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Turkey PM to return US Jewish award

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 14:57
related countries: Israel Israel, Turkey Turkey

A row over Israel prompts Turkey's PM Erdogan to return an award he received in 2004 from the American Jewish Congress.
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Lloyd Webber to sue over Superstar

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 14:22

Andrew Lloyd Webber's company, Really Useful Group, is to sue over a cancelled US tour of Jesus Christ Superstar.
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Die Hard actor Shigeta dies aged 81

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 11:20

James Shigeta, one of the first prominent Asian-American actors who memorably appeared in 1988 film Die Hard as business executive Mr Takagi, dies aged 81.
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UBS responds to 'dark pools' probe

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 10:29

UBS, Switzerland's biggest bank, says it is responding to US investigations surrounding a private trading system known as "dark pools".
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Gherkin skyscraper put up for sale

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 9:56
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

London's Gherkin skyscraper is put up for sale, with interest expected from Chinese, other Asian, and US buyers.
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Ronstadt receives White House honour

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 8:48
related places: White House

Grammy winning singer Linda Ronstadt is awarded the National Medal of Arts - the highest arts honour in the US.
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Williams fit for US Open after virus

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 7:59

World number one Serena Williams will be fit to defend her US Open title next month after recovering from a virus.
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US: Russia 'violated missile treaty'

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 6:46
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The US accuses Russia of violating a Cold War arms treaty by testing a nuclear cruise missile, saying the breach is "very serious".
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VIDEO: Sarah Palin launches online channel

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 6:42
related places: Alaska

Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 US vice-presidential candidate, has launched a subscription-based online television channel.
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Kerry visits India to improve ties

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 6:09
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi, Washington

US Secretary of State John Kerry is to begin a visit to Delhi as Washington tries to improve ties with India under its new PM Narendra Modi.
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VIDEO: US films take on drone strike debate

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 0:23

The summer movies criticising US drone policies
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LA Clippers sale 'can go ahead'

Monday, July 28th 2014, 23:11

A US judge rules that the LA Clippers basketball team can be sold, despite the objections of banned co-owner Donald Sterling.
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Lightning kills man on US beach

Monday, July 28th 2014, 19:49
related places: Los Angeles, Venice Beach, California

One man is killed and several people are hurt following lightning strikes on crowded Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California.
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Deal reached on US veterans health

Monday, July 28th 2014, 19:30
related places: Congress

Veterans affairs leaders in Congress have announced a compromise deal to help address the problems overwhelming the US veterans healthcare system.
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Indian or American: Congressman's 'oops'

Monday, July 28th 2014, 16:06
related countries: India India

Congressman's India gaffe highlights issue of US diversity
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Johansson beats Johnson at US cinemas

Monday, July 28th 2014, 8:33
related places: Johnson, Lucy, Hercules

Scarlett Johansson's action thriller Lucy comes out on top in a box office tussle with Hercules, the latest vehicle for former wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
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Aruba frees top Venezuela official

Monday, July 28th 2014, 0:19
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Venezuela Venezuela

The Caribbean island of Aruba releases a top Venezuelan official, Gen Hugo Carvajal, detained over US accusations of drug-trafficking activities.
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Banks named in silver-fix lawsuit

Sunday, July 27th 2014, 11:24
related places: Bank

Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Bank of Nova Scotia are accused of attempting to rig the price of silver, in a lawsuit filed in the US.
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Man Utd display not good - Van Gaal

Sunday, July 27th 2014, 7:21
related places: Denver, Roma

Louis van Gaal describes Manchester United's display as "not good" despite a 3-2 win over Roma in the United States.
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US evacuates Libya embassy staff

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 13:58
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

The US temporarily evacuates staff from its embassy in the Libyan capital following clashes between rival militias, the state department says.
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Truce as deaths in Gaza pass 900

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 12:47
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Gaza

A 12-hour truce is observed in Gaza as diplomats seek longer Israel-Hamas ceasefire, and the scale of damage in Gaza becomes clear.
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US 'will send migrant youths home'

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 3:12
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala, Honduras Honduras

President Obama meets Central American leaders and says undocumented immigrant children without legal claims to be in the US will be sent home.
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Russia angry at US 'smear campaign'

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 1:00
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Russia's foreign ministry rejects accusations from the US that its troops have been firing on Ukrainian soldiers from within Russia.
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Israel rejects truce 'as it stands'

Friday, July 25th 2014, 21:47
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Gaza

Israel's security cabinet rejects a week-long Gaza ceasefire proposal by John Kerry "as it stands" while its defence minister warns operations may be expanded.
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US firm withdraws Mothercare offer

