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IS 'chemical weapons expert killed'

Friday, January 30th 2015, 23:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A chemical weapons expert working with Islamic State in Iraq has been killed in a coalition air strike, the US military says.
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VIDEO: US record producer hands himself in

Friday, January 30th 2015, 22:02

Suge Knight, the man behind the Death Row Records label, has been arrested on suspicion of hitting and killing a man with his truck.
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Romney won't run in 2016 election

Friday, January 30th 2015, 17:22
related places: Republican

Mitt Romney, the Republican beaten by President Obama in the US 2012 election, has decided he will not run for president again.
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Saudi ambush targets US citizens

Friday, January 30th 2015, 17:19
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Gulf

A gun attack in Saudi Arabia on a car carrying two US citizens leaves one of them wounded, in the latest attack on foreigners in the Gulf kingdom.
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US plotter guilty of Gambia coup bid

Friday, January 30th 2015, 17:10
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia

A former US army sergeant pleads guilty to involvement in a failed coup against Gambian President Yahya Jammeh last December.
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Shake Shack shares surge on debut

Friday, January 30th 2015, 15:40

Shares in US burger firm Shake Shack surge more than 130% on their New York Stock Exchange debut, valuing the firm at $1.8bn.
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US growth slows in fourth quarter

Friday, January 30th 2015, 15:10

The economy expanded by 2.6% in the last three months of 2014 - sharply lower than in the third quarter.
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US rejects Guantanamo Bay demand

Friday, January 30th 2015, 13:55
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The US dismisses a Cuban demand to hand back the Guantanamo Bay naval base as part of efforts to normalise bilateral ties.
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Suge Knight held over LA death

Friday, January 30th 2015, 12:43

Death Row Records founder Suge Knight is being held on a murder charge by police after a fatal hit-and-run incident in Los Angeles.
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VIDEO: Taylor Swift trademarks famous lyrics

Friday, January 30th 2015, 7:39

Pop star Taylor Swift has trademarked phrases including "this sick beat" and "we never go out of style", in the United States to prevent unauthorised use of her work on merchandise.
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VIDEO: The 11m 'ghost' residents of the US

Friday, January 30th 2015, 6:42
related places: New

New legislation in the United States aims to allow some undocumented immigrants to stay in the US and apply for work permits but many are afraid to admit their status.
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Uber sued over India rape allegation

Friday, January 30th 2015, 6:03
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

An Indian woman who says she was raped by a Delhi driver of web-based taxi firm Uber files a lawsuit against the service in a US court.
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VIDEO: Shipwreck treasure hunter in US court

Friday, January 30th 2015, 2:56
related places: Florida

A US treasure hunter who has been described by officials as the "most intelligent fugitive," has appeared in a Florida court following his arrest after two years on the run.
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China tops US for foreign investment

Friday, January 30th 2015, 2:25
related countries: China China

China overtakes the US as the top destination for foreign direct investment (FDI), for the first time since 2003.
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Can fancy burgers help US workers?

Friday, January 30th 2015, 0:00
related places: Why

Why is US burger firm Shake Shack set to raise millions?
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Congress approves Keystone pipeline

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 21:46
related places: Keystone

The US Senate passes a bill to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, sending it to President Barack Obama's desk for a likely veto.
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Port spat puts squeeze on US islands

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 15:57
related countries: American Samoa American Samoa
related places: Pacific

Congestion in US ports means the Pacific island territory of American Samoa is running out of basic supplies.
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Lapthorne wins fourth Australian Open

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 12:29
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Britain's Andy Lapthorne wins his fourth Australian Open quad wheelchair doubles title, partnering American David Wagner.
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VIDEO: Castro: 'Time to by-pass the embargo'

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 10:50
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The Cuban President, Raul Castro, has urged President Obama to use his executive powers to bypass the US economic embargo on Cuba.
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VIDEO: Measles outbreak blamed on parents

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 9:44
related places: California

The US has been measles-free for 15 years but there has been a new outbreak, which started at Disneyland in California.
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N Korea 'may be restarting reactor'

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 8:31
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Satellite images indicate North Korea may be trying to restart a nuclear reactor used to produce fuel for atomic weapons, a US think tank says.
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Nuclear scientist jailed in US

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 3:33
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

A former nuclear scientist in the US is jailed for five years for trying to pass nuclear bomb-making secrets to Venezuela.
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Asian shares lower after Fed meeting

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 1:50
related places: Wall Street

Asian shares traded mostly lower, following Wall Street's lead after the US Federal Reserve said it was on track to raise interest rates this year.
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Earthquake recorded in East Midlands

