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VIDEO: Icy blizzard brings Boston to halt

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 9:29
related places: Boston, New York

The blizzard which narrowly missed New York on Tuesday has instead dumped up to a metre of snow on New England in the US.
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Keys through to face Serena in semi

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 4:58
related places: Melbourne, Venus

Unseeded Madison Keys beats Venus Williams to set up an Australian Open semi-final with top seed Serena Williams.
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VIDEO: Storm-hit US town faces flooding

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 23:49
related places: Scituate

The BBC's Gary O'Donoghue who is in Scituate in Massachusetts reports on impact of the storm on this coastal town.
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Obama visits new Saudi King Salman

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 22:31
related countries: India India, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

US President Barack Obama cuts short an India trip to lead a bipartisan delegation to Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah.
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US museums consider London outpost

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 22:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The world's largest museum and research institution could be heading for London as part of a multi-million dollar redevelopment of the 2012 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
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US shares hit by weak earnings

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 18:43

US stocks fall sharply following a string of disappointing company results.
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VIDEO: How US is reporting Winter Storm Juno

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 12:51

Watch how ABC News' Good Morning America programme has reported on the blizzard, as New York City, Boston and other areas in the north-eastern US shut down amid warnings of "crippling" amounts of snow.
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US and India can be 'best partners'

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 8:05
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

President Barack Obama says the US and India should "stand together" as he concludes a three-day visit seen as a sign of warming ties between the two countries.
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Japan's Nikkei hits one-month high

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 7:43
related places: Wall Street

Tokyo's Nikkei share index rose sharply on Tuesday, helped by a weaker yen and by the calm reaction in US and European markets to the Greek election result.
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VIDEO: US states 'closed' amid snowstorm

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 6:57
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: The Eastern

The eastern seaboard of the United States and Canada is bracing for a massive storm, with winds of up to 80 mph (130km/h) expected to bring up to 3ft (1m) of snow.
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Fidel Castro reacts to US-Cuba thaw

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 5:42
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro appears to have given tacit approval to recent moves by Cuba and the US to restore diplomatic relations.
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US urges 'more inclusive' Thailand

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 2:00
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

The most senior US envoy for East Asia says Thai politics should be "more inclusive", as he makes the highest-level visit since last year's coup.
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Snow emergency declared in US

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 0:19
related places: New York

An emergency is declared in several US states as a storm bringing hurricane-force winds and 90cm (36ins) of snow heads for the north-east.
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Russia's credit rating cut to junk

Monday, January 26th 2015, 23:11
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Standard, Poor

Russia's credit rating is cut to junk by US ratings agency Standard and Poor's for the first time in a decade.
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VIDEO: 'Storm of immense scale' in US

Monday, January 26th 2015, 22:59

A "potentially historic blizzard" could dump up to 90cm (3ft) of snow on the US north-east coast, the National Weather Service has warned.
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Ex-CIA officer guilty over Iran leak

Monday, January 26th 2015, 22:48
related countries: Iran Iran

A former CIA officer has been convicted of leaking classified details of a US operation against Iran to a New York Times reporter.
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FBI cracks 'Russian spy ring'

Monday, January 26th 2015, 21:43
related countries: Russia Russia

The FBI has arrested a man on charges he was spying for Russia and trying to recruit sources in New York City, says the US attorney general.
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Cumberbatch sorry for 'coloured' comment

Monday, January 26th 2015, 21:37

Benedict Cumberbatch says "I'm an idiot" after talking about "coloured actors" on a US talk show.
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Device triggers White House alert

Monday, January 26th 2015, 18:42
related places: White House

A flying device known as a "quad copter" triggered a security alert when it landed in the grounds of the White House, a US official says.
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US Yemen embassy closes to public

Monday, January 26th 2015, 18:33
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The US embassy in Yemen is closed to the public until further notice because of security concerns, the state department says.
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Obama attends India's Republic Day

Monday, January 26th 2015, 11:56
related countries: India India

President Barack Obama begins the second day of his visit to India by becoming the first US head of state to attend the Republic Day parade.
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VIDEO: Will India act on climate change?