Friday, July 25th 2014, 19:04

US retailer Destination Maternity withdraws a takeover offer for Mothercare, saying it was clear shareholders wanted a "significant increase" in the offer.
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US manhunt for tuberculosis patient

Friday, July 25th 2014, 17:44
related places: California

Authorities in California search for a fugitive homeless man who has refused treatment for tuberculosis and may be contagious.
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American reporter held in Iran

Friday, July 25th 2014, 15:38
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

An American reporter for the Washington Post, his wife and two other US journalists have been detained in Tehran, an Iranian official confirms.
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Wikipedia blocks US Congress edits

Friday, July 25th 2014, 12:12

Administrators have imposed a ban on Wikipedia alterations from the US House of Representatives, following "persistent disruptive editing".
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VIDEO: Illegal child migration to US soars

Friday, July 25th 2014, 9:41

In the last eight months alone, nearly 60,000 children have crossed the border illegally into the United States, in the hope of a better life.
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Bedtime light 'may stop cancer drug'

Friday, July 25th 2014, 7:40

Even dimly lit bedrooms may stop breast cancer drugs from working, according to US research.
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Russia 'fired rockets into Ukraine'

Friday, July 25th 2014, 4:07
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The US says Russia has fired artillery at Ukrainian military positions in the east, a week after the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster.
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Obama urges action over tax scheme

Friday, July 25th 2014, 0:03

US President Barack Obama urges lawmakers to end a tax loophole that allows US companies to avoid paying US corporate taxes.
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US court dismisses Chiquita lawsuit

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 22:03
related places: Chiquita

A US court dismisses a lawsuit against Chiquita brought by Colombians who accuse the banana grower of paying fighters who tortured their relatives.
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Aruba detains top Venezuela official

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 19:55
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Venezuela Venezuela

The Caribbean island of Aruba has detained a top Venezuelan official, Gen Hugo Carvajal, sought in the US for drug trafficking offences.
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Barclays challenges US fraud case

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 15:35

Barclays challenges legal action brought by US prosecutors alleging fraud in its "dark pool" trading operations.
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GM profits hit by recall problems

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 15:33

Earnings at the US carmaker General Motors slump because of the cost of vehicle recalls.
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Europe lifts Tel Aviv flights ban

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 13:22

The European Aviation Safety Agency has joined the US in lifting its ban on flights to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport.
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Sudan 'apostasy' woman meets Pope

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 13:18
related countries: Italy Italy, Sudan Sudan

A Sudanese woman who fled to Italy after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam meets Pope Francis at the Vatican.
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Qualcomm disputes China phone sales

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 13:07
related countries: China China

US chipmaker Qualcomm claims some Chinese companies are misrepresenting sales to minimise their payments.
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Duran Duran sue fan club company

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 9:13

Pop band Duran Duran take legal action against the US company charged with running their fan club over unpaid revenues.
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Chinese man admits sensor smuggling

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 4:52
related countries: China China

A Chinese man pleads guilty to attempting to smuggle sensors made for the US military to China, after a US sting operation.
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Arizona execution takes two hours

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 2:49
related places: Arizona

US death row inmate Joseph Wood takes almost two hours to die in Arizona's death chamber, and the state governor orders an inquiry.
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VIDEO: Wine fraudster to be sentenced in US

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 1:24

Rudy Kurniawan, who manufactured phony vintage wine in his kitchen, will be sentenced for fraud on Thursday.
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Illegal bottom injections on rise in US

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 23:02

The deadly danger of illegal backstreet buttock injections
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VIDEO: Who was that man on the moon?

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 23:01
related places: Why

Why the US public quickly lost interest in lunar exploration
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US 'around the world' flier crashes

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 22:55

A US teenager and his father who crashed their plane during an attempt to fly around the world knew the risks, a relative says.
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Ban on flights to Tel Aviv renewed

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 20:25
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tel Aviv

The suspension of US and European airline flights to Israel's Ben Gurion airport after a nearby rocket attack has been extended for a second day.
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Arrests made after eBay Stubhub thefts

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 19:56

Arrests are made in the UK, US, Canada and Spain after a scam involving e-tickets for Elton John concerts and other shows sold via Stubhub.
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Suspected Auschwitz guard dies in US

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 18:47
related countries: Germany Germany

Johann Breyer, 89, has died awaiting extradition to Germany amid allegations he committed Nazi war crimes during World War Two.
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IMF forecasts lower US growth

