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US stocks hit by weak growth figure

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 14:10
related places: Stocks, Wall Street

Stocks on Wall Street open lower after figures show the US economy grew more slowly than expected in the first quarter of the year.
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Takeda agrees $2.4bn drug settlement

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 8:46
related places: Asia

Asia's biggest drugmaker Takeda agrees to pay $2.4bn to settle thousands of lawsuits in the US related to its top-selling diabetes drug Actos.
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Joni Mitchell 'not in coma'

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 8:26

Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is "alert and... has her full senses" and is "not in a coma", a statement on her official website declares.
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Obama looks to 'conclusion' of TPP

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 5:42
related countries: Japan Japan

US President Barack Obama says the US and Japan are working towards a "swift and successful conclusion" to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
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Wynn hit as betting in Macau falls

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 1:06
related countries: Macau Macau

Shares of Wynn Resorts fell as much as 10% in after hours trading after the US casino giant said its earnings were hurt by its business in Macau.
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Top US court divided on gay marriage

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 23:57

The US Supreme Court hears arguments in a historic case that could legalise same-sex marriage across a country bitterly divided on the issue.
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Troops deployed for Baltimore riots

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 16:43
related places: Baltimore

Thousands of troops and police officers are deployed to the US city of Baltimore, after riots linked to the death of a black man in police custody.
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US 'monitoring' Iran ship seizure

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 16:28
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Bandar `Abbas

Pentagon officials say the US is monitoring the seizure by Iranian forces of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship in waters off Iran.
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McIlroy handed all-US WGC draw

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 14:23

Rory McIlroy is drawn against a trio of United States players in the World Golf Championships Matchplay event.
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VIDEO: The exodus of Ramadi as IS advance

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 13:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi forces and US coalition fighter jets have been battling to stop the advance of Islamic State in Iraq.
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US soldier 'killed by UK man's bomb'

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 13:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man worked on a series of bombs which were planted in Iraq and led to the death of a US serviceman in 2007, a court hears.
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VIDEO: Police and protesters clash in Baltimore

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 13:26
related places: Baltimore

The US city of Baltimore has declared a state of emergency amid violent protests over the death of a black man fatally injured in police custody.
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Baltimore emergency as riots erupt

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 5:13
related places: Baltimore

A state of emergency is declared in the US city of Baltimore amid violent protests linked to the death of a black man fatally injured in police custody.
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Asian shares shrug off Japan data

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 2:01
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Asia

Shares in Asia open mixed despite US stocks closing lower and a cut to Japan's credit rating.
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Okinawa wants US military far away

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 1:38
related countries: Japan Japan

Why Americans are unpopular on this tiny Japanese island
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'Gang threat' to Baltimore police

Monday, April 27th 2015, 19:47
related places: Baltimore

Baltimore police say rival gangs have formed alliances to "take-out" officers, as thousands pay tribute to a man who died in police custody.
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Putin says US spies helped Chechens

Monday, April 27th 2015, 16:48

Russia's Vladimir Putin tells state TV that US intelligence agents directly aided rebel fighters in the second Chechen war.
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Japan and US unveil defence deal

Monday, April 27th 2015, 16:42
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan and the US strike deal on new guidelines on their defence co-operation as Japanese leader Shinzo Abe visits the US for talks.
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Authors boycott PEN gala over award

Monday, April 27th 2015, 16:25
related countries: France France
related places: Six

Six writers, including Michael Ondaatje and Peter Carey, boycott a major US literary event over plans to give French magazine Charlie Hebdo a freedom of speech award.
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'My head says Mayweather will win'

Monday, April 27th 2015, 16:09

Ricky Hatton has fought both Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao but believes the American will adapt his style and win.
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VIDEO: Okinawa protest over new US air base

Monday, April 27th 2015, 16:06

In Japan, Okinawa residents are fighting against the construction of two new runways for a US military base
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Wall Street extends market rally

Monday, April 27th 2015, 14:04
related places: Monday

US stocks make gains in early Monday trading, building on last week's record levels.
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Pepsi to ditch artificial sweetener

Monday, April 27th 2015, 11:59

A controversial artificial sweetener is being removed from Diet Pepsi in the US following consumer concerns about its safety.
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Furious 7 stays top of US box office

Monday, April 27th 2015, 11:19
related countries: Canada Canada

Furious 7 tops the US and Canada's box office for a fourth week, as Avengers: Age of Ultron tops the international chart a week ahead of its US release.
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Bjorkman set for bigger Murray role

Monday, April 27th 2015, 7:36
related places: Murray

Andy Murray says new coach Jonas Bjorkman will spend the whole hard-court season with him until the end of the US Open.
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VIDEO: Tensions high amid Baltimore protests

