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Dead arms test role of clenched fist

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 12:26

US scientists perform a macabre set of experiments to bolster their controversial argument that fist fights shaped the human hand.
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Three Dog Night singer Cory Wells dies

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 11:42

Singer Cory Wells, from the 1970s US band Three Dog Night - known for hits such as Mama Told Me (Not To Come) and Joy To The World - dies aged 74.
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Mary Berry joins US Bake Off special

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 9:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Celebrity chef Mary Berry is heading to the US for a festive-themed remake of The Great British Bake Off.
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VIDEO: Clinton to face Benghazi committee

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 9:17

Hillary Clinton is going to appear before a Congressional committee investigating the deadly attack on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi.
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Jay Z cleared over Big Pimpin' case

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 8:03

Jay Z and Timbaland are cleared of copyright infringement in a US trial over the 1999 track Big Pimpin'.
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Man held in US 'road rage' killing

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 6:46
related places: New Mexico

New Mexico police take a man into custody after a four-year-old girl was killed in an apparent road rage dispute.
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VIDEO: Inside the permafrost 'time tunnel'

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 23:16
related places: Alaska

Environment correspondent Matt McGrath explores a US Army tunnel through permafrost in Alaska.
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Cuba launches shark protection plan

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 22:40
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The Cuban government, working with a US environmental group, announces a long-term plan to protect shark populations swimming in its waters.
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Answers sought after US police killing

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 19:09
related places: Florida

The family of a Florida musician killed by a Florida police officer urges authorities to release more information about the case.
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Biden rules out White House run

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 18:25
related places: White House

US Vice-President Joe Biden announces he will not run for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 White House race.
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Biden rebukes Clinton as 'naive'

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 15:44
related places: Clinton

US Vice-President Joe Biden attacks Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for saying that Republicans are her enemies.
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US pilot killed in F-18 jet crash

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 15:14

A US Marine Corps pilot is killed as an F-18 Hornet jet crashes on farmland near an RAF base near the border between Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.
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Afghan hospital hit 'during IT outage'

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 10:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Congress

A key intelligence network used by the US Army was not operational during the recent mistaken attack on a hospital in Afghanistan, says a member of Congress.
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Lockerbie suspects 'can be interviewed'

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 9:27
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lockerbie

Scottish and American investigators are invited to travel to Libya to question two new suspects in the Lockerbie bombing.
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US 'clock boy' to move to Qatar

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 6:21
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: Texas

Ahmed Mohamed, the Muslim teenager from Texas whose teacher mistook his homemade clock for a bomb, will move with his family to Qatar.
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Paul Ryan open to House Speaker run

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 2:52

Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan says he will serve as US House Speaker if Republicans in the chamber unite behind his candidacy.
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Biden insists he backed Bin Laden raid

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 0:54

US Vice-President Joe Biden says he supported carrying out the operation that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, a change from previous accounts.
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Canada to withdraw jets from IS battle

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 0:36
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada's PM-designate Justin Trudeau tells the US president he will be withdrawing Canadian fighter jets from the air strikes against Islamic State.
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Give blood to avoid jail, US judge says

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 22:05
related places: Alabama

An Alabama judge encouraged defendants who could not pay court fines to donate blood rather than spend time in jail, a US civil rights group says.
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VIDEO: US 'clock boy' meets President Obama

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 21:37
related places: Texas

Ahmed Mohamed, the Muslim schoolboy from Texas whose teacher mistook his homemade clock for a bomb, has met US President Barack Obama.
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US group calls for fewer mammograms

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 20:39

The American Cancer Society revises its guidelines for when and how often women should receive screenings for breast cancer on Tuesday.
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US-Russia deal to avoid Syria incidents

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 19:44
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The US and Russia sign an agreement to minimise the risks of air incidents over Syria, officials from both countries say.
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US agent jailed for Bitcoin theft

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 19:34

A former policeman investigating the crime website Silk Road is sentenced is jailed for stealing $700,000 of the virtual currency Bitcoin.
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Russia shrugs off US satellite anxiety

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 13:25
related countries: Russia Russia

Questions surround a Russian military satellite that manoeuvred close to two US ones but experts say the risk of collision is tiny.
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Irish data watchdog to probe Facebook

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 11:32
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Irish Data Protection Commissioner is to investigate Facebook's data transfers from the EU to the US.
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Credit Agricole agrees $800m US penalty

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 8:09
related countries: France France, Iran Iran

French bank Credit Agricole is understood to have agreed to pay $800m (£516m) to settle charges it broke US sanctions in Iran and other countries.
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Myanmar to curb use of US dollar

