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VIDEO: Refugee girl 'so happy' at US soap tribute

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 18:50

A teenage refugee has expressed her delight after a US soap opera filmed a special scene in her honour.
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First marijuana resort in US to open

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 18:21

A Native American tribe in the US state of South Dakota has said it plans to open the first marijuana resort in the US.
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US judge clears Saudis in 9/11 suit

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 14:34
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A US judge dismisses Saudi Arabia as a defendant in lawsuits brought by families of victims of the 9/11 attacks.
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Syria refugee's delight at soap scene

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 11:06
related countries: Syria Syria

A teenage Syrian refugee who travelled to Europe in her wheelchair has expressed delight after a US soap opera filmed a special scene in her honour.
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Australia bars anti-abortion campaigner

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 10:02
related countries: Australia Australia

US anti-abortion campaigner Troy Newman is stopped from flying to Australia amid fears that he could incite violence.
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Georgia executes first woman since 1945

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 8:55
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Pope

The US state of Georgia executes a woman for the first time in 70 years despite a number of last-ditch appeals, including one by the Pope.
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VIDEO: Cocaine and marijuana seized by US

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 1:21

US Coast Guard have seized drugs worth more than $40 million in the Caribbean Sea.
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US fugitive found after 24 years on run

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 23:35
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Oregon

A man wanted on suspicion of kidnapping and torturing two women in Oregon is arrested in Mexico after more than two decades on the run.
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VIDEO: Kunduz capture shows Taliban strength

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 21:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Pentagon says the capture by the Taliban of the northern Afghan city of Kunduz is a setback, but the US is confident it can be retaken by Afghan security forces.
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Chris Brown pleads for Australia visa

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 21:58
related countries: Australia Australia

US singer Chris Brown says he wants to go to Australia to raise awareness about domestic violence, despite earlier being warned he may not get a visa.
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'Assad must go' to ensure IS defeat

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 21:00

US President Obama says defeating Islamic State in Syria will only be possible if President Assad goes, as he hosts a counter-terrorism summit.
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Snowden launches Twitter account

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 17:49

Fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden opens an account on the social network website Twitter, following one other user - the NSA.
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Bild owner to buy Business Insider

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 17:07
related countries: Germany Germany

German publisher, Axel Springer, agrees to buy a controlling stake in the US news website Business Insider for $343m (£226m).
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President Obama and Raul Castro meet

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 16:41
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: New York

US President Barack Obama meets his Cuban counterpart in New York, the second time the two leaders meet face to face after announcing a thaw in relations.
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Seat: 700,000 cars have 'cheat' device

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 14:54

Seat says 700,000 of its cars are fitted with the software that allowed parent company Volkswagen to cheat US emission tests.
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Ta-Nehisi Coates among 'Genius winners'

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 13:50
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

A commentator on US race relations and the playwright behind the show Hamilton are among the winners of the 2015 MacArthur Foundation "genius" grants.
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Soap star's surprise for Syria refugee

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 11:16
related countries: Syria Syria

An unlikely dream comes true for a teenage Syrian refugee and fan of the US soap Days of Our Lives, as the show's star comes "back from the dead" in her honour.
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Russia considers joining IS air strikes

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 10:53
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Is, New York

Russia has not ruled out conducting air strikes against Islamic State targets, President Vladimir Putin says after meeting his US counterpart in New York.
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Tinder fights STD ad campaign in US

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 10:52

Tinder is calling for the removal of an advertising campaign by an Aids awareness group, which linked the dating app with sexually transmitted diseases.
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Italian killed in Bangladesh 'by IS'

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 10:19
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The US and UK urge their citizens in Bangladesh to be cautious after the killing of an Italian aid worker, claimed by the Islamic State group.
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VIDEO: 'Jon Stewart gave me lots of advice'

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 8:35

Trevor Noah has made his debut as the new host of "The Daily Show" in the US.
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Twin Peaks' Log Lady dies aged 71

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 8:23
related places: Twin Peaks

US actress Catherine Coulson, best known for playing the Log Lady on David Lynch's Twin Peaks, dies aged 71.
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VIDEO: Syria UN: Handshake but no smiles

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 6:21
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The Russian and American presidents meet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) and discuss the conflict in Syria.
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US warns of further Takata recalls

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 4:34
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Takata

US regulators warn seven carmakers that the recall of airbags made by Japan's troubled Takata is likely to expand.
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Paul Walker's daughter 'sues Porsche'

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 3:02

The daughter of the late Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker is to sue Porsche over the crash in which he died, US reports say.
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VIDEO: Mars satellite hints at liquid water

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 1:18
related places: Mars

The US space agency says it believes dark stripes on Mars are caused by trickling water.
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Castro calls for US embargo to end

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 0:55
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The Cuban president tells the UN that normal relations with the US will only be possible if it lifts its trade embargo and takes other measures.
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VIDEO: Bowen: Can leaders find Syria consensus?