Monday, January 26th 2015, 9:44
related countries: India India

Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi and US President Barack Obama are holding talks on climate change.
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Inside the secret US Air Force UFO documents

Monday, January 26th 2015, 2:03

US Air Force UFO secrets revealed
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Five ways an American changed how Sherlock Holmes looks and talks

Monday, January 26th 2015, 1:30

The American who changed the way Sherlock Holmes looks
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India and US seal nuclear deal

Sunday, January 25th 2015, 16:03
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

India and the US announce a breakthrough on a deal for supplying civilian nuclear technology, on the first day of President Barack Obama's visit.
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US talk show pioneer Franklin dies

Sunday, January 25th 2015, 12:54
related places: Franklin

Joe Franklin, who was a New York TV host for 43 years and is credited by some as having invented the talk show format, dies at the age of 88.
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Sniper film 'stoking Islamophobia'

Sunday, January 25th 2015, 12:21
related places: Arab

The release of the film American Sniper has led to an increase in threats against Muslims in the US, an Arab-American civil rights group says.
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US condolences over Japan 'IS death'

Sunday, January 25th 2015, 11:46
related countries: Japan Japan

US President Barack Obama calls Japan's PM to offer condolences after the apparent murder of a Japanese hostage by Islamic State.
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VIDEO: Icy mystery: Pluto ready for close-up

Sunday, January 25th 2015, 8:30
related places: Pluto

The US space agency's mission to Pluto is about to take its first pictures of the mysterious icy world.
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VIDEO: Laughing the Indian America way

Sunday, January 25th 2015, 0:38
related countries: India India

A comedian's take on India US relations
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US planes targeted by bomb threats

Saturday, January 24th 2015, 23:36
related places: Atlanta

Police search two aircraft at Atlanta's airport after receiving "credible" bomb threats - but later give the all-clear.
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VIDEO: Sharpton: 'Permanent change is coming'

Saturday, January 24th 2015, 16:46

Civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton tells the BBC that he believes a change is coming to the US after protests over the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
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US woman jailed for plotting IS help

Saturday, January 24th 2015, 5:36
related places: Colorado

A young Colorado woman is sentenced to four years in jail for trying to provide material support to the militant group Islamic State.
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VIDEO: Goodbye gadgets: SkyMall files for bankruptcy

Saturday, January 24th 2015, 4:44

SkyMall, the catalogue found on most US airlines and popular for selling quirky products like garden gnomes and "orbit wheels", has filed for bankruptcy.
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US official meets Cuban dissidents

Saturday, January 24th 2015, 1:15
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

The most senior US official to visit Cuba in more than 30 years meets leading Cuban dissidents in Havana, at the end of two days of talks in the city.
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US court to hear execution case

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 23:05

The US Supreme Court will hear the case of three death row inmates who say the use of the sedative midazolam in executions is cruel and unusual punishment.
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Can Cuba get off US terrorism list?

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 18:43

Can Cuba get off the US list of those harbouring terrorists?
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VIDEO: Indians enjoy tech success in US

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 13:07

Indians make their mark in Silicon Valley
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US plans 'regulated' Bitcoin exchange

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 12:28
related places: High

High-profile Bitcoin backers are seeking to establish a Bitcoin exchange in the US that would be overseen by mainstream financial regulators.
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Scorsese Bill Clinton film 'shelved'

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 9:07

Martin Scorsese's planned HBO TV documentary film on former US President Bill Clinton is shelved indefinitely over control disagreements, according to reports.
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Lawyer: US 'will clear David Hicks'

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 1:48
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The US accepts that the former Guantanamo inmate, Australian David Hicks, is innocent, his lawyer tells local media.
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Man denies US Capitol attack plan

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 1:29
related places: Cincinnati, Washington

A man accused of planning to attack the US Capitol in Washington in an Islamic State-inspired attack pleads not guilty in a court in Cincinnati.
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US stocks swing higher on ECB move

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 22:48

US stocks swung to a higher close in the wake of the European Central Bank's announcement it plans to buy €60bn ($68.1bn) of bonds a month.
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US House passes anti-abortion bill

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 21:33
related places: Washington

The US House has passed a bill to tighten restrictions on abortion as anti-abortion activists march in Washington, DC.
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US-Cuba talks end 'positively'

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 21:33
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Two days of historic talks between the United Sates and Cuba have ended with both sides agreeing to meet again in a bid to "normalise" relations.
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Yemen proves security nightmare for US

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 19:22
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Washington

The conflict in Yemen between Shia rebels and Sunni tribes causes headaches in Washington
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Andrew publicly denies sex claims

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 18:53
related places: York

The Duke of York says he wants to "focus on work" in his first public appearance since US woman Virginia Roberts accused him of sexual misconduct.
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VIDEO: Kerry: '50% of IS leadership killed'

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 18:24
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Iraq and its international partners have killed thousands of Islamic State militants and 50% of its leadership.
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Obama declines Netanyahu meeting

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 18:15
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Congress, March, White House

US President Barack Obama will not meet Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu when he speaks to Congress in March, the White House says.
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Huge fire razes US block of flats

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 17:05

Fire officials are investigating the cause of a giant fire that destroyed an apartment building in New Jersey.
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'No US charges' for Ferguson officer

