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Carolina police release second video

Friday, April 10th 2015, 16:03

South Carolina officials have released a new video showing the moments before a US police officer shot dead an unarmed black man in the back.
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VIDEO: Mother of charged officer speaks

Friday, April 10th 2015, 11:37

The mother of a South Carolina police officer charged with murder after shooting an unarmed black man has spoken to US TV.
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US and Cuba hold historic meeting

Friday, April 10th 2015, 9:57
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The US and Cuban foreign ministers meet in Panama ahead of a regional summit, the highest such talks in more than 50 years.
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VIDEO: Will Cuba come off US terror list?

Friday, April 10th 2015, 6:32
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Panama Panama

As President Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro arrive for the Summit of the Americas in Panama, the US State Department has recommended to President Obama that Cuba be removed from its list of states said to sponsor terrorism.
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Guard killed at US government office

Friday, April 10th 2015, 6:26

A man who kidnapped a woman shoots dead a security guard at the US Census Bureau headquarters in Washington DC and injures a police officer in a fire fight.
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Biden praises Iraq over IS fight

Friday, April 10th 2015, 3:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US Vice-President Joe Biden gives an upbeat assessment of Iraq's progress against Islamic State, saying the militant group's advance has been "halted".
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VIDEO: Second video of US shooting released

Friday, April 10th 2015, 2:19

US officials release more footage showing the moments before a South Carolina police officer shot dead an unarmed black man in the back.
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Plucking hairs 'can make more grow'

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 23:59

Plucking hairs in a precise pattern can make more pop up in their place in mice, a US study shows, but it is uncertain if this applies to humans.
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VIDEO: New shooting footage released

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 22:40
related places: New

New dash cam footage released by South Carolina officials shows the moments before a US police officer fatally shot an unarmed man in the back in South Carolina.
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US markets close up on energy shares

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 20:29

US markets close higher on Thursday, buoyed by energy shares which rose along with the oil price.
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Oklahoma may approve gas executions

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 19:50
related places: Oklahoma

Oklahoma is set to become the first state in the US to allow the use of nitrogen gas as a method of execution.
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Murphy to receive Twain humour prize

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 16:20
related places: Twain

Actor and comedian Eddie Murphy is to receive this year's Mark Twain Prize for American humour.
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Scenes from a warming relationship

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 15:29
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

Looking for Havana clues to warming US relations
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VIDEO: US and Cuba crossing the divide

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 14:03
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: America

How will Cubans welcome America as relations between the two countries continue to improve?
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US warns Iran over Yemen 'support'

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 9:41
related countries: Iran Iran, Yemen Yemen

US Secretary of State John Kerry warns Iran over its alleged support for Houthi rebels in Yemen as fighting intensifies in the city of Aden.
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Hong Kong shares hit seven-year high

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 9:13
related places: Asia

Hong Kong shares surged to a seven-year high as mainland Chinese investors poured money into the market via the new stock connect trading link.
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Obama: End gay 'conversion' therapy

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 2:21

US President Barack Obama has condemned psychiatric therapies designed to "repair" gay, lesbian and transgender youth.
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US deports El Salvador ex-general

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 23:31
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador

The US deports Carlos Vides Casanova, a general during El Salvador's civil war, over alleged abuses while he was in command.
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Blogger gets 20 years for son's death

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 23:18

A US woman is sentenced to 20 years for making her five-year-old son sick and eventually killing him in order to gain attention online.
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Canada logs first Syrian air strikes

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 23:12
related countries: Canada Canada, Syria Syria

Canada carries out its first air strikes in Syria, as part of the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants.
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US treasure hunter pleads guilty

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 22:06

A US treasure hunter - who spent years evading authorities - will go to prison rather than testify about the gold he discovered in a historic shipwreck.
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US Fed split over interest rate rise

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 19:08

Officials at the US's central bank were split about when to raise interest rates, latest minutes from the Federal Reserve reveal.
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VIDEO: Charleston shooting: Officer charged

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 18:07

The authorities in the US state of South Carolina have charged a white police officer with murder after he shot dead a black man who appeared to be running away from him.
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VIDEO: Wardrobe conceals Mexico-US drug tunnel

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 17:32
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: San Diego, Tijuana

Mexican police have discovered an incomplete tunnel near the Tijuana border crossing with the US, south of San Diego.
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US soldier 'shot by Afghan soldier'

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 14:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A US soldier in eastern Afghanistan is killed, reportedly after being fired upon by an Afghan soldier in an "insider" attack.
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US police officer on murder charge

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 12:38

A white South Carolina police officer is charged with murder over the shooting death of a black man who appeared to be fleeing from him.
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US lifts India airline safety rating

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 10:02
related countries: India India

US authorities upgrade India's aviation safety rating, allowing Indian airlines to increase the number of flights they operate to the country.
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VIDEO: What does American Pie mean to you?