Monday, September 28th 2015, 21:38
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon says five countries hold the key to resolving the conflict in Syria - including Russia and the US.
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Hitachi pays SEC $19m over SA payments

Monday, September 28th 2015, 19:38
related countries: Japan Japan, South Africa South Africa
related places: Hitachi

Japanese firm Hitachi reaches a $19m (£12.5m) deal with US regulators who say it made improper payments to South Africa's ruling party for contracts to build power plants.
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Trump unveils reform plan for US taxes

Monday, September 28th 2015, 17:58
related places: Republican

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump outlines his tax plan, which would eliminate income tax for millions of Americans.
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Audi and Skoda report 3.3m 'cheat' cars

Monday, September 28th 2015, 17:02

Audi and Skoda say they have a total of 3.3 million cars fitted with the software that allowed parent company Volkswagen to cheat US emission tests.
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Hotel Transylvania 2 breaks records

Monday, September 28th 2015, 10:20
related places: New

New animation Hotel Transylvania 2 takes $47.5 million as it debuts at the US box office, the biggest September opening of all time.
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Guyana and Venezuela restore envoys

Monday, September 28th 2015, 10:13
related countries: Guyana Guyana, Venezuela Venezuela

South American neighbours Venezuela and Guyana agree to restore ambassadors, despite a dispute over the region west of the Essequibo river.
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Scots' Gilchrist out of World Cup

Monday, September 28th 2015, 8:33

Scotland lock forward Grant Gilchrist is out of the rest of the World Cup with a groin injury picked up against USA.
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Asian shares struggle to make gains

Monday, September 28th 2015, 7:54
related places: Wall Street, Friday

Asian markets experience mixed fortunes following a lacklustre performance from Wall Street on Friday and with investors cautious ahead of US jobs figures later in the week.
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Comcast buys stake in theme park firm

Monday, September 28th 2015, 6:54

US entertainment giant Comcast agrees to buy a 51% majority stake in Universal Studios Japan (USJ) for $1.5bn (£987m).
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Pope holds large Mass to end US visit

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 23:41
related places: Philadelphia

Pope Francis appeals for unity and family love at a large open-air Mass in Philadelphia, ending his six-day visit to the US.
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VIDEO: Pope holds final Mass of US trip

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 21:47
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Philadelphia, Curran

Pope Francis begins the final Mass of his nine-day trip to the US and Cuba at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia.
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Scotland 39-16 USA

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 20:22

Scotland recover from a sloppy first half to overcome an abrasive USA 39-16 at Elland Road and sit atop Pool B.
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Pope: 'God weeps' at child sex abuse

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 17:33
related places: Philadelphia

Pope Francis meets and prays with victims of child sexual abuse in Philadelphia, as his US visit concludes.
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VIDEO: 'Rock star welcome' for Pope in US

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 7:23
related places: Philadelphia

On the last day of Pope Francis' trip to the US, a million people are expected to gather in Philadelphia to hear the Pontiff hold his final Mass.
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Australia set to deny Chris Brown visa

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 6:22
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia warns US singer Chris Brown that he will be denied entry for a planned tour of the country, because of his record of domestic violence.
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VIDEO: Pope in Philadelphia: 'It's worth being a family'

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 4:21
related places: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Pope Francis has attended the Festival of Families in Philadelphia in Pennsylvania - his last stop on his six-day US tour.
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VIDEO: Switzerland halts diesel VW sales

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 21:10
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Switzerland temporarily bans the sale of some Volkswagen diesel-engine models in the wake of the emissions-rigging scandal in the US.
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Collision course? Rise of China a stress for the US

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 9:51
related countries: China China

Obama's brave face over China's rise
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VW models sale halted in Switzerland

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 7:00
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Switzerland temporarily bans the sale of some Volkswagen diesel-engine models in the wake of the emissions-rigging scandal in the US.
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Syria rebels give equipment to al-Qaeda

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 2:09
related countries: Syria Syria

A group of US-trained Syrian rebels has handed over their vehicles and ammunition to fighters linked to al-Qaeda, the US military admits.
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US and China agree cybercrime truce

