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Chimpanzee 'has no human rights'

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 21:50

A chimpanzee is not entitled to the same rights as people and does not have to be freed from captivity by its owner, a US court has ruled.
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Orion 'Mars ship' launch postponed

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 21:44

The first test flight of the US space agency's Orion "Mars ship" is postponed by 24 hours because of weather and technical issues.
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US reveals Yemen hostage rescue bid

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 21:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Yemen Yemen

The US reveals that last month it tried to rescue British-born American hostage Luke Somers, who is being held by al-Qaeda militants in Yemen.
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Cosby Navy honorary title revoked

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 20:53

The US Navy withdraws Bill Cosby's honorary title, claiming allegations of sexual abuse against the actor are in conflict with their core values.
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US fast food worker protests expand

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 20:07

US fast food worker protests expand to 190 cities as the movement to raise the minimum wage in the US to $15 (£9.57) an hour reaches its two-year anniversary.
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US grand jury system 'broken'

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 19:03

Civil rights leaders label the US grand jury system "broken" after the death of a man being restrained in New York, as a federal report uncovers "excessive force" by Cleveland police.
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Police leap to defence of chokehold officer

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 18:59

Police in US vent anger at chokehold reaction
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'Largest US homeless camp' cleared

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 17:46

Californian police move in to clear "the Jungle", a homeless encampment in Silicon Valley thought to be the largest in the US.
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UAE arrests woman over US killing

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 14:28
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi

A local woman is arrested in the United Arab Emirates, suspected of murdering an American teacher in an Abu Dhabi shopping centre.
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Orion 'Mars ship' set for test flight

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 12:05
related places: Orion, Mars, Cape Canaveral

Orion, the US space capsule that could one day help get humans to Mars, is about to make its maiden flight from Cape Canaveral.
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US hostage 'appears in Yemen video'

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 11:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Yemen Yemen

Al-Qaeda militants based in Yemen have published a video purporting to show a British-born US hostage and threatening to kill him.
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Google plans child-friendly products

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 11:23
related places: Chrome

Google is developing child-friendly versions of its search site, Chrome browser and video-sharing service YouTube, according to a US report.
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US probe into NY chokehold death

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 10:05
related places: New York

US officials order a probe after a grand jury decides not to charge a white New York police officer over the death of a black man he was restraining.
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Petition against EU-US trade talks

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 8:32

A petition calling for an end to negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP, has got a million signatures
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VIDEO: Cosby urged to allow court cases

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 4:20

The American comedian Bill Cosby has been urged to waive his rights under the statute of limitations, so the courts can hear new allegations of sexual assault.
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How the West is cutting teen pregnancy

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 1:59
related places: West

Is it true that one in three US teenagers gets pregnant?
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IS setting up Libya camps, US says

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 1:30
related countries: Libya Libya

Islamic State has set up training camps in militant-held areas of eastern Libya, the general heading the US Africa command says.
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Cosby urged to allow court cases

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 22:40

US comedian Bill Cosby is urged to waive the statute of limitations and allow women alleging he sexually abused them to go to court.
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Takata refuses airbag recall demand

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 20:01
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Takata

The Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata refuses a request by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to expand a recall of cars containing its faulty airbags.
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McCain sparks Hungary diplomatic row

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 19:31
related countries: Hungary Hungary
related places: Budapest

Hungary summons the top US diplomat in Budapest after Senator John McCain describes Prime Minister Viktor Orban as a "neo-fascist dictator".
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Execution stay for mentally ill man

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 19:30
related places: Texas

A US appeals court orders a stay of execution for Scott Panetti, a schizophrenic Texas inmate set to be executed on Wednesday.
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US: Any Iran strikes on IS positive

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 18:43
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

The US secretary of state says Iranian military action against Islamic State in Iraq would be "positive", despite Iran denying co-operation on any strikes.
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US pair leave Qatar after acquittal

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 16:50
related countries: Qatar Qatar

A US couple fly out of Qatar following a three-day delay, after an appeals court clears them of wrongdoing in their daughter's death.
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Wall Street edges higher on job data

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 16:30

US shares rise in Wednesday morning trading despite mixed news from the job market.
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Walmart deny 'stalling' over Morgan

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 10:49
related places: Morgan

US retail giant Walmart refutes claims made by lawyers for Tracy Morgan that it is dragging its heels over a legal action related to a car crash in which the 30 Rock comedian was injured.
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VIDEO: Printing a 3D portrait of Obama

