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Death penalty sought in US beheading

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 18:58
related places: Oklahoma

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against an Oklahoma man accused of beheading a female co-worker after being suspended from his job.
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Liberia 'to prosecute US Ebola man'

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 18:49
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Liberia says it plans to prosecute the man diagnosed with Ebola in the US, accusing him of lying over his contact with an infected relative.
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Three US footballers die in a week

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 17:14
related places: New York

A New York student who died on Wednesday became the third US high school football player to die playing the game in one week.
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VIDEO: How is Dallas reacting to Ebola?

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 13:30
related places: Dallas, Texas

People in Dallas, Texas, give their reaction to the news that the first man to be diagnosed with Ebola while in the US was admitted to hospital in their city.
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NFL rocked by fresh assault probe

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 10:18

American football player CJ Spillman is being investigated over an alleged sexual assault, police say, the latest such case to rock the NFL.
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Asian markets join global slide

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 7:57

Japanese stocks close sharply lower after weak manufacturing data out of the US and Europe raises concerns about the health of the global economy.
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Texas children 'monitored for Ebola'

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 0:24

Five children in Texas who came into contact with the Liberian man infected with Ebola are being monitored at home.
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Head of US Secret Service resigns

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 23:42

Secret Service director Julia Pierson resigns as criticism of the agency intensified following several high-profile security lapses.
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Could the US start sending its oil overseas?

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 22:48

What would ending the US oil export ban do to petrol prices?
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VIDEO: Texas children 'monitored for Ebola'

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 21:31

More information has come to light about the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States.
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Kissinger 'considered Cuba strikes'

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 15:49
related countries: Cuba Cuba

US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger wanted to "smash Cuba" by air strikes nearly 40 years ago, newly disclosed government documents show.
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Fresh strikes around key Syrian town

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 15:31
related countries: Syria Syria

US-led forces carry out air strikes on Islamic State militants battling Kurdish fighters around the northern Syrian border town of Kobane.
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US dollar rally 'has years to go'

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 14:29

The US dollar continued its rally on Wednesday, hovering near a four-year high against major currencies, and analysts say there is more to come.
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Airlines told to replace cockpit kit

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 13:49

The US air safety regulator has ordered airlines to replace cockpit displays in more than 1,300 planes because of fears that wi-fi signals can make them go blank.
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First Ebola case diagnosed in the US

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 13:11
related places: Dallas, Texas

A man who travelled from Liberia nearly two weeks ago is the first confirmed case of the deadly Ebola virus diagnosed on American soil.
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Armed man shared lift with Obama

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 13:09

US President Barack Obama rode in a lift with an armed security contractor who had assault convictions, in another security lapse.
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Morgan 'failed to wear seatbelt'

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 7:45

30 Rock comic Tracy Morgan was not wearing a seatbelt in a car accident that left him badly injured and another passenger dead, according to papers filed in a US court.
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US and Brazil resolve cotton dispute

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 1:57
related countries: Brazil Brazil

The United States and Brazil have come to an agreement designed to end a decade long dispute over cotton subsidies, reports say.
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Nigeria and Senegal 'contain' Ebola

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 22:38
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Senegal Senegal
related places: August

Ebola outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal appear to have been contained, US health authorities say, with no new cases there since August.
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Argentina defies US over debt payment

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 20:57
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina deposits $161m in bond interest payments with the state-controlled Nacion Fideicomisos bank, in an effort to skirt US court rulings.
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White House security plan 'failed'

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 20:41
related places: White House

The director of the US Secret Service says its security plan was "not properly executed" when a man broke into the White House this month.
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Phelps 'arrested for drink driving'

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 20:09
related places: Baltimore

US Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has apologised after being arrested for speeding while driving under the influence of alcohol in Baltimore, Maryland.
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California imposes plastic bag ban

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 19:54

The US state is the first to pass legislation imposing a ban on single-use plastic bags in grocery and convenience stores.
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Obama and Modi call for 'new agenda'

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 18:45
related countries: India India

Indian PM Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama call for a "new agenda" between their countries during Mr Modi's two-day visit to the US.
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Afghans sign deal to keep US troops

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 18:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The new Afghan government signs a security deal with American officials that will allow US troops to remain in the country beyond 2014.
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Muslim NFL player's 'prayer penalty'

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 15:13

US Kansas City Chiefs NFL player Husain Abdullah is penalised after celebrating a touchdown by sliding on his knees and praying.
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Venezuela defends Clorox seizure

