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$1tn US spending deal edges closer

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 18:11

US Congressional leaders have reached an agreement on a $1.1tn (£701.6bn) spending bill ahead of a looming Thursday evening deadline.
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Humpback whales return to New York

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 17:56
related places: New York

Just off the coast of the most populated city in the US, humpback whales have been frequenting the shores of New York City at rates much higher than usual.
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Venezuela slams US sanction threat

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 16:48
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reacts angrily to the passing of a bill by US senators which would impose sanctions on a number of Venezuelan officials.
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Polish ex-leader admits CIA prisons

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 16:44
related countries: Poland Poland

Former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski admits his country let the CIA run a secret prison on its territory following the 9/11 attacks on the US.
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CIA report sparks prosecution calls

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 15:43
related places: Senate

The UN and rights groups call for US officials involved in "brutal" CIA interrogations of al-Qaeda suspects to be prosecuted.
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Kanye and Usher to get BET honours

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 10:54
related places: Usher

US rapper Kanye West and singer Usher will be honoured for their achievements at the BET awards next year
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VIDEO: Royal couple end US trip with gala

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 6:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cambridge, New York, Duke

A gala in New York to mark the 600th anniversary of the Scottish university where they first met, has drawn a close to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's visit to the United States.
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US approves Verma as India envoy

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 5:17
related countries: India India

The US Senate unanimously approves Richard Verma as the new US ambassador to India, the first Indian-American to step into that role.
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VIDEO: Obama on 'brutal activity after 9/11'

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 3:43
related places: Senate

President Obama says the US was engaged in "brutal activity after 9/11", following the release of a Senate report on CIA enhanced interrogation techniques.
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Detroit poised to exit bankruptcy

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 22:59
related places: Detroit

The largest US city to go broke will officially exit bankruptcy on Wednesday, according to a letter from its emergency manager.
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DNA scientist to get back sold Nobel

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 22:57

Russia's richest man Alisher Usmanov reveals that he bought US scientist James Watson's Nobel Prize gold medal in order to return it to him.
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Royal couple visit 9/11 memorial

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 21:16
related places: Cambridge, Duke, New York

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the 9/11 terror attacks memorial in New York on the final day of their visit to the US east coast.
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Supreme Court rejects Amazon pay case

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 20:47
related places: Amazon

The US Supreme Court rules that workers at an Amazon warehouse are not entitled to be paid for time spent waiting for mandatory security checks before or after shifts.
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American 'planned attacks in Israel'

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 19:39
related countries: Israel Israel

A US citizen being held in Israel on weapons charges has told investigators he was considering attacking Muslim holy sites, Israeli police say.
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Abercrombie & Fitch boss steps down

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 19:32

Mike Jeffries, the controversial head of US clothing chain Abercrombie & Fitch, resigns as the firm struggles with changing teen shopping preferences.
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Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 16:17

Michael Corbat, the chief executive of US bank Citigroup, says the firm will set aside $2.7bn (£1.7bn) in the fourth-quarter due to rising legal costs.
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US to publish CIA 'torture' report

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 14:18
related places: Security, White House

Details of the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" techniques are set to be revealed in a long-awaited Senate report, due to be published later.
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Amazon warns US over drone rules

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 14:04
related places: Amazon

Amazon has said it may take its drone delivery research outside the US because of strict regulation of the unmanned aircraft.
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VIDEO: CIA report raises threat to US

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 13:54
related places: Senate

There are fears that the publication of a Senate report on CIA interrogation methods could trigger an attack on the US.
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US Senate passes Venezuela sanctions

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 13:07
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The US Senate backs a bill which would impose travel bans and economic sanctions on Venezuelan officials found to have violated protesters' rights.
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Boyhood and Birdman make AFI list

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 10:18

The American Film Institute picks its top 11 films of 2014, including Boyhood, Birdman, Unbroken and Interstellar.
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'Chokehold' demo as royals visit US

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 5:39
related places: Cambridge, Duke, New York

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend a basketball game in New York as about 200 people demonstrate nearby against police violence.
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Syria war: Southern rebels see US as key to success

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 5:22
related countries: Syria Syria

Will US make or break march of the rebels in Syria's south?
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VIDEO: Jet crashes in Maryland killing six

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 3:05
related places: Maryland, Gaithersburg

A private jet has crashed in Gaithersburg, Maryland, in the United States, killing at least six people, as Wendy Urquhart reports.
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Prince William in first Obama talks

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 1:45
related places: Cambridge, White House

Prince William meets US President Barack Obama and makes a speech on the illegal wildlife trade, while his wife visits a Harlem children's organisation.
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Guantanamo six 'free in Uruguay'