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 10:09

President Obama has become the first US president to have his portrait produced through a 3D scanning process.
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Nikkei in fourth day of gains

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 9:14

Japan's benchmark Nikkei index climbs to a fresh seven-year high as investor sentiment is buoyed over a weaker yen.
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Iranian jets 'bombing IS' in Iraq

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 9:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iran has made air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq in recent days, though not in co-ordination with the US, the Pentagon says.
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Bill Cosby accused of molesting girl

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 5:52

US comedian Bill Cosby is sued for sexual assault by a woman who says he molested her when she was 15 at the Playboy mansion in Los Angeles.
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Alan Gross: The key to a US-Cuba thaw

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 3:18

Hopes for US-Cuba thaw rest largely on the fate of one man
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Obama demands $6bn for Ebola fight

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 23:42
related places: Congress

US President Barack Obama renews calls for Congress to approve $6bn (£3.8bn) in emergency aid to fight the deadly Ebola outbreak.
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Brown relative probed for 'incitement'

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 22:38
related places: Ferguson

The stepfather of Michael Brown is investigated over allegations of inciting illegal activity during protests last week about the US teenager's death in Ferguson.
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Widespread power outage in Detroit

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 19:56
related places: Detroit

Dozens of municipal buildings in the US city of Detroit, including fire departments, schools and courts, have lost power.
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'Mentally ill' man fights execution

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 16:04
related places: Texas, Lawyers

Lawyers for Scott Panetti, a schizophrenic Texas inmate set to be executed this week, have called on the US Supreme Court to halt the lethal injection.
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Ashton Carter is Obama's defence pick

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 15:24

US President Barack Obama is expected to nominate former Pentagon official Ashton Carter as the new US defence secretary.
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Sondheim hails 'fresh' Assassins show

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 12:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

US composer Stephen Sondheim helps launch a new London staging of his 1990 musical Assassins, calling it "entirely different" from previous productions.
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US moves to end racial profiling

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 11:15

The US attorney general announces plans to help end racial profiling by police after the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman.
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VIDEO: Man clings to ice in Iowa river

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 11:07
related places: Des Moines, Iowa

A man has had a lucky escape from the Des Moines river in the US state of Iowa, after he was spotted clinging to ice by city workers.
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FBI warns of destructive malware

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 9:06

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warns US businesses that cyber-hackers have used malicious software to launch destructive attacks.
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VIDEO: N Korea blamed for cyber attack

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 7:14

The FBI has warned American businesses that hackers are using malicious software to launch damaging cyber-attacks, after one attack against Sony Pictures, the BBC's Alastair Leithead reports.
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VIDEO: 'Brain changes' in US football players

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 5:42

Some teenagers appear to show changes in their brains after one season of playing American football, a small study suggests.
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VIDEO: Obama's call for police body-camera

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 2:44

US President Barack Obama has requested $263m (£167m) to improve police training, pay for body cameras and restore trust in policing.
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VIDEO: Life in Kobane after airstrikes

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 1:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Alan Johnston reports on life in the Syrian town of Kobane, following airstrikes targeting IS militants in the town.
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Obama in police body-camera call

Monday, December 1st 2014, 23:51
related places: Ferguson, Congress

The US president vows to tackle the "militarisation culture" of police and demands 50,000 body cameras to help restore trust among minorities.
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Cosby resigns from university board

Monday, December 1st 2014, 23:03
related places: Philadelphia

US comedian Bill Cosby has resigned from the board of trustees of Temple University in Philadelphia, amid ongoing claims of sexual assault.
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Boyhood wins top NY film award

Monday, December 1st 2014, 20:51

A film 12 years in the making, Boyhood, has won top honours at the New York Film Critics awards, which opens the pre-Oscars awards season.
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US Black Friday sales disappoint

Monday, December 1st 2014, 17:16

US retailers report sluggish Black Friday spending, with sales falling 11% from the same period last year, according to an industry group.
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Critic of Obama daughters resigns

Monday, December 1st 2014, 17:01
related places: Republican

A Republican congressional aide has resigned after remarks attacking US President Barack Obama's daughters' attitude were widely condemned.
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VIDEO: Protecting heads in American football

Monday, December 1st 2014, 10:40

There are growing concern about the dangers of head injuries in many sports, including American football, the BBC's Alex South reports.
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Hunger Games holds firm at box office

Monday, December 1st 2014, 9:27
related places: Thanksgiving

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part One topped the North American box office for a second week in a row over the Thanksgiving weekend.
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US footballers 'show brain changes'