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 0:15

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 has been recorded in the East Midlands, the US Geological Survey reports.
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US Supreme Court blocks executions

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 23:59

The US Supreme Court postpones the executions of three death row inmates who say the use of the sedative midazolam in the procedures is cruel.
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Castro issues Guantanamo Bay demand

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 22:56
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Washington

Cuba demands the US hands back the Guantanamo Bay military base before relations with Washington are normalised.
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Iran picks new United Nations envoy

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 20:09
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: New York

Iran has selected Gholamali Khoshru as its ambassador to the United Nations in New York, less than one year after the US rejected its first choice.
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Fed to remain 'patient' on rate rise

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 19:58

The US Federal Reserve reiterates that it will be patient in raising interest rates, but adds it is weighing "international developments".
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VIDEO: How Apple made 'biggest profit ever'

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 19:04
related places: Apple

US technology giant Apple has reported the biggest quarterly profit ever made by a public company.
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VIDEO: Veteran news anchor reveals he has ALS

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 18:18

Veteran US news presenter Larry Stogner has revealed he has an incurable neurological disease live on air.
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Drone firm blocks White House flights

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 16:56
related countries: China China
related places: White House

Chinese drone-maker DJI is to prevent its kit from flying over much of the US capital, following the crash of one of its aircraft into the White House lawn.
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Fixing Yemen 'will take decades'

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 16:38
related countries: Iran Iran, Yemen Yemen

US strategy in Yemen depends on Iran
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US north-east digs out of heavy snow

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 16:24
related places: New England

Residents of New England are digging out after up to 36in (91cm) of snow fell in a day-long blizzard that caused power cuts and paralysed travel.
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US warns of more sanctions on Russia

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 11:41
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew threatens a possible extension of sanctions on Russia because of the escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine.
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US admits snow forecast errors

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 9:35

The US National Weather Service says its forecasting is "subject to error", after predictions of a historic blizzard for New York City fell flat.
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VIDEO: Icy blizzard brings Boston to halt

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 9:29
related places: Boston, New York

The blizzard which narrowly missed New York on Tuesday has instead dumped up to a metre of snow on New England in the US.
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Keys through to face Serena in semi

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 4:58
related places: Melbourne, Venus

Unseeded Madison Keys beats Venus Williams to set up an Australian Open semi-final with top seed Serena Williams.
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VIDEO: Storm-hit US town faces flooding

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 23:49
related places: Scituate

The BBC's Gary O'Donoghue who is in Scituate in Massachusetts reports on impact of the storm on this coastal town.
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Obama visits new Saudi King Salman

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 22:31
related countries: India India, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

US President Barack Obama cuts short an India trip to lead a bipartisan delegation to Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah.
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US museums consider London outpost

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 22:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The world's largest museum and research institution could be heading for London as part of a multi-million dollar redevelopment of the 2012 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
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US shares hit by weak earnings

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 18:43

US stocks fall sharply following a string of disappointing company results.
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VIDEO: How US is reporting Winter Storm Juno

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 12:51

Watch how ABC News' Good Morning America programme has reported on the blizzard, as New York City, Boston and other areas in the north-eastern US shut down amid warnings of "crippling" amounts of snow.
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US and India can be 'best partners'

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 8:05
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

President Barack Obama says the US and India should "stand together" as he concludes a three-day visit seen as a sign of warming ties between the two countries.
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Japan's Nikkei hits one-month high

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 7:43
related places: Wall Street

Tokyo's Nikkei share index rose sharply on Tuesday, helped by a weaker yen and by the calm reaction in US and European markets to the Greek election result.
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VIDEO: US states 'closed' amid snowstorm

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 6:57
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: The Eastern

The eastern seaboard of the United States and Canada is bracing for a massive storm, with winds of up to 80 mph (130km/h) expected to bring up to 3ft (1m) of snow.
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Fidel Castro reacts to US-Cuba thaw

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 5:42
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro appears to have given tacit approval to recent moves by Cuba and the US to restore diplomatic relations.
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US urges 'more inclusive' Thailand

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 2:00
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

The most senior US envoy for East Asia says Thai politics should be "more inclusive", as he makes the highest-level visit since last year's coup.
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Snow emergency declared in US

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 0:19
related places: New York

An emergency is declared in several US states as a storm bringing hurricane-force winds and 90cm (36ins) of snow heads for the north-east.
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Russia's credit rating cut to junk

Monday, January 26th 2015, 23:11
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Standard, Poor

Russia's credit rating is cut to junk by US ratings agency Standard and Poor's for the first time in a decade.
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VIDEO: 'Storm of immense scale' in US