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 18:39

The IMF is lowering its forecast for US economic growth to a "disappointing" 1.7%, the second downgrade this year.
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Last victim of US mudslide found

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 14:44
related places: Washington, March

Searchers in the US state of Washington locate what they believe to be the final missing body following a deadly mudslide in March.
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Boeing profits from sales boost

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 14:30

US aerospace giant Boeing earnings rise 52%, boosted by a "strong" quarter for commercial aircraft sales.
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US court allows Arizona execution

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 14:02
related places: Arizona

The US Supreme Court clears the way for Arizona to execute a murderer who had sought information about the lethal drugs to be used to kill him.
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Loud welcome for loud US tourists

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 13:01

The business community in a County Kerry village hits back at a cafe owner who has refused to serve "loud Americans".
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Commonwealth edged out of Booker

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 11:44
related places: Booker, Commonwealth

Commonwealth writers are sidelined from the Man Booker Prize longlist with US authors, including Joshua Ferris and Richard Powers, included for the first time.
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Billy Joel to receive Gershwin prize

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 8:25
related places: Congress

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Billy Joel is to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the US Library of Congress announces.
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Van Gaal criticises tour schedule

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 7:57
related places: Louis

Manchester United's extensive tour of the USA is "not positive for preparation", says the club's manager Louis van Gaal.
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Electronic Arts earnings surge 51%

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 1:31
related places: June

US video game publisher Electronic Arts reports a 51% jump in profit for the April-to-June quarter, boosted by strong sales of titles like Titanfall and FIFA 2014.
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Airlines suspend flights into Israel

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 21:07
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tel Aviv, Delta, United

US and European airlines suspend flights into Israel's Ben Gurion airport after Israeli police confirmed that a rocket landed one mile away.
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US courts conflict on Obamacare law

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 20:04

Two US appeals courts give conflicting rulings regarding a federal regulation implementing key subsidies of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.
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Non-stop Argentina debt talks demand

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 19:23
related countries: Argentina Argentina

A US judge orders Argentina and its creditors to meet "continuously" to avoid the nation defaulting on its debts later this month.
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How far do EU-US sanctions on Russia go?

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 11:24
related countries: Russia Russia

Do Western sanctions hurt the Russian elite?
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Kepler sees world with distant orbit

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 11:04

The Kepler Space Telescope has spotted a distant world with the longest year of any planet in the mission's inventory.
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Conflict forces TV show from Israel

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 10:30
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tel Aviv, Gaza

US TV drama Tyrant stops filming in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv due to the current conflict in Gaza.
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Has the US finally fallen in love with soccer?

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 9:12

Has the US finally fallen in love with the beautiful game?
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Credit Suisse posts quarterly loss

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 6:12
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse reports its biggest quarterly loss in almost six years after being hit by its settlement with US authorities over tax evasion charges.
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Diplomats push for Gaza ceasefire

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 5:59
related places: Gaza

US Secretary of State John Kerry leads diplomatic moves in search of a ceasefire in Gaza amid rising concern over numbers of Palestinian casualties.
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Texas deploys troops to US border

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 2:09
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Texas Governor Rick Perry orders 1,000 troops to the US border with Mexico, saying the federal government had failed to secure it.
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US hospital in $190m 'abuse' payout

Monday, July 21st 2014, 18:23

Johns Hopkins Hospital agrees to pay $190m to thousands of women who joined a legal case claiming a gynaecologist secretly recorded them.
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Two Americans killed in Gaza named

Monday, July 21st 2014, 15:46
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip, Israel Israel
related places: Sunday

Two Americans killed on Sunday during fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip are identified, US officials say.
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DJ Kasem's body moved in family feud

Monday, July 21st 2014, 15:17
related countries: Canada Canada

The body of late US DJ Casey Kasem is transported to Canada amid a bitter family feud, a month after the star's death.
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China 'spy ship' at US-led exercise

Monday, July 21st 2014, 9:51
related countries: China China

China says it has the right to send a surveillance ship to monitor a US-led naval exercise, after US media reported the vessel's presence off Hawaii.
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Chimps going ape at US box office

Monday, July 21st 2014, 9:16

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes tops the North American box office for the second weekend in a row.
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Kerry attacks Russia over MH17 crash

Monday, July 21st 2014, 7:23
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

US Secretary of State John Kerry says there is overwhelming evidence of Russian complicity in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine.
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Actor James Garner dies aged 86

Sunday, July 20th 2014, 16:22
related places: Maverick

James Garner, the US star of hit TV series The Rockford Files and Maverick and films including The Great Escape, dies aged 86.
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US widow wins $23.6bn tobacco payout

