halt reclamations

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 7:59
related countries: China China

The US calls for an "immediate halt" to land reclamation in disputed areas of the South China Sea, saying China is "out of step" with international rules.
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VIDEO: Cuba removed from US terrorism list

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 4:43
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The United States has removed Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism.
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VIDEO: US calls halt to land reclamation

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 3:41

The United States has called for an immediate and lasting halt to reclamation works by all claimants in disputed waters in the South China Sea.
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US discovers more anthrax shipments

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 1:03
related countries: Australia Australia

The US military orders a review into how it handles anthrax, after discovering more cases of live anthrax sent to laboratories, including one in Australia.
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American Express president dies

Friday, May 29th 2015, 20:28
related places: New York

American Express said its president, Ed Gilligan, died after becoming ill on a flight to New York
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US gunman deemed 'legally sane'

Friday, May 29th 2015, 20:22
related places: Colorado

A court-appointed psychiatrist has testified the gunman who carried out a 2012 attack on a Colorado cinema was mentally ill but "legally sane" when it happened.
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Spain to host US rapid reaction force

Friday, May 29th 2015, 18:44
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Africa

Spain has agreed to host a US rapid reaction military force to deal with crises in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
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US spelling bee champs tie for win

Friday, May 29th 2015, 16:22

The two co-champions of Thursday night's annual Scripps National Spelling Bee are sharing a trophy, marking the second year in a row the contest ended in a tie.
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US removes Cuba from terror list

Friday, May 29th 2015, 15:48
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The United States has removed Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terror, allowing the country to conduct banking in the United States, among other activities.
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US economy shrank in first quarter

Friday, May 29th 2015, 13:52

US economy contracts 0.7% after higher imports and lower investment taken into account.
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Top fugitive set for China return

Friday, May 29th 2015, 11:46
related countries: China China

A former senior official described as China's most wanted fugitive, accused of embezzling more than $40m, is set to be extradited from the US.
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US ex-speaker charged over payments

Friday, May 29th 2015, 6:20

Former US House of Representatives speaker Dennis Hastert faces charges of lying to the FBI over secret payments to cover up "prior misconduct".
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US prophet subway cartoon is blocked

Friday, May 29th 2015, 5:03

Transport officials in Washington DC block plans by a free speech group to display a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad on the subway.
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Latin Americans open Fifa enquiries

Friday, May 29th 2015, 0:19
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Brazil Brazil

Brazil begins investigations into possible Fifa corruption there, as an Argentine judge issues warrants for three businessmen wanted by the US.
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MEPs in new EU-US trade controversy

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 19:05

MEPs call for transparent and public handling of trade disputes with the US but soften their stance on controversial commercial courts.
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US charges Chinese in testing scam

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 18:35
related countries: China China
related places: Justice

The US Department of Justice has charged 15 Chinese nationals with developing a scheme to have imposters take university entrance exams.
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Pataki launches US presidential bid

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 15:38
related places: Republican

Former New York Governor George Pataki has entered contest for the Republican presidential nomination.
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US Gay Head lighthouse moves inland

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 15:27
related countries: Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean
related places: Vineyard, Martha

The Gay Head Lighthouse in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, its being moved inland on Thursday to avoid falling into the Atlantic Ocean.
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VIDEO: Putin shows his support for Blatter

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 12:02
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the US of trying to block Sepp Blatter from being re-elected as Fifa president.
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Fifa sponsors warn on 'corruption'

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 10:22
related places: Major

The annual congress of World football governing body Fifa is due to open despite sponsor concerns over the arrest of senior officials on corruption charges.
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China stock market dives more than 6%

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 10:09
related places: Wall Street

The Shanghai Composite share index in China plunges more than 6%, the biggest fall since January.
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US military shipped anthrax to labs

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 2:37
related places: Maryland

The US military accidentally sent live anthrax samples to labs across the country and a US military base in South Korea, the Pentagon says.
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Yahoo to face class action lawsuit

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 1:39

Yahoo will face a US class action lawsuit for allegedly accessing the content of emails sent to its mail users from non-Yahoo Mail accounts.
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Nebraska abolishes death penalty

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 0:06
related places: Nebraska