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 10:34
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro defends his government's decision to seize a US-owned factory following the departure from Venezuela of Clorox.
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Azinger open to Ryder Cup return

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 9:42

Former Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger will not rule out returning to lead the United States in the 2016 Ryder Cup.
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Argentina 'in contempt' of US court

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 9:27
related countries: Argentina Argentina

A US judge rules that Argentina is in contempt of court for refusing to obey an order to repay the debt it owes to two US hedge funds.
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Modi meets Obama at White House

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 4:26
related countries: India India
related places: New York

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets US President Barack Obama at the White House over dinner, ahead of formal talks on Tuesday.
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Intruder 'ran through' White House

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 0:07
related places: White House

A man arrested for breaking into the White House earlier this month gained access to more of the building than previously believed, US media report.
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Yellowstone drone crash pilot fined

Monday, September 29th 2014, 20:26
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Wyoming

A US judge fines a Dutch tourist more than $3,000 (£1,850) for crashing a drone into a hot spring in Yellowstone National Park.
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Toyota recalls 690,000 trucks in US

Monday, September 29th 2014, 18:05
related places: Tacoma

Toyota is recalling Tacoma pickup trucks because of a potential vulnerability in the vehicles' suspension systems.
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Mickelson 'was wrong over Watson'

Monday, September 29th 2014, 11:54
related places: Watson

Ex-Ryder Cup captain Mark James says USA's Phil Mickelson broke an unwritten rule by criticising his captain Tom Watson.
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Washington's Equalizer tops chart

Monday, September 29th 2014, 9:04

Denzel Washington's latest film The Equalizer debuts at the top of the North American box office, taking $35m (£21.5m).
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Obama: US underestimated rise of IS

Monday, September 29th 2014, 8:54
related countries: Syria Syria

President Obama acknowledges that US agencies underestimated the threat posed by the Islamist insurgency in Syria.
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California adopts sex crime rule

Monday, September 29th 2014, 7:25
related places: California

California becomes the first US state to require students to have active consent before all sexual activity, as it seeks to tackle rape on campus.
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Sumo shines in the US

Monday, September 29th 2014, 1:39
related countries: Japan Japan

US hosts the largest amateur competition outside Japan
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VIDEO: 'Underestimated' - Obama on IS rise

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 23:33
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

President Obama says American intelligence underestimated the growing strength of Islamic State militants occupying large parts of Syria and Iraq.
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Mickelson questions captain Watson

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 22:52
related places: Watson

American veteran Phil Mickelson openly questions the methods of his captain Tom Watson after Europe retain the Ryder Cup.
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Coalition planes bomb IS refineries

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 17:06
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

US-led coalition aircraft target four makeshift oil refineries under Islamic State control in Syria, with explosions reported near the Turkish border.
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Europe win the Ryder Cup against US

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 17:00

Europe defeat the United States 16½-11½ at Gleneagles to win the Ryder Cup for the third time in succession.
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Robin Williams remembered at tribute

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 16:06

The life of US actor Robin Williams is celebrated at a private tribute ceremony attended by family and celebrity friends.
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Time for reset 2.0 - Russia's Lavrov

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 14:42

Russia's foreign minister says it is time for a "reset 2.0" with the US, while blaming the Obama administration for the poor state of relations.
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Rosneft and Exxon find Arctic oil

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 12:49
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Arctic

Russian energy giant Rosneft says it has discovered oil with its US project partner Exxon Mobil at a controversial well in the Arctic.
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Al-Nusra threat over air strikes

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 9:48
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian militant group al-Nusra Front denounces US-led air strikes as "a war against Islam", as the campaign against Islamic State continues.
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VIDEO: Lavrov attacks US 'military interference'

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 8:40
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: America

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has used his speech at the United Nations General Assembly to attack America's 'military interference' in the world.
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US police officer shot in Ferguson

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 4:53
related places: Ferguson

A police officer is shot - reportedly in the arm - in the strife-torn US town of Ferguson, Missouri, but the officer's condition is unclear.
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US reduce Europe's lead to one point

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 13:57

The United States pull a point back on Europe to trail 6½-5½ after the morning session of the Ryder Cup second day.
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US-bound Modi brushes off controversy

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 12:47
related countries: India India

Gujarat riots still cast shadow over Indian PM
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US-led air strikes 'damaging IS'

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 5:48
related countries: Syria Syria

The US armed forces head says air strikes are damaging Islamic State in Syria but will not alone defeat it, as jihadists close in on a Kurdish town.
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VIDEO: US prepares for ‘rock star’ Modi