Monday, December 8th 2014, 22:53
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay

Uruguay says it is granting complete freedom to six former Guantanamo Bay inmates released by the US to the South American country at the weekend.
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'More troops pledged' to IS campaign

Monday, December 8th 2014, 21:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A top US commander says 1,500 more coalition troops are to be sent to Iraq to bolster the fight against Islamic State militants.
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McDonald's sales continue to decline

Monday, December 8th 2014, 19:15
related places: McDonald

Sales at McDonald's outlets in the United States fell 4.6% in November - more than double the expected decline.
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VIDEO: Prince and President in Oval Office

Monday, December 8th 2014, 16:54
related places: Cambridge, White House, President, Prince George

The Duke of Cambridge meets Barack Obama at the White House - telling the US President that in the excitement of Prince George's birth he forgot to check whether he was a boy or a girl.
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'No change' to US hostage raid policy

Monday, December 8th 2014, 16:26

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says there is no need for a review into operations to free Americans held by militants despite recent failures.
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Second night of violent US protests

Monday, December 8th 2014, 15:38
related places: California

Angry protesters in California continue to rally against the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of white police.
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BP loses latest US oil spill appeal

Monday, December 8th 2014, 15:37
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The US Supreme Court rejects oil giant BP's latest legal challenge to a settlement agreement over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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Hunger Games unmoved at US box office

Monday, December 8th 2014, 14:22
related countries: Canada Canada

The latest Hunger Games film remains at the top of the US and Canada box office chart after a slow weekend for North America's cinemas.
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Asia shares up despite economic data

Monday, December 8th 2014, 9:39
related countries: Japan Japan

Asian shares were higher despite weak Chinese trade data and news that Japan's recession was deeper than originally estimated.
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Sting and Hanks honoured by Obama

Monday, December 8th 2014, 9:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Washington, Oscar, Hanks

British singer Sting and Oscar-winning US actor Tom Hanks are feted in Washington as recipients of this year's Kennedy Center honours.
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Guantanamo six arrive in Uruguay

Monday, December 8th 2014, 0:26
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay

Six prisoners who spent 12 years at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre arrive in Uruguay after being released by the United States.
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Spieth wins as Woods ties for last

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 23:13
related places: Woods

American Jordan Spieth won the Hero World Challenge by 10 shots, with Tiger Woods finishing in a tie for last place.
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US 'unaware' of second Yemen hostage

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 21:10
related countries: Yemen Yemen

US forces who tried to free hostage Luke Somers from al-Qaeda in Yemen did not know the identity of his fellow detainee, a US official says.
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BP quickens job cuts over oil fall

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 21:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Oil giant BP says it is accelerating plans to cut hundreds of jobs within its back-office departments - many based in the UK and US.
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US 'repatriates Taliban chief'

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 14:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Bagram, Taliban

The US is reported to have repatriated to Pakistan a senior Pakistani Taliban commander, Latif Mehsud, who was held at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan.
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US frees six Guantanamo detainees

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 11:47
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay

The US says it has released six men held at Guantanamo Bay on suspicion of ties to al-Qaeda and has sent them to Uruguay for resettlement.
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US reporter charged by Iran court

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 5:08
related countries: Iran Iran

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, detained in Iran for more than four months, is formally charged with unspecified crimes.
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US Republicans boost Senate majority

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 4:22
related places: Louisiana, Senate

US Republicans increase their majority in the Senate after a runoff in Louisiana from the mid-term elections ends in defeat for the Democrats.
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Obama tested following sore throat

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 23:18
related places: Washington, White House

US President Barack Obama has briefly visited a Washington hospital for tests following a persistent sore throat, the White House says.
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Vonn wins in second race back

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 22:14

American skier Lindsey Vonn takes her 60th World Cup win in just her second race back after almost a year out through injury.
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Hostages killed in Yemen rescue bid

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 18:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US journalist Luke Somers and South African teacher Pierre Korkie are killed by al-Qaeda militants in Yemen during a rescue attempt by special forces.
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Orion: Uncertainty ahead for new US spaceship

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 17:54
related places: Mars

The distant - very distant - prospects of a landing on Mars
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Prince William to meet Obama in US

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 10:25
related places: Monday

The Duke of Cambridge will meet President Obama at the White House on Monday, during a three-day visit to the US with the Duchess of Cambridge.
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'Bid to rescue' US hostage in Yemen

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 9:02
related countries: Yemen Yemen

US and Yemeni forces launch an operation to rescue British-born US hostage Luke Somers who has been held by al-Qaeda militants, reports say.
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Grand jury to consider NYC shooting