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 6:47
related places: New York

The original manuscript of Don McLean's American Pie has sold for $1.2m (£806,000) at a New York auction.
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US boosts arms for Yemen coalition

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 23:01
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Yemen Yemen

The US says it is speeding up weapons deliveries to a Saudi-led coalition bombing Houthi rebels in Yemen.
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US judge strikes out Andrew claims

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 22:41
related places: Andrew

Claims that a woman was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17 are to be struck from the record of a civil case in the US, a judge says.
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VIDEO: Prince Andrew sex claims struck out

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 21:45

A judge in the US has ruled that sexual allegations made against Prince Andrew should be removed from the court records.
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Dukes of Hazzard star Best dies at 88

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 16:05
related places: Best

US actor James Best, who was best known for his role as bumbling sheriff Rosco P Coltrane on TV show Dukes of Hazzard, dies aged 88.
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Seven children found dead at US home

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 15:55

A Maryland man and his seven children have been found dead at home, apparently overcome from carbon monoxide poisoning, says a relative.
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American Pie lyrics sell for $1.2m

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 15:00
related places: New York

The original manuscript of Don McLean's American Pie sells for $1.2m at a New York auction.
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FedEx to buy rival TNT Express

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 14:19
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

US parcels delivery firm FedEx is to buy Dutch rival TNT Express for €4.4bn (£3.22bn) as it looks to expand its European operations.
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Deals help to lift US stock markets

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 14:08
related places: Stocks, Wall Street

Stocks on Wall Street open higher, with a series of takeover deals helping to push prices higher.
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NBA to hold basketball camp in Cuba

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 12:06
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The NBA becomes the first US professional sports league to visit Cuba since the two countries announced a thaw in their relations.
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'Racism' put US man on death row

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 11:01
related places: Alabama

A man released from prison after nearly 30 years on death row in Alabama says he blames his conviction on being black and poor.
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VIDEO: The floating pop-up power station

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 9:46

A pop-up power station that can be set up in a day is being developed by a US start-up.
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Illegal downloaders face exposure

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 8:06
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian court orders internet service providers to hand over details of customers accused of illegally downloading a US movie.
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VIDEO: Secrets of American Pie revealed?

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 6:02
related places: New York

The original manuscript to Don McLean's iconic song American Pie is up for auction in New York - with an estimated value of $1.5m.
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What do American Pie's lyrics really mean?

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 3:49

What do American Pie's lyrics really mean?
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Obama: US will be there for Israel

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 1:39
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

President Obama seeks to reassure Israel that the US remains its staunchest supporter, amid Israeli fears about a deal on Iran's nuclear programme.
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Jeb Bush admits he is not Latino

Monday, April 6th 2015, 22:11

Likely US presidential candidate Jeb Bush comes clean about accidentally identified himself as Latino when completing a voter registration form in 2009.
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VIDEO: Bees interrupt Obama Easter party

Monday, April 6th 2015, 22:02
related places: Washington

Bees prompted screams from children listening to US President Barack Obama's story during the White House Easter egg roll in Washington.
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Watson beaten by Vekic in Charleston

Monday, April 6th 2015, 16:58
related countries: Croatia Croatia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Charleston

British number one Heather Watson loses to Croatia's Donna Vekic in round one of the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, USA.
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Flash trading firm in stock sale

Monday, April 6th 2015, 15:31

US high-speed trading firm Virtu renews efforts to make its public stock market debut, after delaying plans due to a controversial book.
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US markets flat on start to the week

Monday, April 6th 2015, 14:26
related places: New York, Easter, Friday

Leading US stocks saw modest gains in New York after investors used the Easter weekend to digest Friday's weak jobs data.
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Rolling Stone retracts rape article

Monday, April 6th 2015, 14:15
related places: Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone magazine retracts a 2014 article about a rape on the campus of a US university, after a report calls it "a failure of journalism".
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Asian shares lower on US jobs data

Monday, April 6th 2015, 8:37
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Monday, Asia, Friday

Share markets in Asia react on Monday to disappointing US jobs data released on Friday, with Japan's benchmark index closing lower.
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Holmes seals play-off win in Houston

Monday, April 6th 2015, 6:16
related countries: Jordan Jordan
related places: Houston

American JB Holmes wins a three-way play-off against Jordan Spieth and Johnson Wagner to claim the Houston Open.
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Czech president snubs US envoy