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 3:45

Myanmar announces it will curb the widespread use of US dollars within the country to stabilise the tumbling domestic currency, the kyat.
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'Urgent' call for US drone register

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 1:33

A national register of drones and their owners is urgently needed, the US transport secretary has said.
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Ohio puts executions on hold until 2017

Monday, October 19th 2015, 23:28

Ohio has put executions on hold until 2017 as the US state struggles to acquire the lethal drugs needed to carry out death sentences.
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CIA boss's personal email 'hacked'

Monday, October 19th 2015, 20:10

US authorities look into reports that CIA Director John Brennan's personal email account has been hacked by a high-school student.
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Oprah snaffles Weight Watchers stake

Monday, October 19th 2015, 19:33

US media personality Oprah Winfrey is paying $43m (£28m) for a 10% slice of slimming firm Weight Watchers.
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Morgan Stanley profit drops 42%

Monday, October 19th 2015, 12:33
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Profits for US investment bank Morgan Stanley slumped in the third quarter as revenues for commodity, bond and foreign exchange trading fell.
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US agrees Spain nuclear crash clean-up

Monday, October 19th 2015, 10:56
related countries: Spain Spain

Almost 50 years after nuclear bombs fell on the Spanish coast in a military air collision, American officials sign a deal to decontaminate land.
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Goosebumps scares up US box office

Monday, October 19th 2015, 9:47

Family horror film Goosebumps scared audiences up a treat at the North American box office at the weekend.
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US to meet Israeli-Palestinian leaders

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 17:53
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank
related places: Jerusalem

US Secretary of State John Kerry is to meet the Israeli and Palestinian leaders this week to discuss a surge in violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank.
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US strike 'kills senior Syria militant'

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 16:10
related countries: Syria Syria

The US says it has a killed a senior member of a group of al-Qaeda veterans called the Khorasan Group in an airstrike in Syria.
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2002 memo suggests Blair Iraq backing

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 11:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ex-UK PM Tony Blair would support the US if military action was needed in Iraq, a top US official claimed in a memo written a year before the war.
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VIDEO: Wild dust storm rolls over US city

Saturday, October 17th 2015, 11:40
related places: Phoenix, Arizona

A dust storm has been caught on camera as it rolls across Phoenix in the US state of Arizona.
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Apple ordered to pay huge damages

Saturday, October 17th 2015, 8:52
related places: Madison, Apple

A US jury orders technology giant Apple to pay more than $234m in damages for patent infringement to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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VIDEO: California cleans up after mudslides

Saturday, October 17th 2015, 2:40
related places: California

A huge cleanup operation is under way in the US after heavy rain caused mudslides and flash floods across a wide area of southern California.
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Briton jailed for US terror offences

Friday, October 16th 2015, 23:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man who admitted plotting to set up an extremist training camp in the US is sentenced to 20 years in prison.
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US curbs Arctic offshore drilling

Friday, October 16th 2015, 22:46
related places: Shell, Alaska, Arctic

The US announces new curbs on oil and gas exploration off Alaska's northern coast, after Shell stopped its Arctic operation there.
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US condemns Iranian missile test

Friday, October 16th 2015, 18:51
related countries: Iran Iran

The US condemns a medium range ballistic missile test by Iran as a breach of UN sanctions and a sign of its disregard for international obligations.
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Killed US man 'wanted to leave church'

Friday, October 16th 2015, 18:19
related places: Church

Church members accused of beating to death a 19-year-old tell police they had been discussing his desire to leave the congregation.
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US-Canada relations 'must improve'

Friday, October 16th 2015, 18:19
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian liberal leader Justin Trudeau said US-Canada relations are "crucial" and have been "soured" under Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper.
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US 'clock boy' meets Sudan leader

Friday, October 16th 2015, 13:31
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Bashir

The 14-year-old American who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school has met Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.
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Afghanistan hails US troops extension

Friday, October 16th 2015, 11:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Afghan government welcomes the US's decision to extend its military presence beyond 2016, while the Taliban vows to step up attacks on US troops.
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Americans 'explore' Everton takeover

Friday, October 16th 2015, 11:08
related places: Everton

Everton are the subject of renewed speculation over a potential takeover by American investors with links to an MLS side.
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Asian shares higher on Fed hopes

Friday, October 16th 2015, 8:36
related places: Friday

Asian stock markets rise on hopes that the US Federal Reserve will delay any rate increase and that China will introduce more stimulus measures.
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Malaysia arrests Kosovan for 'IS hack'