Friday, September 26th 2014, 22:51
related countries: India India
related places: New York

World leaders have descended on New York for the United Nations General Assembly, but few are getting the treatment India's PM Narendra Modi is set to receive.
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Hedge funds condemned over Argentina

Friday, September 26th 2014, 22:15
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The United Nations Human Rights Council passes resolution backing Argentina in its debt battle against US hedge funds.
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VIDEO: The $1.5m 'Modi Show' lands in US

Friday, September 26th 2014, 21:59

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to begin an official visit to the US to boost bilateral trade and court the investment of US firms.
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IS battles for Syrian border town

Friday, September 26th 2014, 21:41
related countries: Syria Syria

Islamic State militants advance on the Syrian border town of Kobane, where they are battling Kurdish fighters, as the US-led air campaign continues.
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Fired US worker beheads colleague

Friday, September 26th 2014, 21:15
related places: Oklahoma

A man in the US state of Oklahoma beheads one woman and injures another after being dismissed from his job.
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VIDEO: Fired US worker beheads colleague

Friday, September 26th 2014, 19:34
related places: Oklahoma

Oklahoma police say a US man who is suspected of beheading a female colleague and wounding one other after being sacked is in hospital after being shot.
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Ford recalls cars with airbag fault

Friday, September 26th 2014, 18:20
related places: Ford

US car giant Ford announces it is recalling about 850,000 cars in North America for a "potential issue" with airbags.
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Europe take 5-3 Ryder Cup lead

Friday, September 26th 2014, 17:57

Europe stage a stirring comeback to lead the USA 5-3 going into the second day of the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.
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IS fight may extend to Syria - PM

Friday, September 26th 2014, 16:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron says there is a "strong case" for UK military action in Syria, as well as Iraq, against Islamic State (IS) as MPs debate air strikes.
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Watson backs London-based NFL team

Friday, September 26th 2014, 15:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Menelik Watson believes American football would benefit from having a London-based NFL team.
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US air strikes 'destroy IS tanks'

Friday, September 26th 2014, 15:03
related countries: Syria Syria

US-led air strikes on Islamic State militants have destroyed four tanks during a fourth night of bombardments in Syria, the Pentagon says.
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US lead by a point at Gleneagles

Friday, September 26th 2014, 13:36

Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia lose on the final green as the United States edge into a 2½-1½ lead at the Ryder Cup.
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US economic growth revised up again

Friday, September 26th 2014, 13:16
related places: Commerce, June

The US economy grew at an annual rate of 4.6% between April and June, faster than the previous estimate of 4.2%, according to revised figures from the US Department of Commerce.
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VIDEO: US policeman arrested over shooting

Friday, September 26th 2014, 5:32

A South Carolina state trooper is sacked and arrested after shooting an unarmed black man whom he had just pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt.
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US allows use of drones for filming

Friday, September 26th 2014, 3:46

The US grants permission to six television and movie companies to allow for the use of drones to shoot film scenes.
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First Russian woman in ISS mission

Friday, September 26th 2014, 3:30
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia has sent a woman into space for the first time in 17 years as part of a joint US-Russian mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
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World Cup fever boosts Nike profit

Friday, September 26th 2014, 2:03

The US sportswear firm Nike sees a 23% jump in quarterly profit thanks in part to football fever from this year's World Cup.
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Obama expands Pacific marine reserve

Friday, September 26th 2014, 1:20
related places: Pacific

US President Barack Obama expands a marine reserve in the Pacific, creating the largest network of oceanic protected areas in the world.
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VIDEO: British jihadist 'was normal lad'

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 22:41
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Aleppo, Brighton

A British jihadist who knew Ibrahim Kamara, the 19-year-old from Brighton believed to have been killed in a US airstrike on Aleppo earlier this week, speaks about their time in Syria.
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US Attorney General Holder resigns

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 21:59
related places: Holder, White House

US Attorney General Eric Holder announces he is stepping down, as President Barack Obama praises him as "the people's lawyer".
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$1.5m for US woman punched by police

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 21:13

A Los Angeles woman repeatedly punched in the head by a police officer at the side of the road will receive $1.5m (£0.9m) in compensation.
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US releases IS oil strike images

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 20:42
related countries: Syria Syria

The Pentagon releases footage and still photos of its air strikes on oil refineries controlled by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria.
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Stock markets shaken by Apple slide

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 20:19
related places: Apple

Leading US shares close sharply lower, dragged lower by Apple, which slipped 3.8% after the technology giant was forced to pull an update to its iOS 8 operating system.
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Masked man in IS videos 'identified'