The US state of Nebraska has abolished the death penalty after a veto-override was passed through its legislature.
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Santorum joins race for US president

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 21:55
related places: Christian, White House

Rick Santorum, a Christian conservative who came second in the 2012 Republican primaries for president, launched a second campaign for the White House.
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Twelve missing, 19 dead in US storms

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 21:27

A large part of the southern US continues to recover from deadly floods brought on by powerful weekend storms.
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Nasdaq index closes at a record

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 21:19

The US Nasdaq stock index rallied to a record after technology and healthcare stocks advanced.
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Fifa officials 'corrupted football'

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 21:16

US prosecutors accuse Fifa officials of racketeering, fraud and money laundering involving tens of millions of dollars over a 24-year period.
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VIDEO: Texas dam reaches dangerous levels

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 21:05
related places: Dallas, Flood

Flood waters flow over a dam southwest of Dallas as a large part of the southern US continued to reel from floods brought on by powerful storms.
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US fraternity banned for three years

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 20:25

A US fraternity is banned from operating for three years after Penn State University officials accused the chapter of hazing, drug use and harassment by its members.
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CBS 'probably' in Apple TV deal

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 19:02

The chief executive of CBS says the US TV network will 'probably' sign a deal with Apple TV.
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Blair quits Middle East envoy role

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 16:41
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is to stand down from his role as Middle East envoy representing the US, Russia, the UN and the EU, sources confirm.
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Twin corruption inquiries at Fifa

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 14:43
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Two criminal inquiries into corruption at football's world governing body Fifa are under way, as seven high-ranking officials are arrested in Zurich.
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Criminals steal US tax returns

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 13:14

A security breach at the United States' Internal Revenue Service has allowed criminals to gain access to more than 100,000 tax returns.
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VIDEO: Turning Van Gogh into virtual reality

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 8:40

An American artist has turned Van Gogh's The Night Cafe into an immersive virtual reality experience.
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Japan shares notch ninth day of gains

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 8:32
related countries: Greece Greece

Japan's shares end higher for the ninth session in a row, but gains were limited as investors worried over Greece's debt talks and potentially higher US interest rates.
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Southern US flooding toll rises

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 5:48
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Houston

At least 17 people are killed and dozens injured in the US states of Oklahoma and Texas following record rainfall over the weekend.
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The man who hid behind a trail name

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 1:11

How a US hiking tradition helped hide a fugitive
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SpaceX cleared for military launches

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 23:56

The US Air Force clears billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX to launch military and spy satellites.
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Obama loses immigration appeal

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 21:18

A US court rules President Barack Obama's plans to protect almost five million illegal immigrants from deportation must stay on hold.
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Iran trial begins for US reporter

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 21:15
related countries: Iran Iran

The trial of a Washington Post journalist detained in Iran for almost 10 months on charges that include espionage opens behind closed doors in Tehran.
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Strict oversight for Cleveland police

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 19:50
related places: Cleveland, Justice

The Cleveland police department, which has been criticised for aggressive tactics against African Americans, agrees to strict US reforms.
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Jason Rezaian trial: What are Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Courts?

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 16:51
related countries: Iran Iran

The tough Iranian court trying US reporter Jason Rezaian
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Deutsche hit over unclear accounting

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 16:44

Deutsche Bank is paying $55m (£36m) to settle civil charges by US regulators for allegedly mis-stating financial reports.
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VIDEO: Stolen art returns home to Rome

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 14:15
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

The United States returns Italian antiquities, stolen in past decades and recovered in the US, to Italy.
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NBA fans trapped by flooding in US

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 13:09

Fans of NBA team Houston Rockets are trapped overnight by flash floods after watching their team beat Golden State Warriors.
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Suriname poll: Governing party leads

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 10:30
related countries: Suriname Suriname

The party of incumbent Surinamese President Desi Bouterse has a comfortable lead in parliamentary elections, preliminary results suggest.
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Fatal floods hit southern US states

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 3:10
related places: Texas, Oklahoma

Three people have died and several others are missing after severe flooding in the southern US states of Texas and Oklahoma.
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US jets escort NYC-bound flight

Monday, May 25th 2015, 21:58

Fighter jets escort a New York-bound Air France airliner, one of several commercial planes flying to the US subjected to threats.
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