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 4:29

A US grand jury will consider charges in the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in New York City, as protests over other deaths continue.
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UN 'concerned' at US jury decisions

Friday, December 5th 2014, 20:59

UN human rights experts express "legitimate concerns" over no charges being brought against US policemen involved in two civilian deaths.
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Orion spaceship makes splashdown

Friday, December 5th 2014, 20:40
related places: Orion, Pacific

The US space agency's new Orion crew capsule completes its maiden, unmanned voyage with a splashdown in the Pacific.
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France agrees Holocaust rail payout

Friday, December 5th 2014, 20:24
related countries: France France

France and the US agree a compensation package for Holocaust victims deported by the French state rail company during World War Two.
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Delia's files for bankruptcy

Friday, December 5th 2014, 18:41
related places: Delia

The once-popular US teen retailer Delia's says it will liquidate all of its stores and file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, after failing to report an annual profit since 2007.
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VIDEO: Jackson on 'pattern of injustice' in US

Friday, December 5th 2014, 17:34

Civil rights activist Rev Jesse Jackson has spoken out against what he says is "a pattern of injustice" in the United States.
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Obama names Carter as defence pick

Friday, December 5th 2014, 16:06
related places: Carter

US President Barack Obama has officially nominated former Pentagon official Ashton Carter as the new US defence secretary.
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US adds 321,000 jobs in November

Friday, December 5th 2014, 14:30

The US economy added 321,000 jobs in November, official figures show.
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Orion deep space capsule launches

Friday, December 5th 2014, 12:06
related places: Orion, Florida

The US space agency's new Orion crew capsule launches from Florida on an unmanned technology demonstration mission.
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Fargo withheld from US awards race

Friday, December 5th 2014, 11:25
related places: America, Fargo

Hit US television series Fargo is not entered for the Writers Guild of America awards in a wrangle over categories.
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New protests over Eric Garner death

Friday, December 5th 2014, 11:09
related places: New York

Protesters take to the streets in New York and other US cities for a second night, over the choking death of a black man restrained by a policeman.
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US hostage's family in video appeal

Friday, December 5th 2014, 8:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Yemen Yemen

The family of UK-born American hostage Luke Somers release a video appealing to al-Qaeda militants in Yemen to "show mercy" and release him.
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Mazda expands US airbag recall

Friday, December 5th 2014, 8:02
related places: Mazda

Mazda has doubled its US recall for potentially faulty Takata air bags to about 87,000 cars.
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Japan Nikkei sees sixth day of gains

Friday, December 5th 2014, 6:47
related places: Friday

Japanese shares see their sixth consecutive day of gains on Friday, marking their longest winning streak since August, as the yen also hits records.
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Reported US military sex assaults up

Friday, December 5th 2014, 0:10

Reported sexual assaults in the US military rise by 8% this year to 5,983, with nearly two-thirds of those who reported saying they faced retaliation.
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VIDEO: Obama: Americans feel deep unfairness

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 22:22
related places: New York

President Obama has said many Americans sense a "deep unfairness" within the US criminal justice system, following the death of a black man who was placed in an apparent chokehold by a white police officer.
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Chimpanzee 'has no human rights'

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 21:50

A chimpanzee is not entitled to the same rights as people and does not have to be freed from captivity by its owner, a US court has ruled.
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Orion 'Mars ship' launch postponed

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 21:44

The first test flight of the US space agency's Orion "Mars ship" is postponed by 24 hours because of weather and technical issues.
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US reveals Yemen hostage rescue bid

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 21:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Yemen Yemen

The US reveals that last month it tried to rescue British-born American hostage Luke Somers, who is being held by al-Qaeda militants in Yemen.
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Cosby Navy honorary title revoked

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 20:53

The US Navy withdraws Bill Cosby's honorary title, claiming allegations of sexual abuse against the actor are in conflict with their core values.
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US fast food worker protests expand

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 20:07

US fast food worker protests expand to 190 cities as the movement to raise the minimum wage in the US to $15 (£9.57) an hour reaches its two-year anniversary.
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US grand jury system 'broken'

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 19:03

Civil rights leaders label the US grand jury system "broken" after the death of a man being restrained in New York, as a federal report uncovers "excessive force" by Cleveland police.
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Police leap to defence of chokehold officer

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 18:59

Police in US vent anger at chokehold reaction
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'Largest US homeless camp' cleared

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 17:46

Californian police move in to clear "the Jungle", a homeless encampment in Silicon Valley thought to be the largest in the US.
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UAE arrests woman over US killing

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 14:28
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi

A local woman is arrested in the United Arab Emirates, suspected of murdering an American teacher in an Abu Dhabi shopping centre.
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Orion 'Mars ship' set for test flight