Monday, December 1st 2014, 6:00

After one season of playing American football, some teenagers appear to show changes in their brains even when they did not suffer concussion, a small study suggests.
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Ferguson shooting officer quits

Monday, December 1st 2014, 0:06
related places: Wilson

The white policeman who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in the US, triggering riots and nationwide protests, has resigned.
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Qatari appeals court clears US pair

Sunday, November 30th 2014, 19:46
related countries: Qatar Qatar

A Qatar appeals court clears a US couple sentenced to three years for neglecting their adopted daughter, but they are stopped from leaving the country.
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Mark Strand, US poet, dies at 80

Sunday, November 30th 2014, 12:39
related places: New York

Mark Strand, a former US poet laureate who won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1999, dies in New York aged 80.
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Apology over Obama daughters attack

Sunday, November 30th 2014, 8:10
related places: Republican, Thanksgiving

A Republican congressional aide apologises after attacking US President Obama's daughters' attitude and clothes choice for a Thanksgiving ceremony.
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Spieth wins Australian Open by six

Sunday, November 30th 2014, 7:49
related countries: Aruba Aruba

American Jordan Spieth fires a final-round 63 to win the Australian Open, as Rory McIlroy finishes 15 shots back.
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Missing boy found behind false wall

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 23:05
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Atlanta

A boy missing for four years in the US is found "frozen with fear" behind a false wall in a house in Atlanta, Georgia.
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VIDEO: Inside an American Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 15:15
related places: Thanksgiving

What happens during a typical American Thanksgiving dinner?
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Air strikes 'failed to weaken' IS

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 8:41
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Two months of US-led air strikes have failed to weaken Islamic State militants, Syria's foreign minister says, urging Turkey to tighten border controls.
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US sees slower Black Friday sales

Friday, November 28th 2014, 18:52

Black Friday is less intense this year in the US after many stores opened earlier on Thursday.
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Star Wars teaser trailer premieres

Friday, November 28th 2014, 15:56

The first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is unveiled online and in US cinemas
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VIDEO: Black Friday: Wal-Mart workers revolt

Friday, November 28th 2014, 8:50

Black Friday has long been the most important day of the year for the US retail sector.
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India relaxes visas to boost tourism

Friday, November 28th 2014, 6:24
related countries: Australia Australia, Brazil Brazil, India India, Japan Japan

Tourists from US, Australia, Brazil, Germany and Japan can now get visas on arrival in India after the country extended its limited scheme.
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Did Korea encourage sex work at US bases?

Friday, November 28th 2014, 0:18

Did Korea encourage prostitutes near US military bases?
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Woman wins £337m in divorce case

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 17:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The American wife of London financier Sir Chris Hohn, Jamie Cooper-Hohn, is awarded £337m by a High Court judge in a divorce case.
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Yemen raid missed Western hostages

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 12:41
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Western

US and Yemeni troops who freed eight people held by al-Qaeda in a raid in eastern Yemen this week were looking for Western hostages who had been moved.
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US planes 'may use British carrier'

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 4:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Royal Navy wants to ask American squadrons to fly off its new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, because of delays to the introduction of Britain’s new F35B fighters, BBC Newsnight learns.
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Embassy protesters condemn shooting

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 2:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Hundreds demonstrate outside the US embassy in London in protest at the decision not to prosecute a police officer for killing black teenager Michael Brown in Missouri.
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US police release boy shooting tapes

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 23:35
related places: Cleveland

A 12-year-old shot and fatally wounded by police in the US city of Cleveland was told to show his hands three times before officers opened fire, say officials.
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Left to the mercy of the Taliban

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 23:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Afghan interpreters left by the US to the mercy of the Taliban
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Snow snarls up Thanksgiving getaway

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 21:29
related places: Thanksgiving

Harsh weather along the US east coast has disrupted one of the busiest travel days ahead of the country's Thanksgiving holiday.
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VIDEO: Understanding America's 'ugliest accent'

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 21:12

Which US state do Americans love to bash?
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Ferguson protests spread across US

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 14:06
related places: Ferguson

Protests have been held in more than a dozen US cities over the decision not to charge a white policeman who killed a black teenager in Missouri.
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Eight hostages freed in Yemen raid

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 10:44
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemeni troops take part in a raid to rescue a group of eight hostages being held by al-Qaeda, but there are conflicting reports of US involvement
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VIDEO: In search of the American Dream

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 0:20

1954 saw the closure of Ellis Island. Isabel Belarsky passed through the American mass immigration centre.
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Five children die in US house fire

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 22:00
related places: Texas