Sunday, April 5th 2015, 16:02
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Czech President Milos Zeman says he will not invite the US ambassador to his Prague Castle residence after criticism of his forthcoming visit to Moscow.
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Obama 'confident' of Iran success

Saturday, April 4th 2015, 8:14
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Congress

President Obama begins his push to persuade sceptical members of the US Congress to back the Iran nuclear agreement.
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China 'frees' jailed US geologist

Saturday, April 4th 2015, 6:24
related countries: China China

A Chinese-born US geologist is reportedly released after serving more than seven years in prison in China for stealing state secrets.
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VIDEO: US death row detainee walks free

Saturday, April 4th 2015, 2:11

A man who spent almost three decades on death row in the United States has been freed after years of fighting to prove his innocence.
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Brazil tribe gets back blood samples

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 19:03
related places: Amazon

An indigenous tribe in the Amazon jungle succeeds after decades of campaigning in getting back blood samples taken by US researchers in the 1960s.
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US hiring slows, adding 126,000 jobs

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 15:08
related places: March

Employers in the United States added just 126,000 jobs in March after severe winter weather, lagging factory production and lacklustre construction started to take their toll on the job market.
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VIDEO: Huge fire engulfs warehouse in US

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 14:42
related places: Louisville, Kentucky

A huge fire has engulfed a General Electric warehouse in Louisville, Kentucky.
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UK 'spied on Argentina' - Snowden

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 5:06
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Snowden

Documents released by the American whistle-blower Edward Snowden claim that Britain spied for several years on the Argentine government.
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New York women held in 'bomb plot'

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 1:49

The FBI says it has arrested two women - with al-Qaeda and IS sympathies - accused of plotting to plant a bomb in the US.
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Chrysler to pay $149m for crash death

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 1:03

A US jury has awarded $150m (£101m) to the family of a four-year-old boy that died in a crash involving a Jeep Grand Cherokee in 2012.
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Arkansas and Indiana fix religion law

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 23:31
related places: Indiana, Arkansas

The US states of Arkansas and Indiana pass laws to quell the outcry over new "religious freedom" legislation that critics say encourages anti-gay discrimination.
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US man 'tried to support' al-Qaeda

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 19:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The US Justice Department says it has charged an American citizen with conspiracy to provide material support to al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan.
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Airbnb adds Cuba to destination list

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 11:12
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Airbnb begins listing rooms to rent in Cuba, but only allows US-based members to make bookings.
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US woman, 116, is now world's oldest

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 10:36
related places: Arkansas

A 116-year-old woman in Arkansas is now the world's oldest living person says Guinness World Records.
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US concern over Thai security law

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 6:32
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The US says Thailand's replacement of martial law with new emergency measures does little to reduce the power of the military.
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US teachers convicted over cheating

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 0:11
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Atlanta

Eleven former school teachers and administrators are convicted of falsifying students' test scores in Atlanta, Georgia.
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US senator charged with corruption

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 23:26
related places: Democrat, Florida

A top US senator, Democrat Bob Menendez, is charged with 14 counts of corruption but dismisses the accusations as false.
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Kraft accused of wheat price fixing

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 21:54
related places: Kraft

US food giant Kraft is being accused by US watchdog the Commodities and Futures Commission of manipulating the price of wheat.
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McDonald's to raise pay for US staff

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 21:09
related places: McDonald

The fast-food giant McDonald's says it will raise the pay of more than 90,000 US employees to at least $1 above the legal minimum wage.
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Obama creates cyber sanctions

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 14:48

President Barack Obama has ordered the creation of a programme that would allow the US government to sanction foreign hackers.
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Creator of the Pet Rock dies at 78

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 13:08

Gary Ross Dahl, an American advertising executive who started a pop culture sensation when he created the Pet Rock in the 1970s, has died at 78.
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S Korea charges US envoy attacker

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 11:47
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

A South Korean man who attacked the US envoy to Seoul with a knife, slashing his face and arms, is charged with attempted murder.
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American Broner hints at Khan fight

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 10:58

Adrien Broner tweets a video of himself talking to Amir Khan on the phone, hinting at a possible showdown.
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China building 'great wall of sand'

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 5:39
related countries: China China

The scale of China's land reclamation in the South China Sea is leading to "serious questions" on its intentions, a top US official says.
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Arkansas passes 'religion' bill

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 3:43
related places: Indiana, Arkansas

The US state of Arkansas approves a religious freedom bill similar to one that caused a storm of protest in Indiana from gay rights supporters.
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Buffett 'wouldn't raise US rates'