Friday, September 25th 2015, 22:15
related countries: China China

US President Barack Obama and the Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, have said they will take new steps to address cybercrime.
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US panda cub is named Bei Bei

Friday, September 25th 2015, 20:53
related countries: China China

US First Lady Michelle Obama and Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan reveal a name for the National Zoo's baby panda - Bei Bei.
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US Speaker Boehner to quit Congress

Friday, September 25th 2015, 18:34
related places: Congress

The Speaker of the US House of Representatives, John Boehner, is to resign at the end of October, citing "leadership turmoil".
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David Gilmour denies Lana chart triple

Friday, September 25th 2015, 16:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pink Floyd star David Gilmour beats Lana Del Rey to the top of the UK album chart, denying the US singer her third consecutive number one.
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VIDEO: Obama and Xi hold news conference

Friday, September 25th 2015, 15:45
related countries: China China
related places: White House

The US and Chinese presidents hold a joint news conference at the White House.
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US economic growth revised upwards

Friday, September 25th 2015, 14:40

The US economy grew faster than previously estimated in the second quarter of the year, official figures show, helped by strong consumer spending.
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China wants 'win-win' ties with US

Friday, September 25th 2015, 14:38
related countries: China China
related places: Washington

China's President Xi Jinping calls for "win-win co-operation" with the US on his first state visit to Washington.
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Old net addresses run out in US

Friday, September 25th 2015, 10:23

North America has officially run out of its stock of old net addresses.
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Four students die in Seattle bus crash

Friday, September 25th 2015, 6:30
related places: Washington, Seattle

Four foreign students are killed after a charter bus and a tour vehicle collide in Seattle, US officials in the Washington state say.
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India PM meets Fortune 500 CEOs

Friday, September 25th 2015, 6:03
related countries: India India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets 47 chief executives of Fortune 500 companies, during a five-day visit to the US.
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Pope urges 'humane' US migrant response

Friday, September 25th 2015, 2:27

As the first pontiff to address the US Congress, Pope Francis says the US must treat migrants from Central America with compassion.
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Fed 'on track' to raise rates soon

Friday, September 25th 2015, 0:16

The US is still "on track" for an interest rate rise this year, Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen says.
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Obama and Putin to hold talks at UN

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 17:17
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Monday

US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will meet for the first time in nearly a year on Monday, officials say.
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UK to launch vehicle emissions probe

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 16:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is to launch its own investigation into vehicle emissions testing following the VW testing scandal in the US.
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US stocks lower as growth fears persist

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 14:07
related places: Stocks, Wall Street

Stocks on Wall Street open lower as worries about the strength of the global economy continue to unsettle investors.
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Fingerprints lost in US federal hack

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 10:53

Hackers who breached US government networks stole millions more fingerprint records than first thought, officials have said.
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China President Xi meets US tech CEOs

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 6:06
related countries: China China

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledges to clear obstacles to foreign investment in China, in a meeting with US tech leaders in Seattle.
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Doubt over Chris Brown Australia tour

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 2:46
related countries: Australia Australia

US singer Chris Brown may be blocked from entering Australia because of concern about his domestic violence convictions.
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Pope canonises controversial friar

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 2:29
related places: Pope

The Pope makes an 18th-Century missionary a saint in a move cheered by Hispanics but criticised by others, in his first canonisation on US soil.
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Pope unlikely to sway US on climate

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 1:46
related places: Pope

The Pope's address to Congress on climate change will not sway some influential energy politicians in the US.
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Pope in White House climate change plea

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 18:38
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: White House

The pontiff calls for further action on climate change, saying it was "a critical moment of history", on the first day of his visit to the US.
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Volkswagen chief Winterkorn resigns

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 17:28

Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn resigns following the revelation that the carmaker manipulated US diesel car emissions tests.
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Swiss approve new Fifa extradition

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 14:13
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Venezuela Venezuela

Swiss authorities approve the extradition to the US of Venezuelan football official Rafael Esquivel, as part of a probe into corruption at Fifa.
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Volkswagen boss fate still undecided

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 13:23
related places: Justice

Volkswagen's top board meets to discuss the fate of the company and its boss after the firm was caught manipulating US diesel car emissions tests.
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Russia 'protecting forces in Syria'

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 13:07
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Kerry

Russia's military build-up in Syria appears to be limited to protecting its own forces in the country, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday.
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Does China hack US firms' secrets?