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 15:54
related places: Ferguson

The US justice department will not bring civil rights charges against a white Missouri officer who killed an unarmed black teenager, US media report.
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Drug-laden drone crashes in Mexico

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 12:18
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A drone with more drugs attached to it than it could carry has crashed near Mexico's border with the US, police say.
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Keeper Solo suspended by US Soccer

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 11:05

USA women's team goalkeeper Hope Solo is suspended for 30 days by US Soccer after an incident during a training camp.
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Obama and Modi in joint radio speech

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 7:24

US President Barack Obama is to join PM Narendra Modi in his monthly radio address to reach out to millions of Indians with no access to television.
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VIDEO: New Jersey fire visible from New York

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 7:02
related places: Edgewater, New York

Firefighters in the US state of New Jersey have been battling a huge fire that engulfed an apartment block in the city of Edgewater on Wednesday.
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Prince Andrew to host Davos reception

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 5:48
related places: York

The Duke of York is due to make his first public appearance since a US woman alleged she was forced to have sex with him when she was 17.
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Video shows US police fatal shooting

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 1:35

A newly released video shows a black man being shot dead by US police officers as he steps out of a car with his hands raised.
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eBay to cut 2,400 jobs this quarter

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 1:14

US e-commerce giant eBay is planning to cut 2,400 jobs in the first quarter, the company said on Wednesday.
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Ukraine rebels in land grab, says US

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 0:07
related countries: Germany Germany, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Berlin

US Secretary of State John Kerry accuses rebels in east Ukraine of a "blatant land grab", as talks take place in Berlin to try to de-escalate the violence.
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New papers in Andrew sex claims case

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 22:04
related places: Andrew

The US woman who has accused Prince Andrew of sexual misconduct has repeated the claims in fresh court documents.
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Tootsie Roll boss dies at age of 95

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 19:35

Tootsie Roll chief executive Melvin Gordon dies at the age of 95 after leading the US confectionery firm for more than five decades.
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Congress in Netanyahu snub to Obama

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 17:51
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel
related places: Congress

US House Speaker John Boehner has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress, in a rebuke to President Barack Obama.
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Johnson denies cocaine problem

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 13:11

American golfer Dustin Johnson denies having a problem with cocaine after reports he was serving a drugs ban.
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Obama: 'Shadow of crisis has passed'

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 12:46
related places: Union, Congress

US President Obama uses his State of the Union speech to declare an end to the financial crisis, and pledge policies to spread economic wealth.
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Gum suspected in US student death

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 11:42
related places: Pennsylvania

A medical report into the death of a star college basketball player in the US state of Pennsylvania suggests she choked on chewing gum in her sleep.
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BHP cuts shale rigs on oil collapse

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 10:58

The falling oil price has forced the world's biggest miner BHP Billiton to cut its US shale oil operation by 40%.
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Neeson under fire from US gun makers

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 10:47
related places: Hollywood

The firearms company that provided the guns for Liam Neeson's Hollywood movie Taken 3 criticises the star for his comments about US gun laws.
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VIDEO: Obama: 'Tonight, we turn the page'

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 4:28
related places: Union, Congress

US President Barack Obama has declared an end to the financial crisis and pledged economic policies to benefit all Americans, in his annual State of the Union address to Congress.
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Cubans ponder Communist island's future

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 1:05
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cubans' thoughts on the US-Cuban thaw
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VIDEO: The Cuban style of democracy

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 23:10
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

Will Grant reports on what democracy means to Cuba and the US as the countries prepare to meet for their first high-level talks in Havana.
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Morgan Stanley sees profit rise

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 14:59
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

US banking giant Morgan Stanley sees quarterly net income rise as legal fees relating to mortgage-backed securities ease.
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Taken 3 keeps UK box office captive

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 13:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Liam Neeson's action sequel Taken 3 keeps hold of the top spot at the UK box office for a second week, holding off Clint Eastwood's American Sniper.
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Klitschko to defend titles in US

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 13:38
related places: America

World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko announces his first fight in America for seven years.
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VIDEO: BP to learn oil spill fine fate

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 8:14
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The third and final leg of the civil trial over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill gets under way on Tuesday and will determine how much BP must pay in penalties under the US Clean Water Act.
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VIDEO: Near-miss as US lorry jackknifes

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 1:30

A driver in New Jersey, Oleg Varavko, films the moment a tractor-trailer jackknifes on New Jersey Interstate-95, narrowly missing his car.
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US 'tapped N Korea computers in 2010'

Monday, January 19th 2015, 19:57
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US began looking into North Korea's computer network in 2010, reports claim
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VIDEO: 'I survived being crushed by lorries'