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 12:05
related places: Orion, Mars, Cape Canaveral

Orion, the US space capsule that could one day help get humans to Mars, is about to make its maiden flight from Cape Canaveral.
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US hostage 'appears in Yemen video'

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 11:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Yemen Yemen

Al-Qaeda militants based in Yemen have published a video purporting to show a British-born US hostage and threatening to kill him.
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Google plans child-friendly products

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 11:23
related places: Chrome

Google is developing child-friendly versions of its search site, Chrome browser and video-sharing service YouTube, according to a US report.
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US probe into NY chokehold death

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 10:05
related places: New York

US officials order a probe after a grand jury decides not to charge a white New York police officer over the death of a black man he was restraining.
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Petition against EU-US trade talks

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 8:32

A petition calling for an end to negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP, has got a million signatures
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VIDEO: Cosby urged to allow court cases

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 4:20

The American comedian Bill Cosby has been urged to waive his rights under the statute of limitations, so the courts can hear new allegations of sexual assault.
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How the West is cutting teen pregnancy

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 1:59
related places: West

Is it true that one in three US teenagers gets pregnant?
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IS setting up Libya camps, US says

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 1:30
related countries: Libya Libya

Islamic State has set up training camps in militant-held areas of eastern Libya, the general heading the US Africa command says.
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Cosby urged to allow court cases

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 22:40

US comedian Bill Cosby is urged to waive the statute of limitations and allow women alleging he sexually abused them to go to court.
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Takata refuses airbag recall demand

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 20:01
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Takata

The Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata refuses a request by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to expand a recall of cars containing its faulty airbags.
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McCain sparks Hungary diplomatic row

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 19:31
related countries: Hungary Hungary
related places: Budapest

Hungary summons the top US diplomat in Budapest after Senator John McCain describes Prime Minister Viktor Orban as a "neo-fascist dictator".
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Execution stay for mentally ill man

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 19:30
related places: Texas

A US appeals court orders a stay of execution for Scott Panetti, a schizophrenic Texas inmate set to be executed on Wednesday.
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US: Any Iran strikes on IS positive

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 18:43
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

The US secretary of state says Iranian military action against Islamic State in Iraq would be "positive", despite Iran denying co-operation on any strikes.
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US pair leave Qatar after acquittal

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 16:50
related countries: Qatar Qatar

A US couple fly out of Qatar following a three-day delay, after an appeals court clears them of wrongdoing in their daughter's death.
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Wall Street edges higher on job data

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 16:30

US shares rise in Wednesday morning trading despite mixed news from the job market.
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Walmart deny 'stalling' over Morgan

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 10:49
related places: Morgan

US retail giant Walmart refutes claims made by lawyers for Tracy Morgan that it is dragging its heels over a legal action related to a car crash in which the 30 Rock comedian was injured.
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VIDEO: Printing a 3D portrait of Obama

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 10:09

President Obama has become the first US president to have his portrait produced through a 3D scanning process.
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Nikkei in fourth day of gains

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 9:14

Japan's benchmark Nikkei index climbs to a fresh seven-year high as investor sentiment is buoyed over a weaker yen.
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Iranian jets 'bombing IS' in Iraq

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 9:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iran has made air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq in recent days, though not in co-ordination with the US, the Pentagon says.
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Bill Cosby accused of molesting girl

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 5:52

US comedian Bill Cosby is sued for sexual assault by a woman who says he molested her when she was 15 at the Playboy mansion in Los Angeles.
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Alan Gross: The key to a US-Cuba thaw

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 3:18

Hopes for US-Cuba thaw rest largely on the fate of one man
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Obama demands $6bn for Ebola fight

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 23:42
related places: Congress

US President Barack Obama renews calls for Congress to approve $6bn (£3.8bn) in emergency aid to fight the deadly Ebola outbreak.
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Brown relative probed for 'incitement'

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 22:38
related places: Ferguson

The stepfather of Michael Brown is investigated over allegations of inciting illegal activity during protests last week about the US teenager's death in Ferguson.
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Widespread power outage in Detroit

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 19:56
related places: Detroit

Dozens of municipal buildings in the US city of Detroit, including fire departments, schools and courts, have lost power.
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'Mentally ill' man fights execution

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 16:04
related places: Texas, Lawyers

Lawyers for Scott Panetti, a schizophrenic Texas inmate set to be executed this week, have called on the US Supreme Court to halt the lethal injection.
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Ashton Carter is Obama's defence pick

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 15:24

US President Barack Obama is expected to nominate former Pentagon official Ashton Carter as the new US defence secretary.
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