Friday, October 16th 2015, 7:45
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A Kosovan man is arrested in Malaysia for allegedly hacking a database and providing information on US security officials to the so-called Islamic State group.
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VIDEO: Cars engulfed in enormous US mudslide

Friday, October 16th 2015, 5:02
related places: California

Heavy rains have triggered flash floods and mudslides across parts of southern California.
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US mother 'helpless' over church death

Friday, October 16th 2015, 0:51
related places: New York

The lawyer of a woman charged with beating her son to death in a church in New York state said she "felt helpless" to prevent the violence.
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Weak Barbie sales hit Mattel results

Friday, October 16th 2015, 0:42

Falling Barbie sales hit third-quarter profit at the US toymaker Mattel.
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Canadian envoy of Iran crisis fame dies

Friday, October 16th 2015, 0:21
related countries: Canada Canada, Iran Iran
related places: Tehran, New York

The Canadian ambassador who helped six US diplomats escape the 1979 Tehran embassy siege dies in New York.
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Fears grow over antibiotic resistance

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 23:47

More than 6,000 deaths a year could be caused by a continued fall in the effectiveness of antibiotics in the US, a report in The Lancet says.
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US to extend Afghan military presence

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 16:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

President Barack Obama confirms plans to keep 5,500 US troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016, in a shift in policy.
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Hastert to plead guilty in cover-up case

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 15:53

Former US House Speaker Dennis Hastert will plead guilty in a federal hush-money case, his lawyer has said.
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VIDEO: Obama briefing on troops in Afghanistan

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 14:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama speaks from the White House on his decision keep 5,500 US troops in Afghanistan.
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China shares rise on stimulus hopes

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 8:31
related places: Asia

Shares in mainland China and Hong Kong rise sharply on hopes that Beijing will introduce new stimulus measures to boost the country's slowing economy.
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AUDIO: Lamar Odom 911 brothel call released

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 8:31

The emergency 911 phone call to US police by staff at the brothel where ex-NBA star Lamar Odom collapsed, has been released.
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Dolly Parton denies cancer rumours

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 8:25

Singer Dolly Parton has issued a statement denying she has stomach cancer, following reports in the US that she was rushed to hospital.
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Bouchard sues after US Open fall

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 6:38

Eugenie Bouchard is suing the United States Tennis Association after suffering concussion following a fall at the US Open.
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Jack Dorsey's Square to list in US

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 1:01

The mobile payments firm Square, founded and run by Twitter's chief executive Jack Dorsey, has filed papers to list on the US stock market.
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Netflix US subscriber growth disappoints

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 23:47

The online TV company Netflix adds 3.6m subscribers between July and September, but figures in the US were hit by the transition to chip-based credit cards.
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Why hasn't the US eradicated the plague?

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 23:00
related places: Why

Why hasn't the US eradicated the plague?
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US astronomer quits over sex scandal

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 21:06
related places: Berkeley, California

A prominent US astronomer is resigning from the University of California at Berkeley after the school found he sexually harassed female students.
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VIDEO: Man hosed down after rescue from drain

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 21:04
related places: New York, Valley Stream

Emergency responders have rescued a man who got stuck in a storm drain in Valley Stream in New York, US.
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US troops to help fight Boko Haram

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 20:22
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

US President Barack Obama announces that US armed forces have been deployed in Cameroon to help the fight against Islamist militants Boko Haram.
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US-Russia talks over Syria airspace

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 19:35
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russia says it is getting closer to a deal with the US on air safety in Syria, after aircraft from both countries flew within miles of each other on Saturday.
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Teen sex workers rescued in US sting

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 19:25

The FBI breaks up several sex trafficking rings across the US, uncovering more than 100 sexually exploited teenagers in a nationwide operation.
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Mother of condemned Saudi seeks US aid

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 17:53
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The mother of a Saudi man sentenced to death for participating in an anti-government protest appeals to US President Barack Obama for help.
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VIDEO: Inside destroyed Kunduz hospital

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 16:49

The BBC has gained exclusive access to footage filmed inside the Kunduz hospital which was bombed by US military earlier this month.
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US retail spending slows in September

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 15:34

US retail sales were all but flat in September, growing by just 0.1% says the US Commerce Department.
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Chile works towards new constitution

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 15:00
related countries: Chile Chile

Chile's President Michelle Bachelet announces the start of a process to draw up a new constitution for the South American country.
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Bank of America reports $4.1bn profit

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 13:32
related places: America

Bank of America reports a net profit of $4.07bn (£2.65bn) for the three months to the end of September compared with a loss of $470m a year earlier.
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US woman who shot at thieves is charged