Sunday, July 20th 2014, 10:39

A US court orders the country's second largest cigarette company to pay huge damages to the wife of a smoker who died of lung cancer.
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Court halts Arizona inmate execution

Sunday, July 20th 2014, 7:36
related places: Arizona

A US court orders the execution of an Arizona death row man to be delayed until he gets more details about the lethal injection procedure he faces.
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VIDEO: Widow wins tobacco payout

Sunday, July 20th 2014, 4:33

A US court has ordered the country's second largest cigarette company to pay $23.6 billion (£13.8bn) to the wife of a smoker who died of lung cancer.
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US HIV infection rate drops a third

Sunday, July 20th 2014, 1:31

The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States has fallen by a third in the past 10 years, a new study finds.
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Obama gives Israel PM Gaza warning

Saturday, July 19th 2014, 8:31
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Gaza

US President Obama supports Israel's right to self-defence, but warns PM Benjamin Netanyahu against further escalation in Gaza.
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VIDEO: Has spying damaged US reputation?

Saturday, July 19th 2014, 0:01

Have US spying and drones damaged its global reputation?
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Airliner hit from rebel area - Obama

Friday, July 18th 2014, 20:55
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Ukraine Ukraine

US President Barack Obama says a surface-to-air missile fired from a rebel-held area of Ukraine brought down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
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Friday, July 18th 2014, 15:48

US DJ Casey Kasem is yet to be laid to rest held a month after his death due to a continuing legal wrangle between family members.
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Higher earthquake risk for eastern US

Friday, July 18th 2014, 14:41

A new US geological survey indicates one-third of the nation is at a higher risk of earthquakes, with 16 states in increased peril.
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Supreme Court rejects Sherlock case

Friday, July 18th 2014, 8:34
related places: Sherlock

The US Supreme Court rejects an emergency petition from the heirs of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who are trying to stop the publication of a book based on Sherlock Holmes.
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Manning to receive gender treatment

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 22:45

The US military will begin treatment for national security document leaker Chelsea Manning for her gender-identity condition.
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Broadway legend Elaine Stritch dies

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 17:34
related places: Broadway, Michigan

Broadway legend and film and television star Elaine Stritch dies at her home in Michigan at the age of 89.
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Washington DC eases cannabis penalty

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 13:22

Washington DC ends criminal penalties for cannabis possession, giving the US capital one of the most liberal marijuana laws in the country.
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Russian shares fall on sanctions

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 12:45
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Russian share prices fall sharply after US and European sanctions were boosted over the crisis in the Ukraine.
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Putin says sanctions will backfire

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 9:18
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin denounces the latest US sanctions against his country, saying they will damage American interests too.
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Captain America to be African-American

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 8:09
related places: Falcon

In an online article the character Sam Wilson, also known as The Falcon, is named as the replacement for Steve Rogers.
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Honduras calls for anti-drugs plan

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 1:47
related countries: Honduras Honduras

Honduras President Juan Hernandez calls for an anti-drugs plan in Central America as part of a strategy to stop illegal child migration to the US.
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US and EU boost sanctions on Russia

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 0:39
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The US and EU bolster sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, prompting an angry reaction from Vladimir Putin.
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Russia 'to reopen Cuba spy base'

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 22:30
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Russia Russia

Russia plans to reopen an electronic listening post in Cuba used by the USSR to spy on the US during the Cold War, Russian security officials say.
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British cyber-jihadist jailed in US

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 22:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK computer expert Babar Ahmad, who admitted providing material to support the Taliban, is sentenced in a US court to 12-and-a-half years in prison.
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VIDEO: British cyber-jihadist jailed in US

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 19:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British cyber-jihadist has been sentenced in a US court to 12-and-a-half years' imprisonment after admitting terrorism offences.
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Murdoch's Time Warner offer rebuffed

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 13:17
related places: Fox

US media giant Time Warner has rejected an initial takeover approach from rival 21st Century Fox estimated at $80bn (£46.6bn).
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VIDEO: Cuba's Guantanamo Bay dilemma

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 23:51
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Guantanamo Bay has become synonymous with the US detention centre but to the native Cuban population, there is another controversy surrounding the facility.
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Guantanamo Bay a thorn in Cuba's side

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 23:26
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Guantanamo Bay US naval base irritates Cuban residents
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Activist released by US border patrol

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 23:17
related places: Texas

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, an undocumented immigrant, is released by border agents in Texas after hours in custody.
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