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Being an atheist in the US

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 23:39

Helping atheists to 'come out of the closet' in the US
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Injured Woods a doubt for US PGA

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 18:56

Tiger Woods is forced to withdraw from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational midway through his final round with a back injury.
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US to send 50 experts to fight Ebola

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 18:14

The US will "surge" its response to the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola by sending at least 50 public health experts to West Africa.
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Idol contestant Johns dies at 35

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 12:20
related places: Johns

American Idol finalist Michael Johns, who appeared on the seventh series of the TV singing contest, dies at the age of 35.
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Infected Ebola doctor lands in US

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 18:06
related places: Atlanta

A US doctor infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia arrives in the US for treatment at a specialised unit in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Johnson drugs ban denied by PGA

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 5:59

Reports that American golfer Dustin Johnson has been suspended for failing a drugs test are denied by the PGA Tour.
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Americans in N Korea plead for help

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 5:06
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea have appealed for the US government to help secure their release.
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US House passes $694m border bill

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 1:05
related places: Congress, Bills

A bill to strengthen the US border with Mexico clears the House of Representatives but is opposed by the Senate and the White House.
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Judge urges Argentina default talks

Friday, August 1st 2014, 21:29
related countries: Argentina Argentina

In the first hearing since Argentina defaulted on its debts, US judge Thomas Griesa calls for negotiations to be resumed urgently.
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Obama defends under-fire CIA director

Friday, August 1st 2014, 21:17

President Barack Obama has defended CIA Director John Brennan and acknowledged the US tortured prisoners after 9/11.
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VIDEO: Ebola patients 'will fare better in US'

Friday, August 1st 2014, 19:54
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia will stand a better chance of recovery once back in the US, a doctor has said.
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US economy adds 209,000 jobs in July

Friday, August 1st 2014, 15:50

The US economy added 209,000 jobs in July, latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data reveal, adding to optimism that the recovery continues apace.
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Eric Cantor resigns from Congress

Friday, August 1st 2014, 14:49
related places: Congress

Eric Cantor, the number-two leader in the US House of Representatives says he will resign from Congress, weeks after his defeat in a party primary.
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New York to 'develop' Man City players

Friday, August 1st 2014, 10:10
related places: New York

Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano says the club could send youngsters to their new US franchise in New York.
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Iliad shares drop after T-Mobile bid

Friday, August 1st 2014, 9:30
related countries: France France
related places: Iliad

Shares in French start-up mobile company Iliad see a fall of 13%, their biggest drop in eight years, after the firm made a bid for T-Mobile US.
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Israel and Hamas truce under way

Friday, August 1st 2014, 9:14
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Friday

Israel and Hamas begin a 72-hour truce, but hours later several Palestinians die by Israeli fire in apparent response to a rocket attack.
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Sudan 'apostasy' woman arrives in US

Friday, August 1st 2014, 1:51
related countries: Italy Italy, Sudan Sudan

A woman who fled Sudan after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam has arrived in the US state of New Hampshire to start a new life.
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VIDEO: Who are the children fleeing to the US border?

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 23:16
related places: New

Who are the children fleeing to the US border?
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Argentina blames US for debt default

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 22:50
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina blames the US for its default, calling the mediator in debt negotiations which ended in failure "incompetent".
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Gaza school attack unacceptable - US

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 21:26
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Gaza

The shelling of a UN shelter in Gaza by the Israeli military is "totally unacceptable and totally indefensible", the White House says.
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Police urged to carry drugs antidote

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 20:34

US Attorney General Eric Holder has urged federal law enforcement agencies to equip some of their officers with the heroin overdose antidote Naloxone.
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US ex-governor's wife 'sought gifts'

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 20:27
related places: Virginia

The star witness in the corruption trial of Virginia ex-governor Bob McDonnell says the ex-first lady sought gifts in return for business help.
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Tesla and Panasonic to build factory

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 20:09
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Electric, Tesla

Electric carmaker Tesla is to team up with Japanese electronics firm Panasonic to build a battery manufacturing plant in the US.
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Memo reveals response to CIA 'abuse'

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 18:07
related places: White House, Senate

A still-secret Senate report on CIA enhanced interrogations "tells a story of which no American is proud", a leaked White House memo states.
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VIDEO: How US Customs combats drug trade