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 12:40
related countries: China China

China rejects hacking claims but sceptics remain
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Xi says China open to foreign companies

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 12:37
related countries: China China

As he begins a state visit to the US, Chinese President Xi Jinping says China welcomes foreign companies, and promises co-operation on cyber crime.
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VIDEO: Pope meets Obama at White House

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 11:59
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama hosts Pope Francis at the White House, as the pontiff makes his first trip to the US as leader of the Roman Catholic Church.
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Facebook dealt blow in privacy fight

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 11:59

A privacy activist's efforts to prevent Facebook from being able to share Europeans' data with the US are aided by Europe's highest court.
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VIDEO: The man behind 'It ain't over till it's over'

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 11:44

The legendary US baseball player Lawrence "Yogi" Berra has died at the age of 90. BBC News looks at some of his catchphrases
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Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 10:02

The copyright to Happy Birthday To You is ruled invalid by a US judge, meaning an end to royalty payments for public performances of the song.
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Baseball legend Yogi Berra dies

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 9:09

Baseball legend Yogi Berra, whose humorous quotes made him one of America's most beloved sports icons, dies at 90.
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Drug company to cut 5,000% price rise

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 0:03

A US drug company facing an outcry after raising the price of a drug used by Aids patients by over 5,000% says it will lower the price.
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Why diesel sputters in the US market

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 23:29

The cars are common in Europe but rare in the US
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US frees 'Bin Laden bodyguard'

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 23:25
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A Saudi man said to have been a bodyguard for Osama Bin Laden is freed from Guantanamo Bay, the US military says.
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Clinton opposes Keystone XL pipeline

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 21:42
related countries: Canada Canada

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she opposes a pipeline to carry Canadian crude oil to the US, breaking her silence on the issue.
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Obama welcomes Pope Francis to US

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 21:10

Pope Francis begins his tour of the US, where he is expected to greet millions of American Catholics and address thorny issues like climate change and income inequality.
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VIDEO: Pope Francis lands to cheers in US

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 20:51
related places: Maryland

President Obama and his Family have greeted Pope Francis upon his arrival at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.
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Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 19:34
related places: Kentucky

Four couples ask a US judge to order Kentucky clerk Kim Davis to reissue their marriage licences after she altered them to remove her name.
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China's Xi Jinping begins US visit

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 16:39
related countries: China China
related places: Seattle

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Seattle as he begins his first state visit to the US, with cyber security expected to be high on the agenda.
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India to buy Boeing helicopters

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 16:13
related countries: India India

India's cabinet approves a $2.5bn (£1.7bn) deal to buy 37 military helicopters from the US aviation company Boeing.
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US stocks follow European markets lower

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 16:11
related places: Wall Street

Shares on Wall Street drop, following sharp falls on European markets.
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Beard to leave Liverpool for Boston

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 16:02
related places: Boston, Liverpool

Manager Matt Beard will leave Liverpool Ladies to take over as boss of American Women's Soccer League side Boston.
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Nato denies Afghan abuse cover-up

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 15:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The senior Nato commander in Afghanistan denies reports that US troops were ordered to overlook the abuse of young boys by police and militias.
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VW emissions scandal hits 11m vehicles

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 15:41

Volkswagen says 11 million vehicles worldwide are involved in the scandal that has erupted over its rigging of US car emissions tests.
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US drug company defends huge price rise

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 15:36

The head of a US pharmaceutical company defends a decision to raise the price of a 62-year-old medication used by Aids patients by over 5,000%.
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Afghan Taliban 'open to peace talks'

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 12:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour suggests he is open to peace talks with the government if a security deal with the US is scrapped.
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US mystery walrus deaths investigated

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 11:06
related places: Alaska

A criminal investigation begins in the US state of Alaska into the deaths of 25 Pacific walrus found dead last week on an isolated beach.
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CD sales drop by 31% in the US

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 10:44

Sales of CDs in the US dropped by 31% in the first half of 2015, but the decline was offset by a growth in streaming revenues.
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US woman detained in China 'for spying'

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 10:15
related countries: China China

A US woman has been held in China for the past six month accused of stealing state secrets, her husband tells US media.
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VIDEO: HIV drugs price hike defended

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 9:42

The head of a US drugs company has defended his company's decision to raise the price of medication used by Aids patients by over 5,000%.
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VIDEO: VW boss: 'We have totally screwed up'

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 8:49
related places: President

The President and CEO of Volkswagen's US group admits that the company "totally screwed up" in using software to rig emissions tests.
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VIDEO: Gay Catholics' message to Pope Francis

Monday, September 21st 2015, 23:26
related places: Pope

US faithful wait to hear from Pope on issues of sexuality
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