Sunday, April 26th 2015, 18:35
related places: Baltimore

There has been another night of protests in the US city of Baltimore - following the death last weekend of a black man while in police custody.
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Weir loses out in sprint finish

Sunday, April 26th 2015, 9:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Weir loses out in a sprint finish to American Joshua George in the T53/54 wheelchair race at the London Marathon.
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VIDEO: Bruce Jenner: Living as a woman

Saturday, April 25th 2015, 18:50

The US Olympic gold medallist and reality TV personality, Bruce Jenner, has said he is transgender and identifies as a woman.
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VIDEO: NBA brings basketball stars to Cuba

Saturday, April 25th 2015, 0:58
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The NBA becomes the first American sports organisation to visit Cuba since the two countries began to restore diplomatic ties.
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Canada bails ex-Guantanamo detainee

Friday, April 24th 2015, 21:20
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian court grants bail to a former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr until he completes his appeal against his US conviction.
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Nasdaq and S&P 500 at record highs

Friday, April 24th 2015, 20:49

The Nasdaq and S&P 500 close at new record highs after US tech firms report strong first quarter profits.
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Comcast ends Time Warner Cable deal

Friday, April 24th 2015, 16:08

US cable giant Comcast abandons its planned $45bn purchase of Time Warner Cable after failing to convince regulators the deal would not harm competition.
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Pakistan: Deaths show US drone risk

Friday, April 24th 2015, 13:55
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Western

Pakistan says the deaths of two Western hostages in a US drone strike demonstrates the dangers of using such tactics.
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Grey's 'McDreamy' in dramatic exit

Friday, April 24th 2015, 10:55

Patrick Dempsey's character Dr Derek Shepherd, known as McDreamy, makes a surprise exit from US medical drama Grey's Anatomy.
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Native Americans quit Sandler set

Friday, April 24th 2015, 10:40
related places: Apache

Several Native American actors walk off the set of an Adam Sandler comedy, claiming the film is "totally disrespectful" of Apache culture.
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US child star 'takes own life'

Friday, April 24th 2015, 10:29
related places: Texas

Sawyer Sweeten, the child star of hit US show Everybody Loves Raymond, takes his own life at his family home in Texas.
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Artist's assistant jailed for theft

Friday, April 24th 2015, 9:29

A former assistant to US artist Jasper Johns has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after admitting he stole artworks from Johns' Connecticut studio.
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VIDEO: Video shows US school stage collapse

Friday, April 24th 2015, 9:10
related places: Indiana

A stage at a school in Indiana, US, has collapsed during a musical performance, injuring dozens of people.
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Google profits please investors

Friday, April 24th 2015, 6:18

US technology giant Google reports a 4% increase in profits in the first quarter to $3.59bn, helped by strong advertising sales.
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VIDEO: Hostage deaths 'raise questions'

Friday, April 24th 2015, 0:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: White House

The White House says two hostages held by al-Qaeda in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region were killed in a US counter-terrorism operation in January.
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VIDEO: Petraeus: 'I will continue to serve'

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 21:26

David Petraeus, a retired US four-star general and former CIA director, makes a statement after being put on probation for leaking material.
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US admits hostages killed in raid

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 21:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: White House

The White House says a US counterterrorism operation in January killed two hostages held by al-Qaeda in the Afghan-Pakistan border region.
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Petraeus fined over military leak

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 20:25

David Petraeus, a retired US four-star general and former CIA director, is put on probation and fined for leaking classified materials to his mistress.
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Lynch is new US attorney general

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 19:18
related places: Lynch

The US Senate confirms the nomination of Loretta Lynch as the next US Attorney General, making her the first black woman to take up the post.
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Parents sue Ferguson over son's death

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 18:12
related places: Ferguson

The parents of Michael Brown, whose killing by a police officer in the US city Ferguson sparked riots, announce that they are suing the authorities.
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Deutsche Bank hit with record fine

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 14:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Deutsche Bank is fined a total of $2.5bn (£1.66bn) by US and UK regulators after mostly London-based traders tried to manipulate interest rates.
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GM revenues hit by Russia and Brazil

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 13:32
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Russia Russia

US car giant General Motors reports a fall in first quarter revenues, following lower demand from Brazil and Russia.
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US airline boss gives up cash salary

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 1:56

American Airlines chief executive Doug Parker joins a select group of company bosses opting to be paid entirely in stock.
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VIDEO: Seized Mexican girl returned home

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 1:36
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A 14 year old Mexican girl, taken by authorities to the United States, has been returned to her family.
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Ebola drug cures infected monkeys

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 22:40

An experimental drug has cured monkeys infected with the strain of the Ebola virus present in West Africa, US-based scientists say.
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Russia 'ramping up Ukraine presence'

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 22:24
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: February