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 21:59

The billionaire investor, Warren Buffett, says if he ran the US Federal Reserve, he wouldn't raise interest rates significantly.
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US lifts Egypt weapons freeze

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 21:56
related countries: Egypt Egypt

President Barack Obama has told his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah al Sisi, that the US will resume military aid to Egypt, frozen since 2013.
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US bill to cloak officer names fails

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 14:41
related places: Arizona

Arizona's governor vetoes a bill that would have required the names of officers involved in shootings to be kept secret for 60 days.
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US makes climate pledge to UN

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 14:27

The US has pledged to tackle climate change by cutting its carbon emissions 26-28% by 2025.
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Indiana scrambles to stem backlash

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 14:19
related places: Indiana

The governor of the US state of Indiana strongly defends a contentious religious freedom law, amid a backlash from gay rights supporters.
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Cash pledged at Syria aid conference

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 12:06
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait, Syria Syria

A UN donors' conference set up to raise billions of dollars for Syria opens in Kuwait with the host country, the EU and US among those pledging aid.
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Philips in $2.8bn lighting deal

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 11:50
related places: Philips

Philips is to sell 80% of its holding in its lighting components business for $2.8bn (£1.89bn) to US-based technology fund Go Scale Capital.
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VIDEO: Concerns over Nigeria vote count

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 4:44
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain and the United States have voiced concerns about irregularities in the counting of votes after Nigeria's elections.
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Indiana to 'clarify' religion law

Monday, March 30th 2015, 23:25
related places: Indiana

Republicans in the US state of Indiana say they will amend a controversial "religious freedom" law, as accusations grow that it permits businesses to discriminate against gays.
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One dead after shooting at NSA

Monday, March 30th 2015, 20:30

Officials say two men dressed as women tried to break through a security gate to the National Security Agency headquarters.
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Briton guilty plea in US terror trial

Monday, March 30th 2015, 20:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: New York, Oregon

British terror suspect Haroon Aswat pleads guilty in New York to charges of plotting to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon.
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Silk Road agents charged with theft

Monday, March 30th 2015, 19:04

Two former US agents are charged with stealing digital currency that came into their possession during an investigation into the notorious marketplace.
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Japan overrules Okinawa head on base

Monday, March 30th 2015, 7:53
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa

Japan's fisheries minister overrules an order by the Okinawa governor suspending work on a new US military base, amid a deepening stand-off.
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Iran nuclear negotiations intensify

Sunday, March 29th 2015, 21:57
related countries: Iran Iran, Switzerland Switzerland

Six world powers and Iran intensify talks in Lausanne, as a deadline to reach a deal on Tehran's nuclear programme looms.
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Mad Men to live on at Smithsonian

Sunday, March 29th 2015, 14:33

A collection of costumes and props from hit US drama Mad Men is donated to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
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Best Buy closes Canada's Future Shop

Sunday, March 29th 2015, 8:54
related countries: Canada Canada

US consumer electronics chain Best Buy is closing its Canadian subsidiary, Future Shop, and converting 65 of its 131 stores into Best Buy outlets.
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Corden hails US chat show reaction

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 15:43

James Corden has talked of the "overwhelming" reaction to his US late night talk show, saying he had feared a "terrible onslaught" of criticism.
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Wambach desperate for World Cup win

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 12:59
related countries: Canada Canada

Abby Wambach says she would swap all her individual accolades to win a World Cup with the USA in Canada this summer.
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Duo begin year-long space trip

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 1:53
related countries: Russia Russia

US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko arrive for a 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.
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Apple boss criticises 'anti-gay' law

Friday, March 27th 2015, 20:06
related places: Indiana

Tim Cook criticises a 'religious freedom law' in the US state of Indiana, which it is argued could allow companies to discriminate against gay and lesbian customers.
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Calls to 'boycott' Indiana after law

Friday, March 27th 2015, 19:10
related places: Indiana

Activists are encouraging a boycott of Indiana after the US state enacted a "religious freedom" law which they say discriminates against gay people.
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US charges in beating of Indian man

Friday, March 27th 2015, 17:38
related countries: India India
related places: Federal, Alabama

Federal officials have charged a former Alabama police officer with violating the civil rights of an Indian man.
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US gives permit to rhino hunter

Friday, March 27th 2015, 16:59
related countries: Namibia Namibia

A man who won an auction to shoot an endangered black rhino in Namibia has been given a US permit to import the trophy if he kills one.
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US Senate's Harry Reid to retire

Friday, March 27th 2015, 14:48
related places: Democrat

The top Democrat in the US Senate, Harry Reid, has announced he will not seek re-election in 2016.
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