Five children have died after a fire destroyed a mobile home in a small town in southern Texas, local media report.
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VIDEO: Fury turns to violence in Ferguson

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 19:07
related places: Ferguson

The US town of Ferguson has seen rioting and looting after a jury decided not to bring charges over the killing of a black teenager.
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US economy grows faster than forecast

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 15:11

The US economy grew much faster in the third quarter than first reported, official figures have shown.
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Ferguson ruling sparks 'worst' riots

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 14:54
related places: Ferguson

The US town of Ferguson reportedly sees its worst rioting yet after a jury decides not to bring charges over a black teenager's killing by police.
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International Emmys for UK shows

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 10:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Utopia

British TV productions win three awards at the International Emmys in the US, including a best drama prize for axed Channel 4 series Utopia.
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More Bill Cosby shows cancelled in US

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 9:49

Two more Bill Cosby shows are axed as the veteran comedian continues to face allegations of sexual assault.
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Ferguson jury decides not to indict

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 7:27
related places: Ferguson

A US grand jury decides not to charge a Missouri police officer over the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, sparking the worst rioting yet.
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Asian shares trade mixed on US gains

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 2:00
related places: Monday, Wall Street

Asian shares traded mixed on Tuesday, pulling back from Monday's big gains despite Wall Street also hitting record highs overnight.
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Optimism as Iran nuclear deal slips

Monday, November 24th 2014, 23:51
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Both the US and Iran say they are confident of reaching a deal over Tehran's nuclear programme despite the failure of the latest round of talks.
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US university gets Marquez archive

Monday, November 24th 2014, 20:50
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Marquez, Texas

The University of Texas acquires the archives of Nobel prize-winning late Colombian writer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
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US death sparks replica gun law call

Monday, November 24th 2014, 19:00

The fatal shooting by US police of a 12-year-old boy brandishing a replica gun in a playground prompts calls for the guns to be more clearly marked.
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VIDEO: US police kill boy carrying fake gun

Monday, November 24th 2014, 18:33
related places: Cleveland

A 12-year-old boy has died after being shot by police in the US city of Cleveland, while carrying what turned out to be a replica gun.
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US defence secretary to step down

Monday, November 24th 2014, 17:54

Chuck Hagel has resigned as US defence secretary after less than two years in the post, following a series of meetings with President Barack Obama.
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VIDEO: 1D top American Music Awards

Monday, November 24th 2014, 13:05

One Direction are celebrating three prizes and topping the winners list at the American Music Awards
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Hunger Games scores biggest debut

Monday, November 24th 2014, 11:57

The third instalment of The Hunger Games, Mockingjay - Part 1, scores the biggest debut of the year at both the UK and US box office.
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US police kill boy over replica gun

Monday, November 24th 2014, 11:39
related places: Cleveland

A 12-year-old boy dies after being shot by police in the US city of Cleveland, while carrying what turned out to be a replica gun.
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One Direction big winners at AMAs

Monday, November 24th 2014, 7:45

See all the pictures from the American Music Awards as Katy Perry and One Direction both take home three trophies each.
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VIDEO: On the hunt for warlord Joseph Kony

Monday, November 24th 2014, 7:44
related places: Africa

The BBC has rare access to the US hunt for the warlord Joseph Kony, who has waged war in central Africa for more than two decades
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VIDEO: What makes the Chinese laugh?

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 23:56
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing, Why

Why one Irish-American comedian is trying stand-up in Beijing
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Cosby defends rape claims silence

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 13:18

US entertainer Bill Cosby defends his silence over allegations of sexual assault, describing accusations he drugged and raped women as "innuendo".
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Afghan MPs approve security pact

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 10:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The lower house of the Afghan parliament approves a security agreement allowing US and Nato troops to remain in the country.
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VIDEO: Preparing for floods after US snowfall

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 8:40

Snowfall in the north-east of the US has subsided, forecasters say, but there are now warnings of flooding as the snow melts.
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Pacquiao retains WBO title in Macau

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 7:56
related countries: Macau Macau

Filipino Manny Pacquiao retains his WBO welterweight title with a resounding points defeat of American Chris Algieri.
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Flood warnings for US snowmelt

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 2:44
related places: New York

Snowfall in the north-eastern US subsides, but there are now warnings of serious flooding from melting snow as temperatures rise.
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US and Turkey discuss IS and Syria

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 18:39
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The US vice-president and Turkish president discuss ways to fight Islamic State and strengthen the Syrian opposition, despite reports of strained ties.
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