The US accuses Russia of deploying more air defence systems in eastern Ukraine in breach of February's ceasefire agreement.
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VIDEO: UK trader to fight extradition to US

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 22:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Financial trader Navinder Singh Sarao has told a court in London he will fight extradition proceedings to the United States where he is accused of manipulating share prices, as Andy Verity reports.
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Pope to visit Cuba in September

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 20:43
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Vatican

Pope Francis will travel to Cuba in September ahead of his visit to the United States, the Vatican announces.
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$1bn NFL concussion payouts approved

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 19:32

A judge approves a plan worth $1bn (£664.6m) to compensate former American football players with head injuries.
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US plane makes emergency landing

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 18:57
related places: Buffalo

A Chicago-bound plane is forced to make an emergency landing in Buffalo, New York, after suffering a "pressurisation problem," officials say.
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Prosecutors hunt down the spoofers

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 18:54
related places: Congress

Five years after Congress gave them new powers, American prosecutors are finally charging the traders they say "spoof" the market.
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Google launches mobile phone network

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 18:03

Google announces Project Fi, a mobile network that will piggyback existing services in the US but offer different terms.
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Flash crash trader appears in court

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 15:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK financial trader accused of contributing to the 2010 Wall Street "flash crash" appears in court, with bail set at £5.1m.
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US police custody death protests grow

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 15:09
related places: Baltimore

Protesters in Baltimore start a week of demonstrations after the death of a man with spinal injuries in police custody.
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Perry's Left Shark trademark denied

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 12:32

Katy Perry's initial attempts to register a Left Shark design is rejected by the US Trademark Office.
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UK arrest over US 'flash crash'

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 9:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A financial trader is arrested in the UK after US authorities allege he contributed to the 2010 Wall Street "flash crash" that wiped billons of dollars off the value of shares.
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US firms 'fail' conflict mineral test

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 4:05

A report by Amnesty International and Global Witness alleges that nearly 80% of US firms are failing to adequately check their supply chains for conflict minerals.
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US drug chief Leonhart to step down

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 22:40
related countries: Colombia Colombia

US Drug Enforcement Administration director Michele Leonhart is to step down after allegations that agents attended sex parties in Colombia funded by drug cartels.
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Enraged US man shoots his computer

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 22:00
related places: Colorado

A man in the US city of Colorado Springs faces police action after becoming so frustrated with his computer that he shot it eight times, police say.
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US probe into police custody death

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 21:48
related places: Justice, Baltimore

The US Department of Justice opens an investigation into the death of a black man who died in police custody in Baltimore.
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Poland to buy US Patriot missiles

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 21:10
related countries: Poland Poland, Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Patriot

Poland announces a major deal to buy Patriot surface-to-air missiles from the US, amid rising tensions with Russia over the Ukraine crisis.
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US court issues writ for chimpanzees

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 19:52
related places: New York

A judge in New York issues a writ of habeas corpus in a case brought by animal rights activists trying to free two chimpanzees.
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Ice cream firm widens product recall

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 15:26
related places: Blue Bell

US ice cream firm Blue Bell expands a recall to include all of its products owing to potentially lethal bacteria contamination.
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Pope accepts US bishop's resignation

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 15:18

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Missouri bishop, Robert Finn, who pleaded guilty three years ago to not reporting child abuse by a priest.
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Bali suitcase murder: US pair jailed

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 11:15
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

An Indonesian court sentences a US man to 18 years in jail for killing the mother of his girlfriend and hiding her body in a suitcase.
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New York Governor Cuomo visits Cuba

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 10:52
related countries: Cuba Cuba

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo visits Cuba, the first US state governor to travel to the Communist-run island since a thaw in relations began last year.
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US sends carrier to Yemen patrols

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 10:20
related countries: Iran Iran, Yemen Yemen

The US sends an aircraft carrier to boost its patrols off Yemen, amid suspicions an Iranian naval convoy is carrying arms intended for Yemeni Houthi rebels.
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Streep boost for women screenwriters

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 9:17
related places: Hollywood

Hollywood actress Meryl Streep funds a screenwriters development programme for women over 40 in the US.
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VIDEO: Cuba isolation 'has not worked'

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 6:32
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: New York

New York's governor Andrew Cuomo has visited Cuba following the thaw in relations between the two countries.
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Ferguson wins local paper a Pulitzer

Monday, April 20th 2015, 21:44

Several local papers join national broadsheets on the winners' list of the 2015 Pulitzer Prizes, US journalism's top awards.
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Six US men 'supported Islamic State'

Monday, April 20th 2015, 17:53
related places: Minnesota

US authorities arrest and charge six men in the state of Minnesota with conspiring to support the Islamic State militant group.
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'Spy charge' for US reporter in Iran