Monday, January 19th 2015, 15:55

A driver in the US has had a lucky escape after his truck was sandwiched between two lorries in a crash.
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American Sniper blasts US box office

Monday, January 19th 2015, 14:57
related places: Oscar

Clint Eastwood's war drama takes more than $90m (£59m) at the top of the US box office following its six Oscar nominations last week.
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VIDEO: Deadly US crashes blamed on ice

Monday, January 19th 2015, 13:26

Severe icy weather conditions have led to several road accidents in north eastern US over the weekend
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Vonn breaks World Cup wins record

Monday, January 19th 2015, 13:11

American Lindsey Vonn breaks the record for the most World Cup wins in women's downhill skiing with her 63rd career victory.
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Clegg backs plan to reduce suicides

Monday, January 19th 2015, 7:36

The government is calling for a fundamental overhaul of how the NHS tackles suicides, inspired by a programme from the US.
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Police catch teen couple on the run

Monday, January 19th 2015, 2:14
related places: Florida

Police in Florida arrest two teenagers who have been on the run for two weeks after eluding officers in several US states.
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VIDEO: Shots fired near VP Biden's home

Monday, January 19th 2015, 1:59
related places: Delaware

The Secret Service confirms shots have been fired near the Delaware home of US Vice-President Joe Biden.
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Shots fired outside Biden's house

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 18:06

Shots were fired from a passing vehicle outside US Vice-President Joe Biden's house on Saturday, but he was away at the time, the Secret Service says.
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Fox apology for Birmingham claim

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 11:06
related places: Birmingham

US Broadcaster Fox News issues an on-air apology for televising a claim that Birmingham is a "Muslim-only city" where non-Muslims "don't go".
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Wilder takes WBC title off Stiverne

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 8:30

Deontay Wilder becomes the first US heavyweight world champion since 2006 after taking the WBC title off Bermane Stiverne.
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US delegation arrives for Cuba visit

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 1:02
related countries: Cuba Cuba

An US Congressional delegation arrives in Cuba for the first such visit since the two countries agreed to begin restoring relations.
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Can Republican avoid the rebuttal curse?

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 0:29
related places: Union

Can US Republicans avoid the State of the Union curse?
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Backlash over police sniper training

Saturday, January 17th 2015, 0:31
related places: Florida

US police officers are being criticised for using mug shots of black suspects for target practice at a shooting range in Florida.
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UK and US in joint anti-terror push

Saturday, January 17th 2015, 0:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron and Barack Obama say the UK and US are to work more closely to combat "violent extremism", sharing expertise on tackling threats.
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US shares rebound with strong gains

Friday, January 16th 2015, 22:04
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

US shares recover after the turmoil prompted by the Swiss move to end its franc-euro cap but forex broker FXCM falls sharply as it rejoins the market after a $300m loan.
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US news sites hacked on Twitter

Friday, January 16th 2015, 21:59

The Twitter accounts of the New York Post and United Press International (UPI) have been hacked with fake tweets on economic and military news.
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US top court to rule on gay marriage

Friday, January 16th 2015, 21:53

The US Supreme Court will rule in the next few months on whether gay couples have a right to marry across all states.
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VIDEO: US-Cuba travel restrictions eased

Friday, January 16th 2015, 20:24
related countries: Cuba Cuba

New US trade and travel rules covering Cuba have come into effect, allowing the use of credit cards and ending a ban on Cuban cigars.
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US-Cuba travel restrictions eased

Friday, January 16th 2015, 17:29
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Friday

New US trade and travel rules covering Cuba have come into effect, allowing the use of credit cards and ending a ban on Cuban cigars.
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2014 confirmed as warmest on record

Friday, January 16th 2015, 17:29

The 12 months of 2014 were the warmest on record, with global temperatures 0.68C (1.24F) above the long-term average, say US government scientists.
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UK and US to stage 'cyber war games'

Friday, January 16th 2015, 17:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK and US are to stage cyber attack "war games" against Wall Street and the City of London in a new joint defence against hackers.
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US troops to train Syria rebels

Friday, January 16th 2015, 11:38
related countries: Syria Syria

The US says it is to send 400 troops and hundreds of support staff to train moderate rebels against Islamic State (IS) in Syria.
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VIDEO: John Kerry visits Charlie Hebdo office

Friday, January 16th 2015, 9:38
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

US Secretary of State John Kerry has visited the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris to pay tribute to those killed in the attacks.
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Japan's shares lead losses in Asia

Friday, January 16th 2015, 9:28
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Asia, Friday

Shares in Japan reach a two-and-a-half month low, as the yen gains against the dollar.
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