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 12:41
related places: Michigan

A Michigan woman is charged with recklessness after she shot at a pair of shoplifters fleeing with stolen goods.
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China hits back at US over islands

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 12:02
related countries: China China
related places: Washington

China hits back at the US over Washington's plans to sail warships in the South China Sea, in a fresh row over disputed islands.
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Clinton attacks Sanders on gun laws

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 11:49
related places: Sanders, Las Vegas

Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton says rival Bernie Sanders is weak on gun control, as sparks fly at a presidential debate in Las Vegas.
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Clinton eases doubts with strong debate

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 10:51
related places: Bernie

Frontrunners clash in US Democratic debate
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Man injured by pine cone sues US government

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 10:30

A military veteran who says his skull was crushed by a 7kg "Bunya" pine cone is suing the US government.
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Star launches US gun safety campaign

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 9:46
related places: Hollywood, Oscar

Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore launches a gun safety campaign with 80 other Hollywood celebrities.
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VIDEO: US Democratic debate - in 80 secs

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 9:32

Hillary Clinton and her main rival Bernie Sanders clashed over key issues at the US Democratic presidential debate.
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US gun store ordered to pay $6m

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 7:07

A US gun shop is ordered to pay nearly $6m (£3.9m) in compensation to two police officers severely wounded by a weapon illegally bought at the store.
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Lamar Odom found unconscious in Nevada

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 5:44
related places: Nevada

Khloe Kardashian's ex-husband Lamar Odom is found unconscious at a brothel in the US state of Nevada.
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VIDEO: US 'not interested in Clinton's emails'

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 2:28
related places: Clinton

Bernie Sanders receives a standing ovation at the Democratic presidential debate after saying the American people no longer want to hear about Hillary Clinton's emails.
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US aunt loses 'aggressive hug' case

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 22:42

A woman sued her 12-year-old nephew for $127,000 because his hug caused her to fall. The jury took 20 minutes to deny her claim.
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Trump to host Saturday Night Live

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 21:19

The US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will host the comedy show Saturday Night Live next month, the NBC network says.
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Libor trial of UK bankers begins in US

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 18:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Jury selection began in the trial of two Brits accused of manipulating international lending rates.
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US 'will not press for Farc extraditions'

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 17:27
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The US says it will leave it up to Colombia how to deal with left-wing Farc rebels who have committed crimes, and will not push for their extradition.
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Small plane lands on US motorway

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 16:28
related places: Idaho

A small plane has made an emergency landing on motorway in the US state of Idaho just at the start of the busy morning commute.
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US 'drunk driver' live streams ride

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 16:17
related places: Florida

A Florida woman is arrested after she filmed herself driving drunk and broadcast it live on the internet.
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Laser razor kicked off Kickstarter

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 11:40

A crowdfunding campaign for a razor blade which its US creators claimed could remove facial hair with a laser beam has been suspended.
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VIDEO: Gigantic pumpkin wins US weigh-off

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 7:23
related places: California

A giant pumpkin weighing 893kg (1969lb) has won first prize at a pumpkin weigh-off in California.
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Okinawa revokes permit for US base move

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 4:11
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa

The governor of Japan's southern Okinawa prefecture has tried to halt the controversial government-approved relocation of a US military base by revoking a permit.
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US rebel flag 'threats' to black family

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 0:28
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Confederate

A group of white men and women driving cars flying the Confederate flag are charged over a confrontation with a black family in Georgia.
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US air drop for Syria anti-IS forces

Monday, October 12th 2015, 23:43
related countries: Syria Syria

The US military air-drops more than 45 tonnes of ammunition in north-eastern Syria to rebels fighting the jihadist group Islamic State (IS).
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VIDEO: Why Cecil's killer escaped prosecution

Monday, October 12th 2015, 15:57
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Cecil

Authorities in Zimbabwe have said that the US dentist who shot Cecil the lion will not be prosecuted.
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Zimbabwe drops case against lion killer

Monday, October 12th 2015, 14:56
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Cecil

Zimbabwe says it will not prosecute the US dentist who killed Cecil the lion because he had the proper paperwork allowing him to conduct the hunt.
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US students to defy gun law with dildos

Monday, October 12th 2015, 14:23

Texas University students plan to take sex toys on campus to protest against a new state law that allows people to carry concealed weapons on college grounds.
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Dell agrees $67bn EMC takeover

Monday, October 12th 2015, 12:26
related places: Dell

US computer giant Dell agrees a deal to buy data storage company EMC for $67bn - if approved it would be the biggest ever between tech companies.
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