Monday, January 26th 2015, 22:59

A "potentially historic blizzard" could dump up to 90cm (3ft) of snow on the US north-east coast, the National Weather Service has warned.
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Ex-CIA officer guilty over Iran leak

Monday, January 26th 2015, 22:48
related countries: Iran Iran

A former CIA officer has been convicted of leaking classified details of a US operation against Iran to a New York Times reporter.
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FBI cracks 'Russian spy ring'

Monday, January 26th 2015, 21:43
related countries: Russia Russia

The FBI has arrested a man on charges he was spying for Russia and trying to recruit sources in New York City, says the US attorney general.
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Cumberbatch sorry for 'coloured' comment

Monday, January 26th 2015, 21:37

Benedict Cumberbatch says "I'm an idiot" after talking about "coloured actors" on a US talk show.
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Device triggers White House alert

Monday, January 26th 2015, 18:42
related places: White House

A flying device known as a "quad copter" triggered a security alert when it landed in the grounds of the White House, a US official says.
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US Yemen embassy closes to public

Monday, January 26th 2015, 18:33
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The US embassy in Yemen is closed to the public until further notice because of security concerns, the state department says.
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Obama attends India's Republic Day

Monday, January 26th 2015, 11:56
related countries: India India

President Barack Obama begins the second day of his visit to India by becoming the first US head of state to attend the Republic Day parade.
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VIDEO: Will India act on climate change?

Monday, January 26th 2015, 9:44
related countries: India India

Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi and US President Barack Obama are holding talks on climate change.
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Inside the secret US Air Force UFO documents

Monday, January 26th 2015, 2:03

US Air Force UFO secrets revealed
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Five ways an American changed how Sherlock Holmes looks and talks

Monday, January 26th 2015, 1:30

The American who changed the way Sherlock Holmes looks
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India and US seal nuclear deal

Sunday, January 25th 2015, 16:03
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

India and the US announce a breakthrough on a deal for supplying civilian nuclear technology, on the first day of President Barack Obama's visit.
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US talk show pioneer Franklin dies

Sunday, January 25th 2015, 12:54
related places: Franklin

Joe Franklin, who was a New York TV host for 43 years and is credited by some as having invented the talk show format, dies at the age of 88.
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Sniper film 'stoking Islamophobia'

Sunday, January 25th 2015, 12:21
related places: Arab

The release of the film American Sniper has led to an increase in threats against Muslims in the US, an Arab-American civil rights group says.
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US condolences over Japan 'IS death'

Sunday, January 25th 2015, 11:46
related countries: Japan Japan

US President Barack Obama calls Japan's PM to offer condolences after the apparent murder of a Japanese hostage by Islamic State.
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VIDEO: Icy mystery: Pluto ready for close-up

Sunday, January 25th 2015, 8:30
related places: Pluto

The US space agency's mission to Pluto is about to take its first pictures of the mysterious icy world.
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VIDEO: Laughing the Indian America way

Sunday, January 25th 2015, 0:38
related countries: India India

A comedian's take on India US relations
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US planes targeted by bomb threats

Saturday, January 24th 2015, 23:36
related places: Atlanta

Police search two aircraft at Atlanta's airport after receiving "credible" bomb threats - but later give the all-clear.
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VIDEO: Sharpton: 'Permanent change is coming'

Saturday, January 24th 2015, 16:46

Civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton tells the BBC that he believes a change is coming to the US after protests over the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
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US woman jailed for plotting IS help

Saturday, January 24th 2015, 5:36
related places: Colorado

A young Colorado woman is sentenced to four years in jail for trying to provide material support to the militant group Islamic State.
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VIDEO: Goodbye gadgets: SkyMall files for bankruptcy

Saturday, January 24th 2015, 4:44

SkyMall, the catalogue found on most US airlines and popular for selling quirky products like garden gnomes and "orbit wheels", has filed for bankruptcy.
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US official meets Cuban dissidents

Saturday, January 24th 2015, 1:15
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

The most senior US official to visit Cuba in more than 30 years meets leading Cuban dissidents in Havana, at the end of two days of talks in the city.
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US court to hear execution case

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 23:05

The US Supreme Court will hear the case of three death row inmates who say the use of the sedative midazolam in executions is cruel and unusual punishment.
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Can Cuba get off US terrorism list?