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 18:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The FBI has identified the militant in the videos depicting the killings of two US journalists and a British aid worker, the agency's director says.
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US hits IS oil targets in Syria

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 17:53
related countries: Syria Syria

The US-led coalition targets oil refineries controlled by Islamic State militants in Syria while Kurdish forces battle them on the ground.
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Europe ready for Ryder Cup defence

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 17:50
related places: Friday

Holders Europe will start as favourites against the United States when the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles starts on Friday.
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US: No evidence of subways plot by IS

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 17:17
related countries: France France, Iraq Iraq
related places: Paris

US officials say they have no indication of a plot by Islamic State militants to attack underground rail systems in the US and Paris, as claimed by the Iraqi PM.
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McIlroy faces Mickelson in fourballs

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 17:01

World number one Rory McIlroy is pitted against American Phil Mickelson in the opening fourballs of the Ryder Cup.
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VIDEO: US: Ebola 'threat to global security'

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 16:24
related places: Africa

President Barack Obama told the UN than the spread of Ebola in Africa represented a "threat to regional and global security".
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VIDEO: US targets Syrian oil refineries

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 12:41
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Arab

World leaders at the UN discuss the Islamic State crisis, as US and Arab jets bomb targets in Syria for a second day.
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US firm 'will not make Spurs offer'

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 11:26

US investment company Cain Hoy is no longer considering making an offer to buy Tottenham Hotspur.
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Cat Stevens cancels New York gig

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 9:48
related places: New York

Cat Stevens - also known as Yusuf Islam - cancels a date on his US comeback tour over concerns about ticket touts.
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Streisand creates US chart history

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 8:53

Singer Barbra Streisand becomes the first artist to score US chart-topping albums in each of the last six decades.
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UN aims to block jihadist recruits

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 6:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

The UN Security Council orders states to block the flow of jihadists to Iraq and Syria, as US jets bomb Islamic State (IS) militants.
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Ukraine: 'Keep Russia sanctions'

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 3:50
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow, West

Ukraine's prime minister urges the West not to lift sanctions on Russia, after the US president says they could go if Moscow supports peace efforts.
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FBI sees rise in US mass shootings

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 2:55

The number of people killed or wounded in the US in mass shootings has increased dramatically in recent years, an FBI study finds.
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US agrees $500m Navajo tribe payout

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 1:18

The US government agrees to pay $554m (£339m) to the Native American Navajo tribe, settling a lawsuit with claims dating back more than 50 years.
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Will Narendra Modi's visit boost India-US ties?

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 23:20
related countries: India India

Will Narendra Modi's visit boost India-US ties?
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AUDIO: Inside Raqqa after US air strikes

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 22:55

The BBC's Manveen Rana spoke to a man from Raqqa shortly after US air strikes hit the city.
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Obama condemns IS 'network of death'

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 20:07
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

President Obama urges a global drive against the Islamic State's (IS) "network of death", as US air strikes intensify in Iraq and Syria.
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Obama sets out US leadership vision

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 19:27

US President Barack Obama has laid out a broad vision of American leadership in a changing world, in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
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Snowden wins 'alternative Nobel'

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 15:30
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is one of the winners of an award dubbed Sweden's "alternative Nobel".
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Pimco fund probed by US authorities

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 13:31

An investment fund run by financial giant Pimco, is being investigated over allegations that managers inflated returns.
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Jihadist fight 'may take years' - US

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 7:26

The fight against Islamic State may take years, a US military spokesman tells the BBC, as fresh air strikes are reported by Syrian activists.
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China and US pledge climate action

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 7:18
related places: New York

China and the US agree they must lead the rest of the world in curbing emissions to combat climate change, as a major UN summit closes in New York.
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US condemns China scholar sentence

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 3:33
related countries: China China

US Secretary of State John Kerry says he is "deeply disturbed" after China jailed well-known Uighur academic Ilham Tohti for life.
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No 'opt out' of IS fight - Cameron

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 1:23

The fight against Islamic State (IS) militants is one "you cannot opt out of", David Cameron says during a visit to the US.
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Charge in US teen disappearance

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 1:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Virginia

A Virginia man sought for questioning in connection with the disappearance of British-born student Hannah Graham is charged with abduction.
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Starbucks in Japanese partner buyout

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 1:05
related countries: Japan Japan

US coffee chain Starbucks plans to buy the remaining 60.5% stake of its Japanese unit in a $914m deal.
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