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 16:00
related places: Los Angeles

A tour of the postal facility in Los Angeles where US Customs try to halt the flow of illegal drugs coming into and out of the US.
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Snowden's asylum status expires

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 15:17
related countries: Russia Russia

Fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden's year-long leave to stay in Russia expires without confirmation that it will be extended.
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Exxon Mobil sees profits jump 28%

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 13:51

Exxon Mobil, the US's largest oil and gas company, reports a sharp rise in profits as it cuts capital and exploration spending.
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Mexico migrants' train deal reached

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 10:43
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

The US, Mexico and Guatemala will establish more checkpoints along the route of a freight train to prevent migrants from boarding it, Guatemala says.
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US TV producer Halmi dies aged 90

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 8:54

Prolific US television producer Robert Halmi Sr, whose work won dozens of Emmy Awards, dies at the age of 90.
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House votes to sue President Obama

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 4:08
related places: Republican

The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution authorising a lawsuit against the president for allegedly exceeding his constitutional powers.
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Israel to probe UN school shelling

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 3:43
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Gaza

Israel says it will investigate the shelling of a Gaza school sheltering displaced civilians - an attack which prompted US and UN condemnation.
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American Vogue's first black cover girl

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 23:57

US Vogue's first African American cover girl 40 years on
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VIDEO: The woman in black walking across the US

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 23:30

The figure clad in black, walking across the US
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Glazers in £88.7m Man Utd share sale

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 23:16

Manchester United's US owners will pocket about $150 million by selling more of their shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange.
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VIDEO: Why Tiki became a US phenomenon

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 23:06

In his book Tiki Pop, Sven Kirsten describes how Tiki bars and cocktails became a welcome escape for Americans in the 1950s and 1960s.
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G7 says Russia faces more sanctions

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 22:26
related countries: Russia Russia

The G7 group of economic powers warns President Putin of further sanctions after Russia called new US and EU penalties "destructive and short-sighted".
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Flying axe near-miss on US motorway

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 21:46

A US vehicle passenger is "shaken up" after an axe flew off the back of a lorry on a motorway and crashed midway through a windshield, police say.
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US bridge to get anti-suicide fence

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 20:53

A major span between New York City and New Jersey will be getting safety fence designed to prevent suicides, after an increase in deaths this year.
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Anger mounts as Gaza toll rises

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 19:52
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Gaza

The US and UN condemn the shelling of a UN school housing civilians in Gaza, as Palestinians say Israeli attacks kill more than 100 in the day.
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Senators in campus sex assault push

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 18:49

A cross-party group of US senators introduce a bill aimed at reducing sexual assault on university campuses.
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US economic growth surges by 4%

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 18:37
related places: Commerce

The US economy grew by 4% in the second quarter, according to a preliminary reading by the US Department of Commerce, beating expectations.
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Bank of America in 'hustle' case

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 18:15
related places: America, New York

Bank of America's Countrywide unit must pay $1.3bn for selling defective home loans to US government mortgage lenders, a New York judge rules.
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Production stalls on Big Bang Theory

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 16:57

Work on the eighth series of US sitcom The Big Bang Theory is delayed, as its cast members fight for higher salaries.
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US travel ban on Venezuela officials

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 15:50
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The US imposes travel restrictions on Venezuelan government officials it says are linked to human rights abuses during recent protests.
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R Kelly leaves festival line-up

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 12:04

Singer R Kelly is removed from the line-up of a US music festival amid concerns about a past court appearance for possessing child pornography.
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VIDEO: Duchovny a national symbol in Russia

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 23:48
related countries: Russia Russia

How US actor David Duchovny became symbol of Mother Russia
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Kurdish oil tanker in US seizure

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 18:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Texas

An oil tanker carrying $100m of Iraqi Kurdish oil off the coast of Texas is set to be seized by US marshals after a judge approved a seizure request from the Iraqi government.
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Car firms sued over CD 'rip' system

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 15:29
related places: Ford

A group representing musicians in the US is suing Ford and General Motors over in-car CD players which allow tracks to be stored on a hard drive.
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Deal on US college sport concussions

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 15:24

The US collegiate sport authority offers to settle 10 lawsuits by former athletes who suffered concussions with a $70m (£41.3m) medical fund.
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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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