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 18:43

Can Cuba get off the US list of those harbouring terrorists?
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VIDEO: Indians enjoy tech success in US

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 13:07

Indians make their mark in Silicon Valley
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US plans 'regulated' Bitcoin exchange

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 12:28
related places: High

High-profile Bitcoin backers are seeking to establish a Bitcoin exchange in the US that would be overseen by mainstream financial regulators.
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Scorsese Bill Clinton film 'shelved'

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 9:07

Martin Scorsese's planned HBO TV documentary film on former US President Bill Clinton is shelved indefinitely over control disagreements, according to reports.
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Lawyer: US 'will clear David Hicks'

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 1:48
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The US accepts that the former Guantanamo inmate, Australian David Hicks, is innocent, his lawyer tells local media.
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Man denies US Capitol attack plan

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 1:29
related places: Cincinnati, Washington

A man accused of planning to attack the US Capitol in Washington in an Islamic State-inspired attack pleads not guilty in a court in Cincinnati.
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US stocks swing higher on ECB move

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 22:48

US stocks swung to a higher close in the wake of the European Central Bank's announcement it plans to buy €60bn ($68.1bn) of bonds a month.
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US House passes anti-abortion bill

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 21:33
related places: Washington

The US House has passed a bill to tighten restrictions on abortion as anti-abortion activists march in Washington, DC.
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US-Cuba talks end 'positively'

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 21:33
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Two days of historic talks between the United Sates and Cuba have ended with both sides agreeing to meet again in a bid to "normalise" relations.
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Yemen proves security nightmare for US

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 19:22
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Washington

The conflict in Yemen between Shia rebels and Sunni tribes causes headaches in Washington
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Andrew publicly denies sex claims

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 18:53
related places: York

The Duke of York says he wants to "focus on work" in his first public appearance since US woman Virginia Roberts accused him of sexual misconduct.
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VIDEO: Kerry: '50% of IS leadership killed'

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 18:24
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Iraq and its international partners have killed thousands of Islamic State militants and 50% of its leadership.
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Obama declines Netanyahu meeting

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 18:15
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Congress, March, White House

US President Barack Obama will not meet Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu when he speaks to Congress in March, the White House says.
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Huge fire razes US block of flats

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 17:05

Fire officials are investigating the cause of a giant fire that destroyed an apartment building in New Jersey.
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'No US charges' for Ferguson officer

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 15:54
related places: Ferguson

The US justice department will not bring civil rights charges against a white Missouri officer who killed an unarmed black teenager, US media report.
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Drug-laden drone crashes in Mexico

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 12:18
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A drone with more drugs attached to it than it could carry has crashed near Mexico's border with the US, police say.
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Keeper Solo suspended by US Soccer

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 11:05

USA women's team goalkeeper Hope Solo is suspended for 30 days by US Soccer after an incident during a training camp.
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Obama and Modi in joint radio speech

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 7:24

US President Barack Obama is to join PM Narendra Modi in his monthly radio address to reach out to millions of Indians with no access to television.
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VIDEO: New Jersey fire visible from New York

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 7:02
related places: Edgewater, New York

Firefighters in the US state of New Jersey have been battling a huge fire that engulfed an apartment block in the city of Edgewater on Wednesday.
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Prince Andrew to host Davos reception

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 5:48
related places: York

The Duke of York is due to make his first public appearance since a US woman alleged she was forced to have sex with him when she was 17.
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Video shows US police fatal shooting

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 1:35

A newly released video shows a black man being shot dead by US police officers as he steps out of a car with his hands raised.
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eBay to cut 2,400 jobs this quarter

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 1:14

US e-commerce giant eBay is planning to cut 2,400 jobs in the first quarter, the company said on Wednesday.
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Ukraine rebels in land grab, says US

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 0:07
related countries: Germany Germany, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Berlin

US Secretary of State John Kerry accuses rebels in east Ukraine of a "blatant land grab", as talks take place in Berlin to try to de-escalate the violence.
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New papers in Andrew sex claims case

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 22:04
related places: Andrew

The US woman who has accused Prince Andrew of sexual misconduct has repeated the claims in fresh court documents.
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Tootsie Roll boss dies at age of 95

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 19:35

Tootsie Roll chief executive Melvin Gordon dies at the age of 95 after leading the US confectionery firm for more than five decades.
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Congress in Netanyahu snub to Obama

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 17:51
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel
related places: Congress

US House Speaker John Boehner has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress, in a rebuke to President Barack Obama.
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Johnson denies cocaine problem

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 13:11

American golfer Dustin Johnson denies having a problem with cocaine after reports he was serving a drugs ban.
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Obama: 'Shadow of crisis has passed'

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 12:46
related places: Union, Congress

US President Obama uses his State of the Union speech to declare an end to the financial crisis, and pledge policies to spread economic wealth.
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Gum suspected in US student death

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 11:42
related places: Pennsylvania

A medical report into the death of a star college basketball player in the US state of Pennsylvania suggests she choked on chewing gum in her sleep.
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