Monday, April 20th 2015, 16:41
related countries: Iran Iran

Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, who was detained nine months ago in Iran, is facing four charges including espionage, his lawyer says.
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Cirque du Soleil sold to investors

Monday, April 20th 2015, 16:08
related countries: Canada Canada, China China

Canadian circus firm Cirque du Soleil sells a majority stake to US and Chinese private investors, valuing the firm at $1.5bn.
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Birds Eye owner bought by US firm

Monday, April 20th 2015, 14:18

The company behind the Birds Eye and Findus brands, Iglo Group, is being sold for €2.6bn (£1.9bn) to US investment vehicle Nomad Holdings.
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Wall Street higher on company news

Monday, April 20th 2015, 13:57
related places: Monday

US shares opened higher on Monday after strong results from leading companies cheered investors.
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Furious 7 fastest film to take $1bn

Monday, April 20th 2015, 13:08

Furious 7 tops the US box office for a third week after breaking records as the fastest film to take $1 billion (£669.5 million) worldwide.
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FBI admits forensic evidence errors

Monday, April 20th 2015, 12:23

The FBI admits "errors" over many years in evidence provided by its forensics lab to US courts to secure convictions, including in death penalty cases.
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VIDEO: Meet the personal robot chef

Monday, April 20th 2015, 0:58

A US start-up is hoping to bring restaurant-quality food into kitchens - with a robot doing the cooking.
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Poland fury at FBI Holocaust comment

Sunday, April 19th 2015, 22:17
related countries: Poland Poland

Poland summons the US ambassador and demands an apology over comments on the Holocaust by FBI director James Comey.
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VIDEO: Fanfare as replica frigate sails to US

Sunday, April 19th 2015, 7:38
related countries: France France

A replica of an 18th century French warship has set sail from France for the United States.
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Replica ship recalls French-US history

Saturday, April 18th 2015, 3:27
related countries: France France

Replica of 18th Century French frigate heads for US
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Rap mogul 'hit-and-run' video shown

Friday, April 17th 2015, 23:13

A US court releases footage of rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight running over two men with his pick-up truck, as part of a murder case against him.
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Univision cancels Sabado Gigante

Friday, April 17th 2015, 22:55

Television variety show Sabado Gigante, much loved among Hispanics in the US, is to end after 53 years, network Univision announces.
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Wall Street slides on Greece woes

Friday, April 17th 2015, 20:34
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Friday

US shares fell sharply on Friday, dragged down by continuing fears of a Greek default and of China clamping down on speculative trading.
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VIDEO: Footage of US train track rescue

Friday, April 17th 2015, 20:19
related places: Philadelphia

Footage of a man falling from a subway platform in Philadelphia in front of shocked passengers before being rescued by a passer-by, Charles Collins.
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Djokovic to meet Nadal in semis

Friday, April 17th 2015, 16:19

Novak Djokovic thrashes US Open champion Marin Cilic at the Monte Carlo Masters and will play Rafael Nadal in the semis.
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VIDEO: Lorry full of bees overturns in US

Friday, April 17th 2015, 14:49
related places: Washington

A lorry carrying honeybees overturned in the US state of Washington, spewing bees across a motorway.
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Argentina acts over Falklands oil

Friday, April 17th 2015, 14:32
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), United Kingdom United Kingdom

Argentina begins legal proceedings against three British and two US companies for drilling oil near the Falkland Islands.
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Kansas bans leisure items on welfare

Friday, April 17th 2015, 12:48

The US state has stiffened its rules for welfare recipients who will be longer able to buy dozens of leisure or other items on state aid.
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US schools seek Apple iPad refunds

Friday, April 17th 2015, 10:59
related places: Los Angeles, Apple

Schools in Los Angeles seek refunds from Apple and others over a $1.3bn (£870m) iPad-based education project that has gone awry.
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US troops to train Ukraine army

Friday, April 17th 2015, 9:30
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

About 300 US paratroopers arrive in western Ukraine to train with Ukrainian forces - a move condemned by Russia.
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Japan and Australia lead Asia losses

Friday, April 17th 2015, 6:48
related places: Wall Street

Asian shares were ending the week mixed after a lacklustre lead from Wall Street following disappointing economic data.
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Sagging Barbie sales cost Mattel

Friday, April 17th 2015, 1:43

Struggling US toymaker Mattel saw its sales drop for a sixth consecutive quarter as the appeal of its iconic Barbie doll continues to wane.
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Etsy shares surge 88% on debut

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 20:29
related places: Brooklyn

Shares in arts and crafts marketplace Etsy surge 88% in their US market debut, valuing the 10-year-old Brooklyn firm at more than $3.3bn.
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Man 'planned to kill US soldiers'

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 20:17
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Ohio

An Ohio man who travelled to Syria to fight with al Nusrah Front has been charged over alleged plans to carry out a terror attack in the US.
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